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NBAer spent nearly $200K on shoes last season

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:26
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Russia scores second straight win

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:26
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Fellow alum: Kirstjen Nielsen should resign now

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:21
I have known Kirstjen Nielsen for nearly 30 years -- since we were both incoming freshman at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, or SFS, in Washington. The program is considered to be a training ground for the diplomats, policymakers and global business leaders of tomorrow. As the school's website says, "SFS undergraduates enter a prestigious program with a legacy of academic excellence combined with a devotion to humanitarian service."
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Italy migrants: Benetton criticised over ad campaign

bbc - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:05
The Italian clothing firm is condemned for using images of migrants rescued at sea.
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US quits 'biased' UN human rights council

bbc - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:05
The US envoy to the UN called the 47-member council "hypocritical and self-serving".
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Wimbledon 2018: Britain's Dan Evans not awarded wildcard for main draw

bbc - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:04
Britain's Dan Evans, who is making a comeback after a one-year ban for taking cocaine, is not awarded a Wimbledon wildcard.
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US leaving UN Human Rights Council

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:02
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.
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ICE conducts the largest workplace raid under the Trump administration

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:00
Federal immigration officials on Tuesday raided a large meat supplier based in Massillon, Ohio, and arrested more than 100 workers suspected of using stolen or fraudulent identification to gain employment.
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Michael Cohen 'willing to give info' on Trump, friends say

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:59
Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has signaled to friends that he is "willing to give" investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for, and is planning on hiring a new lawyer to handle a possible indictment from federal prosecutors.
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Bithumb: Hackers 'rob crypto-exchange of $32m'

bbc - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:57
One of the largest crypto-currency exchanges says thieves have seized $31.6m worth of its funds.
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Canada becomes 2nd nation to legalize pot

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:56
Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a "historic" bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29.
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Trump administration sending babies and young children forcibly separated from parents at border to ‘tender age’ shelters

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:28
Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender ...
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Migrant children: Republicans scramble as US border crisis grows

bbc - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:25
President Trump meets lawmakers as an outcry grows over separated migrant families.
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SoftBank vows to bolster startup investment through its Vision Fund at shareholders meeting

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:23
SoftBank Group Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son said Wednesday that the company will bolster its investment business in a shift in the telecommunications giant’s growth strategy.“I ...
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Silicon Valley-style coding boot camp seeks to reset Japan Inc.

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:21
Barely six months after inaugurating a tiny software-coding boot camp in a basement in Tokyo, Silicon Valley transplant Kani Munidasa stood before some of Japan’s ...
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Dollar rises above ¥110 in Tokyo

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:20
The dollar rose above ¥110 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, supported by a rise in Japanese stock prices.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥110.21-22, up ...
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Bill Hersey, man about Tokyo, 1930-2018: some tributes

japantimes - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:20
Writer's kindness was legend, and his photos and columns told the story of a Tokyo social scene's rebirth after war and Occupation.
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Five things to know today

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:08
Our neighbors to the north just made a historic decision: Canada is now the second country (after Uruguay) to legalize marijuana. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)
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Teen shot in head was covered with a sheet by paramedics. He died nearly a day later

cnn - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:08
A Chicago teenager who had been shot in the head multiple times was presumed dead and covered with a sheet by paramedics before onlookers noticed he was still moving, police and fire officials said Tuesday.
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