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Wonder Woman Banned in Lebanon Over Gal Gadot's Israeli Heritage

An advance premier of the movie was scheduled for Wednesday in at least one cinema in Beirut , which offers its members attending the show free popcorn. The 2016 Egyptian film "The Preacher", a commentary on religion and power, was only released in Lebanon after it was edited to the satisfaction of the authorities.

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Trump's communications director Mike Dubke has resigned

A wider overhaul is expected, aimed at more aggressively responding to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. He later added: “Its an ongoing conversation and thats a fair way to put it.”. The Washington Post also reported today that former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who quit the Trump team after the election, could rejoin Trump's inner circle to handle communications responses to Russia-related ...

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Coachella Announces 2018 Dates AKA The First Stop On Beyoncé's Tour

She pulled out of a 2017 Coachella headlining spot at the last minute, announcing that she was pregnant with twins, and was replaced by Lady Gaga . With that in mind, Bey Hive, you should plan to be by your computers on June 2 at 11:00 a.m. PDT sharp. If you are a longtime Coachella-goer, you may have noticed that the prices have gone up for 2018.

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Shah Rukh Khan escapes a tragic accident

They were then immediately rushed to a hospital in Andheri. In fact, a prop ladder had collided with the ceiling which made it come down on the production team. This wasn't SRK's first brush with danger. Previously, the actor got injured while shooting for Darr , Ra.One and Chennai Express among other films.

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House Committee Subpoenas Flynn, Cohen; Comey to Testify

President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee as part of their investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election. The action to issue the unmasking subpoenas "would have been taken without the Minority's agreement". These subpoenas are seeking records related to the "unmasking" of Trump associates accidentally picked up in intercepted conversations, say United States media reports.

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Kathy Griffin is sorry for her video, but still taking heat

Kathy Griffin will no longer appear with Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve. Stripped of her usual high-glam look, Griffin conceded that the image was too upsetting and literally begged for forgiveness. Squatty Potty, a line of footstools for toilets, said Tuesday it was "shocked and disappointed" and was pulling a new ad campaign starring Griffin.

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Lebanon to ban Wonder Woman 'because actress who plays her is Israeli'

We still have to wait until the general public sees Wonder Woman but the consensus in almost every poll I've read says that fans want more women in their superhero movies. He's taken aback when she says this, but Diana is unfazed, as to her, it's just a simple truth of life. What are your thoughts on Wonder Woman? I'm not convinced that Wonder Woman is going to be any different but based on this incarnation of the character's introduction in Batman versus Superman , cautious ...

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Jeremy Corbyn to take part in seven-way TV debate

Mr Corbyn had also previously refused to take part in a leaders' debate unless the PM also took part. The pound fell below $1.28 Wednesday, its lowest level in more than a month, after pollster YouGov suggested Britain could be headed for a hung Parliament in which no party has an overall majority.

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Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents

The Wall Street Journal , which first reported the subpoenas, said that the committee also subpoenaed the National Security Agency (NSA), FBI and CIA for information about "unmasking", that is, the exposure of Trump campaign officials mentioned in classified intelligence reports , based on intercepts of conversations.

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House Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoenas in Russia Probe

Reps. Mike Conaway and Adam Schiff, who are leading the committee's probe, say the panel approved the subpoenas to compel certain individuals to testify and to obtain personal documents and business records. Flynn has resisted cooperating with those subpoenas, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Flynn, who served as Trump's national security adviser for a mere 24 days, has featured in numerous investigation's most compelling events.

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Kathy Griffin Apologizes For 'Disturbing' Depiction Of Trump's Head

First lady Melania Trump called the photo "disturbing". "I think she did the right thing asking for forgiveness and acknowledging that this was a terrible mistake, so I think she can", the Minnesota Democrat and former "Saturday Night Live" writer told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day".

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Noose found inside Smithsonian's African-American museum

Officials said it was unclear how long that noose, which was found by a Smithsonian police officer, had been there. The principal of that school is Malik Bazzell , a black man. Skorton said. "We will not be intimated". Police are investigating the incident, BuzzFeed News reported. This marks the second time this week that a noose was found in the area.

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Cavs, Warriors set for ultimate finals battle

This is A-list and 1A-list stuff. Here's what you can expect to see in the rubber match of this epic trilogy from two dynamic super teams. Curry is averaging 28.6 points in the playoffs and looking like a different player now than heading into last year's NBA Finals after a knee injury earlier in the postseason.

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Russian Federation investigation Now Trump's lawyer is refusing to cooperate with Russian Federation probe

Earlier Tuesday, The Associated Press reported , citing a congressional aide, that the House intelligence committee had subpoenaed Cohen. Meanwhile, Reuters reported that former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has told the Senate Intelligence Committee he will begin turning over some documents subpoenaed by the panel, according to a government source familiar with the matter.

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Hailee Steinfeld In Talks To Join 'Transformers' Spinoff 'Bumblebee'

The as-yet-untitled Bumblebee film is reportedly set prior to the main timeline of the Transformers movies, with filming scheduled to begin in July. Steinfeld made her feature debut in Joel and Ethan Coen's 2010 remake of True Grit , netting her an Oscar nomination for best actress in a supporting role.

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Dubke Out as White House Communications Director

His appointment earlier this year came after Trump's previous choice, Jason Miller, declined the top communications job. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", Trump wrote in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday.

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Portland white supremacist describes stabbings to court: 'I call it patriotism'

Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland . He was complaining about Muslims, Christians and Jews - saying they should burn at the stake and "f**ing die" - something she'd never heard before on Portland's MAX trains, she told the station.

