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Trump’s astonishing move on JFK files

US President Donald Trump says subject to receipt of further information, he plans to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy. Politico magazine earlier quoted Trump administration and other US government officials as saying the president would almost certainly block the …

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Scary ‘Trumpkins’ a viral Halloween hit

HALLOWEEN is fast-approaching in the US and Americans are opting to carve their pumpkins to resemble Donald Trump. Social media users have been sharing their best ‘Trumpkins’ with the internet and many have managed to capture the US president’s likeness in the vegetable. Then there is a large scarecrow at …

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Stars’ turbulent texts show strain

HE’S the most reclusive of the whole clan, but Rob Kardashian’s turbulent personal life has just been laid bare in text messages released by his former lover. An inside look into the accusations flying from both parties makes you wonder how they ever got along at all. The shockingly unhealthy …

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Concerns for McGowan after no-show

ACTRESS Rose McGowan — who has accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her — has cancelled her public appearances at a Kansas film festival because of “compounding factors” arising from the allegations, according to reports. The New York Post reports that the 44-year-old actress was scheduled to receive an …

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Meet Playboy’s first ever trans centrefold

MEN’S magazine Playboy has featured its first ever transgender ‘playmate’ centrefold in its November issue, a move which the model hopes will pave the way for “all women — trans or otherwise — in fashion and other sectors”. Ines Rau, a French fashion model who was featured nude in a …

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Hotel: ‘Killer’s room won’t be rented’

THE Mandalay Bay suite that Stephen Paddock was holed up in during the Las Vegas massacre will be shuttered indefinitely as hotel employees work to preserve evidence related to the shooting, a report says. MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates the resort and casino, announced that they had no …

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Watch Ryan’s brutal Trump roast

US HOUSE Speaker Paul Ryan lampooned President Donald Trump at a charity dinner Thursday night, mocking his Twitter habits, his former top adviser Steve Bannon and his Big Apple roots. The New York Post reports that Mr Ryan, who appeared as the keynote speaker at the 72nd Al Smith Dinner, …

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‘I knew enough to do more’

QUENTIN Tarantino has admitted he was aware of “father figure” Harvey Weinstein’s alleged mistreatment of women and didn’t do enough to stop it. “I knew enough to do more than I did,” the director told the New York Times. “There was more to it than just the normal rumours, the …

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Mooch hits out over Soprano links

JUST when you thought you’d heard the last of “The Mooch” — he pulls you back in with another media smackdown. Donald Trump’s outspoken former communications director Anthony Scaramucci now claims he was “racially profiled” and compared to Tony Soprano by the US press, the Independent reported. The former Goldman …

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Donald Trump’s $3.8 trillion headache

DONALD Trump has a $3.8 trillion problem that could lead to China eclipsing the US as the most powerful economy on Earth. Across the United States, roads, tunnels and bridges are crumbling, and Mr Trump is yet to present a detailed plan on how to fix it. As the global economy …

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