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Source: Washington Post

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

Saturday 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: Washington Post

ABC orders spinoff of ‘Roseanne’ without Roseanne Barr

Saturday 02:28 GMT

About three weeks after ABC abruptly canceled the revival of “Roseanne” following Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, the network has ordered a spinoff — without Barr attached. The working title is “The Conners,” and the show centers on the family as they grapple with “parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America,” the network said in a news release.

Source: NBC News

Justice Department to release Guatemalan mother's son after lawsuit

Saturday 02:28 GMT

The mother, Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, sued the federal government to find the location of her 7-year-old son Darwin after they were separated at the border, following a long trek from Guatemala, the lawsuit said.

Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian told U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman at a hearing Thursday in Washington that the child would be released in the afternoon, the Associated Press reported.

Source: Common Domain

Scott McNealy Asks Nearly $100 Million for Silicon Valley Estate

Saturday 02:28 GMT

The sports-friendly Palo Alto, Calif., home of the technology veteran and dad of four boys has own ice hockey rink, golf green, climbing wall and ‘pizza room.’

There is a safe room with panic buttons and a sliding Kevlar door, said Mr. McNealy, 63.. “I’m not into sail boats or modern art, and I’m too cheap to fly private,” said Mr. McNealy, who is the former chief executive of Sun Microsystems, which sold to Oracle for $7.4 billion in 2010. He opted to spend his money on “a home and facility where the boys’ buddies would come to our place instead of driving them all over the Bay Area.”

Source: Washington Post

The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids

Saturday 01:36 GMT

Government officials say they have given detained parents a flier with a toll-free number for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the U.S. agency that is usually in charge of providing shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children.

In other cases, Cornelio said, children arrive at shelters without the facility knowing that they have been separated from their parents, meaning they could be considered unaccompanied minors rather than children in need of reunification.

Source: CTV

Saudi women gain right to drive, but some who fought for change still detained

Saturday 01:36 GMT

“How can a reform be serious when on the one hand you allow women to drive and on the other hand, you detain all the activists incommunicado who have advocated for so long and so peacefully for that very right?”

“It will help me to take the children to school,” says Ahlam Alquout, who first learned to drive while living in Canada. They are the first in the country to get their licences and thankful for the opportunity.

Source: Washington Post

ABC orders ‘Roseanne’ spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

Saturday 01:36 GMT

ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.

ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr relinquished any creative or financial participation in it, which the network had said was a condition of such a series. In a statement issued by the show’s producer, Barr said she agreed to the settlement to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members who were idled when “Roseanne” was canceled last month.

Source: New York Times

25th Person at U.S. Embassy in Cuba Is Mysteriously Sickened

Saturday 01:36 GMT

Another diplomat working at the United States Embassy in Havana has been sickened by a mysterious attack, bringing to 25 the number of personnel who have fallen ill there, the State Department said on Thursday.

Another employee from the Havana Embassy is still being evaluated by doctors to determine if that person fits the profile of those who have fallen ill, Ms. Nauert said. The State Department has brought dozens of diplomats and other personnel back from China and Cuba for evaluation, in some cases to obtain baseline health information in case problems arise later.

Source: Reuters

Favorable U.S. tax ruling gives limited boost to big-box retailers

Saturday 01:36 GMT

Complying with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that forces online retailers to collect sales tax just like their brick-and-mortar counterparts will be a heavy burden for smaller e-commerce businesses.

Before the ruling only retailers with stores had to collect sales tax while e-commerce retailers could skip collecting them, which helped them lower prices.

Source: BBC

Italy to seize NGO ships amid migrant row

Saturday 01:36 GMT

He said Italy would seize both the Lifeline and the Seesuchs to determine their legal status, and said Italy would "once again save the migrants".

Italy's interior minister and leader of the right-wing League party, Matteo Salvini, said on Facebook the ship should "go to Holland", as it was said to be flying under a Dutch flag, and should not dock in Italy. However, the Dutch delegation to the EU later clarified in a tweet that the ships are not registered in the Netherlands, and not flying under its flag.

Source: Global News

California couple who allegedly tortured and shackled children ordered to stand trial

Saturday 01:36 GMT

A judge on Thursday ordered a married couple to stand trial on 49 counts of torture, false imprisonment and abuse over the treatment of 13 siblings who were found imprisoned and starving in their suburban California home, prosecutors said.

READ MORE: What we know about the California couple who allegedly held 13 children captive. At the time of their arrest, the California Department of Education listed the Perris address as the location of the Sandcastle Day School, with David Turpin as principal.

Source: Washington Post

The story behind the girl in the recording who begs for her aunt after being separated from her migrant mother

Saturday 01:36 GMT

The 6-year-old girl who was pleading with Border Patrol officials for her mother, begging for her aunt — on the excruciating audio published by ProPublica that helped galvanize opposition to family separations — had set out just weeks before from this village in the rolling foothills of western El Salvador, leaving behind her grandmother and the family mutt, Cookie.

The girl, Allison Ximena Valencia Madrid, who goes by Ximena, was traveling toward Houston with her mother, Cindy Madrid, on a path well worn by this family.

Source: CBS News

ABC brings back "Roseanne," minus Roseanne Barr, in new spinoff this fall

Saturday 01:36 GMT

LOS ANGELES -- ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall.

Barr's former co-star Michael Fishman, who played her son D.J. Conner on "Roseanne," said he "condemned" Barr's tweet about Jarrett and said he was "devastated" by the show's cancellation. The revival of the hit 1988-97 sitcom "Roseanne" was axed by ABC after Barr posted a tweet likening former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes."

Source: Common Domain

Key Witness Testifies in New York Bid-Rigging Case

Saturday 01:36 GMT

Kevin Schuler, a former executive at Buffalo-based developer LPCiminelli Inc., is the government’s cooperating witness in the trial known as Buffalo Billion, named after the signature economic-development initiative of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

A former executive who pleaded guilty to helping his firm rig a bidding process for hundreds of thousands of dollars in New York state contracts testified Thursday in the federal trial of his onetime colleague.

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
Source: Fox News

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: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Saturday 13:37 GMT
Source: Reuters

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Today 02:27 GMT
Source: Washington Post

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

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s what could happen to Apple’s average selling prices in the next iPhone cycle

Saturday 13:37 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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Saturday 22:49 GMT
Source: New York Times

Coming Out to My Parents in China by Video

Saturday 13:37 GMT

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