Snoop Dogg to vote for the first time in 2020 U.S. election

Rapper Snoop Dogg has discussed U.S. politics in an interview with The Real 92.3.
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Lady Gaga scraps album party due to ongoing U.S. violence

And Gaga wasn’t in a celebratory, album-release mood when she woke up to all the drama on Friday.
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U.S. jazz singer seeks digital orchestra to beat lockdown blues

American jazz singer Melody Gardot is inviting musicians around the world to overcome the financial strains and solitude of lockdown, and join a digital orchestra. Edward Baran reports.


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U.S. National Symphony Orchestra performs online during lockdown

While the Kennedy Center’s doors are closed to music lovers, the Center has kept the show going with digital performances by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the Washington National Opera.


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U.S. Congress Begins Eerie House Session As Most Wear Masks

Nancy Pelosi looked more like she was on the set of “Contagion” the sequel than the U.S. Capitol building … as she and her entourage all strolled in wearing masks. The House Speaker arrived Thursday to the nation’s capital as the House of…

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Chrome Hearts Lays Off Most U.S. Retail Staff

Chrome Hearts, even with its luxe swashbuckling persona, is facing the economic realities of the coronavirus.
The Los Angeles-based luxury brand, known best for eccentric biker-themed jewelry and accessories favored by a long list of major celebrities, has permanently laid off 100 employees in the U.S., WWD has learned. The layoffs are thought to affect the majority of its retail employees in America. 
Sources recently noted that the ongoing closures of all “nonessential” retail stores in North America and Europe, where the company has nine and four stores, respectively, were undoubtedly affecting the brand financially — it has no online business to speak of. Chrome Hearts last week filed a required notice with the State of California disclosing the layoffs and categorizing them as “permanent.” Nearly all other companies that have filed worker layoff notices, including a number of retailers, have categorized them as “temporary.”
A spokeswoman for the company said the brand does plan to reopen the stores, but, as with other businesses, it is unclear when exactly that will happen.
“While the retail landscape is challenging at this time, we have full intentions to reopen all of our stores that have been impacted,” she said. “Obviously, we’re all standing by to hear

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Singer Kelly Rowland joins U.S. coronavirus special to aid black community

The singer will cohost a BET special aimed to support communities of color.


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Hustler Hollywood Now Offering Curbside Pick-Up at 5 U.S. Locations

Hustler Hollywood has announced that they have made curbside pick-up available daily from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at their boutiques in five U.S. locations.
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JAY-Z and Meek Mill donate 100,000 face masks to U.S. jails

The rappers’ donation will help protect staff and inmates from the spread of Covid-19.
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Fashion, Textile Cos. in U.S. Start Producing Medical Face Masks

American fashion and textile companies are starting to collectively produce medical grade face masks, as the country’s doctors and hospitals deal with a critical shortage amid a growing number of patients ill with COVID-19, or coronavirus.
As of now, nine companies have formed a “coalition” of sorts to get production going, according to the National Council of Textile Organizations. The companies are American Giant, Fruit of the Loom, Hanesbrands, Parkdale Inc., Los Angeles Apparel, AST Sportswear, American Knits, Beverly Knits and Riegel Linen.
The NCTO said Parkdale, the largest yarn spinner in the U.S. based in North Carolina, led the effort after the White House made clear there was an urgent need for medical supplies like face masks. The organization said the nine companies joined together “virtually overnight” to “build a supply chain” and “fast-track the manufacturing of medical face masks to help hospitals, health care workers and citizens battling the spread of the COVID-19 disease.”
Peter Navarro, an assistant to President Donald Trump and current director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, has been working with the coalition and some of the first face masks have already been approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

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Pop Is Obsessed With What’s Next. So U.S. Girls Revisited Her Past.

Meghan Remy’s seventh album, “Heavy Light,” reinterprets some of her earliest work through a fresh lens.
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21 Savage: Young U.S. Immigrants ‘Should Automatically Become Citizens’

21 Savage said to the ‘Associated Press’ that he thinks all young immigrants deserve automatic citizenship. He says when a young person has no choice, they should be exempt.
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Dryrobe’s U.S. Invasion Has Begun

Dryrobe has made its Stateside debut by popular demand.   
Starting this month, the cap-like gown, with its waterproof exterior and fuzzy lining, is available in the U.S. 
While the oversize robe-like jacket was originally intended to keep athletes warm while changing outdoors — (Longtime surfer Gideon Bright came up with the idea after realizing that it was uncomfortable, not to mention cold, when changing out of his wetsuit on the beach.) — these days the likes of Rob Lowe, Harry Melling, “Game of Thrones” stars and films crews around the globe have been spotted in the frock. So have athletes like Jonny Brownlee and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds.

