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9 Beauty Gifts For People Who Love Neutrals

18Nov

The holiday season is fast approaching and, while that may mean glitter and pops of color to some, it’s not for everyone. Playing 4up your natural features or simply working in a neutral color palette can also be absolutely gorgeous.

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By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf I collect ghost stories. I don’t believe in ghosts–but I’ll read any and all types of haunting stories

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Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy . Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain

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After we turn 50, we all start to worry about cardiovascular disease and what to do about it. We might also fret about dementia and whether we will get Alzheimer’s — and arthritis is an ailment we prefer to do without. The inability to sleep, loss of energy, fatigue, anxiety, and depression might rear their ugly heads as well.

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Vice President Joe Biden threw some shade at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Biden told attendees at a rally that the whole world is watching the presidential race, and “what happens here matters to them.” He chastised Trump for his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and mocked him for his late-night Twitter tendency.

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Traditionally older Americans vote in larger percentages than the rest of the population. In fact, in the last 38 years, the 65-plus demographic averages a voting percentage of nearly 60 percent. In between the jabs and juvenile antics of the debates, we have not heard much about issues that impact seniors

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Laugh It Out

28Oct

My mom died last week. It was saddest day of my life.

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The Millennial Vote: A Turning Point

24Oct

A message for the media and political pundits everywhere: it’s time to ditch the narrative that young people won’t vote this election cycle. We all hear it every four years, and every four years young voters engage late and show up in force. It’s what we do

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It’s almost bedtime, and just the thought of it kicks off your stress.

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It began, like so many viral hashtags, with a single tweet.  In this case, St.

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Donald Trump declared the “ shackles have been taken off ” as Republicans began defecting in the wake of his boasts about sexual assault. Friday evening, during a Charlotte, North Carolina, speech, he turned the metaphor into reality, personally dismantling his teleprompters after they malfunctioned

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton paid a visit to a historic black church on Sunday, mixing Bible verses with frank talk about the “implicit bias” and systemic racism that still exists in America.  Clinton took to the pulpit at Little Rock AME Zion Church , a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, whose members have been involved in protests against the police shooting of Keith Scott , a 43-year-old black man, on Sept. 20.  The candidate spoke about Scott’s death, and the death of Terence Crutcher , a black father from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was killed by police days earlier.  She also mentioned the stories of two young residents of Charlotte, Taje Gaddy, 10, and Zianna Oliphant, 9, who testified before Charlotte’s City Council last week

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Election 2016: What Black Women Want

01Oct

Monday night’s presidential debate might as well be described as an exercise in futility when it comes to what Black women want out of this election. Debate moderator, Lester Holt brought up race in broad terms, asking both candidates Clinton and Trump what they would do to bring racial healing in light of recent slayings by police in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Trump invoked the now unconstitutional “Stop and Frisk” saying he would re-implement it

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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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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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As I write this, the birds are chirping outside my window, the sun is breaking through the morning coastal fog, and the temperature is unremarkable. In other words, your traveling correspondent is back home, leaving behind record-breaking 90-plus-degree temperatures and humidity being so important the television weathermen actually report on it each night (cue Steve Martin from L.A

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Muslims gathered for Catholic Mass on Sunday in churches and cathedrals across France in a powerful display of unity following the killing of an elderly priest.

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CLEVELAND ― To his biggest critics,  Donald Trump is a fearmongering, misogynistic, racist xenophobe.

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As ISIS struggles to survive, they unleash a series of attacks in Paris, Brussels, Baghdad, Orlando, Istanbul and quite possible Nice, France.

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In his recent rant against a 62-year-old Indiana-born Latino judge, Donald Trump reveals that he is more than anti-Mexican.

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Recently, The WorldPost published an interview with “Sapiens” author Yuval Harari in which he envisioned a future where “organisms become algorithms” as computer and biological sciences converge. In a response, Deepak Chopra writes this week that being cannot be reduced to an algorithm, nor can the mind be reduced to the wiring of the brain which artificial intelligence strives to mimic. “Of all the weird contradictions that plague modern life,” Chopra says, “the strangest is the collapse of philosophy with the triumph of science.

