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President Trump Gives Statement On Healthcare At General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee
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Deadly Oil Truck Explosion in Pakistan

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. The death toll could rise further


60 Towers in London Fail Fire Safety Test

The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy

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See Scenes of the Pride Parade in NYC

Parades and celebrations across the country are expected to take place in honor of gay pride month. A number of major U.S. cities including New York City, San Francisco and Chicago will have pride parades


LGBT Activists Prevented From Assembling in Istanbul

Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers in Istanbul, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor

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Transformers Tops Box Office Despite Low Debut

Michael Bay's latest addition to the "Transformers" franchise topped the North American box office over the weekend with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over, while "Wonder Woman" and "Cars 3" tied for second

Senate Holds Hearing On Russian Interference In U.S. Election

Yates Condemns Sessions on Criminal Justice Reform

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has publicly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for reinstating harsh mandatory minimum drug sentences aimed at curbing violent crime throughout the U.S. in a Washington Post op-ed

Suspended Professor Fired After Fox News Appearance

A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor who was suspended after appearing on Fox News. Essex County College President Anthony Munroe announced the decision three days after Lisa Durden addressed the matter during a public meeting


Turkey Bans Gay Pride March in Istanbul

Turkish authorities have announced they will not allow a march for gay, lesbian and trans rights to take place Sunday. The Istanbul governor's office said that the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) Pride would be banned for safety reasons

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Stephen Colbert Tweets at Trump and Mulls 2020 Run

In Russia, Stephen Colbert sent a tweet to President Trump and announced he was considering a White House run. "I am considering a run for President in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself"