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    Jennifer Aniston Avoiding Justin Theroux While Filming TriannoTV Show In New York City?

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    Jennifer Aniston has not been “avoiding” Justin Theroux while shooting her upcoming TV series “The Morning Show” in New York City, despite a false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story. We’re told it’s completely made-up.

    Earlier this month, Aniston shot scenes for her upcoming Apple series in New York City, where her estranged husband lives. According to Star, the actress took extreme measures to avoid a run-in, including heading straight back to her hotel after leaving the set. “This was the first time she was in NYC for a stretch at the same,上海龙凤419mdh, time as Justin since they’ve split, and she was being extra careful,” a supposed source tell the outlet.

    The alleged insider goes on to say that Aniston turned down invitations to parties while in town for fear that her ex might show up. The questionable tipster further contends that seeing Theroux would be “totally uncomfortable” for the actress, but he’s less concerned about a chance encounter.

    “Justin doesn’t really care if she’s around or not,” says the seemingly phony source. “He’s still going to go to his favorite places and not worrying about her plans.” As for Aniston, “Avoiding New York City outings seems like the best plan while she’s working on the East Coast,” says the suspicious insider. “She can go out when she feels more at home – in L.A.”

    N,爱上海kl,one of this is accurate. Gossip Cop checked in with Aniston’s spokesperson, who tells us on the record that the magazine’s story is fabricated. The actress’s rep further notes she was “only in New York a few days” to shoot “The Morning Show,” as the majority of the Apple series was filmed in Los Angeles. Although Aniston’s brief time in New York was spent working, her reason for not partying or hitting the town had nothing to do with avoiding Theroux. She simply spent a few days working on her TV series before jetting back home.

    Unfortunately, this wouldn’t be the first time the tabloid has attempted to stir up nonexistent drama between the exes. Earlier this month, Gossip Cop busted the pu,上海419论坛fnj,blication for falsely claiming Aniston and Theroux were in a battle over money. Reps for both stars assured us the narrative was untrue.

    Back in December, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for making up a story about Aniston confronting Theroux for “stalking” her. In that tale, Theroux was spending an increasing amount of time in Los Angeles in the hopes of running into Aniston. The outlet seems to enjoy this theme of the exes possibly crossing paths while visiting different coasts. However, this latest take on the subject is also nothing more than fiction.

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    Netanyahu fails to form government, Israel to hold ne 上海龙凤论坛w elections

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future entered a treacherous new period Wednesday after he narrowlyfailed to form a coalition governmentand Israel’s parliament vote,爱上海nja,d to dissolve and call a new election.

    The fresh vote will force Israel back into campaign mode just weeks after Netanyahu narrowly won a presidential mandate following a bruising contest with an upstart party. The scenario is unprecedented, with all previous Israeli parliamentary elections since the country’s founding in 1948 leading to the formation of a government.

    “These are unnecessary and wasteful elections that no one needs and no one wants,” said a visibly angry Netanyahu after the vote. “The people,” Netanyahu said, already “had their say.”

    Even if Netanyahu manages to win another shot in elections now sc,上海贵族宝贝论坛wlg,heduled for September, as polls suggest he might, the misstep is a damaging blow,上海419论坛kvbh, after he failed to bridge the gap between the secular and religious factions in his coalition.

    As he faced defeat on Wednesday just one seat short of a majority, Mr. Netanyahu successfully pressed parliament, known as the Knesset, for a new vote to prevent Israeli President Reuven Rivlin from inviting another lawmaker to form the government.

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    In pressing a vote, Mr. Netanyahu’s supporters likely won’t be able to pass a law giving him limited immunity from prosecution before a pretrial hearing in October on potential charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. That could expose Mr. Netanyahu to a corruption trial if he becomes prime minister again.

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    ‘Bachelor’ alums Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham 上海龙凤419 are new parents

    (CNN)Welcome to the new parents club, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and Lauren Burnham.

    The reality stars on Wednesday welcomed a daughter, according to Luyendyk, who chronicled their birthing journey on Instagram.

    “We have a BEAUTIFU,上海千花nvu,L baby girl,” he wrote in an Instagram story. “Mommy,上海龙凤419nvx, and,爱上海wk, baby are doing great, we are so incredibly happy.”

    The couple’s daughter, whose named was not revealed, weighed in at 6 lbs 13 oz.

    Luyendyk and Burnham met while filming season 22 of “The Bachelor.”

    Luyendyk chose Becca Kufrin at season’s end, but later broke off their engagement because he was still in love with Burnham, who had been the runner up. The couple announced their pregnancy back in November.

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    Michael Wolff Talks ‘ 爱上海Siege,’ Trump, Journalism and His Definition of Truth

    “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Michael Wolff’s account of President Trump’s early tenure, sold more than four million copies, spawned a TV deal, prompted the president to threaten legal action and led to the ouster of Stephen K. Bannon from the White House and Breitbart News.

    On Tuesday, Mr. Wolff returns with a sequel, “Siege: Trump Under Fire.” Author and subject seem well-matched: A pair of acid-tongued gossipmongers fixated on the foibles of New York’s elite, Mr. Wolff and Mr. Trump are gifted storytellers who are unafraid to punch back.

    But the similarities extend in less flattering ways. “Fire and Fury,” which portrayed a president with a strained relationship to the truth, raised questions about Mr. Wolff’s own adherence to the facts. Minor errors cropped up; anecdotes were denied. On “Saturday Night Live,” Fred Armisen, in Mr. Wolff’s thick glasses and bald pate, dismissed questions about the book’s accuracy.

