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 1 yr | At least 20,000 pro-Europe protesters rally in Athens as default looms

              Some 20,000 people rallied in Athens tonight to express their support for a bailout deal with international creditors, just hours before Greece is set to default on a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).   


  Athens, Greece        78 UPDATES

 


 1 yr | Condition of NY escapee David Sweat upgraded from serious to fair - hospital

              The condition of David Sweat, whose escape from a New York prison earlier this month led to a massive manhunt, has been upgraded from serious to fair. "David Sweat will remain at Albany Medical Center for at least a few days," said Dennis McKenna, the hospital's medical director. [full statement attached]
  


  Albany, NY        5 UPDATES

 

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 1 yr | U.S. surveillance court rules NSA can temporarily resume bulk collection of phone call records - NYT

              The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday that the National Security Agency (NSA) may temporarily resume its program that systematically collects records of Americans' domestic phone calls in bulk, the New York Times is reporting. The program had lapsed on June 1 when Section 215 of the U.S. Patriot Act expired, before it was replaced with a bill called the U.S.A. Freedom Act that limits bulk collection to six months.   


    

 

 1 yr | 4 people from Scotland among victims of Tunisia resort attack - police

              Two men and two women from Scotland are among the victims of Friday's attack on a beach resort in Tunisia, police confirm. "My deepest condolences go to the families and friends of James and Anne McQuire from Cumbernauld and Billy and Lisa Graham from Bankfoot following official confirmation that they were killed in the terrorist atrocity that unfolded in Tunisia on Friday," said Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. [full statements attached]   


  Bankfoot, Scotland        12 UPDATES

 

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 1 yr | California Governor Brown signs school vaccine bill into law - governor’s office

              California Governor Brown has signed into law a school vaccine bill that is considered to be among the strictest in the country, the governor's office says. [statement attached]   


  California        2 UPDATES

 

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 1 yr | Obama says U.S. would abandon nuclear talks with Iran ‘if it’s a bad deal’

              U.S. President Barack Obama, addressing the state of nuclear negotiations with Iran, said at a joint press conference with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that the United States would abandon the talks "if, in fact, it's a bad deal." The comments came hours after world powers and Iran agreed to extend the interim nuclear deal by one week to allow extra time to secure a final agreement.   


    

 


 1 yr | Suspicious envelope at federal building in Dallas determined to be chalk, exposed individuals OK - spokesman

              A substance found in a suspicious envelope that was opened on the 14th floor of the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas has been determined to be "basically chalk," says Jason Evans, a spokesman for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department. "The exposed individuals are okay and do not need to be transported to the hospital," he said, adding that the envelope is now in possession of the Postal Inspector's Office.   


  Dallas, TX     

 


 1 yr | Obama, Rousseff agree to improve trade, travel between the U.S. and Brazil

              U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff have agreed to take a series of steps to make it easier for people to travel between the two countries and to improve trade and investment cooperation, according to a joint statement from the leaders. [full statement fact sheet attached]   


  Brazil     

 


 1 yr | HazMat team investigates suspicious envelope at federal court building in Dallas, 2 people isolated

              At least two people have been placed in isolation after a "substance" was found in a suspicious envelope that was opened on the 14th floor of the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas, according to Jason Evans, a spokesman for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department. HazMat units are on scene. The building has not been evacuated. [full statement attached]   


  Dallas, TX     

 

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 1 yr | 12 New York prison employees placed on leave after escape - officials

              Three officials and nine security staff employees have been placed on leave as part of the ongoing investigation into the escape of two convicted murderers from the Clinton Correctional facility in New York, the state's department of corrections says in a statement. "Due to the ongoing review and investigations, additional information is not available at this time," the statement added. [full statement attached]   


  Dannemora, NY        5 UPDATES

 

 
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Small plane crashes into mall near airport in Melbourne     11 hrs  

Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be National Security Advisor      14 hrs  

Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dead at 64     16 hrs  

Venezuela takes CNN off the air, accusing it of misinformation     5 days  

U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigns     1 wk  



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2 police officers shot in Whittier near Los Angeles     15 hrs  

Car bomb explodes at market in Mogadishu, killing at least 30     1 day  

Power outage plunges Dutch capital of Amsterdam into darkness     1 mon  

Train crash at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn injures 103     1 mon  

Actress Debbie Reynolds dead at 84     1 mon  



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VIDEO: The Inauguration of Donald Trump     1 mon  

VIDEO: President Obama holds final press conference     1 mon  

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Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be National Security Advisor      14 hrs  

2 police officers shot in Whittier near Los Angeles     15 hrs  


World

Trains collide in South Africa, injuring more than 100 people      9 hrs  

Small plane crashes into mall near airport in Melbourne     11 hrs  


Business

Venezuela takes CNN off the air, accusing it of misinformation     5 days  

Playboy magazine reverses decision, brings back naked women     1 wk  


Politics

Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be National Security Advisor      14 hrs  

Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dead at 64     16 hrs  


Legal

Arrests made during counter-terrorism operation in Germany      3 wks  

President Trump fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates     3 wks  


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