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Duterte Stands by China, Doubts Own Fishermen in Sea Collision
Duterte Stands by China, Doubts Own Fishermen in Sea Collision

(Bloomberg) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is standing by China over a collision involving the two nations' boats in the South China Sea, with his spokesman casting doubts on local fishermen's accounts of the incident.In his first public statement about what he described as a "maritime incident," Duterte said China's side should be heard on the collision that resulted in a Philippine vessel carrying 22 fishermen sinking in disputed waters on June 9. The crew were rescued by a Vietnamese fishing boat and a Philippine Navy ship."It is best investigated. I don't issue a statement now because there's no investigation and no result," Duterte said in speech at a Philippine Navy...

DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen
DR officials identify man believed to have paid Ortiz hitmen

Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The man was identified as Alberto Miguel Rodríguez Mota, whom authorities say is a fugitive. The announcement was made as a judge held a hearing closed to the public for another suspect nicknamed "Bone." Officials did not release details, but according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press, the man, whose real name is Gabriel Alexánder Pérez Vizcaíno, is accused of being the liaison between the alleged hit men and the...

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants
Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants
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  • 2019-06-18 01:35:19Z

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States," Trump tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. There are an estimated 12 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally, mainly from Mexico and Central America.

John Fox says Bears had worst offseason in the NFL
John Fox says Bears had worst offseason in the NFL

John Fox is now more than a year removed from his tenure with the Chicago Bears, but he still has some strong opinions about the team.

Egypt
Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial
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  • 2019-06-17 23:59:27Z

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts
Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts
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  • 2019-06-17 23:44:12Z

The bill, called the "Roe Act" by supporters, would amend current state law, which allows abortions after 24 weeks only to preserve the life or health of the mother. The bill would also eliminate the requirement that teens obtain permission from a parent or judge before having an abortion. Rebecca Hart Holder, executive director of NARAL Massachusetts, said women seeking abortions after 24 weeks due to fatal fetal anomalies currently have to travel to other states to obtain the abortion.

Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest
Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest
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  • 2019-06-17 23:17:14Z

The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada as the nation's population center shifts south and west, a report Monday on childhood well-being shows. The annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that 18% of the nation's children live in poverty, down from the Great Recession. "The nation's racial inequities remain deep, systemic and stubbornly persistent," said the annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police
Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police
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  • 2019-06-17 23:16:19Z

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the Indiana city where Pete Buttigieg is mayor presents both political peril for a presidential candidate who has struggled to connect with minority voters and an opportunity to show leadership on issues of race and policing that are critical - and personal - for much of the Democratic primary electorate. Buttigieg on Monday canceled several days of campaign events after returning to South Bend, where he spent the day meeting with community members and faith leaders following the shooting of 54-year-old Eric Jack Logan. Logan died after he was shot once in the abdomen from the front by a white officer who responded to a call about...

Danny Green reveals what Warriors players said after Klay Thompson injury
Danny Green reveals what Warriors players said after Klay Thompson injury

Danny Green reveals what Warriors players said after Klay Thompson injury originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com With a little over 2 minutes and 22 seconds left in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson went up for a dunk in transition. Raptors guard Danny Green met Klay at the rim and was called for a foul. The Warriors' shooting guard landed awkwardly on his left leg and remained on the ground in a lot of pain.

Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting
Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting
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  • 2019-06-17 22:52:29Z

A man and his pregnant fiancée said Monday that they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store. Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, who are both black, said at a news conference that they don't accept the apologies of the city's police chief and mayor and have not received a face-to-face apology since a bystander's video emerged and drew outcry. The video released Friday shows officers aiming guns and yelling profane commands at a man and a pregnant woman holding a baby.

Harvard pulls Parkland grad
Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments
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  • 2019-06-17 22:32:51Z

A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago. In a series of posts on Twitter, Kyle Kashuv shared several letters he received from the Ivy League school first notifying him that his admission offer was being reconsidered in light of the comments and, later, that it was being revoked. The decision stems from comments that have surfaced online recently and that Kashuv says were shared among friends when he was 16, months before the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East
U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East
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  • 2019-06-17 22:23:46Z

WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were "defensive purposes," citing concerns about a threat from Iran. "The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region," Shanahan said in a statement. Reuters first reported plans to send U.S. additional troops to the Middle East earlier on Monday.

