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TWO-COUNTY TRYST? Teacher, 24, accused of sex with 17-year-old student

TRAVEL BAN 'VICTORY' Supreme Court ruling shifts momentum in case

MEDIA BUZZ Three journalists quit CNN after Russia story retracted

SEATTLE'S $$ STRUGGLE Study: Minimum wage hike hurting low-level workers, costing jobs

WHAT CAUSED CRASH? Tanker captain: USS Fitzgerald ignored signals

Pharmacy exec Barry Cadden sentenced in meningitis outbreak

Shock as eviscerated great white shark washes up ‘with liver surgically removed’ by killer whales

Trump supporters hold sit-in at North Carolina Starbucks after woman mocked for shirt

Western fires continue raging even after scorching heatwave lets up

Another Dem 'queasy' over claim of Loretta Lynch meddling in Clinton case - Networks ignore Loretta Lynch story in favor of more Trump-Russia coverage - Loretta Lynch faces possible felony if alleged DNC emails exist, Judge Napolitano says

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US warns Syria against 'chemical attack'
Syria will pay "a heavy price" if it goes ahead with "potential preparations" for a strike, the US says.

Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption
The charges follow a recording in which Mr Temer appears to encourage the payment of hush money.

Top Democrat says health bill will kill 'hundreds of thousands'
"Hundreds of thousands of people will die if this bill passes," the House minority leader warns.

Arkansas prisoner Steven Dishman recaptured after 32 years
A convicted burglar is recaptured in Springdale, Arkansas after more than three decades on the run.

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court
The US Supreme Court partly implements the travel and refugee bans pending a full review in October.

Senate healthcare bill leaves 22m more without cover, CBO says
Millions of Americans could lose insurance in a bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says.

The first cash machine came into use 50 years ago today
It is 50 years to the day that the first cash machine came into use. How has it changed over the years?

US passenger 'tried to open door' mid-flight to Houston
The woman was able to rip off part of the door, according to a passenger on board the flight to Texas.

Martin Shkreli fraud trial opens in New York
The former pharmaceutical chief denies operating a Ponzi-like scheme that cheated investors.

US senator to block arms sales to Gulf over Qatar crisis
Influential Republican Bob Corker wants to see a "path forward" to resolving the crisis in the Gulf.

22 million would lose coverage under Senate health bill: CBO
The Congressional Budget Office Monday says that twenty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage over the next decade if the Senate’s version of healthcare reform is passed.

Michael McCarthy found guilty of second-degree murder in 'Baby Doe' case
A jury on Monday found Michael McCarthy guilty of second-degree murder in the 2015 killing of the Massachusetts toddler Bella Bond, whose body was washed up on a beach and prompted a months-long search for her identity. Colette Luke reports.

Trump says he, India's Modi are "world leaders in social media"
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House, where he said the pair were "world leaders in social media" and that the future of their partnership "has never looked brighter." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Trump, Modi seek rapport despite policy frictions
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to boost U.S.-Indian relations in their first face-to-face meeting in Washington Monday.

Dali's body to be exhumed for paternity test
A court rules that the body of surrealist painter Salvador Dali should be exhumed for a parternity test.

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Portugal, Ireland woes dominate EU summit
BRUSSELS -- Just on the day EU leaders were hoping to present the final version of their plan to solve the region's debt crisis, their summit in Brussels was overwhelmed Thursday by debate over Portugal's political crisis and Ireland's banking woes.

Moody's downgrades ratings of Spanish banks
MADRID -- Moody's downgraded the debt of 30 Spanish banks Thursday but left untouched the ratings of the country's three largest banks, highlighting the weaknesses in Spain's financial system a day after the government in neighboring Portugal fell.

Markets brush off Portuguese bailout concerns
LONDON -- Markets on Thursday brushed aside mounting speculation that Portugal would soon be tapping a European bailout fund amid hopes that the continent's debt crisis may be about to claim its final scalp - for now.

Japan disaster reminds businesses about insurance
NEW YORK -- It might be inconceivable to small business owners that a disaster hundreds or thousands of miles away could shut them down. But the earthquake and tsunami in Japan have interrupted shipments of parts and finished goods to companies in the U.S., and sent many of them to call their...

Irish economy shrinks for 3rd straight year
DUBLIN -- Ireland's economy shrank in 2010 for the third straight year and the yields on Irish bonds rose to euro-era highs Thursday amid fears that the cost of rescuing the country's failed banks will overwhelm its finances even with the international bailout.

Quote of the Day

Louisa May Alcott
My father taught in the wise way which unfolds what lies in the child's nature, as a flower blooms, rather than crammed it, like a Strasbourg goose, with more than it could digest. Discuss

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In many ways doth the full heart revealThe presence of the love it would conceal.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The knight's bones are dust,And his good sword rust;His soul is with the saints, I trust.

