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J.K. Rowling to Release New Fairytale 'The Ickabog' for Free

J.K. Rowling to Release New Fairytale 'The Ickabog' for Free

J.K. Rowling announced a new children’s book, The Ickabog, which she plans to serialize and release for free online over the next few months. The first set of chapters arrives Tuesday, May 26th, and Rowling plans to post at least one chapter every weekday through July 10th.In a , Rowling said that she wrote most of The Ickabog while still working on the books, although as she pointed out in all-caps on , “THIS IS NOT A HARRY POTTER SPIN-OFF.” She described the book as “a story about truth and the abuse of power. To forestall one obvious question: the idea came to me well over a decade ago,...

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Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle

Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle

United Kingdom SÃO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic. The Health Ministry mandated that cruises be canceled. It advised local authorities to scrap large-scale events. And it urged travelers arriving from abroad to go into isolation for a week. Although Brazil had yet to report a single death from COVID-19, public health officials appeared to be getting out in front of the virus. They acted on March 13, just two days after the World Health Organization called the disease a pandemic. Less than...

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Massive Horde Of Goats Escapes, Runs Amok In California Neighborhood — HuffPost

Massive Horde Of Goats Escapes, Runs Amok In California Neighborhood — HuffPost

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Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra trade loving messages on 2-year anniversary of their first date

Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra trade loving messages on 2-year anniversary of their first date

USA TODAYAwwwwwww.Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are still happily in love,two years after their first date, and .To prove it, the A-list couple spent part of Memorial Day swapping appreciative social media posts celebrating their time together. The "Quantico" actress was first. She posted their first selfie together, apparently at Dodger Stadium, to her and , saying, "2 years ago today we took our very first picture together. Every day since then you have brought me endless joy and happiness. I love you @nickjonas  Thank you for making our life together so incredible. Here’s to many more...

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Michael Moore-Produced 'Planet of the Humans' Doc Pulled From YouTube, Director Cries 'Censorship'

Michael Moore-Produced 'Planet of the Humans' Doc Pulled From YouTube, Director Cries 'Censorship'

The Michael Moore-produced documentary “Planet of the Humans” was pulled from YouTube overnight due to a “copyright claim by a third party” — prompting writer-director Jeff Gibbs to denounced the removal as a “blatant act of censorship.”“It is a misuse of copyright law to shutdown a film that has opened a serious conversation about how parts of the environmental movement have gotten into bed with Wall Street and so-called ‘green capitalists,'” Gibbs said in a statement Monday. “There is absolutely no copyright violation in my film. This is just another attempt by the film’s opponents to...

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‘Planet Of The Humans’ EP Michael Moore & Director Jeff Gibbs Blast “Blatant Censorship” After Controversial Documentary Yanked From YouTube

‘Planet Of The Humans’ EP Michael Moore & Director Jeff Gibbs Blast “Blatant Censorship” After Controversial Documentary Yanked From YouTube

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Bryce Dallas Howard graduates from NYU after enrolling in 1999: '21 years in the making'

Bryce Dallas Howard graduates from NYU after enrolling in 1999: '21 years in the making'

USA TODAYis a college graduate. The "Jurassic World" star, 39, announced that she graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts more than two decades after she originally enrolled in 1999. "I am so overcome with joy to share that I have officially graduated from NYU!" Howard wrote on Friday. "I first enrolled in undergrad in ’99, then took a leave of absence to start working as an actor, so this has been 21 years in the making!"She called the academic feat a "dream," even though she wasn't able to attend an in-person graduation and walk across the stage, like many graduates...

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New Report Shows 'Shockingly High' Number Of Injuries At Amazon's Staten Island Warehouse

New Report Shows 'Shockingly High' Number Of Injuries At Amazon's Staten Island Warehouse

A new report alleges that employees at Amazon's mega-warehouse on Staten Island suffer from injuries at a rate that far outpaces the national average, fueling calls for increased worker protections heading into the punishing holiday season.Since its opening last September, the , called JFK8, has been the subject of numerous safety complaints from its more than 2000-person work force. Mirroring concerns , the Staten Island "pickers" say they've been , forced to package hundreds of items hourly in rooms with no air conditioning and minimal break time.Now, new internal figures submitted by...

