The bitter tale of a woman-hating lawyer accused of killing a rival and a judge’s son

The angel came to Roy Den Hollander on a warm evening in Moscow in July 1999.

He was in a bar, according to his autobiography, and slightly drunk when she appeared like a vision: “There she stood – blond, a few inches taller than me, blue-gray eyes – stunningly beautiful and with an innocent, fresh smile beaming from her face that told me I was the only one.”

Angelina told him she was a model, a beauty queen from southern Russia and a former national high-jump champion. She was 23. 

Den Hollander was 51, an American lawyer working for an intelligence company. Their rushed courtship led to marriage within months, followed almost as quickly by a rancorous divorce in New York City.

Though Den Hollander may have harbored misogyny his entire life, this was a crucible that launched him as a torchbearer for men’s rights and, in July, the suspect

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Tony Bennett Honored by Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and More Stars on 94th Birthday

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Happy birthday, Tony Bennett!

In honor of Bennett’s 94th birthday on Monday, many of Bennett’s famous friends and fans, including Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel, shared loving messages to him.

Also, Bennett’s team celebrated the musical icon on Twitter by asking fans to send him their birthday wishes. “Happy 94th birthday to Tony Bennett!” the tweet read alongside a photo of the star. “We would love to share your warm wishes with him today. Feel free to share your message here, and tell us which album you’re playing to celebrate! – Team Tony.”

While Bennett has laid low these past years, the “Rags to Riches” singer participated in a sing-along in April in honor of those working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

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During the virtual

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US weapon sales boss talks China, arms exports and his agency’s future

WASHINGTON — After years of working various jobs related to security cooperation, Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper took over the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency in August 2017. It was an appointment that coincided with a major push by the Trump administration to increase weapon sales as an economic driver. Three years later, as he gets ready to retire, Hooper sat down with Defense News for an exclusive exit interview.

This interview was edited for length and clarity.

You came in as DSCA director in 2017, when the Trump administration was making a concerted push to increase arms sales abroad. Has that push been successful?

Certainly I think the answer to that question is: “Yes, absolutely.” When I assumed responsibility at DSCA, we saw a convergence of three authorities that helped to create conditions that would help us to move forward and to elevate security cooperation. The first one was the

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Pac-12 player movement for change is positive, but unrealistic

Close your eyes for a minute and begin to ponder the drumbeat leading up to the 2021 college football season. The COVID-19 pandemic will – insert a word synonymous with a prayer emoji – be mercifully in the rear-view mirror. The normal rhythms of media days, full-contact fall camps and 12-game schedules lie ahead. The only relevant conversations about masks will involve 15-yard penalties.

That coveted slice of normalcy feels light years away, as college football remains shrouded in uncertainty by the coronavirus and beset by debilitating budget issues.

Here’s the reality we saw over a chaotic weekend. That normalcy we’ve longed for – when it finally arrives – is going to bring a jarring new normal with it. Whether this is a better place for college sports will be the upcoming decade’s bar debate.

Within a calendar year, college athletics will be operating in a seismically different way. There’s

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High-Paying Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed

Everyone knows what a doctor or chiropractor does, but have you ever heard of an ayurveda healer or a hippotherapist? If you’re scratching your head, there’s a reason. They aren’t common, but these jobs are real and can pay quite well.

Last updated: Aug. 15, 2019

Feng Shui Consultant

Estimated pay: $20,000 to $250,000

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that combines philosophy, science and art. If you have a strong energy and want to help others find balance, consider this career.

Feng shui consultants visit clients’ homes and offices to bring harmony and organization to the spaces by identifying ways to arrange belongings according to feng shui traditions.

Many online certification programs provide a path to this career. Those who charge a higher hourly rate and work with wealthy clients and celebrities have the highest earning potential — in the six figures.

