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'The King' Fuses Elvis' Turbulent Life Story With The Soul Of America

Eugene Jarecki's documentary uses the rise and fall of Elvis Presley to track the ups and downs of America's past century. Critic Justin Chang calls The King a "feverishly analytical" musical essay.
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Crying immigrant girl on Time magazine cover was never separated from her mom, father says

The father of the Honduran two-year-old, featured on Time magazine and emblematic for the separation of children and parents as part of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy, told The Washington Post Thursday the young girl was never separated from her mother.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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'No way, man!': Seth Rogen recounts the awkward time he turned down a photo with Paul Ryan

During an appearance on "The Late Show," the actor told host Stephen Colbert about the time he turned down a photo with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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This massive pile of barrels will break your bourbon-loving heart

To the bourbon fans out there: I'm sorry for what you're about to witness.  I know it will pain you to see thousands of barrels piled up in a mess of broken wood and metal scraps rather than stacked neatly along the walls of your favorite distillery, but that's the unfortunate reality down in Bardstown, Ky. right now. SEE ALSO: 7 smoky beers to challenge your taste buds As the Courier-Journal reports, part of a warehouse at Barton 1792 Distillery collapsed on Friday, sending an e...
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Woman dubbed '#PermitPatty' appears to call cops on 8-year-old girl selling water in viral video

A mom's Instagram video has accumulated more than 600,000 views after it shows a woman calling the cops on her child, who was selling water bottles.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sunday Puzzle: Just So

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the initials S-O. (Image credit: NPR)
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Yale's most popular course ever: Happiness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rs1B8V4vx0 When Yale psych professor Laurie Santos offered a course in how to be happy -- based on the latest peer-reviewed science -- she hoped that a reasonable number of students would sign up (after all, the literature suggested that there is an epidemic of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation among US college students); the course was the most successful in Yale's history, with one in four students enrolling (more…)
Tags: Psychology, Video, News, Happiness, US, Mental Health, Yale, Scholarship, MOOCs, Laurie Santos


US-backed force ousts IS from Syria's Hasakeh province

US-backed fighters have ousted the last Islamic State group jihadists from Syria's northeast province of Hasakeh, the force and a monitor said late Saturday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by the Washington-led coalition, have captured swathes of the country's north and east from IS since 2015. On Saturday, they cleared a string of outposts in Hasakeh, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor.
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Watch Kamasi Washington Beat A Professional Gamer In 'Street Fighter Mas'

As a kid, Washington thought he was the best Street Fighter player in the world. Now he proves it by championing professional gamer Combofiend.(Image credit: YouTube)
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Because of his past, Jameis Winston can’t afford more transgressions

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly must serve a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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World War II aircraft soar into Seattle

The Wings of Freedom Tour, featuring four World War II bomber and fighter aircraft, landed at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Friday. They'll be available to explore through Sunday.
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The Latest: Kane penalty gives England a 2-0 lead v Panama

England has taken a 2-0 lead against Panama at the World Cup with a penalty kick from Harry Kane and a header by John Stones            [Author: AP]
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Anita Baker to be honored at BET Awards, Jamie Foxx to host

Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored at the 2018 BET Awards, which will be hosted Sunday by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Migos. DJ Khaled is the leading nominee with six at the show, kicking off at 8 p.m. Eastern from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Baker, […]
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Homebiogas: easy, clean, climate-friendly way to heat and power your home with garbage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20LY1316IM8 Yesterday, I saw a demo of the Homebiogas bioreactor: it's essentially an artificial stomach that uses colonies of microbes to digest your home food waste (it can do poop, too, but people tend to be squeamish about this), providing enough clean-burning biogas to cook your next meal, heat your house, or run a generator -- what's left behind is excellent fertilizer. (more…)
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TX Lawyer Didn't See Any Separated Parents Today

A lawyer says Friday has marked the first time since May 24 that no parents charged with crossing border illegally in the McAllen, Texas area had been separated from their kids. (June 22)            [Author: AP]
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Modified Volkswagen Jetta Will Attempt Bonneville Speed Record

