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Culture Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years
Author: 0 Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years

US mediated negotiations collapsed in 2014. Kushner, whose family has a long relationship with Netanyahu, met with the Israeli leader in Jerusalem for about 3½ hours before heading to the West Bank city of Ramallah for a late-night meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas .

Author: 0 Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care

The bill was hashed out behind closed doors, a process that's dismayed many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, according to The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the House bill would kick 23 million Americans off their health plans, and the legislation is unpopular with the public.

Culture Trump's Policy impact on Cuba
Author: 0 Trump's Policy impact on Cuba

Earlier Friday, Trump vowed to overhaul Obama's policies . (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks about Cuba policy , Friday, June 16, 2017, in Miami. Embassies in Havana and Washington are to remain open. US airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island. The Americans have helped the economy somewhat but it isn't everything because we get tourists from many countries, not just the U.S., "Omara Mata, Owner of Casa Victor Restaurant said".

Culture Scalise Family: This Father's Day Has a Special Meaning
Author: 0 Scalise Family: This Father's Day Has a Special Meaning

U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded to "fair" a week after he was critically injured in an ambush shooting in a Washington , D.C. He has required several surgeries for a reported gunshot wound to the hip. Scalise is one of the five victims of the shooting in Alexandria, Va., where 66-year-old James Hodgkinson took aim at roughly two dozen GOP lawmakers at a baseball field .

Culture Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians
Author: 0 Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

They filed the habeas corpus class action petition "seeking, among other relief, an order enjoining the Government from removing them to Iraq without first providing them an opportunity to demonstrate that, in light of changed country conditions, they would face persecution, torture, or death, if removed to Iraq", according to the court.

Culture X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Seeking DAZZLER
Author: 0 X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Seeking DAZZLER

No one has been cast quite yet, but the magazine notes that Taylor Swift is not planning to play the part. EW has confirmed that Alison Blaire will be featured in a small role in next year's X-Men: Dark Phoenix . An empress of the Shi'ar Empire, Lilandra leads an alien race that is in search of and eager to eradicate the Phoenix Force. Simon Kinberg will be directing as the movie begins shooting this summer.

Culture At Glastonbury, Depp asks about assassinating the president
Author: 0 At Glastonbury, Depp asks about assassinating the president

Johnny Depp's appearance at Glastonbury Festival was always going to bring with it some controversy one way or another. "It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. And at January's Women's March on Washington, pop icon Madonna mused in a speech that she'd "thought an terrible lot about blowing up the White House ", a statement that she later said was taken "wildly out of context".

Author: 0 Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

Cindy continued to move slowly inland Thursday bringing severe weather in its path. National Weather Service statistics show roughly 12 inches (300 millimeters) of rain had fallen in some spots along the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts since Tuesday .

Culture Seth Rogen, James Corden deliver pizzas on 'Late Late Show'
Author: 0 Seth Rogen, James Corden deliver pizzas on 'Late Late Show'

Ch-ch-check out the cray antics of " Mystery Pizza Box " (below)! It shouldn't come as a shock that the mystery box options were utterly ridiculous. At the second stop, Rogen emceed a wrestling match between Corden (Yellow Thunder) and surprise guest Dominic Cooper (Green Machine).

Culture Shahid Afridi urges women's team to take inspiration from Champions Trophy win
Author: 0 Shahid Afridi urges women's team to take inspiration from Champions Trophy win

It's going to be one of the most visible World Cups. Pakistan Women defeated West Indies Women by 5 wickets in their first warm-up match, but lost to Australia Women by 8 wickets in their second warm-up game on Thursday. First up for Knight's side is India at Derby on Saturday in a group stage where all eight teams play each other once with the top four advancing to the semi-finals before the final at Lord's on July 23.

Author: 0 Obama denounces Senate GOP health care bill

Brian Sandoval Friday morning, pointing to the bill's dramatic reductions in Medicaid. Nonetheless, there are compelling reasons Cornyn should break with McConnell and the majority of Senate Republicans on this bill. Obamacare provided subsidies for lower-income people to pay for out-of-pocket expenses, such as deductibles and co-pays. While there are important differences in the Senate's version, it too calls for significant reductions in federal health-care spending over the next several ...

Author: 0 Final farewell for U.S. student detained by North Korea

Wyoming officials say the service for Otto Warmbier in the Wyoming High School auditorium will be open to the public Thursday, but not to news media. tate Department's East Asia Bureau, said Washington had repeatedly requested the release of Warmbier under the Obama administration. "When I was organizing the trip and I (met) with the delegates here, I addressed Otto Warmbier and I said to them we would need some type of good faith if we're ever going to do some type of future sports ...

