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Chuck Blazer, key figure in FIFA corruption scandal, dies at 72

(CNN)Chuck Blazer, a former FIFA official who helped blow open the United States investigation into corruption in soccer’s governing body, has died, according to his lawyer. Blazer, a large, bearded figure, was involved in US soccer for years. At one point, he was the number two for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). According to court documents, Blazer’s sentencing was scheduled for April of this…

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Anderson Cooper to White House official: ‘I’m just going to ignore the insults’

(CNN)Anderson Cooper responded to an attack on CNN and other journalists from White House senior aide Sebastian Gorka Wednesday, telling the outspoken adviser to President Donald Trump that his insults were not worth responding to since they did not contribute to the dialogue. “Your chyron talked about a crisis,” Gorka said. “Your reporter talked about a bunker mentality. I actually work in the West Wing. I work in the White…

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Pence sends a message to McConnell, Paul on healthcare in their own backyard

(CNN)“Help is on the way!” Vice President Mike Pence declared to small-business owners at a roundtable in Kentucky as he spoke about the adverse effects of Obamacare. While the president had no public events on Wednesday, the vice president traveled to Kentucky, a state that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in the election, for a roundtable listening session, a speech, and a private reception in Lexington.

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Trump meets Macron, shadowed by Putin

Washington (CNN)In normal times, President Donald Trump’s two-day sojourn to Paris would be a simple and uncomplicated mission. But this looks almost certain to become Trump’s third visit to Europe dominated by questions over the role Russia played in his election. This time, it’s the admission — via emails his son, Donald Trump Jr. released — that Trump Jr. set up a meeting last year with a woman he believed…

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Missing Pennsylvania man found dead

New Hope, Pennsylvania (CNN)The body of one of four missing Pennsylvania men has been found, Bucks County district attorney Matthew Weintraub said. “We are not done yet. This is a homicide, make no mistake about it,” Weintraub told reporters early Thursday in a news conference.

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Hannity Opens Trump Jr. Interview With Attack On ‘Overpaid, Lazy’ Media

The Fox News host sat down with the presidents eldest son, who hadtweeted out an email exchangefrom last year that showed he was connected with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who said she had damaging information obtained by the Russian government about then-presidential rival Hillary Clinton. Do you members of this corrupt media, do you even know about these stories? Hannity asked as he credited news organizations like Politico for reporting on…

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The Man Behind Kermit The Frog Is Being Replaced After 27 Years

After a 27-year run, Steve Whitmire will no longer be voicing the beloved green frog, a Muppets Studio spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday. Muppets fan site Tough Pigs was first to report the news. According to Tough Pigs, Muppets fans had been speculating about Whitmires departure for the past few months, as they noticedhis characters werent being used in recent Muppet Thought of the Week videos. The puppeteer was…

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Police Arrest Man Who Threatened Attack At Ariana Grande Concert

Authorities tracked the suspect, a Colombian citizen, using the IP address associated with the threat, head investigator Walter Espinoza told The Costa Rica Star. A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 10, 2017 at 4:39am PDT Grande went through with the Sunday concert in Alajuela, where security officials directed attendees through three separate security checks to get inside, each performed by a different group: Costa Rican police, private…

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Beachgoers Form Human Chain To Rescue Family Caught In Rip Current

Remarkable photos snapped along the shores of Panama City Beach on Saturday captured the chain stretching into the water, where at least nine people gasped for their lives,the Panama City News Herald reported. Panama City News Herald/newsherald.com I honestly thought I was going to lose my family that day, Roberta Ursrey, who ran into the rough water to save her children, told the paper. It was like, Oh God, this…

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‘Spiritual care board’ is answer to patients’ prayers

New York (CNN)Gene LoCastro was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in August 2013. The painful disease causes scar tissue to grow inside the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Still, 48-year-old LoCastro says, he felt “more or less OK” until August of last year, at which time he was assured by his pulmonologist that his disease was progressing “normally” and there was no cause for concern. See the latest news and…

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Amelia Earhart mystery: Photo taken too early to be missing pilot

(CNN)A newly discovered photo which was claimed to hold the key to the 80-year-old mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart’s disappearance may have been published two years before she vanished, new evidence suggests. But two bloggers say they have found the photo in a Japanese coffee table book dated 1935 — when Earhart was safely in the United States. It appeared to add credence to one theory that she was captured by…

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Why Trump Jr.’s Meeting With A Russian Lawyer Could Be Illegal

WASHINGTON When D that he met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer for powerful Russian oligarchs, at Trump Tower in June 2016 because he wanted to acquire negative information about his fathers Democratic presidential rival. On Monday, Common Cause by corroborating that what the campaign was pursuing through private channels were the same goals help from the Russians that were strongly indicated by the candidates words and related public behavior. The…

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US, India and Japan begin naval exercises, as China looks on

New Delhi (CNN)A rising Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean has prompted the largest naval exercise the region has seen in more than two decades. Conducted annually since 1992, Malabar has grown in size and complexity in recent years to address what the US Navy describes as a “variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific.”

