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Slimmed-down Queen's Speech reflects weakened May

There is a very good chance that British Prime Minister Theresa May will strike a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party by next Thursday to prop up her minority government , a senior DUP lawmaker said on Thursday. She was accompanied by the Prince of Wales, rather than the Duke of Edinburgh, after Prince Philip was admitted to hospital on Tuesday night. May omitted several policies touted in the Conservative election campaign, including plans to change funding for the ... Read More »

Bill Cosby Accuser to Resume Testimony in Sex Assault Trial

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The defense has highlighted phone records showing that Constand called Cosby 53 times after she says he assaulted her, the AP reports. Defense attorney Angela Agrusa suggested that Constand invited Cosby's romantic overtures because she hoped it would help her professional development. Read More »

Ridley Scott would be happy to replicate more Blade Runner films

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Of course there's always something. Sir Ridley claimed he's been trying to copy George's approach with the " Alien " franchise, admitting he's previously been reluctant to embrace the idea of making sequels. Little is known about the plot of the upcoming sequel other than the story picks up thirty years later following a new Blade Runner , LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) after he discovers a bad secret that could send what is left of society into chaos prompting him to go on a search for Rick ... Read More »

Men: Dark Phoenix will feature Dazzler

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Written and directed by longtime franchise producer Simon Kinberg , X-Men: Dark Phoenix will adapt the seminal 1980 Marvel Comics storyline "The Dark Phoenix Saga". For Phoenix , EW has learned Dazzler will pop up but only in a small role and there is no plan at the moment to have Swift play her. There have also been reports that Jessica Chastain is in talks to play the film's villain. Read More »

Pahlaj Nihalani on 'Jab Harry Met Sejal'

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The CBFC, according to media reports, is also not happy that the makers of the movie have made a decision to release the promo materials without obtaining any certificate from the Censor Board. He blamed the TV channels for having broadcast the content, only meant for digital platforms. Three "mini trails", of 30 seconds each, from the film, were released as an introduction to the world and personalities of Harry and Sejal on digital platforms. Read More »

Obama slams Senate healthcare bill on Facebook

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It's not clear yet whether Arizona's senators will get behind the bill, but both will have to contend with how it affects Medicaid in their state. It would largely retain the subsidies Obama provided to help millions buy insurance, which are pegged mostly to people's incomes and the premiums they pay. Read More »

Aspiring Hereford actor cast in new Transformers film

However, several critics have also said that the new one is not as painful as other movies from the franchise. While nobody was crying out for more Transformers movies, these plans for Bumblebee actually sound like they might breathe some new life into a series that even many diehards have begun to lose patience with. Read More »

For Democrats, 'Not Trump' is not enough

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After democrats lost another special election Wednesday, this time in Georgia , some Democrats turn their anger on the party leadership. Her win marked an impressive rebound from polling that showed her narrowly trailing her rival as the vote approached, and signalled that Republican disillusionment about Mr. Read More »

Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'

Those resident for a shorter period will have the opportunity to stay on until they have reached the five-year threshold. The EU members agreed to hold the contest after U.K. The country's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, of the Scottish Nationalist Party, asked for a deal that would let Scotland stay in the EU's single market but was rejected by the British government. Read More »

WhatsApp Emerges as a Major News Platform, Finds Report

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Other than that, the report says eight in ten people use a Facebook product at least once a week, and that that same proportion stands for the people who use both a messaging app and a social network to get their news . "Although mainstream media is not trusted, it is still trusted twice as much for separating fact from fiction as social media", Nic Newman, lead author of the sixth annual Digital News Report, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Read More »

Deadly London tower blaze began in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

The police report confirms the fire had not been started deliberately and manufacturers of the fridge-freezer which triggered the fire , Hotpoint, have been contacted. "There is a awful reality that we may not find or identify everyone who died due to the intense heat", she said. She added: "I remain really concerned though that we do not have a complete picture". Read More »

Jurassic World sequel gets official title

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The tagline refers to the famous Dr. Ian Malcolm speech in the original 1993 film. Director J A Bayona known for The Impossible and A Monster Calls is directing the film, which is scheduled to hit the United States theatres on June 22 next year, reported Variety. Read More »

