'Brilliant, fearless spirit': Fans and friends mourn Anthony Bourdain, who died at 61

  1. ‘Brilliant, fearless spirit’: Fans and friends mourn Anthony Bourdain, who died at 61  Washington Post
  2. Anthony Bourdain Remembered By Hollywood; Tearful Rose McGowan Cries “The World Is Not Better Without You”  Deadline
  3. Celebrities React To Anthony Bourdain’s Death At 61  HuffPost
  4. Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This  The New Yorker
  5. Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61 of Apparent Suicide  RollingStone.com
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Washington pop-up bar channels royal wedding spirit

Washington pop-up bar channels royal wedding spiritNo invite to this weekend’s royal wedding? Don’t despair — Washington’s latest pop-up bar is holding a watch party featuring martinis fit for a queen. At the royal wedding-themed venue in the US capital fans of Britain’s royal family can celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials inside a replica of St. George’s Chapel, with faux stained-glass windows and a special throne room to boot.


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Sen. John McCain showing 'maverick' spirit even as he battles brain cancer

  1. Sen. John McCain showing ‘maverick’ spirit even as he battles brain cancer  ABC News
  2. Here’s the biggest news you missed this weekend  USA TODAY
  3. John McCain Wants Mike Pence to Attend His Funeral Instead of Donald Trump: Report  PEOPLE.com
  4. Exclusive Audio: In New Memoir, Sen. John McCain Rests His Case  NPR
  5. John McCain isn’t the ideal messenger. He’s the ideal message.  Washington Post
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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will apply EU privacy rules globally 'in spirit'

  1. Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will apply EU privacy rules globally ‘in spirit’  Business Insider
  2. Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Before House Committee on April 11  Wall Street Journal
  3. Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to testify at House committee April 11  USA TODAY
  4. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and what comes next  Vox
  5. A Drag Queen’s Guide to Protecting Your Privacy on Facebook By Breaking the Rules  WIRED
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Macron hails French resistance spirit of heroic gendarme who swapped himself for hostage

Macron hails French resistance spirit of heroic gendarme who swapped himself for hostagePresident Emmanuel Macron has led a national ceremony this morning paying tribute to a heroic policeman who died after swapping with a female hostage during a jihadist attack. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was was killed along with three others in the shooting spree last Friday in the southwestern towns of Carcassonne and nearby Trebes. “His greatness has stunned France,” Mr Macron told family members, hundreds of dignitaries and “brothers in arms” at a solemn ceremony at Paris’ Invalides near Napoleon’s tomb. “The intolerable can never win the day,” said the president. His act was the epitome of France’s “spirit of resistance” against Islamist barbarity, he added. Mr Beltrame who had been part of an elite unit, had taken the place of a female employee held as a final hostage in a supermarket by 25-year-old gunman Radouane Lakdim, who pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Emmanuel Macron places his hands on the flag-draped coffin of Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame Credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images Mr Macron posthumously made the slain gendarme the commander of the Legion of Honour. The president placed France’s highest award on Mr Beltrame’s coffin draped in the French flag with his military cap laid upon it. France has lost more than 240 lives to jihadists over the past three years, but this attack was the country’s worst since Mr Macron became president last May. Earlier, police stations paused for a minute’s silence. Soldiers carry the coffin of Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame Credit: AP Photo/Christophe Ena The Islamist assailant had also shot dead the passenger of a car he hijacked in Carcassonne and two people in the supermarket he had besieged in Trebes. Mr Beltrame took the place of the woman Lakdim was using as a human shield, but the Islamist shot the gendarme and slit his throat, leading police to intervene and shoot the attacker dead. Lt Col Arnaud Beltrame offered himself as a hostage in the jihadist attack Credit: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images According to Le Parisien, it appears Mr Beltrame may have died after trying to disarm the assailant, who may have used his own weapon against him. Mr Macron said the gunman’s disregard for human life mirrored that of the murderer of Mireille Knoll, an 85-year old Holocaust survivor found dead in her Paris flat last Friday. Republican Guards and cadets from the joint-army military school carried the coffin Credit: Ludovic Marin/AFP Two men have been charged with her killing, which investigators are treating as anti-Semitic.  The pair attacked “an innocent and vulnerable woman because she was Jewish and who thus profaned our sacred values and our memory,” said Mr Macron. Police in Rotterdam observe a minute of silence in memory of Lt Col Beltrame Credit: ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images A solemn march will be held this evening in memory, but the event was hit with controversy after France’s main Jewish umbrella group, Crif, said far-Left and Right leaders were not welcome. Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon say they will attend regardless, while the victim’s son said it was wrong to ban people. Mr Macron’s government has meanwhile come under fire from Right-wing opponents who claim that the attack could have been prevented. Lakdim had been on a list of suspected extremists since 2014 and was being monitored. Gendarmes escorted the coffin Credit: LAURENTETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images  He had been summoned by anti-terror police for questioning earlier this month, but Gérard Collomb, the interior minister confirmed today that agents had decided to lower surveillance a notch before the attack. He said “ultimately no one thought that there would be a hasty attack” by Lakdim, a Moroccan-born French resident with dual nationality. How could they know he would act hours after taking a child to school, he asked. The solemn funeral ceremony took in the courtyard of Les Invalides Credit: Chesnot/Getty Images Far-Right leader Marine Le Pen accused the government of exploiting the grief over Beltrame to “escape from its own incompetence and cowardice” in failing to tackle Islamic extremism. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe hit back at the criticism Tuesday. “Those who say ignorantly that this attack could have been avoided, those who promise people zero risk – I say to them, these people bear a heavy responsibility in speaking so casually,” Mr Philippe told parliament.


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