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I used to hate running. Back in my elementary school days the dreaded ‘Field Day’ came around like clockwork every June. For me, it was one of the worst days of the school year.

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Donald Trump  ramped up his feud with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado on Friday, calling her “disgusting” and accusing her of having a sex tape. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton referenced Machado in Monday night’s presidential debate. Machado, who is from Venezuela, said that Trump bullied her after she gained weight , calling her “Miss Piggy” and an “eating machine.” She  then appeared  in an ad for Clinton, revealing more details about the GOP nominee’s fat-shaming. Trump lashed out at Machado after the ad went viral, telling “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday that she was “the worst Miss Universe we ever had

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NEW JERSEY ― President Barack Obama promised last fall to resettle 85,000 refugees by the end of the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year. Time’s up: The fiscal year ends Friday.

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Just because Donald Trump is so unconventional a presidential candidate, it does not automatically follow that we should immediately abandon our conventional criteria for judging his adequacy for the position. On the contrary, the reverse is more likely to be true: that the more unconventional he attempts to be, the more determined should we be – as the ultimate arbiters of his electoral fate – to insist that what worked well in the past as a guide for voting should work equally well this time. Presidential candidates in the past have invariably been judged on the quality of the policies they propose, and on the adequacy of the policies of the party that they ostensibly lead.

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TRIBE X – Ep.54

30Sep

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Vice President Joe Biden sat down with “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon on Thursday to talk about the debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.   But before the conversation really got started, Biden had to get something off his chest

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians. U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered for the burial in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery, two days after Peres, a former president and premier, died at the age of 93.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday signed a bill into law scaling back a controversial practice that allows police in the state to permanently seize people’s cash and property without obtaining a conviction or even charging someone with a crime.

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Hailing from the clean beaches of Orange County is Vanessa Barnes, a multi-faceted badass who recently released her first original track, “Daddy Like,” under the moniker VnssA. Just the beginning of a series of upcoming releases, Barnes plans to show her listeners her sonic diversity having played in bands for years as a drummer prior to her days as a DJ. “I create music for the open-minded individuals and also the like-minded individuals,” says Barnes.

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During her decades in politics, Hillary Clinton been questioned about her likability,  her “not-so-attractive” voice and her “look.”   Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, in a sit-down interview with The Huffington Post, says that she, too, has faced similar obstacles while campaigning.  “We are dismissed.

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An effort to allow veterans to access medical marijuana in states where it’s legal died Wednesday night when Congress passed a spending bill without the provision included.  The Veterans Equal Access Amendment would have nullified a Department of Veterans Affairs standard that keeps its doctors from recommending medical cannabis as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, pain and other conditions experienced by veterans.

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Instead of turning away millennials that have their eyes glued to their phones, use their tech savvy to connect with your audience. These entrepreneurs have figured out how to tap into their young talent.

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The Detroit News is the latest newspaper to deviate from conservative tradition .  The paper has supported Republicans since its inception 143 years ago (though the editorial board has not published any endorsement of a presidential candidate three times in its history). But its editorial board wrote on Thursday that it had abandoned “that long and estimable tradition” of endorsing GOP presidential candidates this year for one reason: “Donald J

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(Reuters) – A man was shot and killed by police in Philadelphia on Wednesday after he stabbed two children, including his son, and assaulted his teenage daughter and two other women, police said. The man, whose identity was not released, stabbed and slashed the throat of his 8-year-old son and also stabbed the boy’s 13-year-old friend, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said in a news conference aired on an ABC affiliate. He also assaulted his 15-year-old daughter.

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First it was your cell phone battery , now your washing machine could be in danger of exploding.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning this week to owners of certain top-loading Samsung washing machines, saying the appliances may pose safety issues. The warning comes on the heels of a class-action lawsuit  customers have filed against the company claiming that their washing machines exploded during use, according to CNN. Samsung said in response to the CPSC  warning on its website that it was in active discussions with the agency about safety issues affecting some top-loading washing machines made from March 2011 to April 2016.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Sudan ’s government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The rights group estimated that up to 250 people may have died as a result of exposure to the chemical weapons agents. The most recent attack occurred on Sept.

