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Sean 'Diddy' Combs reveals Kim Porter's last words to him


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Kim Porter was a loving mom to the end.
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Playing the hand life deals you


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The different roles of one’s life mirror the most important characters in a pack of cards – the ace and the jack
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13 poets laureate to receive more than $1 million in grants


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NEW YORK (AP) - Thirteen state and local poets laureate will be receiving grants totaling more than $1 million.

The gifts from the Academy of American Poets, announced Wednesday, are for "recognition" of literary excellence and to support civic programs ranging from podcasts to community-based workshops. The $1,050,000 in funding ...

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This Viskhapatnam-based artist gives Kalamkari a modern twist


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K Srinivas Rao adapts the fine Kalamkari tradition into his paintings of coastal life
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Man-made in India


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Sunil Sethi, FDCI president, lets us in on what he likes to buy
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British stage director Peter Brook awarded Spanish prize


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MADRID (AP) - A Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards to British theater and film director Peter Brook for opening "new horizons in contemporary dramaturgy."

The jury that awards the Princess of Asturias Awards said Wednesday that the 94-year-old Brook "continues to thrill in an ...

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Kurdish-Turkish folk musician shares stage with Hindustani artistes


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In Chennai, Éléonore Fourniau held her audience in awe
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Former Barcelona president acquitted of money laundering


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MADRID (AP) - Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been acquitted of money laundering charges after spending nearly two years in prison.

Court officials in Madrid say there was not enough evidence for a guilty verdict on charges related to the sale of television rights for matches involving the Brazilian ...

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1 president, 2,922 portraits make up Chicago art exhibit


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CHICAGO (AP) - Rob Pruitt calls it a "monument of a movement." Visitors to the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago will see 2,922 portraits of former President Barack Obama.

"The Obama Paintings" is Rebuild Foundation's newest exhibit. Pruitt painted Obama's image for an hour a day while reflecting on ...

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National Film Awards to be given after general elections


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The winners of the 66th National Film Awards will be declared after the conclusion of the general elections, the Information and Broadcasting Minist
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‘Auto Shankar’ is a big step up for me, says Appani Sarath


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The Thiruvananthapuram-based actor opens up on portraying the dreaded serial killer in eponymous Tamil web series
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'War of the Roses' author Warren Adler dies at 91


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NEW YORK (AP) - Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91.

Adler died at his Manhattan home on April 15. The Washington ...

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Through ‘Uyare’, we are redefining the idea of beauty: Manu Ashokan


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Manu Ashokan says his debut film ‘Uyare’ on an acid attack survivor is a tribute to every woman’s indomitable spirit that helps her fly high
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‘Jeopardy!’ champ James Holzhauer passes $1 million mark


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NEW YORK — There’s no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect “Jeopardy!” contestant. It sometimes seems that way, given how he’s made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane. On his 14th appearance Tuesday, Hozhauer eclipsed the $1 million...
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'Tonight': Alex Rodriguez, Fallon Crash Hip-Hop Dance Class


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Jimmy Fallon brings Alex Rodriguez to Broadway Bodies dance studio in New York City where they drop in on a hip-hop class and learn a routine to DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat."

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'Tonight': Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, Fallon Play 'Smash Bros.'


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Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and Jimmy Fallon face off in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competition on Nintendo Switch.

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Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next film is with Kangana Ranaut


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The ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ director’s ‘Panga’ to release in 2020
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Beyoncé's father is producing a Destiny's Child musical


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Beyoncé's father is working on a Destiny's Child musical.
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Tuesday's Sports in Brief


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BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi had surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body in his right elbow.

The arthroscopic procedure was performed by Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Boston said Eovaldi is expected to return to pitching within six weeks.

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Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ passes $1 million mark


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NEW YORK (AP) - There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant.

But given how he's made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane, it sometimes seems that way. Holzhauer eclipsed the ...

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Sathiraju Venumadhav was a rare musician who’d let ‘bhava’ dominate his rendition
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'You call this jazz?' Jazz Fest celebrates 50 eclectic years


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - If your tastes are eclectic, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poses a problem: Which of a dozen acts do you want to hear? Earth, Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, or Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band? Van Morrison, Al Green, Johnny Rivers, or ...

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5 Unforgettable Moments You Missed From the 2019 TIME 100 Gala


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You couldn’t move an inch at the 2019 TIME 100 Gala without rubbing shoulders with someone who made a mark on the year. Game changers like Yalitza Aparicio, Gayle King and Taylor Swift were just some of the luminaries on deck to celebrate the annual list of 100 of the world’s most influential people.

Hailing from the worlds of entertainment, science, politics, sports and medicine, every last member stood up and stood out this year by making an impact on the world.

