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Poll: Americans See North Korea as Most Significant Threat, Islamic State Fear Plummets

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 21, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a fruit farm at Kwail-?p County, South Hwanghae Province. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIS KNS AND AFP PHOTO / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A majority of Americans now see North Korea as the most significant threat to the United States, while their fear of the Islamic State has plummeted, according to a new poll from NBC News and Survey Monkey.

Poll: Americans See North Korea as Most Significant Threat, Islamic State Fear Plummets

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 21, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a fruit farm at Kwail-?p County, South Hwanghae Province. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIS KNS AND AFP PHOTO / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A majority of Americans now see North Korea as the most significant threat to the United States, while their fear of the Islamic State has plummeted, according to a new poll from NBC News and Survey Monkey.

Rose McGowan Cancels All Public Appearances Amid Weinstein Scandal

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Rose McGowan attends the Alon Livne fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)
Actress Rose McGowan has canceled all public appearances amid the ongoing sexual harassment and abuse scandal surrounding disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Report: Ousted Amazon Studios Chief Wanted ‘Big Little Lies’ Stars to ‘Show Their T-ts’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price attends Amazon's Emmy Celebration at Sunset Tower Hotel West Hollywood on September 18, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
Amazon Studios' recently ousted chief Roy Price allegedly asked whether Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon would “show their t-ts” in the show, before ultimately turning the project down.

Chelsea Handler to Focus on Political Activism After Netflix Cancels Her Talk Show


Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show Chelsea has been canceled after just two seasons, a decision the late-night host said gives her an opportunity to be more political active in future elections in the era of Trump.

Venezuela’s Maduro: Instagram, Facebook in ‘New War’ Against My Regime

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Immigration authorities in Colombia announced that Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz is on her way to Brazil. Ortega said that Maduro removed her in order to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has hit back against the United States and President Donald Trump, describing Venezuela as a "free, democratic country" whose people would "never accept" a dictator.

Jeffrey Katzenberg ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Vulgar Molly Ringwald Diss He Denies Saying


Former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and former DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg has apologized for his alleged remarks about the actress Molly Ringwald, even as he apparently denied ever having said them.

Roy Price Resigns as Amazon Studios Head Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations


The head of Amazon Studios Roy Price has resigned from his role amid allegations of sexual harassment from one of the streaming platform's top producers.

Sen. Rand Paul Endorses Judge Roy Moore for Senate

Rand Paul and Judge Roy Moore collage: Sen. Rand Paul endorsed Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, describing him as someone who will “stand on principle” and “defend the Constitution.”
Sen. Rand Paul endorsed Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, describing him as someone who will "stand on principle" and "defend the Constitution."

America Ferrera Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted at 9 Years Old


America Ferrera claims in an Instagram post that a grown man sexually assaulted her at the age of nine.

Reese Witherspoon Claims Director Sexually Assaulted Her at 16

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Actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16 years old, the latest in a series of claims about abuse in the film industry.

Reese Witherspoon Claims Director Sexually Assaulted Her at 16

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Actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16 years old, the latest in a series of claims about abuse in the film industry.

Islamic State Kills at Least Seven in Egypt Church Attack

A picture taken on October 13, 2017 shows Egyptians attending the funeral of a soldier who was killed during an attack in El-Arish, in the Sinai Peninsula. Credit: STRINGER/AFP
Islamic State (ISIS) militants robbed a bank and attacked an unused church in Egypt on Sunday, in an incident that claimed killed seven people, officials have confirmed.

Comedian George Lopez Booed After Trump Jokes Fall Flat at Charity Event

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Comedian George Lopez was booed while performing at a charity gala last week after making several jokes against President Donald Trump, according to Page Six.

Comedian George Lopez Booed After Trump Jokes Fall Flat at Charity Event

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Comedian George Lopez was booed while performing at a charity gala last week after making several jokes against President Donald Trump, according to Page Six.

Robert De Niro at NYC Charity Event: ‘F**k You Donald Trump’


Actor Robert De Niro again took the chance during a charity speech on Thursday to attack President Donald Trump, describing him as a "lowlife" and banning the president from sitting on a park bench dedicated to himself.

