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Actor Hugh Jackman chased by woman with an electric razor

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Australian actor Hugh Jackman has vowed to “do anything” to protect his family, after US police arrested an alleged stalker who chased him into a New York gym with an electric razor.

The star was outside the gym on Saturday morning when the 47-year-old woman approached him, a New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesman said. Media reports said she was screaming “I love you.”

The 44-year-old actor told officers that the woman approached him and “displayed an electric razor,” said NPYD spokesman James Duffy, adding: “She has approached him before at other locations.”

“This happened in front of the gym. She was trying to start a conversation with him and trying to get physically close to him. But he fled into the gym and she followed, and that’s when (gym) security people stopped her.

“There were no injuries. She was escorted out by the gym security. She fled the scene, leaving the razor behind. We recovered the razor, and we found her a couple of hours later walking about on the street,” he told AFP.

The woman, identified as Katherine Thurston, has been charged with stalking, he added.

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A spokesman for Jackman, Alan Nierob, told AFP: “Mr Jackman will do anything, under the law, to protect his family, and appreciates all of the assistance from the DA’s office on this matter.”

Jackman, who made his name on the stage but is best known for his role as Wolverine in the “X-Men” movie series, was nominated for a best actor Oscar this year for his role in musical adaptation “Les Miserables.”

The Australian star is married with two children.

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Nightmare scenario: Trump could lose by 5 million votes — but still win re-election by one electoral vote

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President Donald Trump could potentially win re-election next year by a single electoral vote.

In that nightmare scenario for Democrats, the president could lose the popular vote -- again -- but still narrowly eke out an electoral win by holding onto four states he carried in 2016, reported Axios.

Even if Democrats flip Michigan and Pennsylvania, increase their vote totals in California and come close to winning Texas -- which could give them 5 million more votes than Trump -- their candidate could still lose if Trump narrowly wins Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

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Hope Hicks’ latest obstruction just gave the Democrats a major weapon: report

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Hope Hicks didn't provide much information for Democrats in her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee -- but she may have cracked the stone wall the White House has built around former staffers.

President Donald Trump's former communications director -- and perhaps his most trusted aide outside his family -- claimed blanket immunity throughout her closed-door testimony, but Hicks still gave Democrats something in their legal battle against the White House, argued Margaret Carlson for The Daily Beast.

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Trump UN choice Kelly Craft to step back from some climate talks

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President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to the United Nations promised Wednesday to allow climate diplomacy to move forward despite her family's fortune in coal.

Kelly Craft, at a Senate hearing to confirm her for the high-profile post that has been vacant for nearly half a year, said she would not participate personally in discussions at the United Nations in which coal is discussed.

"I will give you my commitment that where coal is part of the conversation within climate change at the UN, I will recuse myself," she told Democratic Senator Ed Markey, a leading environmentalist.

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