Emilia Clarke of “Game of Thrones” on set in a Dryrobe. 
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“There wasn’t a lot of options to use before Dryrobe,” Bright told WWD. “It seems crazy. But you’d use a towel to change. That was a barrier for kids, for anyone really, trying to enjoy what they’re doing.”
The polyester fleece lining, multiple pockets (both inside and out) and even a waterproof cellphone pouch made the garments ideal for sports and bad weather alike. They’re also easy to slip on over other layers in a rush. 
That could explain why dog walkers and urbanites in cold-weather

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U.S. Open champ picks Jennifer Lawrence to play her

U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu said Wednesday she’d love to be played by actress Jennifer Lawrence should a film about her life ever be produced. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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Meghan Markle Supports Serena Williams at U.S. Open

The Duchess of Sussex is showing her support for close friend Serena Williams.
Meghan Markle, made a surprise trip to New York to attend Williams’ final U.S. Open match on Saturday against Canada’s Bianca Andreescu. Markle arrived at the match dressed in a gray coat and denim dress, where she greeted Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, before the match began.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, greets Alexis Ohanian as she arrives to watch the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships. 
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This marks the first trip Markle has made to the U.S. since giving birth to her and Prince Harry’s first son, Archie, in May. She previously visited New York City this year for her baby shower in February, which was cohosted by Williams. Markle also came out to support Williams at Wimbledon in July, sitting outside the royal box to cheer on her friend.
Markle’s New York trip marks the beginning of a busy month of engagements for the royal. She is slated to attend her first official royal engagement after ending maternity leave on Sept. 12 for the launch of her charitable fashion label, which benefits the U.K. organization, Smart Works. She will then embark on a tour of Africa with Prince Harry

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Challenge Expulsion: Will Team U.S. Suffer For Snubbing CT?

Team U.S. got first dibs on the reinforcements on ‘The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2’ premiere — and made a controversial choice.
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U.S. Polo Assn. Creates 30-Minute TV and Digital Show, ‘Women in Polo: The Palm Beaches’

U.S. Polo Assn. has teamed with Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council to sponsor a new TV and digital show called “Women in Polo: The Palm Beaches,” a 30-minute in-depth look at past, present and future female polo players. The show’s release is in tandem with U.S. Polo Assn.’s yearlong brand campaign, “Inspiring Others,” supporting female polo players through women’s training programs, charities, tournaments, as well as lifestyle and fashion events. The launch is timed with Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26 which commemorates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“With U.S. Polo Assn. being the official brand of the United States Polo Association, it was important for us to recognize these amazing women and share their inspirational stories both on and off the polo field,” said J. Michael Prince, president and chief executive officer of USPA Global Licensing Inc., which manages the multi-billion U.S. Polo Assn. brand.
The show will reach more than 100 million households across a national audience and will air Labor Day weekend on the TVG network, which focuses on equestrian sports. In addition to the national broadcast, the show will air on ThePalmBeaches.tv and be available in Palm Beach County hotels and

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Polo Creating Sustainable Uniforms for U.S. Open

Polo Ralph Lauren is mixing it up a bit for the U.S. Open Tennis tournament this year.
The brand, which has been the official outfitter of the tournament since 2005, has reimagined the ball person uniforms it creates to be made from recycled materials. This is another indicator of the company’s push toward sustainability, which includes using 170 million recycled plastic bottles in its products and packaging by 2025 and convert the use of virgin poly-fiber to recycled poly-fiber throughout its supply chain by 2025.
The 2019 U.S. Open Ball Person’s uniform — a Polo shirt, short or skort — will be made from yarn derived from seven recycled plastic bottles and the fabric will have performance features such as stretch and moisture-wicking properties.
In addition, Polo Ralph Lauren will be collecting plastic tennis ball cans in partnership with Wilson at this year’s tournament and they will be made into the fabric for the 2020 Ball Person uniform. Over the course of the tournament, the company expects approximately 12,000 cans will be collected and recycled.
In addition to the official uniforms for the ball people, the company has created a collection of off-court styles inspired by the Polo Sport brand from the Nineties. The

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On a day filled with soccer heroics, U.S. women made biggest statement

The Mexico and Brazil men’s teams claimed titles of their own, but the day’s standard was set by the U.S. women — both on and off the field.
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Gary Woodland’s journey through heartbreak to U.S. Open champion

The road here was not easy — there was pain and grief often for Gary Woodland — but at this U.S. Open, there was only joy.
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The Mueller Report: Complete Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election – Robert S. Mueller & Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice

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The Mueller Report: Complete Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election

