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Survivor: Transgender contestant Zeke Smith outed

Zeke Smith , a contestant on CBS's Survivor , has been publicly outed as transgender by another contestant. During a shocking tribal council, Jeff Varner outed Zeke Smith as transgender. "Being trans and transitioning, it's a long process; it's a very hard process". "I don't even need a cheerleader because I know I can do whatever I want to do". [Full Article...]

Judicial Watch Rebukes WH for Keeping Visitor Logs Secret

The Trump administration will not voluntarily disclose the names of most White House visitors, discontinuing the policy of former President Barack Obama. On Friday, Dubke defended the White House's decision by citing other areas he said was demonstrating new levels of transparency. The groups see the visitor logs as important tools for monitoring which individuals or groups may be trying to infl... [Full Article...]

United Passenger Identified as Dr. David Dao

United Passenger Identified as Dr. David Dao Munoz's pledge comes after widespread outrage at a video that showed a forcible removal of a Chicago passenger on Sunday. After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United's parent company said the airline was reaching out to the man to "resolve this situation". [Full Article...]

The Fate Of The Furious Set To Break Worldwide Box Office Records

The Fate Of The Furious Set To Break Worldwide Box Office Records Even after seven movies, Universal's latest installment of the car-centric action franchise " The Fast and the Furious " found plenty in the tank to top the box office charts Friday. The opening day box office of $65.6 million (451.6M RMB) has set the record for the biggest single day ever at the Chinese box office. But, if you'll pardon the trite metaphor, when " The Fate of the Furious " is firi... [Full Article...]

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

Barely into its first day of life, April's calf is already a YouTube sensation, with more than 561,000 YouTube viewers checking in to coo over the gangly baby at 11:24 a.m. Then at 9:55 a.m. she gave birth to her giraffe calf. Veterinarians at Animal Adventure Park has been posting daily updates on their Facebook page. People can nominate a name after giving $1 on the GoFundMe page . [Full Article...]

Evacuations as 'extremely serious' Cyclone Cook batters New Zealand

The Wahine ship sunk on April 10, 1968 near Wellington after being caught in a storm stirred by Tropical Cyclone Giselle. Cyclone Cook has brought widespread disruption to northern New Zealand with Bay of Plenty getting the worst battering. [Full Article...]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony's Best Photos

They were inducted alongside the Electric Light Orchestra ( ELO ), Journey and Yes during a concert in NY. Letterman wasn't the only fan in the room: As Vedder thanked his wife during his speech, one male fan from a seat up high screamed, "I love you, Eddie!" The program will also feature a special memorial tribute to Prince, nearly one year after his death, performed by Lenny Kravitz ,... [Full Article...]

"Survivor" contestant outs fellow competitor as trans

Varner, apparently suspecting he would be voted out, made accusations of "a deception" before revealing that Smith is transgender on the episode . Varner has since been condemned by GLAAD with the LGBTQ rights organization working with CBS and Smith to have the proper responses in place for the episode airing. [Full Article...]

Attorney for O'Reilly Accuser Says Fox News Refused Independent Investigation

The exodus of sponsors followed a recent report in The New York Times that five women were paid a total of $13 million to keep quiet about harassment allegations. The report detailed harassment allegations from Walsh, who said O'Reilly didn't deliver on a verbal job offer after she rejected his sexual advances. [Full Article...]

Gene Simmons, Bill Clinton, & More Honor Chuck Berry At Memorial Service

Gene Simmons, Bill Clinton, & More Honor Chuck Berry At Memorial Service Note from Gene Simmons: Sad but honored to have been invited to the Chuck Berry Memorial event. Berry died last month at his Missouri home aged 90. "Without Chuck Berry I wouldn't be here and everything that came, that became this huge thing called rock and roll started with a guy who just wanted to make people feel good and forget about the traffic jams of the world". [Full Article...]

Are you anxious about escalating tensions between USA and North Korea?

Its army vowed Friday a "merciless" response to any USA provocation but diplomats in Pyongyang are more sanguine, pointing out that the North raises its rhetoric every spring, when Washington and Seoul hold annual joint exercises that it views as preparations for invasion. [Full Article...]

Holy Saturday well-spent, city ready for Easter Sunday

Some of Jesus' followers, however, believed that they saw Him alive after his death, experiences that gave birth to the Christian religion. Jesus thus fulfilled the role of High Priest, insofar as Christ was the one who offered His death to God for the forgiveness of sins. [Full Article...]

Stephen Will Compete On American Ninja Warrior In The May 25th Episode

Stephen Will Compete On American Ninja Warrior In The May 25th Episode Stephen Amell is no stranger to putting in major time at the gym for his role on the CW's Arrow . These celebs will be paired with elite ninjas who will serve as the stars' coaches and personal cheerleaders. I doubt he would make this announcement if he was just going to guest host, so though he didn't say it out right, I think it's safe to assume he will be running the course. [Full Article...]

Missing Persons Case Now A Homicide

Missing Persons Case Now A Homicide Gutierrez and Bobadilla never met the man in custody or her other roommate, who reported her missing Tuesday. The preliminary autopsy findings showed Mejia suffered a gunshot wound and was a victim of a homicide. Funeral plans are being arranged by family and friends while Sacramento investigators hold Mejia's roommate as a person of interest. She was driving back to Sacramento, and was scheduled ... [Full Article...]

April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online

April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online Once her calf is born and she is done nursing it, he or she will move on to another facility as it's rare to keep family members together due to concerns about incest. The father, a 5-year-old giraffe named Oliver , watched from an adjacent pen, the Associated Press reported. BST: Zoo owner Jordan patch just took to Facebook to thank all of April's fans. [Full Article...]

Heroes That Should Definitely Join Star Wars Battlefront II

The addition of the multilayered, canon single player campaign is certainly the crown jewel in Battlefront II . Bernd Diener, a creative director at DICE, said the game will also expand players' ability to become a hero for their side, whether they're playing as a well-known character from the movies or a generic trooper. [Full Article...]

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted Of Double Murder

Hernandez was convicted of a gun possession charge. The judge added four to five years to the end of Hernandez's current life sentence for that charge. Prosecutors said Hernandez opened fire on a vehicle, killing Furtado and de Abreu, because he felt disrespected when one of the men bumped into him and spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub. [Full Article...]

Pepsi apologises, pulls Kendall Jenner ad following social media backlash

Pepsi apologises, pulls Kendall Jenner ad following social media backlash They added: "We did not intend to make light of any serious issue". It said it was "removing the content and halting any further rollout". And now, in the Live For Now Moments Anthem commercial, Kendall leaves her photo shoot behind to join a march before handing a police officer a can of Pepsi , causing her fellow protestors to erupt in cheers as he takes a drink. [Full Article...]

Amazon to make Echo's high-performance microphone tech available to third-party manufacturers

Amazon to make Echo's high-performance microphone tech available to third-party manufacturers OEMs can visit developer.amazon.com/alexa-voice-service/dev-kits/amazon-7-mic to request an invite and learn more about the reference solutions now available for hardware makers wanting to integrate Alexa . Called Amazon Alexa 7-Mic Far-Field Development, the new offering includes the hardware designs for Echo microphones; the software for word recognition, noise reduction, and echo cancellatio... [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort is registering with the United States government as a foreign agent

Manafort's spokesperson, in a statement to the AP, claims that Manafort was going to register before the 2016 election, but is now "taking appropriate steps" as a result of "formal guidance" from the US government regarding the matter. Last month, Flynn voluntarily filed documents with the Justice Department, admitting that he had been working past year as a foreign agent representing the intere... [Full Article...]


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