Adam Driver Brings A Family To Tears With Life-Changing Surprise

June 28, 2017

Just a warning: Tears may start flowing when you see Star Wars actor Adam Driverdeliver a surprise, life-changing scholarship to the daughter of a disabled veteran. Driver teamed up with Budweiser and the Folds of Honor Foundation to make it happen. The actor, a former Marine, told HuffPost he jumped at the chance to get involved when he heard how the two organizations were helping military families. Over email, Driver told HuffPost more about the experience, what it was like surprising the …

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Trump and Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

June 27, 2017

(CNN)The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sealed with a bear hug Monday, as the two leaders looked to publicly underscore their new found friendship. Declaring the meeting a success, Trump went on to describe the relationship between India and the United States as having “never been stronger, has never been better.” Trump: We are world leaders in social media …

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How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… burn her books. One response read: “Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think.” Twenty years on from that first book, it looks like no-one’s going to be saying “Avada Kedavra” to Harry Potter anytime soon. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More From …

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Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

… who reassured the audience that the story had a happy ending for baby Billy. If your baby is going to die and it doesnt have to, it shouldnt matter how much money you make … whether youre a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? he asked to wild audience applause. Politicians need to understand that very clearly, he added. Crying again, Kimmel talked about other families at his sons hospital. No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to …

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Hong Kong handover: The protest symbols China’s scared of

June 26, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule, the Bauhinia flower was chosen as the symbol of the new Chinese special administrative region. How Hong Kong has changed What China’s scared of China’s Xi Jinping to make first visit Carrie Lam: Not appropriate to challenge China Secret negotiations sealed city’s fate The protesters were led by Joshua Wong, the former “Umbrella Movement” leader …

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Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… and time again in vertebrates, not just with mammals,” says Richard Sabin, the Natural History Museum’s top whale expert. “You see these similarities in the early developmental stages and it’s really not until you’re halfway through the gestation – which for a humpback whale is around 11 months – that you start to see the things that make that foetus characteristically the species that it is.” Whales reached huge size only recently In search of …

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10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… you think “are they going to fertilise? Are they going to become embryos?” Then you’ve got to wait a couple of days for them to develop, “are they going to make that stage?” And then when they finally go back in it’s “are they going take?” At every stage you’re on edge, worrying, and then you’ve got a two-week wait to see if you’re actually pregnant and that two weeks is just the worst. I had two rounds of IVF on the NHS, but one …

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‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… of doing things,” says Cara. In the days Niamh was at home, Gilli spent a lot of time with her. “I was able to wash her. And dress her in her favourite things. The main thing for me was to make her death real. “If Niamh had just disappeared out of the house, and then a coffin had arrived and I never saw her again, I’d still be searching…” Image copyright Toby Smedley Image caption Cara Mair is trying to make funerals more personal In the UK, it is not …

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Fitness Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Canister Explosion

June 24, 2017

Rebecca Burger, who regularly posted about fitness, lifestyle and beauty to her almost200,000 followers on Instagram,suffered cardiac arrest after beinghit in the chest by a faulty siphon on a pressurized canister at her home in Galfingue Saturday, according to French newspaper 20 Minutes. Her family announced her death in a statement on Instagram. They also shared a photo of a similar canister, which uses highly pressurized nitrous oxidethat expands to make cream texture, to warn others of …

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Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

June 23, 2017

Valhalla, New York (CNN)Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway. Nicole makes this trip every day from her home in upstate New York to see her twin sons, Jadon and Anias. The 21-month-old boys are at Blythedale Children’s Hospital 40 miles to the south, where they’ve been undergoing rehabilitation since mid-December. The twins, born joined at the head, captured the world’s attention after a …

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5 Disturbing Statements By The Cop Who Shot Philando Castile

June 22, 2017

… the other uh the victim to!d me that he also had a firearm but I wasnt ab!e to see it when the video was reviewed. Um, so I was sitting at a intersection and I see a white vehicle. I cant remember what kind of vehicle it was. Um but I see two occupants. What I believed was two occupants inside the car. And I couldnt make out the passenger. But I knew the passenger had a hat on. And I couldnt make out if it was a guy or girl I just knew that they were both African American and the driver uh …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… congressional act redesignating the monument as Olympic National Park in 1938, providing it the expanded protections granted under national park status. Patagonia says it will make good on the threat to sue the administration if they move to alter Bears Ears. The company has suggested it will take a novel approach to a lawsuit arguing that a reversal of those protections would hurt their business, which is structured to make environmental philanthropy a core function. The retailer is …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 18, 2017

