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Can Democratic ‘Wonder Woman’ Mai-Khanh Tran unseat one of the most powerful House Republicans in 2018?

Can Democratic ‘Wonder Woman’ Mai-Khanh Tran unseat one of the most powerful House Republicans in 2018? In many ways, Dr. Mai-Khanh Tran isn’t all that different from millions of other Democrats who have been dismayed or depressed or indignant since Donald Trump was elected president. On election night, Tran watched in shock as the returns rolled in. The next morning, she wept at work — Tran is a pediatrician — with her colleagues.


Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That'

Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That' Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.


China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants

China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an insulating blanket during winter, allowing tenants to use less heating and electricity. Liuzhou Forest City will span 175 hectares, or 0.67 miles, along the Liujiang River.Image: stefano boeri architettiIf the concept sounds familiar, that's because these buildings are the work of Stefano Boeri Architetti, the same architecture firm behind the two "vertical forest" buildings planned for Nanjing in eastern China.  Liuzhou city officials commissioned the Italian company to build the development, which will host about 30,000 people and be connected to the main Liuzhou city — population 3.8 million — via a fast-rail line used by electric cars. The forest city, now under construction, is expected to be completed by 2020, the Milan-based architects confirmed by email. 'Vertical forest' buildings in the Liuzhou development.Image: stefano boeri architettiThe development is a flashy but tiny effort to combat the dangerous smog and toxic air pollution that's choking China's industrialized cities. It comes as China is building more wind and solar power than any country in the world to slash emissions from coal plants, factories, and vehicles, and to combat climate change. Stefano Boeri's firm, which recently completed two verdant towers in Milan, is planning to expand into other smoggy cities, including China's Shijiazhuang, Guizhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In the Liuzhou Forest City, buildings, parks, and gardens will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of fine dust pollutants per year, while producing about 900 tons of oxygen, the architects said in a press release.  By comparison, the two green towers in Nanjing will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 0.06 tons of oxygen.  An electric railway will link the 'forest city' to the main Liuzhou city.Image: stefano boeri architettiBeyond sucking up toxic air, the urban greenery is also expected to stifle noise pollution and support biodiversity by providing a habitat for the local birds, insects, and small animals that inhabit Liuzhou. The project will include residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, plus two schools and a hospital. Along with plants, the buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels to produce clean electricity and use geothermal energy systems for interior air-conditioning. Stefano Boeri Architetti said the Liuzhou Forest City represents its broader effort to design a "new generation" of architecture and urban environments to address climate change. WATCH: China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog


Female teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with student in car

Female teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with student in car A female substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with alleged sexual contact with a 17-year-old student in Missouri. Loryn Barclay, 24, has been charged with purportedly having sex with the student in his car and at his home on numerous occasions between November 2016 and January 2017. A local police officer who also serves at the school, Jay Jastal, was tipped off about the possible relationship.


Saudis Shrug Off Arms Sale Freeze, Convinced Qatar Will Bend

Saudis Shrug Off Arms Sale Freeze, Convinced Qatar Will Bend As the diplomatic rift drags on, neither side shows much willingness to budge.


California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is

California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.


15 Still Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia

15 Still Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia The latest on the tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers that capsized, leaving at least six people dead.


10 must-have iPhone accessories under $25

10 must-have iPhone accessories under $25 Apple’s iPhones are arguably the best smartphones on the planet. The hardware is fantastic, the customer service is positively unbeatable, and the iOS platform is the best mobile software platform in the world. Of course, all that comes at a price — iPhones are also some of the most expensive smartphones out there. You’ve already spent somewhere between $650 and $950 on your iPhone, so now it’s time to save some money. In this post, you’ll find 10 different must-have iPhone accessories that each cost less than $25.


Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months

Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months An sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.


15 Signs Divorce Isn't in Your Cards, According to Divorce Lawyers


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The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill - Washington Post


Washington Post

The Latest: McConnell says good progress made on health bill
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT):. 5:55 p.m.. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “good progress” was made during a White House meeting between President ...
On Senate Health Bill, Trump Falters in the Closer's Role New York Times
Senate GOP seethes at Trump impulsiveness Politico
Donald Trump has a chance to step up for a signature win CNN
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Police Officers in Helicopter Attack Venezuela's Supreme Court - New York Times


