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  1. Democrats to slow-walk Senate business over health care bill

    Usatoday.com - Top Stories 06.19 / 22:16 usatoday.com
    They say Republicans are crafting their new bill in secret and refuse to hold…
  2. Flynn failed to report foreign trip to broker US-Russia nuclear deal, House Democrats say

    Abcnews.go.com - Top Stories 06.19 / 22:16 abcnews.go.com
    Democrats say retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn made an unreported trip to the Middle East to work on a Russian-U.S. venture in Saudi…
  3. McCain says 'we have no strategy' to end Afghan stalemate

    Abcnews.go.com - Top Stories 06.19 / 22:16 abcnews.go.com
    The senator cited a recent attack that killed three U.S.…
  4. Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

    Abcnews.go.com - Top Stories 06.19 / 22:16 abcnews.go.com
    The Supreme Court will take up a momentous fight over partisan advantage in redistricting that could affect the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans across the United…
  5. Otto Warmbier, imprisoned in North Korea, dies in U.S.

    Usatoday.com - Top Stories 06.19 / 22:16 usatoday.com
    The college student visited the country in late 2015, early 2016 but was detained when he was about to…
  6. Some Sprint, Verizon customers report Internet outages

    Usatoday.com - Top Stories 06.19 / 22:16 usatoday.com
    Telephone and internet access was unavailable in some areas on…
  7. Why Phoenix gets so hot in June

    Usatoday.com - Top Stories 06.19 / 22:16 usatoday.com
    Because of monsoon season, June actually is the peak heat for southern…
  8. Yes, Donald Trump and other presidents can be charged with obstruction

    Usatoday.com - Top Stories 06.19 / 22:16 usatoday.com
    The authority given to the commander in chief does not include violating federal…
  1. LG G6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and 4 Other Large Or Updated Smartphone Versions

    IBTimes - Politics 06.19 / 22:14 ibtimes.com
    The Plus versions appear to be one of the latest trends among smartphone manufacturers. Apple ushered in the moniker with the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014. The device was Apple’s first to have a screen larger than 4.7-inches. To date, all of the iPhone’s Plus models have had a 5.5-inch display. However, other manufacturers have found many other ways to differentiate between a Plus version and standard version. Here’s a rundown of some Plus version smartphones currently on the market and how they c…
  2. Is Jon Ossoff vs. Karen Handel The Same As Bernie vs. Clinton? A look At Their Politics

    IBTimes - Politics 06.19 / 22:14 ibtimes.com
    The special House election to win Georgia’s sixth district on Tuesday has been an uphill battle for Democrats trying force some kind of referendum on the election of President Donald Trump. The race also highlighted a battle within the Democratic party as it decides how liberal it wants to be — one familiar to the party rift between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters in 2016 presidential ele…
  3. John Oliver Coal Segment Highlights Industry Problem: The Jobs Aren't Returning

    IBTimes - Politics 06.19 / 22:14 ibtimes.com
    President Donald Trump promised during the campaign to bring back coal mining jobs, which U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show have been declining steadily for decades. Once Trump became president, he issued an executive order and Congress passed legislation he insisted would revitalize the coal industry…
  4. Trump calls North Korea 'brutal' after US student's death

    SFgate.com-Politics 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling North Korea a "brutal regime" following the death of American college student Otto Warmbier (WARM'-beer). Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, convicted of subversion after he tearfully confessed he had tried to steal a propaganda b…
  5. INSIDE WASHINGTON: Secrecy in lawmaking hardly new

    SFgate.com-Politics 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    [...] it's not uncommon for either party to draft bills or resolve stubborn final hurdles behind closed doors, foregoing the step-by-step, civics-book version of how Congress works. While Democrats reached out to Republicans, held scores of committee hearings and staged many days of debate on that legislation in 2009 and 2010, they also resorted to private meetings to reach agreements that clinched its approval. Lacking the votes to block this year's GOP effort, Democrats are looking to…
  6. Trump's legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight

    SFgate.com-Politics 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    [...] Trump's attorneys, with their own unconventional backgrounds, face a challenging task — especially against seasoned lawyers working with former FBI Director Robert Mueller. [...] they seem prepared to paint Mueller's investigative team as politically motivated and will likely argue the president didn't illegally exert pressure on the i…
  7. Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice.

