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Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOP

Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOPIn a tweet, the president urged the five senators who’ve declared they won’t vote for the bill to reconsider saying the American people could no longer “suffer a broken Obamacare.”


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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last updated: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:43:23 -0400

Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOP

Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOPIn a tweet, the president urged the five senators who’ve declared they won’t vote for the bill to reconsider saying the American people could no longer “suffer a broken Obamacare.”


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last updated: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:58:18 -0400

Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOP

Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOPIn a tweet, the president urged the five senators who’ve declared they won’t vote for the bill to reconsider saying the American people could no longer “suffer a broken Obamacare.”


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Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probe

Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probeBy Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eight people from a little-known urban guerrilla group have been arrested in connection with a bombing last week at an upscale mall in the Colombian capital Bogota, the police said on Saturday. Four men and four women, members of The People's Revolutionary Movement (MRP) rebel group, were captured - half in Bogota and half in El Espinal in Tolima province, national police director Jorge Nieto told journalists.


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Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff

Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staffA independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom. "We regret to inform you that the board of directors... has decided to terminate the employment contracts with the employees," board chairman Adel al-Maskati wrote in English in a message addressed to "all staff" on Saturday. The information ministry banned Al-Wasat in early June "until further notice" for its "violation of the law and repeatedly publishing information that sows division in society and affects Bahrain's relations with other states," said BNA state news agency.


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Sanders: 'Massive Amount of Demoralization' Among Voters

Sanders: 'Massive Amount of Demoralization' Among VotersIn an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tells Chuck Todd that widespread Democratic loses are a sign that voters are pessimistic about both parties.


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Barack Obama received 'intelligence bombshell' on Russian hacking plans, investigators report

Barack Obama received 'intelligence bombshell' on Russian hacking plans, investigators reportBarack Obama received an “intelligence bombshell” from the CIA to warn him of a hacking campaign led by Vladimir Putin to help Donald Trump win the US election, it has been reported. The Russian president had given specific instructions on the operation’s objectives to defeat Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton, and help get her opponent elected, the Washington Post revealed in a special report. Citing interviews with current and former senior US officials, the newspaper detailed how the Obama administration allegedly considered retaliating against Putin by releasing intelligence on him, and planting “cyber weapons” in Russia’s infrastructure to destroy its economy.


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Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LALOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.


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Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial

Martin Shkreli Goes To Trial'The Most Hated Person' set to stand trial for security fraud.


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Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps Country

Hot Car Deaths up As Extreme Heat Sweeps CountryNationwide, hot car deaths are up and there’s a push for new legislation in Congress that would require all passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system.


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Deadly landslide in southwestern China

Deadly landslide in southwestern ChinaFears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. The landslide swept over 46 homes as dawn broke at around 6 a.m. in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, a remote mountainous area of north Sichuan close to the region of Tibet, according to the official Xinhua state news agency. President Xi Jinping urged on the rescue effort, but state broadcaster CCTV reported that by midday the only people rescued were a couple and their two-month-old baby.


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Not Just Coal: Retail Jobs Fall Despite Lower Unemployment

Not Just Coal: Retail Jobs Fall Despite Lower UnemploymentA close look at labor statistics shows that retail jobs are falling, even as the national unemployment figure stays low.


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Syria says Israel strike kills civilians

Syria says Israel strike kills civiliansIsrael said on Saturday it had targeted Syrian military installations after shells landed in the occupied Golan Heights but a Syrian military source said the Israeli strikes killed some civilians.  Rebels including hardline Islamist factions fought the Syrian army on Saturday in Quneitra province, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Syrian state media and a war monitor reported.  Israel's military said 10 projectiles from inside Syria had hit the Golan and it responded with air strikes on the position they were launched from and on two Syrian army tanks, one as it was preparing to fire. Aerial video footage released by the Israeli military purporting to show the strikes showed a machine gun and two tanks targeted and hit.


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China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversaryPresident Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate 20 years since the former British colony's return to China, state media confirmed Sunday, a trip that will stoke resentment among pro-democracy activists. It will be Xi's first visit to Hong Kong since the head of the Communist Party became president in 2013. The Chinese leader will also take part in the inauguration of the fifth administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the semi-autonomous city's government.


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Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in JapanTOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.


