• Cosby defense gives closing argument in sex assault case
Cosby defense gives closing argument in sex assault case

Prosecutors countered by saying "fancy lawyering" can't save Cosby from his own words - namely, his admission about groping Constand after giving her pills he knew could put her to sleep. Lawyer Brian McMonagle said in his closing argument that while Cosby had been unfaithful to his wife, he didn't commit a crime. Bill Cosby's attorneys raced t...

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  • Watch Bette Midler Blow Through Play-Off Music in Touching Tony Awards Speech
Watch Bette Midler Blow Through Play-Off Music in Touching Tony Awards Speech

When asked what she ate, Bette said, "I don't really know". "I'd like to thank the Tony voters, many of whom I've actually dated", Midler told the laughing crowd. Host Kevin Spacey sang and danced a number of musical numbers. Then Spacey led a line of high-kicking, tap dancers in a top hat, a white tie, tuxedo and a cane.

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  • Tony Awards 2017: Dear Evan Hansen dominates with six wins
Tony Awards 2017: Dear Evan Hansen dominates with six wins

She said, "This stage has the ability to lift your spirits in this awful, bad times-go see it". Christopher Ashley paid tribute to the people of Newfoundland as he accepted his Tony for best director of a musical for " Come From Away ".

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  • Conway says Comey testimony bad for Lynch
Conway says Comey testimony bad for Lynch

President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, says her father felt "vindicated" and "incredibly optimistic" following fired FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony last week. 1, very effective, and, No. 2, came up a couple of times in a conversation", Mr. Lankford said. Susan Collins, a Republican of ME and a member of the intelligence comm...

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  • Gavin Creel, Michael Aronov take home early Tonys
Gavin Creel, Michael Aronov take home early Tonys

Actress Bette Midler refused to end her speech at the Tony Awards , as she accepted the award for Leading Actress in a Musical for " Hello, Dolly! ". Midler has waited a long time for her award - and she was bound and determined to make the most of the moment. "I'm so privileged, I'm so honored", she said.

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  • Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling
Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling

He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading " lies, plain and simple " about the reasons for his firing. just made his dad seem like a liar. But the following morning he struck back in an early morning tweet: "Despite so many false...

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  • Gilman grad wins Tony Award for lighting design of 'The Great Comet'
Gilman grad wins Tony Award for lighting design of 'The Great Comet'

Meanwhile, Broadway hit " Hello, Dolly! " starring Bette Midler , was honored with the award for Best Musical Revival, Best Costume Design of a Musical , Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Gavin Creel and Best Actress in a musical for Midler, giving the 71-year-old her first Tony.

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  • Uber's sexual harassment investigation has already seen 20 employees fired
Uber's sexual harassment investigation has already seen 20 employees fired

Problems at Uber are not unusual in the technology industry, given the company's size of more than 14,000 employees, said Wilson, whose firm has done similar work for the biggest tech companies in the nation. On Monday, Uber said it had hired Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as senior vice president of leadership and training. S...

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  • 'Dear Evan Hansen': 5 things to know about the Tony-winning musical
'Dear Evan Hansen': 5 things to know about the Tony-winning musical

Kevin Spacey stole the show as he hosted the Tony Awards for the first time, performing an elaborate opening medley that poked fun at rumours about his sexuality. Another big name, Danny DeVito, favored for his entertaining work in Arthur Miller's " The Price ", lost out to Michael Aronov, for " Oslo ". A genuinely shocked and breathless Tai...

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  • Ariana Grande releases charity single following benefit concert
Ariana Grande releases charity single following benefit concert

The Sun reports that tattoo artists from Manchester Ink joined them backstage after Sunday's One Love concert, and tattooed Manchester bees (a symbol of the city) on her and her Dangerous Woman tour crew. Fans have questioned Usher's whereabouts after he failed to appear at One Love Manchester on Sunday (04 Jun 17). Grande introduced...

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  • Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, dead at 83
Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, dead at 83

President Juan Carlos Varela announced Noriega's death on Twitter late on Monday, and said his passing marked the closing of a chapter in Panama's history. Noriega, who took power in Panama in 1983, was in a hospital recovering from a brain tumour operation. Beginning on December 25, 1989, US forces blasted '80s rock music - Noriega was a big o...

