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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.

Trump and Biden Get Personal in Iowa Skirmish

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:40
President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who increasingly see each other as political foils, traded attacks as they traveled to the battleground state.

Striking photos show environmental decline along the Ganges

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:26
There's a dreamlike quality to Giulio Di Sturco's photograph of Hindus preparing to bathe in the Ganges. Taken in soft morning light, the image shows devotees assembled by the river, their figures artfully reflected in its still, sacred waters.

Asian Americans are throwing stereotypes about their food in your face

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:25
It used to be common for Asian Americans in Hollywood to joke about the "rule of one" -- the unwritten law that historically seemed to limit every ensemble cast to just one Asian actor; all of network TV to just one Asian TV show; every film season to just one Asian movie. But over the past 12 months, we've seen a remarkable string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies created by and starring Asian Americans, beginning with "Crazy Rich Asians," continuing with "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" and "Searching" -- and now hitting a new gear with Netflix's delightful new Ali Wong/Randall Park comedy, "Always Be My Maybe."

FAA: Pilot of NY helicopter crash didn't have proper certificate

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:17
The helicopter pilot who crashed on to the roof of a New York City building was not licensed to fly in poor weather, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Seeking the Real David Hockney Through Fact and Fiction

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:13
A new novel and a restoration of the film “A Bigger Splash” expand our definition of art biography.

A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:07
Thirty-two of Africa’s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow.

Fox News makes baseless claims about Joe Biden's health

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 23:00
CNN's Brian Stelter takes a look at how Fox News hosts have amplified unfounded rumors about Joe Biden's health.

11,000 Americans Will Die Waiting for Transplants This Year

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 22:49
People on the organ wait list say it’s time for the government to step in.

Study: Hot summers causing arctic sinkholes as permafrost thaws rapidly

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 22:47
Arctic sinkholes are appearing across the Canadian High Arctic as permafrost -- ice expected to be frozen year-round -- thaws and collapses due to climate change, according to research published Monday.

Russia releases video intercepting US and Swedish planes

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 22:47
Russia intercepted US and Swedish reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea on June 10.

Hong Kong Protests: Council Delays Debate on Extradition Law

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 22:44
The police used pepper spray and water cannons against protesters who surrounded the city’s Legislative Council.

US breaks scoring record in emphatic Women's World Cup display

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 22:42
Sport is more often than not a brutal place for the underdog. There should always be hope, of course, but it is usually the Goliaths who wins.

Newsom, Citing 29 Horse Deaths, Calls for Hold on Racing at Santa Anita Park

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 22:39
The California governor said no horse should race at the park until it is examined by an independent veterinarian and found fit to compete.

Body found in search for missing British hiker

CNN - Tue, 2019-06-11 22:27
A body has been found in the search for a British hiker who has been missing in New Zealand for almost two weeks.

Bills to Decriminalize Prostitution Are Introduced. Is New York Ready?

NY Times - Tue, 2019-06-11 22:17
State lawmakers took a significant step toward expanding the national conversation about sex and crime, even as quick passage seems unlikely.
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