South Korean opposition parties agree on motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye

South Korea's three opposition parties signed a joint motion to hold a vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye.

The motion was signed by 171 members of Korea's three opposition parties, seeking to have Park impeached after she was accused of abusing her power by allowing her friend and confidante Choi Sun-sil to extort money and influence government decisions.

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Nintendo-themed attractions coming to Universal Parks in Hollywood, Orlando and Osaka

Universal Parks and Resorts announced Tuesday they will collaborate with Nintendo to bring Nintendo-themed attractions to their parks in California, Florida and Japan.

The two companies provided further details on the collaboration first announced in May, promising "expansive, immersive and interactive" Nintendo-themed areas at Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Tom Hanks, Ellen Degeneres, Bruce Springsteen get Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama named several activists, scientists, philanthropists, athletes and artists as recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The 21 recipients announced Wednesday include entertainers such as Tom HanksEllen DeGeneresRobert De NiroRobert RedfordLorne MichaelsBruce SpringsteenDiana Ross and Cicely Tyson.

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Cat collecting phone game 'Neko Atsume' to be adapted as live-action film

A live-action film based on the cat collection-based mobile phone game "Neko Atsume" has been announced for release in Japan.

AMG Entertainment shared a promotional photo to Twitter announcing the film will be titled Neko Atsume's House and will release in 2017.

The "Neko Atsume" mobile game, created by Japanese mobile developers Hit-Point, has players use various types of food and cat toys to lure cartoon felines to their virtual yard.

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Chelsea Manning made second suicide attempt in October, lawyers say

U.S. Army information leaker Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for a second time as she began a week of solitary confinement in October.

Manning released a four-page statement, disclosing the October suicide attempt to the New York Times through her volunteer support network.

Manning's legal team, including lawyer Chase Strangio, confirmed the suicide attempt, but declined to give details other than stating prison conditions contributed to her fragile mental state, the BBC reported.

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Thousands march in Taiwan LGBT pride in push for marriage equality

 Tens of thousands of members of Taiwan's LGBT community marched along the capital city's streets in hopes of moving toward marriage equality.

Approximately 80,000 people marched in the rain during Asia's largest gay pride parade in Taipei on Saturday while waving signs calling for Taiwan to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Wonder Woman appointed UN ambassador amid staff protest

The United Nations appointed Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador amid protests from staff opposing the decision.

Wonder Woman was appointed Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls as part of a campaign to raise awareness on Sustainable Development Goal 5, achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls," according to CNN.

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Massive manhunt underway for Seattle-area mall shooter who killed 5

Law enforcement put out an urgent plea in the search for a man who opened fire in a shopping mall after revealing the assailant appeared to enter the mall without a weapon but left with a rifle.

Police said the man walked into the Cascade Mall in Burlington, outside Seattle, and went to Macy's, where he shot a teen girl and a man before walking to the cosmetics section and shooting three women. The whole incident took 10 minutes.

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Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike against prison conditions

U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning announced she began a hunger strike in protest of her prison conditions as she serves a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents.

Advocacy group Fight for the Future shared a statement from the 28-year-old transgender woman, born Bradley Manning, as she demanded written assurances that the Army will provide her with all of the medically prescribed recommendations for her gender dysphoria.

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Kate Upton was told to lose weight 'all the time'

Kate Upton shared details about her early days as a model, including being told to lose weight, during an interview with Glamour.

Upton told Glamour's Meredith Bryan she was constantly told to lose weight -- "All. The Time." -- and pressured to conform to certain fashion standards when she began working as a model.

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Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. appeal 'Blurred Lines' copyright ruling

The creators of the song "Blurred Lines" are appealing to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling that they infringed on a copyright of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."

According to the Hollywood reporterPharrell WilliamsRobin Thicke and Clifford Harris Jr., also known as T.I., filed the appeal in hopes of overturning the judge's ruling, which requires them to pay $5.3 million in damages in addition to a running royalty of 50 percent of songwriter and publishing revenues.

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Young Thug clarifies reason for name change to 'No, My Name Is Jeffery'

 Rapper Young Thug explained the reasoning behind his decision to change his name to "No, My Name Is Jeffery" in advance of his new project Jeffery.

In an interview with fellow rapper and producer Travi$ Scott on Apple's Beats 1 .Wav radio show, Young Thug clarified that the name change would be a temporary condition if his record sales failed to meet his expectations.

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'Nosulus Rift' fart-smelling virtual reality unit crafted for 'South Park' video game

Video game development and publishing company Ubisoft has developed a virtual reality device meant to allow users to experience smells in an upcoming South Park video game.

According to the product's website. the Nosulus Rift is a virtual reality mask designed to pump fart smells into the users nose and will work exclusively with South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

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Whoopi Goldberg denies involvement in lessening Paula Faris' role

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg took to Twitter to refute claims that she was involved in reducing fellow co-host Paula Faris' role on the show.

Goldberg responded to a story by U.K. publication The Daily Mail which cited an anonymous source who claimed Faris blamed Goldberg for the decision to have her time on The View decreased from five days a week to one.

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Muhammad Ali: 'A man who fought for what was right'

 Prominent members of the boxing world and beyond shared their reverence for iconic boxer and a social activist ahead of his time, Muhammad Ali.

Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, 74,died following a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease  in Phoenix about 9 p.m. Friday night as a result of "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes" according to a family spokesperson.

Family members said funeral services will be held on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. The funeral will be open to the public and will be live streamed online.

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Obama: America not divided by "demented" Dallas killer

President Barack Obama insisted the United States is "not as divided as some have suggested" and praised Dallas police while condemning the "demented" shooter who killed five officers.

Obama  acknowledged the "tough week" following the controversial shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the sniper attack during the Black Lives Matter protest on Thursday, but expressed optimism that Americans would come together.

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'BATMAN – The Telltale Series' release date and details announced

Videogame studio Telltale Games provided new details about their upcoming collaboration with Warner Bros. BATMAN – The Telltale Series.

The episodic, story driven, choice-based game, based on DC Comics hero Batman, will release its first episode digitally sometime in August on consoles, PC/Mac, and iOS or Android based devices, the company announced Friday. 

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Department of Justice to review Orlando Police response in Pulse nightclub shooting

Justice Department investigators will review the practices used by the Orlando Police Department in response the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, authorities said.

The comprehensive after-action assessment to be conducted by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services will look to assess the preparation and response to the mass shooting, strategies and tactics used during the incident, as well as the department's management of the aftermath.

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New Jersey woman gets stuck in cemetery tree while playing 'Pokemon Go'

A New Jersey woman found herself stuck in a tree in a cemetery while playing Pokemon Go on her smartphone.

East Greenwich Township Fire & Rescue shared photos of the scene as firefighters sent up a ladder to bring the woman down.

"Well we've all heard of firemen rescuing cats in stuck in a tree. Tonight District 19 was dispatched to Eglington Cemetery for a Pokemon stuck in a tree, along with the person who was chasing it," they wrote.

The department issued a warning to fellow Pokemon Go players and encouraged them to heed the game's loading screen warning and remain aware of their surroundings.

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