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Fergie Is OUT Of The Black Eyed Peas!

First the The 42-year-old rapper explains: “We are now a trio. I don’t know why Fergie isn’t on the project. You will have to ask Fergie that.” When asked how the new line-up would work on tour, the producer defensively shot back by exclaiming: “You know we are actually capable of doing it without Fergie… There’s so much shit to talk about bro. But you guys just like meddling… We performed as a trio before and if you had done your research properly you would know how we would do…

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The Sad Reality Of A Christian Pick-Up Artist

This is the story of a man who raged against the vagina and lost. A man whose erection died a thousand deaths, until all it had left was its God. But at its core, it’s the redemption tale of a man who went from sex predator to sex predator for the Lord. If you have any holes on you, you already know who I’m talking about: pick-up artist and author Don Diebel. It’s important to me that you know this is a real person, and not some wacky character I…

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‘Simpsons’ creators hilariously slam Ted Cruz for his CPAC comments.

Sen. Ted Cruz took the stage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference and started an important conversation about … “The Simpsons”? “I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson,” said the Republican senator from Texas at one point during an interview. “And the Republicans are, happily, the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge.” Now, it’s pretty clear what he meant: The Democratic Party is a bunch of wet-blanket elitist vegetarian know-it-alls while he and his fellow Republicans look out for the average American. OK!…

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Trump: Maybe They Have to Put a Rating System on Movies

During a meeting Thursday with state lawmakers, claimed 17 lives last week in Florida, the president connected video games to gun violence. We have to look at the internet because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds and their minds are being formed, the president said. We have to do something about maybe what theyre seeing and how they're seeing it. And also video games. Im hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young peoples…

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RBS reports first profit in 10 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRBS profit ‘very symbolic’ says RBS chief executive Ross McEwan Royal Bank of Scotland has returned to profit for the first time in a decade as it continues its recovery. Chief executive Ross McEwan told the BBC it was “a really symbolic moment.” The bank, which is majority-owned by the taxpayer, made an annual profit of £752m compared with a £6.95bn loss the year before. RBS still faces a potentially massive fine from the US Department of Justice over the sale of…

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Artist Arranges Natural Objects Into Ephemeral Patterns and Designs

Yorkshire-based artist James Brunt has become well-known for his land art, temporary works made from carefully arranged natural objects like leaves, sticks, and stones. While the artworks themselves may only last for a few hours, the pieces live on in photographic form. After studying Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, Brunt worked for galleries and had a long stint in Arts Development. He now lives and work with his family in Yorkshire, also running the arts organisation, Responsible Fishing UK. For those curious, James recently…

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The Parkland Teens Are Giving These Columbine Survivors Hope

Last week, Austin Eubanks had  at a school in Colorado when he noticed he had Eubanks It was bad. Down in Parkland, Florida, a lone gunman had shot and killed 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a death toll higher than the one inside Eubanks’ own high school that was targeted by two gunmen when he was a teenager. students of Columbine High School have grown up. They’re adults now, some with childrenCNN every now and then. Today, Columbine no longer even ranks among the top 10 deadliest…

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How The NRA Lost Its Mind

In the wake of last year’s shooting in Las Vegas, which saw 58 concertgoers murdered and 800+ injured, Donald Trump promised that we’d be soon “be talking about gun laws.” It was really easy to call bullshit on that promise, but then … we started talking about gun laws. Namely, a bill to ban “bump stocks,” the modification used by the shooter to up the kill-itude of his weapons. Just as quickly as that happened, however, we stopped talking about gun laws and the bill died with no explanation. I…

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Buffett to Retire From Kraft Heinz Board

Warren Buffett, the billionaire who helped assemble food-and-beverage giant Kraft Heinz Co., will retire from its board as he cuts down on travel commitments. Buffett, 87, will step down at the end of his term, Kraft Heinz said Friday in a statement. The company will nominate Alexandre Van Damme to fill the vacancy. Buffett’s firm, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is still represented on the board by Tracy Britt Cool and Greg Abel. Buffett has been decreasing commitments to other company boards in recent years. He stepped down from the board of…

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Trump speaks at CPAC — live blog

Video President Trump at CPAC: the wall will be built. TrumpWall President Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, and touched on the topics of gun reform, immigration and sanctions against North Korea. Other members of Trump’s Cabinet have already appeared at the annual conference, including Vice President Pence, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Foreign conservative politicians, like French politician Marion Maréchal-Le Pen and ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage, are also on the CPAC agenda. The political conference is being hosted at the…

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Drug errors cause appalling harm – Hunt

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt discusses deaths caused by drug errors Drug errors in England cause appalling levels of harm and deaths, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says, as data suggests mistakes are being made. GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes may be making 237 million errors a year – the equivalent of one mistake made for every five drugs handed out. The study said most caused no problems, but in more than a quarter of cases the mistakes could have caused harm. Drug…

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Manafort, Gates indicted on new tax and bank fraud charges

Video Manafort, Gates indicted on new tax and bank fraud charges Special Counsel Robert Mueller files a 32-count indictment Thursday hitting former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a 32-count indictment Thursday hitting former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates with fresh charges of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort is specifically charged with five counts related to filing false income tax returns and four counts of failure to report foreign…

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