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LCD Soundsystem member comes out as transgender

LCD Soundsystem member comes out as transgender Read Russom's full interview with Grindr HERE, and her interview with Pitchfork HERE. While coming out has caused the 43-year-old to feel more connected to her bandmates as they prepare for their tour in September , living as a trans woman still comes with its challenges - like the "unpleasant" or even "scary" experience of using a public bathroom. [Full Article...]

Oregon's Senate Passes Landmark Bill Safeguarding Abortion Access

Oregon's Senate Passes Landmark Bill Safeguarding Abortion Access The measure, which does offer some religious-based exemptions, comes as the federal government and other states are seeking restrictions on abortion services. "Even while the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress are trying to strip away reproductive rights [abortion], Oregon is ensuring access regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity, or type of insurance", the Orego... [Full Article...]

Last chance to send Xander Bogaerts to All-Star Game

Last chance to send Xander Bogaerts to All-Star Game For his career against Boston, he is 3-3 with a 4.08 ERA in 14 starts, but he is 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA in five starts at Tropicana Field against the Red Sox. Sale had limited opponents to three runs or fewer in each of his previous six outings. Boston has won eight of its last 11 games against the Rays and five of its last seven games in Tampa as well. [Full Article...]

Female journalist gets turned away in the House for sleeveless dress

Female journalist gets turned away in the House for sleeveless dress Even though temperatures continue to rise this summer in D.C., men are still expected to wear a suit and tie to the House, and women are not allowed to wear sleeveless tops or dresses or open-toed shoes. However, when we consider the realities, in one situation, a man is being offered a tie to further dress up his look. By June, numerous reporters unaccustomed to covering the House were confro... [Full Article...]

Bengaluru: Namma Metro services restored after staffers call of strike

Bengaluru: Namma Metro services restored after staffers call of strike The workers were reportedly arrested after he and another Bengaluru Metro staff clashed with security personnel. Two KSISF constables have also been arrested on the complaint by metro officials who are protesting at the Byapnahalli metro station. [Full Article...]

Cent Thinks Jay-Z's 4:44 Is Golf Course Music

Cent Thinks Jay-Z's 4:44 Is Golf Course Music I mean I thought 4:44 was better than just "aight" but there's zero doubt that the album is indeed golf course sweater rap. Meanwhile, "4:44" has achieved platinum certification in less than a week, thanks to his 1 million stream deal with Sprint. [Full Article...]

Wife of Marvel Comics giant Stan Lee dies

Wife of Marvel Comics giant Stan Lee dies Our thoughts go out to Stan Lee and the rest of the Lieber family in this hard time . You may not know it, but Joan contributed a lot for the creation of our favorite superhero comics , shows, and movies. And then I heard the English accent. Legendary comic-book creator, Stan Lee is technically the highest grossing actor of all time . Stan took Joan out to lunch. [Full Article...]

Delaware Attorney General urges FCC to crack down on phone scams

Delaware Attorney General urges FCC to crack down on phone scams In letting phone companies block calls that appear to come from a number whose owner has requested it be blocked for outgoing calls, there is "little risk" to legitimate callers being blocked, the attorneys general wrote. Becerra said in a statement Wednesday, "Robocalls made from fake numbers are more than just a nuisance - they're illegal". The FCC and the telecommunications industry can and sho... [Full Article...]

Fox Business Network Suspends Charles Payne Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Fox Business Network Suspends Charles Payne Over Sexual Harassment Allegations Payne admitted on Wednesday to the National Enquirer that he had a "romantic relationship" lasting three years with a married political analyst who frequently appeared on various shows on Fox Business Network and Fox News from 2013 to 2016, and apologized to his wife, children, and friends. [Full Article...]

Turkey Detains Amnesty International Staffers, Accuses Them Of Belonging To Terror Group

Turkey Detains Amnesty International Staffers, Accuses Them Of Belonging To Terror Group The seven activists, including Amnesty's Turkey director Idil Eser , and their two trainers were taken away by police late Wednesday from a hotel where a workshop on digital security was taking place. "As with past arrests of prominent human rights defenders, journalists, academics, and activists, we underscore the importance of respecting due process and individual rights, as enshrined in the Tu... [Full Article...]

