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Trump Jr. attorney offers details about 8th person at meeting

(CNN)Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas, has told CNN he has spoken by phone to the eighth person in the room during the meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016. In the emails, Goldstone pointed to the Russian attorney as the source of potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” Futerfas says the person, who he declined to name, was…

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Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ heats up as winter arrives

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about the seventh-season premiere of “Game of Thrones.” While “Game of Thrones” has understandably focused on those jockeying for the mantle of leadership, this episode also deviated to shine a light on ordinary folks caught up in this mystical world’s brutal struggle for survival. That included both Arya’s encounter with a group of ordinary soldiers, and her former traveling companion, the Hound (Rory McCann, simply terrific…

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Guns and money: Why US’ top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia

Hong Kong (CNN)When US Ambassador Joseph Yun visits Myanmar this week, he’ll likely be trying to convince a longtime military partner of Pyongyang to join US efforts to rein in Kim Jong Un’s nuclear efforts. But the trip, say analysts, is emblematic of a key tactic from the Trump administration: cutting off North Korean revenue, no matter how small or obscure the source. Cutting off North Korea’s illicit revenue streams…

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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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Kid Rock, The Rock and our rocky future

(CNN)It looks like these days everyone with a Wikipedia entry or a star on the Walk of Fame is thinking of running for public office. Another Rock — former professional wrestler turned action star-hero “The Rock,” Dwayne Johnson — might be the person challenging President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020, assuming the President makes it that far. A campaign committee formally filed the papers to draft him for president….

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Reality Check: Are we living happily ever after? – BBC News

Tying the knot Well, for the past 45 years, the number of people of the opposite sex getting married has largely been falling. In 2014, the last year for which we have data, there were 247,372 marriages between opposite sex couples in England and Wales. This was slightly up on the previous year, 2013, which saw the lowest marriage rate on record. Calculated per 1,000 population, the rate was 22.5…

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How Trump’s ‘compliment’ to Brigitte Macron hurts America

(CNN)In a remarkably awkward farewell, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shook hands for 24 seconds before Trump left France Friday morning. But the way Trump bungled his arrival in the country yesterday was more troubling. “You’re in such good shape,” he said. “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful.” Women who are viewed as unattractive don’t fare well in America. A recent study found that, while the…

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Here’s why scarcely any big online retailers accept Bitcoin

All eyes are on Bitcoin's big change on Aug. 1.Image: Photo by WALLACE WOON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Bitcoin’s price has been booming in the last two years (with some recent hiccups). This must mean that the cryptocurrency is becoming ubiquitous at online retailers, right? Wrong. According to a new Morgan Stanley report, via Bloomberg, only three out of 500 largest online merchants accept Bitcoin. And it’s not growing either. That number is down…

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‘Time’ magazine’s epically candid cover shines spotlight on Donald Trump Jr.’s emails

Congrats, Donald Trump Jr. you’ve got yourself a Time Magazine cover, just like dad! The Trump family should know by now that magazine covers show no mercy, but juuuust in case it slipped their minds Time’s latest doozy will surely remind them. If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump Jr. recently found himself at the center of the ongoing Trump-Russia controversy when the New York Times obtained and published (not to…

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Home away from home: Revolutionary architecture for life on the move

(CNN)In recent decades, architects have designed buildings that are taller, smaller and more sustainable than ever before. From an umbrella house to a floating sauna, the book highlights the often quirky design solutions devised to make mobile structures stylish and functional. “In a surprising and sometimes bewildering array of forms, materials, colors, sizes and locations, Mobitecture demonstrates that architecture is very much on the move,” Roke writes in the introduction….

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Mom of murdered toddler sentenced to probation

(CNN)The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond will not serve any additional jail time, despite helping dispose of her daughter’s body and continuing to take government benefits after her death. “The sentencing today just completes the circle of injustice,” McCarthy’s attorney Jonathan Shapiro told CNN in a telephone interview Wednesday. “She got away with murder by making a deal with the prosecution to testify against Mr. McCarthy in return for…

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Clinton campaign officials surprised by Donald Trump Jr. emails

Washington (CNN)Former Clinton campaign officials reacted forcefully to the bombshell email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. via Twitter on Tuesday with surprise and concern. On Tuesday, Trump Jr. released his email correspondence with publicist Rob Goldstone — which showed that Goldstone offered a meeting with a “Russian government attorney” and referred to “some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia.”

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Fifty years after the riots that shook America, has anything changed?

(CNN)On the hot summer night on of July 12, 1967, two white policemen in Newark, New Jersey, arrested an African-American cabdriver named John Smith for “tailgating” and driving in the wrong direction. The police also accused Smith of physical assault and using offensive language. Race relations had been growing more tense over the year as Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio announced a series of decisions that had angered the African-American community….

