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  • 2/67   Viola Davis’s message to white women: ‘Get to know me’
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    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.


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  • 3/67   Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassion
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    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.


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  • 4/67   Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison, Snooki Says
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    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison


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  • 5/67   'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record
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    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...

    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...


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  • 6/67   Selma Blair reveals she cried with relief at MS diagnosis after being 'not taken seriously' by doctors
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    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me.  Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home.  During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.

    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me. Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home. During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.


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  • 7/67   They won't be loved: Maroon 5 play it safe with dullest halftime show of all time
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    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.

    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.


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  • 8/67   Kevin Love talks anxiety, depression and the time he thought he was going to die mid-game
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.


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  • 9/67   Is there a crisis with our boys? Expert says they need love, not discipline
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.


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  • 10/67   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with it
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    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.


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  • 11/67   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I’m still coping with it
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    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.


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  • 12/67   For the love of the brain: One mother's fight for CTE awareness
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    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named.  Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does.  At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.

    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.


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  • 13/67   7 tax scams to watch out for this year

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


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  • 14/67   Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


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  • 15/67   Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday.  As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit.  Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.


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  • 16/67   Lawsuit filed in US over deadly London high rise fire
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    A civil lawsuit has been filed in the US over the Grenfell Tower fire in London two years ago that claimed 71 lives, an attorney said Tuesday.  The building's exterior cladding has been blamed for the rapid spread of the flames.  The suit alleges that Celotex knew the cladding was not fit for use in high rises but provided it for Grenfell Tower anyway.

    A civil lawsuit has been filed in the US over the Grenfell Tower fire in London two years ago that claimed 71 lives, an attorney said Tuesday. The building's exterior cladding has been blamed for the rapid spread of the flames. The suit alleges that Celotex knew the cladding was not fit for use in high rises but provided it for Grenfell Tower anyway.


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  • 17/67   Coinbase Card Launches in Six European Countries
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    United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has launched its Visa debit card in six European countries, CNBC reports on June 11.  The card comes as both a mobile app for iOS or Android, and as a physical card that can be used to withdraw fiat currencies from automatic teller machines.  Coinbase’s new offering purportedly allow users to spend cryptocurrencies they hold at any merchant that accepts Visa cards.

    United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has launched its Visa debit card in six European countries, CNBC reports on June 11. The card comes as both a mobile app for iOS or Android, and as a physical card that can be used to withdraw fiat currencies from automatic teller machines. Coinbase’s new offering purportedly allow users to spend cryptocurrencies they hold at any merchant that accepts Visa cards.


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  • 18/67   Investors Who Bought Melco International Development (HKG:200) Shares Three Years Ago Are Now Up 99%
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    One simple way to benefit from the stock market is to buy an index fund. But if you choose individual stocks with...

    One simple way to benefit from the stock market is to buy an index fund. But if you choose individual stocks with...


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  • 19/67   Did You Manage To Avoid McGrath's (ASX:MEA) Devastating 73% Share Price Drop?
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    McGrath Limited (ASX:MEA) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 24% in the last month. But that...

    McGrath Limited (ASX:MEA) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 24% in the last month. But that...


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  • 20/67   Does Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) Limited's (NSE:ADVANIHOTR) Past Performance Indicate A Stronger Future?
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    When Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) Limited (NSE:ADVANIHOTR) released its most recent earnings update (31 March...

    When Advani Hotels & Resorts (India) Limited (NSE:ADVANIHOTR) released its most recent earnings update (31 March...


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  • 21/67   120 degrees in the shade?! Record-breaking, 'dangerous' heat wave bakes western U.S.
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    Folks in the western U.S. are sweltering under an unusually intense June heat wave, with temperatures soaring to record highs all the way from Oregon to Arizona.

    Folks in the western U.S. are sweltering under an unusually intense June heat wave, with temperatures soaring to record highs all the way from Oregon to Arizona.


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  • 22/67   How Much Did Firstsource Solutions Limited's (NSE:FSL) CEO Pocket Last Year?
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    Rajesh Subramaniam has been the CEO of Firstsource Solutions Limited (NSE:FSL) since 2012. This report will, first...

    Rajesh Subramaniam has been the CEO of Firstsource Solutions Limited (NSE:FSL) since 2012. This report will, first...


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  • 23/67   Asia shares on guard as Trump tilts at China, Fed
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    Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of economic data from the Asian giant.  Shanghai markets had rallied on Tuesday on news Beijing would allow local governments to use cash from special bonds to fund investment projects.  Early Wednesday, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up a slim 0.1%, having climbed 1% the day before.

    Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of economic data from the Asian giant. Shanghai markets had rallied on Tuesday on news Beijing would allow local governments to use cash from special bonds to fund investment projects. Early Wednesday, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up a slim 0.1%, having climbed 1% the day before.


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  • 24/67   Does Capitalism Have a PR Problem?
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    Does Capitalism Have a PR Problem?

    Does Capitalism Have a PR Problem?


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  • 25/67   Asia shares on guard as Trump tilts at China, Fed
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    Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of economic data from the Asian giant.  Shanghai markets had rallied on Tuesday on news Beijing would allow local governments to use cash from special bonds to fund investment projects.  Early Wednesday, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up a slim 0.1%, having climbed 1% the day before.

    Asian share markets got off to a cautious start on Wednesday as the White House took a tough line on a trade deal with China, just as investors were bracing for the latest batch of economic data from the Asian giant. Shanghai markets had rallied on Tuesday on news Beijing would allow local governments to use cash from special bonds to fund investment projects. Early Wednesday, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up a slim 0.1%, having climbed 1% the day before.


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  • 26/67   Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Structural Monitoring Systems Plc (ASX:SMN)?
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    The big shareholder groups in Structural Monitoring Systems Plc (ASX:SMN) have power over the company. Insiders often...

    The big shareholder groups in Structural Monitoring Systems Plc (ASX:SMN) have power over the company. Insiders often...


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  • 27/67   Tesla CEO lifts shareholder spirits, takes aim at media
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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders the electric car maker has recovered from a disappointing start this year and promised to counter media coverage that he believes has distorted perceptions about the unprofitable company's long-term prospects.  'It has been a hell of a year, but a lot of good things are happening,' Musk said Tuesday during Tesla's annual meeting in Mountain View, California.  Among other things, Musk has tangled with stock market regulators about a tweet dangling a buyout of Tesla that never materialized , and broken a pledge to make Tesla consistently profitable .

