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The Explainer: What does the British election results mean?


Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May waits for the result of the vote in her constituency at the count center for the general election in Maidenhead on June 9, 2017 . Elmar Brok, a German conservative and the European Parliament's top Brexit expert, told the Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper talks would be complicated by May's formation of a minority government . Read More »

Lupita Nyong'o reviews Wonder Woman: 'Fierce. Sensual. Just awesome.'

Set in the early 1900s and amidst World War I, " Wonder Woman " gives the audience what they like: an origin story that doesn't go too deep into the sometimes cliche comic book world, but has an enjoyable plot that doesn't need you to have read a comic book in order to understand it like other DC films have done in the past. Read More »

This top Democrat wants an 'all-hands-on-deck' Trump probe

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), appearing on "Face the Nation", said he'd also like Lynch to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I know on two separate occasions he has told members of the House and the Senate the main reason that he jumped into the election previous year and took over the job of the Attorney General was because he believed there were emails between the Democratic National Committee and the Department of Justice that compromised the Department of Justice", Graham ... Read More »

This One Tweet May Lead to Donald Trump's Impeachment

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, live tweeted throughout Comey's testimony , taking the ex-FBI director to task for his version of what the president told him. Trump's other adult son, Eric, also tweeted and retweeted a handful of messages related to Comey leaking his memo. Comey said Trump did not attempt to get him to drop the overall Russian Federation investigation, just the part of if that related to Flynn, whom the president fired in February for misleading ... Read More »

Who won what at the Tony Awards?

It has yet to be seen if this year's telecast was truly the ratings disaster Broadway's Cassandras predicted, but like any great showman, Spacey knows how to play the expectations game like an old concertina. Cate Blanchett and Tim Minchin have been left empty handed after being nominated for gongs at the Tony Awards in NY. Tony Awards telecast director Glenn Weiss caught it all, giving the home audience a sense of what it's like to have a Broadway musical envelop you. Read More »

Qatar Petroleum unaffected by Gulf crisis

The results cover the period from April 1, 2016 to Mar 31, 2017, well before Saudi Arabia and several of its allies cut ties with Qatar and severed air links with Doha almost a week ago. Kuwait , which has not joined its neighbors against Qatar , has led mediation efforts and on Sunday Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled Al-Sabah said that would continue. Read More »

Collins: Trump should give a 'yes or no' on tapes

At a private White House dinner on January 27, just days after the billionaire took office, Comey said Trump appeared to want to "create some sort of patronage relationship" with him. "That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election they shouldn't have lost", he said. One, if there are tapes , he alluded to the fact that there are tapes , maybe as a threat or taunting Comey. Read More »

5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette alone


The ceremony, at Radio City Music Hall here, was hosted by Kevin Spacey , who generally stayed away from politics, instead choosing to make fun of his own status as a late-in- the-game and unexpected choice as host. But the ultimate insider was first-time host Kevin Spacey , who danced, joked and sang his way through the telecast easily. The leading musical Tony nominees are "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812", with 12 nominations, " Hello, Dolly! " with 10 and " Dear Evan ... Read More »

Jill Biden Gets Standing Ovation at 2017 Tony Awards


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Kevin Kline , " Present Laughter ". Shows about teen suicide, Middle East peace negotiations, labor strife and the September 11 attacks will square off on Sunday at the annual Tony Awards honoring the best of Broadway theater. Read More »

Gavin Creel, Michael Aronov take home early Tonys

Ben , who is just 23, won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his work in Dear Evan Hansen . Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Kevin Kline, "Present Laughter ". Living up to her bawdy reputation, Midler delivered a profanity-laced speech to the star-laden audience at Radio City Music Hall , chastising the orchestra as its music welled when she spoke at length. Read More »

Penguins captain Crosby captures second straight Conn Smythe Trophy

After overrunning Nashville in its 6-0 win in Game 5 with three goals in each of the first two periods, Pittsburgh found far more resistance in this one. The sellout crowd, already upset by a Predators goal being nullified early in the second period, showered the ice with towels and pompoms. "A lot of these guys played injured in the playoffs and showed a lot of character". Read More »

