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COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS? Trump travel ban resumes Thursday, but legal questions remain

ONE STEP CLOSER Border wall models set to be rolled out in summer

TRUMP, TIMES TANGLE President, reporter in Twitter fight over health law

TEENAGE SEX CASE Michigan mom, 38, faces up to 20 years in prison

'HANNITY' Author says US missed chance to get ISIS leader

MEDIA BUZZ: Why Senate Republicans pulled the bill that nobody loves - McConnell delays vote on Senate's ObamaCare overhaul bill

Playground slide explodes, burning 9-year-old boy

Man charged with threatening Florida lawmaker

Ten Commandments monument installed at Ark. Capitol

Senate health bill pulled – but ‘don’t count Senator McConnell out’ - ObamaCare co-op folds, leaving only 4 operating in 2018

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Venezuela crisis: Helicopter launches attack on Supreme Court
The helicopter is reported to have been stolen by a police officer, whose whereabouts are unknown.

Female Kurdish sniper cheats death at hands of IS
A Kurdish fighter reacts after a bullet fired by an IS opponent narrowly misses her head.

Six face charges over UK stadium disaster
Ex-Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces 95 charges of manslaughter while five others will be prosecuted.

FBI find car linked to kidnapped Chinese student Yingying Zhang
The Astra that Yingying Zhang was seen entering on the day of her disappearance has been recovered.

Tax software blamed for cyber-attack spread
Was the cyber-attack that hit countries around the world sourced in malware-laden tax software?

Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation
The lawsuit argues the newspaper editorial "maliciously" claimed Sarah Palin incited murder.

China launches new warship type to boost military strength
The launch comes as Beijing is increasingly assertive in the South China Sea.

Fake news: Trump golf resorts display fake Time magazine cover
A fake Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump has been hanging in five of his golf clubs.

Reporter vents fury at White House over 'fake news' claims
A reporter had strong words for Sarah Huckabee Sanders over her criticism of "fake news".

No final Grenfell death toll 'this year'
The final death toll from Grenfell Tower will not be known for months, with 80 presumed dead, police say.

Cyber attack hits Maersk, BNP Paribas & others
A major cyber attack, believed to have first struck in Ukraine, has continued to cause havoc around the world, cripppling computers or halting operations at port operator Maersk, the property arm of French bank BNP Paribas and a Cadbury plant in Australia. Kate King reports.

Sarah Palin sues New York Times
Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times for defamation over an editorial suggesting links between her politcal action committee and the 2011 Arizona shooting that severely injured Rep. Gabby Giffords. Linda So reports.

Trump congratulates Irish prime minister on 'great victory'
U.S. President Donald Trump calls Ireland's newly elected Prime Minister from Oval Office to congratulate him on "great victory". Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Berlusconi eyes comeback as kingmaker
Silvio Berlusconi could be set for a political comeback after mayoral election results at the weekend should he is still a force to be reckoned with.

Honey bees take over Times Square
Tens of thousands of bees swarm One Times Square ledge. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Portugal, Ireland woes dominate EU summit
BRUSSELS -- Just on the day EU leaders were hoping to present the final version of their plan to solve the region's debt crisis, their summit in Brussels was overwhelmed Thursday by debate over Portugal's political crisis and Ireland's banking woes.

Moody's downgrades ratings of Spanish banks
MADRID -- Moody's downgraded the debt of 30 Spanish banks Thursday but left untouched the ratings of the country's three largest banks, highlighting the weaknesses in Spain's financial system a day after the government in neighboring Portugal fell.

Markets brush off Portuguese bailout concerns
LONDON -- Markets on Thursday brushed aside mounting speculation that Portugal would soon be tapping a European bailout fund amid hopes that the continent's debt crisis may be about to claim its final scalp - for now.

Japan disaster reminds businesses about insurance
NEW YORK -- It might be inconceivable to small business owners that a disaster hundreds or thousands of miles away could shut them down. But the earthquake and tsunami in Japan have interrupted shipments of parts and finished goods to companies in the U.S., and sent many of them to call their...

Irish economy shrinks for 3rd straight year
DUBLIN -- Ireland's economy shrank in 2010 for the third straight year and the yields on Irish bonds rose to euro-era highs Thursday amid fears that the cost of rescuing the country's failed banks will overwhelm its finances even with the international bailout.

Quote of the Day

Henry Fielding
Custom may lead a man into many errors; but it justifies none. Discuss

John Quincy Adams
To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is . . . the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.

Louisa May Alcott
My father taught in the wise way which unfolds what lies in the child's nature, as a flower blooms, rather than crammed it, like a Strasbourg goose, with more than it could digest.

