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Federal police and the army have pushed through rural villages to the outskirts of the city, and the Iraqi special forces have now joined them as they face fierce ISIS resistance around the airport. But the Sunni militant group has been steadily losing territory, as backing by the US -led coalition proved critical for Iraqi government efforts clawing back territory lost to the extremists.
  • Kate Upton Lands Third SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

    Kate Upton Lands Third SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

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    Caroline Wozniacki has been featured for the third straight year in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit issue . "Thank you @ si_swimsuit [ Sports Illustrated Swimsuit ] and @mj_day [magazine editor MJ Day] for inviting me to be part of an issue that features and celebrates beauty and confidence in every shape and size #siswim17 #grateful ".
  • Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 'did not have brain tumour'

    Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 'did not have brain tumour'

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    The former TV star, "IT girl", and model died at her home in Earl's Court last week following an announcement last January that she was battling a brain tumour. "I got terribly frightened". She also supported numerous charities throughout her life, and was a patron of Blue Sky Autism . "Lastly there will be a fuller statement from the PT family later today".
  • JK Rowling tricks Piers Morgan into mocking himself on Twitter

    JK Rowling tricks Piers Morgan into mocking himself on Twitter

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    On top of this blow, Morgan has already been called out on Twitter for liberally quoting from Harry Potter after claiming he's never read it, and an independent bookstore is tweeting the series at him. Rowling hit back, referencing Piers Morgan's support for US President Donald Trump. Yep, that's Piers Morgan's son Spencer, casually showing off his Harry Potter tattoo.
  • Why Isn't Kanye West at Grammys 2017? Kris Jenner Explains

    Why Isn't Kanye West at Grammys 2017? Kris Jenner Explains

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    Last year, the rapper went through the most hard period of his life and his family required medical assistance. However, Kanye is reportedly not making any new music at the moment and just focusing on healing. The show garnered a star-studded front row including wife Kim Kardashian West who was, naturally, front and center. The news came after his public endorsement of Donald Trump and the abrupt cancellation of the remainder of his "Pablo" tour.
  • Notorious 'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks Just Made His Runway Debut

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    She "walked" in her friend Drew Warren's show in February 2016, an event that made minor headlines while her father was making his way through the Republican primary. The hold-up? Madonna - who, according to the Hollywood Reporter , didn't show until 10:15 p.m. or so. Fashion can bring together all sorts of different people, and in this case it was Kylie Jenner, Madonna and, of course, Tyga! With piercing blue eyes and chiseled cheekbones, Meeks' mugshot became an internet ...
  • West Ham have been punished enough - Furious Bilic dismisses ban threat

    West Ham have been punished enough - Furious Bilic dismisses ban threat

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    However, fans will be delighted to hear that the forward is set to return to the side to face Watford, as they look to continue their resurgent Premier League form. Chris Brunt has officially signed a new contract which could keep him at West Brom until the end of 2018-19. West Ham had the ball in the net in the first half but Sofiane Feghouli's goal was ruled out, before the Algerian winger hit the Hammers' equaliser in the second half.
  • Betsy DeVos' Track Record With Michigan Schools Has Parents & Teachers Worried

    Betsy DeVos' Track Record With Michigan Schools Has Parents & Teachers Worried

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    DeVos and her family have been major donors to the GOP, giving an estimated $818,000 to 20 current Republican senators during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, said the Post. Betsy DeVos is the least qualified cabinet nominee in recent memory. Gardner called the debate "a healthy exercise in democracy", and says DeVos has pledged to fight for public schools.
  • Hall to Play John F. Kennedy in 'The Crown' Season 2

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    The 1960s was quite the decade, and I can't wait to see what breathtaking visuals The Crown team has dreamed up for the stateside scenes. Season 2, which is now in production, is set to pick up in 1960s with Her Majesty's Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt and come to an end with the downfall of the Queen's third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after yet another scandal.
  • Metallica To Be Joined By Lady Gaga For Grammy Performance?

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    Metallica is nominated for Best Rock Song for their single "Hardwired", which may seem odd considering there is a Heavy Metal category in which they could have been nominated. Yes, E! News has confirmed that the singer will be performing with Metallica at the 2017 Grammys Awards. Metallica will return to the Royal Arena stage on Tuesday and again on Thursday, before heading to Los Angeles to perform at the Grammys .
  • Lots up in the air regarding snow on Thursday

    Lots up in the air regarding snow on Thursday

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    Winter is not giving up in the Tri-Cities, threatening the area with about two inches of snow and icy roads over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday: A chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. On Wednesday , there is a slight chance of rain showers before 8 a.m., then a slight chance of rain after 2 p.m.
  • Lady Gaga's extravagance secured the Super Bowl half-time show

    Lady Gaga's extravagance secured the Super Bowl half-time show

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    During a press conference in Houston on Thursday, Gaga, a Hillary Clinton supporter, was asked if she planned to use the halftime show to make some sort of political statement. Gaga even tossed a football to her family seated in the front row - something neither Bryan nor Cold Play's Chris Martin did past year. But Gaga stayed mum on the details because she doesn't want to ruin the surprise.
  • World digests United States order to ban refugees from Muslim countries

