• Would Trump make a good royal?
  • Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go
  • Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages – BBC News
  • Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News
  • How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

Would Trump make a good royal?

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court…

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK When serious questions first began to emerge about Uber’s culture, Liane Hornsey didn’t see a problem. The chief of human resources for the company, the person who is supposed to be the top representative for Uber employees, just wasn’t worried, and she didn’t see what former Uber engineer Susan Fowler described in her viral blog post back in February. “(Fowlers) blog shocked me, Hornsey told USA Today…

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Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFruit farmers are finding it hard to recruit pickers UK summer fruit and salad growers are having difficulty recruiting pickers, with more than half saying they don’t know if they will have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops. Many growers blame the weak pound which has reduced their workers’ earning power, as well as uncertainty over Brexit, according to a BBC…

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Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or…

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How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

Image caption Maria De Vita’s neighbour died in the fire When Maria De Vita heard glass smashing at her home in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, she thought it was someone outside doing a spot of late-night recycling. She later discovered it was one of next door’s windows exploding in a fire in which her neighbour died. Ms De Vita woke her two young daughters and they left the house with nothing….

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Trump Blames Democrats For Obstructing Health Care Bill They Haven’t Seen Yet

Speaking Wednesday at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Trump lamented criticism that his administration hasnt accomplished much yet and pointed a finger at Democratic lawmakers for slowing the passage of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted similar complaintsearlier Wednesday. They just want to stop, they just want to obstruct. A few votes from the Democrats, seriously, a few votes from the Democrats, it…

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The images Saudi Arabia doesn’t want you to see

(CNN)Batool Ali is six years old, though you would never guess that from her huge, haunted eyes and emaciated frame. Ribs jutting out over her distended belly, Batool weighs less than 16 kilograms (35 pounds). She is one of nearly half a million children in Yemen suffering from severe malnutrition. An investigation published earlier this month by humanitarian focused news agency, IRIN, echoed CNN’s findings suggesting that a deliberate obstruction…

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

(CNN)What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it’s likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier’s parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son. “No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. Warmbier’s death have been drawn at this time, as there are additional medical records and imaging to review…

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

Norman, a 63-year-old real estate developer and former state lawmaker, replaces fellow Republican Mick Mulvaney, who left Congress to become President Donald Trumps budget director. Parnell, a 66-year-old tax attorney, mounted an unusually ambitious challenge in the district where the conservative Mulvaney cruised to re-election in 2016.His scrappy campaign, and the support it received from the national Democratic Party, excited local activists accustomed to being written off by party leaders….

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In Georgia, close isn’t nearly good enough for Democrats

(CNN)Winning isn’t everything in politics. It’s the only thing. Both candidates’ messages were entirely nationalized as well. Ossoff sought to cast Handel, who had served as secretary of state in Georgia and run unsuccessfully for governor and Senate in recent years, as a tool of Trump. Handel similarly sought to link Ossoff to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. Although Ossoff was heavily funded by liberal donors outside…

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Chelsea Clinton accuses Bannon of ‘fat shaming’ Sean Spicer

Washington (CNN)The punchline, for lack of a better word, in a piece in The Atlantic on the much-maligned decay of the White House press is a text message, presumably joking, from White House adviser Steven Bannon to a reporter explaining why Sean Spicer has spent less and less time in front of cameras at the podium. We don’t KNOW that Bannon was joking, mind you. He didn’t respond to follow-up…

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Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

(CNN)What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial. Yanez tells Castile his brake lights are out. The video does not show Yanez’s point of view or the inside of Castile’s car, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were…

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Marco Rubio opens Twitter ‘investigation’ into failed Ivanka Trump hug

Washington (CNN)Sen. Marco Rubio went on a tweetstorm Tuesday afternoon after his greeting with Ivanka Trump on Capitol Hill earlier that day went viral. He also added that he and his team were attempting to obtain video footage of the encounter to expose what really happened between himself and the White House adviser and first daughter. A call for help came next, when Rubio asked those who happened to be…

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Conservatives on Capitol Hill anxiously await health care bill

