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Disney Faces Lengthy Bidding War as Comcast Makes Sky Play

Your move, Bob Iger. Comcast Corp. is challenging the chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co. and his plans to take over 21st Century Fox Inc.’s media businesses by swooping in and trying to snag one of the main assets. Comcast made a surprise 22.1 billion-pound ($31 billion) offer Tuesday for U.K. pay-TV company Sky Plc, which Iger has called a crown jewel of the package he’s seeking to buy from Fox. The sudden arrival of Comcast creates some difficult choices for Iger: Should he be content with Fox minus…

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Brave Dog Gets Shot While Protecting His 16-Year-Old Owner From Armed Intruders

Dog is a man‘s best friend, and a 2-year-old German shepherd Rex just proved this saying right. When on February 21st armed intruders invaded 16-year-old Javier Mercado‘s house, he was home alone with Rex. It all happened just after noon in Des Moines, USA – Javier heard a noise and looked through a window where he saw a car he didn’t recognize. “I then heard the sliding door break, and it is made out of just glass so it shattered really loud,” said Mercado. “My dog ran downstairs, and it…

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Trump Tells Shooting Survivors: Solution to Your Problem Is More Guns in School

While meeting with survivors of last weeks school shooting, President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed the idea of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the president sat for a roundtable discussion with some survivors and their families, teachers, and parents of Sandy Hook and Columbine victims, and listened to their harrowing stories, impassioned pleas, and thoughts on how to prevent future massacres. When Trump spoke about proposed solutions, he suggested that arming teachers in their classrooms could act as a deterrent when a gunman enters a school. If…

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Usain Bolt to finally make Old Trafford debut

And over the weekend he put out a cheeky tweet – which led to much speculation – hinting he’d been signed to a club. Skip Twitter post by @usainbolt I've signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT 👀 pic.twitter.com/iFTlWxfy7x — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) February 25, 2018 “Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them,” said Usain, adding that he’s got a “special celebration” planned should his team win. The 31-year-old is a Manchester…

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Toxic Heavy Metals Found In E-Cigarette Vapor

In the latest to and fro on the science of e-cigarette safety, there’s fresh evidence to suggest that potentially unsafe levels of toxic metals could be making their way into e-cig vapors. Scientists at John Hopkins University have found there’s lead, arsenic, chromium, manganese, and nickel in the vapor of modifiable vaping devices. As you can imagine, these are not good for you. Long-term exposure and persistent inhalation of the metals have been linked to lung, liver, immune, cardiovascular, and brain damage, and even cancers. “It’s important for the FDA, the…

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Travel warnings as more heavy snow hits UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC’s Carol Kirkwood’s latest forecast Cold weather has intensified across the UK, with heavy snow causing further disruption after overnight temperatures of almost -12C (11F) in some areas. Amber warnings for snow are in place, covering parts of Scotland, northern England, the East Midlands, the east and south-east of England and London. Drivers have been warned to take extra care as emergency services deal with stranded motorists and crashes. Hundreds of schools are closed and public transport is widely affected. Flights have…

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Flooding in Brazil Turns Nature Trail Into Surreal Underwater Fantasy World

Recent flooding at the Rio de Prata Ecological Preserve in Brazil has turned their nature trails into a surreal, underwater fantasy world. What makes it so startling is that the water is so clear and calm. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/flooding-in-brazil-turns-nature-trail-into-surreal-underwater-fantasy-world/

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Obama Photographer Throws Epic Shade At Trump With Throwback Running Picture

The Obama-era shutterbug shared an old photo of his former boss running up steps in an apparent dig at the exercise-averse Trump, who on Monday claimed he’d have probably “run in” to confront the Parkland, Florida, school shooter. “Back in the day when our President could run,” Souza captioned the Instagram image of former President Barack Obama. In the aftermath of the Parkland massacre, Souza also shared this old picture of Obama hugging former Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in 2011 and is now a fierce…

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Mark Hamill tweets ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director about a part in next movie

Everyone's favourite Jedi may just have bagged a role in the next 'Guardians of the Galaxy' instalment.Image: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for JumpLine Usually, decisions about who gets cast in a film take place behind the scenes. Obviously there are rumours and reports that circulate, but for the most part the whole process is done behind closed doors. SEE ALSO: 14 times Mark Hamill’s Twitter game was quite simply out of this world Not always, though. This is 2018, after all, pretty much everyone is on social media, and speaking to…

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