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  • Dear Evan Hansen wins best musical at 2017 Tony Awards
Dear Evan Hansen wins best musical at 2017 Tony Awards

Bette Midler hinted at that in her playoff-music-ignoring speech while accepting the award for best lead actress in a musical - even though she limited her allusion to the political climate to just 14 words. NO TECHNICAL SNAFUS: There were none of the technical or human accidents during the telecast — at least any non-Midler-related — that ...

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  • GOP's pursuit of health care overhaul comes with risks
GOP's pursuit of health care overhaul comes with risks

Republican Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia support a seven-year phaseout of Medicaid expansion , which would end federal funding and likely force states to slash coverage for thousands of poor adults.

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  • Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care
Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

That's a reality where millions fewer have health insurance coverage and lower-income Americans struggle to afford coverage. "We have no idea what's being proposed", McCaskill said, addressing chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Obamacare vested substantial authority in HHS to administer the program, and while the rulemaking process is time-consuming, i...

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  • Cosby won't testify at his sexual assault trial
Cosby won't testify at his sexual assault trial

The defense consisted of a single witness: Sergeant Richard Schaffer of the police department in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, who already testified for the prosecution and who investigated Constand's case in 2005. Cosby is not charged with abusing Johnson, but prosecutors called her to the stand in an effort to persuade the jury that he employed a...

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  • Goldberg Reportedly Contracted To Compete In Three More Matches In WWE
Goldberg Reportedly Contracted To Compete In Three More Matches In WWE

It is expected that match will serve as the last of his career. This will be nothing like any match that Lesnar has fought since he returned to the WWE . Additional plans even called for Goldberg to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017 during WrestleMania weekend next April. A rematch will likely follow, so could there be conf...

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  • Newtown families upset by interview with conspiracy theorist
Newtown families upset by interview with conspiracy theorist

Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose 6-year-old daughter, Ana Grace , was among the 26 people killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown , Conn., said Monday, June 12, 2017 , that she fears a planned NBC television interview by Megyn Kelly with Jones on Father's Day will encourage other conspiracy theorists who have hara...

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  • Forbes crowns Sean 'Diddy' Combs as highest-paid entertainer
Forbes crowns Sean 'Diddy' Combs as highest-paid entertainer

Coming in at number three is Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling with a hefty pay check of $95 million. Forbes estimates pretax dollars earned from June 2016 to June 2017, using data from Nielsen, NPD, BookScan, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick, D'Marie and IMDb, as well as interviews with industry figures.

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  • Amazing!: Bette Midler's Tony Awards Speech Was Literally Everything
Amazing!: Bette Midler's Tony Awards Speech Was Literally Everything

Already the hottest ticket on Broadway, productions of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical have now opened or are about to open in Chicago, Los Angeles and London. " Oslo ", J.T. Rogers' play about the 1993 Oslo Accords, was named Best New Play at the Tony Awards . The show's 23-year-old star Ben Platt was deemed Best Actor in a Musical .

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"'Oslo" Takes Tony Award For Best New Play

No one cuts off Bette Midler . "I just want to say, shut that crap off!" she said. The musical, about teen suicide, won six awards from nine nominations at the ceremony held at Radio City Music Hall on June 11. While the rest of the four-person cast was nominated, she was the only victor. But a month later, that show was singing the blues....

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  • Duchess of Cambridge visits London Bridge attack victims
Duchess of Cambridge visits London Bridge attack victims

Seven were in a critical condition and are still receiving round-the-clock treatment. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton took a moment to meet with local heroes on Monday. Before leaving today Kate is due to meet with senior hospital officials and get the opportunity to find out more about the psychological support that staff and patient...

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  • 5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette Midler alone
5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette Midler alone

And he reminded the young people at home not to "waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself because the things that make you unusual are the things that make you powerful". Instead, the night belonged to " Dear Evan Hansen ", a show that centers on a profoundly lonely 17-year-old who fabricates a prior friendship with a classmate who has...

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  • Bette Midler Steals Tonys Show With Epic 'Shut That Crap Off' Speech
Bette Midler Steals Tonys Show With Epic 'Shut That Crap Off' Speech

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Bette Midler , " Hello, Dolly! ". And best director of a musical went to Christopher Ashley of " Come From Away ", the crowd-pleasing show about the people of Gander, Newfoundland, who sheltered thousands of stranded airline passengers on September 11.

