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Confederate flag won’t fly on Texas licence plates – The Australian

Friday, June 19, 2015

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Pope Francis lights up Twitter feed with climate change truth bombs – USA TODAY

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pope Francis addresses the crowd during his weekly general audience at St Peter’s square on June 17, 2015 at the Vatican.(Photo: Alberto Pizzoli, AFP/Getty Images) Pope Francis didn’t pull any punches in his letter on climate change. The science of climate change is clear, he explains. Humans are at fault. We’re destroying the Earth and killing ourselves. The world’s poorest people are bearing the worst of it, and the most…

Charleston shooting relatives: "We feel nothing but love" – BBC News

Friday, June 19, 2015

The teenage children of one of the victims of the shooting at a church in Charleston, say they have forgiven their mother’s killer. In this extended interview with the BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan, Chris and Camryn Singleton said they wanted to focus on moving on in a positive way. Their mother, Sharonda Singleton, 45, was one of nine people shot dead. Suspect Dylann Roof, 21, is now in custody.

UK Police Probe Whether 2 Men Stowed Away Beneath Plane – New York Times

Friday, June 19, 2015

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Taylor Swift’s "1989" Will Not Be On Apple Music – BuzzFeed News

Friday, June 19, 2015

Apple may have a number of carrots with which to lure users to its forthcoming streaming service, but the biggest-selling album of the past two years isn’t one of them. Taylor Swift’s 1989, which has not been released to any streaming services, will not be available at launch on Apple Music, either, representatives for both Swift’s label Big Machine Records and Apple confirm to BuzzFeed News. Only Swift’s back catalog,…

Charleston church shooter’s friends describe racist views as survivors recall … – Fox News

Friday, June 19, 2015

Survivors of Wednesday’s horrific mass shooting at a South Carolina church played dead to avoid the gunman’s attention, congregants said Thursday as more details were revealed about the crime and the shooter’s hatred for African-Americans. Nine people were killed Wednesday when 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into a Bible study class at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, stayed until the session was about to end, then opened fire….

Waterloo handshakes as Europe marks bicentenary united – Reuters

Friday, June 19, 2015

WATERLOO, Belgium Descendants of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington shook hands at Waterloo on the 200th anniversary of a battle that ended French imperial hegemony over Europe and ushered in a century of fragile peace. Belgium’s king and prime minister, hosting the celebrations, used the occasion on Thursday to hail the European Union, based a few miles away in Brussels, and characterised Waterloo, fought with great loss on…

Michigan woman deemed world’s oldest person dies at 116 – Fox News

Friday, June 19, 2015

May 26, 2013: This photo taken shows Jeralean Talley, 114, clapping along with a song at the church service and birthday celebration at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Inkster, Mich. (AP) DETROIT –  A woman deemed the world’s oldest person died in Michigan, about a month after her 116th birthday. Jeralean Talley died Wednesday evening at her home in the Detroit suburb of Inkster, according to her daughter, Thelma Holloway….

Taylor Swift’s "1989" Will Not Be On Apple Music – BuzzFeed News

Friday, June 19, 2015

Apple may have a number of carrots with which to lure users to its forthcoming streaming service, but the biggest-selling album of the past two years isn’t one of them. Taylor Swift’s 1989, which has not been released to any streaming services, will not be available at launch on Apple Music, either, representatives for both Swift’s label Big Machine Records and Apple confirm to BuzzFeed News. Only Swift’s back catalog,…

On Puget Sound, ‘Chambers’ of frustration at the US Open – Washington Post

Friday, June 19, 2015

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — In those many long moments between shots on a grueling Thursday at the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods leaned on an iron or stood with his arms crossed and gazed forward with an anguished, get-me-out-of-here look. Was he plotting an escape route? If so, he was at the right place. Freight trains rumbled by periodically, slow enough to hop. Puget Sound beckoned as a potential water route…

Music Shows With a Brooklyn Feel, but Getting to Them Is a Hike – New York Times

Friday, June 19, 2015

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Electronic Dance Music Is Hot, And Here’s the Data To Prove It – Fast Company

Friday, June 19, 2015

When electronic dance music heavyweights like Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Bassnectar, Afrojack, and dozens of others take the stage this weekend in Las Vegas in front of hundreds of thousands of ravers at the Electric Daisy Carnival, it’ll be the physical manifestation of a music genre that has driven more than 11.2 billion streams since this time last year. For decades, Nielsen has been the unofficial analyst of the entertainment…

The House Music Of Paris Takes Center Stage In ‘Eden’ – NPR

Friday, June 19, 2015

i Felix De Givry in Eden. Broad Green Pictures hide caption itoggle caption Broad Green Pictures Felix De Givry in Eden. Broad Green Pictures A subtle portrait of an EDM Adam, Eden is neither a star-is-born fable nor a soul-is-lost parable. In 1992, teenage Paul (Felix de Givry) gives his life to Paris’ house-music scene. Two decades later, he reluctantly takes it back. This bilingual drama continues in the restrained…

Charleston church shooting: Prayers held across US – BBC News

Friday, June 19, 2015

Prayers have been held across the United States after the killing of nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect, Dylann Roof, 21, was detained during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina. After a court appearance on Thursday, Mr Roof waived his right to extradition and was flown back to South Carolina. Six women and three men, including the pastor, died in the attack….

Clinton: Stop For-Profit Colleges From Targeting Veterans – TIME

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ethan Miller—Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ (NALEO) 32nd Annual Conference at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on June 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hillary Clinton announced on Thursday a new plan intended to stop for-profit colleges from fleecing veterans who use federal G.I. Bill funds to attend school….

In the Footsteps of Popes Seeking Worldly Change – New York Times

Friday, June 19, 2015

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Rachel Dolezal voted off Spokane commission – CNN

Friday, June 19, 2015

(CNN)The City Council of Spokane, Washington, unanimously voted Rachel Dolezal off the Police Ombudsmen Commission on Thursday after an investigation showed she and two other members acted inappropriately. Dolezal, the woman who is accused of lying about her race, chaired the volunteer commission, which is meant to provide citizen oversight of the police department. The misconduct allegations, which include workplace harassment and improper government action, came to light in a…

SD beaches get high grades – U-T San Diego

Friday, June 19, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Thanks to the drought, state and county beaches have been safer over the past year, with less pollution from motor oil, trash and animal waste flowing to the ocean, according to an annual report. “San Diego in general has really good water quality, especially in dry weather,” said Leslie Griffin, a data analyst at Heal the Bay, the organization that authored the Beach Report Card released Wednesday….