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UK to 'play its part' against IS » Full Story
David Cameron says Britain is ready to "play its part" in fighting Islamic State, which he calls an "evil against which the whole world must unite".

UN aims to block jihadist recruits » Full Story
The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.

Hollande condemns Algeria beheading » Full Story
French President Francois Hollande condemns the beheading in Algeria of tourist Herve Gourdel by a jihadist group linked to Islamic State militants.


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Bloomberg Took Secret Path to a New Schools Chief » Full Story
The secrecy around Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathleen P. Black to run the city’s schools highlighted his faith in business leaders and dislike of public debate.

Tentative Deal in Iraq Keeps Maliki in Power » Full Story
Iraq’s leaders reached a tentative agreement to end an eight-month political impasse and return Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to power.

Wal-Mart Says ‘Try This On’: Free Shipping » Full Story
Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart plans to offer free shipping on its Web site, a move that may create an expectation among consumers and a threat to smaller retailers.


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LeBlanc Shuts Down Red Sox in Mariners' 1-0 Win » Full Story
Wade LeBlanc pitched into the eighth inning and Nelson Cruz had an RBI single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0.

Immigrants Fleeing Gangs Prefer Taking Chance for US Asylum » Full Story
Several asylum-seekers interviewed by The Associated Press in Mexico plan to press on with their efforts to enter the U.S. in spite of a new rule.

Trump to Nominate OMB Official to Lead Consumer Watchdog » Full Story
Trump intends to nominate OMB associate director Kathy Kraninger to lead government's consumer watchdog agency.


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Rudy Giuliani Says Mueller Probe Must Be Suspended 'Tomorrow' After DOJ Report » Full Story

Rudy Giuliani Says Mueller Probe Must Be Suspended 'Tomorrow' After DOJ ReportRudy Giuliani on Thursday demanded that special counsel Robert Mueller end his




Tent camp built near border to house migrant children separated from parents » Full Story

Tent camp built near border to house migrant children separated from parents2,000 children have been separated from their parents in the last six weeks, housed in a former Walmart or small group homes, as part of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policy.




The United States’ Long History Of Separating Families Of Color » Full Story

The United States’ Long History Of Separating Families Of ColorThe Trump administration's policy of separating children from their families




Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin-WikiLeaks transfer » Full Story

Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin-WikiLeaks transferU.S. intelligence officials last year identified a “suspect” who served as the “cut-out” for Russian intelligence to funnel thousands of DNC emails and documents to WikiLeaks, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.




Man Sues Ex-Girlfriend For Sabotaging Music Career So He Wouldn't Move Away » Full Story

Man Sues Ex-Girlfriend For Sabotaging Music Career So He Wouldn't Move AwayPeople in love do strange things, but sabotaging their partner's career is not




Florida roller coaster derailment raises questions about safety regulations » Full Story

Florida roller coaster derailment raises questions about safety regulationsJust hours before a roller coaster in Daytona Beach went off the rails, state inspectors had given it the “all clear” after it had been shut down last month.




The Latest: Slain Kansas deputies were both parents » Full Story

The Latest: Slain Kansas deputies were both parentsKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shootings of two Kansas sheriff's deputies by an inmate they were transporting (all times local):




Emmanuel Macron Ordered a Really Fancy Set of China and People Are Angry » Full Story

Emmanuel Macron Ordered a Really Fancy Set of China and People Are AngryHe's facing criticism for his spending habits again




'Delta Hill Riders': African-American cowboy culture in the Mississippi Delta » Full Story

'Delta Hill Riders': African-American cowboy culture in the Mississippi DeltaRory Doyle's ongoing personal project shares the story of African-American cowboy culture in the rural Mississippi Delta, challenging the Hollywood portrayal of the American cowboy. An exhibition opening and talk for "Delta Hill Riders" by Rory Doyle is on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Half King Photography Series in New York City. It will be led by Anna Van Lenten, curator of the Half King Photography Series. The exhibition will run until Aug. 6. A concurrent show at Tikhonova Gallery in Harlem will have an opening reception Sunday, June 17, 2018, from 2 to 5 p.m. with an artist talk at 4 p.m. and runs through July 29, 2018.




