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Review: Mel Gibson Returns with ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Gibson’s first directorial effort in a decade, Hacksaw Ridge, is rated R for “intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images,” warns the MPAA. And the film certainly earns every bit of that rating, which seems odd for a film about a pacifist.

President Barack Obama talks about snorkeling at the Our Oceans conference at the State Department September 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.

At the State Department, Obama Delivers Report On His Snorkeling Trip

“The coral was purple and it was orange, and there were monk seals sunning themselves on some rocks,” Obama said about his recent snorkeling trip off of the Island of Midway. He described one situation where a monk seal dove in the water and scared one of his staffers that joined him on the trip underwater.

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93-Year-Old WWII Veteran Finishes Run Across U.S. After Nearly 3 Years

A 93-year-old World War II veteran, Ernie Andrus, marked the end of a nearly 2,600 mile run across the United States when he finally dipped his toes in the Atlantic Ocean at St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, on Saturday morning, nearly three years after starting his marathon journey in the Pacific Ocean near San Diego.