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HBO Max intern sent out this email to thousands by mistake - and everyone’s making the same joke

Have you ever sent out a text or email by mistake and immediately felt embarrassed? Well, that happened over to a poor intern at HBO Max this week.Subscribers to HBO Max’s mailing list received a mysterious email from the service on Thursday, making everyone crack the same jokes.In a screenshot posted by David Gardener on Twitter, the streaming company sent out an email around 8:31 pm ET titled “Integration Test Email #1.” The text within the email reads as follows: “This template is used by integration tests only,” with no attachments available.INBOX: Integration Test Email #1, an intriguing new drama...
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Piers Corbyn filmed participating in the most bizarre anti-lockdown protest yet

Anti-lockdown zealot, former London mayoral candidate and general crank Piers Corbyn has started a protest on the London underground and it’s pretty lacklustre. In footage captured by his cronies, Corbyn was filmed ripping off posters on the Tube that remind people to wear masks and maintain social distancing measures. He was, of course, not wearing a mask or social distancing.
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‘Human swan’ set to fly around mainland Britain

A woman dubbed “the human swan” has said she is feeling excited as she prepares to launch a world-first circumnavigation of mainland Britain to raise awareness about climate change. Sacha Dench is making the 3,000-mile journey to mark the Cop26 UN climate change conference taking place in Glasgow later this...
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Wild scenes in London as Scotland’s Tartan Army descends for England game

A raucous party atmosphere descended upon London around England’s big Euro 2020 clash with Scotland at Wembley Stadium - which ended with a goalless draw on Friday night. Thousands of Scotland supporters made their way down to the capital for the game. And despite Covid restrictions and a limited number of tickets being available for the game at Wembley, Scotland fans turned up in their droves and took over parts of central London in the absence of an official fan zone. During her Covid briefing on Friday, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon urged her fellow Scots to be “respectful”...
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Political reporter literally eats his hat after failed election prediction

On Thursday, the Financial Times’ chief political correspondent breezily dismissed the Chesham and Amersham by-election chances of the Liberal Democrats. Quote-tweeting a BBC News article stating that polling stations had opened, Jim Pickard wrote: “Seeing lots of excited speculation today but I’ll eat my hat if the Lib Dems win here - one of the most true blue seats in the country.”
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Republicans say they’ll now accept donations in Bitcoin

The Republicans’ House campaign arm will begin accepting contributions in cryptocurrency, it has announced. According to Axios, the party will be the first national political party in the US to accept donations of these kind and will be using BitPay as a payment processor and converting donations into dollars. In...
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Viral TikTok shows white woman pull a gun on group of Black girls in shopping mall

A TikToker has captured the moment where a white woman pulled a gun on a group of Black girls in a shopping mall.The white woman can be seen arguing with the group of Black teens outside a Lids hat store at the Vancouver Mall, in Vancouver, Washington.Both sides appear angry and animated while unintelligible shouting can be heard.But, as the bystander Theo zooms in on the commotion, the white woman can be seen pointing a gun at the group.Mall security are on the scene and can been seen attempting to de-escalate the dispute. Yet they fail to retrieve the...
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GB News clip appears to feature someone ‘being sick’ in the background

We’ve all got strong opinions about the government’s handling of coronavirus, but it seems their flip-flopping and vacillating over ‘Freedom Day’ has made someone in Hull literally throw up.In a clip posted to Twitter on Monday, which we hope wasn’t actually used by the channel, Anna Riley, Yorkshire reporter, asked a member of public what he thought about the delays to the final stage of lockdown easing.But whatever the theatre worker thought paled in comparison to the sound of someone hacking up their guts in the background. Take a listen:Here’s what one theatre worker in Hull thinks to the...