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  • Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in “Austin Powers” films, dead at 49
    Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The actor famous for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies died Saturday. Verne Troyer, who was 32 inches tall and played the villain in the James Bond spoofs, was 49 years old. "It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away [Saturday]," reads ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • President Trump considering posthumous pardon of boxer Jack Johnson
    Topical Press Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON)  -- President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he is considering a posthumous pardon of Jack Johnson, the first black boxing heavyweight champion."Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson," the president tweeted Saturday. "His trials and tribulations were great, ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • President Trump, first lady to host Macrons at Mount Vernon
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In a nod to history and the special relationship between the United States and one of the nation's oldest allies, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife for a rare private dinner at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.“The ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • Starbucks’ mass training after controversial arrests will focus on ‘implicit bias’
    Starbucks(PHILADELPHIA) -- Hoping to quell calls for a national boycott, Starbucks stands to lose millions of dollars by shutting down thousands of stores for one afternoon in May to train employees on how to avoid racial bias after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia shop for doing nothing ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • Natalie Portman snubs $1 million award, blames Benjamin Netanyahu
    Emma McIntyre/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- Natalie Portman has drawn ire from her native Israel after declaring to boycott receiving a $1 million award known as the "Jewish Nobel."But the activist actress explained the rationale behind not attending the fete, for which she was going to be the prize laureate: It was ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • Honeymoon-bound newlywed gets well-wishes from United passengers, thanks to sister
    Kelli Shultz(AUSTIN) -- When Kelli Schultz discovered that she'd be on the same flight as her newlywed sister en route to her honeymoon in New Zealand, she couldn't resist the opportunity to give her an extra special wedding gift.With help from United Airlines' flight attendants, Schultz got the passengers on ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • ‘Obviously, Kim Jong Un has learned about public relations’ with suspension of nuclear tests: Senator
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said North Korea's announcement that it is suspending nuclear testing shows that Kim Jong Un has “learned about public relations.”  Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday that he is “glad” ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • Gunman on the run after killing 4 people at a Waffle House near Nashville
    Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • Gunman on the run after killing four people at a Waffle House near Nashville
    Nashville Police Department(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Four people were killed and four others injured when a man naked from the waist down and wielding an assault-style rifle opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday morning, police said. The suspected gunman was identified as Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 22, 2018
  • CDC expands warning to consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control is expanding its warning over romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli. The lettuce is responsible for at least 53 people falling ill, including 31 hospitalizations, in 16 states. The CDC had previously warned consumers only about chopped romaine lettuce, but is now ... read more
    ABC NewsApril 21, 2018