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World leaders, celebrities to pay final tribute to Muhammad Ali World leaders, celebrities to pay final tribute to Muhammad Ali
- June 14, 2016

Religious and cultural leaders also spoke. Center to witness a memorial service that was attended by over 300 dignitaries, including President Bill Clinton, who eulogized the Kentucky native. He then talks about "the Ali magic" - the boxer's ability to connect with people. "A person who for African Americans, I think, liberated their minds in recognizing that they could be proud of who they were". (more...)
Warriors' Draymond Green suspended for Game 5 of NBA Finals Warriors' Draymond Green suspended for Game 5 of NBA Finals
- June 14, 2016

James was also assessed a technical foul for his role in the altercation, which included a physical taunt. Green received a flagrant-1 foul by the officials after reviewing the incident and due to exceeding the number of allowed flagrant fouls in this Playoffs, has been issued with a suspension for Game 5 of the Finals. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda's emotional sonnet was just what the Tonys needed Lin-Manuel Miranda's emotional sonnet was just what the Tonys needed
- June 14, 2016

The biggest nominee of the night, with 16 nominations, Hamilton musical cast opened the show in the signatory style. Featured Actress in a Musical: Renée Elise Goldsberry won Hamilton's first acting award for her performance in the musical. (more...)
Trump Calls To Ban Immigration From Countries With 'Proven History Of Terrorism'
- June 14, 2016

The presumptive Republican nominee also appeared to suggest that President Barack Obama may sympathize with Islamic terrorists - a stunning statement about the current commander in chief. He sought to undermine Clinton's support in the LGBT community by essentially arguing that her support was merely rhetorical. Fifty people, including the shooter, were killed during the shootings. (more...)
LGBT community in western Mass. shaken over Orlando massacre LGBT community in western Mass. shaken over Orlando massacre
- June 14, 2016

But she said attendees' cared too much about issues their community faces to allow anyone to keep them silent. "It's absolutely devastating", said Ezra West. Community groups and Baltimore Police are preparing for hundreds of attendees, Lyles said. Inspiring that change is what those who came together at the prayer vigil say they hope begins with support for Orlando from not only Oklahoma but all across our nation. (more...)
In Pistorius sentencing, a debate over remorse and mental health
- June 14, 2016

Pistorius, who competed in the 400 metres at the London 2012 Olympic Games, was convicted at the end of a year ago of killing Steenkamp in 2013 after firing four times through a locked toilet door. Original trial judge Thokozile Masipa began hearing pre-sentencing arguments at Pretoria High Court yesterday, with Pistorius expected to discover his fate by the end of the week. (more...)
Does Pakistan Have More Nuclear Warheads Than India? Does Pakistan Have More Nuclear Warheads Than India?
- June 14, 2016

On the contrary, India is said to have about 100-120 nuclear warheads. The United States and Russian Federation, which are the biggest nuclear powers, are slowly reducing their arsenals but modernizing their capacities, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute warned yesterday. (more...)
RS polls: BJP clinches all seats in Rajasthan RS polls: BJP clinches all seats in Rajasthan
- June 14, 2016

Haryana had two MP seats for Rajyasabha and BJP fielded Chaudhary Birender Singh whereas Congress fielded lawyer RK Anand. A delegation led by Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Monday met the EC and submitted a memorandum to underline how the elections to the two Rajya Sabha seats from the state were rigged and why it should be held again. (more...)
Subhash Chandra wins Rajya Sabha seats Subhash Chandra wins Rajya Sabha seats
- June 14, 2016

Out of 17 votes of Congress, only three were cast in favour of RK Anand that of KuldeepBishnoi, his wife Renuka and KiranChaudhary. As the Rajya Sabha polls are held with an open ballot system, every voter has to show the ballot paper to the respective party's official agent before casting the vote. (more...)
Facebook Blunder Implies Philippines Is at War Facebook Blunder Implies Philippines Is at War
- June 14, 2016

