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Obamas, Clintons join Vice President Biden at son Beau's funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 01:31

U.S. President Obama kisses Vice President Biden on the cheek after delivering the eulogy during the funeral of Biden's son former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden in Wilimington, DelawareBy Jeff Mason WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his family joined a host of U.S. political figures including Bill and Hillary Clinton on Saturday to mourn Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau, who died last week of brain cancer at the age of 46. Obama, his voice breaking on occasion, delivered a moving funeral eulogy for the popular son and politician in his own right, who served as Delaware's attorney general and completed a year-long term in Iraq as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard. "Beau Biden was an original.


Man sentenced for robbing same shoe store 15 years later

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 01:19
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A man who served time for robbing a shoe store is now headed back to prison for another robbery at the same New Jersey store — as the same clerk was behind the counter.

Task for Obama at Group of 7 Is to Reinforce Isolation of Russia

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 01:06
With Russia claiming a diplomatic victory after Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit, the challenge for the Obama administration becomes making sure Euro-American solidarity continues.







Man sought after torso found in case

BBC World News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 01:00
A woman's body with no arms, legs or head is found in a suitcase - and murder detectives name a man they are hunting.
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VIDEO: Climbers stranded for 24 hours after earthquake

BBC World News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:57
Rescuers in Malaysia are trying to trace six pupils and two teachers missing since Friday's earthquake hit the highest peak, Mount Kinabalu.
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HMS Bulwark on Libya migrant mission

BBC World News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:55
Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark sets off towards Libya after reports 14 vessels carrying migrants have left the country's coast.
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More Than 2,000 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean, Operations Ongoing

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:53
More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from five wooden boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and as many as seven other vessels have been reported at sea, the privately funded Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and Italy's coastguard said.







Russian pilots freed in Darfur

BBC World News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:48
Two Russian pilots captured in Sudan's Darfur region in January have been freed with no ransom been paid, Russian diplomats say.
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Obamas, Clintons mourn with Joe Biden at son's funeral

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:45

Obamas, Clintons mourn with Joe Biden at son's funeralMourning a loss that touched people from the streets of Delaware to the White House and beyond, President Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Vice President Joe Biden in bidding farewell Saturday to his eldest son, Beau.


Saudi Arabia Shoots Down Scud Missile Fired From Yemen

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:38
In a potentially major escalation of the months-long war, Yemeni rebels fired a Scud missile into Saudi Arabia early Saturday. The attack suggests that despite more than two months of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition, Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, still have the military firepower to threaten cities inside Saudi Arabia.







26 rescued as river canoes capsize

BBC World News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:37
Twenty-six people are rescued from the River Foyle after two canoes capsized on Saturday afternoon.
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Lightning strikes German festival

BBC World News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:27
More than 30 people hurt after two lightning strikes to a music festival in western Germany where Slipknot and Foo Fighters are on the bill.
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In Hollywood, foster care students try to finish high school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:22

In this Friday, May 1, 2015 photo, Darius Lane rides his skateboard from Beachwood House in Los Angeles to work at a part-time job at a souvenir shop on Hollywood Boulevard. Lane, 17, is a resident at the group home for foster kids without a home. Nationwide, more than 400,000 children are in the foster care system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tucked below the Hollywood sign, on a street where tourists stop to pose for pictures, is Beachwood House, a pale blue two-story home for foster kids without one. It's known as the place you go if you are good.


U.S. border patrol helicopter hit by gunfire near Mexican border

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 00:21
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing near the Mexican border after it was hit several times by gunfire, the FBI said on Saturday. The helicopter was on an operational mission along the Rio Grande near Laredo, Texas, when shots from the ground struck it late Friday afternoon, Special Agent Michelle Lee said. "The rounds penetrated and damaged the aircraft, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing," Lee told Reuters.

Scott Walker Riding With Joni Ernst in Iowa as Rivals Give Chase

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 23:56
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was ready to mount a motorcycle Saturday for a “Roast and Ride” fund-raiser, but Republican challenges lie ahead.







Obama remembers Joe Biden’s son for living ‘life of meaning’

NBA - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 23:54
President Barack Obama says former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden made a decision as a young boy to live a life of meaning and a life dedicated to others. Obama is remembering Vice President Joe Biden's son during a funeral service Saturday in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Obama remembers Joe Biden’s son for living ‘life of meaning’

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 23:54
President Barack Obama says former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden made a decision as a young boy to live a life of meaning and a life dedicated to others. Obama is remembering Vice President Joe Biden's son during a funeral service Saturday in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Obama remembers Joe Biden’s son for living ‘life of meaning’

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 23:54
President Barack Obama says former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden made a decision as a young boy to live a life of meaning and a life dedicated to others. Obama is remembering Vice President Joe Biden's son during a funeral service Saturday in Wilmington, Delaware.

Thousands protest G7 summit in southern Germany

NBA - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 23:51
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators packed a German Alpine resort town on Saturday to protest a wide range of causes, from climate change to free trade, before the arrival of the leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies for a two-day summit. Though the demonstration in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was largely peaceful, a small […]
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Thousands protest G7 summit in southern Germany

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/06/2015 - 23:51
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators packed a German Alpine resort town on Saturday to protest a wide range of causes, from climate change to free trade, before the arrival of the leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies for a two-day summit. Though the demonstration in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was largely peaceful, a small […]
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