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MERS kills 11th person in South Korea

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:30

126 people have now been infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea.

       

Helicopter rescue on Ayers Rock

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:13
Australian rescuers winch Taiwanese man up 200m rock face after he is trapped for 24 hours on Ayers Rock (Uluru).
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Walker: People have talked about Walker-Rubio ticket

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:03

Scott Walker says people have talked to him about a Walker-Marco Rubio ticket.

       

Vendela Vida’s novel of travel, escape and shifting identity

NBA - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:03
In her new novel “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty,” San Francisco Bay-area Vendela Vida follows a woman who leaves America and lands in Casablanca in search of a new identity. Vida appears Thursday June 18 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.
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Vendela Vida’s novel of travel, escape and shifting identity

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:03
In her new novel “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty,” San Francisco Bay-area Vendela Vida follows a woman who leaves America and lands in Casablanca in search of a new identity. Vida appears Thursday June 18 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.
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Vendela Vida’s novel of travel, escape and shifting identity

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:03
In her new novel “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty,” San Francisco Bay-area Vendela Vida follows a woman who leaves America and lands in Casablanca in search of a new identity. Vida appears Thursday June 18 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Abuse doctor has sentence reduced

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:01
A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients in his care has his 22-year sentence reduced to 16 years on appeal.
Categories: BBC World News

First Draft: Today in Politics: In Tight Contest, Trade Deal Heads to the Bottom of the Ninth

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:00
The campaign trail leads for the moment through Utah and Mitt Romney’s candidate summit meeting, but the primary action is in the House, which is scrambling to complete a vote over the trade deal that has aligned President Obama with Republicans and that sent him to a baseball diamond on Thursday to press for the votes he needs.







Archaeologists: Spotted shipwreck not long-lost Griffin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:00
FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan state archaeologists say a shipwreck found in Lake Michigan isn't the Griffin, the earliest known wreck in the Great Lakes.

VIDEO: Brazilian football 'deeply sick'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:00
A leading football reform group in Brazil has described the national game as "sick" and in need of a complete overhaul in the wake of the Fifa corruption scandal.
Categories: BBC World News

People mock NAACP incident with #wrongskin

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:59

People are talking on Twitter about identity and if it's possible to be born in the "wrong skin."

       

Mixed reaction greets Michigan's new gay adoption law

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:58

The Catholic Church, evangelical Christians cheered the new law signed Thursday.

       

Jeb Bush's Southern puppet master

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:58

Brett Doster is among a small advance guard for Jeb Bush in a crucial primary contest: South Carolina's.

Doster is among ...

       

Police arrest 8 in Mafia-linked sports betting operation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:55
ROCKLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Police in suburban New York have arrested eight people in a sports betting operation as investigators crack down on mob-run gambling and loansharking.

NAACP official falsely portrays herself as black, family says

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:55

NAACP official falsely portrays herself as black, family saysA prominent civil rights activist in Washington state has been accused by her own family of falsely portraying herself as African-American.


Sahinovic kept in coma after surgery

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:53
Synchronised swimmer Vanessa Sahinovic is kept in an induced coma after being hit by a bus at the European Games.
Categories: BBC World News

North Korea's mysterious hotel fire

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:53
One of the tallest buildings in North Korea catches fire - but no evidence of the blaze emerges online.
Categories: BBC World News

Budget bill outlaws pot sales in DC for 2 years - Washington Post

Washington State News Wire - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:52

Budget bill outlaws pot sales in DC for 2 years
Washington Post
Specifically, the language would continue through the next fiscal year a prohibition on the District spending any money to set up a system to regulate sales and tax marijuana, as Colorado, Washington state and Oregon have done since voters in those ...

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Burundi opposition to boycott poll

BBC World News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:52
A group of 17 political parties in Burundi agrees to boycott next month's elections, saying they will not be free and fair.
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Third suspect linked to thwarted Boston terror plot

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 18:42

Initial plan was to behead the organizer of an event featuring Prophet Mohammed cartoons.