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The United States should have intervened a week ago when the latest talks between Greece and its creditors began to fall apart, a former senior International Monetary Fund official told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. Appeals for compromise over the Greek debt crisis come too late now, economist Peter Doyle said. Nonetheless, on Monday evening, U.S

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5 Ridiculous Ways to Spend Money

30Jun

Granted, a list like this is rendered almost meaningless by the fact that, as we all know, everyone is going to spend their money differently. Who are we to put ourselves “above” anyone and judge how they spend it

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You know the Sour Patch kids slogan: “First they’re sour, then they’re sweet.” And now , according to 7-Eleven’s latest Slurpee innovation, they’ll give you a brain freeze. Say hello to the Sour Patch Watermelon Slurpee : More…

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WASHINGTON — The aggressive tactics with which various law enforcement agencies greeted protesters in the St. Louis region last August following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, were deeply flawed and oppressive of citizens exercising their constitutional rights, according to a forthcoming report commissioned by the Justice Department. The so-called “after-action” report covers the police response to protests in and around Ferguson in the 17-day period following the death of Brown, 18, who was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, then a local police officer, on August 9, 2014.

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I was more than a little excited when I found out that my schedule allowed for a few days in London last fall. The last and only other time I’d been was in high school for a theater trip that included seeing “H.M.S

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By Phil DeGisi, CommonBond It’s June. For all of you Class of ’15 MBA grads, congrats on graduating! While it’s an exciting time, it can also unfortunately bring the dread that comes with finally looking at your student loan bill

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Sometimes friends grow apart, but other times they grow together. The latter seems to be the case for Koda, a kitten who befriended an older golden retriever named Keelo.

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Walmart apologized on Monday for making a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State for a Slidell, Louisiana, man who had originally wanted his cake printed with the Confederate battle flag.

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There is, in the world, a select group of people for whom the mention of a sale is thrilling and exciting. This group of people measure success in savings and are not afraid to share news of a great deal with others. These people, of course, are bargain hunters.

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Photo credit: Flynn Skye In a world of fast (and faster ) fashion, it’s rare to come across a clothing label with the words “made in the U.S.A.” However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Home-grown businesses are popping up every day, and there are still several stateside brands that have been creating collections for decades.

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WASHINGTON — As the roll call of police killings of unarmed black people has grown over the last year, public outrage has split into two, seemingly opposite sides. Some have stood in solidarity with the black lives lost, while others pledged their allegiance to the police officers performing an incredibly tough job. It often looks as if there’s no middle ground.

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By College Tourist ; Author: Hannah McIntyre, Spring Hill College More…

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12 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

30Jun

By College Tourist ; Author: Nóra Horváth, Syracuse University More…

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of criticism about detention conditions for the population, officials said on Monday

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Debate surrounding the Confederate flag has raged throughout the South since June 17, when nine African American churchgoers were killed by a white shooter in Charleston, South Carolina. In the wake of the racist massacre, many, including the governor of South Carolina , have called for the flag’s removal from public places. But activist Bree Newsome was not willing to wait for the state’s legislature to weigh the issue, and took matters into her own hands.

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Two escaped murderers planned to travel to Mexico after their stunning upstate New York prison break three weeks ago, the survivor revealed, but they headed toward Canada instead after their getaway driver — a prison worker — backed out, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The massive manhunt for the killers ended Sunday near the Canadian border, in Constable, New York, with the capture of David Sweat, 35, who was shot twice in the abdomen.

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2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a massive hit. Even before the movie managed to pull in close to $800,000,000 at the box office worldwide, we knew there was going to be a sequel (even before the movie hit theaters we knew there was going to be a sequel ). Now that sequel has a name.

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* Norwegian PM seeks push to ensure education for all * Better security to counter threats such as Taliban, Boko Haram By Alister Doyle OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) – Armed conflicts deprive about 30 million children of education worldwide and governments need to step up investments to make schools safer, partly by widening use of the Internet, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Monday. Solberg, co-chair of a United Nations group advocating new development goals for the world for 2030, told Reuters that higher spending on education would also benefit health, economic growth and women’s equality. “We still lack 58 million children,” she said of global primary school attendance, which is lagging a U.N.

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Pro Teams Overdue in Las Vegas

29Jun

Original Post on Forbes.com 6/25/2015 @ 9:00AM Las Vegas has a market population of 1.7 million with a combined metro population of almost 850,000.

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WASHINGTON — California Republicans were thrilled to see Arizona Republicans lose at the Supreme Court on Monday, serving as a reminder that gerrymandering is perpetrated by both major political parties. “I am glad that the decades of gerrymandering are officially over,” California state Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R) said in a statement to The Huffington Post, adding that he was “pleased” the court “has sided with the people” in an illustration of how Republicans in his state were breathing a sigh of relief.

