Spain vs. Russia 2018 World Cup – The Washington Post

The lowest-seeded team in the field never broke from its defensive posture, dragging Spain into penalty kicks before prevailing.

Spain, the 2010 champion and a serious contender here, was never able to solve the Russian resistance. In failing to do so, it joined GermanyArgentina and Portugal as titans of the game who have booked early flights home.

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Gangster escapes French prison for second time – YouTube

The first time Redoine Faid escaped from prison five years ago, he blasted his way out with explosives. He was caught, locked up and given more time behind bars. But on Sunday, he managed to escape again — by hitching a ride on a hijacked helicopter. Faid, one of France’s most notorious criminals, was serving 25 years in prison for his role in a failed 2010 robbery that resulted in the death of French police officer Aurélie Fouquet.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07_mvSMeK90

Black US senators introduce anti-lynching bill – BBC News

The three black United States senators have introduced a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime.

The bill would allow lynching to be added as a hate crime charge alongside existing crimes such as murder.

More than 200 anti-lynching bills have been introduced to Congress since 1918 only to be voted down, noted the bill’s lead sponsor, Democrat Kamala Harris.

“Lynching is a dark, despicable part of our history, and we must acknowledge that, lest we repeat it,” she said.

If passed, the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act would make lynching punishable by a sentence of up to life in prison.

This image from 1925 shows a lynching in the state of Georgia — GETTY IMAGES

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Hot air balloon pilot dies in Ohio after flight | Fox News

The pilot of a hot air balloon was killed in an accident at an Ohio balloonfest, according to reports.

The pilot of a hot air balloon was killed in an accident at an Ohio balloonfest, according to reports.

The mishap occurred Friday night shortly after the hot air balloon landed in a field, the Ashland Source reported.

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7 people shot at nightclub in south Georgia, authorities say

The Ashburn Police Department said it is investigating the shooting with the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

TURNER COUNTY, Ga. – Authorities in south Georgia are investigating a shooting that left seven people injured.

The shooting happened early Saturday morning at Studio 2.0 nightclub in Ashburn, which is 160 miles south of Atlanta.

No one was killed in the shooting, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Immigration protests across the US – CNN

Demonstrators gathered in cities across the US to protest the White House’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that prompted family separations at the border.

Ocasio-Cortez, who ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley during Tuesday’s primary election, has called for the abolition of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She also visited Tornillo, Texas, to protest the separations of families at the border.

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Letter written by D.B. Cooper may have revealed hijacker’s identity

A team of private investigators who spent years trying to crack the D.B. Cooper case claimed Thursday they decoded a letter from the hijacker revealing his identity.

The team, led by documentary filmmaker Thomas Colbert, claims that a letter sent to “The Portland Oregonian Newspaper” contains a confession from Army veteran Robert Rackstraw.

Colbert told the New York Daily News that he received the letter after suing the FBI for the files. He said he noticed that the letter was written in a similar fashion to a separate letter and he called a code breaker to decipher it.

Colbert said the words “And please tell the lackey cops” meant “I am 1st LT Robert Rackstraw.”

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