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Helen Sloan/HBO(LONDON) -- Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington is helping his fans reach their charitable goals.

The actor donated nearly $10,000 to a fundraiser set up by GoT fans in his honor, with proceeds going to the U.K. charity Royal Mencap Society, which supports people with learning disabilities. His contribution helped the fundraiser reach its goal of £50,000 -- approximately $63,000.

Fans launched the donation page on earlier this month as a way of showing support for Harington and one of his favorite charities. Following the end of Game of Thrones, the actor had checked into a wellness facility in Connecticut to receive treatment for “personal issues.”

Harington attached a note of gratitude to his donation, writing, “To those of you who set this page up in my name and to those of you who contributed and left messages, please accept my deepest and most heartfelt thank you.”

He continued, “This donations page lifted my heart and brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful gift to receive…how generous of all of you.”

“Mencap is truly a wonderful charity and the money given here will go to the most incredible cause,” he added. “With love and respect from beyond the wall…Kit x.”

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AlxeyPnferov/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Just before taking off on Air Force One for the G20 summit in Osaka, President Donald Trump complained about the longstanding U.S. defense pact with Japan, America's closest ally in Asia, and bashed some member countries for using the United States as a "piggy bank."

The president accused member countries of the G20 -- specifically close allies -- including Japan, Germany, and Canada -- of abusing the United States in trade and defense. The president said he took particular issue with a historic postwar U.S.-Japan defense treaty that states the United States will come to defense of Japan if it is attacked and allows the United States to have a military presence on the island nation.

“If Japan is attacked, we will fight World War III. We will go in and protect them with our lives and with our treasure,” Trump said during an interview on Fox Business Network with anchor Maria Bartiromo. “But if we are attacked, Japan doesn’t have to help us at all. They can watch on a Sony television, the attack."

Bloomberg News reported earlier this week that president has considered pulling out of the defense pact in private, but the crumbling of the agreement would have a significant impact on the United States' influence in Asia and leave the island nation of Japan, surrounded by nuclear threats on all sides, to fend for itself.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

The president's comments come just a month after he was treated as a special state guest in Japan where the red carpet was rolled out for a meeting with the new emperor, lavish dinners and a VIP seat at Japan's sumo wrestling tournament. While at the G20, he is expected to again meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and discuss trade and regional geopolitical concerns like North Korea.

But Japan wasn't the only country the president called out ahead of his G20 trip. He also said European countries were abusing the United States.

The president said Europe treats the United States "worse than China," and then went on to suggest an EU leader "hates the United States."

"There's a woman in Europe -- I won't mention her name -- she's actually considered to take Jean Claude's place -- she hates the United States perhaps worse than any person I've ever met. What she does to our country. She is suing all of our companies."

He went on to say the United States is propping NATO up and claimed that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said: "If it wasn't for President Trump we won't have NATO."

Trump said that Canada has also taken advantage of the United States, too: "We were being taken advantage of by Canada nobody knows that -- 'O Canada,' beautiful song -- they charge 300% tariff for a little thing called agricultural products," he said.

While in Osaka, Trump will also be meeting with China’s Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and later South Korean President Moon Jae-in when he makes a visit to Seoul, South Korea.

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flySnow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The rate of some sexually transmitted infections, known as STIs, is rising for both male and female service members in the U.S. military, the Military Health System (MHS) warned in a release on Wednesday.

“There appears to be an increase in high-risk behaviors among service members; that is, having sex without a condom or having more than one sexual partner,” said Maj. Dianne Frankel, an Air Force internal medicine physician.

Both are on a list of behaviors the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says can increase the risk of contracting an STI, including HIV.

The Defense Department's 2015 Health-Related Behaviors Survey (HRBS) found that one-third of respondents reported having more than one sexual partner in the past year, while one-third reported having sex with a new partner in the past year without using a condom. Frankel told MHS that those numbers had doubled since the 2011 survey, possibly contributing to the increase in STIs.

Another possible reason for the increase could be the use of dating apps.

Dating apps can lead to random, anonymous encounters, and when infections result, that anonymity can make partners difficult to track down, according to Norma Jean Suarez, a nurse practitioner in preventive medicine at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

"Anonymous sex" is another behavior the CDC identified as possibly increasing the risk of contracting an STI.

