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New Bill Aims To Prevent White House From Dodging The Free Press

A Connecticut representative has introduced a new bill Thursday that would require the White House to hold at least two televised press briefings per week, in response to the Trump administrationss recent restrictions on press access. The Free Press Act, sponsored by Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), comes in the wake of a series of White House actions that limit the medias access to the executive.The White House has repeatedly The…

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In Talk With Clinton, Bush Says Being ‘Humble In Victory’ Is Key To Presidency

The pair, speaking in Dallas at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, spoke about their post-office friendship, and, although they didnt mention the current president by name, several reporters noted their comments appeared to indirectly reference the current climate in the White House. I think its really important to know what you dont know and listen to people who do know what you dont know, he said, according to NPR….

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Plus-Size Jewelry Is Out There, And Now It’s A Whole Lot Easier To Find

Universal Standard, a direct-to-consumer brand that recently made headlines for its free size-replacement program, released a limited-edition collection of gorgeous jewelry in extended sizes Thursday. Rings are available up to a size 11, while necklaces are available with longer chains to fit more comfortably. Its great news for jewelry lovers, but the brand is hardly the first to create jewelry that can sit comfortably on a plus-size body. As it…

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Blue whale takes centre-stage at Natural History Museum – BBC News

Yes, they use the 80 million-odd specimens kept at the South Kensington institution, but their focus is on learning new things that bare down on the modern world. In that sense, the blue whale is regarded as the perfect emblem. The specimen is being given the name “Hope” as a “symbol of humanity’s power to shape a sustainable future”. Blue whales are now making a recovery following decades of exploitation…

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Southern rail: Government fines owners over delays – BBC News

“No wonder the company are gloating. Chris Grayling (the transport secretary) has let them off the hook big-style. “This is yet another case of the government and their rail industry cronies investigating themselves while the services they are responsible for are a global laughing stock.” Southern has been embroiled in a bitter dispute for more than a year with the the RMT and Aslef unions over driver-only operated trains. The…

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Violence in and around betting shops rises in London – BBC News

The police say these figures could also include incidents in the vicinity of bookmakers. Violence around London betting shops 703 Criminal damage incidents in 2014 780 Violent incidents in 2016 630 Violent incidents in 2014 Image copyright Leah Kay Image caption Leah Kay was threatened by customers Leah Kay, who worked in a Welwyn Garden City bookmakers, said a customer smashed up the shop after she could not give him…

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Scotland’s tiny terracotta tartan army – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe mini warriors are on public display until the end of July A tiny terracotta army has been created in a community project in the Highlands. The 200 clay figures were made by young people during drop-in sessions and by care home residents in Wester Ross. China’s famous and ancient Terracotta Warriors inspired the project. More than 8,000 life-sized Terracotta Warriors have…

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FIFA Whistleblower Chuck Blazer Dies

A statement from Blazers two lawyers did not provide details or the circumstances of his death. He pleaded guilty in the United States to bribery and financial offenses in 2013 and was later banned by FIFA from all football activities for life. FIFAs ethics committee said Blazer breached rules on loyalty, confidentiality, duty of disclosure, conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts, and bribery and corruption. Blazer had accused another…

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Mike Pence’s Press Secretary Won’t Say If His Boss Met With Russians

Pences spokesman Marc Lotter sought Wednesday to increase that separation during an interview on Fox News but refused, repeatedly, to say if the vice president had met with any Russians himself during the presidential campaign. Clear up a few things for us now. Did the vice president ever meet with representative from Russia? Hemmer asked. The message echoed that ina curious media statement released by Lotter on Tuesday as the…

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Eleventh Night bonfires: ‘Exceptionally busy’ for firefighters – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWater sprayed on homes near bonfire Firefighters responded to 40 bonfire-related incidents across Northern Ireland overnight, a increase of 21% on the Eleventh Night last year. In a statement, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said it was an “exceptionally busy” night. Crews stopped a bonfire spreading to an apartment block near Belfast’s Sandy Row but the heat cracked its…

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Swansea tidal lagoon review head Charles Hendry ‘hopeful’ – BBC News

New research commissioned by Business Secretary Greg Clark has been completed and it is understood discussions are now taking place with other departments including the Treasury and environment Mr Clark has now agreed to meet a cross-party delegation of AMs showing Welsh support for the project Final evidence on the estimated impact on fish and the marine environment has been submitted to Natural Resources Wales, as part of the process…

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Sean Hannity Asks Don Jr. ‘Every Single Question’ About Russia Meeting In 15 Minutes

On his show Tuesday night, Sean Hannity announced that he would ask Donald Trump Jr. every single question [he] can think of about emails showing the presidents son metwith a Kremlin-linked lawyerwho was allegedly offering information obtained by the Russian government that was damaging to Hillary Clinton. Look this is an opinion show, the Fox News host said, but I wanted to ask every question I could think of regarding…

