The Washington Times - Hockey
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As jackpots go in Las Vegas, George McPhee wouldn't mind little lady luck being on the side of his Golden Knights expansion franchise when the NHL holds its draft lottery on Saturday. "That would be so like Vegas in its first lottery, winning it," the Golden Knights general manager told ...
Mashable
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If actress Emilia Clarke is only taking on projects shrouded in secrecy, she certainly knows how to pick 'em. The 30-year-old actress will soon return to our TVs as aspiring queen Daenerys Targaryen, but she's also up to her eyes in unshareable secrets about the untitled Han Solo project. SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' fans need to enroll in this college course right now No one knows anything. No one is told anything. It's all crazy, Clarke told The Mercury News about Game of Thrones' final season, due in 2018. It's a secret from the cast. We generally can't be trusted. They pretty much have told us so. Read more... More about Emilia Clarke , Han Solo , Star Wars , Hbo , and Game Of Thrones
Politico
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Amash, a Freedom Caucus member, has told reporters he's still reviewing the bill despite the Freedom Caucus' endorsement. Vice President Mike Pence also trekked to Capitol Hill to meet with the moderate GOP Tuesday Group, though the meeting did not appear to yield any new votes for the measure. GOP leaders huddled late into the evening on Wednesday, under heavy pressure from the White House to schedule a vote this week — and even held open the possibility of a weekend vote. Whipping continued into Thursday, but by noon, insiders said the votes still weren't there. Some mainstream and moderate Republicans stewed that the White House has rewarded what they see as bad behavior by the Freedom Caucus. After trying to work in good faith with leadership, the skeptics said they're now being pressured to vote for a more conservative bill. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.
Ruptly TV
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Daily Express - Showbiz
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Breitbart News
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Thursday on Fox News Channels Fox Friends, Dr. Phil McGraw, host of Dr. Phil, reacted to the threats of violence that forced the cancellation of conservative commentator Ann Coulters scheduled speech in Berkeley, CA a night earlier. McGraw told Fox Friends that those that felt compelled to shut down those that they disagreed with was just another measure of entitlement. Im troubled by that, he said. Im troubled by either side. Look, we have the right everybody has the right to protest and do it peacefully. Were guaranteed that right. But if somebody starts doing things, talking about things that you dont like and you start threatening, you start putting peoples lives in danger. Come on. The test of the First Amendment is that you fight to protect the right to talk about things you hate the most.
Plymouth Herald
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Evening Standard
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Mondoweiss
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The Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh kicked off his book tour in New York last night in an appearance at which he said he had no choice but to become a political artist. Below is video of his appearance, titled Life & Prison in Palestine: A Cartoonist's Eye. It begins with an excellent speech by Seth Tobocman (introduced by Ben Katchor). Saba'aneh says that Palestinian speakers usually begin in the Muslim tradition by praising Allah. But: I should start in the name of 1,500 Palestinian prisoners, they are on hunger strike in Israeli prisons... Karim Younis is the oldest Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail, and Shadi Farah, the youngest prisoner .... His age is 13 years old now.. And that's why I should start with them. Saba'aneh told his story last night. As a boy in Kuwait, he drew pictures of his homeland, Palestine. He later moved to Palestine to go to school, and when Ariel Sharon visited the Haram-al-Sharif in September 2000, the school shut down and Saba'aneh saw violence for the first time.
The Huffington Post
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A Georgia photographer made her 2-year-old sons birthday memorable by turning him into a mini Fresh Prince. On April 14, Neshaszda Wright of Neshaszda Z Photography filmed a video of her son, Princeton Wright, dressed as Will Smiths character from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and helped him reenact the shows intro. She shared the video on Facebook on April 15, which was Princetons second birthday. In his reenactment, little Princeton channels Smith by getting into trouble with some spray paint, shooting some hoops (with a toddler-sized basketball) and catching a cab after his mom, adorably played by Wrights niece, sends him away. Wright told HuffPost she came up with the idea six months before Princetons birthday. As I was approaching his big day I wanted to think of something fun and unique to do that matched his name and bingo! she said.
The Iran Project
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IRNAPakistan condemned the recent terrorist attack against Iranian border guards near Iran-Pakistan border line in which at least 9 Iranian border guards were martyred while patrolling at the border. The loss of lives is something on which we should not only be condemning but also condoling with the families of those who had lost their lives, Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told IRNA correspondent at a news briefing on Thursday. Nine Iranian border guards were martyred by terrorists in Mirjaveh region, in southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on April 26 while patrolling at the zero border point. The terrorists fled to Pakistan’s territories after killing the Iranian border guards. Iran said Islamabad should be accountable for the presence of terrorists in its soil. “Islamabad should be accountable for the presence of terrorist groups in its soil and for the outlaw groups operation against Iran from its territory,” said spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi on Thursday reacting to the terrorist incident.
Voice Of America
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“I think until we are presented with a body, we have to assume that he's alive,” he said. “There are examples of people who spend decades in prison, and when you're in prison and you know why you are there, that gives you a certain strength and energy to survive even the most terrible difficult conditions.” Aaron Berhane, a former colleague of Isaak who now resides in Canada, said the award sends a message to the Eritrean government that Isaak and other imprisoned journalists will not be forgotten. “It is a slap in the face to the regime in Eritrea because the regime thinks that it has stifled freedom of the press by imprisoning the journalists physically. But this is a reminder that their spirit and influence is spreading globally and for that I am extremely happy and proud,” he told VOA’s Tigrigna Service.
