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‘Biggest fan’: Bill Clinton trolled for ‘ogling’ pop star Ariana Grande at funeral

Former US President Bill Clinton was slammed and ridiculed on social media after he was caught seemingly mesmerized by pop singer Ariana Grande’s performance during soul legend Aretha Franklin’s funeral in Detroit. The 25-year-old singer, donning a short black dress and high-heeled shoes, took the stage on Friday for a rendition of Franklin’s hit single ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) ...

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Teacher who had heart attack almost given another by $109k hospital bill

A Texas hospital has finally agreed to write off most of the nearly $ 109,000 bill it sent to a teacher who needed life-saving heart surgery over a year ago. He was previously told his insurance would cover the treatment. Drew Calver, 44, a married father of two, was given life-saving treatment at the nearby St. David’s Medical Center in ...

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'Enabling thugs': Lauren Southern refuses to foot hefty security bill from Australian police

Organizers of right-wing activist Lauren Southern’s Australian tour are refusing to pay a security bill of nearly $ 70,000, accusing Victoria Police of “victim blaming” after violent Antifa protesters crashed her Melbourne show. Axiomatic Events was issued with the hefty AU$ 68,000 (US$ 49,857) bill for police services after left-wing protesters linked with Antifa targeted the Lauren Southern and Stefan ...

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No soda for you! California bill wants to restrict kids from drinking sugary drinks at restaurants

A California bill wants to curb the amount of sugary drinks consumed by children by having restaurants provide two default choices – water or milk. Some parents are angry, saying the state shouldn’t interfere in the matter. The bill, which is aimed at tackling childhood obesity, would require that children are served milk or water unless a parent explicitly asks ...

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Russian lawmakers seek to fast track anti-vandalism bill after ‘Satanic’ church arson

A senior member of the Lower House Committee for Culture has urged her colleagues to speed up the work on anti-vandalism bill after several incidents including a reportedly Satanism-related church fire. “The committee has done all that it should. We have written an expert assessment of the bill and now, so to say, wait for the bill to be put ...

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Beijing fumes at new US defense bill, warns against interfering in its internal affairs

The new the US $ 716-billion defense bill foreseeing stronger military support for Taiwan and closer scrutiny of Chinese companies, is a manifestation of “Cold War mentality” that will damage bilateral ties, Beijing warned. China said it was “strongly dissatisfied” with the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA for 2019 recently signed by Donald Trump. The Chinese Defense Ministry blamed ...

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US Congress publishes entire text of Russia sanctions ‘bill from hell’

The full text of Congress’ latest sanctions bill has been released, revealing a punitive piece of legislation that aims to undermine Russia economically – and even suggests designating Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism. Dubbed the “sanctions bill from hell” by its authors, the ‘Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018’ was introduced by a group of Republican ...

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Great F-35 and super nukes: Trump lauds US weapons signing $716bn military bill

In a speech before signing the $ 716 billion Pentagon funding bill, President Donald Trump praised the US military and the “finest” weapons anywhere in the world, but made no references to his critic after whom the bill was named. “After years of devastating cuts, we’re now rebuilding our military like we never have before,” Trump told members of the ...

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Karl Marx ‘zero-euro’ bill becomes German souvenir hit with 100k sold

A cheeky ‘zero-euro’ bill, issued by a German tourism agency to commemorate the bicentenary of Karl Marx’s birth, has become a runaway success, with more than 100,000 wealth re-distributing purchases on record. Printed by Trier Tourism and Marketing in honor of Marx’s 200th birthday, the original 5,000 ‘zero euro’ notes sold out in less than a month. In the weeks ...

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‘Product of chemical synthesis’: Russian lawmaker targets artificial food additives in new bill

A Russian lawmaker has proposed banning the naming of foodstuffs made with excessive artificial components after traditional products such as “sausage” or “lemonade.” MP Vitaly Milonov of the majority United Russia party addressed the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov in an open letter, insisting the state must toughen rules on product naming in the food industry to prevent ...

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