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Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to win

Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to winRep. Tim Ryan says the party’s “toxic” brand under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making it difficult for Dems to connect with voters.



Otto Warmbier Laid to Rest in His Ohio Hometown Thursday

Otto Warmbier Laid to Rest in His Ohio Hometown ThursdayFamily and friends said a final goodbye to the young man whose five-day trip to North Korea resulted in a 17-month imprisonment that ended in heartbreak.



Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirms

Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirmsOn James T. Hodgkinson, investigators found a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress. The FBI did not disclose the names of those lawmakers.



Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in Virginia

Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in VirginiaAs many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer session at a mosque.



'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prisonWASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.



Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’

Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’Sen. Tim Kaine sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces as “completely illegal.” He says President Trump needs a new AUMF.



Settlement Reached in Lawsuit over Michael Brown's Death

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit over Michael Brown's Death(Reuters) - The parents of black teenager Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson, Missouri, have settled a lawsuit over his fatal shooting by a white city police officer in 2014, according to a court document filed on June 19, 2017.



2 Elephants Spring Into Action to Save Calf From Drowning in Zoo's Pool

2 Elephants Spring Into Action to Save Calf From Drowning in Zoo's PoolTwo elephants worked together to save a baby calf who fell into a pool at the Seoul Grand Park Zoo in South Korea.



FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.



Bloomberg says Trump should ‘stop tweeting’ and let Russia probe run its course

Bloomberg says Trump should ‘stop tweeting’ and let Russia probe run its course“When there’s an allegation, you have to have a competent, independent investigation that will find something wrong or remove the cloud,” Bloomberg said.



"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and Driving

"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and DrivingThe “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.



Bill Imposing Sanctions On Russia Hits Roadblock

Bill Imposing Sanctions On Russia Hits RoadblockMembers of the House found a constitutional issue that could possibly delay the bill and help the Trump administration make changes to the legislation.



U.S. top court rebuffs men convicted in notorious Washington murder

U.S. top court rebuffs men convicted in notorious Washington murderThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to overturn the convictions of seven men in a notorious 1984 gang murder of a woman in a Washington neighborhood not far from the U.S. Capitol even though prosecutors had concealed evidence in the case. The justices, in a 6-2 ruling, said the evidence withheld by the prosecution at the time of the trial, which the men claimed would have cast doubt on their guilt in the murder of Catherine Fuller, was not material to the eventual jury verdict. The case has stayed the public eye not only because of the grisly nature of the murder that occurred during a period of high crime in the U.S. capital city in the 1980s but also because of the Supreme Court's decision to scrutinize the process that led to the convictions.



Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'

Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child's safe return, saying in an interview: "Give my daughter back."



Ex-Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson: DNC and state officials dismissed Russia warnings last year

Ex-Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson: DNC and state officials dismissed Russia warnings last yearFormer Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he tried to assist state election officials and the Democratic National Committee amid Russian cyberattacks but was rebuffed.



Boeing wins order dogfight at Paris Air Show

Boeing wins order dogfight at Paris Air ShowBoeing outpaced its rival Airbus in terms of new orders at this year's Paris Air Show thanks to its new 737 MAX 10 airliner, taking in a total of 571 orders for nearly $75 billion. The 737 MAX 10 is aimed at the biggest part of the commercial airline market -- single-aisle aircraft for medium-range flights -- and scooped up 326 orders worth nearly $40 billion at list prices as the jet promises even more fuel economy thanks to improvements to aerodynamics and engine performance. "This wide market acceptance endorsed the 737 MAX 10 as the industry's most efficient and profitable single-aisle airplane," Boeing said in a statement.



Can you spot the Curiosity rover in this photo of Mars?

Can you spot the Curiosity rover in this photo of Mars?

NASA's Curiosity rover has delivered some seriously stellar views of Mars to us back on Earth, but it's easy to forget that the dusty, durable vehicle spends a lot of its time driving to various locations of scientific importance. Crawling over rocks and navigating never-before-seen peaks and valleys, the trusty bot just keeps on truckin'. This week, NASA delivered a photo that perfectly encapsulates Curiosity's tiresome journey, but you might miss the rover at first glance.

The photo, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, captures the Curiosity rover as it trudges over a seemingly endless sea of rocky, lifeless terrain. The image, which has been color-enhanced so that you actually have a chance of picking out the rover hidden among the weathered rocks and sand.

