China says U.S. should respect China's air defense zone

China said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after Chinese officials warned a U.S. bomber it was illegally flying inside China’s self-declared zone in the East China Sea. The Pentagon rejected the Chinese call and said it would continue its flight operations in the region. China declared the zone, in which aircraft are supposed to identify themselves to Chinese authorities, in the East China Sea in 2013, which the United States and Japan have refused to recognize.

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Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: U.S. general

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan. “I’ve seen the influence of Russia of late – increased influence in terms of association and perhaps even supply to the Taliban,” Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, who is also NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination

Speaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.

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Florida man's book burning sparks wildfire, destroys homes: officials

The blaze started on Wednesday afternoon after the unidentified man burned books and magazines outside his home near Bryceville, about 20 miles west of Jacksonville, Florida Forest Service spokeswoman Annaleasa Winter told Reuters by telephone. It is against Florida law to burn household garbage.

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4 Killed Including Police Officer After Domestic Dispute Turns into Deadly Shooting Spree

A suspect has been detained in the shootings at a law firm, bank branch and apartment complex Wednesday.

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Hot air balloons over Turkey's Cappadocia

Since 1988, hot air balloons have filled the skies over the historic Cappadocia region in Nevsehir, Turkey, contributing to the region’s tourism industry. Cappadocia is a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its chimney rocks, hot air balloon trips, underground cities and boutique hotels carved into rocks.

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White Man From Maryland Stabbed A Black Man To Death In New York

Another racist hate crime took place in New York City where a white man from Maryland traveled till New York with the intention of killing African Americans.

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South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever.

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Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house, police said Wednesday, calling it a case that "shocks your conscience."

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Samsung might offer a Galaxy S8 promotion that we’ve never seen before

A new report from Korea says that Samsung may be considering a bold marketing move for the upcoming Galaxy S8: unconditional refunds after up to three months of use.
That’s certainly unusual for any product, and especially an Android smartphone. In the three months that will follow the Galaxy S8’s launch, various other Android handsets will hit stores. An unconditional money-back guarantee may convince some buyers to ditch the Galaxy S8 and go for something else. Not to mention that, if you buy a Galaxy S8 this summer with this money-back guarantee, you’d be able to switch to the iPhone 8 in fall without taking any losses on the Galaxy S8.
The concept, first reported by Chosun Biz, according to The Investor, would address two concerns. First of all, the Bixby assistant will launch in a limited form on the Galaxy S8. Samsung is expected to release a software upgrade in […]

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Teen With Autism Denied A Service Dog But Finally Gets One in Emotional Video

She was denied service dog for four years.

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Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.

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White House says it’s ‘insane’ to suggest Trump knew campaign chairman worked on pro-Putin project

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer sought to put additional distance between President Trump and his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Yahoo News asked Spicer about an Associated Press report that Manafort crafted a plan to advance Putin’s interests in 2005 for a billionaire client with ties to the Russian president.

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911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — The mother of twin baby girls who were found dead in an apartment can be heard screaming on a 911 call that they "are not breathing and both are purple."

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Can you tally up world progress?

When the cold war ended a quarter century ago, and with it the division of the world into two “camps,” the United Nations decided to start measuring the progress of humanity as a whole. The hope behind such alternative indicators is that an attempt to measure something might help reveal what causes it or could push it along.

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