Volkswagen will attempt to set a class record at Bonneville Speed Week with a modified Jetta. To beat the BGC/G record, it will have to go faster than 208.472 mph. The Bonneville car is based on the 2019 Jetta, which has been completely redesigned. It receives a host of upgrades from stock, including a lowered suspension, limited-slip differential, and special wheels and tires that can handle the Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah. It also receives a modified version of the automaker’s 2.0-liter tu...
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Herrera robs HR, triples in run as Royals beat Astros 1-0

Royals rookie Rosell Herrera kept the game scoreless with a home-run robbery in the eighth inning and hit an RBI triple in the ninth, and struggling Kansas City beat the Houston Astros 1-0            [Author: AP]
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Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soccer fans have converged on Mexico’s Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team’s second win in the World Cup. The revelers shared space Saturday with marchers from the annual gay pride parade who waved LGBT rainbow flags. The Mexican team won its second game with a 2-1 victory against South […]
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Memorial set at Florida arena for slain rapper XXXTentacion

The family of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Dedrick Devonshay Williams announced Saturday that a memorial will be held next Wednesday at BB&T Center, a 20,000 seat arena that is home to hockey's Florida Panthers.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Hawks GM cancels trade after leaks to media during NBA draft

Thanks to a leaked report about what other teams were doing, the Hawks stayed at the No. 19 pick of the NBA draft instead of trading with the Bucks.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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See photos: Rose Leslie and Kit Harington, 'Game of Thrones' co-stars, wed in Scotland

Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride's ancestral castle in Scotland.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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US tells Syria rebels not to expect help against army assault

The United States has warned rebels in southern Syria that they should not expect military intervention if government troops launch an assault against them, a rebel commander told AFP Sunday. Russian-backed government forces are preparing an offensive to retake Syria's southern provinces of Daraa and Sweida, still mostly held by rebels who had been backed by the US for years. The US warning, contained in an Arabic-language message seen by AFP, came as Syrian troops this week stepped up air str...
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Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling group finish

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Iceland defender Kari Arnason isn’t afraid to see red if it means stopping one of the World Cup’s most creative sides when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday. Both teams have a history of sending offs when they meet, with three red cards handed out in their last four matches. Arnason […]
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Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season. Osuna has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he was charged […]
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Five-player blockbuster trade between Flames, Hurricanes adds spark to NHL draft weekend

The Hurricanes traded promising young players Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm to the Flames for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Like it or not, the World Cup is using a replay system

USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers takes a look at the World Cup's brand spankin' new replay system.           
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Student in trouble on Alaska trek finds a husky is her guardian angel

Dog appears out of nowhere to help rescue student on a difficult hike.            [Author: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle]
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Jogger in Canada accidentally crosses over U.S. border and gets detained for 2 weeks

Nineteen-year-old Cedella Roman, a French citizen staying in Canada, was jogging in White Rock, B.C. when she was stopped by two U.S. border patrol officers. They told her she'd illegally entered the United States. Roman told them she hadn't seen signs on the dirt trail she'd been running on. They put her in a caged vehicle and drove her 200 kilometers to the Department of Homeland Security's Tacoma Northwest Detention Centre and held her there for 2 weeks. From CBC: Roman said she was able to...
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The Galleries of HOT ROD Power Tour 2018

Now that the dust from HOT ROD Power Tour has settled, there’s a chance that you may have missed out on some of the galleries from the event. Fear not because you’ve arrived at the hub for all of the photos from the event. 250 Photos from the Final Day of HOT ROD Power Tour 2018 HOT ROD Power Tour 2018: The Long Hauler’s Photo Gallery 250 Photos from HOT ROD Power Tour 2018 Day 6 – Darlington to Raleigh Hot Rods on the Open Road – Huge Gallery from Power Tour 2018 Day 5 2018 Power...
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Pearl Bailey play's premiere canceled over writer's 'culturally insensitive' emails

"Pearl's in the House," a play about Pearl Bailey set to premiere at the Cedar City festival, was cut after discovery of “culturally insensitive” emails.            [Author: The Spectrum & Daily News]
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