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UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

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UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

- The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved."

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Alabama turns rape victims into suspects

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Alabama turns rape victims into suspects

- So many laws designed to protect the powerful, at the expense of the powerless. Until you look at rape. Again Alabama protects the powerful. And shame the powerless. But priorities are a discussion for another day. This one is about the law. The victim, Megan Rondini, told police she resisted, that she tried to leave, that she turned away when the man kissed her and continued to say she wanted to go home

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Six injured, one arrested as woman drives into crowd of pedestrians in England

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Six injured, one arrested as woman drives into crowd of pedestrians in England

- NEWCASTLE, England — Six people, including two children, were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of people outside a sports centre in Newcastle according to the BBC. It happened at about 9:14 a.m. BST outside Westgate Sports Centre where an event was taking place to celebrate Eid. One eight-year-old boy is said to have been critically injured. Northumbria Police said the incident was not believed to be terror-related

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Letter: Russian ways are rubbing off on us

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Letter: Russian ways are rubbing off on us

- Hatch claims he hopes to have a new law in place affecting millions of us in the next six weeks. So far, we have a House bill that results in 23 million people losing health care and rich people getting more tax breaks. It took two years to pass Obamacare, and there were hundreds of open public meetings, and passage of amendments, sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats

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Three arrests, three loaded guns off street

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Three arrests, three loaded guns off street

- Gang cops took three loaded guns off the street and arrested three men during two incidents that occurred seven hours apart, police said yesterday. The first arrest occurred about 6:40 p.m. Friday, when police say Youth Violence Strike Force officers arrested Alfredo Andrade-Ascencio, 23, in East Boston’s Maverick Square for possession of an illegal firearm after cops found a loaded 9 mm Luger handgun in his backpack

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Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

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Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

- KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Host nation Russia fought valiantly but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Portugal also advanced from Group A after beating last-place New Zealand 4-0 in St. Petersburg. Needing a victory to advance from its difficult group, the hosts played well and took the lead with a goal by Alexander Samedov in the first half, but the experienced Mexicans equalized through Nestor Araujo before halftime and secured the victory early in the second with a goal by Hirving Lozano after a mistake by Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev

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What NBA experts said about the Celtics drafting Jayson Tatum

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What NBA experts said about the Celtics drafting Jayson Tatum

- According to the Celtics, Jayson Tatum was always the player they rated highest. Even if Danny Ainge hadn’t traded the No. 1 pick to the 76ers, he maintains that Tatum — and not Markelle Fultz — would’ve been his selection: Danny Ainge says that he believes the player he will select at No. 3 is quite possibly the player he would have selected at No

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Science Park High School graduation (PHOTOS)

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Science Park High School graduation (PHOTOS)

- NEWARK -- Family and friends in a packed auditorium watched as more than 180 Science Park High School seniors walked across a stage to receive their diplomas. Dressed in blue and yellow robes, the Class of 2017 was congratulated by Valedictorian Oscar Cosme-Lopez and keynote speaker Hugh Weber, president of the New Jersey Devils. Seniors presented Weber-- also the president of Prudential Center-- with a banner featuring the New Jersey Devils logo and signatures from members of the class

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Why sad songs say so much

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Why sad songs say so much

- Music is an essential part of the human experience. War ballads, breakup songs and other lamenting lyrics have defined world cultures for hundreds — if not thousands — of years. But most academics still don’t understand why we find solace in listening to sad songs. Now, a recent study tries to answer that question. “It [shows] a sign of some arousal and some calming, which seems a bit contradictory,” said Robert Zatorre, a professor of neuroscience at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

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As cities look to get greener, lower-income residents fear gentrification

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As cities look to get greener, lower-income residents fear gentrification

- The 606 in Chicago is a green home for stargazing, biking, and family outings. Even more so, it's home for a large issue of gentrification and heightened property values for those who thought they were living in low-income housing. CHICAGO — By many measures, the effort to convert old elevated railway on Chicago’s Northwest Side into a signature park has been a smashing success