    SFgate.com-Politics 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump tends to keep his mouth shut. The slim, stylish former real estate executive addressed the crowd in a soft but confident tenor, revealing the New York influences around his vowels. While his public speaking has been limited at best, Kushner has been busy with an expansive policy portfolio, charged with modernizing government and leading an effort to broker a peace agreement between…
  8. The Latest: Trump offers condolences to Warmbier family

    StarTribune.com-Politics 06.19 / 22:13 startribune.com
  1. Muslims targeted by violence in wake of IS-claimed attacks

    SFgate.com-World 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    Across Britain, Muslims say they are being targeted by a wave of animosity and violence simply because of the way they dress and worship, and because they share a religion hijacked by bloodthirsty extremists like the Islamic State group, which was quick to claim responsibility for recent attacks in Britain and elsewhere. When we are attacked, people look away. Since the wave of IS-inspired terror attacks in Britain, there has been a five-fold increase of hate crimes against…
  2. Car rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies

    SFgate.com-World 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    PARIS (AP) — A man on the radar of French authorities for extremism was killed Monday after ramming a car carrying arms and explosives into a police convoy on Paris' famed Champs-Elysees Avenue, setting off a fiery blast and a cloud of orange smoke, officials said. No one else was injured despite the crowds of tourists and others walking down the avenue on a hot, sunny day, the Paris police department said. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb called it an "attempted attack" and said it "…
  3. Supreme Court ruling results in talc lawsuit mistrial

    SeattleTimes-World 06.19 / 22:12 seattletimes.com
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge has declared a mistrial in a talcum powder trial after the U.S. Supreme Court placed limits on where injury lawsuits could be filed. Justices on Monday ruled that state courts cannot hear claims against companies not based in the state where alleged injuries occurred. The case involved […
  4. Uber driver cited $250 in Miami for not speaking English

    SeattleTimes-World 06.19 / 22:12 seattletimes.com
    MIAMI (AP) — An Uber driver has been cited $250 in Miami for not speaking English. Miami-Dade officials say Carmen Hechavarria received a ticket after dropping off passengers at the Miami International Airport. A county ordinance says drivers of ride-hailing apps must be able to communicate in English. Uber spokesman Javi Correoso said Monday the […
  5. Trump’s legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight

    SeattleTimes-World 06.19 / 22:12 seattletimes.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has given his legal team a clear direction: Fight, fight, fight. That tactic from Trump’s lawyers and proxies has manifested itself in aggressively worded statements and television appearances aimed at warding off any legal threat from prosecutors — and persuading the American public the president isn’t in legal jeopardy. […]…
  6. Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice.

    SeattleTimes-World 06.19 / 22:12 seattletimes.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner spoke in public on Monday. And that alone counted as news. In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump tends to keep his mouth shut. He shuns televised interviews, avoids public speeches and rarely addresses a meeting when cameras are […
  7. House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

    WashingtonTimes-World 06.19 / 22:12 washingtontimes.com
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two top House Democrats are questioning whether Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to federal security clearance investigators, a potential omission that could add to the legal jeopardy President Donald Trump's former national security adviser faces over the truthfulness of his…
  8. US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22

    WashingtonTimes-World 06.19 / 22:12 washingtontimes.com
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week, died Monday afternoon. He was 22. The family announced his death in a statement released by UC Health Systems, saying, "It is our sad duty to report that our son,…
  1. US student freed by North Korea in a coma dies at 22

    Abcnews.go.com - US 06.19 / 22:16 abcnews.go.com
    An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in…
  2. The Latest: Police seek tips request on Ohio slayings of 8

    SFgate.com-National 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    Investigators are asking for information about four former Ohio residents as part of their investigation into the unsolved slaying of eight family members last year. Authorities on Monday said they're seeking details on personal or business interactions and conversations with the four who once lived near the victims in southern Ohio. Investigators are asking for information about four former Ohio residents as part of their investigation into the unsolved slaying of eight family members…
  3. The Latest: Man held in Virginia girl's death is Salvadoran

    SFgate.com-National 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    Immigration officials have lodged a detainer on a man accused of killing a Muslim girl who was walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers. Detainers are lodged on people arrested on criminal charges who are believed to have either entered the country illegally or violated the terms of their legal status. Police in Virginia say "road rage" prompted the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was walking with friends to her mosque this weekend. Police in Fairfax, Virginia are…
  4. Authorities: Death of Arizona prison inmate may be homicide

    SFgate.com-National 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    Arizona Department of Corrections officials say Red Rock Correctional Center staff found 49-year-old Richard Slaughter unconscious in his assigned housing location on June 2. Corrections officials say Slaughter was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison earlier this year out of Santa Cruz County for unlawful distribution of images and resisting …
  5. The Latest: Tennessee courthouse shooting suspect has died