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Last Sunday afternoon I drove to Fordham University in the Bronx, where I was a guest on Dan Romanello’s Group Harmony Review over Fordham’s radio station, WFUV. As you approach the main entrance to Fordham, you pass the baseball diamond, home field of the Fordham Rams. You park and you walk to the basement of Keating Hall, where WFUV has become as professional an operation as you’ll find at any college-based radio station anywhere

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CAT AND DOG – Ep.53

29Sep

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A number of economists ( here , here ) have tried to deny that America has a VAT (Value-Added Tax) problem that’s harming our trade balance. It seems Crazy Billionaire has said we do, and he’s not allowed to be right about anything

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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s estimated net worth is $3.7 billion, $800 million less than a year ago, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday, attributing the loss largely to New York’s softening real estate market. The magazine probed 28 assets or asset classes owned by the New York businessman and found 18 had declined in value, including Trump Tower in Manhattan and his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Once bitten, twice as painful. A builder in Australia has been bitten on his penis by a poisonous spider for the second time this year

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One woman is calling out all the black men who choose not to date black women thanks to negative stereotypes and stigmas. Kimberly N

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Richard Pithouse , Rhodes University In our regular series, “Under the influence”, we ask experts to share what they believe are the most influential works of art or artists in their field. Bruce Springsteen will soon release his long-awaited autobiography . Here, academic Richard Pithouse, who has also worked as a music critic, explains why he finds Springsteen, the progressive musician known to his fans as The Boss, a hugely influential figure in rock music.

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has formally arrested 32,000 people in its investigation of a religious movement the government blames for staging a military coup attempt on July 15, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Wednesday. In a live interview with broadcaster NTV, Bozdag also said a total of about 70,000 people have faced legal proceedings on suspicion of links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the government says engineered the failed coup. Gulen, who lives in the United States, denies any involvement

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Just for Kicks, Keep an Eye on Isabella Acres

28Sep

When Mirabelle Harris first shows up in the new Amazon series The Kicks , it’s like, “Okay, the mean girl is in the house.” Then an odd thing happens. Isabella Acres, who plays Mirabelle, not only makes her sympathetic, but kind of cool. “She can seem standoffish, but there are reasons behind the wall she puts up,” says Acres

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Lately I’ve been having accounting fantasies. I dream about a career where there is a definitive answer

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WASHINGTON ― Running out of time and options, Republican and Democratic leaders agreed late Tuesday night to allow a vote on funding for the Flint, Michigan, water crisis as part of a gambit to advance a stopgap federal spending bill and avert a government shutdown. The agreement, worked out between Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), will set up a vote on some Flint money in a water resources bill  ― the so-called Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA ― so that House and Senate Democrats feel more comfortable advancing a continuing budget resolution without Flint. “The amendment represents a bipartisan agreement between Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi to allow germane authorization language to be added to WRDA as an amendment that will, at the end of the day, provide the necessary funding Flint needs in the final WRDA conference report,” a Pelosi aide told The Huffington Post.

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I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance.

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When Kids Don’t Listen

27Sep

Do you have those days when your kids seem indifferent to you? No matter what you say or how you say it, it feels like it falls on deaf ears

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“Good for Mike Coffman.” That’s the first line of an August Denver Post editorial, and, as it turns out, an excellent summation of the  The Post editorial page’s singular stance toward Coffman over many years. I just finished reviewing five years of Post editorials mentioning Coffman, and, of the 43 editorials citing the Aurora Republican Congressman during that period, including two endorsements, he’s been criticized only four times, while being praised in 34 editorials.

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Roses being sliced in slow motion is a thing of true beauty. Don’t believe us?