Hectic morning on the White House lawn: Trump speaks, and so do the facts » Full Story

Hectic morning on the White House lawn: Trump speaks, and so do the factsPresident Trump took questions from reporters Friday morning on the White House lawn, covering a number of topics on which his comments have at times strayed from the truth. Here are some of his remarks, annotated and checked for accuracy.




US citizen detained during violent Vietnam protests » Full Story

US citizen detained during violent Vietnam protestsThe US has urged the Vietnamese authorities to release one of its citizens who was among dozens of people arrested during violent protests last week.  Will Nguyen, 32, a Yale graduate who comes from Houston, Texas, was visiting Ho Chi Minh City, en route from the US to Singapore, where he was due to graduate from a master’s programme in July.  According to a statement released on Thursday on behalf of Mr Nguyen’s family and friends, he was “beaten over the head and dragged into a police truck” after joining a rare demonstration on June 9 against proposed special economic zones that have raised fears of Chinese encroachment.  A video linked to the statement allegedly shows Mr Nguyen being dragged along the street with blood streaming from his face. He is later shown standing on the back of a police pickup truck.  This is #democracy in #Vietnampic.twitter.com/j2hb76QZwO— Will Nguyen (阮英惟) (@will_nguyen_) June 10, 2018 Vietnam’s Communist government bans anti-government protests and public gatherings must be approved by the authorities.  However, demonstrations erupted over the weekend over planned special economic zones that would give leases to foreign investors with less red tape, stoking fears that national security would be undermined by giving China control over Vietnamese territory.  Before he was arrested, Mr Nguyen was live-tweeting from the protest, revealing that events had taken a nasty turn after police had allegedly struck a man, who was seen in lying motionless on the ground. The statement released on Thursday said that he had been taken to a police station and accused of “causing a scene and destroying public property.” Police struck a protestor and chaos has broken out pic.twitter.com/XMf5x6lEwb— Will Nguyen (阮英惟) (@will_nguyen_) June 10, 2018 It said the authorities had confiscated his laptop, passport and credit cards from the AirBnB property where he had been lodging, and that he had been falsely accused of being a member of the reform-focussed Viet Tan political party, which is banned in Vietnam.  This was “not plausible” said the statement. “The diplomatic protocol is that the Vietnamese have 48 hours in which to notify the US embassy that one of its citizens has been detained, but this has not been adhered to in the current situation,” it alleged.  “The state of his health and his whereabouts are currently unknown.” Pope Thrower, a US embassy spokesman told the New York Times that the embassy was “aware of media reports that a US citizen was arrested.”  He added: “When a US citizen is detained overseas, the US Department of State works to provide all appropriate consular assistance.” 




Bus Driver Tells Passengers Only U.S. Citizens Can Ride As Border Patrol Agent Looks On » Full Story

Bus Driver Tells Passengers Only U.S. Citizens Can Ride As Border Patrol Agent Looks OnA bus driver in Maine told passengers they needed to be U.S. citizens to ride




Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border » Full Story

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near borderBy Rupam Jain and Jibran Ahmad KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. An official at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed Fazlullah was killed on Thursday. The U.S. military said earlier in Washington it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistani border, and one U.S. official said the target was believed to have been Fazlullah.




Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted On Wire Fraud Charges » Full Story

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted On Wire Fraud ChargesFormer Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and company president Ramesh "Sunny"




Kids deliver a special message in honor of Father’s Day » Full Story

Kids deliver a special message in honor of Father’s DayFrom their sense of humor to pancake recipes, children share what they love about their fathers and grandfathers ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday.




Boy Killed, His Brother and Mom in Critical Condition After Denver Shooting » Full Story

Boy Killed, His Brother and Mom in Critical Condition After Denver ShootingOne boy died and his brother and mom were in critical condition Thursday following a shooting in a suburban Denver parking lot, according to police.




