Cancel your plans: Remake of Norwegian internet hit-show Skam airs in the US today

Scandinavia’s favorite TV-show Skam — or “Shame”— is airing in the US, at 3.40 PM CT today on Facebook Watch. Oh, you have no idea how excited you should be. Skam, as it is called in the original, is a Norwegian tv-show produced by the public broadcasting channel NRK. It follows a group of friends at a high-school in Oslo and depicts their everyday lives, struggles, and insecurities. The show first aired in the fall of 2015 and soon became a massive success — and even achieved cult status. The success of the series is based in its incredibly honest,… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Police ID 2 women killed when dump truck slammed into turning SUV

The dump truck carrying 20 tons of sand was traveling north on Route 539 when it struck an SUV Authorities have identified two women killed in a crash with a dump truck filled with 20 tons of sand Monday morning in Plumsted. Driver Nancy Harris, 79, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, and her passenger, Helen Conover, 84, of Hamilton in Mercer County, were pronounced dead at the scene following the 10:50 a.m. crash, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. Pedestrian struck and killed by 2 tractor trailers on Route 1 The driver of the truck, a 58-year-old Little Egg Harbor man, was treated at an area hospital for minor… Read More

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Letter: Natalie Portman’s brave response to being invited to accept Genius Prize in Israel

Natalie Portman’s brave response to being invited to accept Genius Prize in Israel “Portman will not accept Israeli prize” (Page A2, April 21): Kudos to Natalie Portman for opting not to travel to Israel to accept the Genesis Prize. As an Israeli, proud of her Jewish heritage, it was courageous to take such a public stand “against violence, corruption, inequality and abuse of power,” as she said in a statement. Related Articles Letter: Can’t forget Barbara Bush’s remarks on Katrina evacuees Letter: Judge Aaron Persky recall won’t undermine confidence in judiciary Letter: Why isn’t Trump saying ‘go ahead and knock yourselves out’ in Mueller probe? Letter: Housing crisis will require… Read More

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Europe’s Last-Ditch Effort to Save the Iran Deal

It’s not easy seeking to mollify President Trump, and seldom satisfying. Just ask French President Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting Washington and who has been more successful dealing with Trump than many of his foreign counterparts. He has forged a good personal rapport with the U.S. president—to the point of being granted this White House’s first state visit—and he enjoys more influence over the mercurial commander-in-chief than other European leaders. Yet even Macron couldn’t keep Trump in the Paris climate accord, didn’t stop the United States from initiating a tariff war, and couldn’t convince Trump not to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. There is every reason to… Read More

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