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BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage. The service maintains 50 foreign news bureaus with more than 250 correspondents around the world.
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  • Ben Shapiro Calls Disney’s Decision to Fire James Gunn Over Old Tweets a ‘Bad Precedent’
    The Wrap

    Ben Shapiro Calls Disney’s Decision to Fire James Gunn Over Old Tweets a ‘Bad Precedent’

    Newly-ousted “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has at least one defender, and it came from the most unlikely place: Conservative media star Ben Shapiro. Gunn frequently tweets about his opposition to President Donald Trump, and thus drew the ire of fans of the president such as right-wing provocateur Mike Cernovich, who began posting a series of old tweets by Gunn, many subsequently deleted.

  • The hidden victims of opioid addiction: Children in foster care
    Yahoo News

    The hidden victims of opioid addiction: Children in foster care

    The hidden victims of opioid addiction are often the children of addicts, who may be orphaned or taken away from parents unable to care for them and placed in foster care.

  • James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’
    Variety

    James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

    James Gunn has been fired as the director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” after a series of offensive tweets were unearthed that made light of such controversial topics as pedophelia and rape. Disney, the studio behind the comic-book franchise, made the announcement in the midst of Comic-Con, the geek convention where Gunn is […]

  • Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed
    AFP

    Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed

    Israeli forces unleashed a wave of deadly strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a soldier was shot dead along the border. A ceasefire agreement was reached early Saturday after Egyptian and United Nations mediation, a spokesman for Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas said, reducing fears of a wider conflict. On Friday, three Hamas militants were killed as air raids sent fireballs exploding into the sky over Gaza, while Israel said rockets had been fired back at its territory.

  • Fox News Host Kimberly Guilfoyle Leaving The Network
    HuffPost

    Fox News Host Kimberly Guilfoyle Leaving The Network

    Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving the network, the network announced

  • Former Ohio State wrestling team doctor's alleged abuse victims now exceed 100
    Yahoo Sports

    Former Ohio State wrestling team doctor's alleged abuse victims now exceed 100

    When Ohio State launched an investigation into allegations of abuse against former wrestling team physician Dr. Richard Strauss in April, the university encouraged more victims to come forward.

  • Markets drop after Trump said he's 'ready to go' on tariffs for $500 billion of Chinese goods
    Business Insider

    Markets drop after Trump said he's 'ready to go' on tariffs for $500 billion of Chinese goods

    Trump said he is willing to escalate the current tariffs on China from $34 billion to $500 billion. You can follow global market developments at Markets Insider. LONDON — Global markets are falling late on Friday morning after US President Donald Trump threatened to levy new tariffs on more than $500 billion of goods from China.

  • British Open 2018: Tiger Woods hit a shot directly at the fans at Carnoustie, and it did not end well
    Golf Digest

    British Open 2018: Tiger Woods hit a shot directly at the fans at Carnoustie, and it did not end well

    British Open 2018: Watch Tiger Woods hit a recovery shot directly at the fans on Friday at Carnoustie

  • 'Tightening now hurts all that we have done': Trump rails against the Fed for a second day
    Yahoo Finance

    'Tightening now hurts all that we have done': Trump rails against the Fed for a second day

    Donald Trump continues to broadcast that he is not happy about the Federal Reserve's current monetary policy.

  • Associated Press

    More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade.

  • Multiple Papa John's Employees Describe Sexual Harassment, Nepotism
    HuffPost

    Multiple Papa John's Employees Describe Sexual Harassment, Nepotism

    Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned last week as chairman over his use

  • CIA 'had source close to Putin' and told Donald Trump that Russian leader ordered election hacking 
    The Telegraph

    CIA 'had source close to Putin' and told Donald Trump that Russian leader ordered election hacking 

    The CIA had a top secret informant close to Vladimir Putin who confirmed the Russian president’s personal involvement in hacking the 2016 US election, it has been claimed. According to the New York Times the source was giving information to the CIA during the Obama administration. The information, and the source, were reportedly considered so sensitive that John Brennan, the CIA director at the time, gave details to Mr Obama in an envelope, separate from the daily presidential intelligence briefing that is delivered in the Oval Office, the New York Times reported. Mr Brennan, accompanied by the head of the National Security Agency and Mr Obama's director of national intelligence, were said to have briefed Donald Trump on the information in a meeting at Trump Tower two weeks before his inauguration. Despite having been told about the source confirming Mr Putin's personal involvement Mr Trump went on to repeatedly question whether Russia interfered in the election. At a joint press conference with Mr Putin in Helsinki on Monday he declined to blame the Russian president. It was unclear whether Mr Trump knew the identity of America's Russian source, or what details of the person intelligence chiefs had given him at the Trump Tower meeting. At the Helsinki news conference with Putin the US president was asked if he would denounce what happened in 2016 and warn Mr Putin never to do it again, and he did not directly answer.  Mr Trump and Mr Putin in Helsinki Credit: AFP On Wednesday he was asked in Washington whether he believed Russia is currently targeting US elections and replied "No". The White House later said his answer had been misconstrued. On Thursday Mr Trump wrote on Twitter that he was looking forward to a second meeting with Mr Putin. The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media. I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear........— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018 James Clapper, director of national intelligence under Mr Obama, who was present when Mr Trump was briefed on Mr Putin's personal involvement, said the incoming president had listened with "some scepticism." Mr Clapper told CNN: "I do think there was scepticism from the get-go, from that day to this day, that indicated that anything that attacked the legitimacy, or questioned the legitimacy, of now-President Trump's election, he just couldn't get his head around." The former intelligence chief added: "More and more I come to a conclusion after the Helsinki performance and since, that I really do wonder if the Russians have something on him." Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator, acknowledged on Thursday that Mr Trump has had a "bad week" on Russia. He said: "I think it's imperative that he understand that he's misjudging Putin." In a separate development the White House announced Mr Trump had rejected a proposal, made by Mr Putin in Helsinki, that Russian investigators be allowed to question US citizens. Those citizens included Michael McFaul, the former US ambassador to Moscow, who the Kremlin accuses of "illegal activities". Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said on Wednesday that the idea was being considered. That sparked a widespread backlash, including from Mr McFaul who called it "crazy". On Thursday Mrs Sanders said: "It is a proposal made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it."