BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 10 April, 2017

Monday

10 April, 2017

(Updated Daily)

[66 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Dr. Michael Gregor: "High Blood Pressure: Normal but Not Natural" (NutritionFacts.org)
On the other hand, eating more whole grains could save 1.7 million lives. And more vegetables could save 1.8 million lives every year. If only we ate more nuts and seeds, we'd save 2 and a half million lives. But fruit is apparently what the world needs most (they didn't look at beans) with 4.9 million lives hanging in the balance every year. The cure is not drugs or vaccines; the cure is fruit. The #1 dietary risk factor for death in the world may be not eating enough fruit.


Henry Rollins: To Get Through These Next Four Years, Medicate With Music (LA Weekly)
As I write this, comrade Trump has been "in office" for 66 days and a few hours. If you were not producing results at your new job after two months, someone would probably tell you, "You're fired."


India woman reads out the death of her husband live on air (New Zealand Herald)
People across India are hailing the composure of a television news anchor who learned of her husband's death as she delivered a breaking news report on live TV. Supreet Kaur was reading the morning news bulletin for India's IBC24 channel in Chhattisgarh state on Saturday when a reporter called in a story about a fatal road crash.


Clive James: 'Let me tell you about my other career as a spy' (The Guardian)
Mine were the intelligence reports on Britain that every Australian prime minister read first.


Michael Walzer: A new book offers a panoramic view of how the idea of humanity came into being. (The Nation)
Once, long ago, the ideas of equality and a common humanity were literally "unthinkable"; today, they are the default position of almost all of us. The Invention of Humanity is the story of how this dramatic change came about-and how long it took.


Daniel Gross: How Could You Possibly Make This Ad? (Slate)
The pressures of advertising in 2017 are driving the industry insane-and producing abominations like the Pepsi commercial.



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Trivia Question of the Day


Rodents are about ____ % of all mammal species?

                                  



Send your answer to Marty








Trivia Question from Yesterday


This state capital is the second largest city in the United States by area. What is its name?


       Juneau, AK                                                      Source


The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle, and it is the second largest city in the United States by area. Juneau has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of what was then the District of Alaska was moved from Sitka as dictated by the U.S. Congress in 1900. The municipality unified on July 1, 1970, when the city of Juneau merged with the city of Douglas and the surrounding Greater Juneau Borough to form the current municipality, which is larger by area than both Rhode Island and Delaware.        Source






Mark. was first and correct with:
   You learn something new every day. Juneau, Alaska is the second largest city in the US by area.



Randall wrote:
   My guess would be Juneau Alaska





Alan J said:
   Juneau, Alaska.



zorch responded:
   Juneau, Alaska.



Adam answered:
   Oh...Atlanta?



Deborah replied:
   Is it Oklahoma City? Honestly, I don't know.
  We had rain but other cities near us - Berkeley, Emeryville, Richmond - had thunder, lightning and hail. The drama of spring storms can be so entertaining.




Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   Austin, TX



David of Moon Valley wrote:
   wiki the P says Juneau...i hope it's right, i hope it's right, otherwise i'm gonna have to go find something else new to learn today...



Billy in Cypress responded:
   After more searching than usual, it appears that Oklahoma City is today's answer.



Dave in Tucson (& glad it's not Phoenix!) replied:
   It's either Phoenix or Las Vegas that's the second largest city by area.



DJ Useo took the day off.
  



Kevin K. in Washington, DC took the day off.
  



mj took the day off.
  



Gene took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Dale of Springy Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.
  



MAM     took the day off.
  



Marian took the day off.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  
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  April 10 Birthdays - Celebrities Born April 10 | Famous Birthdays




Sally has retired.
  


  





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Middle Class Political Economist




Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


Letter From the End of the Great War 99 Years Ago



# Kushner At War...Little Lord Fauntleroy At The Front



Ok, MSM. Where is the evidence that Trump ever gave a damn about Syria's children?



Classic Poetry Lovers: Yevgeny Yevtushenko 1933-2017: Babi Yar



Speed-reading apps: can you really read a novel in your lunch hour? | Technology | The Guardian



Baldwin's Trump on 'SNL': 'What a difference just 59 Tomahawk missiles can make' - SFGate



Mesmerizing Video Of Hawaii Beach Sand Reveals Unsettling Reality | The Huffington Post



Republican Governors Keep Vetoing Legislation That Would Make Voting Easier | The Huffington Post



Remember When Trump Said He Cared About the Opioid Crisis? Fast Forward to Now. | Mother Jones



Arches NP, Aztec Ruins, and Bandelier NM



A Mountain Lion Kitten Is Found, Leading To Excitement And Concern : NPR



Great Barrier Reef at 'terminal stage': scientists despair at latest bleaching data | Environment | The Guardian



Battle over sanctuary cities escalating | TheHill



We're Getting Russia All Wrong. And So Is Trump. It's Worse.




