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Irish Expats Travel Home to Vote on Abortion Referendum

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 6:26pm
The #HomeToVote hashtag has united Irish citizens making the trip. “I’m coming home for me, for my friends, sisters and all Irish women,” one said.

Rudy Giuliani demands to know what was said at classified briefing — claims it could reveal ‘illegitimate investigation’

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 6:25pm

Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani says he and the rest of the president’s legal team want a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about an FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, the Associated Press reports. Giuliani told ...

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WATCH: Black tourists booted by police from KFC after manager complained they were ‘too loud’

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 6:20pm

In recent weeks the world has witnessed people of color getting harassed for doing the most mundane activities such as waiting at a Starbucks to sleeping in a dorm room common area at Yale.  However, racism is not unique to only America. On Thursday, a group of black British tourist were visiting Be...

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Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges

BBC News - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 6:14pm
The former film mogul was charged with rape and sexual abuse after turning himself in to New York police.

Understanding Ireland’s Vote on Whether to Keep Its Abortion Ban

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 6:08pm
Results of two exit polls released Friday night showed voters had favored repeal by a wide margin.

Dungeons & Dragons: The revival of a 'geeky' pastime

BBC News - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 6:08pm
Games such as Dungeons & Dragons - once seen as the preserve of the uncool - are enjoying a revival.

Afghan interpreters' scheme utter failure, say MPs

BBC News - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 6:03pm
No Afghan civilians who worked for the Army have been resettled in the UK so far, MPs say.

Frances Tiafoe: The janitor's son who became a French Open hope

BBC News - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 6:01pm
How Frances Tiafoe turned a childhood sleeping in a spare office at a plush tennis centre into a million-dollar career.

Adult actress Jessica Drake confirms Stormy Daniels told her about Trump parking lot threat back in 2011: report

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 5:53pm

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels discussed her affair with Donald Trump and the threat that followed with another adult actress years before he ran for president, The Washington Post reports. Daniels’ associate Jessica Drake told the post that in 2011 Daniels told her about being threatened b...

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Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 5:39pm
The last painting damaged during a Mafia car bombing that killed five residents in 1993 is returned to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.

Trump eases firing of federal workers, cracks down on unions

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 5:38pm

President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them, drawing immediate criticism from a group representing federal employees. Administration officials said the orders would gi...

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Fox Host Lou Dobbs shreds outgoing GOPer Trey Gowdy as a ‘phony’ for failing to pin Benghazi tragedy on Hillary

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 5:26pm

Fox News host Lou Dobbs unloaded on GOP Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) for his lack of leadership in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks in an interview with Tom Shillue on Fox Radio.   .@LouDobbs: @TGowdySC is a phony. @TomShillueShow pic.twitter.com/daqqm8wlhe — FOX News Talk (@foxnewstalk)...

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Fox News panel descends into screaming match after co-host accuses Trump of faking patriotism at Naval speech

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 5:12pm

Donald Trump’s speech to the Naval Academy got rave reviews from most of the panelists on Fox’s The Five. But not from Juan Williams, who pointed out just how “self-serving” it was in a testy segment that featured plenty of yelling. Host Kimberly Guilfoyle opened by praising ...

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Harvey Weinstein, Ireland, Hawaii: Your Friday Evening Briefing

World News (NY Times) - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 5:06pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

EPA spends 30 percent more on Scott Pruitt’s security, cites death threats

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 5:01pm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s security detail has cost taxpayers about $3.4 million so far, up more than 30 percent from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt’s life had been threatened. Pruitt, who env...

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Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 4:47pm

The people of Ireland are set to liberalize some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws by a landslide, an exit poll showed on Friday, as voters demanded change in what two decades ago was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI exit poll suggested tha...

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‘I’m not reading any more of these — they’re lies’: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace refuses to read Trump tweets on air

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 4:42pm

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, said President Donald Trump’s lies are getting out of control and they are more like “fairy tales and fantasy” at this point. On Friday afternoon, Wallace began catching up with Trump’s latest early morning tweet storm, reading them to her panel...

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Mark Hughes: Southampton boss signs new three-year contract

BBC News - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 4:37pm
Southampton boss Mark Hughes signs a new three-year contract after guiding them to Premier League safety.

Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

The Raw Story - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 4:35pm

A third lava flow from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route. Six huge fissures sent rivers of molten rock through a blackened, ...

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TSB crisis: No end in sight for customers

BBC News - Fri, 25 May 2018 - 4:33pm
Five weeks into the IT crisis, the bank says experts from IBM will remain "for as long as it takes".
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