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A JetBlue plane’s emergency landing exposes a great danger caused by Trump’s laptop ban

On Tuesday, JetBlue Flight 915 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to San Francisco was forced to make an emergency landing after experiencing a lithium fire.

It’s an occurrence that exposes one of the major dangers experts have associated with the Trump administration’s ban on large electronics in the cabin of airliners.

The Airbus A320, with 158 passengers and crew on board, landed safely at Gerald Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, around 8 p.m. local time.

According to the airline, the decision to divert was made after “reports of smoke emitting from a carry-on bag holding an electronic device.”

However, airport authorities report that the fire onboard the aircraft had been extinguished by the time the plane landed.

“On May 30 JetBlue Flight 915 from New York’s JFK to San Francisco diverted to Grand Rapids, Mich., following reports of smoke emitting from a carry-on bag holding an electronic device,” JetBlue said in a statement. “The flight landed safely and the aircraft was inspected by maintenance crews before customers continued on to San Francisco.”

There have been persistent concerns over the increased risk of cargo fires caused by large numbers of lithium batteries in the belly of commercial airliners.

“Lithium-ion batteries are inherently volatile. It’s statistics. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when one of these things blow,” KULR Technologies co-founder and CEO Michael Mo told Business Insider in an interview earlier this year.

According to Mo, who specializes in thermal management systems for batteries, it’s better for the batteries to be in the cabin as opposed to the cargo hold.

“So when (a fire) happens, it’s better to have humans nearby to react and put out the fire,” Mo added.

This is exactly what seems to have happened on board Flight 915.

Fortunately for the JetBlue flight, no injuries have been reported and the flight was able to carry on to San Francisco after the aircraft was cleared by the airport’s fire department.

The Trump administration’s laptop ban has been in place since March and covers non-stop flights to the US from 10 airports located in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The Department of Homeland Security is evaluating an expanded ban that would include non-stop flights from Europe. However, no formal decision on an expanded ban has been made.

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Attacked for body parts, Tanzanian albino children get new limbs in US

PHILADELPHIA, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Emmanuel Rutema couldn’t keep the smile off his face as he tested out his new prosthetic arm and promptly knocked himself on the nose.

“Be careful with your face!” the hospital prosthetist told the boy whose grin just grew wider.

Rutema is one of four Tanzanian children with albinism visiting the United States to get prosthetic limbs to replace those hacked off in brutal superstition-driven attacks in their East African homeland.

At Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia on Tuesday three of them got the new limbs that will help them do everyday tasks most people take for granted.

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Rutema, the oldest at 15, speaks with difficulty. His attackers chopped off one arm and the fingers of the other hand and tried to pull out his tongue and teeth.

Also getting prosthetics were Baraka Lusambo, 7, and Mwigulu Magesa, 14, each of whom lost parts of their arms in attacks.

People with albinism live in danger in Tanzania where their body parts are used in witchcraft and can fetch a high price. Superstition leads many to believe they are ghosts and bad luck.

Albinism is a congenital disorder affecting about one in 20,000 people worldwide who lack pigment in their skin, hair and eyes, but it is more common in sub-Saharan Africa and affects about one Tanzanian in 1,400.

The Tanzanian children are getting treatment in the United States with support from the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF), a New York-based charity that hosts children from around the world who have been injured in conflict or disaster.

Baraka Cosmas Rusambo, 6, began treatment for prothesis at Shriners Hospital on June 17, 2015 in North Philadelphia, Pa. Rusambo lost his right hand to witchcraft-related attack in Tanzania because he has albinism. Global Medical Relief Fund and Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia examines children for any necessary operations and fitment of prosthetics.

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Daniel Solis, 14, from Nicaragua, puts on his prosthetic leg at a home provided by the Global Medical Relief Fund in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., March 24, 2017.

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(L to R) Carlos Castro ,15, Daniel Solis ,14, and Alexis Pineda, 7, all from Nicaragua, speak at the home provided by the Global Medical Relief Fund in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., March 24, 2017.

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Elissa Montanti, founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund, stands outside one of her homes in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., March 24, 2017.

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Alexis Pineda, 7, from Nicaragua, lies on a bed at a home provided by the Global Medical Relief Fund in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., March 24, 2017.