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This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan’s own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future.

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The Paris climate accord , signed by 175 countries in April, was a high point of success for the United Nations. And the U.N

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How To Stop Apologizing For Everything You Do

11Abr

I could swear my grocery-laden supermarket bags are getting heavier.

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Joel McHale doesn’t find North Carolina’s archaic new anti-LGBT law the least bit funny. The comedian, who appeared at the Durham Performing Arts Center in North Carolina on Friday, told the audience that he would donate “every single dime I make tonight” to the city’s LGBTQ Center as a way of offering his support. “There was a moment where I wasn’t going to come tonight,” McHale told the audience.

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22 Years After the Rwandan Genocide

07Abr

By Charlotte Florance Genocide survivors make home goods for global sales–a sign of healing in Rwanda.

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At this stage in the American election season it is far from clear, despite early wins and losses, who the presidential nominees will be. As Julian Baggini writes, what is certain is that America, like much of Europe, is experiencing a mutiny against the status quo. The populist revolt against political and economic elites is spreading across borders everywhere except — so far — East Asia, where the prospects of the average person have risen instead of fallen over the past decade.

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A man from Tennessee who has the words “psycho” tattooed on his forehead and “nazi” inked on his throat is accused of stabbing another man in the stomach.

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 31 (Reuters) – At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporter said after counting bodies at a hospital morgue. The remains of a dozen victims were burnt beyond recognition in Saturday’s attack when militants opened fire on residents, set fire to houses and targeted a crowd with suicide bombers, security and medical officials said

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When it comes to snowboarding destinations, New York City isn’t at the top of the list.  In fact, it generally doesn’t make the list at all. That all changed with the blizzard this weekend when viral video maker Casey Neistat turned the snowy streets into his own snowboarding course . For part of the video he was joined by skier Oscar Boyson, and the pair zipped through Times Square: The clip begins with new footage of Mayor Bill de Blasio warning that anyone out driving in the storm would be subject to arrest

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(Reuters) – Thick snow covered the Washington D.C. area on Saturday as a potentially record-breaking blizzard paralyzed road, rail and airline travel on the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina to New York.

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As global elites gathered in Davos this week, the World Economic Forum released a daunting survey that estimates that 5 million jobs will be lost across the world in coming years to robotic automation.

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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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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has responded to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s recent challenge with an all-timer of a touchdown catch. Ahead of Saturday night’s Steelers road playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Roethlisberger publicly challenged his inconsistent big-play threat

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A Texas man was wearing an anti-drugs campaign T-shirt when he was arrested last weekend for alleged possession of methamphetamine. In his booking photograph, Adrian Harold Pounders wore a top that read “DontMethWithMe.org.”  The web address he proudly promoted on his chest ironically links to an anti-meth drive that warns Texans about the dangers of the highly addictive drug.   Pounders, 47, was detained when cops raided his home in Crockett on Sunday

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Shark Tank Edition: How to Value a Startup

06Ene

Lately, it seems like every week we read about a new hot startup selling for millions of dollars. Despite the high prices investors are willing to put on these companies, many are not profitable, and some are not even generating revenue

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LOS ANGELES — At the Islamic Center of Southern California, a historic mosque near downtown LA that attracts more than 1,000 Muslims each week for prayers, worshippers can usually walk in with ease. But in the days after the Paris attacks, security — existent but usually slim at the mosque known for its strong and peaceful relations with the local community — has been amped up

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Daily Meditation: Devotional Music

09Nov

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice.

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This article originally appeared at The Apocalypse Review on Patheos .

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This week, a new 21st century debate surfaced: How do we protect the data cloud we have all come to depend on when it is physically composed of cables running across the bottom of the ocean? The issue came to light after it was reported that Russian spy ships were operating near key cable routes. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis writes that, “Well over 95 percent of everything moving on the global Internet passes through 200 or so highly active cables, some as deep underwater as Mount Everest is tall.” Lixian Hantover offers a profile of what the undersea cloud looks like and what its vulnerabilities are.