    “Look, you read it, right?” Armisen-as-Wolff said. “You liked it? You had fun? Well, what’s the problem?”

    The new book’s claims range from the intriguing — Mr. Wolff writes that Alan Dershowitz asked for a million-dollar retainer to defend Mr. Trump, a claim Mr. Dershowitz said on Wednesday was “completely, categorically false”— to the lurid, including a description based on a secondhand source of a supposed encounter between Mr. Trump and an unnamed woman aboard his private jet before his presidency.

    In an interview at his Manhattan townhouse on Tuesday — his first public comments about “Siege” — Mr. Wolff, 65, praised his reporting, defended his reliance on Mr. Bannon as a source and explained why he had little use for the usual fact-checking procedures valued by reporters at mainstream news outlets.

    He was trending on Twitter at the time of the interview. A spokesman for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, had issued a rare statement denying a central claim of “Siege,” whi,上海贵族宝贝论坛fgkc,ch had just leaked out: that Mr. Mueller’s team had drafted an indictment of Mr. Trump on obstruction charges that was never used. Edited and condensed excerpts from the conversation with Mr. Wolff follow.

    I’m surprised you’re not fielding calls from your lawyer.

    I fielded.

    The special counsel denied that the documents you describe in “Siege” exist. Do you want to respond?

    I would only say my source is impeccable, and I have no doubt about the authenticity and the significance of the documents.

    How did you find all these sources? After “Fire and Fury,” weren’t you persona non grata in the West Wing?

    Everybody continued to talk to me. When “Fire and Fury” came out, I thought Steve Bannon would certainly never speak to me again, and the truth is, he never stopped speaking. But the other element of this is — I think a key one — is I’m a New York guy. Donald Trump is a New York guy. In the end, we know a lot of the same people. There is this conversation among these people about Donald Trump. And I am fortunate to be in that loop.

    You wrote “Fire and Fury” with physical access to the White House. Did you have that this time?

    I have not been in the White House for this book, no. But a very large percentage of the people who spoke to me for the first book have continued to speak to me for the second book. Partly because they can’t stop talking about Donald Trump, and I’m a good listener. But also because I think the portrait in the first book worked for them.

    Did you seek an interview with the president?

    No.

    Why not?

    He tried to stop the publication last time. I think that would be a fool’s errand, to invite the president of the United States to come down on you.

    Arguably, Trump’s anger was an accelerant for the sales of the book.

    As it turned out. But at that moment, it didn’t feel like that was what it was going to be.

    You felt concerned?

    Yeah! If the president of the United States comes after you, you feel concerned.

    In your author’s note, you write that “Siege” captures “an emotional state rather than a political state” of the presidency.

    I’ve said many times: I’m not a Washington reporter. And Washington reporters, they do a great job. They do their job. I approached this as, that the more significant factor here, beyond policy, was buffoonery, psychopathology, random and ad hominem cruelties. In a way, my thesis is that this administration, this character, needed a different kind of writer.

    Is there an argument you wanted to make in “Siege”?

    The argument is, this was a wholly different kind of president, a wholly different kind of administration. And even beyond that, you have this figure that is strangely isolated. It’s really just Donald Trump. There really isn’t a government functioning here. I think the historical understanding is that the presidency changes the person who holds the office. I think the reverse is true here — he’s changed the White House into the Trump Organization.

    Steve Bannon no longer works in the White House and has been cast out from Trump’s inner circle. How much should we trust in what Bannon has to say?

    I’ve been sorting this now for actually close to three years, so I think I have a fairly good sense of the reality quotient at any given point. But then I think you have to look to Bannon’s insights. When he says something, in my experience, he can often get right to the kernel, into the hub of the situation, where you say, ‘Damn, of course that’s it.’ Among the hundreds of people I have spoken to, he is the most insightful person about Donald Trump, about what makes him tick.

    How many sources did you talk to for “Siege”?

    150 people.

    Critics of “Fire & Fury” said you were fast and loose with facts.

    I think every successive account has only confirmed what was in “Fire and Fury.” And often months, or years, later.

    What did you make of Fred Armisen’s impression of you?

    When you get portrayed on “Saturday Night Live,” you take it any way you can get it.

    In some ways, that caricature captured the central skepticism around your book.

    I would push back against that. Literally every book, every account since has either repeated “Fire and Fury” in many of its specifics, or confirmed virtually everything that I wrote about in that book.

    Do you think you’ll get flak from other journalists for “Siege”?

    I assume so.

    In “Siege,” you quote a witness — a former sound engineer on “The Apprentice” named Erik Whitestone — who describes episodes of what could be construed as sexual misconduct by Trump before his taking office. Did you seek a response from Trump?

    I did not. As I say, I didn’t contact Donald Trump at all. But why would you? Literally, this is not a man who is going to suddenly at this point of his life ’fess up to being a sexual harasser.

    Were you able to speak with the women involved?

    No. I’m just reporting this person’s account of his life with Donald Trump.

    Whitestone struck you as credible?

    Wholly.

    You also write that Fox News provided questions ahead of time for its interview with Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination fight.,上海龙凤419rkzi, Did you ask Fox for comment?

    No, but, again — it’s a difference between an institutional reporter and a non-institutional reporter. I don’t have to ask the silly questions.

    Are they silly if it’s a matter of fact in the book?

    Yes, because can you imagine a circumstance under the sun in which Fox would come clean on that?

    [Contacted on Wednesday, Fox News called Mr. Wolff’s claim “pure fiction.”]

    But “Siege” went through a fact-checking period?

    Of course.

