Robert Mueller tells Congress his report did not exonerate Trump

(CNN)Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller told Congress on Wednesday that his investigation did not “totally exonerate” President Donald Trump as the President has claimed. After weeks of negotiations, twists and turns over Mueller’s appearance and a pair of subpoenas, the former special counsel is now answering questions about his probe for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee, and will appear at noon ET before the House Intelligence Committee. The former special counsel’s testimony is the closest thing to a make-or-break moment as it gets for Democrats in their investigations into the President. It’s a potential turning point for the House Democratic impeachment caucus that’s banking Mueller can reset the conversation about the special counsel investigation and convince the …

Here’s Why Meghan Markle Didn’t Want To Be On The Cover Of British Vogue

Meghan Markle’s role with Vogue has finally been unveiled. confirmed Sunday that the Duchess of Sussex guest-edited the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, alongside Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful. She is the first guest editor of a September issue ― generally seen as In a statement shared on the Sussex Royal page, Meghan said it was “rewarding, educational and inspiring” to work on the issue, which is titled “Forces for Change.” Handout via Getty Images The Duchess of Sussex, a patron of the charity Smart Works, in the workroom of the Smart Works London office. There is also a blank spot on the cover, which Enninful said the duchess requested. It’s supposed to represent a mirror that will show the reader how …

13 EXTREMELY Odd Suicides

Jim Goad Updated July 25, 2019 By Johannes Rapprich 1. Thomas Barker: Shoved A Red-Hot Poker Down His Throat No one knew who the haggard-looking man was. As a small group sat before a fireplace in a Leeds, England, hotel lobby two days before Christmas, 1856, it didn’t seem to matter—he was welcome to share in the season’s joy. Appearing troubled, he had wandered in from the cold night, requested a pipe, and sat peevishly before the fire. It didn’t have to happen. He could have thrown another log on the fire, sipped some tea, and quietly passed wind. He could have warmed his toes, cracked his knuckles, and inquired about rugby scores. He could have read while chewing on …

Are you ready for the 35C heatwave?

But the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says a limit cannot be introduced because some industries have to work in high temperatures. You must enable JavaScript to view this content. Compare the temperature where you are with more than 50 cities around the world, including some of the hottest and coldest inhabited places. Enter your location or postcode in the search box to see your result. Find a location °C °C °C This temperature comparison tool uses three hourly forecast figures. For more detailed hourly UK forecasts go to BBC Weather. If you can’t see the calculator, tap here Image copyright Getty Images That’s not an option open to everyone, so an electric fan can be a handy substitute. A …

Victorias Secret Photographer Timur Emek Accused Of Misconduct By Several Women!

After Marcus Hyde — who has worked with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Ariana Grande — Per his website, the Berlin-born artist — who has reportedly shot for Victoria’s Secret — specializes in people and fashion photography, and has been featured in magazines such as Vogue and GQ. According to production designer Haley Bowman, Emek allegedly pulled down her shirt, and forced her hand onto his erect penis during a shoot. She penned: “He took about 3 photos of me before pulling down my shirt. I nervously pull it back up. He then pulled the other strap down and *click click click* snapped a bunch of photos while I was exposed. Now thinking of an exit strategy, I start …

This American Eagle Ad Campaign Features Models With Various Disabilities And Chronic Illnesses

Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone to an online store to shop for clothes, but ended up having your confidence crushed by the out-of-this-world-pretty models and just closed the tab thinking you’ll never look as good in the same clothes? Yeah, us too. Fortunately, many brands are catching up with the social issues discussed all over the globe, including the importance of representation. We can only hope that other brands will follow the example and include diverse models into their campaigns as well. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: American Eagle Psychology studies have shown that the lack of individuality in mass media influences our perception of physical appearance. Back in 2017, Psychologist Magazine reported that body …

Photographer Marcus Hyde’s History Of Predatory Behavior Exposed

Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault and harassment, and may be triggering for some readers. Over the past couple of years, we’ve gotten more and more evidence that almost all men are trash, but there are still more skeezy dudes who haven’t been exposed yet. While it usually makes bigger headlines when a famous actor or politician gets accused of sexual misconduct, this stuff happens in literally every industry. And honestly, I feel like it happens in the fashion industry a lot. Famous photographers like Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Terry Richardson, and Bruce Weber have all been accused of sexual harassment and assault by numerous people, and now we can add Marcus Hyde, who’s commonly known as Kim …

