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Gavin Rossdale Reacts Onstage to Chester Bennington’s Suicide

Gavin Rossdale Chester’s Suicide Is a Reminder … Look Out for Each Other! EXCLUSIVE Chester Bennington‘s suicide — and also Chris Cornell’s — has Gavin Rossdale wondering about what he describes as a “bad scene” in music right now. He and his band Bush performed Thursday night in Hammond, Indiana … and addressed the crowd about what had happened earlier that day — Linkin Park‘s frontman killing himself. As TMZ first reported … Chester took his life in an eerily similar way to his dear friend Chris Cornell. Gavin talked about the…

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News Analysis: Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’

But the strategy has driven a wedge inside Mr. Trump’s political and legal teams. Some of Mr. Trump’s lawyers have argued that the president is better off not undermining Mr. Mueller, a former F.B.I. director who served presidents of both parties and enjoys broad bipartisan respect in Washington. If the president has done nothing wrong, they argue, then allowing Mr. Mueller to come to that conclusion on his own would be the best way of finally dispensing with the suspicions of collusion with Russia during last year’s election. An exoneration…

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Jim Vance, longtime D.C. news anchor, dies at 75

Jim Vance on August 6, 2009 in New York City. Michael Loccisano / Getty Images Veteran Washington, D.C., news anchor Jim Vance has died at 75, according to NBC Washington station WRC-TV. “Jim Vance was not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area. His smooth voice, brilliant mind and unforgettable laugh leaves each of us with a tremendous void,” station president and general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement Saturday. In May, Vance announced he would be undergoing cancer treatment but hinted he would still be…

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Randy Newman Regrets Writing Song About Trump’s Penis, But Not Enough to Apologize

Randy Newman Trump Penis Song was a D*** Move … But I’m Not That Sorry EXCLUSIVE Legendary singer-songwriter Randy Newman can’t quite explain why he wrote a song about President Trump‘s dong … but it’s hilarious listening to him try. We got Randy at LAX, and our guy pressed him about the penis song … which he ultimately decided to scrap for his upcoming album. Randy says he was just adding more vulgarity to the situation and didn’t feel right about it … even if Trump had it coming. Fortunately,…

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‘A Spirit of Bipartisanship That Is Sorely Lacking Today’

3. Simply brilliant. Unapologetic, irreverent, unafraid and in your face. This is the reason why he became president and he reason why he’ll get re-elected. [Make America Great Again]! — RS in Philadelphia. Australian Woman Shot By Minneapolis Police Photo Credit Stephen Maturen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images 4. Americans want to know: Take my chances with the assailant? Or take my chances getting killed by police? Tough call. — Mark Penney on The Times’s Facebook page, responding to an article about Justine Damond, an Australian woman who was killed by…

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Robert De Niro snaps at wife for ‘spending all my money’

Trouble is brewing over Grace Hightower’s coffee company. We’re told that her husband, Robert De Niro — who is a major investor in the firm — is steamed because the 5-year-old Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda brand is turning into a money pit. The New York Post reports that Hightower has frustrated business associates — as well as the legendary actor — by dithering over simple decisions, and “changing her mind about how to run the business depending on who she spoke to last.” A source tells the paper that, in a…

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Philippine Congress Approves Extension of Martial Law in Besieged Region

He said that with the congressional debate settled, the authorities could now focus on bringing back “public safety and law and order in the whole of Mindanao.” But critics say Mr. Duterte does not need military powers to defeat the militants. And analysts say he appears to be using the Marawi crisis as an excuse to impose authoritarian rule in the Philippines, one of Asia’s most freewheeling democracies, which in 1986 toppled the two-decade rule of the strongman Ferdinand Marcos. “Extending martial law can unmask the Duterte government’s real political…

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USS Gerald R. Ford: Inside the world’s most advanced aircraft carrier

The U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier is the most advanced in the world, carrying more aircraft and weapons than ever before. The USS Gerald R. Ford is $13 billion futuristic ship complete with a gigantic flight deck and a new electromagnetic system to launch aircraft. The state-of-the-art tech and operational systems mean aircraft will be able to take off faster to get to the fight quicker. At 1,100 feet, the new Ford carrier is about the size of three football fields.  Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Gerald R. Ford…

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