• O.J. Simpson asks Nevada parole board for early release
  • Qatar’s US ambassador: We can live under Arab embargo ‘forever’
  • McCain faces his greatest battle
  • O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner
  • Senate Hearing Highlights Saudi Arabia’s Responsibility For Suffering In Yemen

O.J. Simpson asks Nevada parole board for early release

(CNN)O.J. Simpson is scheduled to appear before a parole board in Nevada on Thursday in a hearing that will decide whether one of America’s most notorious prisoners will be released. “Juice,” as he was known in his heyday, is nine years into a nine-to-33-year sentence after being convicted in a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. But Simpson is best known for his infamous 1995 acquittal…

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Qatar’s US ambassador: We can live under Arab embargo ‘forever’

(CNN)Qatar’s ambassador to the United States has called for an end to the ongoing “blockade” of his country by a coalition of Arab states, while defiantly stating they could live under the embargo indefinitely. The Middle East was plunged into one of its worst diplomatic crises in decades on June 5 when the four countries — Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates — announced they would be…

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McCain faces his greatest battle

Washington (CNN)John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he’s facing his toughest battle. He’s a warrior politician who bears the scars of a lifetime of military and political campaigns and health scares on his body and across his soul. He’s collected more enemies and friends than most men and is a certified national hero. Aggressive tumor removed from McCain’s brain McCain faces his greatest battle The absolutely remarkable…

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O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall, from football star to prisoner

Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight — first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a life that already includes a legacy of fame, fortune and infamy. Early years Born on…

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Senate Hearing Highlights Saudi Arabia’s Responsibility For Suffering In Yemen

WASHINGTON Experts on humanitarian issues, including top U.S. officials, used a Senate hearing Tuesday to highlight how U.S. partner Saudi Arabia has exacerbated global hunger with its American-backed military campaign in neighbor state Yemen, where the United Nations 17 million people lack access to sufficient food and a child under 5 years old dies every 10 minutes of preventable causes. The Saudi-led coalition, which began fighting pro-Iran rebels in Yemen…

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Trump and Republican senators are the 53 angriest people in Washington

Washington (CNN)The GOP turned into the Grouchy Old Party, as recriminations flew after the failure this week to repeal and replace Obamacare — the greatest motivating cause of Republican voters for more than seven years. Trump, facing criticism of his own conduct in the failed effort to replace his successor’s signature law, suggested simply that the Republican majority on Capitol Hill was not up to the job.

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Christian man accused of killing daughter who was dating a Muslim

Jerusalem (CNN)An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn’t approve of her relationship with a Muslim man. Henriette’s family tried to bring her back home – using threats against her and her boyfriend’s mother to put pressure on her to return, the indictment says. The boyfriend’s mother, who was not identified in the indictment, called police to intervene on Karra’s behalf….

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Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years

(CNN)A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were preserved in the now receding Tsanfleuron glacier, near a slew of trendy ski resorts at 2,600 meters (8,500 feet) above sea level.

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Trump letting Obamacare fail is ‘cynical and sinister,’ Sen. Cory Booker says

(CNN)New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying “that’s not just cynical, it’s actually sinister.” “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us,” Trump said. “It would be nice to…

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Australian PM demands answers in ‘inexplicable’ killing of Justine Ruszczyk

(CNN)Australia’s prime minister has demanded answers to the “inexplicable” killing of an Australian-American woman shot by police in Minneapolis. “I mean, how can a woman out in the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?” he said. “We are demanding answers, something clearly went tragically wrong.” How Justine Ruszczyk’s friend heard of her death Mayor: I wish officer would speak Who is police officer…

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Report: More Than Half Of Rural U.S. Counties Lack Access To Hospital Maternity Wards

But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70-bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama. As a result, Dr. Arthur performs the surgery if there are any signs of complication, rather than waiting and running the risk that comes with the 20 to 30 minutes it takes for an anesthesiologist to arrive in the middle of the night. Physicians in rural communities across America are…

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How the Republican health care bill fell apart

Washington (CNN)The Republicans’ signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP’s health care bill. Across town, over rosemary-grilled rib eye and summer vegetable succotash at the White House, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders were attempting…

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Who’s behind GOP’s stunning defeat on health care?

