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New Harry Potter book breaks sales record in Australia

At the same time we could take this as a sign of faith from Warner, that they maybe like what they've seen so far from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The " Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" play now runs in West End theathre in London and producers are planning a Broadway run as well. The latest installment in the " Harry Potter " series is not a novel, but a book version of the script used by the cast and crew of a play now running in London's West End.

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Rio 2016: Ma completes table tennis slam

Chinese table tennis Grand Slam victor Zhang Jike made his way through the championship round of the men's singles event following an impressive 4-1 victory against Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus on Thursday in the ongoing 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Clinton says her economic plan would do more for the middle-class

THE FACTS: The Washington Post delved into what Clinton calls the "Trump loophole", which would effectively lower the tax rate on high-income "pass-through" entities - companies that file taxes through their individual owners, rather than at corporate rates - from 39.6 percent to 15 percent.

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Kohei Uchimura creates history by retaining all-around gymnastics Olympic title

The gymnast known as "King Kohei" becomes the first man to successfully defend his title since countryman Sawao Kato in 1972. "I'm quite happy I managed to make Kohei very nervous", Verniaiev said with a laugh. Going into the final horizontal bar rotation - off which Uchimura had tumbled in qualifiers - just 0.901 separated the pair. And showing nerves of steel Uchimura drew gasps of ohhh from the crowd at every soaring acrobatic twist of his daredevil routine.

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The Next Supergirl & The Flash Crossover Will Be A Musical! WHAAAA?!

Among the many big announcements at The CW TCA panel, today was a Flash/Supergirl crossover will be a musical featuring former Glee co-stars Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin. No other details were revealed . Asked for the status of the Friday the 13th series the CW had eyeballed as a possible pilot, Pedowitz said, "We are not developing it at this time".

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Brady excused, will not attend pre-season game against Saints

Use as many snaps as possible to get Jimmy Garoppolo ready for his four-game reign as the starter or give Brady equal time so he can avoid rusting over the course of his month-long break? Garoppolo started the game slow, making five mistakes - a combination of poor throws and shaky footwork - in his first two drives, before settling down and establishing a rhythm toward the end of the first quarter.

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Phelps eyes 22nd gold medal; Lochte in the way

Their truck was sprayed with bullets, and officer Helio Vieira was shot. The Justice Ministry said Vieira was recovering after four hours of surgery and was in stable condition. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP ) - Michael Phelps and Simone Biles powered their way to more gold medals with rousing routs at the Rio Games on Thursday. Oh, she also set the three prior world records.

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Brewers score in all 8 innings they bat, beat Braves

Milwaukee broke the game open in the sixth, when Pina cleared the bases with a double to make it a 9-2 game. He walked two and struck out two in his third start since returning to the rotation. That ended the night for Chase, with Blaine Boyer coming in for the final two outs in the inning, allowing an infield single but no runs. He's on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

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Funeral Set for Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs said at that the North Little Rock event he was "at a loss for words". The sheriff said responding officers found Jones with a rifle and body armor and that Jones fired at Deputy Bill Cooper and Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells, among others.

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Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missiles fired from Yemen

Saudi Arabia now forms part of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq and is also part of a separate Arab coalition fighting in Yemen. The coalition intervened in March previous year after Houthi rebels and allied forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh overran Sanaa on September 2014.

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Say What?! Hugh Grant Admits Affairs Are Good for Marriage

The 55-year-old star admires his character, St Clair Bayfield, in the film "Florence Foster Jenkins", who had a mistress, because he thinks casual affairs strengthen marriages, reported Female First. Hugh Grant jokes that he was prepared to be intimidated by his " Florence Foster Jenkins " screen partner Meryl Streep, but was surprised to see what a tremendous comic force their co-star Simon Helberg turned out to be.

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Jared Leto is Totally Down for a Joker VS Superman Battle

We begin with them and other bad guys (we keep hearing this phrase, "bad guys" throughout - stay edgy, fam) chilling in an off-grid Louisiana prison, while a Machiavellian bureaucrat named Amanda Waller (Viola Davis, smilelessly) starts politicking to get them out.

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Duke of Westminster dies at 64

McIntyre and chart-topping band Rizzle Kicks were the headline entertainers for guests, who were greeted with a glass of champagne when they arrived. He told the Chester Chronicle at the time: 'The party was simply wonderful - a birthday and a party I will never forget.

