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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for the "worrying" developments in eastern Ukraine's Donbass region to come to an end after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart in Istanbul, adding Turkey was ready to provide any necessary support. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held more than three hours of talks with Erdogan in Istanbul as part of a previously scheduled visit, amid tensions between Kyiv and Moscow over the conflict in Donbass. Kyiv has raised the alarm over a buildup of Russian forces near the border between Ukraine and Russia, and over a rise in violence along the line of contact separating Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed separatists in Donbass.
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The archaeology team began excavating the great city, known as the 'Rise of Aten,' in September 2020 and have unearthed entire neighborhoods.
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A limited number of fans see the Dodgers win their home opener and receive their 2020 championship rings Friday.
Officials warn of a threat to lives as the tropical storm approaches Western Australia.
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Determined action came at the end of the week from lawmakers in Annapolis after Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed police reform bills. The Republican governor vetoed legislation Friday that includes the core components of a series of police reform bills. The legislation, nearly a year in the making, is in response to the Minneapolis police in-custody death of George Floyd and the protests of thousands of people demanding more police accountability and transparency.
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Google research reveals Americans want roller skates, hiking boots, gardening tools, golf clubs, and other gear as they go in search of fresh-air fun.
Police rushed to the scene of the reported shooting at an industrial park in Bryan, Texas, on Thursday afternoon.
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Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastTwenty years have come and gone since the release of Josie and the Pussycats, a comedic film spun off the popular Archie Comics. Band members Josie (Rachael Leigh Cook), Valerie (Rosario Dawson), and Melody (Tara Reid) are plucked out of the small fictional town of Riverdale and given a shot at stardom.While the film turned out to be a bit of a disappointment at the box office, it managed to stand the test of time, especially when it comes to its statement-making wardrobe, thanks to the genius of costume designer Leesa Evans.No stranger to dressing cult-classic films, having previously worked on Clueless and American Pie, Evans took on the challenge of transforming the comic book girl band into real-life characters.To do so, Evans ended up hand-making most of the costumes, which included halter tops, paisley print ensembles, brightly colored faux fur-lined cardigans, and of course low-rise jeans, since nothing that she envisioned for the girls was on the market yet. MGM The costumes that Evans dreamed up two decades ago wouldn’t look out of place in a Gen Z-er’s wardrobe, partly thanks to TikTok helping make Josie and the Pussycats remain current today. Even the film’s satirical message of a world being consumed by materialism, with impressionable shoppers jumping trend-to-trend, fad-to-fad, still rings true.Evans is currently on the set of the new TV pilot Pivoting, and, as she apologetically explains, our conversation was slightly delayed due to a pajama-pants crisis.The Emo Scene Queen Who Inspired All Time Low’s TikTok Sensation ‘Dear Maria, Count Me In’ Tells AllEven though she’s gone on to do impressive work, including Scooby Doo, Bridesmaids, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Evans says she can’t believe how time has flied since she was on set with Josie filmmakers Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, who she still remains good friends with.“I’m so thrilled that everyone is interested in Josie because at the time when the movie came out, it really wasn’t a big hit,” Evans tells The Daily Beast. “We put so much heart into the project and it’s so fun to see people still loving the movies 20 years later. It’s really heartwarming.”“I said to Deb and Harry just a couple days ago, ‘You guys, Universal should do a re-release of this movie,’” Evans added. “It’s literally so perfect right now.”Here, we spoke with Evans about the joyful clothes of Josie and how the film is more in vogue now than ever.So, it’s been 20 years since Josie the Pussycats came out, that seems crazy!It is crazy. I can’t believe how much time has passed. It feels like yesterday.I read that you tried to incorporate some comedic elements to the costumes. How did you go about doing that?When we’re doing a comedy, there’s this really fine line between everything is funny, so it doesn’t feel like it’s grounded in reality. Or, if you don’t play into the funny enough, it takes you out of it. So, it’s this interesting conundrum of how to dress people in a comedy. I always take the attitude of making it grounded in reality and then put in the comedic bits, as opposed to making all the costumes funny. As the movie goes on, the audience can put themselves in their shoes. Then the ridiculous things they do, or the funny, embarrassing, or outlandish things, you’re right there along with them. Whereas if they’re always just so funny and crazy, you don’t see yourself through their eyes at all.So, when you are talking about adding the comedic bits later on, Josie and the girls dress normal and when they wear cat ears, it suddenly doesn’t seem so crazy.Yeah, it’s like we could all be wearing cat ears! That was one of the challenges about the film, is finding ways for something like cat ears to be a really normal part of any given outfit. That way it seemed normal. That’s really what I was going for. I wanted it to feel like, this is who they are and this what they are.It’s kind of the opposite with Fiona (played by Parker Posey). She’s this outrageous, very fashionable supervillain.Part of [Fiona’s] costumes is that she is striving for perfection at all times, she’s untouchable and unreachable. That was the design concept: to create things that were super fashionable, right off the runway. Things that you don’t see people wearing. Fiona would show up somewhere in these very couture, avant-garde, and outrageous looks for just an average day at work. Parker Posey really pulled that off so well. It added to the fact that the girls then seemed quite normal. Our new normal was the heightened fashion of the girls because Parker’s character Fiona was on a couture level.You also made most of the costumes by hand?It was one of those jobs that the look of it needed to be so specific, because it was coming from a cartoon, so it needed to have a bit of a heightened reality to it. When you’re looking for things like that, you can’t always find what you want. So, we just set up shop and I made the majority of all the costumes.So, are you and Tara Reid to blame for low-rise jeans becoming a thing in the 2000s?I would love to believe that! But it felt like there was already a trend moving in that direction. We just happened to hit the trend on the spot. I would love to be responsible for that, but I can’t totally take credit. I’m always looking at the runway shows, and you can sort of see when certain trends are starting to build. I could see that there was a trend going toward low-rise jeans and I just thought to push it to the absolute degree of the lowest pants humanly possible.With low-rise jeans and halter tops, lots of the trends that we saw in the movie are coming back in style today, thanks to Gen Z and TikTok. What are your thoughts on that?Well, what I love about fashion, in general, is that things are always kind of cyclical in that way. So, I love when you see it come back again, because it does conjure up all these beautiful memories. You’re like, ‘I remember when I wore that or when I saw that in Josie.’ I think there’s a sense of whimsy that people are playing with fashion now. They’re looking back to these other time periods and really loving what was going on then and picking it up for what they want to wear now.I agree about the element of whimsy! I think the trends in Josie and now, with all the bright colors, are quite joyous.I think you’re so right. There’s such a sense of joy and whimsy. So much of TikTok is people dancing and people doing things that are comedic. The costumes and acting things out, there’s just such an element of fun that’s associated with it. I think that’s why so many people are so attracted to TikTok, because it just is good for a giggle or you can wear that crazy outfit. It’s pure entertainment and you can get involved, too.Do you think the vaccine rollout and starting to come out of the pandemic this summer has helped influence these trends again?People want to enjoy themselves, so people are pushing a little bit further than they had previously. There was a little bit more seriousness to the way we were all dressing. Now we have a little bit more of a sense that everything is OK, don’t sweat the small stuff, and live for this moment. So, if that’s a color, or a crazy pattern combination, or wearing something that you wouldn’t normally but it makes you happy, there’s a lot of that coming into play. We’ve all been living at home for such a long time, and we’ve not ever experienced that before. So, we’re revisiting our clothes in a way that we hadn’t previously. We go into our closets and we’re like, ‘Oh, my old friend! That beautiful dress, or that great suit, or those pants! So, it’s fun to do that.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
India is the closest refuge for Myanmar nationals fleeing violence following February's military coup.
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Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control advocate David Hogg on Saturday announced he would step back from his role in the pillow company he started to compete with conservative Mike Lindell’s MyPillow. The 20-year-old wrote in a tweet that he had “resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC” effective immediately. “The reasons for my departure rest entirely with me and my own personal commitments and I truly wish [co-founder William LeGate] nothing but the best,” he wrote. 7: Effective immediately, I have resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC. I want to thank Will for his partnership and wish him absolutely nothing but success with the future of Good Pillow. — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 10, 2021 He said he would leave it to LeGate to carry out their goal of creating “an ethical company that produces products that people need while creating good union paying jobs and supporting social causes at the same time.” “Over the next several months, I will be taking some time to focus on my studies in college and advance the gun violence prevention movement with March For Our Lives and personally,” said Hogg, who is a student at Harvard University. Hogg, first announced in February that he was partnering with LeGate, a tech entrepreneur, on the venture which he believes would offer “progressive competition,” to Lindell’s MyPillow. He claimed they could put Lindell out of business. Shortly thereafter Hogg, who was a student during the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, announced he would take a leave of absence from his role as a board member for March For Our Lives. For his part, Lindell had welcomed the challenge, telling Axios at the time that there is “nothing wrong with competition that does not infringe on someone’s patent.” It has been a pleasure working with you, David. I cannot wait to see what you do in the future & we will be sending you pillows from the first batch! — William LeGate (ig: @legate) (@williamlegate) April 10, 2021 LeGate responded to Hogg’s tweets on Saturday, saying “It has been a pleasure working with you, David.” “I cannot wait to see what you do in the future and we will be sending you pillows from the first batch,” he added.
Florida cops who responded to a noise complaint at house party 'cowered away' after finding out their boss was a guest
Police officers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were responding to a noise complaint at a party when they were told their boss was a guest.
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Matt Gaetz thought he could 'do what he wanted' with women's nudes, a colleague said. That's not how it works.
When Florida passed a bill that would ban nonconsensual pornography, only two lawmakers voted against it. One of them was Rep. Matt Gaetz.
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp claims the MLB's voter restriction laws boycott will be a major blow to minority-owned businesses
Critics of the MLB's boycott of Atlanta following new voting laws claim it will cost Black-owned businesses $100 million.
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Trump spent several minutes insulting 'dumb son of a b---h' Mitch McConnell during a rambling speech to GOP donors at Mar-a-Lago, say reports
Former President Donald Trump took aim at Senate Minority Leader for his lack of support during his February impeachment trial, Politico reported.
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A Florida woman who claimed she is Harry Potter fatally struck a federal judge visiting from New York and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy after swerving her car onto a sidewalk, officials said. Nastasia Snape, 23, is charged with vehicular homicide and other felonies for Friday's crash that killed District Judge Sandra Feuerstein, 75, who served in the Eastern District of New York since 2003. The boy, Anthony Ovchinnikov, was taken to the hospital, but his condition Sunday could not be determined.
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The Lakers need Andre Drummond to be on his game with LeBron James and Anthony Davis injured, and he provided that in win over the Brooklyn Nets.
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Ever Given ship forbidden to leave the Suez Canal until its owners pay up to $1 billion in compensation for the chaos it caused
The Japanese-owned container ship might have been freed from the banks of the Suez Canal but is now embroiled in a row over compensation.
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The party of big business has taken to policing corporate America's speech now, and that's not going to change anytime soon.
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U.S. Army Lt. Caron Nazario told police he was “honestly afraid to get out” of his SUV, according to video of the incident. "You should be,” one officer said.