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A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to hold on to power in Tuesday’s historic repeat election as the shadow of various corruption charges loom over his future. Israel’s attorney general has recommended pressing criminal charges against him in three separate corruption cases, pending a long delayed pre-trial hearing scheduled for early October — just three weeks after the election.



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Attacked for gender, not views: HK women protesters facing troll army

Attacked for gender, not views: HK women protesters facing troll armyRape threats, body-shaming and doctored photos: women supporting the anti-government protests in Hong Kong say they are being harassed online by suspected pro-Beijing trolls. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the financial hub’s streets week after week in the biggest challenge to China’s rule of the semi-autonomous city for decades. “They are not attacking my views or anything, they just attack me because I am female,” said Hong Kong student Mickey Leung Ho Wun.



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Pence: 'The Bible stays' at veterans hospital facing lawsuit

Pence: 'The Bible stays' at veterans hospital facing lawsuit“We will always respect the freedom of religion of every veteran of every faith,” Pence said in a speech addressing the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis on Wednesday. The military religious freedom foundation that originally objected to the Bible called the president a “repulsive and repellent fundamentalist Christian” bully.



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Rape victim facing 40 years in prison after suffering stillbirth is cleared by court

Rape victim facing 40 years in prison after suffering stillbirth is cleared by courtA rape victim who faced up to 40 years in prison after she suffered a stillbirth has been cleared at retrial.Evelyn Hernández was sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated homicide by a court in El Salvador in July 2017. She was prosecuted under the Central American country's strict abortion laws.



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Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter

Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporterFor years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.



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'This is a target list': Joaquin Castro facing backlash for tweeting the names of Texas Trump donors

'This is a target list': Joaquin Castro facing backlash for tweeting the names of Texas Trump donorsTrump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh called on Joaquin Castro to delete the tweet and apologize, and for his brother's 2020 campaign to disavow the list.



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The Problem Facing Anyone Who Wants Single-Payer Health Care

The Problem Facing Anyone Who Wants Single-Payer Health CareEarlier this week, Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) released an outline for her version of “Medicare For All.” The plan would give everyone the immediate right to buy into Medicare as an alternative to private insurance, then would gradually transition everyone into an “expanded Medicare system” over the course of ten years.Though Harris says that she would guarantee “universal coverage,” her end goal is not technically a single-payer system because individual health consumers could still choose private Medicare plans similar to today’s Medicare Advantage plans. But the Harris plan is still likely to significantly expand the number of Americans with public insurance.Not long after Harris released her proposal, the Daily Beast published an array of quotes from rival campaign operatives and from former Obama administration officials, who took issue with her ten year roll out. As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaign manager Faiz Shakir put it, “if President Obama had passed a health-care bill that called for a 10-year horizon, he would have left it to Donald Trump to execute.” (Shakir is a former editor of ThinkProgress.)He has a point. One of Obamacare’s biggest vulnerabilities is that it became law in 2010, but didn’t take full effect until 2014. That gave Republicans nearly four years, a presidential election cycle, and a full round of Supreme Court litigation to attack the law before most people saw any benefits from it.



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British man who ‘faked death’ while facing rape charges arrested in US

British man who ‘faked death’ while facing rape charges arrested in USA British man has been arrested in the US after allegedly faking his own death while facing rape charges in Scotland.Kim Gordon, also known as Kim Vincent Avis, disappeared in February after his son reported that he had not come out of the sea after swimming at a Californian beach.But investigators said the boy’s account “fell apart” and he could not say how they supposedly travelled to Monastery Beach, which is locally nicknamed Mortuary Beach because of frequent drownings.The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office concluded that Mr Gordon had not entered the water after an extensive search including a helicopter, boats, divers and a drone.“We continued to investigate the case and learned that Avis was out on bail for 24 felony sexual abuse charges pending in Scotland,” a spokesperson said.“After speaking with his ex-wife, we became suspicious of the drowning report. We reinterviewed his son and determined he was not telling the truth.”Mr Gordon’s son was returned to Scotland by the local child protection department, while local police, Scottish authorities and Interpol continued the investigation.Authorities said the 55-year-old was traced to Colorado Springs following a sighting and arrested on Friday morning.Mr Gordon is being held by US marshals in the city, ahead of an extradition hearing later this month.A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland is aware of reports from the USA regarding Kim Gordon or Avis and is liaising with the relevant authorities.”Scottish media reported that he was facing 24 charges, including allegations of rape, sexual and physical assault.Mr Gordon, who formerly busked and sold jewellery in Inverness, failed to attend a court hearing in Edinburgh in March.



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A look at the 5 federal death row inmates facing execution

A look at the 5 federal death row inmates facing executionThe Justice Department announced Thursday that it will resume executing death row prisoners for the first time in nearly two decades. At the direction of Attorney General William Barr, the federal Bureau of Prisons has scheduled the executions of five inmates being held on death row at USP Terre Haute, a high-security penitentiary in Indiana. Danny Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, was convicted in the 1996 deaths of an Arkansas family as part of a plot to set up a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.



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Trump facing criticism for July Fourth celebration as tanks arrive on National Mall

Trump facing criticism for July Fourth celebration as tanks arrive on National MallArmored vehicles, bombers and military jets will be featured at the 'Salute to America' event in Washington, D.C.; Ellison Barber reports on the preparations and reaction.



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