    And that did not include reaching out to —

    I actually don’t believe, if you know the answer, it is necessary to go through the motions of getting an answer that you are absolutely certain of.

    Just to be clear, by “answer,” you mean the response you would hear from the subject?

    Yes.

    I guess ,爱上海edjq,I’d press you again on fact-checking.

    It’s a distinction between journalists who are institutionally wedded and those who are not. I’m not. You make those pro forma calls to protect yourself, to protect the institution. It’s what the institution demands. I’m talking about those calls where you absolutely know what the response is going to be. They put you in the position in which you’re potentially having to negotiate what you know. In some curious way, that’s what much journalism is about. It’s about a negotiated truth.

    For someone else, a book writer, I don’t have to do that. When I know something is true, I don’t have to go back and establish some kind of middle ground with whoever I’m writing about, which will allow me at some point to go back to them.

    As a journalist, is there a responsibility to seek out the subject’s side of the story? To gather as much information as you can?

    As a journalist — or as a writer — my obligation is to come as close to the truth as I possibly can. And that’s not as close to someone else’s truth, but the truth as I see it. Remember, it’s a difference between a book and something else — you don’t have to read my book, you don’t have to agree with my book. But at the end of the day, what you are going to know is that it is my book. It is my vision. It is my report on my experience. It’s not put together by a committee. What you do is a committee project at some point. What I do is not. And I’m not saying one is better than the other, they’re just different functions.

    Is “Siege” a work of journalism?

    Of course.

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    US l Chazawmakers protect work authorisation of H-4 visa holders

    Two US lawmakers have introduced the H-4 Employers Protection Act in the US House of Representatives, a legislature that protects work authorisation of H-4 visa workers benefitting a large number of women including Indian-Americans.

    Since the rule was implemented, over 100,000 workers, mainly women, have received employment authorisation. Lawmakers Anna G Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren have also made the newly formed legislatur,上海龙凤论坛yx,e prohibited from revoking by the Trump administration.

    The news comes days after Economic Times reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice for the proposed rule-making that will kick in public consultations to ban the H4 EAD (Employment Authorisation Document). The DHS wrote that the American citizens would benefit “by having a better chance at obtaining jobs that some of the population of the H-4 workers currently hold”.

    However, in March 2018, Eshoo and Lofgren led 13 Members of Congress, in writing to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, urging her to reconsider DHS’s proposal to revoke eligibility for employment authorisation to H-4 dependent spouses.

    As the H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of women who are also high-skilled professionals from India were majorly affected by the US government’s immigration policies.

    The economic burdens of families of many H-1B workers, particularly those who live in high-cost areas like Silicon Valley on a single income as they await green card approvals created major anxiety among many Indian-Americans.

    The H-4 Employment Protection Act also prohibits the Trump administration from revoking the legislature as “H-4 visa holders deserve a chance to contribute to their local economies and provide for their families,” said Eshoo.

    According to an updatein the United States Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website on February 25, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U,上海419论坛uwt,SCIS) proposed to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants as a “class of aliens eligible for employment authorization”, labelling the move as “economically significant.”

    “H-4 visa holders deserve a chance to contribute to their local economies and provide for their families,” Eshoo s,上海千花ijoy,aid.

    “This is a matter of economic fairness and this legislation ensures it will continue,” she added

    H-4 visa holders had obtained work permits under a special order issued by the previous Obama administration in 2015. It allowed work permits to be given to spouses who otherwise could not be employed as the process for H-1B visa holders seeking permanent resident status would take a decade or longer for it to be officially sanctioned.

    Since the H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers, Indian-Americans were a major beneficiary of this provision. H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are from India and as mentioned before, are highly skilled.

    The United States Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs that falls under the Office of Management and Budget has oversight on all “Unified Agenda” policies to make sure they are cost effective. President Trump had provided the H-1B visa program back in 2017, a move that was perceived as a step towards his broader “America First” and “Buy American and Hire American” policies.

    Lofren stated that nobody benefits from this system, least of all the American economy when H-1B dependent spouses are prohibited from working. “Many of these are accomplished and qualified individuals whose skills we’ll lose to other countries unless the Administration finds a more sensible approach to immigration,” she said.

    (With inputs from news agencies)

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    Florida man gets 40 y Jonathanears for fatally shooting wife

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    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife, whose death was filmed by a security camera at the couple’s home,上海龙凤419jnu,.

    The Palm Beach Post reports 34-year-old Dwight Luton was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the 2017 death of 31-year-old Ashley Balius. Riviera Beach police say Luton shot his wife while she sat in a car inside the couple’s driveway and then called police saying Balius had shot herself.

    Police say video from a home security camera showed the former firearms dealer point what appears to be a gun at Balius before she slumps,上海419论坛lh, over. Responding officers found Balius with a gunshot wound to the side of her head.

    A wrongful death lawsuit by Balius’ parents against Luton is ongoing.

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    Pelosi slams Facebook Jonathanfor not taking down doctored video of her

    San Francisco — When a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – one altered to show the Democratic leader slurring her words – began making the rounds on Facebook last week, the social network didn’t take it down. Instead, it “downranked” the video, a behind-the-scenes move intended to limit its spread.

    That outraged some people who believe Facebook should do more to clamp down on misinfor,上海千花tfcv,mation. Pelosi derided Facebook Wednesday for not taking down the video even though the social media giant knows it is false.

    But the company and some civil libertarians warn that Facebook could evolve into an unaccountable censor if it’s forced to make judgment calls on the veracity of text, photos or videos.

    The altered video had been slowed down, giving the false impression that Pelosi was drunk, ill or otherwise impaired.

