Why Staffordshire oatcakes are being eaten in Arizona – BBC News

April 22, 2017

The local “superfans” Image copyright PA Image caption Oatcakes were produced in the “traditional way” at Hanley’s Hole in the Wall Michael even got his neighbours hooked, such is his love of them. Another superfan, Jan Lacey, from Kidsgrove, says she takes oatcakes on holidays to Cornwall – including for family members living in the South West. She passed on her love of the “Tunstall tortilla” by weaning her now…

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The icing on the cake – BBC News

April 22, 2017

“I provided the props and made the cake. The photos I received are amazing and the total cost to me was about 20.” Image copyright Family photo Image caption Twins Amara and Maya “enjoyed the sugar rush” Twins Amara and Maya were treated to their own pink cake smash by their proud father Bhav. “Needless to say, they enjoyed the sugar rush although the clean-up afterwards was hard work,” he…

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Was ITV’s The Nightly Show a success? – BBC News

April 22, 2017

“We’re in a strong position to try some new things and experiment, it is imperative we try new things, which have the potential to enhance our entertainment offering.” The hosts Image copyright ITV Image caption Dermot O’Leary was one of the most popular presenters with viewers Walliams put the viewing figures and poor reviews down to people being annoyed about the News at Ten being moved back by half an…

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91 wildfires burn across Florida; thousands evacuated

April 22, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of homes have been evacuated as firefighters continue to battle 91 wildfires across Florida, the state’s forest service said. Since Thursday, more than 25,000 acres have burned in the state, Florida Forest Service spokesman Joe Zwierzchowski told CNN. “The state is really dry. Thank God we have the firefighters we have all around the state,” Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters. Out of the 91 wildfires, two fires caused…

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How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

(CNN)The penultimate stop on US Vice President Mike Pence’s tour to Asia was to Indonesia, a strategic move that should send positive signs about the Trump administration’s engagement to trade in the region. The largest country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is important to the US as it is a vibrant democracy with a young and productive population and strong growth potential. It also has the world’s largest Muslim population and…

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Sarah Palin Reacts To Bill O’Reilly’s Exit By Victim Blaming

April 22, 2017

During an interview with Jake Tapper on CNNs The Lead, Palin hinted that she wasnt happy during her time as a Fox News contributor but would not divulge details even when asked about Fox News corporate culture in the age of Bill OReilly. Then Palin turned her focus on the women who made accusations of sexual harassment, telling them that its their responsibility to quit their jobs and change the…

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Trevor Noah Has Proof That Donald Trump Is Always High

April 22, 2017

The Daily Show host provided very convincing evidence for his theory during Thursday nights 4/20 themed episode.Noah also admitted to being high when he came up this idea, but his video footage of Donald Trump only strengthens his argument. Noah even brought up some of the presidents bigger mix-ups like the time Trump claimed he was sending a very powerful armada to North Korea that was actually headed in the…

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Trump Is Even Less Popular Than United Airlines

April 21, 2017

United made headlines earlier this month aftera passenger was violently dragged off a flight to make room for an employee. Now a new poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that the airline had a slightly higher approval rating than the president. Thats pretty much the only bright spot for United; the poll also found that 40 percent believed it was the worst airline in the country. American was…

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French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ministry spokesman said. A gunman, who shot three police officers on the Champs-Elysee, killing one, was later claimed by ISIS through its media wing Amaq as an Islamic State “fighter” they dubbed “the Belgian.” French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France’s Europe 1…

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This is life inside Mosul’s Old City

April 21, 2017

(CNN)At the age of just 4, Stbark finds soldiers and rockets more normal than classrooms and schoolmates. “The first environment she has ever been exposed to is the police. She loves them more than she would students in a school,” Abullah, her father, said. “She plays with them and they bring her sweets.” Stbark’s family is among the estimated 400,000 civilians, about a quarter of Mosul’s pre-war population, trapped in…

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How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)In a country riven by increasing divisions, Thursday’s shooting on Paris’ Champs Elysees, which left one police officer dead, has the potential to upend an already contentious and unpredictable election. With a record number of voters still undecided, analysts say the shooting, by a suspect said to be known to French security services for radical Islamist activities, could play into the narrative pushed by the far-right. “This recasts the…

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Sarah Palin Rips Elizabeth Warren For Saying ‘Fight Like A Girl’

April 21, 2017

In a recent interview with Breitbart News,Sarah Palin blasted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for using the phrase, which has long been a favorite of the former Alaska governor. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate was quoted as saying: Needless to say, the phrase long predates 2011. I saw this little girl, and she was riding on her daddys shoulders, and shes holding up this sign, and the sign said, I…

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This baby killer whale is the last one to be born at SeaWorld