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders the electric car maker has recovered from a disappointing start this year and promised to counter media coverage that he believes has distorted perceptions about the unprofitable company's long-term prospects. 'It has been a hell of a year, but a lot of good things are happening,' Musk said Tuesday during Tesla's annual meeting in Mountain View, California. Among other things, Musk has tangled with stock market regulators about a tweet dangling a buyout of Tesla that never materialized , and broken a pledge to make Tesla consistently profitable .


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  • 28/67   Can NCC Limited's (NSE:NCC) ROE Continue To Surpass The Industry Average?
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    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is...

    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is...


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  • 29/67   Uber picks Melbourne as test site for flying taxi service
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    Uber Technologies said it will use Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, as the first international test site for the group's planned flying taxi service.  Uber said on Tuesday it will begin test flights of the pilotless aircraft in Melbourne and U.S. cities Dallas and Los Angles in 2020 before commercial operations begin in 2023.  'Australian governments have adopted a forward-looking approach to ridesharing and future transport technology,' Susan Anderson, Regional General Manager for Uber in Australia, New Zealand and North Asia, said in an emailed statement.

    Uber Technologies said it will use Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, as the first international test site for the group's planned flying taxi service. Uber said on Tuesday it will begin test flights of the pilotless aircraft in Melbourne and U.S. cities Dallas and Los Angles in 2020 before commercial operations begin in 2023. 'Australian governments have adopted a forward-looking approach to ridesharing and future transport technology,' Susan Anderson, Regional General Manager for Uber in Australia, New Zealand and North Asia, said in an emailed statement.


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  • 30/67   House Panel Slams Giant Online Platforms for Harming News Media
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    Representative David Cicilline, the Rhode Island Democrat who leads the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, kicked off a broad inquiry into the technology industry by focusing on how the news business is treated by giant platforms such as Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.  “In recent years, there’s been a cascade of competition problems in the internet,” said Cicilline in his opening remarks.

    Representative David Cicilline, the Rhode Island Democrat who leads the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, kicked off a broad inquiry into the technology industry by focusing on how the news business is treated by giant platforms such as Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. “In recent years, there’s been a cascade of competition problems in the internet,” said Cicilline in his opening remarks.


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  • 31/67   Is SKM Egg Products Export (India) Limited's (NSE:SKMEGGPROD) CEO Pay Justified?
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    S. K. M. ShivKumar has been the CEO of SKM Egg Products Export (India) Limited (NSE:SKMEGGPROD) since 2015. First...

    S. K. M. ShivKumar has been the CEO of SKM Egg Products Export (India) Limited (NSE:SKMEGGPROD) since 2015. First...


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  • 32/67   Should You Worry About Nufarm Limited's (ASX:NUF) CEO Salary Level?
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    Greg Hunt has been the CEO of Nufarm Limited (ASX:NUF) since 2015. This report will, first, examine the CEO...

    Greg Hunt has been the CEO of Nufarm Limited (ASX:NUF) since 2015. This report will, first, examine the CEO...


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  • 33/67   'Pick up my book, slave': Black students face hostile environment at Ohio school district
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    Records from a federal investigation reveal racial discrimination in an Ohio district.

    Records from a federal investigation reveal racial discrimination in an Ohio district.


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  • 34/67   U.S. regulator opposes Qualcomm's effort to put antitrust ruling on hold
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    The filing in federal court in San Jose, California, follows a May 21 decision by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that would drastically alter the business model of Qualcomm, which supplies modem chips to connect phones to mobile data networks but makes most of its profits through licensing patents.  Among other things, Koh's decision would require Qualcomm to license its patents to rival chip makers instead of phone makers, which could potentially slice its patent royalties from several dollars per phone to pennies.  Qualcomm on May 28 asked Koh to set aside her decision while it pursues an appeal.

    The filing in federal court in San Jose, California, follows a May 21 decision by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that would drastically alter the business model of Qualcomm, which supplies modem chips to connect phones to mobile data networks but makes most of its profits through licensing patents. Among other things, Koh's decision would require Qualcomm to license its patents to rival chip makers instead of phone makers, which could potentially slice its patent royalties from several dollars per phone to pennies. Qualcomm on May 28 asked Koh to set aside her decision while it pursues an appeal.


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  • 35/67   U.S. companies sued over London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire
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    The suit says flammable plastic parts in a refrigerator from U.S. appliance maker Whirlpool Corp ignited the blaze, and the flames were swiftly spread by highly combustible materials in the American-designed insulation and exterior cladding that encased the structure.  'This case is filed in America to hold the American corporations responsible for the devastation and tragedy that they caused,' Goodman told a news conference.

    The suit says flammable plastic parts in a refrigerator from U.S. appliance maker Whirlpool Corp ignited the blaze, and the flames were swiftly spread by highly combustible materials in the American-designed insulation and exterior cladding that encased the structure. 'This case is filed in America to hold the American corporations responsible for the devastation and tragedy that they caused,' Goodman told a news conference.


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  • 36/67   Trump Orders Federal Agencies to Ease Approval of New GMO Crops
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    The order instructs the U.S. Agriculture Department, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency -- all of which have jurisdiction over genetically engineered agricultural products -- to review their biotechnology regulations to streamline approval processes, according to a White House fact sheet.  Trump signed the order Tuesday during a stop at an ethanol plant in politically important Iowa.

    The order instructs the U.S. Agriculture Department, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency -- all of which have jurisdiction over genetically engineered agricultural products -- to review their biotechnology regulations to streamline approval processes, according to a White House fact sheet. Trump signed the order Tuesday during a stop at an ethanol plant in politically important Iowa.


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  • 37/67   U.S. companies sued over London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire
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    The suit says flammable plastic parts in a refrigerator from U.S. appliance maker Whirlpool Corp ignited the blaze, and the flames were swiftly spread by highly combustible materials in the American-designed insulation and exterior cladding that encased the structure.  'This case is filed in America to hold the American corporations responsible for the devastation and tragedy that they caused,' Goodman told a news conference.

    The suit says flammable plastic parts in a refrigerator from U.S. appliance maker Whirlpool Corp ignited the blaze, and the flames were swiftly spread by highly combustible materials in the American-designed insulation and exterior cladding that encased the structure. 'This case is filed in America to hold the American corporations responsible for the devastation and tragedy that they caused,' Goodman told a news conference.