    As of Wednesday, the video shared on Facebook by the group Politics Watchdog had been viewed nearly 3 million times and shared more than 48,000 times. By contrast, other videos posted by this group in the past haven’t had more than a few thousand views apiece.

    Pelosi said in San Francisco that she is no longer giving Facebook the benefit of doubt that it is “unwittingly” spreading false information. She said Facebook is serving an accomplice and enabler of false information and Russian elections interference.

    Experts say the video shows the power of what are called “deepfakes.”

    Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at the University of California Berkeley, told CBS News’ Jeff Pegues that the video is just the tip of the iceberg of how videos and images can be manipulated.

    “The video is really a pretty low tech fake,” Farid said. “Most standard one is to take an image or a video of a person, candidate a president, and alter it to make it look like they are saying something that they never said.”

    Facebook has long resisted making declarations about the truthfulness of posts that could open it up to charges of censorship or political bias. It manages to get itself in enough trouble simply trying to enforce more basic rules in difficult cases, such as the time a straightforward application of its ban on nudity led it to remove an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack. (It backed down after criticism from the prime minister of Norway, among others.)

    But staying out of the line of fire is harder than it used to be, given Facebook’s size, reach and impact on global society. The social network can’t help but run into controversy given its 2.4 billion users and the sorts of decisions it must make daily- everything from which posts and links it highlights in your news feed to deciding what counts as hate speech to banning controversial figures or leaving them be.

    Facebook has another incentive to keep its head down. The deeper it gets into editorial decisions, the more it looks like a publisher, which could tempt legislators to limit the liability shield it currently enjoys under federal law. In addition, making judgments about truth and falsity could quickly become one of the world’s biggest headaches.

    For instance, Republican politicians and other conservatives, from President Trump to Fox News personalities, have been trumpeting the charge that Facebook is biased against conservatives. That’s a “false narrative,” said Siva Vaidhyanathan, director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. But as a result, he said, “any effort to clean up Facebook now would spark tremendous fury.”

    Twitter hasn’t removed the doctored Pelosi video, either, and declined comment on its handling of it. But YouTube yanked it down, pointing to community guidelines that prohibit spam, deceptive practices and scams.

    None of these companies explicitly prohibit false news, although Facebook notes that it “significantly” reduces the distribution of such posts by pushing them lower in user news feeds.

    The problem is that such downranking doesn’t quite work, Vaidhyanathan said.

    Further complicating matters is the fact that Facebook is starting to de-emphasize the news feed itself. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a broad strategy that will emphasize private messaging over public sharing on Facebook. And Facebook groups, many of which are private, aren’t subject to downranking, Vaidhyanathan said.

    Facebook didn’t respond to emailed questions about its policies and whether it is considering changes that would allow it to remove similar videos in the future.

    In an interview last week with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Facebook’s head of global policy, Monika Bickert, defended the company’s decision , noting that users are “being told” that the video is false when they view or share it.

    That might be a stretch. When an Associated Press reporter attempted to share the video as a test, a Facebook pop-up noted the existence of “additional reporting” on the video with links to fact-check articles, but didn’t directly describe the video as false or misleading.

    Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former security chief, tweeted Sunday that few critics of the social network’s handling of the Pelosi video could articulate realistic enforcement standards beyond “take down stuff I don’t like.” Mass censo,上海419论坛dypb,rship of misleading speech on Facebook, he wrote, would be “a huge and dangerous increase in FB’s editorial power.”

    Last year, Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook that the company focuses on downranking so-called “borderline content,” stuff that doesn’t violate its rules but is provocative, sensationalist, “click-bait or misinformation.”

    While it’s true that Facebook could just change its rules around what is allowed – moving the line on acceptable material – Zuckerberg said this doesn’t address the underlying problem of incentive. If the line of what is allowed moves, those creating material would just push closer to that new line.

    Facebook continuously grapples with the right way to deal with new forms of misinformation, Nathaniel Gleicher, the company’s head of cybersecurity policy, said in a February interview with the AP. The problem is far more complex than carefully manipulated “deepfake” videos that show people doing things they never did, or even crudely doctored videos such as the Pelosi clip.

    Any consistent polic,上海龙凤419ayie,y, Gleicher said, would have to account for edited images, ones presented out of context (such as a decade-old photo presented as current), doctored audio and more. He said it’s a huge challenge to accurately identify such items and decide what type of disclosure to require when they’re edited.

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    A look at what comes next in Chaz 2nd Israeli election of 2019

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is in unchartered political territory after the newly elected parliament dissolved itself early on Thursday and set another election date, within six months of the previous one.

    Just 50 days after he seemed to have scored an impressive victory, cruising to re-election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conceded that he had failed to build a coalition government and pushed through legislation for a do-over. With former ally Avigdor Lieberman breaking up the nationalist bloc that had traditionally uniformly lined up behind Netanyahu, it’s unclear whether a second election will deliver a more decisive verdict.

    Either way, it sets Israel up for another raucous three-and-a-half-month-long campaign just after it concluded the last one.

    Here’s a look at what comes next:

    THE TIMETABLE

    Since Netanyahu was unable to build a coalition within the time allotted to him by law, and did not want his chief opponent, retired military chief Benny Gantz, to get a chance to do so himself, he pushed for the bill to dissolve parliament and kick off another election campaign.

    The new date was set for Sept. 17. The parties intending to run must now choose their leaders and candidates for parliament and embark on expensive campaigns.

