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* Greece's flamboyant Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned, in a move seen as a concession to creditors irked by his sometimes erratic approach to negotiations. * Greece is fast running out of cash, with restrictions on bank withdrawals, the economy in deep freeze and its banking sector propped by a European Central Bank lifeline. * The ECB has pledged to keep Greek banks solvent for now, but it is unclear how long that will last.
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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Rinehart talks about her father, family
THE late Lang Hancock kept working to try to become an iron ore mine owner after discovering massive deposits in the Pilbara, daughter Gina Rinehart says.
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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than a million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.
Captured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison more than 250 miles from the one he fled, authorities said. Sweat, captured last Sunday following a three-week manhunt, will be locked up alone in a cell for 23 hours a day and placed on suicide watch at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, in the state's Finger Lakes region, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said. Sweat, 35, and accomplice Richard Matt escaped from maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on June 6.
Maine man dies after trying to light firework on his head
Devon Staples, 22, of Calais, Maine, was drinking and celebrating the holiday in a friend's backyard when he placed the fireworks mortar tube on his head around 10 p.m., said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. McCausland said it was unclear whether the firework was already lit, or whether Staples lit it once it was on his head. The tube Staples was using was a reusable mortar shell but said McCausland said investigators did not know what type of firework he was attempting to shoot.
Burt's Bees cofounder Burt Shavitz dead at 80
Shavitz, a "a wild-bearded and free-spirited Maine man" and beekeeper, co-founded the company with artist Roxanne Quimby in 1984, the company said in a statement. "It is with broken hearts that we must convey the saddest news: Burt Shavitz, our co-founder and namesake, has left for greener fields and wilder woods," the company said in a statement on Facebook. A company spokeswoman told USA Today that Shavitz died of respiratory issues on Sunday surrounded by family and friends in Bangor, Maine.
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around.
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Europe holds its breath for Grexit
EVERYONE is waiting to see what will happen next after Greeks made it clear they didn’t want to be answerable to the “demands” of EU creditors.
Why 60 Minutes didn’t approach Smith
THE executive producer of 60 Minutes has revealed why Cameron Smith wasn’t approached to respond to Alex McKinnon’s emotional criticism.
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The Grateful Dead's Wall Of Sound
The untold story of the Grateful Dead's short-lived mega PA, arguably the largest, most technologically innovative sound system ever built.
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China downplays Hillary Clinton claim it hacked U.S. information
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America".
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“I don’t do homework, so why should my son?”
I met so many brilliant people when I was a teacher, particularly my dedicated colleagues and students. And the parents - the vast majority were supportive and great. Then there were the others. Like the dad who got hold of my mobile number and used to call me several times a week after school to ask if I could walk around the building and see if his son was still there. And that was tame, I discovered, when I spoke to teachers about the most ludicrous complaints and requests they have received from people old enough to know better.
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2. "This history is from too long ago. When are they going to do the history of now?"
3. "You're too Welsh."
4. "He can't come to revision, he has to go to the gym because he's fat."
5. "I don't do homework, so why should my son?"
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Read a Hemingway-Era Account of the Running of the Bulls
"[In] in the second week of July, Pamplona becomes bull-mad"
The festival of San Fermin has been held in Pamplona, Spain, for centuries and the annual event is still the area’s claim to fame. Of the many components of the days-long event, which begins on Monday this year, the running of the bulls (which starts Tuesday) is the most famous part—and, thanks to Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the early 20th century is perhaps its most famous era.
The novel concerns—as TIME phrased it in the original 1926 book review—the”semi-humorous love tragedy of an insatiable young English War widow and an unmanned U. S. soldier” and takes place in “prizefights, bars, bedrooms, [and] bullrings in France and Spain.”
In 1932, TIME covered the running (or, rather, “driving”) of the bulls. Though the magazine didn’t employ Hemingway’s terse declarations or calculated repetition, it painted a picture of the world that inspired the author’s story:
For 51 weeks of the year the capital of Navarra is a sleepy little Spanish city where half-naked children play in the narrow streets and café waiters doze under the arcades of the broad, quiet Plaza de la Constitucíon. But in the second week of July, Pamplona becomes bull-mad, its streets and plaza are full of snuffing, rushing bulls. Hotels and rooming houses overflow with visitors from Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, with tourists from St. Jean-de-Luz, Biarritz and Paris. Peasants from miles around sleep in wagons, in the fields, or do not sleep at all. For four days from 6 a. m. until long after midnight sleep is next to impossible while Pamplona celebrates the Fiesta of San Fermín, its patron saint. There are bullfights, street dancing, parades of huge grotesque figures, much drinking of strong Spanish wine. But by far the most exciting ceremony—one which takes place only at Pamplona—is the encierro (driving of the bulls).
Soon after dawn the first day of the fiesta this week, hundreds of youths gathered at the edge of town near the railroad station. Men climbed upon six big cages, reached down and opened them. Out walked six bulls, blinking in the sunlight. They were strong, lithe, handsome, each branded with the mark of Don Ernesto Blanco. They looked around, uncertain what to do, until from the crowd of youths came a yell: “Hah! Hah! . . . Toro!” The bulls lowered their heads, charged the crowd. The crowd took to its heels, the bulls stampeding in pursuit.
Read the full story, here in the TIME Vault: Pamplona’s Encierros