• Liberty Island evacuated after statue base climber, banner
Liberty Island evacuated after statue base climber, banner

The protestor still sat at the base of the Statue of Liberty, near the foot of the monument, as of 5 p.m., he says. CBS New York reports that NYPD officers may have to rappel down the monument to restrain the woman if she continues to refuse to come down on her own.

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  • JK Rowling Puts Trump On Blast For His Sloppy Yet Ironic Tweeting
JK Rowling Puts Trump On Blast For His Sloppy Yet Ironic Tweeting

The president however misspelt "pore over" as 'pour over'. Chances are they were ghost written by an anonymous author with Trump just adding his name to the cover. As fans of the Harry Potter writer know, she frequently likes to take shots at the president for a plethora of different reasons, from policy decisions all the way to incorrect spe...

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  • Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks
Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks

Furthermore, the chair of the pro-leave European Research Group (ERG) warned that May could put the Conservatives out of office for years, just like another leader, Robert Peel. The EU has rejected previous British proposals for trade with the bloc after Brexit , saying Britain can not both quit the EU and retain the main economic benefits of memb...

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  • Comedian hires same lawyer as Stormy Daniels following Trump prank call
Comedian hires same lawyer as Stormy Daniels following Trump prank call

The fake call was confirmed by the White House Legislative Affairs Office after a follow up with Menendez's office on Thursday revealed the New Jersey Democrat's staffers were confused, saying they had no idea what it was all about. Melendez said that when he arrived home, neighborhood kids told him the Secret Service had been banging on his door. ...

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  • Who are the 4 Supreme Court contenders Trump has met so far?
Who are the 4 Supreme Court contenders Trump has met so far?

The Daily Caller reports that Trump narrowed the field of potential candidates Monday to two: Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Judge Amy Coney Barett. During the 2016 campaign , Trump expressly promised that overturning Roe , which legalized abortion on demand in the US, "will happen" through his judicial nominees.

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  • Philippine mayor who held drugs war 'walk of shame' shot dead
Philippine mayor who held drugs war 'walk of shame' shot dead

Tanauan City, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili (with eyeglasses, left inset below) who got national attention when he started the walk of shame drive for suspected drug pushers and users in his city, lies dead at the City Hall ground where the Monday flag-raising rites were held, (in circle right below) with close-in security round him.

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  • Woman, 92, refuses assisted living facility, shoots and kills son
Woman, 92, refuses assisted living facility, shoots and kills son

Authorities say Blessing then pointed the gun at her son's girlfriend, but she dropped it and a struggle ensued. At that point, Blessing then reportedly retrieved the second gun and tried to point it at the girlfriend, who was then able to knock it from her possession.

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  • United Kingdom faces water shortages and hosepipe bans in heatwave
United Kingdom faces water shortages and hosepipe bans in heatwave

It is understood that Irish Water can extend the ban if they deem it necessary. Also speaking on Morning Ireland , IFA president Joe Healy said: "We met with Irish Water to ensure that that would happen because animal welfare is paramount here and, in relation to the growth, the extra cost that's being associated here".

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  • Merkel's migration plot thickens as Social Democrats, EU neighbours weigh in
Merkel's migration plot thickens as Social Democrats, EU neighbours weigh in

Seehofer had campaigned for a direct rejection at the border to prevent asylum seekers from moving from one EU country to another, while Merkel had rejected it strictly and called for a European-coordinated solution. Seehofer and Merkel, who have long had a hard relationship, have sparred over migrant policy on and off since 2015. The party rel...

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  • Facebook responding to United States regulators in data breach probe
Facebook responding to United States regulators in data breach probe

The company said it had received questions from the FBI, the SEC, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice in relation to its relationship with Cambridge Analytica . Although some Facebook users volunteered their info while participating in the survey, Kogan was able to glean data from some of their Facebook friends without tho...

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  • Australian bishop sentenced to year's detention for coverup
Australian bishop sentenced to year's detention for coverup

One of his victims, former altar boy Peter Creigh, told the court he had described the abuse to Wilson in detail in 1976, five years after it took place. "The church has made substantial changes to ensure that abuse and cover-up are not part of Catholic life and that children are safe in our communities".

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  • The hilarious picture which sent United States president Trump 'off the rails'
The hilarious picture which sent United States president Trump 'off the rails'

The Washington Post reported yesterday that North Korea was considering ways to hide its nuclear weapons and secret production facilities. Thoughts on the pic? It also stopped short of longstanding U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, and his delegation had with North Korean officials over the weekend in Panmunjom, a village on the demilit...