This Day in History

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" Is Published (1948)
Published by the The New Yorker the same month it was written, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" instantly became one of the most controversial stories ever run by the esteemed magazine. Hundreds of outraged readers cancelled their subscriptions or wrote letters expressing their confusion and anger over the story's meaning. Now considered a classic, the chilling story matter-of-factly describes an annual lottery in a bucolic American town in which one person is selected for what? Discuss

Slovenia National Day (1991)
Following WWI, Slovenia formed a federation with Serbia and Croatia that in 1929 became Yugoslavia. In 1991, Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on the same day as Croatia—after elections in 1990 showed that 88 percent of the people wished to secede. Yugoslavia immediately took military action, but the resulting Ten-Day War had few casualties, and the Slovenian victory solidified the new nation's independence. In 2008, Slovenia became the first post-communist country to do what?

The Moscow Victory Parade of 1945 (1945)
A month and a half after Nazi Germany surrendered to the USSR, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin ordered a celebratory parade through Moscow's Red Square. Thousands of troops from different regiments and fronts participated, accompanied by tanks and other military equipment. At one point, war veterans memorably threw down hundreds of Nazi banners at the foot of Lenin's mausoleum. According to legend, Stalin had initially planned to participate in the parade but changed his mind after what accident?

Word of the Day

inaugural
Definition: (adjective) Serving to set in motion. Synonyms: initiative, initiatory, maiden, first. Usage: The magazine's inaugural issue sold out in a matter of days, prompting the owners to publish the second issue in larger numbers. Discuss

eloquence
Definition: (noun) Powerful and effective language. Synonyms: fluency, smoothness. Usage: The preacher's eloquence attracted a large congregation.

emanation
Definition: (noun) Something that issues from a source. Synonyms: emission. Usage: The sulphuretted hydrogen emanations, which Captain Burton mentions, could be distinctly smelt.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

Health  Readers Digest

This One-Minute Daily Fix Will End Your Dry Skin Forever
Bonus: You can seriously speed up your morning routine.

11 Scary Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Wear Flip-Flops
Flip-flops are fine for crossing the beach, but you should never make them your go-to summer shoes.

10 First Aid Essentials You Absolutely Need to Bring With You on Vacation
When you're enjoying a long-awaited vacation, the last thing you want to think about is an injury or illness spoiling your fun. Away from home, small inconveniences can turn into a major headache, which is why having a well-stocked travel first aid kit can save the day.

Yes, Theres Actually a Reason You Cant Poop on Vacation—Heres Why
Psst! Got traveler's constipation? So why are you whispering? Statistics show that up to 48% of people suffer from constipation when on vacation, and...

Yes, Theres a Miracle Trick to Relieve Eczema—and Its Unbelievably Simple
This super simple trick will come as a welcome relief for those who suffer from eczema—here's what you need to know.

Home  Readers Digest

23 Annoying Noises Youll Hear in Your House—and Easy Tricks to Eliminate Them Forever
Those persistent little sounds in our own home are what will drive you crazy. The good news is that most home noises are easy to eliminate without spending hours on repairs or a ton of money. Here is a collection of fixes for the most annoying squeaks, creaks, gurgles and bangs.

11 Secrets All Contractors Wish First-Time Home Buyers Knew About
Before you get swept away daydreaming about your future dream home, check out what these contractors say before you sign on the dotted line.

Clever 4th of July Party Ideas to Make This Years Backyard Bash the Best
Find quick and simple ideas for decorations, drinks, desserts, and more for a fun 4th of July celebration.

12 Surprising Costs Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know About
While there should be no hidden fees in the home-buying process (because that would be illegal), make sure you budget for these surprising costs before making the offer and signing on the dotted line.

Painting Your Home This Color Can Make Your House Sell for $5,000 More—Heres Why
Want to maximize your home value? Try painting it this color to get the most attractive offers.

Fans at London bookstore celebrate 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published
Fans gathered at Waterstones bookstore in central London to celebrate 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published. Rough cut - no reporter naration.

Lorde lands her first U.S. Billboard chart-topping album
New Zealand pop singer Lorde has landed her first U.S. Billboard chart-topping album. Simon Thompson reports.

After 20 years, Harry Potter fans are still enjoying the magic
Harry Potter fans in the U.K. - and across the world - are paying tribute to the boy wizard, on the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book in J.K. Rowling's series 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

'Hyper-real' Kate Moss sculpture goes on display
A 'hyper-real' sculpture of Kate Moss has gone on display in a gallery in London. Simon Thompson reports.

Top highlights of all-star Glastonbury 2017
Radiohead, Johnny Depp and Jeremy Corbyn make up the best of Glastonbury 2017. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)

Three Ways to Take Aim at Southern Brick Walls
Tracing ancestors in the American South in the 19th century produces some of the most frustrating genealogical challenges. The troublesome trademarks of these searches are all too common: ancestors who married before 1850, and therefore do not appear by name with their parents in earlier censuses; a female family member who married and changed her Read More

Reconnect with your Roots this Summer
Traveling can bring any family closer together, but imagine an RV camping trip that connects your family to past generations and the places that populate your family’s history. The comfort and convenience of an RV can be a great motivator for families to take a trip to travel back in time. Here are our best Read More

