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A wax version of Ed Sheeran is in a cat cafe, which makes sense we guess

The real Ed Sheeran, not in a cat cafe.Image: Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images Never thought we’d say this, but a wax version of Ed Sheeran is currently surrounded by felines in a London cat cafe. Help it? A wax model of the Grammy-winning artist, created by waxworks museum Madame Tussauds, took centre stage at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London on Tuesday. The cat is LITERALLY out of the bag! You’ve guessed it… @teddysphotos is coming to Madame Tussauds London! Obviously he’s stopped off at @ladydinahscats before coming…

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Its Not a Liberal Fantasy to Ask if Trump Committed Treason

Under the Constitution an individual commits treason if the nation is at war and the person provides aid and comfort to the enemy. This is an impeachable offense, committed by word or deed. It's one that individuals need to start grappling with seriously because it is not some far-fetched liberal fantasy to conclude that Donald Trump may have committed treason. In fact, the case is fairly simple to make. The U.S. intelligence communitys thirteen Russian operatives indicted by the Special Counsel for waging a disinformation campaign through our social media…

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Guy Proves Flat-Earthers Are Wrong In The Most Brilliant Way

Recently, after taking pictures of Lake Michigan and noticing that the surface has no curve, someone did a little practical experiment to see if the earth was truly flat. It involved elaborate calculations and used other tools to find the correct answer, which we have all known for centuries now. However, a 36-year-old software engineer called Jeff went for something much simpler. He used a basketball and a macro lens to simulate the curvature of the Earth and took photos to calculate the equivalent. Quite brilliant, isn’t it? While people…

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Antarctic ice melting faster than ever, studies show

Rate of melt has accelerated threefold in last five years and could contribute 25cm to sea-level rises without urgent action Ice in the Antarctic is melting at a record-breaking rate and the subsequent sea rises could have catastrophic consequences for cities around the world, according to two new studies. A report led by scientists in the UK and US found the rate of melting from the Antarctic ice sheet has accelerated threefold in the last five years and is now vanishing faster than at any previously recorded time. A separate…

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Trumps Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron

Im often on the receiving end of the Trumpentariats criticisms of Never Trump conservatives. Dont I get it? Dont I love how Trump is achieving the impossible, and soaring to heights to which no other president could aspire? Havent I gotten over the election yet?When, oh when, will I finally MAGA? I received an email Tuesday from a Trump fan asking why for once I couldnt congratulate Donald Trump for his work with North Korea. Leaving aside my usual critiques of Trump, which are, as you may have noticed, varied,…

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A new tweet confirms that Chris Pine is back for ‘Wonder Woman 2’

Image: Clay Enos/warner bros. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins announced Wednesday morning the game-changing return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor for the film’s 2019 sequel. SEE ALSO: DC’s Geoff Johns drops big hint about ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Wonder Woman 1984 #WW84 pic.twitter.com/aFei1Taqrt — Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2018 We learned early in June that the Wonder Woman sequel will likely be set in 1984, and Jenkins’ tweet suggests Wonder Woman 1984 may even be the title. Notably, in the image she shared, Steve looks dad af. Not only…

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M17 delays IPO debut after pricing this morning on NYSE

M17 Entertainment, a Taipei-based live streaming and dating app group, priced its IPO this morning on the NYSE and was expected to open trading today according to their final press release. But with just a little more than two hours to go before market closing, it’s still not trading, and no one seems to know why. An interview I had scheduled with the CEO earlier this afternoon was canceled at the last minute, with the company’s representative saying that M17 couldn’t comment since its shares were not yet actively trading,…

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Japan Killed 120 Pregnant Whales This Year In The Name Of “Scientific Research”

Meeting papers released by the International Whaling Committee (IWC) this week reveal that Japan slaughtered 333 whales in Antarctic waters during the 2017/18 austral season – apparently, all in the name of “scientific research”. Of those, more than 120 were pregnant.  Japan says it must continue this (almost) annual practice to understand “the structure and dynamics of the Antarctic marine ecosystem.” Instead of hunting, they call it “biological sampling” and maintain it’s essential to kill the whales to estimate their age, which they do by examining the size of the animal’s…

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Puerto Rico seeks to delay releasing death records after hurricane; judge rejects motion

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN)Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossell told CNN last month that there would be “hell to pay” if officials withheld records related to Hurricane Maria. “Transparency is a word they just don’t understand,” she added. CNN and CPI planned to file motions in opposition to the government’s request for delay. The news organizations planned to meet with government attorneys at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The judge asked to be notified of the results of that meeting by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The organizations sued for death certificates…

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