Biden Says He Will Beat Trump in Southern States
Biden Says He Will Beat Trump in Southern States

Joe Biden, polling first among Democratic presidential candidates, said Monday that he thinks he will beat incumbent President Trump in 2020 in several deep red Southern states, including Texas and South Carolina."I plan on campaigning in the South," the former vice president said at the Poor People's Moral Action Congress at Trinity Washington University, which features 10 Democratic presidential candidates as speakers."If I'm your nominee I'm winning Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, believe it or not, and I believe we can win Texas and Florida," Biden said. "Look at the polling there now … I have no intention of walking away."Trump trails Biden by ten points...

US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers
US releases photos to bolster claim Iran attacked tankers

In an effort to bolster its public case against Iran, the Pentagon on Monday released new photos that officials said show that members of Tehran's Revolutionary Guard were responsible for attacks last week on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. The images, many taken from a Navy helicopter, show what the Pentagon said were Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman. The release of the photos came as the U.S. works this week to convince members of Congress and allies that the accusations against Tehran are true.

Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents
Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents
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  • 2019-06-17 21:59:37Z

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology. Under the amendment - seen by Reuters - companies on certain U.S. government watch lists, which would include Huawei, would not be allowed to seek relief under U.S. law with respect to U.S. patents, including bringing legal action over patent infringement. On June 12, a person briefed on the matter said Huawei had told Verizon that it should pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker's...

Lawyers: Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn
Lawyers: Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn
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  • 2019-06-17 21:58:26Z

Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday that child pornography was found in electronic files sent to them by conspiracy theorist Infowars host Alex Jones. The pornography was found in email metadata files Jones' attorneys turned over to the families' lawyers as part of the discovery process of a defamation lawsuit, which was filed in a Connecticut court last year in response to discussions on Jones' show about the school shooting being a hoax. Jones' attorney, Norman Pattis, said the child pornography was in emails sent to Jones that were never opened and he denied Jones did anything wrong.

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East - sources
Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East - sources
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  • 2019-06-17 21:53:54Z

The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials did not say how many troops would be deployed or detail the timing of the deployment, which has not been previously reported. If confirmed, it would be in addition to the 1,500 troop increase announced last month in response to tanker attacks in May that it also blamed on Iran.

US restores some aid but vows no more without migrant action
US restores some aid but vows no more without migrant action

The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States. The State Department said that after a review of more than $600 million in assistance that President Donald Trump ordered in March to be cut entirely, it would go ahead with about $400 million in projects and grants that had been previously approved.

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Here's What the Average Worker Has Saved in a 401(k)

Want to see how your savings compare? Here's your chance.

As Amazon Air Threat Grows, First Cracks in Carrier Relationships Appear
As Amazon Air Threat Grows, First Cracks in Carrier Relationships Appear

Other carriers may follow FedEx's lead and reassess their relationship with the e-commerce giant.

Egypt former president Morsi dies after falling ill in court
Egypt former president Morsi dies after falling ill in court

Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist who was ousted after one year of divisive rule, died after falling ill during a court hearing Monday, the attorney general said. Morsi, also the country's first civilian president, had been "animated" during a hearing in the retrial of an espionage case in which he was accused of collaborating with adverse foreign powers and militant groups, judicial and security sources said. One of Morsi's legal defence team described the moment he received news of his death.

Lawyers ask board to spare condemned Georgia man
Lawyers ask board to spare condemned Georgia man's life
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  • 2019-06-17 20:54:58Z

A Georgia man scheduled for execution this week didn't cause the slaying for which he was condemned and should not be put to death, his lawyers argue. Marion Wilson Jr., 42, is set to die Thursday. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday declassified the clemency application Wilson'

Pride Flag Raised at California State Capitol for First Time
Pride Flag Raised at California State Capitol for First Time

California on Monday raised the LGBTQ-pride flag over the state capitol for the first time in honor of Pride Month."For the first time ever, the Pride flag has been raised at the State Capitol!" Democratic governor Gavin Newsom's office wrote on Twitter."In California, we celebrate and support our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community's right to live out loud -- during Pride month and every month," Newsom said. "By flying the pride flag over the State Capitol, we send a clear message that California is welcoming and inclusive to all, regardless of how you identify or who you love.""While some states and the federal government dehumanize LGBTQ people, California...

This big bank is eliminating all fees on checking and savings accounts
This big bank is eliminating all fees on checking and savings accounts

Discover is doing away with fees of any kind on its checking, savings, money market and certificate of deposit accounts.

