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War of Gaffes: Trump Mocks Pelosi Over Presser Slip-Ups, Gets Roasted on Twitter

Following another clash with Democratic caucus leader Nancy Pelosi over “cover-up” allegations, the US president decided to destroy her on Twitter. Donald Trump has posted a clip of Pelosi stammering through a news conference and Fox Business’ follow-up discussion about her age. Some suggested, however, the video had been doctored.

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BBC
Viewpoint: What Assange charges could mean for press freedom

New US charges against the Wikileaks co-founder have massive implications, a legal expert argues.

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Voice of America
Seven Climbers Die in a Week on Mount Everest

Three more climbers have died on Mount Everest, expedition organizers and officials said Friday, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded world's highest peak to seven. "Two more Indian climbers have died on Everest yesterday," Mira Acharya, spokeswoman for Nepal's Tourism Department, told AFP, while expedition organizers confirmed the third fatality. Kalpana Das, 52, reached ...

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CNN
Taiwan celebrates first same-sex weddings in Asia

Beaming in the bright sunshine, Amber Wang took the hand of her new wife, Kristin Huang, on the steps of the Xinyi District office in Taipei, Friday, making history as one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Asia.

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Reuters
British PM May expected to announce date of her departure

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Friday to announce the date of her departure, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal.

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CNBC
Deutsche Bank plans cuts at its US equities business

Deutsche Bank is planning cuts at its U.S. equities business, including prime brokerage and equity derivatives, to win over shareholders unhappy about its performance, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Reuters
Exclusive: JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma - sources

JPMorgan Chase & Co has cut ties with Purdue Pharma LP over the OxyContin maker's alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis, forcing it to find a new bank to manage cash and bill payments, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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United Press International
Army Old Guard places some 228K flags at Arlington National Cemetery

The U.S. Army Old Guard placed American flags on more than 228,000 graves at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday as part of the annual "Flags In" tradition ahead of Memorial Day.

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National Public Radio
The 2019 Hurricane Season Will Be 'Near Normal.' But Normal Can Still Be Devastating

NOAA forecasts that two to four major hurricanes will form this year in the Atlantic. But even an average year can cause record-breaking damage, as storms get bigger and wetter.

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Zero Hedge
Jussie Smollett Court Records To Be Unsealed, Judge Rules "No Right To Privacy"

A judge in Chicago ordered the file in Jussie Smollett's criminal case unsealed Thursday, saying the actor's actions did not appear to be those of someone seeking to maintain his privacy. As a reminder, the "Empire" actor had been charged with 16 counts alleging he lied to police when reporting he'd been the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in January. Police insist ...

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Voice of America
Maduro Accuses US of Attacking Food Aid Program

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Thursday accused the United States of seeking to destroy a food aid program that the government of the crisis-stricken OPEC nation says feeds 6 million families. Washington is preparing sanctions and criminal charges against Venezuelan officials and others suspected of ...

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CBS News
What we know about the migrant girl who died in U.S. care

A newly identified 10-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody was traveling alone from El Salvador. She was trying to get to her mother in Nebraska. Omar Villafranca reports.

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Reuters
Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since December.

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CNN
Doctored videos that make Pelosi sound drunk spread on social media

A manipulated video being shared by some social media users to spread a false claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurred her words after meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday has been removed by YouTube, the company told CNN on Thursday.

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CNN
Trump backers afraid to tell their loved ones

In November 2016, the world was shocked by the outcome of the US presidential election. Not only had the chattering classes gotten it wrong, but the data -- the polls that many closely tracked -- were sometimes off, too. Why did several state polls seem so off, especially in key battleground states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin?

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The Guardian
Republican Justin Amash renews call to impeach Trump – live

Congressman outlined president’s ‘impeachable offenses’ recorded in the Mueller report, calling Trump’s actions ‘inherently corrupt’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.01pm BST At the White House, Trump just discussed the $16bn in aid he is giving to farmers hurt by his trade policies. An Idaho potato farmer in the audience, Dan Moss, wore a hat that said “Make Potatoes Great ...

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Reuters
Iran says it will not surrender even if it is bombed

Iran will not surrender to U.S. pressure and will not abandon its goals even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday, stepping up the war of words between the Islamic Republic and the United States.

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ABC News
Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

The wreck of the final U.S. slave ship has been found in coastal waters infested with alligators and poisonous snakes

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USA Today
Julian Castro joins McDonald's minimum wage rally

Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections. (May 23)         

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