U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

Monday June 20, 2016 – U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led ...

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‘Brexit’ could send shock waves across U.S. and global economy

Monday June 20, 2016 – Britain’s departure from the European Union could send shock waves across the global economy and threaten more than a trillion dollars in investment and trade with the United States. International policymakers are ramping up their warnings of the dangers of a British exit – popularly known as “Brexit” — from the political and economic alliance that has united ...

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More refugees displaced now than after WWII

Monday June 20, 2016 – The U.N.’s refugee agency reports that the number of displaced people is at its highest ever — surpassing even post-World War II numbers, when the world was struggling to come to terms with the most devastating event in history. The total at the end of 2015 reached 65.3 million — or one out of every ...

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Senate set to vote on 4 gun control measures, none expected to pass

Monday June 20, 2016 – A week after the Orlando terror massacre, U.S. lawmakers will bring a set of dueling gun control measures to the Senate floor Monday — and all are expected to fail. The scheduled votes on four separate bills address changes to the background check system as well as restrictions on gun sales for those on terror ...

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Cavaliers Defeat Warriors to Win Their First N.B.A. Title

Monday June 20, 2016 – OAKLAND, Calif. — Vilified when he left and celebrated when he returned, LeBron James had spent the past two seasons lugging his city’s championship dreams like a bag of rocks. The weight had only grown more cumbersome — the weight of history, of disappointment, of missed opportunities. James could feel it all on his sturdy ...

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Grand jury to investigate Orlando shooter’s widow

Thursday June 16, 2016 – Federal investigators digging for clues in the Orlando nightclub massacre are zeroing in on Noor Salman, the widow of gunman Omar Mateen. What did Salman know of his plans and what might she have done to stop him? Authorities have been trying to pin her down after she apparently gave conflicting statements about what she ...

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Former Miss USA Contestant Found Dead at 37

Thursday June 16, 2016 – Police are investigating the cause of death for Samantha Edwards, a former Fargo resident who was crowned Miss North Dakota USA for 2003. Edwards, 37, was found dead by a friend Tuesday morning in her Minneapolis home, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a news release. A police report points out there was ...

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