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Tree planted at White House by Trump and Macron appears to have vanished

The tree was a gift presented by the French president as part of his state visit to Washington Pictures taken by a Reuters photographer appeared to show that a tree planted at the White House this week by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron has vanished. The tree, an oak sapling from the site of a pivotal first world war battle involving the US marines, was a gift presented by the French president as part of his Belleau Wood, north-east of Paris, where tweet, Macron said: 100 years ago, American soldiers…

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John McCain Reportedly Tells Son-In-Law To ‘Take Care Of Meghan’

“John hugged me tonight,” conservative writer Domenech said Saturday night in a tweet that he later deleted, according to the newspaper. “He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would.” The six-term senator was released earlier this month from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, following surgery for an intestinal infection. Thank you for showing me how to be a Viking warrior – even when some thought it more appropriate for boys. 🇺🇸♥️🗡 A post shared by Meghan McCain (@meghanmccain) on Apr 22, 2018 at 8:16pm PDT…

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Caravan asylum-seekers heading toward showdown as US officials say border crossing is full

Video Migrant caravan makes mass push for asylum William La Jeunesse reports from Tijuana, Mexico U.S. immigration officials said Sunday that the San Diego border crossing where hundreds of Central American immigrants intended to apply for asylum was closed due to high capacity — but many of the asylum-seekrs were preparing to wait overnight. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said earlier Sunday that the agency “reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of entry for CBP officers to be able to bring additional persons traveling without appropriate entry documentation into…

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Trucker gets lost in the woods with truck full of chips, doesn’t eat any

(CNN)When Oregon truck driver Jacob Cartwright first set out on Tuesday to deliver a shipment of potato chips, he never expected to emerge from the wilderness four days later — on foot. Henry said Cartwright entered the wrong address, but because he’d never been in that town before, he couldn’t tell whether he was going the right way or not. He continued following the GPS, not knowing he was going the wrong way. It was the middle of the night at that point, Henry said, and Cartwright had missed three…

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The Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Is HugeBut a Lot of Questions Remain

Sprint may soon be no more. Today the venerable telecommunications company announced plans to merge with T-Mobile in an all-stock deal. If regulators give the go-ahead, the new company will be called simply T-Mobile, and T-Mobile's current chief executive officer John Legere will be its CEO. That's a big if. Although the Trump administration is generally seen as more friendly to the telco industry than the Obama administration was, it has taken issue against some mega-mergers, most notably AT&T's bid for Time Warner. The combination of T-Mobile and Sprint, the…

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5 takeaways on Michelle Wolf’s hugely controversial speech at the White House correspondents’ dinner

(CNN)Comedian Michelle Wolf’s savage takedown of everyone from President Donald Trump to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to the media was — and will be — the talk of Saturday Night’s White House correspondents’ dinner in Washington. Wolf had zero interest in playing to the room Introducing the “Daily Show” comic, White House Correspondents’ Association President Margaret Talev praised Wolf as someone who was very much not part of the world of Washington. That was seen as a good thing, given that the criticism of Washington and its denizens…

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‘The New Yorker’ reviewed ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the internet isn’t happy

Image: Marvel Studios The New Yorker reviewed Avengers: Infinity War and people are not having it. At all. The New Yorker movie reviewer Richard Brody wasn’t a big fan of Infinity War, with one of his biggest grievances being that it relied too much on the groundwork set in the movies that came before it. Considering Infinity War was advertised as a culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies, the internet was understandably unhappy with Brody’s criticism. SEE ALSO: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is less than the sum of its parts…

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Study Reveals Uranus Smells Of Farts

Uranus, the first planet discovered in modern times, has the poetic name of the Greek god of the heavens. In the English language, it is, unfortunately, the literal butt of every astronomy joke and I’m afraid that this latest discovery will make things worse. Astronomers have discovered that the upper atmosphere of Uranus is dominated by hydrogen sulfide, a molecule that smells like rotten eggs and is often found in human flatulence. I’ll give you a moment to crack a few jokes. Got it out of your system? Good. Let’s…

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Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Photobombs Kellyanne Conway

He didn’t have anything to say to CNN Saturday at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington about romantic entanglements involving his client, who has said she had a brief affair with Trump several years ago. But Avenatti did engineer a slick photobomb of Trump aide Kellyanne Conway. Check it out above. He tweeted that he met Conway at a party the night before, and they had a “spirited” discussion. Download Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/avenatti-photobombs-kellyanne-conway_us_5ae55f92e4b04aa23f23b72a

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Melania Is Trapped In The White House, Says France’s First Lady

Melania “cannot do anything,” Brigitte Macron told Le Monde on Friday, apparently referring to security constraints, the newspaper reported. “She can’t even open a window at the White House. She can’t stick her nose outside. She’s much more constrained than I am. Me, every day, I’m out in Paris.” The two first ladies got along swimmingly, said Macron. Melania was “really fun,” she said. “We have the same sense of humor. We laugh a lot together.” Macron called her “kind, charming, intelligent and very open.” She added: “I have the impression that every word is…

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This Is What Happens When One Company Owns Dozens of Local News Stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest owner of television stations in the United States, currently owning or operating a total of 173 stations across the country (233 after all currently proposed sales are approved) in nearly 80 markets, ranging from markets as large as Washington, D.C. to as small as Steubenville, Ohio. According to the New York Times: Sinclair regularly sends video segments to the stations it owns. These are referred to as “must-runs,†and they can include content like terrorism news updates, commentators speaking in support of President Trump…

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Amber Rudd resigns hours after Guardian publishes deportation targets letter

PM accepts Rudds resignation after 200 MPs sign letter accusing her of making up immigration policy on the hoof Amber Rudd has dramatically resigned as home secretary, after repeatedly struggling to account for her role in the unjust treatment of Windrush generation migrants. The home secretary was forced to step down after a series of revelations in the Guardian over Windrush as the Guardian revealed that in a leaked 2017 letter to Theresa May, Rudd had told the prime minister of her intention to increase deportations by 10% seemingly at…

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