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January 19, 2017 11:02 AM Protests, anti-Trump events offer inauguration alternative

Rallies, protests and marches will be erupting throughout Washington, D.C., as Trump is officially sworn into office on Friday. Andy Shallal, the owner of D.C.’s popular Busboys and Poets restaurants, is holding The Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance on the eve of Inauguration Day. The sold-out event will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the recently 16

January 10, 2017 8:39 PM Poll: 64 percent of voters think Trump should abandon personal Twitter account

HAMDEN, Conn., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A majority of voters said in a new poll that they think President-elect Donald Trump should close his personal Twitter account upon taking office. "As you may know, Donald Trump made controversial statements throughout the campaign on his personal Twitter account. As president, do you think Donald Trump should keep his personal 21

January 10, 2017 12:09 PM At Golden Globes Parties, Meryl Streep’s Anti-Trump Speech Fuels Debate

In the dark recesses of the HBO post-Golden Globes party, a debate raged over whether it was appropriate for Meryl Streep to denounce Donald Trump during her acceptance speech on the telecast. On one side, a prominent actress defended Streep’s right to express herself. On the other, a prominent actor said he thought Streep was just opening herself up to criticism 21

January 9, 2017 2:04 PM Meryl Streep called out Donald Trump at the Golden Globes. He responded by calling her ‘over-rated.’

It’s no secret that Hollywood skews liberal, and there were probably few Donald Trump fans in the audience at Sunday’s Golden Globes. And although the awards show kicked off with a few jokes at the president-elect’s expense, Meryl Streep took a serious tone to address the recent presidential election. Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award — basically 14

January 9, 2017 1:20 PM Meryl Streep, the Committee to Protect Journalists and its tense relationship with Donald Trump

In 1981, a group of U.S. foreign correspondents established the Committee to Protect Journalists, an nonprofit organization they dedicated to keeping reporters worldwide from being killed or jailed for doing their jobs. The founders, recognizing the privilege they’d been afforded by the First Amendment to the Constitution, decided they could not stand 24

January 9, 2017 11:57 AM Donald Trump Slams Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech Calls Her an 'Over-Rated Actress' and 'Hillary Lover'

It was one of the most stirring speeches in Golden Globes history but not everyone liked Meryl Streep's speech, in which the Cecil B. DeMille award recipient took aim at president-elect Donald Trump on Sunday, January 8. And the former reality TV star was among those critics. After an introduction by Viola Davis, the 67-year-old Oscar winner talked about 17

January 9, 2017 2:47 AM The Golden Globes red carpet had a lot of hits, fewer misses

Evan Rachel Wood’s work on HBO’s “Westworld” has Hollywood taking notice, so it’s little suprise that the Golden Globe nominee hit the red carpet Sunday with a bit of swagger. Instead of a gown, she smoldered in a fitted tux, looking every bit as sultry as a young Marlene Dietrich. Wood told Ryan Seacrest she wanted to let women know that wearing a dress 25

January 9, 2017 12:59 AM There Is No Movie Called ‘Hidden Fences’

Let’s just be very clear about this: There is no movie called “Hidden Fences.” But you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise after watching the Golden Globes, after the nonexistent movie was mentioned twice. The first time was definitely a mistake. The second time is not so clear. First, NBC’s Jenna Bush Hager, taking her first turn at Golden Globes 17

January 7, 2017 6:07 PM Mário Soares Dies at 92; Guided Portugal’s Shift to Democracy

(Originally a military-led coup, the revolt became a mass movement of civil unrest characterized by carnations that were handed out and placed in the barrels of soldiers’ rifles and tanks.) In the course of his career, Mr. Soares (pronounced SWAH-esh) suffered years of imprisonment, exile and political defeat. He served twice as prime minister, only to watch 26

January 7, 2017 4:58 PM Mario Soares, father of Portugal's democracy

Lisbon (AFP) - Mario Soares, widely seen as the father of Portugal's modern-day democracy, was a towering figure in the country's political scene who spearheaded its entry into the European Union. Soares, the founder of Portugal's Socialist party who died on Saturday at the age of 92, spent decades in politics, serving as foreign minister, prime minister 21