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  • 38/67   House Dems Abandon Bid to Axe Ban on Federal Abortion Funding from Spending Bill
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    Progressive Democrats have backed down from their push to scrap the decades-old ban on federal funding for abortions in a $190 billion budget bill.The House Rules Committee on Monday night prevented the so-called Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of taxpayer funds for abortions, from being removed from the appropriations bill convering the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services.Currently, the Hyde Amendment bars federal funding for abortions except in circumstances when the mother's life is in danger or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. The measure proposed by Representative Ayanna Pressley and other Democrats would "ensure" abortion coverage for people using federal health programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children's Health Insurance Program."As a response to the coordinated attacks on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade, the Congresswoman believes that she and her colleagues must use every tool and tactic available to fight for reproductive justice," said Pressley's communications director.“I think we don’t have the votes that we need,” said Representative Pramila Jayapal, a sponsor of the measure. “It’s frustrating. I actually think the country is with us. It’s a political issue that is being used for political gain and it shouldn’t be because it’s a personal issue and it’s a constitutional issue.”House rules ordinarily do not allow measures like this one that set into motion new policies to be introduced in spending bills without a waiver, a rarity that Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to grant."It is the law of the land right now, and I don't see that there's an opportunity to get rid of it with the current occupant of the White House and this U.S. Senate," Pelosi said Tuesday, adding that she does not support the Hyde Amendment herself."Let me be clear on the Hyde Amendment: I would repeal it tomorrow," said Representative Katherine Clark, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus. However, she added that an attempt to repeal it in this spending bill would become "a focal point that could collapse everything in the Labor-H bill that is so good for American families."

    Progressive Democrats have backed down from their push to scrap the decades-old ban on federal funding for abortions in a $190 billion budget bill.The House Rules Committee on Monday night prevented the so-called Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of taxpayer funds for abortions, from being removed from the appropriations bill convering the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services.Currently, the Hyde Amendment bars federal funding for abortions except in circumstances when the mother's life is in danger or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. The measure proposed by Representative Ayanna Pressley and other Democrats would "ensure" abortion coverage for people using federal health programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children's Health Insurance Program."As a response to the coordinated attacks on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade, the Congresswoman believes that she and her colleagues must use every tool and tactic available to fight for reproductive justice," said Pressley's communications director.“I think we don’t have the votes that we need,” said Representative Pramila Jayapal, a sponsor of the measure. “It’s frustrating. I actually think the country is with us. It’s a political issue that is being used for political gain and it shouldn’t be because it’s a personal issue and it’s a constitutional issue.”House rules ordinarily do not allow measures like this one that set into motion new policies to be introduced in spending bills without a waiver, a rarity that Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to grant."It is the law of the land right now, and I don't see that there's an opportunity to get rid of it with the current occupant of the White House and this U.S. Senate," Pelosi said Tuesday, adding that she does not support the Hyde Amendment herself."Let me be clear on the Hyde Amendment: I would repeal it tomorrow," said Representative Katherine Clark, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus. However, she added that an attempt to repeal it in this spending bill would become "a focal point that could collapse everything in the Labor-H bill that is so good for American families."


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  • 39/67   How Does the Chevrolet Silverado's New Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine Compare against Ford and Ram?
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    We look at the numbers: It's a dog-eat-dog truck world out there, and Chevrolet just took a big bite.

    We look at the numbers: It's a dog-eat-dog truck world out there, and Chevrolet just took a big bite.


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  • 40/67   Emerging Markets Caught Between Rate-Cut Euphoria and Trade Woes
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    While Mexico averted the start of new tariffs, Washington’s campaign to shake up trade agreements worldwide is still wreaking havoc on global economies.  “Broadly we remain constructive on emerging-market debt,” said Paul Greer, a London-based money manager at Fidelity International, whose emerging-market debt fund has outperformed 97% of peers this year after reducing risk in the first quarter.  Rate DecisionsRussia’s central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said policy makers may reduce interest rates for the first time in a year at their meeting on FridayTraders have boosted wagers for rate cuts to the highest in more than a yearThe Turkish central bank is due to set rates on Wednesday.

    While Mexico averted the start of new tariffs, Washington’s campaign to shake up trade agreements worldwide is still wreaking havoc on global economies. “Broadly we remain constructive on emerging-market debt,” said Paul Greer, a London-based money manager at Fidelity International, whose emerging-market debt fund has outperformed 97% of peers this year after reducing risk in the first quarter. Rate DecisionsRussia’s central bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said policy makers may reduce interest rates for the first time in a year at their meeting on FridayTraders have boosted wagers for rate cuts to the highest in more than a yearThe Turkish central bank is due to set rates on Wednesday.


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  • 41/67   Opioid maker Insys Therapeutics files Chapter 11 bankruptcy after corruption charges
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    Pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday less than a week after pleading guilty to fraud charges.

    Pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday less than a week after pleading guilty to fraud charges.


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  • 42/67   NASA wants to commercialize the International Space Station, and make heaps of cash doing it
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    NASA has big plans for its immediate future, including missions to Mars and of course the Moon 2024 effort that was completely unaccounted for in the most recent federal budget. When it comes to science, funding can be hard to come by, and many of NASA's projects are pricey.So, in the hopes of generating additional revenue that it can then use for its own scientific research efforts, NASA just announced a new effort to embrace commercial interests and open up the International Space Station to private business. New opportunities for commercial visits to the ISS are expected to come swiftly, with pricing already being hashed out.At present, NASA doesn't have the cash it needs to make it to the Moon in 2024. The agency was recently given a mandate from the current administration to return humans to the lunar surface within five years, and despite how shortsighted that request was, NASA has been doing its best to generate support for the cause. Lawmakers have yet to allocate the additional funds NASA requested to make the mission a reality, and it's unclear when (or if) that might occur.So, with its wallet lighter than ever, NASA will now sell access to the ISS, an orbiting laboratory where companies can conduct their own research without needing NASA astronauts to do it for them.Here's NASA's own description of its decision to commercialize the space station:> This effort is intended to broaden the scope of commercial activity on the space station beyond the ISS National Lab mandate, which is limited to research and development. A new NASA directive will enable commercial manufacturing and production and allow both NASA and private astronauts to conduct new commercial activities aboard the orbiting laboratory. The directive also sets prices for industry use of U.S. government resources on the space station for commercial and marketing activities.NASA says it's limiting its own "allocation of crew resources and cargo capability" in order to make room for private companies. This includes "90 hours of crew time and 175 kg of cargo launch capability" that it will now sell to whoever is willing to pay.At present, NASA envisions at least two "short-duration private astronaut missions" to the ISS each year. Everything about the missions will be privately funded and will follow NASA's guidelines for its Commercial Crew Program.

