Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they cant afford it. Cassidy himself first coined what he called theJimmy Kimmel test in early May during a CNN interview when asked about caps on insurance coverage in Trumpcare. Cassidy said in his latest interview Sunday on CBS that he hasnt yet decided how he will vote …

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Matador Fatally Gored After He Trips On Cape In French Bullring

June 20, 2017

… matadors attempted to distract the bull. The bull was put down. The sport is particularly controversial in France, where close to 1,000 bulls a year are killed for sport. A matador hasnt been killed in the ring in France for almost a century. The sport was officially declared legal in France in 2012 after a challenge by animal rights activists. The Spanish royal family mourned Fandinos passing Sunday, and French bullfighter Sebastien Castella lamented thatdeath has taken a friend and …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… “Meet the Press” Sunday. “He, from every pronouncement we have seen, feels very strongly that he did nothing wrong, and he wants people to say that, because he feels very strongly about it,” Rubio said. “I don’t think that’s a mystery. And he’s expressing himself in that way.” But the more frustrated that Trump gets, the more he often hurts himself politically. A case in point is the firing of Comey and Trump’s subsequent admission …

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How A Carpetbagging Confederacy Fan Nearly Became Virginia’s Republican Nominee For Governor

June 16, 2017

… force every locality in the state to check the immigration status of criminals in its jails and prisons. The election outcomes, including Perriellos more distant challenge,show the ideological cleavages in both parties, according to Rush of Washington & Lee albeit more so on the Republican side. Sign up for the HuffPost Must Reads newsletter. Each Sunday, we will bring you the best original reporting, long form writing and breaking news from The Huffington Post and around the web, plus …

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(Some) Puerto Ricans vote for US statehood

June 12, 2017

(CNN)Puerto Ricans who voted for US statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday are “claiming our equal rights as American citizens,” Puerto Rico’s governor says. Congress, the only body that can approve new states, will ultimately decide whether the status of the US commonwealth changes. Puerto Rico: An argument for independence …

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‘Terrorism Has No Religion:’ Muslims Across The UK Slam London Attackers

June 6, 2017

Terrorism has no religion, Imam Abdul Quddus Arif, of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community, told HuffPost UK on Sunday,slamming the assailants twisted beliefs. Basically, not in my name, not in the name of Islam. I want to make that very clear. Imam Abdul Quddus Arif from the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community speaks out against Islamic extremism. Arifs message was echoed by other Muslim organizations across the country, condemning Islamic extremism. Their warped view of the world doesnt …

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London attacks: British police officer seriously injured responding to incident

June 5, 2017

A British police officer was seriously injured Saturday while responding to the terror attacks at London Bridge, authorities said. British Transport Police said in a statement Sunday the officer received injuries to his head, face and leg and has serious injuries, but they are considered to be non-life threatening. Police said the officer was on duty at the time of the attacks and was one of the first officers to arrive at the scene. He is being treated at a hospital in central London and was …

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London attacks: At least 6 dead, more than 40 injured after van ramming, stabbings

June 5, 2017

… hospitals across the city. London The service said that 80 medics responded to the scene. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Sunday that some of the injured were in critical condition. British Transport Police added that one officer suffered serious injuries responding to the attack, but was expected to survive. The officer suffered wounds to the head, face and leg. The Metropolitan Police force declared the attacks “terrorist incidents.” Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that while …

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SpaceX launches 1st recycled supply ship

June 4, 2017

… reporters. “Another wonderful launch,” added NASA’s Ven Feng, a station manager. SpaceX chief Elon Musk tweeted early Sunday morning: “It’s starting to feel kinda normal to reuse rockets. Good. That’s how it is for cars & airplanes and how it should be for rockets.” The Dragon soaring Saturday has the same hull and most of the same parts from its 2014 flight. SpaceX installed a new heat shield and parachutes, among a few other things, for the trip …

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People Across Manchester Are Getting Bee Tattoos To Honor Bombing Victims

May 31, 2017

Hundreds of people across the U.K. are getting bee tattoos in honor of the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing that claimed 22 victimsduring an Ariana Grande concert. Weve actually got a lot of family members of some of the victims coming forward who want it as a memorial tattoo now,Barber told the BBC late last week.Paramedics and health workers who were on the scene, who were there in the aftermath, who also want to come together and get that tattoo done. This Sunday I will be …

