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Roman Polanski rape victim pleads with judge to close 1977 case

Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee has argued against Polanski's requests in recent court filings. FILE - In this May 6, 2008 file photo, Samantha Geimer arrives at the premiere of the HBO Documentary " Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" in NY.

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John Gillispie: 'Wonder Woman' does justice to essence of character

The Israeli beauty portrays the titular Amazonian warrior in the new DC Comics blockbuster, which shattered USA box office records upon its release last week (02Jun17), hauling in over $100 million in its debut weekend, and bowing globally with a stunning $223 million gross as critics and film fans alike raved about the movie.

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Trump Responds To Comey Testimony, Calls Former FBI Director 'A Leaker'

In his testimony , Comey said that after he was sacked and Trump's May 12 tweet , he gave the memos to Richman with the intent that they be leaked to the media. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", he wrote at 6.10 am. Dershowitz went on to say that even if we don't like the President having that authority, he has that power and you can't turn a Constitutional power into a criminal act.

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Is 'Wonder Woman' the DC superhero movie we wanted?

This decision had received flak from movie buffs in the country. 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.

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Paris attacker 'pledged allegiance to IS'

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the attacker was carrying the identification card of an Algerian student. The man was going to attack the officer with a hammer before one of his peers shot and "neutralised" him. "These are the kind of attacks that are, that give everybody nightmares, because there's no plot", he said. People on social media said they were escorted inside the cathedral and asked to put their arms in the air.

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Cosby on trial: Gripping testimony, brisk pace mark Week 1

Authorities reopened her complaint in 2015 after learning Cosby had testified in her lawsuit to giving various women wine, pills or even quaaludes before sex. Cosby also said in the deposition he refused to tell Constand or her mother what type of pills he gave her during a phone call in 2005 because he did not trust their intentions.

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London terror attack death toll rises to 8

According to United Kingdom media reports, he was born in April 1990 in Jhelum city of Pakistan and moved to London with his family as a "child refugee". As the investigation expanded to look at how the men knew one another and whether they were part of a larger conspiracy, Pakistani intelligence authorities swooped Tuesday into the town of Jhelum, where Khurum Butt lived until the time he was 7, when he moved to Britain.

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Indian-American girl wins National Spelling Bee title

During the contest, Ananya showed no emotion and rarely smiled. She took time to console Rohan, who remained in his seat, wiping tears from his eyes. "I hope I get a word I know and I just keep going". March 5-6, 2017 - A 5-year-old girl from Oklahoma wins a regional spelling bee and qualifies to compete in the 2017 national event.

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Bound EasyJet flight makes unplanned landing over 'suspicious conversation'

London-bound plane diverted to Germany , where passengers were evacuated. The three men were handed over to police in Cologne , but no details were provided on the contents of their baggage or the reality of the terrorist threat. They gave no information on the contents of the backpack and said officials continued to investigate the backpack. A BACKPACK has been blown up after a passenger heard another traveller talking about a bomb while on an easyJet flight destined for the UK.

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Sessions says he plans to testify before Senate intelligence panel

In March, Sessions removed himself from any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the elections, but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose that he met a year ago with Russia's ambassador. The DOJ fired back with a response saying Sessions recused himself only because he was involved in President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Sessions actually offered to resign, even though his friends say he doesn't want to leave, but Trump has refused to accept that resignation.

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(NBA) Irving, James lead Cavaliers over Warriors to avoid sweep

After the game, Irving - who led the scoring with 40 points - said the game was "do or die; we understand that. So tonight was who we are, we made shots, and defensively I thought we were pretty good". If not for Cleveland's Kyle Korver missing a 3-pointer in the final minute of Game 3 , the series would be 2-2. All failed. The Cavs need four straight against the Warriors.

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Germany's Rock Am Ring festival evacuated amid terrorism concerns

The festival in central Germany runs Friday through Sunday at an auto racing track. The festival was evacuated on its opening night on Friday after Koblenz police said they were in possession of "concrete elements, in the light of which a possible terrorist threat can not be ruled out".

