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Toddler defends choice of doll to cashier

Toddler defends choice of doll to cashier

American toddler Sophia shut down some racially intolerant comments at a toy store over the weekend, when the salesperson at the till questioned her choice of doll. "If she was another child, that could have discouraged her", Benner said. But little Sophia's did. And while Sophia could have chose any toy she wanted, she zeroed in on a handsome doll in a doctor's costume, complete with white coat and an adorable stethoscope (probably inspired by her "obsession with Doc McStuffins ", ... Read More

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Fox thrives despite scandals involving O'Reilly and Ailes

On Tuesday, BMW of North America, Allstate Corp, French pharmaceutical company Sanofi SA, direct marketer Constant Contact , men's clothing company Untuckit , as well as T. They joined Mercedes Benz, which said Monday it was backing away from O'Reilly's show. T. Rowe Price said in a statement, "We regularly evaluate our media buys to ensure alignment with our corporate values, and in light of the recent allegations we have made a decision to pull our upcoming ads from 'The ... Read More

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Kenya: End of an Era As the Undertaker Quits Wwe Ring

Kenya: End of an Era As the Undertaker Quits Wwe Ring

Undertaker retirement talk has been in the air since previous year. It'll definitely be interesting to see where WWE goes with Roman Reigns from here. I'm also going to continue to do my work for AXS and New Japan because I have a contract, and WWE was willing to work with me on that. Big E said that backstage people were talking about it and the impact that Taker has had on the business. Read More

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First Look at Netflix's Anne of Green Gables Series

First Look at Netflix's Anne of Green Gables Series

The story revolves around an 11-year-old orphan girl named Anne ("with an "e") who is accidentally sent to brother-sister duo Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who wanted to adopt a boy. Indeed, the spunky protagonist of our series is a little feminist; according to Netflix, her trials and triumphs as an outsider "will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice". Read More

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North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Pacific Command is fully committed to working closely with our Republic of Korea and Japanese allies to maintain security", the military command in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region said. Still, it's a somewhat curious finding considering that these issues have been three of Trump's main China-bashing points over the past year . The United States began shipping components of an anti-missile system, called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, to South Korea last month. Read More

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Russia says proposed UN resolution on Syria 'unacceptable'

Russia says proposed UN resolution on Syria 'unacceptable'

They noted that US presidents have rarely attacked their predecessors so aggressively for events like chemical weapons attacks that Democrats and Republicans both abhor. Following the attack, Turkey dispatched 30 ambulances to Idlib on Tuesday. "Some cases appear to show additional signs consistent with exposure to organophosphorus chemicals, a category of chemicals that includes nerve agents", the World Health Organization said in a statement. Read More

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Newcastle survives referee's error, on track for EPL return

Newcastle survives referee's error, on track for EPL return

It was instead the decision of referee Keith Stroud to rule out the first-half penalty converted by Ritchie and not order a retake for encroachment by Dwight Gayle. Matt Ritchie was at the centre of the action for Newcastle against Burton . Hit the video above to see the confusing incident! " Scoring goals obviously helps and I'd love to have a few more but I feel I am performing well which gives me confidence ". Read More

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Master of None Season 2 Trailer Debuts

Master of None Season 2 Trailer Debuts

Dev heads to Italy where he aims to learn how to make pasta and enjoy meeting some new people. And, oh yeah, John Legend is there, too. The trailer picks up shortly after the end of season 1 with Ansari's character Dev in Italy. Busta Rhymes appeared on season one of Master of None as well. Master of None was created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang who also serve as executive producers along with Michael Schur, Dave Becky, David Miner and Igor Srubshchik. Read More

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Hennessey Prepares an Exorcism for the Dodge Demon Before it Even Debuts

Hennessey Prepares an Exorcism for the Dodge Demon Before it Even Debuts

The Exorcist is actually a heavily modified 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. All of these modifications have allowed the engine to produce 1000 bhp @ 6,400 rpm and 966 lb-ft of torque @4,400 rpm. ZL1 Camaro owners can also send their vehicles to HPE for the conversion. In the U.S., it'll be available straight from Hennessey and can even be ordered directly from Chevrolet dealers. Read More

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Chance The Rapper's Supporters Want Him To Run For Mayor Of Chicago

