Boris Johnson is expected to be elected leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister, tasked with following through on his "do or die" pledge to deliver Brexit in just over three months time.
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Louisiana policemen fired over Facebook post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez be shot
A Louisiana policeman who suggested on Facebook that high-profile U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needed to be shot was fired on Monday, along with a second officer who "liked" his post.
Trump tells Pentagon to find better sources of rare earth magnet
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told the Pentagon to find better ways to procure a rare earth magnet used in specialty motors, warning that the nation's defense would suffer without adequate stockpiles.
Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran's 'piracy'
Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of "state piracy" in the strategic waterway.
More racial diversity in U.S. police departments unlikely to reduce shootings: study
White police officers in the United States are no more likely to shoot dead minorities than black or Hispanic officers, undercutting the idea that increasing racial diversity in police departments would reduce those shootings, a study released on Monday said.
Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, government blames 'electromagnetic attack'
More than half of Venezuela's 23 states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, a blackout the government blamed on an "electromagnetic attack."
Deep budget cuts put University of Alaska in crisis mode; 'grappling with survival'
The University of Alaska board of regents, facing deep budget cuts exacted by the governor that will eliminate about 40% of the university's state funding, voted at an emergency meeting on Monday to declare the academic equivalent of bankruptcy reorganization.
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