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Hunter Hayes puts on electrifying show at The Paramount

Digital Journal 06/23/17 21:50

On June 23, country star Hunter Hayes headlined The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, where he played for an excellent turnout.

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Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Business Insider 06/23/17 21:24

Google is on schedule to produce a 49 qubit chip and achieve quantum supremacy by the end of 2017.

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Helsinki wants to convince people to give up their cars

Business Insider 06/23/17 21:42

An offer Finns cant refuse?

Tags: christian science monitor, helsinki, finland, cars, public transportation, cycling, gordon f. sander
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Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

SFGate 06/23/17 21:32

In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest. ...

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New Wilshire Grand hailed as a 'gorgeous nest' for Los Angeles

LA Times 06/23/17 21:40

The Wilshire Grand, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, opened Friday in downtown Los Angeles.

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Trump's day in tweets: Friday, June 23

LA Times 06/23/17 21:41

President Trump tweeted about:His appearance on "Fox & Friends"His legislative achievements, which he says were made despite little sup...

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Lonzo Ball is introduced as a Laker with the highest of expectations

LA Times 06/23/17 21:20

Magic Johnson had no qualms about the bold statement he was about to make. He called Lonzo Ball "the new face of the Lakers."

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Confidence can be a bad thing – here's why

Business Insider 06/23/17 21:03

Have you ever felt 100% confident in your ability to complete a task, and then failed miserably?

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World's Ugliest Dog: This gassy Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha

USATODAY 06/23/17 21:09

These dogs - some with acne, others with tongues permanently sticking out - are used to getting called ugly. But for their owners, it was love at first sight.

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Obama authorized use of cyber weapons against Russia before leaving office — Trump hasn’t used them

Raw Story 06/23/17 20:57

President Barack Obama learned last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in a cyber campaign against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to an extensive ...

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Kim Jong Un is obsessed with photoshopping his ears

Raw Story 06/23/17 21:00

North Korea has long used Photoshop to prop up their repressive regime with altered images. But experts have recently pointed out that the authoritarian government has also used the image-editing soft...

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Saudi Arabia says suicide bomber killed in foiled plot to attack Mecca

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 19:50

Saudi security forces said Saturday they disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque at Mecca, home to the holiest site in Islam

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US Army chief wants observers at Russia war games

Raw Story 06/23/17 20:51

The U.S.’s top Army commander in Europe wants international observers to attend Russian military drills ahead of upcoming war games, which will simulate an attack by the Western defense alliance...

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How to make your brain become mentally stronger

Raw Story 06/23/17 20:55

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Dean Yeong. I don’t think mental toughness is something you are born with, and I strongly believe it’s something we can all learn along the journe...

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Lessons from the past can tell us what happens when the government eliminates health coverage

Business Insider 06/23/17 20:47

The Congressional Budget Office is expected to provide final numbers soon.

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Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Found Guilty in Rape of Unconscious Student

NPR 06/23/17 20:51

A Nashville, Tenn., jury convicted 23-year-old Brandon Banks in the 2013 gang rape of a fellow student. Two former teammates have also been convicted and another has yet to be tried.

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Appeals court throws out some criminal charges for Angela Spaccia, a top official in the Bell corruption scandal

LA Times 06/23/17 20:30

An appeals court has thrown out several corruption counts but upheld more than a half-dozen in the conviction of one of the top administrators implicated in the Bell scandal.

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Immigrant entrepreneurs add jobs as debate rages on

USATODAY 06/23/17 20:21

Immigrants across the country are investing their hard-earned money and adding jobs, but their efforts coincide with a flash point in time marked by a presidential crackdown and a push to construct a ...

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Is Mexico the world's second most dangerous country, as Trump says? That depends

CNN.com 06/23/17 20:27

President Donald Trump rankled Mexico again, this time calling it the second deadliest country in the world.
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Jillian Steele dazzles at The Paramount, opens for Hunter Hayes

Digital Journal 06/23/17 20:37

On June 23, rising songstress Jillian Steele opened for headliner Hunter Hayes at The Paramount in Huntington, for a great turnout.