Robert S. Mueller & Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice

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Publish Date: June 4, 2019

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The long awaited Muller Report is finally published and made available to the public. The results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation provide answers to questions that caught the attention of the entire American public. Since the first evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election came up, the Democratic public has raised suspicion in President Trump's involvement. The special counsel was appointed to examine these allegations and to determine the fact regarding the biggest political scandal in the recent American history. On April 18, 2019, a redacted version of the Muller report was released to Congress and the public. In this report Robert Muller presented his findings regarding the Russian interference interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, and allegations of obstruction of justice. Contents: The Special Counsel's Investigation Russian "Active Measures" Social Media Campaign Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations Russian Government Links to and Contacts With the Trump Campaign Prosecution and Declination Decision Executive Summary to Volume II Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles Factual Results Of The Obstruction Investigation Legal Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-Of-Justice Statutes To The President

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Tamar Braxton Wins ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, Is The U.S. Version’s First Black Winner

Tamar Braxton Is The FIrst Black U.S. 'Celebrity Big Brother' Winner

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Tamar Braxton has been going through it, but she has something to celebrate about. The singer/reality star won the second season of Celebrity Big Brother Wednesday night (Feb.13) becoming the first Black winner of the  U.S. version of the show.

Won’t he do it?

Braxton beat former NFL running back Ricky Williams in a unanimous vote 9-0 putting her in elite company. No one has earned a clean sweep of jury votes since season 10 when Dan Gheesling who is considered to the greatest Big Brother player of all time.

With her victory, Tamar Braxton will take home $ 250,000 in prize money while Williams walks away with $ 50,000 for being the runner up. It was her passionate explanation that helped her seal the deal and walk away on top.

“I am a huge fan of this show. I played the game to the best of my ability,” she explained. “I lost my job publicly in front of everybody. I lost my husband. . . And I almost lost my life.” 

Braxton has seen better days she lost her co-hosting job on daytime talk show The Real back in 2016. She went through a highly publicized and messy divorce with her ex-husband Vince Herbert one year later. Recently the singer revealed on The Wendy Williams Show that she was molested as a child so this win couldn’t have come at a better time for her.

While playing on the show, Braxton won Head of Household competition and one Power of Veto competition giving her complete control and power of the game. Her many confrontations with other houseguests Olympian Lolo Jones comedian Tom Green and Kandi Burress were all over the internet. We are extremely happy for Tamar, you can watch the moment she was announced as the winner below.

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Chris Brown Back in U.S. After Release in Paris Rape Case

[[tmz:video id=”1_m6ufk0hz”]] Chris Brown’s touched down in the USA, less than a week after being arrested overseas for allegedly raping a woman … something he strongly denies, and led him to file a defamation suit. CB landed in a private jet with his…

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Gladys Knight will perform the U.S. national anthem at the Super Bowl

The Motown veteran says she is proud to use her voice to unite. Alicia Powell reports.


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Episode 375 Scott Adams: Putin Puppets CNN and Max Boot Doing Russia’s Bidding by Destabilizing the U.S.

Topics: 

  • CNN’s reaction to President Trump denying he’s a Russian asset
    • First CNN pushes, promotes Russian asset story
    • Now they are gasping in horror he has to deny their BS?
  • Max Boot’s article, 18 reasons President might be Russian asset
    • Laundry list of unrelated stuff other people did or said
  • CNN seems to have given up on Mueller
    • CNN is creating the news they’re reporting

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‘Star Wars’ George Lucas leads Forbes list of wealthiest U.S. celebrities

George Lucas has a film empire worth $ 5.4 billion. Angela Moore reports.


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U.S. auctioneer withdraws ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber on authenticity issue

Said to have been used by Luke Skywalker in the original film, it has been withdrawn from auction following questions about its origin. Jayson Mansaray reports.


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LoveDrop Offers Sexy Subscription Boxes in U.S., Canada

LoveDrop announced today the launch of its adults-only lifestyle subscription box service in the U.S. and Canada.
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Tech Support – U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Answer Olympics Questions From Twitter

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes use the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about their respective Olympic and Paralympic sports.
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Justin Bieber to Become a U.S. Citizen

America has its share of problems these days, but Justin Bieber is looking at the glass half full because we’ve learned he’s applying to become an American citizen. Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Justin has applied for dual citizenship. He’ll…

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Lovehoney Selects MC&C for TV Ad Spots in U.K., U.S., Australia

Pleasure products retailer Lovehoney Group Ltd., which has ramped up plans for international expansion, has awarded its global TV advertising account to London and New York media agency MC&C.
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Russia tasks Seagal with improving U.S. ties

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday (August 4) it had made U.S. actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries. Saskia O’Donoghue reports


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What Trump’s Executive Order Means For Families Separated At The U.S. Border

President Trump issued an executive order to end the policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S. border on June 20 after widespread resistance.
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U.S. Justices Won’t Hear Sandy Springs, Ga., Adult Zoning Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a challenge to a long-running adult zoning case, Flanigan’s Enterprises Inc., et al v. City of Sandy Springs, Ga.
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U.S. author Jacqueline Woodson receives 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ author wins world’s largest children’s and young people’s literary award with an annual prize of five million Swedish crowns. Rough cut (no reporter narration)


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Episode 21: Predicting the U.S. response to the Syrian chemical attack

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How will the U.S. respond to the Syrian chemical attack?