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Ariana Grande to resume tour in Paris amid tight security

Ariana put the concert together less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people as fans were exiting her May 22 show in Manchester. Spotify is also making a large donation on behalf of their users to the British Red Cross' We Love Manchester Emergency Fund , a spokesperson for the music service told E! This is published unedited from the IANS feed .

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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Sexual Harassment Claim Investigation

Investigators already needed extra time for a deeper probe of Uber's work culture, and of the 12,000 full-time employees there, Bloomberg reports that more than 200 claims were investigated. Only now is it being taken seriously enough for the company to fire some of their employees. Fowler said that her boss at Uber made sexual advances towards her and that HR dismissed her complaints, saying the man was a "high performer" and wasn't likely to be disciplined.

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Leaderless farmers in MP drive stir through social media

When MP Police stopped him at the border, he soon jumped on to a bike and started towards Mandsaur but was stopped again near the fields. It can not be ignored that the Congress , which has been out of power in the state for 14 years now, is desperate to make a comeback with the Assembly elections due in December 2018, they said.

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Anil Kapoor wishes his 'warrior princess' Sonam on birthday

Kapoor made her acting debut in Bhansali's romantic drama Saawariya (2007), for which she was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Social media was flooded with wishes for the National Award winning actress. Sonam shared the video on Instagram. Given that Sonam and Anand's love story is no mystery, we wonder if they plan to tie the knot this year. "Thanks mama and papa for always making me feel so special and loved and sending me birthday cards and chocolate cake wherever ...

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Sonam Kapoor's special birthday with boyfriend Anand Ahuja!

It seems like Anand Ahuja had special things planned for Sonam and left no stone unturned to make her birthday special. Sonam and Anand, who usually stick to commenting on each other's social media posts, went all out this time around y posting videos , pictures, and even boomerang clips from the bash.

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Wonder Woman Is Pretty Much Demolishing The Mummy At The Box Office

Following the divisive reactions to both Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad past year, many DCEU critics and supporters had started to wonder when the cinematic universe might be able to finally turn things around. The current global collection stands at $320 million and if the weekend turns out to be good then the film will earn more than $60 million from the domestic run and in the similar range from the overseas market.

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Jessica Chastain Marries Fashion Exec Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo in Italy

Chastain and Passi de Preposulo were photographed leaving their pre-wedding party Friday night. Anne Hathaway and husband Adam Shulman in Italy on June 9. Even though the duo rarely discuss their relationship publicly, Chastain revealed how happy she was with her beau way back in 2013. Chastain and Passi de Preposulo have mostly kept their romance private, aside from a few social media posts, since they began dating in 2012.

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Afghan soldier kills 3 US service members

Eighteen people were killed in the attack. While in Milwaukee, Vice President Mike Pence said: "On my way here, I was informed that U.S. service members were killed and wounded in an attack in Afghanistan". Afghan News Agency on Twitter , become a fan on Facebook . This was followed by more deadly air raids by USA and Afghan forces in northern Kunduz province in November, where officials confirmed the death of some 30 civilians, including women and children.

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"Wonder Woman" Broke the Record for Highest Earning Opening With Female Director

Deadline reported Monday that the final tally for the film was $103.1 million, even higher than the initial Sunday estimates. The well-reviewed movie easily surpassed industry expectations with one of the summer's biggest debuts, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Janesville boy's third national spelling bee experience cut short

Oklahoma 6-year-old Edith Fuller competed in the preliminaries as the tournament's youngest ever competitor. Last year, the longest-lasting Minnesotan was May Meyer from Minnetonka Middle School East, who got through three words before incorrectly spelling "dulia".

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Adam West learned to embrace Batman role he couldn't shake

Mark Hamill, who appeared in later incarnations of Batman and worked with West on a short called Batman : New Times, shared his condolences. Following a brief battle with leukaemia, West passed away Friday night in the United States at the age of 88.

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Gators' track and field team defends national title

The Gators got some payback on Texas A&M for the indoor meet as they edged their conference rival 61½ to 59½. Holloway also won the 110-hurdles - the third freshman to do so in more than 40 years - and finished second to teammate KeAndre Bates during Wednesday's long jump .

