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Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 09:23:10 -0400

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Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:46:42 -0400

(image) “It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” the president tweeted early Sunday. “#FakeNews is the enemy!“



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Eight People, Including Sheriff’s Deputy, Dead in Mississippi Shooting

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:34:23 -0400

(image) The victims were discovered in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County overnight, according to Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.



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Special counsel in Trump-Russia probe stresses value of honesty and integrity in student graduation address

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:40:00 -0400

(image) The man leading the federal investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow, has stressed integrity, patience and humility in a student graduation speech. Robert Mueller, a former FBI Director, said that “nothing else matters” if people were not honest. “As the saying goes, if you have integrity, nothing else matters, and if you do not have integrity, nothing else matters,” Mr Mueller told graduating students at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts.



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Martial Law Declared in Philippines Over ISIS-Linked Group

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:23:12 -0400

(image) At least 100 people are believed to have been killed so far as the Philippine military tries to fend off fighters who claim to have aligned themselves with ISIS.



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6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi

Mon, 29 May 2017 12:39:07 -0400

(image) A shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi Monday, US seismologists said, causing people to panic but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Muhammad Guntur, who lives on the outskirts of the town, said it was felt strongly. A hotel worker in Poso also said that people panicked when the quake struck but that things had returned to normal there.



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Ivanka Trump's blog tweets something dumber than her father on Memorial Day

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:46:04 -0400

(image) Memorial day is supposed to be the day Americans come together to pay respect to the people who've died while serving the country—or, if you're Ivanka Trump, make popsicles. On Sunday, the Ivanka Trump brand posted a painfully tone deaf tweet just in time for the holiday.  SEE ALSO: 8th graders refuse to take a photo with Paul Ryan because they don't "want to be associated with him" What a better way to honor fallen soldiers than with a nostalgic childhood treat and a little "adult beverage?" (Commence: gentle teeheehees). Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay: https://t.co/1m6ceESqnS — Ivanka Trump HQ (@IvankaTrumpHQ) May 28, 2017 Of course, Memorial Day also doubles as the start of summer for many in the United States, so it's not exactly surprising—or wrong even—that the brand came up with a recipe. But c'mon, champagne popsicles? What exactly are you celebrating @IvankaTrumpHQ? @IvankaTrump #memorialday https://t.co/InGkqd8yH9 — VoteVets (@votevets) May 29, 2017 Presidents and their senior advisors are typically expected to post something not horrible on the day. And it felt particularly hypocritical for some that Ivanka, who is a champagne popsicle of a human, posted about drinking such an expensive beverage when her family is proposing massive social service cuts to low income families. Even Trump appears to have let a real adult craft his tweet today. Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017 Is this the moment he became president? Since joining the White House, Ivanka Trump has chosen to put her company in a trust. Ivanka remains the sole beneficiary of the trust and continues to wield power over the brand. Lawmakers have expressed concern that, given the nature of the trust, it'll be difficult to enforce monitoring.  Concerned about corruption? Oh well. Just grab some of your best girlfriends and champagne popsicle the pain away. WATCH: Take the party wherever you go with this portable beer pong table



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NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:22:22 -0400

(image) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will.



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Thousands protest against Moscow housing resettlement, but numbers fall

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:17:25 -0400

(image) Thousands of Muscovites protested in the south-west of the Russian capital on Sunday against government plans to resettle millions of citizens from shoddy Soviet-era apartment blocks, but numbers had fallen compared to earlier rallies. A Reuters witness said around 5,000 people attended the latest rally, compared to organizers' estimates of 60,000 at a protest on May 14. Moscow residents are also concerned about the location and quality of the planned new accommodation, a lack of services and infrastructure and about threats the redevelopment may pose to the historic face of the Russian capital.



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Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more — it happened today: May 28 in pictures

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:31:24 -0400

(image) Motorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute in Washington; fans watch the qualification round match between Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller and Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the French Open in Paris; and marathon runners pay respects at flower tributes in St Ann’s square in Manchester, England. These are some of the photos of the day.








Boy Thrown From Water Slide at California Water Park

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:34:26 -0400

(image) The opening of a highly anticipated water park in Dublin, California took a frightening turn Saturday when a boy was flung from the bottom of a three-story slide before skidding across the concrete.



