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The first trailer for The Hate U Give is officially here

We now have our first real look at the big-screen adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best-selling YA novel The Hate U Give. In a trailer for the anticipated film that arrived Sunday night during the BET Awards, Amandla Stenberg is seen as Starr Carter, a teenager who lives in the poor, predominantly black neighborhood of Garden…

First lady: kindness and compassion are important in life

Melania Trump said Sunday that kindness, compassion and positivity are important traits in life. The first lady helped SADD — Students Against Destructive Decisions — open its annual national conference at a hotel just outside Washington. The appearance followed her trip last week to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the effect on children of her…

I was the first satyagrahi against Emergency: Arun Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley termed the Emergency, on the eve of its 43rd anniversary, as a measure where constitutional provisions were used to turn democracy into a dictatorship. Writing in what is the first part of a three-part blog entitled “Revisiting the Emergency” on the events of June, 1975 and the political forces it spawned,…

First family fashion scandals

Here are some of the most infamous first family fashion scandals: Donald Trump: While he’s known to wear his ties too long and suits too big, photos capturing scotch tape on the back of President Trump’s tie while he descended from Air Force One quickly went viral. Melania Trump (Part 1): Melania was scrutinized for…

Sara Netanyahu not first leader’s wife accused of corruption

FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tours the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington with first lady Melania Trump. Sara Netanyahu has long been plagued by allegations of living a lavish lifestyle with the taxpayers’ money, and squabbling…

The World’s First Robot-Made Burger Is Here

On June 27, the world’s first robot-crafted burger will roll off a conveyor belt in San Francisco and into the hands of the public. You could call it the freshest burger on Earth. The product, from Bay Area-based Creator, a culinary robotics company, is assembled and cooked in a machine that contains 20 computers, 350…

A first look at Instagram’s IGTV

As rumored, Instagram is ready to get into long-form video. And today the company made those plans official with the reveal of IGTV, its new standalone video app geared toward internet creators, like the ones who have made a living out of YouTube. IGTV is all about vertical videos, and although it has its own…

First lady Melania Trump back home from hospital

First lady Melania Trump returned home to the White House Saturday morning following a days-long stay in the hospital, her office said. Interested in Melania Trump? Add Melania Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Melania Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. “She is resting comfortably and remains…

Heyward on first concussion: ‘That stuff is scary’

CINCINNATI — Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward said that experiencing his first concussion opened his eyes to its dangers. Heyward, who was activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday, said he discovered how “scary” head injuries could be. “It made a believer out of me,” said Heyward, who was not in the starting lineup…

Buchholz set for first MLB start since April 2017

Veteran right-hander Clay Buchholz, who hasn’t pitched in the majors in more than a year, is likely to start for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday against the New York Mets, manager Torey Lovullo said. Buchholz is expected to be called up from Triple-A Reno for the start, giving Zack Greinke extra rest. Greinke would be…

ASX records first weekly loss since March

by William McInnes The Australian share market recorded its first-weekly loss in seven weeks as Telstra shares fell to seven-year lows.  The S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 28.8 points, or 0.5 per cent for the week, at 6087.4, recording losses in three of the five sessions.  Telstra was the biggest drag on the market this week…

This woman could be the first Native American governor in US history

Democratic candidate for Idaho governor, Paulette JordanImage: ethan miller/Getty ImagesBy Heather Dockray2018-05-16 21:13:31 UTC The list of Native American governors in American history is depressingly short. It’s zero, to be exact. That’s why Idaho Democrat Paulette Jordan’s Tuesday primary win for governor was so significant. If Jordan wins the general election, she’s poised to become…

‘First year of new Roma beginning’

Lorenzo Pellegrini has challenged Roma to make this season ‘the first of a new beginning’. Pellegrini followed Eusebio Di Francesco back to Roma from Sassuolo last summer and reached the Champions League semi-finals, as well as helping the side secure another top-four finish in Serie A. “We must finish the season well,” the midfielder told…

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First lady Melania Trump

Photos: First lady Melania Trump First lady Melania Trump speaks to the spouses of US governors at a White House luncheon on Monday, February 26. Among the topics she touched on were cyberbullying and the opioid epidemic. She also acknowledged the students around the country who have been fighting the gun lobby since the tragic…

First Bafta TV Award winners announced

Image copyright PA Image caption Stars at the ceremony include Thandie Newton, Declan Donnelly and Claire Foy Peaky Blinders has won its first ever Bafta Television Award, beating shows like Line of Duty and The Crown to the coveted prize for best drama series. The award for BBC Two’s 1920s gang epic is recognition for…

China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier heads out for sea trial

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Iraqis vote in first national election since toppling of ISIS, but turnout was low

NAJAF, Iraq — Iraqis on Saturday voted in their first national election since the Islamic State upended the political and social order in the country, casting ballots that will help determine how Iraq’s next government leans in a region increasingly marked by fierce global rivalries. Nearly 7,000 candidates, representing conservative, Islamist, liberal, secular, communist and…

China’s first home-built aircraft carrier starts sea trials

China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier left its northeastern port to begin sea trials on Sunday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s efforts to modernise its military. The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing fitting of weapons and other systems and has not yet…

Low turnout in first vote for Iraqis since victory over IS

BAGHDAD (AP) – Low turnout and voting irregularities marked the initial hours of voting Saturday in Iraq’s first elections since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group. Voting began early Saturday morning in a contest that has no clear front-runner after weeks of official campaigning. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is facing stiff…

Low turnout in first vote for Iraqis since victory over IS

An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the country’s parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. (Khalid Mohammed/Associated Press) by Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Philip Issa | AP by Qassim…

Iraqis vote in first election since defeating Islamic State

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqis began voting in the first parliamentary election on Saturday since defeating Islamic State, but few people expect its new leaders to deliver the stability and economic prosperity that have long been promised. Iraqi Vice President and former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki attends to cast his vote at a polling station during the…

Iraqis vote in first post-ISIS elections

Nearly 7,000 candidates are contesting 329 seats in the parliament, of which a quarter must go to women. Under the power-sharing system brought in after the 2003 US-led invasion, the position of prime minister is reserved for a Shiite. Incumbent Haider al-Abadi, who’s been in power since 2014, is hoping to win back the top…

Iraq votes in first poll since IS defeat

Image copyright EPA Image caption About 7,000 candidates – many of them women – are running in the elections Iraqis are due to vote in the first parliamentary elections since the government declared victory over so-called Islamic State (IS) last year. About 7,000 candidates from rival coalition alliances are vying for seats in the 329-member…