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Serbia’s “Lady Macbeth” buried near late strongman Milosevic

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Several dozen former allies and supporters have attended the funeral of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the “Lady Macbeth” of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband.

Markovic’s ashes were placed Saturday in her husband’s grave in the backyard of the family house in the central Serbian town of Pozarevac. Milosevic was buried there in 2006 after he died while on a genocide trial at a U.N. war crimes tribunal.

Markovic, 76, died last week in Russia, where she had been granted asylum. The ex-Serbian first lady had fled to Russia in 2003 after Milosevic was ousted from power in a popular revolt and handed over to the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Trump takes aim at ‘highly conflicted’ Mueller, ‘fake news media’ amid Russia report fallout

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President Trump on Saturday took yet more shots at “highly conflicted” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, as well as the “fake news” medias coverage of its findings — while declaring that “The Russia Hoax is dead!”

“Despite the fact that the Mueller Report should not have been authorized in the first place & was written as nastily as possible by 13 (18) Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters, including highly conflicted Bob Mueller himself, the end result is No Collusion, No Obstruction!” he tweeted.

TRUMP RAILS AGAINST ASSOCIATES WHO SPOKE TO MUELLER, CALLS CLAIM ‘TOTAL BULL—T’

He went on to accuse the “fake news media” of “doing everything possible to stir up and anger the pols and as many people as possible seldom mentioning the fact that the Mueller Report had as its principle conclusion the fact that there was NO COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA.”

“The Russia Hoax is dead!” he added.

Trump, who repeatedly railed against the Mueller probe during its two-year investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election, declared he was “having a good day” when the report finally landed on Thursday. He also tweeted that it was “game over” for this political opponents, as his legal team issued a statement calling the report a “total victory for the president.”

They pointed to the report’s findings, namely that Mueller’s office found no evidence of collusion and did not conclude that a crime was committed on the question of obstruction of justice. However, it also contained a number of embarrassing details for the White House that were considered as part of the obstruction inquiry — particularly Trump’s efforts to curb or influence the probe.

“The president’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests,” investigators wrote.

Those findings quickly rose to the surface of media coverage and caught the attention of politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah., said in a statement Friday that he was “sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the president.”

He also cited report findings that campaign aides welcomed help from Russia, “including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.”

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While its bottom line finding of no evidence of collusion has been enough for the White House to declare victory, the other findings have led Democrats to call for further investigations, including impeachment hearings. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., subpoenaed the full, unredacted report as well as underlying materials on Friday, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was one of a number of Democrats calling for impeachment hearings.

“The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their constitutional duty,” she said. “That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States.”

On Friday, Trump took a more critical stance toward the report than he had on Thursday, and took aim at aides who had spoken to Mueller, He was apparently responding to a detail in the report that outlines how Trump allegedly told then-White House Counsel Don McGahn to inform the acting attorney general that Mueller should be removed in June 2017 — a demand that McGahn ignored. Trump also reportedly questioned McGahn’s habit of taking notes and making memos for the record.

“Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called ‘notes,’ when the notes never existed until needed,” he tweeted, before calling some statements in the report “total bull—t.”

He later said it was “finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason.”

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However, even amid signs that the controversy over the Mueller report is by no means over, there are some signs that the report has had some positive effects for the president. The Trump 2020 campaign announced Friday that it had raised more than $1 million since the report was released.

“The two-year lie was put to bed once and for all. It was a great day for the campaign and Americans responded enthusiastically,’ Trump campaign COO, Michael Glassner, said in a statement.

Even on Saturday, Trump tried to strike a positive tone on the report, saying that the “end result of the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. political history is No Collusion with Russia (and No Obstruction).”

“Pretty Amazing!” he said.

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Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli ‘constantly arguing’ over ‘serious jeopardy’ of legal situation

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Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are in the middle of a legal firestorm, and it’s putting a strain on their marriage.

The “Fuller House” star and the fashion designer have pleaded not guilty for their respective involvement in the college admissions bribery scandal and are struggling to remain a united front.

“Lori is constantly arguing with Mossimo because she is beginning to grasp that they are in very serious jeopardy,” a source told Us Weekly.

