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'You're Fired' Trump Campaign Manager Gets Hired as CNN Political Commentator
- June 26, 2016

Shortly after news of the firing broke Monday, Lewandowski gave his first formal interview to CNN - where he moaned about having no idea why Trump nixed him. "If he peddles talking points and lies, then CNN will be peddling talking points and lies-to their own peril". Lewandowski's reputation for being hostile to journalists (ahem, Michelle Fields ) brings baggage to the network. (more...)
What Brexit means for UK — Commercial Times What Brexit means for UK — Commercial Times
- June 26, 2016

French President François Hollande said on Twitter, "Today, history is knocking at our door, I will do all I can to make this a profound change and not a setback". German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the " Brexit " vote a watershed for European unification. The issue is the latest area where leave campaigners appeared to be walking away from pledges made during the campaign, following Farage's admission on Friday morning that the pledge plastered all over the official Vote Leave battle ... (more...)
At least 4 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern IL
- June 26, 2016

The damage was not too far from NWS offices in Wilmington, on state Route 134. Damage was reported near the towns of Marseilles, Pontiac , and Seneca. The National Weather Service in Duluth has concluded its on-the-ground surveys and has confirmed four different tornadoes out of last Sunday's severe weather outbreak across the Northland. (more...)
Las Vegas Awarded First Professional Sports Team
- June 26, 2016

The Vegas team, which will begin play in the 2017-18 NHL season, is being headed by billionaire businessman Bill Foley , who is the chairman of US title insurance services provider Fidelity National Financial . The Las Vegas franchise will select one player from each team, and that group must include 14 forwards, nine defencemen and three goaltenders. That company, which established its offices in Las Vegas , has not yet made any acquisitions. (more...)
At least 4 tornadoes touched down in Illinois; Pontiac hardest hit
- June 26, 2016

The NWS reported another tornado touched down, near the northern IL cities of Amboy in Lee County and Earlville in LaSalle County. No injuries were reported, according to the local fire department. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 1 a.m. for much of northern IL and parts of IN as forecasts call for severe thunderstorms to move across the area. (more...)
Disney's new Shanghai park is supersized
- June 25, 2016

And at Disney's park in Orlando, in the USA state of Florida, a young boy was killed by an alligator. "We believe the benefits associated with the Shanghai Resort and the resulting continued diversification away from (its cable networks business) will be supportive of the Disney narrative". (more...)
Russian defence minister meets with Assad in Damascus
- June 25, 2016

Russia's defence minister has travelled to Syria to meet with its leader and visit the Russian air base. Russia's defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing USA -backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week. The videoconference was held as part of bilateral communications channels meant to prevent encounters in the crowded skies over Syria. A US - and Russian-brokered cease-fire that began on February 27 helped reduce hostilities for the first time in the five-year conflict, but fierce ... (more...)
Zika virus epidemic causes abortion requests to double
- June 25, 2016

Zika virus could also be transmitted through the transfer of bodily fluids and through sexual intercourse but the most common transmission is still through the bite of an infected mosquito. Should Zika appear in the region, mosquito control and the department of health would coordinate efforts to stop the spread, but experts say an outbreak here is unlikely. (more...)
USA cop cleared in Freddie Gray death
- June 25, 2016

But a judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors failed to prove any crime was committed by Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van where Freddie Gray suffered his fatal injury during a six-stop, 45-minute odyssey after he tried to outrun a police patrol. (more...)
Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Joins CNN
- June 25, 2016

However, the hiring was not without controversy. In another incident, Lewandowski reportedly physically pushed Gray away from Trump. He replied that he had signed a document that meant he would keep certain information confidential. Caputo, who resigned from the campaign earlier this week after celebrating Lewandowski's ouster on Twitter, was asked on Kilmeade and Friends on Thursday if he thought the Trump campaign realized attacks on Curiel's heritage were a mistake. (more...)
LeBron to skip Rio Olympics
- June 25, 2016

It has seemed to me - and many National Basketball Association observers who have far , far more expertise than I - that James orchestrated the makeup of the team's roster from behind the scenes, causing many experts to call him "player/coach/general manager" of the Cavaliers . (more...)
EU Lawmaker: Brexit Raises Necessity for France's EU Membership Referendum
- June 25, 2016

Lafont Rapnouil believes significant reforms are unlikely ahead of the French elections, and with general elections expected in another year or so in another European Union force, Germany. "If there is a deeper reflection, a pause in the pushing of this French-German model, then the union will survive". The referendum has left young voters with the biggest hangover: Around 73 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds voted to remain in the bloc. (more...)
Sanders says he will vote for Clinton Sanders says he will vote for Clinton
- June 25, 2016

The poll only captured some of the voter reaction to Britain's decision in Thursday's referendum to exit the European Union, a move that some pundits say suggests Trump's insurgent candidacy has tapped into a broad and powerful anti-globalisation wave sweeping Western countries. (more...)
Severe storms cause damage across Indiana
- June 25, 2016

No injuries were reported, but the tornado was on the ground for several miles before dissipating two miles southeast of Summit Lake in Greenbrier County. The Chicago Department of Aviation said 325 flights in and out of O'Hare International Airport were canceled and 90-minute delays were reported. Travelers were already seeing an impact by early afternoon with cancelations and delays at both of Chicago's worldwide airports. (more...)
Court ruling kills plan to shield immigrants Court ruling kills plan to shield immigrants
- June 25, 2016

In that time, she said, she has seen the country treat undocumented black and brown bodies as commodities rather than people. Mr Trump's immigration policy is to deport all 11 million people in the USA illegally, and build a wall on the border with Mexico. (more...)
Obama's Monumental Move To Honor LGBTQ Rights Obama's Monumental Move To Honor LGBTQ Rights
- June 25, 2016

President Barack Obama announced today that the Stonewall Inn - the birthplace of the modern LGBTI rights movement - has been declared a national monument. "There is no more fitting location for the first monument to LGBT history than Christopher Park across from the Stonewall Inn ". "There are places in America so powerful, they helped shape our nation's history and culture, and must never be forgotten", Theresa Pierno, the president and CEO of NPCA, said in a statement. (more...)
At least 6 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern IL
- June 25, 2016

No one was killed. Normal operations resumed Thursday morning at both airports. The Journal & Courier reports two hog barns collapsed when a storm swept Clinton County, but no injuries were reported. At least two tornadoes touched down in LaSalle, Grundy, and Livingston Counties on Wednesday night. The Weather Service says large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain which could lead to flash flooding are possible as the storms move through. (more...)
Fears over Zika trigger "huge" increase in abortion demand
- June 25, 2016

Uruguay and Chile, which haven't had any cases of Zika , did not see any increase. Another recent study , cited by Jezebel , found that around 6.5 million abortions are performed in Latin America and the Caribbean every year, and a large percentage of those abortions are carried out illegally. (more...)
In Context: Did Donald Trump suggest Barack Obama has terrorist sympathies?
- June 25, 2016

Bush before him, he recognizes that a worse evil would be seeming to tar millions of peaceful Muslims as terrorists. In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton saying she was "no friend of LGBT Americans". (more...)
Storm with tornado slams rural Illinois village