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Crowd shouts 'guilty' as Christie presents case against Clinton

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:32
Republicans prosecuted their case against Hillary Clinton Tuesday on the same night they officially chose Donald Trump as their presidential nominee.
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Did Melania Trump ‘Rickroll’ in speech?

Inquirer - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:30
CLEVELAND, United States---Did 1980s pop star Rick Astley make an unwitting cameo appearance in Donald Trump's wife Melania's speech at the Republican convention?   It may not be as serious as allegations that her speech plagiarized First Lady Michelle Obama, but a number of people are also seeing in her lines a reference to Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up."   READ: Melania Trump: prime-time debut tarnished by plagiarism   The Slovenian-born model said of her billionaire husband on the convention's opening day Monday: "He will never, ever give you up. And, most importantly, he will never, ever let you down."   READ: Melania Trump's T...

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US oil prices sink to two-month low

Inquirer - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:28
NEW YORK, United States --- Oil prices fell to two-month lows in New York Tuesday as the IMF lowered its global growth forecasts citing the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.   The International Monetary Fund said it expects the world economy to expand 3.1 percent this year, lower than it forecast in April. Slower overall growth would likely dampen the expansion of crude oil demand.   US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for August shed 59 cents to $44.65 a barrel compared with Monday's close, its lowest since mid-May.   Prices fell in London as well, with the Brent contract for September delivery falling 30 cents to $46.66. &nbs...

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CNN Reality Check: Day 2 of GOP convention speeches

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:26
The Republican Party gathered in Cleveland Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.
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Koala crashes house, tries its best to climb up a dancing pole

Mashable - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:23

Koalas are great at eating eucalyptus and getting belly rubs. Dancing? Not so much. 

Perhaps this little fella climbing up a pole is trying to challenge the lazy reputation of one of Australia's most well-known and beloved animals.

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It was captured in a video uploaded to Facebook on June 30 by Nikki Erickson, who explained in the description that she came home from work hoping to "dance the shitty day away" when the discovery of the creature "turned her day around."

"She sat there while I talked to her and took photos and did not growl once," Erickson wrote. Unfortunately for this koala, who may have mistook the pole for a tree, going for a climb didn't work out so well.  Read more...

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New England officers charged in violent arrest

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:18
Two New England state troopers were arrested and charged with simple assault in a May car chase that ended in a violent arrest caught on live television, officials said Tuesday.
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Is Ailes out at Fox?

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:17
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is in talks with 21st Century Fox that will likely lead to his departure.
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‘Ghostbuster’ Leslie Jones quits Twitter over racist abuse

Inquirer - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:13
LOS ANGELES, United States --- "Ghostbusters"star Leslie Jones says she has left Twitter because of "sickening" cyberbullies who were racially abusing her on the social network.   Jones, who is African American, was inundated by disturbing tweets over the weekend containing racial slurs, accusing her of being ugly and likening her to the recently-slain Cincinnati Zoo gorilla Harambe.   "I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the shit I got today... wrong," the Saturday Night Live comedian and actress said late Monday.   The torrent of abuse comes after the weekend US release of...

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McDonald's Japan shares rise on Pokemon Go reports

BBC - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:10
McDonald's Japan shares have risen as media reports suggest that Nintendo's Pokemon Go game will be launched there in a deal with the fast food chain.
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2 convicted in Snapchat sex assault case

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:04
Snapchat played an important role in convicting two people of sexual assault.
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It's official: Trump is the nominee

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:04
The Republican Party has officially named Donald Trump as its 2016 presidential nominee Tuesday evening, capping a raucous primary process that has divided the GOP.
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Snakes on a train: 3-foot python named 'Bread' scares crap out commuters

Mashable - Wed, 2016-07-20 10:03

The Australian people have a new mascot for gorgeous weirdness after a young man decided to take his pet snake for a train trip.

The police were called to the scene after passengers alerted the authorities that a fellow commuter thought it was a great idea to show everyone the 3-foot-long jungle python he had in his backpack.

