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Portugal vs. Spain 2018 World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo’s two goals give Portugal 2-1 halftime lead

16-Jun-2018

Portugal regained the lead in the 44th minute on Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal of the match, a left-footed rocket off a pass from Goncalo Guedes that deflected off of Spain goalkeeper David de Gea before rolling across the goal line.

U.S., Mexico and Canada win joint bid for 2026 World Cup, topping Morocco in FIFA vote. Chaos over Spain’s World Cup coach has familiar ring to, of all things, Michigan fans

Source: DW

N26 CEO: Financial services changing fast

16-Jun-2018

At this week's MoneyConf in Dublin, hundreds of fintech CEOs outlined their vision of just how quickly they believe the world of financial services is changing.

Yet Stalf firmly believes that the world is changing so fast that people — even cautious Germans — will very soon be using a range of fintech services, such as his own. Yet despite being based in the German capital, Stalf,  a 32-year-old Vienna native,  acknowledges that the German market has been a particularly tough nut to crack, with natural Teutonic caution (and an enduring love of cold, hard cash) guarding against placing trust in a new online bank.

Source: NBC News

Michigan State trustees, senate leader call for school president's resignation

16-Jun-2018

Two Michigan State University board trustees are calling for interim school president John Engler to resign immediately, joining a chorus of sexual assault survivors of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and top legislators who say the campus community cannot heal until Engler steps down.

Leadership is doing the hard and right things, no matter what.The rest of the trustees need to start actually leading, like they were elected to do.". Denhollander, who has repeatedly criticized Michigan State's response to the Nassar scandal, earlier Friday called on trustees Byrum, Melanie Foster, chairman Brian Breslin and Mitch Lyons to join their colleague on Wednesday, saying they so far "haven't had the courage to do the same. "The Associated Press has left messages for comment with Michigan State spokeswoman Emily Guerrant and Foster, Breslin, Lyons and fellow trustees Joel Ferguson, George Perles and Dan Kelly.Pressure from outraged Michigan legislators is also mounting.

Source: Fox News

Drug-sniffing K-9s are overdosing on opioids during routine searches: ‘This is a really big issue’

16-Jun-2018

Drug-sniffing dogs sent out to look for opioids are overdosing themselves, according to veterinarian and law enforcement officials who are trying to figure out ways to save them.

“This is a really big issue,” said Cynthia Otto, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Working Dog Center, “lots of these canine officers are exposed and their handlers don’t even know what an overdose looks like [in these animals].”

Source: Common Domain

President breaks his silence on damning IG report, calls it 'total disaster' for fired FBI Director James Comey

16-Jun-2018

President Trump broke his silence on the damning report from the Department of Justice’s watchdog, saying the document vindicates his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, who he called the "worst" director in the bureau's history.

“As the Report notes, Special Agent Strzok in particular was consistently thorough and aggressive, sometimes to the point that put him at odds with senior officials at the Department of Justice.”

Source: CBS News

Democrats set date for 2020 nominating convention

16-Jun-2018

In this case, Democrats are opting to hold their convention just before the 2020 Summer Olympics, which are scheduled to begin in Tokyo on July 24, 2020.

The Democratic National Committee plans to hold its presidential nominating contention from July 13 to July 16, 2020, a move announced more than two years in advance in hopes of managing what is expected to be a chaotic and wide-open contest to take on President Trump.

Source: Common Domain

University of Chicago Drops SAT, ACT Requirement for Admissions

16-Jun-2018

The University of Chicago has dropped an admission requirement for students to submit either SAT or ACT test scores, becoming the most prestigious university to do so and joining hundreds of others in the test-optional movement.

Appeared in the June 15, 2018, print edition as 'University of Chicago Plays Down Test Scores.'. Prestigious university joins movement to de-emphasize test scores, saying it ‘levels the playing field’

Source: Global News

Toronto Marlies win AHL’s Calder Cup after 6-1 Game 7 win over Texas Stars

16-Jun-2018

Toronto defeated the Texas Stars 6-1 in the decisive seventh game of the AHL final to the delight of the towel-waving sellout crowd at Ricoh Coliseum.

Stars goalie Mike McKenna did well to limit the damage to just two goals in the opening stanza as Toronto outshot Texas 19-7 and had several quality chances. Johnsson converted a goal-mouth pass from Grundstrom at 10:41 and Marchment made it 2-0 with 17.2 seconds left in the period.