Exclusive: Opposition Leaders on the Strange Collapse of Venezuela’s Protest Movement

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Just a few months ago, amid a worsening humanitarian crisis and the prospect of an illegal power grab, Venezuela’s anti-government protests had reached a tipping point. In April, the opposition coalition announced daily protests against the socialist government led by Nicolás Maduro, leading to street movements unparalleled in size. Daily marches took place to call for fresh elections and oppose the rewriting of the country’s constitution with the creation of a fraudulent lawmaking body known as the “national constituent assembly,” which usurped the power of the democratically-elected National Assembly and effectively rendered the country into a dictatorship. The protests were typically characterized by violence, as government-controlled security forces used brutality to contain the crowds. Unarmed, peaceful protesters faced water cannons, rubber bullets, and smoke bombs. Some of the more shocking images included a 14-year-old being run over by a tank and a naked man, approaching police with a Bible, being sprayed with rubber bullets. According to the Attorney General’s office, 125 people have been killed since the protests began. The election designed to legitimize the assembly on July 30 was boycotted by around 80 percent of people. Police killed another 16 people and arrested over 100. Maduro consequently claimed victory, falsely claiming a turnout of 41.5 percent and hailed the poll

Celebrities Join Rose McGowan in Boycott Call Against Twitter

Rose McGowan
A number of celebrities have joined Rose McGowan in calling for a boycott against Twitter after the social media company suspended her account after she highlighted the sexual assault allegations surrounding embattled movie executive Harvey Weinstein.

Seth Rogen to Donald Trump Jr.: Your Father Is a ‘Sexual Predator’

Actor Paul Rudd and writer Seth Rogen attend the premiere of "Sausage Party" at Sunshine Landmark on August 4, 2016 in New York City
Actor and comedian Seth Rogen lashed out at Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday, describing his father as a "sexual predator."

Report: Alec Baldwin Has ‘Drink-Throwing Meltdown’ in New York City


Saturday Night Live star Alec Baldwin had a meltdown on the streets of New York City this week after a confrontation with the driver of an SUV, witnesses told the New York Post's Page Six.

Report: Alec Baldwin Has ‘Drink-Throwing Meltdown’ in New York City


Saturday Night Live star Alec Baldwin had a meltdown on the streets of New York City this week after a confrontation with the driver of an SUV, witnesses told the New York Post's Page Six.

James Van Der Beek: ‘I’ve Had My Ass Grabbed by Older, Powerful Men’


Amid a growing scandal into alleged sexual harassment and abuse throughout Hollywood, actor James Van Der Beek revealed his own story of harassment from "older, powerful men" from when he was a young actor.

Detroit’s Black Firefighters Back White Recruit Fired over ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon


A group of black firefighters from Detroit are backing their white colleague after he was fired on his first day for bringing a "racially insensitive" watermelon to work.

Marco Rubio Headlines Fundraiser for Anti-Trump Senator Jeff Flake


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attended a fundraiser for Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Monday in a bid to support his 2018 Senate reelection campaign against challenger Kelli Ward.

Kate Winslet Angered by Harvey Weinstein Allegations: ‘Disgraceful and Appalling’


Kate Winslet has become the latest actress to come out against movie executive and Democrat mega-donor Harvey Weinstein, four days after The New York Times reported on a string of allegations of sexual harassment against him going back decades.

Mitch McConnell Defends Bob Corker Against Trump: ‘Valuable Member’ of GOP


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defended Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) against criticism from President Donald Trump, describing him as a “valuable member” of the Senate Republican caucus. “Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he’s also on the Budget committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week and he’s an important part of our team,” McConnell said on Monday. McConnell’s comments follow a war of words between the two men after Trump claimed that Corker had “begged” him for an endorsement for his reelection, asked to be Secretary of State, and lacked the “guts” to run. Corker then responded to Trump by suggesting that the White House had become an “adult day care center.” It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning. — Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) October 8, 2017 When pushed on whether he agreed with Corker’s criticism of Trump, McConnell refused to give a response, and simply reiterated his “important” role in Congress. “[Corker is] an important part of our team and he’s a particularly important part of the budget debate which will be on the

Report: Matt Damon, Russell Crowe Helped Kill Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Story in 2004


A former New York Times reporter who investigated allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein as far back as 2004 has revealed that actors including Matt Damon and Russell Crowe lobbied the Times to kill the story.

Actor Nathan Lane Claims Harvey Weinstein Threw Him Against a Wall at Hillary Clinton’s Birthday Party


Veteran actor Nathan Lane said Hollywood movie executive and Democrat mega-donor Harvey Weinstein pinned him up against the wall at Hillary Clinton's birthday party 17 years ago.