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In Argentina, music cures the soul

Digital Journal 06/23/17 20:40

Picture a hospital: the bustle of harried doctors and nurses, time dragging for lonely patients, and the pervasive sadness of a place for the sick and dying.

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Voting starts in sprawling PNG elections

Digital Journal 06/23/17 20:40

Voting began in Papua New Guinea elections Saturday with the Pacific nations leader urging peaceful polling to show it has "come of age", as he seeks another term to fix an economy under sie...

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Around 100 people feared buried in China landslide

Digital Journal 06/23/17 20:40

Chinese authorities launched a frantic search for around 100 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province on Saturday, local authorities said...

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'I'm right here with you': 4-year-old comforts distraught mother in new video from Philando Castile shooting

Business Insider 06/23/17 20:33

"Mom, please stop cussing and screaming cause I dont want you to get shooted," the girl says.

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How an impatient Pentagon is wasting billions in taxpayer dollars

Business Insider 06/23/17 20:41

After the all-too-predictable delays and cost overruns, the $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford will finally be commissioned on July 22.

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Stephen Colbert travels to Russia to “cut out the middleman’ and formally announce he will challenge Trump in 2020

Raw Story 06/23/17 20:34

Comedian Stephen Colbert has spent the last two years hilariously mocking Donald Trump, but now the “Late Show” host is trolling Trump by announcing his candidacy for president on Russian ...

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Bill Maher: Democrats Keep Losing Elections Because They Have No ‘Balls’

The Daily Beast 06/23/17 20:06

The ‘Real Time' host criticized the Democrats for their four special election losses post-Trump, arguing that they don't fight hard or dirty enough.

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Tim Anderson, Rick Renteria ejected as White Sox fall 3-0 to Athletics

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 20:12

In a span of five pitches, the first inning Friday against the Athletics went from good to bad for White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey.

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Jonathan Toews on Blackhawks' roster moves: 'It's definitely a shock'

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 20:23

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said teammates he has communicated with over the last few days were "shocked" by the flurry of moves since Wednesday.

Tags: chicago blackhawks, jonathan toews, stan bowman, trades, rebuilding, niklas hjalmarsson, marian hossa, artemi panarin, brandon saad, roster
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VA fires whistleblower as Trump signs whistleblower protection bill

Business Insider 06/23/17 20:27

"Somebody is going to pay."

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Gripping tales lure war-weary Syrians to Damascus cafe

Digital Journal 06/23/17 20:20

With a slender sword in one hand and an antique storybook in the other, Ahmad al-Lahham captivates a packed Damascus coffeehouse with tales of ancient kingdoms and brave conquerers.

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There's an essential skill not being taught enough in classrooms today

Business Insider 06/23/17 20:18

Basic recall and reasoning skills will not be enough to help todays students to thrive in a future job market, say some educators.

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4 police officers, 1 civilian injured in West Side wreck

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 19:51

Five people including four Chicago police officers were taken to hospitals after a traffic crash on the West Side Friday night.

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Over 100 people feared buried by landslide in southwest China

Business Insider 06/23/17 20:07

The landslide buried some 40 homes.

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Colombia ELN rebels still holding Dutch journalists

Digital Journal 06/23/17 20:00

Colombias ELN rebel force said on Friday it had made an "error" earlier in the day when it announced the release of two Dutch journalists kidnapped in the countrys north four days ago.

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Trump may take a hard line with Pakistan and up drone attacks

Digital Journal 06/23/17 20:04

US president Donald Trump is said to be considering a hard-line approach to relations with Pakistan in order to crack down on Pakistan-based militants who are launching attacks in Pakistan.

