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Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 08:08:10 -0400

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Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims Remembered

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:32:32 -0400

(image) An 8-year-old and a college student are among the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.



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Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:24:15 -0400

(image) At an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.



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Clinton Calls Trump Budget an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:12:56 -0400

(image) Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump’s federal budget plan while giving a speech at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit.



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Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:19:55 -0400

(image) A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.



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APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:27:05 -0400

(image) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.



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Big Game Hunter Dies After Being Crushed To Death By Elephant

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:25:32 -0400

(image) A well-known South African big game hunter was reportedly crushed to death Friday after his friends fatally shot an elephant.



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Majority of US voters think Donald Trump will not be impeached, finds poll

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:36:00 -0400

(image) Amid a series of reports about Donald Trump’s administration that have shocked and rocked Washington, a new poll suggests a majority of Americans believe there is no evidence he colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. A majority are also doubtful he is going to be impeached. The Hill said that 54 per cent of Americans said they had not seen evidence that persuaded them that that New York tycoon, or his campaign officials, conspired with Moscow in its alleged cyber-meddling in the election.



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Britain raises terror threat level after concert carnage

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:53:59 -0400

(image) Britain prepared to deploy soldiers at key sites on Wednesday, having raised its terror threat level to maximum after a suicide bomber massacred 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester. Addressing the nation from her Downing Street office, Prime Minister Theresa May warned late Tuesday that a new attack "may be imminent" and there was a possibility of "a wider group of individuals linked to this attack".



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Mississippi lawmaker 'sorry' he urged lynching for statue removal

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:19:40 -0400

(image) A Mississippi state lawmaker who called for the lynching of Louisiana officials for removing pro-slavery era monuments apologized on Monday after his comments sparked a firestorm of criticism. Republican Representative Karl Oliver had taken to Facebook on Saturday to criticize the removal of monuments in New Orleans that city leaders deemed racially offensive. The last of the four statues, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, was taken down on Friday.



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Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuation

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:24:43 -0400

(image) Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down late Tuesday, following an engine fire that prompted the evacuation of an airplane, officials said. There were reports of five minor injuries, according to a statement posted on the airport's official Twitter account, with delays expected to persist through the night. "Newark Airport is temporarily closed due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire," an earlier post on the airport's official Twitter account had said.



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President Trump’s first trip abroad

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:00:52 -0400

(image) In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.





Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:16:50 -0400

(image) ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration.



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California Democratic party chairman says 'F*** Donald Trump' in speech

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:55:25 -0400

(image) Outgoing boss John Burton, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a fixture in state Democratic politics for half a century”, grinned as supporters on stage at the party's convention joined him in the gesture. The party's leaders blasted alleged ties to Russia among Mr Trump's associates and presented California as the epicentre of liberal resistance to the President. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump's deception and destructiveness,” said Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.



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Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:38:48 -0400

(image) The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.



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Senator asks ethics office to review Trump hotel payments

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:06:55 -0400

(image) By Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate committee overseeing pensions on Monday asked the U.S. Office of Government Ethics to assess whether President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution and federal bans on conflicts of interest. Reuters reported on April 26 that public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states periodically send millions of dollars to an investment fund that owns the upscale Trump SoHo Hotel and Condominium in New York City and pays a Trump company to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. “Trump may be profiting from the retirement plans of millions of our nation’s public servants,” Senator Patty Murray of Washington state wrote in a letter to Walter Shaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, citing the Reuters report.



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The Latest: Leaders attack lawsuit over schools for blacks

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:48:14 -0400

(image) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging that Mississippi is breaking federal law by providing unequal schooling to black students (all times local):



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Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:31:32 -0400

(image) Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.





China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:55:46 -0400

(image) A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The moment I inhaled and exhaled outside the airport, I felt free," she continued, drawing a parallel between China's notorious air pollution and its similarly choking restrictions on political speech.



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Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:06:04 -0400

(image) A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.



