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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — No one ever saw the Fonz with a cup of coffee in his hand but perhaps the King of Cool was missing out on something.

At least that’s what a lot of New Zealanders think when 1,500 were asked by the survey company Canstar for their attitudes about drinking coffee.

Twenty percent of the respondents believe that sipping coffee makes them appear more sophisticated.

What’s more, a third of millennials, those 18-to-34, say they look cooler when holding a cup of coffee.

There also appears to be a certain snobbery among a small group of coffee drinkers as 12 percent will actually judge a person by the brew they consume.

Overall, 52 percent admit that they’ll go out of their way for a good cup of joe and yeah, there are Starbucks in New Zealand.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Cameron Diaz hasn’t tweeted since September, 16, 2014. Why? Because she quit social media altogether.

“I think social media is a crazy-a** experiment on society,” she tells Cosmopolitan U.K. “The way people use it to get validation from a bunch of strangers is dangerous. What’s the point?”

Besides, Diaz is busy being a newlywed with rocker Benji Madden. The two tied the knot in January. It may be safe to assume the two rarely leave the bed. Diaz told the magazine that sex is “something healthy that we need to be doing for many different reasons.”

Still, it’s not the only form of exercise Diaz does regularly. In fact, the Annie star encourages everyone to work out.

“You have to just do it. Once you commit and really put in the effort, your body goes, ‘Oh, it’s not OK to be without this.’ People say, ‘My body rejects exercise.’ No, it doesn’t. Your mind rejects exercise,” she explained.

But that doesn’t mean Diaz doesn’t occasionally indulge in sweets. “Well being is an equation. Remember, you don’t have to have the whole cake, you can have a piece. Don’t deprive yourself. Have fun. Just be self-aware,” she said. “If your equation is 80 percent good, 20 percent bad most of the time, then a little movement toward the center isn’t going to affect you much.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the lead-up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech before a joint session of Congress Tuesday, White House officials continued to point to what they see as politically divisive and diplomatically damaging theater.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president probably won’t even watch the speech. “I haven’t looked at the president’s schedule for tomorrow,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday. “I doubt that he will spend his whole time watching the speech.”

Netanyahu was invited by House Republican leadership to address a joint session of Congress Tuesday, where he will speak out against President Obama’s plan to seek a nuclear weapons deal with Iran. The White House has said the partisanship resulting from the invitation would be “destructive” to the U.S./Israeli relationship.

Earnest warned Netanyahu not to divulge any top secret information about the negotiations that the U.S. may have shared with Israelis, who have received detailed briefings on the negotiations. “Releasing that information would betray the trust that exists between two allies,” Earnest said. He accused Israel of trying to “cherry pick” negative pieces of information gleaned from those briefings in an attempt to undermine the process.

Speaking Monday at a conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the largest U.S. pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC, Netanyahu insisted his speech “is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama” and that the Israeli alliance with the U.S. is stronger than ever. “Ladies and gentlemen, the purpose of my address to Congress tomorrow is to speak up about a potential deal with Iran that could threaten the survival of Israel.”

Speaking at that same conference later in the day, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said abandoning the talks in favor of immediate sanctions would not stop Iran from producing weapons. Sanctions have not stopped Iran in the past, she said.

And on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the negotiations with Iran have actually benefited Israel. “Israel is safer today because of the interim agreement that we created,” he said on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. “The 20 percent enriched uranium has been reduced to zero. We have stopped the centrifuge production. We are inspecting inside of their facilities. We have stopped the Arak plutonium reactor in its tracks.”

Kerry warned that Netanyahu’s speech runs the risk of becoming a “political football.” Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and the administration’s choice to speak directly before Netanyahu at AIPAC — also warned about playing politics. “This partnership should never be politicized,” Power said. “The bond between the United States and Israel is still a national commitment. It should never be a partisan matter.”

Many Republicans and some Democrats support further sanctions on Iran before any potential deal on nuclear weapons is made. More economic sanctions would mostly likely put an end to negotiations, which the State Department is trying to complete before the deadline this summer. Secretary Kerry is in Geneva, Switzerland, this week trying to keep the negotiations alive.

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iStock/Thinkstock(VILLARRICA, Chile) — Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupted overnight, sending lava shooting into the night sky.

The amazing display was visible from miles away.

Villarrica is one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, with increased activity reported in the past month.

Residents in nearby communities were evacuated Monday night due to the eruption, and government officials raised the alert status to red.

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NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images(HAVANA, Cuba) — Fidel Castro met on Saturday with the Cuban Five, a quintet of agents convicted of espionage within the U.S. in a controversial 2001 trial which found them guilty of spying on anti-Fidel Castro groups.