    NASA has big plans for its immediate future, including missions to Mars and of course the Moon 2024 effort that was completely unaccounted for in the most recent federal budget. When it comes to science, funding can be hard to come by, and many of NASA's projects are pricey.So, in the hopes of generating additional revenue that it can then use for its own scientific research efforts, NASA just announced a new effort to embrace commercial interests and open up the International Space Station to private business. New opportunities for commercial visits to the ISS are expected to come swiftly, with pricing already being hashed out.At present, NASA doesn't have the cash it needs to make it to the Moon in 2024. The agency was recently given a mandate from the current administration to return humans to the lunar surface within five years, and despite how shortsighted that request was, NASA has been doing its best to generate support for the cause. Lawmakers have yet to allocate the additional funds NASA requested to make the mission a reality, and it's unclear when (or if) that might occur.So, with its wallet lighter than ever, NASA will now sell access to the ISS, an orbiting laboratory where companies can conduct their own research without needing NASA astronauts to do it for them.Here's NASA's own description of its decision to commercialize the space station:> This effort is intended to broaden the scope of commercial activity on the space station beyond the ISS National Lab mandate, which is limited to research and development. A new NASA directive will enable commercial manufacturing and production and allow both NASA and private astronauts to conduct new commercial activities aboard the orbiting laboratory. The directive also sets prices for industry use of U.S. government resources on the space station for commercial and marketing activities.NASA says it's limiting its own "allocation of crew resources and cargo capability" in order to make room for private companies. This includes "90 hours of crew time and 175 kg of cargo launch capability" that it will now sell to whoever is willing to pay.At present, NASA envisions at least two "short-duration private astronaut missions" to the ISS each year. Everything about the missions will be privately funded and will follow NASA's guidelines for its Commercial Crew Program.


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  • 43/67   Up to two million Syrians could flee to Turkey if clashes worsen: U.N.
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    Up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low, the United Nations said on Monday.  Syria's Russian-backed military has been pressing an assault on rebels in their last major stronghold with air attacks and  ground battles that have already forced tens of thousands to leave their homes.  'Our fear is if this continues, and if the numbers continue soaring, and if the conflict intensifies, that we could see really hundreds of thousands, a million, two, heading toward the borders with Turkey,' the U.N. Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Panos Moumtzis, said.

    Up to 2 million refugees could flee to Turkey if fighting intensifies in northwestern Syria as aid funds run dangerously low, the United Nations said on Monday. Syria's Russian-backed military has been pressing an assault on rebels in their last major stronghold with air attacks and ground battles that have already forced tens of thousands to leave their homes. 'Our fear is if this continues, and if the numbers continue soaring, and if the conflict intensifies, that we could see really hundreds of thousands, a million, two, heading toward the borders with Turkey,' the U.N. Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Panos Moumtzis, said.


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  • 44/67   UN nuclear watchdog warns Iran has begun accelerating production of enriched uranium
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    The UN's nuclear watchdog chief revealed on Monday that Iran has accelerated its production of enriched uranium, as Tehran warned the US it "cannot expect to stay safe" after introducing sanctions on the country. Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), voiced rare concern over "increasing tensions" between Washington and the Islamic Republic. He said Tehran was now producing more enriched uranium than before, following through with a threat made last month. Iran announced in early May that it no longer considered itself bound to keep to the limits of stocks of heavy water and enriched uranium which were agreed as part of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, after the US withdrew. "Yes, (the) production rate is increasing," Mr Amano told a news conference when asked if enriched uranium production had accelerated since the agency's last quarterly report, which found Iran compliant with the nuclear deal as of May 20. Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan, addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the board  Credit: AP He declined to say how much it had increased by and it was not clear when it might reach stockpile limits set in the pact. President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the multilateral accord, introduced sanctions on Tehran and has pressured allies to cut trade with the Islamic Republic, crippling the country's oil economy. During a meeting with his German counterpart in Tehran on Monday, Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, issued the stark warning over US security, accusing it of launching an “economic war” on his country. He said Iran would not start a war but “whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it”. President Donald Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal Credit: AP The visit by Heiko Maas was part of a concerted European effort to preserve the nuclear pact with world powers and defuse rising US-Iranian tensions. "The only way to decrease tensions in the region is to stop the economic war," Mr Zarif said, adding that Germany and the EU had an "important role" in such efforts. Iran has claimed the European signatories to the deal have not done enough to provide it with alternative ways to trade. Mr Maas acknowledged limits to how much help the European countries can provide. "We want to fulfil our obligations," he said during his joint news conference with Mr Zarif. "We cannot work miracles, but we will try to avert a failure." France, Britain and Germany have set up a special-purpose vehicle called Instex, designed to allow payments to Iran that would legally bypass sanctions but it is yet to be launched. "This is an instrument of a new kind, so it's not straightforward to operationalise it," Mr Maas told reporters. "But all the formal requirements are in place now, and so I'm assuming we'll be ready to use it in the foreseeable future."