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Ariana Grande announces benefit concert in Manchester for victims of attack

The Government announced that a minute's silence will be held at 11am on Thursday in remembrance of those who died or were affected by the attack. "It's awful, it's hard to believe it". The militant group has repeatedly called for attacks on Western countries as retaliation for their involvement in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Salman Abedi entered Libya on April 19 and left on May 17, telling his family that he was going to Saudi Arabia to perform the Umrah pilgrimage, Ben Salem told ...

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White House mounts staunch defense of Kushner

The White House did not acknowledge the meeting or Kushner's attendance until March. A person familiar with Trump's thinking says the president believes he is facing more of a communications problem than a legal one. Asked about Spicer's job security, a White House official said staffers have been told he "isn't going anywhere". Conway said Dubke had agreed to continue working while Trump was away on his first global trip as president.

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Oakland to pay nearly $1 million to teen in police scandal

It has been tied to the suicide of one police officer and prompted the firing of several from different law enforcement agencies across the city. On Wednesday, he lauded the city's decision. Asked whether she thought anyone would help her a year ago when her case first became public, Jasmine left no room for doubt. The officers paid for the teenager to go to rehab in Florida in September past year.

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After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning

Within a matter of minutes after Trump's initial tweet, the word became a trending topic and birthed an worldwide meme sensation. Just 10 hours after President Donald Trump's mystifying tweet in the midnight hour of Wednesday morning, someone claimed Maine's only vanity license plate available to don a seven-letter "word" that has become an internet sensation.

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Amid Rumors Of Staff Shake-Up, White House Communications Director Resigns

And while Trump administration officials often speak on the record to the media, they almost as often speak only on background as so-called "senior administration officials", faceless voices praising Trump without being able to be held accountable for what they said.

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Camila Cabello Is the New Guess Girl, and the Photos Are Sultry

Of course, Camila is all of those things and more! The " Dancing With the Stars " finalist kicked off her special day by retweeting birthday wishes from fans. "It was a low point". "I feel like it's frightful that it takes that for people to come together like that, but I am super proud of her". Rapper Gucci Mane features on the song.

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Game Of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Is Longest Episode Since Pilot

Basically, that will fill up the entire hour of programming that the network has for the show. Despite there only being seven episodes in the upcoming season 7 and six in the final season 8, Game of Thrones fans will still have a lot to look forward to.

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CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds

The announcement came after Griffin made a public apology to her followers, admitting that she had gone "way too far". The shocking photo, which Griffin has, as promised, removed from her social media, depicts Trump as if he's been beheaded, and was met with a major backlash throughout social media.

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Too many secrets about Russia, Kushner

Until Saturday, President Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner was going to be a witness in the ongoing FBI investigation in the relation between the campaign and Russian Federation. We don't yet have the details surrounding why Dubke made a decision to quit, but as a general rule, one of the surest signs of a White House in crisis is when prominent aides start fleeing.

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Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway

However, the Kenyan government and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which oversaw the project, have brushed off these worries with the CRBC explaining that the migration patterns of the animals were accounted for in the railway's design thanks to the input of local rangers and zoologists.

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CNN drops Kathy Griffin after backlash over anti-Trump photos

Griffin had apologized on Tuesday after the controversy the photo caused. The photo and video were first posted Tuesday morning by TMZ; Griffin apologized Tuesday evening but by then the image had already been widely shared and condemned.

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Huge explosion kills 80 in Kabul's diplomatic district, Indian embassy safe

Witnesses described dozens of cars choking the roads as wounded survivors and panicked schoolgirls sought safety. Since most global troops withdrew at the end of 2014, the Taliban have gained ground and now control or contest about 40 percent of the country, according to USA estimates, though Ghani's government holds all provincial centres.

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CNN fires Kathy Griffin over offensive Trump photo

Chelsea Clinton , daughter of Trump rival Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, condemned the photo calling it "vile and wrong". On Tuesday, a CNN spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the network was disgusted and offended by the Griffin photo, and said they were evaluating her role at this year's New Year's Eve festivities.

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May confronts Trump on intelligence concerns after leaks row

United Kingdom security services were said to be furious as their American counterparts apparently released sensitive information, including pictures of the arena crime scene, to the USA media. The latest raids were made early on Friday in Moss Side, a district of Manchester , and another in Merseyside, about 30 miles west of the city. Suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had expressed a desire to avenge the killing of a friend in the British city a year ago, a source ...

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CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over gruesome Trump video as backlash builds

Griffin , an outspoken critic of Trump, likely knew the images would draw some negative attention. In a statement made before her termination, CNN said it found Griffin's actions "disgusting and offensive", and mentioned it was evaluating its New Year's Eve coverage.

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Kathy Griffin Apologizes for Bloody Decapitated Trump Image

The photo and video were first posted Tuesday morning by TMZ; Griffin apologized Tuesday evening but by then the image had already been widely shared and condemned. Donald Trump Jr ., the president's son, called the photo "disgusting but not surprising". Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, urged Democrats soon after Trump's inauguration to "fight in the streets" against the president.

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Trump hits out at comedian over 'sick' beheading photo

Griffin joked during the shoot with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields that she'd probably have to flee to Mexico when the image became public, according to TMZ . It wasn't amusing. I get it", the 56-year-old comic said. But hours after the photo's release, Griffin apologized for the incident in a video saying she went "too far" and was wrong.

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Hillary Clinton Says Russian Misinformation Campaign Was "Guided" by Americans

Hillary Clinton believes that Russian Federation did not act alone in its effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. Beginning in December, Facebook began introducing tools to try to prevent fake news stories from spreading.


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