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Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word
Senior Netflix executive axed over use of the N-word

Netflix sacked its chief spokesman Jonathan Friedland, he revealed on Friday, after he used the N-word twice in the space of a few days during meetings with staff. The head of communications announced his departure after being upbraided for a second time for using the racial slur, which is controversial for its ubiquity in hip-hop culture and completely taboo in almost every other context. Former journalist Friedland -- not to be confused with Jonathan Freedland, a prominent columnist at the London-based Guardian newspaper -- had served in communications roles for Disney.

Fox Firepower: Tank-killing robot revealed
Fox Firepower: Tank-killing robot revealed

Allison Barrie has the first look at the new Milrem Robotics THeMIS, a smart robot that can stealthily approach an enemy tank, and destroy it. The ground drone will be adapted with a special turret from MBDA called IMPACT, and armed with powerful missiles, designed to obliterate enemy tanks.

Astronaut Jeanette Epps still can't tell us why NASA pulled her from historic space mission
Astronaut Jeanette Epps still can't tell us why NASA pulled her from historic space mission

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps should be in space right now. But instead, she's stuck on Earth. In January, NASA unexpectedly announced that Epps - who was set to become the first African-American astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station for an extended period of time - would not be flying to the orbiting outpost in June after all. No public reason was given for the sudden reassignment, and Epps hasn't said much about the situation until now.  SEE ALSO: Astronaut expected to be the 1st African-American Space Station crewmember won't fly in 2018 after all On Thursday Epps spoke out about why she was pulled from the flight during the Tech Open Air conference in...

Google Street View cars will help to map out the air quality in London
Google Street View cars will help to map out the air quality in London

Google Street View will be taking stock of more than streets, neighborhoods, and houses in the next month or so. Beginning in July, two Google Street View cars will be tasked with monitoring the air quality in London.

Police Need Search Warrant to Track Suspects' Location via Cell Tower Records, Supreme Court Says
Police Need Search Warrant to Track Suspects' Location via Cell Tower Records, Supreme Court Says

The outcome marks a big change in how police can obtain phone records

Cambridge University discovers how to stop irritating
Cambridge University discovers how to stop irritating 'plink plink' of dripping tap

The irritating "plink, plink" sounds of a dripping tap has caused many a sleepless night. But now Cambridge University has discovered what causes it, and how to stop it. Using ultra-high-speed cameras and audio capture techniques, researchers found the noise is produced by the movement of a small bubble of air trapped beneath the water's surface. The bubble forces the water surface itself to vibrate, creating the sound as it hits an empty, or water-filled sink below. However changing the surface tension of the water that the drops are falling onto by adding washing up liquid causes the sound to vanish. "A lot of work has been done on the physical mechanics of a dripping tap, but...

This Guatemalan Mother Sued the U.S. for Separating Her From Her Son at the Border. Now, They Are Reunited
This Guatemalan Mother Sued the U.S. for Separating Her From Her Son at the Border. Now, They Are Reunited

She sued the federal government and won

North and South Korea Agree to Hold Family Reunification Meetings This Summer
North and South Korea Agree to Hold Family Reunification Meetings This Summer

As the rivals boost reconciliation efforts

Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often
Oregon water scare: Algae blooms happening more often

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The words blasted to cellphones around Salem, Oregon were ominous: "Civil emergency. prepare for action."

The Radical Cleric Behind Indonesia Starbucks Bombing Has Been Sentenced to Death
The Radical Cleric Behind Indonesia Starbucks Bombing Has Been Sentenced to Death

Aman Abdurrahman is the key ideologue for IS militants in the world's largest Muslim nation

North and South Korea Are Preparing to Reunite Families Divided by War
North and South Korea Are Preparing to Reunite Families Divided by War

The families were were driven apart during the turmoil of the Korean War

About 500 Children Separated at the Border Have Been Reunited With Families, Official Says
About 500 Children Separated at the Border Have Been Reunited With Families, Official Says

They were separated from their families by Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy

Three Men Face Hate Crimes Charges in Minnesota Mosque Bombing
Three Men Face Hate Crimes Charges in Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The explosion damaged the imam's office but nobody was hurt

Bear researcher attacked by grizzly to stay on career path
Bear researcher attacked by grizzly to stay on career path

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear researcher who was attacked by a grizzly bear last month said Thursday that her recovery has been slow, but the encounter has done nothing to change her mind about her career path.

