Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists

Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are released after a day of conflicting reports about their fate. ...read more Read more here: Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists ...
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Muslim Anti-Extremist Maajid Nawaz on Maher; Talks Lawsuit Against Southern Poverty Law Center

Anti-radical Muslim activist Maajid Nawaz appeared on Friday's broadcast of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher to talk about the threat of jihadists and Islamist sympathizers in Europe, how "well-meaning liberals" hurt the cause for peaceful Muslims, and his lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for labeling his cause a hate group. Nawaz dubbed their attacks on him as "poverty of expectations" (referencing 'bigotry of low expectations'). Nawaz said "well-meaning liberals," usually white males, don't allow for him to criticize his own religion. He questioned why doesn't he have the right to criticize his own religion. He said ...
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Fiji 27-22 Scotland

Scotland are outgunned by an inspired Fiji as Gregor Townsend's men end their summer tour with defeat in Suva. ...read more Read more here: Fiji 27-22 Scotland ...
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China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan

A rescue operation is under way after about 40 homes were destroyed in Sichuan province. ...read more Read more here: China landslide leaves 100 missing in Sichuan ...
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Trump Job Approval - Disapprove 55%, Approve 43% (SurveyMonkey 6/16-6/22)

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 55%, Approve 43% (SurveyMonkey 6/16-6/22)

By The Huffington Post Polling Method: Internet Trump Job Approval 3,840 Adults - Republican Strongly Approve: 58.0% Somewhat Approve: 30.0% Somewhat Disapprove: 6.0% Strongly Disapprove: 6.0% No answer: 0.0% 4,391 Adults - Democrat Strongly Approve: 3.0% Somewhat Approve: 7.0% Somewhat Disapprove: 12.0% Strongly Disapprove: 77.0% No answer: 1.0% 13,657 Adults , ±1.5 percentage points Strongly Approve: 24.0% Somewhat Approve: 19.0% Somewhat Disapprove: 12.0% Strongly Disapprove: 43.0% No answer: 3.0% 4,848 Adults - independent Strongly Approve: 16.0% Somewhat Approve: 22.0% Somewhat Disapprove: 16.0% Strongly Disapprove: 45.0% No answer: 1.0% ...read more Read more here: Trump Job Approval - Disapprove 55%, Approve ...
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Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose - Oppose 45%, Favor 40% (HuffPost/YouGov 6/13)

Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose – Oppose 45%, Favor 40% (HuffPost/YouGov 6/13)

By The Huffington Post Polling Method: Internet Do you generally favor or oppose President Obama's health care law? 998 Adults Favor strongly: 19.0% Favor somewhat: 21.0% Oppose somewhat: 12.0% Oppose strongly: 33.0% Not sure: 15.0% ...read more Read more here: Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose - Oppose 45%, Favor 40% (HuffPost/YouGov 6/13) ...
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Trump Job Approval - Disapprove 56%, Approve 40% (Kaiser Family Foundation 6/14-6/19)

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 56%, Approve 40% (Kaiser Family Foundation 6/14-6/19)

By The Huffington Post Polling Method: Live Phone Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? 1,208 Adults , ±3.0 percentage points Approve: 40.0% Disapprove: 56.0% Don't Know: 3.0% Refused: 1.0% As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it? 1,208 Adults , ±3.0 percentage points Very favorable: 29.0% Somewhat favorable: 22.0% Somewhat unfavorable: 14.0% Very unfavorable: 27.0% Don't know/ Refused: 8.0% ...read more Read more ...
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Passions flare as Turkey excludes evolution from textbooks

The "controversial" theory is too complex for schoolchildren, an education official says. ...read more Read more here: Passions flare as Turkey excludes evolution from textbooks ...
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Colombia conflict: Seized Dutch journalists still held

ELN rebels deny earlier reports that the two journalists abducted last weekend have now been freed. ...read more Read more here: Colombia conflict: Seized Dutch journalists still held ...
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Reality Check: How many EU citizens live in the UK?

Theresa May offers to protect EU nationals in the UK if UK nationals are protected in Europe. ...read more Read more here: Reality Check: How many EU citizens live in the UK? ...
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‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’

When her daughter died, Gilli Davidson wanted to keep her at home - the funeral director made that possible. ...read more Read more here: 'I kept my daughter's body at home for three weeks' ...
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Tyson lobbyist wounded in baseball shooting is discharged from hospital

Tyson lobbyist wounded in baseball shooting is discharged from hospital

By clima@politico.com (Cristiano Lima) Matt Mika, the Tyson Foods lobbyist who was one of five victims injured during the shooting at a congressional baseball practice last week, was discharged from the hospital Friday, according to a statement released by his family. “Our family is pleased to report that Matt has been discharged from George Washington University Hospital,” Mika's family said in the statement. Mika, the director of government relations for Tyson's D.C. office, was sent to the Washington hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest when a lone gunman fired on the June 14 practice. Mika required surgery, ...
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Vox Sentences: Jobs, jobs, jobs (are still moving to Mexico)

By Ella Nilsen Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Boeing and Carrier announce layoffs; East Coast subway riders suffer through repairs; Saudi Arabia gives Qatar a set of ultimatums. Deal or no deal Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images President Donald Trump got bad news this week as two companies at which he had made high-profile visits to promise new jobs months earlier announced layoffs. Within days ...
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Teenage, gay and Northern Irish

Two teenagers share their experience of growing up gay in Northern Ireland. ...read more Read more here: Teenage, gay and Northern Irish ...
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Week in pictures: 17-23 June 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. ...read more Read more here: Week in pictures: 17-23 June 2017 ...
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Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

