Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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Trump heads to G-7 amid Twitter war with Canada, France

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/08/18, 10:31 am

President Donald Trump began ruffling international feathers before even arriving today at the G-7 conference in Quebec. “Why are we having a meeting without Russia in the meeting?” Trump asked. “They should let Russia come back in because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.” The Group of Seven major industrialized nations, previously known as the G-8, ousted Russia after it annexed Crimea in 2014.

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dies

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/08/18, 10:25 am

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died Friday of an apparent suicide. Fellow chef Eric Ripert found Bourdain in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he was filming an episode for his CNN television program, Parts Unknown. CNN confirmed the news but offered no details. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller,” the network said in a statement.

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Republicans hold their own in California scrum

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/06/18, 11:36 am

Republican John Cox survived a crowded primary Tuesday to win a chance to vie for the California governor’s mansion in November. Cox saved the GOP from the embarrassment of getting wiped off the ballot in the state’s “jungle primary.” Regardless of party affiliation, the top two vote-getters in each race advance to the final election. In the overwhelmingly Democratic state, that often means Republicans don’t make it past the primary. Cox will face Lt. Gov.

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