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Chief Brown asks group to cancel downtown protest

The demonstration proceeded as scheduled, with about two dozen people attending. POLICE in the United States city of Dallas arrested the leader of a Black Lives Matter march on Wednesday night after they had attempted to ban the protest. The Next Generation Action Network, a Dallas-based civil rights group, held a protest march on July 29 that attracted several dozen protesters compared with almost 1,000 at the July 7 event.

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U of S professor appointed as commissioner in national MMIW inquiry

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett speaks August 3 at the launch of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman in Gatineau, Que. While they will be able to compel witnesses during their work, as stipulated in the Inquiries Act , they will not be able to force governments to comply with their findings.

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Usain Bolt shakes his booty with Brazilian dancers 0

However, the sprinter also noted that in life "nothing is guaranteed" so there is still a possibility that there may be some athletes out there who are still under the influence of illegal drugs or game-enhancer medicines. "It's going to take sub-19 (seconds)". He is trying to take his total to nine gold medals over three Olympics . Not that his coach, Glen Mills, is letting him get carried away.

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RSP Permian Inc. (RSPP) PT Raised to $48.00

RSP Permian Inc (NYSE:RSPP) stock is now trading at about $39.30 and lots of rating firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. (NYSE:RSPP). This is based on analysts one year projections on the stock. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $19.01-$33.01 per share for the past year. On 8/9/2016, shares of RSP Permian, Inc. The company has a 50 day moving average of 35.02 and a 200 day moving average of 30.1.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps qualifies for 200m individual medley final

Kazakhstan's gold medal winner Dmitriy Balandin is flanked by United States' silver medal winner Josh Prenot, left, and Russia's bronze medal winner Anton Chupkov during the medal ceremony for the men's 200-meter breaststrok. In other events Wednesday afternoon, world-record holder Cate Campbell of Australia was top qualifier in the 100 freestyle with an Olympic-record time of 52.78.

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Kendall Jenner Explains Why She Struggled With Caitlyn's Transition

We flipped through the profile and picked out our favorite bits. She was a loner growing up. "I F--G DID IT. SEPTEMBER VOGUE . this is the coolest thing ever! can't thank you enough Anna [Wintour], for giving me the honor". Taking to Instagram to express her excitement, she wrote , "in a room with a bunch of people I love, looking at this cover made me cry". Not only is she finally nabbing the cover, but she's landed the biggest issue of the year.

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Released emails raise questions about Clinton Foundation ties

The new emails aren't necessarily to or from Clinton herself. According to dozens of recently released emails , top State Department aides were in dialogue with officials from the Clinton Foundation , despite Hillary Clinton's vow to keep her charitable work isolated from official decision making.

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Prince Fielder done playing after 2nd surgery

FILE - In this July 17, 2016, file photo, Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder is greeted after scoring against the Chicago Cubs during a baseball game in Chicago . "She's really helped me a lot". "For her to hear this news, she would always stay positive". Just the fact that you can come out here again and do this for your job, and be in the clubhouse with your second family.

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Mrs Mangel co-star: 'She got hate for Neighbours role'

Known for her hilarious antics as the resident "busybody" on Ramsay Street, Mrs Magel terrorised the neighbourhood from 1986-1988, leaving a lasting legacy in her wake. In the 1989 book, The Neighbours Factfile, she said: 'I loved Neighbours and the rest of the cast were marvellous. However, after two years on the show, the actress didn't seem comfortable with worldwide fame and left in 1988 when she retired from acting.

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Showtime Renews Ray Donovan For Season Five

The two renewal announcements were made today by Showtime President and CEO David Nevins during the network's executive panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. With this second chance at redemption, Ray is on a path to becoming a much better husband and father. Who would you like to see guest star next season? Wealthy art dealer Sonia Kovitzky (Davidtz) draws Ray further into her Russian mob operation.

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Americans survive scare from Australians

His strong defence resulted in a steal that got the ball to Patty Mills. But Indiana Pacers star Paul George has another explanation for the Aussie's surprise performance: They're dirty. Durrant said that in the second half the US made some adjustments, did some things more effectively, but mostly they just gave a better effort. Venezuela power forward Nestor Colmenares made the two plays of the game down the stretch.

