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In one of the most memorable scenes of this year’s television season, Viola Davis’ “How to Get Away with Murder” character Annalise Keating removed her wig, jewelry and makeup on screen. As it turns out, that scene was integral to Davis’ decision to take on the role, according to comments the actress made at the show’s recent For Your Consideration panel ( via Vulture ): More…

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Jack Warner, the former FIFA executive who was arrested on corruption charges last week, inadvertently cited a fake news article as true in a video addressing the allegations.

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(Adds start of Senate session, comments by Boehner) By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate convened a rare Sunday session in a last-ditch attempt to pass legislation to allow U.S. spy agencies to continue to sweep up information on Americans’ telephone calls and other business records.

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Um, did we just step into a music video? Taylor Swift appears to have wondered the same thing after a recent outing with friends Gigi Hadid and Martha Hunt in New York City. While the trio headed to a meal, they accidentally recreated a moment from Swift’s recent “Bad Blood” video.

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Just two days shy of her 24th birthday, “Teen Mom OG” star Farrah Abraham headed to Las Vegas for a birthday pool party — and she was sure to dress for the occasion.

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Sport and Society for Arete-Catching Up

31May

As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia.

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In what has become a hotly-anticipated LGBT Pride Month tradition , New York- and Los Angeles-based writer-actor Justin Sayre will host an evening of stellar performances dedicated to the legacy of Judy Garland for a great cause. Artists from Broadway, television and downtown cabaret are slated to hit New York’s Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center June 1 for ” Night of a Thousand Judys ,” which is a special presentation of Sayre’s variety show, “The Meeting.” Melissa Errico , Michael Feinstein , Molly Pope and The Skivvies are among the many performers on the 2015 lineup. More…

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Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout , LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the topic here

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What does masculinity look like in 2015? Photographer Miki Vargas explores this idea through the ” Handsome Revolution Project ,” a photography series that highlights the lives of masculine-of-center and gender-nonconforming individuals.

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Clint Eastwood is an enduring cultural icon of masculinity — even as he turns 85 on May 31. The gravelly voiced actor-director has left his mark on Hollywood, bringing home five Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and numerous other honors.

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Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau Biden, died Saturday of brain cancer. In November, he wrote a heartfelt tweet about his father

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By: Fiona Moriarty and Scott Manteuffel at Hipmunk.com Well sports fans, we made it! With the Golden State Warriors’ series victory over the Houston Rockets, our NBA Finals matchup is finally set. The Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA’s Eastern Conference will take on the West’s Golden State Warriors for all the marbles.

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Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, died on Saturday from brain cancer at the age of 46. Below are some reactions from political figures who praised Biden’s life and expressed sympathy for the vice president’s loss. More…

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Jordan’s media are at a dead end and its laws are hampering journalists from working in an open environment, a report on freedom in that country revealed.

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When Vice President Joe Biden was first sworn in to the U.S. Senate in 1973, he took his oath by the bedside of his son Beau, who’d been injured in a car accident in December 1972 that claimed the lives of Joe Biden’s first wife and daughter. Images of Biden’s swearing-in circulated on Twitter Saturday night after the vice president announced Beau had died from brain cancer

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Pick a favorite tropical destination, and you’ll likely find all-inclusive options that focus on the fun without compromising on variety.

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WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) – U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

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Here’s a message to all the celebs currently giving graduation speeches : he’s gonna let you finish, but Kanye West just gave one of the best graduation speeches of all time. Well, he gave the most Kanye West graduation speech, anyway.

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A recent survey in Nevada suggests that if framed a certain way, a tax increase can actually be quite popular.

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Fresh into his presidential campaign , Martin O’Malley showed that his troll game is on point. After launching his campaign on Saturday, O’Malley, a Democrat, was immediately criticized by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008

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(Updates death toll, adds dateline, byline) By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS/SAN ANTONIO, May 30 (Reuters) – Rain caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 23 people during the week and prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in the state. Texas has endured record rainfall in May

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Malaysia’s grim human rights record has become a problem for the Obama administration as it tries to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a wide-ranging trade pact between the U.S., Malaysia and 10 other countries that border the Pacific Ocean. Last week, the Senate passed legislation to bar the United States from taking part in a trade deal with countries that engage in slavery.