Thanks, Michelle!


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Bonus Links

Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp


Advertisers Boycotting Bill O'Reilly Ignored Years Of Offensive Comments | The Huffington Post



Taran Killam Confirms Trump 'Struggled To Read' At 'SNL' | The Huffington Post



Deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland ousted: report | TheHill



Trump Goes Back To Drawing Board On Taxes, Seeking GOP Consensus - TPM



Trump's Syria strikes divide Congress - but not along partisan lines - POLITICO



The Right-Wing Machine Behind The Curtain - BillMoyers.com



Spicer On AARP Concerns: We're Not Trying To Accommodate 'Special Interests' - TPM



Prominent Trump supporter tweeted about the attack an hour before the attack - dailykos.com



Truth, Lies and Democracy: Journalism in the Age of Trump - BillMoyers.com



Fascism didn't die in 1945-it evolved and took new form. - slate.com





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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


THE TRAITOR.

WINDOW DRESSING.

MISSION ACOMPLISHED!

'PRUNE-WHIP' WILL KILL US ALL!

BOOM!

STAYING ALIVE.






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music




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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Sunny and not quite seasonal.



Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Kevin Can Wait', followed by a FRESH 'Man With A Plan', then a FRESH 'Superior Donuts', followed by a FRESH '2 Broke Girls', then a FRESH 'Scorpion'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 3/29/17) are Emma Roberts, Ken Jeong, and Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 3/15/17) are Reese Witherspoon, Tony Goldwyn, and Andy Shauf.



NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'Taken'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 3/14/17) are Adam Levine, Josh Gad, and Maroon 5.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 3/13/17) are Glenn Close, Alex Karpovsky, Mohsin Hamid, and Nicko McBrain.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/20/17) are Jay Chandrasekhar, the Frights, and Randy Liedtke.



ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Quantico'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are John Stamos, Bob Saget, Tim Robinson, and Snakehips & Mo.



The CW offers a RERUN 'Supergirl', followed by a RERUN 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.



Faux has a FRESH '24: Legacy', followed by a FRESH 'APB'.



MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.



A&E has 3 hours of old 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'Bates Motel'.



AMC offers 3 hours of old 'Better Call Saul', followed by a FRESH 'Better Call Saul'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2-The Shakespeare Code
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3-Gridlock
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4-Daleks In Manhattan-Part 1.
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5-Evolution Of The Daleks-Part 2.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 6-The Lazarus Experiment
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 7-42
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 17-Unity
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 18-Darkling
 [2:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 19-Rise
 [3:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 20-Favorite Son
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 16-Collective
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 17-Spirit Folk
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 18-Ashes to Ashes
 [7:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 19-Child's Play
 [8:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 20-Good Shepherd
 [9:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 21-Live Fast and Prosper
 [10:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 22-Muse
 [11:00PM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 16-Collective
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 17-Spirit Folk
 [1:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 18-Ashes to Ashes
 [2:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 19-Child's Play
 [3:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 20-Good Shepherd
 [4:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 21-Live Fast and Prosper
 [5:00AM]    STAR TREK: VOYAGER - SEASON 6 - EPISODE 22-Muse    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH 'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH 'Southern Charm', followed by a FRESH 'Sweet Home Oklahoma', another 'Sweet Home Oklahoma', then a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.



Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'South Park', and 2 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
The Daily Show it's Your Moment of Them: The Best of Roy Wood Jr.
On a RERUN @Midnight (from 9/26/16) are Margaret Cho, Jaleel White, Emo Philips, and guest co-host Kato Kaelin.



FX has the movie 'Snow White & The Huntsmen', followed by the movie 'World War Z', then the movie 'World War Z', again.



