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president trump says attorney general jeff sessions’ job is safe at least until midterms

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crazy rich asians is going to change hollywood. it's about time

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morgan freeman accused of harassment, inappropriate behavior

eight people have accused oscar-winning actor morgan freeman of inappropriate behavior and harassment, according to a new report from cnn.the allegations against the 80-year-old actor range from inappropriate touching to suggestive comments and were brought by entertainment reporters — including a cnn reporter who co-wrote the story — as well as people in the entertainment industry, according to cnn. the outlet reportedly spoke to an additional eight people who said they had seen freeman’s alleged misconduct.“anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows i am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” freeman said in a statement provided to time. “i apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortab...




2018 hurricane outlook: noaa predicts above-average season

this year’s hurricane season is going to be strong and slightly above the average, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration announced in its 2018 atlantic hurricane season forecast.according to the noaa climate prediction center, there’s a 75% chance that the 2018 hurricane season will be mostly normal, or a little stronger.here’s what we know about the 2018 hurricane season predictions:when does hurricane season start?the atlantic hurricane season starts on june 1 and lasts through nov. 30 — though it usually peaks between august and september.the official start date for hurricane season hasn’t seemed to matter much in recent years. in fact, there was at least one named storm prior to june 1 four times in the last six y...




ryan reynolds would ditch blake lively for steve martin

ryan reynolds and blake lively have a notoriously delightfulmarriage, and two daughters together to boot. but in a new profile withmr. porter journal, deadpool 2 star reynolds shared a tidbit about the one person he’d want to get to stay with in a hotel room for the night who is most definitely not his wife: legendary comedian steve martin.reynolds is an old-school martin fan, reminiscing in the interview about seeing (and loving) martin in the 1987 classic comedy planes, trains and automobiles, which he memorized “verbatim” as a kid. and even today, martin’s style cues in that movie inspire him — so much that he’s now the face of the piaget watch brand, which is also what martin wore in the film.which brin...




ireland vote shows google and facebook can't self-regulate

ideascarolan is an adviser to the open data charter and a senior associate at the open data institute. she is also a founder of the transparent referendum initiative, which aims to make the may 25 referendum on reproductive rights in ireland open, honest and fair.it takes about 20 minutes to walk from the european headquarters of facebook and google, near dublin’s docks, to the seat of the irish government. if you walk that route today you will pass 50 or 60 posters petitioning you to vote for or against this week’s referendum on legalizing abortion. take your phone out of your pocket, and you will be equally bombarded with digital ads.posters are highly regulated in ireland, but there are no rules governing the videos interrupting your ...




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couple guilty of torturing nanny and burning her body

a u.k.-based fashion designer and her boyfriend have been found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old french nanny, after firefighters discovered her burnt remains in their garden in southwest london last september.sabrina kouider, 35, and ouissem medouni, 40, starved and tortured sophie lionnet for weeks before her death in 2017, sometimes recording her on a mobile phone, investigators testified. they then burned her emaciated body on a bonfire while barbecuing chicken nearby in an attempt to mask the smell. the brutality of the case has shocked britain and played out in national headlines.prosecutors said the couple had applied “pressure and relentless intimidation” as they tried to make lionnet confess to plotting against them with ko...




how stacey abrams' win could change the democratic party

ideasmelissa harris-perry is a political commentator and scholar, and a professor at wake forest university.dorian warren is the president of the center for community change action, the vice-president of the center for community change, and a fellow at the roosevelt institute.stacey abrams made history this week when she won the democratic primary for governor of georgia. she now has the chance to become the first black woman governor in america. abrams secured the nomination decisively, defeating her primary opponent — “the other stacey” — by a 3-to-1 margin and racking up more than 400,000 votes. meanwhile, it is still unclear preciesly whom abrams will face in the general election. the republican candidates, casey cagle and brian ...




donald trump signs huge rollback of bank rules

president donald trump has signed the biggest rollback of financial regulation since the dodd-frank act was enacted in 2010, freeing smaller banks from the burden of being labeled too big to fail.surrounded by lawmakers and financial regulators at the white house on thursday, trump put pen to paper on the product of years of industry lobbying and sensitive talks on capitol hill to gain bipartisan support needed to get it through the senate.“this is all about the dodd-frank disaster, and they fixed it or at least have gone a long way to fixing it,” trump said at the signing ceremony. “it’s a big deal, a big deal for our country. today is truly a great day for america.”the law gives regional and community banks relief from rules that...




victoria beckham gushes over the royal wedding

victoria beckham has nothing but positive things to say about the 2018 royal wedding.in an interview with the evening standard that was published on wednesday, posh spice opened up about attending the recent nuptials of prince harry and meghan markle alongside husband david beckham.“it was such a beautiful, incredible wedding. it was just the best day. they looked so happy, and everybody was just so happy for them,” she said. “me...