LORI LOUGHLIN HAD AN ‘OBSESSION’ WITH USC LEADING UP TO COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

The actress’s friends are also worried about her. They were reportedly never fans of him and believe Giannulli “concocted” the situation.

Another source added that Loughlin is “in denial” about the severity of her situation and “doesn’t believe she should have to spend any time in prison.”

To make matters worse, their daughter YouTuber Olivia Jade, who benefitted from their alleged bribes by getting into the University of Southern California under false pretenses, was spotted partying with other YouTube stars in Studio City, Cali.

According to TMZ, Jade was laughing and dancing at the party while her student status at USC is currently in limbo. The college said it would be reviewing the kids involved in the scandal on a case-by-case basis.

LORI LOUGHLIN’S DAUGHTERS’ USC STATUS ON HOLD AMID COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL INVESTIGATION

“USC determined which applicants in the current admissions cycle are connected to the alleged scheme and they will be denied admission. A case-by-case review of current students who may be connected to the alleged scheme is also underway. We will make informed decisions about those cases as the reviews are completed,” the college wrote on its website.

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Senior British politician Diane Abbott apologizes after photo captures her drinking on train

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Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has apologized after she was pictured drinking alcohol on a London Overground train.

Abbott, 65, tweeted: “A photo of me drinking from a can of M&S [British supermarket chain Marks & Spencer] mojito on the Overground has been circulated. I’m sincerely sorry for drinking on TFL.”

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It is illegal to consume alcohol on any bus or train run by Transport for London’s network, the BBC reported. The rule was introduced in 2008 by Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London. The Sun obtained a photo of the politician drinking the alcoholic drink.

Abbott, Labour’s spokeswoman for domestic affairs, previously campaigned to cease the sale of inexpensive alcohol, received some support from social media users who gave her their best alcoholic suggestions.

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“It’s absolutely fine. I’m sorry your privacy was invaded,” writer and producer Simon Blackwell responded.

“No need to apologize..next time try Pink Gin with Rose Lemonade… very refreshing,” a tweet read.

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FBI, police conduct frantic search for missing boy, 5, in suburban Chicago

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The FBI and local detectives are frantically searching for a suburban Chicago 5-year-old boy who was last seen Wednesday when his parents put him to bed.

The parents of A.J. Freund, a blond-haired, 70-pound boy, reported him missing the next day when they woke up and couldn’t find him, but police in Crystal Lake don’t believe he was kidnapped by an intruder or anyone else.

“In reviewing all investigative information thus far, there is no indication that would lead police to believe that an abduction had taken place,” Deputy Police Chief Tom Kotlowski said Friday.

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A search by police bloodhounds has also led detectives to believe the boy didn’t wander away from the house, he said.

After being questioned by police, A.J.’s mom Joann Cunningham clammed up on the advice of an attorney, Fox 32 Chicago reported.

“Ms. Cunningham cooperated with police extensively yesterday until at some point we got the impression that she may be considered a suspect,” lawyer George Killis said Friday outside the home, according to the station.

Killis spoke after Andrew Freund emerged from the house and made a public appeal for his son to return home, the station reported.

“A.J. please come home,” he said. “We love you very much. You’re not in any trouble. We’re just worried to death.”

Kotlowski said the search for A.J. has covered a very wide area. The massive search has included police dogs, drones and a sonar team that searched a lake.

MORE CHARGES FOR MAN ACCUSED OF CLAIMING TO BE MISSING CHILD

A.J. was last seen wearing a blue Mario sweatshirt and black sweatpants, police said.

Police were seen entering the boy’s home Friday, possibly armed with a search warrant, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Child welfare workers placed A.J. in a foster home for nearly two years after he was born in 2013 with opiates in his body, the paper reported.

The placement came after the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services substantiated an allegation of neglect against Cunningham, according to the paper.

Agency officials said Friday that the agency’s off-and-on contact with family lasted until late 2018.

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They said A.J. has a younger brother who has been placed with a foster family.

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Robert De Niro calls Trump ‘wannabe gangster’: ‘This guy has proven himself to be a total loser’

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Academy Award-winning actor and frequent Trump critic Robert De Niro once again unloaded on the president during an interview with Stephen Colbert.