    The UN's nuclear watchdog chief revealed on Monday that Iran has accelerated its production of enriched uranium, as Tehran warned the US it "cannot expect to stay safe" after introducing sanctions on the country. Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), voiced rare concern over "increasing tensions" between Washington and the Islamic Republic. He said Tehran was now producing more enriched uranium than before, following through with a threat made last month. Iran announced in early May that it no longer considered itself bound to keep to the limits of stocks of heavy water and enriched uranium which were agreed as part of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, after the US withdrew. "Yes, (the) production rate is increasing," Mr Amano told a news conference when asked if enriched uranium production had accelerated since the agency's last quarterly report, which found Iran compliant with the nuclear deal as of May 20. Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan, addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the board  Credit: AP He declined to say how much it had increased by and it was not clear when it might reach stockpile limits set in the pact. President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the multilateral accord, introduced sanctions on Tehran and has pressured allies to cut trade with the Islamic Republic, crippling the country's oil economy. During a meeting with his German counterpart in Tehran on Monday, Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, issued the stark warning over US security, accusing it of launching an “economic war” on his country. He said Iran would not start a war but “whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it”. President Donald Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal Credit: AP The visit by Heiko Maas was part of a concerted European effort to preserve the nuclear pact with world powers and defuse rising US-Iranian tensions. "The only way to decrease tensions in the region is to stop the economic war," Mr Zarif said, adding that Germany and the EU had an "important role" in such efforts. Iran has claimed the European signatories to the deal have not done enough to provide it with alternative ways to trade. Mr Maas acknowledged limits to how much help the European countries can provide. "We want to fulfil our obligations," he said during his joint news conference with Mr Zarif. "We cannot work miracles, but we will try to avert a failure." France, Britain and Germany have set up a special-purpose vehicle called Instex, designed to allow payments to Iran that would legally bypass sanctions but it is yet to be launched. "This is an instrument of a new kind, so it's not straightforward to operationalise it," Mr Maas told reporters. "But all the formal requirements are in place now, and so I'm assuming we'll be ready to use it in the foreseeable future."


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  • 45/67   Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hints at sharp divisions within the Supreme Court
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    Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead; reaction from Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.

    Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead; reaction from Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.


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  • 46/67   Maine Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Non-Doctors to Perform Abortions
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    Maine's newly elected Democratic governor, Janet Mills, signed a bill Monday granting medical professionals who are not licensed doctors the authority to perform abortion procedures.In a statement released Monday, Mills argued that the bill, which will allow registered nurses and physician assistants to administer abortion-inducing drugs and perform in-clinic abortions.“Allowing qualified and licensed medical professionals to perform abortions will ensure that Maine women, especially those in rural areas, are able to access critical reproductive health care services when and where they need them from qualified providers they know and trust,” Mills said.Maine joins California, Colorado, Vermont, and New Hampshire in allowing individuals who are not licensed physicians to administer abortions.“States across the country, including Vermont and New Hampshire, have already eliminated this outdated restriction on abortion care,” said Democratic state representative Sara Gideon, who sponsored the bill. “This law will allow women to receive the care they need from a provider they trust and eliminate the financial and logistical hurdles they face today.”Carroll Conley, executive director of the Christian Civil League of Maine, told the New York Times that his group objects to the bill on purely philosophical grounds but also raised a number of pragmatic concerns, including whether nurses would receive adequate training in how to administer abortions by the time the law takes effect in September, and whether patients might be placed in danger if they have an emergency medical complication at one of the remote clinics where the bill is designed to facilitate abortion access.

    Maine's newly elected Democratic governor, Janet Mills, signed a bill Monday granting medical professionals who are not licensed doctors the authority to perform abortion procedures.In a statement released Monday, Mills argued that the bill, which will allow registered nurses and physician assistants to administer abortion-inducing drugs and perform in-clinic abortions.“Allowing qualified and licensed medical professionals to perform abortions will ensure that Maine women, especially those in rural areas, are able to access critical reproductive health care services when and where they need them from qualified providers they know and trust,” Mills said.Maine joins California, Colorado, Vermont, and New Hampshire in allowing individuals who are not licensed physicians to administer abortions.“States across the country, including Vermont and New Hampshire, have already eliminated this outdated restriction on abortion care,” said Democratic state representative Sara Gideon, who sponsored the bill. “This law will allow women to receive the care they need from a provider they trust and eliminate the financial and logistical hurdles they face today.”Carroll Conley, executive director of the Christian Civil League of Maine, told the New York Times that his group objects to the bill on purely philosophical grounds but also raised a number of pragmatic concerns, including whether nurses would receive adequate training in how to administer abortions by the time the law takes effect in September, and whether patients might be placed in danger if they have an emergency medical complication at one of the remote clinics where the bill is designed to facilitate abortion access.


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  • 47/67   Democratic rivals take only veiled swipes at Biden in Iowa
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    Joe Biden was not in the banquet hall for the Iowa Democratic Party's blockbuster fundraiser on Sunday where 19 of his party's presidential candidates spoke.  Some chose to nudge the national front-runner, and leader in a new Iowa poll, without naming him.  The sharpest jabs came from Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who painted Biden as too cautious at a time he argued demands stark change.

    Joe Biden was not in the banquet hall for the Iowa Democratic Party's blockbuster fundraiser on Sunday where 19 of his party's presidential candidates spoke. Some chose to nudge the national front-runner, and leader in a new Iowa poll, without naming him. The sharpest jabs came from Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who painted Biden as too cautious at a time he argued demands stark change.


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  • 48/67   How the Addictive ‘Homecoming’ Mystery Unfolds Is Rooted in Set Design
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    At the heart of Sam Esmail's voyeuristic podcast adaptation is a DP/Production Designer collaboration on TV's largest, most elaborate set.

    At the heart of Sam Esmail's voyeuristic podcast adaptation is a DP/Production Designer collaboration on TV's largest, most elaborate set.


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  • 49/67   Most NHS trusts missing cancer targets as waiting times soar
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    Almost two in three trusts are missing NHS cancer targets, amid warnings that patients are being put at risk as waiting times grow longer. MPs said patients were facing “unacceptable” and “agonising” delays, with more than half of trusts also forcing patients into long waits for surgery. The report by the Public Accounts Committee accuses health bodies of “a lack of curiosity” about the risks that patients would come to harm as result of increasingly long waiting times. Last month the Telegraph revealed a doubling in NHS negligence payments linked to delays and misdiagnosis, over a five year period. In 2017/18 the NHS paid out £655 million in compensation for such cases – an increase from £327 million in 2013/14. The report, published on Wednesday, warns that a key target for cancer patients to receive treatment within two months has not been hit since 2013. Last November, just 38 per cent of trusts achieved the standard. Meanwhile, 44 per cent of trusts hit targets to carry out planned surgery within 18 weeks. NHS funding | How should it raise more money? MPs expressed concern that NHS England has removed sanctions and penalties for failing to miss this standard, with more than 4.2 million patients now on waiting lists. “More and more patients are being let down by the NHS’s continued failure to meet deadlines for waiting times,” the report warns. “The national health bodies lack curiosity about the impact for patients of longer waits and how often this leads to patient harm. When waiting times are longer, patients may experience additional pain, anxiety and inconvenience. There is also a risk that longer waiting times may lead to patient harm through, for example, the deterioration of a medical condition.” MPs said that although trusts could carry out reviews of individual cases, there was no national data collection. Trusts are only asked to review harm to those waiting at least a year for planned treatment, and findings are not reviewed across the country. Five cancer red flags to never ignore Meg Hillier, PAC chairman said: “It is unacceptable that the proportion of patients being treated within NHS waiting times standards is continuing to spiral downwards; NHS England and the Department of Health & Social Care must regain control. “The impact on individuals of protracted waiting times cannot be ignored. As one charity told us, the wait for cancer testing is ‘agonising… it is essential that a definitive answer is given as soon as possible, to either provide peace of mind or to allow treatment to begin at the earliest stage.’ She said MPs were “troubled” by the approach of health officials to waiting times, and their lack of understanding about the impact it could have on patient harm. NHS England is currently carrying out a review of waiting times, which could see the 18 week target axed, along with the flagship four hour target for Accident & Emergency departments. Ms Hillier said:  “NHS England’s review of waiting times is now more crucial than ever. However, this cannot be an opportunity for standards to slip, any changes must protect and improve patient outcomes.”

