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Posted: Sun-May-2019



The growing prominence of the B.D.S. movement — and the backlash to it — is widening fault lines from college campuses to Capitol Hill.

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Dozens confirmed dead, hundreds missing after boat sinks in Congo
Congo Mass Deportations

Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers.

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German official cautions Jews on wearing skullcaps in public
Germany Anti Semitism

The German government's top official against anti-Semitism says he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country.

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Far-right and Green parties gain ground in European parliamentary elections
APTOPIX Romania European Elections

The hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades drew to a close Sunday with the anti-immigrant far right and the pro-environment Greens both projected to gain ground at the expense of the continent's longtime political centre.

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Explosions in Nepal's capital leave 3 dead, 8 wounded
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Three explosions killed three people and wounded at least eight in different parts of Nepal's capital on Sunday, with police suspecting that an outlawed communist group was responsible.

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Michigan doesn't have LGBTQ hate crime laws. This advocacy group hopes to change that 1 court case at a time
Julisa Abad

A Michigan group that works with police and the justice system to advocate for victims of violence targeted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity has taken on new resonance north of the border in the wake of the Bruce McArthur case, which brought to light gaps in relations between the LGBTQ community and police.

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Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes jungle area in north-central Peru
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A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death.

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Iraqi court sentences 3 French members of ISIS to death
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An Iraqi judicial official says a Baghdad court has sentenced to death three French citizens, members of the group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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At least 2 dead after suspected tornado destroys Oklahoma motel
US Severe Weather

A suspected tornado has left at least two people dead after it flattened a motel and caused widespread damage to a mobile home park in the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno.

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'A great day' of golf and sumo in Japan for Trump
JAPAN-USA/

After beginning a state visit to Japan by saying he hopes to address a trade imbalance, U.S. President Donald Trump said he had "a great day" on Sunday playing golf and attending a sumo tournament with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Cannes 2019: South Korean director Bong Joon-ho wins top prize
APTOPIX France Cannes 2019 Awards Photo Call

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's social satire Parasite, about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or, on Saturday.

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U.K. race to succeed Theresa May heats up with focus on Brexit
AP Explains British Politics

The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit.

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EU at 'crossroads' in high-stakes European Parliament election
Hungary Elections European Parliament

Voters in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia cast ballots Saturday in the European Parliament elections in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties that want continued close ties among EU countries.

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Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear-powered icebreaker
RUSSIA-ARCTIC/ICEBREAKER

Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.

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On the golf course, Trump nudges Japan over trade during state visit
Trump Japan

U.S. President Donald Trump kicked off the second day of a Japan visit on Sunday with a round of golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, engaging in personal diplomacy aimed at smoothing tough discussions over differences on trade.

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What's behind Trump's spying claim and his AG's new powers to investigate
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U.S. President Donald Trump has empowered Attorney General William Barr with new, broader authorities to investigate Trump's claim that U.S. intelligence agencies engaged in treasonous "spying" on his 2016 election campaign.

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Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest
Amanda Eller rescue

A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.

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U.S. federal judge halts plan to build parts of Trump's proposed border wall
Border Wall Lawsuits

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the Trump administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. The order applies to two planned projects to add 82 kilometres of fence in two areas.

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Brexit stage left: Why Theresa May's run as PM ended in tears
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The U.K. prime minister came to power with a parliamentary majority. But trying doggedly to cut a Brexit deal ultimately ended her leadership, writes Don Murray.

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U.S. troop move to Middle East dangerous for international peace, Iran's Zarif says
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran is "extremely dangerous" for peace.

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Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills 24 people in 2 days
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Heavy flooding in Afghanistan killed at least 24 people and injured 11 others in the past 48 hours as a new wave of heavy rains swept parts of the country, Afghan officials said Saturday.

