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'Dark and disturbing': University duo killed man as part of sex fantasy, prosecutors say

Monday 20:00 GMT

The July slaying of a man allegedly at the hands of two university staffers was a part of a twisted sexual fantasy that began online, prosecutors said Sunday.

Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor and microbiologist at Northwestern University, in Illinois, and Andrew Warren, a financial officer at Oxford University, in England, have been charged with first degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Lathem’s boyfriend, authorized said.

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USA’s Lexi Thompson plays ‘weirdest round’ to help beat Europe in Solheim Cup

Monday 20:00 GMT

Juli Inkster has overseen the forceful reply in becoming the second woman to lead the United States to multiple Solheim Cup wins.

Anna Nordqvist raced to the seemingly unassailable position of 4 up against Lexi Thompson at the turn before the American produced a stunning run, played a seven-hole stretch in eight under par to move to 1 up. Nordqvist would have been forgiven dizziness but instead played a glorious approach shot into the 18th, with a subsequent concession ensuring the halved match.

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Source: CBS News

Life After Hate co-founder says grant rescinded by Trump administration

Monday 20:00 GMT

Former skinhead and Life After Hate co-founder Christian Picciolini says that an Obama-era federal grant his organization received to help combat "far-right" extremism was rescinded under the Trump administration shortly after President Donald Trump took office. "Under President Obama, my organization, Life After Hate, was awarded a $400,000 grant to help combat far-right extremism.

When President Trump took office, immediately that grant was rescinded," Picciolini told CBS News' John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" Sunday. "We were the only organization of the pool of grantees that was focused on white supremacist, extremists and disengaging people from that movement," he said.

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Source: Washington Post

Read Dick Gregory’s old jokes. You’ll see why they still resonate decades later.

Monday 20:00 GMT

The images that have graced Dick Gregory’s obituaries show the comic-turned activist with a long white beard and a weathered face, educating crowds about the killing of Trayvon Martin or police brutality.

Before his transformation into an activist, Gregory was a man on a stage in front of a sometimes-hostile crowd, making acerbic, insightful jokes about race, segregation and the civil rights movement that still resonate half a century later.

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Source: Common Domain

Cardinals and Pirates prepare to play unusual finale in first-ever MLB Little League Classic

Monday 19:05 GMT

Normally the home stadium for the Phillies’ Short-Season Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters, Historic Bowman Field will set the stage for an unusual — and unprecedented — matchup between the NL Central rivals as they take the field for the first-ever MLB Little League Baseball Classic.

The Pirates and Cardinals will switch things up for Sunday’s series finale, moving from the spacious PNC Park to the renovated Minor League confines of BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

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LeBron James once saved someone while snorkeling with Dwyane Wade

Monday 18:11 GMT

The recent article published on Vogue about James and his wife Savannah, the author shared a story told to him by Gabrielle Union, actress and wife of Dwyane Wade.

As Union tells the story, during a snorkeling trip in the Bahamas, Lebron noticed one person wasn’t back in the boat at the end of the session. The California native has one year to go on his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being traded there by the Indiana Pacers.

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Source: Washington Post

Even in red states, liberal candidates are climbing into power in the nation’s cities

Monday 19:05 GMT

Birmingham’s August 22 primary is one of dozens of 2017 races where progressive candidates are trying to climb into power, knitting together community organizers, new activists and the remnants of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.)

In that time, Democrats have been locked out of national power, further diminished in state legislatures and wiped out in rural America. That has left the increasingly blue cities and suburbs as the obvious places for Democrats to attempt to rebuild.

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Mnuchin says he's staying at Treasury, defends Trump after classmates' call to resign

Monday 15:27 GMT

"I am proud to serve my country as the 77th Treasury Secretary at this critical time in our history, and I do so with a goal of taking actions to improve the economy for the benefit of all our citizens," Mnuchin said in a statement released on his personal Twitter account late Saturday. "I was honored to travel to all parts of the country with the president during his campaign, be chosen by the president to be Treasury Secretary and will continue to pursue his agenda," he added.

