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Janet Jackson has become the first black woman to win the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. She slayed a medley of her most popular songs ― including “Nasty” and “Throb” ― and gave a powerful speech that pledged solidarity to #MeToo while calling for an end to “loud and harsh” public discourse. Bruno Mars introduced the 52-year-old pop star by noting the sociopolitical impact of her work and the sheer success of it ― she’s the first woman to record five straight No. 1 albums. Then Jackson went…

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President Donald Trump claims he has not changed since he was a child. This is true because the president was called a horrible child who enjoyed bullying his classmates, punched teachers, and threw fits if he didn’t win a game. A new biography from Washington Post reporters examines Trump’s life through interviews with dozens of people who knew him over the years. According to the biography, a lot of Trump’s behavior can be attributed to his father, Trump Sr, who was a grumpy, authoritarian patriarch who wore suits and ties even when…

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Former President George H.W. Bush may not have fulfilled his dream with his wife Barbara Bush before she passed away last month to see the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. However, he got a chance to catch the show with some of his loved ones. “Finally had the chance yesterday to catch some new friends in action @HamiltonMusical,” Bush wrote on Twitter, adding that he was “properly attired in Hamilton socks while being “surrounded by family and friends.” “Not a big hashtag man, but congratulations #HamFam!!” he added, after praising the production’s “epic story and performance.” Days before Bush attended the…

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Losing a child to gun violence can be very traumatic! Every school shooting has always left people in a life-time grieve. MSNBC reached out to Fred Guttenberg whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed in the Parkland shootings and who has been particularly active in the calls for gun regulation reform ever since. “We have a president who stands up and embraces a gun lobby, the NRA, and says you should actually feel good about them,” Guttenberg said about President Trump, who addressed the NRA’s annual national meeting in Texas earlier this month. “We have Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan who…

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The Royal wedding has come and gone with loads of fun fare and affluence. Prince Harry and his now-wife, American actress Meghan Markle, wedded t at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The BBC took the opportunity to troll President Donald Trump https://twitter.com/bbcthree/status/997791204724084736 The royals decided against invites for any world leaders. “It has been decided that an official list of political leaders — both UK and international — is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding,” a Kensington Palace spokesman said. “Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by the…

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The Texas shooting was the deadliest school shooting after the Parkland shooting that got 17 kids killed. The suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis confessed to opening fire at his Texas high school that killed 10 people. He also said that he had spared certain students “so he could have his story told,” the authorities said. A Galveston County Sheriff’s Office investigator wrote in an affidavit that Pagourtzis had waived his right to remain silent and had given “a statement admitting to shooting multiple people” at Santa Fe High School. The investigator, identified only as J. Roy, also wrote that Mr. Pagourtzis…

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President Donald Trump has threatened North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if Jong-un “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme. Trump issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by his national security adviser, John Bolton, that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with North Korea at a summit between Trump and Kim planned for 12 June in Singapore. The model Bolton was referring to was Gaddafi’s agreement in December 2003 to surrender his embryonic…

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A man who may have had enough of President Donald Trump got armed with a handgun and was “yelling and spewing some information” about Trump at the Trump National Doral Miami golf club opened fire in the hotel’s lobby. He was apprehended after exchanging gunfire with officers at the scene, the Miami-Dade Police said early Friday. He had draped an American flag over a counter, said Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department. After exchanging fire with the subject, officers apprehended the man and took him into custody, before transporting him to a local hospital, the police said. The…

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These are the famous faces lucky enough to bag an invite to the nuptials… When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do,” they will be doing it in front of 600 celebrities at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel less than a year after they announced their engagement. The lucky stars with invites to the wedding of the year include; The Beckham’s A list ‘royalty’ David and Victoria Beckham, who once lived in ‘Beckhingham Palace’, are confirmed attendees. Victoria let slip she had received an invite after a grilling from James Corden on The Late Late Show. Asked if she…

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A documentary that was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival may have revealed that Whitney Houston was molested as a child by singer Dee Dee Warwick. Warwick who was her cousin and the sister of  Dionne Warwick. Kevin Macdonald’s “Whitney” dropped the bombshell revelation about three-quarters into the film, according to The Associated Press. Houston’s half-brother Gary Garland was first to tell Macdonald of the abuse, and said he was molested as well, the director told Indiewire. Pat Houston, who was Houston’s sister-in-law and manager, corroborated the claim. Macdonald said Houston’s aunt…

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