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Maisie Williams Also Wanted Arya To Kill Cersei In Game Of Thrones

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Game of Thrones is over for good, and for the most part its cast is satisfied with how their characters ended up.Though fans have been divided over the way the series came to an end, even taking to the internet to beg for a “remake” by way of petition, it’s all over. It’s not going to be redone. With that said, there are some members of the cast who do have a few regrets about the way things played out, including Maisie Williams, who portrayed Arya Stark.Warning: This post contains major spoilers for the series finale of Game of Thrones.Giphy In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Williams opened up about the biggest regret she harbored for her character. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she stated unequivocally that it was not getting an additional scene in season 8 with Lena Headey, who played Cersei Lannister. More specifically, it was not having Arya kill Cersei. Same, honestly.“I just wanted to be on set with Lena again, she’s good fun,” said Williams. “And I wanted Arya to kill Cersei…

Russia condemns ‘US ultimatum’ to Turkey over S-400 missile deal

Russia has condemned an alleged US ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase American Patriot batteries instead, calling it “unacceptable”.Moscow on Wednesday was responding to a report by CNBC that said Washington had given Turkey two weeks to scrap the Russian arms deal and do one with the United States instead or risk severe penalties.Turkey’s push to buy the S-400s has further strained the already tense relations with the US, which has repeatedly warned Ankara of the risks, including sanctions, if it goes ahead with the purchase.Turkey and the US have been at odds on several fronts, including Ankara’s decision to buy the S-400s, which cannot be integrated into NATO systems. Washington says the Russian deal, if it goes ahead, would jeopardise Turkey’s role in building and buying Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets.‘Unacceptable’“We regard this extremely negatively,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said w…

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10 Young NFL Players on the Verge of Becoming Superstars in 2019

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0 of 11 Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press As we inch closer to NFL training camps in July, much of the offseason buzz is still surrounding the incoming crop of rookies—and rightfully so. If prospects like Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown perform as advertised, they’ll help push their respective teams toward playoff contention.While everyone in the NFL world loves the shiny and new, rookies aren’t the only young players who should be generating excitement heading into 2019. There are some veterans who are already good and who are on the verge of becoming legitimate superstars.We’re talking about Odell Beckham Jr., Patrick Mahomes, merch-driving, ticket-selling superstars. These are players who have the talent, the roster support and the opportunity to become known to even non-NFL fans. We’ll be looking specifically at players 25 years old or younger who have at least one NFL season under their belts. 1 of 11 Mark LoMoglio/Associated Press Patrick Mahomes doesn’t make the official list because …

Deadly protests continue in Indonesia after Jokowi’s election win

Jakarta, Indonesia – At least six people were killed as protests continued on Wednesday after the official results of last month’s election confirmed incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as president with 55 percent of the vote.The demonstrators were largely supporters of presidential candidate and former military general Prabowo Subianto and they claimed widespread fraud took place before, during and after the election.Major roads and public transport routes were shut in the centre of the capital Jakarta, with more than 20,000 police deployed to protect vital installations and stop protests spreading on their second day.Thousands of protesters thronged near the Elections Oversight Body on Jakarta’s main thoroughfare, Jalan Thamrin, in the morning and early afternoon with crowds growing by the hour.Police shut off access to the office with rolls of barbed wire and heavy cement barricades.“We are here because we want a president who is honest and fair,” said Lely Simanjuntak, a Prabowo suppo…

New York Assembly Votes To Allow Release Of Trump’s State Tax Returns

Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Russell Wilson Is Exactly What the NFL Needs Now

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Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Russell Wilson may be as good a person as he is a player, the NFL takes a big step into the 21st century and did David Carr really say that about Joe Montana? All that and more in the latest 10-Point Stance.1. A good man isn’t always hard to findSeahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has four dogs: three Great Danes and a Maltipoo. Like most people who love dogs, they are a part of his family. They also helped convince him to lend his presence to a cause important to him and one that symbolized how Wilson has never been more important to the NFL.More on that in a few moments.In the NFL, Wilson long has been one of the most underrated players in the history of the league, He’s been voted to six Pro Bowls, reached two Super Bowls (winning one) and is one of just two players who have started at least 50 games with a career passer rating over 100 (Aaron Rodgers being the other).That’s why the Seahawks made Wilson the highest-paid player in the league with a fo…