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Surface Pro 5 Revealed With Kaby Lake, Huge Battery Boost

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:57:51 -0400

(image) Surface Pro 5 has been revealed, although it technically doesn’t have that name. The new Microsoft Surface Pro features Kaby Lake specs and a meaningful 13.5 hours of battery life.



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Jeff Sessions in KKK robe image projected onto Justice Department headquarters

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:32:14 -0400

(image) Stunning visuals depicting Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Ku Klux Klan robe have been projected onto iconic Washington buildings including the Department of Justice building. The projections, created by activist and artist Robin Bell, showed Mr Sessions with the infamous white hood alongside some of his past statements that have been pointed to as insensitive to racist struggles. “I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot,” one of the projections reads, a close approximation to a comment Mr Sessions made while investigating a case against Klansmen as a US attorney in Alabama in the 1980s.



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Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:50:38 -0400

(image) Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said. A brawl erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkey blamed the violence on demonstrators linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers Party while Washington's police chief described the incident as a "brutal attack" on peaceful protesters.



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Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:19:08 -0400

(image) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.



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Bahrain police fire on Shiite protest, one reported dead

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:45:48 -0400

(image) Bahraini police opened fire Tuesday on a protest by supporters of a top Shiite cleric, with at least one demonstrator reported dead in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled Gulf state. The Britain-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) announced the "tragic death of a peaceful protester in the crackdown" in Diraz, the scene of a long-running sit-in outside the home of cleric Isa Qassim. Eyewitnesses told AFP multiple civilians were wounded when police opened fire at demonstrators throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at security forces.



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'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:16:50 -0400

(image) A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.



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Everything points to Apple launching new MacBooks next month

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:09:10 -0400

(image) Apple will unveil the next big thing for its various software operating systems at WWDC 2017, including iOS 11 and the next macOS major update. But the iPhone maker is also tipped to launch a variety of new products at the show, including the Siri speaker, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and new MacBooks. A new report says that Apple is indeed expected to launch new laptops this quarter, and there’s reason to be excited. In a new research note to customers, TrendForce said that notebooks are having a little moment, again. Shipments for the first quarter of the year grew by 6.1% compared to last year, totaling around 37.81 million. That’s a 15.6% decline from the Christmas quarter, but still an impressive result for the period. Apple placed fifth in TrendForce's top, with 3.4 million MacBook laptops shipped during the period — that marks a 15.8% decline compared to the December quarter, but a 15.4% increase compared to last year. TrendForce quotes the MacBook Pro with TouchBar as the device that contributed significantly to the overall shipments. Similarly, the researchers believe the 12-inch MacBook will help Apple ship 10% more laptops in the second quarter of this year than last year. That’s because Apple reportedly plans to launch a new version of the 12-inch MacBook that will feature a new processor. The report notes that promotional pricing for some older models might also be in order. A previous report said that Apple will update the MacBook Pro as well, even if it only launched a new model in late 2016. TrendForce makes no mention of other MacBook updates for the quarter.



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Ariana Grande says she is 'broken' after explosion in Manchester Arena that left 22 dead and 59 injured

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:24:00 -0400

(image) Ariana Grande has responded to the incident in Manchester that left at least 19 dead and almost 60 injured. Writing on social media a few hours after police responded to what they said was a reported explosion in the aftermath of her concert at the Manchester Arena, the 23-year-old singer said she was “broken”. Grande escaped unhurt from the incident, which happened shortly after the American singer completed her set and lights in the venue had been switched on.



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Gambian authorities seize ex-president Jammeh's bank accounts

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:57:37 -0400

(image) Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler's wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of massive fraud including siphoning off public money during his 22-year rule that ended in election defeat and disgraced exile in Equatorial Guinea in January. Jammeh has been out of contact since leaving for exile and his associates no longer respond to journalists' queries about the accusations against him.



