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Novelist Philip Roth was presented with the National Humanities Medal in 2011. The book featured several notorious masturbation scenes and a narrator who declared he wanted to "put the id back in yid". He retired from teaching in 1992 as a distinguished professor of literature at New York's Hunter College. Roth acknowledged as much in an interview this year with The New York Times , saying he was "no longer in possession of the mental vitality or the physical fitness needed to mount and ...
  • US Used to Violating Laws, Agreements: Iran's FM

    US Used to Violating Laws, Agreements: Iran's FM

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    US President Donald Trump stated the bargain had been "dreadful" because of expiry dates on its own restrictions and because it did not insure Iran's ballistic missile programme or its own regional sway. Saving the deal is going to rest heavily on ensuring these nations can combine efforts to block United States sanctions from preventing global companies doing business in Iran.
  • Drones That Monitor Mosquito Populations To Be Tested In US

    Drones That Monitor Mosquito Populations To Be Tested In US

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    According to Reuters , while Apple's proposal was approved, Amazon's plan to test out drone deliveries in NY was turned down. Drone delivery in the US could soon be a reality, as US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced 10 test projects that will allow companies including Alphabet, FedEx , and Uber to test the unmanned aircrafts across the country.
  • Police investigating disappearance of Iron Man suit

    Police investigating disappearance of Iron Man suit

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    The Iron Man actor, 53, shared a series of photos and videos on Instagram Monday showing off the new body art. The original suit going missing is still a significant blow to Marvel's cinematic legacy. Robert Downey Jr in the movie " Iron Man 3" surrounded by Iron Man suits. Nothing else was missing from the warehouse, and the owner of the facility was not named to the public.
  • Khloé Kardashian Sat Courtside At Tristan Thompson's Most Recent NBA Game

    Khloé Kardashian Sat Courtside At Tristan Thompson's Most Recent NBA Game

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    Before the scandal broke, Khloé planned to stay in Cleveland with their daughter. According to the gossip rag, the Good American businesswoman was escorted by security into Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena to cheer on her National Basketball Association star beau as the Cavaliers won game three of the Eastern Conference Semifinal playoffs 105-103.
  • USA probes collision of Southwest plane, truck at Baltimore airport

    USA probes collision of Southwest plane, truck at Baltimore airport

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    Southwest Flight 6263 was pulling into the gate at BWI Sunday evening after flying from Ft. The airline said it was "glad to hear everyone made it safely to BWI" but that it regretted the inconvenience. - A problem with the flaps of a Southwest Airlines plane forced a pilot to make an emergency landing at DFW. The carrier operated Florida One, Southwest's Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with an artist's rendering of the state flag on the inaugural flight on May 6.
  • Trolls didn't spare Sonam Kapoor even on her wedding day

    Trolls didn't spare Sonam Kapoor even on her wedding day

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    While Sonam Kapoor looked like a dream in an ornate red and gold Anuradha Vakil lehenga for her wedding, for her reception she opted for a grey and white coloured lehenga with a full sleeved blouse. The duo was seen striking cool poses with Karan Johar at the venue. The family and close friends of the couple have arrived at the venue to witness this lovely moment.
  • Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett open Cannes festival

    Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett open Cannes festival

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    The big event took place in Mumbai on Tuesday morning and soon, we will see the actress set the red carpet on fire at Cannes Film Festival 2018. Three of the films in the competition are directed by women: Nadine Labaki, Eva Husson and Alice Rohrwacher.
  • Ken Jeong stops Phoenix show to rescue fan

    Ken Jeong stops Phoenix show to rescue fan

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    An audience member told USA Today that initially, the comedian thought he was being heckled. According to Holmberg, the audience member was having some kind of seizure. The show went on after the woman was taken to the hospital, and Jeong finished his comedy routine. TMZ reported that Jeong, who obtained his medical degree in the 1990s, cleared the area and provided medical assistance with the help of an emergency medical technician in the crowd until paramedics arrived.
  • Meghan Markle's half-brother warns Prince Harry: 'It's not too late'

    Meghan Markle's half-brother warns Prince Harry: 'It's not too late'

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    Meghan and Harry have faced a steady stream of abuse since announcing their engagement, with the actress subjected to vile online abuse about her mixed-race heritage and her family's constant attempts to cash in on her fame. "And culminating in all that she does not call her own family and instead invites strangers to marriage completely. It's not too late Harry". It's family.
  • This is the one joke that was too much for 'Deadpool 2'

    This is the one joke that was too much for 'Deadpool 2'

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    But it isn't just any appearance - the Merc with a Mouth is wearing high heels as he breaks out into an interpretive dance. And the talented pair make quite the impressive duo. Moreover, the music video will go down in history as one of the most bizarrely brilliant sights we've ever seen. Meanwhile, her fellow Canadian Reynolds also posted a link to the humorous video on social media, and simply captioned it, "Showtime, Mama".
  • Jay-Z to testify over sale of Rocawear model

