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News: Weekend Reads

Mueller Taps More Prosecutors to Help With Growing Trump Probe

Thursday  20:01,   05 july 2018
msn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tapping additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand. As Mueller pursues his probe, he’s...[...]

South African 'rhino poachers' eaten by lions

Thursday  20:01,   05 july 2018
bbc

The remains of at least two people are found among a pride of lions in a game reserve.Rangers discovered the remains of two, possibly three, people in a lion enclosure in the Sibuya reserve, near the south-east town of...[...]

Principal forbids first black valedictorian from giving speech so City Hall steps in

Thursday  16:52,   05 july 2018
usatoday

After the school refused to let him give his valedictorian speech, Jaisaan Lovett said on the city of Rochester YouTube channel: "You can't break me."There was thanks for his parents, siblings and teachers and encouragement for his...[...]

Dear Ms Sanders, don’t talk to us about ‘nice’

Thursday  12:32,   05 july 2018
thestar

Dear Ms Sanders, don’t talk to us about...[...]

A Daring Plan to Rescue Boys Trapped In Thai Cave Is Starting to Take Shape

Thursday  05:50,   05 july 2018
gizmodo

A Daring Plan to Rescue Boys Trapped In Thai Cave Is Starting to Take ShapeEarlier this week, 12 Thai boys from a youth soccer team and their coach were discovered by diving experts trapped in an air pocket deep within a submerged cave system. Water [...]

Trump got a dose of Dutch bluntness from visiting prime minister

Wednesday  23:56,   04 july 2018
washingtonpost

On Monday, the Dutch leader showed that he can hold his own with the U.S. president with a concise, resounding no. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story inaccurately quoted Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's comments. His remarks have been...[...]

'Bored' Ohio Mom Explains Her Theft Spree: 'I Felt Like My Life Was Going Nowhere'

Wednesday  23:56,   04 july 2018
insideedition

Melissa Bergman was also arrested last year for stealing the credit card of man she had sex with in a hotel.The 30-year-old mother of two young children stole 28 packages from the porches of her neighbors last July, sometimes with her children in...[...]

10 Brutal Lessons I Learned From My Divorce — So You Won't Have To

Wednesday  22:07,   04 july 2018
yourtango

10 Brutal Lessons I Learned From My Divorce — So You Won't Have ToNo one gets married thinking that divorce is just around the corner. Whatever the reasons, whether it was your choice or not, it always takes a huge toll emotionally and...[...]

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week

Wednesday  15:32,   04 july 2018
washingtonpost

From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.Video provided by The Weather...[...]

Texas woman, in odd twist, has key to U.S. border wall

Wednesday  05:06,   04 july 2018
msn

She does not identify as Mexican or American. Eloisa Tamez is Lipan Apache and her ancestors owned this land a century before the war that imposed the boundary between Mexico and Texas. Now a hulking border wall crosses her backyard, something she...[...]

Gas station manager fired after telling mom, whose son is on life support, to work or be fired

Tuesday  22:05,   03 july 2018
msn

Gas station manager fired after telling mom, whose son is on life support, to work or be firedA Michigan gas station manager was fired after her callous response to an employee’s request for time off to be with her son, who was reportedly placed on...[...]

Three-year-old dies after mass stabbing at her birthday party

Tuesday  22:05,   03 july 2018
thestar

BOISE, IDAHO—The two little boys with big brown eyes and bright smiles could not agree on the details. But then again, brothers argue.Zine Jalil, age 8, was certain it took Boise police five minutes to arrive at the Wylie Street Station Apartments,...[...]

9 days of hell: Inside the race to save a soccer team trapped in a cave

Tuesday  10:36,   03 july 2018
cnn

9 days of hell: Inside the race to save a soccer team trapped in a caveBut they didn't surface from the cave that day. Nor the next day. Nor for another...[...]

Russia investigators likely got access to NRA's tax filings, secret donors

Tuesday  05:53,   03 july 2018
msn

For months, the National Rifle Association has had a stock answer to queries about an investigation into whether Russian money was funneled to the gun rights group to aid Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The NRA, which spent $30...[...]

How did 12 boys and their coach survive in a Thai cave for more than a week? Experts weigh in

Tuesday  05:52,   03 july 2018
bostonglobe

The news skyrocketed around the world on Monday: After missing for a week, 12 boys and their soccer coach had been found — alive — after the cave they were exploring became flooded on June 23, officials said. We don’t yet have the full story...[...]