• FORECAST | Sizzling Father's Day weekend
FORECAST | Sizzling Father's Day weekend

In true summer fashion, a heat wave is expected to bring temperatures nearing triple digits and a brutal dose of humidity over a sunny Father's Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service . Of all the daily records for the days the area will be experiencing the brunt of the heat, Monday may challenge the previous record, which was set...

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  • Harvard rated Asian-American applicants lower on likability, courage, according to suit
Harvard rated Asian-American applicants lower on likability, courage, according to suit

The congressman argued what Harvard did here was unique, and wrong, for the university attributed personality traits based on race to Asians. Asian-Americans consistently rated lower than other Harvard applicants on subjective categories like "courage", and the lower scoring decreased their chances of being accepted, according to a group represen...

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  • Huge Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Glasgow School of Art
Huge Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Glasgow School of Art

There were no immediate reports of casualties but the fire devastated one of Glasgow's most treasured buildings, designed by celebrated Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and built between 1897 and 1909. Fire crews are now tackling the blaze in the school's Mackintosh Building. The building in the city centre was not due to reopen to ...

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  • Putin tells Russian women they can have sex with World Cup tourists
Putin tells Russian women they can have sex with World Cup tourists

Meanwhile, Russia , who are hosts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup , kick started the tournament in style with a thumping 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener. But in comments which may be seen as damage control, politician Mikhail Degtyaryov said: "The more love stories we have connected to the world championship, the more people fro...

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  • Fire erupts in Lewisham tower block one year after Grenfell
Fire erupts in Lewisham tower block one year after Grenfell

At the memorial, the names of the 72 people who died in the fire were read aloud, followed by the words "forever in our hearts". Sandra Ruiz, whose 12-year-old niece, Jessica Urbano Ramirez, died in the fire, said: "Green for Grenfell Day is an opportunity to celebrate community spirit up and down the country".

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  • South Korea and USA discuss future of joint war games
South Korea and USA discuss future of joint war games

Donald Trump says he wants Americans to "sit up" and pay attention when he speaks, like North Koreans do with Kim Jong-un - but later watered down his comments, saying they were a joke. Naval War College graduation. "But I think we understand each other", he said. I would love him to. Trump has lavished praise on Kim since their historic summi...

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  • GOP senator questions suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea
GOP senator questions suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea

And if we're not willing to do that, we're not going to get a good deal", Graham said, complementing the worldwide community - including China and Russian Federation - for standing behind Trump in regards to sanctions on North Korea. "In abandoning the Iran nuclear agreement and hosting this lackluster summit, President Trump has given credibilit...

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  • Russell Moore: Bible Passage Jeff Sessions Used Doesn't 'Affirm Status Quo'
Russell Moore: Bible Passage Jeff Sessions Used Doesn't 'Affirm Status Quo'

Wear believes the Trump administration has taken a pivotal step in pushing back against the faith community. Ryan and other GOP lawmakers said they are seeking to resolve the problem in a compromise immigration bill. "To withdraw from politics is to say to our vulnerable neighbors, "I have voice and agency and I refuse to use it on your behal...

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  • New Tory Brexit bust-up puts May under threat again
New Tory Brexit bust-up puts May under threat again

When the European Union withdrawal bill was first presented to parliament the Brexit secretary, David Davis, said it would enable the United Kingdom to leave the European Union "in the smoothest and most orderly way possible". Under these circumstances, a minister must make a statement in Parliament setting out their next steps and give MPs an oppo...

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  • Onus is now on North Korea, says Bishop
Onus is now on North Korea, says Bishop

The summit is seen by North Korea as a way of bringing legitimacy to a nation long regarded as a pariah. In addition, he predicts that if the talks do go well, the Korean Peninsula could be reunified. China would be wary if the suspension of military exercises led to some kind of larger rapprochement between the US and North Korea, Haenle said....

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  • Pres. Trump says he won't sign 'moderate' GOP immigration bill
Pres. Trump says he won't sign 'moderate' GOP immigration bill

The conservative measure is virtually certain to be rejected due to opposition and moderate Republicans and perhaps all Democrats. Both the conservative and compromise bills would provide money for Trump's long-sought border wall with Mexico and other strict border security provisions.

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  • United Nations votes against Israel aggression, in ‘major defeat for US’
United Nations votes against Israel aggression, in ‘major defeat for US’

Turkey said it expects the U.N. Secretary-General to act expeditiously to fulfill the requirements of the resolution and to formulate practicable recommendations within this framework as soon as possible "in order to ensure the accountability of the perpetrators of the massacre against the Palestinian civilians who participated in the peaceful ...

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  • Ghani confirms death of Pakistani Taliban leader
Ghani confirms death of Pakistani Taliban leader

The airstrike was conducted at about 9 a.m. local time on Thursday, Radmanish added. The U.S. military in Afghanistan confirmed that it carried out a "counterterrorism strike" on Thursday in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan that targeted "a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization".

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  • Pressure grows on Merkel to tighten refugee policies
Pressure grows on Merkel to tighten refugee policies

Merkel's welcome to refugees also infuriated Seehofer and his CSU, the sister party of her Christian Democrats in the southern state of Bavaria, the main entry point for most arrivals. Soeder says his party, which is fearful of losing voters to the far-right Alternative for Germany in the Bavarian election on October 14, wants to "put the needs of ...

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  • Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe — Federal Bureau of Investigation report
Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe — Federal Bureau of Investigation report

The inspector general faulted Comey for his unusual July 5, 2016, news conference at which he disclosed his recommendation against bringing charges, even though cases that end without prosecution are rarely discussed publicly. In one text four days before the election , Page told Strzok that the "American presidential election, and thus, the sta...

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  • Comedian raped and murdered on way home from gig
Comedian raped and murdered on way home from gig

The comic had just done a set at Highlander bar in Melbourne - and was blocks from her apartment - when the attacker struck around midnight Tuesday, according to the local paper. Australia's Institute of Health and Welfare stated in a report in February that family, domestic and sexual violence affected mostly women in the country.

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  • U.S. Drone Strike 'Kills' Pakistani Taliban Chief
U.S. Drone Strike 'Kills' Pakistani Taliban Chief

Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassination of Malala Yousafzai , who became a global symbol of the fight for girls' rights to schooling, and who later won the Nobel Peace Prize. Islamabad is considered key to persuading Afghan Taliban leaders, who Washington believes shelter in Pakistan, to open negotiations to end the ...

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  • Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart
Unsettling Trump Mural Greets Children at Detention Center in Former Walmart

The Trump administration has selected Tornillo Land Point of Entry, a crossing point along the Texas-Mexico border near El Paso, as the site of its first temporary shelter for immigrant children separated from their parents under the administration's "zero tolerance" policy , a U.S.

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  • Michael Cohen seeking restraining order against Michael Avenatti
Michael Cohen seeking restraining order against Michael Avenatti

Cohen's lawyer, Brent Blakely, asked the U.S. Court in the Central District of California to prohibit Michael Avenatti from speaking publicly about a lawsuit he filed on behalf of Daniels in March, according to the court filing. Cohen and Brent Blakely can't deal with the truth, the facts, and the law, so they have to resort to unethical, meritle...

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  • President Trump praises Kim and says he’s ‘solved’ problems with North Korea
President Trump praises Kim and says he’s ‘solved’ problems with North Korea

You don't understand sarcasm", he said . Later Friday, the president told reporters that he was only joking. Don't let anyone think anything different. It should have been solved long before I got there. "I gave him credibility". Trump touted the broad agreement he reached with Kim and said the North Koreans already have begun returning the re...

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