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Elissa Montanti, founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund, talks with Baraka Lusambo, a Tanzanian with Albinism visiting the U.S. for medical care, after his arrival at JFK International Airport in New York City, U.S., March 25, 2017.

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Carlos Castro,15, from Nicaragua, puts on his prosthetic legs at a home provided by the Global Medical Relief Fund in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., March 24, 2017.

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5-year-old Baraka Cosmas Lusambo (R) from Tanzania holds hands with Elissa Montanati of the Global Medical Relief Fund in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 21, 2015. Albino body parts are highly valued in witchcraft and can fetch a high price. Superstition leads many to believe albino children are ghosts who bring bad luck. Some believe the limbs are more potent if the victims scream during amputation, according to a 2013 United Nations report. Albinism is a congenital disorder affecting about one in 20,000 people worldwide who lack pigment in their skin, hair and eyes. It is more common in sub-Saharan Africa and affects about one Tanzanian in 1,400. United Nations officials estimate about 75 albinos have been killed in the east African nation since 2000 and have voiced fears of rising attacks ahead of this year’s election, as politicians seek good luck charms from witch doctors. 

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5-year-old Baraka Cosmas Lusambo from Tanzania talks with Elissa Montanati of the Global Medical Relief Fund in his bedroom in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 21, 2015. Albino body parts are highly valued in witchcraft and can fetch a high price. Superstition leads many to believe albino children are ghosts who bring bad luck. Some believe the limbs are more potent if the victims scream during amputation, according to a 2013 United Nations report. Albinism is a congenital disorder affecting about one in 20,000 people worldwide who lack pigment in their skin, hair and eyes. It is more common in sub-Saharan Africa and affects about one Tanzanian in 1,400. United Nations officials estimate about 75 albinos have been killed in the east African nation since 2000 and have voiced fears of rising attacks ahead of this year’s election, as politicians seek good luck charms from witch doctors. Picture taken September 21, 2015.

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Daniel Solis, 14, from Nicaragua, puts on his prosthetic leg at a home provided by the Global Medical Relief Fund in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., March 24, 2017.

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Alexis Pineda, 7, from Nicaragua, rests on a couch at a home provided by the Global Medical Relief Fund in the Staten Island borough of New York, U.S., March 24, 2017.

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: TO GO WITH AFP STORY Ahmad Sharif, age 7, from Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, waits to be fitted with his new prosthetic eyes by Ocularist Annette Kirszrot in her New York office 25 May 2005, as his bother Saad Sharif (R) looks on. Sharif was brought to the United States with the help of the Global Medical Relief Fund to receive new eyes and a right arm after he was injured by a bomb near his home in Iraq. His brother Saad said, ‘we are trying to make him forget the accident, what happened…sometimes he doesn’t sleep and keeps thinking, he has thoughts about it that he can’t express, that he expresses with broken sentences’.

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Ahmad Sharif, age 7, from Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, is fitted with his two new prosthetic eyes by Ocularist Annette Kirszrot in her New York office 25 May 2005 . Sharif was brought to the United States with the help of the Global Medical Relief Fund to receive new eyes and a right arm after he was injured by a bomb near his home in Iraq. His brother Saad who sat with him during the treatment said, ‘we are trying to make him forget the accident, what happened…sometimes he doesn’t sleep and keeps thinking, he has thoughts about it that he can’t express, that he expresses with broken sentences’.

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Kabula Nkalango, 18, talks with Dan Zlotolow, a specialist in hand and upper-extremity surgery, on June 17, 2015 at Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Nkalango lost her right arm to a machete attack in Tanzania because she suffers from albinism. At left is Elissa Montanti, founder and director of Global Medical Relief Fund.

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Ahmad Sharif, age 7, from Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, is shown with a before and after look after receiving his two new prosthetic eyes by Ocularist Annette Kirszrot in her New York office 25 May 2005. Sharif was brought to the United States with the help of the Global Medical Relief Fund to receive new eyes and a right arm after he was injured by a bomb near his home in Iraq. His brother Saad who sat with him during the treatment said, ‘we are trying to make him forget the accident, what happened…sometimes he doesn’t sleep and keeps thinking, he has thoughts about it that he can’t express, that he expresses with broken sentences’.
 

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THREATS AND MURDER

Elissa Montanti, founder of GMRF, called the children from Tanzania “gentle souls.”

