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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama investigators say a man kept a caged "attack squirrel" in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive. Read more

blic mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against deadly yet preventable infectious diseases, warn experts. The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation suggests confidence is low in some regions. Read more

Investigators probing the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014 will present new evidence later on Wednesday. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is expected to name suspects and announce charges for the first time. Read more

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

US and China will resume trade talks ahead of a meeting between their leaders at a G20 summit next week, US President Donald Trump has said. Mr Trump said on Twitter he had a "very good" call with Chinese President Xi Jinping and their teams would start talks before they met in Japan. Read more

The crescendo was familiar. The homophobic climax as forceful as ever. Again, and again, and again, it filled the Pasadena air. "EeeeeehhhhHHHHH," came the primer from Mexican national team fans. And then the punctuation: "P***!" It rattled the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, an inescapable feature of the 2019 Gold Cup's opening-night soundtrack. And in one sense, it was alarming: Here, on international television, in front of some 65,000 people, was an anti-gay slur, the Spanish equivalent of "f*****," being hurled in unison by hundreds of fans at an opposing goalkeeper. Read more

"Remember, I got in trouble with some of the people on my team, on the Democratic side, because I said, you know, what I've found is rich people are just as patriotic as poor people. Not a joke. I mean, we may not want to demonize anybody who's made money," Biden told about 100 well-dressed donors at the Carlyle Hotel on New York's Upper East Side, where the hors d'oeuvres included lobster, chicken satay and crudites.

invoking Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders's goal of political "revolution," Biden suggested that he would be the antidote by making marginal changes that would improve the lives of working and middle class Americans without slapping onerous taxes on the rich

A poll released hours before Donald Trump launches his 2020 reelection bid in Florida shows the president trailing Democratic White House hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in the nation's largest swing state.

A Florida burglary suspect told police that he's stolen a number of inflatable pool toys so he could have sex with them instead of raping women, a report said.

PBS has created a special summary of the Mueller Report as a public service for those without the time to read and absorb it. Their summary has minimal editorializing and is fair to the Trump campaign without shying away from presenting all the most concerning evidence that Mueller did find or attempts to obstruct the investigation. It is worth a watch for any engaged citizen of the United States. Read more

The interview special came in third place among the three major networks on Sunday at 8 PM ET. Worse, the show produced just half the television audience that ABC's Celebrity Family Feud attracted in the same time slot one week earlier and was a sharp drop from Celebrity Family Feud, which premiered in the time slot last week, and pulled in 6.1 million viewers.

US President Donald Trump has announced his choice for defence secretary has withdrawn, shaking up the Pentagon at a time of rising Middle East tensions. Read more

Lawyers representing Sandy Hook families claim they were sent child pornography from Infowars host Alex Jones. The complaint was reviewed in Bridgeport Superior Court on Tuesday, where a judge ended up sanctioning Jones, saying he crossed a line.

Sandy Hook lawyers in the defamation case against the conspiracy theorist and radio host said the pornography was disclosed in emails sent over by Jones as part of the discovery process of the suit.

However, Jones said on his show on Friday, alongside his New Haven based attorney Norm Pattis, that he received emails containing child pornography from those who, he claims, attempted to frame him during the discovery process of the ongoing legal battle after he called the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.

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... But Low Approval Holds Him Back.

Donald Trump enjoys a strong economy, a nation at relative peace, the advantage of incumbency and a well funded campaign -- assets that make him a good bet for re-election, even though most voters say they don't like him.

Set aside his sagging approval ratings, the Mueller report and other controversies that have surrounded Trump's Oval Office. The bottom line is that incumbent presidents seldom lose re-election, especially with a peacetime economy as strong as the U.S. presently enjoys.

And Trump has made clear that he wants voters thinking only of dollar signs when they go to the polls.

A gun rights activist is facing a felony menacing charge after she allegedly flashed a handgun at a U.S. marshal, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Monday. Kanda Calef, a Second Amendment advocate who lost a Republican bid for Colorado's House last year, is due in court this week following her April 10 arrest. An off-duty marshal was in Interstate 25's Gap construction zone when a woman in a van "had flashed a handgun at him," according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the outlet. The marshal said Calef "did not point the gun directly at him, but flashed it in a way to ensure he could see it" and he said he felt "endangered" by it.

The newspaper in Orlando, where the president is set to officially kick off his reelection bid Tuesday, has already announced its 2020 White House endorsement: anyone but Donald Trump. "We're here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020, or, at least, who we're not endorsing: Donald Trump," the editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel wrote Tuesday, hours before Trump is set to appear in the city's Amway Center to formally launch his campaign for a second term.

The British research submarine Boaty McBoatface has made truly impressive debut in the scientific arena, discovering a significant link between Antarctic winds and rising sea temperatures on its maiden outing.

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