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Harry: After Diana’s Death, Charles ‘Was There for Us’

August 23, 2017 |

Princes William and Harry have spoken candidly about the death of their mother, Princess Diana, in an interview marking 20 years since she was killed in a car crash in Paris. Here are excerpts of the BBC interviews released Wednesday ahead of Diana, 7 Days , which chronicles the week following…
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Saudi Kid Arrested After Dancing to an Old Hit

August 23, 2017 |

Doing the “Macarena” in traffic is a no-no in Saudi Arabia. That’s what one hip-swirling teen learned after being caught on a video since gone viral, jamming to the hit tune from the mid-’90s. Saudi police said they arrested the 14-year-old on Tuesday for “improper public behavior” after he busted…
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Elon Musk Offers First Look at SpaceX’s Spacesuit

August 23, 2017 |

In between dating actresses and fending off future killer robots , Elon Musk is hard at work as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and he just made a big announcement regarding the latter. Musk posted on Instagram early Wednesday the first official photo of the SpaceX spacesuit, which he noted…
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Barcelona Suspect: We Planned to Blow Up Church, Other Sites

August 23, 2017 |

The suspected driver of the van that rammed into crowds in Barcelona is now dead , but details are still emerging about last week’s carnage that left 15 dead in two attacks and injured more than 130. The newest development, per the Guardian : A 21-year-old suspect in custody told a Spanish…
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Clinton: ‘My Skin Crawled’ When Trump Stood Behind Me

August 23, 2017 |

MSNBC’s Morning Joe has gotten an early excerpt from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir, and one snippet in particular is already making headlines everywhere from Axios to Breitbart . In it, Clinton recalls an Oct. 9 town-hall debate with Donald Trump during which he stood behind her as she spoke, and you…
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Treasury Secretary’s Wife Reacts to Backlash Over Instagram Post

August 23, 2017 |

Louise Linton had her “let them eat cake” moment , but now she’s eating crow. The Scottish actress and new wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin issued a short apology Tuesday after posting a picture of herself on Instagram disembarking from a military jet (she’d accompanied Mnuchin on one of his…
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Valerie Plame Wilson’s Crusade: Get Trump Off Twitter

August 23, 2017 |

Kal Penn tried to get the president banned from Twitter by invoking the social network’s Terms of Service. Valerie Plame Wilson is going a step further. The former CIA officer has launched an effort to raise enough money to buy a controlling stake in the company and then shut down…
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Tiger Woods Among Celebs Hit by Latest Nude Photo Hack

August 23, 2017 |

Another nude photo scandal has hit Hollywood. This time, naked pictures allegedly featuring celebrities including Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Stella Maxwell, and Katharine McPhee have surfaced on the Celeb Jihad website. Per two reports from TMZ , Woods, McPhee, Stewart, and Maxwell have already sicced lawyers on…
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Clooneys Give $1M to Fight Domestic Extremists

August 23, 2017 |

George and Amal Clooney’s Clooney Foundation for Justice has given a $ 1 million grant to the Southern Poverty Law Center to combat hate groups in the US, the Los Angeles Times reports. “What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to…
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Without a Word, Billy Joel Protests Neo-Nazis

August 23, 2017 |

Without saying a word, Billy Joel protested the rise of white supremacism Monday night at his Madison Square Garden concert. When he returned to the stage for his four-song encore, Joel was wearing yellow Stars of David on both the front and the back of his suit, Newsday reports. The…
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