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Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival on LV Arts Salon

Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller welcome Todd Morris , Executive Director, and Jocelyn O'Neil , Festival Director for the new Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival , premiering June 8th through the 11th, 2017 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in historic Jim Thorpe, PA. This bold new festival celebrates films of every genre and budget, from gritty underground and experimental fare to "well-funded" traditional work.

(Original air-date: 5/22/2017)

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is considering the removal of her city's Confederate monuments, as New Orleans did just days ago.

Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, had a whole lot of ground to cover Monday: Between the long-standing conflict in eastern Ukraine, the six-year-old civil war in Syria and their own countries' tattered ties, the Russian president's stop at the Palace of Versailles promised plenty of difficult topics for conversation.

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Watch Women Shame Men Who Pee In Public

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An ad that came out on Monday has gone viral this week in India. The topic? Open urination and defecation.

It goes like this. A group of guys heads out at the break of dawn to relieve themselves in the fields surrounding their village. But, as they start to undo their pajamas, they hear a metallic beat.

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