The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday June 22)

June 22, 2018

A look at some of the stories making global news today.

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to border facilities

“I want to thank you for your hard work, your compassion and your kindness,” the first lady said at a roundtable briefing at Upbring New Hope, with doctors and medical staff, social workers and other experts on hand. Melania Trump becomes the first Trump family member to personally witness the situation that has captured the country’s attention over the past several weeks.

Why he caved: Inside Trump’s rare reversal

It was an abrupt decision for a President known more for leaning into his unpopular decisions than abandoning them. Even though internal discussions about confronting the child detentions had been ongoing for a week, Trump’s decision to sign an executive order still caught some of his closest aides off-guard.

A child’s anguish meets America’s indifference on new TIME cover

In the stark photo illustration, the towering figure of Trump looms over a sobbing child, who is the subject of a now-iconic photograph taken recently by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore. “Welcome to America,” the illustration reads.

Noura in her own words: Teen who killed rapist husband shares her story

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein, who is on death row for killing her 35-year-old husband, in a case that has sparked international outrage, has spoken out for the first time about her forced marriage, and the rape and struggle that happened when she stabbed him.

Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli PM, charged with fraud

In a case known as the “Meals Ordering Affair,” prosecutors say Sara Netanyahu used state money to pay for $100,000 worth of meals at the prime minister’s residence, according to an indictment filed in Jerusalem’s magistrate’s court on Thursday. Sara Netanyahu also illegally paid approximately $10,000 for private chefs, prosecutors said.

Florida man charged with murder in XXXTentacion’s killing, police say

Authorities arrested Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach on Wednesday evening and charged him with first-degree murder. Though Williams’ inmate record describes the charge as “murder dangerous depraved (without) premeditation,” the arrest warrant accused Williams of killing the rapper “from a premeditated design.”

Separated from her son, she’s suing to get him back

The 38-year-old Guatemalan woman says no one has given her a clear answer. “It’s not fair for a mother,” she told CNN this week, hours after filing a lawsuit against several government agencies and top Trump administration officials. “It’s like they’re putting a knife in your chest and killing you.”

Elvis’s abandoned private jet is for sale

(CNN) – There’s no engine, the cockpit’s a mess and the velvet seats have lost their plush. Restoring this plane will require a heap of cash and a hunk of burning love. But when there’s a chance to own Elvis Presley’s customized private jet, fans might be willing to overlook the rust that comes with sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 36 years.

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died

She died Tuesday in her sleep at age 46, The Gorilla Foundation said in a statement. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the release said. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.”

The true cost of a dream Ugandan wedding

The desire for the perfect day has led to a boom in Uganda’s wedding industry – but these events come at a cost.

Macron splashing out on presidential pool

French President Emmanuel Macron has landed in some hot water over plans to build a new swimming pool at his private presidential retreat. The planned pool at Fort Brégançon, on France’s south-east coast, is designed to provide privacy for the president’s family, and particularly children.

Reporter sexually harassed at World Cup

A female reporter groped live on air at the World Cup has spoken out about harassment by sports fans. Colombian correspondent Julieth Gonzalez Theran was working for DW Espanol in Moscow when a man grabbed her breast and kissed her cheek. She continued her report without interruption but has since addressed the incident online.

Have Zimbabwe’s generals turned into democrats?

In his well-cut suit, with outstretched hand and beaming smile, Sibusiso Moyo is the very picture of a modern politician. He speaks softly, smoothly and pauses to listen as if he had spent years on campaign trails listening to the supplications of constituents. His desk is covered with papers waiting to be read and signed.

The man who was fired by a machine

“It wasn’t the first time my key card failed, I assumed it was time to replace it.” So began a sequence of events that saw Ibrahim Diallo fired from his job, not by his manager but by a machine.

New malware is being disguised as Fortnite for Android

Don’t download the game Fortnite: Battle Royale, Android users. The year’s most popular video game (which made almost $300 million last month) is currently available on all major gaming platforms except for Android. So of course, malware developers have noticed and are taking advantage of the vacuum by creating fraudulent Fortnite apps for Android devices.

Koko, the beloved gorilla who learned sign language, dies at 46

Koko, the beloved gorilla best known for mastering sign language, died in her sleep at age 46 on Wednesday. The Gorilla Foundation announced Koko’s death via social media on Thursday, saying she “touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy.”

Google Home is ready for longer, more complex conversations

All the big tech companies are in a race to make their digital assistants sound more natural. For Google, the next step to natural conversation with its Assistant is to eliminate the need to say, “OK, Google” every time you have a request.

‘Time’ slams Trump’s family separation policy in a cover for the ages

The debate over the Trump administration’s immigration policy is still simmering, and the blowback continues to hit Trump – this time in the form of yet another Time magazine cover.

Facebook lets some group admins charge members for access

You already give Facebook your data, so why not throw a little cold, hard cash into the mix as well. Just bear with me here. So, you’re following your favorite creator on the social network created in a dorm room, but because of that pesky algorithm her posts never show up in your Newsfeed.

‘Game of Thrones’ set images could foreshadow a new ruler of Westeros

As filming on Season 8 Game of Thrones comes to an end, fans continue to scour the sets for clues on what lies ahead for Westeros. After all, these final weeks of shooting are our last chance to ever gleam information about the final season from behind-the-scenes leaks.

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