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Caitlyn Jenner to write weekly editorials on LGBT issues

This 2015 image provided by courtesy of E! shows Caitlyn Jenner in the first official promotional trailer for the new documentary series, “I Am Cait,” in Southern California. The show premieres Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 9 p.m. PDT on E! Jenner will be writing weekly editorials about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and issues Continue reading

Walter Reed placed on lockdown after unconfirmed report of active shooter

By Dylan Stableford Staffers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were asked to shelter in place after unconfirmed reports of an active shooter on the hospital’s Bethesda, Md., campus. #WalterReed employees were told to shelter in place via a text alert. — NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) July 6, 2015 According to police in Montgomery County, a 911 caller reported hearing one shot fired inside Building 1 at approximately 10:45 a.m Continue reading

More than 1 million gather for pope’s Mass in South America

By NICOLE WINFIELD and ALLEN PANCHANA GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — More than 1 million people filled a park in Ecuador’s main port city on Monday for Pope Francis’ first big event of his three-nation South American tour, hoping for a glimpse of Latin America’s first pope returning to his home soil for a Mass dedicated to the family. Continue reading

Police investigating report of shot at Maryland military hospital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Police were investigating a report of a gunshot heard on Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington. The U.S Continue reading

N.Y. judge tosses conviction of ex-Goldman programmer Aleynikov

By Brendan Pierson By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York judge has thrown out the conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov, saying prosecutors failed to prove that he broke an “obscure” law by copying some of the bank’s high-frequency trading code. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Daniel Conviser issued his decision on Monday, overturning the verdict in May by a jury who found Aleynikov guilty of “unlawful use of secret scientific material,” a violation of a rarely used 1967 law. Conviser wrote in his 72-page opinion that, while Aleynikov “doubtless acted wrongly” by copying code from Goldman’s servers before he left the investment bank in 2009, prosecutors “did not prove he committed this particular obscure crime.” Kevin Marino, Aleynikov’s attorney, called the decision “a resounding vindication of the American system of government.” “Sergey Aleynikov placed his faith in that system, and it has been rewarded,” Marino said.Aleynikov, 45, a dual U.S Continue reading

South Carolina legislature set to begin debate on flag removal

By Harriet McLeod By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. Continue reading

Greece looks to reopen bailout talks as euro future in doubt

By ELENA BECATOROS ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its membership in Europe’s joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with the country under pressure to reach a bailout deal with creditors as soon as possible after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid. Continue reading

World Cup kiss a poignant moment for many

By Dylan Stableford Abby Wambach celebrated the United States’ 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday, racing to the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman. Coming on the heels of the Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage, the significance of the moment wasn’t lost on gay rights supporters watching on television. On Twitter, many noted how far American culture has come since the last U.S Continue reading

Germany: No basis now for new debt talks with Greece

Berlin (AFP) – Germany maintained a hard line Monday after Greece rejected creditors’ austerity demands in a referendum, with Berlin saying there was currently “no basis” for talks on a new bailout package or debt relief. “In light of yesterday’s decision by Greek citizens, there is no basis to enter into negotiations on a new aid programme,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said. Continue reading

Burt’s Bees cofounder Burt Shavitz dead at 80

(Reuters) – Burt Shavitz, co-founder and namesake for natural care product company Burt’s Bees, has died, the company said on Sunday. Continue reading