Chance The Rapper's Supporters Want Him To Run For Mayor Of Chicago

It might have something to do with spending four years in an under-resourced Chicago public school in a state that is cannibalizing its university system and undercutting financial supports for college students. He has spent most of his time in the spotlight bringing awareness and inspiration to young people, particularly those from Chicago , and his fans have noticed his love and dedication. Read More

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Aldean again wins top country music award

Aldean again wins top country music award

The show will also feature collaborative performances by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys, Reba McEntire and Lauren Daigle, and Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Not that she's always averse to big production-who could forget her roof-raising " Little Red Wagon " at the GRAMMY Awards in 2015-but last night, she provided one of the night's most arresting moments, singing a song she co-wrote, using only her voice and six strings. Read More

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Strong thunderstorms forecast to bring tornado risk in South

Strong thunderstorms forecast to bring tornado risk in South

Augusta National also was forced to close Monday because of heavy rains . A moderate risk includes the chance for highly destructive, long-track tornados , up to and including baseball size hail, and damaging straight-line winds. Alabama's governor declared a state of emergency because of the threat, resulting in multiple school closures, and schools in SC planned to dismiss classes early. Read More

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5 advertisers say they have ditched Fox's O'Reilly show

GSK confirmed the freeze to FiercePharma and said, in a statement , "We are continually reviewing our advertising to ensure it is conducted in a responsible manner aligned with our values". The Times reported that O'Reilly and Fox News have reached settlements with five women totaling at least $13 million. His long-running show remains the most watched cable news program in the USA, averaging around four million viewers. Read More

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Motives for North Korea's latest missile test

The U.S. military said the missile appeared to be an intermediate range ballistic missile. United Nations resolutions have failed so far to deter North Korea from conducting nuclear and missile tests. "I think there is going to be a lot of discussion on trade". Weapons testing: A photo released by North Korean state media of an underwater ballistic missile test in April a year ago. Read More

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Undertaker appears to retire at WWE WrestleMania 33

Undertaker appears to retire at WWE WrestleMania 33

It was just the fourth time that Taker had main evented WrestleMania , and there's no better way to go out than on top. The lone two, of course, being Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns . " The Undertaker ", whose real name is Mark William Calaway, dropped his trademark hat, gloves and leather coat after his loss in a no-holds-barred match , setting the social media abuzz with a barrage of retirement wishes. Read More

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Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston "too smug" to play James Bond as Daniel Craig returns!

Even though it was announced that Spectre would be his last time playing the famed 007, it seems like Daniel Craig has been successfully persuaded to put on the suit one last time. Reports previous year claimed that Craig has been offered $150m for a further two Bond movies, while last month his co-star Naomie Harris, who plays Moneypenny, said she was optimistic Craig would reprise his role as 007. Read More

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Mercedes, Hyundai, BMW pull ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor'

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition : The parent company of the Rachael Ray-endorsed dog food brand Nutrish, said it "removed our advertising from the program because of these recent and disturbing allegations". According to research firm Kantar Media, the show collected over $178m in ad dollars in 2015 and another $118.6m in the first nine months of 2016. Hyundai said it had no current ads on the program but had scheduled some. Read More

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Pepsi says it's pulling widely mocked ad with Kendall Jenner

Pepsi says it's pulling widely mocked ad with Kendall Jenner

In it, Ieshia Evans can be seen, calm and collected, offering her hands for arrest to a group of riot-gear-clad police officers. Some online commentators called out the stark differences by posting an image taken by Reuters photographer Jonathan Bachman in Baton Rouge past year showing a black women in a dress standing passively as police armed in riot helmets and heavily padded suits took her into custody. Read More

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Hundreds call for help after Cyclone Debbie

Hundreds call for help after Cyclone Debbie

The wall collapsed at Proserpine, roughly 900 km northwest of Brisbane, and the man was taken to the hospital. The premier warned access to some parts of the disaster zone in the Whitsunday region was going to be hard. As Cyclone Debbie crawls across central and southeastern parts of Queensland, it is dropping up to 200mm of rain a day in places. "It looked like a war zone, actually", he said. Read More

