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Julian Castro calls for surge in federal spending to end homelessness

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Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro called for a sharp rise in federal spending on housing for millions of Americans who are living on the street or struggling to pay rent.

Castro, who was secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, on Monday proposed a federal guarantee of housing for ...Read more

Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi dies after collapsing in court

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CAIRO -- Mohammed Morsi, who became Egypt's first democratically elected leader in 2012 before being deposed in a military coup the following year, died Monday after he fell unconscious during a court session in Cairo.

One of his sons, Ahmed, confirmed Morsi's death.

"My father, we will meet again with God," he wrote in a Facebook post.

Morsi...Read more

The last thing man said to son on Father's Day: 'You shot me'

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MIAMI -- A Miami man was taken into custody Monday morning after witnesses told police he argued with his father, then shot and killed him as the two wrestled on the ground on Father's Day.

Marcus Sakers, 32, who state records show has been arrested on battery charges at least eight times over the past decade, was charged with second-degree ...Read more

Virginia wins uranium mining ban battle in Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Virginia to prevent mining of the largest deposit of uranium in the United States, in an opinion that highlighted sharp divisions among the justices about how they should evaluate the motivations of lawmakers.

The case turned on the regulatory line between state and federal authority over the ...Read more

Egypt's ousted former President Mohamed Morsi collapses in courtroom, dies

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CAIRO -- Ousted former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, imprisoned since the military removed him from office in 2013, died Monday after collapsing during a court hearing, state television reported.

The country's first democratically elected president and a leader of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement, the 67-year-old California-...Read more

LAPD investigates off-duty officer who killed man in crowded Costco store

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles police investigators are reviewing whether an off-duty officer who opened fire in a Costco store in Corona, killing a man described by his family as having an intellectual disability and wounding two of the man's relatives, violated any department policies in the shooting, officials said Monday.

The LAPD officer, who ...Read more

'Can't fathom what's going on': Wife, loved ones search for man, missing 1 week

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Family and friends continued to search Monday for a Gold River, Calif., man who has been missing for a week, after his van was found at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on the west end of Lake Natoma.

Vijay Kumar, also known as Vijay Singh, 59, has been missing since the evening of June 10, his wife and a family friend ...Read more

'I believed it was a gun.' Cop testifies why he fired at autistic man holding toy truck

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MIAMI -- For the second time in three months, a North Miami police officer took the stand to insist he had no choice but to shoot at a severely autistic man holding a silver toy truck, inadvertently hitting the man's unarmed caretaker.

Officer Jonathon Aledda told jurors on Monday that he believed that Arnaldo Rios Soto, sitting in the middle ...Read more

FBI agent: No evidence to back up Brendt Christensen's claim that Chinese scholar was his 13th victim, but 'not saying it's completely impossible'

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PEORIA, Ill. -- An FBI agent testified Monday that investigators have not been able to corroborate Brendt Christensen's claim that he killed 12 people before the abduction of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017.

In a recording played for jurors Friday, Christensen tells his then-girlfriend, ...Read more

Hong Kong's leader faces pressure to resign. Will her replacement be any better?

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HONG KONG -- It seemed impossible to conceive Hong Kong could produce a more unpopular leader than Leung Chun-ying, the hapless one-term chief executive who was despised for refusing to negotiate with activists during the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests.

Enter Carrie Lam, the career civil servant who's now at the center of Hong ...Read more

Egypt's former president Morsi drops dead in court, state TV reports

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CAIRO -- Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi collapsed in court on Monday and died, state television reported.

His body was taken to a hospital.

Morsi became Egypt's first democratically elected president in 2012, one year after an uprising forced long-time leader Hosny Mubarak out of power.

In mid-2013, Morsi, a member of the ...Read more

New DNA test beats others at hunting down germs that inflame the brain, study finds

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Right now, neurologists don't have one test that can identify multiple causes of inflammatory neurological diseases such as encephalitis and meningitis. But UC San Francisco researchers say their new DNA test hunted down more of these pathogens than any conventional test did in a newly released study.

Inflammatory neurological diseases are rare...Read more

No dreadlocks or weaves? North Carolina pool criticized over 'racist' rules

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- An outdoor recreation center in North Carolina defended its policies that some people on social media have called racist and discriminatory.

A Facebook user posted a photograph of the pool rules for the Outdoor Recreation Center in Wendell on Sunday. One rule says "no baggy pants, no dread-locks/weaves/extensions or revealing ...Read more

Road Ahead: Border supplemental talks could overshadow regular appropriations

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WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders are hoping this week will produce a breakthrough in negotiations over emergency funding for the migrant crisis at the southern border so they can pass it before the Independence Day recess.

President Donald Trump has requested Congress pass a $4.5 billion supplemental to help the Department of Homeland ...Read more

At least 6 shot, including four teens, at graduation party in Southwest Philly

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PHILADELPHIA -- At least six people were shot and wounded, one fatally, during a graduation party in Southwest Philadelphia Sunday night, police said, capping a brutal Father's Day weekend of violence that included 15 other shootings across the city.

The graduation party shooting occurred around 10 p.m. on 70th Street near the Finnegan ...Read more

Man showed no emotion after fatal synagogue shooting, federal warrant says

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SAN DIEGO -- The Rancho Bernardo man who is charged with the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue that killed one person and injured three others told investigators he had developed a hatred for Jews in the previous 18 months, and according to a federal search warrant.

John T. Earnest, 19, was also described in an affidavit by an FBI agent...Read more

Supreme Court upholds state and federal prosecutions over the same incident

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to overturn its long-standing rule that permits both federal prosecutors and state attorneys general to bring charges for the same crime, despite the Constitution's shield against double jeopardy.

The 7-2 decision preserved a rule that allowed federal prosecutors to bring criminal charges against ...Read more

A man spread the ashes of his wife of 64 years into their favorite Indiana lake. Then he 'dropped dead'

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Just minutes after fulfilling his wife's final wish – scattering her ashes in Stone Lake in Indiana – Ralph Seichi Miyata collapsed in the water and later died, joining her first into the lake and then into the afterlife.

Married for 64 years, the couple lived most of those years in LaPorte, Ind., where they enjoyed Stone Lake, part of the ...Read more

Shark attack sends 8-year-old boy to hospital, NC officials say

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An 8-year-old boy was taken to a North Carolina hospital Sunday after he was attacked by a shark, Bald Head Island officials said.

Paramedics responded to a call about a shark bite at about 4 p.m., WECT reported.

The boy was in the ocean when the shark grabbed him by the leg, causing multiple puncture wounds, according to Spectrum News.

The ...Read more

Argentina investigates reasons behind 'unprecedented' power outage

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentinian authorities are trying to clarify the reasons for a massive blackout that left about 50 million people in South America without electricity.

The malfunction in a network serving both Argentina and Uruguay left the two countries almost completely without power and also affected parts of Paraguay, Chile and Brazil on ...Read more


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