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The Stanford rape case has stirred up the country. We have broke down all the major developments for you. The rest of the top news is below!

Person of the Day

Elizabeth Warren endorsed Hillary and fought Trump simultaneously

Elizabeth Warren

She's got quite the nerve. (Susan Melkisethian/Flickr)

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren once again proved she was a tough cookie. She endorsed Hillary Clinton in the morning and then tore apart Donald Trump at night.

When she endorsed Clinton, Warren also showed some interest in running on the same ticket:

I am ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States, and to make sure that Donald Trump never gets any place close to the White House.”

Then in the evening, at a speech at the American Constitution Society, she spoke about Trump's various lawsuits and his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is hearing the lawsuit against Trump University.

Trump has said Curiel's Mexican ancestry makes him naturally biased against Trump:

“I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest."

Warren called out Trump for his racist comments:

"Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and serves nobody but himself. And that is just one of the many reasons why he will never be President of the United States."

She compared Trump Republicans who have blocked judges Obama has appointed:

"Donald Trump chose racism as his weapon, but his aim is exactly the same as the rest of the Republicans. Pound the courts into submission to the rich and powerful."

Trump took to Twitter to vent, calling Warren a "pocahontas" because of her disputed Cherokee ancestry she's listed on applications.

He also encouraged Clinton to pick Warren as her running mate:

Warren responded to the jab with another one of her own, taking the lead from Clinton's #DeleteYourAccount tweet:

After her endorsement, Trump also tweeted out a 2004 interview clip where Warren implied Clinton was beholden to corporations.

Here's the full video of the 2004 interview:

Quote of the Day

Hillary’s first speech as the presumptive nominee was on reproductive rights

Hillary Clinton

She's keeping true to her record on women's rights. (Hillary for America/Flickr)

Hillary Clinton spoke to the Planned Parenthood Action Network about women's reproductive rights and Donald Trump's policies. In her first speech as the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee, she hit Trump on one of his really weak points: women's issues.

“When Donald Trump says ‘Lets make America Great Again,’ that is code for ‘Let’s take America backward,' back to a time when opportunity and dignity were reserved for some, not all, back to the days when abortion was illegal, women had far fewer options, and life for too many women and girls was limited. Well, Donald, those days are over!”

Watch the speech below:

She then thanked the organization for the work they were doing.

She continued to talk about her future plans and vowed unwavering support for women's rights.

She also threw some shade at Trump:

Image of the Day

The New Yorker’s latest cover divided people over Hillary

The New Yorker


The latest New Yorker cover features Hillary Clinton smiling through her bruises. It's supposed to reflect her fighting spirit even after all the hardships life has thrown at her.

Illustrator Barry Blitt said boxing was definitely on his mind because of Muhammad Ali's death:

“You’ve got to respect or at least be impressed by someone who has been counted out many times but repeatedly gets up from the mat, ready for the next round."

But some people hated the cover:

Then there were people who absolutely loved the cover:

Number of the Day

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California


An aerial view of California's San Andreas fault. (Doc Searls/Flickr)

Southern California natives woke up to a 5.2 magnitude earthquake at 1:05 a.m. local time (4:05 a.m. EST) early morning on June 10th. The epicenter of the quake was roughly 13 miles north of Borrego Spring and it was felt all the way across to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside.

There was no damage. But hundreds of smaller aftershocks continued for a while.

A few roads did get blocked.

SoCal was due for an earthquake. The last one was in 2014 and the San Jacinto fault is the most active in the region.

People took to Twitter to confirm what they really felt and to unite during the shaky time:

Place of the Day

LOOK: The thousands of mourners at Muhammad Ali’s funeral

Muhammad Ali

Here's Muhammad Ali in 2009 at the premiere of a film about him. (Kris Krug/Flickr)

Along with Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Billy Crystal, Lenox Lewis, and Will Smith, thousands of people gathered at Louisville, Kentucky to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali.

The former heavyweight boxing champion passed away on June 3rd and the funeral procession was at his hometown in Kentucky.

The procession followed the route of the 1960 Olympic gold medal parade that was organized after Ali came back from the Rome Olympics.

The entire city prepared and mourned collectively.

At the interfaith funeral service, people spoke about Ali's faith and his relationship with them.

Word of the Day

Gawker went bankrupt … and got bought on the same day

gawker bankrupt

Gawker Media went belly up. (Wikimedia Commons)

Thanks, Hulk Hogan!

Busy day for Gawker Media: First, they went bankrupt and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy ... but then got bought by Ziff Davis, another media brand.

Why? Because of the hugely expensive legal battle against Hulk Hogan in an invasion-of-privacy case. Gawker lost and had to shell out $115 million in a settlement.

Yup, that happened.

Billionaire Peter Thiel, who bankrolled Hogan's lawsuit, was also called out.

