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Wayne Rooney thrust into unfamiliar role in MLS: an out-and-out goalscorer

The former England captain has had a successful start to his career with DC United as he adapts to a new approach to the game across the Atlantic If ever there was a moment to illustrate all that is good about Wayne Rooney, it came in his winner against Liverpool also in 2005, when having taken abuse from the home crowd at Anfield, he fired home to give Manchester United three points. Rooney plays best with gritted teeth and a furrowed brow. This is the line along which Rooneys career…

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Meet the U.S. Officials Now in Chinas Sphere of Influence

As Chinas wealth has grown, so has its sophistication at currying favor in Washington and among the American elite. Both the Chinese government and Chinese companies, often with close state ties, have retained lobbying and public-relations firms in the Beltway, in some cases hiring former U.S. officials as personal lobbyists. Beijing has also learned how to harness its economic might by alternately opening its doors to companies who play by Chinas rules, and Charles Boustany Boustany served as the U.S. representative for Louisianas 3rd Congressional District until 2017 and co-chaired…

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Dog’s Death Does Not Mean The End Of Bush’s Baked Beans Commercials

That’s the message from Jay Bush, who appears in the TV commercials for Bush’s Baked Beans alongside a chatty golden retriever named Duke whose security clearance is open to question. “It was heart-wrenching,” he said. But the baked beans spokesman quickly realized that his family’s company had a problem. Friends and consumers began reaching out to him to offer condolences for the loss of “his dog” and to ask what would become of the Bush’s Baked Beans commercials. The success of the marketing campaign, in which the dog reveals that…

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What the hell is the deal with Tether?

It was a simple concept: a cryptocurrency whose units were always and constantly worth exactly one dollar, because they were backed by dollars held in a bank. Voila: dollars with the powers of crypto, such as the ability to quickly and permissionlessly transfer an arbitrary amount … and, er, a certain lack of pesky regulations. Now there are $2.7 billion worth of Tether in circulation, and they are anything but simple. (Euro Tether also exist but they’re a rounding error.) Who created Tether? The same people behind the exchange BitFinex,…

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Going INSANE!!!!

Been working crazy long hours these past few days in Vegas! Rehearsing for Chippendales. Promo. AND we’ve had painful connectivity issues at the rental house we are staying at! We CAN BARELY FUNCTION ONLINE or on our phone! Feel like pulling out all our hair, but… we are happy and excited AND still making time for the kids. Consistency is important. And, yes, we brought gifts with us from Los Angeles to give them every week! Watch! Enjoy! SHARE! Related Stories Kylie Jenner Is Evolving! Demi Lovato’s Heroin Overdose &…

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Wait, THAT’S How You Pronounce Ariana Grande’s Last Name?

While appearing on the Apple Music show “Beats 1” to promote her new album “Sweetener,” singer Ariana Grande revealed that everyone ― including her ― has been saying her last name wrong. According to her grandfather, anyway. Later, the “Dangerous Woman” singer’s brother changed the pronunciation back to the original because he thought it sounded cooler, and she followed suit… and here we are today. Fandom is hard.

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While You Were Offline: How Many Trump Tapes Does Omarosa Have Exactly?

Bad news for those hoping to see President Trump's planned military parade this November: It’s postponed, perhaps because it was apparently going to cost more than $80 million more than originally estimated. And that was just one of a couple setbacks last week for Trump, who also got dinged by a federal judge who ruled the administration screwed up the wording on its controversial NDA forms. (The president also picked a fight with veterans over what happened in Apocalypse Now.) Also, the defense rested in the trial of former Trump…

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Incredibly Dumb Costume Choices In Famous Movies & Shows

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. There’s an entire award category dedicated to the stuff people wear in movies and on TV shows. By now you’d think costume designers would know what they were doing. Unfortunately, characters still turn up onscreen in completely ridiculous getups. So rs1 came up with the idea to ask readers to show us obnoxious examples of onscreen getups that are illogical, ill-fitting, impractical, or just plain wrong for their setting. The winner is…

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US cardinal accused of concealing abuse pulls out of Dublin event

Donald Wuerl was to speak at World Meeting of Families, which pope is attending A US cardinal has pulled out of a keynote speech at the World Meeting of Families, a global event being hosted by the Roman Catholic church in Dublin, after he was criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse in a damning report. Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, concealed abuse and moved known child molesters to new posts when he was bishop of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania from 1988 to 2006, according to the grand jury…

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Justin Bieber Gets Real About “Bad Days” With Fiance Hailey Baldwin, Holds Up Tim Kellers Meaning of Marriage Book

ShareTweet Last month, Justin Bieber announced his recent engagement in an Instagram post, both declaring his love for his fiancée Hailey Baldwin and declaring God’s perfect timing in the major life event: “Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through…

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Modern myths about cancer from chemicals in food to wifi

The idea that lifestyle changes have made the disease more common is a gross exaggeration but increasingly prevalent. We separate fact from fiction Cancer is not up there with one species of dinosaur suffered from blood-vessel tumours and misinterpretations of some small studies and claims by self-styled wellness gurus that cancer is a man-made disease have fed the belief that cancer is modern. While that does not mean anyone concerned about cancer should visit their local natural history museum for information, thinking of cancer as a result of modern life…

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White House Counsel Don McGahn spoke to Mueller team three times, sources say

I allowed White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other requested members of the White House Staff, to fully cooperate with the Special Counsel. In addition we readily gave over one million pages of documents. Most transparent in history. No Collusion, No Obstruction. Witch Hunt! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018 A source familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News that McGahn spoke to Mueller at length on three occasions. However, the source played down The Times’ article, saying that there didn’t seem to be anything revelatory…

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