• U.S. Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview With Russian Comedians
  • Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation
  • Victoria Beckham’s daughter has discovered just how famous her mom really is
  • Live! From Tomorrow: A lighter look at the future
  • Back from the Front: Tracking down WW1 grave markers – BBC News

U.S. Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview With Russian Comedians

Perry actually was talking with comedians known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in a written statement. These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials and celebrities, particularly those who are supportive of an agenda that is not in line with their governments. In this case, the energy security of Ukraine, Hynes said. Perry said the Trump administration opposes Nord…

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Violent Video Of Boat Dragging Shark Sparks Outrage, Investigation

Mark Quartiano, a renowned shark fishermanin Miami, shared the video Monday on Instagram with his 78,000 followers. Quartiano told CBS 4 Newsthat one of the people on the boat sent the video to him on Instagram looking for praise. The user also sent Quartiano pictures of thesharks carcass, according to local news station WESH 2. To drag a shark by the tail on a rope, its not sporting. Its not,…

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Live! From Tomorrow: A lighter look at the future

Image: Live!fromtomorrow The future is here whether you like it or not, so we might as well have some fun with it. Mashable is pleased to be partnering with “Live! From Tomorrow” a variety show that explores the funnier sides of tech, innovation, and the news of the day. The pilot, ‘Live! From Tomorrow: Blockchain For Business’, with the support of IBM Blockchain, debuts Thursday, July 27 at 7 PM,…

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Back from the Front: Tracking down WW1 grave markers – BBC News

Image copyright Beverley Goodwin / Maraget Draycott Image caption This cross at St Anne’s Church, Sale, is one of hundreds being catalogued by the Returned from the Front project History enthusiast Nick Stone and a band of dedicated volunteers are tracking down the repatriated grave markers to photograph and catalogue them and create an ever-growing online map and database. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Visitors to WW1 cemeteries, like…

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Democrats Are Waking Up To The Monopoly Problem

WASHINGTON Democrats rolled out a new, populist-leaning agenda on Monday that theyre branding A Better Deal. Although specific legislative proposals havent been laid out yet, the rough outline suggests a significant shift in party thinking on an issue that touches all Americans: monopoly power. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.),writing in The New York Times, named antitrust law reform as one of the major planks in the new agenda. Corporate…

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Donald Trump Jokes About Firing Tom Price If GOP Repeal Effort Fails

Trump began his remarks to the Boy Scout summit in Glen Jean, West Virginia, by claiming he wouldnt talk about politics, but went off-script several times to comment on the GOP Senate health care bill and to chastise the fake news media for coverage of his administration. He also recounted his election victory over Hillary Clinton, again boasting that most pundits didnt predict his win. By the way, youre going…

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Controversial Singaporean graphic novel wins ‘Oscars’ of comic world

Singapore (CNN)A graphic novel about the history of Singapore stirred controversy before its publication, with a senior official in the city-state once warning that it could “potentially undermine the authority of legitimacy of the government and its public institutions.” Last Friday, Liew and his graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” bagged three Eisner awards — Best Writer/Artist, Best Publication Design and Best US Edition of International Material…

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Brad Pitt joined Frank Ocean’s FYF Festival set, and all was right in the world

Take a look at Frank's shirt…Image: VISIONHAUS#GP//\CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES When Brad Pitt first mentioned his love of Frank Ocean in an interview with GQ, everything felt right in the world. Ocean officially embraced the beautiful bromance when he showed love back by wearing Pitt’s face on a shirtbut things escalated to another level on Saturday night when Pitt showed up on stage in the middle of Ocean’s set at…

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Nicki Minaj’s first Snapchat experience is a hilarious hot mess

Image: Paras Griffin/WireImage Believe it or not but Nicki Minaj has something in common with the resident old in your life. The queen of rap proved that she’s still relatable in the most unexpected way when she publicly navigated her way around Snapchat on Sunday afternoon, and ended up asking fans for their tech help. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ video features Brazilian ‘Butt Queen’ meme star The rapper…

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Two El Salvador soccer players suspended for biting U.S. players

United States' Jozy Altidore (27) and El Salvador's Henry Romero (4) in action during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal soccer match Wednesday.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Soccer players often toe the line on fouling opponents to get the upper hand in a given moment, but usually that means holding someone back or grabbing their jersey, not biting them. SEE ALSO: Abby Wambach reaches out to girl banned from soccer tourney because she looked…

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New personal photographs from Princess Diana’s album have been released

Image: Tim Graham/Getty Images On the eve of a new HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, the Kensington Palace Twitter account has released three photos of Princess Diana. The images show the late Princess of Wales with her sons Prince Harry and Prince William. This August will mark 20 years since her death in a traffic collision. SEE ALSO: No royal wants to be king or queen…

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Disney Channel and Jake Paul have officially parted ways

Image: Leon Bennett/Getty Images YouTube star Jake Paul issued a statement on Saturday announcing his departure from Disney Channel, and his role as Dirk Mann on the show Bizaardvark. The 20-year-old social media fixture has been making headlines recently after a scathing news report showed how the home where he films elaborate YouTube videosand the hordes of fans who know his addresswas becoming too much for the neighboring community. SEE…