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Elon Musk told Donald Trump what to do about the Paris Climate Agreement

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:27:58 -0400

(image) The Trump administration may finally be nearing a decision on whether to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement.  Now we know that visionary businessman Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX, Tesla, and a new, mysterious tunnel-building firm called the Boring Company, is talking to President Donald Trump about what to do regarding this agreement.   Given his role in alternative energy, it's no surprise that Musk is in favor of the 2016 treaty. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's Boring Company isn't waiting any longer The Paris agreement was negotiated under former president Barack Obama. And for the first time in decades of climate diplomacy, all nations agreed to take steps to cut emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases based on their own timetables.  If the U.S. were to withdraw from the treaty, it's likely to have global repercussions, potentially encouraging other nations to relax their emissions reduction commitments or leave the pact entirely.  In a tweet on Monday night, Musk said he has spoken with Trump and is urging him to stay in the agreement.  @BigDAK54 I spoke directly with The President three weeks ago about Paris. Many others have too. Cautiously optimistic of a positive decision. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 22, 2017 Musk is part of Trump's business advisory council, for which he has received considerable criticism. He says he is remaining on it as a way to ensure that a diversity of views on particular matters, including climate change, make it to Trump's desk. Various advisors have been vying for the president's ear on this landmark climate deal, from the secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to chief strategist Steve Bannon. Some observers think the president will announce his decision about the Paris agreement later this week at the Group of 7 major industrialized nations' summit in Sicily. While there, the U.S. will come under pressure from world leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron to act on global warming, as it is a clear priority for other major industrialized nations.  Trump, for his part, has called climate change a hoax, vowed during the campaign to "cancel" the Paris agreement, and on Tuesday proposed a federal budget that zeroes out funding for international climate change assistance programs. The budget also slashes spending for U.S. climate research at the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department, and other agencies. WATCH:



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Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:46 -0400

(image) Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.





Father of Times Square crash victim leaves letter thanking New York at memorial

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:30:48 -0400

(image) A hearbroken father is leaving his thanks to the city of New York and its people at a memorial in Times Square, in the aftermath of last week's crash.



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The Latest: Slain student remembered at commencement

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:06:57 -0400

(image) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing death of a black student visiting the University of Maryland (all times local):



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58,000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:14:34 -0400

(image) More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. The Haitians were facing orders to return home from July 23 if the department did not renew their so-called Temporary Protected Status, granted after a magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed much of the capital Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. Activists had been hoping for a longer extension -- as much as 18 months -- and warned that six months is not long enough for destitute Haiti to prepare for an influx of more than 50,000 people.



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India Could Dominate The World Of Blockchain

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:23:01 -0400

(image) Could the blossoming fintech scene in Andhra Pradesh turn this coastal state in southern India into the next Silicon Valley?



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iPhone 8 Doesn't Look Much Bigger Than iPhone 7

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400

(image) A new leak gives us a better look at how the iPhone 8 could fit into Apple's smartphone lineup when it arrives later this year. Credit: SlashLeaksMost of the chatter around Apple's iPhone plans foresees the company releasing three new iPhones in the fall. Apple is expected to make modest updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but also to unveil the iPhone 8, which will include substantive changes to iPhone design, such as an edge-to-edge display.



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Venezuela protests: Hugo Chavez's childhood home set on fire as violence clashes continue

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:58:51 -0400

(image) The childhood home of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has been set on fire, according to an opposition legislator, as protests against the socialist government continue to rage. The house, located in the western city of Barinas, was set alight along with several other government buildings by protesters. "It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution," said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas.



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Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:21:00 -0400

(image) The Texas House of Representatives gave formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children. The state's Republican-controlled legislature has been at the forefront in advancing measures seen by backers as protecting traditional values and religious liberty but criticized by civil rights groups as eroding protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, people. The Texas House gave preliminary approval on Sunday night to the bill, which requires public school students to use bathrooms, changing facilities and locker rooms that match their biological sex, not the gender with which they identify.





Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:16:36 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on them.



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2018 Volvo XC60: First Drive

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:33:45 -0400

(image) The first member of Volvo's new 60 series has some big shoes to fill, but having the latest semi-autonomous technologies might just make it the safest and most comfortable family car you can buy.



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