• Remains of kidnapped Mexican journalist found
  • McConnell’s test: Can he do more than obstruct?
  • Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News
  • White House Warns Syria Against Launching Another Chemical Weapons Attack
  • Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

McConnell’s test: Can he do more than obstruct?

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is facing a major test this week. Since revealing the details of the Republican health care plan, McConnell has watched as a number of important senators in his own party announced their concerns or opposition. Some, such as Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, have urged him to postpone the vote based on the assumption that, at this moment, it would not pass the upper chamber where…

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Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

May’s deal with the DUP Where does this leave power-sharing talks? Where will the money go? Who are the DUP? Negotiations lasted 18 days after the general election on 8 June resulted in a hung parliament. The support of the DUP, added to the Tories’ 317 MPs, means Mrs May passes the 326 figure needed for an overall Commons majority under a “confidence and supply” arrangement planned to last until…

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White House Warns Syria Against Launching Another Chemical Weapons Attack

The White House said in a statement released late on Monday the preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base. If … Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price, he…

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Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

(CNN)The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their new found friendship. Declaring the meeting a success, Trump went on to describe the relationship between India and the United States as having “never been stronger, has never been better.” Trump: We are world leaders in social media

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Norway Vows To Catch The Jerk Who Chopped Off Its ‘Penis Rock’

The fallen Trollpikken (loosely, the troll dick) was a popular destinationin Eigersund for hikers and climbers. But Olav Magne Egebakken told Norways TV 2 that he was running past the formation on Saturday when he noticed the troll was no longer aroused. Whoever vandalized the rock could face up to six years in prison, but so far there are no suspects. Authorities plan to further investigate on Monday. Stavanger Aftenblad,…

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Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they cant afford it. Cassidy himself first coined what he called theJimmy Kimmel test in early May during a CNN interview when asked about caps on insurance coverage in Trumpcare. Cassidy said in his latest interview…

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Michelle Obama’s Tribute To Chance The Rapper Literally Moved Him To Tears

In addition to taking home the award for Best New Artist during the 2017 BET Awards, which aired Sunday, the rapper and activist became the youngest person to receive its Humanitarian Award. His list of social deeds can go on for days, which is probably why he was able to get a shoutout from our favorite first lady. Michelle Obama also grew up in Chicago and has known Chance and his…

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Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

Hong Kong (CNN)When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule, the Bauhinia flower was chosen as the symbol of the new Chinese special administrative region. How Hong Kong has changed What China’s scared of China’s Xi Jinping to make first visit Carrie Lam: Not appropriate to challenge China Secret negotiations sealed city’s fate The protesters were led by Joshua Wong,…

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Rescue called off at flattened village as Chinese authorities warn of landslides

(CNN)Rescue efforts at the scene of a landslide that flattened a village in southwest China have been called off after authorities warned of the risk of more land collapsing. Dozens of homes were buried when the landslide hit Xinmo village in Mao County, Aba Prefecture Saturday morning that experts said was caused by torrential rain and possible geological damage from a 2008 earthquake.

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‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing…

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Cash for sick child’s treatment stolen – BBC News

“I don’t know how much they got away with, but whatever that amount was there is nothing they could spend that money on that is more valuable and more important than the life of a 21-month-old. “Nothing. They can’t buy anything more precious than that.” Dawson’s parents, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, are hoping to raise 500,000 to take him to the US. A break-in happened at Jimmy Beans Children’s Play and Party…

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The ‘forgotten city’ of the 2007 summer floods – BBC News

“We thought, ‘wait a minute, we’ve had it to the waist’.” Image copyright Barnett family Image caption Michael Barnett’s death prompted a coroner to call for efforts to address a “gap” in underwater rescue provision What happened in June 2007 – the damage caused was put at more than 40m and affected over 10,000 properties – prompted an independent review of the region’s flood defences and led to millions being…

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Five ways politicians can win over young voters – BBC News