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Phelps vs. Lochte: Conclusion set for Thursday night in Rio

American Simone Biles heads into the women's individual all around gymnastics competition at the Rio Olympics with a none-too shabby record: she has already won three world championships and a team Olympic gold just a few days ago. With the Rio Olympics in full swing and Phelps' overall gold medal tally at 21, CBS Baltimore pulled the more than decade-old interview from the archives.

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Clinton to attack Trump's economic plans in speech today

Naturally, his campaign argues that this is a rallying call to his Second Amendment friends to come out and vote... even though, unquestionably, the context is if Hillary wins (as Kevin Drum correctly points out). Beyond promising rate cuts for individuals and businesses Trump has strayed from Republican orthodoxy on entitlements and government spending. And as if to prove how numbskull a question it was, fully six percent of respondents who self-identified as Clinton backers said they ...

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Red Sox fans lustily boo Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in last game

Rodriguez would likely be used as a pinch hitter, which could come in handy during critical September games. Ortiz grimaced and started hopping on the foot, then dropped to one knee. Rookie Gary Sanchez had four hits, including his first major league home run. Rain is in the NY forecast Friday night. Tyler Clippard (1-0) pitched one inning for his first victory with the Yankees since being acquired from Arizona last week.

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Rio Olympics: Simone Biles Wins All-Around Gold, Aly Raisman Claims Silver

Biles - who's just 19 - entered Rio with 14 World Championship medals, the most in US history. There are only so many gold medals handed out in her sport and careers in gymnastics are usually limited to one Olympics, perhaps two at best. Besides the team gold she won in London , she also won gold on floor exercise and bronze on the balance beam in 2012. She delivered. Four years after missing out on an all-around medal in a tiebreaker, she turned in the top floor exercise up to that point ...

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Hillary Clinton's economic speech: Trump's plan only benefits super-rich

That will only kill more jobs. She said Trump is afraid the US can't compete with other countries "even when the rules are fair". Donald Trump has tapped into potent anti-free-trade sentiment on the campaign trail. "There is nothing America can't do if we do it together", Clinton said. "He describes our country as an embarrassment". All was calm at the protest on the corner of Gibson and 10 Mile near Futuramic Tool & Engineering at a protest organized by Meshawn Maddock, a MI delegate for ...

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Stephen Colbert, Showtime in talks for live election special

Because Viacom lawyers objected to Colbert's use of his blowhard alter ego from Comedy Central's Colbert Report , the special will more closely resemble the host's Late Show's format, and originate from its Ed Sullivan Theater in NY. I'm anticipating 10-11 p.m. (runtime). I want to do it. "But just looking at the dailies, the tone feels - it is so singular, we really can't wait to show it to the world".

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Japanese emperor hints at wanting to abdicate in speech

Although Akihito says he is now "in good health", he was treated for prostate cancer in 2003 and underwent heart surgery in 2011. "Since his majesty is getting so old, I was anxious about his health, but he made his intention clear and the abdication issue came up", said 20-year-old Ryota Utsumi.

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Homeland's Quinn Will Be a "Changed Man" in Season 6

He was noticeably absent on the panel, but you don't need to worry. Along with Gansa and Gordon, the executive producers for Season 6 will be Chip Johannessen, Patrick Harbinson, Lesli Linka Glatter, Danes , Michael Klick, Raff, Avi Nir and Ran Telem.

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Top 7 Most Talked About Moments From The 2016 Teen Choice Awards

She asked viewers to tweet the hashtag #StopTheViolence and said, "Together, we stand with these teens". Christina Grimmie's family are "totally disappointed" she wasn't mentioned during the Teen Choice Awards broadcast. Okay, we kid. But the show's hosts, WWE star John Cena and Nickelodeon's Victoria Justice had pretty hilarious impersonations of the presidential candidates.

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Celebrity Big Brother to end EARLY thanks to Bear, Chloe, Lewis & Marnie?

THERE's never a boring moment in the Celebrity Big Brother house, and after last night's wild atmosphere, today was no different. "I'm going to be really honest with you", she said. However, while we viewers only have to endure their behaviour for an hour a day, their housemates are stuck with them 24/7, and some of them have had enough.

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Hillary Clinton: 'I accept your nomination'

We battled for a year and a half. "You want a leader who understands we are stronger together when we work with our allies around the world", she told an enthusiastic crowd. "Many of the reports you issued not only praise the governor on his environmental record", she said, "but his education and his economic record!" From concerns over her environmental policy to the extent of her commitment to taxpayer-funded health care to her murky stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade ...


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