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German Opposition Leader Hit By Cake in Apparent Protest of Migrant Stance

HENDRIK SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(MAGDEBURG, Germany) -- An activist shoved a chocolate cake in the face of a German opposition leader during a convention for the country's far-left Die Linke party.The attack was an apparent protest over Sahra Wagenknecht's stance on migrants, according to BBC, and a group called Anti-Fascist Initiative "Cake for Misanthropists'' claimed responsibility.According to BBC, the group distributed flyers that detailed her position to limit the number of refugees Germany should accept as a reason for the cake attack.Copyright © 2016, ABC ...

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Low Prices at the Pump Fuel Record Travel This Holiday Weekend

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Millions are hitting the road to travel for the first big weekend of the summer, fueled by gas prices that are 42 cents lower than last year.A possible record-breaking 34 million Americans are expected to drive this holiday weekend, while the average gallon of gas is just $2.32."The cost of traveling was just too high in recent years," Turner Batten, a holiday traveler, told ABC News. "But this year, thankfully, gas prices have dropped and we're able to make a trip like ...

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Eight Russian Athletes Test Positive for Doping in London 2012 Retests

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- After retesting samples from the London 2012 Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee announced Saturday that eight of the country's athletes had failed drug tests.The announcement marked the second time this month that Russia admitted its athletes were involved in a doping scandal.According to BBC, the athletes were involved in three sports in 2012, but they will not be named until a second urine sample, the B sample, is analyzed.Recent retests of samples found that 14 Russian athletes were using illegal substances ...

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Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms Off the Southeast Coast for Holiday Weekend

ABC News(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Tropical Storm Bonnie was swirling off the coast of South Carolina Saturday night, disturbing Sunday plans for beachgoers.According to the National Hurricane Center, 40 mile-per-hour winds and heavy rains from the second named storm of the season were hitting South Carolina and southern North Carolina's coast Saturday night.The official start of hurricane season does not begin for another four days, but Michael Brennan, a senior hurricane specialist for NHC, said the tropical storm was not expected to intensify."The storm's right now ...

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Says Bernie Sanders’ Campaign ‘All But Over’

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sen. Bernie Sanders’ fight for the Democratic nomination is "all but over," adding that the nation would be "better off" if he worked to bridge the party’s divides ahead of the general election.Feinstein, one of the earliest members of Congress to endorse Hillary Clinton, encouraged Sanders to view his campaign from a "real perspective.""Senator Sanders has the right to run, no question. He ought to be able to read the signposts as well as anybody else, and if ...

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Three-Year-Old Picked Up by Gorilla Inside Enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo

iStock/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) -- A 3-year-old boy escaped without serious injury after he crawled through a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo and into a gorilla enclosure, where he was picked up by a 400-pound gorilla, the zoo director said.After the boy crawled through the barrier Saturday, he fell into a moat, where he was picked up and carried around by the gorilla for about 10 minutes, Zoo Director Thane Maynard said.The boy was rescued and taken to a hospital, Maynard said. Police said the boy's injuries were ...

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Lightning Strikes Injure Several Adults, Children in Germany and Paris

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Lightning strikes in France and Germany caused several injuries on Saturday.German police said 35 people were taken to the hospital after lightning struck a children's soccer match in Hoppstadten, Germany. Three adults, including the referee, were seriously injured in the incident, and the other 32 people were transported to the hospital as a precaution.According to BBC, witnesses said the lightning strike happened when there were no dark clouds and the sky was blue.In Paris, eight children and three adults were struck ...

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YTMT Logo What about the lessons of this event, Mr. President?

President Obama is visiting Hiroshima, Japan just weeks shy of the 71st anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb. He has no plans, however, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.

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UT Health Logo Curing Cancer: Dreaming or Doable?

In early 2016, President Obama called for an assault on cancer on the same scale as the Apollo Project to land men on the moon. But is a “moon shot” effort to cure cancer realistic?
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