Col. Amy Costello, chief of preventive medicine at the Air Force Medical Support Agency, said that condom use is critical, and service members should get tested for STIs.

While rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are rising in the military, the 2015 survey found that isn't the case for all STIs -- the rates for genital herpes and genital human papillomavirus, or HPV, have decreased.

STIs are a concern to the military because they can have "a significant impact on individual readiness, which in turn impacts unit readiness, which then leads to a decrease in force health protection," Frankel said, adding that the infections also place "a significant economic strain on the U.S. and military health care systems."

It's not surprising that STIs would pose a challenge for the U.S. military, as they are most common for 18 to 25-year-olds, which makes up a sizable portion of the more than 1.3 million Department of Defense personnel.

Rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are on the rise in the civilian population as well, according to the CDC.

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New Canaan Police Department(NEW YORK) -- The defense attorney for the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five is considering a "revenge suicide hypothesis as an explanation for her disappearance," he told reporters on Wednesday.

Jennifer Dulos vanished on May 24 amid the couple's contentious custody battle over their five children.

Investigators believe she suffered a "serious physical assault" in the garage at her New Canaan home, where bloodstains were found, according to arrest warrants.

Clothes and sponges with her blood were found in trash cans where surveillance cameras captured a man appearing to be her husband, Fotis Dulos, disposing of garbage bags, according to the documents. A woman in the man's car fit the appearance of his live-in girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, according to the documents.

Fotis Dulos and Troconis are charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Fotis Dulos told reporters Wednesday that he's thinking about his children.

"I just want to tell my children that they're constantly on my mind and that I love them and I miss them very much," he said after the court appearance.

The five kids are in the custody of Jennifer Dulos' mother.

Fotis Dulos' lawyer, Norm Pattis, said Wednesday he's "actively contemplating a revenge suicide hypothesis as an explanation for her disappearance."

"We will not comment further on our investigative activities," he added.

Carrie Luft, a spokeswoman for Jennifer Dulos' family, did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, however, she said Jennifer Dulos was stable, responsible and reliable.

The beloved mom is "not a woman that would ever, ever leave her children," Luft told ABC News.

When asked if police are considering a "revenge suicide hypothesis," New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski didn't directly address the question, instead telling ABC News via email Wednesday, "Our multijurisdictional law enforcement team is committed to (1) Finding Jennifer and (2) Bringing those responsible for Jennifer's disappearance to justice. We will not rest until we find Jennifer."

Pattis told ABC News earlier this week that he was "investigating the possibility that this is a 'Gone Girl'-type case and considering the possibility that no third party was involved in foul play."

In the "Gone Girl" book-turned-film, a wife fakes her own disappearance, framing her husband.

Luft called the defense's "Gone Girl" theory a "smokescreen."

"I think that drawing any comparison to a work of fiction does an incredible disservice to the family," Luft told ABC News. "This is not a film, this is not a novel, this is our real life."

"This is about someone who is missing following a violent attack and people are doing everything they can to solve the mystery," she said.

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Boarding1Now/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Delta and JetBlue are offering waivers for tickets to the Dominican Republic following the deaths of several U.S. tourists in the Caribbean country.

Delta is offering options for Dominican-bound travelers "due to recent events," airline officials said on Wednesday. JetBlue is also offering similar options.

Delta travelers ticketed to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic may cancel their flights altogether and get a credit to apply toward future travel, or they can change their flight and the usual fee will be waived, airline officials announced. The waiver applies to travel through August 15, and the rebooked trip must take place by November 20.

Delta also flies to other airports in the country, and officials said concerned passengers can reach out directly to the airline to make changes.

"Delta will work with our customers on an individual basis using situational flexibility to adjust itineraries on flights," an airline spokesperson told ABC News.

Delta did not specify what the 'recent events' are, but the waiver announcement follows a series of tourists deaths in the Dominican Republic that have attracted a flurry of media attention.

JetBlue is also allowing customers to cancel their flights to the Dominican Republic without a cancellation fee and get a credit for future travel, or customers can rebook their flight without a change fee.

"To support our customers, we are currently waiving change fees when rebooking flights to or from the Dominican Republic. For customers who wish to cancel their flights, we are waiving the cancellation fee and issuing a credit for future JetBlue travel," a JetBlue spokesperson told ABC News.

