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Donald Trump Made His First Appearance in the White House Briefing Room

Donald Trump Made His First Appearance in the White House Briefing RoomPresident Donald Trump made his first appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday after Democrats formally took over the House.



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Judge rejects Kevin Spacey's plea to avoid court appearance as actor confirms he will plead not guilty to sexual assault

Judge rejects Kevin Spacey's plea to avoid court appearance as actor confirms he will plead not guilty to sexual assaultA judge in Nantucket has ordered Kevin Spacey to appear in court next week for his arraignment on sexual assault charges, denying the two-time Oscar winner’s plea for him to be excused from what he described as a media circus. Spacey said in court documents, filed on Monday, that will plead not guilty to indecent assault. The 59-year-old actor is accused of groping an 18-year-old employee of the Club Car, a restaurant and bar on the island of Nantucket, in July 2016. In the court documents, obtained by The Telegraph, he asked the judge that he be exempt from the January 7 arraignment, arguing that his presence would "amplify the negative publicity already generated in connection with the case." His lawyer added that his presence would heighten the "prejudicial media interest" in the case and contaminate the jury pool. The judge swiftly denied Spacey's request, ordering that he attend the court proceedings.   Kevin Spacey, pictured during his time as director of the Old Vic theatre in London Credit: Clara Molden for The Telegraph His lawyers have been trying for some time to avoid the spectacle of the two-time Oscar winner appearing in court. On Thursday Michael Giardino, the Cape and Islands assistant district attorney, filed a motion saying that the prosecution did not agree to the defence’s request that Spacey be allowed to stay away. The prosecution argued that Massachusetts state rules for criminal procedure require that a defendant appear at arraignment. Lawyers for both sides agreed on the January 7 arraignment date during a December 20 hearing, at which Clerk-Magistrate Ryan Kearney found probable cause to charge Spacey. This allegation was first made public by the accuser’s mother, former news anchor Heather Unruh, in November 2017. Former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh speaks at a press conference in Boston November 8, 2017 during which she accused actor Kevin Spacey of allegedly sexually abusing her son in July 2016  Her son told investigators in the autumn that he was the one who approached Spacey that summer night, wanting a photo, and proceeded to drink heavily with the House of Cards actor after finishing his shift before the alleged assault took place, some time after midnight, police reports in the case show. Spacey’s lawyers on December 20 argued that there were “inconsistencies” in the accuser’s story, and claimed that he didn’t pull away from the actor for three minutes. The accuser has admitted telling Spacey he was 23 – the legal age for drinking in the state is 21. Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen men — some of them teens at the time of the alleged incidents — but the Nantucket case is the first to result in criminal charges. It carries a possible five years in prison.  



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Nasa chief criticses Elon Musk's weed-smoking podcast appearance 

Nasa chief criticses Elon Musk's weed-smoking podcast appearance Elon Musk has been warned by Nasa’s most senior figure not to repeat his weed-smoking, whisky-drinking antics on a recent podcast if he wants to continue working with the space agency.  Jim Bridenstein, the Nasa administrator, suggested that Mr Musk, an entrepreneur who is financing commercial space exploration, had acted inappropriately given his role with the company.  Mr Musk’s SpaceX is one of two firms contracted to build a shuttle that will fly US astronauts to the International Space Station from American territory – something that was ended in 2011. Recent behavior by Mr Musk, who co-founded the online payment system PayPal and the car company Tesla, has triggered a slew of negative headlines in the media.  In September, Mr Musk inhaled a joint made from marijuana and tobacco while on the podcast Josh Rogan Experience which was filmed in California, where the drug is legal.  Mr Bridenstein was critical when asked about the incident by reporters during a briefing in Washington DC this week.  “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organizations need to take that as an example of what to do when you lead an organization that’s going to launch American astronauts,” Mr Bridenstein said.  He added: “We’ve had a number of conversations. I will tell you, he is as committed to safety as anybody, and he understands that that was not appropriate behavior, and you won’t be seeing that again.” Nasa has been working with SpaceX and Boeing to develop a new shuttle to fly US astronauts to the ISS from America, something that could happen as early as next year. The contracts are worth hundreds of millions of US dollars.  Elon Musk at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral Credit: REUTERS/Joe Skipper Mr Bridenstein has ordered a review, known as a cultural assessment, into the working practices of both companies ahead of the first launches. The review launch predated Mr Musk’s podcast appearance.  Mr Bridenstein said the review was ordered to help ensure that past space tragedies such as the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters would not be repeated. The backlash came after Mr Musk’s bizarre appearance on the podcast, hosted by a American comedian and television host Joe Rogan. In the episode, which was streamed live, Mr Rogan was seen smoking a joint. Mr Musk took a sniff of a joint, asked “‘I mean, it’s legal, right?”, and then took a drag.  Later in the two-and-a-half hour appearance, Mr Musk said: “I’m getting text messages from friends saying ‘what the hell are you doing smoking weed’.” He went on to discuss the impact the drug was having on him, saying: "It’s more like the opposite of a cup of coffee. It’s like a cup of coffee in reverse.” At one point Mr Musk became contemplative. “I don’t think you’d necessarily want to be me,” he said. “I don’t think people would like it that much.” It is not known exactly what the Nasa chief said to Mr Musk about the incident. SpaceX has been approached for comment. 