In all honesty, Facebook might be thinking that of all countries to make a flag gaffe with, it had to happen with a country that indicates a state of war by representation of its flag. We know it's true because their flag is upside down! How easy is it to declare a state of war? Unfortunately, the graphic also implied the country was at war. (more...)
Militants claim blast of another Nigeria oil pipeline
- June 14, 2016

He also added that any solution proferred right now must find a long term way of giving opportunities to any citizen of the oil producing states. According to the community, "we hereby refute the false claim by some rumour-builders that some members of the Niger Delta Avengers are hiding in Ayakoromo". (more...)
Sweden flights severely disrupted as SAS pilot strike hits day four
- June 14, 2016

The Stockholm-based airline said planes with Danish and Norwegian pilots are not affected. Around 20,000 passengers were stranded on Saturday after Scandinavian airline SAS cancelled 159 flights due to a Swedish pilots' strike and warned of another 220 flight cancellations on Sunday. (more...)
What to know about Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan What to know about Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan
- June 13, 2016

It wasn't so much that people were upset and angry with Ryan's capitulation, it was that they were very, very disappointed, and showed that through a variety of hilarious, but appropriate gifs. Prior to Tuesday's primary Pelosi formally announced that she endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. "He's right-Trump isn't what Republicans stand for", comedian Samantha Bee said . (more...)
Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders
- June 13, 2016

After Sanders' huddle with the president, the Vermont senator met with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. "Anybody who thinks that whatever the next president - and God willing, in my view, it'll be Secretary Clinton ", Biden said. (more...)
Donald Trump stumps in Tampa
- June 13, 2016

Trump to change a policy that more aligns with my own". Mitt Romney leaves the funeral services for former senator Bob Bennett in Salt Lake City on May 14. Scaramucci and other Romney associates now supportive of Trump, including Ron Kaufman, a longtime RNC member from MA, have pleaded with Romney to tone down his opposition in the interest of party unity. (more...)
What We Know: Gay nightclub shooting deadliest on US soil What We Know: Gay nightclub shooting deadliest on US soil
- June 13, 2016

ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the Amaq News Agency, ISIS's official news arm. However, his father, Seddique Mateen , an Afghan-descent American with political ambitions, told a TV news station that the shootings had nothing to do with religion. (more...)
Trump's veterans controversy goes from bad to worse Trump's veterans controversy goes from bad to worse
- June 13, 2016

The Republican repeatedly tore away from the list to rail against the media, calling journalists "not good people", "bad people", "so unfair", "the most dishonest people I've ever met" - and even " sleazy ". On Tuesday, Trump said the real total had been $5.6 million - $4.6 million from other donors and $1 million from his own pocket. "It will probably be over that amount when it's all said and done, but as of this moment, it's $5.6 million", Trump asserted today at a news conference at Trump ... (more...)
Sabathia, Yankees shut out Tigers 4-0
- June 13, 2016

Detroit rookie Michael Fulmer dominated on Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium, winning his fifth straight start while extending his scoreless streak to 28 1/3 innings to lead the Tigers over NY 4-1 Sunday. Sabathia escaped his biggest jam by getting Miguel Cabrera to ground into an inning-ending double with two runners on in the fifth. Pearce had a two-run double in the first inning, and Logan Forsythe and Brad Miller drove in runs with two-out hits off Lance McCullers (3-2) in the ... (more...)
Gunman in worst US massacre described as 'quiet,' with few friends Gunman in worst US massacre described as 'quiet,' with few friends
- June 13, 2016

The link is not obvious, although, as Ronald Hopper, the FBI's assistant special agent in charge on the case, said , "It has been reported that Mateen made calls to 911 this morning in which he stated his allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State". (more...)
Afghan officials: 6 police killed in battle with IS Afghan officials: 6 police killed in battle with IS
- June 13, 2016

Afghanistan's Nangarhar province is where Taliban insurgents are active, but IS fighters have also set up bases in some remote border districts and have occasionally engaged in bloody clashes with the Taliban. John Campbell, made it known before he left Kabul in March that he believed Carter should consider expanding USA military authorities to take on the Taliban. (more...)