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White Helmets Volunteer Caught With 'Rebels' Dumping Beheaded Bodies

White Helmets Volunteer Caught With 'Rebels' Dumping Beheaded Bodies --Skeptics of the White Helmets have long suspected the group to be a terrorist front group. | 23 June 2017 | A volunteer with the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets [a US-backed terrorist group], was caught on video dumping the mutilated bodies of Syrian Army troops.


North Korea Denies Responsibility in Warmbier's Death, Slams Washington

North Korea Denies Responsibility in Warmbier's Death, Slams Washington | 23 June 2017 | North Korea has denied that it put deceased American student Otto Warmbier through cruel or torturous treatment during his 17-month detention in the country.


How the Senate's Health-Care Bill Would Cause Financial Ruin for People With Preexisting Conditions

How the Senate's Health-Care Bill Would Cause Financial Ruin for People With Preexisting Conditions --This bill will take American healthcare back to the completely broken system before the Affordable Care Act. | 23 June 2017 | ...This is where the new Senate bill makes significant--and dangerous--changes. The bill drives straight through these carefully crafted guardrails.


Man charged with terrorism-related murder in London van attack

Man charged with terrorism-related murder in London van attack | 23 June 2017 | A man suspected of driving a van at Muslim worshippers leaving a London mosque has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder, British police said on Friday. Darren Osborne, 47, is accused of plowing the rented vehicle into the group in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday morning. One man died at the scene and another 11 were injured.


U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners

U.S. Supreme Court limits rights of property owners | 23 June 2017 | The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments and laid out a formula for determining when landowners are owed compensation in a case involving a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River.


NSA's use of 'traffic shaping' allows unrestrained spying on Americans

NSA's use of 'traffic shaping' allows unrestrained spying on Americans | 22 June 2017 | A new analysis of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden details a highly classified technique that allows the National Security Agency to "deliberately divert" US internet traffic, normally safeguarded by constitutional protections, overseas in order to conduct unrestrained data collection on Americans.


Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire investigation

Police considering manslaughter charges in Grenfell Tower fire investigation | 23 June 2017 | The fire that swept through Grenfell Tower in West London last week started with a faulty fridge freezer, and the outside cladding failed safety tests, police say.


USS Reagan crew can sue Japanese company over Fukushima nuclear disaster - court

USS Reagan crew can sue Japanese company over Fukushima nuclear disaster - court --Up to 75,000 US citizens could have been affected by the meltdown[s] | 23 June 2017 | A federal appeals court has ruled that members of the US Navy can, in a US court, pursue their lawsuit which alleges that they were exposed to radiation while providing aid after the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan.


End $14 billion S.C. nuclear plant project, pay customers back for overruns, critics say

End $14 billion S.C. nuclear plant project, pay customers back for overruns, critics say | 22 June 2017 | Critics of SCE&G's [South Carolina Electric & Gas] over-budget and behind-schedule nuclear expansion project are asking state regulators to stop the utility from spending more money to build two atomic reactors -- and they want the power company to pay customers back for cost overruns. With the future of the project already in doubt, Friends of the Earth and the S.C.


Johnny Depp jokes about killing Donald Trump in Glastonbury appearance

Johnny Depp jokes about killing Donald Trump in Glastonbury appearance --Depp asks, 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?' | 23 June 21017 | Johnny Depp joked about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury.


4 Republican senators 'not ready to vote' for health care bill

4 Republican senators 'not ready to vote' for health care bill | 22 June 2017 | Senate Republican leaders unveiled what they called a "discussion draft" of their long-awaited health care bill, a part of the party's ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Four Republican senators have already come out in opposition to the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, jeopardizing its passage.


Senate GOP releases ObamaCare repeal bill with deep cuts to Medicaid

Senate GOP releases ObamaCare repeal bill with deep cuts to Medicaid | 22 June 2017 | Senate Republican leaders on Thursday released a draft of their long-awaited ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill ahead of a high-stakes vote expected next week.


