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Mexican woman dangling above U.S. soil abandoned by smugglers, officials say

A 37-year-old Mexican woman was found Saturday dangling from the border fence that separates the U.S. from Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, according to officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Agents patrolling the border said they spotted the woman as two smugglers tried to lower her to U.S. soil using a harness and hoist rope, authorities said. When authorities approached the trio, officials said the smugglers abandoned the woman.

The woman attempted to climb back over the fence and into Mexico as agents approached, but she was unable to do so, authorities said.

When agents arrived at the border fence, they said they found the woman suspended about 15 feet from the ground. The Nogales Fire Department was called to get the woman down.

She was not injured, Customs and Border Protection officials said. Authorities said she was being processed for immigration violations after the incident.

WATCH: Trump stops to pick up Marine's hat after wind blows it away – twice

A lighthearted moment between President Donald Trump and a Marine is going viral.

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While preparing to board Marine One on Saturday, a Marine standing guard at the entrance of the helicopter had his hat blown off by the wind. Trump retrieved the hat, placed it back on the Marine’s head and patted him on the arm.

Only it happened again.

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The Marine, obviously bound to his stationary position, could do nothing about his renegade hat. But don’t worry – the president again retrieved the young Marine’s headgear. This time, Trump handed the hat to the military officer who was escorting him to Marine One, who then handed the hat back to the Marine.

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“This was kind of a light moment, we just wanted to play it for you, provide a little, a little relief as we’ve covered all the serious news,” a CNN anchor said.

“He’s trying to right the ship here, help out the Marine who’s standing alongside, apparently cannot move from his current position.”

Trump was returning to Washington, D.C., from the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, where he met with Russia president Vladimir Putin, who denied that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Ivanka Trump sits in for father at G-20 meeting, sparking criticism

President Donald Trump spent the later half of the week rubbing elbows at the G-20 summit, which brought together all the most powerful people in the world.

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At the event, held in Germany, leaders from the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China were all in attendance. The event even included a highly-anticipated meeting between Vladimir Putin and Trump. The two men held a closed meeting, making headlines worldwide.

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At one meeting in the summit, Trump had to step out, and his daughter, Ivanka, took his place. The first daughter was on the trip with her husband, Jared Kushner, who also works in the Trump White House. Both Ivanka Trump and Kushner are unpaid senior advisers.

A senior White House official dismissed the idea that the move was inappropriate, telling CNN, “Ivanka was sitting in the back and then briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out, and the president of the World Bank started talking as the topic involved areas such as African development.”

Unsurprisingly, a number of left-leaning pundits found the incident disturbing. CNN contributor Brian Fallon tweeted sarcastically, “I’m sure Republicans would have taken it in stride if Chelsea Clinton was deputized to perform head of state duties.”

New York Times columnist Charles Blow was even franker:

Jonah Green of Reuters declared, “Today is the day that Ivanka Trump finally became president.”

CNN’s Ana Navarro, a Republican critic of Trump, joked on Twitter, “Given choice b/w Pres. Donald or Pres. Ivanka, I’d take her. After all, she’s smart and eloquent and knows how to make champagne popsicles.”

US plans to test THAAD missile defenses 

The United States is expected to test its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate range ballistic missile in the next few days, Reuters reported Friday.

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The test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile, designed to shoot down medium and intermediate range missiles, has been planned for months, Reuters reported. The test takes on greater significance after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this week.

The THAAD interceptors will be fired from Alaska, Reuters reported.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency confirmed to Reuters that it planned a THAAD test “in early July.”

MDA spokesman Chris Johnson said the THAAD weapon system at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak, Alaska, would “detect, track and engage a target with a THAAD interceptor.”

Burglar proposed with wedding ring stolen from 91-year-old

This is not the way to go about proposing to your girlfriend.

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A man in Great Britain robbed a 91-year old woman of her jewelry and then used her stolen wedding ring for a marriage proposal. Steven Reid, 38, was arrested and was sentenced this week for the theft.

In a news release, the West Midlands Police said Saturday that Reid and an accomplice broke into the woman’s home on Dec. 19, 2016. After stealing a gold wedding ring, Reed used it to propose to a woman on Christmas Eve. His proposal backfired when the woman saw a police appeal to help trace the stolen jewelry and contacted authorities.

Reid’s accomplice, Jerome Jones, was caught on camera the day after the burglary attempting to sell the stolen jewelry, which included a signet ring, watch and bracelet that belonged to the 91-year-old’s late husband.

Reid received a four-year, nine-month sentence at Birmingham Crown Court for burglary, according to the news release. Jones was sentenced to four years, three months in jail.

“The victim was unhurt but this was clearly a shocking ordeal for her,” West Midlands Police Detective Sgt. Tom Lyons said in the release. “She was awoken by a security light being activated and footsteps on the stairs … and moments later they burst into her bedroom.

