• Fire near Yosemite has destroyed 58 homes, displaced thousands
  • Family Releases Graphic Photos Of An Illinois Inmate’s Body In A Plea For Answers
  • Next ‘Arrested Development’ Season Will Lean Into All Those Trump Comparisons
  • Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?
  • Officials: Anthony Scaramucci considered for White House communications director

Family Releases Graphic Photos Of An Illinois Inmate’s Body In A Plea For Answers

The extremely graphic photos, which appear on the familys GoFundMe page and a family friends viral social media post, show the swollen face and body of Chicago resident Michael Jefferson, who was being held at the Menard Correctional Centeron a parole violation, according to NBC Chicago. Whatever went on in there, he did not deserve to die that way. He was a human being, Charles told the news station. He…

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Next ‘Arrested Development’ Season Will Lean Into All Those Trump Comparisons

It didnt take long for the internet to point out the connections between this eldest sons bungling attempts to please his powerful daddy and a certain famously incompetent firstborn Gob Bluth. Hes aware ofallof that stuff, Jason Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth, said in an interview with The Daily Beast. And he and his writing staff have been in a cave for the last two or three months crafting these…

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Why is everyone talking about Russian adoptions?

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions. So why are adoptions of Russian children by US parents, which are currently banned, such a hot topic of conversation for Russian officials and representatives?

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Officials: Anthony Scaramucci considered for White House communications director

(CNN)Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge fund manager-turned-campaign fundraiser and trusted adviser to President Donald Trump, is being considered to take on the role of White House communications director, two senior administration officials said Thursday night. Scaramucci came under consideration for the job after he was tapped last month to become the vice president and chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank. The communications director position would be a first for Scaramucci,…

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Marawi siege could herald new era of extremism in Asia, report says

(CNN)The ongoing siege of the southern Philippines city of Marawi could be just the beginning of a wider Asian problem of Islamist extremism, according to a new report by a regional think tank. For two months the Philippines military has been trying to push ISIS fighters out of Marawi after militants launched an offensive on May 23 to establish a caliphate in the Philippines. US forces helping Philippines battle ISIS-linked…

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Laughing at ISIS to defeat them

Mumbai, India (CNN)Deep in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, tucked away in a small conference room among dozens of buildings known as Bollywood’s “Film City,” the US government is implementing a unique, and until now, unknown counterterrorism program aimed at diminishing the online influence of terror groups like ISIS – by making fun of them. Standing next to a white board that reads “Fighting Terror With Comedy,” Mathur is joined…

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Runaway Teen Identified As Victim Of 1970s Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy

Illinois police confirmed Wednesday that James Byron Haakenson, 16, who ran away from his Minnesota home in 1976, was killed by Gacy that same year, CBS Chicago reported. He was executed in 1994. Cook County Sheriffs Office A Cook County Sheriffs detective traveled to Minnesota with the news for Haakensons family this week. Sisterman said her brother had begun to dabble in the gay lifestyle and felt unwelcome at home…

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‘Star Wars’ Monopoly That Doesn’t Exclude Rey Is Finally Easy To Buy

Arguably the most important person in the whole damn movie, the omission of Daisy Ridleys character stirred up accusations of sexism against toymaker Hasbro, which stood accused of perpetuating a long history of overlooking female action characters in merchandise. In its defense, the company said it originally didnt want to spoil a plot point, because while we knew Rey existed in the film, we didnt knowhow central she was to…

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O.J. Simpson asks Nevada parole board for early release

(CNN)O.J. Simpson is scheduled to appear before a parole board in Nevada on Thursday in a hearing that will decide whether one of America’s most notorious prisoners will be released. “Juice,” as he was known in his heyday, is nine years into a nine-to-33-year sentence after being convicted in a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. But Simpson is best known for his infamous 1995 acquittal…

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Qatar’s US ambassador: We can live under Arab embargo ‘forever’

(CNN)Qatar’s ambassador to the United States has called for an end to the ongoing “blockade” of his country by a coalition of Arab states, while defiantly stating they could live under the embargo indefinitely. The Middle East was plunged into one of its worst diplomatic crises in decades on June 5 when the four countries — Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates — announced they would be…