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This pizza delivery boy ended up serving a slice of heroism while on the job.

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Your Midyear Financial Checkup

29Jun

The summer months allow most of us a chance to slow down and catch up – on relaxation, on chores and with a bit of scheduling and focus, on our money goals. Setting a few hours aside for a midyear financial checkup in June or July can help you review how you’re doing with savings, investing, spending and debt. It can give you the opportunity to spot irregularities and adjust your budget well in advance of year-end.

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NBC Cuts Ties With Donald Trump

29Jun

NBC has cut ties with business mogul Donald Trump, whose show “The Apprentice” has aired on the network since 2004, over Trump’s recent derogatory statements about immigrants. Trump recently said he would give up the show while running for president.

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Dear Carrie, My daughter just graduated from college. Although she took several economics classes, she really doesn’t have a clue about handling her own money.

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“Family Guy” is notorious for its searing satire and no-holds-barred pop culture jabs, but even Patrick Warburton, who voices the paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson on the show, thinks its humor can sometimes cross the line. While Warburton’s mother — a Parents Television Council member — has been especially outspoken about the long-running Fox cartoon in the past, Warburton said he is generally “okay with everything” on the show. But there was one particular joke that struck a nerve with the actor, he said in a Friday interview with HuffPost Live.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education. The justices said Monday they will hear for a second time the case of a white woman who was denied admission to the university’s flagship Austin campus. More..

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Caitlyn Jenner looked all sorts of gorgeous at New York City Pride on Sunday. Jenner attended a Pride party at the PH-D Lounge at the Dream Downtown Hotel and was met by a cheering crowd, according to E! News

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will continue allowing residents of Arizona and Kansas to register to vote using a federal form without having to provide proof of citizenship. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Republican officials in those two states who have sought to enforce laws requiring new voters to submit a birth certificate, passport or other papers documenting U.S.

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It looked like scenes out of the film “The Mummy” in the Phoenix area on Saturday and Sunday as giant walls of dust rolled through the region.

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A photographer in Florida says he lost a client after he showed his support online for marriage equality. His response to the situation has won him legions of fans

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Rachel Parcell is the creator of Pink Peonies where she shares style and beauty tips, mixed in with glimpses of her personal life in Salt Lake City. She recently launched her own jewellery line with an eight-piece collection and is already working on her second collection. Her recent collaborations include Ann Taylor, Dove and Kate Spade

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Here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we believe that Mondays should start off on the bright side. So we’ve partnered with Target to bring you our favorite stories, videos and feel-good campaigns of the past week that prove seizing every day, minute and moment truly matters.

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A puppy can fill your life with warmth, love and endless amounts of cuteness.

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Trips to the bathroom are mostly utilitarian. You’re in, and you’re out (barring those occasions when things go horribly awry ).

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Less than two years ago, Ellis Johnston lived on the streets, unsure about where he would spend the night or when he would eat his next meal. He lived this way for eight years before a friend told him about Mobile Loaves and Fishes (MLF) , an organization that began out of the back of a minivan as a food delivery service.

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They waited over half a century to say “I do.” On Friday, Jack Evans, 85, and George Harris, 82, became the first same-sex couple to wed in Dallas County, Texas . More…

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Yet another lesson that social media is forever. When then-University of Wyoming player Larry Nance Jr.

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The BET Awards has no doubt one of the most highly anticipated red carpets of the year. And Sunday night was no exception.

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A Day In Line At Greece’s ATMs

29Jun

ATHENS — National Bank of Greece, Formionos street branch, around 1:30 in the afternoon. Nearly 25 people are in line waiting their turn at the ATM.

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County clerks in Texas will be able to turn away gay couples seeking marriage licenses, the state’s attorney general Ken Paxton (R) announced on Sunday. Clerks can refuse based on religious objections, Paxton told the Austin American-Statesman , and because the clerks will probably be sued, “numerous lawyers stand ready to assist clerks defending their religious beliefs,” he said.

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This pit bull adores baby birds in the best way possible. Curious about a new turkey chick, the female pit bull is let into a cage of young fowl in this YouTube video posted June 24.

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Greece: A Financial Zombie State

28Jun

Banks in Greece will not open their doors Monday morning. Greece has been moving towards this dramatic final act ever since it was allowed to enter the Eurozone with cooked fiscal accounts in January 2001 – two years after the euro was launched

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By Pete DeMola ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y., June 28 (Reuters) – David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was rushed to a local hospital on Sunday after being shot by police near the Canadian border, two days after his accomplice was killed, according to media reports. More…

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ISTANBUL — Thousands of men, women and children gathered in Istanbul’s historic Taksim Square on Sunday for the annual gay pride festival only to face water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas. “Where are you, my love?” sang one group of LGBT rights activists, waving rainbow flags and holding hands, swaying to the popular Turkish love song. “I am here, my love!” More…

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Great Conversations: Paz Vega

28Jun

I interviewed Spanish actress Paz Vega in 2011 regarding her then-latest film, “Cat Run.” An international sex symbol since the steamy drama “Sex and Lucia,” Ms.

