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After entering Irish politics at the age of 22 and getting elected to the parliament at 27, 38-year-old Varadkar has also become one of the world's youngest PM. While his father Ashok hails from Mumbai , his mother Miriam is of Irish origin. After he made his sexuality public, Varadkar campaigned in favor of a ballot initiative that legalized gay marriage the same year.
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    A third Republican senator, speaking on condition of anonymity, told me the only health-care bill capable of passing the Senate would be a "narrow" approach repairing marketplace exchanges and preserving Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid , while perhaps loosening regulations on states and changing how the federal government shares Medicaid expenses with them.
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    Grande first announced her Manchester show on Monday, May 29th, one week after an attack at her show killed 22 people and wounded dozens more on May 22th. Grande arrived back in the United Kingdom on Friday morning ahead of the One Love Manchester concert at Old Trafford cricket ground. ABC will air a one-hour highlight special of the concert Sunday night after the NBA Finals, while its companion cable network, Freeform, will air the show in full.
  • A 38-Year-Old Gay Man Could Be Ireland's Next Prime Minister

    A 38-Year-Old Gay Man Could Be Ireland's Next Prime Minister

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    Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. Leo was born in Dublin in 1979, the son of an Irish Catholic nurse from County Waterford and a Hindu doctor from Mumbai , India. "I think he's a man who is ideally equipped to lead us in 2017", Pat Deering, a Fine Gael member, told Politico . He was a practising doctor before joining politics and being elected in 2007.
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    National Broadcasting Company ( NBC ) journalist Megyn Kelly is facing flak from netizens for asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether he was on Twitter . You can't go less than 3 minutes watching MSNBC without hearing a promo or clip from Kelly's new show. Modi said "Yes", politely omitting the fact that he has 30.3 million followers , just short of U.S.
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    NBC's Megyn Kelly lands Putin interview for newsmagazine

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    At the state dinner party thrown at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg with Russian President Putin and Modi, Kelly dared to inquire if the Indian PM was active on Twitter . She is set to talk to the Russian leader about the infamous speculations that Russia hacked the United States Presidential election to help Donald Trump win office.
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    U.S. Companies and Cities Agree to Uphold Paris Agreement

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    White evangelicals overwhelmingly supported Trump, the Republican candidate in November's U.S. Presidential election. "Cities are subdivisions of a state, and subject to the same restriction, as are all public universities", he said . "They found a number that made the point they want to make", Jacoby said. Pittsburgh's mayor issued an executive order Friday committing the city to the accord by continuing efforts to end the use of landfills, reduce energy consumption by half and ...
  • Priyanka Chopra Criticized for Baring Legs in Meeting With Indian Prime Minister

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    Priyanka Chopra flashed some more legs on social media and this time in conjunction with mother Madhu Chopra who is actually a catalyst on her take. She finds it wrong that people judge others by the clothes they wear. She is making our country proud overseas. The photo showed off both of their bare long legs and the actress captioned it: "Legs for days...#itsthegenes with @madhuchopra nights out in #Berlin #beingbaywatch".
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    Corbyn´s refusal to say he would push nuclear button `really spine-chilling´

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    Trident and the use of nuclear weapons quickly became the topical issue as Corbyn seemed somewhat awkward when pushed on the issue. "It is clear that on contact with the voters, Mrs May is not going down well and she is losing ground in particular amongst middle-aged voters and female voters", Ben Page, chief executive of Ipsos MORI , told Reuters .
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    Mr Corbyn looked uncomfortable as he was repeatedly asked if there were any circumstances in which, as Prime Minister, he would launch nuclear weapons such as the United Kingdom coming under attack. Asked if he had been wrong about Corbyn, Johnson conceded that perhaps he had. The public, however, is seemingly finding more favor with Corbyn's desire to discuss and be transparent with them, as they feel that in an election it is better, on a politician's part, to let the people know what their ...
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    New novel by JRR Tolkien released century after it was first written

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    A new-ish book by original fantasy lord JRR Tolkien is published today, one that gives fans a fresh look at a part of his huge background collection work The Silmarillion . " Beren and Lúthien " brings readers back to the mythical realm of Middle Earth , a land occupied by humans, elves, dwarves, wizards (both good and evil) and, of course, bloodthirsty orcs.