For ‘The Big Sick,’ healthy box office sends a big message

July 1, 2017

(CNN)Despite only opening in limited release, “The Big Sick” is enjoying some big attention for its box office gross over the weekend. Much like how “Moonlight’s” word-of-mouth success and eventual Academy Award win made a strong statement about the hunger for more nuanced stories about the African American experience, “The Big Sick” stands to make a case for the reinvention of a genre starved for inclusivity. In film, Nanjiani’s character…

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Callan: The problem with Mika and Joe’s Trump allegation

July 1, 2017

(CNN)As most Americans begin a particularly lengthy Fourth of July holiday weekend, television screens, and virtually all the media are focused on the burning questions: “Did Mika really have a face-lift?” and “Did Trump really tweet that?” In Mika Brzezinski’s case, however,the answer is being seriously discussed as possibly having a bearing on whether the President of the United States has committed an act of possible criminal blackmail and/or extortion…

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

Detroit (CNN)Brianna Al-Dilami met her Iraqi husband the day he came to America in 1998 and they’ve been together ever since. But her husband was arrested by US immigration officers last weekend, and she has been searching for answers about his fate, fearing he’ll be sent back to Iraq. Five of the suit’s petitioners are Christian, the other two — including Al Dilami — are Shiite Muslims. The ACLU argues…

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 11, 2017

(CNN)House and Senate investigators fired off a series of requests after former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, seeking memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion — including audio recordings. The leaders of the Senate judiciary’s probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been…

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London Mayor: UK Shouldn’t Host Donald Trump On A State Visit

June 7, 2017

Following the deadly terrorist attack in London over the weekend that killed seven people and injured 48, Trump sent out a series of tweets about the incident, one of which misquoted Khan and lashed out at him. Trumps tweet came under sharp criticism as other world leaders sent messages of support and solidarity to the U.K. Amid the backlash, Trump followed up with yet another tweet attacking Khan. I dont…

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James Corden Making Major Changes To Show After London Attacks

June 6, 2017

Corden, a London native, planned to filmThe Late Late Show in the city beginning Tuesday, but the incident pushed producers to alter plans for the shows special London edition.He will reportedly change the shows opening. Three attackers killed seven people and injured nearly 50 on London Bridge and Borough Market over the weekend. In one sense, of course its a sad time to be here, but in another sense, actually…

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Trump Had At Least 15 Chances To Address The Portland Attack On Twitter. He Didn’t.

May 29, 2017

On Friday,Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were stabbed to death while traveling on one of Portlands MAX trains. They both stood up to confront a man verbally attacking two girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Since the fatal attack made national news on Saturday, Trump has sent more than a dozen tweets. Not one of those messages mention Portland, the two deceased men being hailed as…

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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

May 29, 2017

What they shared, according to friends and family, was a willingness to put others first and stand up to wrongdoing. He was saying things about how Muslims should die and how theyve been killing Christians for years, Dyjuana Hudson, one of the girls mothers, said. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Saturday called all three men heroes. Man, hes just the best person. Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was a friend who would…

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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

Fourteen searches are being carried out and 11 men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. The UK’s threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and police are guarding events across the country throughout the bank holiday weekend. ‘Loved life’ In the statement, the Jones family said: “Our Nell was just lovely. She was top class, she was clever and she was fun. She would have a…

May 28, 2017
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Huge Landslide Buries Already Damaged California Highway

A massive landslide covered a section of Californias famous Highway 1 last weekend thats been beset by falling rocks and debris this year. Mother nature hard at work, said a tweet from Caltrans, the states transportation department. We were fearful that something could happen, Shivers told HuffPost.We didnt think it would be anything like this. The highway hugs the California coast for about 655 miles and normally is a popular…

May 24, 2017
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