History has 'American Pickers', another 'American Pickers', followed by a FRESH 'American Pickers', then a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', followed by another FRESH 'Pawn Stars'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    PEEP WORLD
 [7:45AM]    IDIOCRACY
 [9:30AM]    BRUCE ALMIGHTY
 [11:45AM]    ROAD TRIP: BEER PONG
 [2:00PM]    IDIOCRACY
 [3:45PM]    BRUCE ALMIGHTY
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Gets the Girl
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Dine and Dash
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Radio Daz
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Panties
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Romantic Weekend
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty's Birthday (That's Today?!)
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Trials of Michael Kelso
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Naughty No-No
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Craps!
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Dates Donna
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Gets the Girl
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Dine and Dash
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Radio Daze
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Donna's Panties
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Romantic Weekend
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Kitty's Birthday (That's Today?!)
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-The Trials of Michael Kelso
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Naughty No-No
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Holy Craps!
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fez Dates Donna
 [4:00AM]    PEEP WORLD
 [5:45AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Thomas Middleditch    (ALL TIMES EDT)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Aid Station
 [6:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Love and Marriage
 [7:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Big Mac
 [7:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Payday
 [8:00AM]    M*A*S*H-White Gold
 [8:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Abyssinia, Henry
 [9:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Welcome to Korea
 [9:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Welcome to Korea
 [10:00AM]    M*A*S*H-Change of Command
 [10:30AM]    M*A*S*H-It Happened One Night
 [11:00AM]    M*A*S*H-The Late Captain Pierce
 [11:30AM]    M*A*S*H-Hey, Doc
 [12:00PM]    M*A*S*H-The Bus
 [12:30PM]    McLintock!
 [3:30PM]    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
 [6:30PM]    Hang 'Em High
 [9:00PM]    The Outlaw Josey Wales
 [12:00AM]    Heartbreak Ridge
 [3:00AM]    Graveyard Shift
 [5:00AM]    All in the Family-Christmas Day at the Bunkers'
 [5:35AM]    All in the Family-The Man in the Street    (ALL TIMES EDT)



SyFy has the movie 'Independence Day', followed by the movie 'Jupiter Ascending'.



TBS:
Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Jenna Elfman and David Koechner.



TCM:
 [6:00 AM]      Our Betters (1933)
 [7:30 AM]      Love on the Run (1936)
 [9:00 AM]      Easy to Wed (1946)
 [11:00 AM]      Too Many Girls (1940)
 [12:45 PM]      Maid's Night Out (1938)
 [2:00 PM]      Bride By Mistake (1944)
 [3:30 PM]      Love And Learn (1947)
 [5:00 PM]      Breakfast for Two (1937)
 [6:15 PM]      Happiness Ahead (1934)
 [8:00 PM]      Tales of Manhattan (1942)
 [10:15 PM]      O. Henry's Full House (1952)
 [12:30 AM]      The Seventh Veil (1945)
 [2:15 AM]      The Story of Three Loves (1953)
 [4:30 AM]      Dead of Night (1945)     (ALL TIMES EDT)



Tuesday   -  04/11/17

TCM:
 [6:30 AM]      Colorado Territory (1949)
 [8:15 AM]      Along the Great Divide (1951)
 [9:45 AM]      The Iron Mistress (1952)
 [11:45 AM]      Devil's Canyon (1953)
 [1:30 PM]      Great Day In The Morning (1956)
 [3:15 PM]      The Big Land (1957)
 [5:00 PM]      Fort Dobbs (1958)
 [6:45 PM]      Westbound (1959)
 [8:00 PM]      The Lady Eve (1941)
 [10:00 PM]      The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
 [12:00 AM]      George Washington Slept Here (1942)
 [1:45 AM]      Woman of the Year (1942)
 [4:00 AM]      The Male Animal (1942)     (ALL TIMES EDT)




Antenna TV - Johnny Carson (from July 24, 1981) - Michael Landon and Bo Derek.

Bounce TV

Comet TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Heroes and Icons

Find Justice - Justice Network

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Laff - You Know You Want To. - Laff

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

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Brian May and Anita Dobson pose for photographers as they arrive for the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, Sunday, April 9, 2017.
Photo by Joel Ryan

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Hunter Thompson on "To Tell the Truth" (February 20, 1967) - YouTube

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Harry Potter Play Works Magic

Olivier Awards

J.K. Rowling's boy wizard bewitched the page and the screen, and stage sequel "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" cast its spell at British theater's Olivier Awards on Sunday.

"Cursed Child" won a record nine prizes, including best new play, at Britain's equivalent of Broadway's Tonys.

The show dominated Sunday's awards, scooping prizes for sets, lighting, sound, costumes, best director for John Tiffany and three acting awards, as well as best play.

In other categories, Billie Piper was named best actress for playing a woman whose desire for a baby leads to tragedy in "Yerma" at the tiny Young Vic. The play, adapted by Simon Stone from a Federico Garcia Lorca drama, was named best revival.

