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Tesla drops cheapest Model X, S variants, cuts prices to simplify lineup

Tesla Inc has dropped the standard-range variants of its Model X and Model S from its product lineup and adjusted prices across its range, in a sales push that comes days after the U.S. electric vehicle maker reported record deliveries.
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Why farmers may want to paint their cows with zebra stripes
Some people thought the stripy cattle in a Japanese pasture were a practical joke, but the science behind the camoflaged bovines could save farmers big money
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'Thank you, WeWork' — 2 of the coworking startup's biggest rivals are cashing in after its public meltdown
Two of WeWork's biggest rivals are cashing in on the collapse of its IPO, its rescue by SoftBank, and its ongoing overhaul. "Thank you, WeWork," IWG CEO Mark Dixon told Fast Company, adding that the coworking startup's public meltdown has shone a spotlight on shared workspaces. "Landlords are considering going in our direction that maybe weren't before," CBRE boss Robert Sulentic said on an earnings call this month. For more stories on WeWork, click here. Two of WeWork's biggest rivals are cashing in on its public meltdown. "We're in a hypergrowth stage at the moment," Mark Dixon, CEO of IWG, told Fast Company. The collapse of WeWork's IPO, the coworking startup's rescue by SoftBank, and its ongoing overhaul is helping the company — which boasts 3,500 global locations to WeWork's 625 — to expand and acquire smaller competitors, he said.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersState-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion in a new IPO range, setting the stage for the world's largest public listingWeWork is just the 'tip of the iceberg.' Here's why one market expert thinks Silicon Valley's business model 'is at the beginning of a massive unraveling.'
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Twitter warns UK political party over 'factcheck' rebrand that 'misled the public'
Twitter says a UK political party's rebrand of their press account as a fact-checking service "misled the public."  The UK's Conservative party has been accused of misleading the public by rebranding their official Twitter profile as a fact-checker during a televised leadership debate. During a head-to-head between Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnston and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn broadcast by ITV on Tuesday night, the Twitter account of the Conservative press office was rebranded as "factcheckUK" with a new logo that showed no indication of its political associations. Then, during the course of the debate, the account began posting supposedly "fact-checked" tweets, which only targeted Labour. The only thing that didn't change was the handle @CCHQPress. Read more...More about Twitter, Election, Misinformation, Fact Check, and Fact Checking
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Why I Quit My Job Carrying Out Trump’s Immigration Policies
A former asylum officer says “remain in Mexico” and other policies undermining asylum aren’t just racist, they’re illegal.
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Here they go again: New preventive outages set for parts of Calif.
Move follows several such mass blackouts last month by embattled PG&E during long stretch of extremely dry, hot weather conducive to wildfires
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Neymar 'Good to Play Against Real Madrid' in UCL, Calls for 'Calm' over Future
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has declared himself fit to play following his recent injury layoff, saying he expects to be ready for the upcoming clash with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League...
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What Happened to Kamala Harris?
We followed the candidate to South Carolina to understand how she went from top-tier, front-runner status to the middle of the pack.
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Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time
Scientists (and sci-fi fans) have been talking about suspended animation for years. The idea that the functions of the human body can somehow be put on "pause" while life-saving medical procedures are performed (or a person is sent into space, a la A...
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Here’s One Reason the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment
Manufacturers can prevent the Department of Defense from repairing certain equipment, which puts members of the military at risk.
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The Democrats Are in Georgia. The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher.
The state’s demographics have been favorable to turn it blue, but destiny is shaped by history, too.
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The Danger of Elizabeth Warren
Even if she wins the presidency — hardly a sure bet — she may jeopardize Democrats in the House and the Senate.
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Iran's Internet Has Been Shut Off For 4 Days and No One Knows When It's Coming Back
The government of Iran shut off the internet for virtually everyone in the country on Saturday as protests over fuel prices turned violent. The internet in Iran has now been inaccessible to the general population of 81 million for almost four days, and it’s not clear when the government will turn it back on.Read more...
