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BTS’ ‘Fire’ Will Fire You Up With Encouraging Lines: See the Translated Lyrics

Now that BTS is attracting a wider audience of English speakers, Billboard wants to help new fans understand the meaning behind the lyrics. As the lead single from The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever album, “Fire” evoked the notched-up intensity of earlier singles like “Dope” and “No More Dream.” The explosive electro-pop banger is responsible for some of BTS’s most painstaking choreography. The anthemic chorus built around the repetition of the word “fire” is easy enough to grasp. But the pumped-up track is also full of uplifting lines, co-written by RM and Suga, encouraging the “scared” and “miserable” to lift up their fists and “go crazy.” Here are the original lyrics to “Fire,” followed by the English translation: 불타오르네 Fire Fire Fire Fire When I wake up in my room 난 뭣도 없지...

HBO Removes Russell Simmons Name from ‘All Def Comedy’ After Sexual Assault Claims

The stand-up series is set to premiere Friday, one day after a new sexual assault claim was leveled against the prolific music and TV producer. HBO is getting out of business with Russell Simmons. “HBO will be airing All Def Comedy as planned,” said a spokesperson about the Simmons-created series. “However, Russell Simmons will not appear in the new series and we will be removing his name from the show moving forward. The series is a platform for promising and upcoming comedians and we do not want to deprive them of an opportunity to showcase their talents to a national audience. We have no other projects with Russell Simmons.” The decision comes hours after Simmons announced he would be stepping down from his businesses in wake of a new sexual assault accusation. T...

Labour’s Corbyn Says Morgan Stanley Is Right to Fear His Party

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K.’s opposition Labour Party, lashed out at Morgan Stanley on Thursday after the bank warned of the risk to investors of him winning power. Graham Secker, an equity strategist at the bank, said Monday that the possibility of a Labour government should concern equity investors more than Britain’s departure from the European Union, scheduled for March 2019. “When they say we’re a threat, they’re right. We’re a threat to a damaging and failing system that’s rigged for the few,” Corbyn said in a video message released on social media by his party. “These are the same speculators and gamblers who crashed our economy in 2008 and then we had to bail them out. Their greed plunged the world into crisis and we’re still paying the price.” Corbyn has pledged to renationa...

Lionel Richie can’t slow down, and we’re all the richer for it

Singer-songwriter, actor and record producer Lionel Richie, photographed in Beverly Hills, is a 2017 Kennedy Center Honors recipient. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) The tour is called “All the Hits,” but Lionel Richie’s lying. Six number ones. Twelve top 10s. A selection of “Fancy Dancer,” which peaked at 39. But all the hits? He would need to pull a Springsteen to have enough time to punch every one out. For now, the nearly 10,000 fans packed into Seattle’s KeyArena won’t hear “Still,” “Oh No,” “Ballerina Girl” or “Love Will Conquer All.” They scream as Richie, trim and in black jeans, sits behind the piano to launch into his disco-era antidote, “Easy.” So what if he’s three months past his 68th birthday. The voice remains undiminished, and his surgically repaired knee, which delayed...

‘Look, I’m not defending Trump’: An anatomy of Tucker Carlson’s deflective agenda

Fox News host Tucker Carlson appears to use the same deflection tactic when arguing with guests on his show, as Post media critic Erik Wemple points out. (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post) President Trump cannot possibly be pleased with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Nor can Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman. Nor can Michael Flynn, the fired national security adviser. Nor can Russian President Vladimir Putin. What gripe could possibly unite these fellows? Tucker Carlson refuses to defend them. And he is quite vocal about it. “I’m not defending Trump. As an American, I mean it,” said Carlson back in June. Context for that failure to defend came from Carlson’s exasperation with the Russia collusion story. Even though Robert S. Mueller III had been appointed special counsel j...

How long can Trump’s tweets and serious policy development coexist?

Screen grab of President Trump’s tweet about LaVar Ball and his son LiAngelo.  The Trump presidency is bifurcated. It is coming apart, but not in the way most people think. There is a stark divide between the governing aspect of the Trump presidency and the tabloid aspect. Assuming tax reform passes in the Senate, these two worlds will have been proven capable of coexisting — at least so far. On the governing side, some important things are happening. Tax reform could lead to serious long-term economic growth, and recent immigration initiatives are making a lasting impact on the border and having a chilling effect on migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. Judgeships are being filled at an unprecedented rate, and the market likes what it sees in the regulatory rollbacks that ...

Senate GOP tax bill would add $1 trillion to deficit, report says, contradicting White House promise

The Republican plan for a massive tax overhaul steamed toward Senate passage on Thursday, even as a nonpartisan congressional scorekeeper said the plan would fall short of GOP claims that it would pay for itself. A Joint Committee on Taxation analysis released Thursday afternoon, after senators had already taken initial votes on the bill, concluded the bill would add $1 trillion to the national deficit over a 10-year period, even after the economic growth the bill is projected to create is taken into account. The Republican bill would raise the gross domestic product by a yearly average of 0.8 percent during the next decade, but the federal revenue generated by that growth would only offset a fraction of the plan’s cost, the analysts found. Still, Republicans appeared well on track to pass...

If North Korea fires a nuclear missile at the U.S., how could it be stopped?

[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.] North Korea can make a nuclear bomb and has an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. If it launches such a missile, the United States has a $40 billion system designed to destroy the bomb in space. What’s unknown is whether it will succeed. The system, called Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), is a work in progress. It has failed to destroy dummy warheads in six of 10 tests since becoming operational in 2004, but the two most recents tests succeeded. Here’s how it works. North Korea launches an ICBM. Intercontinental ballistic missiles are the fastest, most powerful ballistic mi...

Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper & Metallica Appear on Limited Edition Starbucks x Spotify Gift Cards

The gift cards benefit youth empowerment, education & veteran charities. This holiday season, Starbucks and Spotify have teamed up with musicians Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper and Metallica to benefit youth empowerment, education and veteran charities. The coffee powerhouse debuted three limited edition gift cards that will go toward each of the artists’ charities — Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation. Starbucks and Spotify are donating $1 million divided among the organizations, and now Starbucks lovers can join in the giving spirit by purchasing a gift card at a $25 minimum. Each card also comes with a Spotify Premium trial offer. Thank u @Starbucks & @Spotify for celebrating artists who #GiveGo...

Trump’s ‘filter bubble’

Image copyright Twitter Although his main Twitter account has nearly 44 million followers, President Donald Trump chooses to follow just 45 other Twitter users – all of whom agree with him, most of the time. Now that seeming reluctance to expose himself to alternative viewpoints is being put forward as a possible factor in the president’s decision to retweet three videos by a far-right UK group. Social media experts call it the “filter bubble” – the ability to choose only the news and views that we agree with. Earlier this year, Microsoft founder Bill Gates warned against the negative effects of the filter bubble, which he said increasingly prevented people from “mixing and sharing and understanding other points of view”. “It’s turned o...

Canada calls inquest for 2012 Radiohead stage collapse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The collapse took place around an hour before the gates were due to open for the concert A Canadian coroner will investigate the 2012 stage collapse that led to the death of a Radiohead drum technician. Ontario’s coroner opened an inquiry on Thursday into the death of UK citizen Scott Johnson on 16 June 2012. This September, a court stayed charges against the concert’s organisers because of trial delays. The victim’s family have called for an inquest to uncover who was responsible for the stage collapsing hours before the concert in Toronto. “They seem to have forgotten Scott in all this,” Johnson’s mother Sue Johnson told the CBC. “They seem to forget that Scott lost his life because somebody made a mistake.&#...