Friday, June 9, 2017

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June 9 is the 160th day of the year (161st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining until the end of the year.

1970: King Hussein escapes gunman's bullet
King Hussein of Jordan escapes an assassination attempt after gunmen open fire on his motorcade as it drives near his summer palace.

1983: Thatcher wins landslide victory
Margaret Thatcher leads the Conservatives to a landslide second term election victory.

On This Date
1870 Author Charles Dickens died at age 58.
1891 Composer Cole Porter was born in Peru, Ind.
1911 Carrie Nation, the hatchet-wielding temperance crusader, died at age 64.
1940 Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.
1969 The Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren.
1973 Secretariat won horse racing's Triple Crown with a victory at the Belmont Stakes.
1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffered near-fatal burns at his home when a mixture of free-base cocaine exploded.
1986 The Rogers Commission released its report on the Challenger disaster, criticizing NASA and rocket-builder Morton Thiokol for management problems leading to the explosion that claimed the lives of seven astronauts.
2008 Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds became the sixth player in baseball history to hit 600 home runs.
2012 Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open final to complete a career Grand Slam.

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The German leader, who has clashed with the US president in recent weeks, will arrive in Mexico with a large business delegation, seeking to expand a relationship that saw the countries do $17.8 billion in trade last year. Mexico, on the receiving end of much vitriol from Trump, has been actively wooing other countries because of fears for the future of its crucial trade relationship with the United States. It is particularly keen to deepen ties with Germany, whose major automakers - Volkswagen, Audi and soon BMW - have opened major plants in Mexico and contributed to making the country the world's seventh-largest auto producer.

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Speaking to the Guardian before giving the keynote speech at a conference highlighting violence against women in the EU, organised by the European Women’s Lobby, Gloria Steinem said: “The only good news of Trump is that the galvanising of activism is like nothing I have ever seen in my life. A thousand times more even than the Vietnam war, and how important that was – or of any other thing I’ve ever seen.”

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Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and in Europe are investigating whether an Islamist preacher in Michigan might have partially inspired the terrorists who carried out the June 3, 2017 attack in London. Reuters detailed in a Friday report that “the cleric, Ahmad Musa Jebril, who had been living in the Detroit area for some years, is one of several described by authorities as online propagandists who could have influenced the three attackers.”


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Swedish authorities say three men with links to a right-wing extremist group have been charged with attempted murder and endangering the public in connection with recent attacks in southern Sweden targeting newly arrived migrants and a left-wing group.

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Asia's competitiveness in fintech is being undermined by the rivalry among the region's financial centers that has created regulatory complexity and uncertainty, a financial lobby group has warned. Governments across Asia - most notably Hong Kong and Singapore - have launched a raft of initiatives to grab a slice of the $100 billion invested in financial technology globally but the regulatory hotchpotch is making it tough for firms to scale up, the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) said in a report on Friday.

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Courtney Love Cobain Hammers Linda Sarsour in Twitter War. A little skankiness can be overlooked in light of the way Courtney Love Cobain has been laying into Islamomoonbat Linda Sarsour on Twitter. Sarsour, a main organizer of the ridiculous pussy hat marches, recently raised a small fortune off a hate hoax. Love isn’t liking it. This set off a Twitter war with Sarsour and other militant moonbats like Alyssa Klein. Here are some highlights.

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Poland’s latest display of opposition to the redistribution plan comes as the Czech Republic announced its withdrawal from the scheme, which has been fiercely contested in Central and Eastern Europe, with Hungary and Slovakia challenging the plans in court.
In an interview with Czech tabloid Blesk published Tuesday, EU president Jean-Claude Juncker demanded all nations in Europe shoulder “solidarity and responsibility” when it comes to migration. Brussels was left humiliated last year when Hungarians were asked what they thought of EU plans to force on their nation migrants from the third world, as 95 per cent said they rejected the scheme.





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On Tuesday, an Iowa activist pointed Facebook followers to a pair of recent posts by Dan Charleston, a controversial deputy sergeant in the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, disparaging Muslims as extremists and terrorists. The first post, which is still up, quotes right-wing evangelist Franklin Graham, an outspoken critic of Islam, warning of the “dangers of the teachings of Islam” without acknowledging that the vast majority of Muslims do not support extremism.


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Almost half a million people have been murdered in South African since the dawn of democracy‚ a report by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) revealed. In its 2017 South Africa Survey‚ the IRR said around 445,835 murders had been recorded in the country between April 1994 and March 2016. This is almost equivalent to the number of people who were killed in the Rwandan genocide between April and July 1994.

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A new report shows that 13 Alabama counties saw an 85% drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were added.
Apparently reading a “will work for food” sign is not as popular as writing one.


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IT READS like the synopsis of a trashy airport novel: sex, movie stars, politicians, Arab princes, arms deals and the courageous investigation of an obstinate, incorruptible - and publicity-hungry - judge. But the evidence to be presented to a criminal court in Paris this week also has a disturbing side - or, rather, two disturbing sides. The case uncovers the brutal methods used to snare young women - some as young as 15 - into a call-girl agency specialising in wealthy, high- profile clients. It also exposes attempts by the French government machine to block an investigation which might embarrass senior politicians and damage French interests abroad.
The files of clients' names seized by the police are said to include many well-known members of the sports and show-business jet-set on both sides of the Atlantic. The only names to emerge so far are Robert De Niro, Fibak and the French film producer, Alain Sarde.
De Niro, despite a much publicised "arrest" in Paris while filming a movie earlier this year, was questioned only as a witness and occasional client of the network's prostitutes.


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CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - A group says ‘Charlotte Pride’ is pushing them out of the Gay Pride Parade because they support President Trump. "I’m very proud of my country, proud of my president, and was once proud of my community," said Brian Talbert, who said he’s proud to be gay and proud to be a Trump supporter. His truck has a Trump-Pence bumper sticker and 'Not a liberal' sign on the back window.


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Singer Phil Collins has been hospitalized and postponed his tour after falling and hitting his head, according to a statement on his Facebook page Thursday. The statement said Collins has trouble walking because of a back operation. "He rose in the middle of the night to go to the toilet and slipped in his hotel room, hitting his head in the fall on a chair," the statement said. Collins suffered a gash on his head that had to be closed with stitches.


Phil Collins 'doing well' after serious head injury



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300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

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“As head of state today, I believe it’s my duty to uphold traditional values and family values. But why? Because same-sex marriages will not produce any children. God has decided, and we have to care about birth rates in our country. We have to reinforce families.” “That doesn’t mean,” he concludes, “that there should be any persecutions against anyone.”

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