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Arts&Culture Facebook's Hate Speech Rules Make 'White Men' a Protected Group
Author: 0 Facebook's Hate Speech Rules Make 'White Men' a Protected Group

Facebook said its current working definition is "anything that directly attacks people" based on their protected characteristics. There have been speculations regarding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in filtering the content on Facebook, but they clearly stated that although such a step would be really convenient but they are still reliant on users reporting posts as such an AI has not been yet successfully developed.

Arts&Culture Los Angeles' Ritz-Carlton Is Racist According To Comedienne Leslie Jones
Author: 0 Los Angeles' Ritz-Carlton Is Racist According To Comedienne Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones is blasting the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain on social media, claiming the swanky hospitality chain is racist. "Wow was such a great night at the BET awards ", the Saturday Night Live star tweeted. The Ritz-Carlton was quick to respond to Jones, saying, "We're very sorry to hear this". In response , the hotel tweeted back at Jones apologizing and pledging to "look into this right away".

Arts&Culture Sri Lanka amass 316 against Zimbabwe in first ODI
Author: 0 Sri Lanka amass 316 against Zimbabwe in first ODI

The architect of Zimbabwe's win was Solomon Mire, who hit his maiden ODI hundred with an entertaining knock of 96-ball 112, which also had 12 boundaries. The visitors needed 95 off the final 15 overs with six wickets in hand. Mendis top-scored again, with 86 off 80 deliveries with eight fours and a six while his partner Gunathilaka made 60 from 77 balls with five fours and a six.

Arts&Culture Manchester attack: Martyn Hett's funeral to take place
Author: 0 Manchester attack: Martyn Hett's funeral to take place

Mariah Carey has paid tribute to a fan who died in the Manchester attack. Former Pop Idol victor Michelle McManus will sing at the funeral. During his funeral service at Stockport Town Hall on Friday, which was screened live for those who couldn't fit inside, a special video message from Mariah played on screen.

Arts&Culture Britney Spears on lip-syncing rumors:
Author: 0 Britney Spears on lip-syncing rumors: "Nobody ever gives me credit"

Britney Spears says people don't give her enough credit for singing live at her concerts . Dang, we feel bad now. Ahead of a performance in Tel Aviv, she spoke with Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot em *Baby One More Time. The Juno and Freeheld star shared the video via YouTube yesterday (June 27), in which she reimagines Britney's 2000 pop single as a haunting acoustic ballad.

Arts&Culture India's mega tax reform all set to be launched by PM Modi
Author: 0 India's mega tax reform all set to be launched by PM Modi

India's finance Minister Arun Jaitley says the implementation of the GST will increase India's gross domestic product (GDP) by 1-2 per cent. "Any conjecture or speculation of a change in incidence of tax on real estate to a rate other than 12% is unwarranted", said Jaxay Shah, president, Credai.

Arts&Culture Pence to replace chief of staff with top campaign aide
Author: 0 Pence to replace chief of staff with top campaign aide

Mr. Pence's chief of staff, Josh Pitcock, will be replaced by Nick Ayers, a veteran political operative from Georgia who has been working with the vice president for three years. Pitcock's decision to leave his post was reportedly voluntary. Ayers, 34, has worked as one of Pence's top advisers since he was tapped by Trump as his Vice Presidential candidate.

Arts&Culture Disneyland takes wives off auction block on 'Pirates' ride
Author: 0 Disneyland takes wives off auction block on 'Pirates' ride

It's a politically incorrect ride from a different era, which is certainly part of its charm, but one scene has been raising eyebrows for some time now: the wench auction. There are always changes coming to the Disney Parks - some good and some bad - but fans are not going to like this one at all. The section will be refitted to have the auction set around the townsfolk surrendering their valuables to the pirates .

Arts&Culture Baby born on Spirit plane given free flights for life
Author: 0 Baby born on Spirit plane given free flights for life

Nearby on the Spirit Airlines flight were her two older children, both of whom she had carried to full term without any complications. A Carrollton nurse helped make an unexpected delivery Saturday on a Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to DFW Airport.

Arts&Culture NYC subway train derailed, passengers evacuated
Author: 0 NYC subway train derailed, passengers evacuated

Officials said most of the injuries involved smoke inhalation and none were life-threatening. Seventeen people were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. "There are proper protocols to ensure equipment is fastened and can not shake loose", said DeFalco. Julian Robinson said he was stuck on one stopped train for 45 minutes to an hour before rescuers arrived to escort passengers along the tracks into the station.

