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Turkish elections Sunday will create a problem for the world - a re-elected President Erdogan

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Turkish citizens will go to the polls for snap parliamentary and presidential elections Sunday, putting the world is at the doorstep of another decade-long, dangerous problem: a re-elected and empowered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

It’s more realistic, however, to start thinking about the problem that his victory is bound to cause for the rest of the world, and especially for the U.S.. Pollsters recalculating the probability of a victorious or defeated Erdogan forget one important feature of Turkey’s so-called democracy: it isn’t one.

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Source: Common Domain

Works of 19th Century Women Head to Auction at Christie’s

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Selected works of 10 prominent female artists from the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite era will headline the upcoming Christie’s London auction on July 11.

The collection features a prized work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, valued up to £10 million. Selected works of 10 prominent female artists from the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite era will headline the upcoming Christie’s London auction on July 11. In total, Christie’s Victorian Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art sale features 179 lots, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s painting Dante's Dream, estimated to sell between £200,000 and £300,000 (US$262,800 to US$394,200), and expected to be the auction’s highest priced item.

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Source: New York Times

The Positive Death Movement Comes to Life

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At 88, Ms. Weisberger has found a second calling in what has been labeled the positive death movement — a scattering of mostly women who want to break the taboos around discussions of death.

If there is a germinal moment for the positive death movement, it is 2003, when a social worker at a New York hospice center became disillusioned by the care that the medical staff were able to give to dying patients and their families.

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Source: NBC News

Afghan road barely built after 12 years, millions of U.S. tax dollars

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A highway in Afghanistan, partly funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars, is largely unbuilt after 12 years of construction work according to inspectors who say it might never be completed.

Many other taxpayer-funded projects have ended in similar failure, such as the Pentagon’s purchase of $28 million worth on forest camouflage uniforms for the Afghan army that proved useless in the local desert, and a $36 million military command facility that has never been used.

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Source: The Week

6 beautiful brownstone homes

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Set on the top story of a 1901 Cobble Hill brownstone, this co-op studio is brightened by corner windows and an oversize skylight.

Original features include 14-foot coffered, beamed, and carved-plaster ceilings; a skylight over the stairs; carved-wood molding, railings, and fireplace surround; parquet and straight-lay wood floors; and ornate leaded glass.

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Source: New York Times

Kim Jones Turns to the Bright Side at Dior Men

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At 3, rue de Marignan in the Eighth Arrondissement, just steps from the Champs-Élysées, a receptionist waits to admit you into the men’s wear studio and ateliers of Dior.

Mr. Jones was adjusting the fit of a cream-colored double-breasted cashmere jacket so fine the gold-flecked stripe of the shirt underneath whispered through — and Mr. Jones doesn’t fear the rich. It was three days before the Dior spring 2019 show, and the new was arriving to obscure the old.

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Source: New York Times

For Saudi Women, Challenges Go Far Beyond Driving

Today 15:29 GMT

The new driving law will aid many working-class women who cannot afford drivers and taxis to sustain jobs, to drive to school and university, and to simply have other aspects of a normal life that women of other nationalities have always known.

First, there are the constant international interventions in Saudi issues and the Western standards that are often forced on us, threaten our identity and make it hard to have a fair conversation about the “real” issues facing Saudi women.

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Suspect in NYC bike path killings invokes ‘Allah,’ defends ISIS in court

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A man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path invoked “Allah” and defended the Islamic State group in court Friday, reports said.

Following his arrest, Saipov requested that the ISIS flag be displayed in his hospital room, the New York Daily News reported, citing court documents. Saipov said the judgments made in the courtroom were “not important” to him because they were “not Allah’s judgments,” according to the New York Times.

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Source: Common Domain

Audiobooks found to elicit a greater emotional response than movies or television

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Psychologists at University College in London found that Jane Austen, George R. R. Martin, and Arthur Conan Doyle exerted a greater tug on people’s heart strings in book form than in the television of movie adaptations of the works.

“Understanding these emotional triggers will help not just with the kind of audiobooks we invest in, but knowing which narrative designs are most effective,” Katz said.

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Source: Huffington Post

Ranking The Best New Shows On Netflix You Can Stream Right Now

Today 15:29 GMT

For the weekend of June 23, Streamline recommends “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in the top Netflix spot for the fourth time.

That initial season was pretty good to begin with, so improving on that is definitely impressive and atypical for the Marvel shows. This season is better than the first, with larger stakes that don’t cheapen the down-to-earth realism at this show’s core.

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Supreme Court ruling in cell phone case is a victory for our privacy rights

Today 15:29 GMT

Accordingly, the court concluded that the voluntary conveyance assumption behind the Third-Party Doctrine just doesn't hold up when it comes to cell phone location data, because "a cell phone logs a cell-site record by dint of its operation, without any affirmative act on the part of the user beyond powering up."

Justices ruled 5-4 that the cell phone location data used to convict Timothy Carpenter of armed robbery – obtained by prosecutors from his wireless carrier – is subject to the protection of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.

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Source: DW

Blast at rally for new Ethiopian prime minister sparks panic

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Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says several people have been killed in an explosion at a rally he was attending.

An explosion disrupted a huge rally for Ethiopia's reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday shortly after he gave a speech. Abiy, who took office in April, said on TV later that there had been several fatalities at the rally in Meskel Square, in the capital, Addis Ababa.

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Source: New York Times

86 and Opening Closet Doors at the Hebrew Home

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At the start of a recent meeting of the L.G.B.T. & Allies group at the Hebrew Home here, the group leaders Olivia Cohen and Liisa Murray reminded attendees of the ground rules, which they had written on a poster board.

That resident, Mr. Oscar, downplays his role, but acknowledges that, even as he continues to be guarded about whom he tells he is gay — the L.G.B.T. & Allies plays a vital role in his life.

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Source: Washington Post

Katie Arrington, GOP lawmaker who defeated Sanford, seriously injured in car accident

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Katie Arrington, a Republican legislator who defeated Rep. Mark Sanford in the South Carolina GOP primary earlier this month, was seriously injured in a car accident Friday night.

“Our thoughts and prayers this morning go to Katie Arrington, her family and those involved in last night’s automobile accident,” Sanford wrote in a tweet. “We are shocked by the news of her accident and urge all South Carolinians to keep her in their prayers,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in a tweet.

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Source: Global News

COMMENTARY: Canada being unfairly cast as a trade villain

Today 15:30 GMT

“We have never had free trade with Canada,” he claimed, adding that “Trump is levelling the playing field with Canada who has been ripping us off.”

Donald Trump claims Canadians are ‘smuggling’ shoes back to Canada because tariffs are so high. “People living in Canada are coming to the United States and smuggling things back into Canada because the tariffs are so massive,” Trump declared.

Source: Washington Post

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

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Source: CBS News

Supreme Court decides police generally need a warrant to track cell phones

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#Pride30: Travel executive Rick Meadows is making diversity a 'business imperative'

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Source: BBC

US court backs states over web sales tax

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Date Lab:?Can a U2 fan fall for a Justin Timberlake buff?

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Source: Common Domain

Lavish Los Angeles Passion Project to Hit Auction Block

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Source: The Week

Beware fund fees

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Source: Common Domain

SEC Probes Whether Companies Rounded Up Earnings Per Share

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Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
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Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

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Source: The Guradian

No sign of North Korea dismantling nuclear weapons, Mattis admits

Thursday 23:47 GMT
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Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea

Tuesday 13:38 GMT
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Saudi Coalition Enters a Key Airport in Yemen

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Trump administration withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council

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'The lucky ones': Families who slip through the gap in Trump's zero-tolerance border policy

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