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Here we are again — only this time the issue of racism and bias has been ignited by the 2016 Presidential Candidates and it is more divisive than ever before. Because of this it is critical to explore new perspectives about race relations and to engage in a conversation that can be constructive and transformative

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Trevor Noah Nails The First Lie Of The Debate

27Sep

Trevor reacts to the first presidential debate! #debatenight pic.twitter.com/m4RYnYZ0bR — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 27, 2016 Although the major news and talk shows fact-checked the presidential debate, Trevor Noah beat everyone to the punch by pinpointing the very first lie. On Monday’s “Daily Show,” Noah credited the dubious “first lie” honor to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who seriously fibbed seconds into the debate with Donald Trump. It was the moment she said: “Donald, it’s good to be with you.” Noah immediately called her on it. “Ah, she’s crooked! She’s so crooked! The lies, Hillary!” he said. “Even Melania in the audience was like, ‘It’s never good to be with him

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The first Trump/Clinton Debate! Trump debated Clinton at Hofstra University– who won?

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STEEL RAIN – Ep.4

27Sep

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Vladimir Putin (r) shakes hands with Simon Grigorievich Kukes in 2000 at the signing of an agreement between Tyumen Oil, which Kukes then headed, and the U.S. ExIm Bank. (Photo: Kremlin.ru ) By: Ashley Balcerzak Donald Trump has an interesting relationship with Russia, to say the least

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Rob Reiner  has absolutely no love for Donald Trump . The “ When Harry Met Sally ” director and longtime liberal activist didn’t hold back when discussing Trump on  MSNBC’s “AM Joy”  on Sunday. “I believe that what we’ve done, what we’ve seen, is the last throes of the Civil War,” Reiner told host Joy Reid, in reference to the GOP presidential candidate’s divisive rhetoric on the campaign trail

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Donald Trump is an arrogant slacker who wastes his time hanging out at greasy spoons  when he should be spending his time studying ― not like that striving know-it-all Tracy Flick Hillary Clinton. Or at least, that’s what Trump’s campaign wants you to believe. In the run-up to the first presidential debate Monday night, Trump’s team has been working to lower the bar so far for him that it’s basically just lying on the ground

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Ever wonder why Mickey Mouse never had any kids? Maybe it was those silly pants. Let’s not even consider whether his lack of style turned Minnie off. Mickey may have failed to score because of the fabric of his red shorts.

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By Katie for DivorcedMoms.com I have spent time dating during the first year post-divorce.

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Richard Sherman is well known for his unconventional approach to press conferences ― and on Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback took the stage to let reporters know what’s really on his mind. Sherman started his weekly presser with a few words on the Seahawks’ upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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“Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten and her husband Jeffrey Garten have been married nearly 50 years, and there’s no doubt that the pair is  still  very much in love .

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This piece is running in newspapers in my conservative congressional district in Virginia (VA-06).

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How You Can Join The Breast Health Challenge

21Sep

It’s almost October again: Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As an 11-year breast cancer survivor, I don’t really need to be reminded that breast cancer exists. However, I’m always interested in ways I can work proactively to prevent its recurrence and in information that can prevent others from ever having to face this frightening disease

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I thought I was prepared to be my mother’s healthcare proxy, but I was not.

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The 4 Most Common Choking Hazards For Adults

21Sep

Remember the first time you fed your pint-sized grandchild grapes or hot dogs? You were probably politely told by your son or daughter to cut these foods into tiny pieces, so the child wouldn’t choke.  But don’t mistake choking as a hazard just for the toddler set.  Truth is, anyone can choke, even adults who have been eating solid food for six decades.

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George Clooney took it hard. CNN asked the actor  about Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt while he was at a United Nations conference on the refugee crisis on Tuesday.

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Saturday night’s bombing  in Manhattan was a shock to many, including “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. But the “badass” way New New Yorkers reacted was even more surprising, he said.

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Reader Left Out writes, I was wondering if you have some advice about being excluded from a group that used to invite you to their parties (or in general about exclusion situations). We live in a neighborhood where several families (about 7-9) get together and have parties (most of our kids are around the same age too and go to the local school together). I’ve kinda figured out that several of them get together more frequently and are more close knit which is ok.