NOT REAL NEWS: Walmart not housing immigrants for DHS » Full Story

NOT REAL NEWS: Walmart not housing immigrants for DHSWalmart is not working with the Department of Homeland Security to create detention centers for migrants despite reports online claiming the two have been working together in recent years.




Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study finds » Full Story

Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study findsHarvard admissions officers consistently rated Asian American students lower on “personal qualities” than students of other races, according to admissions data analysed as part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against the prestigious university. A study of 20 years’ worth of admissions data shows Asian American applicants to Harvard scored much better than all other racial groups on measures of academic merit, but worse on subjective analyses of their personal qualities completed by Harvard admissions staff. In fact, the study found Asian Americans had the lowest admission rate of any racial group between 2000 and 2019, despite having higher test scores than every other racial group over the two-decade period.




'Very unfair!': Trump tweets cap another tumultuous week » Full Story

'Very unfair!': Trump tweets cap another tumultuous weekThe president's tweets on Friday echo a familiar frustration that he's not getting enough credit.




13 Of Our Favorite Small-Space Storage Solutions From Ikea » Full Story

13 Of Our Favorite Small-Space Storage Solutions From IkeaIkea is a mastermind at making those impossible rooms in your home work extra




Americans' Crowdsourced Imagining of God Looks Like A Guy Named Brad » Full Story

Americans' Crowdsourced Imagining of God Looks Like A Guy Named BradLiberals and conservatives, meanwhile, see God slightly differently.




Everything You Need To Know About The DOJ Report On The Clinton Investigation » Full Story

Everything You Need To Know About The DOJ Report On The Clinton Investigation(Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The




The United States Has A World Cup Team. It's Mexico. » Full Story

The United States Has A World Cup Team. It's Mexico.Sergio Tristan couldn't believe he was alone. His beloved Mexican national




Toy guns banished as Iraqis celebrate peaceful Eid in Mosul » Full Story

Toy guns banished as Iraqis celebrate peaceful Eid in MosulIt has long been a tradition in Iraq's second city Mosul for young boys to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday by running riot with firecrackers or toy guys -- scaring their sisters and grandparents. "Weapons have destroyed our city and wounded our children," she told AFP. "It's not a good idea (to buy toy guns) and anyway I haven't found one in my neighbourhood this year", he said.




Angela Merkel facing battle to save her coalition as immigration row splits Europe  » Full Story