Under Chapter 11, companies can continue to function and try to make money to pay off their debts. So Gawker began an auction and put themselves on sale, to cover the cost. The Gawker brand includes not only Gawker.com but also Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jalopnik, and Jezebel

Gawker's founder, Nick Denton, seemed pretty happy with the way it turned out, all things considered:

"We are encouraged by the agreement with Ziff Davis, one of the most rigorously managed and profitable companies in digital media."

If you'd wanted to buy Gawker, you probably would have spent around $90 to a $100 million.

Ziff Davis is a good fit for Gawker with brands like PC Magazine, IGN, and AskMen. This will let them get stronger in consumer tech and gaming and lifestyle, according to their CEO:

"As you can see, there’s a tremendous fit between the two organizations, from brands to audience to monetization. We look forward to the possibility of adding these great brands – and the talented people who support them – to the Ziff Davis family."

It's not final-final, though--other companies could still bid to buy the company.

During the sale, Gawker will go on as usual. So no need to cut back on your politics, sports, and tech gossip habits.

Video of the Day

WATCH: Obama slow-jammed his presidency with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

There he is. (NBC/YouTube)

President Barack Obama once again upped his cool factor as he slow-jammed the news on "The Tonight Show." They discussed Obamacare, Congress, Rihanna, and what he thought about the 2016 elections.

There is also a mention of a new show, "Orange Is Not The New Black."

We leave y'all with the full performance:

And, of course, Obama's future plans:

Tweet of the Day

Twitter remembered ‘Mr. Hockey’ Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe

There's Gordie Howe on the right. (Rana Vig/Flickr)

Canadian ice hockey player and NHL legend Gordie Howe passed away at the age of 88.

Known as "Mr. Hockey" for his playing style, Howe stayed with the Detroit Red Wings for most of his career and won the Stanley Cup four times.

Tributes poured in at the death of the icon who died in Ohio. He was battling severe health issues, including two strokes and advanced dementia.

He played for the Red Wings until 1971, holding records for 801 career goals while being in the top 10 scorers for 21 consecutive years.

He was the NHL All-Star 23 times and joined the Hall of Fame in 1972.

Fun fact: Remember Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Howe was a part of it when he personally sent in his jersey for the movie.

Controversy of the Day

Did Hillary Clinton get this unqualified donor a government job?


Is this damaging to Hillary Clinton? (Oslo City Hall/Flickr)

Rajiv K. Fernando was a high-frequency securities trader (he worked on Wall Street) until he got appointed to the board of International Security Advisors, a group which advises the Secretary of State on security issues.

Questions were asked about his eligibility and he promptly resigned in 2011. He only had the job for six months.

Board members at the organization had questioned Fernando's expertise as he had no idea about security issues:

"We had no idea who he was."

A remote similarity was his technological expertise from trading with tech companies. When asked at an interview about his appointment, Fernando threatened to have the journalist arrested:

So why was Fernando appointed?

One reason for his appointment, according to the latest email dump from Hillary Clinton's private servers, was that Fernando was a huge Clinton Foundation donor. He had even accompanied Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa.

The emails revealed an exchange between a State Department official and a press aide who were trying to figure out how Fernando even got on their radar.

"S" refers to the Secretary of State (who, of course, was Clinton):

“The true answer is simply that S staff (Cheryl Mills) added him ... Raj was not on the list sent to (Clinton); he was added at their insistence.”

ABC News and Citizens United, a conservative group who filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the emails, unearthed the suspicious connection.

Fernando continues to support the Clintons and he's also a Democratic Party superdelegate. Plus, he's organizing a fundraiser for Clinton in Chicago that costs guests $2,700 a seat.

This has raised a lot of questions about Clinton's allegiance to Wall Street.

Issue of the Day

The WHO is now telling women to stop having babies


Some tips for avoiding the Zika. (UNIMAS/Flickr)

Living in a Zika-affected country can mean changing your family plans. The World Health Organization (WHO) is telling couples in around 50 Latin American and Carribean countries to consider delaying pregnancy to avoid children being born with birth defects.

It's a really strong suggestion from the WHO:

“But it’s important to understand that this is not the W.H.O. saying, ‘Hey everybody, don’t get pregnant.’ It’s that they should be advised about this, so they themselves can make the final decision.”

Scientists have linked Zika to infants born with brain damage and really small heads (a condition called microcephaly).

With no vaccine available (yet) and no way to stem the spread of the mosquitoes carrying the virus, delaying pregnancy might actually work in favor of the women.

A WHO panel will also meet next week to decide the implications of the Zika outbreak on the Rio Olympics games.

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen has already withdrawn from the games, fearing his pregnant wife might get the disease.

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Anugya Chitransh

Anugya is originally from New Delhi, India. She studied journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, graduating with a master's in international reporting. She plans to travel one day to all the places she reads about. She likes reading fiction, pop music, and going to the beach, but absolutely hates anyone mangling or shortening her name (which is quite common). She binge watches Korean dramas and anime series. She's a freelance writer and has produced content that has appeared in NBC, The Times of India, Time Out Delhi, and other publications.

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