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Entertainer of the Year - Garth Brooks. It was cool to see people I've built relationships with over the years like my friend Charley Pride and my football nemesis Charlie Daniels and Randy Owen of Alabama and the Oak Ridge Boys, Gill and several others over the duration of the awards show.
  • LGBT characters at all time high on U.S. television

    LGBT characters at all time high on U.S. television

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    Of course, villains and antiheros may happen to be bisexual, but bi characters are rarely given opportunities to also be heroes and multidimensional people living their everyday lives . And, when you see that the number of transgender characters on TV has "more than doubled" over the past year, you can't help but feel good. The number of regular LGBTQ characters on cable networks was up as well , with the cable channel Freeform, formerly known as ABC Family, leading the way with 27 regular ...
  • Would blocking Supreme Court judges unleash constitutional confusion?

    Would blocking Supreme Court judges unleash constitutional confusion?

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    It is contended that the highest court in the land not only goes too far in its oversight of the government on controversial policies, but also challenges Knesset legislation. GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas have also suggested blocking any Clinton nominees. Sen. He said that there will be no lame-duck confirmation, and then added , "And if Hillary Clinton becomes president, I am going to do everything I can do to make sure four years from now, we still got ...
  • Anastacia found her 'little piece of female' dancing on Strictly

    Anastacia found her 'little piece of female' dancing on Strictly

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    His routine, which was packed with crotch-grabs and pelvic thrusts, was described by head judge Len Goodman as his "best dance yet". Anastacia and Brendan found themselves in the dance-off after failing to impress on the Halloween-themed Fright Night with their jive to Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell.
  • Anastacia leaves Strictly Come Dancing 2016

    Anastacia leaves Strictly Come Dancing 2016

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    Head judge Len Goodman hailed it his "best dance" saying: "Halloween is meant to be about the supernatural". She failed to perform in the very first dance-off of the latest series when she found herself in the bottom two. From today, I should be allowed to start training again as I've had nearly five days off my feet and the swelling has reduced, but the fear is, if it's not fully recovered it could get inflamed again.
  • Kurdish fighters seize town near Mosul from Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters seize town near Mosul from Islamic State

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    They were able to cordon off eight villages in an area measuring approximately 100 square kilometers and secure a significant stretch of the Bashiqa-Mosul highway to limit ISIS' freedom of movement, commanders said. A helicopter of the US -led coalition flies over the town of Bartella , Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Carter said on Sunday that the idea of simultaneous operations against Mosul and Raqa in Syria "has been part of our planning for quite a while".
  • In lieu of flowers, justice: Paper runs 'Walking Dead' obit

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    The obit seeks justice for Rhee's death in lieu of flowers. "I think that's enough for him". The deaths were among the most graphic and gory in a show filled with bloody special effects, leaving some viewers frustrated that such disturbing ends were given to two beloved fan-favourites.
  • Trump wanted Christie to be vice-president

    Trump wanted Christie to be vice-president

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    The Post report states that Manafort told Trump that his plane had mechanical issues. The next day, Trump was scheduled to meet with Pence in Indianapolis, and then fly back to New York, but according to the New York Post , then-campaign manager and Trump temperer Paul Manafort told Trump that his plane needed maintenance, forcing the GOP candidate to stay in IN another night.
  • Israeli Minister: Italian Quakes payback for anti-Jewish UNESCO vote

    Israeli Minister: Italian Quakes payback for anti-Jewish UNESCO vote

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    Small crowd of supporters turns out for Jerusalem gathering * Republican group hopes to boost pro-Trump showing on November 8 * Around 300,000 US citizens live in Israel and its settlements By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, Oct 27 (Reuters) - On a rooftop overlooking the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, around 200 American-Israeli fans of Donald Trump gathered to proclaim their support for the Republican candidate, convinced he will be Israel's best friend if elected.
  • Evan McMullin cites national security expertise

    Evan McMullin cites national security expertise

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    McMullin considers himself a national security expert, and calls for rebuilding the military by spending more to train and outfit troops. McMullin is a former Central Intelligence Agency counterterrorism operative and Chief Policy Director for the House Republican Conference in the U.S.
  • Doctor Strange: 9 Big Implications For Phase 3 And Beyond