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Don’t worry, Tidal subscribers: Queen Bey isn’t going anywhere. On Thursday, a Bloomberg story critical of Jay Z’s Tidal reported that all of Beyonce’s discography might soon disappear from the audio streaming service

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According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 84 percent of medical school graduates carry some student loan debt. And the average level of indebtedness has reached a lofty $176,348

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TOKYO (AP) — A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook Tokyo on Saturday, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported. The magnitude-8.5 offshore earthquake struck off the Ogasawara islands at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles), Japan’s Meteorological Agency said

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By Gavin Jones ROME, May 30 (Reuters) – More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday. More…

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By Gul Yousufzai QUETTA, Pakistan, May 29 (Reuters) – Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 22 passengers on Friday night after forcing them off buses traveling from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, officials said.

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HAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar, May 30 (Reuters) – A boat packed with more than 700 “boat people” seized of Myanmar’s coast was still being towed at sea on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination. The discovery of the boat on Friday came as Myanmar told a 17-nation meeting in Thailand that it was not to blame for the crisis that has seen more than 4,000 desperate Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants take to the seas across Southeast Asia in the last month

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Sometimes at the theater the women wrest it from the men–not quite that often, but sometimes. This is one of those weeks. I’m talking about The Other Thing , written by Emily Schwend and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, at Second Stage’s McGinn/Cazale Theatre Uptown, and Nice Girl , written by Melissa Ross and directed by Mimi O’Donnell, at Labyrinth’s current Bank Street Theatre home.

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This lesson was not in the curriculum. Authorities in Newport News, Virginia, are investigating after a high school teacher allegedly showed teenage students before-and-after photos of her breast augmentation during class. More..

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WASHINGTON — Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, who visited the U.S. for the first time since 2012 earlier this month, believes the U.S

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By Michael Georgy CAIRO, May 30 (Reuters) – An Egyptian-American jailed in Egypt for nearly two years for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has been released and is headed for the United States, his family said on Saturday. More..

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced on Saturday that he’s running for president in 2016. “I declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States,” O’Malley said in Baltimore

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A Catholic priest was found guilty on Friday of sexually assaulting a woman on a flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles last August. Father Marcelo De Jesumaria could face up to two years in prison after a federal jury convicted him of molesting the passenger mid-flight, according to NBC Los Angeles. More..

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As Vice President of Strategy at mscripts , Fiona Smythe manages a cross-functional team that sets strategy, defines product direction, creates and executes marketing strategies. Her team focuses on leveraging mobile technology to deliver compelling patient engagement and medication adherence solutions for pharmacies. Fiona is passionate about creating mobile solutions that will improve patient outcomes, keep patients healthy and address the global issue of medication non-adherence.

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Melody Wright is the chief operating officer for Von Maur Department Stores . With more than 20 years of retail experience, Wright is responsible for the oversight of Von Maur’s extensive operations, including merchandising, store operations, distribution and logistics, information systems, e-commerce and security. She joined Von Maur as a sales associate in 1996 and served in a variety of increasing leadership positions before being appointed to her current role in 2009

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ICYMI Health features what we’re reading this week. This week, we read everything we could get our hands on about human behavior, including an essay on what the rise of trigger warnings and safe spaces say about us as a society, and a piece on the psychological advantages of strongly identifying with being biracial.

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably gone through your summer wardrobe from last year and noticed that there are a few holes that desperately need to be filled it.

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YORKVILLE, Ill. — From the public library to the American Legion post, Dennis Hastert — just “Denny” to residents of his hometown — was on everyone’s TV screen and everyone’s lips

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Comedy legend Carl Reiner knows a thing or two about late night: he’s the only man on the planet to have appeared on every incarnation of the “Tonight Show,” from Steve Allen to Jimmy Fallon. And with all the changes going on in late night TV, Reiner is very optimistic

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They filed in, one by one, a long line of fourth- and fifth-grade students, quiet and well-behaved until they crossed the threshold of the Asia Society gallery. And then, one by one, they gasped, cried out, and– in the case of one young boy– jumped and nearly fell on landing.

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Caitlin is a 15-month-old pit bull found in North Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday morning with her mouth taped shut.

