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US Navy destroyer collides with container ship near Japan, suffers damage

The destroyer's commanding officer was evacuated from the ship by a Japanese Coast Guard helicopter and is now being treated at the U.S. naval hospital at Yokosuka , the home of the U.S. The Navy's Pacific Fleet said the extent of injuries and damage to the Fitzgerald are being determined, and the incident is under investigation. The Japan Coast Guard said it received an emergency call from Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal at around 2.20am local time on Saturday ... Read More

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Grenfell Tower recovery efforts ongoing as death toll reaches 30

It was the latest expression of anger in the community following the fire that raged through Grenfell Tower where the death toll could exceed more than 100. May, who on Thursday met emergency services at the fire site but did not meet locals, visited residents, volunteers and community leaders at a nearby church on Friday and was rushed away afterwards by police as an angry crowd outside shouted "Coward" and "You're not wanted". Read More

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Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title

The energy in this building from the time we stepped foot on the floor was on 12 out of 10". "It would mean everything [to stay together]", Curry said . Unlike most hoops fans, comedian Kevin Hart was not confident about the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Finals this year. Following a swirl of reports to the contrary, the Warriors said earlier this week that no decision had been made on whether the team would accept the traditional invitation to visit the White House. Read More

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George and Amal Clooney fell nearly instantly

George and Amal Clooney fell nearly instantly

A source said: "You'd think that twins would be overwhelming for anyone but they seem to have taken to this like ducks to water, all in their stride". "You could see that even in the run up to having the kids. even months ago, in the way George would fuss and fret over making sure security at the house was safe and the nursery was flawless". Read More

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Lorde confirms she reviewed onion rings via Instagram

Before the account was taken down, @ onionringsworldwide garnered a total of 24 followers, including Lorde , Universal Music promotions director Justin Warren, and Lorde's keyboardist Jimmy Mac, according to Newshub . She promised the audience of the NBC late-night show: "I'm still going to keep eating onion rings". "Which I wasn't doing". I think they're underrated. Read More

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Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy

Trump will appear in Miami's Little Havana at a theater named after an anti-communist veteran of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion to launch a move that will begin to roll back his predecessor Barack Obama's outreach to Havana. On the stage in Miami , Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., said the USA would no longer have to witness the "embarrassing spectacle" of an American president glad-handing with a dictator. Read More

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Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

She said Trump has "embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light" and the Senate shouldn't let that happen. The deputy attorney general, who's been in law enforcement for close to three decades, is back in the news after the President tweeted Friday morning that he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse Rosenstein of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him. Read More

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No winners in Trump's reversal of US Cuba policy

No winners in Trump's reversal of US Cuba policy

The " wet foot, dry foot " policy, which once let most Cuban migrants stay if they made it to USA soil but was terminated under Obama, will remain terminated. White House officials described the policy changes as in keeping with Trump's promise to restore US restrictions on Cuba unless it provides political and religious freedom for its people, though the expected changes are limited in scope and do not reflect a full reversal of Obama-era policies toward increased engagement and restored ... Read More

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Cosby thanks supporters on 5th day of deliberations at trial

Cosby thanks supporters on 5th day of deliberations at trial

The seven men and five women on the panel looked upbeat as they left court outside Philadelphia Thursday after Judge Steven O'Neill told them to keep working through a deadlock . Jury deliberations have now lasted about as long as the prosecution and defense cases combined. The case has already helped demolish his image as America's Dad, cultivated during his eight-year run as kindly Dr. Read More

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Kyle Busch turns fastest lap at Pocono for 2nd straight pole

Kyle Busch turns fastest lap at Pocono for 2nd straight pole

The team has won at least one race in each of the last six decades, but none since Trevor Bayne took the Daytona 500 in 2011. On Saturday, during an all-driver broadcast, Blaney interviewed Xfinity race victor Brad Keselowski . On Sunday, the radio problem along with a loose wheel requiring an additional pit stop appeared to be the hurdles to keep Blaney out of victory in this his 68th career start. Read More

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Dancing host Kevin Spacey steals the show at Tony Awards

Dancing host Kevin Spacey steals the show at Tony Awards

This was Bette's first Tony Award for acting. When the orchestra began to play her off as she spoke on stage she told them: "Shut that crap off". Even more amazingly, Midler was successful in standing her ground and the music was turned off. WOW Bette Midler actually made them turn off the music! Christopher Ashley paid tribute to the people of Newfoundland as he accepted his Tony for best director of a musical for " Come From Away ". Read More

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Wallenda hangs by teeth from helicopter over Niagara Falls

Wallenda's successful stunt fell on the fifth anniversary of her husband's televised tightrope walk across Niagara Falls . After she was back safely on the ground, she announced, "If a guy can do it, a girl can do it, too". The acrobat spent about eight minutes hovering over the falls after the helicopter took off from the vehicle park roof, nearby the Seneca Niagara casino. Read More

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Katy Perry Says Taylor Swift Tried to 'Assassinate Her Character'

Katy Perry Says Taylor Swift Tried to 'Assassinate Her Character'

According to Swift's announcement, Taylor's sudden streaming backflip is "in celebration of [latest album] 1989 selling over 10 million albums worldwide" and a way for her to "thank her fans". "That's so messed up ", she added. "It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is", she continued. Read More

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London attackers wore fake bomb belts

The three terrorists who carried out the attack were identified as Youssef Zaghba, Rachid Redouane and Khuram Butt . All three of the attackers wore the belts, which were still attached tot them when they were shot dead. He said police radio blared with desperate requests for ambulances on London Bridge, and that officers were doing CPR on people. After his payment was declined, Butt and his two accomplices rented a smaller van. Read More

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Two children shot, injured on Chicago playground

Investigators say two children were shot at a Chicago playground during a school picnic when someone in a vehicle opened fire on nearby teenagers. Langford says the children were taken to Comer Children's Hospital. They were removed from the school grounds by security, police say, but were nearby when someone in a passing auto opened fire. "There is no person in Chicago who is not disgusted by this incident". Read More

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Carrie Fisher death inquiry results released

Carrie Fisher death inquiry results released

Previously, it was reported that Fisher's cause of death was thought to be cardiac arrest , but more tests were needed in order to determine the reason for her passing. Todd Fisher, Carrie Fisher's brother, confirmed his mother's death to Variety and told the magazine: " She wanted to be with Carrie ". "We're not enlightened", Todd told the Associated Press . Read More

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Jessica Chastain circles 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix', Simon Kinberg to direct

Jessica Chastain circles 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix', Simon Kinberg to direct

Fox has formalized plans for Dark Phoenix , the next installment of the X-Men franchise. In the revised X-Men films that kicked off with X-Men: First Class, Kinberg has had an opportunity to explore the early relationship between Jean Grey, played by #SophieTurner , and Tye Sheridan's Scott Summers, and maybe how the psychic bond between the two characters, as seen in comics, will affect her transformation into the #DarkPhoenix . Read More

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'Daddy's Home 2' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell Reunite

'Daddy's Home 2' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell Reunite

One key character missing from the trailer is Griff (Hannibal Buress), who stole nearly every single scene he was in. This one is due in cinemas at Christmas. And if this trailer is anything to go by it's going to be hilarious. Daddy's Home 2 debuts in movie theaters in November. " Look who's here! " Paramount has debuted the first official trailer for Daddy's Home 2 , the sequel to the comedy Daddy's Home , about a stepfather who has to deal with a insane biological father. Read More

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