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Emmy nominations 2019: Snubs and surprises
"Schitt's Creek" (L-R) O'Hara, Levy/Pop TV (LOS ANGELES) -- The morning of the Emmy nominations ceremony is always thrilling for some -- and a terrible letdown for others.The cast and crew of Game of Thrones are undoubtedly celebrating, as the HBO series earned 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season. But while GOTs success wasn't a surprise, there were others: SurprisesSchitt's Creek, a POP TV series that has developed a cult following, picked up four nominations, including best comedy series, and individual nods for stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara.Amazon's Fleabag, a series created by its...
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Judge finds longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone in violation of gag order
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A federal judge has banned Roger Stone, the longtime confidant to President Donald Trump, from using social media after finding him in violation of a court-issued gag order on Tuesday.In doing so, U.S. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Stone not to "post or communicate on Instagram Twitter or Facebook in any way or any subject.""It seems as if once again I am wrestling with behavior that has to do more with middle school than a court of law," Jackson said Tuesday. "Whether the problem is that you can't follow simple orders or...
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HIV, AIDS-related deaths down since 2010, but more work needed: UNAIDS
LOVE_LIFE/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS says Tuesday that while progress in reduconing the spread of HIV/AIDS and increasing access to treatment continues, the improvements have come more slowly than in past years.A new report, released this week, shows mixed results. Some countries, the organization says, are making impressive gains in the fight against AIDS, while others are seeing new increases in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths."We urgently need increased political leadership to end AIDS," UNAIDS Executive Director Gunilla Carlsson said in a press release. "Ending AIDS is possible if we focus...
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10,000 evacuated after massive fire disrupts Croatian music festival
STR/AFP/Getty Images (LONDON) -- An estimated 10,000 people have been evacuated from a hip-hop festival on the Croatian island of Pag after a fire broke out in a nearby pine forest on Monday night. Video posted on social media shows people running from the beach as flames were visible in the background."The wildfire at Fresh Island Festival right now is mad," one attendee tweeted. "Whole thing been locked off."Police ordered revelers to leave the popular beach music festival as more than 60 fire fighters, along with 45 police officer and 22 vehicles were dispatched to try to bring the blaze...
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Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit on display for first time in more than a decade
ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Exactly 50 years since the launch of Apollo 11, the spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his 'giant leap for mankind' went on display Tuesday morning for the first time in over a decade. The suit, with lunar dust still embedded in the fabric, was revealed alongside Vice President Mike Pence and members of Armstrong's family at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. "It is the single most human factor of the Apollo 11 mission," said Lisa Young, objects conservator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. "It's like a small, tiny...
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DOJ will not file charges against officer involved in Eric Garner’s death
tillsonburg/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The Justice Department on Monday has declined to file federal civil rights charges against the New York Police Department officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, whose dying words “I can’t breathe” became a national rallying cry for demonstrations about police treatment of minorities, according to a source familiar with the matter.The decision comes one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner’s death and the expiration of the statute of limitations. The death of Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, was ruled a homicide in August 2014. In a statement, New York City Mayor...
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Tiger Woods prepping for Open, says winning Masters took a toll
Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland) -- He's coming off a remarkable win at The Masters, but Tiger Woods is unsure if he will be fully prepared for this week's British Open."It's not quite as sharp as I'd like to have it right now," Woods told reporters on Tuesday about his game. "I still need to get the shape of the golf ball a little bit better than I am right now, especially with the weather coming in and the winds are going to be changing."Woods has played just ten competitive rounds since winning April's Masters....
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