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(Editors’ note: Paragraph 2 contains language that may offend some readers; adds details from demonstration) By Paul Ingram PHOENIX, May 29 (Reuters) – About 75 protesters, some armed, gathered on Friday in Arizona outside a mosque for an anti-Islam demonstration featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, weeks after a similar event in Texas came under attack from two gunmen. The event outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, targeted in part because the two Texas gunmen had worshipped there, was organized by an Iraq war veteran who posted photos of himself online wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Fuck Islam” on it and waving the U.S. flag

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At age 93, comedy legend Carl Reiner is still getting crushes on funny women. On the HuffPost Show on Friday, the ‘2000 Year Old Man’ star explained his love for Tina Fey and expounded on a tweet from earlier in the month in which he called her “beautiful and brilliant”: More..

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If you had plans to see Iggy Azalea this year, the good news is you’re going to get your money back. On Friday, ticket holders for the 24-year-old’s “The Great Escape” tour received an email notifying them that all dates had been canceled , reports JustJared: More…

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Every child across the globe will be entitled to 12 free years of education by 2030, thanks to a bold U.N. move. UNESCO wrapped up the World Education Forum (WEF) on May 22, but amended its declaration the following week to clarify that countries will commit to completely funding 12 years of education for every child , at least nine of which will be compulsory

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The Greek letters had barely been off the former Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma for 24 hours before people started asking if they could take over the property. In March, SAE national headquarters shut down its OU chapter after members were caught on video singing a racist song . A day later, OU President David Boren told SAE members they had two days to vacate the property, since it was owned by the university.

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Bill Clinton used his time at the podium on Thursday to stump for improved health infrastructures in the developing world — and to assure the crowd he’s healthy. “This morning, I’m officially Ebola-free ,” Clinton said during a speech at the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council Partnership Forum, CNN reported.

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It takes balls to take a gunshot to the testicles. But it’s the only way Jeremiah Raber can test his invention, a bulletproof jockstrap. More…

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This episode of The Future in 5 is about staying relevant as the world of work changes. I share three tips that we can all do to ensure we stay relevant and current even as the world of work continues to change at a rapid pace. They are: 1) leverage the online educational environment to educate and teach yourself the skills needed for the jobs that you want to have; 2) leverage social channels creating filters to stay on top of current information; and 3) leverage communities relevant to your interests in the future of work

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When you’re going on a bagel run, eating a healthy breakfast isn’t usually the priority. After all, it’s a bagel, not an egg-white omelette, and bagels go well with nearly everything — like coffee, cream cheese, or Nutella. Unfortunately, that’s part of their hidden danger, and the damage can add up fast

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As the state legislative session comes to a close in Texas, Democrats have impressively managed to beat back the bulk of over 20 anti-gay bills conservative Republicans had created in committees, in an effort to blunt a Supreme Court ruling this month that could bring marriage equality to the entire country, including Texas. Some of the bills were stalled by Democrats running out the clock , while Republicans chose not to move forward with others

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Danny Tanner is coming back! John Stamos took to Twitter Thursday to announce some big news: Bob Saget is officially joining the “Full House” reboot , “Fuller House,” set to hit Netflix in 2016. More…

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(Repeats to add PIX slug to indicate photos available) By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) – A U.S.

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HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday. Meteorological officials called the heat wave “severe” and warned that it would continue for at least two days across a huge swathe of the South Asian country from Tamil Nadu in the south to the Himalayan foothill state of Himachal Pradesh.

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(Updates magnitude) May 29 (Reuters) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported

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Suneera Madhani graduated from University of Florida with a degree in Finance and a minor in Leadership. With a strong passion for business, Suneera sought to gain experience with a top fortune 100 CPG company. After almost three years of corporate culture she knew it was time she took her learnings and applied it to her real passion of entrepreneurship

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Antonia Francesca “Toni” Senecal is the producer and host of Toni On! television travel series which is broadcast on WLNY Saturdays at 7:30pm and Midnight as well as on WCBS-TV on Sundays at 5:30am. She won an Emmy in 2012 for Outstanding Writer of a program. She first worked at the WB Networks and WPIX-TV New York’s WB11 News at Ten for four years, until December 2005, then moved to Fox Networks Fox5 Channel 5 WNYW TV News at 10 and then moved to the CW Networks and CW11 News at 10

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Katherine Garrett-Cox graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University and is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals; CFA Institute. She was nominated a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in October 2005, is Vice Chair of the Baring Foundation and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG

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Mariah Carey isn’t the kind of person who worries about burning bridges, clearly.

