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Al Franken cancels appearance on Bill Maher's show over slur

Say what you want about it. "Why did you think you could get away with that?" Last Friday (June 2) saw Maher criticised after uttering the racial slur during the live-aired HBO show. "H$3 e's a friend of mine and that was hard for me", Franken said. "It's like, please. It wasn't a cakewalk for a so-called 'house n--,' either, unless you like being raped.

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ASTI President sends message to exam students

More than 1,350 Leaving Cert students began two weeks of exams with English Paper 1, while junior cert students are doing English and CSPE. President Higgins sent his best wishes to all students starting their exams today. A further 192 students have opted to sit the Leaving Certificate Applied. The Leaving Certificate in particular is not the be all and end all that many young people think it is.

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'Gotham' stars Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin officially married

Morena also revealed she was pregnant with Ben's baby in the filing. The pair has a 15-month-old daughter together named Frances. The actress was previously married to Austin Chick , but they parted ways in 2015. But she is great, and it's wonderful to have family around and celebrate the holidays together'. The actor told James Corden on The Late Late Show that he didn't remember meeting his wife on the set of The O.C.

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Predators even Stanley Cup final at 2-2 with win over Penguins

Calle Jarnkrok , Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg also scored for Nashville, which improved to 9-1 at home and roared back after dropping the first two games of the series on the road. Just 66 seconds later, Crosby tied it up for the Penguins on a dazzling breakaway. He has one assist in the Cup Final and just one goal in his last nine playoff games.

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Fans Shocked With Prabhas' Look

This has certainly put him in the league of all the A lister actors whose presence itself is considered to be a hit formula for the film. The Sahoo movie music will be rendered by Shankar-Ehsan-Loy. Of Course, a few days back Hair Stylist Hakim Aalim shared a picture with Prabhas. Post the success of Baahubali 2 , Prabhas is even known to have hiked his fees.

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America's Cup: The Story of Goldilocks

Ainslie said: "It looked like a slight misjudgement on the rake and angle not going to pass judgement, these boats are incredibly hard to sail". Day three racing postponed * Peter Burling's relief * 'It was marginal' says Team NZ * America's Cup free to air? "Given the fatal accident involving a British sailor, Andrew "Bart" Simpson, in a similar - albeit larger - foiling America's Cup catamaran four years ago, the sailing world held its breath".

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Allu Arjun's 'Duvvada Jagannadham' trailer clocks 10 million views

Duvvada Jagannadham starring Allu Arjun in the lead role is undoubtedly the most anticipated film in Tollywood this year. The film has Pooja Hegde as the female lead and Rao Ramesh as the prime antagonist. Just days before the trailer's release, the audio tracks were released online which were viewed more than 4 million times in less than a week. DJ aka Duvvada Jagannadham is a romantic action entertainer, which has been written and directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju ...

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Einstein's theory provides new technique to size up stars

The scientists observed Stein 2051B and its partner star, Stein 2051A, with the Hubble Space Telescope . The study centers around an effect called gravitational microlensing. White dwarfs are extremely dense. It allowed for the prediction of black holes and the behavior or planets in orbit. From this measurement, astronomers calculated that the white dwarf's mass is roughly 68 percent of the sun's mass.

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'Snowpiercer': Mickey Sumner To Star In TNT Pilot Based On Movie

Until now, Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs ( Hamilton ) was the only announced actor. Scott Derrickson ( Doctor Strange ) will direct the pilot. The remnants of humanity now inhabit a huge, perpetually moving train that circles the globe.

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On cross-examination, Cosby's chief accuser denies romance before alleged assault

However, despite the intricacies that would be explained during Day 2 of the the trial, Johnson's allegations were viciously met with disparaging attacks from Cosby's defense team while portions of her mother's testimony were deemed inadmissible from the record by the judge in the Constand case, as noted by Page Six .

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Shraddha Kapoor starts badminton training for Saina's biopic

Shraddha Kapoor, who was lastly seen in the romantic drama Half Girlfriend starring Arjun Kapoor, has started her badminton training for her next project, a biopic on champion Saina Nehwal . Shraddha's training regime will happen at Bengaluru's Prakash Padukone Academy, where a senior coach will tutor her on the basics of badminton. The actress has started prepping up for the role, as she informed her fans through an Instagram post.