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  • 'Oslo,' Bette Midler Take Tony Awards
'Oslo,' Bette Midler Take Tony Awards

In addition to Bette's win, the musical also nabbed the Tonys for Best Revival of a Musical , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical to Gavin Creel , and Best Costume Design of a Musical to Santo Loquasto. Best director went to Rebecca Taichman for " Indecent ". He went on to do impersonations of former President Bil...

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  • Bette Midler Defies Play-Off Music in Tony Acceptance Speech
Bette Midler Defies Play-Off Music in Tony Acceptance Speech

Hello, Dolly! wins 4 Tony Awards , including Best Revival and Best Actress in a Musical . Kevin Spacey stole the show as he hosted the Tony Awards for the first time, performing an elaborate opening medley that poked fun at rumours about his sexuality.

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  • Cosby defense rests after calling only 1 witness
Cosby defense rests after calling only 1 witness

The 79-year-old comedian told a judge Monday that he made the decision after talking it over with his lawyers. "Hopefully, you will have the last two words in this case, and I pray those words are not guilty", McMonagle said. Although there are no apparent plans for Camille Cosby , the comedian's wife since 1964, to take the stand in this tria...

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  • Wonder Woman could be banned in Lebanon
Wonder Woman could be banned in Lebanon

She's sex positive, she never underestimates her own value, and she saves the film's resident damsel, Steve Trevor ( Chris Pine ). Before she was Wonder Woman , she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

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  • Russian police arrest 50 opposition protesters
Russian police arrest 50 opposition protesters

President Vladimir Putin vowed to punish people who broke the law after an estimated 60,000 people protested in March at anti-corruption rallies organized by Navalny that were mostly unsanctioned in 80 cities across Russian Federation, the biggest unrest in five years.

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  • Putin foe Navalny 'detained' ahead of Moscow rally
Putin foe Navalny 'detained' ahead of Moscow rally

Moscow authorities had made a rare concession to the opposition and given Mr Navalny permission to hold the rally on a street close to the city centre. In this photo taken on Saturday, June 10, 2017, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks to people in the city of Izhevsk, about 1000 kilometers (625 miles) east of Moscow , Russia.

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  • Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump
Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump

Trump had also promised to donate all foreign payments received to the USA treasury, a promise that now seems unlikely to be fulfilled due to his businesses' failure to track the payments it receives from foreign government entities . Now the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia have a plan to find out the truth. In the D...

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  • Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards
Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards

Hello, Dolly! scored four Tony Awards during the night. " Come From Away ", about Canadians from Newfoundland who provided refuge to almost 7,000 airline passengers on September 11, 2001 when U.S. The homegrown production, which started Off-Broadway, tells the story of Evan Hansen, a high-school senior with social anxiety whose life is tur...

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  • Judge rejects sex assault mistrial call from Bill Cosby's lawyer
Judge rejects sex assault mistrial call from Bill Cosby's lawyer

Constand, a former Temple University employee, alleges that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in early 2004. Prosecutors have suggested he gave her something stronger - perhaps quaaludes, a highly popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the United States in 1982.

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  • Sessions wants his testimony open to public
Sessions wants his testimony open to public

Sen. Members of the Intelligence Committee said they wanted Mr. Sessions to recount what happened during and after the February 14 Oval Office meeting where, according to Mr. Yesterday, Sen. Pat Leahy spoke for many when he warned Sessions tartly: "You can't run forever ". Fellow Republicans, meanwhile, pressed President Donald Trump to come...

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  • Cosby's defense at sexual assault trial begins on Monday
Cosby's defense at sexual assault trial begins on Monday

When asked if he understood what was happening, Cosby answered in a booming voice: "Yes!" The defence will on Monday present their case, with speculation that Cosby himself could testify - despite his previous insistence that he would not.

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  • Kevin Spacey proves to be affable host of Tony Awards
Kevin Spacey proves to be affable host of Tony Awards

Another new U.S. production, " Oslo ", that was inspired by the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Norwegian husband and wife diplomats behind the 1993 Oslo Accords won best play. It was clearly Evan Hansen's night. "No one's personal life is in the public interest". James Corden did a fabulous job past year but surprisingly turned the...

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