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University of California to end lavish spending on dinners

May 31, 2017

The University of California has announced it will no longer pay for the meals of its governing board after a newspaper reported lavish spending on dinners. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that UC President Janet Napolitano ‘s office reimbursed regents for more than $225,000 in dinner parties since 2012, including $17,600 for a banquet held the night before the board voted to raise tuition. UC Board of Regents Chair Monica Lozano and Napolitano said in a statement that regents …

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Brentwood brush fire: Hillside inferno prompts major emergency response in Los Angeles

May 30, 2017

A brush fire on a Los Angeles hillside prompted a major emergency response Sunday. More than 150 firefighters battled the 30-acre blaze on a steep chaparral-covered section of Mandeville Canyon above Brentwood and sent up a plume of smoke that was visible for miles. Firefighters aided by water-dropping aircraft were able to contain 70 percent of the fire by late afternoon. Investigators said a private company working on a road in the canyon had been using a weed whacker to clear brush around …

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Israeli government meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians

May 30, 2017

JERUSALEM –  The Palestinians sharply condemned Israel on Sunday for holding a government meeting near a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the core of their conflict. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet met Sunday in tunnels near the site for a special session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 war, an event it celebrates as the “unification” of its eternal capital. Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat …

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Man shot in front of young son was loyalist Colin Horner – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… Pacemaker Image caption Police and paramedics the scene of Sunday afternoon’s shooting Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said the Bangor community would be “deeply shocked” by this murder. “To shoot someone in a busy supermarket car park in sight of children and shoppers shows a brutality and recklessness that will not be tolerated,” he said. “The PSNI are doing all they can to bring to justice anyone involved.” Related Topics James …

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Two Pennsylvania Drug Counselors Die Of Opioid Overdoses

Drug packets and paraphernalia are shown atop the desk of one of the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge counselors who died Sunday. They were found by the other residents, Hogan told NBC News on Thursday. They came over to get their programming and medication and found the bodies. Packets of heroin on the desk of one of the counselors who fatally overdosed. The opioid epidemic has spread across the United States in recent years. In Ohio, a coroner has had to rent extra room for …

May 26, 2017
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Maryland campus stabbing evaluated as possible hate crime

(CNN)The FBI is helping to evaluate whether the fatal stabbing by a white student of a black student visiting the University of Maryland will be prosecuted as a hate crime, university police said Sunday. Richard Wilbur Collins III was with two friends on the university’s campus in College Park when he was approached by a man and stabbed in the chest with a knife Saturday morning, University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell told reporters. The 23-year-old had been commissioned as a …

May 22, 2017
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Some Notre Dame graduates walk out over VP Mike Pence speech

(CNN)A group of Notre Dame graduates walked out of their graduation ceremony Sunday in protest against Vice President Mike Pence and his policies. Videos showed some students standing as Pence took the podium, then walking out of the ceremony and gathering outside Notre Dame Stadium, where they held a short alternative “graduation ceremony.” The protest action was planned ahead of the ceremony, with activist group We Stand For saying Pence’s policies as vice president and …

May 22, 2017
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Emmy-Winning Character Actor Powers Boothe Dies

Boothe died in his sleep Sunday morning of natural causes, his rep tells Variety. He also played Gideon Malick for eleven episodes on Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As a voice actor, he voiced Gorilla Grodd and Red Tornado on the animated Justice League series. In 1980, Boothe took home the Emmy for lead actor in a limited series or special for playing infamous cult leader Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. Fans, friends and colleagues took to social media overnight to …

May 16, 2017
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The BAFTAs Red Carpet Was All Sleeves And Big Skirts

Celebrities attended the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards in London on Sunday. While BBCs programmingbeating out Netflixs The Crown in multiple categories made headlines, the red carpet caught our attention. Check out our picks for wildest looks of the night below. Grayson Perry and Philippa Perry Karwai Tang via Getty Images Candice Brown  Fred Duval via Getty Images Katya Jones Joe Maher via Getty Images …

May 15, 2017
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Powers Boothe, actor in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” dies at 68

(CNN)Actor Powers Boothe, known for his roles in “Sin City,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” and “Deadwood,” has died at 68, his publicist, Karen Samfilippo, said. The Emmy-winning actor passed away Sunday of natural causes in his sleep at his Los Angeles home. A private service will be held in his home state of Texas, Samfilippo said. …

May 15, 2017
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