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Pics: Ivanka Trump celebrates her meeting with two Chibok Schoolgirls at the White House

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First Daughter of the United States, Ivanka Trump took to her IG page to celebrate her meeting with two Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram. Ivanka Trump met with Joy and Lydia at the White House last week. The two Chibok girls also met with US President, Donald Trump. Read what Ivanka Trump wrote after the cut..

Honored to have welcomed Joy and Lydia, two incredible young women from Chibok, Nigeria to the White House last week. They shared with me their remarkable journey in overcoming tremendous adversity, and I am in awe of their courage and heart. I look forward to watching them flourish as they begin a new chapter at Southeastern University this fall. Joy and Lydia, I am so proud of you both! Thank you for inspiring us with your story.

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Johnny Depp Jokes About Assassinating Trump

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American actor, Johnny Depp during the Glastonbury Festival on Thursday made a joke about killing President Donald Trump.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor asked a large crowd when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. Depp said to the crowd: “Can we bring Trump here? I think he needs help.
“It is just a question — I’m not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you’re all part of it. But when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
He followed by saying that he is not an actor, but someone who lies for a living.
He said, it’s “been a while, and maybe it’s time.”
This comes recently after Comedian and CNN presenter Kathy Griffin got sacked after sharing graphic images of herself holding a severed head that looks like Trump.
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Read how a 5-year-old boy saved parents who overdosed on heroin

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Ohio Police in a new statement says a 5-year-old boy ran for two blocks in the dark to get help after finding his parents unconscious early on Thursday morning.
His grandfather Kenny Currey said the boy burst into his house saying, “Mom and dad’s dead, mom and dad’s dead!”. Currey then ran back to the house and what he found scared him to death: His stepdaughter and her partner had overdosed on heroin.

 

Middletown police went to the house where they found the boy’s 3-month-old sister sitting in a car seat, crying. They later found two adults who were unconscious.
“This 5-year-old child, a hero, saved 3 lives today. How can something so awesome be so sad all at the same time?. They are supposed to be her guardians and never let anything bad happen to her”  the police department posted on Facebook.
The father was revived after one dose of Narcan, a medication used to reverse heroin and other opiod overdoses, the police report said. The mother was given seven doses of Narcan and then transported to a hospital because she had not regained consciousness. She was later revived and was taken to jail, the report said.

In Middletown, police brought the 5-year-old boy and his baby sister to the station after the incident and gave the boy a badge for his bravery. The boy’s parents were arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment and disorderly conduct, police said, but more charges could be filed.

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India bans 22 social media sites

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Authorities in India have banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in a disputed region, after videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. The government said that the one-month ban was necessary for public safety because social media was being “misused by anti-national and anti-social elements.

It’s being felt that continued misuse of social networking sites and instant messaging services is likely to be detrimental to the interests of peace and tranquility in the stat”.

An official with Kashmir’s state-owned telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., said engineers were still working on shutting down the 22 sites, including Facebook and Twitter, but so far had been unable to do so without freezing the internet across the Himalayan region.

Meanwhile, 3G and 4G cellphone service has been suspended for more than a week, but slower 2G service is still available

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International Church of Cannabis opens in Denver and people are going!

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If you think you’ve heard it all then prepare to be shocked with this new bit of information – there’s a new church in the US that uses cannabis as a spiritual food! Yes, you heard right. The International Church of Cannabis is a new church opened yesterday in Denver, Colorado, United States, that allows the use of cannabis as holy communion to lead you closer to God.

The church, which is located at 400 S Logan St, Denver, CO 80209, USA, is supposed to be a real church and is “going to do all the things that churches do”, with choir singing, weekly church attendance  and communion. Their congregation will be referred to as “Elevationists”, a play on words for the euphoric feeling one gets when they smoke the flowering plant. The interior of the church  is decorated with murals of purple and gold, bright colours reminiscent of the after feeling people have when they smoke the plant.

 

Yesterday, Elevationsists knelt at the altar of dank bud as they celebrated the grand opening of their community’s holy house of worship. The church, occupying 13,000 square feet, is a113-year-old building owned by Steve Berke, a member of the church and CEO of Bangholdings.com. Berke said the church will help individuals on the way to their spiritual journey through self-discovery which they will achieve by consuming marijuana.

“An individual’s spiritual journey and search for meaning is one of self discovery that can be heightened and deepened through ritual cannabis use,” Berke said. “It’s a 113-year-old property. Some of the initial things that we did were just aesthetic improvements and then we’re really proud of the art that we feature in the church.”

Berke added:

“People who use cannabis as a sacrament for their own spiritual and religious purposes can come and feel safe that they’re not going to be prosecuted or arrested for practicing their religion in peace.”

“We were so happy to find a space that already had a spiritual history, and to be able to retain that element in the use of the property,” said Briley Hale, co-founder of the church, in a press release. “It’s a great privilege to be able to turn this building around, rather than watching it being converted into condos or left abandoned to attract vagrancy and crime.”

 

The church has only been opened for one day, yet they already have positive Google reviews left by people who have either been inside the church or just passed by the building.

Find the reviews and more photos of the church below.

