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Pandora — The World of Avatar and 10 other hot theme parks of the future

(CNN)Ever wanted to fly on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent jungle or climb a floating mountain? Not enough theme park thrills? There’s more to come as construction gets underway on hot new adventure experiences around the world. To get the lowdown on what to expect, we caught up with The Theme Park Guy, aka Stefan Zwanzger, a man whose roller coaster career has so far taken…

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At RNC meeting, GOP officials shrug off Trump’s firing of Comey

Coronado, California (CNN)More than 2,200 miles away, President Donald Trump was under siege Thursday over his White House’s constantly-changing rationale for firing the FBI director who was investigating his campaign. A few hundred feet away, protesters were marching on the beach, denouncing Trump and local Rep. Darrell Issa over GOP lawmakers’ push to undercut Obamacare’s protections for those with pre-existing conditions. But inside the Hotel Del Coronado, where 168 Republican…

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Don’t believe that ‘James Comey’ pee tape tweet

Comey not Comey.Image: SHAWN THEW/EPA/REX/Shutterstock For every big news announcement there are at least 10 fake news popping up it’s rule. In this case, after President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, a tweet from his alleged Twitter account said: “Disappointed to leave the FBI, a career I’ve loved for 27 years. During this difficult time I just want all of America to know that the pee tape is…

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Snap CEO: ‘Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google’

Image: bloomberg/getty images “Just cause Yahoo has a search box, it doesn’t mean they’re Google.” In this case, Snapchat is Google, and Facebook is Yahoo. It takes guts to lob a line like that in your first-ever earnings call as CEO of a public company, particularly when your shares just dropped 25 percent. But that’s what Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told investors on a call Wednesday when they dared to…

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This woman took her wig off on a date and moved the internet to tears

A woman with alopecia’s appearance on British dating show First Dates moved viewers after she removed her wig during a first date. “I don’t have any hair. I wear a wig,” said Eve shortly before taking off her wig at the table. “I’ve got alopecia so my hair, it just falls out.” “It suits you,” her date said. “Keep it off.” So, Eve did just that. She headed to the…

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3.5-billion-year-old fossils suggest life began on land, not the sea

Evolution might've looked slightly different than you imagine.Image: tara djokic / nature Life on Earth might have started billions of years ago on land, not in the sea, according to a new study. A group of researchers found that the red rocks of the Pilbarra in Western Australia contain terrestrial hot spring deposits, and in them, the earliest known remnants of life on land. SEE ALSO: 7 obvious reasons why…

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How Leftfield’s Leftism redefined dance music – BBC News

To that end, they borrowed from Afrobeat, indie and punk itself – even cajoling former Sex Pistol John Lydon into singing the album’s breakout single Open Up. These days Barnes continues to record and perform as Leftfield (with Daley’s blessing) and, starting on Thursday, he embarks on a UK tour will in which Leftism will be played in full for the first time. The project was initially planned for the…

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‘Dynasty’ reboot coming to the CW

(CNN)CW is looking to start its own “Dynasty.” It hails from the duo behind the network’s teen hit “Gossip Girl,” Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, as well as Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”). Like the ABC soap on which its based, the new series will feature two feuding wealthy families, the Carringtons and the Colbys. The reboot, however, is said to have more diversity than the original.

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Facebook agrees to consider blocking local content in Thailand

Image: AZUBEL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock For all its talk about creating a more “open and connected world”, Facebook appears to be quietly pandering to more government requests for censorship. The social giant on Tuesday said that it would consider blocking local content on Facebook in Thailand, on a case-by-case basis, in response to a request by the Thai government to block some 600 local Facebook pages. SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg: Facebook’s next focus is…

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The internet is very confused by Trump’s new Twitter banner

This guy.Image: tom pennington/Getty Images Donald Trump was quick to defend himself on Twitter after a Senate hearing over his campaign’s ties to Russia. The strange thing? He did it with an extremely awkward banner photo. That’s actually one of his tweets, Photoshopped in what appears to be a font from the 1980s over a photo of a bunch of white people giving the thumbs-up sign. Clapper said Monday that…

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Everyone is comparing Donald Trump to Richard Nixon after he fired James Comey

Tricky Donald.Image: win mcnamee/Getty Images Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday despite the bureau being in the midst of an investigation into the connections between the Trump administration and campaign to Russia. Put another way, Trump fired the guy in charge of the investigation that some believe will end with his impeachment. SEE ALSO: Newspaper succinctly trolls Trump’s new pick for country ambassador That’s not normal, though…

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Snapchat’s limitless update shows it doesn’t need to follow Facebook’s playbook

Limitless snaps? Looping snaps?! SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s finally offering more location data to advertisers Snapchat changed the game Tuesday with several new product features that had some diehard users cringing. Snap has shown a willingness to change often and radically, but the most recent changes show that even the most sacred cows can be slaughtered. Limitless snaps mean you can send a snap for someone to view in your story…

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United Airlines accused of freezing, then burning, the giant rabbit that died during a flight

