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Claudette is likely to form and make landfall in the US this week, delivering close to a foot of rainfall
The US will likely be hit by the first tropical system of the season by the end of this week, bringing nearly a foot of rain to parts of an already drenched South.
'What are you so afraid of?': Journalist presses Putin on political opposition
Russian President Vladimir Putin took questions from international reporters following his meeting with President Joe Biden, including a question from ABC News reporter Rachel Scott who asked Putin about a recent law that banned individuals designated as "extremists" from running for public offices.
Capitol rioter used charity to promote violence, feds say
A California man charged with storming the U.S. Capitol is accused of using a tax-exempt charity as a platform to protest that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump and to advocate for violence against political opponents
Rita Moreno pushes back against "In the Heights" criticism
"can't you just wait a while and leave it alone?" Moreno said in an interview with Stephen Colbert.
Congress designating Pulse massacre site a national memorial
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken a formal step toward sending a bill to President Joe Biden that designates the site of the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in American history as a national memorial
Utah state attorney sorry for email rant to LGBT councilman
A Utah state attorney angry about being awakened from a nap has apologized for sending an expletive-laden email to an LGBT politician campaigning to be the first Asian American elected to the Salt Lake City council
Putin trolls US, defends treatment of Navalny by citing Capitol riot arrests, police shootings, BLM protests
President Biden called Vladimir Putin’s comparison of Russian opposition protests to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot “ridiculous.”
What would the Phoenix Suns look like without Chris Paul to open Western Conference Finals?
Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul is reportedly under NBA's health and safety protocols, which may lead to him missing start of conference finals.      
MLB's foreign substance rules: What we know about baseball's new enforcement policies
While much more will be publicly known about the crackdown in coming days, there are a few gray areas that can be clarified.      
READ: Manchin's list of proposed changes for S1 elections bill
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Wednesday he wouldn't rule out supporting S1 -- the sweeping elections overhaul bill Congress is considering -- and is open to backing it as long as some changes are made.
ISIS fangirl sentenced to 16 years in prison for NYC bomb plot
An ISIS-obsessed Queens woman who considered Osama Bin Laden a personal hero, was sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a bomb-making charge nearly two years ago.
Title IX protections against discrimination will be extended to LGBTQ students
The interpretation of the ruling is in stark contrast to the Education Department under former President Trump.
Biden Snaps at CNN Reporter After Putin Summit: ‘You’re in the Wrong Business!’
CNNPresident Joe Biden lashed out at CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins following the conclusion of his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, curtly telling the reporter that she was “in the wrong business” while accusing her of misinterpreting his remarks.At the end of his Wednesday press conference in Geneva, following his meeting with the Russian leader, Biden was walking off the stage when Collins, who had not been called on by the president, shouted out a question: “Why are you so confident that [Putin] will change his behavior, Mr. President?” Biden stopped in his tracks and turned back to walk towards the correspondent, growling: “I’m not confident he’ll change his behavior! What the hell—what do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident? I said—what I said is, let’s get this straight—I said what will change his behavior is if the rest of the world reacts then it diminishes their standing in the world.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
This NYC nail artist designed those dazzling claws for ‘In The Heights’
Dominican-born Lisset Robles lived with her parents and two siblings in The Bronx’s Mill Brook Houses, practicing her nail art in a small corner of the living room. Now, her work is in the summer’s hottest movie. 
‘Loki’ Episode 2 Confirms the Nexus in ‘WandaVision’ Was Bad for the MCU
So they're really going for this "Nexus Events" are bad thing, huh?
Powerball Drawing For 06/16/21, Wednesday Jackpot is $40 Million
Wednesday night's 06/16/21 Powerball jackpot is estimated at $40 million, with a cash option of $28.1 million.
Hillary Clinton pushes narrative that Putin ‘helped elect’ Trump during 2016 election
Former Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continued to push the narrative that Russian President Vladimir Putin "helped elect" former President Donald Trump on Wednesday. 
Joe Manchin Signals He's Open to Filibuster Reform, Offering Hope to Democrats
On a private call on Monday, Manchin suggested he would be willing to change the Senate rules so Senate Democrats could pass legislation with fewer than the 60 votes currently required by the filibuster.
Google must face shareholder lawsuit claiming it hid security risks
A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit in which shareholders of Google parent Alphabet accused Google of misleading them by concealing security vulnerabilities, including in its Google+ social network. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the lawsuit raised a “strong inference” that Alphabet and its then-Chief Executive Larry...
Biden brings up detained Americans Paul Whelan and Trevor Reed in meeting with Putin
US President Joe Biden said he had discussed the cases of two Americans detained in Russia during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, pledging to "follow through" on that discussion.
House Progressives urge Biden to pass 'bold' $6T spending plan without GOP support
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has doubled down on the need for a multitrillion-dollar comprehensive infrastructure plan and warned that a pared-down bipartisan package with Republicans would likely not have their support.
