BBC - ARTICLE
"A US comedian has apologised for a photo shoot in which she appeared holding a fake bloodied head that resembled US President Donald Trump.
In a video message posted on Twitter, Kathy Griffin "begged" for forgiveness and said she had "crossed a line".
She said she was asking celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to remove the photo from the internet."
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GUARDIAN - ARTICLE
"The man accused of fatally stabbing two men in Portland, Oregon, when they tried to shield young women from his anti-Muslim tirade, made repeated outbursts in court on Tuesday, including shouting: “You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!”
Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was in Multnomah County courtroom Tuesday afternoon for his first court appearance on two counts of felony aggravated murder and other charges for the Friday attack.
Authorities say Christian started verbally abusing two young women, including one wearing a hijab. Three men on the train intervened before police say Christian attacked them, killing two and wounding one. "
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BBC - ARTICLE
"President Donald Trump's lawyer has received requests for information from two congressional panels investigating alleged Russian political meddling.
Michael Cohen confirmed to US media that he had been asked to "provide information and testimony" about any contacts he had with the Kremlin.
Mr Cohen said he turned down the request because it was "overly broad" and "not capable of being answered""
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CNN - article
"Tennis fans heading to the French Open with a sensitivity to noise might want to treasure the coming fortnight at Roland Garros.
That's because after the conclusion of the season's second grand slam tennis is about to get louder -- much louder.
Grand slam winners Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka have long been considered two of the loudest grunters in tennis and the sounds stemming from their mouths -- instead of their tennis rackets -- might just attract more attention at Wimbledon in July."
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guardian article -
"Theresa May sought to relaunch her general election campaign on Tuesday with her strongest personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn, claiming the Labour leader’s performance in Monday night’s live television debate showed he would be “naked in the negotiating chamber” when Brexit talks start next month.
Corbyn and the prime minister both faced questions from a live television audience – and from Jeremy Paxman – with the Labour leader pressed on issues including renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system, and launching a drone strike against a suspected terrorist.
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Speaking in Wolverhampton, as the Conservatives seek to switch the focus of the campaign back to Brexit, May said: “What last night’s television debate brought home in technicolor was that only we have the will and the plan to make a success of Brexit."
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"Convicted paedophiles would be denied passports in Australia under a "world-first" plan proposed by the government.
The proposal, to be introduced to parliament, would prohibit registered sex offenders from travelling overseas.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan said it would affect about 20,000 offenders who had completed punishments but remained under monitoring by authorities.
Sex offenders would be able to apply for passports if they were no longer on the register, the government said."
"A car bomb has exploded outside an ice-cream shop in central Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said.
The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday night, which Iraqi officials said appeared to involve remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car."
"Jeremy Corbyn was unable to say how much his key childcare pledge would cost during a radio appearance in which he was launching the policy.
In a car crash interview with BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour the Labour leader was asked what funding would be needed to provide free childcare to all two to four-year-olds - one of the party's flagship policies. "
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popular science article
"During October, 2015, it was abnormally hot in San Diego. Daytime temperatures soared into the high 90s, and evenings were only modestly cooler. Night after night, the heat kept Nick Obradovich awake. His friends and colleagues were having the same experience, sleepless at night, lethargic and grumpy during the day. “Clearly the heat was taking a toll,” he said. “It was just too hot to sleep.”
After several nights of tossing and turning, Obradovich — who studies how people interact with climate — decided he would investigate how global warming will impact sleep quality, and who might suffer the most."
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