    Jay-Z to testify over sale of Rocawear model

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    Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter , owns a clothing brand called Rocawear . It says in court papers it's investigating Iconix to learn if federal securities laws were violated when the company reported financial results. American rapper Jay-Z, pictured here performing Bercy arena in Paris, Oct 17, 2013, is now in trouble. Carter must appear in a Manhattan court room on May 8 to make his case, according to a court document made public Thursday.
  • New character banners unveiled for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

    New character banners unveiled for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

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    Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free their comrade Han Solo , who was imprisoned by Jabba the Hutt. According to another report that was published about two weeks ago, Episode IX's casting director is also looking for a 40 to 50 year old actress to play a character named "Mara" .
  • Kanye West blasted after saying slavery was

    Kanye West blasted after saying slavery was "a choice"

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    West later tweeted a photo of himself wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap, and another image showing the cap was signed by Trump . Dillinger shared a screenshot of the vid on Instagram , and the former boyfriend of Kim Kardashian commented, "u krazy kuzin! let me know what we doin!" People say "feel free", but they don't really want us to feel free.
  • White House Correspondents' Association Apologizes for Michelle Wolf's Controversial Speech

    White House Correspondents' Association Apologizes for Michelle Wolf's Controversial Speech

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    And MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski , who endured a little roughing up by Wolf , too, said she felt sorry for Sanders as a "wife and mother". Conservatives, in particular, are offended by Wolf's speech. "I asked @maggieNYT to quote the line where Michelle intensely criticized SHS's appearance ". They support white supremacists. In interviews with CNNMoney, Knox and other White House correspondents said informal conversations are already underway.
  • Lea Michele Is Engaged to Zandy Reich -- See Her Gorgeous Ring!

    Lea Michele Is Engaged to Zandy Reich -- See Her Gorgeous Ring!

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    Michele has only been romantically linked to one other person since the 2013 death of her late-boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith . "Yes", she wrote in the caption, which included a diamond ring emoji. "Last year, in this same spot, on this same day, you told me 30 was going to be the best year of my life.it was", Michele captioned the image of the lovebirds looking out at the waves.
  • Deadpool Hilariously Trolls Hugh Jackman During Birthday Message

    Deadpool Hilariously Trolls Hugh Jackman During Birthday Message

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    That's because Deadpool/Reynolds - who knows which one is in control at the moment - was singing " Tomorrow " (a show tune from the musical Annie ) behind him, interrupting his train of thought. However, it turned out that the video was not the only one featuring them together. Unfortunately, that version of the character was widely criticized and the movie was also panned .
  • World awaits revelation of new royal baby's name

    World awaits revelation of new royal baby's name

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    The royal machine soon swung into gear, as the Duke of Cambridge braved the cameras to bring the prince's older brother and sister - Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge - to meet him and see his mother, the Duchess.
  • Bill Cosby found guilty in retrial on aggravated indecent assault charges

    Bill Cosby found guilty in retrial on aggravated indecent assault charges

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    A jury in Pennsylvania on Thursday found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault after a two week re-trial on the case concluded. Heathcliff Huxtable, the father of an affluent black family. Even though dozens of women have come out with stories of Cosby's misconduct over the years, the previous trial against him ended with a hung jury.
  • Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Emerge After Kate Middleton Gives Birth

    Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Emerge After Kate Middleton Gives Birth

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    His murder became a watershed moment in modern race relations in the United Kingdom, after the subsequent Macpherson Report into the case concluded the police made mistakes and were guilty of "institutional racism". The force has said that unless detectives receive new information the investigation is "unlikely to progress further". Harry and Markle met Baroness Lawrence, Stephen's mother, and her son Stuart at the entrance of the church before taking their seats for the service, during ...
  • Beyoncé And Solange Recovered Fast After Falling Onstage During #Beychella

    Beyoncé And Solange Recovered Fast After Falling Onstage During #Beychella

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    Beyoncé's top three biggest-selling songs during the latest tracking week, as a lead act, were "Formation" (3,000), "Sorry" (2,000) and "Hold Up" (2,000) - all from her Lemonade album, and all were performed at Coachella . Her well-received performance featured her husband JAY-Z, her sister Solange and a Destiny's Child reunion alongside group members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams .
  • Iowa unemployment drops to 2.8 percent, 5th lowest in US

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    Since March 2017, total non farm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 1.4 percent. Health care/social assistance employers added 3,300 payroll jobs, followed by employers in the arts/entertainment/recreation sector with a net 3,000 jobs. The data show that 2,800 fewer jobs than initially thought were added from January to February . When people stop looking for work, they are no longer considered unemployed for the objective of calculating the jobless rate, thus lowering the rate.
  • Syracuse students rally against suspended frat