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China and India in war of words over Bhutan border dispute

(CNN)A Chinese road building project in the Himalayas has become the center of an escalating border dispute between India and China, with both sides accusing the other of territorial intrusions. Though not a part of Indian territory, the plateau holds immense strategic importance for Delhi and is vital to its geopolitical interests. Bhutan, also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a small landlocked country in the Eastern…

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Sixth mass extinction: The era of ‘biological annihilation’

(CNN)Many scientists say it’s abundantly clear that Earth is entering its sixth mass-extinction event, meaning three-quarters of all species could disappear in the coming centuries. That’s terrifying, especially since humans are contributing to this shift. But that’s not even the full picture of the “biological annihilation” people are inflicting on the natural world, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Gerardo Ceballos,…

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Amid health care push, White House can’t shake Russia

Washington (CNN)Any hope that President Donald Trump’s direct talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election might help get him and the White House out from under the mountain of suspicion he has faced since coming into office had evaporated by Monday afternoon — and got buried by Monday night. The White House tried to veer away from those controversies, drawing attention to administration nominees…

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Makes Massive $117 Million Box Office Debut

As of Sunday morning, the latest cinematic depiction of the webbed-hero, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is looking at a $117 million opening from 4,348 locations. $10.6 million of the domestic total came from 392 Imax screens. Thats a huge win for Sony, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel Studios for the film, which cost roughly $175 million to produce. The anticipated opening weekend is higher than industry estimates, which were in the $90 million…

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Patton Oswalt Responds To Trolls Who Criticized His Engagement

Salenger confirmed the happy news with a post on Twitterlast week, and while the response from many was positive, others felt the engagement came too soon after the death of Oswalts previous wife. Michelle McNamara died last April due to a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart problem. I expected some bitter grub worms to weigh in (anonymously, always always always) with their much-needed opinions when I announced…

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The End Of The Battle For Mosul Brings The Start Of A Huge Task To Rebuild

While armed forces continued battling over the last part of the Old City under militant control an area that stretches less than a square mile Abadi congratulated Iraqi fighters and Baghdad residents celebrated by dancing in the streets. Thousands of Mosul residents have lost their lives in the violence. Nearly a million peoplehave been displaced. Entire districts have been leveled. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE via Getty Images ISIS swept into Mosul in…

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Nepali ‘menstruation hut’ ritual claims life of teenage girl

New Delhi (CNN)A teenage girl in Nepal has died after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual that sees young women separated from their families and made to sleep alone. It’s a ritual that Shahi had likely endured many times before, but on Thursday night, alone on the floor of her uncle’s cowshed, the teenager was bitten by a poisonous snake. “Twice,…

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‘When corals die off, we die off’

(CNN)In 1998, the cruel heat of El Nino hit Seychelles hard. Sea surface temperatures rose around the Indian Ocean, bleaching 90% of coral reefs in the archipelago. Widespread flooding caused significant economic losses — fishing and agriculture accounting for more than half of the total figure according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). A survey of the threats Headlines refer to the “slow creep” of climate change. In pockets of…

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The danger of political predictions in 2017 – BBC News

For it seems to me that the last few weeks, the last few months, indeed the last few years, have served to prove the only function of political journalists is to make economic forecasting and astrology look respectable. And yet, dear reader, I still find myself writing on the thorny issue of what might happen next. So let me invite you to sit next to me on an early shift…

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Asian actors won’t be without projects for long

(CNN)It’s been a little more than a week since word leaked that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park were leaving CBS’s resilient hit “Hawaii Five-0,” and pieces of the story behind the story have begun to fall into place. The picture that’s emerging isn’t pretty. Although, according to “Hawaii Five-0” showrunner Peter Lenkov, the raise in CBS’s final offer to Kim and Park was “generous,” money in Hollywood isn’t just…

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Gordon Brown and Shakira: G20 leaders agreed to education financing, now comes the harder part

(CNN)If ours was a world where every child was in school and learning, then the two of us probably would have never met. But more than a decade ago, frustrated by education targets made by the international community set and missed, we came together to push back in a world where far too many children go without a quality education. It’s up to all of us to make sure that…

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Dyserth pet food bank launched after rehoming ‘rise’ – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMarjorie Summerfield said the food bank helps hard-up owners to keep their pets A food bank for pets has been launched in Denbighshire – believed to be the first of its kind in the area. It has been set up by Marjorie Summerfield, who runs The Pet Rescue Welfare Association, in Dyserth. She said there had been a rise in the number…

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