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Ronald Reagan hologram greets visitors at ex-president’s library

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Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan is making a comeback as a hologram at his official library in California.

The 3-D image of Reagan began welcoming visitors at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday. Guests were able to watch three different scenes that use audio taken from real remarks made during his presidency, which lasted from 1981 to 1989.

One scene showed Reagan waving to crowds from a rail car he used in a 1984 campaign stop. The others depicted him inside the Oval Office and at his California ranch. Reagan died in 2004.

“If you’ve never been in a room with President Reagan, this will feel like you’re standing right there with him,” said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. “It’s just startling how realistic this is.”

The Reagan hologram was created with technology from Hologram USA, which also was behind the image of Tupac Shakur that performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2012 and one of Michael Jackson at the Billboard Awards in 2014.

Another company, BASE Hologram, announced on Thursday it will bring singer Amy Winehouse back to the stage as a hologram in a show expected to debut next year 

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Reporting by Lisa Richwine and Krystian Orlinski; Editing by Alistair Bell

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Republican Attorney General sued by four women for retaliating against their sexual harassment complaints: report

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On Tuesday, Indiana's GOP attorney general, Curtis Hill, was sued in federal court by four women, who accuse him of defaming them and engaging in retaliation after they reported episodes of his sexual harassment.

Democratic state Rep. Mara Reardon, communications director Gabrielle McLemore, and legislative assistants Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano, are pursuing both compensatory and punitive damages for sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual battery and defamation, and want the judge to order Hill to apologize and retract his claims that the women are liars.

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Ecuador denies Galapagos Islands will host US military base

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Ecuador President Lenin Moreno insisted Tuesday the United States would not be installing a military base on the Galapagos Islands, a day after the government revealed that American aircraft would be able to use an airstrip there.

"There are not, nor will there be, foreign military bases in the country," Moreno wrote on Twitter, expressing his commitment to preserving the Galapagos Islands.

Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin caused a stir on Monday when he revealed that an air surveillance agreement signed with Washington would allow US planes to refuel or temporarily be stationed at the San Cristobal airport.

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Trump once again suggests the Central Park Five are guilty: ‘You have people on both sides of that’

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During a brief Q&A with the press on Tuesday, President Donald Trump once again appeared to suggest that he still believes the Central Park Five are guilty.

"You have people on both sides of that," he told reporters. "They admitted their guilt."

Trump has repeatedly tried to worm his way out of condemning racism with this sort of language — most infamously when he said there were "very fine people on both sides" of a neo-Nazi demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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