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The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi’s rule

Egyptians have begun voting on constitutional amendments aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030. The referendum comes amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent in recent years. El-Sissi’s government has arrested thousands of people, most of them Islamists but also prominent secular activists, and rolled back freedoms won in a 2011 pro-democracy uprising. The proposed changes were blasted by critics as another major step toward authoritarian rule. ___ 8:35 a.m. Egyptians are being asked to vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power…

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Giant baby puppet stars in outdoor show

Read more Yorkshire stories Zara moves to Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Southwark, for shows on 10 and 11 May. The production is part of a theatre project exploring learning disability and parenthood for mainstream audiences. Image copyright Chris Payne Image caption Zara has a cast of more than 100 performers Joyce Nga Yu Lee, artistic director, said: “When I started working on this project, I knew I wanted to make it big – I wanted it to be in your face so that people had to take notice. “I always…

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‘God of War: Raising Kratos’ doc looks at how the biggest game of 2018 got made

Sony Santa Monica’s critically and commercially acclaimed 2018 hit God of War is going to be the subject of a “making of” documentary. It’s a Sony production, so it’s reasonable to expect the rosiest possible picture. But this trailer for Raising Kratos hypes a feature-length documentary look at the intricate development process that fuels a modern-day video game blockbuster. Best of all: it’s a no-cost deep dive into that process. There isn’t a release date, but Sony promises a PlayStation YouTube channel debut for Raising Kratos “soon.” Read more: https://mashable.com/video/god-of-war-raising-kratos-documentary-trailer/

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Marry the Man Who Will Empty Your Puke Bucket

ShareTweetPinterest You see a lot of advice about what kind of man to marry. He needs to be strong, or he needs to be a good provider. Some look for financial security or seek out the chivalrous type. Many women desire a romantic fella who buys flowers, plans picnics at the park, or always opens the door for them. Heck, for many of us it’s all about the chemistry, and I recall that attraction I felt when watching my husband, before he was my husband, strumming a guitar. His long…

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Here’s the 1 thing the Mueller report proves beyond a shadow of a doubt

(CNN)The Mueller report — the result of a 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election — didn’t end the debate over whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice or acted inappropriately while in office. But there’s one thing it proved beyond any debate: The President lies with remarkable ease and cajoles those around him to do the same. Trump told White House counsel Don McGahn to deny that Trump had ordered him to fire Mueller in the summer of 2017 following media reports that detailed the episode. McGahn refused…

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Trump Hires Legal Team to Block Congress From Seeing His Tax Returns

Donald Trump has assembled his new legal team to fight House Democrats demand for six-years worth of the presidents elusive tax returns. The formal demand made by Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, earlier this week set up what is likely to be a emoluments case, said in a statement on Friday. The requests for his private tax information are not consistent with governing law, do not advance any proper legislative purpose, and threaten to interfere with the ordinary conduct of audits. We are…

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Lindsey Grahams Old Comments About Obstruction Sound Really Awkward Now

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has become a staunch defender of President Just last month, Graham used one of Trump’s favorite phrases.   No collusion and no obstruction,” Graham said after Attorney General Robert Mueller’s investigation.  managers in President 10 instances in which Trump may have attempted to obstruct justice. Yet Graham didn’t seem inclined to revise his views based on those details. “ RELATED… Lindsey Graham Melts Down At Kavanaugh Hearing Lindsey Graham Warms Up To Ted Cruz Lindsey Graham's Leaked Voicemails Are Very Revealing

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Joe Biden Expected To Announce 2020 Campaign Next Week

The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 high-profile Democrats. Biden, 76, would be the oldest and most experienced politician in the race. The specific launch date and location is unclear. Biden is likely to quickly make visits to early-voting states. Biden has been particularly outspoken against the rise of white supremacy in the Trump era. With a record in elected office that stretches half a century, Biden faces multiple challenges. The incident is just…

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