'They were racists': Confederate monument found vandalized in Nashville
'They were racists': Confederate monument found vandalized in Nashville

A Confederate statue was found vandalized in Nashville, splashed with red paint and the message "They were racists."

Tiffany Haddish Will Not Perform in Atlanta Due to Abortion Ban:
Tiffany Haddish Will Not Perform in Atlanta Due to Abortion Ban: 'I Cannot in Good Faith' Do It

Tiffany Haddish Will Not Perform in Atlanta Due to Abortion Ban

What Is Gerrymandering? Supreme Court Decision Favors Democrats
What Is Gerrymandering? Supreme Court Decision Favors Democrats

What Is Gerrymandering? Supreme Court Decision Favors Democrats

How a 25-year-old hairstylist drives a six-figure Mercedes
How a 25-year-old hairstylist drives a six-figure Mercedes

They pay me to post regularly about the brand and what we use in the salon," Pardoe said. Pardoe expects that his income will be higher in 2019, nearing around $320,000 this year, as he has signed a new Instagram sponsorship where he is paid regularly to promote hair extension products and offer educational tips as well to hairstylists. He questions the work ethic of millennials "It's not my job to build your clientele," Pardoe often tells the millennials working in the salon.

Millionaire gets 9 years for deadly fire above tunnels
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  • 2019-06-17 18:06:47Z

Daniel Beckwitt, 28, had faced a maximum of 30 years in prison when Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer sentenced him. In April, a jury convicted Beckwitt of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the September 2017 death of 21-year-old Askia Khafra. During the trial, Montgomery County prosecutor Marybeth Ayres accused Beckwitt of recklessly endangering Khafra's life.

Intense Garlic Hack Has Captivated the Internet and People Have Never Been More Pumped to Peel
Intense Garlic Hack Has Captivated the Internet and People Have Never Been More Pumped to Peel

This is a life-changing hack for garlic lovers

Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor
Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor's acceptance over racial slurs
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  • 2019-06-17 17:44:41Z

The student, Kyle Kashuv, was a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida when a gunman opened fire in February 2018 and killed 17 students and staff. Kashuv said on Twitter that he submitted a written apology to Harvard after the school contacted him asking him to explain the statements he made in the Google document.

Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries
Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries

U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war with Beijing. Huawei is at the heart of the trade war that Beijing is engaged in with the Trump administration, which has accused Chinese companies like Huawei of committing forced technology transfers from American companies and stealing their trade secrets.

Nancy Pelosi tries to tamp down impeachment pressure, calling it 'divisive'
Nancy Pelosi tries to tamp down impeachment pressure, calling it 'divisive'

Speaking about impeaching Trump, Pelosi said, "It has to be about the truth and the facts to take you to whatever decision has to be there."

Right-wing extremist suspected of killing German official
Right-wing extremist suspected of killing German official
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  • 2019-06-17 17:26:00Z

A German man with extreme right-wing views is the suspect police arrested over the weekend in the killing of a regional official who supported Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming stance toward refugees, prosecutors said Monday. The 45-year-old suspect, identified only as Stephan E. in line with privacy laws, is accused of killing Walter Luebcke, 65, with a pistol shot to the head earlier this month, Markus Schmitt, a spokesman for Germany's federal prosecutor's office, said. Investigators came to that conclusion based upon the suspect's publicly expressed political views and past actions, he said.

Report: Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has griped about Chris Paul
Report: Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has griped about Chris Paul's contract in front of rival executives

Fertitta yet again comes across as blowhard

What the Supreme Court
What the Supreme Court's Double Jeopardy Decision Means for Trump

What the Supreme Court's Double Jeopardy Decision Means for Trump

Oklahomans Fall Mysteriously Ill While on Trip to the Dominican Republic
Oklahomans Fall Mysteriously Ill While on Trip to the Dominican Republic

47 out of 114 people traveling to the Dominican Republic with an Oklahoma City travel agency became sick during their vacation. One person said they lost 14 pounds, and others were unable to get out of bed.

Column: You got this! Amy and the US Open champion
Column: You got this! Amy and the US Open champion

From her perch in front of a TV in Florida, Amy Bockerstette had no doubt. How could she, after she and Gary Woodland had come this far together. "You got this Gary," she kept repeating as Woodland made his way around Pebble Beach on his way to the U.S. Open title Sunday.

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I'm a 29-Year-Old With $235k in Student Debt. I'll Never Pay It Back.

The first $120,000 came with a bachelor's degree from my state school. Without income driven repayment, the minimum payment amount for my federal student debt would be around $1,000. One in four American adults has student debt.