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Hannity Opens Trump Jr. Interview With Attack On ‘Overpaid, Lazy’ Media

The Fox News host sat down with the presidents eldest son, who hadtweeted out an email exchangefrom last year that showed he was connected with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who said she had damaging information obtained by the Russian government about then-presidential rival Hillary Clinton. Do you members of this corrupt media, do you even know about these stories? Hannity asked as he credited news organizations like Politico for reporting on…

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The Man Behind Kermit The Frog Is Being Replaced After 27 Years

After a 27-year run, Steve Whitmire will no longer be voicing the beloved green frog, a Muppets Studio spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday. Muppets fan site Tough Pigs was first to report the news. According to Tough Pigs, Muppets fans had been speculating about Whitmires departure for the past few months, as they noticedhis characters werent being used in recent Muppet Thought of the Week videos. The puppeteer was…

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Police Arrest Man Who Threatened Attack At Ariana Grande Concert

Authorities tracked the suspect, a Colombian citizen, using the IP address associated with the threat, head investigator Walter Espinoza told The Costa Rica Star. A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 10, 2017 at 4:39am PDT Grande went through with the Sunday concert in Alajuela, where security officials directed attendees through three separate security checks to get inside, each performed by a different group: Costa Rican police, private…

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Beachgoers Form Human Chain To Rescue Family Caught In Rip Current

Remarkable photos snapped along the shores of Panama City Beach on Saturday captured the chain stretching into the water, where at least nine people gasped for their lives,the Panama City News Herald reported. Panama City News Herald/newsherald.com I honestly thought I was going to lose my family that day, Roberta Ursrey, who ran into the rough water to save her children, told the paper. It was like, Oh God, this…

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Two arrests in Mauritius Scot murder inquiry – BBC News

The Major Crime Investigation Team and the western division of the Central Investigation Division had been following them closely after the robbery. ‘Not breathing’ Ms Farnam was killed in front of her 10-year-old autistic son. She had been in the Indian Ocean country since 2004 and was working as the managing director of PECS (Mauritius) Ltd, a privately owned group of companies providing data services. A colleague said that he…

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Nadiya Hussain feared she was Bake Off’s ‘token Muslim’ – BBC News

“Being a Muslim for me was incidental, but from the day the show was launched, I was ‘the 30-year-old Muslim’ and that became my identity.” She told Radio Times it was difficult to adjust to that “identity” being forced upon her. “I struggled at the beginning, because I thought: ‘Am I the token Muslim?’ “I’d never, in all my years, been labelled like that. “I heard it constantly, ‘Oh, she’s…

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U.S. Military Plane Crash In Mississippi Leaves At Least 16 Dead

No official details were immediately available on the circumstances of the crash in northern Mississippis LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital. Several hours later, Fred Randle, LeFlore County director of emergency management, told Reuters that at least 16 people had perished. Randle gave no further details of the incident. A U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi on Monday evening Were just trying…

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LGBTQ Rights Group Launches Massive Anti-Trump Effort For 2018

WASHINGTON The Human Rights Campaign will announce Tuesday that its making a massive and early investment in its grassroots mobilization efforts, with a goal of turning the 2018 midterm elections into a rebuke of President Donald Trump and anti-LGBTQ members of Congress. Its the biggest investment the organization has made in its 37-year history. Its also more than a year out from the midterms, which is unusually early in the…

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Vatican Says Communion Bread Must Contain Gluten

In a June 15 directive, which circulated over the weekend following a report from Vatican Radio, the church reaffirmed policies regarding the host, or sacramental bread, and wine used during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Low-gluten hosts are valid, he said, but they must contain a sufficient amount of gluten to obtain the confection of bread without the addition of foreign materials and without the use of procedures that…

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Nelsan Ellis Cause Of Death Linked To Alcohol Withdrawal Complications

Ellis, best known for playing the lovable short-order cook Lafayette on HBOs True Blood, died due to complications with heart failure,his manager,Emily Gerson Saines, first confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday. He was just 39 years old. Nelsan was ashamed of his addiction and thus was reluctant to talk about it during his life, the statement reads. His family, however, believes that in death he would want his life…

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Why Trump Jr.’s Meeting With A Russian Lawyer Could Be Illegal

WASHINGTON When D that he met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer for powerful Russian oligarchs, at Trump Tower in June 2016 because he wanted to acquire negative information about his fathers Democratic presidential rival. On Monday, Common Cause by corroborating that what the campaign was pursuing through private channels were the same goals help from the Russians that were strongly indicated by the candidates words and related public behavior. The…

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‘Thrilling’ Gainsborough sketches discovered – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThomas Gainsborough sketches discovered at Windsor Castle An album of drawings by 18th Century painter Thomas Gainsborough has been discovered in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. The drawings had been misattributed to another artist, Sir Edwin Landseer, since the reign of Queen Victoria. But after studying the 25 black-and-white chalk sketches, historian Lindsay Stainton confirmed they are actually early works by…

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