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Another Look at Princess Diana, With a Notable Difference

Posted on 24 July 2017

LONDON — Since the world awoke, on Aug. 31, 1997, to the news that Princess Diana had died at 36, after a paparazzi-fueled car crash in Paris, there have been hundreds of films, documentaries, biographies and tell-all memoirs about the shy young woman who became a global celebrity after marrying the heir to the British throne.On Monday, a new ITV documentary about Diana arrives on  ...

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White House Signals Acceptance of Russia Sanctions Bill

Posted on 24 July 2017

WASHINGTON — The White House indicated on Sunday that President Trump would accept new legislation curtailing his authority to lift sanctions on Russia on his own, a striking turnaround after a broad revolt by lawmakers of both parties who distrusted his friendly approach to Moscow and sought to tie his hands.If it passes, as now seems likely, the measure will represent the first time ...

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Celebrities, Fans React to Suicide of Linkin Park Frontman, Chester Bennington

Posted on 24 July 2017

Friends, celebrities, and fans reacted to the news on Thursday, July 20, that Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington committed suicide. “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one,” Benington’s bandmate, Mike Shinoda, wrote.Chester Bennington. Linkin Park’s lead singer. One more sweet voice silenced by suicide. How ...

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Read the emotional farewell letter Chester Bennington wrote Chris Cornell

Posted on 24 July 2017

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington died on the same day his friend, Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell, was born, it has been noted. Bennington reportedly killed himself by hanging, which has shocked the music community. He was 41.Los Angeles County coroner spokesman Brian Elias said Thursday, July 20, that investigators are looking into his death as an apparent suicide, The Associa ...

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If GoDaddy Can Turn the Corner on Sexism, Who Can’t?

Posted on 24 July 2017

A few years after Blake Irving became chief executive of the internet company GoDaddy, he spoke at a conference where the jeers started almost immediately.Attendees were particularly offended by GoDaddy’s history of sexist television commercials, which featured women in wet bikinis and innuendos so graphic some stations had refused the ads. But when Mr. Irving tried to explain that ...

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In China, Herd of ‘Gray Rhinos’ Threatens Economy

Posted on 24 July 2017

SHANGHAI — Let the West worry about so-called black swans, rare and unexpected events that can upset financial markets. China is more concerned about “gray rhinos” — large and visible problems in the economy that are ignored until they start moving fast.The rhinos are a herd of Chinese tycoons who have used a combination of political connections and raw ambition to create sprawling ...

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Uruguay’s Marijuana Law Turns Pharmacists Into Dealers

Posted on 20 July 2017

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — The rules are a bit of a buzzkill. Drug users must officially register with the government. Machines will scan buyers’ fingerprints at every purchase, and there are strict quotas to prevent overindulgence.But when Uruguay’s marijuana legalization law takes full effect on Wednesday, getting high will take a simple visit to the pharmacy.As American states legalize ma ...

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China Showers Myanmar With Attention, as Trump Looks Elsewhere

Posted on 20 July 2017

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — When Myanmar’s leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, wanted to hold a peace conference to end her country’s long-burning insurgencies, a senior Chinese diplomat went to work.The official assembled scores of rebel leaders, many with longstanding connections to China, briefed them on the peace gathering and flew them on a chartered plane to Myanmar’s capital. Ther ...

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Jared and Ivanka to mingle with moguls who aren’t Trump fans

Posted on 13 July 2017

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are hitting the road. The two powerful White House insiders are going to attend Allen & Co.’s mogulfest here in this resort town — mixing it up with some of the most powerful media moguls in the world, including some who have not exactly been full of praise for President Trump. Kushner, the president’s senior adviser and son-in-law, and Trump, the ...

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Corinne Olympios, DeMario Jackson returning for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ reunion

Posted on 13 July 2017

The “Bachelor in Paradise” star who left the show after debunked allegations that she was sexually assaulted is coming back for the reunion episode — along with the castmate she falsely accused. Corinne Olympios said in a statement Wednesday that she will return for the special despite her departure from the series after a controversial drunken pool romp with co-star DeMario J ...