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There is a deep-rooted quality and shared passion that has recently emerged as a stronghold of the millennial generation – the desire, or responsibility, to provoke positive social change. “Social impact” has become one of the most popular buzzwords out there. Millennials commonly perform actions or dedicate themselves to causes to break down societal norms they find unjust or antiquated

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Tom Hanks’ “Sully” has taken off with a stellar $35.5 million at 3,525 North American locations, marking a solid start to the fall box office season. Directed by Clint Eastwood, “Sully” handily outperformed recent expectations, which had been in the $25 million range. The action-adventure, which recreates 2009’s “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency landing, generated an A CinemaScore in a strong signal that “Sully” should continue to draw well in coming weeks.

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As we enter the final months of the U.S. presidential campaign, most Americans are squarely focused on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House. At the United Nations, another important election with long term geopolitical implications for our world is currently ongoing.

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September 8 marks the centennial of the estate tax, which establishes a tax on certain estates that are transferred as inheritance.

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Colin Kaepernick and the Constitution

06Sep

Colin Kaepernick’s alleged show of a lack of respect for the American flag by refusing to stand during the National Anthem recalls other moments in U.S. history when such refusals generated controversy and even incited violence.

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For the past few weeks, national nightly news broadcasts have been leading with weather stories. California and Florida have been burning out of control, a tornado two miles in diameter wiped one Kansas town off the face of the map, and agrarian Missouri has been flooding. Fires and tornadoes, although extraordinarily dangerous and deadly, move fast and decisively, cutting a swath through all natural and manmade objects with reckless abandon

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It has been over a week now since Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to an NFL Exhibition game. He was protesting discrimination against African Americans and police brutality in the United States. These issues have been in the forefront of public discussion since the shooting of Michael Brown just over two years ago

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Young Frenchman Lucas Pouille scored a stunning, five-set upset over 14-times grand slam singles champion Rafa Nadal, winning a climactic tiebreak 8-6 to reach the U.S.

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Pope Francis Proclaims Mother Teresa A Saint

04Sep

By Isla Binnie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the “saint of the gutters” during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Sunday, fast-tracked to canonization just 19 years after her death. Tens of thousands of pilgrims packed St

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Labor Day Weekend: 17 Party-Friendly Recipes

04Sep

It’s time to say sayonara to summer with a Labor Day bash and lots of good food. So fire up the grill and cap off the season with a killer cookout. From Old Bay Shrimp Salad to Juicy Steakhouse Burgers, all of these foolproof recipes will make your summer send-off unforgettable.

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KABUL (Reuters) – At least 38 people were killed and 28 were injured in Afghanistan after a fuel tanker collided with a passenger bus, causing a massive explosion, local officials said on Sunday. The incident took place on a major highway connecting the southern province of Kandahar with the capital city of Kabul.

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Last Tango in Riyadh

04Sep

In 2015, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz ascended the throne of Saudi Arabia. He wasted little time in turning his tribe’s long-held rule of succession, designed to maintain tribal harmony, on its head, by nudging aside the Crown Prince and imposing a nephew as the new Crown Prince and making his 30-year old son Deputy Crown Prince and effective day-to–day ruler of the realm and ahead of hundreds of senior princes

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Nocturnal Animals photo by Merrick Morton, Universal Pictures International With Tom Ford, chances are that if he throws a rock in the wind, he will hit gold. When it comes to fashion, Ford has conquered it, he “shut it down” as fashionista Rachel Zoe would say

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Donald Trump tried almost every strategy possible over the past two weeks to spin his deportation positions.

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The Whiskey Exchange at Covent Garden In recent years, London has become a mecca for fine whiskey retailers. If the iconic retailer Cadenhead is a shrine to Scotch whisky, then its retail rival The Whiskey Exchange (TWE) is Scotch whisky’s cathedral. The giant store, which recently relocated to larger facilities near Covent Garden, stocks more than 800 whiskies, one of the largest selections of any retail whiskey store in the world, not to mention that it stocks another 400 bottles of other spirits

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Apparently a trip down memory lane was too much for Dr. Ben Carson . The renowned neurosurgeon abruptly walked away from a CNN interview on Saturday after a visit to his childhood home in Detroit with Donald Trump .