April 21, 2017

(CNN)A killer whale calf was born Wednesday at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas, marking the last one birthed in captivity at the company’s marine parks. SeaWorld announced last year that it would end its killer whale breeding program. Takara, the mother of the newborn calf, already had been pregnant through natural breeding when SeaWorld made that announcement in March 2016, the company said. The gestation period for killer whales is…

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

(CNN)France is about to pick a new President. That’s nice, you say, but you’re still recovering from the tectonic shifts of 2016. (Brexit! Trump!) You really should pay attention, though. One of Europe’s most important countries could end up being run by a far-right leader or someone who’s never held elected office. Either way, the result will ripple across the globe. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming…

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

(CNN)China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH “American officials did make some positive and constructive remarks… such as using whatever peaceful means possible to resolve the (Korean) Peninsula nuclear issue. This represents a general direction that we believe is correct and should be adhered to,” Lu said. Replay More Videos…

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Accuser in Seattle mayor sex abuse lawsuit reveals identity

April 20, 2017

(CNN)A man accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him about 30 years ago has revealed his identity. Delvonn Heckard, 46, filed a lawsuit against Murray this month under the pseudonym “D.H.” In the lawsuit, he said the mayor “repeatedly raped” him when he was a 15-year-old boy and the mayor was 32 at the time. Heckard said Murray also paid him for sexual acts.

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Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators

April 20, 2017

(CNN)In its first 100 days, the Trump Administration has found itself in confrontation with two dictators: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Though they rule vastly different countries on opposite sides of the world, their regimes share some striking similarities. Family business The leaders of Syria and North Korea bothinherited their positions from their fathers: Hafez al-Assad and Kim Jong Il. Their family dynasties have ruled…

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Fresno rampage leaves families without fathers

April 20, 2017

(CNN)One victim was a security guard trying to keep the peace. The other three victims did nothing to provoke the gunman — aside from being white, police said. What the killer didn’t know was the stories behind the lives he took. Here’s what we know about the victims in the Fresno shooting rampage: Carl Williams, 25

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Jake Tapper Nails The Hypocrisy In Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order

April 20, 2017

The president just signed an executive order to buy American, CNNs Jake Tapper said on The Lead on Tuesday in a clip posted online by Media Matters. So wait, does that mean that he wants me to stop buying Trump products? The presidents executive order includes a review of the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers. It does not include a review of the H-2B program, which Trump…

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Florida State Senator Drops Racist, Profanity-Laden Rant On Colleagues

April 19, 2017

The vulgar rant reportedly occurred during a private conversation over drinks Monday at a members-only club in Tallahassee, two senators told the publication. Artiles was speaking with fellow state Sens. Audrey Gibson (D) and Perry Thurston (D), who are both black, when he said that six n****rs had helped get Senate President Joe Negron (R) elected. Negron is white. Patricia Mazzei.And he called Negron a pussy. The Florida Times-Union reported…

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Progressives see reason for optimism after near-win in Georgia

April 19, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)Democrat Jon Ossoff’s progressive grassroots-fueled campaign will fall just short of the 50% he needed to avoid a runoff, CNN projected early Wednesday morning, in a closely watched special election for a House seat in reliably Republican Georgia. But even though their potential psychic victory has been muted somewhat, the left is still calling the result — one that leaves Ossoff with momentum headed into a June 20 runoff…

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Democrats needed a win. They didn’t get one in Georgia.

April 19, 2017

(CNN)For the second time in a week, Republicans dodged a potential political cataclysm. Last Tuesday it was a special election in Kansas where the Republican candidate did just enough to win. This Tuesday it was another special election — this one in suburban Atlanta — where a slew of GOP candidates managed to keep Democrat Jon Ossoff just under 50%, forcing a June runoff. An Ossoff victory, which nearly came…

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‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

April 19, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)With a budget of $155 million, India is set to make the longest poem ever written into its most expensive film ever. The figure may seem paltry by Hollywood standards, but it is new territory in India, where costs for its highest-budget movies barely skim $25 million. Based on the Sanskrit epic the “Mahabharata,” “Randamoozham” has surpassed previous record-breaking budgets like that of the upcoming Tamil-language sci-fi thriller…

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British and Irish Lions tour 2017: All you need to know

April 19, 2017

(CNN)Four nations, one rugby team. One goal — to win a Test series against the mighty All Blacks of New Zealand. The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour is approaching, one of the most anticipated events in world rugby. It happens every four years, and the privileged players to be selected for this summer’s party are set to be announced Wednesday. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos…

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Melissa Etheridge smokes weed with her adult kids

April 19, 2017

(CNN)Melissa Etheridge has gotten high with a little help from her family. The singer has revealed she has smoked marijuana with her 20-year-old daughter, Bailey Jean, and 18-year-old son, Beckett. “It was funny at first, and then they realized it’s very natural [at the] end of the day,” Etheridge recently told Yahoo. “It brings you closer. I’d much rather have a smoke with my grown kids than a drink.”

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