But on Tuesday night at Jazz at Lincoln Center, it was time to party and they all hit the event in their finest black tie attire to celebrate the TIME 100 members past and present.

Here are the five biggest moments you missed from Tuesday’s TIME 100 Gala.

Khalid delivered a remarkable performance

The R&B singer set the mood by performing a number of hits like “Location,” “Talk” and “Young Dumb and Broke.”

Taylor Swift was the life of the party

Taylor Swift collected conversations with fellow TIME 100 honorees from Alex Morgan to Brie Larson, making the rounds before taking the stage.

Taylor Swift at the Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 23, 2019. Kevin Tachman for TIMETaylor Swift and Alex Morgan at the Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 23, 2019. Hasan Minhaj gave a politically-minded speech

In his toast, the politically-minded comedian paid tribute to Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul who made this year’s TIME 100 list, and took the opportunity to ask if Jared Kushner could help al-Hathloul, and then calling out his relationship with Mohammad bin Salman.

“I was just hoping he could send a WhatsApp message,” he told TIME after his speech. “[It could say] hey, this person has been fighting for civil liberties for all people. Maybe you should let them out of prison.”

Sandra Oh raised a glass to Beyoncé in a rousing toast about art

“It’s such an important piece of work,” Oh said of the Netflix concert documentary of her 2018 Coachella performance that the Queen Bey recently dropped to choruses of acclaim. “I encourage you all to see it because you’re witnessing an artist at her most potent and working on the deepest cultural level.”

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) arrived in all her Mother of Dragons glory

The actor who made headlines for her compelling survival story had a mini Game of Thrones reunion with Richard Madden. “I see Emilia all the time so it’s not too big a deal to reunite,” Madden told TIME.

Emilia Clarke at the Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 23, 2019. Kevin Tachman for TIME Emilia Clarke at the Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 23, 2019.
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Clare Waight Keller Discusses Why Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress Was So Right for Her and This Moment


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As the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress for her royal wedding to Prince Harry, Clare Waight Keller has had a monumental year.

The first female artistic director of legendary French fashion house Givenchy attended the TIME 100 gala on Tuesday night as one of the 2019 TIME 100 honorees. During the evening’s cocktail hour, she took some time away from mingling with her fellow world influencers to chat with TIME about her accomplishments.

Keller told TIME she was shocked by the level of attention Markle’s gown received during her wedding last May. The gown, a stunningly simple boat-neck design, was seen by an estimated 1.9 billion people globally and immediately spawned multiple copies.

“I had no idea how momentous it was going be,” Keller said. “The last time there was a royal wedding there was no Instagram, really, or any of those huge social networks. So it really took me aback, actually.”

“The idea of that purity was just really modern,” Keller continued. “I think it was right for now, and it was right for her.”

Actress Julianne Moore, who attended the gala with Keller on Tuesday, centered her tribute for the Time 100 issue on that dress. “The world gasped when they saw that bride, and everyone wanted to know who had made that  dress,” actor Julianne Moore wrote in a tribute to Waight Keller for the TIME 100 issue. “We are drawn to Clare’s work because she doesn’t design from the outside in, she designs from the inside out.”

Before she took over at Givenchy in 2017, Waight Keller was the creative director at Chloé.

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How Glenn Close Is Preparing for Her Role in Hillbilly Elegy


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Actor Glenn Close will soon have a new role to play — and it may be a surprising one.

The 72-year-old actress confirmed to TIME while attending the TIME 100 Gala that she was cast alongside Amy Adams in the Netflix adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, author J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir about navigating working-class life in Ohio. Close will play Vance’s grandmother Mamaw, who largely raised Vance while his mother battled addiction problems.

Close, who was born to an affluent family in Greenwich, Conn., has led a markedly different life from Vance’s grandmother. But as Robert Redford wrote in her tribute in this year’s TIME 100 list, Close is known for subsuming herself into the characters she plays. “She doesn’t play roles as much as she transforms herself into them, never allowing her own personality or celebrity to get in the way,” Redford wrote.

Close said she plans to spend time with Vance’s family to prepare for the role, and said her look will be an important part of embodying the character.

“I want to remove my face one step from how I look,” Close said.

After decades of leading Hollywood roles, Close holds the record for the most Oscar nominations – seven – although she has yet to actually win one. The actor told TIME that she does not have a specific dream role, quipping that it’s her “next role.”

Close also said she’s working on a movie adaptation of the musical Sunset Boulevard, and said it’s nearing the point of having a script.

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Indya Moore on Why Pose Is So Groundbreaking


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After rising to prominence as Angel Evangelista on the FX series Pose, Indya Moore attended Tuesday night’s TIME 100 Gala as one of this year’s honorees.

Moore spoke to TIME about how grateful she is to be a part of Pose, which has made history as the scripted series with the most transgender actors in regular roles.

