With Cuba officially dropped from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, only Syria, Iran, and Sudan remain.
It's the Yangtze River.
Rescuers worked to right the cruise ship Thursday, making it easier to find missing persons, the transportation ministry spokesman said. The ship’s captain and chief engineer survived the wreck and were detained for questioning.
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The fate of the Qatar 2022 World Cup hangs in the balance after the resignation of its chief protector, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, amid the biggest bribery and corruption investigation in sporting history, BuzzFeed News' Heidi Blake writes.
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It's the USA Freedom Act.
The signing of the bill followed a Senate debate so contentious that portions of the Patriot Act expired after lawmakers failed to resolve their differences by a Monday deadline. Under the new law, federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies will regain some of their surveillance powers — but they’ll be tempered by some important privacy protections.
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It's Vanity Fair!
Annie Leibovitz photographed Jenner in her Malibu home for the magazine’s July issue. Jenner was also interviewed by sports writer Buzz Bissinger for the cover story. “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life,’” Jenner told Bissinger.
It's South Korea.
“MERS is in the same family of viruses as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) as well as the common cold. However, MERS does not spread easily between humans -- as far as scientists know at this point,” according to CNN.
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It's 30 years.
Bower, 67, was on death row for more than 30 years and has faced seven execution dates. He had maintained his innocence. In March, the Supreme Court declined to review Bower’s death sentence, which was handed down 30 years ago under older guidelines by which the jury deciding Bower’s fate did not get the opportunity to consider potentially mitigating evidence — evidence that could lead to a lesser punishment. America's use of death penalty has been in the news a lot lately. Nebraska banned it last month, and the Supreme Court will rule this month on whether a drug used in lethal injections constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
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It's Novak Djokovic.
Before this week, Nadal's career record at the French Open was 70-1. Djokovic will play Murray, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals on Friday. Berdych lost in the fourth round on Sunday.
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It's Janet Jackson!
The as-yet-untitled album, which will be the singer’s first since 2008’s Discipline, will be produced through a partnership between BMG and Jackson’s own record label, Rhythm Nation.