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What to see, from ‘Minions’ to ‘The Princess’

Leave it to the Minions to bring fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend.The latest chapter in the hit "Despicable Me" franchise, featuring those banana-loving, jibber-jabbering little guys and their supervillain buddy Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), is hitting movie theaters for the holiday and joining a bunch of other blockbusters already firing up the box office. (And in the case of Tom Cruise's "Top Gun: Maverick," turning on the afterburners.)But if you want to beat the heat and feel like bingeing some films at home, there are plenty of options.So if you need a film this long holiday weekend? We got you, fam. Here's a guide to satisfying every cinematic taste:Best movies of 2022 (so far):Everything you need to see, from 'Top Gun: Maverick' to 'RRR'If you live for oddball yellow h...
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Mesquida and Villanueva snatch the lead from the Flethes brothers

ABC_NCadiz Updated:07/01/2022 17:56h Save With the celebration of three new tests, this Friday the second of the four days that will complete the 420 Spanish Championship has been resolved in the Cadiz bay. With a total of six tests already underway, a change of leadership takes place, now in the hands of the Balearic crew of Marc Mesquida and Ramón Jaume Villanueva, two points ahead of the Andalusians Fernando and Carlos Flethes, second, with third place in the hands of the Canary Islands Paula and Isabel Laiseca, new also in first place among the females.The heads-up between the Balearic Islands and Andalusians began with a puncture, with 26th place for the visitors and 8th for the locals who, thanks to the possibility of discarding with th...
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Fourth of July travel surge puts airlines — and passengers — to the test

Travelers at LaGuardia Airport in New York on June 30, 2022.Leslie Josephs | CNBCThe Fourth of July holiday weekend will put airlines to the test after a messy spring angered travelers and drew sharp criticism from Washington.Already this year, the rate of flight cancellations and delays in June is higher than before the pandemic as a result of bad weather and staffing shortages. And airlines and federal officials have been scrambling to ease frustrations ahead of the busy holiday weekend.This week, Delta said travelers can change flights for free, without paying a difference in fare, if they can travel outside of the busy July 1-4 weekend, as late as July 8. JetBlue Airways launched attendance bonuses to flight attendants this spring to ensure solid staffing. American Airlines regio...
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At least 21 dead in Russian missile strike near Odessa

KYIV, Ukraine — At least 21 people were killed and 30 injured in a Russian missile strike early Friday in southern Ukraine's Odesa region, authorities said, a day after Russian troops abandoned their positions on an island off the coast of Odesa that has become a symbol of the Ukrainians' stiff resistance. Sergei Bratchuk, a spokesman for Odesa's military administration, said the missiles were launched by aircraft in the Black Sea and struck a nine-story apartment building. At least two of the dead were children and three other children were rescued from the rubble. Video of the attack before daybreak showed the charred ruins of buildings in the small town of Serhiivka.Ukrainian authorities interpreted the attack as payback for Russian troops being forced off Snake Island, a tiny rock...
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Amazon blocks searches for LGBTQ+ products in the United Arab Emirates

Marc Bruxelle/ EyeEm/ GettyDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – E-commerce giant Amazon is blocking search results for LGBTQ-related products on its United Arab Emirates website, following a series of pushbacks against same-sex themes in the Gulf region. Amazon made the decision after coming under pressure from UAE authorities, who reportedly threatened it with penalties and gave it until Friday to comply with its demand to restrict search results for LGBTQ-themed materials. This is according to documents viewed by The New York Timeswho first reported the story. "After hearing from the Emirates, Amazon had its Restricted Products team take steps to remove individual product listings, and a team that manages the company's search abilities hid the results for more than 150 keywords," the Times ...
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Todd Boehly vows to change Chelsea’s culture after bullying allegations | Chelsea

Todd Boehly has responded to allegations of a toxic environment in Chelsea's marketing team by promising all employees there will be sweeping changes to the club's culture.Chelsea's co-owner has sent a letter to staff saying there will be a zero-tolerance approach to bullying after it emerged that Richard Bignell, a former head of the club's television channel, had taken his own life in January and that a coroner's report found he had been “deeply troubled by anxiety, depression and despair following the loss of his job”.The New York Times reported that Bignell, who worked at Chelsea for 18 years, was sacked last September a day after returning to work following more than a year of medical leave. The paper said the club's previous ownership hired an outside firm to conduct a cultural r...
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Trevor Noah on supreme court gutting the EPA: ‘So what is their job now?’ | Late night TV roundup

Trevor NoahTrevor Noah tore into another outrageous supreme court ruling this week: the 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA, which limits the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants. “The supreme court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to protect the environment…? So what is their job now? Just to look at the environment and be like 'oh shit'?” Noah wondered on Thursday night's Daily Show.
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The Civil Guard points to four former ETA chiefs for the order to assassinate Miguel Ángel Blanco

Elizabeth VegaCONTINUEAdriana HeadsCONTINUEJorge NavasCONTINUE Updated:07/01/2022 17:13h Save RELATED NEWSThe Civil Guard has sent a report to the judge of the National High Court that investigates the intellectual authorship of the murder in 1997 of Miguel Ángel Blanco, in which he places four former heads of the terrorist group ETA after the order that triggered the kidnapping and execution of the young PP councilor in Ermua: Kantauri, Mikel Antza, Iñaki de Renteria and Anboto. Judge Manuel García Castellón is investigating whether the Zuba, the executive committee of the terrorist group, was behind that order, investigations that have intensified with a recent complaint of Dignity and Justice directed against the entire ETA leadership, inc...
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Met police officers fired after sharing racist joke about Meghan | metropolitan police

Two Metropolitan police officers have been sacked after posting offensive messages in a group chat, including a racist joke about the Duchess of Sussex.PC Sukhdev Jeer and PC Paul Hefford, who worked in a unit at Bethnal Green police station in east London, posted inappropriate, highly offensive and discriminatory content on WhatsApp in 2018.Their actions, labeled “abhorrent and discriminatory”, amounted to gross misconduct, a court decided on Friday, meaning they must be dismissed from the force.They also failed to challenge and/or report other members of the group after receiving offensive messages.The hearing at the Empress State Building, in west London, heard the posts, including one comparing Meghan to a “golliwog”, were “discriminatory and serious in nature”.Messages from Richard...
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The informal volunteer groups leading Ukraine’s aid effort | Ukraine

Talina Zharikova first met people who had fled fighting in Donbas in a bomb shelter near her flat in the south-central Ukrainian city of Dnipro when the invasion started. For a while, she and her neighbors hosted them in their flats. But there were quickly more people than they could house, so Zharikova decided to ask about renovating an abandoned Soviet hospital opposite their block of flats from her.Zharikova, her neighbours, other Dnipro residents and those who had fled fighting set about renovating the building, which had been empty for a decade. There are now 240 people living in the various rooms in the shelter, known as Good on Love, and they say there is room for another 100.The shelter is one of more than 60 set up by Dnipro residents for evacuations. As the first city of r...