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UK parliament hit by cyber attack - The Hill

The British parliament was hit by a cyber attack Friday night that left members and staffers unable to access emails as hackers attempted to exploit weak passwords and gain access to accounts.

Multiple news agencies reported Saturday that the U.K. parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” effort by hackers, a report which was confirmed on Twitter by multiple members of parliament.

“Sorry no parliamentary email access today - we’re under cyber attack from Kim Jong Un, Putin or a kid in his mom’s basement or something...” Henry Smith, a Conservative member, tweeted.

"Cyber security attack on Westminster Parliamentary e.mails may not work remotely Text urgent messages," wrote Chris Rennard, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords.

Cyber security attack on Westminster Parliamentary e.mails may not work remotely Text urgent messages @LibDemLords @LabourLordsUK


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Massive landslide buries more than 120 people in southwest China - CBS News

BEIJING -- More than 120 were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

The Xinhua News Agency reports 15 people have been found dead as workers retrieved the bodies from the debris on Saturday. The news agency says no new signs of life have been found. About 1,000 workers with life-detection instruments are searching for survivors.

The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1.6 kilometers, about 1 mile, of road were buried in the disaster.

"It's the biggest landslide to hit this area since the Wenchuan earthquake," Wang Yongbo, an official leading one of the rescue efforts, told state broadcaster China...


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Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month? - Fox News

The Supreme Court’s term ends next week with growing speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy--the panel’s most pivotal member--may retire at age 80 after 29 years on the court.

Action is expected on President Trump’s travel ban before the court’s long summer break but the biggest news of all would be if Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

Kennedy has played an important role as the court’s swing vote on many important rulings. His departure would allow conservatives to wrest near total control of the bench for the foreseeable future.

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Love Is Love Is Love Is … Cut the Mike - New York Times

I am a shy, intensely self-critical person. But every time I spoke in testimony meeting people told me how proud they were of me for being vulnerable. That’s what should have happened with Savannah.

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There’s a moment in the video that hit me so hard I made an involuntary crying noise, more like a burp than a cry. I just didn’t see it coming. About two and a half minutes in, she tells the congregation directly and confidently that she deserves to be loved and to have love. And then she says, “I want to love myself and not feel ashamed for being me. I ask you … ” And then the mike goes out.

She taps it, confused, like the victim in a horror film who doesn’t know that she’s going to be killed yet. From behind her, the bishop, a man whom she undoubtedly knows and looks up to, whispers to her...


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

An 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.

The 38-year-old black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it with his service weapon to try to help his fellow officers, police said.

St. Louis’ interim police chief, Lawrence O’Toole, said the incident began when officers with an anti-crime task force followed a stolen car and were twice fired upon by its occupants. One suspect was shot in an ankle and was arrested, along with another teenager who tried to run from police, O’Toole said. A third suspect is being sought.

When the off-duty officer who lived nearby heard the commotion and arrived at the scene Wednesday night to help, two on-duty officers ordered him to the ground...


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The grim video of a Venezuelan protester being shot on live TV - Washington Post

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As people watched on live TV, a protester hurled rocks over the fence of La Carlota air base in Caracas. His face was covered by a bandanna, and a knapsack was strapped to his chest.

Two soldiers approached, standing just feet away from the riots.

Then, one of the officers pulled out a rifle and fired, striking the activist in the chest. He stumbled off-camera. A few minutes later, a group of people are seen carrying him.

The protester, later identified as 22-year-old David José Vallenilla, died at the hospital. He had been shot in the chest three times.

Vallenilla is at least the 75th person to lose his life in this bout of civil unrest. Earlier this week, 17-year-old Fabian Urbina was shot dead by security...


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Texas mom arrested after children die in hot car - CNN

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  • The mother smoked marijuana after closing her kids in the car, authorities say
  • She originally told police they locked themselves inside, the sheriff's office says

The Parker County Sheriff's Office arrested Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, for the deaths last month of her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son after she left them in the car to teach her daughter a lesson, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

"Throughout multiple interviews, Randolph created several variations of the events which led to the death of her children," the release said.

But the investigation, which also involved the Texas Rangers, revealed a different story.

On May 26, the news release said, Randolph found the children playing in the car around 12:15 p.m. When she told her daughter to get out of the car, she refused, and Randolph closed the car door "to teach her...


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Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates - Washington Post

A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health-care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right.