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Curling Champions! U.S. Men’s Curling Team Wins First Ever Team USA Gold In Huge Upset

The U.S. Men’s curling team may just be the newest representation of a “miracle on ice.” The team, led by John Shuster, became the first ever USA team to bring home an Olympic gold medal in Men’s C…


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Entrenue Named U.S. Distributor of Crave’s Wink Plus

Boutique distributor Entrenue has been named exclusive distributor of the new Wink Plus vibrator from sex toy designer Crave, a multispeed upgrade of the brand’s classic mini vibe.
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Pure Romance Unveils Top 25 Sexiest U.S. Cities

St. Joseph, Mo. is the sexiest city in the U.S. for 2017, according to Pure Romance, a leader for in-home sales of relationship enhancement products, in its annual list of the “25 Sexiest Cities in America.”
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U.S. Justices Won’t Hear Hustler Club’s Exemption Case

The nation’s highest court has declined to review a petition from the owner of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in New York, which asked justices to decide whether the state unconstitutionally denied the club a musical performance exemption from its “place of amusement” admission tax.
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LaVar Ball Returns to U.S. and Says ‘We’ll Be Good’ with Trump

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SexToyDistributing.com Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of New Tenga ‘Flex’

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Tomi Lahren’s Struggle U.S. Flag Halloween Costume Gets Shredded On Twitter

Tomi Lahren is either a troll or really believes some of her Right Wing bombast, so much to the point that she’s draped herself in the American Flag as a Halloween get-up. While Lahren professes to be all about America and the country first, her outfit choice may actually violate a stated law regarding and folks on Twitter are letting her have it.

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The Instagram photo shows Lahren wearing a star spangled cape-like garment as part of an outfit that included a red tutu, a flag themed fanny pack and a top bearing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

Some accused the Fox News contributor of being disrespectful of the flag, including Trump administration critic Keith Olbermann, who claimed her costume was in violation of U.S. flag code. Olbermann wrote in a tweet, “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel…”

Donald Trump Jr. shot back with a picture of Olbermann draped in a flag on the cover of his new book. He tweeted, “Life is hard; it’s even harder when you’re stupid.”

Since the photo was posted just days ago, discussion about Lahren’s choice, and the statements made in the caption have been debated and bandied about. We collected some of the sharpest criticisms of Tomi Lahren’s outfit choice below and on the following pages.

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The Only Way to Fix Healthcare Insurance in the U.S.

Our system of government has been amazingly robust for hundreds of years, but it fails when you have these two conditions:

1. An issue is too complicated for the public to understand.

2. Big companies are willing to distort the system for profits.

That situation describes the healthcare debate going on in the United States right now. Our undersized brains can’t grasp all the nuances and implications of any particular healthcare plan. And when our brains are confused, we default to our biases (usually party loyalty) or to whatever metric is simple enough to understand. With healthcare, the one metric that matters is how many people will be covered compared to Obamacare. If the Republican plan covers more people, it will pass. If not, it will fail. 

Sure, Republicans will argue that the CBO projections are inaccurate. They will argue that comparing a mandatory plan with an optional one is comparing apples to oranges. They will be right about all of that, but it is irrelevant to the outcome. People will look at the number of people covered and stop there. So any Republican bill that covers fewer people than Obamacare is dead on arrival. That’s where we are now. And we don’t have a system of government that can fix this situation. 

But what we do have is an active citizenry and social media. That’s a better system for designing a healthcare system. I’ll describe one way to go about it.

Some of you are aware of Github, a company that lets software developers contribute bits of code that are made available to all other Github users. Github is a big deal, and software developers almost can’t live without it. Perhaps it is time to build a similar system for fixing health insurance in the U.S.

Imagine a website where any interested party can contribute suggestions for improving any individual element of healthcare in the United States, with a focus on lowering costs while improving outcomes. Perhaps you have an idea about lowering drug prices, and I have an idea about online doctors. We submit our ideas, and the Github-for-healthcare users gets to improve on them or ignore them. The system would allow users to rank the ideas. In time, citizens could develop multiple ideas for every element of healthcare. Citizen volunteers could eventually create up to three plans and present them to Congress for a vote.

I’ll get the ball rolling here by framing the problem as an innovation challenge, not a cost issue.

