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Melanie Lynskey recalls body shaming on the set of ‘Coyote Ugly’

CNN — “Yellowjackets” star Melanie Lynskey hasn’t shied away from calling out Hollywood for the body shaming she experienced on film sets, even years after her film debut. In an interview this week with the Hollywood Reporter, Lynskey recounted a negative experience she’d had on the set of the 2000 film “Coyote Ugly.” She said …

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Viktor Orban condemned for ‘mixed race’ speech by ex-aide and Holocaust victims’ group

CNN — Hungary’s hardline nationalist leader Viktor Orban is facing international condemnation after making remarks on race and multiculturalism that were slammed as a “pure Nazi text” by his longtime aide. Zsuzsa Hegedus, who served as an adviser to Orban for two decades, quit Tuesday over what she called Orban’s “illiberal turn,” describing his comments …

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FedEx Ground trims Sunday service to 15% of US homes

New York CNN Business — FedEx’s Ground service will stop making Sunday deliveries to about 15% of the US homes in rural areas that it’s currently serving. The change will take place Sunday, August 21, FedEx (FDX) announced Friday. During the pandemic the company had expanded Sunday service to 95% of US homes, a response …

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Malaysia sixteen $18 million worth of elephant tusks, tiger bones and other trafficked animal parts

CNN — Malaysian authorities have seized a massive haul of trafficked animal parts, including elephant tusks, rhino horns, pangolin scales and tiger bones worth around 80 million ringgit ($17.9 million). Authorities discovered around six tons of ivory tusks and other animal parts at the western port in Selangor state on Sunday. The animal parts are …

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Europe battles wildfires in intense heat

Reuters — Authorities across southern Europe battled on Sunday to control huge wildfires in countries including Spain, Greece and France, with hundreds of deaths blamed on soaring temperatures that scientists say are consistent with climate change. In Spain, helicopters dropped water on the flames as heat above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and often …

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