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William, Harry remember devastating last call with mother

LONDON — It was a typical phone call between two boys playing and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief – the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting.  The brevity of that 1997 call troubles Prince William and Prince Harry to this day – for their mother, Princess Diana, would die in a car crash that night. “Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say goodbye, you know ‘see you later’… If I’d…

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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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Hyperloop could transform transportation in the Northeast

WASHINGTON — How would you like to have breakfast in New York and be at your desk in Washington, D.C., in time for your morning coffee break? If tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has his way, it will take only 29 minutes to commute between New York and Washington one day, traveling on ultra-fast trains underground. Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, tweeted yesterday that he’d just “received verbal government approval” to build a hyperloop tunnel connecting Manhattan, Philadelphia, Baltimore and D.C. Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring…

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Excitement builds for “Great American Eclipse”

On Aug. 21, the moon will slip between Earth and sun, casting a roughly 70-mile-wide shadow that will race across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, giving tens of millions of Americans a chance to enjoy — and study — a fleeting but sublime spectacle, the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. It has been dubbed, appropriately enough, the “Great American Eclipse.” “It really is fortunate,” said Matthew Penn, an astronomer with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory who is leading a nationwide effort to photograph the…

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Sean Spicer resigns: White House holds on-camera press briefing — live blog

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House’s principal deputy press secretary, holds a briefing Friday. The event comes after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s sudden resignation.  Follow Fox News’ live blog below. Mobile users click here. Source: Fox News

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Nurse stabbed on the job pleads for hospital security law

Elise Wilson, a longtime nurse from Massachusetts, is pushing for a law meant to better protect health care workers. Wilson was attacked by a knife-wielding patient in June. Massachusetts Nurses Association, CBS Boston An emergency room nurse who was brutally attacked on the job is now one of the driving forces behind a bill that would require safety plans for health care workers, CBS Boston reports. Elise Wilson was assessing a patient at Harrington Hospital, in Southbridge, Massachusetts, in June when he suddenly came at her with a knife. “I could have…

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Review: ‘Dunkirk’ Is a Tour de Force War Movie, Both Sweeping and Intimate

Photo A scene from Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” which focuses on a harrowing rescue effort during World War II. Credit Warner Bros. One of the most indelible images in “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan’s brilliant new film, is of a British plane in flames. The movie recounts an early, harrowing campaign in World War II that took place months after Germany invaded Poland and weeks after Hitler’s forces started rolling into the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The plane, having glided to a stop, has been defiantly set ablaze by the pilot to…

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Amazon Tackles Hollywood’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Obsession

It was published only after the critic Edmund Wilson completed a version based on notes left behind. The best-known adaptation, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Robert De Niro, was a disaster in 1976. “So enervated that it’s like a vampire movie after the vampires have left,” the critic Pauline Kael wrote at the time in The New Yorker. But the creative ensemble behind the new “Last Tycoon” saw the unfinished aspect of the book as an opening. “Keep the icons from the novel — the Shiva head, the two-dimes-and-a-matchbox…

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Celebrity Reactions to Chester Bennington’s Death

Musicians from all genres and several other celebs were stunned by the sudden, devastating news that Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington had committed suicide, and his own bandmates also tweeted their shock. TMZ broke the story … Chester hanged himself Thursday morning at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates. The news of Chester’s death comes on what would’ve been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Cornell and Bennington were close friends, with Bennington even performing at Cornell’s funeral in May. Bandmate Mike Shinoda tweeted an official statement would be coming…

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