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“We have encountered the largest surge of migrants (at the southern border) in the last 20 years.”

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"DMX received COVID vaccine days before heart attack."

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Says Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee was “not on neck of George Floyd.”

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“Kids at the border: 2,600 highest number Trump, 12,000 currently under Biden.”

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LGBTQ

Tom Daley can’t stomach being a Harry Potter fan because of J.K. Rowling / LGBTQ Nation

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Loud debates, fun banter: Mideast finds outlet in Clubhouse

BEIRUT (AP) — They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

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UK actors settle phone hacking claims with tabloid publisher

Must read

State to get $14.6 million for COVID-19 vaccination efforts

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota will receive more than $14.6 million in federal aid to expand access to coronavirus vaccine, particularly among minorities.The...

“We have encountered the largest surge of migrants (at the southern border) in the last 20 years.”

A migrant from Honduras seeking asylum in the U.S. stands in front of tents at the border crossing on March 1, 2021, in Tijuana,...

Loud debates, fun banter: Mideast finds outlet in Clubhouse

BEIRUT (AP) — They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to...

Tom Daley can’t stomach being a Harry Potter fan because of J.K. Rowling / LGBTQ Nation

Dustin Lance Black and husband Tom Daley (l)/J.K. RowlingPhoto: ShutterstockOut Olympic diver Tom Daley said in a recent interview that he can no longer...

LONDON (AP) — British television presenter and writer David Walliams and “Doc Martin” star Martin Clunes were among several actors who formally settled damages Thursday with a newspaper publisher over phone hacking claims.

Walliams, a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent,” and several others including Clunes sued Mirror Group Newspapers, publisher of tabloids including the Mirror, for illegally intercepting their voicemails.

Lawyers for Walliams alleged he and his friends were targeted by the publisher from 2003 to 2010, and that 45 news articles were published as a result of intercepted voicemails and other unlawful techniques.

The actor’s lawyer, Roddy Chisholm Batten, told the High Court that Walliams “suffered distress and embarrassment as a result of the misuse of his private information” and that many of the articles were “highly intrusive.”

The publisher had previously admitted wrongdoing and agreed to settle the claims with Walliams, Clunes and other British celebrities.

The cases were formally settled at a High Court hearing Thursday, and the publisher issued a public apology and unspecified compensation to the actors.

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