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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling…

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Even Oprah gets intimidated

(CNN)Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey gets nervous. “I didn’t want to take on this role,” Winfrey told CNN at New York premiere of her new HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” “I was intimidated by it. I was nervous. I just didn’t know if I could do it.” Based on a 2010 best-selling book, “Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of a woman being treated for cancer, whose…

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

Kathryn Allenhoped to deliver Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) a dose ofstrong medicine (read: a loss) in the 2018 election. Now she wont have to. Chaffetz bowing out adds uncertainty to the future of Utahs strongly Republican 3rd Congressional District. For Allen, who has described Chaffetz as a That is what we have run on all along and will continue to run on, she told The Huffington Post on Wednesday. Our…

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Arkansas Judge Blocks State From Using Drug For Lethal Injections

lethal injections, due to the drug supplier objecting that the state misleadingly obtained its product. Wednesdays court order effectively blocks the state from carrying out any executions for as long as its in place.The state is trying to execute eight prisoners in 11 daysbefore its supply of midazolam, the first lethal injection drug, expires by months end. The state has already been thwarted in its attempt to carry out what…

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Navy, Marines Ban Nude Photo-Sharing After Scandal

The revised regulations, which apply to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, were dated Monday and made public on Tuesday, reported Navy Times. The changeamounts to a lawful order, which can be enforced with the full weight of the justice system, from non-judicial punishment to general court martial, the paper noted. The new regulations from the Department of the Navy, which includes the Navy and the Marine Corps, come more than…

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Ann Coulter vows to speak at UC Berkeley after school calls off event

(CNN)Conservative commentator Ann Coulter vowed to proceed with a scheduled speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley, despite the school’s decision to call it off. In a letter to Berkeley College Republicans, who organized the event, Vice Chancellors Scott Biddy and Stephen Sutton said campus police were unable to find a “suitable venue” for the April 27 event. “Unfortunately, UCPD determined that, given currently active security threats, it is…

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young…

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How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

(CNN)The suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez in his prison cell is one of several recent suicides of people in custody, prompting experts to question whether these deaths were preventable. Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, hanged himself Wednesday morning with a bedsheet tied to his window, according to prison officials. A Washington state inmate accused of fatally shooting five people last year also hanged himself this…

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Fresno rampage suspect details each day of killing spree to police

(CNN)The Fresno killing spree that left several families fatherless started when the gunman thought a security guard disrespected him. So, police say, he killed him. But the shooter didn’t want to go down in history for just one slaying, police said. He vowed to eliminate as many white men as he could. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH

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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

Jack Shainman, Hendricks gallery, released a statement confirming his death: It is with great sadness that we announce that Barkley L. Hendricks passed away this morning. He was 72 years old. He is survived by his wife Susan of 34 years. We have had the great honor of working with Barkley since 2005. He was a situational painter, documenting the world around him in vivid and highly detailed paintings that…

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OReilly On Chopping Block Amid Claim He Called Black Woman Hot Chocolate

New York Magazines Gabriel Sherman reported Tuesday that the Murdoch family is leaning toward pulling Bill OReilly off of Fox Newsairwaves in the middle of growing pressure from advertisers and activist groups. David Folkenflikand CNNsBrian Stelterreported later Tuesday that an OReilly exit was being discussed. The board of 21st Century Fox, Fox News parent company, was to meet Thursday and was likely to discuss OReilly, according to CNN. Could Bill…

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Steve King Toasts Border Patrol After Deportation Of Dreamer

WASHINGTON Immigrant rights advocates were dismayed on Tuesday by reports that the first undocumented immigrant with active Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections under President Donald Trump. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) had the opposite reaction. First non-valedictorian DREAMer deported. Border Patrol, this ones for you, King tweeted, with a photo of a beer. infamously said in 2014 first reported by USA Today on Tuesday Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph…

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Trump’s congratulatory call to Erdogan is revealing

(CNN)It’s a haunting image. A basement space with blacked-out windows, crowded with camera equipment and journalists who were assigned to cover the Leader during the state visit of a foreign dignitary but were not allowed to look outside. Was this Vladimir Putin’s Russia, or perhaps the Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan? No, it was the Trump National Jupiter Golf Club in Florida, three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, as depicted…

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Will Ivanka’s role in the White House pay dividends for her business?