“When they come here, they have lost so much. They have lost part of their youth and part of their dignity,” Montanti told the Thomson Reuters Foundation at the Philadelphia hospital.

“We put them back together. When they go back, they have a stronger sense of empowerment. I see such a difference.”

For these children, this is the second trip to the United States for prosthetics and they leave next week. They first came two years ago and they have returned for larger limbs because they have grown. They could return again for larger equipment.

Their new arms are attached with shoulder harnesses, and the elbows and fingers are controlled with cables.

Within minutes, Lusambo, the youngest, was clowning around, using his new hand to erect a tower of plastic building blocks and chomping on a candy lollipop.

Magesa was more serious and stood stiffly as the prosthetist tugged at his harness straps and tightened its buckles.

Asked what he would be doing at home in Tanzania with his new arm, he said: “Washing clothes.”

The children attend boarding school and live in so-called safe houses in Tanzania. They rarely go out in public because it frightens them and could put them in danger, said Ester Rwela, a social worker with the charity Under the Same Sun who came with them to the United States.

United Nations officials estimate at least 75 albinos were killed in the east African nation between 2000 and 2015 but fear the number of reported attacks represent just a fraction of the total as most are secretive rituals in rural areas.

Under the Same Sun runs a public awareness campaign to dispel notions that the bodies of people with albinism have special powers or should be sacrificed for their limbs.

Superstition holds that having a piece of a person with albinism can bring luck finding a well-stocked fishing site or a plentiful gold mine or bring a victory in politics, Rwela said.

“What we are fighting with is the mindset of the people,” she said.

“When a witch doctor says, ‘Bring me a part of an albino and you will be successful,’ they go and do it. Someone can be educated, but they believe in superstition to be successful.”

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst, Editing by Belinda Goldsmith)

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Dannielynn Birkhead’s tranformation: See Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter through the years!

Dannielynn Birkhead is growing up right before our eyes!

The daughter of Larry Birkhead and the late Anna Nicole Smith is 10-years-old now, and we couldn’t help but look back at how much she’s grown up since her birth back in 2006.

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Dannielynn made headlines before she could talk, when questions over her paternity rose almost immediately after she was born, but Larry Birkhead was soon confirmed to be her biological father. She has been raised by Larry ever since her mother passed away in February of 2007.

Though Dannielynn made a ton of public outings with her father in the first few years of her life, the Birkheads have since retreated from the public eye to give Dannielynn a more normal childhood. Every May, though, Larry and Dannielynn step out to the Kentucky Derby together to commemorate where Larry first met Anna Nicole.

With each subsequent year, Dannielynn gets more and more grown up, with her appearance this year being especially striking: The similarities to her late mother are too prominent to ignore! The 10-year-old blonde beauty has certainly grown up over the years.

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‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay slams ‘lying’ suitor with a girlfriend: ‘Just get the f–k out’


Rachel Lindsay told ET that she would be a very “direct” Bachelorette — and viewers saw that firsthand on Monday night.

The 32-year-old attorney confronted one of her suitors after a girl claiming to be his girlfriend appeared during their group date.

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“I wanted to talk you. I was watching TV last week, and I saw that the first couple of guys came out to meet you, and I saw one guy came out with an engagement ring, and up until hours before that, he had been my boyfriend of seven months,” a woman named Lexi said of DeMario, who had been a frontrunner throughout the group date. “He’s lied to all of us, and he’s really deceived everybody here, but he literally still has the keys to my apartment.”

“We literally never broke up. He just stopped responding. Literally hadn’t heard from him in three days, and then turned my TV on and he was on it,” Lexi shared as Lindsay decided to bring DeMario out so she could ask him the question we all wanted to know the answer to:

“Karma’s a b**ch, isn’t it, DeMario?”