    Almost two in three trusts are missing NHS cancer targets, amid warnings that patients are being put at risk as waiting times grow longer. MPs said patients were facing “unacceptable” and “agonising” delays, with more than half of trusts also forcing patients into long waits for surgery. The report by the Public Accounts Committee accuses health bodies of “a lack of curiosity” about the risks that patients would come to harm as result of increasingly long waiting times. Last month the Telegraph revealed a doubling in NHS negligence payments linked to delays and misdiagnosis, over a five year period. In 2017/18 the NHS paid out £655 million in compensation for such cases – an increase from £327 million in 2013/14. The report, published on Wednesday, warns that a key target for cancer patients to receive treatment within two months has not been hit since 2013. Last November, just 38 per cent of trusts achieved the standard. Meanwhile, 44 per cent of trusts hit targets to carry out planned surgery within 18 weeks. NHS funding | How should it raise more money? MPs expressed concern that NHS England has removed sanctions and penalties for failing to miss this standard, with more than 4.2 million patients now on waiting lists. “More and more patients are being let down by the NHS’s continued failure to meet deadlines for waiting times,” the report warns. “The national health bodies lack curiosity about the impact for patients of longer waits and how often this leads to patient harm. When waiting times are longer, patients may experience additional pain, anxiety and inconvenience. There is also a risk that longer waiting times may lead to patient harm through, for example, the deterioration of a medical condition.” MPs said that although trusts could carry out reviews of individual cases, there was no national data collection. Trusts are only asked to review harm to those waiting at least a year for planned treatment, and findings are not reviewed across the country. Five cancer red flags to never ignore Meg Hillier, PAC chairman said: “It is unacceptable that the proportion of patients being treated within NHS waiting times standards is continuing to spiral downwards; NHS England and the Department of Health & Social Care must regain control. “The impact on individuals of protracted waiting times cannot be ignored. As one charity told us, the wait for cancer testing is ‘agonising… it is essential that a definitive answer is given as soon as possible, to either provide peace of mind or to allow treatment to begin at the earliest stage.’ She said MPs were “troubled” by the approach of health officials to waiting times, and their lack of understanding about the impact it could have on patient harm. NHS England is currently carrying out a review of waiting times, which could see the 18 week target axed, along with the flagship four hour target for Accident & Emergency departments. Ms Hillier said:  “NHS England’s review of waiting times is now more crucial than ever. However, this cannot be an opportunity for standards to slip, any changes must protect and improve patient outcomes.”


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  • 50/67   39% of America's LGBTQ Youth Considered Suicide in the Past Year: Brainstorm Health
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    39% of America's LGBTQ Youth Considered Suicide in the Past Year: Brainstorm Health

    39% of America's LGBTQ Youth Considered Suicide in the Past Year: Brainstorm Health


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  • 51/67   The Fiscal Risks of Climate Change Are Rising
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    The House Budget Committee held a hearing Tuesday looking at the risks posed to the federal budget and the U.S. economy by climate change — or at least that’s what the hearing was supposed to be about. It became, at least in part, a debate on the Green New Deal.“Climate change is an environmental issue. It’s a public health issue. It’s a national security issue. And, as we’ll talk about today, it’s increasingly an economic and fiscal issue,” Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) said in his opening statement.Yarmuth noted that the country spent an average of $36 billion a year responding to extreme weather and fires between 2005 and 2014 — but that Congress appropriated more than $130 billion for disaster relief in 2018. “Without serious action to address climate change,” he said, “federal spending will continue to rise on everything from federal disaster response, to flood insurance, crop insurance, and federal facility preservation and repairs – not to mention the increased public health costs.”But the hearing unfolded along predictably partisan lines, with Yarmuth criticizing the Trump administration and GOP lawmakers while Republicans took the opportunity to slam the Green New Deal advocated by some on the left and knock Democrats for not passing a budget.“The only people who fail to understand the seriousness of climate change are the Trump administration and some of our Republican colleagues,” Yarmuth said. “If they are not moved by environmental, health and security consequences, I hope the economic costs and the impact on the federal budget will get their attention — because we cannot afford to wait for them to catch up.”Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) criticized Democrats on the panel for not discussing the Green New Deal as part of the hearing. “How can we have a serious discussion about climate change on this committee without addressing the primary plank of the platform that you and your colleagues have offered — the Green New Deal — to resolve climate change?” he asked Yarmuth. The Democrat had indicated that 11 committees have jurisdiction over the Green New Deal legislation but the House Budget Committee is not one of them. He added there are many other proposals to address climate change, and that the Green New Deal does not have the support of a majority of Democrats.The bottom line: The Green New Deal proposal has clearly shifted the climate debate, raising the importance of the issue and establishing a benchmark for Democrats while offering a new target for Republican attacks. At the same time, the fiscal risks posed by climate change are rising.“[T]he effects of climate change have already and will continue to pose risks that can create fiscal exposure across the federal government and this exposure will continue to increase,” J. Alfredo Gómez of the Government Accountability Office told the panel. “The federal government does not generally account for such fiscal exposure to programs in the budget process nor has it undertaken strategic efforts to manage significant climate risks that could reduce the need for far more costly steps in the decades to come. To reduce its fiscal exposure, the federal government needs a cohesive strategic approach with strong leadership and the authority to manage risks across the entire range of related federal activities.”You can watch the hearing and find the prepared witness testimony here.Like what you're reading? Sign up for our free newsletter.

