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TOKYO ― Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to China last week was about economics, not security, and vowed to stand on Tokyo’s side over the disputed South China Sea when the time came. Earlier in the day, Duterte reiterated his harsh words for long-time ally Washington, saying he might end defense treaties

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It looks like billions of dollars in wireless data charges are being added to customers’ wireless bills, some causing “overages”; i.e.; when a customer goes over their monthly data usage, known as the ‘data cap’, they can be charged a fee, or have to buy more expensive data or have a slow down of their service, which is called ‘throttling’. Many customers, it appears, purchase additional ‘gigs’ to avoid this. Point of fact, Verizon, et al., have made customer ignorance a new profit center.

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Thanks to Adrian, my new trainer at Equinox, I couldn’t walk today, which is why I’m writing you from my bathtub. I’m sure you would laugh if you could see me — with a rose petal face mask on, skidding around as if I was ice-skating on my rear end.

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Tea Party congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3) told me he wants to roll back the Clean Air and Water Acts and shrink the EPA. Find out the other agencies he wants to eliminate… Myrtle Beach: South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention Sunday, Jan

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Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to “Do Something” Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com How can we stop the Islamic State? Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: “Come up with a plan for me to do something about ISIS!” What would you say

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Why You Should Care About the Australian Open

18Ene

The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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Poor Mrs. Hughes. Just when it looked like she’d won her Hundred Years War not to have her wedding overshadowed by the Crawley family, she got upstaged anyhow

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LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum-Cooke debate the sharp political contrasts of Oscar Week: Obama is Jimmy Stewart at the end of It’s a Great Life while Republicans see only the despotic villain in Fury Road.

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SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE TWO OR THREE PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T SEEN IT : The Force Awakens is a brilliantly manipulative piece of film-making meant to reel in everyone who loved the first three Lucas films and rightly despised the next trio. And make them bring their kids, too

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Iranian leaders have long been yearning for this implementation day. The country’s dream, the lifting of economic sanctions, has come true after almost 20 years

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Amidst the increased attention on the subject of racial justice this past year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity to reflect on our progress with civil rights in this country – and consider how far we have yet to go.

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7 Things to Do if You Win the Powerball

16Ene

The jackpot of the Powerball for Wednesday January 13th 2016 hit a historical record of $1.6 BILLION … Isn’t that crazy? What would you do with so much money

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While principal organizers of the upcoming Royal Society meeting on a paradigm shift to a more sublime evolutionary synthesis are mum about exactly who’s invited to speak, I’ve compiled a list of likely presenters — which follows — based on a range of sources. The meeting scheduled for November 7-9 is a public one, co-sponsored by the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences. Prime movers of the event are: Oxford physiologist and Royal Society Fellow, Denis Noble — who has already made his case on this page for replacing the modern synthesis; Sir Patrick Bateson , FRS, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 for his service to biology and currently serves as president of the Zoological Society of London; Nancy Cartwright, Lady Hampshire , a University of Durham/University of California-San Diego philosopher of science and Fellow of the British Academy; John Dupré , a philosopher of biology at the University of Exeter whose interest is in the “processes of life” and their relevance to society; and Kevin Laland , whose research focus at the University of St.

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Not everyone associated with Fox’s American Idol agrees it’s time for the show to be sent home. The most popular and influential unscripted television show of the 21st century just launched its 15th season, which will be the last

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Having come of age during the Clinton era, I always had a soft spot for Chelsea Clinton. She wasn’t much younger than I was, so to watch her receive heartless slights and vicious criticisms about her appearance and pubescent awkwardness always hit home. Even though I didn’t have a father who was the leader of the free world, I could viscerally relate to Chelsea’s desire to be left alone

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Confederate Socialists of America

15Ene

As of the writing of this column, people are making comparisons of the Oregon Wildlife Refuge occupiers and those who fired on Ft.

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WASHINGTON — Thought the Keystone XL pipeline was dead? Think again.

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Your "Wealth Advisor" Probably Isn’t One

27Oct

Photo courtesy of Flickr . Last week, I wrote about an experience I had with a broker who took offense at the use of the term “broker” in a talk I gave to a group of investors. I found that odd because he is employed by a large brokerage firm

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Failing to secure the votes of all 71 Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives, Speaker Michael Madigan didn’t get the political victory he hoped for over Gov.

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As our nation celebrates a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of our labor force, remember that these advancements often stem from disputes. In fact, when considering the biggest sports law issues making news lately, virtually all of them derive from disagreements between employees and employers.

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Tunisia has until now inspired the region and the rest of the world by taking the democratic path after its 2011 revolution . But the current dysfunction of the political system, the deep poverty in the country’s marginalized rural interior and the brutality of extremism are tying a vicious knot that threatens to destroy the transitional process. With the government’s proposed ” Reconciliation Bill ,” the promises of the revolution are in danger of being crushed

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Genuine political reform is no easy feat, especially in a country like the Philippines, which has been dominated by a fairly coherent oligarchy for much of recent history. Since many powerful forces have a stake in preserving the status quo, real change demands extraordinary leadership, an element of luck, popular support, and immeasurable time and energy. In a nation where forgiveness and forgetfulness are often interchangeable, the political elite — despite its numerous mishaps and predatory behavior under various colonial masters in the past and, later, sovereign governments — has managed to constantly rehabilitate its reputation , avoid full accountability, and prevent the kind of political purges, which jolted revolutionary France and reshuffled the political order in many other European, Asian, and Latin American nations in the following centuries.

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A Swedish peace organization is extending an unusually welcoming message to Russia considering allegations that the country’s submarines violated Sweden’s borders in recent months. That message comes via a neon sign featuring the outline of a fit dancing sailor, wearing only a hat and briefs, installed late last month just off the coast of Stockholm by the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society

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A Michigan police officer who was fired after cutting the artificial hair off a detained woman’s head will be getting her job back , against the wishes of her department. An arbitrator ruled that Warren Police Officer Bernadette Najor be reinstated to the suburban Detroit police force with full back pay, local newspaper The Macomb Daily reports

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By Nadia Damouni and Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK, June 21 (Reuters) – An internal investigation at American Apparel Inc has found that its CEO Dov Charney violated company policies, ranging from misusing company funds to failing to stop the discrediting of at least one former employee who had accused him of sexual harassment, a person close to the matter said. The company’s board ousted the 45-year-old Charney as chairman on Wednesday, citing unspecified allegations of misconduct. It suspended him as president and chief executive officer, and plans to fire him for cause, following a 30-day period stipulated in his contract

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Filed under: Videos , Boxeo-videos El ex-árbitro turco Ahmet Cakar sufrió un principio de ataque al corazón en plena transmisión televisiva. Todo fue una sorpresa en el set de televisión donde los paramédicos llegaron inmediatamente para auxiliarle. Después de algunas horas de estar en observación en un hospital de la capital turca, los galenos informaron que el exárbitro estaba fuera de peligro y reponiéndose del susto.

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