• Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News
  • Diamond ring bought at car boot sale for $13 valued at $456,000
  • Government review to order zero-hours contracts overhaul – BBC News
  • Becoming Bond is a rollicking look at the man who walked away from 007
  • 20 Years Later, Biggie Smalls Mom Has a Very Good Idea Who Killed Him

Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow much household debt do we owe? People in serious debt can expect more legal protection from bailiffs, charges and interest after pledges in the major parties’ manifestos. The Conservatives and Labour have vowed to extend a “breathing space” scheme used in Scotland to allow people time to organise repayments. Others, including the Lib Dems, want more regulation in the debt sector….

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Government review to order zero-hours contracts overhaul – BBC News

In its submission to the Taylor review, the CBI also said that all employees should have their terms and conditions set out in a written statement. The new “right to request” fixed hours could be used by some of the 900,000 people on zero-hours contracts, a number that has risen from 143,000 in 2008. The contracts have been attacked for allowing some firms to keep people in insecure work, depress…

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Becoming Bond is a rollicking look at the man who walked away from 007

On Her Majestys Secret ServiceOn Her Majestys Secret ServiceDecoding the enigma of Lazenby is the focus of Hulus new original documentary, . Directed by Josh Greenbaum (who also created Hulus mascot docuseries ), intersperses dramatic recreation segments with a rambling, wide-ranging interview with Lazenby himself. Unlike some similar hybrid narrative documentaries, both parts not only work well individually, but interact with each other in clever ways. The narrative segments regularly…

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20 Years Later, Biggie Smalls Mom Has a Very Good Idea Who Killed Him

On September 7, 1996, West Coast hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas. Six months later, Brooklyn heavyweight Biggie SmallsThe Notorious B.I.G.was fatally targeted in a L.A. drive-by shooting. Biggies death was also the final nail in the coffin of the West Coast-East Coast, Death Row Records-Bad Boy Records feud that came to define hip-hops 1990s glory days. On the anniversary of Biggies murder 20 years later,…

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The Notorious B.I.G.s Life After Death at 20: A Jubilant, Paranoid Ode to a Legendary MC

Youd be hard-pressed to find a more grandiose or ostentatious 90s hip-hop album than Notorious B.I.G.s Life After Death. When it was released on March 25, 1997, the Notorious B.I.G.s ambitious second album came with an elaborate CD booklet, and a laundry list of guest stars ranging from Jay Z to Angela Winbush to D.M.C. to 112 to Too $hort to the LOX. Hip-hops best producers handled tracks on Life…

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12-Year-Old Mayan Congressman Roasts Mexican Politicians to Their FacesAnd Goes Viral

CANCUN, Mexico. Once, we were the rulers, he said. In the era of the farming masses, we didnt fight for their bastardly interests. We werent guided by vanity and hatred Now, were living through times devoid of civility and patriotism. We need to listen, and open our hearts so that we may live in a country where we can proudly declare I am Mexican! Congressman ngel Jacinto Noh Tun spoke…

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Times Square Driver Says He Tried to Get Mental Help

New York (AP) — A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, said he had been trying to get psychiatric help. In a jailhouse interview on Saturday, Richard Rojas told the New York Post (http://www.nypost.com More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsShoplicate Onetime Upgrade Vidkala – FE Agency Create Viral Fb Videos With Trending Hashtags For Any Keyword…

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‘Car boot-sale’ diamond set to fetch 350,000 at auction – BBC News

“But it was bought as a costume jewel. No-one had any idea it had any intrinsic value at all. They enjoyed it all this time. “They’d been to quite a few car-boot sales over the years. But they don’t have any history of collecting antiques and they don’t have any history of collecting diamonds. This is a one-off windfall, an amazing find.” Cut differently Ms Wyndham said the owner –…

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Your Weekend Horoscopes May 19-21: Black Out All Weekend & Blame It On Your Sign

The weather is finally heating up this weekend, which could mean fun things like day drinking outside, tanning, and pretending to go swimming while actually just working on your tan some more. Or, it could mean less pleasant things such as sweating like a grease monkey and standing at the infernal subway platform for 20 minutes while your makeup melts off your face because the fucking MTA can’t get their…

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13 of the greatest Stephen King short stories you’ve never read

Stephen King writes great fiction of all lengths.Image: Maja Hitij/Epa/REX/Shutterstock I haven’t managed to read all of Stephen King’s novels yet I’m still working on that but I have read all of his short stories. All of the published ones, anyway. While many authors release a collection or two early on and then switch their focus to novels, King has written short fiction throughout his epic 50-year career. SEE ALSO:…

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LeBron James puts the Boston Celtics over his knee while making NBA history

