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George HW Bush issues new statement as second actor accuses him of sexual assault

Jordana Grolnick tells Deadspin that the former president reached his right hand around to my behind, made a joke and grabbed her while posing for a photo George HW Bush has issued a second apology after an actor accused him of sexual assault, in which a spokesman admitted the former president had patted womens rears. Bush issued an initial apology on Tuesday after Heather Lind, who starred in the AMC cable television networks historical drama Turn: Washingtons Spies, accused the former US president of groping her as they posed for…

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Bill Morneau promises share gains to charity, as watchdog considers new investigation – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Bill Morneau promises share earnings to charity, as watchdog deems new investigation CBC.ca A senior government source told CBC News that in the session, Morneau agreed to pay a $200 penalty for failing to declare that company to Dawson when he was elected. Conservative MP Peter Kent had asked Dawson to look into the matter after CBC broke …

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Here’s why it’s a big deal that the Disney Channel now has an openly gay lead character.

In the years since Ellen DeGeneres introduced the first out character on prime-time television, openly LGBTQ characters have arrived — and thrived — on networks from ABC to SyFy to TeenNick. And now, add the Disney Channel to the list. Cyrus Goodman (Joshua Rush), a lead character on the show “Andi Mack,” will come out as gay in the premiere of the show’s second season. The cast of “Andi Mack” at the premiere of “Tangled: Ever After.” Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images. Unlike the channel’s previous openly LGBTQ characters,…

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REPORT: Russian Pop Star Rounded Up And Tortured To Death In Chechnya’s Gay Purge

This is what happens when ignorant zealots run the world. If you didn’t already know the name Zelimkhan Bakaev, learn it. The Russian pop singer is reportedly the latest victim of the pure hatred now running Chechnya. We told you in April about how Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov had bragged about Even at this distance, Bakaev is much more well-built than this guy. A couple other clues (the closed windows, the Russian furniture, an energy drink not available in Germany) have led fans to believe this is a smokescreen vid…

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Friday’s iPhone X Pre-Orders Will Be Crucial for Apple

The most important date for shorter lines of expectant fans waiting outside stores on release days. So even though analysts widely expect iPhone X supplies to be limited early on, the device will still be available in 55 countries and territories. Apple also expects to have the iPhone X in many stores on Nov. 3 and said Tuesday that walk-in buyers should “arrive early.” Investors and analysts will be able to monitor how the wait times for delivery develop in the course of Friday, giving insights into demand. As more…

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Billionaire Founder Charged in Opioid Bribery Case

More than a decade after opioid painkillers first exploded across the U.S., John Kapoor found an aggressive way to sell even more, according to prosecutors: He began bribing doctors to prescribe them. Speakers’ fees, dinners, entertainment, cash — federal charges unsealed Thursday claim Kapoor’s striving company, Purdue Pharmaceutical Inc.’s marketing of OxyContin. Scores of states, cities and counties have sued companies including Purdue, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, alleging they triggered the opioid epidemic by minimizing the addiction and overdose risks of painkillers such as Percocet. But so far, no…

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Carson Daly’s Dad Dies Just A Month After His Mother’s Passing

So sad! We were heartbroken for Carson Daly last month when we heard about his mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, passing at 73. Now, just weeks later, his stepfather Dick Caruso has passed as well, after being ill for some time. Photos: Stars We Lost In 2017 Carson’s father, James Thomas Daly, died when he was just five years old. Dick and Pattie got married a couple years later, and Carson considered him a second father, even calling him his Dad. The TV personality shared the heartbreaking news to Instagram on…

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Amazon Threat Causes Shakeout in the Health-Care Industry

McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. And late in the day, shares of CVS Health Corp. Executives in the drug industry say that Amazon could use its expansive online reach and its logistical muscle to threaten companies that ship and sell medicines to consumers and cut pricing deals with drug makers. “Size and scale-wise, they can disrupt anywhere they want to disrupt,” said Chip Davis, president of the Association for Accessible Medicines, a trade group for generic medication, in an interview Thursday. Competitive Squeeze A deal for Aetna could conceivably move…

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Germany Tightens the Screws on International Funds to Turkey

The German government is wielding its influence with international development institutions to restrict financing to Turkey over an escalating political dispute, people familiar with the matter said. Germany is actively working to cut funding to Turkey from the country’s state-owned European Investment Bank and the European Bank for European Union’s pre-accession funding for Turkey. That’s part of a broader break between Turkey and its traditional Western allies, including the U.S., which on Oct. 8 suspended visa services in the country. Germany is Turkey’s largest economic partner by far, accounting for…

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5 Interesting Maps That Use the United States as a Reference Point

In the compilation of maps below we see a map of the contiguous United States used as a reference for explaining the relative size and location of other places in the world (and solar system). If you enjoy this quirky compilation be sure to check out our more extensive posts: – 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World – 32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World 1. If the Mediterranean Sea was in North America   Map by GappyJostar on reddit 2.…

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Together, we are safeguarding the Guardian’s independent journalism

More than 800,000 readers now help fund the Guardians journalism a significant step in securing our future. Please join them The most important relationship the Guardian has is with its readers. Which is why, when faced with serious questions about how we might fund our journalism in this new digital era, we asked you to be part of the answer. Today, Im pleased to update you on our ongoing joint efforts to safeguard the future of the Guardians independent journalism. The Guardian is now funded by more than 800,000 supporters…

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