There's a Treasure Chest Worth Millions Hidden Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. These Searchers Are Dedicating Their Lives and Savings to Finding It

Forrest Fenn, 88, hid a box of treasure 8 years ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountains and people are spending their savings searching for it.

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong leaves jail, vows to join protests
  • World
  • 2019-06-17 14:53:31Z

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison Monday and vowed to join historic anti-government protests rocking the finance hub, as activists kept up pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader. Organisers said some two million people -- more than a quarter of

Virginia Republicans lose in U.S. Supreme Court racial gerrymandering case
Virginia Republicans lose in U.S. Supreme Court racial gerrymandering case
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  • 2019-06-17 14:34:13Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of black voters in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat

Gloria Vanderbilt, Designer and Mother of CNN
Gloria Vanderbilt, Designer and Mother of CNN's Anderson Cooper, Dies at 95

Fashion designer, actress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt has died. She was 95.Earlier this month, doctors discovered very advanced cancer in Vanderbilt's stomach, her son Anderson Cooper said in a video obituary that aired on CNN.Readers can watch Cooper eulogize his mom via the video below.Watch @AndersonCooper's obituary for his mother Gloria Vanderbilt. "What an extraordinary life. What an extraordinary mom. And what an incredible woman." pic.twitter.com/YXz66LOr7W- Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 17, 2019Also Read: Katherine Textor, '60 Minutes' Producer, Dies at 45Vanderbilt, born in 1924, was married four times, and had four children, including Cooper.The Vanderbilts were an...

China
China's Xi to visit North Korea this week ahead of G20

Xi Jinping will make the first trip to North Korea by a Chinese president in 14 years this week, state media said Monday, as Beijing tightens relations with Pyongyang amid tensions with the United States. Xi will visit Pyongyang on Thursday and Friday at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said Chinese official news agency Xinhua. The timing is likely to raise eyebrows at the White House as it comes one week before the G20 summit in Japan, where US President Donald Trump expects to meet with Xi to discuss their protracted trade war.

Meghan McCain felt
Meghan McCain felt 'less alone' without John McCain on Father's Day with 'dead dads club'

Late John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain tweeted about coping with her first Father's Day without her dad. Thousands shared their stories.

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against wedding cake bakers who rebuffed lesbians
U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against wedding cake bakers who rebuffed lesbians

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling against the owners of an Oregon bakery who refused based on their Christian beliefs to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in another case pitting gay rights against religious rights. The justices in a brief order sent the case back to an Oregon court so it can reconsider its 2017 ruling upholding the state's $135,000 penalty against the bakery owners for violating an Oregon anti-discrimination law in light of the Supreme Court's 2018 decision in a strikingly similar case from Colorado.

Drunk woman drives Power Wheels toy truck down road, South Carolina police say
Drunk woman drives Power Wheels toy truck down road, South Carolina police say

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.

What Gold Cup Means to Berhalter, USMNT in Return to Competitive Play
What Gold Cup Means to Berhalter, USMNT in Return to Competitive Play

This Gold Cup carries different meanings for different nations, and for the U.S., it's a return to competitive matches for the first time in 20 months, a chance to move the Gregg Berhalter project forward and an opportunity to truly see where things currently stand.

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AOC: 'Hyde Amendment Is about Income Inequality' Not Abortion

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Sunday praised former vice president Joe Biden for his recently announced opposition to the Hyde amendment and said that her own opposition to the prohibition on the direct federal funding of abortion is rooted in her concern about income inequality."I'm encourage by the fact that he is now against the Hyde Amendment," Ocasio-Cortez told ABC's Jonathan Karl when asked about Biden's recent reversal on the issue.Ocasio-Cortez, who launched a petition over the weekend to build public support for the amendment's repeal, went on to explain that the direct federal funding of abortion is necessary to protect the abortion rights of...

Liz Weston: Make your money last in retirement
Liz Weston: Make your money last in retirement
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  • 2019-06-17 11:20:52Z

Lowering your fixed expenses - shelter, food, transportation, insurance, utilities and minimum loan payments - can help you withdraw less from your savings, which in turn can help your money last longer. Eliminating debt before you retire is often a good way to reduce expenses, but consult a fee-only financial planner before withdrawing retirement funds to pay off a mortgage. A study for the National Bureau of Economic Research found that delaying the start of retirement from age 62 to age 66 could raise someone's annual, sustainable standard of living by 33%.

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