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The Latest: Saudi Arabia says it shot down Yemen droneSaudi Arabia says it has shot down a drone launched into the kingdom by Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels. The Houthi drone attacks have picked up amid tensions between Iran and the U.S. in the Persian Gulf as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers unravels. President Donald Trump says Iran still takes his threats seriously even after he decided against approving strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a more than $100 million American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz.


6/25/2019 8:35:28 PM

Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.


6/25/2019 3:00:32 AM

UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with IranBritain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday. "The U.S. is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests that they say carefully, but I cannot envisage any situation where they request or we agree to any moves to go to war," Hunt told parliament.


6/25/2019 5:13:36 AM

Student debt a 'life sentence' for millions of AmericansHaley Walters is five years away from earning her law degree. If everything goes according to plan, she will be under a mountain of $100,000 in student debt by the time she enters the work force. Like millions of Americans, Walters is paying a steep price for an education that will likely weigh her down financially for much of her adult life.


6/24/2019 2:51:43 PM

Miss Hooters Tennessee finalist arrested, accused of trashing boyfriend's house after breakupMadison Rogers, Miss Hooters Tennessee contestant, faces burglary and vandalism charges after police said she destroyed part of ex-boyfriend's house.


6/25/2019 10:25:27 AM

2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, according to an Online Parts ConfiguratorMulti-line retailer Canadian Tire inadvertently revealed the future Bronco's engine on its website.


6/25/2019 10:30:00 AM

Pete Buttigieg: I’m Proud to Be Standing on the Shoulders of Giants in a Tradition That Goes Back to StonewallPhoto Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running to be the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2020 presidential election. If successful, he would be the first openly gay president of the United States.Buttigieg did not respond to these four questions sent to him by The Daily Beast: When and how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots and what did you make of them? What is their significance for you? How far have LGBT people come since 1969? What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?Bill T. Jones: We Must Work Harder to Connect Stonewall to the World’s Other Liberation StrugglesInstead, Buttigieg sent this statement:“In the 50 years since Stonewall, it’s been extraordinary to see the awakening of the LGBTQ+ community. As the first out elected official running for president, it’s hard to believe how quickly these changes have come to our society, but also hard to live with just how much work remains ahead of us. “And in those 50 years we’ve seen a remarkable transformation: the awakening of an identity that learned how to exert political force and issue a moral call for our nation to do better when it comes to equality. I’m proud to be a part of that, standing on the shoulders of giants in a tradition that goes back to Stonewall and before, and I’m eager for the gains to be made on the road ahead.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


6/25/2019 2:39:09 AM

Replica clock find sparks hope for Notre-Dame restorationAn accidental discovery of a 19th-century clock in a dusty church storage room in Paris has sparked hopes that it can be used to replace a timepiece destroyed in the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral. The ruined clock in Notre-Dame, which measured two metres (6.5 feet) across, was located beneath the roof and spire of the Gothic monument which crashed down in the blaze that stunned France in April. Then French clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot stumbled across an almost identical version while completing an inventory last month at Saint Trinite church in northern Paris, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Notre-Dame.


6/25/2019 10:16:48 AM

AOC slams 'shrieking Republicans' after comparing migrant detention centers to concentration campsAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed Liz Cheney in an escalation of tension between the two congresswomen over calling migrant detention camps at the US-Mexico border “concentration camps”.Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who had first described the detention facilities as concentration camps during an Instagram Live appearance last week, claimed that Ms Cheney had actually invoked the Holocaust.“Reminder: the member who directly + explicitly compared concentration camps on our border to the Holocaust was *Liz Cheney*. The horrors of the Holocaust went beyond the use of concentration camps, yet camps were part of the process,’ Ms Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “They have also been used before and after.”Ms Ocasio-Cortez said last week during her Instagram Live that the US was running the “concentration camps” on the US-Mexico border, and suggested that anyone who is not bothered by that idea is not particularly concerned with humanity.“The US is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez said last week. “If that doesn’t bother you … I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again means something.”> Reminder: the member who directly + explicitly compared concentration camps on our border to the Holocaust was *Liz Cheney.* > > The horrors of the Holocaust went beyond the use of concentration camps, yet camps were part of the process. > > They have also been used before and after.> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) > > June 24, 2019


6/24/2019 3:03:40 PM

Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over US sanctionsIran's supreme leader said Wednesday that Iranians will not budge or change their stand following new U.S. sanctions targeting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates, the latest in a torrent of sharp verbal responses from Tehran in the wake of the measures. President Donald Trump enacted the new sanctions against Khamenei and others on Monday and U.S. officials also said they plan sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The sanctions followed Iran's downing last week of a U.S. surveillance drone, worth over $100 million, over the Strait of Hormuz, sharply escalating the crisis.


6/26/2019 5:39:26 AM
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