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Navajo code talker Samuel Tom Holiday dies at age 94

Tuesday  21:43,   12 june 2018
cnn

The code was indecipherable to the enemy and a key factor in the American military victories at Iwo Jima, Saipan, and several other major battles in the Pacific theater. Fewer than 10 code talkers are still alive The unit of Navajo code talkers[...]

Alabama town bans media, out-of-towners from meetings

Tuesday  21:27,   12 june 2018
msn

A tiny Alabama town is trying to ban the media and out-of-towners from its council meetings. The Jackson County Sentinel reported that the town of Paint Rock issued written rules earlier this year that prohibit media members and non-residents from[...]

Border Patrol: Agent wounded in shooting in southern Arizona

Tuesday  21:26,   12 june 2018
msn

The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent has been wounded in a shooting in southern Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border.A Border Patrol statement says the agent was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning for treatment but provides no information on the[...]

A freed Guantanamo prisoner and his ex-guard meet again in remarkable Ramadan reunion

Tuesday  20:57,   12 june 2018
miamiherald

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba _ In his fourth year of U.S. detention, Mohamedou Ould Slahi bonded with one particular Guantanamo guard over prison meals, American TV and the quirky movie "The Big Lebowski."So when former Army Sgt. Steve Wood made [...]

Gun control activists hold 'die-in' near Mar-a-Lago on two-year anniversary of Pulse shooting

Tuesday  20:41,   12 june 2018
thehill

Gun control activists, including survivors of the Parkland school shooting, staged a "die-in" near President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on Tuesday. About 50 people participated in the protest on the two-year anniversary of the[...]

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys up to 700 homes, and there's no end in sight

Tuesday  20:31,   12 june 2018
usatoday

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has destroyed about 600 to 700 homes since it began flowing early last month and there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon, officials said Monday. Punctuating that point, Kilauea again erupted early Tuesday[...]

Massachusetts sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma, executives

Tuesday  18:32,   12 june 2018
reuters

<p>Massachusetts on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP accusing the OxyContin maker of illegally promoting the use of opioids and became the first state to sue the drugmaker's executives and directors to hold them responsible as [...]

‘Back to the Dark Ages’: Sessions’s asylum ruling reverses decades of women’s rights progress, critics say

Tuesday  18:31,   12 june 2018
msn

For critics, including former immigration judges, the unilateral decision undoes a carefully deliberated legal development “that was universally agreed to be correct.”Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The[...]

Firefighters battle Colorado wildfire under dry, hot conditions

Tuesday  16:46,   12 june 2018
reuters

Firefighters battling a raging wildfire in southwestern Colorado faced more hot, dry conditions and gusty winds on Tuesday, officials said. The 416 Fire has already forced people to flee about 2,000 homes in the 11 days since it started while[...]

37 US children die in hot cars each year, report says

Tuesday  13:26,   12 june 2018
cnn

Ten children have died after being left unattended in hot cars so far this year, according to the National Safety Council, drawing attention to an issue that kills an average of 37 children a year. The council released a report this month that[...]

14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are

Tuesday  10:00,   12 june 2018
msn

A Michigan couple have 14 boys. And no regrets _ regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it. Patriarch Jay Schwandt says the "horrible comments" written by "really mean people" don't matter, because his[...]

U.S. opens inquiry into gynecologist scandal at University of Southern California

Tuesday  07:25,   12 june 2018
reuters

<p>The U.S. Education Department has opened an investigation into how the University of Southern California handled complaints that a longtime campus health clinic gynecologist sexually harassed or abused his patients during pelvic[...]

Pence will attend Southern Baptist Convention meeting amid turmoil over gender

Tuesday  05:50,   12 june 2018
msn

The large evangelical denomination meets Tuesday and Wednesday for its most closely watched, and perhaps most tumultuous, annual gathering in recent memory.Load[...]

Former VP Joe Biden heckled at hometown book tour stop

Tuesday  05:40,   12 june 2018
usatoday

A man interrupted former vice president Joe Biden during his hometown book stop Sunday to demand: "What about the girls you molested on C-SPAN at the Senate swearing in?"Biden had been talking at The Grand in Wilmington about his son Beau[...]

Hawaii volcano unleashes more small blasts, snaking lava

Tuesday  02:16,   12 june 2018
msn

Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities. Scientists say the blasts happened Monday, including one after a magnitude-5.4 earthquake.&nbsp;HONOLULU — Small explosions at the summit of an[...]