The vast changes the legislation would make to Medicaid, the country’s broadest source of public health insurance, would represent the largest single step the government has ever taken toward conservatives’ long-held goal of reining in federal spending on health-care entitlement programs in favor of a free-market system.

That dramatic shift and the bill’s bold redistribution of wealth — the billions of dollars taken from coverage for the poor would help fund tax cuts for the wealthy — is creating substantial anxiety for several Republican moderates whose states have especially benefited from the expansion of Medicaid that the Affordable Care Act...


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Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House - Stars and Stripes

In the early days of December 1805, a handful of prominent politicians received formal invitations to join President Thomas Jefferson for a White House dinner.

Such entreaties were not uncommon: Jefferson frequently hosted lawmakers for political working dinners at the White House, almost always commencing them about 3:30 in the afternoon, shortly after the House or Senate had adjourned for the day.

But this gathering, scheduled for Dec. 9, would be slightly different.

"dinner will be on the table precisely at sun-set - " the invitations read. "The favour of an answer is asked."

The occasion was the presence of a Tunisian envoy to the United States, Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, who had arrived in the country just the week before, in the midst of America's ongoing conflict with what were then known as the Barbary States.

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Trump lashes out at Obama over latest report on Russian election meddling - Washington Post

President Trump on Saturday called out Obama administration officials for not taking stronger actions against Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, contradicting his past statements and suggesting without proof that they were trying to help Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

His tweets came after The Post revealed Friday that the Obama White House had received reports as early as August 2016 regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in the cyber campaign with instructions to defeat or damage Clinton and help to elect Trump, according to “sourcing deep inside the Russian government.”

The Washington Post's national security reporters unveil the deep divisions inside the Obama White House over how to respond to Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Whitney Leaming,Osman Malik/The Washington Post)

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Father of missing 5-year-old California boy Aramazd Andressian Jr. arrested again on suspicion of murder - New York Daily News

The father of a 5-year-old California boy missing since April has been arrested again, this time on suspicion of murdering his son.

Aramazd Andressian Sr. was taken into custody Friday in Las Vegas. He's being held on a $10 million bail, ABC reports. 

The Los Angeles sheriff's office is said to have worked with authorities in Vegas to make the arrest after investigators provided LA County prosecutors with evidence.

What evidence authorities have against the 35-year-old father has not been revealed, but it was enough that prosecutors could order Andressian be taken into custody. It's also not clear why the California native was in Nevada at the time of his arrest. 

Father of missing California child released from jail

A spokeswoman for the sheriff's department said more information on the case would be released during a press conference Monday. 

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Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election - Business Insider

Donald Trump and Hillary ClintonUS President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider

It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee.

It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting to meddle in the presidential election.

Nearly a year later, further reporting and testimony from current and former intelligence officials have painted a portrait of Russia’s election interference as a multifaceted, well-planned, and coordinated campaign aimed at undermining the backbone of American democracy: free and fair elections.

Now, as FBI special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional intelligence committees continue to investigate Russia's election interference, evidence is emerging that the hacking and disinformation campaign waged at the...


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U. Delaware prof under fire for saying Otto Warmbier got 'what he deserved' in N. Korea - Philly.com

An adjunct professor at the University of Delaware is under fire for posting on Facebook that Otto Warmbier, an American taken into custody in North Korea who later ended up in a coma and died, “got exactly what he deserved.”

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Kathy Dettwyler, a 62-year-old professor in the anthropology department, wrote in the now-removed Facebook post that the 22-year-old was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes.”

“These are the same kids who cry about their grades because they didn’t think they’d really have to read and study the material to get a good grade,” Dettwyler wrote. “His parents ultimately are to blame for his growing up thinking he could get away with whatever he wanted. Maybe in the US, where young, white, rich, clueless white males routinely get away with raping women. Not so much in North Korea. And of...


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Here's What The First Ramadan Of Trump's America Has Been Like - BuzzFeed News

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"Ramadan for me has always been an opportunity for deep, dedicated introspection. This lens is achieved through extreme focus, dedicating time to prayer and community. However, this year there is a palpable difference, the introduction of a president with such overwhelming power and such absolute disdain and ignorance of my faith has forced me to think beyond only my personal growth in Islam.

Gone are the days of just standing in prayer asking for protection from God from all things evil, as they are replaced with specific detailed prayers to protect my immigrant parents adorning the head scarf and long beard, living in the middle of Kentucky. But rather than succumb to fear and lack of hope, my faith is further fortified in this Trump era as I meet remarkably talented and pious people actively fighting for not only Islam in America...


