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Chadwick Boseman Won Best Hero At The MTV Movie Awards And Gave His Trophy To James Shaw Jr.

WAKANDA. FOREVER.

Marvel Universe

Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

WASHINGTON — Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington.<p>Republican …

Immigration

What It Means to Be a 'Good' Father in America Has Changed. Here's How

The purpose of Father’s Day, an annual holiday that falls in the U.S. on the third Sunday in June is clear: families spend some quality time with …

Parenting

Every Pixar Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

These films have transformed how Hollywood makes movies for children and adults alike.<p>In the last 23 years, Pixar has done as much to help shape a generation of children as it has remind adults what it means to be a kid. Whether you were five or 50 years old when <i>Toy Story</i> came out, you've grown up …

Animation

Hero Cop Saves Life Of Fawn Through C-Section

<b>WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</b> — A resourceful police officer is being credited with saving the life of baby deer after its mother had been …

Critics call film a ‘programmed success’ as viewers in half-empty shows report being given tickets by controversial church<p>Brazil’s biggest cinema hit in more than a decade is a biopic of a powerful evangelical bishop that has broken box office records.<p>There’s just one problem: the sold-out film …

Box Office

When she threatened to leave, he threatened to kill himself: the story behind a landmark coercive control case

When Ami first met Steven Saunders through mutual friends, she was struck by how attentive he was: often quick to compliment her, he made her feel special. He even wrote her a long letter in which he sang her praises. Compared to her previous boyfriends, he seemed like a breath of fresh air, and …

Does My Cat Miss Me? Here’s How To Tell If Your Furry Friend Cares Whether Or Not You’re Around

If you have pets, then you know that going on vacation can be a little bittersweet. Sure, it's great to get away from everything, relax, and go on …

A GOP Rep Tried Schooling Maxine Waters on Discrimination — and She Shut Him Right Down

Rep. Maxine Waters continues to reclaim her time. On May 8, the California congresswoman faced off against Rep. Mike Kelly after the Pennsylvania lawmaker made some unsavory remarks about discrimination. The heated debate took place during a meeting in which the House successfully annulled …

The Senate May Begin Restoring Net Neutrality Today—Or Kill It for Good

A petition presented today by Democratic Senators—and at least one Republican — aiming to trigger a vote on the Trump-era FCC’s controversial repeal …

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

Paul Ryan's firing of Father Conroy should worry us all

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even some Republican members of Congress, such as Rep. Peter King of New York, are upset about the firing of the Rev. Patrick Conroy, a Jesuit, as House chaplain. "To be the first House chaplain to be removed in the history of Congress, in the middle of a term, raises serious questions," …

Faith

Why Trump Supporters Don’t Mind His Lies

In his first 400 days in office, President Trump made more than 2,400 false or misleading claims, according to The Washington Post. Yet a recent Gallup poll shows his approval ratings among Republicans at 82 percent. How do we square these two facts?<p>Some supporters no doubt believe many of the …

Donald Trump

How to argue with flat-earthers

But not necessarily convince them.<p>Thinking that the Earth might be flat appears to have grown in popularity in recent years. Indeed, flat-earthers are gathering for their annual conference this weekend in Birmingham, just two miles from my own university in the United Kingdom.<p>But the Earth isn’t …

A woman left a restaurant a 3-star Yelp review—and then things got weird

When a woman in Sterling, Virginia reviewed an Italian restaurant on Yelp in late April, she had no idea the rating would lead to a nightmare …

After the Toronto attack, there should be a debate about toxic masculinity, and the issues of identity and rage that turn so many men towards violence<p>From the Oklahoma bombing to the massacre in Norway it is always the same. In the immediate aftermath of mass murder, the initial hypothesis is that …

Lawn Mowing

Super Trouper! 2 New Songs by Swedish Pop Icons ABBA Have Been Recorded

The iconic Swedish pop quartet ABBA has revealed that the band has recorded two new songs set for release later this year, 18 months after announcing …

Here is Robert Downey Jr.'s emotional speech from the Avengers: Infinity War premiere

It was a sprawling, epic, and emotional roller coaster ride that had people laughing and tearing up and sometimes gasping in shock before breaking …

After Toronto attack, online misogynists praise suspect as 'new saint'

Before allegedly killing 10 people with a van in Toronto, Alek Minassian appeared to have posted a message on Facebook that linked him to a toxic online community of misogynists that has become the source of a growing pattern of violence.<p>The Facebook post, which authorities who spoke with NBC News …

Internet

Astronomers Just Found a 'Hot Jupiter' So Dark, It Absorbs Nearly 99% of Light

A Vantablack planet?<p>Astronomers have found a planet so dark it absorbs almost all light that hits it through a dense layer of haze. Its discoverers …

Why are the Bushes, Clintons, Obamas and Melania smiling so broadly at a funeral?

Consider him the elephant not in the room, simultaneously absent from this picture and looming over it.<p>Donald Trump did not attend Saturday’s funeral of Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas. Reporters were told that was because Trump generously wanted to spare the mourning Bush family the “disruptions …

Donald Trump

20 genius 100-year-old life hacks that still work today

There's a reason your grandma always had baking soda to hand<p>New isn't always better. Case in point: All of these tricks that have lasted the test of …

Very good dog Max stayed overnight with lost three-year-old girl and helped rescuers

This is one very good dog.<p>Max, a 17-year-old Blue Heeler, may be deaf, partially blind, and getting on in his years, but that didn't stop him from …

The 7 defining moments in Marvel movie history

<b>The Marvel Cinematic Universe has thus far spawned an impressive 18 movies in a little over ten years.</b><p>In that time we’ve seen heroes rise, galaxies …

Appreciating Harry Anderson, A Genial Star With The Edge Of A Con Man

NBC’s Thursday primetime lineup from 1984-1986 is on the short list of best regularly-scheduled nights of TV ever, along with a couple of other NBC Thursday groupings, CBS’ early ’70s Saturday comedy lineup, and that one year HBO aired <i>The Sopranos</i> and <i>Deadwood</i> back to back. It’s a stunning …

Heartsick Boy Asks If Atheist Dad Is In Heaven. Pope Francis Reveals The Answer With A Hug.

A sobbing child told the pontiff his dead father was a good man, but he wondered if a nonbeliever could be in heaven.<p>A tearful little boy grappling with big existential questions after the death of his father received some touching words of consolation from Pope Francis.<p>The poignant moment between …

Six Marvel Films to See Before Avengers: Infinity War

Whether you’re a Marvel fan or not, you’ve heard of Avengers: Infinity War by now. There are various reasons for it being the biggest film event of …

Andrew Vine: Truth be told – fake news is threatening democracy

THERE’S an irritating and rather nasty fake news story currently pursuing me around the internet.

Sausage dog helps find abandoned baby 6ft underground in storm drain

A newborn baby has miraculously survived after being abandoned in a storm drain thanks to a sausage dog that alerted his owner.<p>Charmaine Keevy was …

Donald Trump is very confused about attorney-client privilege

The privilege is alive and well.<p>The FBI raided on Monday the office, home, and hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael …