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ABC NewsJun 20, 2019
Biden says he won't apologize for comments on segregationist Democrats
Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming under fire for comments he made about working alongside Democrats who supported segregation.

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
Could Trump Use the Sept. 11 War Law to Attack Iran Without Going to Congress?
Talk of purported Iran-Qaeda ties is raising questions about whether the Trump administration is laying the groundwork to claim that it needs no new legal authority to take military action.

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Trump Administration Says Many Iran 'Threats' Never Actually Happened, But It's 'Still Capable of Doing Those Things' (Newsweek)

Reuters World NewsJun 19, 2019
China's Xi arrives in North Korea: Chinese state media
China's President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea, Chinese state media said on Thursday.

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China's Xi leaves on first state visit to North Korea (Reuters World News)
Xi Jinping visits N Korea to boost China's ties with Kim (BBC Front Page)

CBC Top StoriesJun 19, 2019
Toronto Raptors coach says no word from White House but meeting with Trudeau in the works
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says a meeting is in the works with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but he hasn't heard from Washington about a congratulatory visit to the White House.



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Trump UN pick Kelly Craft breaks with White House on climate change (BBC Front Page)

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
Saudis Called Khashoggi ‘Sacrificial Animal' as They Waited to Kill Him
A U.N. report reveals new details in the killing of the dissident journalist, and says that Crown Prince Mohammed must have been aware of the operation.

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Turkey urges adherence to U.N. report's recommendations on Khashoggi murder (Reuters World News)

NYT Middle EastJun 19, 2019
The U.S. Says Iran Attacked Tankers. Does the Evidence Add Up?
A Times analysis of a video and *images publicly released* by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from a tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 that may have been a limpet mine.

NPR Headline NewsJun 19, 2019
U.N. Report Implicates Saudi Crown Prince In Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi
After a five-month probe of Khashoggi's death, a special U.N. investigator concluded it was "inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the Crown Prince being aware."

NewsweekJun 19, 2019
'Nxivm' Leader Keith Raniere Guilty of Felony Charges: What Will His Sentence Be?
The leader of the sex cult known as "Nxivm" was convicted on Wednesday in a trial that exposed abuse, the physical branding of women and other squalid phenomena.

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
Biden and Democratic Rivals Exchange Attacks Over His Remarks on Segregationists
Mr. Biden's fond remarks about dealing with segregationist senators are raising questions about both his political past and his political acumen now in dealing with it.

NPR Headline NewsJun 19, 2019
NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sex Cult Case
The secretive group espoused a philosophy of self-help but was accused of recruiting women as sex slaves. Charges against Raniere, known as "Vanguard," included sex trafficking and racketeering.

Reuters World NewsJun 19, 2019
Saudi crown prince linked to Khashoggi murder in U.N. report
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday.

FT.com - EuropeJun 19, 2019
‘Evidence' of Saudi prince role in Khashoggi case
UN calls for ‘follow-up criminal investigation' into journalist's death

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Saudi Arabia rejects U.N. report in Khashoggi case as baseless: minister tweet (Reuters World News)
Countries should invoke universal jurisdiction in Khashoggi case: U.N (Reuters World News)

BBC Front PageJun 19, 2019
Tory leadership: MPs to choose final two candidates
Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Sajid Javid are vying to join frontrunner Boris Johnson as the last two candidates.

NPR Topics: NewsJun 19, 2019
72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts
Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
Was the Downing of Flight MH17 State-Sponsored Murder?
International investigators tied three Russians and a pro-Russian Ukrainian to the crime. They — and their sponsor — must be called to account.

NewsweekJun 19, 2019
Democrats Agree with Republicans: Hope Hicks' Testimony Revealed 'Nothing New'
White House lawyers prevented the former Trump campaign aide and former White House communications director from answering any questions related to her time working in the West Wing.

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Joe Biden Slammed by Fellow 2020 Democrats for Reminiscing About 'Civility' With Segregationist Senators (Newsweek)

NPR Topics: NewsJun 19, 2019
More Bad Buzz For Bees: Record Numbers Of Honey Bee Colonies Died Last Winter
An annual survey of beekeepers shows the rate of colony death last winter was the highest reported since the survey began thirteen years ago.

ABC NewsJun 19, 2019
Hope Hicks faces questions from House panel probing potential Trump obstruction
Committee lawyers and members are prepared to question Hope Hicks about her time in the White House and instances of obstruction detailed in the Mueller Report.

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'Making Crap Up': Democrats Allege Obstruction Over White House Preventing Hope Hicks from Answering Questions (Newsweek)
Hope Hicks Declines to Answer Lawmakers' Questions on Transition, White House (Int'l Herald Tribune)

Washington Post World NewsJun 19, 2019
U.N. investigator calls for probing Saudi officials in Khashoggi killing
The U.N. inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi's death said high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, likely knew a criminal mission was being planned.

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
We Put the 2020 Democrats on the Spot. Here's What We Learned.
We tracked down 2020 Democrats and asked them the same 18 questions on health care, immigration, personal wealth and more.

NYTimes GlobalJun 19, 2019
California Today: ‘It's Called Genocide': Newsom Apologizes to the State's Native Americans
Wednesday: What does an apology mean? Also: Facebook's cryptocurrency play and happy birthday to Theodore Payne.

NYT Middle EastJun 19, 2019
Khashoggi Killing Inquiry Should Look Into Saudi Prince's Role, U.N. Expert Says
A U.N. expert said that the death was "an extrajudicial killing" by the Saudi state, and that Prince Mohammed bin Salman was at least aware of the operation.

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
David Ortiz Shooting Was Case of Mistaken Identity, Officials Say
The shooting last week that left Ortiz wounded was actually intended to target a friend of his who was wearing a similar shirt, the authorities in the Dominican Republic said.

