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Another mistrial of US officer who killed black man

Al Jazeera - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:53pm
Case with the same overtones of racial discrimination as other recent police shootings ends in mistrial for second time.

Trump begs lawmakers to pass Trumpcare as another says ‘no’

The Raw Story - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:42pm
President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party’s healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a “very, very narrow path” to passage. Five Republican senators have announced they will not supp...

Canada Letter: Trudeau Talks to Us, and a New Name

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:28pm
A lively event in Toronto with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a 360-degree view from inside an igloo are highlights from a week of expanded Canada coverage.

GOP Congressman demands Mueller stop investigating Trump — reveals White House in ‘nightmarish corner’

The Raw Story - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:24pm
A freshman Republican Congressman on Friday called for special counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from any investigation of President Donald Trump. “Special Counsel Robert Mueller should recuse himself because the integrity of his appointment is in question due to former FBI Director Jam...

The greatest common denominator of Trump’s lies is that he grossly exaggerates the size of things: analysis

The Raw Story - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:18pm
President Donald Trump’s long list of lies since taking office has been chronicled by the New York Times in a new list that shows the claim and the fact. Other than the lies themselves, one thing seems consistent: Trump lies most about the size of things. Since his inauguration on Jan. 20, Tru...

CNN’s Paul Begala slams Trumpcare: GOP wants to ‘kick some kid out of his wheelchair’ so the rich pay fewer taxes

The Raw Story - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:08pm
During an appearance on CNN, Democratic political consultant Paul Begala wiped the floor with former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) over the GOP’s American Health Care Act’s planned multi-billion dollar cuts to Medicaid. After Santorum touted the Republican’s Medicaid reform under Presi...

Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi only likes Trump because of his wife Melania

The Raw Story - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:06pm
Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies’ man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania. Berlusconi, 80, has returned to the political spotlight this week as he campaigns for his Fo...

Twin blasts kill dozens in Parachinar market

Al Jazeera - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:03pm
Two explosions tear through busy marketplace crowded with people shopping for food to break their Ramadan fast

Overruling diplomats — US to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers’ list

The Raw Story - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:01pm
In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world’s worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said. The dec...

Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England's skin

BBC News - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 8:01pm
From pagan worship to homesick soldiers, what is the story behind England's hill figures?

Passions flare as Turkey excludes evolution from textbooks

BBC News - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:57pm
The "controversial" theory is too complex for schoolchildren, an education official says.

George Formby's banjo ukulele for sale at auction

BBC News - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:52pm
George Formby would entertain troops in World War Two.

State Dept. Moves to Shut Office Planning Afghanistan Strategy

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:49pm
The office of the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, created in early 2009, will be folded back into a State Department bureau.

Reality Check: How many people are affected by May's offer?

BBC News - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:47pm
Theresa May offers to protect EU nationals in the UK if UK nationals are protected in Europe.

Glastonbury quiz: Test your knowledge

BBC News - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:45pm
Glastonbury quiz: How much do you know?

The Times’s Resident Expert for a World on Fire

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:45pm
Canada, Portugal, London: How the fire expertise of our Phoenix bureau chief informs our global reporting.

California Democratic Speaker killed his own party’s plan for single-payer healthcare

The Raw Story - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:40pm
Hopes of single payer supporters across the country were dashed Friday night when the Democratic Speaker of the California legislature killed a single payer health insurance reform bill by written by California Democrats. California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Friday afternoon that he ...

'I kept my daughter's body at home for three weeks'

BBC News - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 7:37pm
When her daughter died, Gilli Davidson wanted to keep her at home - the funeral director made that possible.

Teenage, gay and Northern Irish

BBC News - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 6:59pm
Two teenagers share their experience of growing up gay in Northern Ireland.

Week in pictures: 17-23 June 2017

BBC News - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 - 6:58pm
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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