And what’s more, this section of the electorate is now “anyone’s to play for”, Caroline Macfarland, director of think tank Common Vision, says. Breaking down the boundaries to politicians Image copyright Reuters “These are people who aren’t concerned with immigration, but are worried about the environment,” says Dr Sloam. “The environment wasn’t even an issue in this election. Here, young people can have more influence in the debate.” Dr Avril…

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Victim of a hate crime? Now there’s an app for that

(CNN)If you are the victim of a hate crime, what would you do? Who would you call? What are the laws in your city or state that could protect you? The Council on American-Islamic Relations launched a new civil rights app this week called “Making Democracy Work for Everyone.” It allows users to quickly report bias incidents they experience, “an important feature during a period of increased hate incidents targeting…

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Saudi student now a US fugitive after skipping bail paid by consulate

(CNN)A Saudi student accused of killing an Oregon teenager in a traffic accident is on the run after skipping bail paid by a Saudi consulate. Authorities discovered Noorah had managed to remove his ankle bracelet nine days before his trial was scheduled to begin, said Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Shawn Overstreet. He told CNN the US Marshals Service is still searching for him.

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Wales teacher recruitment levels ‘bordering on crisis’ – BBC News

The government said, compared to overall graduate entry figures, teacher training recruitment remained strong and it was working closely with partners to identify and address issues. “We want teaching in Wales to be a first choice profession so we attract the very best,” the spokesman said, adding new rules announced in spring are a key part of the drive. Mr Hathway said pressures in the job were putting people off…

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Koch brothers’ political network critical of Senate healthcare bill

Colorado Springs (CNN)As growing opposition imperiled passage of the Senate version of the healthcare bill, leaders of the conservative Koch network voiced sharp criticism of the legislation at their donor retreat here — stating that the bill needed dramatic changes before they would support it. “This Senate bill needs to get better. It has to get better,” said Tim Phillips, a top lieutenant in the network who recently met with…

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Lady Gaga wore a ballgown and heels on a hike to show the world that she DGAF

Lady Gaga never fails to flaw us with her exquisite style. But her latest outfit, worn while on a hike in Montauk, New York, is perhaps her most diva-esque outfit to date. SEE ALSO: Lady Gaga pens touching note for her late best friend While most of us don leggings, hoodies, trainers, or hiking boots, when out for a hike with her boyfriend Christian Carino Gaga opted for something a…

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Sorry, but I feel kinda weird about ‘Snap Map’

It’s a curious thing being able to see the location of many of your friends, colleagues, lovers and even family members on a virtual map. But, that’s precisely what Snapchat’s new feature Snap Maps is offering up. And, honestly, this new feature released just a day ago has already turned me into a creepy lurker. SEE ALSO: Snapchat releases ‘Snap Maps,’ aka a way to stalk strangers and events nearby…

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The most difficult-to-reach Snapchat geofilters

Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places? Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps. SEE ALSO: How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Never mind the ‘pics or it didn’t…

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Building society’s account deadline axed – BBC News

It was staggering the flow of letters to affected customers to avoid a rush of inquiries, and has now written to 70% of those affected. The remaining letters will be sent by the end of July. ‘Real shame’ The Yorkshire will close 28 N&P branches this year. The remaining branches will be rebranded as Yorkshire Building Society branches. A spokeswoman for the Yorkshire said: “We are continuing to work closely…

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REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. But those inspections also provide the Russians an opportunity to find vulnerabilities in the products source code – instructions that control the basic operations of…

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Trump Touts Putting ‘Minors’ Back To Work, Twitter Gets Giddy

Thats all it took for Twitter to gleefully go nuts. Lots of Facebook comments pointed out the spelling error, but it remained on Trumps page Friday night, five hours after it was posted. Some tweeters pointed out the same mistake was made in a joke scene on the filmGalaxy Quest. Related Coverage Scott Pruitt's Big Coal Lie Proof That Trump Cares More About Coal Money Than Coal Miners More From…

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