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After 80 ducklings die there, Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool to be drained

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The pool sits in front of the famous Lincoln Memorial and near the long, low, black wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The draining will begin Sunday and the Park Service hopes to reopen the pool on June 19. The service said it will check the pool's water to avoid another incident. On Tuesday, crews will begin cleaning the interior. It's not contagious and rarely requires medical treatment, but it's uncomfortable. Read More »

A few rain chances return, cooler temperatures continue

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Our next shot at some rain will return Monday , but those chances will be limited to a few scattered mainly afternoon and early evening storms. Conditions will clear up as we head into Friday . After mid 70s Thursday we'll have highs in the low 70s Friday with clearing skies. Tomorrow night: Mostly clear and mild. Highs in the low 80s. Read More »

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russian Federation hacked United States vote

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The Kremlin has no special interest in the upcoming testimony of ex-FBI Chief James Comey in the US Senate as Russia has its own global agenda, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. While the FBI and CIA - the agencies in charge of the U.S. investigation - declined to comment on the CNN report, the director of the Qatari Government Communications Office, Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed Al-Thani, said only that the FBI and the United Kingdom's National Crime Agency is ... Read More »

Justin Turner Goes Yard in 1st at-bat off DL

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After giving up the two-run homer to Turner in the first Garrett got into a different kind of trouble in the second. Jose Peraza returned to Los Angeles for the first time to face his former team and had 3 of the team's 4 hits and drove in a run early in the game to initially keep the Reds close. Read More »

Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism designations by four Arab states

Federal Bureau of Investigation experts visited Qatar in late May to analyse an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake story with Qatar's state news agency, the U.S. Turkey's parliament on Wednesday approved deploying troops to a Turkish base in Qatar under a previously agreed plan, in a move seen as a sign of support for Doha. Read More »

Prosecutors rest their case at Bill Cosby's trial

He said Cosby told wife Camille to stay away from the courthouse so she wouldn't have to endure the "media circus". It was only later that Cosby gave Constand pills that he claims were Benadryl and engaged in sexual activities that he characterized as "petting" but which the defendant described as assault . Read More »

May faces resignation calls, as United Kingdom faces a hung parliament

Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn was victorious in a close race against May, giving the left-leaning party the majority in the British Parliament. "Nothing implies that it has to be the Prime Minister who negotiates, there is a minister for Brexit, so we can expect him to take care of this case", Faucher said. Read More »

May will form government to 'provide certainty' after shock election result

What they are saying "I'm afraid we ran a pretty terrible campaign", - *Conservative member of parliament Anna Soubry, who called on Theresa May to "consider her position". The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, had been tipped to be decimated, but with a relatively high turnout at the polls boosted by younger voters, Labour made a significant recovery, picking up 31 seats to take 261 and well over 40% of the nationwide vote. Read More »

Theresa May remains as United Kingdom prime minister

On the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, May said her government would provide certainty and lead successful Brexit negotiations with the European Union . The new Parliament won't reverse Brexit but I can not see Labour, SNP Liberal Democrats, Greens and indeed moderate Tory MPs accepting a hard Brexit that would risk tariff barriers, queues at Dover and needless damage being done to manufacturing, agriculture, financial services and the IT industries. Read More »

London attack: Three arrested in east London

Thomas's next of kin have been told, police said, but formal identification has not yet taken place. She was struck by the attackers' van and died in her fiance's arms. As investigators hunted for potential accomplices linked to the three attackers on Thursday, voters cast ballots in a British general election that has spotlighted security concerns. Read More »

Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease the Qatar blockade Trump previously cheered

The list includes the International Union of Muslim Scholars' Egyptian chairman, Yousef al-Qaradawi, and Abdullah bin Khalid, a former interior minister of Qatar. But a Qatari official said on Thursday the emir would not be accepting the invitation. But Sheikh Mohammed told the AP that Sheikh Tamim "is not going to leave the country while the country is in blockade", in effect turning down the mediation offer. Read More »

UK arrests three as footage of London Bridge attack appears online

All were arrested in Ilford, east London , one on drugs charges and two on terrorism charges. A third man was detained, suspected of preparing to commit terrorist acts, at an Ilford address on Wednesday night. "On Tuesday, 6 June at approximately 19:44 hours the body of a man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit". Read More »

FDA Approves Generic Truvada

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a generic form of the drug Truvada, an antiretroviral and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from Gilead Sciences. What remains unclear is what exclusivity the FDA is giving Teva to produce generic Truvada. ACT UP and Treatment Action Group veteran Peter Staley is concerned there will be a backlash of sorts. Read More »

Andy Murray faces Stan Wawrinka in French Open semifinals

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Wawrinka made the first move with a break for 5-3, seizing on a tentative approach and flashing a cross-court victor past the despairing lunge of Murray at the net. Forced to come back twice from a set behind, and never easing up on his go-for-it, attacking style, 2015 champion Wawrinka at last pulled away to beat Murray 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Friday and become the oldest men's finalist at Roland Garros in 44 years. Read More »

MP farmers' protest: Situation in Mandsaur easing, police keep tight vigil

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Police baton-charged the protesters and arrested at least 27 of them in the area. He demanded Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's resignation and also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "keeping mum" on the issue. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Modi government would not do anything that breaks the faith of farmers and the common man. The SP said police is trying to identify the culprits by going through the video clips of the incidents of violence. Read More »

45 killed in bus crash

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Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba said the fact that the driver failed to negotiate a curve confirms that he could have been speeding. The driver failed to negotiate a curve on the road from the capital, Harare , towards the Zambian border town of Chirundu. Read More »

FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller

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In a release, Endo said it was reviewing the FDA's request and stood up for its drug - when used as intended. If, after the hearing, the FDA made a decision to withdraw its approval, Endo could, in theory, sue the agency. But addicts have been attracted to Opana because it was easy to crush into a fine powder that could be snorted or injected to get the full effect of the drug immediately. Read More »

Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner To Remain In Jail Pending Trial

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Victor pleaded "not guilty" at the detention hearing in federal court. Victor allegedly told her mother that she needed to "go nuclear with the press" if she didn't get bond because that's how Chelsea Manning got out. Victor grew up in Kingsville , Texas , and enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from high school. Victor served in the Air Force as a linguist from 2013 to 2016 and speaks Pashto, Farsi and Dari, her mom said. Read More »

Seoul warns N. Korea not to miss chance to 'develop'

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The South's nascent leadership is expected to introduce its detailed North Korea policy in the coming few months, which would top the agenda for a planned summit between Moon and his U.S. President Moon Jae-in denounced North Korea on Thursday saying the regime will only gain global isolation and economic difficulties through provocations while missing out on opportunities for national development. Read More »