News Roundup for May 29, 2017

The world distilled down to five short headlines.1. In Texas, your college ID is no longer a valid form of voter identification BUT your gun permit is. More here.2. Japan is ready to take action on North Korea. Goodbye world, we hardly knew thee… More here.3. Paris’ mayor, Anne Hidalgo, is movin
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Gus Kenworthy And Other Queer Stars Strip Down For A Powerful Reason

Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy and singer-actress Hayley Kiyoko are just two of the celebrities who are “celebrating themselves” by stripping down for an inclusive Pride month effort.Online underwear retailer MeUndies unveiled their new rainbow polka dot designs May 23 with a colorful spread fe
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Jared Kushner Probably Isn’t Going To Save The Paris Climate Deal

If you thought Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump were the best hope for preserving United States’ participation in the Paris climate agreement, sorry. There’s been lots of talk that President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law would emerge as primary advocates for maintaining the U.S. co
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100 Middle Schoolers Refuse Photo-Op With Paul Ryan During D.C. Trip

Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) may be the House Speaker and third in line for the presidency, but that reportedly didn’t sway roughly 100 middle school students to take a photo with him earlier this week.The students were visiting Washington, D.C., from New Jersey’s South Orange Middle School on Thursday wh
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Channing Tatum And Adam Driver Are Your New Favorite Criminals

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver are the comedy duo we deserve.In “Logan Lucky,” they play Southern nitwits turned criminal masterminds who hatch a plan for a detailed heist during a NASCAR race. The first “Logan Lucky” trailer previews Steven Soderbergh’s first film since the director said
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Eddie Vedder And Guns N’ Roses Pay Tribute To Chris Cornell During Europe Concerts

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was emotional Saturday during the opening stop on a European solo tour, his first gig since longtime friend and former collaborator Chris Cornell died on May 18.Vedder made no direct mention of Cornell, the lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave, during his Amst
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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

On the surface, Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche appeared to lead very different lives. A retired Army veteran and a married father of four, 53-year-old Best worked for the city of Portland. At 23, Namkai-Meche was a recent college grad who worked at an consulting firm focused on e
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Burger King’s ‘Who Is The King?’ Vote Reportedly Angers Belgium Royal

Burger King appears to be eyeing more than just business expansion this summer.The fast-food giant has launched a mock, online vote titled “Who Is The King?” that pits its fictional, royal brand name against Belgium King Philippe ahead of the company’s first Burger King restaurant in the Weste
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Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016

A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic. The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday that the state's 4,149 unintentional fatal overdoses in 2016 are a 36 percent incre
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Sofia Coppola Becomes Second Woman To Win Cannes Film Festival’s Directing Prize

Ending a 56-year gap, Sofia Coppola became the second woman to receive the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival as the gala wrapped up on Sunday.Russian Yuliya Solntseva won for “The Story of the Flaming Years” in 1961. Coppola was honored for “The Beguiled,” a Southern Gothic ho
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