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Hong Kong and China: One country, two systems

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 02:15
Hong Kong, a city of just over seven million people, is technically a part of China. But it operates under what Beijing describes as one country... two systems. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.

Building 'unusable' after crane collapse

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 02:04
The Dallas apartment complex that suffered damage from a crane collapse has been deemed "totally unusable," and residents will be refunded their security deposits and June rent.

Separating fact from fiction in abortion talking points

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-06-12 02:00
The abortion debate is fraught with rhetoric. Here's a quick tour through some of the spin from both side of the debate.

Sex, the World Cup and Breaking Up the Boys’ Club

NY Times - Wed, 2019-06-12 01:40
Great sport requires only three things: excellence of skill, uncertainty of outcome and a crescendo of drama until the last second. Gender or sex is irrelevant.

Want to See My Genes? Get a Warrant

NY Times - Wed, 2019-06-12 01:40
Should the police be able to investigate your genetic family tree for any crime, no matter how minor?

Negotiating Venezuela’s Transition

NY Times - Wed, 2019-06-12 01:40
Many remain skeptical of “dialogue,” but effective local leadership, backed by strong international support, can forge agreements that work.

Analysis: Trump and Biden tap same theme: Why are you so obsessed with me?

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 00:27
Neither President Donald Trump nor his front-running Democratic foil could seem to believe it.

In a ‘Recycled’ House, Details That Will Grow on You

NY Times - Wed, 2019-06-12 00:24
A family of dedicated environmentalists takes design inspiration from spores, mold, fungus and bacteria.

Inside the abandoned remains of Chernobyl's 'exclusion zone'

CNN - Wed, 2019-06-12 00:18
When photographer David McMillan first visited the city of Pripyat in 1994, he expected his movements to be restricted. Just eight years prior, a reactor at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant had exploded, forcing a region-wide evacuation and sending radioactive fallout billowing across Europe.

Your Child Bullied Someone? That’ll Cost You $313.

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:59
A Wisconsin city is due to vote next week on a bill that would impose fines on parents whose children bully others, a measure several municipalities have already tried.

Why Hong Kong protesters are so outraged

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:54
On June 9, 2019, organizers say that more than 1 million protesters in Hong Kong -- which would be nearly one in seven people in the city -- voiced their opposition to an extradition bill that would allow fugitives to be transferred to mainland China. Speaking to the Hong Kong Free Press, demonstrator and retired civil servant HK Lau said that the passage of the bill would mean the end of the "One Country, Two Systems" principle under which the city had been governed since the resumption of Chinese rule in 1997.

A Place the Entire Family Can Call Home

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:49
Smart designs deliver privacy and connection for multiple generations.

See what it's like on the ground in Hong Kong

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:48
The Hong Kong government has postponed a second reading and debate of a controversial extradition bill. Police have begun using pepper spray in a bid to push back protestors near to the entrance of the Legislative Council. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports

A Stanley Cup Game 7 Looms. They Don’t Happen Often.

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:45
They’re usually low-scoring. Home teams have the edge. Overtime is even rarer. The spectacle of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals awaits Boston and St. Louis.
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