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    Washington first US state to legalize human composting

    Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state will have

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    Shanahan says after Iran briefing U.S. deployment has deterred attacks

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region.

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    Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds after Indonesia confirms president's re-election

    Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a Reuters witness said. The General Election Commission (KPU) confirmed unofficial counts by private pollsters

  • U.S. Senator Graham: attacks on ships in Middle East coordinated by Iran
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    U.S. Senator Graham: attacks on ships in Middle East coordinated by Iran

    Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping and a pipeline in the Middle East was directed by the Iranian government and the ayatollah. "They explained to us how the Iranian threat streams were

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    U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers

    A coalition of 23 U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds. The lawsuit led by New York Attorney General Letitia James said the

  • U.S. House Democrats subpoena more Trump ex-aides after latest rebuff
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    U.S. House Democrats subpoena more Trump ex-aides after latest rebuff

    A congressional committee chairman issued subpoenas to two more former White House aides hours after being spurned by White House Counsel Donald McGahn at a hearing on Tuesday, while Democratic lawmakers negotiated for testimony by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and debated impeaching President Donald

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    Severe weather damages Missouri speedway

    A strong storm system damaged the grandstands and buildings at a Missouri speedway and caused the postponement of an upcoming event. (May 21)

  • Students abused by Ohio State doctor want answers
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    Students abused by Ohio State doctor want answers

    An man who says he was sexually abused by a now-dead Ohio State team doctor wants the school to release the names of coaches and administrators who allegedly knew about the wrongdoing but did nothing. (May 21)

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    Here are the top stories for Tuesday, May 21st: McGahn a no-show for testimony, faces contempt vote; Activists protest a new wave of abortion bans; Rough weather hits Southern Plains; New Coke, from 1985, makes a comeback with `Stranger Things.' (May 20)

  • Kirchner corruption trial opens in Argentina
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    Kirchner corruption trial opens in Argentina

    Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner listened to the charges against her on Tuesday in the first hearing of a corruption trial that will unfold as the country heads towards general elections in October. Kirchner, 66, is accused of favoring a businessman friend, Lazaro Baez, for lucrative road

  • Tension flares between Roma, extremists in Hungary
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    Tension flares between Roma, extremists in Hungary

    Several hundred radical nationalists, including hard-line extremists, protested in a small town in eastern Hungary on Tuesday against what they call “Roma crime”. In the town of Torokszentmiklos, east of Budapest, a few hundred Roma, mostly men, held a counter-protest commemorating the killing of innocent

  • S.Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance minister
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    S.Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance minister

    South Africa said Tuesday it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges. "I have decided that the accused, Mr Manuel Chang, will be extradited to stand trial for his alleged offences in Mozambique

  • U.S. House lawmaker subpoenas Hope Hicks and an ex-staffer to Don McGahn
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    U.S. House lawmaker subpoenas Hope Hicks and an ex-staffer to Don McGahn

    (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, on Tuesday announced he has issued subpoenas to former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson, the former chief of staff to then-White House counsel Donald McGahn.

  • One Important Detail You Missed In The 'Game Of Thrones' Finale
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    One Important Detail You Missed In The 'Game Of Thrones' Finale

    We noticed something interesting as Brienne of Tarth filled out Jaime Lannister's memorial page in the series finale.

  • Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violence
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    Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violence

    A Hungarian far-right politician denounced "gypsy terrorists" Tuesday during a demonstration in a provincial town that sparked fears among the country's ethnic-Roma minority of renewed racially-motivated violence. The event in Torokszentmiklos, 130 kilometres (80 miles) east of Budapest

  • Smooth confirmation seen for Trump nominee to be ambassador to Mexico
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    Smooth confirmation seen for Trump nominee to be ambassador to Mexico

    U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Mexico had a smooth U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, and looked likely to easily win confirmation to a post that could be important in talks on disputed issues like immigration and trade. Trump nominated Christopher Landau, 55

  • Isaac Hempstead Wright AKA Bran Thought The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ending Was A Prank
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    Isaac Hempstead Wright AKA Bran Thought The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ending Was A Prank

    “I genuinely thought it was a joke script,” the actor said.

  • Putin, Merkel and Macron discuss Ukraine in phone call - Kremlin
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    Putin, Merkel and Macron discuss Ukraine in phone call - Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.

  • Thousands of Czechs protest for fourth week against justice minister
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    Thousands of Czechs protest for fourth week against justice minister

    Thousands of Czechs protested for a fourth week in a row on Tuesday against a justice minister they fear could influence a criminal case against Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Protesters say Justice Minister Marie Benesova's past comments and actions were supportive of Babis, a billionaire-turned-politician

  • Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to try to calm tensions - PM
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    Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to try to calm tensions - PM

    Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. U.S. government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with

  • U.S. lawmakers see tamping down of Trump rhetoric on Iran
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    U.S. lawmakers see tamping down of Trump rhetoric on Iran

    U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General

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    Indonesian police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results confirmed President Joko Widodo's re-election, a Reuters witness said.

  • Will Smith Explains How His 'Fresh Prince' Persona Found Its Way Into 'Aladdin'
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    Will Smith Explains How His 'Fresh Prince' Persona Found Its Way Into 'Aladdin'

    To play the Genie, the actor told Ellen DeGeneres he referenced Robin Williams' artistic process, but his interpretation was different.

  • U.S. Senate Republican leader sees budget, debt ceiling deal soon
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    U.S. Senate Republican leader sees budget, debt ceiling deal soon

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he hoped Congress could reach by the end of the day a two-year agreement on federal spending limits that would also increase the nation's debt ceiling. "Our hope is to make a deal before the day is over," McConnell, a Republican

  • Films in the running for Cannes' top prize
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    Films in the running for Cannes' top prize

    From a zombie flick starring Iggy Pop to a tale of Chinese gangsters who decide to take over a city, these are the films vying for the top prize at the Cannes film festival: - Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino apparently slaved for four months straight in the editing room to get his