The interview, which Colbert pointed out was taped Tuesday but aired Friday, came before Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated redacted report was made public Thursday. The “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” host mentioned the report to De Niro, who portrays Mueller on “Saturday Night Live.”

“It’s my civic obligation to play Mueller,” De Niro told Colbert.

The actor said he didn’t know “what will happen” following the report but hoped it “goes further.”

ROBERT DE NIRO DOUBLES DOWN ON ROBERT MUELLER, BELIEVES HE CAN PUT DONALD TRUMP ‘AWAY FOR A LONG TIME’

“I keep saying that I don’t know whether this is actually possible where I can handcuff him and take him away in an orange jumpsuit,” De Niro said.

“I assume you mean the president of the United States?” Colbert jokingly asked.

The host then asked the “Taxi Driver” star why he didn’t give Trump a chance.

WHY DID MUELLER WAIT TO ANSWER COLLUSION QUESTION, BUSH AG MICHAEL MUKASEY ASKS

“You’re right that’s what I said after he was elected, ‘Give him a chance,’” De Niro replied. “I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. This guy has proven himself to be a total loser.”

The two then switched their conversation to his upcoming film “The Irishman.” Colbert asked him why he believed audiences responded to the “gangster genre.”

“It’s just that people like the outlaw-type thing except we have a wannabe gangster in the White House now,” De Niro said.

“He tries to act like a tough guy, a made man,” Colbert said of Trump.

De Niro referred to Trump as a “dumbbell.”

“Even gangsters have morals and ethics, a code. And you know when you give someone your word, that’s all you have is your word. This guy he doesn’t even know what that means,” De Niro continued.

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De Niro has been an outspoken opponent of Trump. In December, the 75-year-old actor told CNN that Trump’s tenure in the White House will be “one of those things” that people will look back on years from now and recall, “Remember all that stuff, how terrible it was?”

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.

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Beyonce reportedly working on 2 more Netflix specials

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Beyonce is taking over Netflix.

The Grammy Award-winner just released her new documentary, “Homecoming,” which chronicles her historic Coachella performance in 2018, and now fans can expect two more projects from the entertainer on the streaming service.

The singer reportedly signed a three-project deal for a whopping $60 million, according to Variety.

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Besides obviously performing, Queen Bey was also credited as an executive producer, writer and director on “Homecoming,” so expect her to have complete creative control over the next two specials.

No word yet on what they will be about.

In 2013, Beyonce and HBO worked together on the documentary “Life Is But a Dream” and again in 2017 on the “On the Run” concert special also featuring Jay Z. According to Vulture, HBO was in talks with Bey but then Netflix swooped in and offered her a much more lucrative deal.

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Netflix is known for dropping some serious cash on major stars. The streaming service famously paid Dave Chappelle $60 million for three, exclusive stand-up specials and last year struck a deal with Bruce Springsteen to air his show “Springsteen on Broadway” for $20 million.

Netflix also has production deals with two of TV’s top producers: $100 million for “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes and $250 million for “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy.

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Charlize Theron reveals her daughter, 7, is transgender

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The very private Charlize Theron is opening up about her family life.

The Academy Award-winner revealed that her eldest child is transgender. According to the actress, Jackson, 7, was assigned male at birth but told Theron four years ago that she was actually a girl.

“Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,” the 43-year-old admitted to The Daily Mail. “Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said, ‘I am not a boy!’”

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“So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive,” the “Atomic Blonde” star said. “They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide.”

Theron adopted Jackson in 2012 and her second daughter, August, in 2015.

“My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be,” she added, “and I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that.”

She credits her mother for teaching her how to be a tolerant and accepting person.

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“You know, I grew up in [South Africa] where people lived with half-truths and lies and whispers and nobody said anything outright, and I was raised very specifically not to be like that,” Theron explained. “I was taught by my mom that you have to speak up; you have to be able to know that, when this life is over, you’ll have lived the truth you’re comfortable with, and that nothing negative can come from that.”

Theron has been an LGBTQ activist for many years. In 2009, she announced on “The View” that she wouldn’t get married to her then-boyfriend Stuart Townsend until everyone in the United States had a right to marry.

“I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn’t be able to sleep with myself,” she said while on the show.

