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Callista Gingrich set to become next US ambassador to Vatican following ethics investigation: CNN

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The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) has moved to the top of President Donald Trump’s list to become the next ambassador to the Vatican, CNN is reporting.

Early Sunday morning, CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported that Callista Gingrich is in the “final stages of confirmation, the ethics people are going through all of this,” and that the announcement from the Trump White House could come this week.

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According to CNN, the administration has decided on Gingrich — a devout Catholic — for the position, which could also see her husband — a frequent Fox News guest — moving to Italy with her.

The former congressional staffer married Gingrich in 2000 following his divorce in 1999 from his second wife, Marianne. According to the Chicago Tribune, the then-Callista Bisek gave a deposition used at at her future husband’s divorce proceedings that the two had begun an affair in 1993 before he became House speaker.

The former congressman converted to Catholicism in 2010.


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England pubs reopen on US Independence Day — after first nationwide closure since 1665’s Great Plague

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The streets of Soho filled with merry drinkers in London on Saturday and the pubs of Manchester were packed as England's hospitality sector returned from a three-month coronavirus hiatus.

"It feels amazing," said Leo Richard Bill, a soldier, after getting through the door of one of London's buzziest restaurants on the Thames River's popular south bank.

"It’s been what, like three months since... me and everyone else haven’t been able to get outside and have a good time. So yeah, it feels good to get amongst it," he said.

Parts of London and other cities, deserted during lockdown, sprang to life as people dressed up and came out for "Super Saturday" -- the day England's hospitality sector reopened for the first time since March.

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Trump’s angry words and Coronavirus surge darken Independence Day weekend in America

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The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases.

Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain.

Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.

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‘Spoiler’ Kanye West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’

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President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.

The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying:

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