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Coronavirus live news: record daily toll takes Indonesia past 2m cases; France to open nightclubs from 9 July
- Indonesia reports 14,536 new cases , its highest daily toll ; nightclub industry to open in France for first time since March 2020 As India opened up free vaccinations to all adults today, as prime minister Narendra Modi kicked off a muted International Yoga Day hailing the practice’s “protective” properties against the virus. In an early-morning address to the nation, Modi said that the practice had again ...

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One Dead, One Injured in Florida Parade Crash
- The driver continued across all lanes of traffic, ultimately crashing into a fence on the other side of the street, police said. Police and firefighters respond after a truck drove into a crowd of people injuring them during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., on Saturday, June 19, 2021. WPLG-TV reports that the driver of the truck was taken into custody. (Chris Day/South Florida ...

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Prime Day 2021 has arrived—every heart-stopping Amazon deal you won't want to miss
- — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. For a deal hunter, sans for Black Friday, there’s no more exciting time of the year than Amazon Prime Day . All month long, since the company first announced the summertime dates of its epic annual savings bonanza, we’ve been eagerly awaiting its June 21 and June 22 arrival—and ...

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8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette
- ATLANTA (AP) — Eight children in a van from a youth home for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate that also killed a man and his baby in another vehicle, the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed 13 lives in Alabama as it caused flash floods and spurred tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. The crash happened Saturday about 35 ...

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Jon Rahm’s steady back nine paves way to US Open title
- Everyone who’s played it, from the late, great Ben Hogan to the guys you get paired with down at the local muni, has probably said it at one time or another: Golf is a game of misses. It also happens to be the shortest way to explain how Jon Rahm won the U.S. Open. Take nothing away from the 26-year-old Spaniard. Whatever shots Rahm missed didn’t miss by much. His final-round 67 included only one bogey and tied ...

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Taiwan welcomes US vaccine aid, bolstering its Covid fight
- welcomed 2.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from the United States on Sunday as help from a true friend, more than doubling the major semiconductor-producing island's arsenal of shots as it deals with a cluster of domestic infections. A China Airlines Boeing 777 freighter carrying the vaccines landed at Taoyuan airport outside of Taipei late afternoon, greeted on the tarmac by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and ...

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American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights over staffing shortage
- Bad weather in the south and other factors led the airline to reduce its flight schedule by 1 percent in the first half of July American Airlines canceled more than 300 flights Saturday and Sunday, many because they couldn’t staff crews for the planes, CNBC reported . Bad weather in the south and other factors led the airline to reduce its flight schedule by 1 percent in the first half of July, reports said. That ...

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Laurel Hubbard: New Zealand weightlifter becomes first transgender athlete picked for Olympic Games
- Laurel Hubbard will compete in the women's super-heavyweight division, aged 43 - the oldest weightlifter at the games. New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games after being selected for her country's weightlifting team. She lifted 185kg in two lifts on the way to qualifying in the women's super-heavyweight division and will be the oldest weightlifter at ...

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Ethiopian elections: In the eyes of the international community, this vote ‘is already tainted
- Ethiopians vote in general elections on Monday, with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed seeking a popular mandate after his 2018 rise to power ended decades of authoritarian rule. But while Abiy’s victory is seen as probable, the international community is unlikely to see the election as legitimate amid voting delays, ongoing violence in Tigray and a boycott by some opposition parties. FRANCE 24 spoke to William Davison, ...

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Horrific scenes as truck driver rams into bike race [Video]
- Skip to main content Witness tells of horror as driver rams into Arizona bike race PHOENIX (AP) — Bicyclist Tony Quinones had only just shaken hands with a fellow cyclist and wished him good luck in this weekend's community race in an Arizona mountain town when a truck sped into a crowd of bike riders. Suddenly, Quinones said in an interview Sunday, he was “watching bodies going on top of the hood, bodies going ...

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Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor starts rolling out in the US
- Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor, Live Audio Rooms , is making its way stateside. The company announced today that some US-based public figures, as well as certain groups, can start hosting rooms through the main Facebook iOS app. (People can join, however, from both iOS and Android.) Anyone can be invited up as a speaker with up to 50 people able to speak at once. There’s no cap on the number of listeners ...

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Video of Earth Transitioning From Winter Released to Mark Summer Solstice 2021
- Summer has started in the Northern Hemisphere, and satellite imagery of the Earth's transition between the seasons has been released. On Sunday, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a video to Facebook showing how the Earth's tilt causes us to experience the seasons. The video was created using images from NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES, which ...