Lisa Bloom Resigns as Harvey Weinstein Adviser as Sexual Harassment Scandal Intensifies

Lawyer Lisa Bloom has resigned as Harvey Weinstein's adviser amid an intensifying scandal over claims of sexual harassment.
Lisa Bloom, the high-profile lawyer known for defending women in sexual misconduct cases, has resigned as an adviser to Hollywood movie executive and Democratic Party mega-donor Harvey Weinstein amid an intensifying scandal over claims of sexual harassment.

Fox News Reporter Claims Harvey Weinstein Masturbated in Front of Her

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Executive producer Harvey Weinstein speaks onstage during War and Peace panel as part of the A+E Network portion of This is Cable 2016 Television Critics Association Press Tour at Langham Hotel on January 6, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
A former Fox News reporter has become the latest individual to accuse Hollywood movie executive and Democratic Party mega-donor Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, alleging that he masturbated in front of her in a restaurant hallway in an incident she claimed happened more than a decade ago.

CNN Columnist: Vegas Shooting Because America ‘Silently Accepting the Rage of White Men’


CNN published a column on Wednesday declaring that the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas was a result of America having "silently accepted the rage of white men."

Venezuela’s ‘Drug Kingpin’ VP to Headline Che Guevara Memorial in Bolivia

CUBA, LA HAVANA : Industry Minister of Cuba Ernesto Che Guevara poses in january 1965. AFP PHOTO
Vice President of Venezuela Tareck El Aissami will travel to Bolivia to honor the 50-year anniversary of the death of Argentine mass murderer Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Bolivian President Evo Morales has confirmed.

Malaysia Opens Muslim-Only Laundromat to Ensure ‘Purity’ of Clothing


A Muslim-only laundromat operating in Malaysia designed to maintain "purity" of Islamic clothing is causing controversy among the country's various religious groups.

With No Evidence, Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Las Vegas Shooting


The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the shooting in Las Vegas, which has been confirmed as the deadliest of its kind in recent U.S. history.

Chelsea Handler Ripped Over Vulgar Tweet About Melania Trump


Late-night host Chelsea Handler sparked outrage online Friday after posting a vulgar tweet about First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump's sex life.

Venezuela’s Maduro Tells Military to Prepare for War with U.S.

Maduro joined his army top brass at a military exercise near the northern city of Maracay, where he reminded them of their obligation to defend the country
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has told his country's military to prepare for war with the United States as the White House continues to impose sanctions against his increasingly authoritarian regime.

Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ Cut Scene of Bill Clinton Getting Lap Dance


The latest film starring actor Tom Cruise, 'American Made,' cut a controversial scene in which former President Bill Clinton received a lap dance, The Hollywood Reporter revealed Friday.

Socialism: Venezuela Could Soon Run Out of Gasoline Despite World’s Largest Oil Reserves

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The oil-rich nation of Venezuela could soon run out of gasoline due to a chronic lack of production and a failure to pay shipping costs for imports, according to an industry leader.

Trump Stops Air Force One from Taking Off to Speak with Injured Police Officer

President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One after arriving, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
President Donald Trump delayed the departure of Air Force One from Indianapolis in order to speak to a police officer who was injured whilst escorting his visit. Officer Robert Turner, who was providing a police escort for Trump’s visit, crashed his motorcycle on the I-70 and was subsequently taken to hospital where he was given emergency treatment and neck brace. However, shortly after arriving at the hospital, he received a call from President Trump himself, who delayed his flight back to Washington in order to speak with the wounded officer. #BREAKING: Thank you to @POTUS for delaying wheels up to speak with injured Officer Turner. #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/nJ1TtkP9Bx — IMPD (@IMPDnews) September 28, 2017 “On behalf of the IMPD, we would like to take an opportunity to thank President Donald J. Trump for his thoughtful act in delaying his departure in Air Force One until he was assured that the officer injured in the motorcade accident was OK,” the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department wrote on Facebook. “Calls were made by his staff to Chief Bryan Roach checking on Cycle Officer Turner. President Trump even took the time to speak with Officer Turner after the accident, to check on him,” it continued. “Thank you for your compassion,

Study: CNN Barely Covers Menendez Trial; Provided Nonstop Coverage for Ted Stevens in ’08

Senator Robert Menendez
CNN has barely covered the corruption trial of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, despite providing extensive coverage of former Republican Senator Ted Steven's corruption trial back in 2008, a study from the Media Research Center has found.
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