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Who is Paul?

In many ways, the picture says much to answer that question.

What the picture does not answer:

I live in Chatsworth, California with my long term partner, Greg Venne.

I am passionate about about:
     -->those who can not help themselves
     -->about politics
     -->and individual rights
     -->about Jewelry (I am a graduate gemologist) and Diamonds especially.

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The Latest World Headlines From BBC News . . .



Last Trump rival 'quits Republican race'

John Kasich reportedly suspends his campaign for Republican nomination, leaving Donald Trump as sole candidate in his party's presidential race.

Many buildings wrecked in Canada fire

A wildfire has brought "significant destruction" to the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, with 1,600 structures affected, Alberta's provincial premier says.

Addiction doctor made Prince 911 call

Prince's team requested emergency support from a leading addiction specialist just a day before the singer died, the doctor's lawyer reveals.

'Dozens killed' in Aleppo battle

Dozens of people are reportedly killed in fierce clashes between rebels and government forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo as the US says a truce deal is reached.

EU plans fines for refusing refugees

Reforms to EU asylum rules planned by the European Commission would see financial penalties for countries refusing to take in asylum seekers.

Brazil leader denies obstruction claims

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has dismissed allegations she obstructed a corruption investigation as "lies".

Embryo study shows 'life's first steps'

Scientists have developed a technique to grow human embryos in the lab past the point they normally implant in the womb.

Kenya's 'gay anal tests' challenged

Two men allegedly forced to undergo anal examinations by Kenyan police to prove they were homosexual launch a legal challenge against the practice.

Apple loses fight over 'iPhone' in China

A Chinese company is free to use the name "IPHONE" on its handbags and leather goods after Apple loses a trademark court ruling in China.

Mother of miracle baby dies in rubble

The mother of a baby girl who was miraculously rescued from a collapsed building in Nairobi is found dead in the rubble.

China deploys singer to disputed island

Popular military entertainer Song Zuying performs in front of hundreds of troops on the reclaimed Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed South China Seas.

SA parliament brawl over Zuma heckling

A brawl breaks out in the South African parliament as MPs from the opposition EFF party are expelled for heckling President Jacob Zuma.

VIDEO: Leicester players celebrate title moment

Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs posts a video showing the team celebrating the moment the 5,000-1 outsiders became Premier League champions.

VIDEO: 'It's a disaster ... we lost everything'

A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city.

VIDEO: Hiddleston open to new Night Manager series

Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston would consider starring in a second series if one was announced, he told BBC News.

VIDEO: Trump: 'Cruz is one hell of a competitor'

Donald Trump has won the Indiana primary.

VIDEO: Communism to Couture: Chanel in Cuba

The French fashion house, Chanel, has staged a fashion show in Cuba.

VIDEO: How the world viewed Leicester's win

From Egypt to Malaysia, the world reacts to Leicester's premier league title win.

What is Boris Johnson's legacy?

Boris Johnson's allies say he helped London come through the economic crash and surfed an Olympic wave to make the capital feel good about itself again. But what legacy does he leave for the capital?

Israel-Palestinian tensions return to boiling point

Months of unrest between Israel and the Palestinians is bringing the communities to boiling point, writes the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen.

How a rape that was ignored angered Indonesia's women

The brutal rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Indonesia sparked an intense debate about sexual violence in the country.

Why Lula faces new corruption inquiry

After Brazil's Attorney-General asks the country's top court to investigate former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a look at the allegations surrounding him.

Chanel stages fashion show in Cuba

French fashion house Chanel holds a show in the Cuban capital Havana - the first such event since the communist revolution on the island in 1959.

Takata to double US airbag recall

Japanese airbag maker Takata has been forced to increase a recall after US authorities said they found further safety defects in its products.

European Central Bank to pull €500 note

The European Central Bank says it will no longer produce the €500 note because of concerns that it could help facilitate illegal activities.

Quantum processor made available to all

Quantum processors are delicate and only available in high-end labs. IBM is letting anyone access one online.

