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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama last 1) Brazil It is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. win over Serbia and they look capable of raising things further. thumping win over Argentina. A meeting with Spain in the last eight looks likely and Zlatko Dalics side cannot be ruled out of doing something special. 3) Belgium Whether or not they really…

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Take Trumps Travel Ban Back to Court

The blockbuster case of the decision, after joining the majority opinion removing the lower court’s block on the travel ban, Kennedy said the lower court “could still consider whether it was proper to look for religious animus ‘in light of the substantial deference’ due to the president.” And I explained that “because the case was before the Supreme Court as the result of a preliminary injunction, not after a trial, it is still theoretically possible for the lower courts to hold a trial to consider further evidence of presidential bias.”…

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The 22 Weirdest Coincidences In Pop Culture History

We’re making memes smarter. So can you. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get started. Mind-blowing coincidences are par for the course in movies and shows. But when the movie itself somehow manages to inadvertently mimic something going on in the real world, it’s just plain creepy. But weirdly, it happens all the time. Somehow our pop culture manages to be eerily prescient about the real world. We asked our readers to collect the most ridiculously mind-blowing examples they could find. Then we paid them prize money. Which wasn’t…

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‘Livid’ Gove rips up EU customs report

One, a customs partnership, would mean the UK applies the EU’s own tariffs and rules of origin to all goods arriving in the country, intended for the EU. The other, known as maximum facilitation or max-fac, aims to employ new technology to remove the need for physical customs checks where possible. Two groups of cabinet members were looking at each of the plans. The document in question, prepared by civil servants, was supposed to represent the views of a group of cabinet members looking at the customs partnership, including Mr…

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19 People Who Decided It Was a Good Idea to Get a Golden Girls Tattoo

What would you do if you were a tattoo artist and someone came in requesting a Golden Girls tribute? Why, you’d give them the best damn Golden Girls tattoo you could, of course! Advertisement Or you might have a reaction more like this… The Miami Foursome via: Reddit OK, whoever did this illustration needs to do more because they captured the essence of these women and the show so perfectly! Advertisement Family Crest via: Pinterest I don’t quite know what’s going on with Rue McClanahan’s hair in this one, but that Game of Thrones-like…

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Security News This Week: Mapping the NSA’s Secret Spy Hubs

It has been, to be quite honest, a fairly bad week, as far as weeks go. But despite the sustained downbeat news, a few good things managed to happen as well. So we'll start with those. California has passed the strongest digital privacy law in the United States, for starters, which as of 2020 will give customers the right to know what data companies use, and to disallow those companies from selling it. It's just the latest in a string of uncommonly good bits of privacy news, which included last…

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Joanna Gaines Announces Adorable Name of Baby Boy After Giving Birth 2 Weeks Early

ShareTweet From their Magnolia Market and love of shiplap to their wholesome Christian values, it’s hard not to love the dynamic duo that is Chip and Joanna Gaines. After announcing baby number 5 was on the way months ago, fans have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the newest addition to the Gaines family. And the wait is FINALLY over. On June 23, the couple announced the birth of their baby boy, who arrived over two weeks early. And perhaps the best part is this precious lil guy’s name: Crew. Now if…

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Edinson Cavani sends Uruguay to World Cup last eight as Portugal bow out

Edinson Cavani scored twice to secure Uruguays path to the World Cup last eight as Cristiano Ronaldos Portugal crashed out in a 2-1 defeat Cristiano Ronaldo walked Edinson Cavani out of this game, helping the Uruguayan to the touchline, but not before Cavani scored the goals that put Portugal out of the World Cup. Cavani departed with 20 minutes remaining, slowly making his way around the edge of the pitch, limping slightly, a lost look on his face after he felt a pain in his calf that prevented him from…

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Movie And TV Character Shenanigans That Would Get You Fired

Write some shenanigans you wish you could get away with and pick up a beginner’s guide to Celtx today. Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Hollywood loves to depict the modern workplace as fun, hilarious, and even romantic. Our readers are here to throw some cold water on that hot take. There’s all kinds of crap that movie and TV characters get away with all the time would literally get you fired, if you tried them at work.…

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Hunt for biker who ‘mowed down’ boy

The biker was racing in circuits around the park when Mikaeel was hit and left in “agony” as the “callous offender sped off”. Sgt Martin Williams said police suspected the biker, who was wearing a green helmet, was from the local area and the bike, which had orange parts, was believed to be a scrambler or pit-bike. “This is a truly callous offence: a man, or possibly a teenager, riding a bike recklessly in a public park has knocked down a little boy and left him with very serious injuries,”…

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19 Chefs Share Their Favorite Drunk Recipe

Everybody’s gotta eat, but chefs have the benefit of actually knowing how to cook amazing food. Even when they’re drunk. Advertisement Maybe even *especially* when they’re drunk. You can never have too much parmesan. That’s a spicy meatball! Hey, it’s easy and it’s fast. Nachos FTW! Put an egg on it! I got super f**ked up one night and made breakfast fajitas with eggs, and instead of chorizo I used Tennessee pride sausage and seasoned it with cumin, black pepper, and garlic powder. The sh*t was so good now all…

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