Source: New York Times

Trump Calls Justice Dept. Report ‘Total Disaster’ for Fired F.B.I. Director

16-Jun-2018

President Trump said on Friday that a new internal Justice Department report proved there had been F.B.I. bias against him ahead of the 2016 presidential election, citing “vicious” texts between investigators and findings that he said illustrated “criminal” behavior by the bureau’s former director. In a wide-ranging interview on Friday morning with “Fox and Friends,” Mr. Trump said that he did not want to get involved in Justice Department matters but that what the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey had done “was a terrible thing to the people.”

Source: DW

Hitler and the opera: Staging epic works to showcase power

16-Jun-2018

Hitler had declared Nuremberg the "City of the Nazi Party Rallies" in 1933, deciding that the medieval city's traditional role as a center of German trade, art and culture would provide a fitting backdrop for his epic, annual staged rallies — as would the municipal stadium, theaters, lakes and parks in which the vast annual events were held.

It is divided into seven themes such as "Mastersingers," "Opera" and "Twilight of the Gods" — or Götterdämmerung in German, the name of Wagner's opera that was one of the last to be staged by the Nazi regime in 1944 in the bomb-damaged Nuremberg Opera House. The exhibition is the largest of its kind on the subject of music theater under National Socialism since the renowned exhibition on "degenerate" music in Düsseldorf in 1988.

Source: Fox News

Jason Chaffetz on IG report: Democrats should work with Republicans to clean up a politicized FBI

16-Jun-2018

They need to think about FBI agent Peter Strzok telling FBI official Lisa Page that the FBI would stop Donald Trump from becoming president.

The stunning revelations documented in a report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email use when she was secretary of state lay bare the big disparity between the treatment of Clinton and the treatment of those not named Clinton.

Source: Global News

Canadian children should get vaccinated for hepatitis B at birth, experts say

16-Jun-2018

Clinicians and researchers attending an international conference say all Canadian children should be vaccinated against hepatitis B starting at birth to prevent the development of potentially deadly liver disease later in life, a policy recommended by the World Health Organization.

Currently, most provinces and territories immunize children against the liver-destroying virus when they are much older, including Ontario and Nova Scotia, which suggest children be vaccinated as late as 12 years old.

Source: Common Domain

‘Incredibles 2’ sets record for Thursday previews

16-Jun-2018

“Incredibles 2” arrived in theaters with a bang, earning a whopping $18.5 million in Thursday previews and more than doubling “Finding Dory”’s former record for an animated film of $9.2 million.

The highly-anticipated film by Walt Disney Co.’s DIS, -0.01%   Pixar could be on its way to setting a new opening weekend record for an animated film. Some analysts are predicting a weekend box office ranging from $120 million to $145 million, which compares with “Dory”’s record of $135.1 million.

Source: DW

Opinion: Germany is trapped in a 'credibility showdown'

16-Jun-2018

That is what his successor, current Bavaria State Premier Markus Söder, means when he talks about a "credibility showdown."

Her request to postpone sending back asylum-seekers until bilateral agreements have been reach with Germany's neighbors seems to suggest that Merkel would tolerate Seehofer's border regime if those talks fail. That would somewhat contradict arguments that the CSU is forcing Merkel to commit to a new course prior to the European Union summit in two weeks time.

Source: DW

How Frida Kahlo's German dad influenced her as an artist

16-Jun-2018

As the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up opens at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, DW explores how her father, a photographer originally from Germany, helped her become an artist.

"Guillermo Kahlo established his photography studio in Mexico City in the late 1890s, and as a child [Frida] Kahlo helped him in his dark room and accompanied him on photographic assignments," Ana Baeza Ruiz, a researcher from the V&A, told DW.. "From a very young age, Kahlo learned to pose for the camera, often gazing straight at the camera with her characteristic defiance. This awareness of the onlooker, through the eye of the camera, but also of her own reflection, marks the beginning of her self-made image," points out Ruiz. "Later she shapes this image through her choice of clothing and her painting, especially in her self-portraits, both driven by her cultural and political commitments."

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
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Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
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4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT
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China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
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Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
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This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
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Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

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Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

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

Today 19:09 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What Happens When You Reach a Million Instagram Followers

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: New York Times

Coming Out to My Parents in China by Video

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Shop now, pay later! Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters now offer layaway

Today 09:59 GMT
Source: New York Times

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

Today 07:01 GMT

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