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Emmanuel Macron teams up with Arnold Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Donald Trump on climate change

Emmanuel Macron teams up with Arnold Schwarzeneggar to take swipe at Donald Trump on climate changeFormer Governor of California Arnold Schwarzeneggar has teamed up French President Emmanuel Macron in a new video pledging to make "the planet great again" in a swipe at US President Donald Trump. Both Mr Macron and Mr Schwarzeneggar are known for their outspoken criticism of Mr Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement. Mr Macron - who along with a number of other European leaders has decried the decision to have America withdraw from the deal - has called on US scientists to emigrate to France.


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A Look at a New, Bold Experiment at UPenn for Organ Transplants

A Look at a New, Bold Experiment at UPenn for Organ TransplantsDoctors at the University of Pennsylvania treated 10 patients on the organ transplant waiting list with a Hepatitis C infected kidney. All 10 got the virus and were treated with one pill for 12 weeks. Today, all 10 are healthy with functioning kidney.


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DA Appeals Aaron Hernandez Ruling That Vacated Murder Conviction

DA Appeals Aaron Hernandez Ruling That Vacated Murder ConvictionAaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was vacated after he died by suicide in a Massachusetts prison in April.


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Trump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honest

Trump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honestTrump: I bluffed Comey on tapes to keep him honest


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Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old woman

Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old womanMary Dawes (center), Genevive’s mother, becomes emotional during a news conference. A grand jury has indicted a Dallas police officer on a charge of aggravated assault for firing into a moving car and killing a 21-year-old woman. Christopher Hess, a 10-year veteran of the department, has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation into the death of Genevive Dawes, Dallas police said in a statement on Friday.


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Labour leader gets rapturous music festival welcome

Labour leader gets rapturous music festival welcomeBritish opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of revellers at the Glastonbury music festival on Saturday. The Labour leader took to the stage just before the Kaiser Chiefs at a festival that took a political turn this year, two weeks after a general election. Corbyn also pledged his support for refugees and young people and said that the politics of US President Donald Trump would be "put back in a box".


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Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mountsBy Marius Bosch MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate. U.S.-trained urban warfare units were channeling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihadist insurgents in four pockets. The week-old battle in the Old City is turning into the deadliest of the eight-month U.S.-backed campaign to take back the northern city, which fell to the militants in June 2014.


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AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to Australia

AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to AustraliaAn AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced back to Australia Sunday due to a technical problem, with one passenger saying the plane was "shaking like a washing machine". The Airbus A330 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experienced problems about 90 minutes into the journey. It landed safely, with Perth Airport reporting a "technical issue".


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Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing wellBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location.


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High drama: Supreme Court is ending its current term this week

High drama: Supreme Court is ending its current term this weekWith the prospect of a headline-making finish, the Supreme Court will close its current term with two days of drama on Monday and Tuesday. The most significant issue before it is the fate of President Trump’s controversial executive order putting limits on immigration of foreign nationals, including refugees.


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This Super Common Beauty Product Could Be Linked to Breast Cancer

This Super Common Beauty Product Could Be Linked to Breast CancerA new study conducted by Rutgers School of Public Health found a connection between hair dye and relaxer usage and an increased chance of developing breast cancer. The results show that way these products affect you has a lot to do with your race. The study found that African-American women who used dark brown or black hair dyes saw a 51 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer. These products also led to a 72 percent increase specifically in estrogen-positive ...


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Animal Hope And Wellness Saves 5,000 Dogs From Yulin

Animal Hope And Wellness Saves 5,000 Dogs From Yulin“I never knew what a hero was. Never met one, until the day I first walked into a slaughterhouse,” Ching wrote on Instagram.


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Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier

Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrierAsian carp can weigh up to 100lbs and often outcompete other fish. An Asian carp has been found just miles from the Great Lakes, beyond an electrified barrier designed to keep the invasive species from entering the ecosystem and wreaking the sort of damage seen elsewhere in the US. The carp was sent to Southern Illinois University for further analysis.


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Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishmentWEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials.


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US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits post

US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan quits postWashington's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan stepped down on Friday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region. A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Miller is returning to a position at the Rand Corporation and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not yet decided what to do with post.


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Milky Way nightscapes

Milky Way nightscapesThousands of glittering stars lighting up beautiful Indonesian and Malaysian nightscapes will take your breath away.


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If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officerBy Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein. Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi's title of "caliph", or overall commander of Muslims. Russia's defense ministry said last week Baghdadi may have been killed in an air strike in Syria and Interfax news agency quoted a senior Russian parliamentarian on Friday as saying the likelihood that he had been killed was close to 100 percent.