I think Congress can pass a bill that overspends in the short run so long as it comes with a plan (or path) to greater coverage than Obamacare. In my picture above, you see the growing gap between future health care costs and tax revenue. That growing gap can only be closed by some combination of innovation, cutting regulations, improving competition, and improving prevention. Let’s call that a “moon shot” challenge. We don’t know how to get there right now, but Americans are good at figuring out this sort of thing.

My suggestion for getting a healthcare bill passed is for Republicans to create a credible story for how they will cover more people than Obamacare, at a reasonable cost. And the best way to make that case is with visual persuasion, starting with this sort of simple graph and extending to images of startups that promise to lower medical costs.

At the moment, Paul Ryan and the Republicans are trying to sell their plan with facts, concepts, details, and logical arguments. That won’t work. You need an aspirational story about how to get to better coverage than Obamacare via American ingenuity. Everything else is just noise.

I don’t mind letting Congress take its best shot at improving healthcare. But realistically, they can’t. They are not the right form of government for this sort of complexity. 

Perhaps citizens can do what congress could not.

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Iran Bans Further Negotiations with U.S. to Avoid “Influence”

Iran’s Supreme Leader banned further negotiations with the United States because he wants to avoid “influence.”

That’s the sort of thing you say when you are dealing with a Master Wizard and you notice the influence is working.

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The Austrian horror comedy, from director David Ruehm, won the audience award for best foreign feature at Montreal’s Fantasia festival.
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Infographic: Pope Francis’ U.S. Itinerary

Pope Francis is making his first visit to the U.S. this week, with stops in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia as he speaks to government officials and conducts large-scale masses. Here is a full itinerary of the pope’s visit:

Tuesday

  • 4:00 p.m.: Check in with God to let Him know he got there okay
  • 8:00 p.m.: Catch some Big Bang Theory while stretched out in bed of Bethesda, MD Econo Lodge

Wednesday

  • 10:30 a.m.: Following meeting with Obama, receive standard White House parting gift of $ 35 million in foreign military financing
  • 1:00 p.m.: Segway tour of National Mall

Thursday

  • 9:20 a.m.: Arrive at Capitol; revel in delight of meeting so many other people who also commune directly with God
  • 10:05 a.m.: Discover five minutes into congressional address that message of love and compassion …




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News in Brief: Study Finds Majority Of U.S. Currency Has Touched Financial Executive’s Nude Body

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Saying their findings pertained to every denomination of banknote, researchers at Harvard University released a study Friday confirming that the majority of paper currency in the United States has been in direct contact with at least one financial executive’s nude body at some point during its circulation. “Our data suggest that, for any given piece of U.S. legal tender, there is a 64 percent chance it has touched a portion of a Wall Street CEO or CFO’s naked flesh, likely when the executive gleefully rolled their nude body around in a large pile of money or dumped a bucket of bills over their head and let the currency cascade over their bare skin,” said professor of economics Robert Barro, noting that several dozen of the $ 10 bills his team randomly tested contained traces of DNA from every executive-level officer and board member at Goldman Sachs …




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News in Brief: Study Finds Harshly Criticizing U.S. Education System Only Causing It To Fall Further Behind Peers

PALO ALTO, CA—Explaining that even the most well-meaning criticism can lead to adverse repercussions, a study released Thursday by researchers at Stanford University has found that berating the U.S. education system has only caused it to fall further behind its international peers. “We often feel compelled to point out flaws and shortcomings when we’re trying to help our nation achieve its goals, but our research shows that criticizing a struggling institution like the United States education system actually lowers its confidence and causes it to perform even more poorly,” said the study’s lead author, Julie Ostel, who noted that authorities’ tendency to harp on the country’s substandard math and science skills was correlated with steady declines in math and science test scores. “People might think they’re helping when they highlight the educational deficits of our school systems by comparing them to academic standouts like …




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South Korean Blockbuster ‘Veteran’ to Get U.S. Release


A special screening of the crime actioner will be held for LAPD officers before it hits local theaters.

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Box Office: Universal, Disney Fuel Second-Biggest Summer Ever in U.S.


Other Hollywood studios found themselves treading water — or even going under.

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Entrenue Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of French Brand Exsens

Entrenue has been named exclusive U.S. full-line distributor of Parisian sensual cosmetics brand Exsens.
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U.S. Open Tennis Star Ana Ivanovic’s Beauty Secrets (On and Off the Court)

Serbian tennis star Ana Ivanovic is serious about sun protection—and with good reason. Because her job takes her outdoors for long stretches, keeping her skin safe is incredibly important to her. So it makes sense…


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U.S. Embassy in Moscow Defies Anti-Gay Law With ‘I Am Michael’ Screening


The drama, starring Zachary Quinto and James Franco as a gay couple, has been added to September’s Amfest.

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Iconic Cuban group, Los Van Van, kick off their first U.S. tour after rapprochement

Aug. 10 – Cuba’s popular dance band, Los Van Van, kicked off a tour of the U.S. with a concert in Washington D.C. historic Howard Theater. John Russell reports.