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THE BACHELOR -‘Episode 2108’ – Corinne, Rachel, Raven and Vanessa are left in Bimini, still shocked that Nick sent Kristina home before the rose ceremony. They wonder if they still will get a coveted hometown date from the unpredictable Bachelor. But with the stakes being so high, Nick will go on an emotionally charged journey to visit these final four women’s hometowns. Raven meets him in Hoxie, Arkansas, and cute couple have some great, sexy fun, but Raven’s father reveals some serious news. Then, it is on to Dallas where Rachel and Nick confront the challenges that might meet an interracial couple. Corinne is waiting in Miami where her father waits with some tough questions. Finally, Nick travels to Montreal to reunite with Vanessa. Although her special needs adult students give him a big thumbs up, things don’t go quite so well with her big Italian family, especially after her father drops a bomb about Nick that has Vanessa questioning their relationship. Just as Nick gets ready to make the gut-wrenching decision to send one woman home, he gets a surprise visitor, who could change everything, on ‘The Bachelor,’ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Bill Matlock/ABC via Getty Images)
NICK VIALL, RACHEL

THE BACHELOR -‘Episode 2108’ – Corinne, Rachel, Raven and Vanessa are left in Bimini, still shocked that Nick sent Kristina home before the rose ceremony. They wonder if they still will get a coveted hometown date from the unpredictable Bachelor. But with the stakes being so high, Nick will go on an emotionally charged journey to visit these final four women’s hometowns. Raven meets him in Hoxie, Arkansas, and cute couple have some great, sexy fun, but Raven’s father reveals some serious news. Then, it is on to Dallas where Rachel and Nick confront the challenges that might meet an interracial couple. Corinne is waiting in Miami where her father waits with some tough questions. Finally, Nick travels to Montreal to reunite with Vanessa. Although her special needs adult students give him a big thumbs up, things don’t go quite so well with her big Italian family, especially after her father drops a bomb about Nick that has Vanessa questioning their relationship. Just as Nick gets ready to make the gut-wrenching decision to send one woman home, he gets a surprise visitor, who could change everything, on ‘The Bachelor,’ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Bill Matlock/ABC via Getty Images)
RACHEL, NICK VIALL

THE BACHELOR -‘Episode 2108’ – Corinne, Rachel, Raven and Vanessa are left in Bimini, still shocked that Nick sent Kristina home before the rose ceremony. They wonder if they still will get a coveted hometown date from the unpredictable Bachelor. But with the stakes being so high, Nick will go on an emotionally charged journey to visit these final four women’s hometowns. Raven meets him in Hoxie, Arkansas, and cute couple have some great, sexy fun, but Raven’s father reveals some serious news. Then, it is on to Dallas where Rachel and Nick confront the challenges that might meet an interracial couple. Corinne is waiting in Miami where her father waits with some tough questions. Finally, Nick travels to Montreal to reunite with Vanessa. Although her special needs adult students give him a big thumbs up, things don’t go quite so well with her big Italian family, especially after her father drops a bomb about Nick that has Vanessa questioning their relationship. Just as Nick gets ready to make the gut-wrenching decision to send one woman home, he gets a surprise visitor, who could change everything, on ‘The Bachelor,’ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Bill Matlock/ABC via Getty Images)
NICK VIALL, RACHEL

THE BACHELOR -‘Episode 2108’ – Corinne, Rachel, Raven and Vanessa are left in Bimini, still shocked that Nick sent Kristina home before the rose ceremony. They wonder if they still will get a coveted hometown date from the unpredictable Bachelor. But with the stakes being so high, Nick will go on an emotionally charged journey to visit these final four women’s hometowns. Raven meets him in Hoxie, Arkansas, and cute couple have some great, sexy fun, but Raven’s father reveals some serious news. Then, it is on to Dallas where Rachel and Nick confront the challenges that might meet an interracial couple. Corinne is waiting in Miami where her father waits with some tough questions. Finally, Nick travels to Montreal to reunite with Vanessa. Although her special needs adult students give him a big thumbs up, things don’t go quite so well with her big Italian family, especially after her father drops a bomb about Nick that has Vanessa questioning their relationship. Just as Nick gets ready to make the gut-wrenching decision to send one woman home, he gets a surprise visitor, who could change everything, on ‘The Bachelor,’ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Bill Matlock/ABC via Getty Images)
RACHEL