Can you see it? It's a bit hard to make out, but that tiny blue dot in the very center is Curiosity, clawing along on the martian landscape on its way to a new destination. In the photo, the vehicle is headed uphill on Mount Sharp, towards Vera Rubin Ridge, where Curiosity investigated rock formations.

It's kind of crazy to think that this very thing — scraping its wheels on dusty rocks, taking samples, and snapping photos — is what the rover has been doing every day for the past five years or so. And with its plutonium power supply rated to last a minimum of 14 years (albeit with a decrease in overall output), it could be doing it for the better part of another decade, if things work out well.



‘Die-in’ protesters dragged away from McConnell’s office

‘Die-in’ protesters dragged away from McConnell’s officeDramatizing fears that Senate Republican’s Better Care Reconciliation Act’s cuts to Medicaid would prevent millions of low income Americans from accessing life-saving care, activism group ADAPT dramatized what those deaths could look like — in front of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office doors.



Bitter Ga. loss provides backdrop for Democrats to reflect on party’s future

Bitter Ga. loss provides backdrop for Democrats to reflect on party’s futureIn the wake of Jon Ossoff’s stinging defeat in the House race in Atlanta’s suburbs last night, the question now is: How do Democrats pick up the pieces? Under this scenario, Democrats would embrace candidates who excoriate the wealthiest “1 percent” and promise to curb income inequality, zero out public college and university tuition and enact single-payer universal health care. There are also Democratic warnings that Ossoff’s tepid handling of President Trump misfired.



Video: 'I Don't Want You to Get Shooted,' Girl, 4, Comforts Mom After Castile Shooting

Video: 'I Don't Want You to Get Shooted,' Girl, 4, Comforts Mom After Castile ShootingThe 4-year-old daughter of Diamond Reynolds tries to comfort her distraught mother after police shot the woman's boyfriend in front of them, video shows.



Conrad Roy III's Mother Sympathizes With Michelle Carter's Family

Conrad Roy III's Mother Sympathizes With Michelle Carter's FamilyRoy's girlfriend Michelle Carter was convicted Friday after she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend.



Trump healthcare plan faces possible defeat as four Republican senators 'plan to oppose bill'

Trump healthcare plan faces possible defeat as four Republican senators 'plan to oppose bill'Republican leaders in the Senate finally unveiled a draft of the healthcare legislation aimed at replacing Obamacare, but immediately hit a huge obstacle with at least four of the party’s Senators saying they would not vote for the plan in its current form. The fate of the bill is now up in the air - not for the first time - with Democrats only needing the support of three Republicans to vote down the legislation. The Republicans hold a 52 to 48 advantage in the Senate, and can afford to lose two votes, with Vice President Mike Pence being able to beak a tie.



The Latest: Navy Seal tells of wound during Bergdahl search

The Latest: Navy Seal tells of wound during Bergdahl searchRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on pretrial hearings in the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 (all times local):



Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque

Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosqueBy Kawa Omar and Ahmed Rasheed MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. "In the early morning, I climbed up to the roof of my house and was stunned to see the Hadba minaret had gone," Nashwan, a day-laborer who lives near the mosque, said by phone. The demolition came on Wednesday night as Iraqi forces closed in on the mosque, which carried enormous symbolic importance for Islamic State (IS).



Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger

Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness bloggerAn Instagram star and well-known fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, who had a large following on the social media site, where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products, was killed in eastern France in what the family said was a domestic incident. "It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died the June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home," read a statement on Burger's Instagram account, signed "The grieving family".



Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dog

Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dogThis pensive dog upstaged his owner and wasn't even aware of it. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Inventor Jerry Paros posed for a photograph for an article in the publication Nature about his invention — an ultra precise quartz sensor that could contribute to an early-warning system designed to detect shifts in the sea floor that cause tsunamis. Tsunamis are caused primarily by earthquakes that occur in the seafloor, since rapid shifts in elevation can generate waves that cross oceans in a matter of several hours. In 2011, a massive tsunami hit northern Japan following a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast, resulting in the meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukashima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The article and the photograph were shared on Nature's Twitter page.  Meet the man hoping to transform the way we gather data from the seafloor to detect the next big earthquake: https://t.co/GmICfBMSDR pic.twitter.com/zvRlwpyADX — Nature News&Comment (@NatureNews) June 21, 2017 While many found the article interesting, most people were busy obsessing over Paros' photobombing canine companion. Yeah that's interesting and all but can we talk about the DOG ON THE DESK! — Weird Science News (@GCweirdscience) June 22, 2017 the dog looks philosophical. the dog must think about how to save this world from natural disasters. great dog. — SaveSouthKorea (@SaveSouthKorea) June 21, 2017 PLEASE PROVIDE DOG NAME. And, is he a good boy? — Bepps, The (@l_____88_____l) June 21, 2017 Wow look at the picture on the desk! pic.twitter.com/GS8cIHYvRx — Sojiro (@The_clark_Side) June 21, 2017 pic.twitter.com/f37p3lsdUt — Jon (@jonheheman) June 21, 2017 No doubt @Paroscientific #earthquake research important. But am mostly obsessed by doggo looking out the window in the pic #dogsoftwitter https://t.co/i3DJAU6D5F — Amanda Cronkhite (@abcronkhite) June 21, 2017 Please can we talk about this man's dog — Stefan (@StefanRautnbach) June 21, 2017 Ok but interview that dog. — Ashley (@ashcech) June 21, 2017 Not one word in this article about the man's dog.  — ♥️ (@LoveRunandPray) June 21, 2017 Dog is studying squirrels behavior and how subtle changes in behavior predict seismic activity. — Luminous Numinous (@LuminousNumino1) June 22, 2017 Twitter has spoken. We need to know more about that doggo. (H/T Twitter Moments) WATCH: This drone will play with your dog



10 of the World's Scariest Airports to Fly Into

10 of the World's Scariest Airports to Fly Into



Trump team takes victory lap after GOP special-election wins

Trump team takes victory lap after GOP special-election winsThe president and his supporters celebrated on social media late Tuesday night after Republicans secured a pair of victories in congressional races in Georgia and South Carolina.



James Blake agrees not to sue NYC in exchange for fellowship

James Blake agrees not to sue NYC in exchange for fellowshipNEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star James Blake has agreed to drop his right to sue New York after he was mistakenly arrested and tackled by police. In exchange, a legal fellowship will be created in his name that will bolster the work of the city's police watchdog agency.



Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets

Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other PlanetsHumanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, famed physicist Stephen Hawking says. The human imagination has led us to peer ever deeper into the universe with scientific tools, Hawking said. The answer is, no," Hawking said in his address.



Canadian Marksman Fires World's Longest Kill Shot

Canadian Marksman Fires World's Longest Kill ShotThe Canada Special Forces marksman shot from a distance of 3,450 meters and hit his target, breaking the previous record by almost 1000 meters.



Man Arrested in $400G Day Care Drug Sweep Where Cocaine Was Found Next to Kid's Bed: Cops

Man Arrested in $400G Day Care Drug Sweep Where Cocaine Was Found Next to Kid's Bed: CopsThe LA City Attorney called it "an incredibly toxic combination of illegal drugs and day care."



Russia's Lavrov says new U.S. sanctions harm ties with Washington

Russia's Lavrov says new U.S. sanctions harm ties with WashingtonRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson on Thursday that new sanctions imposed by Washington on Russia would damage relations between the two countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Actions of this kind, put the entire sphere of Russian-American relations at serious risk," the ministry quoted Lavrov as saying in a phone call with Tillerson. Lavrov said Moscow was still waiting for a U.S. response to earlier proposals to improve ties, and Washington's latest actions in Syria violated the sovereignty of the Arab country.



US warship crash site known for congested nighttime traffic

US warship crash site known for congested nighttime trafficTOKYO (AP) — The site of a fatal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship off Japan's coast is notorious for congested sea traffic, particularly during the night when merchant ships are trying to reach Tokyo's port by daybreak.



Gunmen attack Philippine village near war-torn city: military

Gunmen attack Philippine village near war-torn city: militaryHundreds of gunmen attacked troops in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday in a hit-and-run assault that may have been intended to help Islamist militants engaged in a nearby urban war, authorities said. Five civilians who were used as human shields were missing, and soldiers were pursuing the assailants who had quickly retreated, military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told reporters in Manila. Padilla said the gunmen attacked a military outpost at daybreak in Pigkawayan, a farming town about 160 kilometres (100 miles) from Marawi city where fighters linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have been battling troops for a month.



