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Jamie Foxx, Kourtney Kardashian, Drake and more walk the red carpet and attend JEWEL Nightclub’s Grand Opening.

JEWEL Nightclub, located inside ARIA Resort & Casino, made its highly anticipated debut as it opened its doors to the public for the first time on Thursday, May 19. The four-day celebratory affair included world-renowned artists and celebrities while showcasing the standout venue.

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Houston is on track to unseat Chicago as the third-most-populous city in the nation.

This projected change comes thanks to Houston's low tax and unemployment rates, as well as its booming energy industry -- according to its mayor, Houston purchases the most renewable energy in the country. All of this combines to give Houston one of the highest growth rates in the country, whereas Chicago's population grew by a whopping 82 people last year. Not 82…

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Faced with the exorbitant rising costs of Bay Area living, Priya Govindarajan and Ajay Patel pack up their apartment in San Francisco, Calif., Thursday afternoon, June 9, 2016, preparing for their move to North Carolina. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

A growing number of Bay Area residents -- besieged by home prices, worsening traffic, high taxes and a generally more expensive cost of living -- believe life would be better just about anywhere else but here.

By George Avalos, gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com

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Cuba has opened a shop in Havana that could eventually operate as the island’s first wholesale store for the fledgling private sector, offering products in bulk at lower prices than in expensive retail outlets.

So far, Zona+, where produce is piled up to the ceiling like in a warehouse, is offering only a handful of goods in large quantities at slightly discounted rates. Shop employees said that was an experiment.

They said the plan was for Zona+ to sell everything in bulk at a discount, catering in particular to the small businesses that have flourished since President Raul Castro started reforming the Soviet-style command economy.……

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Republica Dominicana

El primer asentamiento de españoles se remonta a 1493, aunque Santo Domingo fue fundada oficialmente el 5 de agosto de 1496 por el hermano de Cristóbal, Bartolomé Colón con el nombre de Nueva Isabela, en honor a la reina de España Isabel I.

Más tarde pasó a llamarse “Santo Domingo”, en honor al patrono de Doménico Colombo, padre de Cristóbal Colón. Desde entonces la ciudad de Santo Domingo llegó a ser conocida como la “puerta de entrada al nuevo mundo, y/o primada de América”.…

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Mexico

OAXACA, México (AP) — Seis personas fallecieron y un centenar más sufrió heridas en enfrentamientos entre el ala más radical del sindicato de maestros y las fuerzas de seguridad el domingo en Oaxaca, México.

Maestros inconformes que bloqueaban una carretera federal se parapetan detrás de un autobús de pasajeros y otros camiones en llamas mientras se enfrentan con policías antimotines en el estado de Oaxaca, cerca del poblado de Nochixtlán, México, el domingo 19 de junio de 2016. Los profesores no están de acuerdo con los planes para reorganizar el sistema educativo del país, que incluyen exámenes a los profesores por orden federal. (AP Foto/Luis Alberto…

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Central & South America

Esta pequeña nación tiene el objetivo de alcanzar un año completo sin utilizar energía fósil. Un ejemplo para la región y el mundo entero.

El año pasado sumó en total 285 días de producción y consumo de electricidad generada de esa forma y el objetivo es alcanzar un año completo. De acuerdo a un informe de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), la nación tica está entre los líderes mundiales en producción de energía limpia.

Costa Rica se ha convertido en uno de los países más avanzados del mundo en lo que respecta al uso y aprovechamiento de las energías renovables. En 2016 lleva ya 113 días garantizando la electricidad en todo el territorio mediante…

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Forgotten Victims of Terror

Before Brussels, a wave of terror attacks whipped through Turkey, the Ivory Coast, Yemen and elsewhere. But these events appeared to garner less international attention. We went there, and asked why.

By DAN RUETENIK and MARGARET CHEATHAM WILLIAMS -New York…

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