“I feel really proud to be a part of such a groundbreaking project and to be able to contribute to it. It’s very personal for me. I’m representing an identity that a lot of people have,” she told TIME. “There are so many black trans sex workers trying to survive in a world that tells them that they don’t deserve the same chance to have a beautiful future as everyone else, so many queer black people who are looking for love from family and elsewhere.”

Moore went on to explain why she feels so connected to the story being told on the show.

“It hits a really personal space because that was me, and in some ways, it still is,” she said. “I’m really proud of the way that Pose has brought people’s families together and touched people’s hearts and opened people’s minds. It’s really incredible to see. It’s a show about love and family and it highlights what it really means to have a family and to be a family and to love your family.”

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Taylor Swift Took Some of the World’s Biggest Stars Down Memory Lane With This Performance


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Taylor Swift completed her most recent stadium tour in November, but at the 2019 TIME 100 Gala in New York City on April 23, Swift took to the stage once more for a performance that left the audience of fellow TIME 100 honorees rapt.

Swift ran through a set that included acoustic guitar covers of hit songs like “Style” and “Delicate.” She then moved to the piano for emotional renditions of “Love Story” and “New Year’s Day” before ending with a rousing performance of “Shake It Off.”

“I’m so completely honored to get to perform for this incredible group of people. I’m honored to be with you while you’re honored,” she told the crowd in between songs. “I hope you guys have the best night ever and just keep doing what you’re doing because I appreciate you so much, and I’m so happy to be in this room with you.”

Swift also reminisced about the first time she made TIME’s list of the world’s most influential people in 2010 and praised fellow musical honoree Khalid, who had performed earlier in the evening.

“The first time I was ever on this magnificent list was almost 10 years ago,” she said. “I performed in Khalid’s spot. And I’m a huge Khalid fan. If you haven’t listened to his new album Free Spirit, that’s a real loss. That’s a real missed opportunity.”

Swift follows in the footsteps of 2018 performers Jennifer Lopez and Shawn Mendes. In fact, “In My Blood” singer Mendes penned the tribute for Swift in this year’s TIME 100 as well. “I quickly learned that the magic of Taylor Swift doesn’t come from the lights, dancers or fireworks (although all of that is incredible),” he wrote, “but from the electrifying connection that she has with the people who are there to see her.”

Her appearance comes just days before April 26, the date she has been counting down towards on social media for weeks. Fans speculate we will see Swift release new music, following up on her 2017 album Reputation.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Toast His Fans, the ‘Ones in the Seats,’ at the TIME 100 Gala


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As one of six honorees selected to grace the covers of this year’s TIME 100 issue, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showed up in style for the 2019 TIME 100 gala in New York City.

Following the dinner portion of Tuesday night’s celebration, Johnson gave a toast celebrating the “ones in the seats,” a.k.a. the fans who make his success possible.

“I want to toast to the ones in the seats. And those are the ones who I felt like I’ve lived their life for many, many years, I’ve been in their shoes,” he said. “And now I get to be the guy, so blessed and so lucky…that people all around the world will now go sit in the seats and watch me.”

Johnson has had an extraordinary career, evolving from WWE champion to A-list action star in less than a decade. And he’s showing no signs of slowing down. In 2019, you can catch the Rock in the Fast and the Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw as well as the highly anticipated Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel.

This is his second appearance on the TIME 100 list; he first made the cut in 2016.

Read the full transcript of the Johnson’s toast below.

All right. So I was thinking, okay, well, you know, what am I going to — who am I going to toast to on this night? I mean, there’s such distinguished guests, so successful, so impactful. What a room. What a pleasure it is to be here, and congratulations again to everybody tonight. My first time attending this event and what a night.

So I was thinking, okay, well, who am I going to toast to? And, of course, I ran down the list. My first was to my much better half at home, my daughters, my family. I have three daughters, all women in my family. Yes, yes, yeah. It’s called “payback.” Yeah, and God said, “You will pay.” I have a 17-year-old daughter, a 3-year-old, and a 1-year-old, we just celebrated her birthday, I thought, well, they’re certainly influential in my life. And, you know, the thought here was who can I toast who is going to be that influential, that inspirational, that inspiring.

And then I went down the list, maybe my business partners and colleagues. I thought, I know who I got to toast. I want to toast — and I figured this out as I was flying here yesterday — I said, I want to toast to the ones in the seats. And those are the ones who I felt like I’ve lived their life for many, many years, I’ve been in their shoes, because when I was a little boy, 10 years old, I was running around, a pimply face, wide big brown eyes, and a really messed-up afro, yeah, this was very true. I’m half black and half Samoan, so trust me, my hair didn’t know what to do. You have to — I mean, so much so between the ages of 9 and 11 everybody thought I was a little girl, yeah, true story, that’s why I need therapy. So but I was — oh, hand clap for therapy, yup. But a big hand clap for therapy, yeah.