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Business was booming at Mar-a-Lago. Then Trump became president

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Business was booming at Mar-a-Lago. Then Trump became president

- For eight straight years, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held its Palm Beach fundraiser gala at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club. But then Trump became president. And, at this year's gala, his security put a damper on the silent auction. "We allow for a cocktail hour — an hour and a half, really [during the silent auction]. And we want people to have time to have a couple of glasses of wine, obviously, and try to raise the bids," said Peter Brock, a real estate developer who is chairman of the charity's board

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10 bodies found, scores missing in massive China landslide

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10 bodies found, scores missing in massive China landslide

- MAO COUNTY, CHINA (AP) - Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China. More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of huge boulders that rained down on Xinmo village in Sichuan province early Saturday

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Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

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Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

- HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's Democratic Sen. Bob Casey returned to the state on Friday to hammer the Republican health care bill in the U.S. Senate, saying it poses a foundational retrenchment of Medicaid that could have a dramatic, long-term effect on American society. Casey, who is running for re-election for a third term next year, warned that it could also mean coverage losses for people with employer-sponsored insurance, in addition to those covered by Pennsylvania's $30 billion Medicaid program, a federal-state partnership

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Book review: ‘Stories of Lucy Mack Smith’ is an emotional retelling of early LDS Church history

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Book review: ‘Stories of Lucy Mack Smith’ is an emotional retelling of early LDS Church history

- "STORIES OF LUCY MACK SMITH: Mother of the Restoration," by Susan Evans McCloud, Covenant Communications, $9.99, 90 pages (nf) Lucy Mack Smith, the mother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, was a powerful force behind the restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In “Stories of Lucy Mack Smith: Mother of the Restoration,” author Susan Evans McCloud attempts to give greater detail of Lucy Mack Smith’s history by retelling many of the happenings already told in “The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith By His Mother” and “The History of Joseph Smith By His Mother

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'It is well with my soul'

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'It is well with my soul'

- Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. This will be given June 25, 2017. Life can be so unpredictable — joys and sorrows, beautiful blessings and distressing difficulties can come unexpectedly. Our life’s dreams and plans can change in an instant. We all know this to be true. So how can we find peace amid such turbulence? Horatio Spafford knew something about life’s unexpected challenges

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

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Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling

- President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama’s response to Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn’t do enough to address the situation. “Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it,” Trump said in an excerpt of his interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” released Friday

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  • Investors like Sonic's quarterly report
    Investors like Sonic's quarterly report

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    Sonic reported this week that its sales trend improved during its most recent fiscal quarter, and investors responded positively. In its quarterly report released late Thursday, the company said its per-share net income increased 42 percent, despite another decline in same-store sales owned both by franchisees and by the company itself. It also said it opened 15 new drive-ins during the three-month period ending May 31, and that the company repurchased 1

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  • The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence
    The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

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    BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence? Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, leading to an unimaginable revolution in human affairs. Or they wonder whether instead of our controlling artificial intelligence, it will control us, turning us, in effect, into cyborgs

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  • Proposed closing of school draws criticism
    Proposed closing of school draws criticism

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    It was mid-May when Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora paid a visit to troubled North Highland Elementary. Longtime special education teacher Debra Dawson was among those who met with Lora and Chuck Tompkins, the district's director of student climate and student discipline. "We really bared our soul to her," Dawson said Friday. "Our understanding was that they were going to provide counseling and a second assistant principal so there would be sufficient support for the discipline issues we face every day

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  • Alabama turns rape victims into suspects
    Alabama turns rape victims into suspects

    , al.com

    So many laws designed to protect the powerful, at the expense of the powerless. Until you look at rape. Again Alabama protects the powerful. And shame the powerless. But priorities are a discussion for another day. This one is about the law. The victim, Megan Rondini, told police she resisted, that she tried to leave, that she turned away when the man kissed her and continued to say she wanted to go home

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