Heavy rain continues to fall across Northeast as region braces for more flooding

(CNN)Heavy rain is forecast to continue falling in Pennsylvania and New York, with flood warnings in place Tuesday through Wednesday in some areas. Radar estimates suggest that the region that stretches from Baltimore to Philadelphia and up toward Wilkes-Barre have experienced rainfall of 2-4 inches since Saturday with locally higher…

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Japan: Heat spikes to 41.1C near Tokyo as high temps to continue until August

Tokyo (CNN)Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures. The Hanagasa Junko parade, the second largest event of the Gion Matsuri festival, has also been canceled due to high temperatures. Around 300 children and elderly people were expected to parade in…

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Storms sweep in as temperatures cool

The Met Office said 34.7C was recorded in Tibenham, Norfolk, on Friday but the early development of thunderstorms had suppressed temperatures and kept them below Thursday’s high of 35.3C. A Met Office yellow warning for thunderstorms remains in place for the east of England until 02:00 BST and the east…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Has ‘At Least 5 More Years’ On Supreme Court

During an event in New York City on Sunday, Ginsburg said she has “at least five more years” to serve on the Supreme Court, according to CNN. The justice spoke with director Molly Smith following a performance of “The Originalist,” an Off-Broadway show about her former colleague, Justice Antonin Scalia,…

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Lira Falls to Fresh Record With No Letup in Turkey-U.S. Tensions

The grip of bears on Turkish assets tightened as the nation’s souring relationship with the U.S. added to investor concern over authorities’ inability to put a lid on inflation, sending its currency to a fresh record low and driving up bond yields. The lira plunged more than 3 percent to…

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Dessert Wine Is the New Scotch

Banking on the upswell of interest in digestifs such as amaro and sherry, a growing number of sommeliers in the U.S.—both in fine-dining and more casual restaurants—are hoping to tap into today’s taste for after-dinner drinks with dessert wines.  Looking beyond port, Madeira, and Sauternes, forward-thinking sommeliers are presenting a wider…

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Researchers Have Found A Very Curious Link Between Your Cat And Your College Major

Here’s a fairly interesting link: Students who have been exposed to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite are 40 percent more likely to major in business than those not exposed. That’s according to a study recently published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.   First things first, what is Toxoplasma gondii? It…

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Freemasons to accept transgender women

But informally they should be addressed “by the name and title he/she has chosen”. It warns that using a mason’s transition as a reason for excluding them from a men-only lodge would be “unlawful discrimination and so could never constitute sufficient cause”. The document issued to 7,000 lodges across the…

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