"Groundhog Day," which began life at London's Old Vic and is now previewing on Broadway, was named best new musical. The show by Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin wittily reworks the much-loved 1993 movie about a cynical weatherman doomed to repeat the same day over and over again.

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British actress and former Labour Party member Glenda Jackson poses for photographers as they arrive for the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, Sunday, April 9, 2017.
Photo by Joel Ryan

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The Victorian Teenage Girl Who Entertained Crowds by Overpowering Men - Atlas Obscura

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Messenger Of Peace

Malala

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to be a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced Friday that the 19-year-old education advocate will focus worldwide attention on the need for all girls to go to school. She will be officially designated at a ceremony on Monday and then hold a conversation with Guterres and youth representatives from around the world on girls' education, he said.

Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate in 2014, when she was recognized for her advocacy of the right of all children to education. Her campaign led to a Taliban assassination attempt near her home in northwest Pakistan that left her severely wounded. She went to Britain for medical treatment and now goes to school there.

"Even in the face of grave danger, Malala Yousafzai has shown an unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people," Guterres said.

"Her courageous activism for girls' education has already energized so many people around the world," he said in a statement. "Now as our youngest-ever U.N. Messenger of Peace, Malala can do even more to help create a more just and peaceful world."

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Peter Bogdanovich's Promise

Orson Welles

It was to be the great director Orson Welles's big comeback, marking his triumphant return to the United States after a quarter century in the wilderness in Europe.

But "The Other Side of the Wind," a satire on the death of Hollywood's golden age and the legendary filmmaker's final movie, remains unfinished after decades of financial problems and legal battles.

Internet streaming service Netflix announced in March it would fund the completion and restoration of the movie -- enabling its star Peter Bogdanovich to fulfill a promise he made to Welles before his death in 1985, he revealed on Friday.

"Somewhere in the period 1974 or 1973, Orson and I were having lunch and he turned to me and said, 'If anything ever happens to me I want you to promise me you'll finish the picture,'" Bogdanovich, 77, told a Q&A in Hollywood as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival.

"I said 'Oh Orson, don't say that' and he said, 'I know, nothing's going to happen to me but, if it does, I want you to promise me the finished picture. I said, 'Of course I will.'"

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Penitents of "Santa Monica" brotherhood enter a church before the start of a Palm Sunday procession, during the Holy Week in Palma de Mallorca, Spain April 9, 2017.
Photo by Enrique Calvo

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Beautiful World: Illustrations From The Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1907)

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People To Decide Fate

Dalai Lama

The exiled Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader said Saturday that it's up to his followers to decide whether the office of the Dalai Lama exists in the future.

During a visit to the northeast Indian town of Tawang - the second-highest seat of Tibetan Buddhism - the Dalai Lama denied that he had any knowledge of where his successor would be born. Asked if the next Dalai Lama could be a woman, he said, "That might also happen."

The question of who will replace the 81-year-old spiritual leader has gained significance in recent years, with Beijing insisting that the next Dalai Lama be born in China.

On Saturday, the Tibetan leader said the people should decide on the question of the next Dalai Lama.

They will decide whether the tradition continues or not," he told reporters in Tawang, located in India's remote northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Dalai Lama

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Rupert To Investigate

O'Really

Fox News parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Sunday it will investigate a sexual harassment claim against TV anchor Bill O'Reilly, who has seen several companies pull their ads from his top-rated news show in the past week.

The investigation comes after a complaint was phoned in to the network's corporate hotline last week by Wendy Walsh, a former regular guest on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor" TV show, and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, which the two posted to YouTube.

"21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters," the company said in a statement.

Walsh, a psychologist and radio host, said O'Reilly reneged on an offer to secure her a lucrative job on the network after she declined his invitation to join him in his hotel suite after a dinner in early 2013.

Fox and O'Reilly have paid $13 million to five women who accused him of sexual harassment, the New York Times reported last weekend. O'Reilly said in a statement then that he had been unfairly targeted because of his prominence and has not made further comment.

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Penitents of La Paz (The Peace) brotherhood walk to a church before taking part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 9, 2017.
Photo by Jesus Moron

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vintage everyday: Invisible Women: 30 Spooky Studio Portraits of Victorian Babies Held by Their Mothers

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'Make Trump Furious' Campaign

Georgia

After the crushing electoral losses that swept Donald Trump (R-Crooked) into the White House and sealed Republican control of the U.S. Congress, the Democrats' road to recovery winds through the leafy, well-heeled suburbs of north Atlanta.