Charles Krauthammer, Conservative Political Commentator, Dies at 68
Charles Krauthammer, Conservative Political Commentator, Dies at 68

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer died June 21 at 68, the Washington Post confirmed. Krauthammer died from cancer of the small intestine, according to the paper. Krauthammer had been largely absent from public for several months before writing his farewell column.

Exclusive: Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha on Turning to China Over the U.S.
Exclusive: Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha on Turning to China Over the U.S.

It's just over four years since Prayuth, 64, launched a coup d'etat after six months of street protests

Hawaiians Blame Misunderstanding of Volcano and 'Doomsday' Headlines for Big Drop in Tourism
Hawaiians Blame Misunderstanding of Volcano and 'Doomsday' Headlines for Big Drop in Tourism

Kilauea's lava flow encompasses only 9.5 square miles on an island the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined

'He Might Change His Mind in Minutes or Hours.' Migrant Mothers React to Trump Ending Border Separations
'He Might Change His Mind in Minutes or Hours.' Migrant Mothers React to Trump Ending Border Separations

One woman hadn't seen her son in more than a month.

What's Happening to the 2,300 Children Already Separated From Their Parents? Here's Everything We Know
What's Happening to the 2,300 Children Already Separated From Their Parents? Here's Everything We Know

There is still no clear process for reuniting them with their families

Litter of Mountain Lion Kittens Found in Santa Monica Mountains
Litter of Mountain Lion Kittens Found in Santa Monica Mountains

A litter of mountain lion kittens were recently discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains in Calabasas, California, according to a National Park Service video released June 19. The Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area shared the news on their Twitter page on June 19. "We recently discovered a litter of 4 mountain lion kittens, all female," the unit shared. Footage shows the kittens in their den with one of them hissing and showing her teeth to the camera. After collecting tissue samples from each kitten, the unit found that the litter weighed between four and a half and five pounds and were four and a half weeks old. Credit: Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area via Storyful

Mars Dust Storm Goes Global, Covers Curiosity
Mars Dust Storm Goes Global, Covers Curiosity

While bad news for the Opportunity rover, this gives NASA a great chance to study the storm up close.

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There's Hope for a Vaccine to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

The new study is small but promising

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise
Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem. - What are the causes of ocean noise? Advocacy groups focus on seismic airguns, which are used by oil and gas interests to find reserves on the ocean floor.

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study
US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment. US industry emits some 13 million metric tons each year, far more than the amount estimated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said the findings published in the journal Science. Researchers said the actual leak rate of 2.3 percent -- compared to EPA inventory estimates of 1.4 percent -- represents enough natural gas to fuel 10 million homes.

Italy to pick up migrants, impound German charity ship
Italy to pick up migrants, impound German charity ship

By Steve Scherer and Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) - Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel. Anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the Dutch-flagged ship Lifeline should take the people it plucked from the Mediterranean to the Netherlands and not Italy. "We will assume the humanitarian generosity and responsibility to save these people and take them onto Italian coastguard ships," Toninelli said in a video posted on Facebook.

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Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe closes in on asteroid Ryugu - and captures close-ups

Look! Up in the sky! It's a dumpling … It's a "Star Trek" Borg cube … It's the asteroid Ryugu! Our view of Ryugu, a half-mile-wide space rock nearly 180 million miles from Earth, is coming into sharper focus with the approach of the Japanese probe Hayabusa 2. Three and a half years after its launch, the spacecraft is now within 35 miles of the asteroid, closing in on what's expected to be a standoff orbital distance of 12 miles. The pictures that it's been sending back throughout the approach provide enough detail to reveal Ryugu's blocky shape. "It looks… Read More

Immigration Votes Cap a Rough Week for the GOP
Immigration Votes Cap a Rough Week for the GOP

As they head into an already difficult midterm election cycle, GOP lawmakers have found themselves playing defense.

Inside the jail where prominent New Jersey doctor was held
Inside the jail where prominent New Jersey doctor was held

20/20's Deborah Roberts enters the Hudson County jail where Dr. James Kauffman was held on charges of murdering his wife before he committed suicide

Daughter shares message left by mom killed in alleged murder-for-hire plot
Daughter shares message left by mom killed in alleged murder-for-hire plot

"It reminds me that my mom is with me all the time," Kim Pack said of her mother and radio host April Kauffman.

Daughter of radio host killed in alleged murder-for-hire plot on saying goodbye to her mom
Daughter of radio host killed in alleged murder-for-hire plot on saying goodbye to her mom

"I grabbed her hand and I begged her for an ounce of her strength," April Kauffman's daughter Kim Pack said of saying goodbye to her mother before her burial.