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Opioid crisis threatens GOP ObamaCare repeal - The Hill

Fears that cuts to Medicaid could exacerbate a national opioid epidemic that took more lives last year than the Vietnam War have emerged as a huge threat to the Senate GOP's ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill.

The legislation includes a $2 billion fund to help people with substance use disorders, but critics say that's not enough to make up for the deep cuts to Medicaid that would come if the bill becomes law.

“It’s just unconscionable to me that anybody who is serious about dealing with this opioid addiction could be satisfied with the bill — even supporting $45 billion, let alone $2 billion,” Michael Botticelli, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Obama, told The Hill. He said the bill would “really have disastrous consequences for people who are struggling with opioid addiction.”

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Massive landslide buries more than 120 people in southwest China - CBS News

People search for survivors at the site of a landslide in Xinmo Village, Mao County, Sichuan province, China June 24, 2017. China Daily via

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BEIJING -- More than 120 were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

The Xinhua News Agency reports 15 people have been found dead as workers retrieved the bodies from the debris on Saturday. The news agency says no new signs of life have been found. About 1,000 workers with life-detection instruments are searching for survivors.

The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the village of Xinmo in Mao County at about 6 a.m., the Sichuan provincial government said. Officials said 1.6 kilometers, about 1 mile, of road were buried in...


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British Lawmakers Hit by 'Sustained' Cyber Attack - New York Times

Britain's National Health Service was hit by a massive global ransomware worm in May which crippled the computer system and forced some hospitals to turn away patients.

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The National Cyber Security center is part of Britain's GCHQ spy agency, set up last year to tackle what the government believes is one of the biggest threats to British security.

Chris Rennard, a member of the Liberal Democrat party in the upper House of Lords, was the first to draw attention to the problem, using Twitter to announce: "Cyber security attack on Westminster, Parliamentary emails may not work remotely, Text urgent messages."

A spokeswoman for the House of Commons confirmed that unauthorized attempts had been made to access parliamentary accounts and said systems were in place to protect member and staff details.

"As a precaution we have temporarily restricted remote...


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Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month? - Fox News

The Supreme Court’s term ends next week with growing speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy--the panel’s most pivotal member--may retire at age 80 after 29 years on the court.

Action is expected on President Trump’s travel ban before the court’s long summer break but the biggest news of all would be if Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

Kennedy has played an important role as the court’s swing vote on many important rulings. His departure would allow conservatives to wrest near total control of the bench for the foreseeable future.

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Justice of the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch hugs his wife Louise during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden April 10, 2017.Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Abaca(Sipa via AP Images)  (Sipa USA)

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Texas mom arrested after leaving 2 toddlers in hot car to teach them 'a lesson,' police say - Washington Post

On the day her two children were found dead, Cynthia Marie Randolph recounted for investigators a mother’s nightmare: She had been folding laundry and watching television while her young daughter and son, ages 2 and 16 months, played in an enclosed sun room on the back porch.

Randolph, 24, went to check on her children after about a half-hour — but they were “gone,” she told police. She said that after a half-hour of searching, she finally spotted their bodies, unresponsive, inside her 2010 Honda Crosstour parked in her driveway.

Cynthia Marie Randolph (Courtesy Parker County Sheriff’s Office)

It was May 26, a day when the high temperature outside Randolph’s home in Weatherford, Tex., reached 96 degrees, according to police records.

Medics pronounced both children dead at the scene, authorities said.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, when asked how long the children...


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Israel hits Syrian military targets after errant fire reaches its side of the Golan Heights - Washington Post

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli air force struck three Syrian army targets in the Golan Heights on Saturday, after errant fire from the Syrian side landed in Israeli-controlled territory.

Israel’s military spokesman said that 10 projectiles fired from Syria landed in open areas on the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Israel’s government said the fire was a result of fighting in Syria and not intentionally aimed at Israeli soldiers or civilians. 

In response, an Israeli aircraft hit two Syrian army tanks and a heavy-machine-gun position on the Syrian side of the buffer zone that separates the two countries, the spokesman said.

The Israel Defense Forces released aerial video of the airstrikes. The spokesman did not say whether the errant fire from Syria consisted of mortar rounds, artillery shells or bullets.

Syrian media reported that at least two...


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