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McCain faces his greatest battle

Washington (CNN)John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he’s facing his toughest battle. He’s a warrior politician who bears the scars of a lifetime of military and political campaigns and health scares on his body and across his soul. He’s collected more enemies and friends than most men and is a certified national hero. Aggressive tumor removed from McCain’s brain McCain faces his greatest battle The absolutely remarkable…

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O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner

Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight — first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a life that already includes a legacy of fame, fortune and infamy. Early years Born on…

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Senate Hearing Highlights Saudi Arabia’s Responsibility For Suffering In Yemen

WASHINGTON Experts on humanitarian issues, including top U.S. officials, used a Senate hearing Tuesday to highlight how U.S. partner Saudi Arabia has exacerbated global hunger with its American-backed military campaign in neighbor state Yemen, where the United Nations 17 million people lack access to sufficient food and a child under 5 years old dies every 10 minutes of preventable causes. The Saudi-led coalition, which began fighting pro-Iran rebels in Yemen…

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Trump and Republican senators are the 53 angriest people in Washington

Washington (CNN)The GOP turned into the Grouchy Old Party, as recriminations flew after the failure this week to repeal and replace Obamacare — the greatest motivating cause of Republican voters for more than seven years. Trump, facing criticism of his own conduct in the failed effort to replace his successor’s signature law, suggested simply that the Republican majority on Capitol Hill was not up to the job.

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Christian man accused of killing daughter who was dating a Muslim

Jerusalem (CNN)An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn’t approve of her relationship with a Muslim man. Henriette’s family tried to bring her back home – using threats against her and her boyfriend’s mother to put pressure on her to return, the indictment says. The boyfriend’s mother, who was not identified in the indictment, called police to intervene on Karra’s behalf….

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Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years

(CNN)A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were preserved in the now receding Tsanfleuron glacier, near a slew of trendy ski resorts at 2,600 meters (8,500 feet) above sea level.

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Trump letting Obamacare fail is ‘cynical and sinister,’ Sen. Cory Booker says

(CNN)New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying “that’s not just cynical, it’s actually sinister.” “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us,” Trump said. “It would be nice to…

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Australian PM demands answers in ‘inexplicable’ killing of Justine Ruszczyk

(CNN)Australia’s prime minister has demanded answers to the “inexplicable” killing of an Australian-American woman shot by police in Minneapolis. “I mean, how can a woman out in the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?” he said. “We are demanding answers, something clearly went tragically wrong.” How Justine Ruszczyk’s friend heard of her death Mayor: I wish officer would speak Who is police officer…

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Did The National Hurricane Center Just Troll Trump?

A National Hurricane Center notice about Tropical Storm Dondrew plenty of attention online because to some it sounded like the agency was throwing shade at President Donald Trump. Max Mayfield, the former National Hurricane Center director who chaired the committee that chose the name, told the news agency that the appearance of Tropical Storm Don had nothing to do with the president.

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Fox Analyst: Russia Meeting ‘Would’ve Been A Felony’ If They Got Clinton Info

It is a crime to receive something of value, when youre a campaign official, from a foreign person or a foreign government, Judge Andrew Napolitanosaid Monday onAmericas Newsroom. That wouldve been a felony, Napolitano replied. That wouldve been the completion of a crime. So the question is: Is this enough to commence a criminal investigation? Answer: Yes, he said. If he was trying to hide something,was it that this was…

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Walmart’s Website Really Described A Wig Cap As ‘N****r-Brown’

On Monday, Twitter user Kwani Lewis shared a screenshot of the product page in which the caps color is described as n****r-brown. Hey @Walmart what are you doing? Lewis captioned the photo. The retail giant began receiving backlash from folks on social media, including author Roxane Gay who said the listing was far past acceptable. Ragan Dickens, Walmarts national media relations director, told HuffPost that the company is appalled over…

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How the Republican health care bill fell apart

Washington (CNN)The Republicans’ signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP’s health care bill. Across town, over rosemary-grilled rib eye and summer vegetable succotash at the White House, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders were attempting…

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