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Wonder Woman's stint as United Nations ambassador ending after outcry

The UN did not provide further details as to why the campaign was ending, but a spokesman, Jeffrey Brez, said campaigns using fictional characters often lasted no longer than a few months. Several critics took issue with Wonder Woman's skimpy outfit, arguing that the world might not embrace a scantily clad character in a thigh-baring bodysuit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots. Read More

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Margot Robbie will return as Harley Quinn in 'Gotham City Sirens'

The project titled Gotham City Sirens, will bring together a collection of female villains from Batman's rogues gallery including, but not limited to, the iconic whip-wielding Catwoman and the seductive Poison Ivy. The two developed a romance in other series. All three characters are said to be featured in the film, so a more feminine approach with the movie seems to be taking place, a move that's already begun taking place by the likes of both DC and Marvel with the latter's Captain Marvel . Read More

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From 'oops' to DOE chief; Rick Perry is pick for Energy

From 'oops' to DOE chief; Rick Perry is pick for Energy

Perry was a fierce critic of Trump past year before dropping out of the race, calling him "a cancer on conservatism" who offered "a toxic mix of demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense". The child of a cotton farmer and county commissioner from west Texas, Perry immersed himself in politics from a young age. The two others were Commerce and Education. Read More

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Pipeline 150 miles from Dakota Access protests leaks 176000 gallons

The incident may serve as something of a rallying cry for groups opposing the pipeline, which have said a spill could enter important watersheds and contaminate water. Last year, the Laborers District Council of Minnesota and North Dakota opposed a pipeline proposed in North Dakota by True Companies , with union representatives citing the company's track record of spills. Read More

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'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' among winners at Critics Choice

'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' among winners at Critics Choice

Atlanta star Keith Stanfield wasn't about to sit and watch as his show lost out to HBO's Silicon Valley in the Best Comedy Series category during last night's Critics' Choice Awards. "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" scored the most nominations and dominated the acting categories along the way to picking up a statuette for best movie made for television or limited series . Read More

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Turkey bombs Kurdish targets in Iraq after weekend attacks

Turkey bombs Kurdish targets in Iraq after weekend attacks

Most of the dead were police officers. Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq, destroying a PKK headquarters and surrounding gun positions and shelters, an army statement said . Turkey's campaign against armed Kurdish militants in the south-east has also drawn criticism over the disproportionate use of force and the displacement of thousands of individuals. Read More

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Bryan Cranston Revives Walter White for 'Breaking Bad'-Themed 'SNL' Sketch

And any chance to witness Walter White back in action is something I want to see! Bryan Cranston as his Breaking Bad character Walter White on Saturday Night Live. He also praised Trump for his high wall since that would keep competition out of the country. The two chiefs have views contrasting the objective of the position they now hold, such as not believing in climate change and not supporting minimum wage standards. Read More

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PewDiePie says he's deleting his channel tomorrow after exceeding 50 million subs

Well, he's surpassed that mark (by a significant margin), and he's already set a time for when his channel will be wiped for good: December 9 at 5 p.m. Kjellberg first announced his "second channel" dubbed JackSepticEye2 in a video in October , explaining that he launched the venture because the Golden Play Button he received to commemorate the PewDiePie channel amassing one million subscribers had been delivered to him broken and he was hoping to receive another plaque. Read More

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming': Five things we learned from the first trailer

'Spider-Man: Homecoming': Five things we learned from the first trailer

Look, we get it if you're a little skeptical. The Jon Watts directed flick is slated to release on July 7 2017 . "Don't mess with me", Vulture warns. The London-born actor also revealed that he went undercover at a high school in NY in order to prep for the role of Peter Parker. Keep your eyes peeled for the moments you may have missed, like Donald Glover's character, in the gallery below! While I never understood the Spider-Man fandom's obsession with insipidly shallow Mary Jane ... Read More

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Judge refuses to delay Dylann Roof's trial

Judge refuses to delay Dylann Roof's trial

The prosecution, which continues its case on Thursday, has already called seven witnesses. A crime scene technician testified that she found two handwritten notes in Roof's auto - one to his mother and one to his father. The white defendant's "racism, his violence, his assault on a house of worship won't prevail in this courtroom", said Richardson. A jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether Michael Slager, a white North Charleston Police officer, committed a crime when he ... Read More

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Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to protest camp

Woodson, an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq War, said he views the goal of the burgeoning veteran protest movement in America as being able to "stand up to the elites and the 1 percent". The group raised $1.1 million through online crowdfunding to help transport, house and feed veterans at the camp. It began with a handful of people from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Read More

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Adam Eaton traded from White Sox to Nationals for 3 pitchers

Martes is certainly a valued commodity on the trade market right now, and the White Sox would do well to pry him away from Houston in this deal. Still, a year ago, trading Giolito would have seemed unthinkable for the Nationals. Giolito, 22, the Nationals' No. 1 pitching prospect, made his major league debut in 2016, making four starts for Washington and posting a 6.75 ERA. Read More

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Daisy Ridley Thinks Identity Of Rey's Father Was Answered In 'Force Awakens'

Daisy Ridley Thinks Identity Of Rey's Father Was Answered In 'Force Awakens'

So yeah, you know that feeling you get when you're the only person in the room who knows something that everyone's excitedly trying to figure out? Recounting her experience of attending the first screening for The Force Awakens , she apparently thought the mystery received a fairly clear answer, and the number of people who begged her for more answers subsequently surprised her. Read More

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Brad Pitt Files Request to Keep Angelina Jolie Divorce Details Private

Brad Pitt Files Request to Keep Angelina Jolie Divorce Details Private

According to an exclusive report from In Touch Weekly, Brad Pitt was allegedly "assured" by Angelina Jolie's team that he will see the kids ; thus the World War Z actor went back home immediately on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Insiders differ as to why Pitt , 52, chose to fight back against Jolie's public filing. Ms. Jolie filed for divorce in September, shortly after a heated argument aboard the couple's private jet between Mr. Read More

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Beyonce scores leading nine Grammy Award nominations

Chance the Rapper also appears as a best new artist contender, we well as Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers , Maren Morris and Anderson.Paak. While Kanye West wasn't exactly shut out from Tuesday's GRAMMY Awards nominations , he's likely feeling snubbed anyway, since his latest work , " The Life of Pablo ", didn't garner any recognition in the major categories. Read More

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'The X Factor' UK: Lady Gaga performs 'Million Reasons'

'The X Factor' UK: Lady Gaga performs 'Million Reasons'

She crushed this! We've heard more emotional versions of it live, but this is also far from the first time she's done it now and may be more accustomed to taking it on in this particular environment. It was an understated performance for Gaga, with the singer perched on top of a very high platform singing her heart out. Following her performance the "Poker Face" singer tweeted, 'Good luck to the contestants. Read More

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'Moana' Sails to No. 1 for Second Week With $28.4 Million

The weekend overall is expected to be down about 3 percent from previous year, which saw the Christmas-themed horror film "Krampus" rake in $16.3 million. As for the week's new releases, the only wide-release offering was the horror movie "Incarnate", which opened to $2.6 million. Arrival , Paramount's sci-fi alien film starring Amy Adams, hit the US$100 million milestone globally Friday. Read More

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