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Maybe it was the lolling tongue or the upward-thrusting chin — or the drool that often accompanies the two: Whatever her secret, Zsa Zsa, an English bulldog, worked her magic on a panel of judges this weekend, taking home the title of World's Ugliest Dog 2018.

With her nails painted a shade of what looked to be either pink or (depending on the lighting) fuchsia, Zsa Zsa clawed her way to the top of the heap at the competition this weekend in Petaluma, Calif.

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said that Texas' legislative and congressional maps are not a racial gerrymander and that all districts are OK, except for one, which it determined is a racial gerrymander — House District 90.

"Except with respect to one Texas House district, we hold that the court below erred in effectively enjoining the use of the districting maps adopted by the Legislature in 2013," conservative Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion.

Harley-Davidson says it plans to move production of motorcycles it sells in Europe overseas in response to growing trade friction between the United States and Europe.

European officials last week imposed stiff tariffs on a wide range of U.S.-made goods sold within the European Union. The response came to President Trump's recent decision to slap tariffs on European imports.

Updated at 12:13 p.m. ET

The Pentagon will build tent camps at two U.S. military bases to house people who cross the southern border illegally, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

The defense chief did not give details about the locations of the bases that would contain the camps. However, NPR's Tom Bowman reports that the two military bases are in Texas.

Listen to the latest morning headlines 
from South Carolina Public Radio 
for Monday, June 25, 2018.

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Aria Part 2

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The aria - a musical form that’s a kind of song, but more elaborate and vocally demanding than the pieces we usually call songs. The development of opera in Italy in the 1600's is what brought the aria to glory.


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Muhammed Erdogan is six hours late for his meetings in the headquarters of his construction business in the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa. He has three cell phones and they all keep ringing.

Erdogan says he’s still recovering from the previous day’s campaigning in the hot sun for his hero and namesake, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Presidential and parliamentary elections are set for June 24 and Muhammed Erdogan is running as the only Syrian Turk in the race.

Where does Starbucks go from here?

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(U.S. Edition) Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has beat expectations to win Sunday's elections. In the aftermath, we'll look at the state of the country's economy and what prompted voters to elect him. Afterwards, we'll look at the legacy that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz leaves behind as he steps down from the position, and some of the challenges his successor will need to tackle. Plus: With the FDA set to approve an epilepsy medication made from an ingredient found in cannabis, we'll explore whether this will give big drugmakers a reason to take a closer look at the drug.

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … It’s an apparent victory for Turkey’s president after voters cast ballots in an early election Sunday. But as the country’s leader looks to consolidate power – what will it mean for the economy, which is already suffering from high inflation and a depreciating currency? Then, a British court this week will weigh whether Uber is “fit and proper” to hold an operator license in the capital city after Transport for London refused to renew it last September.

VidCon has been around since 2010 and if you haven’t heard of it, ask a teenager. The conference for online video creators and their fans was held this month in Anaheim, California. It’s the first major event since Viacom bought the conference last year. That purchase made the “creator economy” officially mainstream. And with that status comes a more Hollywood-style vibe. TV execs, talent scouts and advertisers were all over the show. And there's a big conversation about how creators can move past the biggest game in town —YouTube.

VidCon CEO: Online video is about more than just YouTube

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VidCon has been around since 2010, and if you haven’t heard of it, ask a teenager. The conference for online video creators and their fans was held this month in Anaheim, California. It’s the first major event since Viacom bought the conference last year. That purchase made the “creator economy” officially mainstream. And with that status comes a more Hollywood-style vibe. TV execs, talent scouts and advertisers were all over the show. And there's a big conversation about how creators can move past the biggest game in town — YouTube.

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