So, so the ones in the seats, and I thought at ten years old, I went back and I thought, yeah, so I was the one in the seats. And I used to sit in the seats and I used to watch, and I used to watch my dad and I used to watch my grandfather. And for those of you in the room who don’t know, which is probably most of you who don’t know this, I come from a long line of a professional wrestlers. And my grandfather and my dad wrestled, but well before the big contracts of pro wrestling these days. Wrestled here, all throughout New York City, sometimes at Madison Square Garden, but usually they were in, like, dank arenas filled with smoke and beer. But at ten years old, I still sat in the seats, and I watched my wrestling heroes, and I dreamed. And then every week, without a shadow of a doubt, every week on Saturdays I would go to the theaters, and I would watch my movie star heroes, in the seats. And I’m watching, and I watched my Hollywood heroes, I loved Clint Eastwood. And, I mean, when Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark hit, I thought, I want to be that guy, I want to be Indiana Jones. And, again, in the seats, dreaming of Indiana Jones, just with more muscles and no pimples. But I was in the seats.

And Marc Benioff — did I pronounce your name right, Marc? I’m just making sure — said to me earlier, he said something really profound and I really loved it, and I asked him to repeat it. And he says, ‘We often overestimate what we can do in a year, underestimate what we can do in decades.’

Overestimate what we could do in a year, underestimate what we could do in decades. And here I am years later, decades later, here with all of you distinguished guests, very successful, highly influential all around the globe, and now I get to be that guy who is enjoying this blessing. Because really, that’s what it is, we’re all so blessed in this room, what big blessings, yeah, we’re so blessed, look at this. And now I get to be the guy, so blessed and so lucky, I’m like I’m the luckiest son of a bitch in the room, that people all around the world will now go sit in the seats and watch me. I thought, man, you know what?

So I’m going to raise a glass of my tequila, which is over there, to the ones who really for me and in my life really make the whole thing happen, make this whole dance happen. And I think it happens for all of us, where it’s — it’s the fans, and it’s the audience, and it’s the people, and it’s that human connection, Gayle, that we were talking about, a human connection when you’re able to impact people. It’s that human connection, it’s the consumer, it’s these people, I feel, that make it all work.

So to everybody watching, I’m going to post this to about 200 million people, this is for you, I love you and I thank you. And to all you guys in the room, congratulations on your recognition tonight, so well deserved, it’s a pleasure meeting so many of you and shaking your hands and giving you hugs. TIME magazine, thank you for putting me on the cover, I really appreciate it. And by the way, I’ve gone from that pimply kid to the cover of TIME Magazine, holy shit. Man.

So the toast for me of the night goes to the ones in the seats. Thank you guys so much.

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Britney Spears checked in with her fans on Instagram and had a reassuring message for us all


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"All is well," and Britney Spears will be back soon. That's what the singer told her fans Tuesday night.
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Hasan Minhaj Called Out Jared Kushner to His Face for His Relationship With MBS at the TIME 100 Gala


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Comedian Hasan Minhaj used his speech at the TIME 100 Gala Tuesday to urge White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner to leverage his relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and win the release of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul.

Al-Hathloul, a 2019 TIME 100 honoree, is currently in prison after advocating for women’s rights in the kingdom.

Seizing on reports from House Democrats that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law – who was also in attendance at the TIME 100 Gala – had exchanged messages on WhatApp with Bin Salman, Minhaj suggested Kushner could help al-Hathloul.

“I know there’s a lot of very powerful people here, and it would be crazy if there was a high ranking official in the White House that could WhatsApp MBS and say, ‘Hey maybe you could help that person get out of prison because they don’t deserve it,'” Minhaj said. “But hey, that person would have to be in the room. It’s just a good comedy premise.”

Minhaj told TIME after the toast that he was sincere in this request, although he could not see Kushner’s reaction. “I was just hoping he could send a WhatsApp message,” he said. “[It could say] hey, this person has been fighting for civil liberties for all people. Maybe you should let them out of prison.”

The comedian, who was the host of the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2017 and won rave reviews for his stand-up special Homecoming King the same year, is now perhaps best known for his weekly Netflix series Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which returns for a third season in May.

In the series, the former Daily Show correspondent brings a comedic but critical eye to topics shaping the modern world, from civil rights to drug pricing. One episode, in which Minhaj criticized Saudi Arabia and bin Salman, was famously pulled from Netflix in Saudi Arabia — which Minhaj said would only make more people watch it.