Family History Goes to School
The final weeks of the school year can trigger anxiety, especially if project deadlines are involved. If younger students are stumped about how to complete an assigned project, consider whether family history could be the key to their success. Crystal Farish, a researcher at AncestryProGenealogists, helped her own children connect with their past through school Read More

World War II Book Resources on Fold3
I was thinking about what to write for this month’s article and chose to look for D-Day resources on Ancestry and Fold3. I started with Fold3 with the idea there would be some reports that mention D-Day, and I found some in the WWII War Diaries, a collection with a large number of Naval reports. Read More

Murder in Matera: One Woman’s Quest to Uncover a Family Mystery
Thirteen lucky years ago I began searching for my great-great-grandmother, Vita. As a child I had heard stories of Vita Gallitelli, how she and her husband, Francesco Vena, had committed a murder in Southern Italy. How she had escaped to America with her two sons in 1892, settling in my future hometown of Jersey City, Read More

UK Egg-Throwing Championship draws international crowd
Competitors were treading on eggshells at this year's World Egg-Throwing Championship in Lincolnshire, UK. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

A rare mosaic is unearthed in remote Cyprus
Archaeologists in Akaki begin restoration work on the nearly 2,000-year-old tile mosaic. Alicia Powell reports.

Car plunges into motel pool injuring eight
A Toyota car crashed into a motel swimming pool at Vagabond Inn in San Pedro, California Sunday night, after the driver apparently lost control when making a left turn. Colette Luke reports.

INSIGHT: Canadians smash UK egg tournament
The World Egg-Throwing Championships returned to Britain on Sunday with Canadians taking home gold in two of the three competitions.

Edible tarantula season in Cambodia
It's the edible tarantula high season for street vendors, tourists and locals in CambIodia. Jayson Mansaray reports.

Refugee bees make themselves at home at the U.N.
Three colonies of Italian honeybees made themselves at home on the North Lawn of the United Nations headquarters as part of the U.N.'s ongoing greening and conservation effort. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Man marches into record books with lawnmower on his chin
Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness Records than anyone, marches his way into another with the longest walk with a running lawnmower balanced on his chin. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Frozen cocktails: Berlin's new summer trend to fight high temperatures
Ice cocktails look like simple popsicles but contain 11 percent alcohol, and its makers hope they can achieve a breakthrough with their product as temperatures in Germany are expected to remain high over the summer. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Pro-active pooch fetches own food
Pituco, a dog blind in one eye, visits a local pet shop in the town of Paraí, Brazil, almost daily to carry home his own pet food. His owners pay later. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Chimps and bears cool down with ice lollies at UK zoo
Zookeepers throw frozen treats to animals during British heatwave. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Barbie's Ken gets a makeover
Mattel launches diverse new doll range. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Chinese artist makes colorful paper guns to examine weapons and war
Art exhibition "Oceans of Flowers" presents a sprawling landscape of paper accordion decorations, which when folded turn into weapons such as handguns, AK-47 assault rifles, and bullets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Japan zoo releases new images of newborn baby panda
Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old giant panda Shin Shin gives birth to a new cub, five years after her first cub was found dead just days after it was born. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Hokulea sailing canoe arrives in Hawaii after its global trek
During its three-year trek, Hokulea made stops in Panama, Brazil, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Bali, South Africa, Mauritius and Samoa. Roselle Chen reports.

New York bird hospital saves creatures from urban life
Broken and battered, city birds are patched up inside a medical center that takes sick birds under their wing. Angela Moore reports.

Charisma expert on Trump and May
Celebrity psychotherapist Richard Reid talks about teaching 'Charisma', Donald Trump's handshake and why Theresa May doens't fill him with confidence. Jayson Mansaray reports.

At Austrian zoo, orangutan masters fidget spinner
A 41-year-old orangutan named Nonja has been attracting attention while playing with her new toy.

Neon cafe lights up London in technicolour
On the flick of a flurry of switches, a studio on a grey industrial estate in East London lights up to reveal hundreds of bright neon artworks. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Neon cafe lights up London in technicolour
On the flick of a flurry of switches, a studio on a grey industrial estate in East London lights up to reveal hundreds of bright neon artworks. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Romper backlash? New York vlogger puts it to the test
Vlogger QPark carried out a social media experiment June 2nd, filming reactions as he strolled through New York wearing a romper. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Romper backlash? New York vlogger puts it to the test
Vlogger QPark carried out a social media experiment June 2nd, filming reactions as he strolled through New York wearing a romper. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Comic culture on display at the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress opens an exhibit celebrating the world of comics. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Single Powerball ticket wins $448.7
Russ Lopez of the California State Lottery announces the 7th largest Powerball win ever at $448.7 million. The winning ticket was purchased in Sun City, California. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

New DC restaurant serves up falafel to help refugees
A new falafel shop in Washington, D.C., is hoping to help the global refugee crisis one hummus sandwich or falafel bowl at a time. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Swiss "zero star" hotel moves beds to great outdoors
A new hotel in the Swiss mountains will see guests sleeping - literally - under the stars. Rough cut (no reporter narration)