Game of Thrones season 8 premiere recap: Winterfell is here (and reunions are coming) – CNET
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Game of Thrones season 8 premiere recap: Winterfell is here (and reunions are coming) – CNET

All in the family… HBO Jon Snow has been mumbling about the coming cold for seven seasons, the citizens of King’s Landing have been pulling their winter woollies out of the back closet and now it’s finally time. Winter is here! Game of Thrones season 8 kicked off with a bang on Sunday and episode one was everything…

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens – ABC News
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Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens – ABC News

Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us…

DIY gravitational waves with ‘BlackHoles@Home’ – Phys.org
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DIY gravitational waves with ‘[email protected]’ – Phys.org

The [email protected] project uses highly efficient simulation grids so that binary black hole collisions can be modeled on desktop computers. The black dots represent the black hole horizons for two black holes of different masses. Credit: Z.Etienne/WVU Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary…

Democrats condemn Trump Ilhan Omar and 9/11 tweet – Vox.com
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Democrats condemn Trump Ilhan Omar and 9/11 tweet – Vox.com

Prominent Democrats defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) after Donald Trump tweeted a viral video featuring a recent speech given by Omar intercut with footage of 9/11. Members of Omar’s 2018 Congressional class, including Reps. Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), responded to the tweet by accusing the president both of spreading Islamophobia and of…

Sparks Flew in WGA-ATA Meeting as Negotiations Cratered – Variety
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Sparks Flew in WGA-ATA Meeting as Negotiations Cratered – Variety

The room at the Beverly Hilton was booked until midnight. But it took only about an hour on Friday afternoon for contract negotiations to break down and war to ensue between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood’s top talent agencies. UTA co-president Jay Sures and CAA’s Bryan Lourd had testy exchanges with WGA West…

Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker trailer is here – CNET
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Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker trailer is here – CNET

Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker is coming to theaters in December. Star Wars The circle is complete. Star Wars Episode 9’s title, The Rise of Skywalker, was revealed Friday to kick off Star Wars Celebration Chicago.The Rise of Skywalker trailer opens with Rey standing in the desert.”Every generation has a legend,” it reads, echoing…

Schumer, McConnell trade blame as Senate declines – POLITICO
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Schumer, McConnell trade blame as Senate declines – POLITICO

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) and his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (left), exchanged verbal blows on Thursday as they gave dueling accounts over who was to blame for the Senate morass. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images congress The state of the Senate is bad, and it could get worse. Has the Senate finally…

How to get caught up on Game of Thrones — fast – The Verge
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How to get caught up on Game of Thrones — fast – The Verge

The best summaries, videos, and key episodes to watch Photo by Helen Sloan / HBO Game of Thrones is nearly back after almost two years off the air. That’s a long time for any TV show, but it’s especially problematic for a series that has become famous for its massive cast of characters, branching storylines,…

Brexit: UK and EU agree Brexit delay to 31 October – BBC News
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Brexit: UK and EU agree Brexit delay to 31 October – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMay on Brexit extension: ‘The UK should have left the EU by now’ The UK and the EU have agreed a “flexible extension” of Brexit until 31 October.Speaking after five hours of talks at an EU summit in Brussels, European Council president Donald Tusk said his “message…

‘Game Of Thrones’ Predictions: Who Will Live? Who Will Die? – NPR
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Predictions: Who Will Live? Who Will Die? – NPR

‘Game Of Thrones’ Predictions: Who Will Live? Who Will Die? Just 6 episodes — an estimated 7 hours and 20 minutes — remain. Here are our predictions for which characters will (and especially won’t) make it through to the end of the final season — and why. April 10, 201912:00 PM ET Will Jon Snow…