… You can see a baseball game is going on but it’s tough to make out the individual players or figure out what pitch the pitcher is throwing. Tax returns are like having front-row seats behind home plate. You can see the reaction on the batter’s face when he disagrees with a call. You can see how the teams interact — both with each other and amongst themselves. You can hear the pop of the fastball hitting the catcher’s mitt. It’s an entirely different game and …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… and Royal London, said more could be done to make workers at other businesses aware that their employer might add to their pension if they were willing to contribute at a higher level. “At a time when money is tight for many people and pay rises may be limited, getting your employer to contribute more to your pension can be a very cost-effective strategy,” he said. “When individuals are thinking about where to put their money to get the best return, the chance to more than …

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London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… told BBC Newsnight the government was doing all it could to help. The PM said: “I’ve heard stories yesterday from the emergency services about the issues around the fire. “That’s why I came straight back to Downing Street and I ordered a public inquiry. “And we’ll make sure that takes place as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says 5m will be available for …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 17, 2017

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

… tribute to West’s portrayal of the “Bright Knight” on Thursday night. The West family encouraged fans who are unable to attend the ceremony to make a donation to either the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Camp Rainbow Gold. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSwipe Empire FB Edition Extra Use 150 custom images to fast-track your profits with the Swipe Empire FB Edition. We have done the work for you![PLR] Viral …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 16, 2017

… resources; human resources; identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community; illegal activities; land conversion; management systems/management plan; mining 10 Rainforests of the Atsinanana, Madagascar A post shared by ACE COOLTURE (@acecoolture) on May 18, 2017 at 1:18pm PDT Madagascar split from other land masses more than 60 million years ago, leaving rare plant and animal species to evolve here alone. These rainforests make up the eastern part …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… sharing hosting duties broke down. ‘Strong message’ FIFA’s Infantino welcomed Moon’s suggestion this week, adding that while there could be difficulties in achieving his goal, “it is important to make such an effort based on belief.” “It could send a strong message just by mentioning such a vision,” Infantino said, adding that he would bring up the matter with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting later this week. International diplomacy …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it difficult for the President to lift them. The legislation is expected to be attached as an amendment to an unrelated bill involving sanctions on Iran. Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, had previously been hesitant to take up a Russia sanctions bill in his committee. But he said last month that he wanted to see progress with Russia or …

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Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

June 12, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)In a large villa on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha, one family gathers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, handing out candy and singing songs. Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar. Food, fuel and flights: How Qatar may suffer …

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Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… negotiations because in the last time (recently) I really had the feeling that everything was just being very tough and it doesn’t make sense to be tough. “We want to have a fair deal with Britain and we want to have a fair final Brexit negotiations.” European media see bleak future for May Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more difficult. Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, who is president of the Alliance of …

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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… concerned’ Mr Khan said the Met, for which he has direct responsibility, was a “brilliant force” but had already had to swallow “big” budget cuts since 2010 and he was now “deeply concerned” about the effect that a further spending squeeze could have on policing in the capital. The Labour politician said, under current Conservative plans, the Met faced having to make savings of 400m in the next few years. If all of these savings came from reduced …

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‘Terrorism Has No Religion:’ Muslims Across The UK Slam London Attackers

June 5, 2017

Terrorism has no religion, Imam Abdul Quddus Arif, of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community, told HuffPost UK on Sunday,slamming the assailants twisted beliefs. Basically, not in my name, not in the name of Islam. I want to make that very clear. Imam Abdul Quddus Arif from the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community speaks out against Islamic extremism. Arifs message was echoed by other Muslim organizations across the country, condemning Islamic extremism. Their warped view of the world doesnt …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… are forced on Estonia. So I think the UK should try to negotiate a better deal – for example, follow a similar path to Norway, staying a member of the single market. I think most British people are tolerant and are OK with immigrants who offer some sort of value to the system. Talent is always valued and with British people it’s always easy to make friends. What annoys people is immigrants who are disrespectful towards their country’s culture, laws and customs. I think if you …

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Facebook becomes key tool in parties’ political message – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Mr Cummings said the campaign went through a well-managed process of refining the adverts to make sure they reached the right people at the right moments. “Many big-shot traditional advertising characters told us we were making a huge error,” Mr Cummings has said of that campaign. “They were wrong. It is one of the reasons we won.” Both parties now have units dedicated to using social media to get at voters. Image caption Screenshots taken by a Facebook user who …

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