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'Star Wars' Obi Wan spin-off in the works: US media

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a "Star Wars" spin-off about Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday. There is no script yet and no actor lined up to play the bearded warrior and sage made famous by the late Alec Guinness in the original series of films. Show More Summary

Cohn to stay put as Trump economic adviser

Top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, who has been leading the Trump administration effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, will remain in his position as director of the National Economic... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cash offer to make Grace Mugabe assault case 'go away'

The 20-year-old South African model that Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is alleged to have assaulted was offered cash to make potential charges "go away", a lawyer said Thursday. The wife of President Robert Mugabe is alleged to have hit Gabriella Engels on Sunday at a Johannesburg hotel. Show More Summary

Hogan: Trump ‘probably should stop talking’ about Confederate monuments

Maryland’s Republican governor says he was “outraged” by white supremacists using a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville as a “focal point” for racism and violence.

Russian internet watchdog pulls plug on US white supremacist site The Daily Stormer

19 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russian domain name registrar Ru-Center has suspended the services it agreed to provide American website The Daily Stormer after Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor discovered that the site promotes neo-Nazi ideology. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia drops US neo-Nazi site from .ru domain

Russia's internet watchdog said Thursday it had called on a domain provider to stop hosting the website of a US white supremacist group under fire following the Charlottesville violence. The Daily Stormer, which helped organise lastShow More Summary

NAFTA talks, day one: US tone no surprise

The United States adopted a hardline stance in Washington yesterday to kick off the talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made it FULL STORY The post NAFTA talks, day one: US tone no surprise appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Watch Michael Moore Lead Broadway Theatergoers On Double-Decker Buses To Protest Outside Trump Tower

Hours after President Donald Trump praised the "fine people on both sides" at the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, to the shock of, well, many, and happiness of others, noted Trump antagonist Michael Moore brought his...Show More Summary

UK links trade to post-Brexit Irish border plans

Britain will on Wednesday set out its proposals for the Irish border after Brexit, seeking to use the issue to pressure the European Union into starting early trade negotiations. Brussels has refused to start talks on future ties with...Show More Summary

Review: Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Fest gets down and dirty in the muggy August heat

The annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival was held at Harmony Park at the center of the Oakhurst Community Saturday, with over seven hours of music on two stages that included such Georgia-based performers as Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Donna Hopkins and the Porch Bottom Boys. Although it was a hot and exceptionally muggy day,...

Argentina opposes Trump military warning on Venezuela

US Vice President Mike Pence heard more complaints from Latin American allies Tuesday about President Donald Trump's warning of a possible US military option to deal with the crisis in Venezuela. "The use of force is not the way," but...Show More Summary

AMN

You may have heard of “AMA” — “Ask Me Anything”, today’s blog post will be an “AMN” — “Ask Me Nothing”. I’m not trying to be mean nor antisocial, it’s just that for the first part of today I will … Continue reading ?

O.C. mass shooter could be spared death penalty as judge rules on fallout from jail informant scandal

For years, allegations that Orange County law enforcement officials repeatedly violated inmates’ constitutional rights by recruiting a network of jailhouse informants have roiled the region’s criminal justice system. The scandal has led to retrials for several convicted killers, sparked waves of...

St. Louis Does the Opposite of the National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO)

Last month I wrote about a new book, an excellent design guide, see Reading: Urban Street Stormwater Guide by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. I loved it so much I asked the publisher to send me the rest pf the hardcover guides: Transit Street, Urban Bikeway, and Global Street....

Playing Favorites :: When She Only Wants Me

Playing Favorites :: When She Only Wants Me When our daughter was born, my husband worked long hours in a town where we had no family. I took a long 4 month maternity leave from the clinic so we could both adjust to life as a family of 3. During those first few months, I […]

Londonist Meets London's Trainspotters

21 minutes agoEngland / London : Londonist

What exactly are they doing on station platforms?

The New York Times issues mea culpa after 'discovering' bubble tea

34 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The original article about this "exotic" beverage from the "Far East" was headlined: “The Blobs in Your Tea? They’re Supposed to Be There." [ more › ]

Russians name security as top foreign policy aim

49 minutes agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Most Russians see securing a safe and peaceful life as the main objective of their nation’s foreign policy, as well as restoring Russia’s authority on the international stage, a new public opinion poll has shown. Read Full Article at RT.com

South London Has A New Tropical Butterfly House

1 hour agoEngland / London : Londonist

Be warned: the fluttery creatures may well land on you.

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