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Brian May was 'near death' after suffering heart attack while gardening

Brian May was 'near death' after suffering heart attack while gardening

After earlier this month, has revealed further details of an incident that led to a small heart attack and the discovery of three blocked arteries that left the guitarist “very near death”.In a series of , the 72-year-old said that a week after he was sent home after sustaining the gardening injury, he was still in such agony that he “wanted to jump at some points”. He was readmitted to hospital for an MRI scan, which discovered a severely compressed sciatic nerve – the product, he concluded, of 50 years as a guitarist. “That’s why I had this feeling that someone was putting a screwdriver...

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'Avatar' Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand

'Avatar' Sequels Set to Resume Production in New Zealand

The “” crew may be heading back to Pandora soon.Producer Jon Landau posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday saying that he and the “Avatar” cast and crew are returning to New Zealand next week. Like most films, the “Avatar” sequels had to due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Our ‘Avatar’ sets are ready — and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week,” Landau wrote, also sharing a photo of two water vessels used in the films. “Check out the Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom) and the Picador jetboat (top) — can’t wait to share more.”A post shared by...

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The day Australia burned

The day Australia burned

TRIAL OFFERPrint + Digital Only £1Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .verything was chaos, but at least he wasn’t being hunted by a lion. Chad Staples comforted himself with that thought as he crammed pandas, marmosets and tamarins into his kitchen until his counters overflowed with animals. Outside his home, giraffes, rhinoceroses, zebras and ostriches fended for themselves in flaming paddocks. Tigers, gorillas, orangutans and lions paced in enclosures...

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Apr 21
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Country star Morgan Wallen arrested for public intoxication after being kicked out of Kid Rock's bar

Country star Morgan Wallen arrested for public intoxication after being kicked out of Kid Rock's bar

Nashville TennesseanCountry singer was arrested Saturday night in downtown Nashville and s.Police said Wallen got kicked out of Kid Rock's bar and steakhouse on Lower Broadway at about 11 p.m. for "kicking glass items." On the street, police said, he got into verbal fights with passersby while officers watched."Officers gave (Wallen) several opportunities to walk away with his friends, but he refused," Wallen's arrest warrant states.Police arrested him, saying he was "a danger to himself and the public."Wallen, 27, responded to the charges Sunday afternoon, saying he went out in downtown...

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Reopening Hollywood: First major movie to be released since coronavirus lockdown

Reopening Hollywood: First major movie to be released since coronavirus lockdown

The makers of the first major movie to be released since the coronavirus lockdown have told Sky News it is the "canary in the coal mine" for an entertainment industry looking to reopen.The film Unhinged, a road rage thriller starring Russell Crowe, will hit cinema screens in the US on 1 July, months earlier than originally planned. It bucks the trend of films being delayed or released instead on television and streaming services.Almost a million TV and film workers are estimated to have lost their jobs in Hollywood alone after productions were shut down as the virus spread.Talks have begun...

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Deep Space Nine: The Trek spinoff that saved the day by staying put

Deep Space Nine: The Trek spinoff that saved the day by staying put

As millions binge-watch Netflix and coop up indoors, virus-inspired films such as , as well as television shows like The CW’s Containment, have . After all, that seeking out forms of entertainment that scare us—a method of confronting fears in a safe environment—can be a coping mechanism against perceived threats.When thinking about the above criteria, however, one not-so-scary show comes to mind as a fitting series to retread: . That prompts a fair question: how does a '90s spinoff about a space station in the 24th century relate to a coronavirus-driven pandemic in 2020?Deep Space Nine...

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Carrie Underwood shows off toned abs in sunny bikini pic: 'Is it summer yet?'

Carrie Underwood shows off toned abs in sunny bikini pic: 'Is it summer yet?'

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. is ready for summer to arrive.The 37-year-old took to Instagram on Saturday to express her excitement for the coming summer season, giving fans a peek at her toned tummy.For the photo, Underwood donned a floppy sun hat and a two-piece bikini. The swimsuit had a black top with pink, green and yellow floral decor while the bottom was simply bright pink.To complete the ensemble, a smile stretched across the 's face."Is it summer yet?" Underwood wrote in the caption.She added a...