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Roman Polanski Extradition Case: Polish Court Extends Deadline for U.S. Documents


The Oscar-winning director’s lawyers say the legal papers are key to his defense as a U.S. paper urges the Attorney General to “get on the case.”

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Berlin Winner ‘Aferim!’ Picked Up for U.S. Distribution


The film has just been named Romania’s entry in the foreign language Oscar race.

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Intimate alt-J Concert Film Coming to U.S. Theaters

Alt-J is one of the top festival acts in the alternative music game, and for a new feature-length film, fans can catch a one-of-a-kind live undersell show. Out Sept. 2, Artists Den Presents alt-J will premiere in over 400 theaters across the United States’ biggest markets.
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Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Victorious With $56M U.S. Debut


The tentpole is even bigger overseas, delivering Cruise his biggest opening in 27 markets; elsewhere, ‘Vacation’ misses its flight.

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U.S. Reality Shows Dominate Canadian TV Screens


End of reality TV? Not north of the border, where American unscripted series are producing strong ratings for Canadian networks.

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Style Notes: Drake’s Air Jordan’s Coming Soon; Fendi Is Bringing E-Commerce to the U.S.


Enjoy the last day of July with a side of style news.

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Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Cruising to $45M-Plus U.S. Debut


Elsewhere, New Line’s ‘Vacation’ is opening on the softer side.

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U.S. political fight over Iran nuclear deal goes Hollywood

The U.S. political battle over the Iran nuclear agreement has gone Hollywood, thanks to a new video strongly backing the deal featuring well-known names. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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Box Office: ‘Pixels’ Continues Adam Sandler’s Losing Streak in the U.S.


“Sandler would benefit from going back to basics and giving audiences what made them love him in the first place,” says one box office analyst.

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NFL in Court to Stop U.S. Super Bowl Ads on Canadian TV


The pro league urges an appeals court to strike down a ban from 2017 on local commercials replacing American spots during the championship game telecast.

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News in Brief: U.S. Soothes Upset Netanyahu With Shipment Of Ballistic Missiles

WASHINGTON—Following Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s heated objections to the nuclear deal struck between the United States and Iran, American officials announced Tuesday that they were calming the upset head of government by treating him to a nice, big shipment of ballistic missiles. “Bibi always gets a little cranky when he sees us talking to Iran, but a few dozen short-range surface-to-surface missiles usually cheer him right up,” said State Department spokesperson Daniel Goldman, adding that the shipment of MGM-140 ATACMS missiles should be enough to settle the sullen Israeli leader down at least for the deal’s crucial early implementation stages. “Of course, we try not to spoil him by giving him a whole new tactical ballistics delivery system every single time he throws a fit, but our guy’s pretty good at getting his way. At least we’ll have a couple months of peace and …



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American Voices: Heroin Use On Rise In U.S.

A new CDC report found that heroin use in the United States has surged dramatically in the past decade, up 150 percent between 2007 and 2013, and suggested that excessive painkiller prescriptions are to blame for the rise in heroin addiction and abuse. What do you think?



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U.S. Film ‘Bob and the Trees’ Nabs Top Prize at Karlovy Vary


Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Youth,’ starring Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine, grabbed the audience award.

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Box Office: ‘Minions’ Eyes Massive $115M Debut in U.S.


Overseas, the prequel is crossing the $ 200 million mark on Friday.

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Taylor Swift Welcomes U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on Stage During Concert


The players joined Swift on stage during “Style.”

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American Voices: U.S. Wins Women’s World Cup

The United States took home the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy Sunday night in Vancouver after a decisive 5-2 victory over Japan, making history as the first team to win the title three times. What do you think?



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U.S. World Cup Sets Ratings Record

The United States’ win over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.


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FIFA Scandal: U.S. Asks Switzerland to Extradite Arrested Officials


A decision on the requests for seven officials of the world soccer governing body is expected within weeks.

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Box Office: ‘Terminator: Genisys,’ ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Fizzling in U.S.


Instead, Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ is tipped to win Fourth of July weekend, while Amy Winehouse doc ‘Amy’ rocks the specialty box office.

