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Grammys switching to online voting, changes top album rule

There are over 13,000 voting members of the committee, so this change will make the voting process much easier for the busy artists and musicians who otherwise would have to be at home to cast their votes. The fifth nominee was country singer Sturgill Simpson , who produced his album by himself. "When it was put that way most people were saying, 'No, not really, '" Freimuth said.

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Top Republican politician Steve Scalise injured in Virginia shooting

CBS News has learned that Scalise was shot in the hip. Davis, a Republican from IL, credited U.S. Capitol Police officers on the scene of Wednesday's shooting outside Washington D.C. "You can see our security detail". They were both shot , but are in stable condition . "He knew who we were". Iowa Senator Joni Ernst's tweeted, "please join me in praying for Steve Scalise , Capitol Police and all those impacted at the congressional baseball practice this a.m".

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Stocks, dollar firm ahead of Fed decision

Sydney's S&P ASX 200 rose 1.1 percent to 5,833.90 and India's Sensex added 0.2 percent to 31,178.84. The Fed has previously forecast that it will raise rates three times in 2017. The Fed statement is accompanied by a helpful chart showing that inflation was below the target in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and is expected to remain below target in 2017.

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Watch Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn star in long-awaited Dodgeball reunion

The cast of the hit 2004 movie has reunited to challenge you to a game. More details are available in the announcement video below (which stars all the familiar faces: Ben Stiller , Vince Vaughn , Christine Taylor , Justin Long and more).

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Fed presses ahead with details on gradual bond-trimming plan

The Federal Reserve is hiking a key interest rate for the second time this year and is planning to reduce the size of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet as well. "With financial conditions remaining supportive. and United States financials breaking higher, the Fed may see little reason to moderate its rate hike projections when meeting today", strategists at Morgan Stanley said in a note to clients.

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London high-rise fire like 'horror movie,' leaving many dead and dozens injured

Steve Apter, director of safety and assurance at London Fire Brigade, said: "I can confirm I have had firefighters manage to get through particularly arduous conditions up to the top floor". London mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement: "There will be a great many questions over the coming days as to the cause of this tragedy and I want to reassure Londoners that we will get all the answers".

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Sessions Criticized Comey on Clinton Investigation Today, But Defended Him Last Year

Testifying last week, Comey said after that "disturbing" private talk with Trump, he went to the attorney general and told Sessions "it can't happen that you get kicked out of the room and the president talks to me". Amid reports that Trump had considered getting rid Mueller, Rosenstein testified earlier on Tuesday that he would not obey an order unless he determined it was lawful and appropriate .

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West London fire, multiple casualties confirmed

There are a lot of Muslims living there and people choose up to stay up and wait so it was certainly a factor for me and others. Many are still missing, and the Met Police have established an emergency number for members of the public to use if concerned about a loved one.

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'Wonder Woman' Crushes Weekend Box Office Record for Women-Directed Films

With Wonder Woman now making a killing in movie theaters across the globe, director Petty Jenkins has already set her sights on the inevitable and totally deserved (because the DCEU movie is pretty awesome: go see it!) sequel. Wonder Woman will be released in theaters on June 2, 2017. MTV points out two obvious settings: the 1940s/World War II, because William Moulton Marston created the character of Wonder Woman in 1941; or the '70s, in honor of the Lynda Carter-starring TV series.

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Montana Brown cries after fight with Olivia Atwood

When news gets round to Sam that Chris fancies Olivia, Sam confronts his friend, telling him: 'I think after what I've been told we need a word... Although many believed they were one of the strongest couples in the villa, Olivia explained to the girls that she had no "sexual chemistry" with him.

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May keeps mum after DUP talks

They are expected to make demands on Brexit negotiations and any deal with the DUP . His comments echo those of EU President Donald Tusk who said on Friday that there was "no time to lose" to avoid Britain crashing out without a deal on future relations.

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Tim Farron resigns as leader of the Liberal Democrats

The party's spokesman on home affairs quit earlier on Wednesday citing concerns about Farron's views that were highlighted during campaigning. Farron issued a statement on Wednesday night saying he felt "remaining faithful to Christ" was incompatible with being his party's leader.