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#Squad: My Inner Glam Squad

27Oct

Yes. I need my hairstylist, Mahagony, on deck.

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World’s Top 5 Haunted Hotels

24Oct

Enjoy a spooky stay this Halloween season at one of our favorite haunted hotels. From former prisons to medieval mansions to the property that inspired “The Shining,” these terrifying retreats offer adventurous vacationers an up-close encounter with the spirit world.

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Public Speaking: The Horror

23Oct

According to a Chapman University survey on American fears, our top phobias are public speaking, heights, and bugs.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked absolutely breathtaking Tuesday night at her first state dinner , welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United Kingdom.

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The 10 Most Vegetarian Cities In The U.S.

20Oct

These days, you can find a meat-free dish on almost any restaurant menu.

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Chris Hemsworth Has A Very Adorable Baby

17Oct

Chris Hemsworth has a very adorable baby. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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A brief history of Ellen DeGeneres’s  amazing halloween costumes. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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Will Overman may be the busiest man in Americana music. I used to think Jerry Douglas was until I met Overman, who is the front man of his band of the same name, which is affectionately referred to by fans as WOB

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The following is part one of a three-part series on the recovery movement in North Carolina. October 4th and the Facing Addiction rally have come and gone. We’ve seen recovery get a glimpse of the national spotlight for the first time in decades.

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A few years after first discovering Prince Edward Island as a single mom with two young children, I invited my second husband, Dan, to see the island for the first time. I was beyond nervous. What if Dan saw this island and shrugged his shoulders?

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This week the refugee crisis caused by Syria’s horrific civil war moved to the next stage. Though prompted into action to curb the carnage, the U.S

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After receiving a sexist message from a man on LinkedIn, Charlotte Proudman decided to expose his unprofessional behavior online. She soon received backlash, including terrifying death threats.  On Sept

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s  new look is a royal win. Prince William and his wife drove to church Sunday morning, as two church-going people do. It was all business as usual, except for (gasp!) one very important change: Kate’s iconic hair.

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A southern Ohio task force investigating the deaths and disappearances of several local women has issued a nationwide warrant for Ernest “Dollar Bill” Moore. Moore, 36, has been declared a “parole violator at large” by Ross County Sheriff George W.

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Selena Gomez shows off her slender frame in a chic black and white dress while leaving the Nice Guy restaurant with some friends on Friday (August 28) in Los Angeles. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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Police in North Carolina are investigating reports of a strange cloaked figure appearing at an apartment complex and possibly  leaving behind raw meat  near a local playground. Images posted on social media claim the hooded figure was spotted at the Hudson Woods  apartment complex in Gastonia, located in the Charlotte area:   “We don’t know if it’s one of our residents with an interesting way of presenting themselves , or if it’s a trespasser,” Lance Calhoun, director of operations for Southwood Realty, which manages the complex, told the Gaston Gazette.   A cloaked person reportedly dropped raw meat at a playground.

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When New York Liberty veteran Swin Cash heard that the under-11 Charlottesville Cavs had been disqualified from their tournament for playing a girl, she was in shock.   “Huh? That’s still happening right now?

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Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Chief Brand Officer, oversees all strategies and applications surrounding the team’s brand as it is presented to fans world-wide. Working in the executive office since 1989, Anderson’s experience has enabled her to become one of the most innovative and versatile executives among women in professional sports. Her vision and direction guides the Cowboys in stadium design, fan engagement, entertainment, licensed apparel, cause marketing, and community service.

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The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party  linked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to the Ku Klux Klan in multiple tweets with the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #ChristianLivesMatter. Hasan Harnett, the state party’s  first black chairman,  tweeted pictures of the KKK next to pictures of Clinton twice last week, as reported  by WRAL in Raleigh. He urged his followers to “Say NO to the #Democrat Lies” and the “#Liberal Agenda.” Say NO to the #HillaryClinton and the #Liberal Takeover.

