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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016




Passengers embrace each other as they wait outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (Emrah Gurel / Associated Press)

Istanbul airport attackers seized on chaos to cause carnage

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, apparently targeting Turkey’s crucial tourism industry. The government blamed the attack on Islamic State extremists but there was no immediate confirmation from the group.

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In this Sept. 28, 2014 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, two humpback whales dive inside what is called the New York Bight, with the New York City skyline in the background. Scientists have deployed a high-tech acoustic buoy in the Bight 22 miles off the coast of New York's Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in "near real-time. The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the whales to better understand and safeguard their movements near two busy shipping lanes entering New York Harbor. (Julie Larsen Maher / Associated Press)

Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales

Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York’s Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in “near real-time.” The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the whales to better understand and safeguard their movements near two busy shipping lanes entering New York Harbor.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016


Canada to lift visa for Mexican visitors

OTTAWA, Ontario – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada will lift visa requirements for Mexican visitors as of December 2016, removing a major irritant in relations between the two countries. Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto made the announcement ahead of Wednesday’s North American leaders’ summit with U.S. President Barack Obama.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, waits for the start of a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels on Tuesday. (Geoffroy Van der Hasselt / Associated Press)

EU leaders push Britain to leave amid post-vote turmoil

BRUSSELS – European leaders pushed Britain toward the exit door Tuesday, warning Prime Minister David Cameron that there’s no turning back after his country’s unprecedented vote to leave the EU and pressing for a quick and clear British departure plan to quell worldwide anxiety about the continent’s future. Leader after leader rejected Cameron’s pleas for favorable conditions for Britain once it leaves, insisting there would be no cherry-picking of advantageous trade conditions. Yet Cameron frustrated them by refusing to initiate the divorce proceedings immediately, saying he would leave the departure negotiations to his successor.

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Why the Zika filibuster is a major setback for wounded veterans

WASHINGTON – Sen. Patty Murray felt compelled Tuesday to vote against one of her top priorities for veterans – a plan that she’s pursued for four years. Her decision to join a Democratic filibuster that blocked the Republican Zika-funding bill also dealt a setback to her plan to pay for in-vitro fertilization services for veterans whose fertility was damaged or destroyed while in the military.

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Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

DENVER – Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth. “We need more job creators and we need more young people starting businesses,” the presumptive Democratic nominee told a crowd of coders inside a Denver tech training facility and workspace that houses several startups. She was on a brief campaign swing through the battleground state of Colorado.

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Trump blasts trade deals, departing from GOP orthodoxy

MONESSEN, Pa. – Donald Trump called for a new era of economic “Americanism” Tuesday, promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations – a move that could undermine the country’s place as the dominant player in the global economy. The speech marked a significant break from years of Republican Party advocacy for unencumbered trade between nations, and drew immediate condemnation from GOP business leaders.

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Spectators watch the second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch System’s booster Tuesday in Promontory, Utah. (Bill Ingalls / Associated Press)

Booster rocket fires in key NASA test for Mars missions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s fireworks came early this year with a successful rocket test in Utah. On Tuesday, NASA fired a booster intended to hoist astronauts into true outer space. The ground test lasted the full two minutes, and the early word is that everything went well.

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals called trichomes, are a few weeks away from harvest in the “Flower Room” at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (Seth Perlman / Associated Press)

Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

Illinois must add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of diseases eligible for medical marijuana treatment, a Cook County judge ordered Tuesday in a sternly worded ruling that also said the state’s public health director engaged in a “private investigation” that was “constitutionally inappropriate.”

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Parting Shot — 9.29.16

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Charlotte watch a man inflate a balloon at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, today. (Chris Wattie/The Canadian Press via AP, ...






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