New York Times

Police Officers in Helicopter Attack Venezuela's Supreme Court
New York Times
The Venezuelan authorities inspected the area around the Supreme Court in Caracas on Tuesday after a police faction flew a helicopter over the court headquarters, dropping grenades and firing into the building, according to government officials.
Venezuelan President Maduro Says Police in Helicopter Attacked Supreme Court NBCNews.com
Venezuela crisis: Helicopter launches attack on Supreme Court BBC News
Venezuelan President Says Supreme Court Attacked The Atlantic
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Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally - New York Times


New York Times

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally
New York Times
Several companies have been affected by the Petya cyberattack, including, from left, Rosneft, the Russian energy giant; Merck, a pharmaceutical company; and Maersk, a shipping company. Credit Left, Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters; center, Matt ...
Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link Reuters
Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands Washington Post
Cyberattack Reaches Asia as New Targets Hit by Ransomware Bloomberg
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Supreme Court on Trump's travel ban: Why its tone sounds a bit different

Supreme Court on Trump's travel ban: Why its tone sounds a bit different The Supreme Court’s Monday ruling on President Trump’s proposed travel ban was certainly important on substance. Via a nine-to-zero vote, high court justices allowed Mr. Trump to prohibit entry into the US of some (but not all) people from majority-Muslim countries he declares to be dangerous. What it did not say may indicate volumes about the Supreme Court’s approach to this big, defining issue of the early Trump presidency.


Health care: vote delayed, but calls to address costs keep growing

Health care: vote delayed, but calls to address costs keep growing Senate Republicans have been forced into postponing major health care legislation in the United States Senate, and the backdrop is partly the difficult economics of health care: Costs for average Americans are high and rising, and the Senate legislation so far doesn’t appear to offer significant relief. The challenge was highlighted on June 26, as the Congressional Budget Office came out with its score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act released by Senate Republicans. The CBO predicted that premiums would rise faster than under current law, through 2019, for people who aren’t insured through an employer or a government program.


Youth move: Why crown prince may struggle to win over young Saudis

Youth move: Why crown prince may struggle to win over young Saudis The naming of 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman as Saudi Arabia's crown prince was more than a power play. For more than half a century, the Saudi throne has been passed down between the increasingly aging sons of state founder Abdulaziz Ibn Saud – transferring power between septuagenarians and octogenarians. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia?


A cold shoulder to Cuba

A cold shoulder to Cuba For more than half a century US presidents have wrestled with Cuba. Fidel Castro’s communist revolution in 1959 turned what had been a friendly nearby island escape for American tourists into a defiantly independent – and potentially dangerous – foe. An early failed US attempt to overthrow Mr. Castro was followed by an economic blockade and, eventually, by the Cuban missile crisis – a stare-down with Cuba’s patron, the Soviet Union, that threatened to end in nuclear war.



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'Good Samaritan' Trying to Help Lost Toddler Attacked by Child's Father: Cops

'Good Samaritan' Trying to Help Lost Toddler Attacked by Child's Father: Cops A Florida man was trying to find the parents of a lost toddler when the child's dad punched him repeatedly, authorities said.


Chicago cops charged with cover-up in shooting of black teen

Chicago cops charged with cover-up in shooting of black teen A Chicago prosecutor on Tuesday charged three former and current police officers with concealing the truth about the fatal shooting of a black teenager three years ago. David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney were charged with conspiracy, official misconduct and obstruction of justice for allegedly concealing "the true facts of the events surrounding the killing of Laquan McDonald," special prosecutor Patricia Brown Holmes told reporters. Dash-cam video of the shooting released in November 2015 sparked uproar.


Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That'

Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: 'No One Deserves That' Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.


Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman will block all US arms sales to Saudi Arabia and five other countries

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman will block all US arms sales to Saudi Arabia and five other countries Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker has announced he will block any future arms sales to six Gulf Region countries while they are engaged in a major dispute over funding for terrorism. Five Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members voted to cut ties with fellow Council member Qatar earlier this month. The states, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, claim Qatar has been funding Sunni Islamic terrorism and working on behalf of Iran.


Venezuela's Maduro warns of war if 'revolution' toppled

Venezuela's Maduro warns of war if 'revolution' toppled Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro warned on Tuesday that he and supporters would take up arms if his socialist government was violently overthrown by opponents who have been on the streets protesting for three months. "I'm telling the world, and I hope the world listens after 90 days of protest, destruction and death," Maduro said in reference to anti-government unrest that has led to at least 75 deaths in the OPEC nation since April. "If Venezuela was plunged into chaos and violence and the Bolivarian Revolution destroyed, we would go to combat.


