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RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 19 (Reuters) – A police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro crashed Saturday evening, killing four officers after a day of intense firefights between law enforcement and suspected criminals in the slum known as City of God.

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Three crew members and a patient were killed when their ambulance plane crashed in northeastern Nevada on Friday, local media reported.

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President-elect Donald Trump called for the removal of the Statue of Liberty from New York harbor because it encourages immigration to the United States. Trump said he was elected president because he promised to secure the American borders.

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Not only did American aviator Jimmie Angel not fear to tread here, he actually crashed his plane right on top.

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Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian , Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. In retaliation, Pakistan authorities imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on all its TV channels, including Bollywood movies

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Donald Trump’s Leadership Style?

09Nov

As I read about Donald Trump, I recall a chapter in a book I wrote more than ten years ago(1) about a style, PAEI code (–E-), whom I named AN ARSONIST. Below are some edited excerpts: “What is important to (an Arsonist?)….. what we do is not important.

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When Will Greenpeace Ships Go Vegan?

05Nov

On November 1st, the Greenpeace Esperanza Facebook page posted this question: “Should we eat meat on board Greenpeace ships? Let us know what you think.” After nearly 1,000 comments, most of them critical of eating meat on board Greenpeace ships, Greenpeace responded with: “Hi everyone! Thanks to all of you who took the time to weigh in on this important question. We are still sifting through all your comments, but we wanted to say thanks for being a part of this conversation

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This film, which received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fought the Supreme Court to legalize interracial marriage.

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“Moonlight” is a film as luminous as its title, a story in three chapters about the son of a crack addict, growing up in Florida, bullied and neglected. We see him as a child, befriended by a kind-hearted drug dealer, as a teenager, abused by classmates and having his first sexual encounter with another boy

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Starbucks ’ new green cups are causing some to see red . Each November, the company redesigns its cups for the holidays

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I was watching The Walking Dead Sunday night when a small makeshift choir in a small makeshift town started singing “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” This, I said to myself, is why Bob Dylan, who wrote “Don’t Think Twice,” won the Nobel Prize for literature. And why he deserved to win it. Why exactly?

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HELENA, Ala. (Reuters) – Colonial Pipeline Co shut down its main gasoline and distillates pipelines on Monday after an explosion and fire in Shelby, Alabama, killing a worker and sending five to the hospital – the second time in two months it had to close the crucial supply line to the U.S.

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i mage courtesy Wikicommons If the 2016 election seems to be more like a Reality TV Show than an election, it is for a simple reason: it is. I should know. I spent years producing Reality TV, and this one is a ratings winner, even if it is a disaster for the nation.

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Oct 29 – An American Airlines jet engine that failed seconds before takeoff in a fiery runway accident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport flung broken turbine parts as far as half a mile from the scene, a federal investigator said on Saturday. Disclosure of the “uncontained engine failure,” in which internal parts breach the protective housing designed to keep them safely enclosed, even in a breakdown, came a day after a mishap that authorities said neared the point of disaster but caused no serious injuries.

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This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollywood action star Ajay Devgn will celebrate the release of his most ambitious project to date – “Shivaay” – a film in which he has a triple role..

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By Adèle Charbonneau “Smart” thinking – introducing technologies to improve urban life – is increasingly being touted as a way to tackle existing issues and make cities more livable for all residents.

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Elon Musk is expected to unveil a new solar roofing product for his energy company, SolarCity, this week. Based on what Musk has already said about the product, his solar roofing would put the photovoltaic cells used to generate electricity from the sun in the shingles themselves, instead of in a system of solar panels on a roof.

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Mike Huckabee thought he was making a point in the form of an analogy. The former Arkansas governor and prominent Donald Trump supporter was trying to say that the New Yorker’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president was no surprise.  What he came up with was this:  The New Yorker endorsed HRC

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In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud . Dayen and Scheer discuss the federal government’s failure to respond to millions of people who suffered from the mortgage fallout from the 2008 bank crisis

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Aisle View: Behind The Front Page

17Oct

Merry pranksters Ben Hecht & Charlie MacArthur set off a fireworks display on August 14, 1928 at the Times Square Theatre on 42nd Street.

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Is Shep Smith The Future Of Fox News?

17Oct

NEW YORK ― It’s 3:00 in the afternoon, and  Shepard Smith is in the chair.

