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June 7 is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 207 days remaining until the end of the year.

1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway
The United States routs the Japanese Navy in a major three-day battle over a remote military base at Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean.

1981: Israel bombs Baghdad nuclear reactor
Israel shocks the world by destroying the Osirak nuclear plant near the Iraqi capital for fear it would be used to make atom bombs.

On June 7, 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome. Go to article »

On This Date
1654 Louis XIV was crowned king of France in Rheims.
1776 Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence.
1892 Homer Plessy was arrested when he refused to leave a whites-only train car in New Orleans. (The case led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark "separate but equal" decision in Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.)
1939 King George VI arrived at Niagara Falls, N.Y., from Canada on the first visit to the U.S. by a reigning British monarch.
1998 James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old African-American man, was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas.
2000 A federal judge ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corp.
2003 In a national first, New Hampshire Episcopalians elected an openly gay man, the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, to be bishop.
2009 Roger Federer of Switzerland became the sixth man in tennis history to win a career Grand Slam and tied Pete Sampras' record of 14 major singles titles when he won the French Open.




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From Fox News: As a humanitarian and political crisis in neighboring Venezuela deepens, a growing number of Venezuelan women are working in bars and brothels across Colombia.
“I didn’t do this in Venezuela. I never ever imagined I’d be doing this in Colombia,” said Maria, who declined to give her real name, to Reuters. She charges $17 for 15-minutes of sex, and the money earned is spent on buying medicine for her mother who has cancer.


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British tourists who make fraudulent claims of food poisoning after going on all-inclusive trips to Spain have been warned they could face prosecution amid fears the increasingly prevalent scam is damaging the UK’s reputation abroad. Spanish hoteliers are furious at the growing market in false insurance claims, saying it cost their industry €60m (£52m) last year alone.

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AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD!




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According to the FBI, a Kentucky lawyer who pled guilty to a $550 million Social Security fraud scheme has removed his electronic monitoring device and disappeared. Remember this next time anyone says the solution to a problem is more government oversight.



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The US Secretary of State has been met with a frosty reception and a backhanded compliment from the prime minister while on a flying visit to New Zealand. Rex Tillerson arrived in wet and windy Wellington for an eight-hour visit on Tuesday, with his motorcade greeted by middle fingers and thumbs-downs. Fairfax Media reported that the US media contingent were surprised by the hostile reception from members of the public.
THEY MUST THINK THEY ARE SOMEBODY!


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Florida woman seen in video allowing snake to bite toddler
SEBRING, Fla. - A Highlands County woman could be charged with a felony after investigators say she allowed a toddler to be bitten by a small snake as a lesson, then posted the video to Facebook.


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China hit back at Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's offer to help China transition to democracy on Monday, saying the "values and ideas" pushed forward by her party had caused chaos on the self-ruled island. China's Taiwan Affairs Office said only mainland Chinese had the right to speak on mainland affairs, while suggesting Tsai could better spend her time reflecting on "the widespread discontent" in Taiwan and the "reasons behind why cross-strait relations had reached an impasse". Beijing distrusts Tsai and her ruling Democratic Progressive Party because it traditionally advocates independence for Taiwan. Beijing says the island is part of China and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under its control.

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WILL DEFINITELY STICK TO YOUR RIBS!!



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Poland and Ukraine plan to develop a regional gas hub on the Poland-Ukraine border that would supply the region with gas other than Russia’s, in a bid to end Central and Eastern Europe’s dependence on Russian gas and have prices aligned to European standards. Polish and Ukrainian government officials expressed hope on Tuesday that the regional hub could be set up by 2022 on the border between the two countries, The Associated Press reports.

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Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
-Robert Frost



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More than 200 cats have been poisoned to death within a month in a French village, it has emerged. The 'serial cat killer' has been targeting animals in Saint Pierre la Mer, 55 miles south-west of Montpellier in southern France. Birds and rodents have also been found dead and there are fears children could be in danger of ingesting the mystery substance.

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Gov. Jerry Brown of California should be fading quietly into the final days of his career. After 40 years in public life, Mr. Brown, 79, a Democrat, is in the final stretch as the state’s chief executive. He has been talking about the Colusa County family ranch where he wants to retire. And a battery of younger politicians is already battling to succeed him. But instead, Mr. Brown was in China on Tuesday, emerging as a de facto envoy from the United States on climate change at a time when President Trump has renounced efforts to battle global emissions. In a meeting packed with symbolism — and one that seemed at once to elevate the California governor and rebuke Mr. Trump — President Xi Jinping of China met with Mr. Brown, at the governor’s request, at the very moment China prepares to take a more commanding role in fighting climate change. THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING.

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Prosecutors allege that men in Berlin are falsely claiming to be the fathers of refugee children, allowing the mothers to stay in the country in exchange for money. In Germany it is legally possible for men to claim fatherhood of a child, even if they are not the biological father. But Berlin prosecutors said on Tuesday that the system is being abused by female refugees and German men. The pregnant women pay German men to claim fatherhood of their child, meaning the child automatically has a right to German citizenship and the woman obtains a right to stay in the country, prosecutors allege.


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Finnish police officers may face prosecution for posting racist comments about migrants in a secret Facebook group. The comments were revealed by Long Play, a Finnish investigative news site. The National Police Board has passed the material to Finland's state prosecutor, police told the BBC.


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