Breaking News Emails
Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Trump’s Reddit Fan Club Grapples With Crackdown
For months, Trump supporters have been a ubiquitous presence on Reddit, an online message board that's among the most visited websites in the world. The subreddit r/the_donald, a user-created section of Reddit with no connection to Trump's actual campaign, became a grassroots sensation during the Republican primaries with more than 50 million monthly page views at its peak in March. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Trump Asked About TSA and ‘Heebeejabies’
The presumptive GOP presidential nominee faced a number of wild questions at a town hall in New Hampshire on Thursday, including one from a woman who suggested he "get rid of all these 'heebeejabies' they wear at TSA." Read more in POLITICS.
3. More Suspects Arrested Over Istanbul Airport Attack
Turkish police on Friday detained 11 more people in relation to the investigation into the attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport. The arrests in Istanbul's Basaksehir district follow a series of raids and detentions a day earlier. Read more in NEWS.
4. Father Trying to Save Son From ISIS Killed at Airport
One of the dozens of people killed in an attack on an Istanbul airport Tuesday was a doctor on a mission to save his son from the terror group ISIS, officials and friends said. Fathi Bayoudh, a Tunisian military doctor, had traveled to Turkey to retrieve his son from Syria. Read more in NEWS.
5. Trans Service Members Detail Historic Meeting
The Pentagon on Thursday said it was lifting the ban on transgender service members in the military. The historic shift in policy came after such members over the past 18 months met with senior officials several times, documenting their experiences to ensure their mission is not lost over time. Read more at NBC OUT.
6. Texit? Brexit Gives Hope to U.S. Secessionists
Britain's surprising decision to leave the European Union is breathing new life into secessionist movements in the United States, with some activist groups, individuals and lawmakers across the country calling for their own version of the so-called Brexit. Read more in NEWS.
7. Body Parts on Beach: Rio’s Latest Olympic Headache
Adding to Rio's well-documented woes, parts of a mutilated body were discovered washed up Wednesday on Copacabana Beach, only yards away from where Olympic beach volleyball athletes will compete, police said. Read more in NEWS.
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