Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

June 27, 2017

(CNN)The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their new found friendship. Declaring the meeting a success, Trump went on to describe the relationship between India and the United States as having “never been stronger, has never been better.” Trump: We are world leaders in social media …

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Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

… pectoral flippers with their nobbly tubercles. The specimens were collected at the beginning of the 20th Century by scientists who had been sent to the Antarctic to gather data on the activities of the whaling fleets. Their role was to understand the biology, the movements, and the ecology of whales – to appreciate the status of stocks so that the commercial returns could be maximised. It’s an awkward feeling knowing that these foetuses were taken from harpooned pregnant humpbacks. …

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Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

(CNN)Dennis Rodman’s role as self-appointed goodwill ambassador to North Korea is not earning him rave reviews. The petition follows the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier arrived in the United States in a coma last week and died Monday. Petition Rodman has visited North Korea several times and has praised on its dictator Kim Jong-un. Rights group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation started a …

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Saudi Arabia’s king deposes crown prince, promotes son as successor

June 22, 2017

(CNN)In a surprise reshuffle at the top of Saudi Arabia’s royal hierarchy, the country’s crown prince has been deposed and replaced by the king’s son, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. The 31-year-old has been appointed deputy prime minister and will continue in his role as defense minister, according to a royal decree cited by state media. …

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Holy Bright Knight! Related: ‘Batman’ actor Adam West dies The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series. The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero. According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck joined “Bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in …

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Latinos thrive in radio and TV despite Trump

June 11, 2017

… Another actor from “East Los High,” J.D. Pardo, was cast in the principal role in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff “Mayans MC.” The writers’ room for “East Los High” included predominantly Latino and female writers, such as Evelina Fernandez, Charo Toledo, Luisa Leschin and Nancy De Los Santos. Just as Showtime’s “Resurrection Blvd.” did 17 years earlier, a multiyear, Latino-themed show and cast yields experienced …

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… as home secretary. David Davis will also stay on as Brexit secretary and Sir Michael Fallon will keep his role as defence secretary. There could be changes elsewhere in the cabinet while nine middle-ranking and junior ministers, including Ben Gummer and Jane Ellison, lost their seats at the general election and will need to be replaced. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the prime minister was facing calls from MPs to remove close advisers who have been blamed for the failure to …

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The ‘Black Panther’ Trailer Just Dropped With A Star-Studded Cast

June 10, 2017

In the nearly two-minute teaser, Chadwick Boseman reprises his role as TChalla (aka theBlack Panther)and returns home as king of Wakanda a mysterious, powerful and vividly colorful African world. There, we meet a star-studded cast with Lupita Nyongo as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye and, TChallas nemesis, Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan. Explorers have searched for it, called it El Dorado, Klaw growls. They looked for it in South America, but it was in Africa the whole time. …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

… departments, which play a role in monitoring and maintaining pollinator populations, are facing cuts of 20and 12 percent, respectively. rusty patched bumble beebecameland on the endangered species list. But the protection came only after a delay by the Trump administration. designation was frozenuntil March 21 as part of a sweeping executive order by Trump that imposed a 60-day waiting period on new regulations.The Natural Resources Defense Council responded by a species currently facing an …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… before Congress — having filled the role now held by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein more than a decade ago and testified regularly as the FBI director. He has frequently offered up important nuggets — but also has a plethora of ways to say, ever so politely, that he will not answer a question. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a veteran member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and former chairwoman of the panel, hinted at this in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash Tuesday. …

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Chris Cornell’s Wife, Vicky, Pens Gut-Wrenching Open Letter To ‘Sweet Christopher’

Cornell died last week in a Detroit hotel room after performing a sold-out show with his band.His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. He was 52. A lawyer representing the family told the press that the family is awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the singers anti-anxiety medication played a role in the actions the singer took before his death. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and Im sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. Im sorry …

May 26, 2017
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Dutch King reveals he secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years

(CNN)They don’t call KLM “Royal Dutch Airlines” for nothing. King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he’d regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades. Calling the part-time role a “hobby,” the King says that he’d taken to the cockpit as a co-pilot of KLM Cityhopper — the airline’s short-haul carrier — …

May 18, 2017
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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… Andy Card to get a seriously ill Attorney General John Ashcroft to reauthorize a surveillance program. That intervention made him a hero for Democrats. But they came to despise Comey for his leading man role in a later drama, the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server. Clinton’s campaign blames Comey for her defeat last November. He intervented late in the campaign over a new batch of emails found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, the husband of the Democratic nominee’s aide …

May 17, 2017
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1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017
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