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Hundreds celebrate 'mud people' festival in the Philippines

Hundreds celebrate 'mud people' festival in the PhilippinesFilipino devotees muddied their faces and covered themselves with dried banana leaves on Saturday to celebrate a religious festival which also has roots in Japan's occupation of the country during World War II. Hundreds of men, women and children walked to a muddy field at dawn and covered themselves from head to toe with mud and dried banana leaves, with some residents saying their appearance was meant to evoke the attire of John the Baptist in Biblical times.


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What happened when Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea: Part 2

What happened when  Otto Warmbier was detained in North Korea: Part 2Officials in North Korea say Warmbier took a poster down from a staff-only floor of the hotel he was staying in.


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Vietnam police detain dissident for deportation: wife

Vietnam police detain dissident for deportation: wifeVietnamese police detained a French dissident of Vietnamese descent for deportation on Friday after the Communist state revoked his Vietnamese citizenship last month, his wife said. Pham Minh Hoang, a 61-year-old activist and mathematics lecturer, had dual French and Vietnamese citizenship before Vietnam canceled his citizenship without giving a reason, a move that drew criticism from human rights groups. Despite sweeping reforms to the economy and growing openness to social change, the Communist Party retains tight media censorship and tolerates no criticism.


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These 4 Animals Are Real Extinct American Creatures

These 4 Animals Are Real Extinct American CreaturesThey sound like mythical creatures but these prehistoric American animals were very real before they went extinct thousands of years ago.


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Jowls for days: Meet the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog winner

Jowls for days: Meet the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog winnerThe 2017 World's Ugliest Dog winner is perhaps the floppiest yet. Martha, a three-year-old 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff from Sebastopol, California, took the top prize at the Petaluma competition on Friday. Martha will triumphantly return home with $1,500, a trophy, and a free trip to New York City for media appearances. SEE ALSO: Dogs, ranked And she seems absolutely thrilled. Image: M. DAVEY/EPA/REX/ShutterstockMartha reportedly won over the judges the way we'd all like to — by lying down and not doing anything, even when she was supposed to. This year's second and third place winners were Moe, a Brussels griffon pug, and Chase, a Chinese crested-Harke mix. They are both beautiful. Moe.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Chase.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockA total of fourteen dogs competed in the event. WATCH: Watch these elephants save one of their own from drowning


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Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot

Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shotAn off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends.


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India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meetIndia's leader heads to the US this weekend for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties between the world's two largest democracies and move beyond disagreements over climate change. Relations between New Delhi and Washington warmed under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama as India sought greater foreign investment and trade ties with Western nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to work closely with the Trump administration, but obstacles soon emerged on issues such as trade and visas for Indians wanting to work in the United States.


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How To Make the Best Iced Coffee Of Your Life

How To Make the Best Iced Coffee Of Your LifeIf your idea of “iced coffee” is “letting my hot coffee get cold” then, honey, we need to talk—you deserve better. There are myriad ways to make iced coffee, but if you want to do anything well, you’ve got to pare down your options and really focus: Hone your skills at one or two techniques rather than dabbling with a dozen different brewers. Think of them as the poached egg and the scrambled egg of iced coffee.


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Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plotRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.


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Reputed New York gangster released from prison at age 100

Reputed New York gangster released from prison at age 100Franzese has been in and out of prison for much of his adult life, having been granted parole by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons at least six times, Newsday reported. Federal prison officials could not be reached immediately to confirm his release or details of his criminal record. Franzese was acquitted in several murder cases going back for decades, Newsday reported, but he was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 1967 for his involvement in a bank robbery conspiracy.


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Families separated by US-Mexico border have fleeting reunion

Families separated by US-Mexico border have fleeting reunionCiudad Juárez (Mexico) (AFP) - After more than a decade apart, the Pastrana family on Saturday finally got to embrace during a special event allowing nearly 200 families separated by the US-Mexico border to spend three minutes together. The meeting took place in the middle of the murky Rio Grande -- which divides the Mexican city Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas and is crossable this time of year -- under the watchful eye of Border Patrol agents.


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North Korean Women Declare War On The US

North Korean Women Declare War On The USWith their fists held high in what was described as the traditional Communist salute, the women called for “class education” to be intensified to spread the message of the U.S. being the “principal enemy” of North Korea.