Biden warns of 'devastating' consequences for Russia if Navalny dies in prison
President Joe Biden said he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday of consequences if jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny were to die in prison, though he declined to specify which actions he would take.
Arlington National Cemetery Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Arlington National Cemetery and learn more about the military burial ground.
Woman loses 171 pounds after seeing a picture of herself at a party
Laura Neil, from Falkirk, Scotland, went from weighing 316 pounds to weighing 145 pounds after years of hard work and perseverance.
Wisconsin bill forbids requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination
It is supported by a Wisconsin group that opposes mandating vaccines and the anti-abortion group Pro-Life Wisconsin.
Footage Shows Popular 'High Anxiety' Waterslide Engulfed in Flames
The incident occurred just days before Mountain Creek, a New Jersey resort and water park, is set to reopen to the public.
18 personalized Father's Day gifts for that extraordinary dad
No matter which of these personalized gifts you grab this Father's Day for the father figures in your life, your love will come through loud and clear.
News of Mindy Kaling's "Scooby Doo" spinoff spurs reactions
Velma, like Kaling, will be of East Asian descent and some on Twitter have shared racist opinions on this choice.
Biden mocked for again using prepared list of reporters after Geneva summit: 'Embarrassing'
President Biden was mocked for "saying the quiet part out loud" on Wednesday when he admitted at the outset of his press conference in Geneva he would only be calling on reporters from a prepared list.
Harris: Texas Dem. lawmakers 'American patriots'
Vice President Kamala Harris greeted Texas Democratic lawmakers at the White House who last month blocked passage of legislation that would have made it significantly harder for the people of Texas to vote. (June 16)      
Biden Land Management nominee ‘collaborated with eco-terrorists,’ traded testimony for immunity
President Biden’s nominee to serve as the head of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “collaborated with eco-terrorists” in a tree spiking plot before trading her court testimony for legal immunity, according to court documents reviewed by Fox News.  In 1993, Biden’s nominee to head up BLM, Tracy Stone-Manning, was granted legal immunity for her...
Idaho Offers Four Hours Paid Leave for State Employees Getting COVID Shot
The move was announced by Gov. Brad Little, who also promised taxpayers would not cover the costs for the initiative.
Documented Dreamers weigh self-deportation, say they've been left behind by Congress
As members of Congress debate a way to find room for some 2 million undocumented citizens known as Dreamers, nearly 200,000 documented Dreamers who came to the United States as a dependent on a temporary visa feel they are left in the dust.
A fan of aviator sunglasses, Joe Biden gifts Vladimir Putin a pair of his own
Gift-giving between heads of state is a centuries-old tradition. It is seen as a gesture of friendship, cooperation and diplomacy.      
Investors Urge Microsoft to Investigate Sexual Harassment in Wake of Gates Allegations
In a press release sent to Newsweek, investment management firm Arjuna Capital said, "In the wake of recent allegations of sexual misconduct on the job by former CEO Bill Gates, Microsoft's shareholder meeting in December 2021 will face a proxy resolution."
Latinas hardest hit by job loss as economy recovers
Latinas have left the workforce in droves as a result of the pandemic. A report by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative found that Latinas have the highest rates of unemployment and workforce departure of any demographic in the U.S. (June 16)      
Biden blows up at news conference after Putin meeting
Appearing on edge after a shorter than expected summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Biden lashed out at a CNN reporter during a brief news conference on Wednesday.
NBC News anchor Craig Melvin makes peace with addicted dad in 'Pops'
The TV journalist unearths a family secret and finds forgiveness through his new memoir.
TikTok’s Latest Trend Is Making Commercials
Adult Swim is benefitting from all of Gen Z’s labor, but the kids ain’t mad about it.
It's Father's Day: Grill your dad a steak
Nine great ways to grill steaks for the dads at your table.
McDonald’s worker defends herself from attacking customer: ‘I’ll destroy you!’
Cherysse Cleveland is facing multiple charges following an incident at a McDonald's in Ravenna, Ohio.
Joe Biden's message to Vladimir Putin? The adults are back in charge.
President Joe Biden had one single and simple goal at his press conference in the wake of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva: Project absolute and utter normality.
Clippers now fearing the worst with Kawhi Leonard injury
Kawhi Leonard's knee injury may be more serious than the Clippers initially thought.
Joe Biden Snaps at CNN and American Press: 'You Never Ask a Positive Question'
As Biden began leaving the summit, Collins asked the president how he was confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin would change his behavior.
President Biden gave Putin custom aviator sunglasses during summit
President Joe Biden gifted Russian President Vladimir Putin a pair of custom aviator sunglasses made by Randolph USA during their summit on Wednesday, according to a White House official.
Emily Ratajkowski’s crop top is a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen
The new mom stepped out in New York City on Tuesday wearing a barely-there cropped halter top fastened in front with just a tiny metal hook.
CNN's Kaitlan Collins presses Biden on his meeting with Putin
President Joe Biden responds to CNN's Kaitlan Collins' question regarding his meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin, firing back that he's "not confident" Putin will change his behavior. President Biden later apologized