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Under investigation, Vince McMahon leaves WWE

Vince McMahon, the mastermind behind the WWE‘s success, has stepped down amid controversy.

The WWE founder and CEO has “voluntarily stepped down” as general manager and chairman of the board of the world’s largest professional wrestling organization.

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Vince McMahon is the subject of an internal investigation stemming from allegations that he paid $3 million to silence an employee with whom he allegedly had an affair.

Early echoes of that investigation revealed by theWall StreetJournalsuggest several other, older settlements related to misconduct claims filed by other WWE employees against the 76-year-old executive, as well as WWE talent relations manager John Laurinaitis.

“Vince McMahon will retain his role and responsibilities related to WWE’s creative content during this time and remains committed to cooperating with the ongoing review,” the company said.

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Vince McMahon’s daughter, Stephanie, will serve asinterim CEO and president, according to WWE.

According to emails seen by the newspaper,Vince McMahon hired the woman as a legal assistant for a salary of $100,000, then increased her salary to $200,000 after their relationship began. McMahon also “gave her as a toy” to Laurinaitis, according to the emails.

The eight independent WWE directors have reportedly hired the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to conduct the investigation.

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2014

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors.

2008

Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.

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2002

Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

1998

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” the second book in the series is published by Bloomsbury in the UK

1985

General Motors announced that it was installing electronic road maps as an option in some of its higher-priced cars.

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1976

North Vietnam and South Vietnam were reunited.

1962

Sam Walton opens his first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas.

The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

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1956

Elvis Presley records “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel”,

1850

B.J. Lane patented the gas mask.

1698

Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.

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It happened on a… July 1

2021

Britain’s Princes William and Harry unveil statue to their mother Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday, at Kensington Palace.

2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin wins national referendum allowing longer presidential terms of office.

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2015

Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion).

1996

Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes.

1980

“O Canada” was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

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1979

Sony introduced the Walkman.

1969

Britain’s Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.

1966

CTV station CFTO-TV transmits first colour television in Canada.

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1958

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.

1916

Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market.

1905

Albert Einstein introduces his theory of special relativity.

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1903

Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris.

1867

Proclamation of the British North America Act, creating the Dominion of Canada, out of Upper Canada (now Ontario, with its capital at Toronto), Lower Canada (now Quebec, with its capital at Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

1858

1st Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cent).

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We know the release date of “Dune: Part Two” by Denis Villeneuve

You’ll have to be patient. The second half of director Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune will be coming to the big screen later than expected.

Warner Bros has just announced the release dates of its major upcoming films. Denis Villeneuve ‘s Dune: Part Two has been moved from October 20, 2023 to November 17, 2023. Doing so will bring the film just days before the U.S. Thanksgiving, a date that kicks off blockbuster releases before the holiday season.

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In the past, Warner Bros. has also released blockbuster films like Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Justice League on these dates.

Dune: Part Two Denis Villeneuve will not be the only one to compete for moviegoers. Other studios are also lining up big names for the date. Lionsgate will be releasing the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, while Universal will be focusing on Trolls 3.

According to Deadline, Denis Villeneuve will begin shooting the second part of Dune next fall in Budapest, Europe.

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For Warner, the film of the Quebecer is important, because in 2021, it generated $ 400 million in revenue and won six Oscars.

For its new release, Dune: Part Two will feature new characters played by Léa Seydoux, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Austin Butler.

Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin should reprise their roles.

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Denis Villeneuve and his wife, former CBC culture reporter Tanya Lapointe, are among the film’s producers.

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