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Donald Trump acted like 'a drunk tourist' on Europe trip that led Angela Merkel to proclaim end of US alliance

Mon, 29 May 2017 02:34:00 -0400

(image) Donald Trump was like a “drunk tourist” on his first trip abroad, which saw awkward handshakes with the French President, shoving the Prime Minister of Montenegro and causing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to declare the end of the US alliance with Europe. A US State Department official blasted the “arrogance” of the President as he flew from Saudi Arabia and Israel to Europe last week. “When it comes to diplomacy, President Trump is a drunk tourist,” the unnamed official told The Daily Beast.



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NBC News Exclusive: a Look at Taiwan’s Military Drills As China Looms

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:40:05 -0400

(image) NBC News gained rare access to Taiwanese military exercises, including testing of American-made firepower — all against the threat of a Chinese invasion.



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Karl: Sources close to president say it may be time for Kushner to take leave of absence

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:17:05 -0400

(image) ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Senior Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas report on the Russia investigation and latest developments about Jared Kushner.



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First Japanese to report Hiroshima atomic bomb dies at 86

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:27:28 -0400

(image) Yoshie Oka, the first person to raise the alarm outside Hiroshima that the Japanese city had been hit by an atomic bomb, has died aged 86, media and acquaintances said Tuesday. Oka was 14 years old on August 6, 1945 and working in Hiroshima as a communications operator at an underground command centre of the Imperial Japanese Army. After the bomb fell, she contacted another military unit in the city of Fukuyama east of Hiroshima, local media including public broadcaster NHK reported.



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The Latest: Republican says shooting threat was self-defense

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:37:09 -0400

(image) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a protest at the Texas state Capitol over a new law that compels local police to enforce federal immigration law (all times local):



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Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:09:46 -0400

(image) By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said. Moalim Geedow told Reuters that Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.





Floods In Sri Lanka Kill At Least 166, More Than 100 Missing

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:51:16 -0400

(image) More than a half-million people have been displaced from their homes by the floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka in the worst torrential rains since 2003.



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Nobody wants to buy this Connecticut ghost town that's on sale for $2.62 million

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:10:23 -0400

(image) Johnsonville, Connecticut, looks straight out of an episode of “Twin Peaks” — old mill included. But unlike the small town on TV, Johnsonville has been abandoned for nearly 20 years.





Elite Navy Seal Parachutist Dead After Fleet Week Accident

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:36:37 -0400

(image) It was supposed to be a highlight of New York's Fleet Week — a demonstration by the elite US Navy SEAL parachute team called the "Leap Frogs" — descending in formation near the Statue of Liberty.



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White House officials 'convinced they may be victims of deep state conspiracy'

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:38:00 -0400

(image) Top White House aides – including Mr Trump’s trusted adviser Steve Bannon – are increasingly worried that the so-called “deep state” is conspiring to bring the presidency down, sources tell Politico. In the weeks after Mr Trump dismissed former FBI Director James Comey, the White House was hit with a series of damaging leaks, from Mr Trump alleged disclosure of highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, to his son-in-law’s reported attempt to set up back-channel communications with Russia. Commentators on Fox News, Mr Trump’s channel of choice, have helped push the idea that these leaks come from an American “deep state” – a body within the government working to bring down those in power.



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Man arrested after sheriff's deputy, 7 others shot in Mississippi

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:06:19 -0400

(image) A Mississippi man went on a shooting spree overnight, killing a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in three separate locations in rural Lincoln County before the suspect was taken into custody by police, authorities said on Sunday. Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, was arrested and was being treated in a hospital for a gunshot wound, according to Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The sheriff's deputy, identified as William Durr, was fatally shot after responding to an emergency call regarding a domestic dispute late on Saturday night at a house in Bogue Chitto, a small community about 69 miles south of Jackson, the state capital.



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Pres. Trump’s First Memorial Day Marked by Kushner Controversy

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:31:42 -0400

(image) While the president partook in traditional Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, turmoil continued behind the scenes as questions circulated about conversations Jared Kushner had with Russian officials.



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Bomb explodes outside Baghdad ice cream, killing 13

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:47:33 -0400

(image) A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said.



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Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:31:36 -0400

(image) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged European Union nations to stick together in the face of emerging policy divisions with the U.S., Britain's decision to leave the bloc and other challenges.



