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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

The pilot, who was still inside the airship when it crashed, suffered serious burns. He was taken to a Milwaukee hospitalin serious condition, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. Heres what we know. The pilot had previously been involved in two forced landings. Thompson was trying to land because the winds were too strong. Patrick Walsh, president of AirSign, believes the crash was caused by a failure of the…

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

(CNN)The congressional boys of summer ditched partisan hardball for seven innings of healing Thursday at their annual baseball classic just 36 hours after a horrifying gun rampage at a Republican batting practice. And while rattled lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill instinctively drew together after the shooting, sitting together at the game, that doesn’t mean their constituents and attack dogs in warring partisan media establishments will heed a moment of…

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook…

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Hammond flexes muscles over Brexit – BBC News

At the Mansion House speech tonight, Philip Hammond will say that 48bn of funds from the European Union’s investment bank will not be put at risk. The European Investment Bank (EIB) provides funding for infrastructure projects across the EU, such as the building of the Crossrail train line in London, and tram networks in Nottingham and Manchester. It lends at preferential rates to EU members and some thought the source…

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Why do we spend less on Father’s Day than Mother’s Day? – BBC News

So why do we spend more on our mums? Image copyright Truefitt & Hill Image caption Sales of male grooming products rise ahead of Father’s Day “Retailers have long made a big push on Mother’s Day because demand for gift-giving was strong, and Father’s Day more of an afterthought,” he says. With traditional gender roles continue to break down, and fathers are doing more housework and hands-on parenting “it is…

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

This week,UNESCO released its annual state of conservation reports, which outline which of its famous designatedWorld Heritage Sitesare in danger of losing the historic, cultural or natural characteristics that made them World Heritage Sites in the first place. Tourism can harm the worlds wonders, but it can also help them when done responsibly. Below, find 19 places from UNESCOs conservation reportsthat warrant a responsible visit. To compile this list, we…

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Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

(CNN)The deaths of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan suggest that as Beijing’s strategic and economic footprint grows so too will the threats posed to Chinese interests. While China has often asserted that it is opposed to the terrorism perpetrated by groups such as al Qaeda or ISIS, such a position has not prompted it to join international efforts to combat them in Afghanistan or the Middle East. Beijing vows justice…

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Senate approves new Russia sanctions

(CNN)The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to enact new sanctions against Russia and make it difficult for President Donald Trump to lift them. The Russia sanctions amendment was added to an Iranian sanctions bill on the Senate floor after a deal was struck earlier this week between the Republican and Democratic heads of the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees.

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption The market is positioned on the south end of London Bridge A trader support fund has been set up to help those who suffered financially because of the closure. Opening hours have been extended over the next two weeks, with shoppers able to visit on 18 and 25 June to further help businesses. Some traders have also created special dishes which they will be selling…

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with…

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Nearly 200 Congressional Dems Sue Trump For Violating Constitution

The complaint said Trump had not sought congressional approval for any of the payments his hundreds of businesses had received from foreign governments since he took office in January, even though the Constitution requires him to do so. At least 30 U.S. senators and 166 representatives are plaintiffs in Wednesdays lawsuit, representing the largest number of legislators ever to sue a U.S. president, according to two lawmakers who are among…

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For The First Time In Forever, ‘Frozen’ Is Back

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have come together to deliver another Frozen treat before the official sequel hits theaters in 2019. This time, its Olaf who gets top billing in Olafs Frozen Adventure, as the lovable snowman embarks on a hunt for Arendelles best holiday tradition. The short film features four new songs in addition to bringing back original cast members,including Kristen Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf),…

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Feds Want ‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Imprisoned For 4.5 Years For D.C. Attack

In a sentencing memo filed Tuesday, prosecutors wrote they wanted to send a message to deter other would-be vigilantes from committing similar acts after the next internet-inspired conspiracy theory. Edgar Welch is apprehended on Dec. 4 after firing a gun in the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C. The assault weapon used at Comet Ping Pong in Washington. In a separate sentencing memo from Welchs defense team, they wrote that…

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

(CNN)Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy created a storm of controversy when he suggested Monday that President Trump was contemplating firing the newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, a man destined to be a festering thorn in the side of the Trump administration for months or years to come. And on Tuesday, aboard Air Force One, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the idea of firing Mueller with these…

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NBC Has A Right To Book Alex Jones, But Does It Have A Good Enough Reason?

Infowars host Alex Jones declared victory Monday against the mainstream media and their globalist agenda, six days before his controversial interview with NBC is scheduled to air. I win by going into the Gorgons pit and I survive, Jones . I survived going into that lair. And thats what its all about. The Gorgon, in this case, is, who Jones also referred to Monday as a fembot Dr. Evil. The…

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The questions that could determine Sessions’ fate

(CNN)The Comey hearing certainly lived up to the hype. And now there is buildup to the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday afternoon. One aspect of the Comey hearing that was overwhelmed by the newsworthiness of his comments was his refusal to speak to the nature of Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation in an open hearing. This cast a new spotlight on Sessions and made him a…

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Sanders Movement Plots Democratic Party Takeover At Weekend Gathering

They wanted to know Sanders advice for talking to kids about climate change, overcoming Republican gerrymandering in the South and how to deal with losing elections, something a questioner comically noted Sanders knew a thing or two about from his early years in politics. Thank you very much, Kendrick, Sander deadpanned, eliciting laughs from the audience. Kendrick makes a good point: Dont get locked into a moment, because things change…

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a “regional bloc” including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World Cup. If Moon were to achieve his vision, it would require a difficult balancing act….

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Pakistan says slain Chinese misused business visas, were missionaries

(CNN)Two slain Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan in May and whose deaths ISIS has claimed responsibility for had been missionaries and the “misuse” of their business visas contributed to their abductions and deaths, Pakistan’s interior minister said. The man, 24, and woman, 26, killed were among a group of Chinese citizens who obtained a business visa from the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, the ministry statement said.

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Sterling stabilises as May prepares minority government – BBC News

She had been hoping to increase her majority ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the European Union. Theresa May ‘best placed person’ for Brexit What does the UK vote mean for Brexit? How will a minority government actually work? On Friday, sterling reacted to the vote by sliding 1.7%, its biggest one-day drop in about eight months. Confidence drop The uncertainty caused by the election result has also led…

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Stephen Colbert Likens Trump Presidency To Worst Musical Ever

While presenting the award for Best Revival of a Musical, Colbert compared Trumps presidency to what sounded like one of the worst revivals to ever hit (wayyy) off-Broadway. Huge production values, he added, before pointing out a few problems: namely, that the main character was totally unbelievable. Theo Wargo via Getty Images NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Kevin Spacey performs onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City…

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