SEE ALSO: Man finds adorable and deadly baby cobra snake hiding in his shoe

The NSW police released a statement online early this morning as well as tweeting a picture of the adventurous terror cylinder with eyes. Oh, and they topped it off with a well placed Snakes On A Plane reference, because of course they did. Read more...

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Clinton closes in on VP choice

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 09:58
Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have emerged as leading contenders after a rigorous vetting process, Democrats close to the selection believe, but they are not the only two prospects still in contention.
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Donald Trump: ‘We are going to win the presidency’

Inquirer - Wed, 2016-07-20 09:55
CLEVELAND, United States---Donald Trump told the Republican National Convention on Tuesday that he would win the White House in November, saying he was "so proud" to be their nominee for US president.   "This is a movement. But we have to go all the way. I am so proud to be your nominee for president," he told delegates by video link.   The New York billionaire, who has never previously held public office, said it had been "a very special day" to watch his adult children declare New York's delegate count that put him over the top.   READ: Republican Party nominates Donald Trump for president   "What we did getting the party's nomination, I ...

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Bataan police kill 6 drug suspects

Inquirer - Wed, 2016-07-20 09:54
  BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Philippines --- Six alleged drugs dealers were killed by the Bataan police in three separate anti-drug operations on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Senior Supt. Benjamin Silo, Bataan police director, said the encounters took place in Abucay town where two suspects were killed at 4 a.m.; in Mariveles town at 3 a.m., when two other suspects died; and in Orani town where the last two were killed. The police confiscated illegal drugs and weapons in the raids....

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U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria kill civilians, groups say

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 09:48
A U.S- led coalition in Syria has killed more than 100 civilians since June and wounded dozens more in airstrikes in and around the ISIS-controlled city of Manbij, according to several human rights groups.
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PH film wins in Rio gay fest

Inquirer - Wed, 2016-07-20 09:47
Charliebebs Gohetia's "I Love You. Thank You." won Meno Honorosa do Festival (Honorable Mention) at the recent Rio Festival de Gnero & Sexualidade no Cinema (Rio Festival of Gender and Sexuality in Cinema) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Gohetia, who attended the South American event, told the Inquirer via Facebook Messenger: "The jury loved the film ... It was the first time that a Filipino movie was screened in the festival." READ: PH film in Brazilian gay festival An award-winning film editor, Gohetia recalled that the jury found the movie "enlightening." "They said it was unique and provided a different perspective on Asian gay culture. They commended the screen...

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Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney call off engagement—reports

Inquirer - Wed, 2016-07-20 09:41
NEW YORK---Pop diva Lady Gaga and actor Taylor Kinney have called off their engagement, reports said Tuesday, more than a year after she thought she had found the right match.   The singer has in recent days appeared without her engagement ring in photos she posted on Instagram from the resort town of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where she has been volunteering at a charity for needy children.   Neither artist or their representatives have commented but celebrity news sites E! News and TMZ both quoted unnamed sources saying they recently broke up.   E! News said it was unclear who initiated the split but that they had agreed to keep it private.   ...

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Trump: Nomination is something I will never forget

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2016-07-20 09:35
Shortly after clinching the Republican nomination, Donald Trump said it was an experience he would "never ever forget."
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Led Zeppelin's 'The Complete BBC Sessions' will include 8 never-before-heard recordings

Mashable - Wed, 2016-07-20 09:33

Led Zeppelin have a bit more to share from their BBC Sessions. 

This September, the band will release The Complete BBC Sessions, a remastered version of the 1997 release, which was a collection of recordings for the BBC between 1969 and 1971.

SEE ALSO: Jury rules that Led Zeppelin didn't rip off 'Stairway to Heaven'

According to the BBC, the album will also include eight previously unreleased recordings, including the only known recording of "Sunshine Woman" and the first broadcast of "Stairway to Heaven." 

It also includes never-before-heard versions of "What Is and What Should Never Be" and "I Can't Quit You Baby."  Read more...

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