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The former vice president and climate activist asserted that Trump's energy and environmental policies would hurt USA standing on the world stage and worsen the impact of climate change . "Young people are one of the greatest reasons for hope that we can and will solve the climate crisis, and I am thrilled to participate in An Inconvenient Special to listen to their ideas, hopes, and concerns, as well as learn about some of their wonderful work on behalf of the planet", Gore said.
  • Kylie Jenner Pranks Family With Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

    Kylie Jenner Pranks Family With Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

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    Kylie posted multiple snaps of the wax likeness, and explained how she had video-called her whole family and managed to convince them the model was actually her. "I donated my actual dress I wore to the Met so you can come see it". Perhaps wax figure makers should turn to Beyoncé's music for pointers in the future, particularly "Formation", in which she sings of how much she loves her black skin and "Jackson Five nostrils", all of which are bafflingly missing from this interpretation.
  • U.S. homebuilder confidence dips to an eight-month low

    U.S. homebuilder confidence dips to an eight-month low

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    The index decreased from 66 in June to 64 in July, its weakest pace since October (63). Still, the outlook for the next six months and the traffic of prospective new home buyers remains positive. Indeed, the survey results remained quite elevated even after easing from March's reading of 71, which was the highest level since June 2005. "Our members are telling us they are growing increasingly concerned over rising material prices, particularly lumber", said Granger MacDonald, chairman of the ...
  • Joe Hart Joins West Ham on Loan From Manchester City

    Joe Hart Joins West Ham on Loan From Manchester City

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    Hart won the Premier League twice with Manchester City , and has been capped 71 times by England, but fell out of favour after Pep Guardiola took over as manager. "He obviously did a good job with Croatia and he's doing a good job here, so to get the opportunity to come here, it wasn't really a hard decision". "I'd never change how I feel about that club, as it'll always be a very special club to me", Hart said.
  • Naomi Watts is 'dating' her co-star

    Naomi Watts is 'dating' her co-star

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    The pair was spotted holding hands in New York City over the weekend, according to Page Six , which was first to break the news of the new couple. A spokeswoman for Watts didn't respond to numerous requests for comment, while a rep for Crudup said, "No comment".
  • Audi Ad In China Compares Women To Preowned Cars, Sparks Backlash

    Audi Ad In China Compares Women To Preowned Cars, Sparks Backlash

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    She first pulls at the bride's nose and then thoroughly examines her ears and teeth to ensure everything is in order and no plastic surgery is evident. Audi reportedly said it's looking into the commercial , but hasn't yet released a statement about whether it will continue to air the spot. As Weibo users commented and reposted the messages, several Chinese media outlets attempted to contact Audi about the commercial , but without any success.
  • R. Kelly

    R. Kelly "alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him"

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    So, you know, I just want everybody to know - my parents and everybody in the world, that I am totally fine. "I'm happy where I'm at and everything is okay with me". In denying the allegations, Kelly's camp said they would go after his accusers - but Savage says bring it on. "If you look at the video, and I looked at it over 10 times, the video has someone in the back telling her what to say and what not to say", Timothy Savage told BuzzFeed News on Tuesday.
  • BBC reveals its top earners… but only a third are women

    BBC reveals its top earners… but only a third are women

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    Many commentators believe the list could have a detrimental effect to the BBC, lead to a rise in inflation, and therefore a knock on effect on the other broadcasters in the United Kingdom when they are trying to attract talent. "What this will do is that it will stoke up the politics of envy". The sports pundit, who came second in the list behind Chris Evans on £2.24m a year ago, was already braced for a social media backlash - which arrived right on queue soon after the news broke.
  • This decades-old quip by Ben Affleck is causing him trouble today

    This decades-old quip by Ben Affleck is causing him trouble today

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    Smith recalled that Affleck said "a man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face", and when the scene was over, he declared: "Now, I'm a serious actor". Somewhat ironically, in Chasing Amy Ben plays a comic artist who falls in love with a bisexual woman, a development that upsets his best friend.
  • Stenson and Spieth paired for British Open

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    The jug has also been something of a burden, though. In Darren Clarke's case, for example, he struggled for motivation after winning the 2011 Open because he had "got to the top of the mountain". "I worked hard my whole career to be able to win that championship previous year, and I can't really put the pressure on myself that I'm going to win it again", he said after a practice round on a glorious summer's day in north-west England.
  • Britain unveils Jane Austen bank note on anniversary

    Britain unveils Jane Austen bank note on anniversary

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    Two hundred years to the day after Jane Austen died, a new 10-pound note featuring an image of one of England's most revered authors has been unveiled - right where she was buried. The 10-pound note will be made of the same material as the recently released 5-pound note, which means it also contains some animal fat. Austen received a £10 publisher's advance for her first novel and the new banknote bears a quotation, "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" from her later ...