Culture Turkey summons U.S. ambassador over arrest warrants for President's bodyguards
Author: 0 Turkey summons U.S. ambassador over arrest warrants for President's bodyguards

You will recall that video appeared to show Turkey's president Erdogan speaking to his guards immediately before they turned and attacked protestors standing in the street. Turkey said that the "lapses of security" during Erdogan's stay were "caused by the inability of United States authorities to take sufficient precautions at every stage of the official program".

Culture The Dubious Counting at the Center of the GOP's Health-Care Reform
Author: 0 The Dubious Counting at the Center of the GOP's Health-Care Reform

Senate Republicans on Thursday released a draft version of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act that, like the American Health Care Act passed in the House last May, would repeal most of the taxes created by the 2010 law. The House bill allows states to opt out of requirements that insurers provide 10 "essential health benefits" and would allow insurers to charge higher rates to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Author: 0 Moore and O'Brien dominate at Royal Ascot

Charlie Appleby added of third-placed Blue Point: " William Buick got off and said, "he's a machine". However, at no point did Big Orange let the esteemed defending champion get his head in front. " Coronet is a lovely filly". Argentinian-born Paula Gibson, 59, had travelled to Ascot with British husband Jonathan Gibson from their home in Amsterdam and needed two hands to steady her large hat - a collection of exotic birds, owls, nests of eggs, butterflies, fruit and a frog.

Culture Ranbir Kapoor sheds 11 Kgs for 'Jagga Jasoos'
Author: 0 Ranbir Kapoor sheds 11 Kgs for 'Jagga Jasoos'

In an interview with a channel, Ranbir Kapoor clarified that most of the rumours about the film and the lead pair were untrue. Music is by Pritam and Arijit Singh brings life into the song. Both will be in a never ending adventure spree in this film. "Basically, Katrina Kaif and I have lost all our clothes in fire". The video features Ranbir Kapoor holding a loudspeaker and acts as Katrina's inner voice as she describes how to watch a film at a theater.

Culture Rana has fans in a tizzy in 'Nene Raju Nene Mantri' trailer
Author: 0 Rana has fans in a tizzy in 'Nene Raju Nene Mantri' trailer

After the earth shattering success of SS Rajamouli's war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Rana Daggubati has once again stepped into the shoes of a hero. The highlight of the trailer for Rana's many women fans is undoubtedly his swashbuckling dhoti avatar which he carries off with aplomb. Rana thanked to everyone by sharing the poster and wrote on the wall of Twitter , "And it's 2million!" The cast also includes Ashutosh Rana and Navdeep who plays some pivotal roles in the film.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner Breaks Long Public Silence

Over a dozen White House aides spent the afternoon meeting with 18 different CEOs including Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet. "Many of our federal systems are decades old with our ten oldest being between 39 and 56 years old", Kushner said. Of course this will make it easier for spooks and hackers to snuffle but at the moment that some Pentagon legacy systems still rely on floppy disks which makes the ...

Culture Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty
Author: 0 Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Let it be known: when Ellen DeGeneres begins her reign as divine ruler, petty thieves will be the first against the wall. But a woman named Nancy failed the test. Could it be that Ellen planned the stunt as a way of teaching people to be more honest? Doubtful. Even a trip to " Ellen Jail" doesn't seem to have scared her straight.

Culture Bill Cosby judge says jurors' identities can be released
Author: 0 Bill Cosby judge says jurors' identities can be released

Only one of the jurors thought he was guilty on the second count. The two holdouts were "not moving, no matter what", the juror told the network. After the judge declared the mistrial, Cosby's publicist said that his client has been "restored" by the legal system.

Author: 0 Princess Kate laughs off royal fall at Royal Ascot

Aidan O'Brien's runner is unquestionably a top performer at 12 furlongs, but he has yet to really establish his Group-One credentials over a mile and a quarter. Under strong encouragement, Highland Reel found more and edged clear to win by 1 ¼ lengths. This isn't the first time the mother-of-two has worn a white lace design by McQueen, as Sarah Burton for the label designed her wedding dress back in 2011.

Author: 0 Airlines Muted on Trump's Cuba Travel Changes

In a statement on state television it denounced the measures, but said Havana "reiterates its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation". The irony is that in the name of "freeing Cuba ", whatever that may mean, the Trump administration has taken the wind out of the sails of people who are changing the country for the better.

