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Tweets condemned as racist are part of Trump's plan, and strategists say it may work
APTOPIX Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump didn't back down after a chorus of condemnation over a series of tweets targeting four congresswomen, all of them women of colour. The move has some Republican strategists suggesting it's all part of a bid to make the most progressive Democrats the face of the entire party.


Next stop, Mars: The moon was just the starting destination for humans in space
MARS MISSION

Even before we got to the moon, interplanetary travel to Mars has been a goal for scientists, politicians and dreamers.


NYPD officer won't face federal charges in death of Eric Garner
Police Chokehold Death

The family of Eric Garner, who died in 2014 during an attempted arrest by New York police, on Tuesday blasted federal prosecutors' decision not to bring charges against the officer on the case as a denial of justice.


Italy's Salvini agrees to questioning over Russia overtures to fund his party
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini bowed to demands on Tuesday to address parliament on allegations that his right-wing League party had sought illegal funding from Russia, saying he would take questions on the topic in regular question time.


Puerto Ricans protest after governor's derogatory chats discovered
Puerto Rico Beleaguered Governor

Just days after his former secretary of education was charged with corruption involving federal money, Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello is facing mounting calls to step down after he participated in derogatory chats with other male officials.


Congo priest first Ebola patient to die in eastern main city
Congo Ebola Outbreak

The patient became infected during a visit to the town of Butembo, one of the epicentres of the outbreak, before taking a bus to Goma.


Facebook before U.S. House antitrust panel today over cryptocurrency plans
Facebook Passwords

U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were set to grill Facebook Inc. on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe.


At least 7 dead in Mumbai building collapse
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A four-storey residential building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least seven people, an official said. Rescuers were looking for several others feared trapped in the rubble. 