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Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her baby

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:20:21 -0400

(image) We know that orangutans are great climbers — in fact, it seems like they could just hop out of their enclosure, if they wanted to. It turns out that Sekara, an orangutan at the Perth Zoo, did just that when her 5-year-old baby Sungai lost grip on some equipment and fell into a garden bed on Sunday, according to WA Today. SEE ALSO: Rejected penguin has found new outlook on life with cutout of anime character Visitors were evacuated from the area for safety, but zoo staff were quick to respond to the incident. "She seemed really calm, just confused on where to go next. Everyone around was really calm and giving her space as well. The whole incident was probably only 30-40 seconds before staff arrived," Jess McConnell, a witness, told the news outlet. Perth Zoo spokesperson Danielle Henry told the news outlet that the incident was "over within 15 minutes," and Sekara remained calm and returned to keepers afterward. "Sekara is an excellent mum and a bit of a helicopter parent, and the only way to get to him was to pop onto the visitor board. She retrieved him and returned to the enclosure on her own," Henry said.  "Keepers were calling to her, and she has a very good relationship with them." The zoo will also conduct a review of the incident. It's not the first time an orangutan has escaped the zoo's enclosure. A couple of years ago, a 5-year-old orangutan named Teliti somehow got out and had a wander along a boardwalk.  Orangutang out at Perth zoo! Came down to play with my son. Evacuated into nocturnal house. @PerthZoo @6PRbreakfast @7NewsPerth #escapes pic.twitter.com/KwOVwAsAH7 — Amanda Oliver (@oliveramanda6) May 28, 2017 WATCH: William Shatner separates science from fiction as our resident horse expert



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Trudeau seeks papal apology over Canada school abuse

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:39:11 -0400

(image) Pope Francis on Monday met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who sought an apology over the abuse of indigenous Canadians at church-run boarding schools. A Canadian truth and reconciliation commission wanted an apology from the Roman Catholic Church in its extensive list of recommendations in a 2015 report. The report into a "cultural genocide" of more than a century of abuse collated evidence over six years from some 7,000 former students in Canada.



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U.S. Navy skydiver killed in parachuting accident in New York Harbor

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:28:34 -0400

(image) The parachutist was pulled from the waters of Morris Canal near the mouth of the Hudson River moments after the accident, witnessed by thousands of spectators watching the show from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. The skydiver, a member of the Navy SEALs commando unit that operates under the Naval Special Warfare Command, was pronounced dead at the Jersey City Medical Center, Rear Admiral Jack Scorby told a news conference outside the hospital.



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Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car project

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:06:21 -0400

(image) Israel's government on Sunday approved plans to install a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City, a project likely to anger Palestinians and much of the international community. The plan would see a former railway station in west Jerusalem linked by cable car to the Old City in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognised by the international community.



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Vegas protest of man's death in custody leads to 10 arrests

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:19:15 -0400

(image) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody, leading to 10 arrests, authorities said Monday.



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Egypt to press ahead with air strikes after Christians attacked

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:45:22 -0400

(image) By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt made clear on Monday that it planned to press ahead with air strikes against Islamist militants in neighbouring Libya who it says were responsible for killing Egyptian Christians in an ambush last week. Libyan military commanders said Egyptian jets hit the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, continuing attacks that began hours after masked men boarded vehicles driving dozens of people to a monastery in the southern Egyptian province of Minya on Friday and killed 29. A witness said on Monday one air attack hit the western entrance to Derna and two others hit Dahr al-Hamar in the city's south.



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Meet the Three Brothers Who Just Graduated West Point Together

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:57:27 -0400

(image) The Ogrydcziak brothers graduated in the same class on Saturday, the first time that has happened at the famed military academy in more than 30 years.



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7 Conspiracy Theories Pushed By Sean Hannity

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:51:50 -0400

(image) Sean Hannity has been promoting conspiracy theories for years, and his behavior may be catching up with him.



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Best Time To Watch Sharks

Mon, 29 May 2017 08:44:53 -0400

(image) During this Memorial Day weekend, two great white sharks were seen at the Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches.