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100 feared trapped in China landslide

CNN.com 06/23/17 19:44

A landslide in southwest China's Sichuan province buried more than 40 houses, the Chinese state-run broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported Saturday.
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NBA Rookie Is Just So Happy To Play For 'Team Name' In The City Of 'City'

TechDirt 06/23/17 19:39

It ain't easy being a high-profile celebrity these days. A job that once mostly involved ducking cameras and putting out the occasional press release has evolved into one where multiple social media ...

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Trump administration abruptly shutters diplomatic office on Pakistan and Afghanistan policy

The Washington Post 06/23/17 19:57

The office once headed by Richard Holbrooke will be absorbed into the State Department.

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Invasive Asian carp near Lake Michigan must be a 'wake-up call,' lawmakers say

USATODAY 06/23/17 19:34

A live Asian carp was caught beyond electronic barriers meant to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, just 9 miles from Lake Michigan, officials say.

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'Looking for Leia' shines a light on Star Wars fangirls - CNET

CNET 06/23/17 18:55

We speak with Annelise Ophelian about her crowdfunded film, which asks women inspired by Star Wars about their love for a galaxy far, far away.

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REVEALED: Mike Pence just had a secret meeting with GOP money-man Charles Koch

Raw Story 06/23/17 19:46

According to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, Vice President Mike Pence had a secret meeting with conservative donor Charles Koch while the two were in Colorado Springs Friday. “They met...

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Scrutiny builds over Berrios property tax assessments

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 19:15

Pressure builds on Berrios over assessment problems as IG makes inquiry.

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Search for U.S. attorney in Chicago narrows as White House suggests one finalist

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 19:25

The search for a U.S. attorney in Chicago has narrowed as the Trump administration has sent the name of its top candidate to Illinois' two Democratic senators,

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There are several 'red flags' in the oil market right now

Business Insider 06/23/17 19:35

There arent enough buyers for the oil available in the world.

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Hear Metro Boomin's 'No Complaints' With Drake, Migos' Offset

Rolling Stone 06/23/17 19:36

Producer Metro Boomin teams with his What a Time to Be Alive collaborator Drake and Migos Offset on a new track titled "No Complaints."

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Alex Meyer and Angels can't keep it under control in 9-4 loss to Red Sox

LA Times 06/23/17 19:30

Alex Meyer's wildness returns and he lasts only 3 13 innings in the Los Angeles Angels' 9-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park.

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CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

Digital Journal 06/23/17 19:30

US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trumps administration banned cameras from the event.

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More than 100 feared buried as landslide destroys village in southwest China

The Washington Post 06/23/17 19:37

Entire village reported to have disappeared after torrential rain. 

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California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves single-payer healthcare bill, calling it 'woefully incomplete'

LA Times 06/23/17 19:20

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon decided to stall a high-profile bill to create a single-payer healthcare bill on Friday afternoon

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F-16 Thunderbird plane crashes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base ahead of air show

USATODAY 06/23/17 17:34

A fighter jet with the Air Force Thunderbirds was involved in a crash Friday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, officials confirmed.

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Sally Yates torches Jeff Sessions’ disturbing new plan to incarcerate low-level drug offenders

Raw Story 06/23/17 19:22

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates says it’s time to “move past campaign-style rhetoric” on the issue of criminal justice system reform. Yates, was fired by President Donald ...

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Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

Raw Story 06/23/17 19:23

A Tennessee jury on Friday found a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty of raping an unconscious female student in a teammate’s dormitory room in 2013. The Nashville jury found Br...

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Stephen Colbert Trolls Trump, Announces 2020 Presidential Run on Russian TV

The Daily Beast 06/23/17 18:52

While in St. Petersburg to film segments for ‘The Late Show,' Stephen Colbert made a very big announcement on a Russian late-night show.

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Britain Has Never Needed The Queen More Than It Does Now

The Daily Beast 06/23/17 21:01

In what must be the last years of her reign, the 91-year-old monarch gives a lesson in leadership.

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The Least Likely Anti-Trump Protest Songs

The Daily Beast 06/23/17 21:01

Folk singer Anthony D'Amato, with background vocals from the likes of Josh Ritter and Israel Nash, put out a charity EP of songs that take on new meaning during the Trump era.

