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'Disgusted' by Video of Boy'sThe callers offered names, addresses and gang affiliations that helped the police make arrests Sunday in the stabbing death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15.
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Party crasher adds anAmid the spraying of bubbly, winner Josef Newgarden was stopped by a female fan who got a hug and then reached for the bottle in his hand.        
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College sports doctors underSome schools are exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions.
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Hundreds of fish killed inAddressing runoff from the 9,000 bourbon barrels affected in the Barton 1792 distillery warehouse collapse is "critical," a fire chief said.        
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'Deeply Unfortunate Killings'One report cited police as saying 86 people have died
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Two Officers Have Been WoundedThe two male officers are expected to recover
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Eatery owner defends bootingThe Virginia restaurant owner who wouldn't serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the ouster -- as critics on Sunday slammed the refusal. Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, told... The Washington Post she asked Sanders to leave Friday because the White House press secretary works for an "inhumane and unethical" administration. "I explained...
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'He murdered my son in coldMourners and protesters are expected to gather at a funeral home Sunday afternoon at the wake for Antwon Rose Jr., an unarmed teenager who was shot by a police officer.
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Kyrgyzstan: Activist Faces Extradition, Risk of Torture

Human Rights Watch - 25 Jun 2018 04:00
Expand Murat Tungishbaev, an activist facing extradition to Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan, sits in the defendant's cage during his remand hearing on May 28, 2018. ©2018 Galym Ageleuov. A Kyrgyzstan... court on June 25, 2018, is to resume consideration of a Kazakh activist's appeal against his extradition to Kazakhstan. Kyrgyzstan's prosecutor general's office on May 21 granted Kazakhstan's extradition request for Murat Tungishbaev, the activist and critic of the Kazakh government. Tungishbaev would face a serious risk of torture and ill-treatment and of politically motivated prosecution in Kazakhstan. "Kazakhstan has a long record of trying to silence people who have critical, dissenting views," said Mihra Rittmann, Europe and Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. "The Kyrgyz...
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Hot air balloon hits powerA hot air balloon hit power lines and landed in Thompson Lake in Livingston County on Sunday at the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest.        
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Thousands flee as winds fanAuthorities ordered people to evacuate all homes in the Spring Valley area, where about 3,000 people live.
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Trump to Fallon: 'Be a man'WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is telling “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon to “be a man” and stop “whimpering” about the personal anguish he felt over the backlash he received after... messing up Trump’s hair during a 2016 campaign appearance on Fallon’s late-night talk show. Fallon recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he “made a...
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Mattis seeks less contentiousDefense secretary lays out plans for a more open dialogue with Chinese leaders.
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Stormy Daniels to meet withPorn actress Stormy Daniels will meet with federal prosecutors in New York.
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Nigeria's presidenct late Sunday announced "deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities" in central Plateau State as one report cited police as saying 86 people were dead in clashes... between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders'She can't use her official White House account to attack a private business, says Walter Shaub.
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Teenager Is Missing AfterThe operator of the center said it was not allowed to restrain children if they want to leave, raising questions about who is responsible for their safety.
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Pentagon says 2 bases to house immigrants

ABC News - 25 Jun 2018 03:05
Pentagon says 2 bases to houseThe Pentagon is preparing to build temporary camps for immigrants.
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Trump lobs new threats againstPresident Donald Trump is lobbing new threats against U.S. trade partners
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Turkey's PresidentTurkey’s national electoral board has pronounced incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the winner of the country’s presidential election with an “absolute majority” of valid votes.... Speaking early Monday, the head of the Supreme Election Council said 97.7 percent of votes had been counted.        
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Trump tells Jimmy Fallon toTrump tells "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon to "be a man," stop "whimpering."
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Former poet laureate DonaldDonald Hall, the poet laureate of the United States from 2006 to 2007, died Saturday at his home in New Hampshire. He was 89. Hall began writing at age 12, and over his career wrote more than 40... books, with half of them poetry. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and received the National Medal of Arts in 2010 and the National Book Critics Circle prize. Hall wrote often about his childhood, baseball, and the loss of his second wife, poet Jane Kenyon, and lived at Eagle Pond Farm, property that his family has owned since the 1860s. During a 2012 interview with NPR's Fresh Air, Hall said that his "body causes me trouble when I cross the room, but when I am sitting down writing, I am in my heaven -- my old heaven."
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Many Americans across the US are angry with President Donald Trump for his "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which has sought to deter illegal entry by detaining and separating migrant families.
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Citizenship is the new caste system

The Week - 25 Jun 2018 12:00
Citizenship is the new casteLord Salisbury, one of England's great conservative leaders, was an unapologetic snob. Looking out over the European landscape in 1862, he saw that the aristocracy was collapsing, and this seemed to... him like a catastrophe for all of civilization. How, he wondered, could common morals and high culture be maintained without the support of patricians? Who would govern when no one had been groomed for leadership? What chaos might ensue in a world where people had no clear sense of their proper roles and obligations? "Political equality is not merely a folly -- it is a chimera," he concluded. "It is idle to discuss whether it ought to exist; for, as a matter of fact, it never does." Americans read these complaints and scoff. We like to think we've transcended this kind elitism. Here in America,...
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6 big questions about Trump's Space Force

The Week - 25 Jun 2018 12:00
6 big questions about Trump'sVirtually no details about President Trump's proposed Space Force exist beyond his ramblings, but if congressional Republicans are willing to back him on prison camps for children, it's hard to see... them saying no to this. Since the U.S. already has NASA, the world's preeminent (and perennially underfunded) space agency, it's worth examining how a new federally funded space organization might affect our civilian pursuits, and what purpose it will hold beyond satellite security. On a long enough timeline, a Space Force is not a wild idea, but there are a few questions worth asking before we prep the celestial battlefield. 1. What is the cultural purpose of a Space Force? The establishment of the Air Force was about more than generals saying, "Well, planes should have their own branch, too."...
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