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The Ford Mustang's New RTR Appearance Package Lets You Pretend You're Vaughn Gittin, Jr.

The Ford Mustang's New RTR Appearance Package Lets You Pretend You're Vaughn Gittin, Jr.It's not quite as intense as the drifter's one-off cars, but it nearly looks the part.



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Protests as Steve Bannon defends Europe’s far right at New York appearance

Protests as Steve Bannon defends Europe’s far right at New York appearanceProtesters gathered to voice their opposition to Steve Bannon as he used an appearance in New York to praise Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban and Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini. Speaking at a live debate at the Open Future festival organised by The Economist in New York, the former White House chief strategist applauded the leaders for trying to safeguard the “sovereignty” of their nations. “These individuals, these populist national movements across Europe, are trying to get the sovereignties of their countries back,” Donald Trump’s former aide said.



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After a ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance in which he praises Kim Jong Un, Trump takes questions from reporters on North Korea’s human rights abuses

After a ‘Fox & Friends’ appearance in which he praises Kim Jong Un, Trump takes questions from reporters on North Korea’s human rights abusesAfter an appearance on “Fox & Friends” in which President Trump praised and joked about Kim Jong Un, he answered questions from reporters about North Korea’s human rights abuses.



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Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in Singapore

Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in SingaporeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore Sunday for a historic summit with President Donald Trump — and running alongside his motorcade were his detachment of bodyguards.



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Woman Diagnosed With Cancer After Doctor Spots Lump on Her Throat During HGTV Appearance

Woman Diagnosed With Cancer After Doctor Spots Lump on Her Throat During HGTV AppearanceNicole McGuinness is now receiving treatment after the eagle-eyed doctor advised her to see a doctor after finding her on social media.



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Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zoo

Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zooA four-month-old panda cub made her first public appearance Saturday at the Malaysian zoo where she was born, to the delight of visitors. The fluffy little cub was the second born to Liang Liang, who has been on loan to Malaysia since 2014, aong with a male panda, a rare success story for natural reproduction among giant pandas which are notoriously clumsy at mating on the rare occasions they are actually in the mood. The family of three were in good health, said Mat Naim Ramli, director of the national zoo’s panda centre outside Kuala Lumpur.



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Suspect in 'Golden State Killer' case makes court appearance in wheelchair

Suspect in 'Golden State Killer' case makes court appearance in wheelchairAn ex-policeman charged with murder in connection with a string of rapes and killings across California attributed to the “Golden State Killer” made a brief initial court appearance on Friday, sitting in a wheelchair and speaking in a hoarse voice. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who was arrested this week at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights, was formally apprised of two of the eight murder counts against him and ordered back to court on May 14. DeAngelo, wearing orange jail garb and shackled to a wheelchair, spoke only a few words to acknowledge that he understood the charges and that he was being represented by a public defender.



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