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Baby Elon Musk, rapping Kim Kardashian: Welcome to the world of silly deepfakes

World - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 22:59
By day, Paul Shales is a computer programmer who works in advertising operations for a bank. By night, he's creating videos that show Elon Musk as a creepy looking, giggly baby; President Donald Trump as a temperamental pageant contestant on "Toddlers & Tiaras;" and Kim Kardashian freestyle rapping.

Start your Monday smart: What's happening this week

World - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:00
Iran pushes uranium limit. 2020 Democrats debate. The world remembers Stonewall. El Chapo gets sentenced. G20 leaders meet. Michael Avenatti does on trial. 'Apollo 11' blasts off on CNN. Here's what the next six days will bring.

Vatican cancels football match with Vienna over anti-abortion protests

World - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 15:15
The Vatican canceled a friendly football match between its new women's team and a club in Vienna, after a number of Austrian players protested against the Catholic Church's stance on abortion.

'Batman' turns 30

Entertainment - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 14:32
Three decades after director Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" film became a box office blockbuster and pop culture phenomenon, the decision to bring the Dark Knight to the big screen seems like it should have been a no-brainer. But in the years leading up to the film's release, it was as hard to breach the barriers to Hollywood as it was to break into the Batcave.

Hundreds of climate protesters stage blockade in German coal mine

World - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 11:53
Hundreds of climate change protesters broke into a huge open cast mine in western Germany Saturday to protest against the country's ongoing dependence on fossil fuels.

Woman arrested after RAF jets escort passenger plane back to London

World - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 09:21
A woman has been arrested after two Royal Air Force (RAF) jets were forced to escort a passenger plane back to London following severe disruption on board shortly after take-off.

Disney dominating rivals as 'Toy Story 4' storms box office

Entertainment - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 01:03
When it comes to Disney and summer box-office hits, it really is a small world after all, as the studio -- having bulked up on marquee properties -- continues to dwarf the competition.

The women fighting for Lapland

Science & Nature - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 23:26
As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland's indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever.

The Middle East has become a nightmare for airlines

World - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 16:24
Escalating tensions between the United States and Iran are making it even tougher for airlines to fly over the Middle East, a heavily trafficked region where huge chunks of airspace are already off limits because of political rivalries or war.

How the 1989 'Batman' movie forever changed the comic book character

Entertainment - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 14:33
When Tim Burton's "Batman" debuted in theaters 30 years ago in 1989, it didn't just kick off a major, still-flourishing movie franchise and the current era of superhero-led blockbusters. The film also had a profound impact on Batman himself, and the way comic book creators would depict the character over the next three decades.

Mick Jagger skips and dances at Rolling Stones' tour opener following heart surgery

Entertainment - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 07:58
Mick Jagger gave Chicago a performance to remember Friday night.

How recyclable is your food shop?

Science & Nature - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:20
Research suggests almost half of packaging used by major UK supermarkets can't be easily recycled.

'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease

Science & Nature - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:31
A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction

Lil Nas X's new song just made the panini far greater than a sandwich

Entertainment - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:04
Lil Nas X isn't trying to be a one-hit wonder.

The smart money is hedging against the US

World - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 20:04
Wall Street is giddy about the possibility that the Federal Reserve could lower interest rates as soon as July. The S&P 500 traded at an all-time trading high Thursday. But some experts think it's time investors look outside the United States.

Tom Hanks enjoys putting Tom Holland through an absurd acting drill

Entertainment - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 19:08
Tom Hanks joined Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Gwyneth Paltrow on "The Graham Norton Show," where he took Holland through an acting drill Hanks learned in his early career.

Seth Meyers day drinking with Rihanna needs to happen more

Entertainment - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:48
Seth Meyers may want to keep his day job.

You can see Halsey's underarm hair in her Rolling Stone cover and that's perfectly fine

Entertainment - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:44
Rolling Stone featured singer Halsey for its July cover, and it's a pretty normal one: the singer's arms are resting behind her neck and she's staring straight out into the center of the camera.

'Toy Story 4' cashes in on the ageless aspect of animation

Entertainment - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:37
"The Incredibles" stayed away for 14 years, then picked up superhero-ing right where they left off. "Toy Story 4" and "Finding Dory" put nine and 13 years between themselves and their predecessors. "Frozen" will have been on ice for six years when the sequel blows back into theaters around Thanksgiving.

Lizzo shining good as hell and what else to expect at Sunday's BET Awards

Entertainment - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:48
The 2019 BET Awards will celebrate the very best in entertainment, culture and sports on Sunday.
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