    The House Budget Committee held a hearing Tuesday looking at the risks posed to the federal budget and the U.S. economy by climate change — or at least that’s what the hearing was supposed to be about. It became, at least in part, a debate on the Green New Deal.“Climate change is an environmental issue. It’s a public health issue. It’s a national security issue. And, as we’ll talk about today, it’s increasingly an economic and fiscal issue,” Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) said in his opening statement.Yarmuth noted that the country spent an average of $36 billion a year responding to extreme weather and fires between 2005 and 2014 — but that Congress appropriated more than $130 billion for disaster relief in 2018. “Without serious action to address climate change,” he said, “federal spending will continue to rise on everything from federal disaster response, to flood insurance, crop insurance, and federal facility preservation and repairs – not to mention the increased public health costs.”But the hearing unfolded along predictably partisan lines, with Yarmuth criticizing the Trump administration and GOP lawmakers while Republicans took the opportunity to slam the Green New Deal advocated by some on the left and knock Democrats for not passing a budget.“The only people who fail to understand the seriousness of climate change are the Trump administration and some of our Republican colleagues,” Yarmuth said. “If they are not moved by environmental, health and security consequences, I hope the economic costs and the impact on the federal budget will get their attention — because we cannot afford to wait for them to catch up.”Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) criticized Democrats on the panel for not discussing the Green New Deal as part of the hearing. “How can we have a serious discussion about climate change on this committee without addressing the primary plank of the platform that you and your colleagues have offered — the Green New Deal — to resolve climate change?” he asked Yarmuth. The Democrat had indicated that 11 committees have jurisdiction over the Green New Deal legislation but the House Budget Committee is not one of them. He added there are many other proposals to address climate change, and that the Green New Deal does not have the support of a majority of Democrats.The bottom line: The Green New Deal proposal has clearly shifted the climate debate, raising the importance of the issue and establishing a benchmark for Democrats while offering a new target for Republican attacks. At the same time, the fiscal risks posed by climate change are rising.“[T]he effects of climate change have already and will continue to pose risks that can create fiscal exposure across the federal government and this exposure will continue to increase,” J. Alfredo Gómez of the Government Accountability Office told the panel. “The federal government does not generally account for such fiscal exposure to programs in the budget process nor has it undertaken strategic efforts to manage significant climate risks that could reduce the need for far more costly steps in the decades to come. To reduce its fiscal exposure, the federal government needs a cohesive strategic approach with strong leadership and the authority to manage risks across the entire range of related federal activities.”You can watch the hearing and find the prepared witness testimony here.Like what you're reading? Sign up for our free newsletter.


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  • 52/67   Britain sets deadline for carbon neutrality by 2050
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    The British government on Wednesday outlined legislation to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 in what it said would be a first for a major economy.  The target will be introduced in existing climate change laws through an accelerated mechanism known as a statutory instrument, the government said.  'As the first country to legislate for long-term climate targets, we can be truly proud of our record in tackling climate change,' Prime Minister Theresa May was quoted as saying in a statement.

    The British government on Wednesday outlined legislation to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 in what it said would be a first for a major economy. The target will be introduced in existing climate change laws through an accelerated mechanism known as a statutory instrument, the government said. 'As the first country to legislate for long-term climate targets, we can be truly proud of our record in tackling climate change,' Prime Minister Theresa May was quoted as saying in a statement.


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  • 53/67   Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target
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    Britain will toughen its climate targets and commit to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government said late on Tuesday, becoming the first G7 nation to set such a goal.  The country currently aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.  'Now is the time to go further and faster to safeguard the environment for our children,' Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement.

    Britain will toughen its climate targets and commit to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government said late on Tuesday, becoming the first G7 nation to set such a goal. The country currently aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. 'Now is the time to go further and faster to safeguard the environment for our children,' Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement.


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  • 54/67   Trump simplifies reviews of genetically modified farm products
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    U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds.  Trump signed the order during a visit to an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

    U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds. Trump signed the order during a visit to an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


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  • 55/67   Trump simplifies reviews of genetically modified farm products
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    U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds.  Trump signed the order during a visit to an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

    U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds. Trump signed the order during a visit to an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


