Dionne: How Macron pushed back — forcefully — against Trump’s claim to dominance despite their ‘bromance’

WASHINGTON — The early story line about President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron focused on their “bromance” and Trump’s puerile claim to dominance when he brushed what he said was dandruff off Macron’s suit. But on the last day of his state visit on Wednesday, Macron showed he will not be trifled with. He used a speech to a joint session of Congress to engage in a full-scale takedown of Trumpism, wrapped in a love letter to the United States and a call on Americans to live up to the values embedded in our own history. Macron, speaking forcefully in English, held nothing back. He warned against “the illusion… Read More

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Kim Kardashian: Nude Perfume Bottle Revealed!

As reported very often on this website over the years, Kim Kardashian often gets naked. She gets naked in sex tapes. She gets naked for magazine covers. She gets naked on Instagram. But Kardashian has gotten naked over the past few days for a different reason than ever before: She is coming out with a new perfume and the bottle will be based on a mold of her nude body. Really. We’re not making this up. And the unusual business move has caused Kim to tease her impending fragrance in an extremely NSFW manner. And we mean… extremely NSFW. The mother of three has spent this week not just posing… Read More

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Timeline for the Cosby sexual assault case

Associated Press Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004 at his home near Philadelphia. The 80-year-old comedian could spend the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted of assaulting former Temple University women’s basketball official Andrea Constand. Key events in the case: 2002 Cosby meets Constand at Philadelphia’s Temple University, his alma mater, where she manages the women’s basketball team and he serves as a celebrity booster and trustee. (The Associated Press does not usually identify people who say they are the victims of sexual assault, but Constand has agreed to allow her name to be used.) 2004 JANUARY: Cosby… Read More

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Pharmaceutical dealmaking is starting to heat up — here’s where it’s headed

Takeda has reached a preliminary agreement to buy Adderall drugmaker Shire for $64 billion in what could be the largest pharma deal of the year. It’s a return to mega deals for specialty pharmaceutical companies like Shire. The deal could spark interest back in specialty pharma M&A, an area that’s been relatively subdued over the past couple years. But this time, the buyers will look a lot different than the serial acquirers that snapped up specialty pharma companies over the past decade, Jefferies analyst David Steinberg told Business Insider. “It may not be the usual suspects,” he said. Takeda has reached a preliminary agreement to buy drugmaker Shire for $64… Read More

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Devils’ Nico Hischier, Pavel Zacha won’t play in World Championships due to injuries

Chris Ryan may be reached at Devils forwards Nico Hischier and Pavel Zacha will not play for their respective countries in the upcoming IIHF World Championships due to injuries. Watch video Devils forwards Nico Hischier and Pavel Zacha will not play for their respective countries in the upcoming IIHF World Championships due to injuries. Neither player will need surgery, but both will have to rest for several weeks to recover. Hischier played the entire season with a chronic left wrist and hand injury, and he will keep the area immobilized for two-to-four weeks. Hischier, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, played in all 82 regular-season games… Read More

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‘Who will have a place in Seattle?’ Community leader challenges tech to grow inclusively

Wyking Garrett discusses his efforts to revive the Central District at Forterra’s annual breakfast. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) “Seattle’s losing a part of its soul.” That’s how Wyking Garrett sees it. He is a third-generation resident of the city’s historically black Central District and he discussed how his community has been left behind by Seattle’s growth at Forterra’s annual breakfast Thursday. “Seattle is growing,” he said. “Black Seattle is not. Seattle is booming. Black Seattle has been busted.” Garrett is president of Africatown Community Land Trust, an organization that worked with Forterra to secure a hotly contested piece of property in the Central District for affordable housing and local… Read More

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