    SFgate.com-National 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the suspect in a shooting that left two deputies injured at a courthouse has died. Lucky Knott, a spokesman for the Coffee County Sheriff's Office, said an inmate who was in the courthouse for a scheduled hearing grabbed a deputy's gun and fired. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that two Coffee County deputies were injured in the shooting Monday afternoon and are undergoing medical…
  6. Family, friends: Sailor killed in Japan set to retire soon

    SFgate.com-National 06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Family and friends of a Navy sailor from Ohio say he was just months away from retiring and was thinking about becoming an auto mechanic when he was killed last weekend in a collision between a destroyer and a container ship off Japan. Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37 was among seven sailors killed aboard the USS Fitzgerald when a Philippine-flagged container ship collided with it early Saturday. The Navy didn't immediately respond Monday to messages s…
  7. Teen running from a bear calls his brother before being killed, official says

    Star-Telegram - Nation 06.19 / 22:13 star-telegram.com
    A 16-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by a black bear during a weekend mountain race in Alaska reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the animal, … Click to Continue…
  8. Their cars were repossessed – but lenders force them to keep making payments for years

    Star-Telegram - Nation 06.19 / 22:13 star-telegram.com
    More than a decade after Yvette Harris’ 1997 Mitsubishi was repossessed, she is still paying off her car loan. She has no choice. Her auto lender took her to court … Click to Continue »…
  1. France's Emmanuel Macron hold reins of a reform parliament

    Dw.com - Europe 06.19 / 21:27 dw.com
    Never before in France's history has there been such radical yet democratic change in the political elite as the landslide election victory of En Marche. President Emmanuel Macron’s movement now controls p…
  2. French government resigns in election formality

    Dw.com - Europe 06.19 / 20:31 dw.com
    In a post-election formality, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has tendered his government's resignation. President Emmanuel Macron has reinstated him and is expected to name a new government on…
  3. Emmanuel Macron's reform parliament in France

    Dw.com - Europe 06.19 / 20:31 dw.com
    Never before in France's history has there been such radical yet democratic change in the political elite as the landslide election victory of En Marche. President Emmanuel Macron’s movement now controls p…
  4. More than 120 migrants missing, feared drowned, off Libyan coast

    Dw.com - Europe 06.19 / 19:33 dw.com
    According to survivors, the migrants were stranded at sea after traffickers stole their boat's motor. If confirmed, the deaths will bring the number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean to nearly 2,000 this…
  5. Wave of young lawmakers elected in France, even as contemporaries shun vote

    France24.com -Europe 06.19 / 19:12 www.france24.com
    Sweeping renewal of France’s lower-house National Assembly in the election that concluded Sunday to renew the 577-seat chamber heralds a considerably younger l…
  6. Finsbury Park: BBC Hosts Al-Quds Islamist, Labels Reformist Muslim, Right-Wingers ‘Hate Preachers’

    Breitbart.com - Europe 06.19 / 18:55 breitbart.com
    The leader of a hard-line, 'Khomeinist' Islamist group has been invited onto the BBC, labelling prominent journalists and a reformist Muslim as “hate preachers” who are to blame for the Finsbury Park terror att…
  7. Brexit negotiators set initial timeline, priorities

    Dw.com - Europe 06.19 / 18:28 dw.com
    European Union and British negotiators have agreed on priorities and a timeline for Britain’s exit from the bloc. Citizens' rights, Britain's exit bill, separation issues and Northern Ireland will be addressed f…
  8. Britons want Brexit clarity one year on

    Dw.com - Europe 06.19 / 18:28 dw.com
    A year after the Brexit referendum, Britons are frustrated at the lack of progress and certainty. And the strict two-year timetable imposed under Article 50 means that the clock is…
  1. How Could The Navy Destroyer Collision Happen?