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Dear Care and Feeding: My Husband Refuses to Learn to Do Our Daughter’s Hair Properly
Parenting advice on hair, sadness, and money.
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How Democratic Candidates Win the African-American Vote
Isaac Chotiner interviews Frederick Harris, a professor of political science at Columbia University who has written extensively about African-American politics, about the role of black voters in the Democratic Party.
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The Issues That Got the Most Time at the Debates So Far
Which ones matter to you the most? Share your thoughts.
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Fever-Tree mixes revenue warning with US expansion cheer
Premium tonic water and mixer maker lowers forecast after slowdown in UK retail salesThe drinks company Fever-Tree has said a slowdown in consumer spending has hit UK retail sales of its popular mixers.The premium tonic water and mixer maker lowered its forecast of global sales this year to £266m to £268m, about 13% year-on-year growth. Analysts had been forecasting sales of about £272m to £275m. Continue reading...
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My Boyfriend Thinks It’s Fine His 34-Year-Old Friend Is Flirting With a Teenage Girl
Did I mention he’s nine years younger than me?
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China tortured me over Hong Kong, says former British consulate employee
A former employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and shackled him in an attempt to force him to give information about activists leading pro-democracy protests.
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Euro 2020 qualifiers: 10 talking points from this week's action
Wales youngsters impressed Giggs, Cazorla is astonishing and will O’Neill stick around for Northern Ireland’s play-off?With the reality of reaching a third tournament finals still sinking in as elated Wales supporters furrowed out of the turnstiles in Cardiff, five precious words will have stirred further excitement. “This is just the beginning,” Ryan Giggs said. And he has a point. Giggs put the onus on young players in his first qualifying campaign in charge of his country and how the new generation rewarded him, with Daniel James, David Brooks, Harry Wilson, Ethan Ampadu and Joe Morrell – all of whom are 22 or under – complementing headline acts such as Gareth Bale and, after returning to fitness, Aaron Ramsey. Next summer Giggs will hope to call on Brooks and Joe Rodon, the latest Swansea academy graduate to make an impression in a Wales shirt, with both absent on Tuesday. Others, too, could stake a claim, including Leeds’ Tyler Roberts, Manchester United’s Dylan Levitt and the 19-year-old Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo. Ben Fisher Continue reading...
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Son of former German President Richard von Weizsäcker stabbed to death
His father, the late Richard von Weizsäcker, was president during the reunification of Germany.
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Mysterious £2,000 bundles left in village
Residents of a small village in northern England have been left mystified by the regular appearance of bundles of bank notes on its streets.
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Thai opposition leader disqualified as MP over election law breach
Future Forward’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit violated rules on media ownership The maverick leader of a new Thai political party that finished third in the general election has been stripped of his seat in parliament for violating election law.Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the leader of the Future Forward party and a fierce critic of the Thai government and military, was found guilty of holding shares in a media firm when he applied to be an electoral candidate this year. Continue reading...
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What to Watch For in Day 4 of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
The House impeachment hearings hit a critical moment on Wednesday with the appearance of perhaps the most significant witness on the public schedule.
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Stephen Colbert breaks down the greatest burns from day 3 of the impeachment hearings
Stephen Colbert is a big fan of the latest witness in the ongoing impeachment hearings. For the third day of the hearings, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman took to the stand to give his testimony — and a clip of his opening statement drew a round of applause from The Late Show audience. "That is beautiful," says Colbert, after watching Vindman reassuring his father, who fled the Soviet Union to come to the U.S., that he'll be fine for telling the truth. "But you know it's really going to enrage Trump," adds Colbert, "'cuz it features his two least favorite things: immigrants, and fathers who love their sons." Read more...More about Stephen Colbert, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Impeachment, Entertainment, and Politics
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The Reverend Who Tried to Crush Rap Music
“This is your garbage. Take it back!”