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    During the conversation, Trump "affirmed the the ironclad US commitment to ensuring the security of Japan", according to the White House , in what marks a departure from some of Trump's statements during the presidential campaign. However, Russia said it would be too early to discuss "substantive" issues over the first call. McCain said that lifting the sanctions would be "reckless", and promised to work "with my colleagues to codify" the sanctions into law if Trump moved to ease or ...
  • Will Lesnar, Goldberg or Taker win the Royal Rumble — WWE TLC

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    One star who will most likely make the biggest impact at the Royal Rumble is Braun Strowman. The Royal Rumble Match is all about the numbers! The victor got a coveted one on one title shot in the main event of Wrestlemania. During a recent appearance in England over the weekend, Omega did a Q&A session with some fans, and obviously the WWE talk was brought up. WWE Royal Rumble will repeated on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 491) BUT NOT Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel ...
  • Teen Mom's Chelsea Houska, 25, welcomes her second child

    Teen Mom's Chelsea Houska, 25, welcomes her second child

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    Houska added on her website . Now the two have both a girl AND a boy since Chelsea is already the proud mom of daughter Aubree , 7, and Cole is the best stepdad EVER. As many fans of the MTV reality star know, Chelsea and Cole's son wasn't supposed to be born until Valentine's Day. Chelsea Houska is a mom again! She also said that DeBoer was over-the-moon about becoming a father.
  • Roman Polanski Quits French Film Awards After Outcry From Feminist Groups

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    Academy president Alain Terzian had announced him as president last week, calling the director "an insatiable aesthetic", citing his works Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown as "masterpieces". Polanski has won the Cesar award for Best Director on four occasions, including for Tess, The Pianist , and The Ghost Writer . Almost forty years on, he is still considered a fugitive and can only visit France, Switzerland and Poland, since all three countries have refused to extradite him to the US.
  • Trump vows to 'send in the Feds' to help Chicago

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    Emanuel had some pointed words for Trump Monday for debating the crowd size at Friday's inauguration, saying he should instead focus on jobs and education. Conflicts of interest and the Emoluments Clause aside, The Commander in Chief and leader of the supposed free world Tuesday night went of an ugly Twitter spree that included an attack on the journalists at CNN , a promise to "build the wall!" and a threat of imposing martial law on a great American city.
  • Oscars 2017: Meryl Streep receives historic 20th nomination

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    The inimitable Meryl Streep has broken her own record for most Oscar nominations ever , earning her 20th nomination for the 2016 Oscars for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins. Streep is seen toward the end of the video happily dancing along to some music, which is a pretty apt. Meryl Streep stars in the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins , a NY heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer...even though she has no talent.
  • Adele to perform at the 2017 Grammy Awards

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    Trae Patton/CBSThis isn't exactly a surprise, but Adele will be returning to the stage at next month's Grammy Awards. According to Variety, Adele already has received 10 awards from the previous Grammy ceremonies. Earlier this week the Recording Academy announced that the lineup for the show will include John Legend , Metallica and a duet between Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.
  • Samantha Bee Presents Her Ode to Kellyanne Conway, Trump's

    Samantha Bee Presents Her Ode to Kellyanne Conway, Trump's "Omnipresent SpokesCobra"

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    The 1700s-style outfit's centerpiece is the Gucci coat festooned with buttons shaped like the brand's famous feline symbol. The red, white, and blue tones of the coat are political, to say the least. President-elect Donald Trump says he was elected to the White House because people wanted "real change". "Why the hell is [Trump} the president instead of her?" "And I know Kellyanne doesn't believe those homophobic, sexist things in her heart, because Kellyanne doesn't believe ...
  • Spice Girls Star Geri Horner Welcomes Second Child

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    Former Spice Girl Geri Horner , who was known as Ginger Spice in the girl band, took to Twitter nearly straight away to share the happy news after giving birth to her son on Saturday morning. The Spice Girls exhibition Twitter account pointed out that Geri's baby boy celebrates his birthday on the same day as Geri's good friend and Spice Girls band member Emma Bunton , writing: "Oh my goodness congratulations!" Geri and Christian announced the happy news in October a year ago.
  • Johnny Depp gets emotional during acceptance speech at People's Choice Awards

    Johnny Depp gets emotional during acceptance speech at People's Choice Awards

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    As members of the audience cried "I love you", the actor continued to express touched he'd been by their "kindness" during his dramatic divorce from actress Heard. It will be interesting to see how things play out for both Depp and Amber Heard in 2017. Johnny Depp sounds grateful that anyone still likes him at all, never mind that he's still winning People's Choice Awards .
  • People's Choice Awards 2017 - Performers & Presenters List!