Why ‘Love Island’ soared in the UK and sank in the US

(CNN)“All you need is love,” sang The Beatles. Is the US simply a higher-minded nation than Britain, with a population too virtuous to enjoy snogging contests and on-camera sex in the coyly misnomered “Hideaway” suite? Unlikely. But the failure of “Love Island” to land stateside does remind us that Britain and America are still two very different nations, especially when it comes to our big obsessions: class and competition. In both Britain and America, “Love Island” pretends to be a show about finding love. Perhaps, at a cursory view, in both places it’s a show about sex. But in Britain — like everything else — it’s really a show about class. Watch an hour-long episode of the British edition, and …

Miss Michigan Dethroned Over Racially Charged, Islamophobic Social Media Posts

On Thursday, Kathy Zhu, 20, shared an email she received from Miss World America notifying her she was to stop claiming to be part of its events and take down any social media photos in which she’s wearing her sash or tiara. In a 2018 Facebook post, Zhu bashed a World Hijab Day event at the University of Central Florida where she studied before transferring to the University of Michigan. In a CNN interview Monday, Zhu defended both of the posts, claiming that the tweet on black deaths was in response to a user “talking about how all cops are bad people, that they kill innocent black people.” Doubling down on her statement about Muslim women, Zhu claimed that “there …

Agolo attracts Microsoft and Google funding with AI-powered summarization tools

As the ways we consume content multiply and change, media creators are hard-pressed to adapt their methods to take advantage. Short-form audio and video news is one growing but labor-intensive niche — and Agolo aims to help automate the process, pulling in the AP as a client and Microsoft, Google and Tensility as investors. Agolo is an AI startup focused on natural language processing; specifically, how to take a long article, like this one, and boil it down to its most important parts (assuming there are any). Summarization is the name of the process, as it is when you or I do it, and other bots and services do it, as well. Agolo’s claim is to be able to summarize …

Kim Kardashians Photographer Accused of Asking Model for Nude Pics in Exchange for Free Photo Shoot

Celebrity photographer Marcus Hyde probably doesnt need to work hard to get models to dress seductively in front of his camera lens. The well-known snapper has worked as Kim Kardashian and Kanye Wests personal photographer and has taken fabulous photos of Ariana Grande and a string of other stars. But he stands accused of trying to get model Sunnaya Nash to send him nude shots in exchange for a free photo shoot, Page Six. In a text-message exchange purported to be between the two, screenshots of which Nash published online, the model responded to Hydes purported request for nude shots before agreeing to the shoot. I dont have nude photos. Im comfortable shooting lingerie and partial nudity, Nash writes. Its …

Tattoos, tans and techno: the photographers capturing the unseen Beirut

Ravers, semi-naked sun-worshippers, booming queer culture we meet the photographers chronicling a new generation of Lebanese shaking off the trauma of civil war Parties are a privileged place, a space for exploration, a time for fusion, says photographer Cest Beyrouth (This Is Beirut), at the Hezbollah) into their skin. The men told Ammar that tattoos provided a way to express their solidarity with Hezbollah without carrying out extremist behaviour. Of the typical tattooed subject, Ammar says: Hes not a fighter, he doesnt hold guns or go to war, but his message is, Im not afraid. Ammar also points out, however, that they dont go to pray. Some are partying every night and dating Their life is the opposite from that …

Back off! We’ll use our emojis however we want

(CNN)There are more than 3,000 emojis, and there’s no one way to use these little digital icons. The upside-down face 🙃 It’s the emoji that commonly is used to express silliness. But it’s also used to show distress, frustration and sarcasm. So you’re smiling about whatever is going on in your ordinary life… just upside-down. Example 1: Guess who just forgot to add milk to her cereal this morning? 🙃 Example 2: My friend’s 3-year-old just spilled juice all over my new blouse. 🙃 Example 3: No, it’s fine. Everything is fine. 🙃 The folded hands 🙏 These two hands pressed together in the skin tone of your choosing look like they’re intended to symbolize prayer. Not religious? Don’t you …

White woman who claims she invented sleep bonnets is selling them for $100

People arent happy with a white woman who founded a company that sells $100 silk sleep bonnets and seems to claim that she invented the garment. Many are saying that she is ignoring the fact that Black women have been wearing the garment for decades. In an interview with Fashion Magazine, NiteCap founder Sarah Marantz Lindenberg said she came up with the idea before her wedding. In preparation for the day, Lindenberg said she wanted something that would help keep her face clear of blemishes and protect her hair. not a white lady pretending she invented sleep bonnets and selling them for $100 https://t.co/DYxZNILJCE — vampire workday (@imbobswaget) July 20, 2019 There were products on the market but none of …

This strange ‘vagina challenge’ taking over the internet can’t be unseen

As long as the internet exists, there will be people challenging one another to do dumb or silly things for the amusement of others. Such is the reason there is currently a trend of women filming themselves running toward their phones, nude or partially nude, and leaping onto the camera vagina first. Or, the “Vagina Challenge” as we’ll tentatively call it.