Daily Mail - Money
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Axing the state pension for the richest 5-10 per cent was mooted by an OECD official, who told the FT: 'Giving less to the people at the top would free up resources to increase general benefits.'
Politico
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The minute they cast that vote they put doo-doo on their shoe, tattoo on their forehead. Republican leaders still haven't made a decision about whether to bring the Obamacare repeal to the floor this week. But privately, senior GOP sources say a vote is more likely next week. The Rules Committee, which controls floor debate, will meet Thursday afternoon but it's unclear what's on the panel's agenda. Ryan dismissed Democrats' threats, saying he's confident the government won't shut down. The reason this government funding bill is not ready is because Democrats have been dragging their feet, the Wisconsin Republican told reporters. I'm confident we'll be able to pass a sort-term extension A Democratic leadership aide said Democrats are still open to supporting a short-term extension if the overall budget talks are headed in a good direction and we just need time to do the paperwork etc.
The Iran Project
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BoingBoing
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https://youtu.be/4MTMfblDYso https://youtu.be/7z1XH5L8Jx4 There have been times when I've had a strong urge to pee while sitting on a plane that's waiting for takeoff. Fortunately, I wasn't punished for it. But one poor guy on Delta flight wasn't as lucky. He urgently had to pee. The plane had been sitting motionless on the runway for 30 minutes. He got up to go to the restroom, but a Delta airline attendant told him to get back in his seat. He obeyed the order, but his bladder wasn't happy about it. He got up again, and this time he used the restroom. Shortly after that, the pilot announced that he was pulling the plane back to the gate. Everyone had to get off, and then everyone except the man who peed was allowed back on. The FBI then arrived to speak with the man. Delta allowed the man to purchase a very expensive same-day ticket to fly home to see his kids.
OK!
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Appearing on a couples special, Ruth told host Keith Lemon that she has "no complaints" in the bedroom. The 57 year old also talked about likening her husband to a "steam train" in the bedroom. Speaking on the ITV2 show, she said: "Well..I…actually it's not entirely true. "It was fake news! We were actually talking about dancing." Celebrity Juice: Ruth Langsford says she has 'no complaints' about husband Eamonn Holmes in the bedroom [ITV2 / Celebrity Juice] She explained ...
The Iran Project
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Radar Online
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Robert Kardashian believed O.J. Simpson was guilty of double murder — but defended him anyway! Caitlyn Jenner dropped the bomb in her blockbuster new memoir, “The Secrets of My Life.” According to Caitlyn, in the late90s — after O.J.’s initial murder acquittal and later manslaughter conviction in a civil trial — she was in a car with Robert when the lawyer said: “I would’ve been OK with it if they had gotten him [O.J.] in the first trial.” Caitlyn wrote: “The implication was obvious that he believed O.J. was guilty,”adding, “I believe he got away with two savage murders.”Caitlyn claimed she despised O.J. from the beginning. O.J. was a “monster,” she wrote.Still, she claimed Robert’s daughters, Kourtney and Kim, believed O.J. was innocent and took their father’s public opinion.But now, insiders said, the Kardashians are furious about being dragged back into the scandal.“Kris is beyond angry and has lost all respect that she had for Caitlyn,” a source told Radar.
Radar Online
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Music mogul Jay Z is one giant step closer to being forced into taking a paternity test that could prove he fathered an adult son — and the looming love-child scandal could trigger a billion-dollar divorce war with wife Beyoncé ! In a stunning legal setback for Jay Z, Radar has learned a trial date has been set for a class-action lawsuit filed by the rapper’s alleged love child, 23-year-old Rymir Satterthwaite . As Radar exclusively reported in January, “Single Ladiessongbird Beyoncé was blindsided by news of Rymir’s existence and the stunning fact that Jay Z’s alleged baby mama was a barely legal teen when she got pregnant! Rymir’s mother began her legal battle to prove Jay Z was his father in 2010. Since then, the rapper and his team of pit-bull lawyers have used a variety of tactics to block a DNA test. “I will not stop until justice is served in court,” Rymir previously told Radar.
Radar Online
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Fans are still reeling from this year’s spectacular Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which kicked off live in New York earlier this month — but if you missed the show, don't worry! This week, HBO will play a filmed version of the ceremony, complete with tributes to inductees like Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, and Tupac Shakur . In an exclusive interview with Radar, the organization's president Joel Peresman revealed new details on the inner workings of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction process this year, as well as what to expect in the future. This year's ceremony was great on a lot of different levels because of the bands that got in, Peresman told Radar. Journey, ELO. . .it was the first time they were on the ballot and they got in. Joan Baez, it was the first time she was on the ballot and she got in. PHOTOS: Celebrity Mug Shot Hall of Fame I think we saw, this year, some of the biggest bands in the world like Pearl Jam.
Radar Online
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The Northern Echo
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Fast Company
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More Americans are single than ever before, and more are living alone. That fact is one of the reasons were also starting to die earlier: one study found that living alone increases mortality risk 32%. Vivek Murthy, the former U.S. surgeon general, hascalled isolation the most common health issue in the country. Architect Grace Kim thinks that a solution may be differently designed housing. Loneliness can be the result of our built environment, she told an audience at TED 2017. It turns out when you eat together, you start planning more activities together. [Photo: Bret Hartman/TED/ Flickr ] Even couples or families, she said, can be socially isolated in the typical house, and barely know neighbors (social isolation, as opposed to living alone, increases mortality risk 29%). In an apartment building, residents might be more likely to stare at their phones in the elevator than start a conversation.