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'Ashamed' Comey weighs calling himself Canadian, rips Trump border actions during Ireland visit

Today 19:09 GMT

During a visit to Ireland, fired FBI Director James Comey said Friday that he was so ashamed of current U.S. immigration policies that he considered telling Irish customs officials that he was Canadian when he arrived.

“My wife and I were joking, not really joking; we wanted to tell the people on the customs line coming here that we were Canadian. Comey, who is on a promotional tour for his book, "A Higher Loyalty," arrived in Ireland with his wife this week.

Source: The Guradian

The US demolished Raqqa when they 'liberated' it. Who will rebuild it?

Today 13:38 GMT

Earlier this month, Amnesty International released a report proving that the US-led coalition had committed war crimes in their final push to oust Isis from their capitol in Raqqa.

I spent the last three years writing a book with Marwan Hisham, a journalist from Raqqa, who risked his life reporting undercover during the Isis occupation of his city. In September 2014, Marwan took to Twitter to break the news of that the US-led coalition began its airstrikes – 20 minutes before the Pentagon announced their campaign.

Source: The Guradian

Poverty and inequality under Trump: ??human ??rights under ??threat

Today 14:33 GMT

On Tuesday, 26 June the Guardian will moderate a discussion at the Graduate Institute in Geneva to discuss a burning issue for America: how the country’s vast inequality and the Trump administration’s apparent determination to exacerbate it are posing a direct threat to human rights.

Since entering the White House, Trump has promoted policies that will aggravate the inequality, slash welfare protections for millions of already struggling Americans, while handing massive tax cuts to the wealthy.

Source: DW

Blast hits Zimbabwe presidential rally, President Mnangagwa unhurt

Today 19:10 GMT

A campaign rally by Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday was disrupted by a blast that occurred after he had addressed the crowd, his spokesman said.

Charamba told the state-owned Zimbabwe Herald, which described the blast as an assassination attempt, that there had been "multiple attempts" on Mnangagwa's life over the years. Mnangagwa later said the explosive device that caused the blast went off a "few inches away from me, but it is not my time."

Source: CBS News

1 more U.S. worker in Cuba has "confirmed" mystery illness

Today 09:59 GMT

Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25.

U.S. medical teams are screening Americans who worked in a southern Chinese city, and the State Department has confirmed evacuating a number of government workers who experienced unexplained health issues like those that hurt the U.S. personnel in Cuba.

Source: Global News

A Hong Kong woman killed her parents, herself because of eczema. Is the skin condition linked to mental health?

Today 13:37 GMT

A former nursing student in Hong Kong killed her parents before taking her own life on June 17, leaving behind a suicide note that indicated she was tormented by her eczema.

The study concluded that eczema was associated with suicidal thoughts and mental health problems, however it was not linked to social problems. In another study from 2017 out of the University of Copenhagen, researchers concluded that although eczema is associated with depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation, it did not show any increase in psychiatric consultations, hospitalization or suicide.

Source: NBC News

140 campers rescued, floating bears as Montana and Texas flood

Today 09:59 GMT

Helicopters rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days, as severe storms swept the Rockies and the Midwest.

Campers attending the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible near the small town of Augusta were lifted out Thursday after a washed-out road cut off the only exit. Montana was just drying out from spring flooding caused by near-record snowfall over the winter when a storm unleashed rain over the past three days.

Source: New York Times

At the U.S. Open, Ball Boys and Girls Now Must Roll, Not Throw

Today 13:38 GMT

Ball girls, ball boys, ball men and ball women at the United States Open will have a very different job, starting with this summer’s tournament.

They now must roll balls on the ground rather than exchange them in the air around the court because, in simplest terms, too many just cannot throw the ball overhand well enough. Throwing — not even catching — is the toughest part of the job to master, tournament officials said, the one skill that has eliminated the most candidates who were otherwise qualified.

Source: NBC News

David and Louise Turpin, accused of torturing children, are ordered to stand trial

Today 00:32 GMT

David and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of abusing, shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children, were ordered to stand trial Thursday on 49 counts, including torture and false imprisonment.

David Turpin, 57, is charged with one count of a lewd act on a child under the age of 14 by force, fear, or duress, as well as eight counts of perjury, while Louise Turpin, 49, is also charged with a count of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury.

Source: Global News

Democratic Senate candidate describes D.C. as ‘dumpster fire’ in new campaign ad

Today 13:37 GMT

Republican-turned-Democrat Richard Painter, released the video on Sunday as part of his campaign in Minnesota’s Democratic primary senate race.

A chief White House ethics lawyer for former president George W. Bush has released a new campaign advertisement that likens Washington, D.C.’s current political climate to a dumpster fire. Republican-turned-Democrat Richard Painter, released the video on Sunday as part of his campaign in Minnesota’s Democratic primary senate race.

Source: Washington Post

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

Today 19:10 GMT

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.

Source: DW

Turkey detains suspected members of Islamic State over election attack plot

Today 07:02 GMT

Some 14 suspected members of the "Islamic State" were detained and large amount of material were seized in the operation, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency.

Authorities in Ankara have detained a group of foreign nationals who they say had planned an attack on this weekend's Turkish elections. Erdogan aims to extend his 15-year rule and assume sweeping new powers.

Source: Washington Post

Nearly three dozen children fell ill at a Florida summer camp, and no one knows why

Today 13:38 GMT

Nearly three dozen children and three adults at a summer camp in central Florida were rushed to hospitals Thursday after they mysteriously became ill, authorities said.

Highlands County Public Safety Director Marc Bashoor said that 33 children and three parent chaperons at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid became nauseated and started vomiting; some of those sickened, Bashoor said, also experienced headaches and fevers.

Source: Washington Post

Nikki Haley: ‘It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America’

Today 02:28 GMT

A United Nations report condemning entrenched poverty in the United States is a "misleading and politically motivated" document about "the wealthiest and freest country in the world," the Trump administration's top U.N. official said.

U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the report for critiquing the United States' treatment of its poor, arguing that the United Nations should instead focus on poverty in developing countries such as Burundi and Congo Republic.

Source: New York Times

Hubert Green, Who Won Golf’s U.S. Open Under a Threat, Dies at 71

Today 00:32 GMT

Hubert Green, whose unorthodox golf swing helped carry him to 19 PGA Tour victories, including one at the United States Open in 1977, when he continued to play despite learning of a death threat during the final round, died on Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala.

“In the end,” Dan Jenkins wrote in Sports Illustrated, “it could be said that none of the Ben Hogans or Bobby Joneses or Jack Nicklauses had ever won the Open under the very special kind of pressure that Hubert Green did.”

Source: New York Times

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

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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
Source: CBS News

China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

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

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: New York Times

Hubert Green, Who Won Golf’s U.S. Open Under a Threat, Dies at 71

Today 00:32 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Nikki Haley: ‘It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America’

Today 02:28 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Nearly three dozen children fell ill at a Florida summer camp, and no one knows why

Today 13:38 GMT
Source: DW

Turkey detains suspected members of Islamic State over election attack plot

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Washington Post

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

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Global News

Democratic Senate candidate describes D.C. as ‘dumpster fire’ in new campaign ad

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: NBC News

David and Louise Turpin, accused of torturing children, are ordered to stand trial

Today 00:32 GMT

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