David Vallenilla's son was shot dead by military police during a protest earlier in the week. ...read more Read more here: Venezuelan dad makes plea to president ...
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Trump Job Approval - Disapprove 54%, Approve 42% (Gallup 6/20-6/22)

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 54%, Approve 42% (Gallup 6/20-6/22)

By The Huffington Post Polling Method: Live Phone Trump Job Approval 1,500 Adults , ±3.0 percentage points Approve: 42.0% Disapprove: 54.0% ...read more Read more here: Trump Job Approval - Disapprove 54%, Approve 42% (Gallup 6/20-6/22) ...
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The online groups of men who avoid masturbation

Their motivations vary, but a growing number of men are gathering online in communities devoted to abstinence from masturbation. ...read more Read more here: The online groups of men who avoid masturbation ...
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Justice Department, FBI seem at odds over budget

Justice Department, FBI seem at odds over budget

By jgerstein@politico.com (Josh Gerstein) The firing of FBI Director James Comey isn't the only thing top Justice Department officials and FBI leaders disagree about at the moment. They also don't see eye to eye about something else always of great import in Washington: money. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe have presented starkly different views to Congress about how President Donald Trump's budget would impact the FBI's operations. To hear McCabe describe it, Trump's budget would require significant belt-tightening across the law enforcement agency. “It will certainly impact us in many ways. It is a ...
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The GOP’s one-man fire brigade

The GOP’s one-man fire brigade

By ejohnson@politico.com (Eliana Johnson) Karen Handel wasn't the only big winner in Tuesday's special election. Republican operative Corry Bliss, who heads the super PAC officially blessed by House GOP leadership, arguably had just as much riding on the outcome.He had never managed a House race before he took the helm of the Congressional Leadership Fund, which poured more than $10 million into the recent special elections. But now Bliss is coming off four straight victories, and he's credited with quelling Republican fears that President Donald Trump will drag down the party's prospects in the 2018 midterm elections. “He's on a ...
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What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?

By David Harsanyi What if Republican voters who don't particularly like President Donald Trump are also able to compartmentalize their votes? What if they dislike Democrats more than they do the president? What if, rather than being punished for Trump's unpopularity, local candidates are rewarded for their moderation? This would be a disaster for Democrats. And Tuesday's runoff election in Georgia's 6th District shows that it might be possible. Now, had Jon Ossoff come out ahead of Karen Handel, the coverage would have painted this as a game-changing moment: a referendum on conservatism itself, a harbinger of... ...read more Read ...
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NASA just debunked Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest snake oil

By Julia Belluz Goop tried to use space science to sell bogus stickers. NASA wasn't having it. Gwyneth Paltrow's latest lifestyle snake oil is so bad, NASA was forced to debunk it. Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop — the same site that brought you jade vagina eggs and overpriced vitamins — is now peddling a product called Body Vibes, wearable stickers that purport to “promote healing” and “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies.” Goop.com “Wearable stickers that rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies have become a major obsession around Goop HQ.”These stickers, which cost $60 for a pack of ...
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White House: Qatar Gulf row is a ‘family issue’

US spokesman Sean Spicer says Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others should "work crisis out themselves". ...read more Read more here: White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue' ...
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Palmieri: Obama officials

Palmieri: Obama officials ‘made the best decisions they could’ on Russia hacking

By Jake Lahut Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton's former communications director, said on Friday that the Obama administration "made the best decisions they could" when deciding when to publicly disclose evidence that Russian officials tried to interfere with the 2016 election.Palmieri's comments came after the release of an investigation by The Washington Post revealed how former President Barack Obama and his aides wrestled with when to release the highly sensitive intelligence, because they feared being accused of trying to influence the election themselves."And you know, I know that the Obama White House is in a very difficult situation, and they made ...
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Saudis ‘foil suicide attack’ on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the house he was in. ...read more Read more here: Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque ...
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Intelligence officials worry State Dept. going easy on Russian diplomats

Intelligence officials worry State Dept. going easy on Russian diplomats

By awatkins@politico.com (Ali Watkins) Intelligence officials and lawmakers are concerned that the State Department is dragging its feet in implementing a crackdown on Russian diplomats' travel within the U.S., despite evidence that Moscow is using lax restrictions to conduct intelligence operations.The frustration comes amid bipartisan concern that the Trump administration is trying to slow down other congressional efforts to get tough on Russia. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a House committee last week that a new Senate sanctions package designed to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 election would limit Trump's “flexibility” and impede possible U.S. “dialogue” ...
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Where did Trump the Outsourcing Slayer go?

After promising "consequences" for sending jobs overseas, President Donald Trump's threats don't seem to be paying off. ...read more Read more here: Where did Trump the Outsourcing Slayer go? ...
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How to deal with nosy relatives at Eid gatherings

A guide on how to deal with "uncomfortable questions" during family gatherings after Ramadan. ...read more Read more here: How to deal with nosy relatives at Eid gatherings ...
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US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, becomes the oldest woman to make the 21-mile swim across the English Channel. ...read more Read more here: US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel ...
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Gowdy Will Defer to Mueller, Intel Panel on Russia Probes

By James Arkin Rep. Trey Gowdy, the newly minted chairman of the House oversight committee, said he will likely not probe directly Russia's interference in the 2016 election or the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, hoping to avoid conflicting with investigations conducted by the Department of Justice special counsel or other congressional committees. Gowdy became chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week, replacing Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who plans to retire from Congress at the end of this month. Gowdy said Friday that he would cede priority of potentially criminal... ...read more Read more here: Gowdy ...
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