Unhealthy outlook for repealing ObamaCare as some GOP senators defect from bill

They could get rid of the 60 vote filibuster or change the reconciliation rules. It also makes cuts to Medicaid payments and keeps some protections for people with pre-existing conditions . The Senate bill would cap Medicaid funding, instead giving states fixed pools of money to pay for their program. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. Read More »

'Star Trek: Discovery' actress responds to show's racist critics

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Martin-Green continued to say that she feels huge pride to be the lead of the new Star Trek show, especially as Discovery is the first series to be told from the point of view of a black woman. The show also stars Sonequa Martin-Green (as Lieutenant Commander Rainsford), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou), Chris Obi (Klingon boss T'Kuvma), Doug Jones (Lieutenant Saru, Science Officer), Shazad Latif (Kol, protege to T'Kuvma), James Frain (Spock's dad, Sarek) and ... Read More »

Grown man is flower girl at his cousin's wedding

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Guests were taken aback when he walked down the aisle , carrying a flower basket - the same basket Andria carried when she was a flower girl 20 years before. Casey goes vintage with Farthing's old basket. Well, there's a new twist to this wedding tradition. "So what's wrong with a bit of fun at your wedding with someone you both love and who loves you both?" "I SUPPOSE it's also possible (if extremely unlikely) that there are usually many children up for the job who are a lot cuter than me". Read More »

'I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have' Recordings Of Comey

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Warner responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that there are no recordings of his private conversations with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , saying, "This administration never ceases to amaze me". Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an ally of Trump's, told The Associated Press he thought Trump's was simply "trying to rattle Comey". The House intelligence committee had given the White House until June 23 to release any tapes of those conversations, ... Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana

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Forecasters are warning of life-threatening flash floods and severe thunderstorms as the eye of Storm Cindy moves further inland across Louisiana . Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has also reportedly declared a state of emergency in order to "guarantee state resources are on standby and are ready to assist impacted communities if necessary". Read More »

Thousands Gather To Pay Their Respects To Otto Warmbier

The 22-year-old American college student and Cincinnati native died Monday just days following his release from North Korea after being detained there for more than a year. The administration was already wrestling with option for containing an increasingly belligerent North Korea before the shocking return of a mortally wounded Warmbier. Read More »

Flash Flood Watch issued as Cindy makes its way to the Mid

Cindy was about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h). There are ongoing concerns about flash floods and the risk of tornadoes continues as the storm weakens and moves inland. Read More »

Nobody wants to be the king of great Britain

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It's been pretty evident that Prince Harry - along with his brother and sister-in-law Prince William and Kate Middleton - has been on some kind of major public relations campaign to make themselves come across to the British people as down-to-earth and relatable. Read More »

Ken gets a man bun in Barbie's 'Next Gen Ken' line

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Although I must say the price tag for the new Ken dolls, with the rollout beginning on Tuesday, of $10 seems pretty reasonable. Mattel debuted the Ken doll in 1961. And one with a slim build... Among Ken's modern hairstyles will be cornrows and man buns. A publicist tells us, "We found inspiration for our Ken looks from everywhere-from Brooklyn to Barcelona". Read More »

Jennifer Lopez to star in romantic comedy 'Second Act'

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The production company describes the upcoming film as Working Girl meets Maid In Manhattan (which Lopez starred in along with Ralph Feinnes back in 2002). "She is a true global superstar and and we think she is ideal for this role". " Second Act " is a story that empowers every woman to do more, to be more, and not limit their dreams. Read More »

Kim Kardashian West Scores Jackie Kennedy Watch at Auction

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Kardashian reportedly bought the vintage Cartier timepiece for $379,500 - more than triple the original asking price of $120,000, according to TMZ , which cited the information to anonymous auction sources. Refreshments, including champagne and steak, were offered after the hike. Jackie Kennedy wears her iconic Cartier watch. The 18k gold square-shaped wristwatch features a black band and a watch face with Roman numerals. Read More »

Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera

The Saudi-led coalition has given Qatar 10 days to comply with the demands, or they will be "considered void". If Qatar agreed to the conditions its compliance would be closely monitored for 10 years. Doha said on 21 June that it would not negotiate until the blockade was lifted . "If there is such a demand, it will mean interference in bilateral ties", he said speaking to local broadcaster NTV. Read More »