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Irate Over Military Exercises, North Korea Threatens To Resume Nuclear, Missile Tests
Pyongyang accused the U.S. of "unilaterally reneging on its commitments" and said North Korea is "gradually losing our justification to follow through" on its own promises.
King Of The Hill: Guinness World Records Crowns Wales Street World's Steepest
The town of Harlech in Wales has ousted Dunedin, New Zealand, for the title of world's steepest street. Residents are elated about the title, which required a lengthy verification process.
U.S.-Iran Tensions Remain High Even Though Both Say They Don't Want A Conflict
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, about whether U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iran are having the intended effect.
ACLU Will Try To Block Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule
NPR's Noel King talks to the ACLU's Lee Gelernt about the lawsuit his organization is filing against the White House's new asylum rule in order to keep it from taking effect.
News Brief: Trump Tweets, Asylum Rule, Big Tech Hearings
Trump doubles down on racist remarks directed at freshmen congresswomen of color. White House implements a new rule for asylum-seekers. And, big tech comes to Capitol Hill for congressional hearings.
Israeli Education Minister Causes Uproar, Endorses Discredited Gay Conversion Therapy
An Israeli cabinet minister has backed the discredited practice of conversion therapy, drawing objections from LGBTQ activists and the prime minister.
Guatemalans React To Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule
Guatemalans react to the Trump administration's announcement that it will move to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants. The crux of the issue: whether to seek asylum elsewhere.
U.S.-Turkey Relations Threatened After Turkey Accepts Air Defense System From Russia
Turkey purchased the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, jeopardizing its relationship with the U.S. and NATO. But there has been mixed messaging from Washington, D.C., about the consequences.
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North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if U.S.-South Korea exercises go ahead
The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Pompeo to visit Mexico on eve of safe third-country asylum deadline
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Mexico City at the weekend to discuss migration and trade, on the eve of a deadline set in a migration deal that removed thre
Death toll rises to 10 in Mumbai building collapse as rescue efforts continue
The death toll from the collapse of a decades-old four-storey building in India's financial capital Mumbai rose to 10 late on Tuesday, with at least eight injured, officials said, as rescue operations continued to remove those tra
Iran to give no quarter in confrontation with U.S.: supreme leader
Iran's supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.
Two leaders of Malian al Qaeda affiliate put on U.S. terrorism list
The United States added two leaders of al Qaeda's affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list on Tuesday, accusing them of engaging in destabilizing attacks across the West African country, the U.S. Treasury said.
Ten Turkish sailors seized by pirates off Nigerian coast: shipping company
Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates who attacked a Turkish-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria, the vessel's owner said on Tuesday, adding that another eight sailors were left safely aboard.
Von der Leyen wins liberal support for EU executive top job
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday took a step closer to becoming the first female European Commission head after her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe won over liberal lawmakers.
Jordan names new envoy to Qatar, two years after downgrading ties
Jordan appointed a new ambassador to Qatar on Tuesday, a step toward restoring normal relations two years after Amman withdrew its ambassador in solidarity with Gulf Arab allies who severed ties with Doha.
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Trump: I don't have a racist bone in my body
The US president hits back after his controversial attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen.
Netanyahu: 'Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit'
Israel's PM likens the EU's approach to breaches of the nuclear deal to the appeasement of the Nazis.
EU top nominee von der Leyen in 'green deal' push for MEP votes
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen wants a carbon neutral EU by 2050 and says Brexit could be delayed.
Fresh Island festival: Croatia music event evacuated as fire breaks out
Tyga, Stefflon Don and Yxng Bane were among the acts due to perform.
Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF
It comes ahead of a decision on Ms Lagarde's nomination to become head of the European Central Bank.
Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head
Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.
François de Rugy, French environment minister, quits over spending allegations
The environment minister is accused of spending public money on luxury dinners, but denies any wrongdoing.
India building collapse: Many trapped and 10 dead in Mumbai
Rescuers are searching through the debris of the four-storey building in India's financial capital.
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Irate Over Military Exercises, North Korea Threatens To Resume Nuclear, Missile Tests
Pyongyang accused the U.S. of "unilaterally reneging on its commitments" and said North Korea is "gradually losing our justification to follow through" on its own promises.
King Of The Hill: Guinness World Records Crowns Wales Street World's Steepest
The town of Harlech in Wales has ousted Dunedin, New Zealand, for the title of world's steepest street. Residents are elated about the title, which required a lengthy verification process.
U.S.-Iran Tensions Remain High Even Though Both Say They Don't Want A Conflict
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, about whether U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iran are having the intended effect.
ACLU Will Try To Block Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule
NPR's Noel King talks to the ACLU's Lee Gelernt about the lawsuit his organization is filing against the White House's new asylum rule in order to keep it from taking effect.
News Brief: Trump Tweets, Asylum Rule, Big Tech Hearings
Trump doubles down on racist remarks directed at freshmen congresswomen of color. White House implements a new rule for asylum-seekers. And, big tech comes to Capitol Hill for congressional hearings.
Israeli Education Minister Causes Uproar, Endorses Discredited Gay Conversion Therapy
An Israeli cabinet minister has backed the discredited practice of conversion therapy, drawing objections from LGBTQ activists and the prime minister.
Guatemalans React To Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule
Guatemalans react to the Trump administration's announcement that it will move to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants. The crux of the issue: whether to seek asylum elsewhere.
U.S.-Turkey Relations Threatened After Turkey Accepts Air Defense System From Russia
Turkey purchased the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, jeopardizing its relationship with the U.S. and NATO. But there has been mixed messaging from Washington, D.C., about the consequences.
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Sylvia Stottlemyer

Sylvia Stottlemyer, who was an Apollo crew secretary, later rose to the ranks of senior management at Johnson Space Center.


Christine Darden: From 'computer' to engineer

After beginning her career as a "computress" at NASA in Houston, Christine Darden worked 40 years at the agency, researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.


How the women of NASA made their mark on the space program

As the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing approaches, the women who helped America's early space efforts reflect on their often unheralded roles — and the indignities they endured.


'Go back to where you came from': Our readers recall racist taunts from their lives

After President Trump's racist tweets attacking four congresswomen of color, telling them to "go back" to the "places from which they came,"?? we asked our readers if they had ever been told to "go back" to another country.


Ethiopian Israelis protest after officer in shooting of unarmed man is released and faces lesser charge

An off-duty police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old Ethiopian Israeli in northern Israel on June 30 was released from house arrest on Monday after prosecutors reduced the charges he faces from manslaughter to involuntary manslaughter.


Radiation in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says

Think of the most radioactive landscapes on the planet and the names Chernobyl and Fukushima may come to mind.


A Mississippi politician denied access to a female reporter. What is the 'Billy Graham rule' he cited?