First Lady Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Child Detention Center in Texas
First Lady Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Child Detention Center in Texas

One day after her husband signed an executive order to keep families together

Hungarian STOP Soros laws are openly xenophobic: U.N.
Hungarian STOP Soros laws are openly xenophobic: U.N.'s Zeid

New Hungarian laws that criminalize people for helping asylum-seekers are shameful and blatantly xenophobic, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Thursday. The legislation, passed by the Hungarian parliament on Wednesday, could come into force as early as July 1, he said in a statement. This makes it a criminal offense to provide advice to migrants and refugees or to monitor human rights at borders, he added.

Facebook testing subscription fees for membership groups
Facebook testing subscription fees for membership groups

Company to let some groups starting charging monthly fees for access to content.

Thousands celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge
Thousands celebrate summer solstice at Stonehenge

LONDON (AP) - Thousands watched the sun glint over the horizon at Stonehenge on Thursday, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle.

Rosetta Space Probe
Rosetta Space Probe's Last Images Were of its Own Grave, ESA Footage Shows

The European Space Agency released a video on June 21 showing the final images recorded by the Rosetta Probe as it crash-landed onto the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in September 2016, ending its 10-year mission. The ESA said of Rosetta's last recordings: "As it moved closer towards the surface it scanned across an ancient pit and sent back images showing what would become its final resting place." Credit: ESA via Storyful

Convicted Car Thief Arrested in XXXTentacion Murder Investigation
Convicted Car Thief Arrested in XXXTentacion Murder Investigation

The arrest came about 48 hours after the rapper was shot and killed

States Can Force Online Shoppers to Pay Sales Tax, Supreme Court Rules
States Can Force Online Shoppers to Pay Sales Tax, Supreme Court Rules

The 5-4 ruling is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually

President Trump's Tweet Just Made It Harder for the House to Pass an Immigration Bill
President Trump's Tweet Just Made It Harder for the House to Pass an Immigration Bill

"What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate"

Most Americans Approve of How Trump Is Handling North Korea Following Summit
Most Americans Approve of How Trump Is Handling North Korea Following Summit

But they don't think North Korea will dismantle its nuclear program

Four Things to Watch in Turkey's Elections
Four Things to Watch in Turkey's Elections

If he wins on Sunday, Erdogan will become Turkey's most powerful leader since 1923.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Becomes First World Leader to Give Birth While in Office in Nearly 3 Decades
New Zealand's Prime Minister Becomes First World Leader to Give Birth While in Office in Nearly 3 Decades

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed a daughter - becoming the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office

The Story Behind TIME's Trump 'Welcome to America' Cover
The Story Behind TIME's Trump 'Welcome to America' Cover

John Moore's photograph of a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker at the U.S.-Mexico border is featured on the July 2 cover of TIME

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?
Your Morning Cup of Coffee Is in Danger. Can the Industry Adapt in Time?

An industry unites to fight for endangered farms

Trump Backed Down, But the Crisis at the Border Is Far From Over
Trump Backed Down, But the Crisis at the Border Is Far From Over

Donald Trump turned the machinery of the state on some of the world's most vulnerable humans in the border humanitarian crisis

Today Is the Longest Day of the Year. Here's What to Know About the 2018 Summer Solstice
Today Is the Longest Day of the Year. Here's What to Know About the 2018 Summer Solstice

There are 17 hours of sunlight

The House GOP's Immigration Overhaul Is on the Brink of Collapse
The House GOP's Immigration Overhaul Is on the Brink of Collapse

The bill was a long shot, but failure may now come at a steeper price for the GOP

Japan Is Canceling Evacuation Drills Meant to Prepare Civilians for North Korean Missiles
Japan Is Canceling Evacuation Drills Meant to Prepare Civilians for North Korean Missiles

Officials said recent diplomatic developments had reduced the threat of missile strikes

President Trump Promotes 'Tough' Immigration Policies at Minnesota Rally After His Turnaround on Family Separation
President Trump Promotes 'Tough' Immigration Policies at Minnesota Rally After His Turnaround on Family Separation

He also unleashed a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him

President Trump Will Meet Queen Elizabeth Next Month
President Trump Will Meet Queen Elizabeth Next Month

The last time Trump was invited to the U.K., over 1.8 million Britons signed a petition against his visit

Algeria Shuts Off Internet Access Nationwide to Combat Cheating on Exams
Algeria Shuts Off Internet Access Nationwide to Combat Cheating on Exams

Facebook will also be blocked throughout Algeria during the exam period

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