• Georgian leaders offer condolences over death of former German Chancellor
Georgian leaders offer condolences over death of former German Chancellor

It was his leadership following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 that allowed reunification to happen quickly and smoothly. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres learned "with great sadness" of the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl , who "helped set a course for the historic process of Europe's political...

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  • Supreme Court Revives Parts of Trump Travel Ban
Supreme Court Revives Parts of Trump Travel Ban

U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travel affects people from six predominantly Muslim countries - Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen . For individuals, a close family relationship is required: A spouse or a mother-in-law would be permitted. The executive order also made waivers available for a foreign national seeking to e...

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  • US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy
US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

Billionaire and former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg also addressed the mayors on Monday, announcing a $200 million initiative for cities to take on projects that address issues from climate change to gun violence and immigration. "Since the president withdrew the USA from the Paris agreement, mayors in cities across America have come together to ...

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  • 'Woke' and 'post-truth' added to Oxford English Dictionary
'Woke' and 'post-truth' added to Oxford English Dictionary

The quarterly update includes "post-truth", previously announced by the OED as its word of the year for 2016 following Britain's Brexit referendum and Donald Trump's presidential victory. Dictionaries division. Its use by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, and in particular the phrase "stay woke ", is thought to have introduced t...

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  • Multiple wildfires reported in Chelan, Douglas, Stevens and Ferry counties
Multiple wildfires reported in Chelan, Douglas, Stevens and Ferry counties

The Spartan fire started Monday morning near the Alcoa Highway. The Highway is closed to all but local traffic near milepost 9. They said the fire most actively spread to the southeast. About 50 homes are under level 2 evacuation because of that fire. State Department of Natural Resources fire officials said on Twitter that the fire that began...

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  • Jury Acquits Minnesota Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile
Jury Acquits Minnesota Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile

Yanez testified that he meant that he didnt see the gun at first, then saw it in Castiles “right thigh area.” He said Castile ignored his commands to stop pulling it out of his pocket. Protesters leave the steps of the state Capitol after a rally in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, June 16, 2017 . The last words he spoke before dying were, "I wasn't r...

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  • Prelate: Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran decision is 'landmark victory for religious freedom'
Prelate: Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran decision is 'landmark victory for religious freedom'

The Supreme Court has ruled for a Missouri church that claimed religious discrimination after it was refused state funds to improve its playground. A recycled scrap tire is not religious, the church said in its Supreme Court brief. Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer centered on a religiously affiliated preschool's applicatio...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy expected to bring soaking rains to midstate on Friday
Tropical Storm Cindy expected to bring soaking rains to midstate on Friday

Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the upper South on Friday, prompting flash flood warnings from the MS valley to West Virginia as emergency planners urged those in its path to keep a wary eye on the large storm system.

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  • Immigration law experts react to SCOTUS decision on travel ban
Immigration law experts react to SCOTUS decision on travel ban

In just two days, a portion of President Trump's travel ban will go into effect. That means it will take effect Thursday morning. "This is breathing new life into the Muslim refugee ban that we thought was dead", he said. Unsurprisingly, Trump championed the Supreme Court's decision Monday as a vital tool to be used in the interest of n...

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  • New York City subway train derails, 34 injured
New York City subway train derails, 34 injured

A power outage and possible derailment at the 125th Street subway station in Manhattan has suspended service on multiple subway lines as riders describe terror and chaos, including smoke-filled cars and loud bangs. This photo provided by Jackie Faherty from her Twitter page shows subway passengers on an A train with the lights out after it halted j...

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  • Scotland's Zamir White commits to Georgia
Scotland's Zamir White commits to Georgia

North Carolina will not be getting Zamir White. Since January, White had taken four unofficial visits to the Georgia, three to North Carolina (including two this month), and one to each of Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State. He has totaled up more than 5,000 career rushing yards and scored 89 total touchdowns. Both services rank him as the No. 1 r...

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  • US Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Trump Muslim Ban Case
US Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Trump Muslim Ban Case

This morning, Monday, June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court denied in part and granted in part the Trump Administration's request to stay the injunctions issued against the travel and refugee bans by the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

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  • Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial
Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

City Manager Harry Black adds the city respects people's right to protest, saying he expects any demonstrations to be peaceful. After initially confronting the driver about the missing plate, Tensing asked him for his drivers license and inquired about what turned out to be a bottle of gin on the passenger side floor.

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  • Walt Disney's First-Ever Disneyland Map Sells for $708K
Walt Disney's First-Ever Disneyland Map Sells for $708K

The brainchild of Walt Disney himself, the map was created by Disney and fellow illustrator Herb Ryman in just one weekend. Experts said the map is the most expensive map of Disneyland ever sold. When you go to a theme park (we all do, don't deny it!) do you keep the guide map? The buyer's name was not released by Van Eaton Galleries ...

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  • Joe Biden says he learned about Black people by becoming lifeguard
Joe Biden says he learned about Black people by becoming lifeguard

Eastern Time on the Biden Cancer Initiative Facebook page , prior to the launch event. "I owe you all", Biden said. "I'd turn on the television and see and listen to Dr. I owe this neighborhood. "I am thrilled to work with them on the Biden Cancer Initiative, which will continue the urgent fight for progress in cancer research and care", sai...

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  • US Army base under lockdown after active shooter report
US Army base under lockdown after active shooter report

Redstone Arsenal spokesperson Christopher Colster said the location of the incident has not been determined though people inside the arsenal said it is in the Sparkman Center. All installation gates are closed until further notice. Ambulances have been seen outside the base. "The facility is under lockdown and all gates are closed, More to foll...

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  • CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting
CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

The story was taken down on Friday following an internal investigation, with an apology to Anthony Scaramucci , an outspoken ally of the president. CNN accepted the resignations of three of their journalists on Monday that were involved in the retracted story posted on the network's website.

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  • Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'
Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

That optimism runs counter to the public opposition of five Republican senators so far to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health law. They're trying to jam this thing through. That could be a particular concern to moderate Sen. The Congressional Budget Office as soon as Monday will give its report of...

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  • President Trump Wants To Overhaul Federal Government Technology
President Trump Wants To Overhaul Federal Government Technology

Leaders at Apple and Google were among the American corporate executives who appealed to the president to stay in the pact. According to Axios , Cook will personally use the meetings to address a number of key issues with the Trump administration - most chiefly among them being the implications of the US visa program for bringing highly-...

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  • Bikini hiring contest for nuclear plant interns gets toxic reaction
Bikini hiring contest for nuclear plant interns gets toxic reaction

But the competition has sparked outrage and the officials have apologized for hosting it. Another is quoted as saying: "Knowledge obviously does not matter". The conglomerate also said the women enjoyed the shoot. 'But if the original vision raised doubts or concerns, we are very sorry'. As a way to try to make it right, the plant promised ...

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