Three of the five were released in December 2014, around the same time as the return of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who had been imprisoned in Cuba for five years. The other two had been released in 2011 and 2014.

In a piece written by Castro for La Granma, the official newspaper of the Cuban government, the former Cuban President wrote about the unjust incarceration of the Cuban agents. He said that he met with them on Saturday for five hours.

The release of the last three Cuban agents came as President Obama announced a normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Last month, Castro wrote in an op-ed for La Granma that he did not have confidence in U.S. policy.

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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 110 (40-21) – Minnesota Timberwolves 105 (13-46)

Dallas Mavericks 102 (40-22) – New Orleans Pelicans 93 (32-28)

Miami Heat 115 (26-33) – Phoenix Suns 98 (31-30)

Brooklyn Nets 110 (25-33) – Golden State Warriors 108 (46-12)

Toronto Raptors 114 (38-22) - Philadelphia 76ers 103 (13-47)

NHL: New York Rangers 4 (39-17-6, 84 pts) - Nashville Predators 1 (41-16-7, 89 pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 5 (38-21-5, 81 pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 2 (24-31-7, 55 pts)

San Jose Sharks 4 (31-25-8, 70 pts) – Montreal Canadiens 0 (41-17-5, 87 pts)

NCAAM: (2) Virginia 59 (28-1) – Syracuse 42 (18-12)

Texas 61 (18-12) - (14) Baylor 59 (22-8)

(17) Iowa State 77 (21-8) (15) Oklahoma 70 (20-9)


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TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bill Gates topped Forbeslist of world billionaires for the second consecutive year, with his net worth nearing $80 billion.

In 2014, Gates’ net worth was placed by the magazine at $79.2 billion. For the second consecutive year, Forbes placed Gates one spot ahead of telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu. Helu, worth $77.1 billion, topped the list in 2013.

Investor Warren Buffett came in third place.

Forbes said that there were 1,826 billionaires on this year’s list — the most ever — including 290 newcomers. Additionally, a record 46 billionaires on the list are under the age of 40.

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday, National Security Adviser Susan Rice called the relationship between America and Israel an “alliance…rooted in the unbreakable friendship between our two peoples.”

That enduring relationship has been tested somewhat in recent weeks, with Democrats griping about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday speech before a joint session of Congress. Nonetheless, Rice noted, “the relationship between the United States and the State of Israel is not a partnership between individual leaders or political parties.” That relationship, she noted, “has deepened and grown through different presidents and prime ministers for nearly 70 years.”

Netanyahu has spoken out in recent weeks against a deal with Iran that would leave them with the capability to one day produce a nuclear weapon.

“I want to be very clear,” Rice said Monday about the ongoing negotiations with Iran, “a bad deal is worse than no deal.” What makes a good deal? Rice says “a good deal is one that would invariably cut off every pathway for Iran to produce enough fissile material for a single nuclear weapon.”

As far as how those negotiations are proceeding, Rice said that “significant gaps remain between the international community and Iran.” She also echoed comments made by President Obama that “we are keeping all options on the table to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.”

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TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bill Gates topped Forbeslist of world billionaires for the second consecutive year, with his net worth nearing $80 billion.

In 2014, Gates’ net worth was placed by the magazine at $76 billion. For the second consecutive year, Forbes placed Gates one spot ahead of telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu. Helu, worth $77.1 billion, topped the list in 2013.

Investor Warren Buffett came in third place.

Forbes said that there were 1,826 billionaires on this year’s list — the most ever — including 290 newcomers. Additionally, a record 46 billionaires on the list are under the age of 40.

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Obtained by ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Surveillance footage from a homeless shelter shows a new angle of an altercation between Los Angeles police officers and a transient man that turned fatal, where the man is seen entering his sidewalk tent as officers arrived on the scene.

The footage of the Sunday-afternoon incident shows the man going into his tent, and then officers trying to stop him and pulling their guns. The LAPD said the man was a suspect in a robbery.

The man, whose name has not been released, appears to talk with the officers before going into his tent. There is no sound with the homeless shelter footage.

In a press conference Monday afternoon, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said that officers, who were called to the scene because of reports of a robbery, became concerned when the man entered his tent because they could not tell what he was trying to get.

“The individual may be arming himself and they opened the tent and that was when the altercation ensues,” Beck said.

The first footage that was released publicly of the interaction, which included the use of a stun gun against the man who was then shot several times, was taken by an onlooker on the ground. This latest surveillance footage from the Union Rescue Mission was shot from a further distance but at a higher angle.

Two investigations have been launched into the shooting.

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