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National Spelling Bee champ clinches title with 'marocain' National Spelling Bee champ clinches title with 'marocain'
- June 05, 2017

The California sixth grader was upbeat when she said:"It's like a dream come true". "She definitely has a procedure, a method she uses, she even used it at the district test- all those things", said Ken Engel, Spelling Team Advisor. The 90th bee was the first since 2013 that had only one sole victor, with the middle years ending in ties. Last year, Nihar Janga of Texas and Jairam Hathwar of NY jointly won the title, as per a CNN report. (more...)
Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for 'offensive' memes in private group chat Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for 'offensive' memes in private group chat
- June 05, 2017

The prospective members of the Harvard Class of 2021 were reportedly part of a small Facebook chat designed for admitted students to share explicit memes and messages. "I don't think the school should have gone in and rescinded some offers because it wasn't Harvard-affiliated, it was people doing stupid stuff". Zhang wrote that she thought the students' actions were indefensible, and that the administration was correct in choosing to penalize those who posted obscene images. (more...)
London terror attacks: Donald Trump criticised for tweets against city Mayor
- June 05, 2017

Of those, 21 are still in a critical condition. Another neighbour, Furqan Nabi, also said the dead attacker had asked him about hiring a van but was "a bit vague about why he wanted it". Instead they "started kicking them, punching them and took out knives". According to eyewitnesses, the attackers shouted "This is for Allah" as they ran into a number of restaurants and stabbed citizens at random. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra's perfect New York afternoon with fellow Hollywood divas Priyanka Chopra's perfect New York afternoon with fellow Hollywood divas
- June 05, 2017

When I think of American movies, they've had superheros for aeons right? The Quantico star took to photo-blogging site Instagram and posted the pictures of herself along with Nicole Kidman , Kendall Jenner, Keri Russell and Kate Mara . (more...)
Merkel Had To 'Restrain' Herself In Latest Criticism Of Trump
- June 05, 2017

Musk said on Wednesday that he had done "all I can" to convince Trump to stay in the accord, and threatened to leave the presidential advisory councils if Trump announced a United States exit from the accord. 2016 Presidential candidate and former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton , said that the Paris withdrawal would leave "American workers & families behind". (more...)
Grande gets emotional during Manchester benefit concert Grande gets emotional during Manchester benefit concert
- June 05, 2017

Morgan apologized to singer Ariana Grande on June 4, 2017, after initially criticizing her following the May 22, 2017, attack following her concert in Manchester, England. So. The event is reportedly set to raise upwards of $2.6 million. People thought Will.i.am had made a massive f*ck up when he shouted 'What's up London?' at the One Love concert, but it turns out, he has a very good reason. (more...)
Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet
- June 05, 2017

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday that "the president will make that decision", raising the prospect that the White House may try to invoke executive privilege over Comey's conversations with Trump . In her most extensive interview since leaving office, the former national security adviser Susan Rice said the Obama administration had gone to pains to ensure a "transparent" transition to the Trump White House. (more...)
Acting US ambassador to Britain praises London mayor after Trump's criticisms
- June 05, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May warned the country of a new threat from "copycat attacks ". In London , the investigation continued and a large police cordon remained in place on the bridge and on the south of the Thames River in the Borough Market neighborhood. (more...)
Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to begin in Pennsylvania Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to begin in Pennsylvania
- June 05, 2017

Cameras will not be allowed in the Pennsylvania courtroom as Cosby enters court Monday, he faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Montgomery County Judge Steven T. "Even though this is for Andrea, it's kind of collectively for all of us", Janice Baker-Kinney, a former Reno bartender who alleged Cosby gave her a pill and sexually assaulted her in 1982, was quoted in the report. (more...)
England call up Finn to replace Woakes
- June 05, 2017

