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‘S.N.L.’ Rips Harvey Weinstein Over Sex-Abuse Allegations

Monday 05:10 GMT

After being criticized last weekend for not tackling Harvey Weinstein and the multiple accusations of sexual harassment and assault that he faces, “Saturday Night Live” addressed the subject in a comedy sketch and on “Weekend Update,” with varying degrees of comfort and effectiveness. Colin Jost, the co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” began that segment with a seeming joke about emoji.

Last week, an investigation published by The New York Times revealed decades’ worth of harassment allegations against Mr. Weinstein.

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Source: The Guradian

Uncommon Type: Some Stories review – Hanks, but no thanks

Monday 05:10 GMT

It’s the signal note of this book of stories, which Hanks wrote on his collection of vintage typewriters: nostalgic, conversational, fusty.

There are several stories with more-or-less showbiz settings, and it’s striking that these are among the weakest in the collection. A Junket in the City of Lights gives us Rory Thorpe, a brainless small-time actor who suddenly makes it big when he’s cast alongside the wildly successful Willa Sax in the third part of her Cassandra Rampart franchise.

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Source: The Guradian

In the shadow of Disney, living life on the margins

Monday 05:10 GMT

The Magic Castle Inn and Suites provides shelter for the state’s hidden homeless on the pathway to Disney World, a life bought into focus in a new film, The Florida Project. The Magic Castle Inn and Suites provides shelter for the state’s hidden homeless on the pathway to Disney World, a life bought into focus in a new film, The Florida Project. These days, Tommy Delgado barely notices the helicopter flights full of affluent tourists coming and going just across the street from the Magic Castle Inn and Suites.

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Source: The Guradian

'This is the future': solar-powered family car hailed by experts

Monday 05:10 GMT

A futuristic family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid has been hailed as “the future” as the annual World Solar Challenge wrapped up in Australia.

Their family car, Stella Vie, carried five people at an average speed of 69kmh, with event director Chris Selwood saying it was a practical demonstration of what the future might look like. “These incredible solar cars have been designed with the commercial market in mind and have all the features you’d expect in a family, luxury or sporting car,” he said.

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Source: The Guradian

The George Michael we knew: celebrities remember him one year on

Monday 05:10 GMT

His death was a shock and it’s sad to think that those who soundtracked a whole generation’s teen years – Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Prince and George Michael – are gone.

George, like the rest of us, made mistakes and sometimes publicly, but people could see what I personally was lucky enough to know about George.

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Source: New York Times

The Latest: Lockdown Lifted at Virginia State University

Monday 05:10 GMT

The Latest on the shooting on the Virginia State University (all times local):. Authorities say a lockdown has been lifted on the campus of Virginia State University following a shooting that left one person injured.

The university's website says the Petersburg, Virginia school located about 24 miles south of Richmond was celebrating the final day of its homecoming. Virginia State University remains on lockdown after a campus shooting that authorities say was an isolated incident.

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Source: The Guradian

Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in move to the right

Monday 05:10 GMT

Voting is under way in Austria in a snap election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the European Union’s youngest leader and form an alliance with the far right.

Strache thinks Britain “will probably be better off after Brexit” and pushes for closer ties with eastern and central European countries.

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Source: Common Domain

Susan Collins announces she will stay in the Senate rather than seek Maine's governorship

Monday 05:10 GMT

Maine Sen. Susan Collins, one of the key Republican votes that blocked the party’s effort to repeal Obamacare, announced Friday that she will forgo a race for the state’s governorship, remaining in the Senate at least until her term expires in 2020.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says he's neither quitting nor getting fired. California Senate leader Kevin de León is said to be leaning toward challenging Sen. Dianne Feinstein

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Source: New York Times

How Failure Made ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Great

Monday 05:10 GMT

“Halt and Catch Fire,” on the other hand, chronicled a chain of doomed ventures, beginning with one that was not only unsuccessful but, we eventually saw, had the wrong goal all along.