Webmail firms probe login 'leak'

Popular webmail providers including Gmail and Hotmail are investigating a report that millions of their users' login details are being shared online by a hacker.

Star Wars' Boyega heads for stage

Star Wars actor John Boyega is to play the lead in a new production of Woyzeck as part of the new season at The Old Vic.

Glastonbury to honour Bowie and Prince

Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage will be decorated with a giant lightning bolt in tribute to David Bowie, organiser Emily Eavis has told the BBC.

Abseiling into an Antarctic chasm

BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs visits the ice chasm threatening a British research base on the Brunt Ice Shelf.

Mobile game 'helps dementia research'

Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.

'Unmanned sewing machine' does surgery

An unmanned robot has successfully stitched together a pig's bowel, moving science a step closer to automated surgery, say experts.

'Bugged mosquitoes' stop Zika spread

Infecting mosquitoes with bacteria could help prevent them spreading Zika, a Brazilian study suggests.

Chelsea and Tottenham charged by FA

Chelsea and Tottenham are charged with failing to control their players and officials during and after Monday's draw.

Mercedes deny favouring Rosberg

After criticism on social media, Mercedes have written a letter to deny favouring Nico Rosberg over Lewis Hamilton.

'I don't want to grow a beard'

Last year, the Victoria Derbyshire programme met children going through a period of extraordinary change. What has happened since?

How Paris is stepping up its drive against the car

In Paris cars are gradually being edged out as the city steps up a life-or-death battle to cut pollution.

South Africa protesters torch schools

Protesters burn 13 schools in South Africa's northern Limpopo province in a violent dispute over district boundaries, police say.

Papa Wemba funeral held in Kinshasa

The funeral is held for Papa Wemba, one of Africa's biggest music stars, in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Protests over India Dalit woman murder

Police use batons to disperse angry demonstrations in the southern Indian state of Kerala after the mutilated body of a student from the Dalit community is found in her home.

Abu Sayyaf hostages make video plea

Three hostages held by Islamist militants in the Philippines appear in a video pleading for their governments to meet the captors' demands.

Portugal targets 'Russia football gang'

European and Portuguese police say they have dismantled a mainly Russian criminal gang laundering money through the football sector in Portugal.

Charges in Russia-Poland spy case

A lawyer with dual Russian-Polish citizenship whose father played for the Russian national football team is charged with espionage, Polish media say.

Brazil files huge claim over dam deaths

Prosecutors in Brazil file a $43.5bn (£30bn) civil lawsuit against iron miner Samarco, and its owners BHP Billiton and Vale.

Brazil judge lifts WhatsApp suspension

A Brazilian appeals court judge lifts the suspension of messaging service WhatsApp, which had been blocked on Monday affecting millions of users.

Egypt court jails activist for 'insult'

A court in Egypt sentences the prominent human rights activist Sanaa Seif to six months in prison in absentia for "insulting the judiciary".

Life for Israeli over Palestinian murder

The Israeli ringleader in the murder of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death is sentenced to life in prison.

US Navy Seal dies in IS attack in Iraq

A US Navy Seal advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is killed in an attack by Islamic State militants, US officials say.

Russia 'nuclear sabre-rattling' - US

The US defence secretary accuses Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and says the US has had to step up its military presence on Nato's eastern flank.

Five young people describe their dream internet

Young people around the world offer their thoughts on what the internet should be.

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Fizzy drink polling in the Philippines

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Repair businesses blossom in New York

The mending craze gripping New York

A hunger for romance in northern Nigeria

How romantic novels are teaching Nigerian brides about love

Iraqis deride politicians with show of ‘sofa pride’

Mocking Iraqis 'weep' for leaders in political crisis

Why Kerala is the best place in India to die

Why Kerala is the best place to die in India

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Australia minister's bid to remove picture backfires

The football club founded by Jules Rimet battles its way back

The football club founded by the World Cup's creator rises again