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Last IS stronghold

The fall of Raqqa will be a major victory for the anti-IS coalition, writes analyst Jean-Marc Rickli.

Mensa Genius Test: Pupil tops Stephen Hawking’s IQ score

A 13-year-old’s score of 161 pips the renowned scientist’s by one.

Comey: Trump Asked For ‘Loyalty,’ Wanted Him to ‘Let’ Flynn Investigation ‘Go’

The opening statement from the former FBI director confirms many of the bombshell reports that have raised questions about whether President Trump tried to interfere in the Russia investigation.

Brad Pitt Forecasts ‘No Future’ Thanks To Trump’s Paris Accord Withdrawal

The first rule of climate change is you need to hear Brad Pitt talk about climate change. Comedian Jim Jefferies closed out the debut of ?The Jim Jefferies Show? on Tuesday by throwing it to his ?weather man.? The mystery weather man was supposedly there to address Trump announcing the United States? withdrawal from the […]

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert holds commitment ceremony

Elizabeth Gilbert and girlfriend Rayya Elias celebrated their love with family and friends amid Elias’ battle with cancer.

Germany to Withdraw Forces From Incirlik Base in Turkey

The Turkish government refused to guarantee that German lawmakers could visit troops at the facility, deepening a rift between the NATO allies.

French Open 2017: Rafael Nadal in semis following Pablo Carreno Busta injury

Rafael Nadal is through to the French Open semi-finals after Pablo Carreno Busta withdraws from their last-eight match with an injury.

Max Scherzer K’s 14 as Washington Nationals top Los Angeles Dodgers

The off-speed stuff was working well for Max Scherzer, and he used it to his advantage to slow the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

Two England fans have been banned for life for Nazi gestures

The Football Association issues lifetime bans to fans for the first time after two supporters’ club members made Nazi gestures in Germany.

Terri Irwin Posted The Sweetest Tribute To Late Husband Steve Irwin

It?s been 10 years since Steve Irwin?s death, but time hasn?t diminished the love his wife Terri has for him.  On Twitter earlier this week, the 53-year-old wildlife conservationist shared a touching tribute to her late husband on what would have been their 25th anniversary:  ?I miss you so very much, and I am grateful […]

Protected But Priced Out: Patients Worry About Health Law’s Future In Arizona

Corinne Bobbie has a love-hate relationship with the Affordable Care Act. As the GOP tries to repeal the law, the experiences and fears of voters like Bobbie could determine a politician’s fate.

Report: Projected No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz will only work out for Boston Celtics

Markelle Fultz, the widely projected No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, will only hold a private workout with the Boston Celtics, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Georgia gas station customer finds 3- to 4-foot snake hiding at pump

A couple who stopped at a Georgia gas station to fill up their tank sought assistance when they discovered a snake in the nozzle holder.

Trump Jr to London: ‘Keep calm and actually do something’

Donald Trump Jr says London Mayor Sadiq Khan “should do something” to address terrorism.

U.S. Islands: On a Georgia Island, a Lot of Good Food and Plenty of Nothing

Cumberland Island offers memorable meals, fine fishing, wild horses, empty beaches and a rich history.

Boy Is Critically Injured on His 5th Birthday by a Stray Bullet in the Bronx

The 5-year-old boy was celebrating his birthday with his father when he was struck by a stray bullet. He was in grave condition, the police said.

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Manga?s are Japanese comic books comicsofjapanese. Pretty much yeah it is, Grants for left handed students have slowly been on the rise since I can remember. the only difference is manga are mainly black and white comic books are colored. I don?t know their reason about it but it just is. I prefer reading it […]

Mickey Drexler Steps Down as Chief of J. Crew, Ending an Era

James Brett, president of the home furnishing brand West Elm, will succeed Mr. Drexler, who will remain chairman and an owner.

British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error

Airline’s owner commissions an independent review after saying an engineer ‘disconnected the power’.

A 6-Minute Break Down Of The Complicated History Between The U.S. And Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been a U.S. territory for over a century, yet many Americans know little about the island and its relationship with the United States.  The history of Puerto Rico and the mainland is long and complicated, but it doesn?t excuse that a 2016 survey found that only 43 percent of Americans know that […]

A Secret Little Glass Home in the Heart of New York

Deceptively unassuming, the architect Philip Johnson?s Rockefeller Guest House is an unspoiled minimalist gem.

Five dead in Orlando, Fla., workplace shooting

Five people, including the shooter, died in gunfire Monday morning at a business in an Orlando, Fla., industrial area, police said.

