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Trump and co spar on gay rights, equal pay, marijuana ... plus Bush's warm kiss – as it happened

• Republican hopefuls go head to head in Boulder for business debate<br>• Candidates turn on the media as they are quizzed on economy<br>• Jeb Bush attacks former protege Marco Rubio<br>• Trump the ‘perfectionist’ facing poll challenge from Ben Carson<br>• Bush aiming to revive struggling campaign<p>11.26pm ET<p>The third …

Loyal Dog Stood by Trapped Friend for a Whole Week Until She Was Rescued

A basset hound named Phoebe and a setter named Tillie have demonstrated what an inseparable connection truly looks like. For an entire week, both Washington-based dogs went missing and all hope seemed to be lost as Vashon Island Pet Protectors‘ volunteers frantically searched the woods. Luckily, …

Pets

Tourists among 22 killed in apparent attack on Bangkok shrine

<b>Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) —</b> A huge bomb explosion that appeared to target a popular Hindu shrine in central Bangkok killed at least 22 people Monday and wounded about 120 more, authorities said.<p>Twelve victims died at the scene, and the others died later at area hospitals, officials said.<p>"It was like …

Japan may conduct South China Sea patrols, says military chief

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano says he expects Chinese assertiveness will increase and that Japan may carry out anti-submarine activities in the region<p>Japan’s top military commander, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, said on Thursday he expected China to become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea and …

New Horizons spacecraft survives Pluto flyby and phones home

Nasa spacecraft safely passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons<p>A US spacecraft sailed past the tiny planet Pluto in the distant reaches of the solar system on Tuesday, capping a journey of 3 billion miles (4.88 billion km) that began nine and a half years ago.<p>Nasa's New …

China's debt is now twice the size of its gross domestic product

According to Bloomberg, outstanding loans for companies and households stood at a record 207% of gross domestic product at the end of June, nearly double the 125% level seen in 2008.<p>Having delivered four rate cuts and three reserve-ratio requirement reductions and implementing debt-swap facilities …

Economics

The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

Lost comet lander awakes, sends 'hello' from space

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's alive!<p>Many moons ago, a small space probe named Philae skipped across the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko when the lander's harpoon-like anchoring mechanism failed. It came to rest in a shady spot and, without enough sunlight to keep it powered, it fell asleep after about 60 …

Space

Obama to deliver eulogy for Beau Biden

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will remember Beau Biden, the late son of Vice President Joe Biden, during a funeral Mass in Delaware on Saturday, the White House says.<p>Obama will deliver the eulogy for the younger Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware, who died Saturday at 46. He …

American woman killed by lion in South Africa identified

<b>Johannesburg (CNN) —</b> Witnesses to a lion attack honked their horns, trying to get the attention of those in danger as the animal approached.<p>That's according to a source close to the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday -- one day after a 29-year-old woman from the United …

Survivor: Chinese cruise ship capsized quickly during violent storm

<b>Jianli County, China (CNN) —</b> Most of the passengers on the Eastern Star cruise ship had gone to bed. A violent storm struck and rain pounded the windows with such force that water seeped into the cabins, survivor Zhang Hui told Xinhua, China's state-run news agency.<p>The ship began tilting, Zhang …

Some in Bergdahl's platoon undercut his emerging defense

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> U.S. troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the day he disappeared told CNN that the emerging "whistleblower" defense being prepared for him makes no sense.<p>Bergdahl's lawyer is making the case that Bergdahl left his post on foot to report his unit for troubling …

Bowe Bergdahl

Gov. Mike Pence: Indiana 'not going to change' anti-LGBT law

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says concerns that his state's new "religious freedom" law will allow businesses to turn away LGBT customers is the result of a "tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding."<p>But he refused Sunday to answer at least six yes-or-no questions …

House passes 'clean' Homeland Security bill to avert department shutdown

Bill to fund department without any riders attached about Obama’s immigration plan passes House and sends seven months of funding to president’s desk<p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain funded after months of drama as House Republicans folded on the issue of taking combative steps …

Superhuman Happiness' New Song "Super 8" Will Improve Your Life

Every indie-pop song should end in a psychedelic-sax wig out.<p>This song right here is kind of blowing my mind. It starts off as breezy indie-pop, which does indeed rachet up the listener's superhuman happiness quotient—I mean, the girl-boy vocal interplay is actual sunshine—and then at the three …

USPS Stamps Get Famous: A Look Back in Pictures

Eurozone ministers gather to decide Greece's fate - live updates

9.59pm GMT<p>With this, we’ll wrap things up. Good night, thank you for reading and for all your great comments. We’ll be back on Monday.<p>9.56pm GMT<p>The presser is over. <b>And the overarching conclusion in Athens is that had a deal not been cut, Greek banks would have suffered the fate of those in Cyprus -</b> …

Guantánamo torturer led brutal Chicago police regime of shackling and confession

Chicago,US news,US policing,US prisons,World news,US military,Illinois,Guantánamo Bay,Human rights,Law<p><b>Exclusive:</b> Longtime detective’s tactics exported from Chicago to Guantánamo<br>• Minority Americans allege catalogue of abuse and coercion similar to detainee<br>• Officials examining complaints after innocent …

How the Revolution Forged Washington

George Washington entered the Revolution as a member of Virginia’s planter aristocracy who still toasted the king. He emerged at its end thinking of …

Anti-Semitism in Europe: Will it cause Jews to leave?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The door is open, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said to Jews worldwide.<p>"Extremist Islamic terrorism has struck Europe again, this time in Denmark," he said Sunday. "We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe. To the Jews of Europe and to the …

Israel

The White House Is No Place for Wimps

The best presidents stay away from the middle ground.<p>Lyndon Johnson got things done. Yes, he was a visionary—the architect of sweeping social and economic programs that transformed life in the United States and that still shape our nation today. But in the many hours I spent working for LBJ, I saw …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Republicans seize on HSBC scandal to hold up Loretta Lynch's confirmation

Senate Republicans are seizing on the global tax scandal engulfing HSBC to delay the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general, the Guardian can reveal.<p>The Republican chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, Chuck Grassley, was on Friday preparing a fresh tranche …

NYC's taxpayer-funded LGBT senior centers blasted as unnecessary

The latest in a series of New York senior citizen centers built specifically for the city's aging gay and transgender population opened in the Bronx last month, sparking criticism over whether taxpayers should fund facilities for a specific group.<p>"The very same people talking about diversity are …

Muslims attempt to bully and intimidate white OAP’s with racist graffiti

<b>Muslims in Dewsbury,West Yorkshire have rapidly been turning the town into a Muslim enclave over the last few years. The Islamo-fascists their have</b> …

10 Things Men Are Good For

<b>The secret to longevity depends on who you ask</b>. People who have actually made it to an advanced age will credit alcohol or no alcohol, sex or no sex, red meat or no red meat, whatever or not-whatever. <b>Jessie Gallan, age 109, credits her advanced age to porridge and avoidance of men.</b> While these …

Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt and Other Bollywood Celebs Who have Not Undergone Cosmetic Surgery [PHOTOS] - IBTimes India

Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor and many others have shed their weight using natural methods.<p>Many Bollywood stars like Priyanka Chopra and …