THE BACHELOR -‘Episode 2105’ – A vicious argument between Corinne and Taylor rages on just before the rose ceremony in Wisconsin. When the dust settles and the roses are all given out, two heartbroken women are sent home. However, for the remaining 13 bachelorettes, it’s on to one of the great romantic cities in the United States: New Orleans. Nick’s first one-on-one date in the Big Easy provides combustible chemistry as the couple sightsees, dances and goes to a Lolo concert. Ten bachelorettes join Nick for a thrill-a-thon as they visit an allegedly haunted plantation where a resident ghost makes her presence felt. Two arch rivals prepare to face off in the dreaded two-on-one date. Tensions are high as they head to NOLA’s mystical bayou. Which woman is stranded in the swamp, and which gets the rose? The evening ends with another abrupt surprise for both Nick and his date, on ‘The Bachelor,’ MONDAY, JANUARY 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mark Coffey/ABC via Getty Images)
RACHEL, NICK VIALL

THE BACHELOR -‘Episode 2105’ – A vicious argument between Corinne and Taylor rages on just before the rose ceremony in Wisconsin. When the dust settles and the roses are all given out, two heartbroken women are sent home. However, for the remaining 13 bachelorettes, it’s on to one of the great romantic cities in the United States: New Orleans. Nick’s first one-on-one date in the Big Easy provides combustible chemistry as the couple sightsees, dances and goes to a Lolo concert. Ten bachelorettes join Nick for a thrill-a-thon as they visit an allegedly haunted plantation where a resident ghost makes her presence felt. Two arch rivals prepare to face off in the dreaded two-on-one date. Tensions are high as they head to NOLA’s mystical bayou. Which woman is stranded in the swamp, and which gets the rose? The evening ends with another abrupt surprise for both Nick and his date, on ‘The Bachelor,’ MONDAY, JANUARY 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mark Coffey/ABC via Getty Images)
RACHEL, NICK VIALL

THE BACHELOR -‘Episode 2105’ – A vicious argument between Corinne and Taylor rages on just before the rose ceremony in Wisconsin. When the dust settles and the roses are all given out, two heartbroken women are sent home. However, for the remaining 13 bachelorettes, it’s on to one of the great romantic cities in the United States: New Orleans. Nick’s first one-on-one date in the Big Easy provides combustible chemistry as the couple sightsees, dances and goes to a Lolo concert. Ten bachelorettes join Nick for a thrill-a-thon as they visit an allegedly haunted plantation where a resident ghost makes her presence felt. Two arch rivals prepare to face off in the dreaded two-on-one date. Tensions are high as they head to NOLA’s mystical bayou. Which woman is stranded in the swamp, and which gets the rose? The evening ends with another abrupt surprise for both Nick and his date, on ‘The Bachelor,’ MONDAY, JANUARY 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mark Coffey/ABC via Getty Images)
NICK VIALL, RACHEL

THE BACHELOR -Episode 2103 – After Nick drops a bomb, sending Liz home, and comes clean to the rest of the women about his romantic tryst with her, he is anxious that some of them will decide to leave. There are those ladies who decide to give him a piece of their mind about the situation, but one bachelorette has some other outrageous plans for Nick. After the rose ceremony, three women are questioning why they were let go. In one of the most outrageous date-card deliveries ever, The Backstreet Boys pay a visit to the Bachelor Mansion, looking for the seven lucky bachelorettes that get their dream date. Nick takes one stunning woman on a date that is strictly out of this world – on a Zero G plane. An energized Nick invites seven ladies to join him and three celebrated Olympians – Carl Lewis, Allyson Felix and Michelle Carter – who will help train the women to compete in the Nickathalon. More surprises are in store for the remaining women, and Nick, who once again incurs the ire of his potential soul mates by his uber-sensual behavior, on The Bachelor, MONDAY, JANUARY 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
RACHEL, DOMINIQUE

THE BACHELOR – Episode 2101 – What do a dolphin-loving woman, a successful businesswoman who runs her parents multi-million -dollar flooring empire;, a bachelorette, who is hiding a big secret about her past involving Nick, and a no-nonsense Southern belle, who has Nick in her cross-hairs for a big country wedding, all have in common? They all have their sights set on making the Bachelor, Nick Viall, their future husband when the much-anticipated 21th edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, ‘The Bachelor,’ premieres, MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
NICK VIALL, RACHEL

THE BACHELOR – When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring for her, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket, only to be sent home, he was crushed. How could one man endure so much heartbreak? If you believe that what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABCs hit romance reality series The Bachelor, premiering on MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images)
RACHEL

