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Bill Maher's use of racial slur on HBO show draws criticism

But, not everyone found the use of the N-word amusing. It's therefore an attack on the American Creed. Whenever there is a controversy regarding a comedian "crossing the line", the First Amendment is referred to as a matter of defense. Comedian Bill Maher used a racial epithet Friday night during an interview with Republican Sen. BM: "Maybe I oughta visit Nebraska more". "No, it's a joke", Maher said .

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Exelon Moves to Pull Plug on Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

More than 2,000 highly skilled construction workers, many from local building trades unions and from unions across the state of Pennsylvania , travelled to Montgomery County, filling nearby hotels to capacity and increasing foot traffic in restaurants and shops, to support the refueling outage, an Exelon release said.

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Get Free Donuts today for National Donut Day

Krispy Kreme Pick up one free doughnut of your choice, with no purchase necessary, at participating stores in the USA and Canada. Entenmann's: Forget doughnut day...how about free doughnuts for a whole year? Cumberland Farms: Convenience store chain Cumerland Farms is offering a free doughnut with the purchase of any size coffee or Chill Zone beverage from 5 a.m.

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Ariana Grande visits injured fans in hospital

It comes ahead of Grande's all-star benefit concert on Sunday, less than two weeks after a suicide bombing at her gig in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens more . She signed her concert t-shirts too, chatted, and made at least one teenager, who was "chomping at the bit" to attend Sunday's concert, feel like a "rock star".

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British Airways cancels all flights from London airports after IT failure

Passengers have been told not to travel to the London airports because of "extreme congestion" at the terminals, with all BA planes cancelled for the day because of a "major IT system failure". "All passengers whose flights were cancelled yesterday should not travel to the airport today unless they have already rebooked onto another flight", the airport said.

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Trump critics, backers march around globe over climate and Russia

Most people at the March for Truth in Washington traveled from D.C. and the surrounding suburbs, but a handful made an overnight trek from farther states. BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A few hundred protesters are rallying against President Donald Trump near one of his New Jersey golf clubs. Organizers of the national march said their event's goal was to call for an independent commission to examine possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and for congress to ...

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Griffin fears blowback from Trump joke could end career

Anderson Cooper , her cohost on CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast, also criticized her, and the network, which is usually critical of the president, fired her from the telecast. Venues in New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and California canceled upcoming shows. "What she did was wrong and President Trump and his family have every right to condemn it".

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Churchgoing Peter Lawrence heads into BGT final with the Missing People Choir

But despite practising their routine "all day", they lost out to the Missing People Choir and comedian Daliso Chaponda . He won the last of the semi-finals by topping the public vote to make the final. He may only be nine-years-old but he definitely doesn't lack confidence. Formerly known as The Pensionaires, the singing duo have a combined aged of 159 and won the public vote with a big band version of One Direction's "History".

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Bloomberg says U.S. does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

Nonetheless, Liberal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna also found Trump's resolve to extricate the US from the accord "deeply disappointing" and even suggested that the president will be missing out from the "inevitable" increase in green energy jobs that climate change proponents believe will soon be mushrooming around the world.

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France, India to cooperate in fighting climate change

Macron , on his part, said France is committed to fighting climate change. "It was a weak deal largely because the world wanted the United States to participate in it", he said. U.S. think tank Climate Interactive predicts that if all nations fully achieve their Paris pledges, the average global surface temperature rise by 2100 will be 3.3C, or 3.6C without the US.

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Will there be a 'Wonder Woman' sequel?

Although it has not been officially confirmed yet, Jenkins revealed to THR she had been contacted for the sequel to Wonder Woman and is contractually obligated to continue. Sounds like the time hopping is over for now; chronologically speaking, the Wonder Woman sequel will likely follow on from Batman vs. Superman and Justice League , which is set to debut in November.

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Police arrest 17th person in Manchester terror attack inquiry

The latest development comes a day before an all-star benefit concert led by United States singer Ariana Grande, who was performing on the night 22 people were killed at the Manchester Arena. Jaden Farrell Mann, 10, enjoys a surprise visit by Ariana Grande at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. "So happy she came i could burst!" The singer was also photographed with nurses at the hospital and dozens of other patients including 14-year-old Evie Mills, who was visited by the Queen in ...