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The Monarch Migration in Peril!

16Oct

In partnership with The Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Watch and other partners, The Nobelity Project is releasing my new short film on the Monarchs and how we can all help save the migration. Watch the film; read the story; do your part.

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ESA Lander Prepares For Historic Mars Landing

16Oct

FRANKFURT – A Mars lander is due to leave its mothership on Sunday and head toward the red planet’s surface to test technologies for Europe’s planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of past and present life. After a seven-month journey from Earth as part of the European-Russian ExoMars program, the Schiaparelli lander is expected to separate from spacecraft Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) at 10:42 a.m. EDT and start a three-day descent to the surface.

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Petros Papadakis, former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the lure of the game for young people. The two also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room.

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A diver is lucky to be alive after a great white shark breached a protective cage . The unidentified diver was filming the shark from inside a supposedly “shark-proof” crate off the west coast of Mexico when the sea beast lunged for a chunk of tuna and somehow busted its way inside

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A few years ago, Huff/Post50 ran a post boasting how the Baby Boomer generation changed sex forever and in dramatic ways . In today’s world of broadening acceptance, that post seems like a relic. Do you agree

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Malaysia said on Friday that a piece of plane debris discovered in Mauritius was from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board. The Boeing 777 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking a two-year search has turned up few leads

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“ American Horror Story ,” the campy horror series that’s doubling as an instructional guide to disembowelment this season, revealed a lot about Lady Gaga’s Season 6 character in Wednesday’s episode. Until now, Gaga’s Witch of the Woods has been a fleeting presence, appearing menacingly in the background as Kathy Bates’ band of stab-happy former colonists find new victims.

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Secrets in Plain View: Obamacare Is Working

04Oct

Most people would consider it pretty bad luck if they had three inches of rain dumped on their city in a 24-hour period.

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Tim Burton’s “ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ” topped a feeble crop of new releases to pick up first place at the weekend box office , opening to $28.5 million. That’s a mediocre start given the fantasy film’s $110 million budget. However, the adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ best-selling young adult novel is doing well overseas where it made $36.5 million from 59 territories, so its global grosses could push it into the black

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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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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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Last year I spent two weeks traveling across South England, researching my Rick Steves England guidebook . At the same time, I collected lots of great ideas for this month’s TV shoot. For example, I fell in love with a tiny hamlet called East Dean, with a classic medieval village green and a darling little pub that rents rooms

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In what editors called an “ unprecedented but necessary ” move, The Daily Beast removed an article that some said “outed” closeted Olympians  from nations where it’s dangerous to identify as LGBT.  Nico Hines ’s story, “The Other Olympic Sport in Rio: Swiping,” sparked a backlash immediately after it was published Thursday. In the article, Hines ― who identifies as straight ― said he’d used Grindr, among other social apps, to research the dating and sex habits of Olympic athletes.  More..

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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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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper THE LAST TREASURE by Erika Marks More…

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An out-of-control brush fire consumed hillsides around the Santa Clarita Valley near Los Angeles over the weekend, charring 33,000 acres  and destroying more than a dozen structures in the region.  One person was found dead  inside a burned vehicle, although it was unclear if the fire was to blame. More..

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A new 3D IMAX film, Flight of the Butterflies , may provide the best chance this butterfly season to capture the magic of the Monarch butterfly migration, as many Monarch butterfly followers are bracing for what may be the worst on year on record for Monarch numbers.

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A photo posted by milwaukeefrank (@milwaukeefrank) on Jul 6, 2016 at 6:12pm PDT More…

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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft . ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program , connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter , Facebook , and YouTube

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A train carrying crude oil derailed Friday at the scenic Columbia River Gorge, spilling oil on the Oregon side of the river, which separates that state from Washington. At least one of the tanker cars burst into flames. The derailment affected 11 cars of the 96-car train, Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said .