After Senseless Tragedy at Weis Markets, A Vigil For Victims

WKOK-AM reported that the gunman fired randomly in the store in addition to targeting the victims, and that the witness who escaped unharmed was the person who called Wyoming County 911 dispatchers. Jeff Mitchell, the Wyoming County district attorney, sent a press release stating Stair did "extensive damage" to the interior of the store by "shooting up different aisles and counters". Read More »

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best score, book at Tonys Awards


Of course, not only is there no rule that says that awards show hosts have to spend a lot of time talking about Donald Trump, on the whole it would be better if fewer of them did. Spacey, as Clinton, joked about his wife's fake email accounts. As a de-facto national TV ad for the production and its upcoming road tour, it also effectively answered the question of how the show could address the topic sensitively in the context of a feel-good musical . Read More »

Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum


Ricardo Rossello says the island has sent a strong and clear message to US Congress and the world. But they are not allowed to vote in presidential or congressional elections unless they reside in the mainland United States. Puerto Rico has suffered its worst economic recession in decades and its outstanding bond debt has climbed to over $70 billion. Puerto Rico is exempt from the USA federal income tax, but it still pays Social Security and Medicare and local taxes and receives less ... Read More »

Cosby told mother of his 'victim' he was sorry


When the interviewer asked Cosby "was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with", Cosby responded, "Yes", according to his previous testimony. Cosby said simply of the alleged assault, "I am not stopped....she did not stop me". "I'm listening to two people and I'm first thinking the mother is coming at me for being an old man, which is bad", Cosby added. Read More »

Swift returns to Spotify

Swift singlehandedly caused Apple to start paying artists for any songs Apple Music listeners stream during their free three-month trial of the service when she wrote an open letter to the company. Apple Music then reversed its polices, and eventually landed "1989" and other exclusive content from Swift . "Important, rare things are valuable", she said at the time, according to Us Weekly . Read More »

New Puerto Rico referendum bid to become U.S. state

On the quaint and narrow streets of old San Juan people were divided over the three options they will face on Sunday's ballot: becoming a USA state; remaining a territory; or becoming an independent nation, with or without some continuing political association with the United States. Read More »

Erdogan says 'not witnessed' Qatar give support to terror

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said it's with "great pain" his country and others took measures against Qatar and insists the "crisis" with the small Gulf nation goes back years. Qatar does not support terrorist groups, it stressed, pointing out that "our position on countering terrorism is stronger than numerous signatories of the joint statement-a fact that has been conveniently ignored by the authors". Read More »

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tony Awards


University of ME graduate Donald Holder was also nominated in the lighting category for " Oslo ", which won the award for best play. Kevin Kline won his third Tony Award playing an egomaniacal matinee idol in the midst of personal turmoil in the play " Present Laughter ". Read More »

Kathy Griffin in tears: Trump broke me


Griffin's attorney says she never imagined it would be misinterpreted as a threat of violence. When asked how she felt about being fired from CNN she said it hurt her: "Look, there's a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me". "We're talking apples and grenades here", Nugent said of the comparison between his and Griffin's gestures. Griffin apologized within hours of the images appearing online Tuesday. Read More »

SC to hear CBSE plea against stay on NEET results


Meanwhile on June 9, the Centre had asked the Madras High Court to lift the stay on the results. Considering the CBSE plea to release the NEET 2017 results on time, the top court stayed the Madras HC order which had put an interim stay on the results. Read More »

MP CM ends fast; announces farmer-friendly decisions (Second Lead)

Kamlabai Mewade said, "I was sitting in my house along with my husband, sons and grandsons when police barged in". Speaking to The Hindu , leader of the Rashtriya Bharatiya Sangh, Shiv Kumar Sharma aka Kakkaji, confirmed that at a meeting held at the Gandhi Peace Foundation in New Delhi on Saturday evening, 62 organisations drew up a plan to carry forward the agitation, now raging in Madhya Pradesh . Read More »