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News in Brief: Study: U.S. Wastes 2 Million Hours Annually Figuring Out Where Tape Roll Starts

BLOOMINGTON, IN—A new study published Friday by researchers at Indiana University revealed that U.S. citizens waste approximately 2 million hours annually trying to figure out where a roll of tape starts. “According to our data, thousands of hours are squandered each day by Americans running their fingers along the outside of a roll of tape until they stumble upon the frayed edge where the tape begins,” said the study’s co-author Bethany Cohen, who noted that the amount of time Americans fritter away bringing the roll of tape up close to their face and slowly tracing their fingertips around its perimeter accounts for nearly $ 15 billion annually in lost productivity. “Furthermore, we discovered that when Americans eventually find where the tape starts, they waste an additional 4 million hours per year meticulously picking at the tape with a fingernail until they have a large enough tab to peel …



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News in Brief: Report: Only 47,000 Social Justice Milestones To Go Before U.S. Achieves Full Equality

WASHINGTON—Following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision making same-sex marriage legal nationwide, sources confirmed Friday that only 47,000 social justice milestones need to be reached before the U.S. achieves full equality. “This is a watershed moment for civil rights that finally brings the dream of living in an equitable society one tiny fraction of a step closer to reality,” said civil rights lawyer Helene Najjar, adding that the country could now turn its attention to closing the income gap, ending racial discrimination in law enforcement, and providing equal educational opportunities for all children, among tens of thousands of other issues. “We have been striving for this victory for decades, and we will continue to fight for a more just society until we have reached all 47,000 human rights milestones that still need to be achieved. This win proves that we are inching toward living in a …





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The $10 Bill Will Finally Put A Female Face On U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Treasury Department announced that a woman’s face will appear on the 10 dollar bill starting in 2020.
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Keith Olbermann — SUSPEND HOPE SOLO … U.S. Coach Is a Disgrace

Hope Solo should be suspended from the U.S. Women’s soccer team IMMEDIATELY … in the wake of the allegations stemming from her domestic violence arrest … so says ESPN’s Keith Olbermann.  K.O. went off on Solo — and the honchos at Team USA…

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Lindsay Lohan — I’ll Flee the U.S. for Monaco Before Going to Jail

Lindsay Lohan vows to become a fugitive from justice and will flee to Monaco if she doesn’t complete her community service on time. We know Lindsay is keenly aware of the looming May 28th deadline, and she knows there’s a real chance she won’t…

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Lindsay Lohan — I’ll Flee the U.S. for Monaco Before Going to Jail

Lindsay Lohan vows to become a fugitive from justice and will flee to Monaco if she doesn’t complete her community service on time. We know Lindsay is keenly aware of the looming May 28th deadline, and she knows there’s a real chance she won’t…

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South Africa’s Bala Brothers set sights on U.S. music market

By Alicia Powell NEW YORK (Reuters) – With their mix of gospel and R&B songs, the classically trained Bala Brothers are stars at home in South Africa but Loyiso, Zwai and Phelo have set their sights on a new international audience and are planning a tour in the United States. Growing up in Kwa-Nobuhle township outside Port Elizabeth, the brothers have been known at home since the eldest, Zwai, broke the color barrier of South Africa’s famed Drakensberg Boys Choir by becoming its first black member in 1988. In February, U.S. broadcaster PBS aired a special concert featuring the trio, which the brothers, who sing in English and the Xhosa language, say exposed them to a new audience. “We really hope that it will take us beyond (where) any other South African or African actor ever stepped.
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U.S. Court Halts Labor Department Protection For Same-Sex Couples

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By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 (Reuters) – A U.S. district judge in Texas on Thursday issued a stay to halt the U.S. Labor Department from implementing a rule that would expand medical leave protections for same-sex couples, saying the move impinges on the rights of states that ban gay marriage.

The state of Texas, which has a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, last week sued the Labor Department over the rule that would grant family medical leave protections to all married same-sex couples.

“The public maintains an abiding interest in preserving the rule of law and enforcing the states’ duly enacted laws from federal encroachment,” wrote Reed O’Connor, a district judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Texas was the first challenge to the department’s rule, which is set to take effect on Friday. Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska also joined the suit.

The rule requires companies to follow the marriage laws of the states in which their employees were wed, rather than where they reside, for the purpose of applying the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. That law requires employers to grant workers unpaid leave after giving birth or to care for sick family members.

“We are pleased that the Department of Labor’s effort to override our laws via federal rule-making has been halted, and we will continue to defend our sovereignty in this case,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.

The rule has been hailed by gay rights groups and attorneys who represent workers and has divided employers. Some companies say it will impose a hefty burden on them to know the relevant laws and employees’ personal information. Others say the opposite, that a uniform policy will ease the financial stress of complying with a patchwork of laws.