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Manchester attack: Bomb squad descend on street as police discover 'significant' vehicle

Bomb disposal experts were in Rusholme, and a 100-metre cordon was put in place after Greater Manchester police described the vehicle as "potentially significant" to its investigation. "I eventually met her in a hotel in the early hours of the morning", Buckley said. Abedi, 22, was captured on CCTV wheeling a blue suitcase which is at the centre of the investigation.

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The Secret Service Is Investigating Kathy Griffin

Griffin also revealed that she receives constant very detailed and specific death threats and she fears for her life. Attorney Lisa Bloom says Griffin will discuss the photo and video she and celebrity photographer Tyler Shields posted on Tuesday.

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Mom Trailer: This Sridevi-Nawazuddin Siddiqui Starrer Will Leave You Intrigued!

MOM's first trailer has released on Saturday. After "Dishoom" previous year, Akshaye Khanna also plays another pivotal character and looks intense in the few glimpses of him in the teaser. Y Akshaye Khanna is suspecting her?? Sridevi's upcoming movie, "Mo", has already created quite a storm. Directed by Ravi Udyawar, " Mom " is releasing on July 7.

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Trump on China, India and Coal

The loss of the United States as a partner in climate action is a big blow to Beijing . California, New York and Washington, three of the states in the Climate Alliance, represent more than one-fifth of U.S. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech at the 12th EU-China Business Summit in Brussels, Belgium , June 2, 2017 . But Kiene urged leaders to translate their words into actions.

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Kathy Griffin fired by CNN over Trump photo controversy

She has co-hosted the New Year's Eve television program with CNN reporter Anderson Cooper since 2007. "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself", Trump tweeted about the photo on Wednesday. "We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down", the network said at the time. "I went way too far", she said.

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Ariana Grande makes surprise visit to fans injured in Manchester concert

The event is expected to bring in upwards of $3 million, which will benefit the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross . "We were the last room on the ward that she came to visit, so I think the excitement was building and building, and then she came skipping in". "Never seen Jaden so happy; even cried again myself".

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Where to get free doughnuts for National Doughnut Day

Actually, there is a very good reason why folks can get a free sugary fix today. National Doughnut Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, stemming from a tradition that started with women Salvation Army volunteers who passed out doughnuts to tired soldiers on the front lines during World War 1.

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Bill Maher uses racial epithet during HBO show

Most sources who comment on the issue agree that, as unfortunate as it may be, Bill Maher has a long history invoking the principle of any press being good press. DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist for the Black Lives Matter movement, wrote on his Twitter account: "But really, @BillMaher has got to go". Bill Maher mocks Trump's deranged 'covefefe ...

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UK police locate potentially significant car in Manchester bomb investigation

Police are investigating the movements of Salman Abedi before he killed 22 people at a concert by United States singer Ariana Grande on May 22, in the deadliest militant attack in Britain for 12 years. John reached out to the parents of one victim, 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, as she was a fan of his music and had performed his track All of Me in a talent contests.

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Mersey Girls into BGT final as Cowell makes pledge to lead dancer

Julia, who was diagnosed with scoliosis aged six, previously revealed how the group's audition was the first time she had revealed her problem publicly. "My family has saved £4,000 but it's £78,000, plus airfare", she explained. At the beginning of the programme, the judges addressed controversy from the previous evening that fan favourite Sarah Ikumu had not been voted into the final and suggested that she could be their wild card choice to send to Saturday's show even without the public ...

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Favorite Instagrams From the Billboard Music Awards

To start off the night, the living legend performed her 1998 hit " Believe " all while decked out in a daring, glittery two piece and matching platinum wig. Drake was so thrilled to meet Dion, he actually bowed before her. The pop culture gods smiled down on the world below when Drake and his fellow Canadian super-titan Celine Dion met backstage at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards this past weekend.

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Watch leaders unite to condemn Theresa May's absence — BBC debate

May called a snap parliamentary election for June 8 - three years early - arguing that a bigger majority for her Conservatives , also known as Tories, would strengthen Britain's hand in Brexit negotiations with the EU. The general election will take place June 8. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives could lose seats in next week's general election, leaving Britain with a hung parliament, according to a surprise projection published yesterday.