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Which is the best Haribo candy?

Which is the best Haribo candy?It's not just the bears. Friends, let us repeat: it's not just the bears. The (wonderful) world of Haribo is rife with unimaginably delicious, squishy, delightful candies ... and a few duds. Such is the world of the sweet treat. So we grabbed a bunch of Haribo candies available in the U.S. — FYI, some of the labels are in German because that was the deal at Economy Candy — tasted each, then judged away.  SEE ALSO: Dogs, ranked You may disagree with these rankings. That's okay! It's subjective. But if you catch yourself feeling angry, please promise us you'll get yourself a packet of Haribo to make yourself feel better. And now: The embarrassing Berries: Berries are aesthetically pleasing, but they do not taste good. In fact, they taste bad — far too sugary with no flavor payoff — and leave a sweater-y film on your teeth. Just put them in a clear jar and leave them there. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Gummi Frogs: Taste like plastic. Impossible to chew. And the frog speaking German on our bag reminded us of Pepe, which is frankly a real bummer. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Mini Rainbow Frogs: Unfortunately, the white marshmallow-y section has ruined what was otherwise a perfectly good gummy. Also, Rainbow Frogs are so small that popping one in your mouth isn't super satisfying. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Tropifruitti: Oh my god, these suck so much! They taste like a hospital smells. Bad! Give these to your enemies. Image: Mashable/Lili SamsThe fine Dinosaurs: Cool shapes, but the flavors are not particularly distinguishable. Said one staffer, "I would never want to eat more than three of these." Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Smurfs: Smurfs are strawberry and raspberry flavored, which are generally great flavors anyway, so it works out fine. They do get stuck in your teeth easily and are maybe too chewy. Smurfs are fine. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Fizzy Cola: Sadly, Fizzy Cola is inferior to Happy Cola because of whatever lemon-lime business it is attempting. Verdict: fine. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Alphabet Letters: Fun to spell with, but it's hard to remember anything else about them. Fine. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams The good Rattle-Snakes: Here, some flavors are clearly better than others. Take it from us: the white and red gummies are bright and fruity without being overly saccharine — a delightful experience. The other ones are a little more ... whatever. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Happy Cherries: A classic fave in a lovely shape. Highly Instagrammable. However, it must be said: Happy Cherries are polarizing. Said one staffer, "They taste like bad breath to me." Surprising! Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Fruit Salad: The way these candies rattle around in the bag is unnerving. The grapefruit ones are the best. Image: Mashable/Lili SamsThe *chef's kiss* Sour S'ghetti: This tart, delicate masterpiece is the perfect candy to eat when you're watching TV alone in bed. Just shovel it into your mouth by the palmful. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Happy Cola: A cola flavored gummy sounds weird, but the flavor here is surprisingly subtle and nice. Good for people who like Coke Icees. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Gold-Bears: These little friends are classic, and the red ones are objectively the best. FYI, Gold-Bears taste even better when they're a little old and a little chewy — or after they've been in the fridge for a while. (You should also try this with Australian-style licorice, by the way.) Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Sour Gold-Bears: The green apple Sour Gold-Bear alone is enough to catapult these guys over their classic counterparts. If you'd like to exfoliate the inside of your mouth, eat a whole bag. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Ginger-Lemon: Very refreshing and not super sweet — like if cough drops tasted good. Gift these to your favorite adult. Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Twin Snakes: Two snakes diverge in a distant wood. Just kidding! They stay together forever and become delicious Twin Snakes: one sour, one sweet. The sour doesn't involve a coating of sugar, either — those sneks are tangy and fruity all on their own.  Image: Mashable/Martha TesemaThe #1 best Peaches: Peaches are as close as a gummy can get to an actual slice of peach (which is not very close, but still). Friends, they are so good — sugary on the outside and delightfully gooey on the inside. You will exclaim when you eat them. Image: Mashable/Lili SamsIn conclusion,  . WATCH: Introducing the sushi donut


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Firefighter Arrested After He Allegedly Beat A Man Who Refused to Give Him a Cigarette: Cops

Firefighter Arrested After He Allegedly Beat A Man Who Refused to Give Him a Cigarette: CopsThe victim sustained injuries to his face before a bartender broke up the fight.