Robert Foster, a first-term Mississippi state representative running for governor, declined to allow a female reporter to cover a campaign trip — that is, unless she brought a male colleague with her.


Mauna Kea telescope project faces activist protests

Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe.


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Lawyer Who Took on Brexit May Sue Over Suspending Parliament

Lawyer Who Took on Brexit May Sue Over Suspending Parliament(Bloomberg) -- A lawyer who won a landmark ruling that allows the U.K. to reverse Brexit is considering what could be one of several lawsuits seeking to block any attempt to suspend Parliament to force through a no-deal departure from the bloc.Jolyon Maugham is consulting with other lawyers on whether the case -- which may stop a future prime minister, most likely Boris Johnson, from circumventing lawmakers -- can be filed before any attempt to do so has actually been made, he said by phone on Tuesday.A case would add to the legal pressure over suspending Parliament, after anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller said she’s already begun a challenge on the issue. Miller has written to Johnson warning him that proroguing or suspending Parliament to bypass the will of lawmakers would be illegal, she told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. Maugham’s case, if he brings it, would be separate from hers.A lawsuit would “ask the courts to determine who, Parliament or the prime minister, gets to decide whether we no-deal,” Maugham said. “For me, the answer should obviously be Parliament.”“It’s not theoretical,” Miller said about her plans to sue. “We have already started the protocol process -- if he should go there.”Johnson, the favorite to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May when she steps down next week, has refused to rule out suspending Parliament to get Brexit done by Oct. 31. Miller’s comments follow a significant hardening of position by both Johnson and his rival for the top job, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. They both say they won’t accept any form of Irish backstop in a deal with the European Union -- a key provision designed to keep the border open after Brexit and a red line for the bloc in negotiations.Former Prime Minister John Major has also said he would be ready to take the government to court if the incoming leader tries to suspend Parliament, a position Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has also backed.But Miller, who is a founding partner at SCM Direct, ruled out joining forces with anyone if it meant “politicizing” the issue. “It’s got to be about the black-and-white letter of the law,” she said.The power to suspend Parliament lies with the monarch at the request of the prime minister, which Miller said could leave Queen Elizabeth II in a “very, very difficult position.” Declining the premier’s request would make the monarch an “active participant in the political scene.”Miller also said she sees the chances of a second referendum on Brexit as “almost zero” due to the divisions in the main opposition Labour Party on the issue. Parliament has so far showed there’s no majority for another vote.As early as 2016, Maugham helped raise money through crowdfunding for the first public step in Miller’s landmark case, where she used the courts to force the government to get parliamentary approval before beginning Brexit talks.Two years later, Maugham brought his own Brexit case in Scotland, with the ultimately successful goal of getting the issue in front of the EU Court of Justice. There, the EU’s top judges in Luxembourg ruled that the U.K. could unilaterally revoke its so-called Article 50 notice at any time before it actually left the bloc.But his fresh challenge wouldn’t be connected to Miller’s.There are “different views about the best way to run litigation, and the issue is sufficiently important” for the separate cases to be heard, Maugham said. He may again bring his case in Scotland and it would likely be crowdfunded, he said.(Updates with Jolyon Maugham’s possible case, from first paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Stuart Biggs in London at sbiggs3@bloomberg.net;Anna Edwards in London at aedwards49@bloomberg.net;Kaye Wiggins in London at kwiggins4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Thomas Penny, Anthony AaronsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



Pentagon nominee regrets Turkey's 'drift' from West

Pentagon nominee regrets Turkey's 'drift' from WestArmy Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday he is troubled by Turkey's decision to defy the United States by acquiring Russian-made air defenses. "It is very disheartening to see how they have drifted over the past several years," Esper said, citing the Turkish government's purchase of the S-400 air defense system that the Trump administration has said is likely to trigger U.S. economic sanctions and jeopardize Turkey's role in the NATO alliance, whose primary adversary is Russia. Turkey began taking delivery of S-400 components in recent days, but the Trump administration has yet to announce any retaliatory action.