    After the new election in September, the same process will begin again, with Israel’s largely ceremonial president charged with choosing a candidate for prime minister with the best chance of putting together a stable majority coalition. The candidate then has 42 days to do so and if he fails, the president can technically turn to another candidate and give him 28 days to form an alternative coalition, or declare a coalition impossible and call new elections before a new government is formed — something that, until this week, had never happened in Israel’s history.

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    NETANYAHU’S LEGAL SITUATION

    Israel’s attorney general has recommended pressing criminal charges against the longtime Israeli leader in three separate corruption cases, pending a pre-trial hearing. The charges include allegations that he accepted gifts from billionaire friends and promoted beneficial regulations for a telecom magnate in,上海龙凤论坛lh, exchange for positive coverage on a news site. After many delays, the pre-indictment hearing is scheduled for early October.

    Assuming he would easily sweep into office, Netanyahu’s allies had begun drafting a contentious bill aimed at granting him immunity from the various corruption charges awaiting him and were looking to push legislation limiting the power of Israel’s Supreme Court and paving Netanyahu’s path to more years in office.

    Even if he wins in September, Netanyahu is unlikely to lock down the required political support for his hoped-for immunity before his expected indictment. That would force him to stand trial, and in turn put heavy pressure on him to step aside.

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    THE PEACE PLAN

    President Donald Trump, who enjoys a close relationship with Netanyahu, had vowed to roll out his Middle East peace plan after the Israeli election. The U.S. has scheduled a conference next month in Bahrain to unveil its first phase, an initiative aimed at drawing investment into the Palestinian territories. It’s unclear how the current political shakeup will affec,上海贵族宝贝论坛hx,t that rollout.

    Trump’s top Mideast advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt are expected in Israel on Thursday after a visit to Jordan aimed at rallying Arab support for the peace conference. Jordan has restated its commitment to the two-state solution, with the formation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, a position that appears to be at odd,上海千花aes,s with Trump’s still undisclosed “Deal of the Century.”

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    Dane in Trianno lead to become mayor of German port city of Rostock

    BERLIN (AP) — A Danish businessman is in the lead to become mayor of Rostock and become the first non-German c,上海千花oae,itizen to head a,上海419论坛ex, large city in Germany.

    The German news agency dpa reported Monday that 46-year-old Claus Ruhe Madsen received 34.6% in the first round of voting for the mayor’s post in the northeastern Baltic coast city on Sunday.

    His closest challenger, Left party candidate Steffen Bockhahn, received 18.9%.

    Ruhe Madsen isn’t affiliated with a political party but had the support of the center-right Christian Democrats and pro-business Free Democrats.

    The two leading candidates will face a runoff vote on June 16.

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    France approves of trials i Jassirn Iraq for French IS fighters

    PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign affairs ministry says the Iraqi court that sentenced three French citizens to death for being members of the Islamic State group has jurisdiction to rule in the case.

    The ministry spokeswoman, Agnès von der Mühll, said on Monday that,上海龙凤论坛ykc, IS “terrorists must an,上海419论坛tc,swer,上海千花mp, for their crimes in court.”

    The three were the first French IS members to receive death sentences in Iraq, where they were transferred for trial from neighboring Syria.

    Von der Mühll says France’s position is t,上海贵族宝贝论坛fj,hat adults detained in Iraq must be tried by the Iraqi justice system, as soon as it declares itself competent.

    She added,爱上海ynsl, that “France respects the sovereignty of Iraqi authorities” though she expressed her country’s opposition to the death penalty, “in principle, at all times and in all places.”

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    Poland’s ruling right- 上海419论坛wing party tops the polls

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party has emerged as the big winner in the country’s European parliament elections, taking over 45% of the votes following an aggressive campaign against a united opposition in a year of key elections.

    Preliminary results from more than 99% of voting stations announced Monday by the State Electoral Commission suggest that the right-wing ruling party has a good chance of winning crucial elections to the national parliament in the fall and continuing its policy of social conservatism and euroskepticism.

    It was the first ever win for the right-wing, nationalist party in European balloting and apparently its best ever in any election.

    Analysts said the intensive campaign, ,上海贵族宝贝论坛utx,with the participation of party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and quick containment of crises — from leaders’ business dealings to revelations of child sex abuse by priests — contributed to its good showing.

    “This is an impressive victory for Law and Justice given the number of crises that could have potentially damaged its image and the fact that voters were assessing its almost four years in power,” said sociologist Jacek Kucharc,上海龙凤419rq,zyk, head of the Institute of Public Affairs think tank.

    The Polish ruling party has a difficult relationship with the EU, which has put the country under scrutiny for what it sees as an attack on rule of law from legislation governing the appointment and regularion of the judiciary.

    The biggest vote-getter, with some 450,000 votes, was former prime minister Beata Szydlo, who is remembered for launching the Law and Justice program of benefits for large families in 2016.

    The ruling party’s win signals a government reshuffle in the coming weeks. Some current ministers have won seats.

    Kucharczyk also praised opposition leader Grzegorz Schetyna for forming the European Coalition of center-left parties that won some 38% of votes and is the only political force capable of competing against Law and Justice in the national parliament elections.

    The strong showing for the opposition is where Poland’s politics differ from those in Hungary, where the anti-migrant Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban was dominant by a large margin.

    Poland has 5,上海千花eg,2 seats in the 751-seat European Parliament, of which Law and Justi,爱上海dgu,ce will take at least 24 and Schetyna’s opposition some 22. Amid calls from all sides for participation, the turnout figure was an unusually high 45%.