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How The Great Yankee Wife Swap Scandalized—And Changed—America

The Daily Beast 06/23/17 21:01

Like most baseball trades, the Great Yankee Wife Swap of 1973 had its winners and its losers.

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What Makes Trumpcare So Dangerous for Kids

The Daily Beast 06/23/17 21:01

By slashing support for children's immunizations, the only thing the White House would make great again are the diseases that used to kill millions of kids.

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Mexico Hacked Journalists By Attacking Their Manhood

The Daily Beast 06/23/17 21:01

The big question now is just how the U.S. will respond to this latest scandal, and whether or not we'll continue to be complicit in Mexico's ongoing human rights crisis.

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The Gay Synagogue Standing Up for Muslim Rights By Protecting an Islamic Center During Friday Prayers

The Daily Beast 06/23/17 21:01

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum fought for inclusion in the 1970s with the LGBT community and she is bringing that know-how to an Islamic Center in Greenwich Village.

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Medicaid cuts in the Senate healthcare bill are going to hit some states hard – here's who will feel it

Business Insider 06/23/17 14:13

The Senates plan rolls back many of the provisions of Obamacare, including taking deep cuts from the Medicaid program.

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ESPN's Brian Windhorst dropped a hint that seems to confirm reports that the network is adding a major name on July 1

Business Insider 06/23/17 14:36

Several reports have linked ESPN to one of the biggest names in NBA media and now one of their own has dropped a hint about exactly when it will happen.

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Hackers reportedly leaked 32 terabytes of secret Windows 10 code (MSFT)

Business Insider 06/23/17 15:08

Thirty-two terabytes of Windows 10 code, not for public consumption, have leaked online. Thats good news for wannabe attackers.

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First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting textbooks

Business Insider 06/23/17 15:15

The first footage of DNA replication in real time has a shocking surprise.

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Clinton on GOP healthcare bill: 'If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party'

Business Insider 06/23/17 15:16

Hillary Clinton voiced her sharpest criticism yet of the Republicans healthcare bill, calling the GOP "the death party."

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There’s reason to think some people will come back to Uber now that its CEO has resigned

Business Insider 06/23/17 16:09

Giving Travis Kalanick the boot isnt an overnight fix, but it might help Ubers bottom line - at least a little bit.

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Delaware state senator faces felony charges for loaded handgun inside carry-on bag

Business Insider 06/23/17 16:45

"Its just one of those things where I didnt check that one little flap."

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Bill Ackman heckled Joe Biden, and it didn't end well for Ackman

Business Insider 06/23/17 17:24

The former vice president is still fiery as ever.

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German politician: Trump, Putin and Erdogan behave like autocratic rulers

Business Insider 06/23/17 17:43

"It is now important to rejuvenate Europe and make it stronger. Not only through words but also through concrete policies."

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Some of Ethereum's flash-crash victims are getting their money back

Business Insider 06/23/17 18:00

Ethereums price crashed from $296 to $13 around 12:30 p.m. ET time Wednesday on GDAXs exchange. It quickly recovered those losses in a matter of minutes.

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How one automotive retailer is thriving amid a wary auto industry

Business Insider 06/23/17 18:16

While the industry focuses on doom and gloom thanks to a peaking automotive sales cycle and declining used-car prices, CarMax posted a strong quarter.

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'I'm glad he got shot': Democratic Party official fired after obscene comments on Rep. Steve Scalise

Business Insider 06/23/17 19:02

I wish he was f---ing dead.

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Doug Fister set to face Angels days after getting claimed by the Red Sox

LA Times 06/23/17 17:55

At Fenway Park on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox will start veteran right-hander Doug Fister, the man they claimed off of waivers from the Angels on Friday.

