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June 5 is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 209 days remaining until the end of the year

On This Date
1723 Economist Adam Smith was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
1933 The United States went off the gold standard.
1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall, speaking at Harvard University, outlined an aid program for Europe that came to be known as the Marshall Plan.
1967 War erupted in the Middle East as Israel raided Egyptian military targets. Syria, Jordan and Iraq entered the conflict.
1981 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what became known as AIDS.
2002 Elizabeth Smart, 14, was kidnapped from her bedroom in her family's Salt Lake City home. (She was rescued in March 2003.)
2004 Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

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INTERESTING EYE WHITNESS....Guardian reporter Lisa O’Carroll is at Borough Market, where she says multiple stabbings have been reported:
Witnesses said they saw two men stabbing people outside the well-known Roast restaurant in Borough market. A chef from the nearby Fish restaurant said: “I saw two guys with big knives downstairs outside Roast. They were stabbing people. The police were running away, they were community police. They were normal officers, they were running away.
“The guy with the knife was killing two people. We were shouting ‘stop, stop’ and people threw chairs at them. Police came and shot straight away.”


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From NY Post: Mayor de Blasio says all New Yorkers must change their lifestyle to curb carbon emissions — well, all except one man: Mayor de Blasio. Hizzoner portrayed himself as an eco champion on Friday, announcing plans to ban plastic bags and beef up enforcement against idling vehicles, and called on all his constituents to alter their habits in light of President Trump’s withdrawal the Paris climate accord. “Everyone in our own life needs to change our habits to start protecting the Earth,” he said in his weekly appearance on WNYC radio.

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$5,000 reward offered for suspect accused of punching man with cerebral palsy. CREEP!!! VIDEO

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Susan and Michael Herron, both in their 70s, are some of the estimated 10,000 foreign retirees who have flocked to Cuenca, Ecuador in recent years. Drawn by inexpensive living and quality healthcare, ex-pat seniors are changing the face of retirement in the hemisphere. They had previously “retired” in Central Florida, Georgia, Alaska, South Carolina and Panama before finally settling on Ecuador — because it was beautiful and cheap. “We could have survived [financially] in the United States if we had moved to a more rural area,” said Susan, 71, a semi-retired property manager. “But we wanted to take this chance while we were still healthy enough to be able to do it.” In Cuenca, a city of about 350,000 people, they’ve found robust public transportation, an extensive museum network, solid healthcare and markets bursting with fresh fruits and produce. It’s a place where their two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath apartment costs less than $400 a month. They’ve found that for about $1,500 a month, they can live a solidly upper-class lifestyle, dining out frequently and traveling.

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How a ‘shadow’ universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump’s rise. Long before Trump promised to build a wall, ban Muslims and abandon the Paris climate accord, Horowitz used his tax-exempt group to rail against illegal immigrants, the spread of Islam and global warming. Center officials described Hillary Clinton as evil, President Barack Obama as a secret communist and the Democratic Party as a front for enemies of the United States.

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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — There's a dirt trail that starts on the fringe of the Everglades and stretches the length of Florida. It's a footpath, really, that runs under swamps and over roots, along rivers, and through the barren, still remains of wildfires.
Dozens of hikers head to the trail's start every year, a small plaque engraved in stone behind a visitor's center on U.S. 41 halfway between Naples and Miami. Few of them make it to the end, to the northern terminus 1,100 miles away, among the faded brick ruins of a long abandoned military fort off Pensacola Beach.
The trail avoids the coasts, for the most part. To walk all of it is to walk deep into the wild heart of Florida, deeper into an obsession.



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BULLSHIT!!!!
President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement has made the U.S. a “rogue state,” the United Nations’ former envoy on climate change warns. Prominent human rights advocate Mary Robinson, who was also the first female president of Ireland, was appointed as the U.N.’s special envoy for climate change in 2014. She issued scathing criticism of Trump’s move in a statement Thursday. 
Mary Robinson, ANOTHER BATSHIT CRAZY UN OFFICIAL. FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!

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India is making a bold vow to start selling only electric cars by 2030. India is one of the world's most polluted countries. Its energy department said in a blog post that it has set the "ambitious" target to stop selling gas-powered vehicles in an attempt to clean up its air. As the country's economy has boomed, new industries and commuters have spewed pollutants in the air at staggering rates. Now, its 1.3 billion residents are suffering. One estimate says India's air contributes to 1.2 million deaths per year. Doctors have said breathing the air in New Dehli, the nation's capital, is like smoking 10 cigarettes a day.

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THESE PEOPLE ARE CRAZY!!!
DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Two children carrying explosives blew themselves up on Friday near a camp in northern Cameroon housing civilians displaced by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants, killing nine people and wounding 30, officials said. They entered the town of Kolofata, around 10 km (6 miles) from the border with Nigeria, before dawn, posing as refugees looking for food before the start of the daytime fast for Ramadan.


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According to Smith, these sit-down restaurants' struggles can blamed on the most-frequently besmirched generation: millennials.  "Millennial consumers are more attracted than their elders to cooking at home, ordering delivery from restaurants and eating quickly, in fast-casual or quick-serve restaurants," Smith wrote.  While blaming millennials has become a trend to the point of cliche in retail, Smith isn't wrong to zero in on younger customers' changing tastes as a major factor in casual dining's downfall.

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army today claimed to have killed five Indian soldiers while retaliating to India's "unprovoked" ceasefire violation in Tatta Pani sector along the LoC.
Indian bunkers were also destroyed in the firing, the ISPR claimed, adding that Pakistani troops "violently responded".
"Indian unprovoked CFV at Tatta Pani along LOC, violently responded. Indian bunkers destroyed, 5 Indian soldiers killed many injured (sic)," army spokesman Major General Asif Gh ..
Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/58977279.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst


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