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    Trump not ‘personally both 爱上海ered’ by North Korea missile tests

    It was a notable break in the aggressive display of camaraderie that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe orchestrated for,上海贵族宝贝论坛xc, Trump during hi,上海龙凤论坛fe,s s,上海419论坛ihlx,tate visit in Tokyo, which began with g,上海龙凤419ekt,olf and a sumo tournament and continued Monday with a formal visit to Japan’s new Emperor and empress.

    The show of unity was meant to solidify the US-Japan alliance — and at a press conference Monday, Abe insisted he and Trump were e,上海千花wd,xactly aligned on the threat from Pyongyang.

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    6 Colors You Should Ne 上海龙凤论坛ver Paint a Small Space

    Forget the gallery wall. Eschew big furniture. Adopt a minimalist lifestyle. There are tons of myths pegged around small-space living—the majority of which seem to involve the idea that the only color that should be adorning the walls of any tiny apartment is white. We hear it over and over again, and while the right shade of white can be stunning, a lack of square footage doesn’t necessitate throwing color out the (likely tiny) window.

    However, it does mean that you might have to be more conscientious with your paint decisions. Obviously, there’s no “wrong” color to use in your home; your space is personal and should therefore be a celebration of your personal style. But there are certain hues that may make navigating a smaller residence a little trickier, so if you want to make the most of your living situation, we’re here to help.

    We tapped leading paint experts to get their advice on the colors least suited for small spaces—plus what to try instead. We promise, there’s not a shade of white in sight.

    Avoid: Stark White
    Try: Black

    Yes, you read that right. Turn every small-space rule you think you know on its head, and eschew the much-heralded white for a cool matte black hue. “A lot of people default to white because they want to create a bright and open space, but if you’re working with a room that doesn’t get a lot of natural light, the wrong undertone can make a small room fe,上海龙凤419ib,el dull and dingy,” explains Sherwin-Williams’s director of color marketing, Sue Wadden. Take home one of the trendiest colors of the moment and test it out in a bathroom or even hallway. It may seem counterintuitive, but it can foster a cozy, charming space. Just be sure you use a good primer if you’re in a rental and plannin,上海贵族宝贝论坛ya,g to get your security deposit back.

    Avoid: Bright Citron
    Try: Pale Yellow

    It may be the color of the summer, but this perennially cheery favorite definitely h,爱上海fvjo,as a place in small rooms year-round—just maybe not in as bold of a way as you might think. “Bright yellows are often too bold for use on all four walls and can easily end up overpowering a small room,” explains Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager at PPG Paint. “Go two or three colors lighter on the strip card to avoid this. Otherwise, the yellow that you loved on a color card can end up looking like Big Bird when applied to all four walls!”

    Try out a sunny yellow in your dining room or, if you don’t have one, in your kitchen. Schlotter recommends taking the paler color up a notch, continuing the paint job onto your ceiling. “One unified color fades defining lines, which enhances the coziness of the space and makes it feel larger,” she continues. Be sure to draw out the yellow elsewhere, in accents such as a rug or your table linens, for further consistency. A tonal look is always in style, irregardless of square footage.

    Avoid: Royal Blue
    Try: Soft Gray

    “Royal blue can be used for a classic regal look, but it’s best left to the grand mansions,” says Jolie founder Lisa Rickert. Keep the Klein Blue to punchy decorative accents, and zhoozh up your walls with a more subdued gray that has blue-green undertones instead. “This gives you the right amount of color, while still making your space feel larger by reflecting lots of light,” she explains.

    Given its versatility, this near-neutral tone works well in any room of the home, but it would do best in an area like the living room, where you have a bit more freedom to bring in punchy colors via statement seating options and artwork. The gray will anchor the space and give you all the creative license you need.

    Avoid: Red
    Try: Blush Pink

    Bright red may be a trending color, but it’s quite tricky to use at home, even in the largest of houses. In a small space, the saturated, vibrant tone can overwhelm the eye. Instead, opt for a similarly warm hue in a subtler shade. Wadden recommends a soft pink. “We’ve seen millennial pink become a staple, neutral-like hue in rooms both big and small,” she explains. “,上海千花sfk,Peachy colors add warmth to a space, and a fair shade makes a tight space feel light and airy.” Use it in your tiny rental kitchen for an unexpected pop of color.

    Avoid: Orange
    Try: Cool Blues

    In that same vein, it may be best to avoid saturated colors (like red, oranges, and even some yellows) in a smaller space altogether—or at least in terms of wall paint. Benjamin Moore’s color and design manager, Hannah Yeo, recommends choosing a breezier blue for your bedroom or bathroom. Consider it an upgrade on the classic white paint: “Whites and off-whites are always a good choice to maximize the light in the room, but they will also show shadows and dark corners,” she warns. “For a naturally breezy room, opt for lighter, cooler hues.”

    Avoid: Chocolate Brown
    Try: Light Beige

    We’re in the midst of a beige renaissance, and the once-tired color is proving anything but. Clare founder Nicole Gibbons is also a fan, choosing this shade over a deeper brown, which she says can make a room feel heavy. “If you like the traditional look of a rich chocolate brown but want to make your space seem larger, I would recommend opting for a modern beige, while going bolder with accessories, patterns, and textures,” she says. A simple, almost eggshell-like hue is perfect for creating a crisp backdrop ,上海龙凤论坛kfl,that won’t feel dated. Be sure to layer in natural materials like linen, concrete, and terracotta throughout your decor for a contemporary take on beige.

    See more paint colors to try:
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    Germany commi Triannots to ensuring security for Jews with skullcaps

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman has stressed Germany’s responsibility to ensure security for all Jews wearing skullcaps anywhere in the country without having to fear an a,上海贵族宝贝论坛vz,nti-Semitic attack.