Officials: Migrants return to bombed Libya detention center

Officials: Migrants return to bombed Libya detention centerA Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling with migrants again, and work has resumed at a nearby weapons workshop, despite calls from the United Nations to empty the compound and others like it near the front-lines of the country's civil war. As of Wednesday, around 200 migrants filled the Tajoura center, which was emptied after the airstrike July 3 that killed more than 50 migrants being held there, according to the U.N. refugee agency and two Libyan officials. The arrivals included a mix of people intercepted by the EU-funded Libyan coast guard, migrants transferred from overcrowded detention centers elsewhere, and people who fled Tajoura after the bombing only to be recaptured in the streets.



Israeli NGO seeks sale of seized Iranian tanker over attack

Israeli NGO seeks sale of seized Iranian tanker over attackAn Israeli NGO petitioned Gibraltar's top court Tuesday to sell an impounded Iranian oil tanker to compensate parents of a child allegedly killed by Iran-backed Hamas. Shurat Hadin, which wages legal battles worldwide against what it calls "Israel's enemies", says it won a $178.5 million US court judgement against Iran and Syria in 2017 over the death of an American infant killed in an attack in Jerusalem. The Iranian tanker Grace I, capable of carrying two million barrels of oil, was seized on July 4 by police and customs officers in Gibraltar -- a British overseas territory on Spain's southern tip -- with the aid of a detachment of British Royal Marines.



Mark Sanford Is Mulling a Challenge to Trump: Campaign Update

Mark Sanford Is Mulling a Challenge to Trump: Campaign Update(Bloomberg) -- Former South Carolina Representative Mark Sanford is considering a primary challenge to President Donald Trump, according to a report in the Charleston Post and Courier.Sanford told the newspaper in a story published Tuesday that he will decide whether to run over the next month. He said he would focus on sparking a debate about the debt, the deficit and spending.Sanford served as the state’s governor from 2003 to 2011. His second term was overshadowed by the disclosure he was having an extramarital affair. His staff famously explained his absence from the state by saying he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail,” when in fact Sanford, who was married, was in South America visiting another woman. He was censured by the South Carolina Supreme Court.He was elected to Congress in 2013, became a fierce critic of Trump, but lost the Republican primary for his House seat in 2018 after Trump endorsed his opponent.If he decides to run, Sanford would join former Massachusetts Governor William Weld who is also challenging Trump. Both face a daunting task campaigning against an incumbent president who remains popular with the party’s base.Sanders Would Meet With Dictators But No PraiseBernie Sanders said that as president he would sit down with authoritarian leaders like North Korea’s Kim Jong Un or Russia’s Vladimir Putin even though he remains critical of President Donald Trump’s “respect and affection for” dictators around the world.“Should we sit down and negotiate with them? Absolutely,” the Vermont senator and Democratic White House contender said at a Washington Post Live news event Tuesday. “Should we praise them as a great leader? I don’t think so.”Sanders also said that he would directly engage with leaders of Iran to try to improve strained relations and quell the risks of conflict that have been escalating under Trump. He said he would convene a broader meeting between the U.S., Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations to try to reduce tensions in the region.“I think there is an opportunity to sit down with them, explain to them our concerns about their support for this or that terrorist group, their missile program,” Sanders said in the wide-ranging interview. “But also to tell Saudi Arabia and Iran that we are sick and tired of losing young men and women in the war on terror and spending trillions of dollars.”Meanwhile, Sanders said he probably would not move the U.S. Embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem if he’s elected, although he said that could be a factor in peace talks among the U.S., Israel and Palestinians. Trump in late 2017 announced U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, even though it is disputed territory.Biden Says He Won’t Be ‘Third Term of Obama’Joe Biden’s presidency wouldn’t just be a continuation of Barack Obama’s two terms, the former vice president contended in an interview airing Tuesday.“This is not a third term of Obama,” he told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski in an interview conducted Monday in Iowa when she asked about his relationship with the former president.“The world’s changed. It’s different. We have the same value set, he and I,” Biden said. “It’s a different world. The same things don’t apply.”The Democratic front-runner frequently invokes Obama on the campaign trail and has offered policy positions that align closely with the Obama administration’s work. He unveiled a plan Monday to defend and build on the Affordable Care Act at a time when other Democratic presidential hopefuls are looking past the signature Obama achievement on health care and advocating for Medicare for All. And he even fell into a trap Monday that Obama set on health care a decade ago, promising that under his proposal, “if you like your health care plan, your employer based plan, you can keep it.”Despite their close ties -- which Biden noted include friendships between his granddaughters and Malia and Sasha Obama -- Obama has not endorsed Biden, which he claimed in the interview was “because I have asked him not to do that -- I don’t want to put him in that spot and I want to earn this on my own.” Obama has said that he will stay out of the Democratic primary until there is a nominee to avoid influencing the race.Even without an endorsement, Biden wants voters to know that the ties run deep. “We’re friends. You know, it’s family,” he said. -- Jennifer EpsteinKamala Harris Threatens to Probe Drug Makers (6 a.m.)A centerpiece of Kamala Harris’s new plan to tackle rising prescription drug prices is a threat to launch an investigation into drug companies that are “price-gouging patients.”The Democratic contender says she’d do that by executive action if Congress doesn’t pass her plan to lower drug costs in her first 100 days. She says she’d demand that the bad actors lower their prices, and if they refuse, use regulatory powers to import cheaper alternatives and license some patents to low-cost competitors under the Bayh-Dole Act. -- Sahil KapurComing Up This Week:On Wednesday, CNN and the Democratic National Committee, the organizers of the next round of Democratic debates on July 30 and 31, will announce which 20 candidates will qualify for the event. On Thursday, CNN will broadcast a live drawing that will determine the lineup of 10 candidates on each night.Nineteen of the two dozen or so Democratic candidates are participating in AARP’s five forums in Iowa between Monday and Saturday.The Tuesday event in Davenport will feature Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris, and former HUD secretary Julian Castro.The Wednesday event in Cedar Rapids will feature Representatives Tim Ryan and Tulsi Gabbard, and Senator Michael Bennet.The Friday event in Sioux City will feature Senator Elizabeth Warren, author Marianne Williamson, former Representative Beto O’Rourke and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang.The Saturday event in Council Bluffs will feature Senator Bernie Sanders, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Montana Governor Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.\--With assistance from Sahil Kapur, Jennifer Epstein and Laura Litvan.To contact the reporter on this story: Max Berley in Washington at mberley@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Max Berley, Elizabeth WassermanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