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Why Russia-probe investigators are looking at anti-money laundering database

(CNN)It has been reported that the Senate and House Intelligence committees investigating possible ties between Trump campaign officials and the Russians have begun to receive access to financial data from the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). It does this, in part, by These reports come from more than 80,000 financial institutions and 500,000 individuals who maintain foreign bank accounts. FinCEN makes this information available to law enforcement and…

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Charlie Gard: High Court to hear new evidence in case – BBC News

GOSH describes proposed experimental therapies as “unjustified” and said the treatments being offered are not a cure. However, the hospital’s decision to go back to court came after researchers at two international healthcare facilities said they have “fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment”. Image copyright PA Image caption Connie Yates and Chris Gard raised more than 1.3m for experimental treatment for Charlie US President Donald Trump and the Vatican…

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Cancer diagnosis ‘more common than marriage’ – BBC News

The number of people with cancer in Scotland has risen by 18% in five years, according to Macmillan. Across the UK, Cancer Research UK says there has been a 12% rise since the 1990s, with rates among woman up by 16% and 4% for men. Macmillan said as well as trying to remove the fear of a cancer diagnosis, its Life With Cancer campaign aimed to highlight the support available…

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Asian actors won’t be without projects for long

(CNN)It’s been a little more than a week since word leaked that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park were leaving CBS’s resilient hit “Hawaii Five-0,” and pieces of the story behind the story have begun to fall into place. The picture that’s emerging isn’t pretty. Although, according to “Hawaii Five-0” showrunner Peter Lenkov, the raise in CBS’s final offer to Kim and Park was “generous,” money in Hollywood isn’t just…

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Gordon Brown and Shakira: G20 leaders agreed to education financing, now comes the harder part

(CNN)If ours was a world where every child was in school and learning, then the two of us probably would have never met. But more than a decade ago, frustrated by education targets made by the international community set and missed, we came together to push back in a world where far too many children go without a quality education. It’s up to all of us to make sure that…

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Mother accused of fatally stabbing family gives thumbs-up in court

(CNN)The mother accused of fatally stabbing four of her children and their father appeared to pray, smiled and gave a thumbs-up to cameras during a bizarre court appearance Friday in Georgia. Martinez appeared in court Friday to face five counts of murder, five counts of malice murder and six counts of aggravated assault. Gwinnett County police discovered a bloody scene at Martinez’s home shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday in Loganville,…

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The helium shutoff — a side effect of the Qatar confrontation

(CNN)The recent diplomatic dustup between Qatar and many other Gulf nations caused some nervousness for some of the world’s most cutting edge scientists. While most people might think of helium as simply being the gas that is used for balloons at children’s birthday parties, it is actually a critical ingredient for some of the highest technologies on Earth. Join us on Twitter and Facebook So, what should we do to…

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Deliveroo opens door to benefits win for gig economy workers – BBC News

It may mean that Deliveroo riders and others working for similar on-demand firms like Uber are “reclassified” as gig workers. The move comes after a slew of criticism and court cases against gig economy companies over how they treat people who work for them. “Central to our popularity with riders and our success as a business is the flexible nature of the work that we offer,” the submission says. “We…

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Thousands may be let down by funeral plans, report warns – BBC News

The report was commissioned by Dignity, one of the biggest providers. It said the scale of unscrupulous sales practices in the market was significant and growing. Shortfalls The average cost of a pre-paid funeral plan is about 4,000, according to the report. But many plans do not cover costs such as embalming, limousines, a funeral service, a wake, burial plots or memorial stones. In some cases, families are left having…

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Mom’s sweet tooth may be linked to child’s allergies, study says

(CNN)Women who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children’s risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London used data gathered from nearly 9,000 mother-child pairs in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, an ongoing research project that tracks the health of families with…

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Why Israel’s courting India’s Prime Minister Modi

Jerusalem (CNN)Only a select few world leaders receive Israel’s grand reception at Ben Gurion International Airport: people like the President of the United States, and the Pope. So it did not go unnoticed that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the same red carpet treatment. Modi returned the gesture in trademark style. Modi addresses Congress as U.S.-India ties bloom A partnership that has seen bilateral trade grow exponentially from $200…

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Reports: Former Guantanamo detainee to get $10 million from Canada

(CNN)A Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting US troops in Afghanistan is getting more than $10 million and an apology from the Canadian government, according to Canadian media reports. The Toronto Star reported he will receive less than the $20 million he was seeking but more than $10 million Canadian.

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