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Cosby's plan for town halls ripped

CNN.com 06/23/17 15:37

Bill Cosby's spokespeople said he will deliver educational talks teaching young people how to behave to avoid sexual assault allegations, leading to harsh criticism from a number of victims' advocacy ...
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AF Thunderbird flips on landing; 2 hurt

CNN.com 06/23/17 18:33

An F-16D used by the famous Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team on Friday ran off the runway and overturned while preparing for an Ohio air show, sending two airmen to the hospital.
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Life-saving drugs are getting more expensive

CNN.com 08/26/16 12:03

The price of prescription drugs keeps rising, sparking consumer and political outrage.
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli smirks through 2016 hearing

CNN.com 02/04/16 18:24

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli made waves by smirking his way through a Congressional hearing on drug prices. CNN's Clare Sebastian reports.
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‘He tweeted his way to treason’: Internet mocks Trump for ‘confessing’ to Russian election hacking

Raw Story 06/23/17 18:59

In a rare Friday evening tweet, President Donald Trump appeared to finally admit that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election — and in characteristic fashion, somehow managed to twis...

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Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 18:33

Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a victim in a mass shooting that also injured a congressman, was released from the hospital on Friday.

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What Rauner really walked into

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 18:38

Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrats in the General Assembly deserve blame for the budget mess, but some more than others.

Tags: bruce rauner, michael madigan, illinois budget, budget impasse, budget stalemate, illinois pensions, special session
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Mark Buehrle on White Sox number being retired: 'It doesn't make sense'

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 18:45

Mark Buehrle is humbled that the White Sox decided to honor him by retiring his No. 56 jersey.

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In tweet, Trump appears to acknowledge Russian election meddling – and blames Obama

LA Times 06/23/17 18:44

For months, he decried as a "witch hunt" the assessment of 17 intelligence agencies that blame Russia for meddling in the 2016 election...

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Trump begs lawmakers to pass Trumpcare as another says ‘no’

Raw Story 06/23/17 18:42

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party’s healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a “...

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Golf roundup: Jordan Spieth retains lead at Travelers Championship

LA Times 06/23/17 18:35

Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament.

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Sears, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Macy's: These retailers are closing stores in 2017

USATODAY 06/23/17 14:10

A look at the top retailers that have announced store closings in 2017.

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Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin family's property rights claim

USATODAY 06/23/17 10:59

The family had argued that St. Croix County, Wis., had taken their land and should pay them just compensation for that loss under the Fifth Amendment.

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Monument dedicated to LGBT veterans defaced at Abraham Lincoln cemetery

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 17:03

The granite monument was defaced with a black, tar-like substance, cemetery officials said.

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Trump struggles to stay calm on Russia, one morning call at a time

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 17:32

President Donald Trump has a new morning ritual. Around 6:30 a.m., he gets on the phone with a member of his legal team to discuss the Russia investigation.

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Trump slashes grant money awarded by Obama to Chicago group combating white extremism

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 18:02

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for a Chicago group that is one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism.

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5 wounded in shootings Friday evening

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 18:17

A 15-year-old boy and a man were shot Friday evening on the West and South Sides.

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Wrong-way driver in California: 'I always wanted to kill a stupid human'

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 18:21

The wrong-way driver who died in a head-on crash that killed the other driver as well on state Route 52 last week had Facebook comments of suicide and a desire to smash into other people on t

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UPS shooter targeted employees and used stolen assault pistol to kill 3 coworkers, police say

LA Times 06/23/17 18:25

A United Parcel Service driver who killed three coworkers and then himself at their package facility last week, used a stolen assault-style pistol in the attack and targeted specific employees.

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Twice-convicted O.C. killer will receive new trial in latest fallout from jailhouse snitch scandal

LA Times 06/23/17 18:30

A man convicted in the 1998 killing of a pregnant woman will receive a new trial, the latest fallout from Orange County's jailhouse snitch scandal

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The greatest common denominator of Trump’s lies is that he grossly exaggerates the size of things: analysis

Raw Story 06/23/17 18:18

President Donald Trump’s long list of lies since taking office has been chronicled by the New York Times in a new list that shows the claim and the fact. Other than the lies themselves, one thin...