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Any bartender or bar owner will tell you, the job isn’t always glamorous. The challenges of staying successful go beyond keeping glasses full. While many nights are spent creating, entertaining and hosting guests there is also the task of inventory, management and liability all while keeping morale up, staying focused on business while creating an environment where people want to come, stay and invite their friends

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In the life cycle of every child star, there comes a moment when they have to distance themselves from the thing that made them famous. Think Hilary Duff and Lizzie McGuire, Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana or Zac Efron and Troy Bolton, the teen heartthrob of the “High School Musical” franchise.  “I step back and look at myself and I still want to kick that guy’s ass sometimes,” Zac Efron once said , not mincing words. “He’s done some kind of cool things with some cool people, he did that one thing ‘Neighbors’ that was funny, but I mean he’s still just that fucking kid from ‘High School Musical.'” More…

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Skeleton Crew Makes its Move

22May

It would be great to think of 2008 as a bygone past, and the dire consequences for workers phased out in a bad economy yesteryear’s news, but the play Skeleton Crew, an Atlantic Theater Company production at the Linda Gross Theater, Dominique Morisseau’s powerful look at Detroit autoworkers, now moved to the, registers a cycle that’s still out of control for many Americans. In a locker room, four characters take breaks, bicker, and make for a company family, an ensemble of workers: Faye (an excellent Lynda Gravatt) who is also a union rep, Dez (Jason Dirden), an angry but decent guy with a gun, Shanita (Nikiya Mathis), pregnant and happy at work, and Reggie (Wendell B

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Verizon is now in over 150 countries and has over 330 ‘investments’ worldwide. AT&T is now touting its investments in Mexico and the 100+ locations in the Middle East and Africa. And both companies claim that they are digital entertainment companies

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Three men stranded on a Pacific Island have been rescued after hatching resourceful plan that seems like it’s straight off of “ Gilligan’s Island .” The trio became stranded on Monday after a wave swamped their 19-foot skiff, which had set out from the Micronesian island of Pulap. They then swam to the uninhabited Fanadik Island, about 2,600 miles southwest of Honolulu, CNN reports. They were there for three days until a Navy aircrew searching for the missing seamen spotted a large makeshift sign that spelled out “HELP” in palm fronds, according to a US Coast Guard statement

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It’s been five years since Mike Wilklow was slinging sandwiches at a Jimmy John’s shop in Minneapolis. No longer a 20-something activist, Wilklow is 31 years old and punching the clock as a computer programmer, earning far more than he did during his fast-food days. And yet, thanks to some recent legal developments, Wilklow now finds himself pondering a return to Jimmy John’s to dress Totally Tunas for next to minimum wage.

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(Photo Credit: Jake Bayer) Emerging out of Detroit, Zelooperz is one of the most exuberant hip-hop artists out of the city since probably his own mentor, Danny Brown. Styles and trends be damned, Zelooperz has his own bravura that’s a jolt of high-energy raps that are not just there to get you hyped but to show you the heart that this young emcee truly is coming with

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Everywhere we go, someone in our life has an opinion of something we are or are not doing. An opinion on why someone is too young to have kids, but too old to be single

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With the incredible ease of access to information in today’s age and ability to google search anyone – it has become quite easy to dream big. You look around any corner and there’s a story for you to read about, a website to subscribe to, a video to inspire you, a podcast to get you going, or a webinar/event from a professional to learn from. I mean seriously, for anything

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One of the primary themes of personal growth work is finding your purpose, and with good reason. Those of us who are growth-oriented have a desire to live a meaningful life, to spend our days in a way that brings joy not only to us, but to others in some way.

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Regardless of whether or not you’re a routine-oriented person, your body likes to stick to a pretty tight schedule.  Scientists have long known that our bodies have internal clocks , which regulate the physical, mental and behavioral changes that we experience over a roughly 24-hour cycle. We evolved to have a biological clock to help our bodies adapt to Earth’s daily cycles and research suggests that nearly every organ in our bodies follows this hidden, biological timekeeping: Our hearts, livers and digestive tracts all have their own internal schedules to help us perform at our very best.

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LOS ANGELES — The “invisible tsunami” of natural gas that has been spewing from a broken well in the backyard of an affluent Los Angeles suburb has caused illness and  losses to businesses , and driven thousands from their homes.

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Theater: Almost "Paradise;" Awkward "Affair"

01Feb

THE GRAND PARADISE *** out of **** OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR * 1/2 out of **** THE GRAND PARADISE *** out of **** THE GRAND PARADISE IN BROOKLYN Great art is usually immersive. If I open a novel by Charles Dickens, I can soon forget my surroundings entirely. A transporting album like Pink Moon by Nick Drake creates its own dusky, late night reality

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Of Mice and Mylar

29Ene

Last Sunday, we saw the first of the elk entering our property.

