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Trump to attend commissioning of USS Gerald R. Ford, newest aircraft carrier

President Trump will travel to Virginia on Saturday to preside over the commissioning of the nation’s newest aircraft. “This morning I will be going to the Commissioning Ceremony for the largest aircraft in the world, The Gerald R. Ford. Norfolk, Va.,” Trump tweeted at 7 a.m. ET Saturday. The USS Ford is named after the country's 38th president, who rose to the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II. The warship joins the ... Full story

New Homeless Shelters Are Coming to New York City: Which Neighborhoods Are Likely to Get Them?

With the number of homeless people in New York City reaching an all-time high , Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a five-year plan in February to reduce homelessness and provide better services by opening 90 new shelters and expanding 30 existing ones. As the de Blasio administration rolls out the plan, where the city decides to put the additional shelters has grown contentious. The city’s primary shelter system is a patchwork of dormitories, ... Full story

The Battle for Venezuela, Through a Lens, Helmet and Gas Mask

Antigovernment protesters celebrating in May after seizing control of the Francisco Fajardo Highway through Caracas. CARACAS, Venezuela — Motley throngs of masked antigovernment protesters hurl rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. The police and soldiers retaliate with tear gas, water cannon blasts, rubber bullets and buckshot. An uprising is brewing in . Nearly every day for more than three months, thousands have taken to the streets to ... Full story

Actor John Heard, Who Played Dad in 'Home Alone' Films, Dies at 72

Mark Mainz / Getty Images. He also appeared in "Cat People," "After Hours," "Big," "Beaches," "Gladiator," and on TV in "Miami Vice" and "The Sopranos," for which he won an Emmy nomination. Born in Washington, D.C., Heard started out acting off-Broadway. His first major role came in the romantic comedy "Chilly Scenes of Winter" in 1979. His memorable roles in the 1980s included starring in "Cutter's Way," playing Nastassja Kinski's lover in the ... Full story

California firefighters revive dog after house fire – video

A video posted to Bakersfield fire department’s Facebook page shows firefighters reviving an unconscious dog on Wednesday in California. The dog, called Jack, is carried from a soot-stained house following a residential fire, and resuscitated using a specialised animal oxygen mask. Jack was transported to a local veterinary clinic after the incident for treatment but has since been reunited with his owner and is doing well Full story

U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face

A protester (L) and an escort who ensures women can reach the clinic stand outside the EMW WomenÕs Surgical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. January 27, 2017. LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - Patricia Canon drives poor rural Kentucky women to distant abortion clinics each week, part of a national army of volunteers who are growing bolder even as abortion foes ratchet up opposition to the activists they have branded as "accomplices to ... Full story

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park, And The Thrill Of A First Favorite Band

The back cover of Linkin Park 's seminal 2000 album, Hybrid Theory , is a revelation. In an industrial alleyway, five young guys stand broodily in a flying-V shape . All five sport dark clothes, Carhartt hoodies, and Dickies work shirts. The guy up front is different: He looks like an anime vampire (or maybe a vampire hunter) in black sunglasses and yellow hair, flame tattoos engulfing his skinny arms. It was simply the coolest photo I could've ... Full story

California firefighters rescue and revive dog in house fire: 'He was in bad shape'

Firefighters rescued a small white dog named Jack from a house fire in Bakersfield, California and revived the animal on camera, in a video that has been shared widely on social media. Bakersfield firefighter Matt Smith pulled the unconscious Shih Tzu from behind a smoldering sofa in the house. Firefighters rubbed the dog’s chest and used an oxygen mask specially designed for pets to revive Jack. The firefighters’ good deed paid off as the dog ... Full story

Filipino American Actress Liza Soberano Stylist Perry Tabora Interview

There are plenty of well-dressed It girls on Instagram, but Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano is racking up likes for more reasons than one. A household name in the Philippines thanks to her frequent television appearances and upcoming titular role as the beloved comic heroine Darna, Soberano sports a carefully curated wardrobe that is a mix of tomboy and cool girl. With the help of her stylist, Perry Tabora, the 19-year-old has already ... Full story

The curious case of China’s ‘ban’ on Winnie the Pooh

It's not every day that Winnie the Pooh makes global headlines, but recently, amid a rush of serious news , the bear became the talk of the town. Last weekend, the Web went wild over reports that A.A. Milne's “bear of very little brain” had been blocked in China because of his resemblance to Chinese President Xi Jinping, as shown in a 2013 meme that likened Xi to a pudgy Pooh and President Barack Obama to a lanky Tigger. In a front-page story ... Full story

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