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Robbery suspect dead, officer, civilian shot in Maryland

Police have identified the suspect killed in Wednesday's shooting as Blaine Robert Erb, 35. A Facebook video capturing the incident show the man opening fire, hanging out of the front and rear doors of the bus. Authorities have not identified the wounded officer, who was shot twice in the lower body and remains in serious condition at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center .

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George Clooney and wife welcome twins

The arrival of little Alexander and Ella was announced in a statement by George's publicist earlier. Ramzi, in Beirut at the time of the birth, told the publication, "They are in great health, all is ideal". "The babies are attractive and are doing well". "They have the most joyful journey ahead". George is staying put in London until Amal gives birth. Yes, 56-year-old Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney is finally a father and is now in double celebration after blessed with ...

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Three Michigan State football players face sex charges

Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon charged King , Corley and Vance for their roles in an alleged sexual assault of a different woman that occurred at an on-campus apartment in the early-morning hours of January 16. "This did not concern any allegation of criminal sexual conduct". "I believe once we are able to open those videos, it will show this was consensual", Smith said.

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These are the three MSU football players charged with sexual assault

King is charged with 1 count of 1st degree sexual conduct, 1 count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and 1 count of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person. In 2016, the case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman stoked a national debate about campus sexual assault.

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The first reviews of 'Wonder Woman' are in

Marston, who was in a polyamorous relationship with two women , based the character on feminists of the era, including birth control activist Margaret Sanger. The character is brought into the greater world when Army pilot Steve Trevor's plane crashes on Themyscira and she returns him to what is referred to as "Man's World" while also going forward to fight the forces of evil.

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Trump feels totally vindicated by Comeys statement

The Post reported that in late March, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told "associates" about Trump's efforts to enlist him in protecting Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn . Ex-FBI director James Comey is to testify under oath today that Donald Trump pressed him for his "loyalty" and pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation shadowing his White House by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign's ...

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Trump lawyer celebrated Comey statement — CNN reporter

During the testimony, Comey said he had "no doubt" that Russian Federation was behind some tampering during the 2016 election. Watch the clip above and watch the hearing LIVE, here. Comey said it was odd Trump insisted on having one-on-one meetings with him, clearing everyone else out of the Oval Office before speaking with him on one instance.

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Annabelle Wallis' Mummy character represents real women

Annabelle Wallis looks gorgeous in a deep neck gown during the screening of Hollywood movie "The Mummy " at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in NY. The Mummy is released in United Kingdom cinemas on Friday 9th June, and will usher in the summer blockbuster season.

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London attackers were chef, clerk and 'suspicious' Italian

If confirmed, the total number of deaths from the weekend attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market would be eight, including Canadian Christine Archibald . The foreign ministry said that a third French national was still missing and that four were seriously injured. A second Italian official said there had been "an absolute interchange of investigative information with the British authorities" in Zaghba's case.

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Wonder Woman conquers box office

Other superhero films Wonder Woman vanquished in her first few days include Hulk (2002), Green Latern (2011) and X-Men (2000). There are diminishing returns, to be sure, but so far it looks like Wonder Woman certainly isn't among them.

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Supermarket employee kills 3 co-workers, self in store spree

The store is normally open from 6am to 11pm local time. In that letter, it says, "I'm a girl who's been trapped in a man's body for two and half decades and I need to get the hell out". One witness managed to escape unharmed. At a news conference outside the store in Eaton Township, northwest of Scranton, troopers said Stair spent the first 90 minutes of his shift blocking the entrances and exits with pallets and other items before he started shooting.

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London mayor was target of right-wing media long before Trump's critical tweets

As well as mocking Khan, Trump sought to turn the London attacks to domestic political advantage by renewing his call to ban travel from some Muslim-majority countries. When the British press ridiculed Trump's out-of-context quote, the president returned to Twitter to accuse the media of buying the mayor's "pathetic excuse".

