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Trump's Mexico tariff plan overlooks the root causes of migration

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:44
Last week, at a migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico, I met families from Ukraine, Eritrea, Cuba and Venezuela seeking asylum in the US. I was traveling the US-Mexico border, working on a global migration project with photographer John Stanmeyer for National Geographic.
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Kenny Rogers admitted to hospital, treated for dehydration

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:41
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Entertainer Kenny Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, according to his official Twitter account. https://twitter.com/_KennyRogers/status/1134445952738181120 A statement posted Friday said he would remain there for physical therapy to "get his strength back" before being discharged. The statement said the 80-year-old singer and actor appreciated the well wishes from fans and wanted to assure everyone that "he plans on sticking around through the years to come." The statement comes after speculations that he was gravely ill. The husky-voiced balladeer retired from touring in 2017 after a 60-year career spanning jazz, folk, countr...

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US acting defense chief calls out China over South China Sea

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:37
SINGAPORE --- U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Saturday denounced China's efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a "toolkit of coercion," saying Beijing's bad behavior must end. In his first major speech on the international stage, Shanahan mixed sharp criticism of China and warnings of North Korea's "extraordinary" threat with vows that the U.S. will remain strongly committed to the Indo-Pacific region and is ready to invest billions of dollars in securing its stability. While he didn't specifically name China in early parts of his speech, he made clear who his target was, making pointed refere...

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Saudi warns of oil supply threat as allies rally against Iran

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:32
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday warned that "terrorist" attacks in the Gulf region could imperil global oil supplies, as he sought to galvanize support among Islamic countries against arch-rival Iran. The king was speaking at a meeting of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the third and final Tehran-focused summit in the holy city of Mecca, marked by the notable absence of Iran and Turkey's leaders. The world's top oil exporter has ratcheted up tensions with Iran after sabotage attacks damaged four vessels, two of them Saudi oil tankers, off the UAE and twin Yemeni rebel drone attacks shut down a key Saudi ...

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Elton John objects to ‘Rocketman’ scene deletions in Russia

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:27
LOS ANGELES --- Elton John and the filmmakers of his biopic "Rocketman" on Friday sharply criticized a Russian distributor's decision to censor scenes from the new movie. A joint statement by John and the filmmakers said they were unaware that scenes featuring gay sex and drug use would be removed from the film at a screening in Moscow on Thursday. Reports say five minutes of scenes were cut from the film. "That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people," the sta...

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Singapore says global rules could change with China’s rise

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:21
SINGAPORE --- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that countries including the United States need to be willing to change international rules in response to a stronger China. Speaking at an annual security conference in Singapore, Lee said Friday that China must in turn play a greater role in supporting trade frameworks and upholding peace and stability in the region and beyond. "Countries have to accept that China will continue to grow and strengthen, and that it is neither possible nor wise for them to prevent this from happening," he said. "China will have its own legitimate interests and ambitions, including to develop indigenously advanced technologies like in...

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Bill Cosby drops defamation claims against 7 accusers

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:16
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- Bill Cosby has dropped his countersuit against seven women who accused him of sexually assaulting them. Court papers filed Friday show the four-year defamation case in Massachusetts is now over. Cosby's insurer had settled with the women last month for an undisclosed sum. The 81-year-old comedian objected to the settlement and vowed to pursue his counterclaims. Spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Friday that Cosby dropped the case "to focus on other matters." Cosby is serving a three- to 10-year sentence in Pennsylvania for drugging and molesting a different woman in 2004. The women involved in the defamation case include Tamara Green, Barbara Bowman and Th...

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Huawei retaliation? China draws up list of ‘unreliables’

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:06
                                    In an ominous but vague warning, China said Friday that it was drawing up a list of "unreliable" foreign companies, organizations and individuals for targeting in what could signal retaliation for U.S. sanctions on the Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei.   "We think it may be the beginning of Beijing's attempt to roll out a retaliatory framework," said Paul Triolo of the global risk assessment firm Eurasia Group. "That could include a number of other elements, such as restrictions on rare earth shipm...

