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Russian Robot Escapes From Its Lab and Starts Wandering the Streets

A robot escaped from a testing facility in Perm and began blocking traffic, according to Russian media.<p>Bot on the loose! In the city of Perm, Russia, a robot just escaped from a research lab into the city center and began blocking traffic. The good people at the Promobot company say they were doing …

Top Democrats Team Up to Pummel 'Disgrace' Donald Trump

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Trump: Mexican American Judge Has an 'Absolute Conflict'

The Republican candidate’s insistence that Gonzalo Curiel cannot preside impartially simply because of his ethnic heritage flies in the face of established precedent.<p>Was Donald Trump’s suggestion last week that Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an American of Mexican descent, could not fairly preside over a …

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Trump supporters send anti-Semitic threats to journalist who profiled Melania Trump

“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe. Ioffe is a journalist, who happens to be Jewish, and who happened to write a profile of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, for GQ. She has since been barraged with insults and threats, many of them violent, and many of them …

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UK issues travel warning about anti-LGBT laws in U.S. | CNN Travel


Storm Could Dump A Month's Worth of Rain Over Plains in Next Week

A storm system hovering over a broad swath of the Plains could dump a month's worth of rain over some areas in just four or five days — potentially causing serious flash flooding.<p>Copious amounts of rain are forecast through early next week. About 3 million people are under a flooding alert with …


First Read: Familiar Shots Fired Between Sanders and Clinton

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>In last night’s ninth -- and possibly final -- Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders fired off the rhetorical weaponry that …


US: North Korean missile launch a 'catastrophic' failure

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korea missile launch meant to celebrate the birthday of the country's founder ended in failure, U.S. defense officials said, an embarrassing setback in what was reportedly the inaugural test of a new, powerful mid-range missile.<p>"It was a fiery, catastrophic attempt …

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Malaysia decides not to send Taiwanese suspects to China

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia deported 20 Taiwanese criminal suspects to Taiwan on Friday despite Beijing's request that they be sent to China, amid an ongoing battle over jurisdiction involving the self-ruled island. A Malaysia official said another 32 Taiwanese suspects sought by China …

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Panama Papers: China detains lawyer after he shares details of leaders online

Ge Yongxi, a known defender of activists and church leaders, taken into custody after posting messages on WeChat account<p>A well-known Chinese civil rights lawyer has been taken into police custody after sharing information about the Panama Papers on social media, human rights groups have said.<p>Ge …