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Nick Cordero fighting 'new lung infection' amid coronavirus battle, wife reveals

Nick Cordero fighting 'new lung infection' amid coronavirus battle, wife reveals

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment.Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  .Broadway star 's battle against  has seen a new setback, according to his wife.The 41-year-old actor was hospitalized in March for coronavirus, and since then, he's that have included mini-strokes and the amputation of his leg.After , Cordero's condition started "," as wife Amanda Kloots put it.Now, she's offered more details as to what exactly he's up against."It's been a tough week," Kloots said...

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Mom of ‘The Flash' actor Logan Williams, 16, says he died after opioid overdose

Mom of ‘The Flash' actor Logan Williams, 16, says he died after opioid overdose

Sign up for our newsletterMay 16, 2020, 1:13 AM UTCBy Samantha KubotaLogan Williams, a young actor best known for his role on The CW’s “The Flash,” died at the age of 16, a spokesperson for his family . At the time, the Canadian actor’s family didn’t name a cause of death, but his mother, Marlyse Williams, in an interview this week a preliminary toxicology report showed Logan died of a fentanyl overdose.She added her son had battled with his opioid addiction for three years before his death, and now she hopes to raise awareness about the epidemic.“His death is not going to be in vain,” she...

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Man shoots self in ear, bullet comes out of his head and hits his wife

Man shoots self in ear, bullet comes out of his head and hits his wife

/ /Hindustan Times, GurugramIn a freak accident, a man shot himself in the ear late on Friday, only to have the bullet travel through his head, and out the other side, and hit his wife, who was sitting next to him in the car when the incident happened, in the neck. The 34-year-old man is struggling for his life at a Delhi hospital’s intensive care unit . His wife, who is seven-months pregnant, is out of danger.The reason for the shooting seems to have been an argument over the man being unemployed, the wife said in her statement, according to the police.Deputy police commissioner (Manesar)...

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Bolivian orchestra stranded at ‘haunted’ German castle surrounded by wolves

Bolivian orchestra stranded at ‘haunted’ German castle surrounded by wolves

Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission.A Bolivian pan flute orchestra has been stuck in quarantine on the grounds of a grand 15th century palace outside of Berlin for two months. Over 20 members of the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos have been stuck on the grounds and buildings of Rheinsberg Palace, a castle, complete with moat, which has housed generations of German royals, .The group arrived in Germany on March 10 expecting to perform at the MaerzMusik festival — the same day Germany announced its ban on large gatherings, swiftly followed by a full country...

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Watch members of My Chemical Romance, The Darkness and more cover Ramones

Watch members of My Chemical Romance, The Darkness and more cover Ramones

Sign inLog into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailThe stars have teamed up for a charity cover of the band's 'I Believe In Miracles'Members of , , and more have joined forces for a special charity cover of a song.The cover of ‘I Believe In Miracles’ by the freshly formed #rockforhope collective will raise funds for relief efforts.The group includes My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero, The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins, Gogol Bordello’s Boris Pelekh and Eugene Hutz, ’ Brett Anderson, , Plain White T’s’ Tom Higgenson and Rival Sons’ Michael Miley....

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Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry

In places around the world, lockdowns are lifting to various degrees—often . Experts have identified a few indicators that must be met to begin opening nonessential businesses safely: rates of new cases should be low and falling for at least two weeks; hospitals should be able to treat all patients in need; and there should be a capacity to test everyone with symptoms. But then what? What are the rules for reëntry? Is there any place that has figured out a way to open and have employees work safely, with one another and with their customers?Well, yes: in health care. The Boston area has...

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Eaters of the earth: the terrifying, overlooked story of American phosphate mining

Eaters of the earth: the terrifying, overlooked story of American phosphate mining

Get your twice-weekly fix of features, commentary, and insight from the frontlines of American food.by04.22.2020, 12:36pmLink Copied!Part 030404Phosphate rock allowed farmers to stop using manure fertilizer, kicking us into the modern era of agriculture. But those who live near the mining industry’s epicenter fear its huge towers of radioactive sludge will pour into their backyards.0404Late in 2018, a farmer in St. James Parish, Louisiana, began the final harvest of the sugarcane season. The green stalks, once cleared, revealed an unexpected topography: a small hill, four or five feet high,...

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