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  • Meghan Markle's wedding dress gets criticized by Katy Perry

    05/21/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies online ^ | 5/21/18 | Rachel McRady
    Katy Perry’s going to tell it like it is! The 33-year-old pop star opened up to ET’s Lauren Zima about this weekend’s biggest event – the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – during Sunday’s night one of the "American Idol" finale. “I would have done one more fitting,” Perry quipped of Markle’s stunning Givenchy gown. “I’m never not going to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you.”
  • Vanity - Brennan & Holder Lash out at Trump...Obama cannot be far behind - Please show me attention!

    05/21/2018 4:21:57 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    Lookee...Lookee, the "Obama" birds (Brennan & Holder) of a feather try to cover their butts together. Don't take no genius to put two and two together. The game, the gambit, the dark acts to destroy the current POTUS, Donald J. Trump is over. It simply started and ended with Barack Hussein Obama. Obama, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is not going to have sweet nice cozy legacy. In fact, he will little legacy at all. Scores of his Obamabots will go down with him. Game over...soon!!!
  • Hillary Clinton urges Yale class to buy newspaper subscriptions

    05/21/2018 11:11:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/21/2018 | Staff
    Speaking to Yale graduates over the weekend, the former candidate for president urged the class to stop the spread of fake news and help support journalism by paying for it. "It means calling out actual fake news when we see it and supporting brave journalists and their reporting maybe even by subscribing to a newspaper," she said.
  • **BREAKING**: Leaked video of meeting between Brennan, Comey and Clapper.

    05/21/2018 10:53:29 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 44 replies ^ | 5/12/2018 |
  • Woman Calls Police After Having Wig Snatched

    05/21/2018 10:48:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    The Root ^ | 5/21/2018 | Yesha Callahan
    A Georgia woman was furious after another woman not only insulted her $85 wig, but snatched it off her head and set it ablaze. Angie Marie Smith, 54, of Macon, Ga., called the Bibb County Sheriff’s Department after she says Brittany L. Huff told her her wig was ugly and then took it upon herself to rid the world of the black-and-blond wig. The two women were hanging outside with a group of people, when, according to the Telegraph, Smith says Huff started harassing her about her wig. Smith said Huff told her, “‘Your wig sho’ ugly. Your wig sho’...
  • Oprah, Meryl Streep, 100+ other celebrities call for global gender equality in open letter

    05/21/2018 10:34:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 88 replies
    WENN ^ | 5/21/2018 | staff
    Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman have signed an open letter calling for an end to gender inequality. The stars are among 140 signatories from the entertainment industry, which also include Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Schumer and Thandie Newton, who have shown their support for the campaign, spearheaded by international charity ONE. The letter is addressed to world leaders, who are told they have been put "on notice" to take action to put an end to the inequality, claiming that it leaves 130 million girls without an education and one billion women without access to a...
  • Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three...

    05/21/2018 10:14:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 21, 2018 | Hannah Parry and Ashley Collman For
    FULL TITLE: Doctor who spiked his pregnant girlfriend's drink with FOUR abortion pills is sentenced to three years in prison A doctor who spiked his then-girlfriend's drink with four abortion pills has been sentenced to three years in jail. Brook Fiske, 37, was almost four months pregnant when she was poisoned by Sikander Imran, 32, last year. She was began suffering contractions and was rushed to hospital where she lost her unborn baby son. Imran was arrested and earlier this year, pleaded guilty to fetal homicide in Arlington County, Virginia. On Friday, he received a three-year jail term, and 17-year...
  • Simple Solution to Gun Shootings

    05/21/2018 10:12:55 AM PDT · by dila813 · 14 replies
    Today | Freeper
    Require all Schools get insurance for students while on school property. Why? Because look what is required for you to have employees on your property. The Insurance Company's underwriters require that you pay insurance rates that are subject to the likelihood that they will sustain a claim. What does this mean, 1. those insured take steps to reduce their rates such as taking steps that are identified by insurers that reduce their risk. 2. those who are extremely risky can't obtain insurance and therefore can't have students. 3. the insurance companies investigate all claims to determine the root cause to...
  • O b a m a g a t e: The Past Finally Meets The Present.

    05/21/2018 10:00:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | May 21, 2018 | DIAMOND AND SILK
    O b a m a g a t e: The Past Finally Meets The Present. We told y'all way back then whats unfolding right now. This O b a m a g a t e col-lu-sion is some unbelievable hypocrisy. Maybe this video is the reason why the left want to shut us down! Like and Share, Share, Share.....
  • New Orleans only city vying for Super Bowl 2024 at NFL owners meetings on Wednesday

    05/21/2018 9:17:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies ^ | May 21, 2018 | Larry Holder
    New Orleans could once again become the home for the Super Bowl on Wednesday afternoon (May 23). That's when the city's contingent, led by the New Orleans Saints and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, will present a proposal to the NFL team owners to host the 2024 Super Bowl (58), according to the Saints and the GNOSF. New Orleans will be the only suitor for the 2024 Super Bowl at the league owners meetings, making its chances of landing the NFL's crowning event highly probable. The vote by the 31 other teams is expected to occur shortly after the...
  • Police: Florida couple steals motorized cart from Walmart, drives to bar

