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Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted article

Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was retracted. Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN. “In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of

Former N-Dubz rapper Dappy sentenced for knife possession

Image caption Dappy, whose real name is Costadinos Contostavlos, had armed himself with a butcher’s knife The former N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been given a suspended jail sentence for arming himself with a butcher’s knife during a row with his partner. The singer, whose real name is Costas Contostavlos, 30, admitted having the knife outside the home he shared with Imani Campbell in Hatfield on 10 May. He was given

Philip Pullman to name character after Grenfell victim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pullman first came to prominence with the trilogy, His Dark Materials Author Philip Pullman is likely to name a character in his upcoming book after a 15-year-old girl believed to have died in the Grenfell Tower fire. The writer is part of the Authors for Grenfell campaign, auctioning items to help raise money for those affected. A teacher bid £1,500 to secure the name

Modigliani exhibition to feature virtual reality Paris

Image copyright Museum of Modern Art/Tate Image caption The Modigliani show will include (left) Jeanne Hebuterne 1919 and (right) The Little Peasant 1918 Early 20th Century Paris will be brought to life by virtual reality at a Modigliani exhibition this autumn. Visitors to the show at Tate Modern will be able to wear VR headsets which will allow them to step into the artist’s adopted city. Curator Nancy Ireson said

Music mogul Jonathan King in court over sex crimes

Image copyright PA Image caption Jonathan King is accused of assaulting teenage boys Former pop mogul Jonathan King has appeared in court charged with 18 historical sexual offences relating to nine teenage boys. Mr King, 72, of Bayswater, west London, appeared before magistrates in Westminster and answered to the name of Kenneth King. He is accused of assaulting boys aged 14 to 16 between 1970 and 1986 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Phil Donahue: ‘Hypocrisy is killing us’

The 81-year-old Donahue said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that Americans tout their patriotism, but about half of them don’t vote. “Hypocrisy is killing us,” he said. Donahue argued that Trump’s base represented a small percentage of the country, but elected Trump because they were “angry” and showed up to the ballot boxes last November. Related: There are Trump’s claims about jobs. And then there are the numbers “These are

Bob Dylan: Conor McPherson on writing the musical

Image copyright Manuel Harlan Image caption Rehearsals for Girl from the North Country are currently underway Imagine you are approached by one of the world’s most famous musicians and asked to create a show using their songs. But there is a problem. You’ve never written a musical before. That was the challenge facing the Irish playwright Conor McPherson, when he was contacted by none other than Bob Dylan’s management company.

Glastonbury 2017: 12 things we learned

Mud-free and musically diverse, this year’s Glastonbury was one of the best in recent memory. Here are some of the things we spotted along the way. 1) Craig David created his own legends slot Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCraig David performs Ain’t Giving Up at Glastonbury 2017 When 100,000 people sang “boink”, Craig David was all over it. The star celebrated his improbable, but amazing, career

Chance the Rapper wins BET humanitarian award, presented by Michelle Obama

Chance the Rapper has won the BET humanitarian award for raising $2m (£1.6m) for Chicago’s public school system. Former first lady Michelle Obama recorded a special message for the musician, saying she and Barack Obama had known him “since he was a baby rapper”. “Chance is showing our young people that they matter,” she said. “Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves.” At 24, Chance