‘I threw a crate at the attacker’

Florin from Romania fought a London Bridge attacker off using a crate.

Zbigniew Brzezinski was masterful doer and teacher

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s passing marks the beginning of the end of an era of great strategic thinkers and doers.

Europe Edition: London, Ariana Grande, Juventus: Your Monday Briefing

Here?s what you need to know to start your day.

The Papers: London attack dominates front pages

Monday’s newspaper front pages are given over to coverage of Saturday’s knife and van attack in London.

Detentions, events mark 28th anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown

Police detained 11 Chinese activists during two events to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown by the government in Beijing.

London attack: The hero police officer who rugby-tackled a knifeman

How an off-duty policeman rugby-tackled one of the knife-wielding attackers – and other heroic acts.

British Police Say 6 People Killed In London Bridge Terrorist Attacks

Police say that six people were killed in terrorist attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market Saturday. Three attackers were shot by police. At least 48 other people have been hospitalized.

Protesters call for independent Russia probe

Protesters across the United States called for an independent investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

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Fringe Groups Revel as Protests Turn Violent

Far-right groups recruit mainly young white men for confrontations with their ideological enemies ? left-wing activists protesting against conservative speakers on college campuses.

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Trump climate deal: Modi vows to go beyond Paris accord

The Indian and French leaders pledge to fight climate change together and “protect Mother Earth”.

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Trump Administration Approves Tougher Visa Vetting, Including Social Media Checks

The Trump administration has rolled out a new questionnaire for U.S. visa applicants worldwide that asks for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years.

Drugs not a factor in Cornell’s death, toxicology says

Drugs were found in the biological system of rocker Chris Cornell but they played no active role in his suicide last month, a toxicology report said Friday.

US food blogger sues Food Network over snow globe cakes

Elizabeth LaBau filed her claim against Food Network, alleging they copied her how-to video.

Do Peacocks Have Sex? Are Cows A Better National Animal Than Tigers?

These are the questions monopolizing the internet in India these days. It’s all because of the unscientific comments of a retiring judge.

Trump Administration Starts Returning Copies of C.I.A. Torture Report to Congress

The move raises the possibility that the few existing copies of the 6,700-page report could be locked in Senate vaults and never made public.

The Meaning Of ‘Marocain,’ The Word That Won The 2017 Spelling Bee

On Thursday night, 12-year-old Ananya Vinay won the Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling the word ?marocain.? But what exactly does that word mean?  Marocain, derived from the French word for Moroccan, is a ribbed crepe dress fabric. Its warp threads, which give a fabric its strength, are made of silk, wool or rayon (or a […]

Woman ‘led away by men who raped her’ in Covent Garden

The woman had been out with friends when she was approached by three men in Covent Garden.

Some Hires by Betsy DeVos Are a Stark Departure From Her Reputation

The education secretary, often criticized as an out-of-touch billionaire, has staffed her administration with a diverse set of subordinates, some from unlikely sources.

Falklands War: Experts bid to identify Argentine dead

The International Committee of the Red Cross will take samples from 123 graves on the islands.

Gunman Found Dead After Panic at Casino Resort in Manila

Guests fled Resorts World Manila as police with bomb-sniffing dogs stormed the complex. But it was unclear whether they were dealing with a terrorist attack.

Portland Hero Meets With Teenage Girl He Stood Up For

Micah Fletcher survived a stab wound to the neck last week when he stood up to an attacker who was harassing two teenage girls on a train in Portland, Oregon. Two other men, Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, who also came to the girls? aid, were stabbed and killed. Fletcher has said he is still trying […]

2nd Noose Found In D.C., This Time At African-American History Museum

Museum visitors discovered the noose Wednesday, less than a week after police found another one hanging from a tree near the Hirshhorn Museum, which is also on the National Mall.

Gun Deal in Jeopardy for Turkish Guards Who Beat Protesters

The State Department had approved the sale of handguns to the Turkish presidential detail that attacked American demonstrators, but that deal now has resistance from at least one lawmaker.

Bleecker Street’s Swerve From Luxe Shops to Vacant Stores

A luxury district began with the Magnolia cupcake craze. Soon enough, there were six Marc Jacobs shops. And now? Empty storefronts.

Trump Opts Not to Move Embassy to Jerusalem, at Least for Now

The decision, likely to disappoint many Israel supporters, was made in hopes of preserving the president?s chances of negotiating a peace settlement.