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Full list of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2017

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TIME magazine has unveiled its annual “100 Most Influential People in the World” list on, a widely-ranging group that includes global leaders and their advisers, musicians and movie stars, world-class athletes and chief executives.

This year’s 14th annual issue features five worldwide covers, each featuring a member of the TIME 100: singer John Legend, actress Viola Davis, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, philanthropist Melinda Gates, and British actor Riz Ahmed. See the full list after the cut….

Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian politician, activist
David Adjaye, architect
Riz Ahmed, actor
Thelma Aldana, Attorney General of Guatemala
James Allison, immunologist
Guillem Anglada-Escudé, Natalie Batalha and Michaël Gillon, astronomers
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks
Margaret Atwood, novelist
Stephen Bannon, White House Chief Strategist
Cindy Arlette Contreras Bautista, activist
Samantha Bee, actor, comedian
Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon
Simone Biles, gymnast
Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour, organizers, Women’s March
Jason Blum, director
Tom Brady, football player, New England Patriots
Gretchen Carlson, advocate for workplace equality, former Fox News anchor
Chance the Rapper, rapper
George Church, geneticist
James Comey, director, FBI
James Corden, host, The Late Late Show with James Corden
Viola Davis, actor
Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines
Ava DuVernay, director
Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO, Spotify
Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, Chicago Cubs
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey
Fan Bingbing, actor
Bob Ferguson, Attorney General of Washington
Melinda Gates, philanthropist
Donald Glover, actor, writer, rapper
Ashley Graham, model
Glenda Gray, physician and researcher
Kirsten Green, founder, Forerunner Ventures
Gavin Grimm, activist
Demis Hassabis, artificial intelligence pioneer
LeBron James, basketball player, Cleveland Cavaliers
Barry Jenkins, director
Leslie Jones, comedian, actor
Colin Kaepernick, football player
Alicia Keys, singer
Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of North Korea
Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser
John Legend, singer, songwriter
John Lewis, U.S. Congressman, 5th District of Georgia
Leila de Lima, Philippine opposition senator
Jean Liu, president, Didi Chuxing
Demi Lovato, singer
Barbara Lynch, chef, restaurateur
Kerry James Marshall, artist
General James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, U.S.
Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Conor McGregor, mixed martial artist
Rebekah Mercer, Republican donor
Alessandro Michele, designer, Gucci
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Neymar, soccer player
Sandra Day O’Connor, former Supreme Court Justice, founder, iCivics
Sarah Paulson, actor
Jordan Peele, actor, comedian, filmmaker
Tom Perez, chairman, Democratic National Committee
Ben Platt, actor
Pope Francis, Pontifex
Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia
Ryan Reynolds, actor
Margot Robbie, actor
RuPaul, television personality
Raed Saleh, head of Syria’s White Helmets
Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia
Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator, New York
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, entrepreneur, founder, Paytm
Ed Sheeran, singer, songwriter
Cindy Sherman, photographer
Raf Simons, designer, chief creative officer, Calvin Klein
Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force
Evan Spiegel, CEO and co-founder, Snapchat
Emma Stone, actor
Donald Trump, President of the United States
Ivanka Trump, White House special assistant
Dr. Celina Turchi, infectious disease expert
Bernard J. Tyson, CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Hamdi Ulukaya, entrepreneur, CEO, Chobani
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand
Guus Velders, atmospheric chemist
Margrethe Vestager, antitrust czar, European Union
Jeanette Vizguerra, activist
Wang Qishan, senior leader, Communist Party, China
Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator, Massachusetts
Colson Whitehead, novelist
Constance Wu, actor
Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, General Secretary, Communist Party, China
Janet Yellen, chair, Federal Reserve
Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
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Imprisoned Bobby Shmurda, bags 4 more years in prison

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Rapper, Bobby Shmurda, who is already serving 7 years for his murder conspiracy conviction, appeared in court with his attorney, Paul London Friday April 7, 2017 and pled guilty to the crime of attempting to promote prison contraband. The good news for the rapper is that the new 4 years sentence will run concurrently with his 7 year sentence. Bobby has been in jail since December 2014.

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Muhammad Ali’s son was apprehended at the airport because he’s Muslim

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Son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali said he was detained by immigration officials at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Florida because he’s a Muslim.
Muhammad Ali Jr., along with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali were returning to Florida from Jamaica after speaking at a black history event. They were retrieving their bags at baggage claim, when an official pulled them aside.
In an interview with CNN, the 44-year-old American citizen, who was born in Philadelphia said, “He asked me, ‘what is your name?’ Which I didn’t think nothing of that. He said, ‘OK, now, what is your religion?’ And I said, ‘Muslim, I’m a Muslim.’ And I thought to myself, that’s kind of odd. He asked about my religion, and I’m traveling back into the country from where I came from?”
Ali Jr. said the immigration official questioned him in separate room from his mother, Camacho-Ali for nearly two hours. “They asked me, where was I born and what my religion was, where did I get the name from,” Camacho-Ali said.
According to Camacho-Ali, she was released after she showed the official a photo of herself with her then ex-husband, Muhammad Ali. “I figured, maybe if I show I’m really Muhammad Ali’s ex-wife, they would believe me and make it less of a problem,” she said.
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