“Patriot Act is the manifestation of Hasan’s whip-smart commentary, charisma and sincerity,” Daily Show host Trevor Noah wrote of his old colleague for this year’s TIME 100 list. “It’s also a consistent reminder that Hasan is America. And America is Hasan.”

Read the full text of Minhaj’s toast here.

This is the mark over here? The mark’s over here. There we go. Oh, God. Thank you so — oh, man, I was freaking out. I had to follow — I thought I had to follow your DJ. Whoo, all right. I’m supposed to go to this camera — there we are, all right. I got to follow — I got to follow my wife.

Thank you guys so much. This is a huge honor to give a toast. All of late night’s here — what’s up, Oliver? What’s happening?

I’m really — I feel really privileged to be here. It’s unbelievable. The fact that I made the list, the sixth most popular correspondent on The Daily Show is truly — for those of you guys who don’t know, I was a correspondent on The Daily Show on Comedy Central. I know some of you guys are like, what is Comedy Central? It’s basically an internship for Netflix.

But — but, yeah, I have a Netflix show, just plugging it, just a little quick little humble brag. Yeah, I have a Netflix show. I know why I’m here. We did an episode from Saudi Arabia, if anyone from the kingdom is here, hey, I’m sorry. But yeah, yeah, yeah, after the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, I came in, I had a super hot take, I was like “Murder’s bad,” and then the kingdom didn’t like it, they pulled the episode, they banned me from The Mecca, not Madison Square Garden, there’s a place called The Mecca, it’s Muslim, you know what it is. So I can’t do that anymore.

And yeah, I want to toast tonight because people have sometimes come up to me and given me a lot of credit that I don’t deserve.They’re just like, “Man, what you did, that was the bravest thing ever. As long as you don’t die, this is the best thing that could have ever happened to your career.” And I’m like,”Man, I — I don’t want to be the Tupac of comedy. I want to live to see these retweets.

But I’m very lucky, I’m very lucky that I get to be here in America and I can make jokes about very powerful leaders, and I have the safety of being here in America. We have a lot of incredible rights here in America and safeties that we take for granted oftentimes. And there are people on the front lines that cannot be here, like Loujain Al-Hathloul, who is a Saudi activist who helped fight to lift the women’s driving ban, and she is currently in prison. She cannot be with us here tonight. She has been tortured. And a lot of times as comedians we get a lot of credit. People come up to us and they go, “Thank you so much for pointing a light on that issue,” but that’s all we’re doing, we’re pointing. And I just want to say thank you to Loujain for being the light.

This is a very — this is a very powerful room, and you know, I know there’s a lot of very powerful people here. It would be crazy if — I don’t know, if there was just like a — I don’t know, like, if there was a high-ranking official in the White House that could WhatsApp MBS and say, “Hey, maybe you could help that person get out of prison because they don’t deserve it,” but that would be crazy. That would be — that person would have to be in the room, but that’s just a good comedy premise.

Thank you guys so much. Good night.

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Sandra Oh Praises the Power of Beyoncé’s Homecoming at TIME 100 Gala


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After joining fellow world influencers at the cocktail hour of the TIME 100 Gala, Sandra Oh, one of the 2019 TIME 100 honorees, gave a toast praising Beyoncé’s new film Homecoming Tuesday night in New York City.

“It’s such an important piece of work,” Oh said of the Netflix movie chronicling Bey’s 2018 Coachella performance. “I encourage you all to see it because you’re witnessing an artist at her most potent and working on the deepest cultural level.

“The documentary follows the process and the work and the toll it takes to create, and it is, for me, viscerally inspiring. Beyoncé shows me what you can create when you give your all and you make space for others to do the same.”

Oh — who stars as MI5 operative Eve Polastri in the critically acclaimed BBC America thriller Killing Eve — recently made history as the first Asian woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Emmy. She also became the first Asian actor to ever win multiple Golden Globes, as well as the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for a leading TV role in over 35 years at the 2019 awards ceremony.

During her toast, Oh also spoke about the relevance of art in today’s world. “It’s a good time to be making art. It’s an important time to be making art,” she said. “I truly believe art evolves our hearts and our minds because it allows us to experience and understand another’s sorrow. It reminds us of universal truths. It connects us. Art can transform us and through us, our culture.”

Read the full transcript of Oh’s toast below.

Oh, thank you all. It’s such an honor and an extreme pleasure to be in this room with this — are you kidding me, are you kidding me, Nancy Pelosi. I literally glanced this way and this is who I see, it’s fantastic.

Now, growing up in a small town in Canada, TIME, a copy of TIME was always on the tea table, it was a mainstay in my parents’ home for over 40 years. So when I got the news and found out about this honor of TIME 100 and the opportunity to be on the cover, I told my mom, right, and she put both of her hands on my shoulders and she said, ‘You’re famous.’ So thank you, TIME, because of this honor, my mother recognizes I’m famous.