China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants

China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an insulating blanket during winter, allowing tenants to use less heating and electricity. Liuzhou Forest City will span 175 hectares, or 0.67 miles, along the Liujiang River.Image: stefano boeri architettiIf the concept sounds familiar, that's because these buildings are the work of Stefano Boeri Architetti, the same architecture firm behind the two "vertical forest" buildings planned for Nanjing in eastern China.  Liuzhou city officials commissioned the Italian company to build the development, which will host about 30,000 people and be connected to the main Liuzhou city — population 3.8 million — via a fast-rail line used by electric cars. The forest city, now under construction, is expected to be completed by 2020, the Milan-based architects confirmed by email. 'Vertical forest' buildings in the Liuzhou development.Image: stefano boeri architettiThe development is a flashy but tiny effort to combat the dangerous smog and toxic air pollution that's choking China's industrialized cities. It comes as China is building more wind and solar power than any country in the world to slash emissions from coal plants, factories, and vehicles, and to combat climate change. Stefano Boeri's firm, which recently completed two verdant towers in Milan, is planning to expand into other smoggy cities, including China's Shijiazhuang, Guizhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In the Liuzhou Forest City, buildings, parks, and gardens will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of fine dust pollutants per year, while producing about 900 tons of oxygen, the architects said in a press release.  By comparison, the two green towers in Nanjing will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 0.06 tons of oxygen.  An electric railway will link the 'forest city' to the main Liuzhou city.Image: stefano boeri architettiBeyond sucking up toxic air, the urban greenery is also expected to stifle noise pollution and support biodiversity by providing a habitat for the local birds, insects, and small animals that inhabit Liuzhou. The project will include residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, plus two schools and a hospital. Along with plants, the buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels to produce clean electricity and use geothermal energy systems for interior air-conditioning. Stefano Boeri Architetti said the Liuzhou Forest City represents its broader effort to design a "new generation" of architecture and urban environments to address climate change. WATCH: China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog


Huckabee Sanders faces off with reporter at daily briefing

Huckabee Sanders faces off with reporter at daily briefing During Tuesday’s daily briefing, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sentinel newspaper reporter Brian Karen had a heated exchange after Sanders criticized the press for its coverage of the Trump White House, citing the retracted CNN story.


California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is

California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.



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2 Killed by Amtrak Train Outside Union Station; Train Service Suspended - NBC4 Washington


NBC4 Washington

2 Killed by Amtrak Train Outside Union Station; Train Service Suspended
NBC4 Washington
A witness' photo of part of the investigation after an Amtrak train struck two people in Northeast D.C. late Tuesday night. (Photo / @lmigaki). Service on Amtrak and MARC's Penn Line have been suspended after two people trespassing on the tracks ...
MARC commuter rail starts to run limited service on Penn and Camden lines, no Amtrak trains running between ... Washington Post
2 dead after being hit by Amtrak train in NE, DC W*USA 9
Amtrak: 2 people struck on train tracks in Washington Miami Herald
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Maersk Shuts Down Some Systems to Help Contain Cyber Attack - Bloomberg


Bloomberg

Maersk Shuts Down Some Systems to Help Contain Cyber Attack
Bloomberg
A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S has shut down systems across its operations to contain a cyber attack against its computer network as it assesses the full impact. Vessels at its Maersk Line unit, the world's largest container carrier, are maneuverable, able to ...
The Latest: Maersk says it has 'contained' cyberattack WHIO
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Ransomware Reaches Asia-Pacific, Though Focus Remains on Europe - New York Times


New York Times

Ransomware Reaches Asia-Pacific, Though Focus Remains on Europe
New York Times
A laptop screen in Geldrop, Netherlands, displayed a ransom message on Tuesday after it was infected during a worldwide cyberattack. Credit Rob Engelaar/European Pressphoto Agency. SHANGHAI — A cargo terminal at a bustling Mumbai port lurched to ...
Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link Reuters
Ransomware Cyberattack Goes Global Bloomberg
PetrWrap & WannaCry Won't Teach Businesses To Better Protect Themselves Online Forbes
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Euro, bond yields drive higher on ECB scale-back bets - Reuters


Reuters

Euro, bond yields drive higher on ECB scale-back bets
Reuters
Traders work in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Staff/Remote. By Marc Jones | LONDON. LONDON The euro hit a 1-year high on Wednesday and German 10-year ...
Draghi Gets Backing in Argument Over How to Best Spur Reforms Bloomberg
Asia markets close mostly lower after Senate delays health-care vote, Draghi hints at policy shift CNBC
EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging assets retreat as German, US bond yields rise Nasdaq
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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.


The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.


How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​


Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending? One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.


Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 


Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen

Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.


Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana

Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.



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