Friday, May 19, 2017

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May 19 is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year.

1974: Giscard d'Estaing voted French president
Valery Giscard d'Estaing is elected President of France, defeating socialist Francois Mitterrand.

May 19, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died in England from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash. Go to article »

On This Date
1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery.
1588 The Spanish Armada set sail for England.
1935 T.E. Lawrence, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died in England from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy during a fundraiser at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1967 The Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Britain banning nuclear weapons from outer space.
1992 Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded in Massapequa, N.Y., by her husband Joey's teenage lover, Amy Fisher.
1992 The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
1994 Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64.
2001 Apple, Inc. opened its first retail stores, in Tysons Corner, Va., and Glendale, Calif.
2004 Specialist Jeremy C. Sivits received a year in prison and a bad conduct discharge in the first court-martial stemming from abuse of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison.
2005 "Revenge of the Sith," the final chapter of the "Star Wars" saga, opened in movie theaters.
2011 Katie Couric, the first regular solo anchorwoman of a network evening newscast, signed off the "CBS Evening News" for the last time after five years.


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What you need to know Friday
Trump's first foreign trip as POTUS, Julian Assange's rape investigation dropped, an important election in Iran and a look ahead.


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Chris Cornell, who tragically passed away Wednesday age 52, was one of the greatest rock vocalists (or vocalists, period) ever to pick up a mic. A Robert Plant for the grunge generation, he was named rock’s greatest singer by Guitar World and fourth-best singer in heavy metal history by Hit Parader, and he came in at No. 9 on Rolling Stone’s “Best Lead Singers of All Time” list. Whether fronting Seattle heroes Soundgarden and

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Chinese fighters buzz US surveillance plane, underlining strategic mistrust -  BEIJING - Two Chinese fighter jets have buzzed a U.S. spy plane that sniffs out nuclear radiation while flying over the East China Sea, underlining Beijing's discomfort with American surveillance in its neighborhood.

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Before Driver's Times Square Crash, a Descent Into Paranoia and Harassment -  Richard Rojas was escorted from the 7th precinct in New York on Thursday. Credit Stephanie Keith/Reuters. Richard Rojas did not speak much about his three years in a Navy uniform, but when he returned to the Bronx from a naval base in Jacksonville, Fla ...

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Video captured by Italian broadcaster Mediaset on Thursday (May 18) shows the moment a car crashed into a crowd in New York's Times Square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Duterte says China's Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oil -  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at a hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 11, 2017.

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Always Dreaming cemented his status as a rising superstar with a 2 ¾-length victory in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. The Bodemeister colt was the focus of a Making the Grade profile following his Xpressbet Florida Derby victory, and some of the information from that blog was carried over to this piece, but he obviously added a major achievement to his résumé with a win in the first jewel of the Triple Crown, so let’s take a second look at Always Dreaming and evaluate his Preakness Stakes chances.

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Donald Trump just staked his presidency on 4 words
Washington (CNN) At a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manual Santos Thursday, President Donald Trump was asked a very simple question: Had he urged then-FBI Director James Comey to slow or stop an FBI investigation into ...


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Following the release of Chelsea Manning on Wednesday the Swedish chief prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation concerning Wikileaks editor Julian Assange. Now that this investigation has been dropped it is only correct that the British Government allow Julian Assange to leave the Embassy of Ecuador and travel freely to a destination of his choosing.

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Biden disses Clinton: 'I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate.' -  Former vice president Joe Biden stirred the Democratic pot a little bit on Thursday night. Appearing at the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, the possible 2020 presidential candidate weighed in on Hillary Clinton's 2016 candidacy in a way that ...

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Towboat captains captured great white sharks in Long Beach, California, on May 2. Ricky Birks and Mike Del Grande operate TowBoatUS in Long Beach. Their job is to respond to any broken down vessels in their area. The pair took advantage of recent shark sightings off the Long Beach Peninsula and drove their vessel out to try to capture shark footage. Using GoPro cameras they strapped to the bottom of their boat, the crew shot video of about 13 sharks swimming just 50 feet away from the Long Beach shoreline.

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Pool party poopers: CDC warns of parasitic infection, toxic gas
(CNN) Beware of contaminated pool water: Outbreaks of a parasitic diarrhea-causing infection linked to pools and water playgrounds doubled in the United States from 2014 to 2016, according to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by ...


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