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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
June 22nd, 2016

North Korea missile reaches new heights, 'intensifying' threat to Japan
North Korea launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range missile on Wednesday to a high altitude in the direction of Japan before it plunged into the sea, military officials said, a technological advance for the isolated state after several test failures.  

Republican Jews Post Killer Anti-Hillary Ads
All three ads conclude with an unflattering portrait of Hillary Clinton and the slogan, “Sadly this isn’t the old Democratic Party. It’s today’s Democratic Party.”  

Putin says Russia must strengthen as 'aggressive' NATO approaches
"NATO is strengthening its aggressive rhetoric and its aggressive actions near our borders," Putin said in a speech in the lower house of parliament. "In these conditions, we are duty-bound to pay special attention to solving the task of strengthening the combat readiness of our country."  

German cabinet backs expanded role in Mediterranean mission
Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to expand the role of the German navy in the Mediterranean Sea to include efforts to stop arms headed to Islamic State militants in Libya, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said.  

Merkel wants Germany military budget boosted to counter ‘external threats’
Germany should substantially increase its defense spending to cope with “external threats,” Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, stressing that Berlin can’t count on the US, and the EU is incapable of defending itself.  

Leaked DNC Files Reveal Some Of Hillary’s ‘Vulnerabilities’ Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/21/leaked-dnc-files-reveal-some-of-hillarys-vul
“The Clinton Health Access Initiative did not disclose donors or submit foreign donations for state department review while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state despite being bound by a disclosure agreement with the Obama administration.”  

Caribbean Sea acts like a whistle and can be 'heard' from space
A study of the Caribbean Sea by University of Liverpool ocean scientists has revealed that, in the midst of all the noise of the ocean, this region behaves like a whistle, which blows so loudly that it can be 'heard' from space in the form of oscillations of the Earth's gravity field.  

Senate likely to pass FBI spying bill after Orlando shooting
The legislation would broaden the type of telephone and internet records the FBI could request from companies like Alphabet Inc and Verizon without a warrant. The proposal met opposition from critics who said it threatened civil liberties and did little to improve national security.  

Nervy global investors revisit 1930s playbook
Global investors are once again dusting off studies of the 1930s as fears of protectionism, nationalism and a retreat of globalization, sharpened by this week's Brexit referendum, escalate anew.  

Wellington jolted by 4.4 earthquake
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has struck south-east of Wellington. The 33km deep quake struck 25 kilometres south east of Wellington about 9.05pm. Many Wellingtonians felt the shake and took to Wellington Region Emergency Management Office Facebook page to express it.  

Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead.
The banking password may be about to expire — forever. Some of the nation’s largest banks, acknowledging that traditional passwords are either too cumbersome or no longer secure, are increasingly using fingerprints, facial scans and other types of biometrics to safeguard accounts.  

Jordan declares Syria and Iraq borders closed military zones
Jordan has declared its border regions with Syria and Iraq to be closed military zones after a suicide bombing on Tuesday that killed six soldiers. It is not clear who was behind the attack, which was launched from Syrian territory, close to a refugee camp. The Jordanian government said no new refugee camps would be built and none would be expanded.  

EU referendum: Final push for votes on last day of campaign
Politicians are making their final pitch for votes on the last day of campaigning before the EU referendum. David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron will address rallies arguing the UK will be better off and safer with a Remain vote in Thursday's poll. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage will each address supporters - with the ex-London mayor urging people to "believe in our country".  

Lightning in Indian states 'kills 79'
At least 79 people have been killed by lightning strikes in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, officials say. Fifty three people died in Bihar. Ten people were killed in the eastern state of Jharkhand, and at least 16 died in Madhya Pradesh. Most of the people who died were working on farms during torrential rains on Tuesday, reports said.  

Islamic State conflict: Libyan forces 'make gains' in Sirte
Government-backed forces in Libya have made their largest gains yet into so-called Islamic State (IS) territory in Sirte city since their offensive began in May, officials say. Troops advanced more than 1km (0.6 miles) into areas previously held by IS, re-taking residential districts. Dozens of soldiers and IS fighters were reportedly killed.  

Israel to install its own cyber defenses on F-35 jets
Israel will install its own cyber defenses on the F-35 jets it will receive this year, the air force's Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Tal Kelman, said on Tuesday. Kelman praised the jet across the board, saying it would significantly upgrade Israel's ability to defend itself, but added that he had been greatly disturbed by the issue of cyber defense for the stealth aircraft.  

Michael Dyson Is Wrong: Violence In Cleveland Will Solve Nothing
In The New Republic, professor and civil rights activist Michael Eric Dyson calls for aggressive and potentially violent protests during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This call to action by an important figure is likely to resonate.  

California's last nuclear power plant to close after 3 decades in operation
California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel the national anti-nuclear power movement.  

Smithsonian will mount first-ever major US Quran exhibit
The Quran will be the centerpiece of an American art exhibit for the first time this fall, when the Smithsonian will feature beautifully decorated manuscripts of Islam’s central religious text. “The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts” will display 48 manuscripts and folios that span a millennium, from the 7th to the 17th century, and demonstrate a staggering variety of calligraphy and illumination styles.  

Second North Korea missile flies 400 km after earlier test fails: South Korea
North Korea launched what appeared to be a second intermediate-range Musudan missile on Wednesday that flew about 400 km (250 miles), in what appeared to be its most effective test yet, hours after another launch failed, South Korea's military said.  

3.0 Earthquake Rumbles Near Helena
HELENA, Oklahoma - A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Helena, Oklahoma, Tuesday afternoon.  

Proposals to curb online speech viewed as threat to open internet
At least a dozen countries are considering or have enacted laws restricting online speech, a trend that is alarming policymakers and others who see the internet as a valuable medium for debate and expression.

Scott Baio: Obama Might Be a Muslim Who Wants to 'Eliminate' US
Scott Baio went on Fox Business this week and took Donald Trump's claim that "there's something going on" between President Obama and Muslim terrorists to crazy new heights.  

'Space Tsunami' Causes the Third Van Allen Belt
But when the solar wind is most violent, extreme space weather storms can create intense radiation in the Van Allen belts and drive electrical currents which can damage terrestrial electrical power grids. Earth could then be at risk for up to trillions of dollars of damage.

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