Archive for June 18th, 2018

Conservative Ivan Duque wins Colombia’s presidential election

Conservative Ivan Duque wins Colombia’s presidential election

on June 18, 2018, 8:32 AM / in International News

Conservative populist Ivan Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer, won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, beating Gustavo Petro, a former guerrilla and ex-mayor of Bogota, in a runoff. Petro wanted to give the state a larger role in the economy, while Duque, who spent much of his career involved in Washington policy-making circles, is a supporter of private business. With 99 percent […]

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Audi CEO arrested in widening VW diesel scandal

on June 18, 2018, 8:28 AM / in International News

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested in Germany on Monday in the latest fallout from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal at the automaker’s parent company, Volkswagen. “We confirm that Mr. Stadler was arrested this morning,” a VW spokesman said Monday, noting that Stadler was presumed innocent like any suspect. Audi made no immediate comment. The arrest came as Munich prosecutors expand […]

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5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

on June 18, 2018, 8:26 AM / in National News, State News

At least five people were killed Sunday when an SUV crashed while being chased by Border Patrol agents in southern Texas. The SUV, carrying more than a dozen people, was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour when the driver lost control, and the vehicle overturned. Four people died at the scene, and another died at a hospital. Authorities […]

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Incredibles 2 has best opening weekend ever for animated film

on June 18, 2018, 8:24 AM / in National News

Incredibles 2 raced to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, bringing in $180 million domestically in a record debut for an animated film. It brought in another $51.5 million overseas. The Disney-Pixar sequel trounced the previous record of $135 million set by 2016’s Finding Dory, another Pixar sequel. Incredibles 2 had the eighth-biggest domestic opening ever. […]

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At least 3 die in Japan earthquake

At least 3 die in Japan earthquake

on June 18, 2018, 8:22 AM / in International News

At least three people were killed when a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Osaka in one of Japan’s industrial heartlands on Monday. Among the dead was a 9-year-old girl killed when a school wall fell on her, according to the government’s emergency and disaster task force. More than 200 others were injured in the quake. The temblor’s center was shallow, and it […]

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Finally Agreeing at Something: Lawmakers call for ending family separations at border

on June 18, 2018, 8:21 AM / in National News

REP. BETO O’ROURKE (D-TX) AND JAKE TAPPER ON CNN’S STATE OF THE UNION, JUNE 17, 2018. Hundreds of people, including Democratic lawmakers, held Father’s Day protests in Texas and New Jersey on Sunday against the Trump administration policy of separating undocumented children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “This must not be who we are as a nation,” said Rep. […]

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IT MAY BE TIME TO ACTUALLY BOYCOTT NETFLIX, LOOK AT THEIR NEW ANIMATED SERIES

on June 18, 2018, 7:53 AM / in National News, Opinion

STEVEN AHLE  |  STEADFAST AND LOYAL Never before in history has it been so important to monitor what your kids watch on TV. For those of you who have not already canceled your Netflix subscriptions, you may want to black out the Sunday cartoons where Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner have seemingly been replaced by the Drag Tots and Super […]

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Regina Ballard, A receptionist Welcomes Students to Summer

on June 18, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

Receptionist Regina Ballard at North Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, NC gets creative on last day of classes… Check her out on Facebook

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Republicans Hugely Confident in North Korea Deal; Democrats Hate It

on June 18, 2018, 7:15 AM / in National News, Opinion

The Rasmussen Report Following President Trump’s summit with dictator Kim Jong Un, voters are only slightly more positive about the president’s dealings with North Korea but are cautiously optimistic about the denuclearization deal the two men signed. As is often the case, however, partisan affiliation makes a huge difference in perceptions. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds […]

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Are YOU a Frank Underwood? Take the test to find out if you have the newly found ‘sixth personality trait’ for manipulative behavior

Are YOU a Frank Underwood? Take the test to find out if you have the newly found ‘sixth personality trait’ for manipulative behavior

on June 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News, People

The 15-minute test asks you to respond to 100 statements about yourself Test takes into account the ‘sixth personality trait’ of honesty and humility This is usually not tested for by psychologists, but could reveal a great about a person’s tendency for unethical behaviour. Notice we don’t have the same problem as the weak kneed members of Hollywood in showing […]

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