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WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – A North Carolina man has been charged with an alleged plot to buy a semiautomatic rifle which he planned to use to kill Americans to show his support for the Islamic State militant group, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

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The bloody arrest of a black University of Virginia student in March by state liquor agents was justified and violated no laws, the top prosecutor in Charlottesville said Wednesday. Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman declared at a press conference that no Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control officers committed a crime during the arrest of Martese Johnson, who turned 21 Wednesday. Chapman said Johnson’s detention was justified because a bar owner had checked Johnson’s ID and turned him away, according to The Associated Press.

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Forget about boots and planes , you should really be worried about snakes in your eggs . Laura Neff recorded a video of a 4-foot snake that managed to find its way into her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds

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It all started when 16-year-old Charlotte D’Alessio and 18-year-old Josie Canseco , a model and the daughter of former MLB player Jose Canseco , headed to Coachella together. The best friends’ looks included flash tattoos, perfect eyeliner, a body chain and a tongue-in-cheek “Rolling” T-shirt with a roller skate on it. According to BuzzFeed, the girls first got noticed when professional photographer Bryant Eslava captured them dancing together

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By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) – A Columbia University review of a now-discredited Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity is due out on Sunday, addressing the questions of journalistic ethics raised by the provocative article. Rolling Stone commissioned the review after backtracking on the story, “A Rape on Campus,” which caused an uproar over the issue of campus sexual assault when it was published in November.

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In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month, students at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte put together an anti-assault video for an NCAA-backed competition in honor of the “It’s On Us” campaign. “In our family, we take care of each other,” the video said. “It’s on us to take reports of sexual assault seriously, to honor the dignity and humanity of every person.” More..

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Charlottesville Police announced Monday that its investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity did not find enough evidence to support the account described in a Rolling Stone magazine article published last year. Charlottesville Chief of Police Tim Longo said during a press conference the case would not be closed, however, because he cannot say conclusively that no assault took place. The alleged victim, a female undergraduate identified only as Jackie, did not provide a statement or any testimony to Charlottesville police during its investigation, Longo said.

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JAKARTA, March 18 (Reuters) – Indonesia will on Sunday end a search for the bodies of 56 people missing from an AirAsia jet that crashed in the Java Sea in December, a national rescue agency official said. AirAsia flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control during bad weather less than halfway into a two-hour flight from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore on Dec

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“Sex and the City” was a pioneering show in terms of lesbian, gay and bisexual representation in many respects — but this clip goes a step further.

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Resurrecting Dr. King

19Ene

When James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, he had no idea what he was doing.

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JAKARTA, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have detected pings in their efforts to find the black box recorders, Santoso Sayogo, an investigator at the National Transportation Safety Committee, told Reuters on Friday. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar screens on Dec.

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The University of Virginia unveiled strict new rules for fraternity parties Tuesday as it lifted the suspension on Greek social life imposed after a controversial Rolling Stone article in November. The new rules, including a requirement that a sober fraternity member monitor bedrooms during parties, attempt to reform social life at the Charlottesville campus following a Rolling Stone article that described an alleged gang rape in a bedroom at Phi Kappa Psi .

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Carolina’s defense set an NFL record for fewest yards allowed in a postseason game, and the Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 on Saturday. It was Carolina’s first playoff win in nine years and Newton’s first playoff victory since entering the league as the No

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SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Indonesian rescuers believe they have found the wreck of a crashed AirAsia plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters where debris and bodies were found floating.

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By Gayatri Suroyo and Charlotte Greenfield BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment. Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh had weeks earlier passed an anti-homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three friends of an alleged victim of a gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house told The Associated Press that a magazine article that used the woman’s attack to paint a picture of a culture of sexual violence on college campuses was wrong on a number of key points: most important that they didn’t encourage her to report the attack and that they were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being. One of the friends, a 20-year-old, third-year student referred to as “Randall” in the Rolling Stone article but whose real name is Ryan Duffin, told the AP that not only did he encourage the alleged victim to go to police, but he started to dial 9-1-1 on his cellphone until she begged off saying she just wanted to go back to her dorm and go to sleep

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In the aftermath of Rolling Stone’s flawed story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, there has been a rush of concern in certain quarters over the supposed male victims. People have been claiming that Jackie, the UVa student at the center of the story, is part of a trend in false rape reports .

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