I was actually going to do this toast, I was going to toast my mother, and all immigrant mothers, and I had written a lot of warm and grateful, loving words, but ladies and gentlemen, I just watched Beyonce’s Homecoming, and mommy, I love you, but I got to talk about Queen Bey for a second, okay?

Homecoming is Beyonce’s documentary of her Coachella concert in 2018, and I just think it’s such an important piece of work. I encourage you all to see it, because you are — you’re witnessing an artist at her most potent and working on the deepest cultural levels. Now, I — I stopped going to Coachella years ago, but I remember listening to the live stream of the concert, and I could feel the vitality coming through the radio, but I wasn’t there, and I didn’t experience it. So ‘concert,’ uh-uh, is way too small a word to describe what she created. Has anyone here seen — yes, right, right, right, how many times have you watched it and cried? Right? Right?

So what you see, seeing those beautiful bodies, those souls up on stage, the exhilaration and defiance in the music and the — oh, my God, the freedom and the — and the guts and the — in the bodies, in the movement. The documentary follows the process and the work and the toll it takes to create, and it is for me viscerally inspiring. Beyonce shows me what you can create when you give your all and you make space for others to do the same. She did, I mean, she did. She did and she does. I’m still, still reverberating from it.

And I really believe that now is not only — you know, it’s a good time to be making art, it’s an important time to be making art. I truly believe art evolves our hearts and our minds, because it allows us to experience and understand another sorrow. It reminds us of universal truths. It connects us. Art can transform us, and through us, our culture.

So I love you, mom, but tonight I raise a glass to Beyonce and her Homecoming team. B, I received the transmission. Thank you. I celebrate you all. Have a wonderful evening.

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Garner graces cover of People's annual 'Beautiful Issue'


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NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer Garner graces the front of this year's "Beautiful Issue" of People magazine with a cover story that cheers the way she balances Hollywood, business and motherhood.

The magazine revealed the cover Tuesday of the annual issue that hits newsstands Friday.

On the cover, the Texas-born, ...

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Glenn Close, Hasan Minhaj and Naomi Campbell Reveal Their Most Positive Influences at the TIME 100 Gala


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Many of the world’s most influential people gathered Tuesday night to celebrate at the 2019 TIME 100 gala, so it was only fitting that we ask them who influenced them.

“The most influential person in my career is probably Jon Stewart. Giving me a job on the Daily Show was one of those things that…my life was one of those things that…my life was never the same after that, and I owe him a lot,” Hasan Minhaj said of the former Daily Show host.

For Naomi Campbell, it was the South African leader Nelson Mandela.

“I’m still forever learning and remembering the things he used to tell me when I was 24,” Campbell said.

Watch Glenn Close, Yemeni human rights activist Radhya Al-Mutawakel, director Ryan Murphy, Trevor Noah, author Marlon James and Planned Parenthood head Leana Wen discuss who has been influential in their lives and whose influence still looms in the TIME 100 Gala below.

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Hasan Minhaj Has a Surprising Top Interview Choice For the 2020 Presidential Election


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Hasan Minhaj has not targeted his top Presidential contender among the candidates yet.

And while he knows who he’d want to interview on his Netflix show, there is just one tiny problem – the top choice is among the few people who have not jumped into the presidential race.

“It will be interesting to see how everything shapes up, things are changing so fast,” the comedian told TIME at the 2019 TIME 100 gala Tuesday. When TIME asked about the one he wants on his show, he said it’s the one he described as the “future Presidential candidate;” Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.

“I’ve joked in the writers room,” Minhaj continued. ‘I’ve said, no I’m serious.”

Minhaj was among the honorees of Time’s 2019 most influential people who attended the gala in New York City in Lincoln Center. He was the last correspondent Stewart hired before he retired as the host of the Daily Show in 2015. Minhaj left the Daily Show in 2018. He now hosts his own weekly show on Netflix, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, where he discusses everything from student loans to immigration to the Indian elections.

Trevor Noah, who succeeded Stewart, wrote Minhaj’s tribute for the 2019 TIME 100, highlighting how important his perspective is, as well as the importance of having a Muslim-American in a high profile position. “We’ve needed Hasan’s voice since Donald Trump came down that golden escalator and turned immigrants and Muslims into his targets,” Noah wrote.

Minhaj did not reference Trump directly in his interview with TIME, but did specify the need for comedy in tumultuous times. “When things are really crazy, comedy is the only thing that can break the tension,” he said.

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L.Z. Granderson blasts Masters Tournament as slavery, Jim Crow reference


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The Masters Tournament is called that as a reference to slavery and Jim Crow, a prominent ESPN sportswriter implied Tuesday.

