What does it cost to flush a toilet?

President Donald Trump’s claim during a White House gathering last week that Americans waste water by repeatedly flushing their low-flow toilets generated plenty of amusement online. But behind his comments, which noted that the Environmental Protection Agency may cut water regulations, is a genuine dollars-and-cents question: How much does it cost to flush a toilet?

Turkey balks at Trump’s tweet warning them to limit Syria incursion against Kurds

Turkey will not bow to threats over its Syria plans, the Turkish vice president said Tuesday in an apparent response to President Donald Trump’s warning to Ankara the previous day about the scope of its planned military incursion into northeastern Syria. Mr. Trump said earlier this week the United States would step aside for an expected Turkish attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters, who have fought alongside Americans for years, but he then threatened to destroy the Turks’ economy if they went too far.

China’s CCTV threatens to pull NBA broadcast ties as commissioner defends free speech

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tried to walk a fine line Tuesday as he defended the league’s reputation as a progressive purveyor of free speech — but also to limit the financial damage caused by a single tweet that China deemed a direct insult.

Turkey launches airstrikes on northern Syria after Trump pulls back U.S. troops

Akcakale, Turkey — Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the campaign, which followed an abrupt decision Sunday by U.S. President Trump that American troops would step aside to allow for the operation.

Allyson Felix on breaking gold medal record 10 months after giving birth

Just ten months after undergoing an emergency cesarean section, sprinter Allyson Felix made history when she toppled Usain Bolt’s record for winning the most world championship gold medals. When she won her record-breaking 12th and 13th medals at the world track and field championships in Doha, Qatar, her daughter Camryn was there to watch.

The morning she broke Bolt’s record, Felix said she “didn’t have any” thoughts that she’d be able to do it.

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