(CNN)As the President got ready to sell his latest executive order to the American public, an overhaul of the H-1B skilled worker visa program, under his “Buy American, Hire American” slogan, Ivanka Trump appeared to be busy protecting the real emerald of the Trump family’s vast business empire: China. On April 6, hours before she and her husband dined with the Chinese President and his family, Ivanka’s company secured provisional…

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. Just…

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Etan Patz case: Hernandez gets 25 to life in prison

(CNN)The bodega clerk convicted for the 1979 murder of New York first-grader Etan Patz was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison. Pedro Hernandez, 56, was convicted of kidnapping and murder in February, nearly 40 years after the 6-year-old disappeared on May 25, 1979. Etan left home to walk to a school bus stop and was not seen again. In the early 1980s, his photo appeared on…

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Eric Trump Actually Complained About Mean People On Twitter

In an interview with Irelands Independent newspaper, the son of President Donald Trump blasted people who are mean on Twitter: Trump was responding to a question about golfer Rory McIlroy, who came under fire on social media after playing a round of golf with the president. Eric Trump also complained that politics is mean. His father on the campaign trail incited violence against protesters, criticized the family of a fallen…

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Arkansas Court Blocks Executions Of 2 Prisoners As State Pushes Ahead With ‘Conveyor Belt’ Lethal Injections

The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision on Monday, granted stays of execution for Bruce Ward and Don Davis. Both had been scheduled to die Monday, the first of what critics call the statesconveyor beltplan for multiple executions. State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said she would immediately appeal. Later, Rutledges office said she wouldnt appeal Wards stay at this time. In Mondays ruling, the U.S.Eight Circuit Court of Appeals…

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

If Republicans on Tuesday manage to lose the suburban Atlanta congressional seat they have held consistently since the late 1970s, they can pin some of the blame on Sandy Rosenberg, a longtime resident of Marietta, Georgia. The House seat was recently vacated by Tom Price, who is now President Donald Trumpshealth and human services secretary. Before that, it was held by Johnny Isakson, now a senator. Before Isakson, it was…

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Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

Three posts to the suspects Facebook page a video announcing his intent to commit a murder, a graphic video of the killing, and a live video of his confession stayed online for about two hours, the social network said. Facebook said it was reviewing its reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates standards as easily and quickly as possible. The company noted it…

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear…

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How Trump could make US a climate pariah over Paris pact

(CNN)Reports have it that President Donald Trump will assemble his advisers on Tuesday to decide on whether to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a career-long, oil-industry shill from Oklahoma, is arguing to pull out. Yet even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, is arguing to stay. If Trump goes with Pruitt instead of Tillerson, he will immediately create a worldwide…

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Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

Ankara, Turkey (CNN)Turkish citizens who did not want to give more powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a very hard Monday. There was quiet discontent in Ankara, as if its pockets of opposition had been zipped tight. Duysen Talas, a 28-year-old born in the capital, Ankara, was slouched over in a chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition party Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters. Talas, like many of the country’s 24…

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London attack: Victim Melissa Cochran returns to US – BBC News

He added that Mrs Cochran, who was in a wheelchair when she joined a service for the families and survivors of the attack at Westminster Abbey on 5 April, was healing faster than expected. Victims of the London attack London attack: What we know so far In depth: Westminster terror attack The other people killed on the bridge were Aisha Frade, 44, who worked at a London sixth-form college; retired…

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Prince Harry sought counselling after hiding Diana death grief – BBC News

Along with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he is promoting the Heads Together mental health campaign, the London Marathon’s charity of the year. Profile: Prince Harry Princes commission Diana statue Speaking to the paper’s Bryony Gordon, Prince Harry said: “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years,…

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