Angela Merkel facing battle to save her coalition as immigration row splits Europe Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is to hold last-ditch talks to save her coalition government this weekend amid a major European rift over migrant policy. The German chancellor is facing open rebellion from her interior minister, Horst Seehofer, over his plans to turn away migrants at the German border. Mrs Merkel has blocked the measure but Mr Seehofer is threatening to impose it unilaterally if he doesn’t win agreement by Monday - essentially daring the chancellor to sack him. As leader of her Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), Mr Seehofer could pull it out of Mrs Merkel’s coalition if he is fired, depriving her of a majority in parliament.  With both sides refusing to back down, German political commentators on Friday warned that the stand-off could potentially bring down the government, and even mean the end of Mrs Merkel’s term as chancellor.  On Friday, French president Emmanuel Macron came out in support of Mrs Merkel. "Countries are committed to the paths taken by their heads of state or government," the French president said, speaking at a press conference in Paris alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.  Mr Macron also spoke out against the proposed hardline "axis" on migration formed this week by the interior ministers of Italy, Germany and Austria. France and Italy rowed this week over the fate of a ship carrying more than 600 migrants that was turned away from Italian ports Credit: Reuters “I don't trust these catchphrases which did not bring us luck in the course of history," he said. But the French president was at also pains to put on a united front with the leader of Italy's new populist government, after a week in which he had clashed over their hardline on immigration Mr Macron and Mr Conte called for the European Union to set up asylum processing centres in African nations which have seen an exodus towards Europe in recent years.  The Aquarius, the ship carrying more then 600 migrants that sparked the row between the two after Italy refused it permission to dock, is now on its way to the Spanish port of Valencia. In Germany, Wolfgang Schäuble, the speaker of parliament and Mrs Merkel’s former finance minister, is to mediate at talks this weekend in an attempt to find a compromise. “The end of Merkel’s chancellorship has never been so close,” Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper said in an editorial. Mrs Merkel’s 2015 decision to throw open Germany’s borders to migrants has suddenly and dramatically come back to haunt her.  At the heart of the dispute are Mr Seehofer’s plans to turn away migrants who have already registered in another European Union country at Germany’s borders. Under the EU’s Dublin rules, Germany can return migrants to the first EU member state they enter, but only after they apply for asylum in Germany, a time-consuming and expensive process. Mrs Merkel has so far blocked the proposals, arguing it could fatally undermine her efforts to agree a new EU-wide migrant policy at the next European summit in two weeks. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has declared an "axis of the willing" with his hardline counterparts in Italy and Austria  Credit: Getty But her opponents say she is more concerned at being seen to close the borders now after keeping them open during the influx of 2015. Mr Seehofer says Germany needs a solution to the migrant issue now and cannot wait.  But his critics say he is more concerned with grandstanding ahead of Bavarian elections in October, and fending off a challenge from the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD), which has campaigned on an anti-migrant platform. The issue is complicated by the German political system. Individual ministers have considerable autonomy in their own departments, which means Mrs Merkel can only block Mr Seehofer from introducing the plans by sacking him. That has left the two sides facing off in a dangerous game of brinkmanship in which both have plenty to lose.  In a development that could prove decisive, Mrs Merkel reportedly won the backing of her party’s MPs at a meeting behind closed doors on Thursday. Mrs Merkel has also won the backing of her main coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), who have denounced Mr Seehofer’s plan. Carsten Schneider, the SPD chief whip, warned that the proposals to turn away migrants at the border could lead to the “end of the European Union”, while Anke Rehlinger, another SPD politician, said it would mean the return of heavily armed border troops and “the end of free Europe as we know it”. But the CSU has rallied as strongly behind Mr Seehofer. “We don’t want to risk losing credibility,” Markus Söder, the regional prime  minister of Bavaria and Mr Seehofer’s chief rival within the party said. And sources within the party told the German press on Friday they were ready to go with the “nuclear option” if Mrs Merkel doesn’t back down.




Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop Shooter Had Harassed One of the Victims, Family Says » Full Story

Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop Shooter Had Harassed One of the Victims, Family SaysThe guard was allegedly suspended for sexually harassing two female students




Spain's king gets key to New Orleans for 300th anniversary » Full Story

Spain's king gets key to New Orleans for 300th anniversaryNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The king of Spain and New Orleans' mayor saluted the city's centuries-old Spanish heritage during its tricentennial celebration Friday.




Experts say Trump's Russia policy is at odds with itself » Full Story

Experts say Trump's Russia policy is at odds with itselfAt a meeting of the Helsinki Commission, experts said President Trump obfuscates his administration’s policy toward the Kremlin by making pronouncements that contradict the positions of the U.S. intelligence community and diplomatic corps.




Up-hill legal battle for Manafort gets steeper from jail » Full Story

Up-hill legal battle for Manafort gets steeper from jailDevlin Barret, national security reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the current criminal case against Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.




911 Call Released From Moments After 12-Foot Alligator Dragged Shizuka Matsuki to Her Death » Full Story

911 Call Released From Moments After 12-Foot Alligator Dragged Shizuka Matsuki to Her Death"I think an alligator got this lady."




The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week » Full Story

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This WeekKids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest




Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Praises Taliban Ceasefire in Eid Holiday Address » Full Story

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Praises Taliban Ceasefire in Eid Holiday AddressAfghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday touted a three-day cease-fire with the Taliban in an address to the nation heralding the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.




10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction, Adjusted For Inflation » Full Story

10 Most Expensive Cars Sold At Auction, Adjusted For Inflation




Banning Bikinis Won't Fix Miss America » Full Story

Banning Bikinis Won't Fix Miss AmericaIn 1922, Margaret Gorman, who had won the Miss America pageant's very first




Elon Musk's Tesla Plans to Build Pods for The Boring Company’s Loop » Full Story

Elon Musk's Tesla Plans to Build Pods for The Boring Company’s LoopThe two firms are giving each other a helping hand.




