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UK politician's model girlfriend suspended after reported 'vile' Meghan Markle remarks

UKIP leader Henry Bolton’s girlfriend apologized after making “racist” Meghan Markle remarks commenting on the duchess-to-be’s biracial background.  (Twitter/Reuters) The model girlfriend of a United Kingdom Independent Party leader was suspended from the political party after she reportedly made “racist” remarks about Meghan Markle, saying the duchess-to-be has a “tiny brain” and will “taint” the Royal family with “her seed.” ...

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Having rescued recorded music, Spotify may upend the industry again

IN JUST a few short years Spotify has evolved from bête noir of some of the world’s most prominent recording artists to perhaps their greatest benefactor. The Swedish company transformed the way people listen to music, and got them used to paying for it again after digital piracy had crippled sales. Global revenues from music streaming, which Spotify dominates with ...

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Hawaii false alarm prompts plans for FCC investigation

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced plans for major improvements to the nation’s wireless emergency alert system.  (Associated Press) Saturday’s errant ballistic-missile alert to cellphones, televisions and radio stations in Hawaii has officials in Washington planning to find out what went wrong. Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans for a probe via Twitter. “The @FCC is launching a ...

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Detroit Auto Show: The 2019 Ford Ranger is a high tech little truck

The Ranger has returned. After putting its F-Series Jr. on hiatus amid slowing sales in 2011, Ford is reentering the revived small pickup segment with a new truck based on one it’s been offering overseas in the years since. The 2019 Ranger remains a traditional body-on-frame pickup design.  (Ford) Fully reengineered for the United States, Ranger will be built in ...

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Liam Neeson sees 'a bit of a witch hunt' in Hollywood's sexual misconduct scandals

Liam Neesonhas called the #MeToo movement in Hollywood healthy, but also sees “a bit of a witch hunt” in the sexual misconduct scandals confronting Hollywood and other industries.  (REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian) Liam Neeson said in an interview published Friday that while the burgeoning #MeToo movement is healthy, the sexual misconduct allegations currently plaguing Hollywood and other industries have turned into “a ...

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San Francisco 49ers' Garcon: Trump's immigration comments 'embarrassing'

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Pierre Garcon said it was “embarrassing” for President Donald Trump to ridicule Haiti and other poor countries during a reported rant at the White House on Thursday while discussing immigration policy. Trump set off a firestorm when, according to a report by the Washington Post and later confirmed by multiple media outlets, he vented: “Why ...

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Taiwanese bosses are the Chinese-speaking world’s oldest

DESPITE her father’s pleas, Cherry Liu refused to work for the family business, a small electronic-components company founded in 1979 on the outskirts of Taipei. A 34-year-old diamond dealer based in Sydney, Ms Liu says she is simply not passionate about gadgets such as circuit-breakers. Nor are her siblings. Her 64-year-old father cannot find a successor, but he will not ...

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