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Trump Entered A Sumo Ring To Present A Giant 'President's Cup' In Japan
The massive 60-70 pound silver trophy was specially crafted for the occasion. ... read more


Explosions In Nepali Capital Kills 3, Injures 5
The two blasts in Kathmandu may have been the work of a splinter group of former Maoist rebels, according to police. ... read more


Climber Dies On Everest As Death Toll In Himalayas Reaches 18
Hiking officials attributed most of the deaths to weakness, exhaustion and delays on the crowded route to the 29,035 feet summit. ... read more


Suspected Package Blast In France Injures 7
The French anti-terrorism office is investigating the explosion on Friday in Lyon. ... read more


Who Will Replace Theresa May As UK Prime Minister?
It's a crowded field in the Conservative Party. ... read more


UK Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Date She Will Resign As Conservative Party Leader
"I have done my best" to deliver Brexit, May said in an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street. ... read more


India's Right Wing Tightens Grip As Modi And BJP Set To Sweep Elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party are set to win by a large margin, five years after he was first elected. ... read more


Theresa May Defies Tory Coup Over Support For Second Brexit Vote
House of Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom, a top Cabinet member, resigned on Wednesday over Brexit concerns. ... read more


Iranian Proxies Play A Key Role In Trump's Hawks Push For Armed Conflict
Experts warn that treating a wide array of groups as official Iranian actors is dangerous and misinformed. ... read more


North Korea Calls Joe Biden 'Fool Of Low IQ' Over Kim Criticism
Biden has accused President Donald Trump of cozying up to "dictators and tyrants" like Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ... read more


How Theresa May's Frankenstein Brexit Deal Twitched And Gasped Its Last Breath
Analysis: too little, far too late from the PM as all sides monster her 'new' offer. ... read more


Concrete ‘Coffin’ Storing U.S. Atomic Bomb Waste At Risk Of Rupture, UN Chief Warns
The aging Runit Dome, which stores radioactive waste from Cold War-era bomb tests in the Marshall Islands, is threatened by storms and rising sea level. ... read more


Police Charge Suspected Christchurch Mosque Gunman With Engaging In Terrorism
Brenton Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder. ... read more


Julian Assange: Swedish Prosecutors Request Arrest Over Rape Allegation
U.S. authorities are also seeking the WikiLeaks founder's extradition. ... read more


Bomb Explosion Near Egypt's Giza Pyramids Injures 17 People
The roadside bomb hit a tourist bus carrying 25 people mostly from South Africa, officials said Sunday. ... read more


Anger Grows Against Construction Of New Machu Picchu Airport
The international airport will feature multiple runways to accommodate more travelers, despite the historical site's threat from overcrowding. ... read more


When The Far Right Took Over Brazil, Its Only LGBTQ Congressman Fled For His Life
Jean Wyllys left Brazil amid death threats from backers of authoritarian President Jair Bolsonaro. Now, he's a "living representative" of Bolsonaro's oppression. ... read more


Northern Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Even Worse Than Alabama's
Women in Northern Ireland have faced a harsh reality for ages. ... read more


Germany's Top Court Orders Broadcaster To Air Neo-Nazi Party Ad
The party is hoping to make gains in the European Parliament, where it has one lawmaker, in elections later this month. ... read more


Taiwan Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage In First For Asia
“Today, we have a chance to make history," Taiwan's president said in a message before the vote. ... read more


European elections 2019: What we know so far
Results suggest mainstream parties have lost ground to smaller green, liberal and far-right parties. ... read more


French IS accused sentenced to death in Iraq
The three men were found guilty of joining the militant group. ... read more


German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism
An official advises Jews against wearing traditional skullcaps following a rise in anti-Semitism. ... read more


Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws
Referendum voters overwhelmingly back changes to the constitution to make divorce easier. ... read more


Man dies following Cannes yacht collision
A 29-year-old man died when two yachts collided off the coast of Cannes, France. ... read more


Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors
The chances of Moscow complying with the UN tribunal's ruling are thought to be minimal. ... read more


Austria scandal: Lawyer says he was part of Ibiza sting
The lawyer says it was a "civil society-driven project" but has not revealed who was behind it. ... read more


European elections 2019: How does voting work?
With about 170 million votes in 28 nations, European elections can be complex. Here's how it works. ... read more


A really simple guide to the European elections
Voters across the EU are about to go to the polls - find out who's involved and what's at stake. ... read more


European elections 2019: A moment of truth for nationalists
Italy's Matteo Salvini is gathering an array of right-wing leaders, but can such an awkward alliance work? ... read more


What's at stake in the EU elections
Europe is preparing for a key test of democracy with elections to the European parliament later this week. ... read more


European elections 2019: Political climate may boost Greens
The environment is a hot topic in Europe now - so can Green parties turn that into more votes? ... read more


European elections 2019: Love and hate in EU after economic rescues
Enthusiasm for the EU is strong in Ireland, weak in Greece - yet both had huge EU bailouts. ... read more