Arts&Culture Kendall and Kylie Jenner's 'disrespectful' T-shirts under fire
Author: 0 Kendall and Kylie Jenner's 'disrespectful' T-shirts under fire

Petty , the estate's lawyer told TMZ . For a whopping $125 a piece, you can get Kendall's or Kylie's face or simple "KK" printed over the top of original artwork, like an image of Tupac or a Pink Floyd album cover. Countless music fans took to Twitter on Thursday to chastise the reality TV stars for their disrespectful take on some of the world's most iconic artists.

Arts&Culture Chrissy Teigen bares a boob onstage at husband's NY gig
Author: 0 Chrissy Teigen bares a boob onstage at husband's NY gig

At one point, the model and cookbook author leaned over her husband, causing her flowing, loose-fitting black jumpsuit to gape in the front, giving the audience a little bit of a peep show. She continued in a separate tweet: 'PAY YA RENT, embryo!' The model looked shocked, as John quickly helped her cover up. She later took the microphone and apologized to the crowd for the incident, saying "sorry".

Author: 0 Michael Mando confirms his villain character in Spider-Man: Homecoming

With a supporting cast made up nearly entirely of actors of color, Homecoming soars past Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for the title. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton , Zendaya , Donald Glover , Jacob Batalon , Laura Harrier , Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine , Tyne Daly , Michael Barbieri, Abraham Attah, Hannibal Buress , Kenneth Choi, Angourie Rice, Michael Chernus , Michael Mando, Logan Marshall-Green and Jennifer Connelly.

Arts&Culture Good Morning Britain Co-Host Masterfully Trolls Piers Morgan to His Face
Author: 0 Good Morning Britain Co-Host Masterfully Trolls Piers Morgan to His Face

Morgan, 52, was venting about people publicising their political views on Facebook, revealing that he had even deleted friends from his account over the habit. We think his face says it all. She continued: "Is it a little bit of an insecurity about how you match up?" The GMB Twitter page made sure they shared the clip to its 376,000 followers, and viewers loved her comeback! Another said: " Piers Morgan was owned!" Piers also followed up his latest potshot by responding to a YouGov ...

Arts&Culture Batgirl Alicia Silverstone Slams Wonder Woman Hype
Author: 0 Batgirl Alicia Silverstone Slams Wonder Woman Hype

All that changed with the Warner Bros . production of DC's " Wonder Woman ", starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins . "I think about, 'But what about all those wonderful comedians who are females who have had massive hits?'" There's 'Bridesmaids .' There's a movie out right now...with tons of girls [ Scarlett Johansson 's " Rough Night "].

Arts&Culture Local libraries providing free solar eclipse glasses
Author: 0 Local libraries providing free solar eclipse glasses

Total solar eclipses are not uncommon as they happen about once every 18 months somewhere in the world. This might lead some people to believe they can look at the sun through their sunglasses, but this can damage their eyes, he said . NASA said the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as "eclipse glasses", which are now available from many locations.

Arts&Culture Here's the First Trailer for 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'
Author: 0 Here's the First Trailer for 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is slated for release this Christmas. The film is a sequel to the 1995 film Jumanji , which starred Robin Williams and earned $262 million worldwide. I'm sure there are plenty of twists and turns planned for Welcome to the Jungle we don't see in the trailer, but I'm still excited AF for December now.

Arts&Culture Praise be! The Oscars are already looking more diverse this year
Author: 0 Praise be! The Oscars are already looking more diverse this year

Because, 39 percent of the invitees are women and 30 percent are people of color! Almost half the new inductees were women (46 percent), and 41 percent were people of color. People boycotted the ceremony and there was a huge public outcry, prompting the Academy to publish a "heartbroken" response to everyone's criticism.

Arts&Culture New trailer for Netflix's Death Note drops; Featurette too
Author: 0 New trailer for Netflix's Death Note drops; Featurette too

It is here that a notebook drops from the sky with the words " Death Note " on the cover. The first trailer for Netflix's live-action, English language adaptation of the popular Death Note manga and anime has arrived. Most glimpses of Ryuk in the teaser have him shrouded in darkness, so it's hard to make out much more than the general shape of Dafoe's costume. Other than that, Dafoe remains steeped in mystery, and that may be for the best.

Arts&Culture The Cult of Chucky Trailer is Here!
Author: 0 The Cult of Chucky Trailer is Here!

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released the first trailer for Cult of Chucky , the seventh film in the long-running Child's Play franchise. The film is executive produced by Mancini and produced by David Kirschner and Ogden Gavanski. When her psychiatrist introduces a Good Guy doll as a new group therapy tool, grisly deaths begin to happen around the asylum- prompting Nica to realize that she's not insane after all.