Other U.S. airlines that fly to the Dominican Republic have not issued waivers, but American Airlines passengers can reach out directly with requests to make changes.

American said it's "working with customers on a case-by-case basis."

Likewise, United Airlines is not issuing waivers at this time, but a spokesperson told ABC News that the airline would also work with customers "on a case-by-case basis."

At least eight Americans have died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic this year, which officials there and in the United States say is not unusual or necessarily unnatural. However, the recent deaths of three Americans in a five-day span at neighboring resorts earlier this month, which the FBI is investigating, has prompted a media frenzy.

On Friday, Dominican Tourism Minister Javier Garcia pushed back against implications that the country was unsafe, noting at a press conference that eight Americans have died so far this year, compared to 15 over the same time period in 2011 and 2015.

“To say that an exaggerated number of Americans have died in the Dominican Republic, what some media have characterized as 'an avalanche of deaths,' does not correspond with the reality that we are seeing today in the Dominican Republic,” Garcia said.

The U.S. State Department has also downplayed any link between the deaths.

"We have not seen an uptick in the number of U.S. citizen deaths reported to the Department" in the Dominican Republic, a State Department spokesperson told ABC News.

Over 2.7 million U.S. citizens visit the Dominican Republic each year, the spokesperson said, and like Americans traveling elsewhere, "the overwhelming majority travel without incident."

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rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate overwhelmingly cleared a measure Wednesday that would send emergency humanitarian relief to the southern border but is markedly different from a bill passed by the House -- leaving lawmakers little time to reconcile their bills before they leave town on Thursday for the July Fourth recess.

The final vote in the Senate was 84-8.

Late Tuesday night, the House voted mostly along party lines to approve a $4.5 billion measure that addresses conditions of detention centers where migrant children are being held. The White House has vowed to veto this version.

“They had to drag their bill way to the left to earn the support of most Democrats. As a result the House has not made much progress toward actually making a law. Just more ‘Resistance theater.’ The Senate has a better and more bipartisan way forward," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning.

The Senate’s version doesn’t go as far in laying out clear standards on detention centers and how children must be treated. It also calls for $145 million to go to the Pentagon to aid with border control, which House Democrats are not likely to support.

“This is a solid bill. It provides the resources needed to address the crisis we face. It contains no poison pills, and it is poised to pass the Senate with strong bipartisan support, unlike the version that came out of the House last night,” Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said in a statement.

Identical legislation must pass both chambers before the president can sign a bill into law.

But on Wednesday, there was a glimmer of hope. The president, speaking on the South Lawn, told reporters that he spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the border bill and acknowledged that “we are moving along very well with a bipartisan bill in the Senate.”

“It's very far along and I believe the House is going to also be getting together with the Senate,” Trump said. “Hopefully they can get something done.”

He added: “I think that a lot of people are starting to realize that I was right when I said we have a crisis of the border.”

Several lawmakers on Wednesday expressed their frustrations regarding the treatment of children at the southern border after a photo of a deceased father and daughter drowned while crossing the Rio Grande River near Brownsville, Texas, was published. Authorities said they drowned on Monday trying to cross from Mexico to the U.S.

“It's terrible. We need to stop people from taking this journey and try to make life better in their home countries. We need to turn off the flow and turn on the aid to Central America,” GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters on Wednesday.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York called out Trump for failing to address the crisis at the border.

“The president's actions at the border are a whirlwind of incompetence leading to pictures like this,” he said.

“So President Trump, if you want to know the real reason there's chaos at the border, look in the mirror,” Schumer said. “The president continues to blame Democrats, but the real problem is the president.”

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miflippo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees hit it out of the park Tuesday night.

Not only did the team hit four home runs to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3, but, in doing so, broke a Major League Baseball record for the most consecutive games with a homer.

The record, previously held by the 2002 Texas Rangers, was broken early on in the game with a home run by second baseman DJ LeMahieu in the first inning. The long ball on Tuesday marked the 28th straight game that the Yankees have had a home run.

Right fielder Aaron Judge, shortstop Gleyber Torres and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion also contributed a home run of their own to help lead New York to victory.

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