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Ariana Grande releases charity single following benefit concert

He has announced that he will also be donating royalties to charities for the Manchester victims. "Paris has had some problems in the last few years and I'm sure everyone will join me in sharing the fact that our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this".

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Dangal Girl New Avtar Will Make You Crazy For Her Again

As soon she posted the picture on her Instagram page, she got trolled by some users. That's what all I wanted to say, rest of the months she do and wear whatever she wants to but show at least some dignity in this pious month of Ramzan. "All those people abusing Fatima Sana Shaikh , first change your mind-set", wrote one follower. After Dangal and Thugs of Hindostan , it has been reported that the duo will now collaborate for the third time in Rakesh Sharma's biopic titled Saare Jahan Se ...

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India is not exploiting Paris deal, minister rubbishes US allegation

The foundation will provide the United States $15 million commitment the United Nations climate change secretariat will lose from Washington to ensure there is no disruption in their work, he said. Sean Spicer , the White House spokesman, also refused to say whether Trump believes in climate change. Critics say that by pulling out of the deal, the USA compromises its role as an global leader on climate and risks jeopardizing worldwide relations.

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America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind

Burling said: "We will bounce back from this, as team this will really pull us together". Land Rover BAR must beat Emirates Team New Zealand in at least two of their three races today to keep alive their hopes of lifting the Americas Cup after the winds on the Great Sound blew in the Kiwis favour yesterday and cancelled racing.

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Kylie Jenner Announces New Camouflage Collection!

Kylie took to her Instagram to share the news about the new pieces. Her left eye looked asymmetrical. She is a successful entrepreneur and by the time she reaches the age of her sisters that you already are well-versed with, she will have earned so much money that her coming generations can just rest forever.

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Lamar Odom's Daughter Calls Her Father's Marriage To Khloe Kardashian "Toxic"

Lamar, who shares Destiny and 14-year-old son Lamar Odom , Jr., with ex-partner Liza Morales, walked the red carpet with his children at the 2017 Nickelodeon Choice Awards in March. "I was married, but I knew the circumstances weren't the healthiest", she told her fertility doctor. Things were a lot more public", Destiny , now 17, says in the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly (PEN) feature, Surviving A Father's Addiction: "Lamar Odom's Family Speaks Out.

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Trafalgar Square evacuated amid discovery of suspicious package

The square is one of London's busiest tourist attractions and it was deemed to be under threat when the package was found at Duncannon Street this afternoon. It was not treated as terror-related. The incident was quickly "stood down", however, and the cordon was lifted. I can usually be found writing, making videos and ranking all the warriors in "Game of Thrones" based on their fighting prowess.

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Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

Newspaper Corriere Della Sera reports that Zaghba was stopped in Italy in 2016, when he attempted to travel to Syria through Turkey. Police named Barking as the home of two of the attackers - Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane - while their accomplice Youssef Zaghba was listed as being from east London .

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Last of the London killers named by police

Italian officials said suspicions about him had been shared with British authorities. Zaghba was stopped previous year by Italian authorities at the Bologna airport because he appeared " agitated ", at which point, having no luggage on his one-way flight to Istanbul, he told authorities that he was "going to be a terrorist," Politico reports .

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Alvaro Morata tells Jose Mourinho he wants to play alongside James Rodriguez

Meanwhile, it has been suggested that Madrid are ready to flog him to fund bids for some of their own top targets. Morata has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League with Manchester United and Chelsea both monitoring him.

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Jordan downgrades diplomatic relations with Qatar, revokes license of Al Jazeera

Jubeir said that "for many years Qatar has taken steps to support certain organisations". "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" he added. "The General Authority of Civil Aviation has made a decision to cancel all licences granted to Qatar Airways and to close all of its offices in the kingdom within 48 hours", a statement carried by the official SPA news agency said.

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Universal adding two more monster movies to Dark Universe slate

Doesn't say anything, rejects Frankenstein , he pulls a lever and the building explodes and that's the end of it. That sense of mystery will remain intact when it comes to Bill Condon's Bride of Frankenstein , but the writer-director also hinted at the possibility of a subversive take on the character.


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