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Massive Fire At London Apartment Tower Leaves Several Dead

The cause of the fire, which left the tower block a charred, smoking shell, was not immediately known. More than 200 firefighters have been working on the blaze, visible across London , from the early hours of Wednesday morning. Asked about which floor the boy was thrown from, she said she thought it was the fifth or even the sixth. "This is an unprecedented incident", Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters.

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US attorney general Sessions clashes with Democrats, dodges Trump questions at Senate

Sessions took questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about the role he played in firing FBI Director James Comey . Speaking under oath in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr Sessions insisted the former FBI director's investigation into ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign played no part in his dismissal.

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Top US congressman Steve Scalise shot at baseball practise for Republican lawmakers

Hodgkinson had raged against Trump on social media and was a member of many anti-Republican groups on Facebook including "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and "Donald Trump is not my President", a search of what appeared to be his profile showed.

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Russian Federation protests: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced

But the popular anger has spread beyond Medvedev, with many of Monday's demonstrators chanting: " Putin is a thief". The Moscow Prosecutor's Office warned Navalny that holding a demonstration on Tverskaya Street would violate the law and law enforcement would be compelled to take necessary measures.

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Bill Cosby jury begins Day 3 of deliberations

But by 9:20 p.m. on the said night, the judge asked them to return to their hotel to take a break. On an unspecified date, she said, the women saw a news story about a famous man accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women. "I can't speak to this exact moment, but my interactions with him, he's been in good spirits", Pulliam - who portrayed Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992 - told the Today show on Tuesday .

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Ariana Grande releases Somewhere Over the Rainbow as charity single

She performed on Sunday alongside her pop star pals Justin Bieber , Miley Cyrus , Katy Perry , Little Mix and Manchester native Liam Gallagher . Featuring the likes of Miley Cyrus , Katy Perry , Justin Bieber and Pharrell Williams , it raised over United States dollars 13 million for victims and families affected by the bombing.

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Children lost, baby thrown to safety in London blaze

The block had recently undergone an 8.7 million pound (US$11.08 million) refurbishment of the exterior, which included new external cladding, replacement windows and curtain wall facades. But this fire appeared to be tear up the building from the outside, gutting the outer apartments and blackening most of the facade. Authorities say 65 people were rescued from the blaze.

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Sessions: No collusion, no stonewalling, no recall

But he said today he anticipated the conflict of interest and effectively recused himself on his first day on the job, and was never briefed on the Russian Federation investigation. Sessions says he was there for a speech by then-candidate Donald Trump and members of Sessions' staff were also in attendance. "Any suggestion I participated in, or was aware of, collusion with the Russians is an appalling and detestable lie." Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied Tuesday ...

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Jennifer Lawrence is Back as Mystique in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and James McAvoy will reprise their roles for X-Men: Dark Phoenix , the next movie in the rebooted X-Men series, that will also have screenwriter Simon Kinberg take point as the director. Last year, Kinberg explained that although elements of the story had been used in previous films, he was still looking at ways to tackle it . The character of Phoenix-aka Jean Grey-was played first by Famke Janssen, and most recently by Turner.

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Scalise is in stable condition, his office says

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) was shot in Alexandria, Virginia , a House colleague told CNN , in what sources are calling an apparent " deliberate attack ". Before that, he was a member of the Louisiana House and the Louisiana Senate, serving from 1996 to 2008. Rep . Dave Brat , R-Va., said this incident points to the need for more security for congressional members, especially in light of the amount of angry people at town halls lately.

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'Baywatch' gets ahead of 'Wonder Woman' in opening weekend in India

Wonder Woman is only the 16th superhero movie ever to break $100 million dollars domestically in its opening weekend, and beats out several major Marvel debuts, including Thor (and Thor : The Dark World), Captain America (and Captain America : The Winter Soldier ), and even Iron Man .