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'Wonder Woman' Cracks $39 Million on Friday

During a panel discussion, the " Your World with Neil Cavuto " host and his guests questioned the patriotism of the current version of the legendary DC Comics character. "I think, nowadays, sadly, money trumps patriotism", guest Dion Baia said. It's surprising that a franchise that has been so testosterone-fuelled like the DCEU is the first to nail the female superhero, but Warner Bros and DC have not only managed it, they're already planning for the future.

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Ireland's likely next PM would be first gay, minority leader

So who is Leo Varadkar? He came out in 2015 as the nation prepared to vote on marriage equality, which it approved in a referendum. At the time, he said: "It's not something that defines me". Turning to the runner-up Mr Coveney, he said more united than divided them and "I know we are going to work together to bring Fine Gael and Ireland forward".

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Contrasting routes for Djokovic, Nadal at French Open

Nadal had an easy match as he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-0 6-1 6-0. Putintseva, a pocket rocket early in the first set, fizzled out as the contest wore on and Muguruza turned up the power. 65, has now reached the last 16 of a Slam for the first time where he will play either Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem or Steve Johnson, the 25th-seeded American.

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Police make 17th arrest in Manchester bombing

Peter Mann , whose 10-year-old daughter Jaden Farrell-Mann was badly injured in the attack, wrote of Grande's hospital visit: "This means more to us than all the awesome things people have done this week". Lauren Thorpe also wrote on Twitter saying "Tonight's visit from Ariana Grande was just the lift all the kids (and parents) needed". She will be joined on stage by music stars including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams , Robbie Williams and Take ...

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Ariana Grande visits fans in United Kingdom hospital ahead of benefit gig

Twenty-two people were killed in the Manchester attack, and several more injured, after Abedi detonated a bomb in the foyer outside Grande's "Dangerous Woman" tour concert as fans were leaving. when your daughter asks after her 2nd operation is ariana ok?" She added: "Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. Never seen Jaden so happy; even cried again myself".

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Chris Cornell's Hollywood memorial draws Soundgarden bandmates, Brad Pitt and Pharrell

As his music played in the background, musicians Tom Morello , Pharrell Williams and actor Brad Pitt were among those gathered Friday to remember Chris Cornell at a private memorial at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery . The singer told her he had only consumed two Ativan , a sedative that is sometimes used to help relieve anxiety, which he has a prescription for. Cornell was cremated after a private ceremony on Tuesday, his ashes left alongside rock royalty in the cemetery.

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Conflicting stories about Kushner's meeting with Russian banker

The assembled reporters wanted more , crying out in unison, but the more-subdued-than-normal press secretary left it there. But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles.

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German rock festival set to resume after terror threat scare

Security had been stepped up at the festival in the wake of the Manchester bomb attack . "The organizers of Rock am Ring in close coordination with police have suspended the festival for today", Koblenz police said in a statement . The rock festival's official Facebook page thanked fans for their "incredibly disciplined behaviour" and "exemplary cooperation". As the festival headliner's, German band Rammstein was set to perform Friday night along with Bastille , Rag "n" Bone Man ...

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Ariana Grande visits Manchester attack victims in hospital

Describing his daughter's meeting the star, Mr Harrison said: "She was so nervous she said, "I think I might need to go to the toilet" she was that excited". Kym will be taking her daughters Bryony, 17, and Courtney, 21. "I wouldn't say it was euphoric but it was very positive and uplifting that she was okay".

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Security Forces Fire Into Air Amid Kabul Protest Over Bombing

Kabul has been on edge since the bombing , which showed militants could strike the highly secure diplomatic district, home to the presidential palace and foreign embassies surrounded by concrete blast walls. Afghan protesters set a fire during a protest in Kabul , Afghanistan June 2, 2017. "Ghani! Abdullah! Resign! Resign!" read one banner adorned with the pictures of bloodstained children and held out of a auto window.

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Juventus v Real Madrid: line-ups, where to watch, form guide - News

The Real Madrid team they face won last year's edition and have already brushed aside the likes of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid en route to the final. If Real Madrid are the attacking masters in this year's UCL, then Allegri's men are the defensive geniuses. Juve must shed their status of perennial Champions League bridesmaids, having finished runners-up on a record six occasions and lost their last four finals.


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