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    Speaking of Tyler Perry, the awkward award of the night went to Kristen Bell, who took a while to come out and introduce Tyler as the Favorite Humanitarian Award victor. You saw the best looks at the People's Choice Awards now check out who topped our worst dressed list and VOTE for which get-up you liked the least.
  • This Conspiracy Theory Will Change How You Feel About the Bachelor Villain

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    Pretty much every woman expresses concerns over Corinne to him, including Vanessa who says she is anxious about dating a man who straddles someone in a bouncy castle - which is a very viable concern if you really think about it. You think you're in love. Rachel is a very close second to Vanessa but she probably will and should be the next Bachelorette . Nick says he doesn't see a future and sends her home.
  • Juventus unveil new club logo

    Juventus unveil new club logo

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    Juventus have been feeling the wrath of the internet today for updating their badge, a process which the club's president, Andrea Agnelli , said was "a symbol of the Juventus way of living". However, club fans were quick to disparage the rebrand on social media. The Swede unveiled his branding in 2013, with a very similar style and colour-scheme to the new Juve crest.
  • Deepika gets thumbs up from B-Town for Hollywood debut

    Deepika gets thumbs up from B-Town for Hollywood debut

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    So proud of Deepika Padukone, who has a kicka** role! A treacherous villain, a sharpshooting sniper (Ruby Rose), a bumbling yet adorable hacker (Nina Dobrev), an enduring mentor (Samuel L. The leading lady of the film thanked all for the overwhelming response and told media: "I feel so happy that all of you and the fans have been so wonderful".
  • William Peter Blatty, Writer of 'The Exorcist,' Dies at 89

    William Peter Blatty, Writer of 'The Exorcist,' Dies at 89

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    The writer went on to win both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the adapted screenplay of his own work and the film itself won the Golden Globe for Best Picture. Blatty is survived by his wife and his eight children. Initially he graduated Georgetown University and later got a masters in English Literature at George Washington University.
  • Trump enters fray over Linda Bean boycott

    Trump enters fray over Linda Bean boycott

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    The company, which says it has 5,000 employees and donates tens of millions of dollars to nonprofits benefitting the environment as well as state and local causes nationwide, has emphasized that the boycott would affect more than just Ms. The anti-Trump group #Grab Your Wallet has started a boycott against L.L. Bean for Linda Bean's personal donation to a pro-Trump PAC. "They're the victims.
  • Drake Buys Jennifer Lopez $100k Diamond Necklace

    Drake Buys Jennifer Lopez $100k Diamond Necklace

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    The "Love Don't Cost a Thing" beauty attended Drake's New Year's Eve concert at Hakkasan Las Vegas, after pulling out of her own end-of-year gig in Miami, Florida. The rapper recently gifted Jennifer Lopez with a $100,000 Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace, a source revealed to Us Weekly . While the "Winter Wonderland Prom" was believed to be a video shoot for their yet-unnamed duet, a showbiz insider told us, "This relationship is fake, it is just a publicity stunt to publicize their ...
  • Days of Our Lives may end in 2017, says source

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    Soap fans may soon have to bid farewell to yet another long-running daytime drama as a new report has surfaced suggesting that NBC's Days of Our Lives says are officially numbered. "There's a creative resurgence and exciting storytelling going on right now". "It's definitely not like she's starting on the TODAY show Monday morning!" It's not surprising that Megyn Kelly would ruffle a few feathers in her transition to NBC.
  • Swinney: Clemson has 'more juice' this time around vs. 'Bama

    Swinney: Clemson has 'more juice' this time around vs. 'Bama

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    As for the special teams, a few of the players mentioned taking pride in having a strong season on special teams and making it a point for that unit to be consistent. "We've got more guys at running back". After rushing for 52 yards on 11 attempts against LSU, Scarbrough missed the next two games due to injury but finished the regular season by posting 90 yards on 17 carries against Auburn and 91 yards on 11 attempts against Florida.
  • Janet Jackson Welcomes 1st Baby at 50

    Janet Jackson Welcomes 1st Baby at 50

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    Jackson previously delayed her tour when she learned of her pregnancy and has been taking it easy while preparing for the baby. According to DeBarge, who Jackson eloped with in 1984 and then divorced in 1985, she put her daughter up for adoption.
  • Rogue One passes Civil War in the US

    Rogue One passes Civil War in the US

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    And in just over two weeks of release, it managed to become the second-highest grossing movie (at least domestically) of 2016. It's the second smash of 2016 for Illumination, the maker of " Despicable Me ". La La Land is among a slew of awards contenders making a play over the year-end holidays. In its third weekend, Rogue One raked in $49.5 million over the three-day weekend and an estimated $64.3 million over four days (Friday through Monday).
  • As A Horror Movie Trailer Is Terrifyingly On Point

    As A Horror Movie Trailer Is Terrifyingly On Point

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    The running joke of the internet keeps on running - that 2016 is the horror year that nobody saw coming. The filmmakers have tapped into the zeitgeist of this moment as the year comes to a close-less celebratory than defiant: "Fuck 2016" is the theme of New Year's parties Los Angeles to Louisville , from NY to Amsterdam , turning the year-end revelry into a wake with bottle service.
  • Tameka "Tiny" Harris Files For Divorce From TI

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    Tiny, who's real name is Tameka Cottle, also has three stepchildren Messiah , Domani and Deyjah Harris from her marriage with T.I. Additionally Tiny has a daughter, Zonnique Pullins , from a previous relationship. There's still hope for T.I. and Tiny . because we're told they're still very much on talking terms despite the divorce. and there are major signs they could call the whole divorce thing off.