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James “Whitey” Bulger, mobster and convicted murderer, has a simple message for the younger generation: Don’t waste your life . In a letter penned in February, Bulger told three teens working on a project at a high school in Lakeville, Massachusetts, that his “life was wasted and spent foolishly,” bringing “shame and suffering on my parents and siblings.” More…

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The Supreme Court may have made marriage equality the law of the land, but that doesn’t mean people should go along with it, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Sunday, comparing those opponents to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. “I don’t think a lot of pastors and Christian schools are going to have a choice” but to resist, Huckabee said on ABC’s “This Week.” “They either are going to follow God, their conscience and what they truly believe is what the scripture teaches them, or they will follow civil law.” More…

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Happy Birthday Prince Hussein! Jordan’s Crown Prince, the eldest son of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, turns 21 on Sunday. Hussein is currently enrolled at Georgetown University, and like any other millennial, the prince keeps a lively presence on social media — especially on Instagram.

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He just killed it, man. Perhaps to satisfy the crowd’s petition for a rock band, Kanye West broke out a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday.

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Taylor Swift just brought her woman squad power to the next level. At performances across her 1989 tour, the singer has invited different members of her celebrity female friend group to join her onstage. More..

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Contrary to public posturing on the timing and pace of sanctions relief, a framework for handling this critical matter of the nuclear deal has been resolved, according to Iranian sources. Iranian officials have on numerous occasions insisted that sanctions relief must come immediately upon the signing of an agreement

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Pope Francis asked forgiveness on Monday for the Roman Catholic Church’s “non-Christian and inhumane” treatment in the past of the Waldensians, a tiny Protestant movement the Vatican tried to exterminate in the 15th century. Francis made his plea during the first ever visit by a pope to a Waldensian temple on the second day of a trip to Italy’s northern Piedmont region, the centre of the Waldensian Church, which has only about 30,000 followers worldwide

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As part of the holy month of Ramadan, which started last week, millions of Muslims around the world will abstain from food and water between dawn and dusk.

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NEW YORK — Quick flashes lit the hollow gray stairway when Cameron Payne walked through the door.

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If the warmer weather, longer days and all that embodies summer time doesn’t make you melt, the first official day of summer surely will. Gone are heavy coats, grey skies, cold temperatures.

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Originally published on Unwritten by Mallory Arnold . If you know me like I imagine you one day will, you know that I’ll start this letter off awkwardly. More…

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Are we living Islam’s darkest hour?

28Jun

How much terrorism can the world take in 24 hours? Friday 26 June, 2015 will certainly go down in history as a day that pushed the limit.

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The world’s most impressive ports are in cities marked by trade. Although Geneva does not even have a port for container ships, it is still a global hub for trade.

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Sorry Kanye, but this fan doesn’t want to let you finish. During Kanye West’s set at the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, England, on Saturday a man rushed the stage and began mocking the rapper.

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"Max" Is a Weeper and a Keeper

28Jun

Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “Max” (Warner Brothers) More…

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Peanut butter cup trifle – your new favorite dessert! It’s so easy to make, and serves a really big crowd.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead are launching their farewell mini-tour on Saturday in Northern California, where the legendary jam band got its start 50 years ago. The first of the Dead’s five “Fare Thee Well” shows is scheduled to take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, not far from the pizzeria where a five-man blues-rock band called The Warlocks played its first gig in May 1965

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They got one thing right — that’s definitely not Arabic. CNN devoted a segment to a purported ISIS flag that was spotted by correspondent Lucy Pawle in London during the city’s gay pride celebrations Saturday.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a Taiwan water park, injuring more than 200 people, authorities said. An accidental explosion of an unknown powder set off the fire near the stage in front of about 1,000 spectators, said Wang Wei-sheng, a liaison with the New Taipei City fire department command center. More..

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Paris Hilton recently appeared on Egyptian actor Ramez Galal’s prank show, ” Ramez in Control ” (“Ramez Wakel Elgaw”) and was subjected to a terrifying hoax.

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Like others of its kind, this bear loves swimming. However, it looks like he’s not quite mastered the art of hanging ten

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The Kardashians have been known to go ham on a birthday. Kim Kardashian is ringing in the celebrations for her sister Khloe Kardashian’s 31st with an adorable throwback photo on Instagram. More…

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