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Report: Up to 10 students, staff harassed at Whitewater

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At least seven students or staff — perhaps as many as 10 — reported being sexually harassed by the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper, according to an investigative report.

Kopper’s husband, Alan “Pete” Hill, was banned from campus and stripped of his ceremonial, unpaid title of associate to the chancellor in June after an earlier investigation identified three women who said he harassed them. More allegations emerged and the university conducted a second investigation from September to December.

The university released the 18-page investigative report and about 850 pages of attachments arising from that second investigation on Friday in response to an open records request from The Associated Press and other media outlets.

UW System spokesman Mark Pitsch said in a statement that UW President Ray Cross advised Kopper to resign after he was briefed on findings of the report in mid-December.

“She did, and the report speaks for itself,” Pitsch said.

The report found no evidence that Kopper knew about or facilitated the actions of her husband, even though his behavior was “pervasive and well-known.” The report also said that a number of university employees took steps to protect one another from Hill.

“At best, this suggests that Hill’s behavior was a blind spot for the Chancellor,” the report said.

There was no definitive evidence that Kopper retaliated directly against anyone who made a report of sexual harassment against her husband, the report said. However, it also said she didn’t inquire about allegations “because she was wearing her Chancellor’s hat.”

The harassment occurred mainly on campus at university-related properties, including the chancellor’s residence during official events.

There were between seven and 10 women who claimed, either directly to investigators or to other witnesses who recounted the same information, that they were sexually harassed by Hill.

Hill’s attorney, Bob Kasieta, said in an email that Hill had not had time to study the report. Hill previously denied any wrongdoing.

Kopper became chancellor in 2015 and the first complaints against her husband were lodged in 2017. Investigators interviewed 28 people, including Kopper, for the report. Hill did not respond to a request to be interviewed by the investigators, which included a retired FBI agent and three attorneys.

Kopper is still receiving her chancellor salary of $242,760 while on administrative leave until she returns in the fall to teach. Her salary will be reduced to $118,308 when she assumes her teaching duties.

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Probe: Ex-chancellor’s spouse accused in up to 10 complaints

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Probe: Ex-chancellor's spouse accused in up to 10 complaints SCOTT BAUER fox-news/us/education fnc/us fnc b031a2ce-bd74-5036-bad6-476d214394bd Associated Press article

At least seven students or staff — perhaps as many as 10 — reported being sexually harassed by the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper, according to an investigative report.

Kopper’s husband, Alan “Pete” Hill, was banned from campus and stripped of his ceremonial, unpaid title of associate to the chancellor in June after an earlier investigation identified three women who said he harassed them. More allegations emerged and the university conducted a second investigation from September to December.

The university released the 18-page investigative report and about 850 pages of attachments arising from that second investigation on Friday in response to an open records request from The Associated Press and other media outlets.

UW System spokesman Mark Pitsch said in a statement that UW President Ray Cross advised Kopper to resign after he was briefed on findings of the report in mid-December.

“She did, and the report speaks for itself,” Pitsch said.

The report found no evidence that Kopper knew about or facilitated the actions of her husband, even though his behavior was “pervasive and well-known.” The report also said that a number of university employees took steps to protect one another from Hill.

“At best, this suggests that Hill’s behavior was a blind spot for the Chancellor,” the report said.

There was no definitive evidence that Kopper retaliated directly against anyone who made a report of sexual harassment against her husband, the report said. However, it also said she didn’t inquire about allegations “because she was wearing her Chancellor’s hat.”

The harassment occurred mainly on campus at university-related properties, including the chancellor’s residence during official events.

There were between seven and 10 women who claimed, either directly to investigators or to other witnesses who recounted the same information, that they were sexually harassed by Hill.

Hill’s attorney, Bob Kasieta, said in an email that Hill had not had time to study the report. Hill previously denied any wrongdoing.

Kopper became chancellor in 2015 and the first complaints against her husband were lodged in 2017. Investigators interviewed 28 people, including Kopper, for the report. Hill did not respond to a request to be interviewed by the investigators, which included a retired FBI agent and three attorneys.

Kopper is still receiving her chancellor salary of $242,760 while on administrative leave until she returns in the fall to teach. Her salary will be reduced to $118,308 when she assumes her teaching duties.

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