(“Halt and Catch Fire” will surely be the only drama ever to convey a climactic plot turn with a slow camera push-in on a browser toolbar.) But the project gave Haley — a misfit at school coming to realize she was gay — a purpose, a peer group and an identity.

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Source: Common Domain

With bat flips and fly balls, Yasiel Puig puts on a swaggering Game 1 show

Monday 05:10 GMT

Then, a couple of hours later, with a bat flip and a chest thump and roars that made Dodger Stadium literally shake, the Yasiel Puig Show officially began.

Now that’s entertainment, with Puig taking the Dodgers and their enchanted fans on a raucous, rollicking trip to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. Seventh inning, fly ball over left-field fence, swagger around the bases, curtain call out of the dugout, more tongue wagging, home run.

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Source: The Guradian

My three children say they never want to see me again

Monday 05:10 GMT

The children have met him and seemed to like him, but the mood took a dramatic turn recently when all three attacked me by email on the same day saying I was a snake in the grass and that my new man was a freeloader.

I had a breakdown as the kids blocked me from all email, Facebook, SMS accounts, etc, so I have no way of communicating with them.

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Source: Fox News

Dodgers top Cubs in Game 1 of NL title series

Monday 05:10 GMT

The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner won the NLDS series opener last week despite giving up four homers at Dodger Stadium, and Almora's shot made him the first Dodgers pitcher to yield five homers in a single postseason.

With another collective offensive effort and four innings of perfect relief for Kershaw, the Dodgers calmly overcame an early two-run deficit and took the first game of this rematch of the 2016 NLCS, won in six games by the Cubs on the way to their first World Series championship in 108 years.

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Source: Fox News

Iraqi Kurds say federal forces launch 'major, multi-pronged' attack on disputed city

Monday 21:55 GMT

 Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, causing "lots of casualties" in fighting south of the city. The Kurdistan Region Security Council said in a statement that Kurdish forces known as peshmerga have destroyed at least five U.S.-supplied Humvees being used by the state-sanctioned militias following the "unprovoked attack" south of the city.

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Source: Fox News

Virginia governor race: Candidates pull out political heavy hitters as showdown gets nasty

Monday 22:50 GMT

In a year where coverage of President Trump has generated TV ratings, limitless controversy,  and the world’s scrutiny, . the November 7th Virginia governor’s race between former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie and Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has been gasping for attention.

It read: "Ralph Northam, who is running for Governor of Virginia, is fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs & sanctuary cities. Vote Ed Gillespie!" But Northam added to his retweet: "I've been expecting this.

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Source: BBC

Austrians vote in watershed election

Monday 05:10 GMT

Austrians are voting in a general election in which the frontrunner, conservative People's Party (ÖVP) leader Sebastian Kurz, is just 31.

This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants.

Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mining Mexican cinema for its music: How songs and scores lend power to the picture

Today 01:34 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Li Yuchun: meet the pop star taking gender neutral style to China

Monday 08:06 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump campaign legal bills topped $1 million last quarter

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: DW

Beethoven's Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for 'Innocence in Danger' benefit

Monday 07:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Harry Styles goes in a new direction

Monday 09:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Healthy meal prep ideas

Monday 09:01 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How Netflix reveals the billions it spends on content

Today 01:34 GMT
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Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
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Canada set to resist U.S. dairy pricing proposal in NAFTA: reports

Sunday 02:26 GMT
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Worker warned hotel before Las Vegas shooter opened fire on crowd

Thursday 17:20 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Effect of Trump's Obamacare subsidy cuts is blunted In California — for now

Sunday 02:26 GMT
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Hundreds of civilians flee Islamic State-held areas of Syrian city

Saturday 16:23 GMT
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Source: Global News

North Korea reportedly hacked U.S.-South Korea war plans

Wednesday 13:38 GMT
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Source: CTV

Deadly Calif. wildfires force thousands to evacuate

Wednesday 05:08 GMT

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