Boy dies, his brother, mom critical after Colorado shooting » Full Story

Boy dies, his brother, mom critical after Colorado shootingWESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — One boy died and his brother and mom were in critical condition Thursday following a shooting in a suburban Denver parking lot, according to police.




Trump on Kim Jong Un: 'His people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.' » Full Story

Trump on Kim Jong Un: 'His people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.'The president on Friday expressed admiration for the way Kim Jong Un is treated by North Koreans.




UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida » Full Story

UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on HodeidaThe UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to rebel leaders that they cede control of the Red Sea port to a UN-supervised committee to avoid further fighting with advancing government troops which are backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. More than 70 percent of Yemeni imports pass through Hodeida's docks and the fighting has raised UN fears of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already teetering on the brink of famine.




Truck Crash Leaves Hundreds of Whiskey Bottles Scattered Across Arkansas Highway » Full Story

Truck Crash Leaves Hundreds of Whiskey Bottles Scattered Across Arkansas HighwayGrab a straw!




America Wasn't Tough Enough on China's ZTE—Here's How to Make It Right » Full Story

America Wasn't Tough Enough on China's ZTE—Here's How to Make It RightThe Trump Administration has been better than its predecessors when it comes to Asia. The United States Commerce Department has granted Chinese telecom company, ZTE, a reprieve from a seven-year ban on using U.S.-made parts—a bad that was effectively a corporate death sentence. This is going to hurt ZTE—and China’s Communist Party (CCP).




Photographer François Halard Walks AD PRO Through His Design Miami/ Basel Exhibition » Full Story

Photographer François Halard Walks AD PRO Through His Design Miami/ Basel Exhibition




Starbucks Discriminates Against Older Workers, According To Former Employees » Full Story

Starbucks Discriminates Against Older Workers, According To Former EmployeesAndrea spent a recent 13-hour shift at Starbucks, where she works as a




Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status » Full Story

Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' statusU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. Sessions accused the city of coddling dangerous criminals and refusing to turn them over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when requested. "Philadelphia is not giving sanctuary to Americans but to foreign criminals," he said.




BMW M850i xDrive Finally Breaks Cover: Here’s What We Know » Full Story

BMW M850i xDrive Finally Breaks Cover: Here’s What We KnowBMW's latest coupe, the 8-series, which replaces the 6-series, brings back memories-not all of them fond-of a similar switch that took place in the late 1980s. Back then, BMW replaced the E24 6-series with the 850i. Now BMW is finally letting us see the undisguised production model and is openly discussing details about what’s coming, just as the racing variant takes to the track at Le Mans.




Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us' » Full Story

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.




White House Counsel Don McGahn Recused Entire Staff From Russia Probe » Full Story

White House Counsel Don McGahn Recused Entire Staff From Russia ProbeWhite House counsel Don McGahn recused his whole staff from the investigation




China Said It Will "Immediately Respond" To Any U.S. Trade Actions » Full Story

China Said It Will "Immediately Respond" To Any U.S. Trade ActionsChina warned on Friday that Beijing will "immediately respond and take necessary measures to defend our legitimate rights and interests" if the US takes actions that harm Chinese interests.




Italy bans more migrant rescue boats » Full Story

Italy bans more migrant rescue boatsItaly's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port. The new rightwing and anti-immigrant Italian government last week banned the French NGO operated vessel the Aquarius, with more than 600 rescued migrants on board, from docking in Italy, causing uproar and a sharp spat with France. Spain subsequently offered to take the Aquarius and it is expected at the port of Valencia on Sunday.




The Dangers Posed by the Bird Scooter Craze Catching On Across America » Full Story

The Dangers Posed by the Bird Scooter Craze Catching On Across AmericaRiders of the scooters have often been seen without helmets, a violation of the law.




New Mazda RX-9 Render Is One Step Closer To Rotary Comeback » Full Story

New Mazda RX-9 Render Is One Step Closer To Rotary ComebackWankel’s return should come in a muscular sports coupe.





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