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June 16, 2016

Boy snatched by gator is presumed dead; Disney beaches close

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World closed beaches at its Florida resorts Wednesday while dozens of rescuers searched a lagoon for the body of 2-year-old boy who was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator as his father tried to fight off the reptile. Authorities said Wednesday that the child was presumed dead. Wildlife officials removed four alligators from the water and cut them…

Man going to gay pride event had assault rifles, 15 pounds of chemical explosives

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police found a loaded assault rifle with magazines rigged to allow 60 shots to be fired in quick succession, along with 15 pounds of chemicals mixed and ready to explode in the car of an Indiana man who said he was headed to a gay pride event, authorities revealed Tuesday. James Wesley Howell, 20, of Charlestown, also had two other loaded rifles, ammunition, a stun gun,…

Michelle Obama’s perfect advice on dealing with ‘haters’

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Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady of the United States may be coming to a close, but she isn’t finished yet. At the inaugural United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., the First Lady convened more than 5,000 women from across the country to talk about women’s progress and the “work left to do” on issues like the wage gap, domestic violence and media representation. Featured guests included Shonda Rhimes,…

Clinton to unleash TV hell on Trump

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Hillary Clinton is opening her wallet and seizing the moment. Just hours after the votes were cast in the final Democratic primary, the Clinton campaign started reserving advertising blocks in eight battleground states on Wednesday, marking the presumptive Democratic nominee’s first significant attempt to define Donald Trump. Clinton’s camp has already released one of the spots, which offers a harsh contrast between Trump — encouraging violence at his rallies and…

Trump oppo book appears to show Democratic attack strategy

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An anti-Trump opposition book published online and purportedly stolen from the servers of the Democratic National Committee reveals a strategy for painting Trump, above all else, as a man with “no core” who is a “loyal only to himself” and a “liar.” Two DNC spokesmen did not immediately respond to questions about the authenticity of the document, which was posted by Gawker and The Smoking Gun on Wednesday afternoon. A…

Exclusive: Rubio friend greenlights reelection bid

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Friends for 20 years, Marco Rubio and Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera were at the scene of the Orlando massacre on Sunday when they had an unusually frank conversation about their political futures. “You should reconsider running for your seat,” Lopez-Cantera told Rubio as they sat in the senator’s pickup truck about an hour before sunset, after witnessing the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Rubio was…