Culture Lionel Richie once sent Dave Grohl
Author: 0 Lionel Richie once sent Dave Grohl "6000 muffins"

Speaking with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac , Grohl revealed Concrete and Gold will feature numerous guests, including "some that will really surprise you". To make a big rock record but with [producer] Greg Kurstin's sense of melody and arrangement. However, we're going to have to wait until September 15 to find out what they're talking about (hmpffff)...

Culture NBA Draft 2017 live chat recap
Author: 0 NBA Draft 2017 live chat recap

Markelle Fultz walks on stage with National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers . The Kings grabbed Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox at No. 5. Silver has talked about changing the NBA's limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem just fine with the current system.

Culture Ron Howard Says He's 'Beyond Grateful' For Han Solo Job
Author: 0 Ron Howard Says He's 'Beyond Grateful' For Han Solo Job

When Star Wars finally did come out, Howard says, he was there on opening day. Just three weeks were left of the film's principal photography, with five weeks of reshoots already built into the schedule for later this year. Lucas had actually approached Howard to direct Star Wars: The Phantom Menace which he ultimately turned down the awesome responsibility of helming the start of Anakin Skywalkers journey.

Culture Bella Thorne & Scott Disick Hold Hands After Night at the Club
Author: 0 Bella Thorne & Scott Disick Hold Hands After Night at the Club

The 34-year-old reality star and the 19-year-old actress were spotted holding hands as they left 1 OAK nightclub in West Hollywood, California, where Lana Del Rey was having her birthday party. Whatever the story, it'll probably come out soon from Thorne herself , because she's been very open so far about her relationship with Disick and is all about using her social media to set her own story straight.

Culture Takes Stand in Sexual Assault Trial
Author: 0 Takes Stand in Sexual Assault Trial

Cosby, for years feted by millions as "America's Dad" for his role as a lovable obstetrician and father on " The Cosby Show ", says he is now legally blind. "He was somebody I trusted, a mentor and somewhat of an older figure to me", she explained to the seven-man, five-woman jury. Constand has yet to take the stand against Cosby, and the comedian himself is not expected to testify.

Author: 0 Reaction To Cosby Case

Later, after the jury was out of the room, O'Neill said the trial was the "largest undertaking in probably the history of this county" and thanked public and the news media for their good behavior in the courtroom. "I feel bad for all of you, I really do". In his private area, Cosby spoke with her often on the phone, the source claimed. The judge denied a defence request for a mistrial.

Culture Duke of Cambridge turns 35 in year when he becomes full-time royal
Author: 0 Duke of Cambridge turns 35 in year when he becomes full-time royal

The royal family was out in full force once again as they attended the first day of Royal Ascot , the annual horse-racing event on Tuesday. Kate will not be Her Royal Highness Catherine, Princess of Wales, until William becomes the Prince of Wales after his father takes the throne.

Culture Police confirm faulty fridge started Grenfell Tower fire
Author: 0 Police confirm faulty fridge started Grenfell Tower fire

Tests so far have fou. She repeated calls for members of the public with information about people who may have been in the tower at the time of the fire to come forward. London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal have agreed to donate all proceeds from their Community Shield clash to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire .

Culture Wisconsin AG asks court to review Dassey ruling
Author: 0 Wisconsin AG asks court to review Dassey ruling

After 99.9% of the world's population watched Making A Murderer , most viewers came to the conclusion that either (A) Brendan Dassey was innocent, or (B) Brendan Dassey was guilty, but there wasn't enough evidence to convict him of the murder of Teresa Halbach , and it looks like the federal judges in the USA came to the same conclusion.

Culture Kim Kardashian spends $379G for Jackie Kennedy's watch
Author: 0 Kim Kardashian spends $379G for Jackie Kennedy's watch

She won the timepiece at an auction on Wednesday at Christie's in New York City. Sources told TMZ that Kardashian placed an anonymous bid that was dramatically higher than the price they were expecting to fetch - $120,000. Kennedy's death. After the White House published the memo, many Americans chose to hike 50 miles to see whether they were as fit as U.S. Marines in the early 1900s.

Author: 0 Royal Ascot opening day

The most celebrated of Ward's entries could give him an early success. Ascot witnessed something of a quiet French revolution on Wednesday as Qemah won the Duke of Cambridge Stakes, while compatriot Le Brivido did the business in the Jersey Stakes.