Gigantic Stash of Nazi Memorabilia Found in Argentina

Gigantic Stash of Nazi Memorabilia Found in ArgentinaIt didn't just get there by itself.



Alaska fishermen ‘chased out’ of Bering Sea by gangs of killer whales

Alaska fishermen ‘chased out’ of Bering Sea by gangs of killer whalesPods of killer whales are reportedly stalking Alaskan fishermen and driving them out of fishing areas while robbing them of their catch. The National Post reports that black cod and halibut fishers are being surrounded by orcas acting like “motorcycle gangs” and “chased out” of their areas of operation in the north Pacific.



Manson follower, longest-serving female inmate, seeks parole

Manson follower, longest-serving female inmate, seeks paroleSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A parole hearing resumed Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel — a follower of cult leader Charles Manson — after officials investigated whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the murders nearly five decades ago.



What You Learn After Driving the R8 Spyder

What You Learn After Driving the R8 SpyderSometimes, top down is better



Security Experts Warn US Is 'Inadequately Prepared' For Election Hacking

Security Experts Warn US Is 'Inadequately Prepared' For Election HackingAs the DHS said 21 states were targeted for cyberattacks during the 2016 presidential election, More than 100 security experts signed on to a letter warning the US is unprepared to deal with cyberattacks against election systems.



U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: Turkey

U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: TurkeyThe United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on Thursday, seeking to address Turkish concerns about arming Kurds on its border. Turkish defense ministry sources said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also promised his Turkish counterpart to provide a monthly list of weapons handed to the YPG, saying the first inventory had already been sent to Ankara.



Newlywed Convicted of Murder-for-Hire After Jury Deliberates for Just 90 Minutes

Newlywed Convicted of Murder-for-Hire After Jury Deliberates for Just 90 MinutesDalia Dippolito has been found guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband after three trials.



Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: Macron

Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: MacronFrance no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday, making the policy official for the first time. The new French leader said instead that fighting jihadists such as the Islamic State group had to be the international community's number one goal in a conflict that grew out of protests against the Syrian president in 2011 but has since become increasingly complex and multifaceted. "The real change I've made on this question, is that I haven't said the deposing of Bashar al-Assad is a prerequisite for everything," Macron said in an interview with several European newspapers, including Britain's Guardian, Spain's El Pais and Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung.



T-Mobile is having network problems across the country, reports show

T-Mobile is having network problems across the country, reports show

T-Mobile users across the country have woken up to widespread network outages. According to reports on the Down Detector and Twitter, thousands of users are having problems getting any data connectivity, even if a cell signal is still showing.

The Down Detector map shows reports across the country, with a concentration on the East Coast. It could be a problem with a regional data center, or a nationwide problem that isn't being reported yet on the West Coast, thanks to the time difference.

T-Mobile has not publicly issued a statement yet, but is responding to individual users on the official @TMobile Twitter page, saying that they're looking into the issue.

Some users say that turning LTE off can get data service working on 3G, but that's a temporary fix at best. For the time being, staying on Wi-Fi and turning your device on and off every hour or two is likely the best solution.

Assuming that the outage is related to a software issue in T-Mobile's network, you can assume that a fix is being worked on at speed. Turning your device on and off forces it to re-register on the local cell tower, which means you'll get connectivity back as soon as the problem is resolved on T-Mobile's end.



McDonald's Changed The Meat In Its Burgers And People Are Pissed

McDonald's Changed The Meat In Its Burgers And People Are PissedWelp, this sucks.



Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared

Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop clearedMILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side.



High hat fashion shares the stage at Britian's Royal Ascot horse races

High hat fashion shares the stage at Britian's Royal Ascot horse racesBritish Society and Royals come decked out with high-fashion hats – some elegant, some whimsical – and all incredibly creative.



5 Things to Consider When Deciding to Retire

5 Things to Consider When Deciding to RetireWhile there is not necessarily an easy answer to the question, fully understanding the opportunities and challenges faced in retirement is a critical first step in helping to decide to retire at 55, 65, or beyond. The first and probably the most critical step in determining when to retire is to estimate how much income you will need, and how much income you will have in retirement. Take a look at potential retirement income sources including Social Security benefits.