    Npr.org - Asia 06.19 / 22:17 npr.org
    How could an advanced combatant crash into a container ship in the middle of the ocean? Investigators begin to look for clues about what…
  2. Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘silent tsunami’ of addicted women

    Washingtonpost.com - Asia 06.19 / 22:17 washingtonpost.com
    A problem once limited to men is increasingly affecting wives, mothers and children, upending family…
  3. Investigators question how a Navy destroyer and a container ship collided

    Washingtonpost.com - Asia 06.19 / 22:17 washingtonpost.com
    Multiple investigations are taking place in Japan after the weekend…
  4. Advancing Justice Condemns Latest Executive Order As Muslim Ban 2.0

    LOS ANGELES - Today, President Trump issued a new executive order which is essentially a “Muslim Ban 2.0” in that it reiterates key components of its prior ban on immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The new order, issued less than a month after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit halted the original ban based on a preliminary finding that it violates the Constitution, continues to target immigrants and visitors from Muslim majority co…
  5. Bhutan’s Amazing Street Signs

    Gogirlguides.com - Asia 06.19 / 21:03 gogirlguides.com
      Traveling through Bhutan is an adventure: most towns and cities are connected via the National Highway– a sometimes-paved one-lane road that winds up and down through the mountains with no guardrails and somehow fits two lanes of traffic. In short, it’s exciting. Don’t worry, they say, people don’t usually go over the edge… I [...] The post Bhutan’s Amazing Street Signs appeared first on Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The…
  6. Exxon won't get drilling waiver for Russia, Treasury Chief says

    Worldoil.com - Russia 06.19 / 20:01 worldoil.com
    Exxon Mobil Corp. won’t be allowed to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia to resume drilling for oil in a joint venture that seeks to tap billions of barrels of that country’s cru…
  7. Gazprom Neft, State Marine Technical University partner in technology advancements

    Worldoil.com - Russia 06.19 / 16:53 worldoil.com
    Gazprom Neft has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg. The document is to support their joint development of domestic technologies to develop the Russian Continental…
  8. Champions Trophy: Cricket, nationalism and the 'enemy' narrative

    Dw.com - Asia 06.19 / 13:33 dw.com
    A cricket match between India and Pakistan isn't just a sporting event, it can border on the jingoistic. When Pakistan thrashed India in the Champions Trophy final, social media was flooded with nationalistic…
  1. House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

    Abcnews.go.com - Middle Easte 06.19 / 22:17 abcnews.go.com
    Two top House Democrats are questioning whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to report a 2015 trip to the Middle East to security clearance…
  2. How's Britain dealing with rising attacks?

    Aljazeera.com - Middle Easte 06.19 / 22:17 aljazeera.com
    A man drove a van at high speed hitting Muslim worshipers outside a mosque in London on…
  3. Otto Warmbier: US student freed by North Korea dies

    Aljazeera.com - Middle Easte 06.19 / 22:17 aljazeera.com
    The University of Virginia student, who was held for over 17 months, was medically evacuated from North Korea last…
  4. EU's Mogherini urges de-escalation of Qatar-Gulf rift

    Aljazeera.com - Middle Easte 06.19 / 22:17 aljazeera.com
    EU Foreign Affairs head Federica Mogherini says region already dangerous enough, warning of conflict…
  5. Iran avenges Tehran attack by targeting jihadists in Syria

    Tehran fires six missiles into IS territory in Syria as ‘revenge’ forrecent twin attacks on home soil, whilst sending firm message to regionalrivals, Was…
  6. Russia freezes US military hotline after downing of Syrian plane

    Moscow accuses Washington of failing to warn Russia before downing Syrian plane, ‘ends cooperation’ with US-led coa…
  7. Israel begins reducing power supplies to Gaza

    Jewish state begins to reduce electricity supplies to coastal enclave byeight megawatts after PA said they would no longer be paying…
  8. Turkish troops arrive in Qatar for joint training

    Joint drills aim to raise ‘Qatari and Turkish fighting efficiency’ in fight against extremism as Gulf diplomatic crisis enters its third wee…
  1. South Africa: Public Protector Makes Waves With State Capture, Apartheid Bailout Reports

    Allafrica.com - Africa 06.19 / 22:17 allafrica.com
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said that President Jacob Zuma's court bid to to set aside a report that probed alleged "state capture" by his friends, the Gupta family, will be…
  2. Africa: Drought and Jobless, Hopeless Youth, Fertile Grounds for Extremism

    Allafrica.com - Africa 06.19 / 22:17 allafrica.com
    [IPS] Rome/Ouagadougou -Ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity, warned a high-level symposium of Africa's interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers in Ouagadougou, Burkina…
  3. Tanzania: Editor of Banned 'Mawio' Fears for His Life

    Allafrica.com - Africa 06.19 / 22:17 allafrica.com
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The owner and editor-in-chief of banned weekly Mawio said yesterday that he had received threatening phone…
  4. Africa: Trump Administration Urges Move From 'Aid' to 'Trade'

