Today in History for June 18th

Today in History for June 18th

Highlights of this day in history: Churchill rallies Britain in World War II; Napoleon beaten at Battle of Waterloo; Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic; Sally Ride becomes America's first woman in space; Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney born.
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Hawaiians protest giant telescope build

Hawaiians protest giant telescope build

Demonstrators gathered at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope. Scientists hope the telescope will help answer questions about the universe, but some Native Hawaiians consider the land holy.
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Avenatti: R. Kelly paid $2M to silence accuser

Avenatti: R. Kelly paid $2M to silence accuser

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday that R&B singer R. Kelly paid $2 million to keep the alleged victim in a child pornography case off the witness stand during his 2008 trial that ended with his acquitted of all charges.
Missouri QB Kelly Bryant Learns New Offense

Missouri QB Kelly Bryant Learns New Offense

Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant discusses transition to new program after transferring from Clemson.
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Democratic congresswomen: Don't take Trump's Bait

Democratic congresswomen: Don't take Trump's Bait

The message from the four Democratic congresswomen of color targeted by President Donald Trump's tweets: "Do not take the bait."
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Calif. casino roof collapses, no major injuries

Calif. casino roof collapses, no major injuries

Authorities say there were mostly minor injuries reported after a roof collapsed in the lobby of Larry Flynt's Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena, a suburb of Los Angeles.
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AP Top Stories July 15

AP Top Stories July 15

Here's the latest for Monday Ju ly 15th: Trump doubles down on racist tweets; Accusers urge judge to hold Epstein until trial; Blood tests show promise in detecting Alzheimer's and Hawaiians protest giant telecsope build.
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Man sentenced to 2nd life term in VA car attack

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in VA car attack

An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
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US: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use

US: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit use

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has concerns that the new digital currency planned by Facebook could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism.
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Barry prompts flooding in Mississippi

Barry prompts flooding in Mississippi

Tropical Depression Barry transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into what the state's governor described as "an ocean."
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Hijab debate grows in intensity in Iran

Hijab debate grows in intensity in Iran

There is growing anecdotal evidence that more women are pushing back against wearing the compulsory headscarf, or hijab, in Iran. The debate over the hijab is polarizing Iranians as a time when the country is buckling under US sanctions.
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Trump signs order to make goods more American

Trump signs order to make goods more American

President Donald Trump is requiring products "Made in America" to be made using more American components if they are to be used by the government.
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Blood tests show promise in detecting Alzheimer's

Blood tests show promise in detecting Alzheimer's

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal _ a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Half a dozen research groups gave new results at a conference on these experimental tests.
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Unbowed by furor, Trump digs in on racist tweets

Unbowed by furor, Trump digs in on racist tweets

Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries, insisting many people agree with him.
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Accusers urge judge to hold Epstein until trial

Accusers urge judge to hold Epstein until trial

Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.
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Auto workers want bigger slice of profits

Auto workers want bigger slice of profits

Contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit’s three automakers are kicking off with the union taking a far less conciliatory stance than past years
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Favreau praises 'wonderful' Beyonce performance

Favreau praises 'wonderful' Beyonce performance

Director Jon Favreau praised Beyonce's performance in his remake of "The Lion King" at the film's London premiere. Other stars in attendance included Elton John, Pharrell Williams and Billy Eichner.
When music royalty met British royalty

When music royalty met British royalty

Beyonce and Jay-Z meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at "The Lion King" London premiere.
ShowBiz Minute: R Kelly, Beyonce, US Box Office

ShowBiz Minute: R Kelly, Beyonce, US Box Office

Judges to decide on bond hearings for R. Kelly indictments; Beyonce and Jay-Z meet Meghan and Harry at "The Lion King" premiere; At U.S. box office, "Spider-Man" does victory lap over "Crawl," "Stuber."
Mistaken Identity: Jake Gyllenhaal

Mistaken Identity: Jake Gyllenhaal

Actors aren’t unique, they just have better hair – according to Jake Gyllenhaal.
On This Day: 15 July 2010

On This Day: 15 July 2010

Robbie Williams rejoined British boyband Take That.
AP Top Stories July 15

AP Top Stories July 15

Here's the latest for Monday July 15th: Democratic outrage after Trump tweets; Epstein going to court; South deals with Barry floods; Wildfire threatens Nevada homes.
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Mistaken Identity: Samuel L. Jackson

Mistaken Identity: Samuel L. Jackson

Doesn’t matter who you think Samuel L. Jackson is – he’ll still sign the autograph.
Wildfire threatens about 100 homes near Reno

Wildfire threatens about 100 homes near Reno

Nevada emergency officials say they continue to fight a wildfire that has threatened about 100 homes near Reno. At last report, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said the fire had burned about 1.8 square miles.
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Owning a French castle: not what it seems

Owning a French castle: not what it seems

The Tour de France loves castles. Not a day passes without the TV cameras zooming in on one of the country's magnificent châteaux along the race route. But one chateaux buyer found that owning a castle isn't so easy.
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