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Considering  Kristen Bell  asked  Dax Shepard  to marry her on Twitter (he said yes), it’s no surprise that she’d respond in full to his loving social media tribute commemorating 12 years of being sober.  On Thursday, Shepard gave a shoutout to his wife and two young daughters, Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 1, expressing how grateful he feels to have his family after drugs and alcohol sent him down a destructive path earlier in his career.  “Twelve years ago today I came out of my last toxic, life threatening stupor. I now have a wife & babies & some self-esteem #gratitude #promises,” he wrote.  A day later, Bell reacted to Shepard’s message on Twitter, doubling down on the adorableness factor and confirming what we’ve known all along: there’s no better couple in Hollywood than these two.  “Can you believe this guy?” she tweeted.

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A police officer and a wanted suspect are both dead after a chase led to gunfire in New Mexico on Friday. Authorities identified the slain officer as 33-year-old  Clint Corvinus , a four-and-a-half year veteran of the Alamogordo Police Department, according to his memorial page.

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Donald Trump’s crime-fighting super cop from Chicago does exist after all! Well, at least in Stephen Colbert’s mind. “ The Late Show ” host conducted a hilarious spoof interview  Friday with a man he said was the senior officer who last month told Trump he could stop the city’s crime in just one week.

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U.S., China Formally Join Paris Climate Pact

03Sep

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping fortified commitments to reduce carbon emissions Saturday by formally joining the Paris agreement and pledging a “continued bilateral climate cooperation.”  The leaders of the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases met Saturday at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China . By officially ratifying the climate agreement reached in April, the two countries move the Paris deal a major step toward taking effect this year, the White House said

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Pop star Cyndi Lauper  likened Donald Trump  to Adolf Hitler  in a blistering radio interview rant on Friday. The “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” singer tore into the Republican presidential candidate while promoting her upcoming tour on San Diego KOGO talk radio station’s “Morning News” show.

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MANILA – Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Saturday a “state of lawlessness” in the country after an explosion in a market killed 14 people in his home city of Davao while he was on a regular weekend visit there. Duterte, who ran Davao for more than two decades as its crime-busting mayor, said the explosion late on Friday outside a high-end hotel intensified what was an “extraordinary time” in the Philippines, and police and military would redouble efforts to crush crime, drugs and insurgency.

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Julian Assange and the New McCarthyism

03Sep

America’s newspaper of record ran a front-page article this past Thursday, “How Russia Often Benefits as Assange Reveals Secrets” that exemplifies the “New McCarthyism” at work. The article insinuated without providing any concrete proof that Russian intelligence was behind the leaked emails pertaining to the Democratic National Committee’s efforts to sabotage the campaign of Bernie Sanders and ensure the nomination of Hillary Clinton. The allegations are based on the claim by an unnamed CIA official that Wikileaks materials had the same bit of code and telltale metadata traced to previous intrusions attributed to Russian spy agencies.

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TAMPA, Fla. – Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, causing widespread power outages and flooding before diminishing into a tropical storm and plowing up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas with a still-potent mix of high winds and heavy rains.

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Anyone familiar with Japanese politics would know that MP Taro Kono never shies away from swimming against the tide, whenever needed. This Japanese Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member has famously opposed the government nuclear policy, plans for nuclear fuel and building new stations.

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Almost Widowed

03Sep

The first time I got married, it was 1971.

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Feeling like an Imposter at University

02Sep

Growing up in this day and age is tough.

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There’s a  relationship trend in South Korea, called Keo-Peul-Look ,  where couples wear matching outfits to prove just how committed they are. So, naturally, BuzzFeed couples Freddie and Paul and Safiya and Tyler decided to try the trend out in the streets of America to see what all the fuss is about. The verdict

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