THE BACHELOR – Episode 2101 – What do a dolphin-loving woman, a successful businesswoman who runs her parents multi-million -dollar flooring empire;, a bachelorette, who is hiding a big secret about her past involving Nick, and a no-nonsense Southern belle, who has Nick in her cross-hairs for a big country wedding, all have in common? They all have their sights set on making the Bachelor, Nick Viall, their future husband when the much-anticipated 21th edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, ‘The Bachelor,’ premieres, MONDAY, JANUARY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
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WATCH: ‘Bachelorette’ Rachel Lindsay: 14 Things to Expect About Her Groundbreaking Season

“Who’s this?” DeMario asked as he entered the gym with Lindsay, trying to play dumb. “She is psycho. I met her many, many times ago. I met her a long time ago. I met her a few times, I saw her a few times, we had something. I then lose it with her, because she is just like what she is right now. Me and her were on again, off again, we had something. [I broke things off] face to face. I went over to her house, I talked to her.”

“On my father’s grave… on my kittens sleeping on my bed at my house right now, that never ever happened,” Lexi said TO THE CAMERA. “Last time he was in my house, he was f**king me!”

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“I don’t know her, but to be honest, I don’t know you right now either,” Lindsay replied. “If I ask her to show me her phone, is it going to coincide with what he said, or what you said?”

“We’ve had sexual intercourse before,” DeMario confirmed, as Lexi gave her phone to Lindsay.

“DeMario, someone who is crazy, you don’t explain yourself as a secretive person, that you’re going to work harder on yourself… I don’t want somebody who is texting somebody saying, ‘Goodnight babe,'” Lindsay said. “Because I’m putting myself out here, and I’ve sent people home who I felt genuinely wanted to be here. I have no idea why you’re here right now. I believe you want to be here, I just don’t think you want to be here for me.”

See Rachel Lindsay’s suitors:

Adam, 27: Real estate agent from Dallas, Texas

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ADAM

Alex, 28: Information systems supervisor from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ALEX

Anthony, 26: Education software manager from Chicago, Illinois

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY

Blake E., 31: Aspiring drummer from Marina del Rey, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BLAKE E.

Blake K., 29: U.S. Marine veteran from San Francisco, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BLAKE K.

Brady, 29: Male model from Miami, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BRADY

Bryce, 30: Firefighter from Orlando, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BRYCE

Bryan, 37: Chiropractor from Miami, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) BRYAN

Dean, 26: Startup recruiter from Venice, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) DEAN

DeMario, 30: Executive recruiter from Century City, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) DEMARIO

Eric, 29: Personal trainer from Los Angeles, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) ERIC

Fred, 27: Executive assistant from Dallas, Texas

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) FRED

Grant, 29: Emergency medicine physician from New York, New York

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) GRANT

Ignacio “Iggy,” 30: Consulting firm CEO from Chicago, Illinois

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) IGGY

Jack, 32: Attorney from Dallas, Texas

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) JACK

Jamey, 32: Sales account executive from Santa Monica, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) JAMEY

Jedidiah, 35: ER physician from Augusta, Georgia

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) JEDIDIAH

Jonathan, 31: Tickle monster from New Smyrna Beach, Florida

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) JONATHAN

Kenneth, “Diggy,” 31: Senior inventory analyst from Chicago, Illinois

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) KENNETH

Kenny, 35: Professional wrestler from Las Vegas, Nevada

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) KENNY

Josiah, 28: Prosecuting attorney from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Kyle, 26: Marketing consultant from Los Angeles, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) KYLE

Lucas, 30: Whaboom from Santa Monica, California

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) LUCAS

Lee, 30: Singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) LEE

Matthew, 32: Construction sales rep from Meriden, Connecticut

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Michael, 26: Former professional basketball player from Chicago, Illinois

(Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) MICHAEL

Milton, 31: Hotel recreation supervisor from North Bay Village, Florida

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Mohit, 26: Product manager from Pacifica, California

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Will, 28: Sales manager from Miami, Florida

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Peter, 31: Business owner from Madison, Wisconsin

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Robert, “Rob,” 30: Law student from Houston, Texas

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“So, let me tell you something. I’m not here to be played,” she continued. “I’m not here to be made a joke of, which is what I feel like you’re doing right now with me, so I’m really going to need you to just get the f**k out.”