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Casting a woman as the Doctor is ‘a bit sad’ for this former ‘Dr. Who’ star

Image: Karwai Tang/WireImage Former Doctor Who star Peter Davison is stuck in a weird, weird world where role models are gendered and the idea of a woman playing the Doctor is sad. Unfortunately, you read that right. SEE ALSO: The next Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ is a woman, and all the cool humans on the internet are thrilled After news broke that Jodie Whittaker would take on the role as…

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‘Dunkirk’ And ‘Girls Trip’ Enjoyed Quite A Ride At The Box Office This Weekend

Dunkirk handily won the No. 1 spot.Christopher Nolans stunning World War II survival drama outpaced studio expectations, earning $50.5 million in North America and$55.4 million overseas. Further confirming that Nolan is one of the few directors who can attract audiences on name alone, those are especially strong numbers for a film with an unknown lead star (newcomer Fionn Whitehead) thats not based on an existing property. Dunkirk has been deemed…

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New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ confirms what you probably already guessed: Even androids love Ryan Gosling

This holographic woman seems as intrigued by Ryan Gosling as we are.Image: Warner Bros. Here’s one way in which the world of Blade Runner 2049 differs from our own: In that universe, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner doesn’t exist. Which sounds obvious, yes, but it means that we get to watch Ryan Gosling discover the events of Blade Runner for the very first time in 2049. Hopefully, he’s a fan. SEE…

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Patton Oswalt’s name was misspelled on his card at the ‘Stranger Things’ Comic-Con panel

Image: mashable/laura prudom You had one job, person whose job it was to make Patton Oswalt’s name card for the Stranger Things panel at Comic-Con. Well, maybe you had several other jobs and it was all very exciting and you were really distracted and the publicist emailed it to you wrong. SEE ALSO: ‘Ready Player One’ trailer powers on at Comic-Con Still. One job. Or maybe this is Oswalt’s upside-down…

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Watch the crowd go bonkers as Gal Gadot returns to Comic-Con

Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck arrive at Comic-Con.Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images With $771 million in worldwide box office and counting, what’s not to scream about? Hall H went utterly wild for the arrival of Gal Gadot at Comic-Con after the most successful DC/Warner Bros. film ever, and perhaps the strongest-holding superhero film of all time. SEE ALSO: What’s up with ‘Gotham City Sirens,’ ‘Nightwing’ and ‘Black Adam’ at DC? Turn…

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Batfleck rounds up a superpowered team in the latest ‘Justice League’ trailer

Aw, would you look at that? Batman’s finally learning to play nice with others. Or he’s trying, anyway. And the DC Extended Universe had better hope he succeeds, because the fate of the world depends on it. SEE ALSO: ‘Justice League’ Batmobile steals the show at Comic-Con Preview Night Batman and Wonder Woman have reunited after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and they’re now ready to…

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Please enjoy this perfect image of Beyonc, Solange, and Missy Elliott

Image: WireImage Missy Elliott headlined FYF Fest on Friday her first U.S. concert in a decade (save for a 2015 appearance with Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX). Needless to say, this show was a big deal, so it’s hardly surprising that Beyonc and Solange came out to support. The three even took a photo together. Obviously, it is both flawless and an instant classic. SEE ALSO: Blue Ivy proves…

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Female stars call on BBC ‘to sort gender pay gap now’ – BBC News

How much do BBC stars earn? What else did we learn? What will the industry make of star pay? Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female celebrity, earning between 450,000 and 500,000 last year, while the One Show’s Alex Jones was second, earning between 400,000 and 450,000. Discrimination Signatories to the letter also include BBC Sport’s Sue Barker, Today programme journalists Mishal Husain and Sarah Montague, presenter Fiona Bruce and the…

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Watch Beyonc, Solange, and Michelle Obama hang out together like normal humans

Image: WireImage What’s better than a sighting of Michelle Obama, Beyonc, or Solange? The three of them possibly together. In the same room. With each other. Together. Breathe. SEE ALSO: Engaged couple recreates the Obama’s most romantic photos for their shoot In a leaked video that made the rounds on social media this week, the three are joined by Solange’s son, Julez, and are captured repeating the famous Friday quote,…

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Madame Tussauds brings back Beyonc wax figure after removing it due to criticism

You know you’ve done Beyonc wrong when her whole Beyhive gets involved. A week after Madame Tussauds New York unveiled a horrible wax figure of Beyonc on their museum floor, the sculpture has been removed due to backlash from fans. Fans criticized the wax figure for looking absolutely nothing like the singer. Everything including her hair, face, and especially her skin tone was off, and no one was going to…

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China’s forcing citizens in Muslim-majority region to install spyware on their phones

A Uyghur woman in Xinjiang.Image: LightRocket via Getty Images China has ramped up surveillance measures in Xinjiang, home to much of its Muslim minority population, according to reports from Radio Free Asia. Authorities sent out a notice over a week ago instructing citizens to install a “surveillance app” on their phones, and are conducting spot checks in the region to ensure that residents have it. Image: WuTuBuLaGe nursing school/WEChat

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