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There was something about Arlene Silver that instantly captivated Dick Van Dyke. The two first crossed paths in the green room at a SAG Awards dinner in 2006, and despite their obvious age difference, Van Dyke knew he had to talk to the young makeup artist. “I never approached a strange woman in my life,” the actor recently told “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”

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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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The Serial Killer Next Door: Sam Smithers

21Ene

Credit: Courtesy of the Author By Fred Rosen I first found out about serial killer Sam Smithers from a source in Tampa. She tipped me, and I investigated. Sam was married with a child and lived in Plant City, Florida, the strawberry capital of the country

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Pretty Bras That Actually Come In Large Sizes

21Ene

Finding a pretty bra in a large size can be a total nightmare. For some reason, once you hit a D cup, all the offerings become, well, underwhelming.

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20Ene

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Baby Boomers Feel the Bern

20Ene

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has attracted an enormous following of millennials – the diverse group of millennials who sat on stage behind Sanders at his town meeting in Carroll, Iowa on Tuesday showed as much. But surprisingly, the audience facing Sanders at noon Tuesday was mainly made up of older generations. Sanders is currently polling 2-1 with millennials against democratic opponent Hilary Clinton, according to an NBC poll

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The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders’ charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street interests with the retort: “Sen.

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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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How to Be Calm Under Pressure

16Ene

Most of us have experienced that sickening moment when you realize you’ve made a serious mistake. Perhaps it was a typo that threw off a financial forecast, or maybe you forgot to reserve a venue for an important meeting that’s scheduled for the following day. The details are different for everybody, but at some point, we’ve all felt that rising tide of dread and panic.

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This story is part of our monthlong “ Work Well ” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project here . Nothing makes a week drag on quite like staying late at the office. Working into the wee hours totally disrupts work-life balance, causes you to miss out on time with loved ones, and more often than not, leads you to  lose precious hours of sleep .

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5 Top Cruising Tips for Seniors

14Ene

Rennett Stowe/ Flickr It’s no secret that cruises appeal to retirees. In fact, some travelers still subscribe to the notion that vacations at sea are exclusively for the “newlywed and nearly dead.” While that characterization may have been true a decade ago, today’s cruise lines attract just about every type of traveler and appeal to various interests. Whether you want to sail solo, with several generations of family members or even with Kid Rock fans, there’s a cruise for you

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TOP STORIES A STATE OF THE UNION FOCUSED ON KEEPING THE COUNTRY UNIFIED “President Barack Obama put the American people on notice Tuesday night that a dark future awaited American democracy if its citizens didn’t begin to come together rather than retreat into ethnic or religious corners.” Check out the top moments from the State of the Union, as well as the full text of Obama’s speech . Plus here’s how Obama , and the Republican Party , took aim at Donald Trump last night.

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Jain Food Struggles in America

13Ene

As the New Year begins, people start making New Year’s Resolutions. These resolutions are mostly about getting in shape and eating right. For me, and my fellow Jains in the world, we usually don’t have a problem with eating well, we just have a problem with food, in general

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

13Ene

I have to laugh as the Republican Party deals with the “birther” issue of Senator Ted Cruz. There is nothing more amusing than seeing Republicans hoisted by their own petard, or simply put, being hobbled by tactics they developed

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Gael García Bernal has won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for his role as Rodrigo De Souza in ” Mozart in the Jungle .” Surprisingly, Bernal beat out Aziz Ansari in “Master of None,” Rob Lowe in “The Grinder,” Patrick Stewart in “Blunt Talk” and critic favorite Jeffrey Tambor in “Transparent” for the honor. Aziz Ansari especially didn’t see this one coming.

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‘Parenthood’ May Not Be Over After All

11Ene

“Parenthood” creator Jason Katims wants to tug on your heartstrings a few more times.  At the Television Critics Association panel for his new Hulu show, “The Path,” Katims revealed he’d be interested in returning to the world of “Parenthood”  a few years down the line, citing Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” as inspiration: That would be a really interesting thing, to revisit ‘Parenthood’ when Drew Miles Heizer has now graduated from college and Haddie Sarah Ramos has graduated from college and somebody, who knows, may be nearing retirement age. Stuff that gives us fodder for new stuff and things we haven’t explored before. Seeing Jabbar and the kids growing up would be really interesting.

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