Here, Democrats are threatening a stunning special election upset that could signal how well the party can turn Trump's low approval ratings into political gains. And they appear to have an ally in the April 18 vote: Trump himself.

In the first congressional election of the Trump era, a wave of grassroots anti-Trump fervor has positioned Democrat Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old political newcomer, to possibly capture a House of Representatives seat held by Republicans for decades, one of 24 seats Democrats need nationwide to reclaim the House.

With Democrats desperate for signs of hope after Hillary Clinton's loss to Trump, Ossoff's underdog "Make Trump Furious" campaign has endeared him to national anti-Trump activists and pushed him well ahead of 17 rivals in polls. The documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide raised a jaw-dropping $8.3 million in the first quarter, his campaign said.

Georgia

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How a Refugee Escaped the Nazis to Become the Father of Video Games | Collectors Weekly

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FCC's Next Target

Net Neutrality

The Trump-era Federal Communications Commission lost no time in rolling back Obama-era privacy rules that prevented internet providers from collecting and selling customer data without consent. Now that the motion repealing those rules has been signed and sealed by Trump, the FCC's Chairman is reportedly eyeing his next target: net neutrality.

According to Reuters sources, FCC chair Aji Pai (R-Bought & Paid For) met on Tuesday with representatives of major telecoms companies to discuss his plans to roll back net neutrality rules. Pai, an ex-Verizon lawyer, is reportedly committed to ensuring an open internet, but feels that net neutrality rules passed by the Obama administration went "too far."

Under former FCC chair Tom Wheeler (D-Comcast), the FCC classified internet providers as Title II utilities, or "common carriers." Classifying ISPs as utilities allows the FCC to make rules that force ISPs to conform to net neutrality. It prevents ISPs from discriminating between different types of data going over their networks - a byte is a byte, regardless of whether it comes from Netflix or AT&T's own video streaming service.

Proponents of net neutrality worry that without strict rules in place, ISPs will use their near-monopoly power to discriminate between different services and websites. For example, large video streaming services like Netflix could pay for preferential access to customers, meaning its videos stream faster than competitors. In turn, that would prevent competition for any startup that wants to challenge Netflix - or any other internet-based startup, for that matter.

Net Neutrality

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An elevated view of runners competing in the 41st Paris Marathon in Paris, France, April 9,2017.
Photo by Ian Langsdon

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Pixelated Masterpieces: 32 Real-Life Works of 3D Glitch Art & Design | Urbanist

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'Zero Recovery' For Corals

Australia

Coral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's Great Barrier Reef has "zero prospect" of recovery, scientists warned Monday, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures.

Researchers said last month they were detecting another round of mass bleaching this year after a severe event in 2016, and their fears were confirmed after aerial surveys of the entire 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) long bio-diverse reef.

Last year, the northern areas of the World Heritage-listed reef were hardest hit, with the middle-third now experiencing the worst effects.

"Bleached corals are not necessarily dead corals, but in the severe central region we anticipate high levels of coral loss," said James Kerry, a marine biologist at James Cook University.

The bleaching is caused by record-breaking temperatures driven by global warming.

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"The Boss Baby"

The third installment in Sony's animated series, "Smurfs: The Lost Village," made its box-office debut in third place, with $14 million - far behind family-friendly holdovers "The Boss Baby" and "Beauty and the Beast," according to studio estimates Sunday.

In first place, "The Boss Baby" added $26.3 million in its second weekend in theaters, bringing its North American total to $89.4 million. Sufficient buzz and the benefit of voice star Alec Baldwin's popular portrayal of President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" likely helped the film succeed, Dergarabedian said.

Meanwhile, "Beauty and the Beast" earned $25 million to take second place at the box office. In four weeks, Disney's live-action fairy tale has brought in $432.3 million domestically.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1."The Boss Baby," $26.3 million ($37.5 million international).
    2."Beauty and the Beast," $25 million ($36.1 million international).
    3."Smurfs: The Lost Village," $14 million ($22 million international).
    4."Going in Style," $12.5 million ($4.3 million international).
    5."Ghost in the Shell," $7.4 million ($41.3 million international).
    6."Power Rangers," $6.2 million ($6.1 million international).
    7."Kong: Skull Island," $5.8 million ($16 million international).
    8."Logan," $4.1 million ($2.7 million international).
    9."Get Out," $4 million ($2 million international).
   10."The Case for Christ," $3.9 million.

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