Author: 0 Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

The result comes as relief for Republicans who had grown concerned about whether their party , buffeted by the scandals that have plagued the Republican president, could hold the seat in Georgia's sixth district, which became the most expensive congressional race in USA history.

Culture We Finally Have Some Details About Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth's Wedding
Author: 0 We Finally Have Some Details About Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth's Wedding

I just want to be myself'. She also added that whenever the big day does arrive, don't expect a million bells, whistles, swinging wrecking balls, or dancing bears. Lyrics from the track include: "I never would've believed you if three years ago you told me I'd be here writing this song". Miley, who is now engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth , 27, after an eight-year on-off relationship, recently opened up about her sexuality during an interview with Variety in October, after revealing she ...

Author: 0 Trump visit to UK will go ahead despite omission

She is also under pressure, having so far failed to secure a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after losing the Conservatives' majority at the ballot box earlier this month. Instead, May lost her majority as many voters shunned the government's approach to Brexit and rebelled against seven years of austerity. He added: "An invitation has been extended and accepted".

Author: 0 The new Transformers movie is fun and insane, but way too long

Transformers: The Last Knight begins with a very different opening to what we have come to expect from the series. Cade Yeager ( Mark Wahlberg ) is again being pursued by the authorities, but there are also some talented newcomers to this Transformers film: Laura Haddock portrays a attractive brainiac who's key to Earth's survival; Jerrod Carmichael stars as Jimmy, a young man who's hired by Yeager to work in a salvage yard; and 15-year-old Isabela Moner portrays Izabella "with a ...

Culture JK Rowling Hits Fans With A Twist: There Are Two Harry Potters!
Author: 0 JK Rowling Hits Fans With A Twist: There Are Two Harry Potters!

Writing on the website Pottermore , J. K. Rowling dropped the bomb on fans that there are actually two Harry Potters . But it also has a wealth of background information for fans to explore-including one nugget on Harry's family that some believed was entirely new information.

Culture Jess Shears and Mike Thalassitis have sex hours after leaving Love Island
Author: 0 Jess Shears and Mike Thalassitis have sex hours after leaving Love Island

She's tall, she's got dark hair, tanned skin, I Think she's probably exactly Jonny's type, so I'm trying really hard because jealousy is such a pointless emotion, it's only going to be damaging to be me, but of course I'm a little bit like 'OK.' Jonny and I have only just got things back on track so it's not like I'm necessarily 100% secure in things.

Author: 0 Obama blasts Senate health plan for its "fundamental meanness"

The measure represents his attempt to satisfy GOP moderates and conservatives who've complained about the measure. The bill is meant to be the first step in repealing former President Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care Act , also known as Obamacare .

Culture Democrats still looking for a blueprint for victory
Author: 0 Democrats still looking for a blueprint for victory

Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th District Congressional seat Karen Handel declares victory during an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. Democrats and Progressives , and their candidates should not automatically count on voters to vote their way out of a dislike or fear of President Trump and the policies he and Republican Conservatives are trying to pass or have passed.

Culture Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with `tapes´ tweet
Author: 0 Trump suggests he was trying to keep Comey honest with `tapes´ tweet

Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could undercut Comey's description of events. But the White House said that Trump had "no intention" to fire Mueller even though he has the "right to". The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief said that as a result of the tweet he asked a friend to share the content of his memos with a reporter, in the hope that it ...

Culture Cindy weakens to a depression
Author: 0 Cindy weakens to a depression

The storm's first fatality was reported on June 21 when a 10-year-old boy was struck by a log that a large wave dislodged as he stood near the shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said. Social media users in Lake Charles, Louisiana, posted images and video of the storm on Wednesday as it battered the area with severe rain. The system is now boasting sustained winds of roughly 35 miles per hour, though some areas may see wind gusts of tropical storm strength.

Author: 0 North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

Thousands of family members, friends and supporters of Otto Warmbier have gathered in Cincinnati to say goodbye to the American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea .

Author: 0 Southeast Arkansas Sees Heavy Rain As Cindy Passes Through

Remnants of Cindy could start being felt in the northeast on Friday , which could see scattered showers and thunderstorms and a muggy high near 83, the National Weather Service predicted . But bands of heavy rain are continuing - with heavy rain in parts of Mississippi, Alabama , Georgia and Tennessee. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this image taken from video, Erin West walks down a flooded street in her neighborhood after Tropical Storm Cindy , Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Ocean Springs, ...