Ali Dorani: Iranian cartoonist on the drawings that saved his life
Ali Dorani fled Iran only to find himself trapped in the controversial Manus Island detention camp. ... read more


Austria scandal: Mystery of the honey-trap video
Speculation is at fever pitch after a video results in the far right pulling out of Austria's government. ... read more


The man who made Einstein world-famous
UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919. ... read more


Being black in Nazi Germany
A new film explores the little-known story of Germany's mixed-race population in the 1930s and 1940s. ... read more


European Elections 2019: Romanians across Europe queue at polling stations
Romanians living abroad faced long queues at polling stations to cast votes in the European Parliament election and a national referendum. ... read more


Italy's ghost town that became a home for the poor
Parco Saraceno was built in the 1960s as a luxury resort - but didn't have planning permission. ... read more


Why is Norway the land of electric cars?
We look at how the Scandinavian country is streets ahead of others when it comes to electric cars. ... read more


Sanders: Trump and Kim Jong Un agree on assessment of Biden
“I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden,” the White House press secretary said in an exclusive interview. ... read more


Missing Hawaii hiker says she 'chose life' after falling from cliff
Amanda Eller says the 17 days she was lost in the Maui forest were "the toughest" of her life. ... read more


A 'Fortnite' player's lawsuit against his own team is taking on the 'Wild West' of esports
“I don't know how likely it is to build an esports union but I do think it’s absolutely a necessity,” one industry expert said. ... read more


States move to outlaw 'prison gerrymandering'
Advocates say the way that those who are incarcerated are counted in redistricting violates the constitutional principle of one person, one vote. ... read more


Bart Starr, legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback, dies at 85
"A champion on and off the field, Bart epitomized class and was beloved by generations of Packers fans," Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy said in a statement. ... read more


Who is Boris Johnson, the man poised to be the next British leader?
A disheveled, divisive populist, Johnson is the bookmakers' favorite to take over as leader of the ruling Conservative Party. ... read more


German official warns Jews against wearing yarmulkes amid rising anti-Semitism
The number of anti-Semitic and anti-foreigner incidents rose in Germany last year, according to recent statistics. ... read more


Search continues for missing 5-year-old Utah girl, uncle in custody
Logan police Capt. Tyson Budge said Saturday that he believes Elizabeth Shelley is "in a lot of danger." ... read more


Meek Mill blasts Las Vegas hotel as 'racist' for banning him 'without incident'
Mill's lawyer told NBC News he plans to take legal action against Cosmopolitan Hotel for discriminating against the rapper. ... read more


100+ recipe ideas for Memorial Day weekend
Celebrate the start of summer with over 100 recipe ideas — from juicy burgers to batch cocktails to a plant-based menu for the grill. ... read more


Trump's proposed Memorial Day pardons dishonor veterans — and pervert justice
Pardoning war criminals would be the worst way to celebrate a holiday dedicated to those who sacrificed everything so that we can live in a just society. ... read more


Building-sized boulder tumbles across Colorado highway, leaving 8-foot trench
The two rocks weighed nearly 11 million pounds combined, officials said. ... read more


Before fatal descent, British climber wrote he feared Everest overcrowding could prove deadly
Robin Haynes Fisher wrote on Instagram last week that he had delayed his trek to the Himalayan summit in hopes of smaller crowds. ... read more


Donated organs to stay close to major transplant centers
The demand for donated organs far exceeds the supply. ... read more


Simon Pagenaud wins Indianapolis 500, completes Indy sweep of May
Pagenaud and Rossi traded the lead at least a half-dozen times after a restart with 13 laps remaining at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ... read more


At San Quentin, LGBTQ prisoners and once-biased inmates try to heal together
The California prison's Acting With Compassion & Truth group brings together LGBTQ inmates and some prisoners who've been convicted of extreme hate crimes. ... read more



From habitats on faraway worlds to a really deep swimming pool, here are some glimpses of what life might look like in the near and distant future. ... read more


Building-sized boulder tumbles across Colorado highway, leaving 8-foot trench
The two rocks weighed nearly 11 million pounds combined, officials said. ... read more


San Francisco police union calls on chief to resign after raid on reporter's home
The call for Chief Bill Scott to step down came one day after he apologized for the May 10 raid. ... read more