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The New York Post today reports on an astounding fact that has been in plain sight for more than a year: Washington business scion Donald Graham has co-founded a scholarship program for young immigrants that is sending some of its students, and donor dollars, to colleges owned by Donald Graham’s own for-profit company. More…

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Surprises are increasing in the Arab region against the backdrop of the geopolitical transformation taking place in the Middle East, mainly in the direction of developing a US-Iranian relationship that goes beyond mere appeasement.

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The House is expected to vote on fast track trade promotion authority as soon as next week. If it passes, the corporate-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a done deal — even though it is still secret. Why is presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still silent on this

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North West and cousin Penelope Disick have reached a new level of cuteness as they channel the 2010 Oscar-winning film “Black Swan,” with their respective white and black tutus. Their aunt, Khloe Kardashian, shared a photo of the girls to her Instagram account on Thursday, which she captioned, “My little ballerinas

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – HBO Now, the premium cable programmer’s standalone streaming service, will be available this summer in the Google Play store for a range of Android devices including Chromecast. The service — previously available only through Apple TV and Cablevision Systems — will be coming to Google devices in the near future, said Google senior VP Sundar Pichai, who made the announcement at the Google I/O developers conference Thursday in San Francisco. In addition, he said the company will bring HBO Now and HBO Go to the Android TV connected-television platform

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From swinging to polyamory , many people are now considering non-mongamous relationships. Recently, the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast explored ethical non-monogamy , which is consciously, with agreement and consent from all involved, exploring love and sex with multiple people.” More…

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Hormel Foods announced plans this week to acquire natural meat producer Applegate Farms for $775 million. The move will allow Hormel, best known for making the mysterious cured meat product known as Spam, to tap into rapidly growing consumer demand for healthier, more environmentally conscious foods. Hormel has long been one of the country’s biggest meat companies , with two of the 10 best-selling brands of bacon in America and sales of over $8 billion a year

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it’s SkyMall , back from bankruptcy! Though previously declared dead due to the use of in-flight wi-fi, the cult-favorite catalog announced its return with a kooky Yeti tweet on May 4. Using the hashtag #SkyMallReturns (and later #SkyMallWillBeBack ), the catalog is expected to be back on planes by the end of the year: More..

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If you want to talk about inequality in America, you should be talking about mental illness — and the ability of people to get treatment for it. On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study that demonstrates, in vivid terms, something that public health experts have known for a while: Mental health problems are far more common among the poor than the rich

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Upon reflection, it turns out I’ve been looking forward to Tomorrowland more than I’ve been looking forward to any actual tomorrows. Which is ironic, because that is pretty much what this film — directed by Brad Bird, who co-scripted with Damon Lindelof — is about. It is, of course, easier to get excited about the future when you know George Clooney is going to waiting around there for you; but a well-sculpted profile can go only so far in making the dream of jet-packs, hover trains, and interplanetary commuter runs a reality

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In 1996, filmmakers Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent made a $50,000 film only to be turned down by every festival.

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A few weeks ago, my friend Alex pictured above had an accident during a rock climbing session and broke her fibula .

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(Adds details throughout) May 27 (Reuters) – At least three people were injured on Wednesday when a tornado hit a natural gas drilling rig in northern Texas, the Hemphill County sheriff and a hospital official said. Video of #tornado #3 just a few miles NW of Canadian, TX min ago! within 50 feet of suction vortex @breakingweather pic.twitter.com/WoLPHFlPki — Reed Timmer (@reedtimmerTVN) May 27, 2015 More…

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LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) – The federal government on Wednesday ordered a company at the center of a Southern California oil spill to continue its efforts to clean up the pipeline breach that dumped crude onto a pristine stretch of shoreline and into the Pacific Ocean. The order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Coast Guard also requires Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline to submit a written plan by June 6 that will outline measures for analyzing the spill’s effects on the environment

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