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'Losers Of The World': Trump Roasted Over Bizarre Father's Day Rant
- The former president also tried to sell tickets to his upcoming tour, where plenty of seats remain unsold. Donald Trump is being roundly mocked on social media after the former president attacked “Losers of the world” in a Father’s Day message that ignored his defeat in the 2020 election by 7 million votes. Trump on Saturday used Father’s Day to try to sell tickets to his upcoming tour with disgraced former ...

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Closed-door Games? Tokyo 2020 to decide on allowing fans
- Tokyo Olympics organisers and Japanese officials meet Monday to decide whether fans will be allowed at the pandemic-postponed Games, just weeks before they open. With the opening ceremony looming on July 23, organisers are scrambling to finalise preparations, but the decision on spectators has been left as late as possible. Overseas spectators have already been banned, in an Olympic first that reflects the ...

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Iran’s president-elect says he won’t meet with Biden
- DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s president-elect said Monday he wouldn’t meet with President Joe Biden nor negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias, sticking to a hard-line position following his landslide victory in last week’s election. Judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi also described himself as a “defender of human rights” when asked about his ...

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Iran’s Only Nuclear Power Plant Undergoes Emergency Shutdown
- (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, the country’s state TV reported. An official from the state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that aired on Sunday that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last "for three to four days." Without elaborating, he said that power outages could result. ...

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Japanese fans will be allowed at Tokyo Olympics, despite concerns from medical experts
- There will be fans at the Tokyo Olympics. Organizers announced Monday that a limited number of Japanese fans will be allowed at the Olympic Games, which begin July 23. The number will be capped at 50 percent of venue capacity, with a maximum of 10,000 spectators. Fans will be required to wear masks at all times in venues, and shouting or even speaking in a loud voice will be prohibited. Fans will leave venues at ...

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Taiwan recalls trade officials from Hong Kong over ‘one-China’ clash
- Taiwan says it has pulled back all but one staff member from its Hong Kong trade office after they refused to sign a commitment to the one-China principle required for visa renewals. The officials returned from Hong Kong on Sunday, leaving just one colleague at the office, which acts as Taiwan’s diplomatic presence. In a statement, Taiwan’s mainland affairs council said the Hong Kong government had ...

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Body of 4th tuber found, 1 still missing after group floats over North Carolina dam
- Eden, North Carolina — The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam , local officials said Sunday. The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a news release that the body of Isiah Crawford, 7, was found in the Dan River. Another tuber, Teresa Villano, 35, is still missing. The search for her ...

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Quitting Your Job Is a Sign of Optimism
- Why Workers Are Telling Their Boss to Shove It More Americans are leaving their job. Is the workplace undergoing a revolution—or just a post-pandemic spasm? is hot this summer. More Americans quit in May than any other month on record going back to the beginning of the century, according to the . For every 100 workers in hotels, restaurants, bars, and retailers, of them quit last month. Low-wage workers aren’t ...

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VA to Cover Gender-Confirmation Surgery for Transgender Veterans for the First Time
- The Department of Veterans Affairs will be launching a process to start providing gender-confirmation surgery to veterans through its health care coverage . Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced the plan on Saturday during a Pride Month event in Orlando . “We are taking the first necessary steps to expand VA’s care to include gender confirmation surgery—thereby allowing transgender vets to go ...

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Durant’s ‘big ass’ foot decides Game 7 thriller as Bucks down Nets in OT
- A Game 7 thriller, the NBA’s first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches. If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away or if his foot was slightly smaller he would have ended the highest-scoring Game 7 ever by an NBA player with a three-pointer to win the series. KEVIN DURANT SO CLUTCH. GAME 7 GOING INTO OT. (via @BrooklynNets ) pic.twitter.com/HFlo0yVlGj ...

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Meghan Markle talks new book 'The Bench' and its non-traditional depictions of masculinity and diversity
- The Duchess of Sussex revealed that the book is based on a Father's Day gift for Prince Harry discussed the deeply personal story behind her new children’s book "The Bench" as well as the important role diversity and inclusivity played in its creation. The 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex sat down for an interview with NPR prior to the birth of her and Prince Harry’s second child, Lilibet "Lilii" Diana ...

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Officials make more progress in restoring Iranian nuclear agreement given up by Trump administration
- VIENNA — Top diplomats said Sunday that further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments involved in the negotiations to make political decisions. It was the first official meeting since Iran’s hard-line judiciary ...

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A Man Pulled Out Gun on Chief's Daughter Over Wrong Starbucks Order
- A Florida man pulled out a gun on a Starbucks employee who turned out to be the local police chief's daughter A Florida man pulled out a gun on a Starbucks employee for getting his order wrong earlier this week. The employee was the daughter of Miami Gardens Police Chief Noel-Pratt. The man identified as Omar Wright was arrested and charged. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . A Florida man pulled out a gun ...