Video game addiction is a mental health disorder, World Health Organization says
: The WHO calls gaming addiction "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior" so severe it "takes precedence over other life interests". ... read more


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Sanders: Trump and Kim Jong Un agree on assessment of Biden
“I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden,” the White House press secretary said in an exclusive interview. ... read more


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Missing Hawaii hiker says she 'chose life' after falling from cliff
Amanda Eller says the 17 days she was lost in the Maui forest were "the toughest" of her life. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_21/2868466/190523-fortnite-cs-207p_2eaab0a067bbb9f0fa88b27d02eff789.jpg
A 'Fortnite' player's lawsuit against his own team is taking on the 'Wild West' of esports
“I don't know how likely it is to build an esports union but I do think it’s absolutely a necessity,” one industry expert said. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_21/2865666/190521-prison-gerrymandering-main-kh_e3b16dad7d28bca833730ea3e59d3eb0.jpg
States move to outlaw 'prison gerrymandering'
Advocates say the way that those who are incarcerated are counted in redistricting violates the constitutional principle of one person, one vote. ... read more


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Bart Starr, legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback, dies at 85
"A champion on and off the field, Bart epitomized class and was beloved by generations of Packers fans," Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy said in a statement. ... read more


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Who is Boris Johnson, the man poised to be the next British leader?
A disheveled, divisive populist, Johnson is the bookmakers' favorite to take over as leader of the ruling Conservative Party. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_21/2871656/afp_1gw6xo_33090b60231c2037e24f72b66239d5e5.jpg
German official warns Jews against wearing yarmulkes amid rising anti-Semitism
The number of anti-Semitic and anti-foreigner incidents rose in Germany last year, according to recent statistics. ... read more


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Search continues for missing 5-year-old Utah girl, uncle in custody
Logan police Capt. Tyson Budge said Saturday that he believes Elizabeth Shelley is "in a lot of danger." ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_21/2871821/190526-meek-mill-se-1015a_ae2846d7f14d6af857f4fc6d68a6fe66.jpg
Meek Mill blasts Las Vegas hotel as 'racist' for banning him 'without incident'
Mill's lawyer told NBC News he plans to take legal action against Cosmopolitan Hotel for discriminating against the rapper. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_21/2870436/190524-corn-mn-1415_5bb5c44978e7ddc7bacd184aee506523.jpg
100+ recipe ideas for Memorial Day weekend
Celebrate the start of summer with over 100 recipe ideas — from juicy burgers to batch cocktails to a plant-based menu for the grill. ... read more


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Trump's proposed Memorial Day pardons dishonor veterans — and pervert justice
Pardoning war criminals would be the worst way to celebrate a holiday dedicated to those who sacrificed everything so that we can live in a just society. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_21/2872051/190526-colorado-landslide-rd-640p_ce33e98a2251e630f33594fdf669a8de.jpg
Building-sized boulder tumbles across Colorado highway, leaving 8-foot trench
The two rocks weighed nearly 11 million pounds combined, officials said. ... read more


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Before fatal descent, British climber wrote he feared Everest overcrowding could prove deadly
Robin Haynes Fisher wrote on Instagram last week that he had delayed his trek to the Himalayan summit in hopes of smaller crowds. ... read more


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Donated organs to stay close to major transplant centers
The demand for donated organs far exceeds the supply. ... read more


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Simon Pagenaud wins Indianapolis 500, completes Indy sweep of May
Pagenaud and Rossi traded the lead at least a half-dozen times after a restart with 13 laps remaining at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ... read more


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At San Quentin, LGBTQ prisoners and once-biased inmates try to heal together
The California prison's Acting With Compassion & Truth group brings together LGBTQ inmates and some prisoners who've been convicted of extreme hate crimes. ... read more



From habitats on faraway worlds to a really deep swimming pool, here are some glimpses of what life might look like in the near and distant future. ... read more


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Building-sized boulder tumbles across Colorado highway, leaving 8-foot trench
The two rocks weighed nearly 11 million pounds combined, officials said. ... read more


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San Francisco police union calls on chief to resign after raid on reporter's home
The call for Chief Bill Scott to step down came one day after he apologized for the May 10 raid. ... read more


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Video game addiction is a mental health disorder, World Health Organization says
: The WHO calls gaming addiction "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior" so severe it "takes precedence over other life interests". ... read more


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