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Cardi B makes court appearance on fight at strip club

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 09:02
NEW YORK --- Cardi B made a court appearance Friday in a case stemming from a fight at a New York strip club. The Grammy-winning rapper --- in a pink pantsuit and long, sparkling pink fingernails --- appeared somber and did not speak during the hearing. Cardi B faces misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault charges in connection with the melee at a Queens strip club last fall. Police say the rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, and her entourage were at the club when she argued with a bartender. They say a fight broke out in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown, slightly injuring the woman and another employee. Her lawyer has said that she didn...

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Prosecutor releases Jussie Smollett files, offers recusal explanation

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:45
CHICAGO --- Chicago's top prosecutor has released more than 2,000 pages of documents in Jussie Smollett's case and explained she recused herself from an investigation into the "Empire" actor's claim he'd been the target of a racist, anti-gay attack solely because of false rumors she was related to him. Friday's statement from Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx comes two months after her office suddenly dropped all charges against Smollett accusing him of staging the January attack on himself. The move was widely criticized. Foxx says rumors circulated as suspicions grew about Smollett's account of an attack that she was related to Smollett's family, so she recused herself to...

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Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:40
  SEATTLE --- U.S. scientists said Friday they will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches.   About 70 whales have been found dead so far this year on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, the most since 2000. About five more have been discovered on British Columbia beaches. That's a very small fraction of the total number of whales believed to have died, because most simply sink and others wash up in such remote areas they're not recorded.   NOAA Fisheries on Friday declared the die-off an "unusual mortality event," providing additional resources to respond to the deaths and triggeri...

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Saudi king slams Iran’s “terrorist acts” at Islamic summit

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:32
    MECCA, Saudi Arabia --- Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed Iran over recent attacks targeting the kingdom, describing the incidents on Saturday in a speech before Muslim leaders gathered in Mecca as "terrorist acts" that threaten global energy supplies.   It was the monarch's strongest words yet since tensions spiked in recent weeks between the two regional heavyweights. The U.S. has sent an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to deter Iran as tensions run high. The crisis stems from the Trump administration's decision to withdraw the U.S. from Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers last year and impose crippling economic sanctions on the country. &nb...

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Barr's response to treason question called 'astonishing'

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:24
Attorney General Bill Barr was asked about President Trump accusing FBI officials of treason in an interview with CBS.
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At least 11 dead, six wounded after shooting in Virginia — police

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:17
  WASHINGTON -- A gunman went on a shooting spree at a government building complex in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 11 people and wounding six, police said. The gunman, a longtime public utilities employee, was also killed after trading fire with responding officers, police chief James Cervera told a news conference. The shooting happened just after 4 p.m., when the gunman entered one of the buildings at the Virginia Beach municipal complex and "immediately began to indiscriminately fire on all of the victims," Cervera said. The wounded included a police officer, who was saved by his bulletproof vest. The building where the shooting took pl...

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These transgender icons will be the first to get statues in the US

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:16
Many believe that the riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 in New York were a turning point for LGBTQ rights. But for transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, the days-long uprising was just a mile marker in a lifelong fight for justice.
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Jennifer Aniston's plane lost a tire, and somehow Jimmy Kimmel is involved

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 08:05
Jimmy Kimmel can find humor in almost any situation, it seems.
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Britain braces as Donald Trump marches into political mayhem

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:59
When US President Donald Trump touches down in London on Monday morning, he sets foot in a nation living through its worst political crisis since the end of the Second World War.
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R. Kelly Charged with 11 New Sex-Related Counts in Chicago

Inquirer Breaking News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 07:48
Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces. Cook County prosecutors charged the Grammy award-winning singer with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim who was at least age 13 and under 17 at the time. https://twitter.com/MeganHickeyTV/status/1134178498912739328 The f...

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