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Puerto Rican voters back US statehood in referendum

The referendum has sparked dozens of memes that turned viral, including some showing the tropical island covered in snow. Under the current system, Puerto Rico's 3.5 million American citizens do not pay federal taxes, vote in presidential elections or receive proportionate federal funding on programs like the Medicaid health insurance system for the poor. [Full Article...]

Services Will Mark 1 Year Since Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Services Will Mark 1 Year Since Pulse Nightclub Massacre Ebenhack, File). One year after 49 men and women were killed and 53 wounded at a gay nightclub in Orlando in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, survivors, family and friends remember. A foot race was held over the weekend, and eight gay and lesbian students were awarded $4,900 toward their college studies by a local businessman. Holding hostages during his standoff with police, ... [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

Legal experts say Trump's call for a tougher version of the travel ban could undermine his administration's efforts to reinstate the controversial policy, which has been put on hold. It's not a travel ban, ' Spicer said at the time . Conway later clarified his tweets, but maintained that "every sensible lawyer" would agree with him. [Full Article...]

Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify before Congress

Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify before Congress Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign has sparked questions, agreed Saturday, June 10, to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election. [Full Article...]

Kevin Spacey kicks off Tony Awards with gentle humor

Kevin Spacey kicks off Tony Awards with gentle humor Henson, Scarlett Johansson , Anna Kendrick, Keegan Michael Key, Olivia Wilde , and 2017 Tony nominees Josh Groban, Bette Midler , and Ben Platt . "Never give up hope", he said to Spacey, going on to call the Tony host, "truly an American beauty". The whole idea of the opening was hardly original, since it by and large played the angle of "Kevin wants to do a good job at this and not screw ... [Full Article...]

What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business

Local environmentalists held what they deemed an emergency rally Thursday to demonstrate their opposition to President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord . "This is why it is so important for you to make a clean exit from the Agreement". In 2015, 197 countries signed on to the Paris Agreement, at the the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Con... [Full Article...]

Tehran terror attack mastermind killed

Tehran terror attack mastermind killed Five attackers stormed Iran's parliament and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, setting off clashes with security forces and killing 17 people. position and the Senate sanctions bill [the same day as the terrorist attacks on Tehran which killed 17 people], all their objectives are revealed", Larijani said, adding "the enemy's strategy is to damage Iran's... [Full Article...]

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying

Trump has a long history of threatening to file complaints and lawsuits and not following through. Comey on Thursday said that he began keeping personal memos about his meetings with President Trump as he suspected the president might lie about them. [Full Article...]


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