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GOP Congressman demands Mueller stop investigating Trump — reveals White House in ‘nightmarish corner’

Raw Story 06/23/17 18:24

A freshman Republican Congressman on Friday called for special counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from any investigation of President Donald Trump. “Special Counsel Robert Mueller should r...

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European Central Bank Orders Two Italian Lenders Closed

Wall Street Journal 06/23/17 17:39

Troubled Italian lenders Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza will be wound down after the European Central Bank decided Friday they are likely to fail.

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CNN’s Paul Begala slams Trumpcare: GOP wants to ‘kick some kid out of his wheelchair’ so the rich pay fewer taxes

Raw Story 06/23/17 18:08

During an appearance on CNN, Democratic political consultant Paul Begala wiped the floor with former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) over the GOP’s American Health Care Act’s planned multi-billi...

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Kris Kobach fined for misleading court and refusing to produce previously exposed Trump memo

LA Times 06/23/17 18:11

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been fined $1,000 for misleading a federal court in an effort to keep two documents private.T...

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Overruling diplomats — US to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers’ list

Raw Story 06/23/17 18:01

In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world’s worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the...

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Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi only likes Trump because of his wife Melania

Raw Story 06/23/17 18:06

Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies’ man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, M...

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Oil's drop could leave a stain on earnings

Reuters 06/23/17 17:53

Heading into second-quarter earnings season, investors are looking for a continuation of strong U.S. company results to justify high stock valuations, now trading near their loftiest levels since 2004...

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It's bathroom art: Joel Holmberg's toilet portraits

LA Times 06/23/17 17:50

Paintings of toilets, their seats lined with toilet paper, are part of a curious show at Michael Benevento Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Hulk Hogan's Lawyer Helms New Suit Against Gawker's Successor

Wall Street Journal 06/23/17 17:21

The founder of a website that gives betting advice to gamblers is suing the owner of sports website Deadspin for defamation over a story that questions his honesty and claims he was profiting at his c...

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Harley-Davidson Discussing Purchase of Ducati From VW

Wall Street Journal 06/23/17 11:40

Harley-Davidson is in talks to buy Ducati Motor Holding from Germany's Volkswagen in a deal that could bring together two of the most storied motorcycle names and pave the way for further divestments ...

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From Music to Maps, How Apple's iPhone Changed Business

Wall Street Journal 06/23/17 17:53

Apple's iPhone, and the smartphone boom that followed, gave rise to whole new industries, laid waste to others and forced new business models. As the device turns 10, we take stock of its impact.

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If Your Cellphone Bill Isn't Falling, You're Missing Out

Wall Street Journal 06/23/17 12:44

There are more cellphones in America than people. That market saturation has led to brutal price competition, which in turn is transforming consumers' costs, industry profits and antitrust law.

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Takata Plans Bankruptcy Filing As Soon As Sunday

Wall Street Journal 06/23/17 13:55

Takata Corp., the supplier of rupture-prone air bags linked to numerous deaths and injuries, is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection as soon as Sunday with a tentative deal to sell operations to a ...

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American Airlines Bid Puts Qatar Airways' Chief in New Role: Raider

Wall Street Journal 06/23/17 13:36

Akbar Al Baker, the Qatar carrier's sometimes abrasive CEO, isn't backing down from his bid for a stake in American Airlines despite opposition from the target's chief, its pilots and unions.

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California Democratic Speaker killed his own party’s plan for single-payer healthcare

Raw Story 06/23/17 17:40

Hopes of single payer supporters across the country were dashed Friday night when the Democratic Speaker of the California legislature killed a single payer health insurance reform bill by written by ...

