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Massive Mastiff wins 29th annual Ugliest Dog contest

Martha was rescued by the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Sonoma County in California after almost falling blind from neglect. Impressing the judges with what appeared to be her "300 pounds" of droopy skin on her long bones, she won the crown along with a trophy, a trip to NY and $1500 (USD).

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Bill Cosby Walks Free: Find Out How Cosby Will Walk

This is otherwise known as the "Spencer Charge" or "Allen Charge," an instruction provided by a judge to a jury reminding it to reach a definitive decision. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

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Cosby won't testify, defense rests in sex assault trial

McMonagle said that while the comedian had been unfaithful to his wife, he didn't commit a crime. Later, Valentino said in an interview that she was proud to be singled out because she'd helped expose a man she called "the biggest serial rapist in American history".

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Bill Cosby sexual assault case ends in mistrial

Referring to the comedian, Masten said she "will not degrade myself to ever" utter his name again. "There was no pause or hesitation about that, and we're moving forward", he told reporters. "We get 12 people to agree on sex assault cases all the time, but this is not any case". "That is the human side of the legal system that can be hard to predict", he said.

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Martha, 125-Pound Neapolitan Mastiff, Wins This Year's Contest

And when Martha's owner tried to sell her on Craigslist, Shirley Zindler , the founder of the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project , an animal fostering group, came to the mastiff's aid. When Martha is not asleep - as she is most of the day - she playfully bosses around the other dogs Zindler fosters. Martha is three-years-old and weighs 125 pounds.

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'Toy Story' Writer Andrew Stanton Calls Backstory Of Andy's Dad 'Fake News

Fan theories have speculated on what might have happened, but this week we got word from an official source. According to Mozart, Andy's father was also named Andy, and he was the one who grew up with the Woody doll (it was his name on the boot).

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Stonebwoy misses 2017 BET Award

In addition to his performance, the "That's What I Like" singer is nominated for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video Director of the Year, Video of the Year and Album of the Year . Minaj has won the honor consecutively since 2010. Stonebwoy earned his second nomination in the 2017 edition of the Black Entertainment Television Awards, following his first nomination and win in 2015.

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At least 123 killed in oil tanker fire in Pakistan

A series of deadly militant attacks across the country Friday unnerved many Pakistanis, with officials increasing the death toll from the assaults in three cities Sunday to a total of 69. Pakistan Motorway Police spokesman Imran Shah told AFP they received a call about the accident at around 6.30 am. Hundreds of people gathered around it, trying to collect the oil after it began leaking.

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Meet Martha, the world's ugliest dog

Zindler says Martha , from Sebastopol, California, was rescued by the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Sonoma County when she was almost blind from chronic neglect. Moe, a 16-year-old Brussels Griffon pug-mix, came in second. He had lost his hearing and sight but his sense of smell is strong and he was enjoying all the smells at the Sonoma-Marin Fair where the contest is held, including funnel cakes and other fried goodies.

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Radiohead's New Video For 'Man Of War' Is Terrifying

Accompanying the release of " Man of War " is a Colin Read-directed music video reminiscent of vintage Radiohead videos "Just" and " Karma Police ". Man Of War received its radio premiere in the United Kingdom today, and now has an official video up on YouTube . "It was actually a really hard period of time ", Yorke told MTV's 120 Minutes .

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Trump cancels Obama-era immigration programme

President Trump's Department of Homeland Security has rescinded former President Barack Obama's order shielding millions of migrants from deportation, but is letting stand a policy that grants reprieves to people who arrived in the United States as children.

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North Korea denies torturing US student Otto Warmbier

North Korea has said it is the " biggest victim " in a staunch denial it tortured a USA student who died just days after being released by the regime. Joseph Yun, the US special representative for North Korea policy, who visited Pyongyang and brought Warmbier home. Officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was treated after his return, declined to provide details.

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Constand's inconsistent statements present biggest hurdle for prosecution as Cosby case continues

In an early-Tuesday tweet , Constand, who has accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his Elkins Park mansion in 2004, wrote, "Thank you for the outpouring of love & kindness & support". Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanim. Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case are fighting to keep the jurors' identities a secret.

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Steph Curry not in favor of visiting Trump. What social media thinks

Durant , Curry and the rest of the team benefited off of their fluid, sometimes nearly care-free system of basketball in which everyone gets a touch and nobody cares who scores and who doesn't. 1 pick", Durant said Wednesday of Curry , the No. 7 pick of the 2009 National Basketball Association draft. On Thursday, it's all about the parade.

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Ben Platt wins 'Best Actor' Tony, sings 'Waving Through a Window' Special

Midler, who won the Best Actress in a Musical award for her performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" had 12 nominations, which was more than any other Broadway production.

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating For Transformers: The Last Knight Is Horrendous

Director Michael Bay's final time (or so he says) at the helm of the franchise is filled with a lot of fun and freakish moments to counter the serious tone of the story, which includes Optimus Prime turning evil and the possibility that the world will come to an end.

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"Transformers: The Last Knight" Wows!

He talks about the biggest challenge making The Last Knight , how you can't take it personally when Michael Bay gets mad at you, the way the script can change in an instant while filming, and a lot more. "He showed me some unbelievable concept art and explained how the story connects the history of Transformers all the way back to the times of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table".

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Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats

President Trump took to Twitter Thursday to weigh in on whether Pelosi should resign. Said Rice: "The Republican playbook has been very successful". The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority.

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North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier during his incarceration

A meeting between top U.S. But after his parents say they heard nothing about their son for 15 months, the North Koreans last week allowed a State Department official to retrieve Warmbier. "I'm not trying to sound cocky, but my God". In April, the Warmbier family chose to break their silence. South Korea said the women defected on their own, while North Korea claimed they were deceived and abducted to the South.