L.Z. Granderson, in the context of a CNN "New Day" discussion of sports teams dropping Kate Smith's iconic recording of "God Bless America" because the 1930s star recorded racist material, ...

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Alec Baldwin is passionate about preserving the planet


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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Actor Alec Baldwin says his passion about preserving the planet for future generations was sparked by meeting indigenous people who are guardians of their lands at the 2015 Paris conference that adopted the landmark agreement to tackle global warming.

Baldwin was at U.N. headquarters Tuesday night ...

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‘Tootsie’ review: New musical is no drag; it’s funnier than the film


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Meet Dorothy Michaels: Renowned stage actress and chanteuse. A brutally honest feminist who’s built like a Hummer, she lives in New York, and — oh, right — she’s really a he. Dorothy is the memorable main character of Broadway’s funniest new musical, “Tootsie” which opened Tuesday night. Once again, it’s taken a drag musical to...
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Montana State: Former broadcaster sexually harassed reporter


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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana State University has concluded that a former play-by-play broadcaster for football and men's basketball sexually harassed a woman who was a reporter for the Missoulian newspaper.

The Billings Gazette reports the university's Office of Institutional Equity submitted a final report March 6 that said Jay ...

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Gina Gershon’s ‘wild cat’ role shakes up ‘Riverdale’


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The CW’s “Riverdale” travels far afield from the wholesome 1950s-era “Archie” comic books on which it’s based — but barely resembles. So when Gina Gershon joined the cast as Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) mother — tough-talking, drug-dealing, leather-wearing Gladys Jones — she says she was surprised by what she found. “I grew up reading ‘Archie.’ My...
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'Fortnite' and 'Avengers: Endgame' are teaming up for a crossover event


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What happens when two cultural phenomena combine for an epic multimedia crossover event? Fans go wild.
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NYC’s sober bar scene is a ‘hip’ oasis for booze-free fun


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Pour one out for the boozy bar scene! Sober nightlife is taking off in New York City, from posh mocktail bars to buzz-free pop-up parties. The objective: to deliver a fun night out without alcohol — which Americans are drinking less of these days, according to a 2018 report by beverage-market analyzer IWSR. Liquor is...
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Review: 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's machine in high gear


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Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively poured over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their phones, detached from ...

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Warren Buffett predicts decline of newspapers will continue


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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Investor Warren Buffett says he expects newspapers to continue declining except for a handful of national papers such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Buffett told Yahoo Finance that newspapers aren't nearly as essential today because readers can easily find out about the ...

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'Avengers: Endgame' triumphantly caps Marvel universe


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Having set up a formidable task and then some with the finish of "Infinity War," "Avengers: Endgame" rises to the challenge, delivering an epic finale that proves immensely satisfying. Without being too grandiose, it also feels like the culmination of everything Marvel has built in conquering the pop-culture universe.
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ review: This superhero battle is epic


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Audiences are about to be treated to two of the most epic on-screen battles of the decade — all in one week. On Sunday comes the long-awaited Battle of Winterfell on “Game of Thrones,” the first major tussle between the armies of the living and the dead in Westeros. Our favorite “Thrones” characters, together for...
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Kardashian clan member Scott Disick gets his own show in E!


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NEW YORK (AP) - The "lord," as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show.

The father of Kourtney Kardashian's three children and a frequent face on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" has been greenlighted to star in "Flip ...

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Nielsen's top programs for April 15-21


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Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. "NCIS," CBS, 11.89 million.

2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 11.45 million.

3. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 10.29 million.

4. "FBI," CBS, 8.77 million.

5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.47 million.

6. "Survivor," CBS, ...

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Alec Baldwin and Gabrielle Union weigh in on 'fake news'


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Alec Baldwin and Gabrielle Union's new movie, "The Public," tackles many things, including "fake news."
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Dem donors swoon, and sometimes fight, over Pete Buttigieg


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WASHINGTON (AP) - Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest.

Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And he has been repeatedly selling out ...

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Hard Rock proposes Pope County casino resort


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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A gambling company says it is partnering with the Hard Rock International brand to build a resort in Pope County, but the proposal faces legal hurdles.

Warner Gaming said Tuesday the planned Hard Rock complex would include a casino, hotel, restaurants, conference facilities and entertainment venues.

...
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Mueller report release not exactly appointment viewing


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NEW YORK (AP) - Given all the attention it has received over the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report wasn't exactly appointment television viewing.

The ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast networks and the cable's CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC collectively averaged 12.7 million ...

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Jeweler, Sarah Jessica Parker settle breach-of-contract suit


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NEW YORK (AP) - Sarah Jessica Parker and a British jeweler have settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actress.