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Saudi Arabia and Its Gulf Allies Deliver Stiff Demands to Qatar

Slate 06/23/17 17:36

Four Persian Gulf countries—Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain—sent a list of 13 demands to Qatar on Friday with 10 days to comply

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Kings take Gabe Vilardi at No. 11 in NHL draft; Nico Hischier selected first overall by Devils

LA Times 06/23/17 17:30

Kings have their highest draft pick in years, No. 11 in the first round, as the NHL holds its draft in Chicago

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NHL draft 2017: First-round picks, scouting reports

USATODAY 06/23/17 17:35

Scouting reports on all the players selected in the first round in Chicago.

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$20,000 in reward money for escaped inmates split between 2 families

USATODAY 06/23/17 16:59

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that it has given $20,000 in reward money offered for information leading to the capture of two escaped inmates to two parties.

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Why Paul Ryan's race for Congress next year bears watching, even if he'll be hard to beat

USATODAY 06/23/17 12:15

Democrats are vowing to make their biggest effort ever to knock off Republican Paul Ryan in 2018.

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Fire Safety Fears Lead to Evacuation of Some Public Housing in London

Wall Street Journal 06/23/17 16:47

Some 800 households are being moved from five residential towers in north London after the buildings failed to pass fire safety checks prompted by last week's lethal blaze in a public housing high-ris...

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LA-area father arrested on suspicion of killing missing son

SFGate 06/23/17 17:26

Sheriffs investigators presented evidence to LA County prosecutors, who deemed it sufficient to arrest Andressian, the statement said. Sheriffs officials say the father had taken prescription pills a...

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Laguna council to adopt two-year budget Tuesday

LA Times 06/23/17 17:37

Laguna Beach projects balanced two-year budget while maintaining 20% general fund reserve.

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First person: How the Bill Cosby trial was — and wasn't — like some of Hollywood's best legal dramas

LA Times 06/23/17 17:37

First person: The Bill Cosby sexual-assault trial had some key commonalities with many of our legal dramas -- and more differences. Entertainment reporter Steven Zeitchik writes about both.

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Prosecutors ask to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

CNN.com 06/23/17 14:37

Bristol County prosecutors officially asked to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction on Friday, arguing in court documents that the former NFL player's suicide should not lead to dismissal of ...
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Virgin Media thinks 800,000 users should change their router passwords

Mashable Business 06/23/17 17:17

Virgin Media wants you to change your router password.  The company recently published guidance on how to do that for older router models after Which? magazine — a publication "known for ...

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North Carolina Televangelist Indicted On Charges Of Tax Crimes

NPR 06/23/17 17:21

The televangelist and author of books on faith and finances has allegedly carried out various forms of tax fraud for more than a decade, according to a grand jurys indictment.

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Father of South Pasadena boy missing for two months is arrested on suspicion of murder

LA Times 06/23/17 17:15

Father of boy missing for two months arrested as murder suspect in child's slaying

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Tech investor accused of sexual harassment takes leave - CNET

CNET 06/23/17 17:04

Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Silicon Valley VC firm Binary Capital, apologizes to those he hurt and to the greater tech ecosystem.

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Wait over, Valparaiso's Alec Peters ready to start NBA career in Phoenix

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 17:17

Alec Peters waited. And waited. And waited.

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Will Bulls find creative way to keep veteran point guard Rajon Rondo?

Chicago Tribune 06/23/17 17:17

Rajon Rondo looked his typically talkative self as he ran up and down the Advocate Center court before the NBA draft media accommodations took over Thursday.

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US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

SFGate 06/23/17 17:06

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federa...

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Obama Did What He Had to Do

Slate 06/23/17 16:59

He did his job.

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Dodgers' Julio Urias to have shoulder surgery; he's out for the season

LA Times 06/23/17 16:45

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias will undergo major shoulder surgery next week and will not pitch again in 2017.

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Bigger isn't always better as music's boom and bust era of the super festival becomes more niche

LA Times 06/23/17 17:00

After this year's spectacular collapse of two high-profile music festivals, and the quiet disappearance of others, many wonder about the future of the super festival that has dominated for 20 yea...

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