(CNN)Monday night, two Republican Senators — Mike Lee and Jerry Moran — announced that they would not vote to send the health care bill to the floor. The announcement marked a stunning defeat for a Republican Party that controls the White House and Congress and which has made this item the top priority for years. As the blame game now begins, everyone in Washington will be asking — who killed…

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Second Australian senator forced to resign over dual citizenship violation

(CNN)Two Australian senators have resigned within the space of a week following revelations they violated a law that bans dual nationals from standing for election. “It’s with great sadness that I have discovered that I’m a dual citizen and I’ll be forced to stand down from my position in the Senate,” said Waters who holds both Australian and Canadian citizenship.

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Justine Ruszczyk: Australian killed by Minneapolis police was ‘kind, funny’

(CNN)The fatal shooting of yoga instructor and life coach Justine Ruszczyk has led to an outpouring of grief and tributes, in her home country and the Minneapolis community she had made her home. Ruszczyk called police Saturday night to report a possible sexual assault in an alley near her home, her fianc, Don Damond, said in a news conference Monday. “We became good friends and often shared a laugh,” Bennett…

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EU says it will limit inflatable boat exports to Libya to stop traffickers

(CNN)The European Union will limit the number of inflatable boats and motors it sends to Libya in order to prevent human trafficking. The EU said the restrictions will not prevent exports or sales when they are “meant for legitimate uses by the civilian population, for instance for fishermen, who may need motors for their boats.” CNN recently witnessed the rescue of 366 migrants and refugees by the private humanitarian agency…

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Actor Martin Landau, star of ‘Mission: Impossible,’ dies at 89

(CNN)Martin Landau, 89, a character actor who starred in the 1960s television show “Mission: Impossible” and won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie “Ed Wood,” died Saturday, his publicist Dick Guttman said Sunday night. Landau was born June 28, 1928, in Brooklyn and worked as a cartoonist for the New York Daily News before becoming an actor, according to the Internet Movie Database.

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ITV names EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall as new chief executive – BBC News

Ms McCall said the decision to leave EasyJet had been “really difficult”, but after seven years at the company the time was right for a move: “The opportunity from ITV felt like the right one to take. It is a fantastic company in a dynamic and stimulating sector.” ITV chairman Peter Bazalgette said: “In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in…

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Eight people hurt in Slough spray attack – BBC News

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George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour – BBC News

Analysis Image copyright PA Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday ahead of their tour In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a private meeting with the royal couple in Berlin before they visit the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of German unification. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also visit Berlin’s Holocaust museum and memorial. A boat race is planned in…

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Pleasurewood Hills rollercoaster rescue – BBC News

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Target date to be set for smoke-free Scottish prisons – BBC News

Scotland introduced a ban on smoking in enclosed public places in 2006, but it did not apply to prisons. However, prison rules were amended at the time to restrict smoking to certain areas, such as cells and outdoor recreation spaces. Claims ‘backed up’ Staff, visitors and contractors are not permitted to smoke anywhere on SPS property. A small number of prisons in Scotland have designated a proportion of their residential…

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Dozens arrested in Spain for Europe-wide horsemeat scam

(CNN)Spanish police have arrested and charged 65 individuals over a continent-wide ring that traded in horsemeat from animals “in bad shape, too old or simply labelled as ‘not suitable for consumption,’”according to a statement released by Europol. The investigation is related to 2013’s horsemeat scandal, which came to light after the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found that 10 out of 27 hamburger products it analyzed in a study contained…

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The ever-changing story about Trump Jr.’s meeting — what we know

Washington (CNN)New revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last summer with a Russian lawyer are continuing to surface a week after the revelation rocketed the President’s eldest son to the center of allegations of collusion with Russia. A Russian-American lobbyist has now confirmed to The Associated Press and The Washington Post that he also attended the meeting with Trump Jr. — the latest piece of information to surface since emails…

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