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DeMario obliged, and Lindsay left the gym in tears, but happy that she had kicked the 30-year-old executive recruiter to the curb. Little did Lindsay know, however, that she hadn’t seen the last of DeMario.

That’s right, the “dirty, dirty dog” thought it would be a good idea to show up at the cocktail party.

“Yesterday after the game, I experienced one of the lows of my life, when I had someone from my past assassinate my character,” DeMario told Chris Harrison, who ran to go get Lindsay. “I did f**k up.”

“I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that my curiosity is at an all-time high right now, and I’m very curious as to what he could possibly say to me,” Lindsay confessed as she left to meet DeMario on the driveway… with her suitors following close behind.

Of course, it wouldn’t be an episode of the new aged-Bachelorette without a cliff hanger, so what Lindsay says to DeMario (and how the guys deal with it) is left “to be continued.”

The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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John McCain says Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat than ISIS

By Elizabeth Keatinge

John McCain thinks the biggest threat to the world isn’t terrorist groups, but Russian President Vladimir Putin.

McCain appeared on Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s program “7:30.” He acknowledged the terror and damages terrorist groups have inflicted, but he said, Russian activities threaten the core of the country saying, “But it’s the Russians who tried to destroy the fundamental of democracy that is to change the outcome of an American election.”

He said he has seen “no evidence” that Moscow successfully influenced the election, but said the Russians tried and are still trying.

On President Donald Trump, McCain said he “makes him nervous from time to time,” but believes Trump has “great confidence” in his national security team and believes he takes their advice.

McCain is in Australia for security talks in the nation’s capital.

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Military mural in Virginia finished just in time for Memorial Day

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A mural is giving people a constant reminder of the community’s fallen heroes just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Artist Sam Welty from Chesapeake is calling it Great America Number 1: Our Fallen Heroes.

The painting is visible on two buildings at 19th Street near Atlantic Avenue.

It’s one out of 12 murals Welty has painted.

The mural was originally on a hotel until November of 2016, when owners of the hotel said it was removed because of water damage.

The new mural was started in the beginning of May.

Welty tells News 3 he’s been working on it four days a week and is still placing its final touches.

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After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

​​​​​​MUNICH (Reuters) – Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.

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Merkel did not mention by name U.S. President Donald Trump, who criticized major NATO allies and refused to endorse a global climate change accord, but she told a packed beer tent in Munich that the days when Europe could completely count on others were “over to a certain extent”.

“I have experienced this in the last few days,” she said. “And that is why I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands – of course in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbors wherever that is possible also with other countries, even with Russia.”

US President Donald Trump arrives for the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, on May 26, 2017 at the ancient Greek Theater in Taormina, Sicily.
The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the US and Italy will be joined by representatives of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria and Tunisia during the summit from May 26 to 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

From L-R, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Britain?s Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pose for a family photo during the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

From L-R, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe react during a family photo during the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

From L-R, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Britain?s Prime Minister Theresa May gather as they attend the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

(L-R) The President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni pose after watching an Italian flying squadron as part of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane De Sakutin/Pool

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“But we have to know that we must fight for our future on our own, for our destiny as Europeans,” Merkel said.

The two-day G7 summit in Italy pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled.

The American tycoon-turned-president backed a pledge to fight protectionism at the end of the G7 summit on Saturday, but refused to endorse the climate pact, saying he needed more time to decide.

But EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday he was more optimistic now than after the U.S. election last November after EU leaders held talks with Trump in Brussels.

“What I am absolutely sure after this meeting is that despite some extraordinary … expressions, behaviors, etc, etc, our partners in the G7 are much more responsible than the first impression after the election in the United States,” Tusk said in the Slovak capital.

At the NATO summit on Thursday, Trump intensified his accusations that allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks such as this week’s Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants.

Turning to France, Merkel said she wished President Emmanuel Macron success, adding to applause: “Where Germany can help, Germany will help, because Germany can only do well if Europe is doing well.”

France is Germany’s second-biggest trading partner and the presidential election victory of the pro-European centrist reformer Macron over far-right protectionist rival Marine Le Pen in early May has sparked hopes that Berlin will ally with Paris in spearheading a broad-based economic revival in Europe.