'US coalition bombs randomly, hitting civilians rather than ISIS,' claim Raqqa refugees

'US coalition bombs randomly, hitting civilians rather than ISIS,' claim Raqqa refugees | 23 June 2017 | Civilian casualties from the US-supported operation to retake Raqqa are mounting daily, while those fortunate enough to survive and flee the ISIS-held city have accused the American-led coalition of "haphazard" bombardment allied to the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus...On Wednesday alone, US-coalition forces


Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose Endangered Species protection

Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose Endangered Species protection | 23 June 2017 | Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will be stripped of Endangered Species Act safeguards this summer, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday in a move conservation groups vowed to challenge in court.


Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared its 'caliphate' in 2014

Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared its 'caliphate' in 2014 --ISIS accused American aircraft of destroying mosque, which US-led coalition denied | 22 June 2017 | Islamic State (IS) militants have [or the US-led coalition has] blown up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, the Iraqi military says, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.


Deadly Portugal wildfire 'had criminal origins', fire chief claims

Deadly Portugal wildfire 'had criminal origins', fire chief claims | 21 June 2017 | A fierce wildfire that killed 64 people in Portugal over the weekend has been brought under control, officials have confirmed. Police say a rare mix of low humidity, powerful winds and extremely high temperatures fanned the flames. The fire, which erupted on Saturday and spread with breathtaking speed, is the country's deadliest natural disaster in decades.


Pentagon accused of wasting $28M on 'forest' camouflage uniforms for Afghan army

Pentagon accused of wasting $28M on 'forest' camouflage uniforms for Afghan army | 21 June 2017 | The Pentagon has reportedly spent $28 million dollars on "forest" camouflaged Afghanistan military uniforms rather than give them other patterns that cost nothing. The "forest" pattern that was selected by the Afghan Defense Minister is privately owned, whereas other camouflage schemes owned by the U.S. government are free.


Edwardsville, IL, man charged with threatening to assassinate President Trump

Edwardsville, IL, man charged with threatening to assassinate President Trump | 21 June 2017 | An Edwardsville, Illinois, man posted on Facebook that he wanted to assassinate President Donald Trump, and is now facing federal charges. Joseph Lynn Pickett was charged for threatening the president of the United States on June 15. U.S.


Trump just sold us all out on drug pricing

Trump just sold us all out on drug pricing | 21 June 2017 | The New York Times reports that the Trump White House is about to put out an executive order on drug pricing, and it looks as if the whole thing were basically written by big pharma...


Flint airport stabbing investigated as act of terrorism, FBI says

Flint airport stabbing investigated as act of terrorism, FBI says | 21 June 2017 | The FBI is investigating a stabbing at the international airport in Flint, Michigan, as an act of terrorism, the FBI said.


Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat | 20 June 2017 | Republican Ralph Norman won a special election Tuesday to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, battling to a victory closer than many expected to replace the new White House budget director. "It's a good win, and we're excited," Norman, a real estate developer who aligned himself with President Donald Trump, told The Associated Press.


Republican Karen Handel defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District

Republican Karen Handel defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District | 20 June 2017 | President Trump's hopes of steadying his presidency and his agenda on Capitol Hill were given a lift Tuesday when a Republican won a special congressional election in the Atlanta suburbs.


Handel thanks Trump for support in key GOP win

Handel thanks Trump for support in key GOP win | 20 June 2017 | (Roswell, GA) The Latest on Georgia's 6th District Congressional race: 10:40 p.m. ET: Republican Karen Handel is thanking President Donald Trump for supporting her victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, which keeps a key seat in the party's hands. Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday.


Belgian troops kill 'terrorist' bomber in Brussels train station

Belgian troops kill 'terrorist' bomber in Brussels train station | 20 June 2017 | Belgian troops shot dead a suspected suicide bomber in Brussels' central train station on Tuesday but there were no other casualties, in what authorities were treating as the latest terrorist incident in Europe.


Holcomb Fire Grows to 850 Acres

Holcomb Fire Grows to 850 Acres | 19 June 2017 | (San Bernardino, CA) A large wild fire burning near Big Bear has grown to almost a thousand acres since 3 p.m. Monday. Reports of the fire came in at 3 p.m., according to fire officials.