Read: 20 Jobs That Pay

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Get a primer in digital marketing skills with this online course

Get a primer in digital marketing skills with this online course
Get a primer in digital marketing skills with this online course

TL;DR: Learn to get more out of your social media accounts and make your content perform better on Instagram, Facebook, an dmore with The SEO and Social Media Ads Certification Bundle for $29.99, a 97% savings as of Aug 2.

Sure, you may know how to update your Facebook page, but do you know to craft an SEO strategy, perform SEO split testing, and run profitable Instagram ads? Didn’t think so.

The term “digital marketing” continues to grow more complex and analytical by the day, and if you want to land a career in the space, you’ve got to keep up.

SEO and social ads are some of the most profitable channels for digital marketers, and this six-hour training focuses on the key skills required for just $30. Here’s what’s covered:

Get an introduction to search engine optimization (SEO)

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a shrinking list of top contenders

Washington (AFP) – As the rumors and leaks fly, analysts are working overtime to predict who Joe Biden will pick as his running mate for the November 3 elections — a choice that could produce the first female vice president in American history.

While history suggests that the Democrat’s pick will probably have a minimal impact on voters’ intentions, some analysts say it could make a crucial difference in helping mobilize black voters or those in Midwestern states who tipped the 2016 election to Trump.

Biden, who leads President Donald Trump in most polls, committed himself earlier to choosing a female running mate and is expected to announce his pick soon.

Now, in the wake of the historic wave of black anger against police violence and systemic racism unleashed by the death of George Floyd, pressure has grown on the 77-year-old Democrat to choose an African American as his Number

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Dave Bautista tried to star in The Batman

Dave Bautista has forged quite an impressive movie career over the last decade or so.

After appearances in Smallville, Chuck, Relative Strangers, Wrong Side Of Town, The Man With The Iron Fists, and even Neighbours, the former wrestler really shot to prominence with his turn as Drax The Destroyer in Guardians Of The Galaxy. 

Since then, he has reprised the character in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, in between portrayals in Spectre and Blade Runner 2049.

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He’s also set to appear in the Dune remake, and fought hard to make sure that James Gunn was rehired as the writer and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3. 

Clearly this is only the beginning, though, as Bautista even set his sights on appearing in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman. The 51-year-old

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Team news, how to watch

Arsenal-Chelsea: Frank Lampard wants Chelsea to bring silverware into the new season, having already clinched a place in the Champions League.

Mikel Arteta needs that silverware just to keep his project in the Europa League.

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Yeah, the stakes are high for Saturday’s FA Cup Final, where the tournament’s winningest side meets its blue London rivals at 12:30 pm ET.

FA Cup history

Arsenal has won the FA Cup a record 13 times, one more than Manchester United and five more times than its Saturday opponents. Chelsea last won in 2018 while Arsenal won the previous season.

Last chance for silverware

While Chelsea is still technically alive in Europe, down 3-0 to Bayern Munich and the home leg of a Champions League Round of 16 tie, the FA Cup Final is far and away both clubs’ best chance at silverware in their new

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As a woman who loves women, Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ lyrics resonated deeply with my queer experiences

Taylor Swift's "Folklore" has found an eager audience of queer listeners.
Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” has found an eager audience of queer listeners.

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  • Taylor Swift’s new album “Folklore” blends fantasy and reality together for a masterclass in storytelling that can resonate with a diverse set of listeners. 

  • For me, “Folklore” is a tribute to the experiences I’ve had as a gay woman, from my childhood to my first lesbian relationship and my present-day struggle with femininity. 

  • I interpret the lyrics on songs like “Seven,” “August,” and “Mirrorball” with queer experiences like first love, being closeted, and gender presentation. 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Released last week, Taylor Swift’s surprise studio album “Folklore” has already become one of the best collections of her career, if not the outright winner. It’s a winding, melancholy trip that Swift says blends together fantasy and reality. 

It’s well documented that Swift’s strength lies in her lyrical storytelling, and her best deep cuts tend

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