The U.S. Supreme Court next month is scheduled to consider for the first time whether there is a constitutional right to marry. A ruling in favor of same-sex couples would likely moot the family leave issue.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Additional reporting by Daniel Wiessner in New York; Editing by Eric Beech)

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U.S. Worried About Living Up To Netanyahu Campaign Promises

WASHINGTON—Saying the Likud Party leader had set Israeli citizens’ expectations extremely high in the run up to his reelection Tuesday, top-level sources expressed their worry Wednesday about whether the United States would actually be able to…




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Big Shake-Up to Music Licensing Regime Embraced by U.S. Copyright Office

If adopted, these proposals will impact record labels, music publishers, producers, royalty collection groups, terrestrial and satellite radio, and music streaming services.
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Chocolate Bars and Oompa Loompas: Primus Set U.S. Tour

Primus will bring their psychedelic tribute to the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory back to North America for a spring run. The band will offer its own brand of chocolate bars and Oompa Loompas first in Minneapolis on April 8th then across the states before ending on May 7th at……
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‘The Interview’: North Korea Responds to U.S. Sanctions

North Korea has issued a response to the sanctions the U.S. Department of the Treasury levied on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) government following that country’s involvement in the Sony cyber attack. “The persistent and unilateral action taken by the White House to slap ‘sanctions’ against the DPRK patently……
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North Korea’s Internet Falls Following Threats To U.S.

After the FBI identified North Korea as the culprit behind the Sony Pictures email leak, the nation’s link to the Internet was cut, taking it completely down.

Centered on the assassination of N.Korea leader Kim Jong-un, the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview received backlash before it was even released, a series of offensive emails from Sony executives was released shortly after. The studio completely pulled the movie after theatres received threats for agreeing to show it, a move criticized by President Obama and more.

Although U.S. Officials have denied any responsibility for the internet hacking they advised that Korea needs to compensate Sony for the damages caused by the film’s removal.

In a letter to Sony, Democrat Brad Sherman wrote“Threats from a dictator in North Korea should not stop Americans from seeing any movie. We have a responsibility to stand up against these attempts at intimidation..”

 

 

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Schlubs From U.S., China Meet In Lowest-Level Talks

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA—In an effort to strengthen diplomatic ties between the global superpowers’ most oafish representatives, sources confirmed Thursday that schlubs from the United States and China met in Australia this week for a series of low…




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Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial

Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in TokyoBy Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. The verdict was read in an Oakland, California federal court. The plaintiffs, a group of individuals and businesses who purchased iPods from 2006 to 2009, sought about $ 350 million in damages from Apple alleging the company unfairly blocked competing device makers. Patrick Coughlin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said "the jury called it like they saw it. …



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U.S. Says North Korea Was ‘Centrally Involved’ in Sony Hack

United States intelligence officials are saying that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the hacking of Sony Pictures’ computers. The White House is still deciding whether or not to accuse the country publicly of a cyber-terrorism, according to The New York Times. The discovery coincides with Sony’s decision……
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Ed Sheeran scores first No. 1 album on U.S. Billboard chart

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If This Note Doesn’t Convince Your Boss To Let You Watch The U.S. Soccer Game, Nothing Will

Really want to watch the U.S.-Germany game on Thursday, but don’t know how you’re going to get off work? The U.S. men’s soccer team has you covered.

The team’s official Twitter feed sent a ready-to-go get-out-of-work note to its one million followers on Wednesday. And, well, it’s pretty perfect:

us letter

We also transcribed it in case it’s hard to read in its original form format whatever reason:

To whom it may concern:

Please excuse _____________ from work on Thursday, June 26th.

I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause. The #USMNT has a critical World Cup game vs. Germany and we will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance to the next round.

By the way, you should act like a good leader and take the day off as well. Go USA!

If your boss doesn’t let you root for your country after reading that, well, then maybe you need to find a new boss. The game is at 12 p.m. EST.
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U.S. considers updating music licensing accords with ASCAP, BMI

The U.S. Department of Justice is considering changing or scrapping agreements it reached with two music licensing giants more than 70 years ago to freshen them up for the Internet age, the department said in a statement. The move follows a push from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), which license about 90 percent of music heard on online services, in movies, televisions and restaurants. ASCAP represents artists including Beyonce, Billy Joel, Katy Perry and Hans Zimmer while BMI is home to Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Rihanna and others.
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U.S. singer Selena Gomez cancels Russian concerts

Gomez waves while greeting fans at the premiere of "Getaway" in Los AngelesBy Liza Dobkina ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. pop singer Selena Gomez has scrapped two concerts in Russia after falling foul of new visa rules which critics say can be used to keep out Western artists who promote gay rights. The concert organizers said the "Come and Get It" singer pulled out of the planned performances in St. Petersburg and Moscow next week when it became clear she would not be able to secure a visa in time. …



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U.S. singer Selena Gomez cancels Russian concerts

Gomez waves while greeting fans at the premiere of "Getaway" in Los AngelesBy Liza Dobkina ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. pop singer Selena Gomez has scrapped two concerts in Russia after falling foul of new visa rules which critics say can be used to keep out Western artists who promote gay rights. The concert organizers said the "Come and Get It" singer pulled out of the planned performances in St. Petersburg and Moscow next week when it became clear she would not be able to secure a visa in time. …



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