CBS responds to Hawaii Five-0 pay disparity allegations

CBS responds to Hawaii Five-0 pay disparity allegations The network's statement comes after Kim shared on Facebook he had made himself "available to come back [but] CBS and I weren't able to agree to terms on a new contract , so I made the hard choice not to continue". "CBS was extremely generous and proactive in their renegotiation talks", the statement reads. A representative for the network told Variety in a statement: "We are so appreciati... [Full Article...]

Hulu Offering HBO Add-On for $15, Cinemax for $10

Announced this morning, Hulu is partnering with HBO to offer a new add-on for any tier of Hulu's plans. And check out Hulu's HBO option here. East and West coast live feeds for HBO will be available to Hulu subscribers and customers will also get access to HBO Now when they sign up through Hulu . [Full Article...]

Judge: Bill Cosby's retrial set for November

Judge: Bill Cosby's retrial set for November Steele, said after the first trial that he would evaluate and review the case. Bill Cosby will face another trial on sexual assault charges in November after a jury failed to convict him last month. Constand, 44, of Ontario, Canada, testified over two days that after taking the blue pills she began slurring her words and became "frozen" or paralyzed and was unable to fight off Cosby's sexual adv... [Full Article...]

'Game of Thrones' Touring Exhibition Launches in Fall

We're less than two weeks away from Game of Thrones finally returning for its seventh season , but before we jump back into Westeros, Cersei Lannister herself is giving us an update on what we can expect this season. "Based on the stellar work GES has done with previous entertainment partners, we think this exhibition is going to be something fans will love, regardless of which part of the worl... [Full Article...]

George and Amal Clooney travel with their twins, the first photos unveiled

George and Amal Clooney travel with their twins, the first photos unveiled Amal Clooney's mother, Baria Alamuddin, echoed that sentiment. In addition to getting married, which he once said wasn't for him, Clooney shocked fans by becoming a father for the first time. On the pictures revealed by the site TMZ , the actor carried one of the pretty white cradles and Amal carried the other one as can be seen HERE and HERE. [Full Article...]

Snapchat enables link sharing by attaching it to images among friends

Snapchat enables link sharing by attaching it to images among friends Previously only ad campaigns and Discover content could include links. Snap Inc. has a one year low of $17.00 and a one year high of $29.44. The company rolled out a new creative tool called Backdrops to do away with the problem of finding the ideal background. [Full Article...]

Patton Oswalt Engaged to Actress Meredith Salenger

Patton Oswalt Engaged to Actress Meredith Salenger He was married to Michelle E. McNamara for 11 years and they have an 8-year-old daughter named Alice . According to People , the cute pair have only been dating for a few months. The news comes just fifteen months after the passing of Oswalt's wife, Michelle McNamara , who died unexpectedly in her sleep in April 2016 at age 46. [Full Article...]

Giant Sand Sculpture on NJ Beach Mocks Christie's Beach Trip

Giant Sand Sculpture on NJ Beach Mocks Christie's Beach Trip Previous year they created a sculpture that honored the victims of the September 11 attacks. The sculptors crafted a plaque at Christie's feet, which reads "IBSP" for "Island Beach State Park", the recreation area where Christie and his family enjoyed their holiday weekend while New Jerseyans were not allowed access. [Full Article...]

NASA developing first planetary defence mechanism

NASA developing first planetary defence mechanism The Double Asteroid Redirection Test , or DART , marks NASA's "first mission to demonstrate what's known as the kinetic impactor technique "-strike the asteroid to shift its orbit". "A binary asteroid is the flawless natural laboratory for this test", says DART program scientist Tom Statler. DART mission designers have chosen a target asteroid for the project. [Full Article...]

22nd Asian Athletics Championships Inaugurated in Odisha

22nd Asian Athletics Championships Inaugurated in Odisha In the second half of the day, Asian indoor championship bronze medalist Ahmed Mubarak of Oman was the victor of Heat 4. In the men's 1500m, India's Ajay Kumar Saroj set the pace in Heat 1 of the event and Siddharth Adhikary qualified from Heat 2 with a second-place finish behind Asian Games bronze medal victor Jamal Hairane of Qatar. [Full Article...]


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