donald trump pardons late boxer jack johnson

(washington) — president donald trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice.jack johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury for violating the mann act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes.trump was joined by boxer lennox ...




melinda gates: what graduates need to hear at commencement

ideasgates is the co-chair of the bill & melinda gates foundation.this spring is a special one for our family. my daughter, jenn, graduates from college this june, and my son, rory, graduates from high school a few days earlier.even when i’m not playing the role of proud mother, i tend to be a fan of commencement season — because i also tend to be a fan of commencement speeches. they’re a unique chance for america’s thinkers, doers and builders to offer a more personal reflection on the world as they see it and their hopes for the generation that will inherit it.i used to think that the best commencement addresses are the ones that leave audiences feeling charged with a sense of possibility about the lives they’ll lead and the mark...




trump praises nfl's new national anthem kneeling policy

president donald trump praised the nfl’s decision to fine teams whose players kneel in protest during the national anthem before games, saying that those who do “maybe… shouldn’t be in the country.”“you should stand proudly for the national anthem — or you shouldn’t be playing,” trump said in an interview with fox & friends on thursday morning. “you shouldn’t be there. maybe you shouldn’t be in the country. you have to stand proudly for the national anthem and the nfl owners did the right thing.”"you have to stand proudly for the national anthem. you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. maybe they shouldn't be in the country…the nfl owners did the right thing" -president @realdonaldtrumppic.twitter.com/...




princess charlotte kept bridesmaids in line at royal wedding

prince harry and meghan markle’s 2018 royal wedding ceremony went off without a hitch. and you can thank princess charlotte for doing her part.the duke and duchess of sussex’s wedding at st. george’s chapel was not charlotte’s first rodeo. you may have caught the 3-year-old scene stealer holding court at pippa middleton’s wedding to james matthews with some legendary antics last spring.the bridesmaid is a seasoned pro now. so when it came time to walk down the aisle with five other ...




stephen king talks about getting blocked on twitter by trump

stephen king is far from afraid of the access he lost to president donald trump’s tweets.following the court ruling that trump can’t block users on twitter, high-profile tweeter (and world-renowned author) king stopped by wednesday’s late show to tell stephen colbert about getting blocked by the president months ago.“now we’ve got a president who blocked me on twitter, except the court says he can’t block anybody. so my question is, ‘do i really want to follow that guy? i don’t think so,'” king said to colbert. according to the horror author, whose 4.82 million twitter ...




donald trump cancels nuclear summit with north korean leader

president donald trump suddenly announced thursday he is pulling out of the meeting with north korean leader kim jong un, claiming it was “inappropriate” to hold the summit based on recent statements from the regime.“sadly, based on the tremendous anger and and open hostility displayed in your recent statement, i feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long planned meeting,” trump said in a public letter addressed to “his excellency kim jong un.”the letter was sent one day after north korea claimed it had demolished its nuclear test site, something kim jong un had said he would do in anticipation of the summit. but, according to the associated press, no international inspectors were invited to the demolition, raising...




gwyneth paltrow: brad pitt threatened to kill harvey weinstein

actress gwyneth paltrow recalled the moment brad pitt threatened to kill harvey weinstein after the disgraced producer sexually harassed her in the 1990s.during an interview on howard stern’s sirius xm radio show wednesday, paltrow recounted the incident with weinstein, saying he asked her for a massage while they were in a hotel room.“we had one instance in a hotel room where he made a pass at me,” she said. “it was weird. i was alone in a room with him.”paltrow said she told then-boyfriend brad pitt right away, saying the experience had shaken her especially because she had signed on to make two movies with weinstein. pitt confronted weinstein when the three were at the opening of “hamlet” on broadway, according to paltrow....




irish expats fly home to vote in abortion referendum

when deirdre ni chloscai wears her black sweater emblazoned with the word ‘repeal’ in bold white letters, her friends in new york are confused. “people always ask me what it means,” she says. “and when i tell them what’s going on back in ireland, they’re shocked. it just seems so outdated to them.”ni chloscai is one of thousands of members of the irish diaspora expected to travel home this week to take part in a historic vote on the predominantly catholic country’s ban on abortion. the outcome of friday’s referendum, announced in september by prime minister leo varadkar, will determine whether or not ireland repeals the constitution’s eighth amendment, which gives an unborn fetus and its mother “an equal right to life...




koch-backed group sends mailers urging immigration reform

an advocacy group backed by the koch brothers focused on the hispanic community is sending out a new round of mailers urging constituents to contact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to support a comprehensive immigration bill.orchestrated by the libre initative, the mailers are part of a seven figure campaign by the koch network to push congress to act on immigration reform. the immigration plan the network supports includes a permanent solution for dreamers — immigrants who came to the country undocumented with their parents when they were children — and $25 billion to enhance border security.“both democrats and republicans are responsible for reaching a permanent legislative solution for dreamers,” said daniel garza, president ...