A joint statement released Tuesday says the parties have "resolved their differences" and are excited to "resume their partnership."

Kat Florence Design sued Parker, arguing that she had agreed to promote ...

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Hasbro, Twitter and Coca-Cola rise while Verizon falls


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NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:

Coca-Cola Co., up 81 cents to $48.21

Strong demand for water and soft drinks drove better-than-expected first quarter results for the world's largest beverage maker.

Twitter Inc., up $5.38 to $39.77

The social media company added more ...

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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US


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iBook charts for week ending April 21, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :

iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books

1. Redemption by David Baldacci - 9781538761434 - (Grand Central Publishing)

2. The Mister by E L James - 9781984898333 - (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

3. ...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store


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App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 21, 2019:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Minecraft, Mojang

2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

3. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.

4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations

5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi

6. iSchedule, HotSchedules

7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB

8. Bloons TD ...

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store


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iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 21, 2019:

iTunes Movies US Charts:

1. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

2. Glass

3. The Mule (2018)

4. Aquaman (2018)

5. A Star Is Born (2018)

6. Vice

7. Holmes & Watson

8. The Passion of the Christ

9. ...

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com


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Audible.com best-sellers for week ending April 19:

Fiction

1. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, narrated by Zachary Quinto (Audible Studios)

2. The Darkwater Bride: An Audible Original Drama by Marty Ross, narrated by Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, Freya Mavor & Adrian Scarborough (Audible Studios)

3. Redemption: Memory Man ...

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Natalie Portman has Avengers fans freaking out with her surprise appearance at the 'Endgame' premier


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Fans are crossing their fingers that Dr. Jane Foster is returning to save the world once again.
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Diddy opens up about the death of soul mate Kim Porter


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NEW YORK (AP) - Sean "Diddy" Combs has opened up about life after the sudden death of his soul mate, former girlfriend Kim Porter.

The music mogul posed with his six children on the cover of Essence magazine's 49th anniversary May issue. In excerpts posted online, Combs offered his gratitude ...

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3 teens plead not guilty to torching Connecticut theater


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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Three teenagers charged with setting the fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre in Connecticut have pleaded not guilty.

The Connecticut Post reports that 17-year-old Logan Caraballo, of Shelton, and 18-year-olds Michael Keller and Christopher Sakowicz, of Stratford, all asked for jury trials at Tuesday's ...

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Ukraine police find Impressionist painting stolen in France


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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum.

Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of ...

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AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense.

The Chiefs sent the No. 29 overall ...

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Burns, Krasinski among 7 to be honored at Brown commencement


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and actor John Krasinski are among seven people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University commencement ceremonies.

The Ivy League college announced Tuesday that nonprofit innovator Sheryl Brissett Chapman; social scientist Jennifer Anne Richeson; business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein; business ...

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Prison term Ok'd for man acquitted in 'Goodfellas' heist


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NEW YORK (AP) - A judge properly considered a legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie "Goodfellas" when she sentenced a reputed mobster to eight years in prison for an unrelated road rage arson, an appeals court said Tuesday.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan made the ...

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Catherine Boone named new publisher of Vicksburg Post


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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A member of the Boone Newspapers board of directors will become the new president and publisher of one of the properties the company owns in Mississippi.

The Vicksburg Post reports Catherine G. Boone begins in early June at Vicksburg Newsmedia LLC, which publishes The Vicksburg Post, ...

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Michelle Obama headlines college signing day event at UCLA


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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former first lady Michelle Obama and a host of celebrities will join thousands of students to celebrate college signing day.

Obama, Conan O'Brien, Kelly Rowland, Bebe Rexha, Jesse Williams, Usher, Pentatonix, La La Anthony, Don Cheadle, and other entertainers and athletes are slated to gather on ...

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Zachary Levi to host MTV Movie & TV Awards


Reported to us by: CNN ENTERTAINMENT - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:22 - [CET]
For his latest role, Zachary Levi will transform into the host for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
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Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape


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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Human rights lawyer and activist Amal Clooney is demanding justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and abuses by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

The wife of actor George Clooney challenged the U.N. Security Council Tuesday to "stand ...

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War veteran Paul Scharre wins award for book 'Army of None'


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NEW YORK (AP) - A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has won a $5,000 award named for the late CIA director William E. Colby.

Paul Scharre's "Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War" is this year's winner of the Colby prize, given annually since ...

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Chessgate debunked: Mueller finds no collusion in Trump-FIDE 'ties'


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Talk about burying the lede — or at least the footnote.

The "mainstream media" may be afraid to report it, but we can reliably pass on here that chess played a major cameo role in special counsel Robert Mueller's magisterial/hopelessly biased report/witch hunt into the Trump-Russiagate scandal/hoax. (Hey, chessplayers watch ...

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