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Polar field guides Julie Baum and Tom Sylvester got married in the British Antarctic Territory this weekend.

British Polar Guides Get Hitched In Antarctica

From one of the coldest places on Earth comes a heartwarming love story.

A pair of polar field guides got married over the weekend at a British research station, and the British Antarctic Survey says it's the first official wedding in Antarctic territory claimed by the U.K.

How Black Leaders Unwittingly Contributed To The Era Of Mass Incarceration

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The Syrian city of Daraa, heavily hit by barrel bombs and other strikes by the Assad regime, is one of the areas covered by the current cease-fire. For the past eight days, residents have had a respite from the regime's attacks.

Here's What To Know About The Trump-Putin Syria Cease-Fire

President Trump is touting a newly brokered cease-fire in southwest Syria as a major foreign policy win for his White House. After years of failed peace attempts under the Obama administration, Trump has boldly speculated that the new truce could mark the beginning of the end of the war.

Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached the agreement during their July 7 meeting at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. It affects towns, villages and borderlands in three regions close to Jordan and Israel.

Evaldas Rimasauskas walks into court in May in Vilnius, Lithuania. On Monday, the court ruled that Rimasauskas, allegedly behind a massive email scheme, must be extradited to the U.S. to stand trial.

His Alleged Email Scam Swindled $100 Million. Now, He's Set To Be Extradited

The Lithuanian man accused of defrauding two major multinational tech companies out of more than $100 million must be extradited to the U.S., a court in Vilnius ruled Monday. Evaldas Rimasauskas has been in Lithuanian custody since March, when he was indicted by U.S. prosecutors for orchestrating a massive "fraudulent email compromise scheme."

President Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April.

Mar-A-Lago Visitor Logs To Become Public, If They Exist

A government watchdog group says it has won a battle with the Trump administration, which will turn over visitor records for the president's Mar-a-Lago residence.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says it will publicly release the visitor logs upon receiving them by Sept. 8.

"The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff," CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in a statement.

Seattle has adopted an income tax on high earners to address an affordability crisis stemming from the city's high tech boom, but tech workers are torn about being singled out. In this 2014 photo, tourists take photos atop the city's Space Needle.

Tech Workers Brace For Seattle's Plan to 'Tax The Rich'

Kate and John Walter see themselves as victims of a housing crisis spawned by Seattle's technology boom — but they disagree whether high tech workers like them also should be the solution.

The married Seattle couple are among thousands of tech workers whose rising salaries have made rents and mortgages soar in the city. It's a common issue in urban areas where Amazon, Microsoft, Tesla and other technology giants have expanded their presence and payrolls.

The status of the Russian estate in Long Island is set to be discussed by U.S. and Russian officials on Monday.

Russia And U.S. To Discuss Russian Compounds Closed By U.S. Authorities

U.S. and Russian diplomats are planning to meet Monday to discuss two Russian diplomatic compounds that U.S. authorities seized in December because they were allegedly being used for intelligence activities.

The Obama administration shuttered the two Russian luxury estates — on in Long Island, N.Y. and the other in Centreville, Md. – in retaliation for the country's interference in the U.S. presidential elections. It also expelled 35 Russian officials.

The George Hotel, a 17th century stagecoach inn, is one of the few historic buildings on Crawley's main street. Most of the town was built after World War II to house people displaced by bombing in London. In recent years, immigrants settled in Crawley and work at Gatwick Airport nearby.

A Year After Vote, Brexit Supporters In A British Town Wonder If It'll Ever Happen

Stepping off the train in Crawley, 30 miles south of London, you hear less English and more Romanian, Estonian, Portuguese and Polish.

Crawley is an affordable place to live, if less scenic than some other English towns. Other than a medieval church and old stagecoach inn, most of Crawley was built after World War II, to house people displaced by bombing in London. More recently, many immigrants have settled here and work at Gatwick Airport nearby.

A helicopter flies above the rugged terrain along the banks of the East Verde River during a search and rescue operation for victims of a flash flood on Sunday in Payson, Ariz. Search and rescue crews recovered bodies of five adults and four children.

Deadly Arizona Flash Flood Created '40-Foot Wide Black Wave'

A flash flood swept through central Arizona on Saturday, killing at least nine people who had gathered at a popular swimming hole for a birthday celebration.

The family was relaxing alongside a mountain stream in Tonto National Forest, unaware that summer thunderstorms had just dropped heavy rains upstream.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responds to a question by Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval during the third day of the National Governors Association's meeting on Saturday in Providence, R.I. Among other things, Musk warned governors that artificial intelligence poses a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization."

Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking to U.S. governors this weekend, told the political leaders that artificial intelligence poses an "existential threat" to human civilization.

At the bipartisan National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Musk also spoke about energy sources, his own electric car company and space travel. But when Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, grinning, asked if robots will take everyone's jobs in the future — Musk wasn't joking when he responded.

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