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Dec 04 08:41

The Battle Lines Grow Clearer

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re here today because our country is dying. It’s hard to say exactly when it fell sick. Was it in the 1960s? Maybe the 1860s? Was it infected from the start?

One thing is certain: On May 25 last year, the patient took a serious turn for the worse. A white man kept his knee on the neck of a black man for just a few minutes too long, and the country went insane. Of course, if a single act could set off the worst looting and arson in American history, it means anything could have set it off. The madness was already deeply embedded in our circumstances.

These were a new kind of riot. Blacks didn’t just burn down their own neighborhoods as they always have. They sacked the most fashionable retail districts in the country: The Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Fifth Avenue in New York.

Dec 04 08:40

‘Anne Boleyn’ show writer: ‘We wanted it to feel fresh and different’ on AMC+

Call it a new spin on an old story.

The three-part period drama “Anne Boleyn,” premiering on AMC+ on Thursday (Dec. 9), showcases the famous doomed Queen’s story in a different way — with Jodie Turner-Smith, (“Queen and Slim”), a British actress of Jamaican descent, in the lead role.

“We wanted to make sure the world of our Tudor court didn’t look exactly like period dramas that we’d seen in the past,” series writer Eve Hedderwick Turner told The Post.

“Because it is such a well-known period of history and Anne’s story itself has been really well covered, we wanted to make sure that it felt fresh and alive and different. And also, reflective of our society today — so that hopefully we would attract new audiences who maybe didn’t see relevance in watching a story like this previously.”

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Dec 04 08:38

Vincent Pinkney charged with murder in fatal stabbing of Columbia student

An ex-con was charged late Friday for an alleged stabbing rampage that left a Columbia University student dead, an Italian tourist wounded and a lawyer reeling from what he described to The Post as a terrifying, silent attack in Central Park.

Vincent Pinkney, 25, was awaiting arraignment on a slew of charges, including murder and attempted murder, for Thursday night’s bloodshed.

The 5-foot-5, 140-pound Manhattan man — a reputed gang member, according to law-enforcement sources — stayed mum as he was walked out of the NYPD’s 26th precinct in upper Manhattan Friday night and escorted to a waiting car by detectives.

At the vehicle’s open door, Pinkney, who wore a white Tyvek suit and mask, was asked by reporters if he had anything to say — and replied “yes” before standing silently.

He then continued to stand there for at least 30 seconds, staring down reporters and then shaking his head, until cops ushered him into the back of the car.

Dec 04 08:36

Merry Christmas (Cartoon)

Dec 04 08:16

SpaceX's Starship could soon move to Florida: Elon Musk announces construction of a launch pad for the massive rocket has started at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral

Elon Musk announced Friday that SpaceX has broke ground in Cape Canaveral, Florida in construction of its new Starship orbital launch pad.

The site will be located at Kennedy Space Center launch Complex 39, where the firm's Falcon 9 rockets launch into space.

Dec 04 08:15

Tesla launches a Cyberquad for KIDS! Tiny four-wheeled ATV inspired by Cybertruck goes on sale for $1,900 - and has top speed of 10mph and a range of 15miles

Tesla launched a $1,900 Cyberquad for Kids on Thursday – a four-wheel ATV inspired by the company’s iconic Cybertruck.

The all-electric vehicle features a steel frame, cushioned seat and adjustable suspension with rear disk braking and LED light bars.

Dec 04 08:15

Ex-England fast bowler Darren Gough emerges as surprise contender for director of cricket role at Yorkshire... with talkSPORT analyst considered ideal fit after club's ENTIRE coaching staff were sacked after racism storm

Darren Gough has emerged as a surprise candidate to take over as director of cricket at Yorkshire following confirmation on Friday of Sportsmail's exclusive story that the club's coaching staff have been sacked.

Dec 04 08:04

Staff rulebook for Jeffrey Epstein's House of Sin: 58-page manual for mansion gives an extraordinary insight into his gilded and depraved world... from $100 stuffed in the glovebox of every car to the blue massage towels and gun in a bedside drawer

Used at Epstein's mansion and shown in court, it runs to 58 pages.

From the $100 that had to be stuffed in the glovebox of every car to the blue massage towels and gun in a bedside drawer, it gives an extraordinary insight into his gilded and depraved world...

Dec 04 08:03

How to pick a chocolate tub that suits your family: Study analysing contents of Celebrations, Heroes, Quality Street and Roses reveals how to avoid missing out on your favourites

As we all know, Christmas is a time for caring and sharing.

However, such basic components of human interaction can often be tested when the selection tub comes out.

Now a study has r

Dec 04 08:02

Coastguard pulls 100 migrants including babies from rough seas in the early hours as desperate migrants use cover of darkness to make crossing to Britain despite 27 drowning in the Channel just over a week ago

Dozens of migrants were rescued from the English Channel last night after emergency services were scrambled to respond to calls for help amid treacherous conditions.

Around 100 people including babies and small children are believed to have been pulled from just four dinghies found floating in the busy shipping lane.

Dec 04 08:02

Friends take body of murdered man, 21, out of coffin and put it on back of motorbike for one last ride in Ecuador

A group of friends took the body of their murdered pal out of his coffin to give him one last ride on a motorbike as a bizarre send-off in Ecuador.

The body of Erick Cedeno was removed from its coffin by a group of his friends in Portoviejo, in Ecuador's Manabi province.

Dec 04 07:57

So far… (Cartoon)

Dec 04 07:41

Leading from Behind (Cartoon)

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