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Joe and Jill Biden Pay Tribute to Dog Champ’s Life: 'Everything Was Instantly Better When He Was Next to Us'
- Joe and Jill Biden’s dog Champ has died at 13 years old. The Bidens posted a joint statement on the passing of their beloved pet: "Our hearts our heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepard, Champ, passed away peacefully at home. He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family. Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, ...

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'Bipartisanship isn't working': Chris Wallace busts Lindsey Graham lying about Joe Manchin's voting bill
- David Edwards and Raw Story June 20, 2021 Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday called out Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for making misleading comments about a voting rights bill that he objects to. During an interview on Fox News Sunday , Wallace asked Graham if he could support Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) voting rights bill, which is a watered-down version of a measure being pushed by a majority of Democratic ...

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Nine children, one adult killed in Alabama multi-vehicle crash
- June 20 (UPI) -- Nine children and one adult were killed in a multi-vehicle pileup in Alabama amid a tropical storm in the area. A father and his 9-month-old daughter were killed in one vehicle and the eight other victims who died were in a bus carrying girls housed at Girls Ranch, a foster home for girls from abusive or abandonment situations. Cody Fox, 29, and Ariana Fox were identified as the victims in a small ...

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‘We don’t want you here’: Sen. Ron Johnson is booed at Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration
- Sen. Ron Johnson was booed at Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, with some members of the crowd yelling at the Wisconsin Republican: “We don’t want you here.” The incident came days after Congress voted to make Juneteenth a federal holiday . Johnson had originally objected to the move on the grounds that taxpayers should not be forced to pay for an additional holiday for federal workers. He ...

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Adams rips Garcia, Yang for allying against black candidate on Juneteenth
- Eric Adams ripped his mayoral race rivals Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia for campaigning together — which he says represented a broadside against him, a black man. On the holiday Saturday, Yang told supporters to rank Garcia, the former sanitation commissioner, second on ranked-choice ballots — a maneuver the Brooklyn borough president said was offensive. "That last-minute attempt to derail me on June 19! That ...

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Claudette may bring tropical-storm conditions to North Carolina Outer Banks
- Depression may re-intensify after bringing flooding to parts of Southeast, destructive tornado in Alabama After sweeping ashore the northern Gulf Coast and making its way into northern Georgia, Claudette is set to move across the Carolinas and potentially restrengthen. The former tropical storm was downgraded to a depression late Saturday after inundating the coastline from southeastern Louisiana to the Florida ...

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Bernie Sanders Says Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Is ‘Mostly Good
- Politics Bernie Sanders Says Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Is ‘Mostly Good’ GLIMMER OF HOPE? While Sanders offered up some mild praise for the proposal, he still expressed concerns over how it would be paid for, saying he doesn’t support raising the gas tax. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) offered up some mild praise for the bipartisan infrastructure bill proposed by a group of 20 ...

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Georgia removing nearly 100K ‘outdated and obsolete’ names off voter rolls
- Georgia will pull about 100,000 "obsolete and outdated voter files" after recent voting rights law controversies, according to its secretary of state. "Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections," Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a "That is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before ...

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More US sanctions coming against Russia after poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, official says
- WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser said Sunday that the United States was preparing more sanctions against Russia in response to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, the country’s most prominent opposition leader, days after Biden attended his first face-to-face summit with President Vladimir Putin. “We are preparing another package of sanctions to apply in this case,” Jake Sullivan, ...

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UN: Sri Lanka ship fire caused ‘significant damage to planet
- A UN representative in Sri Lanka says the sinking ship caused ‘significant damage’ by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem. The United Nations representative in Sri Lanka has said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the coast of the capital has caused “significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem. The ...

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Nina Simone's grandaughter says Kamala Harris 'bullied' her mother to the point she 'almost killed herself'
- Legendary singer Nina Simone’s granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of causing the family to lose control of Simone's estate Legendary singer Nina Simone’s granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of causing the family to lose control of Simone's estate while Harris was California attorney general. "Nina’s granddaughter here," ReAnna Simone Kelly wrote on Twitter on Saturday. "My ...

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A man in a pick-up truck drove into cyclists taking part in a charity bike ride in Arizona, leaving six of them in a critical condition.
- The incident happened at about 07:25 (14:25 GMT) in Show Low, a city about 180 miles north-east of Phoenix. Police said the suspect, described as a 35-year-old white male, fled the scene and was pursued by officers. Police then shot him behind a hardware store over a mile away, leaving him in a critical but stable condition. Kristine M Sleighter, a spokeswoman for the Show Low Police Department, told reporters: ...

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