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Apple's stock has 'room to run' another 10%, says Morgan Stanley
Apple is the most valuable public company in the world — but it could get even bigger. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty told CNBC that its share price has higher to go and it's currently "under owned." Apple's stock is up 69% year to date,and with a market cap of $1.18 trillion, it's larger than the US energy sector.  View Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Watch Apple trade live. Apple is the most valuable public company in the world — but it could get even bigger. Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty told CNBC that its share price will get even bigger and that the stock is "under owned" and that "even the top 100 ... holders of Apple (stock) have a position that's less than the S&P 500 weighting."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.17 relationship facts everybody should know before getting marriedCaroline Spiegel, the sister of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, is taking on sites like PornHub with the launch of her new audio porn site
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Oxfordshire parents win right to prayer-free school assembly
Decision hailed as ‘significant win’ in ensuring schools do not enforce religious worship on childrenTwo parents who challenged compulsory religious worship in school assembly have won the right for a secular alternative for their children.A Church of England multi-academy has said it will provide an alternative assembly for pupils withdrawn from prayers, it was confirmed on Wednesday. Continue reading...
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I've been biting my fingers and making them bleed for 15 years. Here's how I finally kicked the compulsion.
Alice Johnston Now 27 years old, I've been picking and biting the skin on my fingers for as long as I can remember, leaving them scabbed and painful. In my late teens, I realized I was suffering from Excoriation Disorder, a body-focused repetitive disorder. It's an under-recognized but common condition that causes people to bite and pick the skin on their bodies to regulate levels of stimulation in their central nervous systems. I managed to finally let my fingers heal by stopping picking one finger at a time, bandaging them to remove temptation. I'm hugely proud of myself, but sometimes I look at my hands and think they belong to somebody else. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. I started biting my fingers before I could chew. At least, I don't remember ever looking at my fingers even as a tiny child when the nails weren't stubs, the skin gnawed. At times my hands have been scabbed to the second knuckle on each finger. My fingertips have been too swollen and injured to bend, and too painful to pull on clothes or hold a pencil.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:Shia LaBeouf said he's 'deeply dissatisfied in life' when he's not on-setKristen Bell shared 'Frozen 2' spoilers with her kids then told them their teeth would fall out if they told anyoneFish oil and cholesterol-lowering drugs may help ease symptoms of depression
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Watch Bees Surf to Safety on Waves They Create
When honeybees fall into water, they generate their own ripples, then glide to dry land, a study found.
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Corbyn needs to rouse his fighting spirit to win this election | Aditya Chakrabortty
The ITV leaders’ debate had no victor. Johnson was a one-trick Brexit pony but Corbyn failed to land an attackThe secret of winning leaders’ debates was taught to David Cameron before the very first one, in the spring of 2010. They weren’t debates at all, he was told by two leading (and doubtless expensive) media operatives who’d helped get Barack Obama elected. “You don’t want to engage with your opponents’ arguments, you just want to put your own point across,” Cameron recalls in his recent memoir. “Just get your ‘zinger’ – a one-liner destined for the headlines on the news programmes after the show – ready beforehand and deploy it as soon as you can.”That is the best explanation of Boris Johnson’s performance in last night’s debate. The Tory leader had but one message, one solitary stark sentence, for the public. He had a Brexit deal, and he was going to do it. The other side offered only “dither and delay”. Continue reading...
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‘Our Patience Is Over’: Why Iraqis Are Protesting
Sadr City residents have come in droves to Baghdad’s protests, driven by anger at the Iraq government’s neglect and fueled by their long history of defiance.
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World's best primed for $13 million GC Prague Playoffs finale
A year of fierce competition culminates in the Czech Republic this week as equestrian's most lucrative competition reaches its dramatic conclusion at the Global Champions Prague Playoffs.
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Alibaba raises up to $12.9 billion in landmark Hong Kong listing
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group raised up to $12.9 billion in a landmark listing in Hong Kong, the largest share sale in the city in nine years and a world record for a cross-border secondary share sale.