Pompeo to take up immigration, Iran on Latin America tour

Pompeo to take up immigration, Iran on Latin America tourSecretary of State Mike Pompeo will press US efforts to curb immigration and counter Iran during a four-nation tour of Latin America, the State Department said Tuesday. Pompeo on Sunday will stop in both Mexico and El Salvador as President Donald Trump takes controversial measures to deter and remove mostly Central American migrants who are seeking safety in the United States. Under a new policy, the Trump administration is declaring ineligible for asylum most migrants who cross the US southern border through Mexico.



The Latest: UAE official says tanker sent no distress call

The Latest: UAE official says tanker sent no distress callAn Emirati official says a small oil tanker that's based in the United Arab Emirates offered no distress call before switching off its tracker over two days ago in the Strait of Hormuz. The comment Tuesday comes a U.S. defense official told The Associated Press that America "has suspicions" that Iran seized the vessel. A U.S. defense official tells The Associated Press that America "has suspicions" that Iran seized an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates that turned off its tracker over two days ago in the Strait of Hormuz.



PM of Iraq's Kurdish region meets top officials in Baghdad

PM of Iraq's Kurdish region meets top officials in BaghdadThe newly confirmed prime minister of Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region is meeting with top officials on his first visit to the Iraqi capital since he was named to the post last month. Masrour Barzani met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and was later received by the Iraqi president during the visit, which was meant to convey a "goodwill message" from Barzani's new Cabinet.



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House to vote to condemn Trump's 'racist comments.' Pelosi calls The Squad 'our sisters'
The president said they should instead be voting "to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things" that four progressive women lawmakers have said.
'I'm going to use this knife': Hiker says she got lost in Calif. wilderness fleeing attacker
Sheryl Powell, an experienced hiker, said a "burly" man confronted her while she was taking a bathroom break.