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AT&T promises massive broadband investment if Trump gives it tax breaks

AT&T promises massive broadband investment if Trump gives it tax breaks

There's a tired old trick for internet service providers that want a tax break to continue gouging customers. The ISP will make some vague promise of future broadband investment, in return for immediate tax breaks or approval of an industry deal. On the surface, it sounds good: delivering broadband to rural areas is often uneconomic, so government often wants to cut a deal with private industry to deliver it.

But the problem is that internet providers seem to have a really tricky time keeping to their promises, and unexpected roadblocks just happen to always spring up right around the time the investment is meant to happen.

That's why AT&T's promise to President Trump that it ill invest $22 billion in new infrastructure -- in return for immediate tax cuts -- is so terribly worrying.

The promise came during a meeting yesterday at the White House. Executives from the telecoms industry made the pilgrimage to kiss the ring, and just like Trump's cabinet, they all had good things to say. Verizon president john Stratton lauded Trump's "focus on U.S. job creation and U.S. leadership in these industries," while AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that "It's been dizzying the pace that the regulatory playing field has been cleared and been made more clear for companies that invest like ours."

In a CNBC interview after the meeting, Stephenson laid out the terms under which his for-profit company would consider investing money in private infrastructure:

"We're on pace to invest around $22 billion in capital in the United States this year...if we have some kind of tax reform, see that rate move down, we'll consider stepping up our capital investment."

It's a kind offer, but it's exactly the kind of vague, details-lacking announcement that AT&T may well never follow through on. DSLReports noted back in 2014 that AT&T has been making the same promise to bring broadband to 100% of people in its regions for the last decade, and has used it as the carrot in a number of mergers and acquisitions.

Coincidentally, Charter has just been fined $13 million for failing to meet the terms laid out by New York State to approve a merger. Those terms -- surprise surprise! -- included deploying broadband to 35,000 new homes and upgrading internet speeds to 100Mbps. Neither of those things have been completed.

Unfortunately, vague promises of future investment is exactly the kind of thing that President Trump falls for. Two of his most high-profile deals -- keeping Ford and Carrier manufacturing plants in the US -- have quietly fallen apart in the last couple months. It's easy to tout AT&T's promised investment now as the reason to decrease taxes, but unless something changes dramatically, expect to hear these same promises as the reason for further tax cuts four years from now.


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Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

Obama kicks off tropical holiday in IndonesiaBarack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said on Saturday. The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said. "They arrived late last night and went straight to the hotel in Ubud," a local military commander, I Gede Widiyana, told AFP.


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Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July Grill

Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July GrillThis article, Vegan Recipes for the 4th of July Grill, originally appeared on Chowhound.


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Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

Clue to Gorsuch's ideology seen in pairings with ThomasWASHINGTON (AP) — To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps.


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Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in yearsBy Alaa Marjani MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over. Some played on old swings and others with toy guns and rifles, which were among the toys allowed by Islamic State militants after they took over the city in June 2014. Eid prayers were allowed under Islamic State but festivities were not.


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Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOP

Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOPIn a tweet, the president urged the five senators who’ve declared they won’t vote for the bill to reconsider saying the American people could no longer “suffer a broken Obamacare.”


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last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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last updated: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:03 +0000

Why Aren't More Employees Suing Uber?
Arbitration agreements prevent lawsuits — but exacerbate the cultural problems endemic to startups.

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Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Officials with the conservative U.S. political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may be voted on by the Senate this week and will lobby for changes to it.

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last updated: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:04:04 -0400

Create Your TV Character Squad And We'll Tell You What Kind Of Friend You Are

Are you the jokester? The leader? Or the one that everyone forgets is there?


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Watch the NYC Pride Parade in 360°
Watch the colorful celebration flood the streets of NYC in 360°

Crowds filled the sidewalks of New York City to witness the annual Pride Parade on Sunday.

Groups from non-profits to businesses rallied in splashy colors chanting and waving their banners. For some, the parade became a platform for their protests against President Donald Trump. Others chose to commemorate the victims of the 2016 Orlando Pulse club shooting through silent activism, donning white veils and holding portraits and bios of those who had passed.

The march began at noon at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and ended at Christopher and Greenwich streets near the historic Stonewall Inn. The bar is the site of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which is considered one of the first demonstrations of the LGBTQ community in the U.S.

June is considered LGBTQ awareness month. The well-attended Pride Parade is only one of multiple festivities planned for the month of June in New York City.

From silent activism to dubstep dance parties, watch the highlights of the 2017 NYC Pride Parade in 360°.

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