    05/21/2018 8:13:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 61 replies
    kxan ^ | May 21, 2018 | wfla
    Security cameras were rolling when Jeffrey Robert Sabiel, 50, and Santa Marie Walters, 32, stole a motorized shopping cart from a Walmart located on Missouri Avenue in Largo, according to an affidavit. Shortly after the theft was reported, the cart was spotted outside Jimmy's Sports Bar in Largo and an officer found the couple at the bar... After denying the theft, the couple admitted to taking the cart and was arrested on charges of grand theft. They were both booked into the Pinellas County Jail.
  • 16-Year-Old Boy Killed, 17 Others Wounded in Sunday Shootings (Chicago)

    05/21/2018 7:45:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 5/20/2018 | Staff
    A 16-year-old boy is dead after he was shot in the face in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, one of 18 people shot across the city in one day. According to police, the boy was standing in the 1800 block of South Komensky just after noon when another person walked up to him and opened fire, striking him in the face. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. No further details are available, and no one is in custody in connection with the shooting. At least 14 other people have been...
  • Was woman who verified BHO's birth certificate's murder caught on camera?

    05/21/2018 7:34:13 AM PDT · by MNDude · 170 replies
    A medical professional who verified Obama's birth certificate with 8 other people was in a plane crash into the ocean in 2013. Donald Trump tweeted the following about this at the time. "How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s “birth certificate” died in plane crash today. All others lived" One of the other passengers was wearing a go cam video camera during the entire time. A news station played a few seconds of this video. In the video, you can see Ms.Fuddy, the health director safe and alive holding onto an airplane wing. Then it appears...
  • White women like me, we need to talk (about not calling the police) [barf alert]

    05/21/2018 7:31:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
    (CNN) — Did you hear about the white woman who called police in Memphis earlier this month because a black man who wanted to buy a house was trying to take a look at it first? What about the white people who called the police on black people simply for sleeping in their own dorm lounge at Yale, barbecuing at a park, shopping at Nordstrom Rack, waiting in a Starbucks or ... the list goes tragically on and on. White women like me, we need to have a talk. Enough is enough and we need to make ourselves part of...
  • Jodie Foster Says America Has a "Problem" With Female Directors

    05/21/2018 7:31:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 75 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 21, 2018 | Lou Vanhecke
    Hotel Artemis star Jodie Foster explained that she loves to act but will continue directing as well at Saturday's premiere of the new action film at the Regency Bruin Theater in Los Angeles. “I said it and I’ll keep saying it — I want to direct,” Foster explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “And I will direct more than I acted.” The actress/filmmaker was not shy to share her thoughts about the rise of female directors, as that faction of the film industry has been the “last area” that needs to see a change. She also made a point to mention...
  • bmwcyle in the National Enquirer

    05/21/2018 7:12:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | May 21, 2018 | lowbridge
  • Rating Changes in 19 House Races, All Toward Democrat

    05/21/2018 7:11:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 21, 2018
    . In total, 68 GOP-held seats are now rated competitive Despite forecasts of a blue tsunami, it’s still not guaranteed that Democrats will win back the House majority. But the playing field of competitive House races is expanding and shifting to almost exclusively Republican territory. After the latest round of changes, Inside Elections now has 68 Republican seats rated as vulnerable compared to just 10 vulnerable Democratic seats. And there are at least a couple dozen more GOP-held seats that could develop into competitive races in the months ahead. That discrepancy in the playing field is reminiscent of previous “wave”...
  • Hospitals are soft targets: Nurses and staff need more training to deal with violence

    05/21/2018 6:45:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/18/2018 | John Kass
    One year ago, Tywon Salters, a convicted robber and car thief who’d been on parole, was in the Kane County Jail on new charges that would have likely sent him back to prison. Salters, of Chicago, ate a piece of his jail sandal and was taken to nearby Delnor Hospital for treatment. He was there five days. And a lack of coordination between hospitals, their security staffs and weaknesses in law enforcement policy is appalling. A hospital is a soft target. Add all that to the stress of a hot summer in big city trauma centers like those in Chicago...
  • Hillary to Yale Grads:'Radical Empathy' and Resilience Will Help You in 'This Tumultuous Moment'

    05/21/2018 6:36:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Fortune ^ | 5/21/2018 | Natasha Bach
    Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered a message of resilience and persistence to the Yale 2018 graduating class on Sunday. (snip) Clinton told the students that they have “already demonstrated the character and courage” that will help them “navigate this tumultuous moment,” and that they must continue to exhibit this resilient behavior. “Everyone gets knocked down, what matters is whether you get up and keep going,” she continued. “This may be hard for a group of Yale soon-to-be graduates to accept, but yes, you will make mistakes in life, you will even fail, it happens to...
  • Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama trace families to same metro Atlanta town

    05/21/2018 6:30:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    Cox Media Group ^ | 5/19/2018 | Bob D'Angelo
    ATLANTA-Michelle Obama and Meghan Markle both can trace their families to the same Georgia town, and not only were their ancestors both Jonesboro residents, they also lived there at the same time. According to professional genealogist Megan Smolenyak, both had third great-grandmothers living in Jonesboro in the years after the Civil War. Meghan Markle’s great-great-great grandmother on her mother’s side was Martha Henderson, but was known as Mattie. In the 1870 census Mattie was 10 years old, the daughter of Walker and Elizabeth Henderson. That same 1870 census notes that Michelle Obama’s great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, also lived in Jonesboro...