Image: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Bruh. There are beatdowns, and then are epic humiliations that will live on for the rest of sports history. That’s what we witnessed on Friday night as LeBron James and the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Boston Celtics an old school, backyard woodshed ass whuppin’ that seems simultaneously effortless yet packed with the unrelenting intensity of someone taking out all their revenge fantasies on a hapless…

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All the best photos from Pippa Middleton’s decadent wedding

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock On Saturday, Pippa Middleton married hedge fund manager James Matthews. Now, of course, the internet is thirsty for photos of the lovely affair. Some fast facts: The wedding took place at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Pippa’s dress was made by British designer Giles Deacon. And yes, yes, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in attendance. Now let’s get to the good stuff. SEE ALSO: Why Prince…

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10 new features coming to your phone in Android O

Dave Burke, Google Vice President of Engineering for Android, speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference.Image: Getty Images/ Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the soon-to-drop version of Android. Though we’re still quite a ways away from the official release, we now a lot more about…

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Uber and Google do battle over self driving car tech

Image: Christopher mineses/mashable Even the biggest, most powerful companies in the world are at the mercy of a grade-school concept: supply and demand. That’s how a person like Anthony Levandowski can get paid $120 million by Google, leave to start his own company, watch that company get acquired by Uber just months later, and then find himself barred from working on self-driving car technology by a U.S. court. That goes…

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Man buys rude coffee shop goers’ domain name in ultimate act of revenge

This guy is a hero albeit a very petty one. SEE ALSO: London phone box gets a super slick office makeover Twitter user Khalil Sehnaoui was sitting in a coffee shop next to a group of obnoxious humans when he was struck with a moment of evil genius. He tweeted what went down. @iamlaurenp @sehnaoui Oh my gosh this is the ultimate in petty. Cudos Sir. pic.twitter.com/N5FVEpFFGz CarolynH. (@CarrieCnh12) May…

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DJ Khaled crashed UC Berkeley statistics commencement

On Thursday, University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Statistics students were ready to celebrate their graduation as one normally does: armed with straight faces and prepared to sit through a very boring ceremony. Except DJ Khaled had other plans. The mogul you know, the one with the keys surprised the class of 2017 with a performance of his 2010 hit “All I Do Is Win.” SEE ALSO: DJ Khaled somehow…

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Virtual reality can help people become more critical of harassment at abortion clinics

Anti-abortion rights activists say prayers during a prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood on Jan. 21, 2014, in Washington, D.C.Image: Alex Wong / Staff / Getty images It’s hard to understand what it feels like to be confronted or bullied outside a women’s health center until it happens to you. I’d never had that experience until last year, while reporting on the Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Before…

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Ford’s taking another step into the modern age of the connected car

Ford's infotainment units are adding better iOS and Android integration.Image: Ford Some of Ford’s SYNC 3-enabled cars are finally getting an update to match the rest of the connected car ecosystem. The automaker’s 2016 model-year line will be eligible for an infotainment center software upgrade that will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers a better connection with their phones while they’re on the road. Ford announced the update…

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Google is boring now, and that’s sad

CEO Sundar Pichai brings the thunder at Google I/O 2017.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Trust me, I never thought it would come to this. If you had asked me a week ago what I was expecting from Google’s I/O developer conference, “boring” is not the word that would’ve come to mind. Yet, looking at this year’s announcements, I’m struck most by how completely expected and, well, safe it all is. Sure, Google Lens…

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After I-85 fire, states are taking a closer look under their bridges

(CNN)When an elevated section of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 crashed to the ground in a fire this spring, motorists already navigating one of the nation’s most congested cities braced for what the city’s mayor called a transportation crisis. The span was rebuilt in six weeks and reopened last weekend, sooner than expected. But the closure inflicted pain. Traffic volume on nearby surface streets more than doubled, drivers endured longer commutes and…

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Man successfully gets the attention of a news helicopter with some awful dance moves

Just when you thought the robot was dead, a middle-aged white man in Scottsdale brings it back. Fox 10 Phoenix was live on the scene after a car crashed into a building in Scottsdale, Arizona on Wednesday. But while the chopper was grabbing some aerial shots, they panned to a man who took full advantage of his 35 seconds in the limelight. With phone in hand, the khaki-clad lad showcased…

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Trump’s Middle East trip is off to a terrible start and he hasn’t even left yet

Trump refuses to go to the mountaintop fortress of Masada in Israel unless he can land by helicopter.Image: GPO/Getty Images Donald Trumps first foreign trip as president doesnt start until Friday, but its already suffered a few setbacks. He’s supposed to stop in Israel during his four-country, nine-day trip. But already his plan to visit and give a speech atop the ancient mountaintop fortress of Masada has been scrapped. Why?…

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