“She was told to stay in bed while they ransacked her home. The lady was clearly elderly and vulnerable -- and for Reid and Jones to prey on her vulnerability is despicable.”

Since the woman receiving the marriage proposal and ring contacted police, it is doubtful that she accepted Reid’s overtures.

Ex-martial arts star wins election as Mongolia's president

Former martial arts star Khaltmaa Battulga won Mongolia’s presidential run-off election on Saturday, Reuters reported.

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Battulga, 54, a member of the Democratic Party, won with 50.6 percent of the vote as 60.9 of Mongolia’s voters went to the poll, according to data from the General Election Commission. Battulga was running against parliament speaker Miyeegombo Enkhbold of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party, who drew 41.2 percent of the vote.

Election officials are waiting on a final count of votes from abroad, Reuters reported.

The run-off was scheduled after a June 26 vote failed to produce an outright winner, Reuters reported.

Battulga was a member of the Mongolian national wrestling team from 1979 to 1990. He won the World Cup championship in his weight class in 1989. He served as chairman of the Mongolian Judo Federation in 2006.

Battulga’s businesses include a hotel, a Genghis Khan-themed amusement park, and food companies, Reuters reported.

Ringo Starr turns 77, announces new album release

Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday, and the former Beatles drummer announced a reunion of sorts. Starr’s 19th solo album, “Give More Love” will be released on Sept. 15 and will include former bandmate Paul McCartney on two tracks, Reuters reported.

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The 10-track album is Starr’s first since “Postcards from Paradise” in 2015. 

In February, Starr said that he reteamed with McCartney in the studio, Rolling Stone reported, along with his brother-in-law, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. That session resulted in the song, “We’re On the Road Again,” which also features Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather.

McCartney also will appear on “Show Me the Way,” Rolling Stone reported. That song is dedicated to Starr’s wife, Barbara Bach. Other artists appearing on the album include Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Timothy B. Schmit, Benmont TenchDave Stewart and Don Was, Rolling Stone reported.

Starr said getting McCartney to collaborate on another album was not difficult.

“We’re still mates,” Starr told Reuters. “He’s out on the road, he’s got his own life. I’m out on the road a lot making records and he was in town so I called him and I said, ‘I’ve got this track for you to play on.’”

Starr told Reuters that McCartney was “the most melodic bass player in the world.”

During his public celebration Friday, Starr led a crowd in Hollywood in a “peace and love” chant and was joined on stage by Walsh and “Twin Peaks” director David Lynch.

U.S. bombers fly over Korea in response to ICBM test

A pair of U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula on Friday, in a response to North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this week, CNN reported.

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North Korea test fired the ICBM on Tuesday, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said. 

“North Korea’s actions are a threat to our allies, partners, and homeland,” said Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, the Pacific Air Forces commander. “Let me be clear: If called upon we are trained, equipped and ready to unleash the full lethal capacity of our allied air forces.”

The bombers flew from Guam and conducted a 10-hour mission, CNN reported. Upon reaching the Korean Peninsula, they were joined by U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets and South Korean F-15 fighter jets.

“The B-1Bs practiced attack capabilities by releasing inert weapons at the Pilsung Range,” the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said in a statement. 

The Pilsung Range is located in the center of South Korea and is jointly operated by the U.S. and South Korean air forces, CNN reported.

‘Robot waitress’ draws crowd at Pakistan pizza parlor

No matter how you slice it, a waitress in a Pakistan pizza parlor is turning heads.

That’s because “she” is a robot.

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Osama Jafri, who designed the 55-pound robot, dressed it to resemble a short, slender woman wearing a long dress and apron, WRAL reported, citing an Associated Press story. Jafri also added a scarf as an accessory so the robot would not offend conservative patrons.

Jafri said sales at in the town of Multan have doubled since the arrival of the robot in February. His father, Aziz Jafri, who owns the restaurant, said he has three more “waitresses” and plans to open a new store.

Robot waitresses are not new; a restaurant in Beijing employed a metallic server at the Together Restaurant. Still, the idea of a non-human waitress is a novelty. 

Patrons may be amused or confused, especially if one wonders what to tip a robot waitress -- if anything. Aziz Jafri is relishing the attention.

“I used to sell pizzas, but now restaurant owners want to buy robots from me,” Aziz Jafri told the AP.

German police clash with G20 protesters

Police in Hamburg, Germany, said at least 111 officers were injured Thursday night as they clashed with protesters at the site of this weekend’s G20 summit, CNN reported.

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Police made 29 arrests but did not elaborate on the reasons, CNN reported. Police used water cannons to forcibly remove protesters. One protester was injured, CNN reported.

More protests were planned for Friday.

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