(Reporting by Joern Poltz, additional reporting by Tatiana Jancarikova in Bratislava; Writing by Michael Nienaber, editing by Susan Thomas)

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Manchester bombing: British police release new photos of suspect Salman Abedi

British police released new photos Saturday of the suspected Manchester Arena suicide bomber taken from security footage on the night of the deadly attack — and implored the public for help.

Manchester-born Salman Abedi, 22, is believed to be behind the suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured dozens more after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday.

In the photos released by Greater Manchester Police, a mustachioed Abedi is wearing a brown hat, jeans, glasses and a black Hollister vest. The background is blacked out. The pictures came accompanied by a shared statement from Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the U.K. Counter Terrorism Policing.

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“Today we are releasing an image of Salman Abedi taken from CCTV on the night he committed the attack,” they said in a statement. “We are gathering a detailed picture of Abedi as the investigation develops and now need people to tell us if they have any information about his movements from 18 May when he returned to the UK through to Monday night.”

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They also asked for any digital photos or videos potentially taken of Abedi on a mobile phone, digital camera or video camera to be shared with law enforcement on a specially created website.

The release of the CCTV images comes after British police were reportedly upset that photos of evidence from the crime scene were shared by American news outlets. The New York Times, which first published the photos, did not disclose where it obtained the images.

A U.S. intelligence official told NBC News that Abedi was identified by a bank card found in his pocket and confirmed via facial recognition technology.

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Abedi is of Libyan descent and traveled to the country within the past 12 months — one of multiple countries he visited — and had “clear ties to al Qaeda,” the U.S. intelligence official said. Abedi was also on the radar of the U.S. intelligence community, multiple U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials added.

Manchester police said they have gathered substantial information about the suspect, how he built the bomb, where he had traveled, his finances and the people with whom he associated. They have arrested 13 suspects in an investigation that they described as “large scale and fast-moving.”

The suspect’s brother and father were also arrested in the Libyan capital of Tripoli following the attack, officials said.

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After the most recent spate of arrests, the U.K. reduced its terrorism threat level from “critical” to “severe” on Saturday.

Police said they are still searching 14 locations and have carried out 17 warrants, mostly in Greater Manchester. About 1,000 people are working on the investigation and hundreds of members of local police have beefed up security on the streets of the major British city amid a holiday weekend in the country with several high-profile music festivals and sporting events.

“This is still a live investigation which is not slowing down,” Hopkins and Basu said in their statement. “Our priorities are to understand the run up to this terrible event and to understand if more people were involved in planning this attack.”

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Obama offers condolences to UK’s Manchester victims in Prince Harry meeting


LONDON, May 27 (Reuters) – Former U.S. president Barack Obama offered his condolences to the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing on Saturday when he met Britain’s Prince Harry.

Harry, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth, was hosting Obama at his London home Kensington Palace to discuss military veterans, mental health issues and empowering young people.

The meeting also gave him an opportunity to pass on his sympathies following Monday’s attack at a pop concert in Manchester which left 22 dead and more than 100 injured.

“Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack,” Obama said on Twitter.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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Kirsten Dunst bursts into tears at 2017 Cannes Film Festival red carpet

Kirsten Dunst was so overwhelmed with emotion at a Cannes Film Festival red carpet that she burst into tears.

The actress attended the premiere of “The Beguiled” at the 10-day film festival earlier in the week, and new photos have surfaced of her dramatic breakdown on the red carpet. Dunst, 35, looked like a total princess in her pastel blue ballgown, but all eyes were on her tears.

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She suddenly started crying, catching the attention of paparazzi who quickly snapped photos of the unexpected scene. However, it thankfully looks like Dunst was just crying tears of joy! She was seen smiling with director Sofia Coppola soon after while wiping away any excess tears.

Dunst stars alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars in “The Beguiled,” including Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning, so we don’t blame her for getting emotional.

Kirsten quickly bounced back from her emotional moment, as she flashed her pearly whites while posing with co-stars Kidman and Fanning. Dakota was totally twinning with Kirsten her own lilac princess ballgown, while Nicole dazzled in a silver fringed ensemble.

The trio posed up a storm on the red carpet together — and it looks like the chemistry is totally there!

Check out photos of Kristen’s emotional breakdown in the slideshow above.

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