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Minister resigns as UK cuts foreign aid spending commitment

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reduced its foreign aid spending commitment on Wednesday to 0.5% of gross domestic product from 0.7%, causing one minister to resign and an immediate outcry from development organisations and the spiritual head of the Church of England.

FILE PHOTO: The sun rises over the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The move, announced by finance minister Rishi Sunak as part of an annual review of government spending, will be popular among some voters and media who argue that COVID and the resulting economic crisis mean Britain should spend less on aid.

“During a domestic fiscal emergency, when we need to prioritise our limited resources on jobs and public services, sticking rigidly to spending 0.7% of our national income on overseas aid is difficult to justify,” Sunak said in a speech to parliament, pointing to record high peacetime borrowing levels.

He said

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Candace Cameron Bure Reveals How Kids Feel About Her Sex Comments

Hot mama! Candace Cameron Bure has no regrets when it comes to opening up about her sex life with husband Valeri Bure.

“I’ve always been an open person when it comes to all that stuff,” the Fuller House alum, 44, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, November 24. “I’ve never publicly said it, but all my friends know that and my kids know that and obviously my husband knows that.”

Cameron Bure, who wed the former NHL player, 46, in June 1996, noted that staying “married for a long time” is not easy, so she makes sure to celebrate every aspect of their relationship whenever she can.

Candace Cameron Bure Reveals How Her Kids Really Feel About Her Candid Sex Comments
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“We’re often, in the press, hearing of the stories that don’t work out and marriages that fail, so I was like, ‘Hey, sex at the top when you’re married, let’s celebrate it, let’s have fun and flirt,’ and

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Taylor Swift talks re-recording old songs like ‘Love Story,’ new ‘folklore’ concert film on Disney+

Swift’s “folklore: the long pond studio sessions” is streaming on Disney+.

Amid the drama over her old masters, Taylor Swift is busy “having a really good time” re-recording her older music.

The 30-year-old singer appeared on “Good Morning America” Wednesday to discuss her new concert film “folklore: the long pond studio sessions” for Disney+ and also opened up about which hit she has been the most excited to breathe new life into.

“So far, of the ones I’ve recorded, I think it’s been the most fun doing ‘Love Story’ because the older music, my voice was so teenaged and I sometimes, when I hear my older music and my older young teenage voice, it makes me feel like I’m a different singer now,” she said. “So it’s been the most fun to

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Prologis purchases Maspeth Queens radio station site for $51 million

Family Radio has used the Maspeth site for its radio towers, and the firm will continue to use it for that purpose as it moves its New York operations to a different location. It purchased the site in 2015 for about $5.1 million from Radio Disney, which had purchased it in 2007 for about $3.3 million from the New York Times Radio Co., records show.

Representatives for Family Radio did not respond to requests for comment.

The property is close to 18-51 Flushing Ave., an industrial property that Prologis bought in January from Frito-Lay for $37.6 million.

The logistic giants Maspeth purchase appears to be yet another sign of strength for industrial properties, the one sector of New York real estate that has held up fairly well during the Covid-19 pandemic. Leasing activity in the sector surged by more than 70% during the third quarter, and its availability

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Chris Evans Goes Viral Yet Again After Showing Off His Special Talent

Chris Evans is currently trending on social media. Earlier this year, the Captain America actor went viral after he accidentally posted a picture of his anatomy on Instagram. Now, Evans is going viral for his piano-playing skills, which a lot of people apparently did not know about until he posted a video of himself playing a piece by Italian composer Fabrizio Paterlini yesterday. Now, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are hoping that Evans will be posting more videos of himself playing the piano.

One excited fan took to Twitter to share her excitement, writing in call caps, “Oh my god. Chris Evans finally listened to our requests and posted a story of him playing the piano. God

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Watch: Taylor Swift, Bon Iver perform ‘Exile’ in ‘Studio Sessions’ video

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on November 7, 2007. File Photo by Frederick Breedon/UPI | License Photo

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Voting Open For The BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Awards; Arena Dinner Theatre Leads Theatre Of The Decade!

Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Awards – which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!

Our local editors have set the categories, our readers have submitted nominees, and now YOU get to vote for your favorites! The 2020 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are presented by TodayTix!

Community theatre productions, student productions, and college productions are all included! (Please check respective category rules.) Eligibility is for productions which opened between 2011 and September 30th, 2020.

Winners will be announced in January!

Don’t miss out! Click on the link to vote today to make sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Vote Now

Here are the current standings for Fort Wayne:

Arts Educator Of The Decade
AJ Lorenzini – New Haven High

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Powerful storms, possible tornado, flatten north Texas buildings

Severe thunderstorms swept northern Texas on Tuesday night, with reports of a possible tornado under investigation by the National Weather Service on Wednesday morning.

Just before 9:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a 30-minute tornado warning for the Dallas-Fort Worth area and tornado sirens blared.

Later Tuesday, the Arlington Police Department shared photos online of tossed air conditioning units, smooshed cars and collapsed walls.

Fast food patrons were rescued by firefighters after the wall of a Burger Box collapsed on them as they waited in the drive-through line.

NBC affiliate KXAS reported that its meteorologists believe a tornado

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Lil Wayne Reveals Which Jay-Z Album His Career Was Most Influenced By

Lil Wayne may have been in the game since his 1999 debut album Tha Block Is Hot, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t influenced by other rappers at the time. Wayne has apparently been a fan of Jay-Z’s for a long time and even credits the rapper for influencing his career. In a recent conversation with Lil Baby, Wayne reveals which Jay-Z album influenced his music the most.

Wayne sat down for a chat with Lil Baby as part of Rolling Stone‘s Musicians On Musicians interview series. Throughout the conversation, Wayne opens up about some of his musical influences and named Hov’s fourth studio album as his biggest inspiration:

“Jay-Z, Life And Times Of Shawn Carter, plain and simple. It was the first album where I actually [bought] the car that the rapper was talking about. That was my album. […] Also, Jay talked so crazy. He

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Kelly Clarkson Reflects on 2020 Lessons: ‘People Could Be Bad for You’

Kelly Clarkson is opening up about life lessons in 2020.

The 38-year-old “Breakaway” singer got candid in a segment on The Kelly Clarkson Show on the lessons she’s learned this year amid the pandemic, as well as her divorce from ex Brandon Blackstock.

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“Even at 38, I feel like I’m always changing and progressing — in a good sense, in a good way — and I always want to make sure I’m being the best version of myself. My mom’s been telling me since I was a kid: ‘You are who you surround yourself with,’” she explained.

“You want to make sure you’re surrounded by people that also want to be the best versions of themselves and also want a good common goal for everyone, not just themselves, right?” she continued.

“People could be bad for you in a certain

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