Arts&Culture Greta Van Susteren tweeted jaw-dropping news about her future at MSNBC
Author: 0 Greta Van Susteren tweeted jaw-dropping news about her future at MSNBC

Ms. Van Susteren, who was hosting the 6 p.m. hour for MSNBC, had been let go from Fox News previous year. Van Susteren's husband, however, told CNN that MSNBC fired his wife. She will be replaced by Ari Melber . Greta is a well-regarded television veteran and one of only a few broadcasters who can say they've hosted shows at all three major cable news networks.

Arts&Culture NASA Denies Anonymous Video on Alien Life Discovery Announcement
Author: 0 NASA Denies Anonymous Video on Alien Life Discovery Announcement

Despite all of the sources listed in Anonymous' video , NASA's rejection of these claims isn't a surprise. "I think we're probably going to be able to detect life on another planet in the next decade or so", Christopher Impey, author of numerous popular science studies and astronomer at the University of Arizona, told Yahoo News .

Arts&Culture Taylor Swift Congratulates MVP Russell Westbrook: 'You Are Amazing'
Author: 0 Taylor Swift Congratulates MVP Russell Westbrook: 'You Are Amazing'

Russell Westbrook has received a lot of praise in the wake of winning his first MVP award, but one former teammate's congratulatory message is sure to make plenty of news - Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors . Golden State's Draymond Green won the Defensive Player of the Year, ending Leonard's two-year run. Also at the NBA Awards, Taylor Swift came out of hibernation (or rather, filmed a video from hibernation) to congratulate her number one fan on his MVP Award.

Arts&Culture German Parliament set to vote Friday on gay marriage
Author: 0 German Parliament set to vote Friday on gay marriage

And, finally, she said her piece: "I would like to lead the discussion into a situation of a question of conscience , instead of me having to push something through with a majority resolution". The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency of Germany backed Ms. Merkel's change in approach. Axel Hochrein, a board member of the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany, cheered the chancellor's statement but said it was long overdue.

Arts&Culture Man guilty in murder of Bella Bond, jury decides
Author: 0 Man guilty in murder of Bella Bond, jury decides

The child wasn't identified as Bella Bond until three months later, when Rachelle Bond told McCarthy's friend she had seen McCarthy kill the child, and the friend notified police. But Conley said Bond's testimony was supported by independent evidence that she did not know about. She has been in custody since September 2015. McCarthy's recorded interview with police was played in court, in which he denies killing Bella and says Bond put the blame on him.

Arts&Culture Kevin Durant Fires Shots at the 76ers Over 'FEDS' Nickname
Author: 0 Kevin Durant Fires Shots at the 76ers Over 'FEDS' Nickname

Tatum will debut the same day as Fultz against No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers in a 5:30 p.m. game at the T&M that will be televised on ESPN. "And trying to identify veterans that have the ability to nurture and help those three, especially, is one of the main priorities". " I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said.

Arts&Culture Rihanna spotted dating a new man, is he Naomi Campbell's ex-boyfriend?
Author: 0 Rihanna spotted dating a new man, is he Naomi Campbell's ex-boyfriend?

Wearing a brown strapless bikini and a gold chain, the 29-year-old was seen passionately kissing her new fella, with the couple giving us serious Big Brother Makosi and Anthony vibes (you all remember the hot tub action, don't lie). "They're really enjoying each other's company", the insider added. The hunk was spotted at Stevie Wonder's British Summer Time concert in Hyde Park last July with supermodel Naomi - and now there's speculation that Rihanna's new romance is the reason for the ...

Arts&Culture Trump promises immigration law banning welfare benefits, but it already exists
Author: 0 Trump promises immigration law banning welfare benefits, but it already exists

His legislative agenda is struggling to gain traction, a federal investigation of alleged Russian meddling into the election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign continues, and his approval rating is below 40 percent in most polls. He addressed the wealth of his advisors, saying he did not want " poor people " in those positions. It makes sense. Let's see. Indeed, Cohn received a massive payout when he sold his shares of Goldman Sachs, which were worth about $210 million.

Author: 0 SCOTUS sides with Missouri church, but qualifying purposes still in question

In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts said , 'In this case, there is no dispute that Trinity Lutheran is put to the choice between being a church and receiving a government benefit. In the preschool case, the playground grant was not related to religion. The justices on Monday ruled 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri.

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