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Bobbi Brown's ex arrested on domestic battery charges

That's after his girlfriend filed a police report saying he beat her up and held her at her home Friday night. Gordon is facing charges of domestic battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment of an adult. We've obtained photos of the girlfriend's alleged injuries . Her estate later filed a $50 million wrongful death civil lawsuit against him. He was ordered to pay Brown's family $36 million.

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Adam West, star of 'Batman' TV series, dead at 88

Hug your loved ones today". Born in 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington state, he launched his acting career in Hawaii in the 1950s. He was a graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla and served in the Army as an announcer on armed forces television.

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Adam West dead: 'Batman' actor was 88

The show lasted just three seasons but has endured in reruns and video sales. Born in Walla Walla, Washington, West rose to fame for portraying the role of Bruce Wayne on TV. I'm standing on my chair to honor #adamwest - the man whose portrayal of costumed justice made me wanna be a good person when I was a boy. For example, Robin was once almost swallowed alive by a giant clam in an episode with the Joker.

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Roman Polanski's Sexual Assault Victim To Appear In Court On His Behalf

She noted that she has suffered "insults and mistreatment" for 40 years. She enrolled in a fashion school and plans to launch her own collection. "Much worse things happen to people", she said. He was also nominated for 1974's " Chinatown " and 1979's " Tess ". Polanski is trying to get the Interpol warrant lifted so he can move freely among most of the 190 countries in the global policing network.

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Will Trump Testify? Comey's Senate Hearing May Have Started A Chain Reaction

Comey on Thursday told a Senate committee investigating Russian meddling in USA elections that Trump had asked him drop the case against Flynn in a one-on-one conversation in the Oval Office in February, the day after Flynn was sacked. Comey also spoke about Trump asking him for his loyalty, which the president denied Friday . Comey , who was sacked by Trump last month, said he did so in hopes that the memos, which documented what the former director felt was inappropriate contact by ...

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Apple adds Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV, "Toy Story" to Watch

Cook didn't reveal a specific date that Amazon would hit Apple devices other than just "later this year". We assume that Apple will have more to talk about original content with Apple TV later in 2017. "You asked (a lot)". While announcing new named updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS during its WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple stopped short of announcing a new version of the Apple TV's tvOS platform .

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Celebrities react to the death of actor Adam West at 88

During this time, he found love and his first marriage with Billie Lou Yeager (1950-56). He went on to star in Geronimo, Robinson Crusoe on Mars , and The Three Stooges' The Outlaws Is Coming before being cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in a new comedy series for ABC .

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Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback

Labour , under the leadership of the left-wing Jeremy Corbyn , managed to cut the Conservative Party's membership down past the point of a majority - producing a hung Parliament and a greatly weakened May. A source close to the DUP said the party was seeking more funding for the province and concessions for former British soldiers in exchange for supporting Mrs May.

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Keith Urban wins big at CMT Awards

Sunday, it appears, is a fan to the very end. The blonde beauty walked way with the gong for " Female Video of the Year " for her song " Church Bells ". See the adorable pics and videos in the clip below. She said: "This awards show is really cool, because it's voted on by you guys. Do I want to leave now to do this?' Men have that, but they don't have it in the same way that we have it", Kidman explained.

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'Batman' Star Adam West Dies at 88

He became familiar to 21st Century generations via Family Guy (as Mayor Adam West ), Comic-Con and other nostalgia appearances and the 2014 release of Batman on DVD. West returned to the role of Batman in an episode of the animated show The Simpsons . "RIP Adam West . First person I saw who was amusing, badass & cool all at once." - actor Kumail Nanjiani? on Twitter .

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Nicola Sturgeon rules out 'rash decisions' on indyref2 after major SNP losses

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party leader Ruth Davidson speak during a general election campaign visit to a removals depot in Edinburgh, Scotland , June 5, 2017. SNP veteran and former first minister Alex Salmond has lost his Gordon seat to the Tories, as the nationalists saw their share of the vote slump.


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