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might be on the verge of releasing a bill to repeal Obamacare, but he’s got conservatives to convince before he can be sure he has the votes to pass it. “I think they’ve forgotten all the rallies where we said we’re going to repeal it. We had thousands of people standing up and cheering us on, saying we’re going to repeal it and now…

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Michelle Obama’s Father’s Day tweet included an adorable throwback photo

We might not get to see members of the Obama family every single day anymore, but that just makes every Twitter or Instagram post these days that much more special. For Father’s Day, Michelle Obama shared a touching photograph of Barack Obama, Malia, and Sasha with a message to her husband. SEE ALSO: Jay Z calls out bail bond industry in Father’s Day column “Happy Father’s Day,” she tweeted on…

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This Instagram post from Beyonc’s mom has us asking a lot of questions about the twins

Image: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic Apparently, the Knowles-Carter twins have arrived. Or did they? We’re really confused. Neither Beyonc or Jay-Z have announced the birth, but Matthew Knowles, Beyonc’s father, sent a tweet on Father’s Day that confirmed the twins have indeed entered the world. But the beloved matriarch of the family, Tina Lawson, has been mysteriously mum about her newest grandkids. Her latest Instagram post was taken across the country from…

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Man tunnels out of giant water balloon in glorious slow motion

Giant water balloons, slow motion, unexpected nudity the video above has it all. For their latest instalment of “Giant Balloon June”, The Slow Mo Guys decided to put Dan in a six-foot water balloon again but this time his whole body gets submerged in the thing. SEE ALSO: Brave man dives onto 1,000 mousetraps so we can see it in slow motion The final slow motion escape is impressive to…

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9 hilariously moany tweets about just how damn hot Britain is

Too… hot… can't… cope…Image: Shutterstock / Pajor Pawel In Britain, complaining about the weather is almost as popular a past-time as drinking tea. SEE ALSO: 8 charts that sum up the misery of the British summer This week, it’s ridiculously hot. The sun’s out, temperatures are up in the early thirties (Celsius), and us Brits are doing what we do best in times like this: moan. 1. It’s so hot…

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Medicine information leaflets ‘too scary’, say experts – BBC News

They make people unduly anxious about taking medicines and could be the reason why fewer than 50% continue with drugs they have started taking. The likelihood of the side-effects occurring is also rarely explained – instead they are labelled “possible” or “serious”. And the benefits of the medicines are usually understated, taking up much less space on the leaflet than potential harms. Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption And…

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. Image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles…

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LeBron James celebrates Father’s Day with loving slam dunks on his son

LeBron James may have just lost the NBA Finals, but that didn’t stop him from enjoying Father’s Day in the best way possible by celebrating one of his sons. SEE ALSO: The humiliation of the Boston Celtics, by the bully LeBron James Posting a well-edited video on Instagram on Sunday, James showed off the lavish celebration held for his son’s 10th birthday on Saturday. Aside from the telltale signs of…

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Kim Kardashian picked an interesting time to adopt two identical puppies

Kim sees your human twins, Bey, and raises you two puppies.Image: GC Images Look, we’re not saying there’s any wrong time to announce that you’ve brought two literal snowballs into the family, but right after news that Beyonc’s twins were born is an interesting choice. Especially if, like Kim Kardashian, you’re rumored to have some bad blood with Queen Bey. And yet, here’s Kim K (who has often expressed disinterest…

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Everything we know so far about Beyonc and Jay Z’s twins

Bey & Jay 1.0Image: francis specker/CBS via Getty Images After Beyonc and Jay Z did such a great job of being themselves, they kindly welcomed miniature versions into the world. The superstar couple’s twins are reportedly a boy and a girl. What a perfect Father’s Day gift for Jay Z, who is the only dad in the entire world today. SEE ALSO: Jay Z calls out bail bond industry in…

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

Miley Cyrus is not noddin' her head like yeah to Dolce & GabbanaImage: Stevan A Henry/Getty Images The greatest celebrity social media beefs are the ones we never saw coming, and Miley Cyrus vs. Dolce & Gabbana over Melania Trump certainly checks that box. What a truly dizzying collection of proper nouns! It started, as these things often do, with one of the less famous members of a famous family…

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