It takes a unique set of skills to play the Predator; meet 'Prey' star Dane DiLiegro

Dane DiLiegro’s hands are as meaty as beefsteaks. He could hold an entire deck of cards — fanned out — without anyone seeing them. “They’re butcher’s hands” offered Dario Cecchini, an eighth-generation butcher in Tuscany, where DiLiegro has deboned cattle pretty much every summer since 2016. And those hands cradled a basketball like a protective …

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Elderly woman and man visiting DC from Wisconsin have died after being hit by lightning

Man, 75, and man, 76, visiting DC from Wisconsin have died after being hit by lightning while sightseeing near the White House: Two others remain in hospital  Donna Mueller, 75, and James Mueller, 76, were among the four injured by a lightening strike near the White House on Thursday The pair were visiting from Wisconsin …

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China sanctions Pelosi for 'vicious and provocative actions' after Taiwan trip

The measures include the cancellation of future phone calls and meetings between Chinese and US defense leaders, for which future dates had not been announced, and the cancellation of annual naval meetings under the China-US military maritime consultation mechanism. China also suspended cooperation on the repatriation of illegal immigrants, legal assistance on criminal matters and …

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The Twitter v. Elon trial pregame heats up

This Week In Elon, we’re talking about M&A again — but this time, we mean mergers and acquisitions — not marriages and affairs. The Delaware Court of Chancery handed Elon Musk an unfavorably speedy schedule last month in his ongoing fight to not buy Twitter, and now we’ve got specific dates for the trial: Elon …

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British girl, seven, is killed in horror speedboat crash in Albania

British girl, seven, is killed instantly when she’s hit by speedboat propellers while playing in the sea during family holiday to Albania Jonada Avdia, seven, killed while swimming in sea near Potam Beach, Albania British-born girl was on holiday with her Albanian-born parents when she died  Jonada was playing in the sea when speedboat drove …

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'They/Them' underlines the risks of combining horror and social commentary

The fact that the film is making its debut on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, indicates that nobody saw the finished product as a major commercial attraction. But it’s worth acknowledging because it represents a kind of horror movie that seemingly wants to have its cake and carve it up too. The premise involves a group …

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Rishi Sunak under fire over boast he moved funding from deprived areas

Rishi Sunak faces widespread criticism after a video emerged of the Conservative Party leadership contender appearing to boast about deliberately moving funding away from deprived urban areas of the UK while he was Chancellor of the Exchequer. The remarks seem at odds with the Tory election pledge to “level up” less well-off areas of the …

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