    Syracuse students rally against suspended frat

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    The member was then made to repeat an oath that said, "I solemnly swear to always have hatred in my heart for niggers, spics, and most importantly, the fucking kikes", while other brothers can be heard laughing. The school's Theta Tau chapter has removed its website and Facebook page . Students note that these problems, although perhaps more prominent in Greek organizations, are not confined to them.
  • TV presenter Dale Winton has died aged 62, agent confirms

    TV presenter Dale Winton has died aged 62, agent confirms

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    The TV presenter, Dale Winton has died , from an, as of yet unconfirmed reason at the age of 62. David Walliams has paid a heartfelt tribute to friend Dale Winton following his death at the age of 62 . Goodnight Dale. An unassuming gentle man, lively company, a pleasure to write for. No further details about the cause of death have been revealed, with police now treating it as "unexplained" but "not suspicious".
  • Kanye West is back on Twitter and giving actually good advice

    Kanye West is back on Twitter and giving actually good advice

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    Also, Teyana Taylor is dropping an album on June 22. West took a break from tweeting about philosophy and fashion on Thursday to announce two new albums , one being a collaborative album with fellow rapper Kid Cudi . Kanye hit the mountains of Wyoming last month to work on the album with numerous other artists which included Drake. In a series of tweets posted on Wednesday, April 18, Kanye urged creative people to stay away from social media and email when they wake up in the ...
  • Puerto Rico Endures Country-Wide Blackout

    Puerto Rico Endures Country-Wide Blackout

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    The island has really been hit with a one-two punch since just last week, when a tree fell on another power line - leaving 840,000 people without power. "The grid is so fragile and they're just barely able to get the lights back on". Puerto Rico's decision to award a no-bid $300 million contact to the two-person Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC to conduct fix work to the island's electric grid set off alarm bells in Washington as calls for investigations into the deal intensified among both ...
  • Cary Elwes and Jake Busey Join 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Cast

    Cary Elwes and Jake Busey Join 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Cast

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    Bruce, on the other hand, is a journalist for The Hawkins Post with "questionable morals and a sick sense of humor". Production on Stranger Things' eight-episode Season 3 is set to commence next month. Similarly, the odds are equally in favor of Mayor Kline being a crooked politician (one who knows all about the government's experiments in Hawkins) as they are in favor of him being a respectable fellow, based on Elwes' previous roles.
  • Claire Danes Confirms Homeland Will End With Season 8

    Claire Danes Confirms Homeland Will End With Season 8

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    Beginning back in 2011, Homeland stars Danes as Central Intelligence Agency case officer Carrie Mathison, with Mandy Patinkin co-starring as Carrie's father-figure mentor Saul Berenson. "Was this planned or are we having a surprise?" Danes is keeping the sex of the baby a secret, saying, "I'm going to keep that to myself". Eight seasons is a lot for any drama, even one that seeks to constantly reboot itself like Homeland does.
  • 'Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus' director Milos Forman dies at 86

    'Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus' director Milos Forman dies at 86

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    In 1968, he moved from what was then Czechoslovakia to the United Sates after Warsaw Pact troops invaded the country to crush the "Prague Spring". " One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest " is one of only three films to win what are considered the five most important Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay (adapted, in this case); the other two are " It Happened One Night " and "The Silence of the Lambs".
  • Vevo YouTube Videos Defaced In Apparent Hack

    Vevo YouTube Videos Defaced In Apparent Hack

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    Also, the reports are coming that some of the most popular music videos on YouTube including mega-hit Despacito momentarily disappeared Tuesday in an apparent hacking. The Despacito music video, which has over five billion views, has since been restored but for a time its title was changed to read "Hacked by Prosox & Kuroi'SH & Shade & Akashi IT & KiraRoot & Xepher & SenpaiWeb & Misao..." Even, in a media release, the Youtube Spokesperson confirmed and said that " After seeing ...
  • Paige Officially Announces Her Retirement From In-Ring Competition

    Paige Officially Announces Her Retirement From In-Ring Competition

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    The wrestler, who hails from Norwich, hit headlines earlier this year after explicit photos and a sex tape of her were leaked online. "Be proud to be a part of this division". It's not clear what the future holds for Paige just yet, but she has recently just opened up "The Saraya Store" in Anaheim, California, which she celebrated by getting a NSFW tattoo.
  • Trump Tower fire claims the life of Harrison native

    Trump Tower fire claims the life of Harrison native

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    The fire at Trump Tower comes three months after a minor fire broke out in a cooling tower on the roof of the building, according to CNN affiliate WCBS-TV . He said it had been "very confined" as the tower is a "well-built building". Nigro said no Trump family members were inside at the time . "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m.