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  • 56/67   DNC Chair Tom Perez: We Can’t Have a Climate-Only Debate Because Then We Must Accommodate Everyone Else
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    Alexander DragoDemocratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on Tuesday had a simple explanation for rejecting Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for a climate-focused primary debate: If the DNC said yes to this one, they’d have to say yes to every other candidate’s issue-specific debate ideas. “If we change our guidelines at the request of one candidate who has made climate change their campaign’s signature issue, how do we say no to the numerous other requests we’ve had?” Perez wrote in a Medium post on Tuesday. “How do we say no to other candidates in the race who may request debates focused on an issue they’ve made central to their own campaigns?”Perez has been under fire for rejecting Inslee’s pitch for a Democratic debate on climate change. The governor had aggressively petitioned both Perez and the DNC to host such an event, a call that was also initiated by a number of progressive groups eager to have a discussion about what Perez has called an “existential threat” to the world. The progressive argument against Perez is that a debate around climate change does not amount to a simple “pet issue,” but rather one that voters and candidates alike have prioritized as an all-encompassing threat impacting people’s everyday lives. “We have received more than 50 requests to hold debates focused on these important issues and many others,” Perez wrote on Tuesday. “And we knew it would be unfair and unrealistic to ask the candidates to participate in so many.”He and the DNC have said that they told media partners to make sure they ask questions on climate change during the debates—questions that were woefully absent in debates during the last presidential cycle.“Climate change is an urgent threat to our nation and our planet,” Perez said. “It imperils our children and grandchildren’s future, and it disproportionately affects our most vulnerable communities. That’s why, beginning in 2017, I made clear to our media partners that the issue of climate change must be featured prominently in our debates. That didn’t happen in 2016?—?and it was wrong.”Perez has not appeased many who have sought answers on why there can’t be a special accommodation made for such an issue. According to a Tampa Bay Times report on Sunday, Perez told activists who confronted him about the lack of the debate, “It’s just not practical,” adding that “as someone who worked for Barack Obama, the most remarkable thing about him was his tenacity to multitask, and a president must be able to multitask.”Activists plan on bringing more than 200,000 petition signatures collected by Greenpeace USA, Sunrise Movement, US Youth Climate Strike and more to DNC headquarters on Wednesday morning. In advance of that, activists with Greenpeace appear to have gotten former Vice President Joe Biden to support having a climate debate. Inslee, for his part, was unmoved by Perez’s Tuesday explanation. “The climate debate isn’t about one candidate, it’s about our one planet,” he said. “Hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists, many progressive partner organizations, 9 state party chairs, over 50 DNC members, and 14 Presidential candidates have called for a climate debate. The call for a climate debate started with—and has always been led by—grassroots activists.”The governor added: “I will not back down: We need a full debate of this existential crisis.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Alexander DragoDemocratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez on Tuesday had a simple explanation for rejecting Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for a climate-focused primary debate: If the DNC said yes to this one, they’d have to say yes to every other candidate’s issue-specific debate ideas. “If we change our guidelines at the request of one candidate who has made climate change their campaign’s signature issue, how do we say no to the numerous other requests we’ve had?” Perez wrote in a Medium post on Tuesday. “How do we say no to other candidates in the race who may request debates focused on an issue they’ve made central to their own campaigns?”Perez has been under fire for rejecting Inslee’s pitch for a Democratic debate on climate change. The governor had aggressively petitioned both Perez and the DNC to host such an event, a call that was also initiated by a number of progressive groups eager to have a discussion about what Perez has called an “existential threat” to the world. The progressive argument against Perez is that a debate around climate change does not amount to a simple “pet issue,” but rather one that voters and candidates alike have prioritized as an all-encompassing threat impacting people’s everyday lives. “We have received more than 50 requests to hold debates focused on these important issues and many others,” Perez wrote on Tuesday. “And we knew it would be unfair and unrealistic to ask the candidates to participate in so many.”He and the DNC have said that they told media partners to make sure they ask questions on climate change during the debates—questions that were woefully absent in debates during the last presidential cycle.“Climate change is an urgent threat to our nation and our planet,” Perez said. “It imperils our children and grandchildren’s future, and it disproportionately affects our most vulnerable communities. That’s why, beginning in 2017, I made clear to our media partners that the issue of climate change must be featured prominently in our debates. That didn’t happen in 2016?—?and it was wrong.”Perez has not appeased many who have sought answers on why there can’t be a special accommodation made for such an issue. According to a Tampa Bay Times report on Sunday, Perez told activists who confronted him about the lack of the debate, “It’s just not practical,” adding that “as someone who worked for Barack Obama, the most remarkable thing about him was his tenacity to multitask, and a president must be able to multitask.”Activists plan on bringing more than 200,000 petition signatures collected by Greenpeace USA, Sunrise Movement, US Youth Climate Strike and more to DNC headquarters on Wednesday morning. In advance of that, activists with Greenpeace appear to have gotten former Vice President Joe Biden to support having a climate debate. Inslee, for his part, was unmoved by Perez’s Tuesday explanation. “The climate debate isn’t about one candidate, it’s about our one planet,” he said. “Hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists, many progressive partner organizations, 9 state party chairs, over 50 DNC members, and 14 Presidential candidates have called for a climate debate. The call for a climate debate started with—and has always been led by—grassroots activists.”The governor added: “I will not back down: We need a full debate of this existential crisis.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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  • 57/67   University of British Columbia Adds Blockchain Program for Master’s and PhD Students
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    One of Canada’s leading research universities is launching a blockchain tech training path for graduate students.

    One of Canada’s leading research universities is launching a blockchain tech training path for graduate students.


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  • 58/67   How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen
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    Being a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don’t protect your child from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, he or she has a greater chance of developing skin cancer as an adult...

    Being a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don’t protect your child from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, he or she has a greater chance of developing skin cancer as an adult...


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  • 59/67   Get a Good Sunscreen at a Great Price
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    No doubt about it: If you’re using sunscreen properly, you’re going to go through a lot of it over the course of a summer. Let’s do the math. It takes a full ounce to cover your body, and you nee...

    No doubt about it: If you’re using sunscreen properly, you’re going to go through a lot of it over the course of a summer. Let’s do the math. It takes a full ounce to cover your body, and you nee...


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  • 60/67   How Safe Is Deet? | Insect Repellent Safety
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    How Safe Is Deet? Deet is the most widely used insect repellent in the U.S. It has been around longer than any other active ingredient, and many scientists say it’s the gold standard for all rep...

    How Safe Is Deet? Deet is the most widely used insect repellent in the U.S. It has been around longer than any other active ingredient, and many scientists say it’s the gold standard for all rep...


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  • 61/67   9 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your Weight
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    It could explain why that number on the scale is rising.

    It could explain why that number on the scale is rising.


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  • 62/67   6 Common UTI Symptoms Women Need To Know About
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    Pelvic pain and a strong need to pee are just some of the warning signs.

    Pelvic pain and a strong need to pee are just some of the warning signs.


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  • 63/67   PHOTOS: The power of poo: How biogas has become a cleaner alternative fuel in Rwanda — but is still out of reach for most
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    Even human waste can be put to use this way. All of Rwanda’s prison kitchens reuse waste from inmates, mixed with cow dung.

    Even human waste can be put to use this way. All of Rwanda’s prison kitchens reuse waste from inmates, mixed with cow dung.


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  • 64/67   Lori Loughlin's Daughters Are All Grown Up and Look Exactly Like Their Mom
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    The Fuller House star's daughters are influencers and YouTube stars.

    The Fuller House star's daughters are influencers and YouTube stars.


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  • 65/67   Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Definitely Have the Sweetest Love Story In Hollywood
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    The couple is celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.

    The couple is celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.


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  • 66/67   Steve Irwin's Wife Reveals the Real Reason Why She Hasn't Dated Since He Died
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    It's been 10 years since her late husband's fatal accident.

    It's been 10 years since her late husband's fatal accident.


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  • 67/67   Cute and Easy Easter Cakes You Can Make with Your Kids
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    Grab some Easter candy and baking supplies, and get ready to be inspired!

    Grab some Easter candy and baking supplies, and get ready to be inspired!


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