The first manned mission to the moon, Apollo 11, launched on July 16, 1969.
AG Barr made final call not to bring charges against officer in Eric Garner's chokehold death
The decision not to pursue charges against Daniel Pantaleo comes one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death.
'13 Reasons Why' edits controversial suicide scene
The Netflix show had been criticized that scene from season one may have contributed to copycat suicides among teens.
South Bend police officer who fatally shot black man resigns
Many residents of the Indiana city were angry Sgt. Ryan O'Neill's body camera? — part of a program launched by Mayor Pete Buttigieg — was turned off during the shooting.
Man arrested after 1,000 guns found at Los Angeles home is charged
If convicted as charged, Girard Damian Saenz, faces a maximum sentence of more than 40 years in prison, prosecutors said.
At least 1 dead, 15 injured in gas explosion at California home
Southern California Gas Company confirmed that one of its employees died in the blast at the Murrieta home.
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Watch: 'Rocko's Modern Life' returns with first trailer for film 'Static Cling'
Animated series "Rocko's Modern Life" is returning with a new Netflix movie titled "Static Cling."

Liberal Christians gather at Wild Goose Festival to pray -- and plan
For years, liberals have been wary of fusions of faith and politics, careful not to pierce the boundary between church and state. Now they are asking: What if my beliefs are by implication political?

Ikea closing only U.S. factory in shift to Europe
Swedish furniture giant Ikea announced Tuesday it will close its only U.S. factory in Virginia and shift operations to Europe, where costs are less expensive.

'Waitress' to end Broadway run in January
Sara Bareilles took to Twitter following news her musical, "Waitress," will have its closing performance Jan. 5.

Justice Dept. declines to charge NYPD officer in Eric Garner's death
Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they will not file charges against a New York City Police Department officer in the controversial death of Eric Garner -- which drew national outrage five years ago.

Hundreds of people dead from dengue, Philippine authorities say
More than 450 people have died in the Philippines of dengue, a viral disease that has affected a region of more than 20 million people.

HIV lurking in spinal fluid linked to thinking problems
Patients who still have HIV in the cerebrospinal fluid after long-term treatment are at increased risks of thinking problems, a new study found.

Hannah Brown, Luke Parker clash on Twitter over 'Bachelorette' drama
"Bachelorette" Season 15 star Hannah Brown and Luke Parker argued on Twitter following their fight about pre-marital sex.

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Trump fires again at congresswomen, accusing them of ‘spewing vile things’

President also accused Democrats of giving them a ‘free pass’ as House will vote tonight to condemn Trump’s initial remarks

Donald Trump fired another volley in what has become an all-out rhetorical war between the president and four progressive Democratic congresswomen Tuesday morning, accusing them of “spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate”.

He also accused the Democratic leadership of giving them a “free pass”.

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EU expected to reject outright Johnson and Hunt's backstop plan

Next PM will be told in ‘no uncertain terms’ that axing backstop amounts to no deal

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit plan to axe the Irish border backstop from the withdrawal agreement will be rejected outright by the European Union, EU sources have said.

Informed sources say it is doomed to failure and if the next prime minister goes to Brussels with such a proposal, he will be told in “no uncertain terms” that it amounts to a declaration of no deal.

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Berlin buys 670 flats on Karl-Marx-Allee from private owner

Move to renationalise buildings follows protests over rising property prices in the city

The state of Berlin has bought back 670 apartments on the historic Karl-Marx-Allee from a private owner after decades of property privatisation in the German capital.

A 1950s prestige project for socialist East Germany, the grand boulevard that stretches from the city centre to Friedrichshain in the east has been the frontline of a months-long fight over gentrification and rising property prices.

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El Salvador: woman whose baby died in toilet birth back in court

Evelyn Beatriz Hernández was jailed for murder after she was ruled to have induced abortion

A 21-year-old woman who gave birth to a baby in a toilet in El Salvador has returned to court for a second trial for murder in a case that has drawn international attention because of the country’s highly restrictive abortion laws.

Evelyn Beatriz Hernández, who says she was raped and had no idea she was pregnant, had already served 33 months of her 30-year sentence when the supreme court overturned the ruling against her in February and ordered a fresh trial with a new judge.

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Candidate for top EU job touts gender equality ahead of vote

Ursula von der Leyen asks MEPs to back her as first female European commission president

Ursula von der Leyen has championed gender equality in her appeal to MEPs to back her as the first female president of the European commission, telling the European parliament: “We represent half of our population. We want our fair share.”

In a 30-minute speech in Strasbourg before a vote on Tuesday evening to confirm her position, the outgoing German defence minister said her nomination by the heads of state and government had been built on decades of progress.

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July on course to be hottest month ever, say climate scientists

Record global temperatures this month set to beat previous record set in 2017

Record temperatures across much of the world over the past two weeks could make July the hottest month ever measured on Earth, according to climate scientists.

The past fortnight has seen freak heat in the Canadian Arctic, crippling droughts in Chennai and Harare and forest fires that forced thousands of holidaymakers to abandon campsites in southern France and prompted the air force in Indonesia to fly cloud-busting missions in the hope of inducing rain.

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Dutch police are being infiltrated by criminal gangs, report says

Dozens of officers suspended or sacked recently for corruption may be ‘tip of iceberg’

Dutch police unions have called for extra training in resisting approaches from criminal gangs after a report concluded that the recent firing of dozens of officers for corruption and security breaches could prove “the tip of the iceberg”.

The Algemeen Dagblad (AD) newspaper said the confidential police report confirmed suspicions that forces around the country were being infiltrated by organised crime, with 19 officers from the mid-Netherlands force alone found to have underworld connections.

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Trump administration to ban abortion referrals at taxpayer-funded clinics

Department of Health to force end to abortion referrals, a rule widely seen as a blow against Planned Parenthood

Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration has announced, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women’s rights groups.

The head of a national umbrella group representing the clinics said the Republican administration is following “an ideological agenda” that could disrupt basic health care for many low-income women.

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North Korea hints it may resume nuclear testing, accuses U.S. of reneging on pact
Pyongyang warned that planned military exercises involving U.S. and South Korean forces would jeopardize proposed disarmament talks with Washington.
Italian police seize missile and Nazi paraphernalia from suspected extremist fighters
The missile did not have an explosive but still may have been usable, police said.
How countries use bank notes to celebrate — and confront — their own history
Britain isn’t the first nation to try to correct its history through banknotes. Here are five others.
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Four dead and more than 30 feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse
At least four people have been killed and more than 30 are feared trapped in the rubble of a four-storey residential building which has collapsed in Mumbai.

UK to send third warship to Gulf amid Iran tensions
The UK is to send another warship to the Persian Gulf amid ongoing tensions with Iran in the region.

Croatia festival blaze causes thousands to flee island
British tourists in Croatia have spoken of the chaos that ensued when a fire broke out at the Fresh Island music festival on Tuesday.

Woman faces murder retrial after baby died in toilet birth
A woman who says she was raped and later gave birth in a toilet is facing a second trial for murder in El Salvador.

MEPs to vote on first female EU Commission president
The European Parliament will decide later whether or not to block the appointment of Ursula von der Leyen as the new president of the European Commission.

Passenger caught with cocaine worth £27k under his wig
A Colombian man was arrested at Barcelona's international airport after cocaine worth £27,000 was found under his toupee.

Woman lived with her dead mother's body for three years
A woman who lived with her mother's dead body for three years has been arrested in Texas, police say.

Warning over 'gamechanging' Ebola case in DR Congo
An Ebola case in a Congolese city of two million people has been called a "potential gamechanger" by health officials.

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On the Cusp of Power, Boris Johnson’s Inflammatory Language on Islam Returns to Haunt Him
As the final live debate of the Conservative leadership contest came to an end on Monday evening, the two men competing to be Britain’s next Prime Minister turned to one another, smiled, and bantered out of range of the room
Here Are the 2019 Emmy Nominations
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Trump Insists His Tweets ‘Were NOT Racist’ as House Readies Vote on Condemning His Remarks
The comments followed backlash to his suggestion that four Democratic Congresswomen 'go back' to their countries
The Military Has a Warning for Anyone Interested In Raiding Area 51 In An Attempt To Free Aliens
The U.S. Air Force has responded to the 1.3 million people who have signed on to raid Area 51 in search of aliens.
Everyone and Their Mother Are Participating in the Endlessly Catchy Stranger Things Neverending Story Challenge
Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and original Neverending Story cast are having fun
Greek Police Have Arrested a Suspect in the Killing of an American Researcher on Crete
Police say the 27-year-old suspect confessed to seeing Eaton walk towards a local memorial and "motivated by sexual satisfaction, he hit her twice with his car to stop her."
William Barr Makes Final Call Not to Charge NYPD Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Garner's death at the hands of police became a rally cry for activists

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