    Steffen Seibert’s comments came after the government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, was quoted Saturday as saying he “cannot recommend to Jews that they wear the skullcap at all times everywhere in Germany.” That was criticized strongly by Israel’s presiden,上海419论坛amyp,t, among others.

    Seibert said Monday “it’s the job of the state to ensur,爱上海lm,e that anybody can move around securely with a skullcap in any place of our country.”

    Government statistics released earlier this month showed that the number of anti-Semitic and anti-foreig,上海龙凤419ln,上海龙凤论坛rn,,ner incidents rose in Germany last year, despite an overall drop in politically motivated crimes.

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    Trump administration ta Samuelkes unprecedented step to process border-crossers

    Migrants wait to board a ,上海龙凤论坛eu,van that will take them to a processing center. Customs and Border Protectio,上海千花mkv,n quietly approved a plan in early May to work with ICE to begin relocating immigrants to locations in the Southwest. | Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images

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    Cashl 爱上海ess backlash delays move to walletless economy

    Cashless trend sparks worries: “It’s elitism”

    Travas Clifton, owner of ModCup Coffee Co., which has four locations in Jersey City, New Jersey., said his 9-year-old daughter was the brains behind a policy that was transformative to his cafe business.

    Clifton, who hails from the United Kingdom, noticed that fewer transactions at his stores were taking place in cash, yet the time and cost associated with managing, collecting and depositing the greenbacks at the end of the week remained the same.

    His daughter, frustrated that he was spending time going to the bank to make deposits instead of playing with her in the park, said, “Dad, why don’t you just accept cards?”

    “And as a result of wanting more time with my family, I said, we are going cashless,” Clifton told CBS MoneyWatch.

    To accommodate customers who wanted to pay in cash, Clifton instructed employees to accept the legal tender, pocket it, and s,上海贵族宝贝论坛ex,wipe their own credit cards to pay for the transactions.

    “The last thing I wanted was to be seen as a hipster that turns people away. Everyone gets served here,” Clifton said.

    The process worked smoothly and the benefits were immeasurable, he said. “It ,上海419论坛sq,made my life a hell of a lot easier as a business owner.”

    But Clifton’s shift to a cashless business was premature, and the experiment in freedom was short-lived. In March 2019, after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning businesses from refusing cash from customers, he was forced to reverse the policy.

    New data from Square, a credit card processing system, shows that today, Americans are making fewer purchases with cash than four years ago. In 2015, consumers used cash for 46% of transactions under $20, compared to 2019, when cash was used for just 37% of transactions under $20.

    Clifton is one of a number of business owners who have, either by force or by choice, reverted back to accepting cash after banning it. Popular food chain Sweetgreen last month said it would reverse its cashless policy, citing the exclusionary effect it had on people who preferred paying with cash. This week, two members of Congress introduced competing bills that would require businesses nationwide to accept cash. City and state lawmakers from New York to California have either proposed or passed legislation banning retailers from refusing to accept cash, claiming it discriminates against people who can’t access a bank.

    In 2017, 6.5% of households in the United States weren’t affiliated with a bank, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. These families are effectively shut out from shopping at stores and restaurants where cash isn’t accepted.

    “When you open a dollar bill, it reads, ‘This note is legal tender for all debts public and private.’ Those words remind us that cash is the universal currency,” New York City Council member Ritchie Torres, who proposed legislation banning cashless retai,爱上海shtl,l, told MoneyWatch last year. “Not everyone has access to debit or credit, but every one of us has access to cash,” he said.

    Who benefits when a business goes cashless?

    Some restaurant owners w,上海龙凤419ewul,ho opened cashless establishments have independently opted to reverse their policies — even though it hurts business.

    Laura Leister, owner of Pieces, a board game bar and restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri, said she started off as cashless because she believed it would make running the business easier and safer. It did. “We didn’t have to worry about extra security cameras, or cash-handling training,” she said. “From a procedural standpoint it worked out well.”

    After six months, though, she started accepting cash, in response to some customers’ frustration.

    “People started educating me, and even some customers who had credit cards said they didn’t keep enough money in their bank accounts to use them. I felt like I was marginalizing customers and that didn’t resonate well with me. The policy had an unintentional, exclusionary effect, almost like wealth discrimination,” Leister said.

    Though keeping cash on the premises is inconvenient, “it’s definitely worth not marginalizing a whole population of people in the U.S.,” she said.

    Leister said she’d be open to switching back — under one condition. “If someone could say to me that everyone has access to a debit card or credit card and everyone c,上海千花hq,an use that as a mode of payment then I would definitely not want to deal with cash in my restaurant. I just don’t think that is where society is right now,” she said.

    Society hasn’t kept pace with advances in technology and the United States won’t go cashless until the traditional banking system catches up, experts say.

    “We are moving in the direction of having less cash in the economy, but I don’t see [a scenario] in the next five to 10 years where cash goes away entirely,” said Shelle Santana, assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.

    “I think the technology is there. In particular, when you have major players like Apple where payments are encrypted and more secure than traditional debit or credit card payments, we have the infrastructure available to do it. It’s more the financial services and structural barriers that need to be broken down so more people can participate,” Santana said.

    The report from Square — the company that made it easy for anyone to accept credit cards — concludes that cash remains an integral part small business owner’s income and that the majority — 83% — will never stop accepting cash at their business.

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    The Latest: Slovak far-right could r 爱上海each European Parliament

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local):

    A far-right party in Slovakia that openly admires the country’s wartime Nazi puppet state could win seats in the European P,上海419论坛nfiu,arliament for the first time.