    Doctor Strange: 9 Big Implications For Phase 3 And Beyond

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    When asked by IGN what said sequel could possibly entail, director Scott Derrickson was quick to come up with an idea, suggesting a flawless villain for Benedict Cumberbatch's caped wonder to battle in a future installment. Can Strange succeed in his quest to become Sorcerer Supreme? He said that they knew beforehand that it was an all CG character. When Kaecilius threatens Strange's old life, including the handsome Christine, the medic puts his training into practice to save ...
  • Modest gains, but US students still lag in science learning

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    Earlier this month, McQueen announced student scores on Tennessee's standardized test will dip due to the state increasing the threshold for what it means to score on grade level. The results also show that fourth-grade girls had closed the gender gap and were now performing as well as boys. "We couldn't be prouder of today's news", Haslam exulted in a statement.
  • Lady Gaga Sings About Trayvon Martin

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    There are hints of jazz, pop and rock. I'm in love with Gaga and this album!"While one concluded: "Best album of 2016 So far is #JOANNE". In the track, Gaga repeats, "Doesn't everyone belong in the arms of the sacred?" " John Wayne ", with Queens of the Stone Age guitarist-drummer Josh Homme, is a amusing take on The Shangri-Las' craving-a-wild-man formula: "His grip/so hard/eyes glare/trouble like a mugshot".
  • Paul Beatty first USA author to win Man Booker Prize

    Paul Beatty first USA author to win Man Booker Prize

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    Writing with irony in a post-ironic age, where the surreal has come to life all around us, Beatty's book pulls off that dazzling literary trick - blending power with poignance, past with present, politics with personalities, and the tale of an aeon with the story of you and Me.
  • CCTV Vid Of Kim K's Attackers Escaping The Hotel Has Been Released

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    She might be spending a more subdued 36th birthday than usual surrounded by family, but Kim Kardashian's Sweet 16 was anything but quiet, as seen in new photos published on her app . We hope Kim Kardashian had a handsome quiet birthday, and that she continues to heal from the horrific incident. Speaking directly to the camera, Kim admits she isn't sure if implants are a good idea for her sister.
  • Deadpool director Tim Miller exits sequel

    Deadpool director Tim Miller exits sequel

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    So what now for Deadpool 2? His technical style could bring an entirely new visual energy that might set it apart from the last film, and possibly fashion an even bigger spectacle with all the insane time travel stuff. " Deadpool " was a hit with critics and fans alike. It might be the highest-grossing R-Rated film of all time but the man who directed Deadpool has just quit the highly-anticipated sequel.
  • The 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is heading to Paris

    The 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is heading to Paris

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    It moved to London in 2014 and returned Stateside a year ago. No word yet on the musical performer this go round who will join the ranks of Selena Gomez in blue contacts and Swift herself. Ariana Grande has a close call as model Elsa Hosk walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2014 in London, England. VS Fashion Show staples Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Tookes , Martha Hunt , Romee Strijd , Stella Maxwell , and Taylor Hill are all ...
  • Twitter Explodes After Cubs Clinch First World Series Berth In 71 Years

    Twitter Explodes After Cubs Clinch First World Series Berth In 71 Years

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    They were outscored, 31-17. "I've waited for this since I was 5 years old". No more dwelling on a history of failure. "We don't look into it", says Bryant. During the regular season they thrived against right-handed pitching, and the Cubs had one left-hander - Jon Lester - in their starting rotation. "I think the first thing I saw was the Cubs' hitters, they had a great game plan tonight", Roberts said.
  • No discipline for Minneapolis cops in Jamar Clark slaying

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    Clark is believed to have grabbed one of the officer's holster and gun during the confrontation with police, Harteau said, causing the officers to fear for their lives. But witnesses insisted he was handcuffed and did not struggle with the officers. She called it a unsafe situation that justified deadly force. A separate U.S.
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw confirmed for A Wrinkle In Time

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw confirmed for A Wrinkle In Time

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    Jennifer Lee ("Frozen") is penning the script, based on Madeleine L'Engle's book series, "Time Quartet". We have previously seen that Oprah Winfrey , Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling have also been confirmed as cast, and it certainly heightens excitement to consider that these three phenomenal performers might fill the roles of the three unusual women that guide young Meg on her way.