*Iran Official: Missiles Ready for Israel
The Deputy Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard,Hossein Salami
, said on Friday (al-Quds Day), during Iran’s commemoration of the country’s solidarity with the Palestinian people, that Lebanon has 100,000 missiles ready to strike Israel. “The opportunity to destroy Israel is now better than ever, because tens of thousands of long-range missiles all over the Islamic world are ready to hit Israel immediately upon receiving the order,” Salami reportedly said.
*Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Dies at 87
Nobel Peace Prize winning survivor of the Holocaust Elie Wiesel
passed away at the age of 87 on Saturday. Wiesel is likely best known for his memoir Night
, which detailed his time in the Auschwitz concentration camp while a teenager. He was later known for pushing for education that focused on the Holocaust, as well as his activism on issues of genocide around the world. Wiesel was born in 1928 in Sighet, Romania. In 1944 when Hungary agreed to allow the deportation of Jews from Romania to concentration camps, Wiesel was sent with his father to Auschwitz. His father would die from a beating by a German soldier. His mother and sister also died in the Holocaust. In 1969 Wiesel married Austrian Holocaust survivorMarion Rose
in New York. She would be the English translator for his books. In 1986 Wiesel received the Nobel Prize for his work against violence around the world.
*Hillary Clinton Interviewed by FBI:
was finally questioned by the FBI on Saturday about using a private email server while Secretary of State, one of her aides disclosed. The voluntary interview was about whether or not she did not properly handle classified information on the server. The interview took place at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC. It took about three and a half hours.
*At Least 91 Killed In Baghdad Bombings:
At least 91 people were killed on Sunday as two bombs blasted Baghdad, one of which was claimed by ISIS. The deadliest attack took place in a major shopping district, killing 86 people, 15 of which were children. These recent bombings demonstrate that even as ISIS suffered defeats on the battlefield, including recently in Fallujah, they can still commit serious attacks.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: The Islamic State was able to carve out a sprawling territory across Iraq and Syria through military dominance over 126 key places. But the group’s momentum has slowed over the past year, and it has lost its hold on nearly half of those locations. And as the militant group has been squeezed in Iraq and Syria, there are signs that it has been shifting its focus from controlling territory to executing terror attacks in Iraq and abroad. Out of 10 Cities, the Islamic State Remains in Five. The group has been forced out of about 56 places where it once had control, including five major cities, since it made rapid advances across the two countries in 2014.
*DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that 19 leading executives of CNN read LBN daily?
*China Finishing Biggest Radio Telescope:
China has put the final piece into position on what will be the world’s biggest radio telescope, which will be used to explore space and seek out extraterrestrial life. The Five Hundred Metre Aperture Spherical Telescope is cut out of the side of a mountain and is the size of 30 football fields. The massive telescope, which has taken five years to construct, is expected to be operational in September. China additionally hopes to put a man on the moon by 2036 and to construct a space station.
*WHO READS LBN? Documentary film maker Ken Burns:
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Mr. Obama
calls himself a “night guy,” and as president, he has come to consider the long, solitary hours after dark as essential as his time in the Oval Office. Almost every night that he is in the White House, Mr. Obama has dinner at 6:30 with his wife and daughters and then withdraws to the Treaty Room, his private office down the hall from his bedroom on the second floor of the White House residence. There, his closest aides say, he spends four or five hours largely by himself. He works on speeches. He reads the stack of briefing papers delivered at 8 p.m. by the staff secretary. He reads 10 letters from Americans chosen each day by his staff. “How can we allow private citizens to buy automatic weapons? They are weapons of war,” Liz O’Connor, a Connecticut middle school teacher, wrote in a letter Mr. Obama read on the night of June 13. The president also watches ESPN, reads novels or plays Words With Friends on his iPad. Michelle Obama
occasionally pops in, but she goes to bed before the president, who is up so late he barely gets five hours of sleep a night.
*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Interview with Jim Morrison’s father and sister—–
*LBN-SEE IT:….President Obama in March 2009 reading letters from Americans in his private study late at night.
***A pair of iconic items from Prince’s Purple Rain
wardrobe both sold for far more than expected Friday at a Los Angeles auction, with the late singer’s white ruffled shirt and black-and-white, leather-sleeved blazer from the 1984 film selling for $96,000 each. The pre-auction estimate for the items was $6,000 to $8,000 apiece.
*LBN-NOTICED: ***Martin Short and Maya Rudolph at a wrap party for their show “Maya & Marty” at Bill’s Bar & Burger at Rockefeller Center in NYC. ***Kyle Mac-Lachlan at Bar SixtyFive in NYC to celebrate his new rosé label Blushing Bear. ***Brooke Shields dining with friends at new Southampton hot spot Kozu, then returning a few nights later. ***Boomer Esiason and Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza dining at Philippe in NYC on Friday. ***David Beckham at Warren 77 watching Portugal vs. Poland while drinking Stellas and eating nachos.
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*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Just Released: Episode 3 of the TV Interview Show -“Without Notes” – Special Guest – Legendary Legal Journalist –Linda Deutsch —–
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*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Michael Cimino, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker who earned a reputation as one of Hollywood’s boldest directors with the haunting 1978 Vietnam War drama “The Deer Hunter,” and then all but squandered it two years later with “Heaven’s Gate,” was found dead on Saturday. He was 77. Eric Weissmann, a friend and former lawyer of Mr. Cimino’s, confirmed the death. He said Mr. Cimino’s body was found at his home in Los Angeles by the police after friends were unable to reach him by phone. The cause of death had not been determined, Mr. Weissmann said.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: I did something in Paris last Saturday night that I’ve never done before. I went to a restaurant alone for dinner. I know, it’s lame that I’ve always been afraid to go out to public places at night on my own. I tried to get beyond this phobia by going to the movies by myself one Saturday night in Washington, many years ago, after a breakup. But when the lights came up, my ex was sitting in front of me with a pretty date. That cured me of the desire to venture forth solo for another couple of decades.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
is going to extreme lengths to scrub soon-to-be ex-wife Amber Heard
from his life. The 53-year-old actor recently stepped out with two noticeably altered tattoos. The first, the word “slim” tattooed across the fingers of his left hand, was transformed into “scum.” “Slim” was allegedly a nickname in reference to Heard; he got the tattoo shortly after their 2015 wedding. The second, a sultry image of Heard in a bathing suit on his right bicep, is now covered by a large dark blot of ink. ***Meddling mom Melanie Griffith
is causing several shades of heartbreak for daughter Dakota Johnson
.The “Fifty Shades of Grey” star, 26, dropped her longtime beau, 29-year-old musician Matthew Hitt —
and sources said Melanie ordered the hit!“Matthew was eager to get married,” one snitch revealed. “But Melanie demanded that Dakota make her career her priority.”
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