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Beyonce And Jay Z's Twins Have Arrived

The twins would join big sister, 5-year-old Blue Ivy , who was reportedly spotted at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Thursday with her father, according to E! Sources have announced the golden couple welcomed one girl and one boy on Monday, June 12.

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Prosecution Promises Retrial in Bill Cosby Rape Case

Steele, who said he intends to retry the 79-year-old entertainer on the same three charges of aggravated indecent sexual assault , contends that news reports on jury deliberations could taint future potential jurors. He acknowledged that the public has a right to jurors names in most cases - "Armed with such knowledge, the public can confirm the impartiality of the jury, which acts as an additional check upon the prosecutorial and judicial process,"Steele wrote - but argued that in this ...

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5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

The park's manager and his son were killed when they dived into the pool to try and save the flailing children, Turkish media reported. Rescuers and park personnel flushed the pool's water away as others turned off electricity in the facility.

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'Transformers: The Last Knight' Launches With $5.5M in Previews

On June 21, audiences will be getting a brand new Transformers movie from Michael Bay when The Last Knight hits theaters. Mark Wahlberg's future with the " Transformers " franchise will be determined by director Michael Bay . Mark Wahlberg in " Transformers 5 ". If you're from the Metro Detroit area, you'll get a kick out of the scenes featuring local landmarks, such as the Pontiac Silverdome, downtown Detroit and the Renaissance Center, the Fisher Building and the old Packard ...

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North Korea says it's biggest victim in US student's death

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from the Cincinnati area, told the throng of reporters stationed outside that Warmbier was "an incredible young man" from a resilient family and that North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to the 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who died Monday .

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Jury deliberations begin as Cosby defence rests after six minutes

McMonagle opened with the oft-covered "She's a liar", trying to convince the jury that Constand's account was unreliable by picking apart the timeline of her story and going over lines crossed out from her interviews with police, including one "in which she'd said that the cognac was fantastic".

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North Korea Tests New Missile Engine, Possibly for ICBM

US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but has previously warned that a "major, major conflict" is possible . Moon's office quoted him as saying Friday that the launch was important for the South to maintain military capability that could dominate the North in order to maintain peace on the peninsula and for future engagement policies with the North to be effective.

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Blac Chyna rear-ended in traffic accident

That didn't stop those involved from suing Chyna for negligence - claiming she should have know her friend was a bad driver. Witnesses said that law enforcement officers suspecting a case of DUI conducted tests on the driver. In January, Blac took to her Snapchat page to reveal she had lost more than two stone since the birth of little Dream. "I feel like every person who's in a long-term relationship, or who is committed to their person, goes through ups and downs", Chyna told Cosmopolitan ...

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Nicki Minaj's ex Safaree Samuels reportedly ambushed by Meek Mill and crew

A whole bunch of n-as. You know what I'm saying? "Meek, you are the biggest pu**y on this planet", Safaree added. You act like you the hardest n-a on this planet. Meek Mill , for his part, also took to Instagram, sharing a photo of himself along with the potentially shady caption , "I wish I would pay attention to these homeless n#%gas".

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Meet the World's Ugliest Dog, 3-year-old Martha!

Her handler Shirley Zindler answered for her: " I'd gloat, but I need a nap ". For representing the ideal "cute-ugly mix" Martha was awarded $1,500 prize, a trip to NY and a shiny trophy. Ugly dogs from around the world gathered in California on Friday. He had lost his hearing and sight but his sense of smell is strong and he was enjoying all the smells at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, including funnel cakes and other fried goodies.

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Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

HBO is not terribly anxious about the lawsuit. Murray Energy's complaint stated that the segment was a "meticulously planned attempt to assassinate the character and reputation" of Murray by broadcasting "false, injurious, and defamatory comments".

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This gassy Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha

At the competition, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California, the unsightly yet lovable dogs were paraded down a red carpet with the hopes of winning $1,500, a trophy and a trip to NY for media appearances . Fans of dogs who are amusing looking or, as some may call them, oddly attractive, gathered for the 29th annual ugliest dog contest. Second place went to a 16-year-old Brussels Giffon-pug mix named Moe - the oldest in the competition.

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Forecasters counting tornadoes in Alabama

Alek Krautmann of the National Weather Service in Slidell, Louisiana , said Thursday's pattern would likely be much like Wednesday's: Bands of intermittent, sometimes heavy rain spinning onto the coast. He said it's important for people to stay out of the flood waters and avoid the masses of ants at all cost. Entergy Corp, the biggest power company in the Gulf Coast area, said just around 4,200 of its 2.9 million customers in Arkansas , Louisiana , Mississippi and Texas were without ...

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Josh Duhamel returns in "Transformers: The Last Knight"

Played by Anthony Hopkins , Burton is a historian and has been one of the protectors of the Transformers' clandestine existence. Earth has mobilised an anti-transformers unit who becomes the group that our heroes must run away from before the final battle which takes place in England presumably for tax reasons.

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Korea Tests Rocket Engine, Possibly For ICBM

North Korea's state media said Sunday its nuclear weapons program is not subject to negotiation, vowing to continue developing its defensive capabilities. One official said he believed the test had taken place within the past 24 hours. The disclosure of the North's engine test came a day after the United States pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programs during a round of high-level talks in Washington.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Teen workers should get £10 an hour

Corbyn had been systematically rubbished by his own party and by the press, but has been unwavering throughout, and, notably, showed up to the site of the Grenfell Tower fire to meet with people (and later demand that they be given places to live in the empty millionaires' flats that fill Kensington like so many safe-deposit boxes in the sky).


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