    Slovaks are among four countries voting Saturday in the Europe-wide vote, which finishes Sunday.

    Polls favor the leftist Smer-Social Democracy party, the senior member of Slovakia’s current coalition government to win the most votes.

    Polls suggest People’s Party Our Slovakia, a far-right party that has 14 seats in Slovakia’s parli,爱上海okm,ament, will win seats in the European legislature for the first time.

    Party members use Nazi salutes, blame Roma for crime, consider NATO a terror group and want the country out of the alliance and the European Union.

    The election reflects a continental struggle between nationalists who want to wrest power back from the EU and moderates who want to ,上海贵族宝贝论坛nhy,make the EU stronger.

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    Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots in European Parliament elections.

    The st,上海千花td,akes for the European Union are especially high in this year’s elections, which are taking place over four days and involve all 28 EU nations.

    Many predict nationalists and far-right groups will gain ground. They would try to use a larger presence in the legislature to claw back power from the EU for their national governments.

    More moderate parties want to cement closer t,上海龙凤论坛hrab,ies among countries in the EU.

    Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands have already voted. The Czech Republic started voting Friday and continues Saturday. Slovakia, Malta and Latvia are holding their European Parliament elections Saturday — and all the other nations vote Sunday.

    Results are expected Sunday night.

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    Veteran of D-Day, Enric Okinawa recalls fight with PTSD as he prepares to travel back to Normandy

    AWorld War II Navy corpsman who served onD-Dayas a teenager recalled his fight with PTSD as he prepares to revisit Normandy.

    Jack Gutman, author of “One,爱上海xpv, Veteran’s Journey to Heal the Wounds of War,” recalled on “The Story”how the horrors he saw in war affected him for decades.

    Gutman, now 93,battled PTSD for 66 years, Martha MacCallum reported.

    “I was18 years of age.I was with a unit that wehad set up a hospital inEngland,” Gutman said, adding he was tasked with assisting Army medical units already at Normandy.

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    Gutman recalled se,上海千花sv,eing bodies of men laying in the water and realizing each one was”a son or a father … that will never go home.”

    He said his role as,上海龙凤419qox, a corpsman was “very personal” and remembers hearing wounded soldier crying and pleading for help.

    “This has a big effect on you.”

    Gutman, who also served in the Pacific theater in Okinawa, said when he returned home to the United States, he had flashbacks.

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    His daughter, Paula, was “instrumental” in helping him deal with the PTSD and to stop drinking alcohol.

    “She got me to stop drinking and from that recovery program she had, from that point I went and got help from [other] veterans,” Gutman said.

    “I’m looking forward to whenguy back to normandy. It’sgoing to be mixed emotionsfor me.”

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    A federal judge in California has blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.

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    At stake is billions of dollars that would allow Trump to make progress on a signature campaign promise heading into his campaign for a second term.He declared th,爱上海vkl,e emerge,上海贵族宝贝论坛enp,ncy in February after losing,上海千花yfhj, a fight over fully paying for it that led to a 35-day government shutdown.

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    TORONTO (AP) — Hunter Renfroe hit a tiebreaking, three-run home run in the eighth inning, Greg Garcia and Austin Hed,上海419论坛jqin,ges also went deep, and the San Diego Padres beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

    Toronto became the first team to start two players with Hall of Fame fathers after calling up Cavan Biggio — son of Craig — for his big league debut. Biggio started at second and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was at third.

    Renfroe snapped a 3-3 tie,上海龙凤论坛ei, by homering on an 0-2 pitch from right-hander Daniel Hudson (3-2). It was his 12th home run of the season.

    Matt Wisler (2-1) got one out for the win and Craig Stammen finished for his second save in six opportunities.

    Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a solo shot, but Toronto lost its fourth straight. The Blue Jays are 6-16 in May.

    Padres left-hander Joey Lucchesi was perfect through four innings, striking out eight, including six straight.

    Lucchesi walked Randal Grichuk on four pitches with one out in the fifth, and Galvis followed with a homer that bounced off the top of the wall in left, his seventh. Two pitches later, Gurriel tied it with his first home run of the season. Gurriel was called up along with Biggio.

    Lucchesi allowed three runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out a career-high 11.

    Blue Jays right-hander Tyler Thornton allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out a career-high 10.

    Two of the four hits against Thornton were homers. He,爱上海kvie,dges opened the scoring with a solo drive in the third, his fifth, and Eric Hosmer made it 2-0 with a two-out RBI single.

    Garcia made it 3-0 with a leadoff blast in the fifth, his second.

    The Padres promoted slugging prospect Josh Naylor, who hit 10 homers in 45 games with Triple-A El Paso this season. Naylor is from Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. He went 0 for 4.

    San Diego won a season-high five straight from April 21 to 27.

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    Padres: OF Alex Dickerson (right wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 20. … Left-hander Aaron Loup (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

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    Toronto also recalled left LHP Thomas Pannone. The Blue Jays optioned OF Billy McKinney and INF Richard Urena to Triple-A. Left-handed knuckleballer Ryan Feierabend was designated for assignment and right-hander Elvis Luciano was placed,上海龙凤419rav, on the bereavement list.

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    Padres: RHP Cal Quantrill (0-2, 5.40) makes his fourth big league start in the stadium where his father Paul pitched for the Blue Jays from 1996 to 2001.

    Blue Jays: RHP Edwin Jackson (0-1, 6.30) makes his third start for Toronto. He’s 1-,上海贵族宝贝论坛qec,6 in 16 career games against San Diego.

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