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A dazzling aurora borealis light show captivates the internet

Sun, 28 May 2017 09:29:42 -0400

Saturday evening stargazers were treated to one of the trippiest natural phenomenons Earth has to offer: a naked eye-visible aurora borealis. The "northern lights," as they are often called, originate with our sun. Solar storms that occur there emit streams of charged particles which help to trigger the unusual light show once they reach Earth. SEE ALSO: The mystery of panda's fur color is finally solved The magnetic fields emanating from our north and south poles pull the charged particles down into our upper (and sometimes lower) atmosphere, where some of them collide with the neutral particles that reside there. The result of this collision is a beautiful glowing sky, though it's usually visible only at higher latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere it's an "aurora borealis" and in the Southern Hemisphere it's an "aurora australis." Saturday evening's aurora borealis extended further south than is normal for these events, which meant it was visible in the northern U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. It was the result of the sun spitting out a large burst of plasma on May 23, an event referred to as a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The internet expressed its thanks for the cosmic light show in the only way it knows how: social media shares enhanced by stunning photography. WOW! Northern Lights seen tonight from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Chris Cook. #Aurora #NorthernLights pic.twitter.com/H5FgEuoyVx — Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) May 28, 2017 2 quick pics from tonight from the backyard near Chatsworth ON. #northernlights #aurora #greycounty #ShareYourWeather #Auroraborealis pic.twitter.com/K8fLBhKEGQ — Shelley Jackson (@sjacksondesign) May 28, 2017 An amazing show in the sky, near #Calgary, 3:30am#yyc#Aurora #Auroraborealis #northernlights #Canada #Canada150 pic.twitter.com/lrV0Jv3zSR — Dena Barmas (@denabarmas) May 28, 2017 What an awesome night, got the see the #NorthernLights just outside of #Omaha on the NE/IA border near Honey Creek, IA #newx, #iawx #aurora pic.twitter.com/7Y65PfJfpJ — Brad Williams Photo (@bradwphoto) May 28, 2017 Directly overhead in the Big Dipper, naked eye visible. ?corona? #northernlights #aurora #solarstorm #northerniowa pic.twitter.com/nC1HSCw97s — Diana Hayungs (@diana_hayungs) May 28, 2017 The #NorthernLights can be seen in #Finland200 days a year from August to April. #MondayMotivationpic.twitter.com/FgktyaZfK1 — Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) May 22, 2017 Quick edit from tonight's #aurora show. Just W of Bismarck, ND @TamithaSkov @_SpaceWeather_ @AuroraMAX @NorthDakota @spann #northernlights pic.twitter.com/c4ttb70it5 — Zachary Hargrove (@Zargrove) May 28, 2017 Just as the #northernlights peaked tonight, clouds moved in in Maine. Would have been awesome. @TamithaSkov @Aurora_Alerts @NorthLightAlert pic.twitter.com/P0cenkGfVe — Barbie West (@12truewest) May 28, 2017 Epic #aurora show overnight over #LakeHuron seen just hours ago from #SaugeenShores, Ontario // 05-20-2017 4:09AM @stormhour #northernlights pic.twitter.com/pjQI[...]


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AP Exclusive: Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:00:17 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn't going away as more prescriptions disappear.



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British Airways says power surge knocked out back-up systems

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:17:20 -0400

(image) British Airways said a power surge that collapsed its IT systems, leading to travel chaos for thousands of passengers over the weekend, was so strong that it also knocked out its back-up systems, making them ineffective. "Once the disruption is over, we will carry out an exhaustive investigation into what caused this incident, and take measures to ensure it never happens again," the airline's chief executive, Alex Cruz, said in a statement on Monday. Cruz added BA would fully honor passengers' compensation rights, as set out under EU regulations for delayed and canceled flights.





Pressure on S.Africa's Zuma as ANC leadership meets

Sun, 28 May 2017 09:36:01 -0400

(image) South Africa's President Jacob Zuma faced further opposition at a meeting of his party's top leadership Sunday but managed to sidestep a no-confidence vote after a turbulent three-day gathering. The meeting in Pretoria comes as Zuma faces growing criticism within the ruling African National Congress, which sharpened after a March cabinet reshuffle when he sacked respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Speaking to local media on Saturday, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the leadership was aware of reports that there was going to be blood on the floor.



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Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes Islamic State villages near Syria

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:19:45 -0400

(image) By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Shi'ite force backed by Iran said it pushed Islamic State out of several villages on the border with Syria on Monday, potentially reopening a supply route to send Iranian weapons to President Bashar al-Assad. The maneuver could also be the prelude to a connection with the Assad's Iranian-backed forces, although they are yet to reach the Iraqi border from the Syrian side. The territory taken by the Popular Mobilisation force on Monday is located north of the Islamic State-held town of Baaj.



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Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:52:38 -0400

(image) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children.



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Jared Kushner's charmed life is about to come to a screeching halt | Walter Shapiro

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:20:23 -0400

(image) Perhaps Jared Kushner really believed that his New York real-estate skills set him up to bring peace to the Middle East, solve the opioid crisis, run a government SWAT team of business experts and protect his father-in-law from disloyal White House advisers. Or maybe Kushner just calculated that all the hype surrounding his White House role was a not-to-be-missed family branding opportunity. After all, the Washington Post recently watched as his sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, hawked American visas in Beijing to would-be Chinese investors in a troubled Kushner New Jersey real-estate development.



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Macron finally speaks out about the Trump handshake: "it wasn't innocent"

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:24:36 -0400

(image) Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron was faced with a nearly insurmountable challenge this week: how to shake President Trump's hand without losing his own. He succeeded, but just barely. In a new interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, Macron told the paper that the handshake was "a moment of truth." SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow "My handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent," Macron said. "One must show that you won’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either." The uncomfortably long, white knuckled handshake between the two leaders at the NATO conference quickly went viral on Thursday. Even more restrained reputable outlets were unsparing in their coverage: "When Mr. Trump greeted Emmanuel Macron, France’s new president, they grabbed each other’s hands, jaws clenched, in an extended grip that turned Mr. Trump’s knuckles white," The New York Times wrote. Congratulations to both leaders for emerging from the summit with all of their hands intact. WATCH: An Indonesian village got a rainbow makeover, now it's an Insta-worthy hot spot



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Paris black feminist festival 'prohibited' to whites sparks outrage

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:02:38 -0400

(image) Four-fifths of the festival area will be set aside as a "non-mixed" space "for black women," according to its website in French. Police prefect Michel Delpuech said in a statement that police had not been advised about the event by Sunday evening.



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Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

Sun, 28 May 2017 13:06:01 -0400

(image) CLEVELAND (AP) — Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War.



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8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Mon, 29 May 2017 12:34:57 -0400

Whether you're looking for some new games to play, an app to build email newsletters or a note-taking app that doubles as a sketchbook, we've got you covered with today's selection of paid apps gone free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you act fast, you can snag some of Friday's free apps too. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Bokeh Lens Normally $0.99. Bokeh Lens will turn your iPhone photos into DSLR-quality photos with creamy and pleasing bokeh! I love the portability of iPhone and being able to take snapshots everywhere. However, I miss the beautifully blurred background and bokeh effects that I can get using my DSLR camera. 'Bokeh Lens' for iOS will let you make the subject in your photo stand out by making the background blurred with natural-looking bokeh effects through the easy editing process. Selecting the foreground area (area to be remaining as sharp) is the key factor to get the best possible result. The selection tool in this app was designed and developed to meet your detail-oriented editing needs. It will display a loupe (magnifying glass) when you zoom-in and try to select/deselect area. The loupe is very handy because otherwise you can't see the spot you're touching as your finger is blocking your view. You can also adjust bokeh level (aperture) to control how much your photo's background should be bokeh-blurred. Download Bokeh Lens Breezeblox Normally $1.99. Breezeblox is an addictive puzzle game where the objective is to reach the end cube without moving off the platform. Special cubes throughout the puzzles will trigger different actions on the platform to aid you with progressing. With 150 challenging puzzles to complete, your brain will be plenty busy. Download Breezeblox Change Normally $0.99. Change is a beautifully, well designed and simple app that helps you convert currencies easily. All you need to do is choose your currency and slide right or left to compare other currencies. Change is perfect for: travelers, online shoppers and non-professionals Forex traders who are looking for easy way to understand how much money they to convert. Change key features: * Simple to use: Just choose your currencies from the coins list and you ready to go. Now just scroll right or left for an quick exchange, No[...]


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Rice Was First Grown At Least 9,400 Years Ago

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:00:00 -0400

(image) Around ten thousand years ago, as the Pleistocene gave way to our current geological epoch, a group of hunter-gathers near China’s Yangtze River began changing their way of life. They started to grow rice.



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