Reuters World NewsJun 19, 2019
'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' an unlikely anthem of Hong Kong protests
(This June 18 story corrects to say song originated from Christian, not Catholic groups)

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Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit (Reuters World News)

Reuters World NewsJun 19, 2019
China's Xi leaves for first state visit to North Korea
Chinese President Xi Jinping departed for Pyongyang on Thursday on a state visit to North Korea, state media said, accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, including the head of the state economic planner.

NYTimes GlobalJun 19, 2019
Digging Into America's Dark Past, House Panel Makes History by Exploring Reparations
Hundreds of mostly black spectators descended on Capitol Hill for a hearing that exposed Washington's cultural and ideological divides.

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
With Hymns and Prayers, Christians Help Drive Hong Kong's Protests
Christianity has had a striking influence in demonstrations against a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China.

CNBC World NewsJun 19, 2019
Stocks in Asia mixed as Fed opens door for potential rate cut; 10-year Treasury yield drops below 2%
The Fed left interest rates unchanged at its monetary policy meeting, and said it would "act as appropriate" to sustain the economy.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJun 19, 2019
David Ortiz was not the intended target of murder plot, officials say
The intended target was a friend of Ortiz who was sharing a table with the baseball star at the time, the attorney general of the Dominican Republic said.

CBC Top StoriesJun 19, 2019
David Ortiz a victim of mistaken identity in shooting, Dominican official says
The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9.



Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
North Korea Last Hosted a Chinese President in 2005. Here's How It Went.
North Korea's nuclear ambitions were very much in the news during the 2005 visit. They still are.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJun 19, 2019
Man arrested in connection with death of soccer player Emiliano Sala
A single-engine aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel on Jan. 21.

ABC NewsJun 19, 2019
Fed leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts
Fed leaves key rate unchanged but says 'uncertainties' are rising, signaling future rate cuts

CNN WorldJun 19, 2019
Man arrested over soccer star Emiliano Sala's death
UK authorities investigating the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala have arrested a man "on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act."

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Emiliano Sala: Manslaughter arrest over footballer's death (BBC Front Page)

CNBC World NewsJun 19, 2019
Watch Fed Chair Jerome Powell's news conference live after central bank leaves rates unchanged
The stream is slated to start at 2:30 pm ET

Christian Science Monitor--worldJun 19, 2019
UN: Record 71 million people displaced by war and violence
The number of misplaced people has risen by 65% in the past decade. In recent years, about 4 million people have left Venezuela, 13 million have been forcibly displaced from Syria, and more than 41 million people are displaced with their own home countries.



NPR Headline NewsJun 19, 2019
Hope Hicks Testifies On President Trump's Potential Obstruction Of Justice
The former Trump aide's appearance before the Judiciary Committee is the first time an official from the White House agreed to show up. But Democrats say she is not answering their questions.

NPR Topics: NewsJun 19, 2019
Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged For Now
The Federal Reserve left rates alone, despite pressure from President Trump to pump more money into the economy. But the central bank signaled a willingness to cut rates in the future if needed.

NewsweekJun 19, 2019
Joe Biden Tells Wealthy Fundraiser Crowd that 'Rich People Are Just As Patriotic As Poor People'
"I mean, we may not want to demonize anybody who has made money," Joe Biden told elite donors at a fundraising event in New York City.

MSNBC Int'l NewsJun 19, 2019
Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case
Authorities say they are looking for at least three other suspects, including the man they believe paid the hit men.

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
The Unspoken Agenda at the Xi-Kim Meeting? Could Be Messaging Trump
A state visit between the leaders of China and North Korea comes as each is locked in a dispute with the United States, and both are looking for leverage over President Trump.

BBC Front PageJun 19, 2019
Women's World Cup 2019: Scotland heartbreak, England joy & all the goals
Watch all the best bits from day 13 of the Women's World Cup, including dramatic scenes as Argentina stage a late comeback against Scotland.

BBC Front PageJun 19, 2019
The fake French minister in a silicone mask who stole millions
How fraudsters impersonated France's Jean-Yves Le Drian and scammed a number of wealthy figures.

Int'l Herald TribuneJun 19, 2019
Nxivm's Keith Raniere Convicted in Trial Exposing Sex Cult's Inner Workings
Mr. Raniere set up a harem of sexual "slaves" who were branded with his initials and kept in line by blackmail.

Washington Post World NewsJun 19, 2019
The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq
Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq's southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company hours after a similar attack on an Exxon Mobil Corp. site that injured three

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Rockets strike near U.S.-linked oil installation and military bases in Iraq; 3 wounded (Washington Post World News)

Washington Post World NewsJun 19, 2019
The Latest: Russia: MH17 charges ‘absolutely unfounded'
Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed charges against Russian nationals for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 as ‘absolutely unfounded'

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Investigators in MH17 downing charge 4 suspects with ties to Russian intelligence and pro-Moscow militias (Washington Post World News)
Russia says findings of MH17 crash investigation are groundless (Reuters World News)

NYT Middle EastJun 19, 2019
2 Rockets Strike Oil Fields in Southern Iraq
Three Iraqi workers were wounded in the attacks, which come as tensions between the United States and Iran are escalating in the region.

NPR Headline NewsJun 19, 2019
Nearly 71 Million People Forcibly Displaced Worldwide In 2018, U.N. Report Says
The record number headlined the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' annual "Global Trends" report published Wednesday, just a day before World Refugee Day.

BBC News Front Page | WorldJun 19, 2019
Brazil booed off after VAR rules out two goals in Venezuela draw
Hosts Brazil have three goals ruled out as they are held to a 0-0 draw against Venezuela in the Copa America.
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