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News: Weekend Reads

US and Iran showdown goes from terrible to worse

Wednesday  05:26,   26 june 2019
cnn

Fresh fury flying between President Donald Trump and Iran shows why the threat of a disastrous war was not averted by his last minute decision to call off "cocked and loaded" US air strikes to avenge the downing of a US drone last week. Iran reacted >>>

I gave back my adopted babies when I got pregnant

Wednesday  01:46,   26 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Ali Sanders adopted twins after doctors said she was infertile. Then she found out she was... >>>

Justice Department sues former Trump staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, seeks $50,000 penalty

Wednesday  01:45,   26 june 2019
usatoday

Justice Department lawyers say ex-Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman failed to file a disclosure report after the White House fired... >>>

Trump Names Stephanie Grisham, Aide to First Lady, as White House Press Secretary

Tuesday  22:51,   25 june 2019
nytimes

WASHINGTON — Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s loyal and sometimes combative communications director, will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary, the first lady announced on Tuesday. She will also take on the added role of... >>>

NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response

Tuesday  21:17,   25 june 2019
reuters

NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region. NATO defence ministers will discuss on... >>>

US Iran: what shooting down a $110 mn drone tells us about Iran's military

Tuesday  21:17,   25 june 2019
cnn

While America's military is by no means threatened in the long term by Iran, instances like the downing of the drone show that Tehran can sometimes have an outsized effect with narrowly-focused efforts, and is an adversary certainly capable of... >>>

Massive volcanic eruption sends ash streaming toward North America

Tuesday  05:20,   25 june 2019
theweathernetwork

Ash from the eruption was even drawn into a neighbouring weather... >>>

Truck driver charged with 7 homicides in motorcycle crash

Tuesday  05:15,   25 june 2019
msn

CONCORD, N.H. — The driver of a truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving... >>>

Italian mafia boss Morabito flees Uruguayan prison

Tuesday  05:15,   25 june 2019
msn

Italian mafia boss Rocco Morabito has broken out of jail in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, the interior ministry announced Monday. The three other men who escaped with Morabito were awaiting extradition >>>

Famed snowboarding daredevil randomly killed on L.A. street

Monday  23:40,   24 june 2019
latimes

Dmitry Koltsov spent most of his life with two feet planted on a board. His ability to pull off precise tricks and flips while vaulting through the air on a snowboard earned him a place on the podium at Russian championship meets and international... >>>

Shock as polo-goer's clothing blows into the Queen's face at Royal Windsor Show

Monday  22:55,   24 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Queen Elizabeth II was hit in the face with the scarf of Japanese musician Yoskiki while at the Royal Windsor Cup Polo match. Looking radiant in a bold pink coat and floral dress, the queen was anything but flustered when the material blew into her... >>>

How Deadly Were the UK’s Secret Nazi Concentration Camps?

Monday  21:01,   24 june 2019
thedailybeast

Six million Jews died in the Holocaust, and yet not a word about them is spoken during Adolf... >>>

Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring Appears to Have Been Redesigned

Monday  10:55,   24 june 2019
townandcountrymag

The band looks entirely different... >>>

Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a New Global Arms Race.

Sunday  23:15,   23 june 2019
nytimes

On March 6, 2018, the grand ballroom at the Sphinx Club in Washington was packed with aerospace-industry executives waiting to hear from Michael D. Griffin. Weeks earlier, Secretary of Defense James Mattis named the 69-year-old Maryland native the... >>>

Bikers gather for emotional ceremony following deadly crash

Sunday  23:15,   23 june 2019
msn

COLUMBIA, N.H. — A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a grief-filled memorial Sunday as hundreds converged to mourn seven bikers killed in a devastating crash with a pickup truck . About 400 motorcyclists... >>>