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Would you kill my mother for me?: a dark case of abuse and revenge

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Dee Dee Blanchard forced her healthy daughter Gypsy to use a wheelchair and fabricated endless medical emergencies for her. Then Gypsy found a boyfriend, and made a grisly plan to escape her mother and start a new life. Erin Lee Carr tells a deeply disturbing story of Munchausen by proxy and murder I have four VHS tapes in a large ziplock bag. They are family home movies, but not of my family. The label of one tape reads simply Gypsy. A little girl appears in the centre of the frame, her eyes …

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Unlearning the myth of American innocence

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The long read: When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. I was very ambitious. I wrote out what I would do at every age: when I would get married and when I would have kids and when I would open a dance studio. When I left my small hometown …

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Justine Damond death: US investigators say ‘loud sound’ may have sparked police shooting

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Minneapolis mayor says she wants officer who reportedly shot Damond to be interviewed Australian PM describes shooting as inexplicable and says he is seeking answers A preliminary investigation by Minnesota officials suggests who has been identified in local media as the officer who allegedly shot Damond. The bureau said it had interviewed Harrity but Noor had declined to be interviewed by BCA agents. Betsy Hodges, mayor of Minneapolis, told a press conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday night: …

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‘Gandhi lookalike: Kal Penn posts scripts highlighting Hollywood racial stereotyping

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Indian-American actor shares pictures on Twitter of awful scripts asking for everything from a Pakistani computer geek to more authentic Hindi accents Kal Penn has highlighted racial stereotypes prevalent in Hollywood by sharing awful audition scripts he was given in the early years of his career. Penn, an Indian-American actor best known for his roles in the Harold & Kumar films and the TV series House, uploaded excerpts of the scripts to Twitter. They highlight television, film and …

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Saturday Night Live: Jeff Sessions as Forrest Gump and those Russia connections

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Kate McKinnon as the attorney general eats through a box of chocolates at a bus stop and a very special pie served by The Helps Octavia Spencer In so many ways Saturday Night Live is a tradition-based show it very rarely breaks format, mixes live and pre-taped elements, or toys with meta comedy. But this week, the show played with expectations and people who only watch sketches on YouTube by inserting Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway into the mid-commercial live-shots, where viewers get a …

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Dreamer in process of Daca renewal to be deported without court hearing

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Daniela Vargas, an aspiring math teacher, was detained after speaking an immigrants rights event, as Ice calls arrest targeted immigration enforcement A 22-year-old who was bill prevents any city or any state institution, such as universities, from sheltering immigrants or prohibiting its employees from cooperating with Ice. Vargas spoke at the conference as a representative of Mississippi Daca students. As she was being driven away from the event by a friend, Ice agents stopped and detained …

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Rob Delaney: I revered Carrie Fisher til I met her. Then I loved her

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The Catastrophe comedian on writing extra scenes for his brilliantly funny co-star and his failed attempts to seduce her Yes, I knew Catastrophe, the sitcom I write and star in with Sharon Horgan. Or should I say, plays my mom, since we just finished shooting last week and Carries scenes havent been seen by anyone yet. Except for me and Sharon that is, and our director, producer and editor. Weve seen them and theyre amazing. I played some early cuts for my dad the other day and he was roaring. …

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US government collecting social media information from foreign travelers

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Visitors filing visa waiver application are prompted to enter account names for social platforms, but activists say there are few guidelines for use of information The US government has begun asking select foreign travelers to disclose their social media activities as part of an expanded effort to spot potential terrorist threats. The request functions as a prompt on the online Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or Esta, a visa waiver application that many visitors are required to …

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White House press secretary says Putin had direct role in hacking US election

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Josh Earnest also argued Donald Trump knew Russia was engaged in cyber-attacks, but stopped short of saying country rigged election for Trumps win The White House on Thursday went its furthest yet in joining the dots between Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Press secretary Josh Earnest indicated that he shared the view of US intelligence officials, a direct role in hacking during the presidential election. He also argued that Trump knew Russia was engaged in malicious …

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‘Yes we cran’: Barack Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys one last time

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The presidents nephews stood in for Sasha and Malia as his irreverent sounding board for corny-copia of dad jokes and puns in final ceremony as president Look, I know there are some bad ones in here, but this is the last time Im doing this, so were not leaving any room for leftovers, Since 2009 Obama has performed the traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey while his daughters have humoured him and his terrible puns, with expressions betraying amusement, bemusement and …

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