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11 Jun 11:58pm Updated Family of transgender woman who died at Rikers Island says she should not have been there
Layleen Cubilette-Polanco was arrested in April and sent to New York's Rikers Island jail because she could not afford the $500 bail, her family said. Nearly two months later, the 27-year-old transgender woman was found unresponsive in her cell and later pronounced dead, according to the Department of Corrections.
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11 Jun 11:47pm Hot summers causing arctic sinkholes as permafrost thaws rapidly: study
Arctic sinkholes are appearing across the Canadian High Arctic as permafrost -- ice expected to be frozen year-round -- thaws and collapses due to climate change, according to research published Monday.
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11 Jun 11:27pm Body found in search for missing British hiker in New Zealand
A body has been found in the search for a British hiker who has been missing in New Zealand for almost two weeks.
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11 Jun 10:11pm A deepfake video of Zuckerberg presents a new challenge for Facebook
Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month, but this week the company faces a new quandary: Will it remove a fake video of its own CEO, Mark Zuckerberg?
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11 Jun 8:11pm Updated Millions in Northwest India face tropical cyclone threat
A month after powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani slammed into India's northeastern coastline, the country faces the threat of another strong storm, this time on its west coast.
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11 Jun 7:48pm A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg presents a new challenge for Facebook
Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month, but this week the company faces a new quandary: Will it remove a fake video of its own CEO, Mark Zuckerberg?
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11 Jun 7:42pm Martin Feldstein, one of the most influential economists of his generation, has died
Martin Feldstein, one of the most influential economists of his generation and adviser to presidents of both political parties, died Tuesday at the age of 79.
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11 Jun 7:15pm In one game, US women scored more goals than US men at last 3 World Cups
If you tuned into the Men's World Cup in 2018, or 2014, or 2010, or 2006, but aren't turned into this year's Women's World Cup, it's time to reconsider.
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11 Jun 6:59pm Updated Elie Honig: Censuring Trump would be sizzle without the steak
This week, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing designed to examine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller. While the hearing drew the ire of President Donald Trump, in the end, he had little cause for concern -- it was a dud.
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11 Jun 5:30pm Tintin original cover art sells for over $1M
There's a lot of money to be made in comics -- just ask Marvel and Disney. But not all comics are about heroes in tights.
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11 Jun 4:50pm Updated House votes to take McGahn and Barr subpoenas to court
The House on Tuesday approved a resolution greenlighting the House Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce its subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony and to seek grand jury information from special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
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11 Jun 4:35pm Boy on unicorn float drifted half a mile out to sea
A day at the beach turned into a frightening rescue for one 8-year-old boy after the giant unicorn-shaped raft he was playing on suddenly drifted out to sea.
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11 Jun 3:57pm Ebola outbreak spreads outside Congo, WHO says
The Ebola outbreak that has infected more than 2,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo has now spread outside the country, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday.
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11 Jun 2:32pm Amash exposed a little secret about conservatism under Trump
When the House Freedom Caucus was formed back in January 2015, here's the mission statement the group released:
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11 Jun 2:28pm Updated Meet the trainer to royals, rulers and billionaires
In the sport of kings, John Gosden is a trainer to rulers, royals and the richest in the horse-racing industry.
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11 Jun 2:07pm Updated Russia says it intercepted US and Swedish jets over Baltic Sea
Russia intercepted jets from the US and Swedish air forces over the Baltic Sea on Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, the latest in a series of similar encounters occurring at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.
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11 Jun 1:26pm Fox News crosses the line on Joe Biden
For anyone who watches Fox News Channel, it's not at all surprising that its anchors and hosts (with few notable exceptions) talk up President Donald Trump while knocking down the Democrats running against him in 2020.
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11 Jun 12:55pm Boy on unicorn float rescued after drifting half a mile out to sea
A day at the beach turned into a frightening rescue for one 8-year-old boy after the giant unicorn-shaped raft he was playing on suddenly drifted out to sea.
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11 Jun 12:50pm Updated A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a NYC skyscraper. Then the building shook
A typical afternoon inside the offices of a Midtown Manhattan skyscraper suddenly turned to chaos Monday when a helicopter, just 11 minutes into its flight, crash-landed on the roof above.
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11 Jun 11:54am 4 bodies recovered as tourist boat lifted out of Danube
Four bodies have been recovered from the sightseeing tourist boat which collided with a larger vessel and sank in Budapest two weeks ago, as it was finally lifted out of the River Danube on Tuesday.
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11 Jun 11:45am Updated A TV presenter summed up live on air what a lot of people think about British politics
The race to become Britain's next Prime Minister has taken a turn for the surreal, as a popular TV presenter best known for interviewing minor celebrities and dispensing lifestyle advice became involved in a public spat with one of the candidates.
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11 Jun 11:38am Underwater Boeing 747 to open as dive site
A vast underwater theme park spanning 100,000 square meters off a Bahraini island city and featuring a sunken Boeing 747 is to open in August, the Persian Gulf country has announced.
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11 Jun 11:33am Updated Perth spends $278k on public toilet for Instagrammers
The most photographed tourist attraction in Perth, Australia isn't a monument, public artwork or UNESCO site.
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11 Jun 10:56am Updated Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa
Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements.
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11 Jun 10:30am Chernobyl suddenly becomes visitor hotspot
It was the scene of the world's worst ever nuclear disaster, but three decades later Chernobyl is emerging as one of the planet's hottest tourism tickets after a new TV series.
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11 Jun 10:29am Updated Trump says he will raise tariffs if Xi fails to meet him at G20
US President Donald Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese exports to the United States if China's leader Xi Jinping doesn't meet him at the G20 in Japan.
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11 Jun 9:36am Seals with antennas on heads helped scientists solve Antarctic mystery
Scientists now have a better idea of why giant holes have been opening up in the ice of the Antarctic, and they were assisted by some unique field partners.
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11 Jun 9:34am Russia says it intercepted US, Swedish jets over Baltic Sea
Russia intercepted jets from the US and Swedish air forces over the Baltic Sea on Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, the latest in a series of encounters between the US and Russian militaries at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.
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11 Jun 8:21am Updated Egypt wants the sale of a Tutankhamun statue stopped over claims it was stolen
Egypt is attempting to halt the sale of an ancient statue at Christie's auction house in London over concerns that it may have been stolen.
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11 Jun 8:15am Updated Japan F-35 fighter crash cause revealed
The sudden crash of a Japanese F-35 stealth fighter into the Pacific Ocean in April this year was likely caused by the "spatial disorientation" of its pilot, the country's defense minister said Monday.
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11 Jun 6:23am Warriors still in NBA title race with win over Raptors
The Golden State Warriors still have a chance to win a third consecutive NBA title after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Monday.
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11 Jun 5:12am Updated The new and improved Boris Johnson
Campaigning is underway to succeed Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and UK's Prime Minister. CNN's Matthew Chance looks at one of the frontrunners, former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who might increase the chances of a no-deal Brexit.
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11 Jun 3:10am Almost 600 plant species have become extinct in the last 250 years
Almost 600 plant species have been wiped from the planet in the past 250 years, more than twice the number of bird, mammal and amphibian species that have met the same fate, according to a new study.
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11 Jun 3:08am Updated Does the extradition law really spell the death of Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is a city built for business.
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11 Jun 12:50am Warriors still in NBA title race with Raptors win
The Golden State Warriors still have a chance to win a third consecutive NBA title after defeating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 on Monday.
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