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How Ms. Pat overcame drugs, prison and abuse — and rose to comedy stardom

Monday 18:11 GMT

She has done NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” appeared on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, and her new memoir, “Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat,” is drawing notice for its unforgiving and darkly hilarious portrait of her rise from the grimmest of circumstances.

Beyond the psychological abuse, his physical abuse extended to smacking her with a gun that went off, wounding her in the back of the head.

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Source: New York Times

Topple a Confederate Statue This Broadway Musical Already Did.

Monday 18:11 GMT

Two decades ago, the rebellious destruction sprang from the imagination of the playwright Tony Kushner, who presciently placed a Confederate statue-toppling in his powerful musical, “Caroline, or Change,” which ran briefly on Broadway in 2004 and has been widely performed since.

She’s understanding her mother’s sacrifices, and the strength and resistance shown by people whose resistance is not immediately identifiable as that.”

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Source: Washington Post

A father and daughter said flying Frontier was ‘miserable.’ The crew kicked them off the plane.

Monday 18:11 GMT

A father and daughter were booted from a Frontier Airlines flight last week after the crew reportedly felt threatened by a conversation the pair were having before the plane had taken off.

The Millers told the news station that they had already been delayed for eight hours and were talking privately about how “miserable” the Frontier crew and experience had been. The incident occurred Wednesday after Eric Miller, 70, and his daughter, Whitney Miller, 25, had boarded a flight from Orlando to St. Louis, according to News 6 Orlando.

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Woman who livestreamed dying sister says she looked like a 'monster'

Monday 18:11 GMT

The California woman who livestreamed the brutal crash that killed her 14-year-old sister and injured another teenager say the video makes her look like “a monster.”

“I didn't even know I looked like a monster — like, I look like a freaking horrible monster,” Sanchez said of the video she took last month as her little sister died in the wreck. In a Friday night phone interview with NBC Fresno affiliate KSEE from jail — where she is being held on $300,000 bail — Obdulia Sanchez, 18, said she drove while filming herself often on Instagram and Snapchat, but she had never crashed before.

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Source: New York Times

Quiet Epidemic of Suicide Claims France’s Farmers

Monday 18:11 GMT

The death of Ms. Le Guelvout’s brother was part of a quiet epidemic of suicide among French farmers with which stoical rural families, the authorities, public health officials and researchers are trying to grapple.

The most recent statistics, made public in 2016 by France’s public health institute, show that 985 farmers killed themselves from 2007 to 2011 — a suicide rate 22 percent higher than that of the general population.

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Source: New York Times

Young Voices on a Targeted Island: ‘Very Lucky to Be From Guam’

Monday 17:27 GMT

Neither the threat of nuclear war nor 80 percent humidity could halt the dedication of the J.F.K. Islanders, and the same could be said for most others on this tiny Pacific island: Life goes on.

From issues of environmental protection to answering the call of the church, the youth on Guam have many different perspectives, but together, they share similar hopes and dreams, and a drive to preserve, honor and shape the future of their island.

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Source: New York Times

Photos: The Eclipse Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Monday 18:11 GMT

Though you can view a version of the eclipse simply by creating a pinhole camera with your fist and see an image of the sun on the ground, many would-be watchers have acquired eclipse glasses.

As Sunday afternoon rolled round, Americans who might normally dread the arrival of another Monday instead busied themselves preparing for the first total coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century. Millions are expected to watch the eclipse, which will begin in Oregon at about 1:15 p.m. E.T. and move east, ending its stateside run in South Carolina at close to 2:49 p.m. E.T. Sadly for many of us, no one has declared a national holiday.

Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 09:01 GMT
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Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion

Today 09:01 GMT
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Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Today 09:00 GMT
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A 19th Century Swiss Chateau Uniquely Located On Lake Geneva

Today 09:01 GMT
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Target revises reporting, after SEC calls out non-GAAP gross margin

Today 09:00 GMT
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Contact sports can alter the brains of even young, healthy athletes: study

Today 09:01 GMT
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Stock prices look attractive now — compared to bonds

Today 09:01 GMT
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How can bosses put a stop to workers idly browsing online?

Monday 12:41 GMT
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That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
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16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
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Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

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Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

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Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

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Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

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Ed Gillespie’s latest Trump headache is happening in his own backyard

Friday 22:47 GMT

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