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June 14, 2017

Hammond to Make Public Case for Brexit That Protects Economy

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will make the case for a new path for Brexit that focuses on protecting jobs and economic growth, in his first public appearance since the Tories’ disastrous general election result.Hammond will use his annual Mansion House address to the City of London on Thursday to push for a so-called pragmatic Brexit, according to a Treasury official who asked not to be identified. His move reflects Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to win voter support for her policy of…

Textile Brand St. Frank Opens Pop up in East Hamptons

Artisanal textile and luxury home décor company, St. Frank, just unveil their first east coast pop-up shop in East Hampton, New York. Offering ethical home luxury for the modern bohemian through a curated collection of handmade products by artisans around the world working in traditional crafts. The pop up will offer wide range of textiles, vintage pieces, and handicrafts from over 25 different countries. Rather than simply giving back monetarily, Christina Bryant’s (St. Frank founder) mission is to create…

Share the Pride: 18th Annual Stonewall Pride Unfolds June 17

South Florida’s LGBT community gathers on Saturday (June 17) for the 18th Annual Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival. The event, which spans the one-mile length of Wilton Drive in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s gay community, starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. The annual festival will this year see more than 100 vendors showcasing their products and services and some 30 bars, restaurants and food vendors serving food and drinks. The actual parade begins at 4 p.m. and will last…

‘House of Cards’ Showrunners on How Frank Underwood’s Russia Admiration Mirrors Trump and Putin

How does one caricature a president that is a complete and utter caricature? That is the burning question on the minds of Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, the co-showrunners of the fifth season of House of Cards. Fortunately for the duo, who took over the reins from series creator Beau Willimon, they had already scripted the entire 13-episode season—and were prepping to shoot episodes 10 and 11—by the time former reality host Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in a shock upset. Still, as…

After 152 Mass Shootings In 2017, It Took An Attack On Congress To Get Our Attention

A gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday morning, wounding at least five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), a Republican staffer and a pair of Capitol Hill police officers. The shooter was reportedly killed during the incident. Apart from the setting ― a tony neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C.― and the high-profile targets, the episode was sadly not all that remarkable. It was the 153rd mass shooting of the year, in just 165 days,…

Kellyanne Conway Emerges From Her Cave To Blame Dems For Scalise Shooting

After GOP congressional members were shot at this morning, amid an outpouring of prayers and messages of hope, Kellyanne Conway decided instead to spin the tragedy politically. Following the horrific Wednesday morning shooting, which targeted congressional Republicans as they practiced for a charity baseball game that was set to be played against congressional Democrats the following day, Conway chimed in on the matter via Twitter. But in true spin doctor form, Conway was quick to share unconfirmed information with…

Gunman Attacks Congressmen; ‘He Was Looking for All of Us’

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — A gunman attacked members of Congress early Wednesday morning at a baseball practice, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others. Five people were transported to the hospital following the 7 a.m. shooting, according to local police. Scalise is said to be in stable condition, and President Trump told reporters the gunman has died of his injuries. Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN the wounded included a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams, a House aide, and a Capitol Police officer. The…

6 Dead, 74 Hospitalized In London Residential Tower Blaze

Six individuals are dead and dozens are in critical care after a fast-burning blaze took over a tower in London, England. Emergency responders were first called to the scene shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning where they found that the speed and intensity of the blaze meant that they could not reach to the highest apartments in the building to rescue individuals trapped inside. The Grenfell Tower was built in 1974 and is 24 stories tall. 120 homes are contained inside the tower, meaning that most may have…

Mass Shooting Hits Congressman & Many Others In D.C.; Hysteria Spreads

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise has been shot along with a number of other people who were at a Congressional baseball practice early this Wednesday morning. Five people are said to have been “transported medically” from the scene. A photo of Rep. Scalise after the shooting is below. Photo of Rep. Steve Scalise following shooting at Virginia baseball field during a Congressional baseball practice. pic.twitter.com/PRATI54OrJ — Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 14, 2017 The attacker was at one point alleged…

Predicting who will be top at the end of August based on PL fixtures: Chelsea, LFC, Man Utd unbeaten as Arsenal struggle

You can’t win the Premier League in August, so the old saying goes, but you can certainly go a long way to losing it! A solid start to the season can be vital for those teams with title aspirations, especially at a time when as many as six teams all have genuine hopes of finishing top. The 2017-18 Premier League fixtures were released this morning and we have taken it upon ourselves to predict the results of all the early matches involving the Big Six. Should our predictions, which you can check out below, come true, then…

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