"Hello? Mr. Rabbit? Are you okay, sir?"Image: G. MABANGLO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The sad mystery around the sudden death of a giant rabbit onboard a United Airlines flight in April deepens thanks to new, disturbing allegations made by the rabbit’s owners. SEE ALSO: Shocker: United Airlines has the most in-flight animal deaths The owners of giant hare Simon are demanding an undisclosed payment for damages and an independent investigation into what the heck…

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Nixon Library weighs in: Comey firing ‘#notNixonian’

Washington (CNN)Many people on Tuesday began likening President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director Jim Comey to President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre,” during which the former president ordered the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. But the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum — located in Yorba Linda, California — doesn’t agree with that comparison. The library’s social media account weighed in on the chatter. Trump fires FBI…

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Harvard to host commencement ceremony honoring black students

(CNN)Michael Huggins’ grandfather never learned how to read or write. He was born in Mississippi when Jim Crow laws still legalized racial segregation, but eventually left in the 1950s by riding in the trunk of a car that was leaving the state. Two generations later, his grandson is graduating from Harvard. “If he hadn’t made his decision to leave and find a better life for his family, I wouldn’t be…

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Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine for 5 years

Steven Seagal has been banned from enterting Ukraine for five years. The American actor was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state television. He has vocally defended the Russian leader’s policies and criticized the U.S. government. A statement from the Ukrainian Security Service on Friday said Seagal’s entry was banned “on the basis of Ukrainian national security.” It did not elaborate. Seagal…

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Bart Scott replaced by Nate Burleson on ‘NFL Today’

CBS announced another change to its cast for the “NFL Today” show on Sundays: Bart Scott is being replaced by Nate Burleson. Burleson is the second newcomer to the program, with Phil Simms moving from the broadcast booth to the studio. That switch was announced last month. Burleson played 11 NFL seasons as a wide receiver for the Vikings, Seahawks and Lions. He is the only player in NFL history…

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Eurovision Song Contest: Bluff your way through this year’s show – BBC News

1) It’s actually three events When Eurovision started in the Swiss resort of Lugano back in 1956, only seven countries took part. Each country submitted two songs each, with host country Switzerland eventually winning. But over the years there has been a steady rise in participating countries – so steady in fact, that the contest is now preceded by two semi-finals. Click to see content: eurovision_participants The first semi takes…

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Donald Trump Jr. calls on Indiana Republicans to ‘stay active’

(CNN)Donald Trump Jr. took an Indiana victory lap Monday, speaking at the state Republican party’s spring dinner just more than one year after the state’s primary propelled his father toward the presidential nomination. The President’s eldest son issued a call to action to the Indiana Republicans, noting that recent victories like his father’s 2016 win, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and congressional GOP majorities have “reinvigorated” the…

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Crafting Tokyo cool: Why celebrities love this jewelry design duo

(CNN)They’ve collaborated with Kanye West on jewelery design and pop icons such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga have worn their accessories. But designers Verbal and Yoon — co-founders of the Tokyo-based luxury brand AMBUSH — created their game-changing accessories label almost by chance. “The first necklace was just for fun,” Verbal says.

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Phoenix police charge man in 9 slayings

(CNN)Phoenix police have arrested a suspect in a series of seemingly random street shootings that gripped the city for more than a year, authorities said Monday. Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, killed nine people in 12 different incidents, Police Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. Saucedo was charged with 26 felony accounts, including multiple murders and drive-by shootings, she said at a news conference. Saucedo has been in custody…

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Removing gender from MTV awards: a start, but not equality

(CNN)The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards were clearly designed to highlight diversity in terms of race, gender and sexual orientation. The Best Kiss award went to the two young black men who starred in the second act of “Moonlight,” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” won best reality show. Maxine Waters, Donald Trump’s most outspoken congressional opponent, presented the Best Fight Against the System award with Tracee Ellis Ross. Acceptance speeches…

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Chris Pine wants you to know he isn’t Hemsworth, Evans, or Pratt

Its good to be a “scruffy and squinty and jacked, but in a sweet way” guy named Chris who acts in movies. But apparently not if you dont want to be confused with the other scruffy, beefy guys named Chris who act in movies. SEE ALSO: Chris Pine somehow just found out that Wonder Woman has an invisible plane Chris Pine, tonights Saturday Night Live host, used his monologue as…

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How ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ bucks a Marvel trend

Yondu, Rocket, and Groot enjoy a nice stroll among the falling Ravagers.Image: Marvel Studios Spoiler alert: Major spoilers follow for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In a lot of ways, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 feels like familiar territory. We’re back with the same old a-holes we met in the first film, listening to more classic rock tunes while they save the galaxy a second time. But Vol….

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How ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2 can rise to the criticism

Image: Beth Dubber/Netflix It’s official: Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is getting a second season. While we’ve already listed the perils of that decision, that decision has been made. So let’s look forward to what the show could do well and what it should do better. SEE ALSO: ’13 Reasons Why’ will get more content warnings Help for Jessica and Justin The pair that should’ve been Liberty High’s “It couple” was…

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