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Trump calls Comey a 'leaker,' feels 'vindication' after Comey hearing

At Thursday's hearing, the following statement by Mr. Comey was, in my view, the most devastating evidence that the president obstructed justice in the Flynn investigation. "I will tell you I didn't say that", Trump said at a conference in the White House Rose Garden. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said at the hearing.

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Congressman involved in shooting at baseball field in Alexandria, CBS reports

The members of Congress were practicing for a charity ballgame. "Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre", Paul said of the Capitol Police . Sources say Rep. Chuck Fleischmann was at the congressional baseball practice this morning where several people were wounded. President Trump says the assailant in the shooting that happened in Alexandria, Virginia this morning has died from his injuries.

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Ajay Devgan's Baadshaho first look is staggering

With " Baadshaho ", the team of Ajay, Emraan and filmmaker Milan Luthria will return to the silver screen after a gap of seven years since the release of " Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai ". Director Milan Luthria shared this poster with a quirky caption that reads, " The guns and roses badass! "Look out for the exclusive look", Emraan Hashmi tweeted.

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This Is How We're Wearing Cutouts for Summer, Thanks to Scarlett Johansson

Saying that Rough Night felt like "a fourth grade sleepover" for her, McKinnon praised Johansson for her comedic chops on the set of the film. "I can't look that far ahead". Holy crap [.] I saw that you were, quote, "drunk as a skunk" when taking that photo, and I would like to see your drunk face. The pair walked the red carpet together holding glittery "name tag" bags.

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Democrats parody Trump for his 'all praise' Cabinet meeting

Secretary of Labour Alexander Acosta said: "I am privileged to be here - deeply honoured - and I want to thank you for your commitment to American workers". A silent beat, and then the room erupted into laughter. After ticking through a list of accomplishment during his first 143 days in office, Trump turned to members of his Cabinet .

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Cornyn focuses on Comey, Clinton emails in Sessions' Senate hearing on Russian Federation

He said he never met with , or had conversations with, Russians about election interference. While Sessions repeatedly said he didn't recall having discussions with Kislyak or other Russian officials at that event, he insisted whatever contact he may have had was not improper.

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Carl Frampton to face Andres Gutierrez in Belfast

The 30-year-old was expected to take on Santa Cruz for a third time but, after talks broke down, Frampton has agreed to take on Gutierrez. Carl Frampton is to fight Mexico's Andres Gutierrez when he returns from his first professional defeat at Belfast's Odyssey Arena on July 29.

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'Bachelor in Paradise' Filming Stopped Indefinitely After 'Alleged Misconduct'

Warner Bros . execs for the show said Sunday that they had been alerted to some sort of misconduct on the set of "BiP", which is now shooting in Mexico . " DeMario and Corinne got sent home soon after". "But it was very raunchy", she continues. Three couples left Mexico with engagement rings in 2016, including Stanton, who has since parted ways with former fiancé Josh Murray.

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'Dear Evan Hansen': 5 things to know about the Tony-winning musical

He had this inspiring message to young people out there: "The things that make you odd are the things that make you powerful". Dear Evan Hansen , a daringly unflinching exploration of loss, lies and loneliness in a high school community, won the 2017 Tony Award for the best musical .

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of $16.4M tax evasion

Specifically, Spanish authorities say Ronaldo "took advantage of a business structure created in 2010 to hide from fiscal authorities income generated in Spain from image rights". In 2016, Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who for the last decade has vied with Ronaldo for the title of world's best footballer, was fined $2.3m for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities.

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30 taken to hospitals after massive London high-rise blaze

Commander Stuart Cundy, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "I can confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days". The London Fire Brigade said the fire had engulfed all floors from the second to the top of the building on the Lancaster West Estate in West London .

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Gabrielle Giffords Responds To Congressional Softball Shooting

Giffords praised law enforcement as "public servants and heroes" who stepped in to take down the shooter. Two capitol police officers were wounded in the shooting, authorities said. He said there was a ten-foot fence between him and the field and he saw Scalise had been shot, but was moving and dragging himself through the dirt.


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