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  • Trump administration rolls back racial diversity guidelines for USA colleges
Trump administration rolls back racial diversity guidelines for USA colleges

The administration of president George W. Bush, a Republican, had similarly issued race-neutral admissions guidance. The Harvard University case is widely expected to reach the Supreme Court, and the Democrats are concerned that Kennedy's replacement will prove more hostile to race-based programs like affirmative action .

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  • Putin, Donald Trump may meet without aides in Helsinki
Putin, Donald Trump may meet without aides in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov , left, listens to U.S. Sen. Lavrov began Tuesday's meeting by congratulating the US lawmakers about the upcoming US Independence Day holiday. The Kremlin said Putin did not plan to meet US lawmakers who are visiting Russian Federation this week. For his part, Trump has left open the question of changing ...

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  • Trump acknowledges North Korea deal might not 'work out'
Trump acknowledges North Korea deal might not 'work out'

According to the New York Post , administration insiders say the two leaders could meet as early as September when the United Nations General Assembly convenes; adding the face-to-face negotiations would only take place of Pyongyang makes concrete steps towards ending its nuclear program.

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  • Notorious criminal escapes prison in hijacked chopper
Notorious criminal escapes prison in hijacked chopper

Nicole Belloubet, France's justice minister, has come under increasing criticism for the flawed security around Faid. French investigators believe a small team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France's most notorious criminals .

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  • 2 contractors critically wounded in Kansas school shooting
2 contractors critically wounded in Kansas school shooting

District spokeswoman Becky Miller says no students were on campus at the time. No students were at the school at the time of the shooting, around 9 a.m., reports CBS affiliate KCTV . Authorities are investigating a shooting that critically wounded two contract workers outside a suburban Kansas City elementary school. Lacy said the two people w...

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  • Syrian opposition calls for end to attacks on Daraa
Syrian opposition calls for end to attacks on Daraa

Both Jordan , which already hosts more than half a million Syrian refugees , and Israel , have said their borders will stay shut. The government's offensive so far has focused on Deraa province, which borders Jordan, but not Quneitra province abutting the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights .

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  • Moscow: Crimea not on Trump-Putin agenda at summit
Moscow: Crimea not on Trump-Putin agenda at summit

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members were anxious that if the summit with Putin had taken place earlier, Trump might have agreed to something with the Russian leader that they would have been forced to go along with. "We'll be talking about elections. we don't want anybody tampering with elections". Trump, who is spending the weekend at h...

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  • Ministers rehearse for Queen's death for first time with secret exercise
Ministers rehearse for Queen's death for first time with secret exercise

When the Queen dies, the prime minister will be informed, and civil servants will use secure lines to spread the message using the code phrase, " London Bridge is down", the Guardian revealed last March. Recall that Elizabeth II is 92, and she is the oldest of all monarchs of the world. According to The Telegraph's source, this is the fir...

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  • President Trump meets with potential supreme court justices
President Trump meets with potential supreme court justices

Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law", Maine's Susan Collins said on ABC's "This Week". Sources say Collins specifically opposes federal Appeals Court Judge William Pryor, who once called Roe "an abomination". And Justin Clark, the director of the...

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  • Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick
Sen. Cantwell weighs in on SCOTUS pick

Among the precedents that some are anxious the court could possibly reverse: the same-sex marriage law and the abortion case, Roe v. Wade . Susan Collins , R-Maine, said she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn Roe v.

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  • Mumbais Andheri bridge collapse: 5 hurt, train services hit; probe ordered
Mumbais Andheri bridge collapse: 5 hurt, train services hit; probe ordered

Mumbai fire brigade officials said that they are at the spot and trying to check if some people are trapped under the debris. Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Maharashtra government and BJP after a road-over bridge collapsed in Mumbai's Andheri jeopardising local railway services, which is the lifeline of the city.

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  • American Killed During Boat Explosion at Bahamas
American Killed During Boat Explosion at Bahamas

Another boat nearby was able to rescue numerous passengers . "This is a sad day for Exuma and a sad day for our American friends". Chester Cooper , a member of parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island, identified the person who died as an American woman.

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  • 'Dead' Woman Found Alive Inside A Morgue Fridge In South Africa
'Dead' Woman Found Alive Inside A Morgue Fridge In South Africa

However, a morgue employee happened to check on the body at some later point and discovered she was, in fact, breathing. The woman's not the first person to be declared dead in South Africa but later found alive in a morgue. Ambulance company Distress Alert said she had shown "no form for life". "You never expect to open a fridge and find someo...

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