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    Why Thomas Friedman issued a 'code red' warning to America

    Thomas Friedman doesn't scare easily. The New York Times op-ed columnist is best known for his sober columns about foreign policy and technology. That's why his Monday column stood out. "Our democracy is in serious danger," he wrote in the opening line. "President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy." There was something about his last paragraph, in particular, that struck a chord. "This is code red," he wrote. "The biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office." Friedman's column

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    Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

    (CNN)He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku. The character is portrayed by Winston Duke, a 31-year-old actor who trained at Yale. The Tobago native has become one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster film, with fans praising everything from his performance to his look. In my opinion though #MBaku was one of favorite characters in this film.

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    Mental health groups urge action on 'crisis'

    A group of mental health charities is due to meet MPs to call for action on what they describe as the worsening mental health crisis in NI. The meetings, involving charities from Northern Ireland, will take place at Westminster. They say the situation is being exacerbated by Northern Ireland's ongoing "political dysfunction". The delegation is led by Action Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation. The delegates are expected to demand that Westminster acts quickly to deliver the agreed mental health priorities. David Babington, the chief executive of Action Mental Health said the group had made the trip as London "needs to sit up and take notice". "The rest of the UK needs to understand

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    Mental health patients 'in debt spiral'

    Thousands of people with mental health issues are trapped in a spiral of escalating debts, a charity says. The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute said that in 2017, some 23,000 people were being pursued while in hospital for mental health problems. Thousands more were in a similar position while receiving mental health crisis support in the community. A coalition of debt groups wants the government to allow "breathing space" for people with mental health troubles. The government is considering whether to allow individuals in problem debt up to six weeks' grace from interest, charges and enforcement action by debt collectors if they seek help and financial advice. Charities want the breathing

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    Lorde 'feels your pain' over acne

    Lorde has told fans who suffer from acne: "I feel your pain". The singer posted an Instagram story about the unhelpful things people say to people who, like her, have the skin condition. "Acne sucks. You know what also sucks?" she asked in the video, before mocking the advice she's been given over the years. The 21-year-old said she wants people to stop suggesting that moisturising will get rid of the problem. "When you've had acne for years and years and years, done all the drugs, tried all the things, and people are still like, 'You know what worked for me, is... moisturising!'," said the Green Light singer. "'Make a mask out of honey, Greek yogurt and avocado. All you need to do is buy an

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    Newsweek publishes critical piece on company after staffers threaten to resign

    Late Monday night Newsweek's acting editor-in-chief, four senior editors and two reporters were ready to quit. After months of drama at the magazine, including a raid by the Manhattan District Attorney's office, the abrupt firings of their executive editor and editor-in-chief and questions about their website traffic and ad revenue, they were ready to take a stand. Their bosses at Newsweek Media Group were, sources familiar with the situation told CNN, trying to block a story they were working on looking into NMG's connection to Olivet University, a Christian school founded by a church run by a Korean-American pastor named David Jang. The connections between Jang, Olivet and Newsweek Media Group,

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    Pop star Cheryl's 'biggest achievement'

    Pop star Cheryl has called opening a Prince's Trust centre in her home city of Newcastle her "biggest achievement". The singer and talent show judge said she wanted to "help kids all over the country", but starting in Newcastle was a "heart thing". She said she was "not bothered" about rumours concerning her relationship with singer Liam Payne. The Prince's Trust charity aims to help young people learn new skills and find work. Cheryl's charity Cheryl's Trust started raising funds for the centre in Blandford Square three years ago. It has a music studio and media centre. The star said she wanted to help others after having struggles in her own life. She said: "It reminds you of how I actually