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The ending of Solo, the newest Star Wars spinoff, makes it pretty clear that [f500link]Disney[/f500link] is planning a sequel—or even multiple sequels—about the swaggering smuggler's early days. Which is fine. Just please let one of those movies be a Lando Calrissian spinoff. Donald Glover, who plays a younger version of the beloved character, steals Solo.
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Ireland has voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment of its constitution, two major exit polls are projecting. The vote, if confirmed by official results, would pave the way for the lifting of one of the strictest abortion laws in the world. An Irish Times exit poll of about 4,000 voters by Ipsos/MRBI shows that 68% voted "Yes" to repealing the Eighth Amendment, which guarantees a mother and her unborn fetus “an equal right to life.” An estimated 32% said "No," according to the poll.
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A stunning image released by NASA shows what Kilauea, the volcano in Hawaii that has been erupting for three weeks, looks like from space. As the photo shows, Kilauea is not only visible from space — you can also see the lava spewing out of the volcano.
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A young female auto mechanic in military uniform in England in 1945 would not have been a rare sight, nor would a photograph of one such woman giving a demonstration to a visiting dignitary. This particular photo, however, is unusual because of what her job was when she wasn't serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), a women's army auxiliary branch.
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Politicians, writers, athletes, celebrities and CEOs have all delivered words of wisdom to 2018 graduates in commencement speeches during the past few weeks.
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It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the European headquarters of [f500link]Facebook[/f500link] and [f500link]Google[/f500link], near Dublin’s docks, to the seat of the Irish Government. If you walk that route today you will pass 50 or 60 posters petitioning you to vote for or against this week’s referendum on legalizing abortion. Take your phone out of your pocket, and you will be equally bombarded with digital ads.
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A new study published in The BMJ has found that antidepressant use may be associated with weight gain over time. "Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more likely to transition to obesity if they were treated with antidepressants," said study co-author Rafael Gafoor, a primary care and public health researcher at King's College London, in an email to TIME.
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(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "It's my honor to do it. It's about time," Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, where he was joined by boxer Lennox Lewis and actor Sylvester Stallone, who has drawn awareness to Johnson's cause.
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Preaching at the royal wedding was a blessing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, I hope. But more importantly, it was a blessing for all of us. It’s amazing that so many people watched it, that the love between Harry and Meghan brought together people, cultures and countries. I invoked the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. during my sermon because that is what Dr.
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If it seems like every tech company—Instagram, Venmo, [f500link]Apple[/f500link], and Twitter, to name a few—has been sending you emails about updated terms of service, you’re not imagining it. Hundreds of companies are scrambling to update their data privacy policies ahead of a new European Union law that takes effect on Friday.
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