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Samsung launches Galaxy S8

Dubbed the Infinity Display , the screen is curved like that of the Edge, allowing the Galaxy S8 to cram a 5.8-inch display in the size of a normal smartphone. If you want to re-read a page in your book - do you flip the pages back to the right or the left? While the old-fashioned PINs will still be there, the new flagship smartphones from the South Korean tech giant will have three more ways to autheticate your device, including a fingerprint sensor, an iris scanner and a face scanner. Read More

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Brexit EU guidelines: United Kingdom told settle divorce bill before talking trade deals

French leaders are fearful of their own insurgent anti-EU forces, who will chalk up any British gain from the divorce settlement as a reason to file exit papers of their own. "Only once we have achieved sufficient progress on the withdrawal, can we discuss the framework for our future relationship", Tusk tweeted. Johnson, speaking in Brussels upon arrival for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting Friday, said he has had good feedback from partners since Wednesday's British ... Read More

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NCAA to decide if HB2 repeal is enough next week

NCAA to decide if HB2 repeal is enough next week

A few hours before NCAA President Mark Emmert gave his annual pre-Final Four news conference Thursday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill that rolled back HB2. "I know the Texas speaker doesn't think this is a very good bill and he's very powerful there". "You are not standing on the right side of the moral arc of history or with the civil rights community". Read More

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Bashar al-Assad suspected behind Syria's chemical attack : UK

Russia's defense ministry said that a Syrian airstrike had hit a "terrorist" ammunition depot in the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun, according to a statement posted Wednesday on the ministry's Facebook page. Obama's spokesman declined to comment. "The images we have seen yesterday from Syria remind us all that here we have a responsibility to unite for real with a serious engagement the worldwide community, the regional players, but also the Syrian parties to make peace", said ... Read More

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Gorillaz Are Bringing Their Virtual Spirit House To The Real World

Gorillaz Are Bringing Their Virtual Spirit House To The Real World

Gorillaz will return for their first album in six years on April 28, and the animated band, created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett , has just announced a one-of-a-kind experience to coincide with the release. Gorillaz are launching three immersive "Spirit House" pop-ups in Berlin, Amsterdam and NY later this month, which will allow fans to step inside the home of the virtual band. Read More

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"The Undertaker" calls it a day at the WrestleMania

It's his yard now, and that's something fans have to come to terms with and regardless of the negative reaction he gets, WWE won't stop pushing him to become the face of the company no matter what. There were chair-shots some "Chokeslams" and "Last Rides". But if not, the fact that there were far more deserving wrestlers such as Bray Wyatt or Fin Balor to do the honours, stung more. Read More

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20 children killed in Syria chemical attack as death toll climbs

However, that commitment has not stopped its government forces from carrying out frequent chemical attacks. The Syrian regime was accused of the attack. 'It will certainly complicate the peace talks and. we believe that it is highly critical that we keep the peace talks going and also for the peace talks to produce concrete results to improve the situation on the ground, ' Liu said. Read More

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Simon Gotch Released From WWE

Simon Gotch Released From WWE

The 34-year-old Gotch competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday but was quickly eliminated. Will the WWE repackage Aiden English as a singles competitor? Along with Aiden English , Gotch, whose real name is John Smith, was immediately thrust into the tag team title contention when they made their WWE debuts one year ago this coming Friday. Read More

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Phoenix teen asks Emma Stone to prom with 'La La Land' video

Phoenix teen asks Emma Stone to prom with 'La La Land' video

Staudenmaier says he's yet to get a definitive answer. Stone received a video "prom-posal" from 17-year-old student Jacob Staudenmaier, a high schooler from her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. I've heard a rumour and sort of a confirmed truth that her mom has seen it. "I didn't want it to just be me standing with a prom sign". "As for me believing that I don't know.But if I get compared to him, I have no problem with that", Staudenmaier said laughing. Read More

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Nivea's 'White Is Purity' Ad Campaign Is Under Fire

Nivea's 'White Is Purity' Ad Campaign Is Under Fire

Nivea , masters of minimalist advertising, obviously thought they were onto another victor with their Middle-East targeted deodorant campaign which declares white to be synonymous with "purity". The ad was subsequently removed from Facebook, but not before screenshots started to circulate on Twitter. The Facebook page which posted the ad originally has been taken down but it is too late to apologize. Read More

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