    Allafrica.com - Africa 06.19 / 22:17 allafrica.com
    [Daily Maverick] The Trump Administration has signalled its impatience to replace the AGOA preferential trade deal with Africa with normal two-way free trade agreements. By PETER…
  5. Djibouti: Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

    Allafrica.com - Africa 06.19 / 22:17 allafrica.com
    [ISS] China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much international attention, with little understanding of either Djibouti or China's…
  6. Top 10 Daily News

    Africa.com - Africa 06.19 / 22:16 africa.com
    10 Common Misconceptions and Stereotypes about Africa When you travel out of Africa and meet individuals who have never been to the continent, most of the time they tend to have certain perceptions that depict the continent in ways that are either not factual or are misleading.   africa.com [...] Originally published at …
  7. People cheered the release of Nigeria's 'Chibok girls' — but thousands of others were kidnapped, raped and forgotten

    LATimes-Africa 06.19 / 22:09 latimes.com
    In early 2014, Yakinge Kolomi faced a nightmarish dilemma. Boko Haram extremists had recently rampaged through areas close to her village in northeastern Nigeria, massacring men who refused to join them and abducting young women — then forcing them into marriage. Kolomi knew that her 1…
  8. With 'Surpassing Certainty,' Janet Mock provides her blueprint to self-love

    LATimes-Books 06.19 / 22:09 latimes.com
    The road to self-love and confidence is paved with good intentions. Along the way, the ups and downs of life can deter even the most diligent of travelers. There is no blueprint on how to navigate the world, especially if you’re a transgender woman of color. But with her second book, the r…
  1. Indigenous healer is running for president

    Mexiconewsdaily.com - Latin America 06.19 / 21:35 mexiconewsdaily.com
    For the first time in history an indigenous woman is going to run for president of Mexico. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez —a Nahua woman affectionately known as Marichuy — FULL STORY The post Indigenous healer is running for president appeared first on Mexico News Daily…
  2. Heavy rains continue for Quintana Roo

    Riviera-maya-news.com - Latin America 06.19 / 20:45 riviera-maya-news.com
    Cancun, Q.R. — Heavy rains are expected to continue for much of the Yucatan Peninsula including the coast of Quintana Roo over the next two days. This system is the same weather pattern that…
  3. Farmers claim damage from poppy spraying

    Mexiconewsdaily.com - Latin America 06.19 / 20:39 mexiconewsdaily.com
    The Army’s efforts to eradicate opium poppy plantations in the mountains of Guerrero have incurred some collateral damage, according to two farmers. Guadalupe Callejas and Rosita Rojas Torres filed a FULL STORY The post Farmers claim damage from poppy spraying appeared first on Mexico News…
  4. Spyware identified on critics’ smartphones

    Mexiconewsdaily.com - Latin America 06.19 / 18:36 mexiconewsdaily.com
    Advanced spyware purchased by Mexico to fight crime has been used against critics of the government and their families, the New York Times reported today. The software, called Pegasus, infiltrates FULL STORY The post Spyware identified on critics’ smartphones appeared first on Mexico News…
  5. Mexico oil reform advances with first private well in 80 years

    Worldoil.com - Mexico 06.19 / 16:52 worldoil.com
    For the first time in almost 80 years, a private company has sunk a new offshore oil well in Mexican waters -- the latest step in the country’s drive to allow foreign competitors back into its energy m…
  6. Dust-up over clean-up at Salina Cruz refinery

    Mexiconewsdaily.com - Latin America 06.19 / 16:33 mexiconewsdaily.com
    There were more people injured in a fight between union workers over clean-up operations than during the flooding and the fire that shut down a Oaxaca refinery last week. The FULL STORY The post Dust-up over clean-up at Salina Cruz refinery appeared first on Mexico News…
  7. Chevron shielded from nearly $9-billion verdict as court rejects appeal

    Worldoil.com - Latin America 06.19 / 14:58 worldoil.com
    The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a ruling that protects Chevron Corp. from having to pay $8.6 billion in a decades-long battle over oil pollution in Ecuador, rebuffing an American lawyer who was found to have committed fraud in the Central American country’s c…
  8. Restaurant clients in northern Guayaquil, Ecuador assaulted

    Restaurant clients in northern Guayaquil are assaulted Security ELUNIVERSO.COM (MACHINE TRANSLATED) INCREASE IN ASSAILANTS USING MOTORCYCLES IN COMMITTING ASSAULTS, CRIMES. Motorcycle robberies, home burglaries and armed robberies, using a motorcycle to mobilize, are part of the criminal acts that were reported in the last few hours in the Office of Public Prosecution of the Albán …