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We're doomed: how Sunn O))) made metal for the masses
With their positivity, euphoria and transcendence, the group open up a portal for converts to metal, turning it into high artThe decade in music: Beyoncé’s labour of liberationBBC 6 Music ushered in Halloween this year with a gloriously autumnal live session by Sunn O))). On her mid-morning prime-time show the next day, Mary Anne Hobbs played a reverberant section of their 30-minute drone metal track Troubled Air, and introduced the band to her large audience as the “overlords of experimental metal”t. Using a dizzyingly large backline at Maida Vale studios, they summoned warm waves of overdriven guitar noise, complemented by a heavenly swell of trombone, which crashed up against current hyped playlist hopefuls and canonical heavyweights including Depeche Mode, Missy Elliott and Tom Waits.The station presented this bit of curation as shocking (“Yes, you read that right!”) and, in fairness, the grimacing and becowled duo of Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson aren’t the first names that spring to mind when you think of daytime radio. Their “songs” often stretch to 20 minutes or more, they’re called things like Big Church (Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért) or A Shaving of the Horn That Speared You, and consist mainly of a tidal wave of cabinet-shaking guitar drone and teeth-vibrating feedback. Yet they are the most influential metal group of the decade. Continue reading...
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Colombia to close its borders in attempt to contain mass protests
Border closures, curfews and bans on sale of alcohol announced as tens of thousands are expected to march amid wave of turmoilColombia’s government has announced plans to close its borders, part of a string of measures to contain mass strikes and protests planned this week amid sweeping unrest in South America.Tens of thousands are expected to join protests on Thursday against the rightwing government of Iván Duque, whose popularity has dwindled steadily since he took office in August last year. Continue reading...
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David Villa: Tottenham's Harry Kane Best Striker 'In Football Right Now'
Harry Kane is the best striker in world football right now and does not need to leave Tottenham Hotspur in order to maintain that position, according to David Villa...
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The remote polar bear town rapidly losing its famous residents
CHURCHILL, Canada — Crack. Crack. Crack. Crack.In the waning afternoon of Nov. 5, Manitoba conservation officers leapt from their pickup truck onto Kelsey Boulevard, the snow-blanketed main drag in the 900-person town of Churchill. They fired bursts of exploding “scare” cartridges from a shotgun, like fireworks blasted from a firearm, at an intruder. A polar bear had sauntered into Churchill.After firing a few more shots (which don’t harm the bears), the officers jumped in their truck and raced down the road to ensure the startled bear didn’t lope up another street and into town. The event, however theatrical to a Churchill neophyte, is an almost mundane autumn happening here. During October and November each year, the ivory bears often stroll into Churchill, though usually when it’s dark. Shotgun pops go off through the night, like the humdrum of ambulance sirens echoing through Brooklyn at midnight. Read more...More about Science, Arctic, Global Warming, Climate Change, and Polar Bears
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Mourinho for Pochettino: are Spurs run by Amazon’s documentary makers? | Max Rushden
Hiring Mourinho feels like a step backwards and it would be peak Spursy to hire this serial winner and still win nothingJust how much have Amazon paid for this season’s Spurs documentary? Is this the first football reality show – Made in Tottenham – where if things aren’t quite interesting enough the producers can suggest things to keep it interesting?It was already turning into a reasonably interesting show. Did they have to go this big this early? Perhaps they were bored by the Manchester City one. Teams starting at the top and staying there doesn’t make interesting TV. Or the Leeds one, where the star Marcelo Bielsa didn’t appear until the final scene. The only good ones are bad for the teams involved. And that team is always Sunderland. Until Spurs got on the Amazon train. Continue reading...
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Healthcare tangles in Democratic White House race could carry risk in 2020, polls show
A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All, but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 general election.