This Day in History

Stonewall Riots Begin (1969)
In 1969, gay rights in the US were virtually nonexistent, and discrimination was routine. On June 28, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular Mob-run gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village, and began arresting patrons for cross-dressing. A crowd gathered outside, taunting police and throwing debris. The police responded with violence. Protest rallies and more riots followed, marking the awakening of the US gay rights movement. How long after the riots were the first Gay Pride marches held? Discuss

"BTK" Serial Killer Dennis Rader Pleads Guilty to 10 Murders (2005)
Rader was a city employee, married father of two, Boy Scout leader, and an active churchgoer—and a serial killer. From 1974 to 1991, he killed 10 people in and around Wichita, Kansas. In 2004, after years of silence, he resumed taunting police and local media with letters describing the murders. In February 2005, police used information on a floppy disk he had sent them to locate and arrest him. He pled guilty that June. Five days after his arrest, he was fired from his job—for what?

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" Is Published (1948)
Published by the The New Yorker the same month it was written, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" instantly became one of the most controversial stories ever run by the esteemed magazine. Hundreds of outraged readers cancelled their subscriptions or wrote letters expressing their confusion and anger over the story's meaning. Now considered a classic, the chilling story matter-of-factly describes an annual lottery in a bucolic American town in which one person is selected for what?

Word of the Day

baleful
Definition: (adjective) Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments. Synonyms: menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, forbidding. Usage: He sprang on the horse of a Blackfoot warrior whom he had slain, and escaping at full speed, brought home the baleful tidings to his village. Discuss

ineffable
Definition: (adjective) Incapable of being expressed. Synonyms: indescribable, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable, indefinable. Usage: There was an expression of ineffable sadness on her face as she spoke, and I could not but feel that she knew that I knew her secret.

inaugural
Definition: (adjective) Serving to set in motion. Synonyms: initiative, initiatory, maiden, first. Usage: The magazine's inaugural issue sold out in a matter of days, prompting the owners to publish the second issue in larger numbers.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

Health  Readers Digest

Warning: Many Nail Salons Are Using This Cancer-Causing (and Widely Illegal!) Ingredient
You need to be aware of some serious dangers in the nail industry.

This Is the Only Thing You Should Be Eating at Your Hotels Continental Breakfast
Vacation doesn't have to mean throwing your entire diet off track. Start with the right choices from a hotel breakfast—so you can indulge guilt-free later.

10 Health Issues Millennials (and Their Parents) Need to Stop Ignoring
Millennials may be young, but they're vulnerable for some serious health-related issues. Here's what to watch out for, and what to do about it.

The Real Reason Doctors Are Treating Pink Eye Wrong—and What You Should Do If You Have It
Getting sent home from school for pink eye is almost a rite of passage. Now how to occupy little Johnny until the antibiotics the doctor prescribed kick...

Your Pharmacist Probably Knows More About Your Health Than Your Doctor—Heres Why
Don't miss the opportunity to ask your pharmacist for health advice—they might just know (much) more than your physician.

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Test Meet the Heroes of the Trusted League: The Most Trusted Brands in America
Meet the Trusted League, a confederation of superheroes who embody the winning characteristics of the 40 most Trusted Brands in America.

8 Ways to Downsize Your 10-Pound Tote Bag—and Avoid Back Problems Later
If your handbag is getting too hefty, it’s time to lighten your load.

50 of the Most Beautiful Quotes About Nature
As you open your windows to welcome the fresh air and swap those boots for open-toed sandals, take a moment to relish the magic that spring brings.

50 Organizing Tips You’ll Wish You Knew All Along
"The first step to winning the battle against clutter is to control what comes into your home. Unsubscribe from junk mail and catalogs you do not read....

23 Annoying Noises Youll Hear in Your House—and Easy Tricks to Eliminate Them Forever
Those persistent little sounds in our own home are what will drive you crazy. The good news is that most home noises are easy to eliminate without spending hours on repairs or a ton of money. Here is a collection of fixes for the most annoying squeaks, creaks, gurgles and bangs.

Immigrants find a voice in NYC phone booths
Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi's interactive art installation 'Once Upon a Place' creates a platform for immigrant voices in the middle of Times Square.

Kerr returns jewelry gifted in alleged Malaysian scheme
Miranda Kerr hands over jewelry that U.S. authorities say was given to her as part of a Malaysian money laundering scheme. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

Tupac Shakur biopic premieres in London
Lead of the Tupac Shakur film "All Eyez on Me", Demetrius Shipp Jr. talks about the late hip hop artist's legacy and how difficult it was to play him. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.

Victoria and Albert Museum upgrade
London's Victoria and Albert Museum gets a $70million upgrade, the new project is called 'Exhibition Road Quarter' and constuction began in 2013. Jayson Mansaray reports.

Ferrell and Poehler talk risks as 'The House' premieres
Comedians Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler discuss risk-taking as they launch their family comedy "The House" in Hollywood. Rollo Ross reports.

