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Ellen DeGeneres starts Twitter retweet battle with 'Nugget Boy'

Ellen DeGeneres starts Twitter retweet battle with 'Nugget Boy' Wilkerson accepted the challenge and has accumulated over 2.7 million retweets on Twitter as of Thursday morning. She said, 'We need your help, ' with Cooper adding, 'Ellen and I are in dangerously close to losing our to for the most re-tweeted tweet of all-time'. [Full Article...]

The ADL offers Sean Spicer a personal Holocaust history lesson

Perino, the former White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, spoke with Spicer about the controversy he sparked with his ill-phrased comment on Tuesday about Hitler. However, I was trying to draw a contrast of the tactic of using aeroplanes to drop chemical weapons on innocent people. The controversial press secretary has apologized for the comments in several interviews sinc... [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez Announces Secret Project With Petra Collins

Since the former Disney alum's triumphant return to the spotlight with her Netflix series, a dance single collaboration with DJ Kygo, and her budding romance with fellow musician The Weeknd , the 24-year-old is proving that 2017 is definitely her year and letting her personal happiness influence her creative process. [Full Article...]

Easter egg hunts galore this weekend

Here's a list of the public Easter egg hunts and other related activities the Leader has received for the weekend. Where: Diefenbunker, 3929 Carp Rd . The most publicized example was the annual PEZ Easter Egg Hunt in CT, which was canceled after parents went berserk previous year. The hunt kicks off at 9 p.m. [Full Article...]

North Korean test missile explodes on launch

Meanwhile, state-owned China International Travel Services, Ctrip.com International - China's leading online travel website - and many other Chinese tour operators have halted travel to North Korea. In an editorial, China's Global Times newspaper said North Korea likely felt the shockwaves from the 11-ton "mother of all bombs" that the United States dropped in Afghanistan on Thursday. [Full Article...]

It's Here: The First Trailer For 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'!

The two-minute footage offers few clues - but it does feature Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, seen from a dark cave and saying ominously that "it's time for the Jedi to end". Han Solo is not there but Luke Skywalker has been found. She's as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi Wan - when the saber cuts him down he becomes more ... [Full Article...]

Is O'Reilly Going Off Fox?

O'Reilly is expected to return to the airwaves on April 24. Two highly placed Fox News sources say 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch would like O'Reilly to be permanently removed from the air, while his father, Rupert, and older brother, Lachlan, are more inclined to keep him. [Full Article...]

North Korea parades military weapons, but no nuke test

But if the parade signaled a readiness for war, North Korean leaders insisted the growing arsenal a way to ensure that the government in Pyongyang is not easily overthrown. A series of what appeared to be KN-08 missiles were among the weapons rolled out on trucks. Weapons analysts said they believed some of the missiles on display at the military parade were new types of intercontinental ballist... [Full Article...]

Star Wars to feature new female character

Balance has always been a key concept in Star Wars and, as the Hollywood Reporter suggests, the existence of the Jedi (the good guys) may have given rise to a counterforce , the Sith (the bad guys). The producer revealed the news during an interview with ABC News at Star Wars Celebration. The trailer opens with a hypnotic sort of lullaby music and we get a glimpse of Rey tapping into the ... [Full Article...]

United pilots: Dragged passenger not our fault

Gate agents can offer $2,000. Dao, 69, was on United Express Flight 3411, operated by regional carrier Republic Airlines, from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Louisville. This really isn't asking too much. The union says United pilots were not flying the jet and that the four who were given the seats of Dao and three other passengers who were ordered off the plane work for Republic, no... [Full Article...]

What's new in Star Wars Battlefront 2's multiplayer

Never described in the game as a villain, Iden's main motivation for attacking the Rebels is to avenge the death of the Emperor. Along with the new campaign comes a brand new planet - Vardos, an Imperial utopia created specifically for Battlefront 2, where children of the Empire grow up in peace and aspire to be elite soldiers like Iden. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation on 'wrong side' of Syria argument, Theresa May says

Russia, one of Syria's few global allies, vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution which would require the regime to provide detailed information about air operations and immediate access to air bases. "If he doesn't, then we're going to have to think about what our options are - one of them may be bringing a privileged resolution to withdraw U.S. military forces by a given date from Syria"... [Full Article...]

Non-Bailable Warrant Against Sanjay Dutt Over Threats to Producer

Non-Bailable Warrant Against Sanjay Dutt Over Threats to Producer The case dates back to 2013, when Noorani had accused Dutt of failing to complete his 2002 movie Jaan Ki Baazi despite taking the signing amount of Rs 50 lakh. In the meantime, he started receiving threatening calls from some underworld figures who asked him to withdraw the case, the producer alleged. Advocate Neeraj Gupta, who is representing Noorani, said after Dutt's release from prison in Fe... [Full Article...]

Power, Pride & the Fall: Reflections on our leaders and the Easter message

Power, Pride & the Fall: Reflections on our leaders and the Easter message Rev. Acquaye, giving a homily on "His Love on the Cross" said the lessons heralding Christ's crucifixion and death could not be likened to theatrical play without a meaning. Our goal at Hopewell every Easter is to keep it simple. All of the churches Local 24 visited said they expect to be full as Holy Week services culminate with Easter Sunday . [Full Article...]

United to pay compensation to plane passengers

United to pay compensation to plane passengers The United incident involving Dao was the most talked about topic on Weibo on Tuesday, with almost 500 million views, and an added 250 million and counting on Wednesday. The attorneys want cockpit voice recordings, passenger and employee and crew lists, incident reports and the city Aviation Department's personnel reports for the police who removed Dao from the plane. [Full Article...]

Amidst Sexual Harassment Scandal, Bill O'Reilly Announces He's Taking a Vacation

Bloom's pronouncements came on the heels of a report by The New York Times that five women had been paid $13 million to settle allegations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate conduct by the top-rated host. Fox News anchors Dana Perino will fill in Wednesday night and Monday through Thursday next week, while Bret Baier will host Thursday's show and Greg Gutfeld will fill O'Reilly's seat F... [Full Article...]

It's a boy! April the giraffe's calf is male

It's a boy! April the giraffe's calf is male About 45 minutes later, the calf stood on wobbly legs for the first time as the proud papa, a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver , watched from an adjacent pen. April's celebrity and the public fascination with her unborn calf blossomed when the zoo began providing a live YouTube stream in February. Which means the 15-year-old giraffe has been pregnant for one third of her life; five years. [Full Article...]

'The Fate of the Furious' races ahead of the pack

The early totals have pushed the 16-year-old series above the $4 billion mark overall. The latest entry might be one of the series' less successful installments - it does not hit the lunatic heights of the previous three, and sometimes gets lost in its own rather cumbersome plotting that recontextualizes (and retroactively changes the meaning of) several of the prior films. [Full Article...]

'Star Wars Rebels' Trailer For Fourth And Final Season Promises Big Surprises

The footage of the old Carrie Fisher will not be used in the next part of the film. Unfortunately, Carrie passed away by the time we were well underway with Episode IX in our thoughts. We had not written the script yet. Kennedy confessed Carrie's passing turned the tables for their idea of "Star Wars: Episode IX". "Sadly, Carrie will not be in nine". [Full Article...]

April the Giraffe now giving birth on infamous livestream

Aside from a minor weird setback for allegedly showing "sexually explicit content" the live video has been captivating audiences across the world. And just before 10am today, she delivered her baby in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville. [Full Article...]


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