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How humans survived the plague for millenia
One of civilization’s most prolific killers shadowed humans for thousands of years without their knowledge. The bacteria Yersinia pestis, which causes the plague, is thought to be responsible for up to 200 million deaths across human history — more than twice the casualties of World War II. The Y. pestis death toll comes from three widespread disease outbreaks, known as epidemics: the sixth century Justinianic Plague that ravaged the Eastern Roman Empire; the 14th century Black Death that killed somewhere between 40 percent and 60 percent of the European population; and the ongoing Third Pandemic, which began in China in… This story continues at The Next Web
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10 people indicted after investigation into the death of an 18-year-old Ohio University fraternity pledge
Ten people -- including seven fraternity members -- were indicted after an investigation into the death of an 18-year-old fraternity pledge at Ohio University last year, prosecutors said.
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Hong Kong Open golf tournament postponed due to ongoing civil unrest
• European Tour decides event cannot go ahead amid protests• ‘Safety of players, staff and everyone involved is top priority’The European Tour has postponed next week’s Hong Kong Open due to the ongoing civil unrest in the city.The protests began in early June over a now-shelved extradition bill to mainland China that many saw as Beijing’s creeping interference on legal and other rights guaranteed to Hong Kong when the former British colony returned under Chinese rule in 1997. Continue reading...
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Inside the Jail the Night Jeffrey Epstein Died
An indictment against two guards laid out an official narrative of what happened at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
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The final selfie frontier: app takes pictures from 36,000km up in space
Cameras mounted on an satellite allow users to take ‘selfies from space’ – on a beach, at a festival or sports event and eventually from anywhere you fancy – if the skies are clearA growing number of authorities around the world may be banning selfies – most recently the Japanese city of Kyoto put the kibosh on the taking of photos in its geisha neighbourhood – but one company is hoping to cash in on people’s desire to capture memorable moments, by introducing “the world’s longest selfie stick”, in the form of an app that takes photos from space.Spelfie.com allows users to take a selfie at the exact time that a satellite camera captures their location from space. Users of the app click on the event they are attending, then, once they are at the venue, the app provides coordinates so the user knows precisely where to position themselves and at what time. They then take a photo of themselves at the moment the satellite is taking its photo and later the same day the app sends back the satellite image juxtaposed with the selfie to be viewed in its gallery. Spelfie spokesman Anthony Burr said that in future the images will be available within a matter of minutes rather than hours. Continue reading...
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Hong Kong Open postponed due to protest violence: organizers
The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed after violence from anti-government protests escalated this week, the Asian Tour and European Tour said on Wednesday.
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Timothée Chalamet to make London stage debut
Call Me By Your Name star to appear in Amy Herzog’s 4,000 Miles at Old Vic theatreThe Old Vic is bringing Timothée Chalamet to the London stage next spring in a production of Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer prize-nominated play about family and intergenerational grief, 4,000 Miles.Chalamet, who came to prominence with his film role in Luca Guadagnino’s gay romance Call Me By Your Name, will star alongside Eileen Atkins in Herzog’s play, which the Old Vic artistic director, Matthew Warchus, called “gorgeous”. Continue reading...
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'The Crown' star Helena Bonham Carter teaches Stephen Colbert to speak like a royal
Stephen Colbert probably won't be appearing in The Crown anytime soon, but frankly he should. Especially now that Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret in Season 3, has taught him how to speak with the perfect royal accent. "Basically, you can't move your upper lip," she explains, after The Late Show host has finished pouring her a cup of tea. "Try talking without moving your upper lip. Go on, do it." Well, Colbert does it, and he pretty much nails it straight away. "You could be in the next series!" says Bonham Carter. "Series four!" Read more... More about Stephen Colbert, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The Crown, Helena Bonham Carter, and Entertainment
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Gareth Bale Jokes 'It's About Time' Aaron Ramsey Contributed After Wales Brace
Gareth Bale joked with his Wales team-mate Aaron Ramsey that "it's about time he f--king contributed" after they secured their qualification for next summer's UEFA 2020 European Championship...
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