The 28-year-old posted bowling figures of 0-35, having contributed three runs in the seven-wicket defeat to the Proteas. The injury to Woakes has checked England's gathering momentum, particularly with doubts remaining over the ability of Ben Stokes to weigh in with a full bowling campaign due to a troublesome left knee. (more...)
13 years after quitting, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets honorary Harvard degree
- June 05, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday returned to the Harvard University amid rainy skies to present a commencement speech at the university's 366th Commencement ceremony and collect his degree after over a decade of dropping out from the college. (more...)
Peyton Manning and Sen. Corker spotted with President Trump Peyton Manning and Sen. Corker spotted with President Trump
- June 05, 2017

Bob Corker were spotted at the White House on Sunday, joining President Donald Trump in his motorcade on a trip to Trump National Golf Club. The photo accompanying this story was taken as the group walked across the South Lawn of the White House. (more...)
Atlético imply Real Madrid received preferential treatment — CAS
- June 05, 2017

Atletico Madrid have failed in their bid to overturn a transfer ban after the Court of Arbitration of Sport rejected their appeal. Los Colchoneros and neighbours Real Madrid were both banned from registering players for two transfer windows in 2016 after being found guilty of breaching transfer regulations involving foreign players under the age of 18. (more...)
Hacker threat about stolen movie was a hoax, says Disney CEO
- June 05, 2017

Overseas, it hauled in $208.4-M more treasure. The movie should pull in more than $300 million globally by the end of the holiday weekend. But wait. First, Alien: Covenant , according to Mojo's chart, lost almost 71 percent in grosses from its opening last weekend. That's what happened to Alien: Covenant . (more...)
Hillary Clinton Calls Out Russia, Blaming Them For Her Loss Against Trump
- June 05, 2017

Some people stayed home. Mrs Clinton said on Thursday that she feared Mr Trump may already be doing "lasting damage" to USA institutions. She also referenced the " Pizzagate " scandal as an example of fake news - after conspiracy theorists claimed that she was running a prostitution ring from a NY pizza parlour. (more...)
Putin denies having compromising info on Trump Putin denies having compromising info on Trump
- June 05, 2017

Former CIA director John Brennan said last month he had noticed contacts between Trump's campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path". Plus, Putin added, it's the United States that regularly interferes with electoral campaigns around the world. Anyone hoping to get a sense of how former Fox News star Megyn Kelly might reinvent herself for her new role as NBC News' big hire, didn't get ... (more...)
Manchester United to turn attention to Lukaku
- June 05, 2017

Atletico can not register new players until January 2018 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed last week that the club's transfer ban has been upheld. The 35-year-old Swede sustained serious knee ligament damage in the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht in April, and his contract expires this summer. (more...)
Taylor Swift and new boyfriend Joe Alwyn spotted together in Nashville Taylor Swift and new boyfriend Joe Alwyn spotted together in Nashville
- June 05, 2017

Photographers captured Swift, 27, and Alwyn, 26, boarding a private jet separately out of the United Kingdom on Thursday, with a security team close by. "They both seem to be pretty similar to their approach on their relationships this time around". Another insider claimed that Swift wants her relationship with Alwyn to be as far from the media's watchful eyes as possible because of the recent controversies she was involved in. (more...)
Ariana Grande returns to stage for One Love Manchester concert Ariana Grande returns to stage for One Love Manchester concert
- June 05, 2017

The Parrs Wood Harmony Group were asked to participate in the event after Grande heard their version of her hit song. The benefit concert has been a star-studded and emotional affair, with heartfelt speeches from performers like Pharrell and Miley Cyrus , and a theme of love and togetherness evident throughout. (more...)
Wonder Woman vs Thor Wonder Woman vs Thor
- June 05, 2017

Moreover, Gadot's solo superhero movie already surpassed Green Lantern's entire global theatrical run in just three days. "Globally this property has just resonated with fans", said Warner Bros. The film, starring Gadot as the beloved Amazonian warrior, had a stronger opening than a number of its male-focused Marvel counterparts, including Iron Man , Thor , Guardians of the Galaxy , Captain America and their sequels, and DC predecessor Man of Steel . (more...)

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