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Mormon church leaders cut microphone after girl reveals she's gay

"They did not mess up when they gave me freckles or when they made me to be gay," she said.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 8:09 am

This is not your mother's hula hoop

The hula hoop is back, but don't call it that. Today, the gyrating toy is referred to simply as a "hoop" and if you are into "hooping," you know it's much more than a light-weight plastic plaything you spin in the driveway.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 5:00 am

Citing LGBT discrimination, California bans state travel to Kentucky and three other states

California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to four states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 4:30 am

Immigrant entrepreneurs add jobs as debate rages on

Immigrants across the country are investing their hard-earned money and adding jobs, but their efforts coincide with a flash point in time marked by a presidential crackdown and a push to construct a wall along the Southern border.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 3:21 am

NYC Mayor Gets Climate Change Lesson in Miami

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has labeled rising sea levels a "clear and present danger." Friday, he toured a section of renovated Miami Beach where the streets had been elevated to combat rising water. (Jun 23)
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 3:01 am

Invasive Asian carp near Lake Michigan must be a 'wake-up call,' lawmakers say

A live Asian carp was caught beyond electronic barriers meant to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, just 9 miles from Lake Michigan, officials say.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 2:34 am

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer

St. Louis police say a black off-duty officer who heard a commotion near his home and tried to help fellow officers arrest three black suspects has been shot by a white officer who did not recognize him.
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 1:13 am

Trump OKs Drones to India Ahead of Modi Visit

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. (June 23)
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 1:06 am

Professor: Otto Warmbier got ‘what he deserved’

People are calling for a University of Delaware professor to be fired after she wrote on Facebook that Otto Warmbier "got exactly what he deserved."
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 1:05 am

Jury finds former Vanderbilt football player guilty of rape

Jury deliberations have extended well into their second day in the case of a former Vanderbilt University football player charged in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student.
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:50 am

Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker

A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday.
Author: MICHELLE L. PRICE
Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:48 am

The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing - New York Times


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The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing
New York Times
We broke down Sean Spicer's statements from the first White House press briefing held after President Trump's first international trip. By SUSAN JOAN ARCHER and MARK SCHEFFLER. Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video ».
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:34 am

F-16 Thunderbird plane crashes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base ahead of air show

A fighter jet with the Air Force Thunderbirds was involved in a crash Friday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, officials confirmed.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:34 am

Mistrial in Cincinnati Shooting as Officer Is Latest Not to Be Convicted - New York Times


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Mistrial in Cincinnati Shooting as Officer Is Latest Not to Be Convicted
New York Times
Ray Tensing, left, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, during his retrial in the fatal shooting of a black man, Samuel DuBose. Credit Pool photo by Cara Owsley. CINCINNATI — The encounters with the police officers turned deadly within ...
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:29 am

The Latest: Ex-Vanderbilt football player convicted of rape

The Latest on the rape trial of a former Vanderbilt football player (all times local): 7:15 p.m.
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Posted: June 24, 2017, 12:26 am

$20,000 in reward money for escaped inmates split between 2 families

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that it has given $20,000 in reward money offered for information leading to the capture of two escaped inmates to two parties.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:59 pm

Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns

San Francisco police say the UPS driver who shot and killed three colleagues last week was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims.
Author: PAUL ELIAS and JOCELYN GECKER
Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:48 pm

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Author: JOSH LEDERMAN and ADAM SCHRECK
Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:46 pm

Rehab, health scares for once-conjoined twins

Jadon and Anias, twin boys who were born joined at the head, have undergone extreme highs and lows in the six months since their surgery. "It has literally been the journey of sickness," says their mother, Nicole.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:31 pm

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.
Author: DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE
Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:07 pm

Federal judge orders pretrial release of terror suspect

A federal judge in Denver has ordered the release of a man who has been detained for 5½ years after being accused of providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization.
Author: THOMAS PEIPERT
Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:03 pm

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.
Author: ERIK SCHELZIG and KEVIN McGILL
Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:54 pm

FBI: Search for visiting Chinese scholar is agency priority

The FBI says the search for a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois is a national priority for the agency.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:53 pm

The Latest: Arizona governor seeking more wildfire funding

The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local): 11:15 a.m.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:53 pm

Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

The Trump administration is eliminating funding for a U.S. nonprofit that combats white extremism.
Author: JAY REEVES and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:40 pm

Trump touts VA bill, whistleblower not convinced

A Veterans Affairs whistleblower isn’t convinced that enough is being done to fix the problems plaguing hospitals nationwide. President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday aimed at overhauling the agency. (June 23)
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:36 pm

Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.
Author: DESMOND BUTLER and MAGGIE MICHAEL
Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:30 pm

Raiders QB signs $125M NFL contract

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's five-year contract extension is worth $125 million. The $25 million per year in new money is the richest contract ever in the NFL. (June 23)
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:14 pm

Father bikes 1,400 miles to hear his daughter's beating heart again

This dad is raising awareness about organ donation too.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:10 pm

Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks was found guilty of raping an unconscious female student in 2013.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 10:04 pm

AP Top Stories June 23, 2017

Here's the latest for Friday, June 23rd: President Trump signs bill to reform VA; London police consider manslaughter charges in apartment fire; Four people hurt in Paris when a double decker bus gets stuck; Dallas Zoo shares video of its dancing gorilla.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:59 pm

$20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates

Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:38 pm

Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

A second mistrial was declared in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. (June 23)
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:36 pm

Former Muslim charged with making bomb threat to mosque

Authorities say a former Muslim threatened to blow up a Florida mosque, later telling investigators he was being targeted for converting to Judaism.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:34 pm

'I'm glad he got shot': Nebraska Democrat caught on tape criticizing Rep. Steve Scalise - Washington Post


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'I'm glad he got shot': Nebraska Democrat caught on tape criticizing Rep. Steve Scalise
Washington Post
A Nebraska Democratic official has been removed Thursday from his chairman post after recordings emerged in which he said he was glad that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot and that he wished he had died. In the recording, Phil Montag ...
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:30 pm

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.
Author: NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTEN WYATT
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:28 pm

Convictions are rare for officers in police shootings

In a case that reignited the debate about lack of convictions of officers in cases of police shootings, a Minnesota police officer was found not guilty in the shooting death of an African American.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:28 pm

Teens handcuffed for selling water on National Mall

An elected official in Washington is asking U.S. Park Police why teenagers were handcuffed for selling bottled water on the National Mall.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:21 pm

Air Force Thunderbird plane involved in 'mishap' in Ohio

A U.S. Air Force plane that was practicing for an air show at an airport in Ohio had a “mishap upon landing,” Fox News can confirm.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:15 pm

Space Warfare: America could soon have a new branch of the military protecting outer space

Members of Congress laid the groundwork for the U.S Air Force to establish a new branch of the military, known as a Space Corps, by January of 2019.
Author: Jason Kopp
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:14 pm

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest - ABC News


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Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest
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Water levels rise after a combination of high tide and the rain from Tropical Storm Cindy in Lake Charles, La., Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Rick Hickman/American Press via AP)more +. 0 Shares. Email. Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy ...
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:08 pm

Key decisions in the Ray Tensing retrial

These moments lead to a mistrial in the case of the former Ohio police officer involved in the fatal traffic stop shooting of black motorist.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 8:55 pm

California just added four more 'discriminatory' states to its travel ban - Washington Post


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California just added four more 'discriminatory' states to its travel ban
Washington Post
Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation into law that allows child welfare providers — including faith-based adoption agencies — to refuse adoptions to hopeful parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.” In ...
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 8:43 pm

Jury again deadlocks in case of white Ohio officer in fatal traffic stop shooting of black motorist

For a second time, a jury has been unable to agree on whether Ray Tensing was justified when he fatally shot Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 8:32 pm

How Trump's Cuba policy will change college students' plans

How Trump's Cuba policy will change college students' plans
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 8:28 pm

Florida higher ed official defends 'genetics' comment on gender pay gap

Edward Morton, a board member of the State University System of Florida, suggested negotiating skills are genetic.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 8:14 pm

Republican Senator Vital to Health Bill's Passage Won't Support It - New York Times


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Republican Senator Vital to Health Bill's Passage Won't Support It
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:53 pm

Depp: When was last time an actor assassinated a President?

Even before Johnny Depp said it, the actor seemed to know that his comment would ignite controversy.
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:50 pm

As cities look to get greener, lower-income residents fear gentrification

The 606 in Chicago is a green home for stargazing, biking, and family outings. Even more so, it's home for a large issue of gentrification and heightened property values for those who thought they were living in low-income housing.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:45 pm

Lawmakers consider boosting security in the wake of baseball shooting

Following the shooting that endangered the lives of Republican representatives at a baseball practice, government leaders are looking for a way to increase personal security of lawmakers.
      
 
 
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Posted: June 23, 2017, 7:44 pm

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency.

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency. “We are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being,” the letter stated. Some of the individuals who signed the letter include Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA; John D. Negroponte, first director of national intelligence; and Robert B. Zoellick, former deputy secretary of state. – NYT

You can read the full letter here, as well as Donald Trump’s officialresponse.

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