Make Misspellings Work For You
Often, beginning genealogists miss their ancestors by sticking too firmly to the idea that “that’s not how my family spelled their name, so it can’t be my ancestor.” This statement ignores these basic truths: 1) Ancestors who were illiterate would have no idea how to spell their own name, let alone how someone else should Read More

Three Ways to Take Aim at Southern Brick Walls
Tracing ancestors in the American South in the 19th century produces some of the most frustrating genealogical challenges. The troublesome trademarks of these searches are all too common: ancestors who married before 1850, and therefore do not appear by name with their parents in earlier censuses; a female family member who married and changed her Read More

Reconnect with your Roots this Summer
Traveling can bring any family closer together, but imagine an RV camping trip that connects your family to past generations and the places that populate your family’s history. The comfort and convenience of an RV can be a great motivator for families to take a trip to travel back in time. Here are our best Read More

Family History Goes to School
The final weeks of the school year can trigger anxiety, especially if project deadlines are involved. If younger students are stumped about how to complete an assigned project, consider whether family history could be the key to their success. Crystal Farish, a researcher at AncestryProGenealogists, helped her own children connect with their past through school Read More

World War II Book Resources on Fold3
I was thinking about what to write for this month’s article and chose to look for D-Day resources on Ancestry and Fold3. I started with Fold3 with the idea there would be some reports that mention D-Day, and I found some in the WWII War Diaries, a collection with a large number of Naval reports. Read More

Chocolate mealworm cake and cricket salad, anyone?
The insect-based menu developed at a Polish laboratory is an attempt to address future global food shortages, with the U.N. estimating a 70 percent increase in nutrition demands by 2050. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Honey bees take over Times Square
Tens of thousands of bees swarm One Times Square ledge. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

'Trolls keep trolling,' says baker who makes internet trolls eat their words through cake
New York City-based baker Kat Thek has a way to handle internet trolls: let them eat cake. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Chocolate mealworm cake and cricket salad, anyone?
Polish scientists create a host of insect-based recipes, in an attempt to address future world food shortages. Roselle Chen reports.

UK Egg-Throwing Championship draws international crowd
Competitors were treading on eggshells at this year's World Egg-Throwing Championship in Lincolnshire, UK. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

A rare mosaic is unearthed in remote Cyprus
Archaeologists in Akaki begin restoration work on the nearly 2,000-year-old tile mosaic. Alicia Powell reports.

Car plunges into motel pool injuring eight
A Toyota car crashed into a motel swimming pool at Vagabond Inn in San Pedro, California Sunday night, after the driver apparently lost control when making a left turn. Colette Luke reports.

INSIGHT: Canadians smash UK egg tournament
The World Egg-Throwing Championships returned to Britain on Sunday with Canadians taking home gold in two of the three competitions.

Edible tarantula season in Cambodia
It's the edible tarantula high season for street vendors, tourists and locals in CambIodia. Jayson Mansaray reports.

Refugee bees make themselves at home at the U.N.
Three colonies of Italian honeybees made themselves at home on the North Lawn of the United Nations headquarters as part of the U.N.'s ongoing greening and conservation effort. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Man marches into record books with lawnmower on his chin
Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness Records than anyone, marches his way into another with the longest walk with a running lawnmower balanced on his chin. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Frozen cocktails: Berlin's new summer trend to fight high temperatures
Ice cocktails look like simple popsicles but contain 11 percent alcohol, and its makers hope they can achieve a breakthrough with their product as temperatures in Germany are expected to remain high over the summer. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Pro-active pooch fetches own food
Pituco, a dog blind in one eye, visits a local pet shop in the town of Paraí, Brazil, almost daily to carry home his own pet food. His owners pay later. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Chimps and bears cool down with ice lollies at UK zoo
Zookeepers throw frozen treats to animals during British heatwave. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Barbie's Ken gets a makeover
Mattel launches diverse new doll range. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Chinese artist makes colorful paper guns to examine weapons and war
Art exhibition "Oceans of Flowers" presents a sprawling landscape of paper accordion decorations, which when folded turn into weapons such as handguns, AK-47 assault rifles, and bullets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Japan zoo releases new images of newborn baby panda
Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old giant panda Shin Shin gives birth to a new cub, five years after her first cub was found dead just days after it was born. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Hokulea sailing canoe arrives in Hawaii after its global trek
During its three-year trek, Hokulea made stops in Panama, Brazil, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Bali, South Africa, Mauritius and Samoa. Roselle Chen reports.

New York bird hospital saves creatures from urban life
Broken and battered, city birds are patched up inside a medical center that takes sick birds under their wing. Angela Moore reports.

Charisma expert on Trump and May
Celebrity psychotherapist Richard Reid talks about teaching 'Charisma', Donald Trump's handshake and why Theresa May doens't fill him with confidence. Jayson Mansaray reports.

At Austrian zoo, orangutan masters fidget spinner
A 41-year-old orangutan named Nonja has been attracting attention while playing with her new toy.

Neon cafe lights up London in technicolour
On the flick of a flurry of switches, a studio on a grey industrial estate in East London lights up to reveal hundreds of bright neon artworks. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Neon cafe lights up London in technicolour
On the flick of a flurry of switches, a studio on a grey industrial estate in East London lights up to reveal hundreds of bright neon artworks. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Romper backlash? New York vlogger puts it to the test
Vlogger QPark carried out a social media experiment June 2nd, filming reactions as he strolled through New York wearing a romper. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Romper backlash? New York vlogger puts it to the test
Vlogger QPark carried out a social media experiment June 2nd, filming reactions as he strolled through New York wearing a romper. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).