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Today, the words “I followed you” most often mean something along the lines of: my Internet presence appreciates your Internet presence and thus, thanks to the click of a button, I will now be made aware of your online activities.

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Through the platform of A Humane Nation , I report on so many good developments for animals — from retailers switching to cage-free or crate-free animal products, to major companies going fur-free, to the swell of global outrage over the killing of endangered animals for trophies or profit, to the recent burst of federal rule-making actions for animals. But make no mistake, we are still in a fight for the lives of animals, and there are special interests and lawmakers beholden to them who want to thwart our progress.

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While he may not have been the first to say it, Steven D.

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Counter intuitive, isn’t it? To have principles and live by them

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Jamie Kennedy plays Dr. Callahan on NBC’s new medical drama Heartbeat , Wednesdays 8/7C.

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The Best Bobby in Sondheim’s ‘Company’

10Abr

Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Stephen Sondheim’s Company ! Please let us know in the comments your favorite Bobby. If you’re NY1 trash like me, you’ll love this throwback interview about Company : Any Broadway buff owns multiple versions of the same musical.

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Khloe Kardashian has some stiff competition for the best #TBT picture of all time.  Hilary Duff posted an adorable childhood shot on Thursday, in which she looks every inch the pageant queen. Wearing a black top paired with ginormous diamond earrings and perfectly coiffed blond hair, little Duff is smiling as wide as she can.  The actress jokingly blamed thanked her mom for the 1993 glamour shot on Instagram.  #glamourshots #thanksmom #1993 #tb A photo posted by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:37pm PDT It’s so cute and ’90s, we could die! Duff  started out as a child model before she became an actress, so it’s our new mission to find more photos of her like this.   Let’s just hope she keeps the #TBTs coming.  It's my beautiful sisters birthday! Sissy you have always been my guiding light, my safety, my pit bull and my best friend! Your love and protection is endless! Happy birthday I love you so much @haylieduff #thickasthieves A photo posted by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Feb 19, 2016 at 3:12pm PST — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computers to update the product as quickly as possible after security researchers said the bug was being exploited in “drive-by” attacks that infect computers with ransomware when tainted websites are visited.

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Medellín may not be the first place that springs to mind when you’re thinking of your perfect overseas retirement spot … but perhaps it should be

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Welcome to the HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, a short wrap-up of the news to help you start your day. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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Being Single and Blissfully Happy

08Feb

“I have brought you a mirror, look at yourself and remember me.” -Rumi At a recent luncheon with a group of entrepreneurs, I was asked, “But why are you single?

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The most annoying thing about pro athletes who happen to be sons of fathers who were also pro athletes is that so many of them exude an obnoxious sense of privilege and entitlement. For not only did they grow up in affluent families, but given the extent to which we idolize our celebrity athletes, they grew up thinking they were special

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Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance of her newly released single “Formation” was amazing — but beyond the singing, it was the style she and her dancers rocked that really caught our attention.  One look at the army of black women rocking leather outfits, afros and black berets and we were instantly reminded of the revolutionary members of the Black Panther Party . At one point, Beyoncé and her dancers even raised black power fists in the air marking an important public declaration of black pride

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Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/NCshn5nFx2 — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) February 7, 2016 So, uh, how are NFL fans feeling about Tom Brady these days?

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The Denver Broncos are in search of their third Super Bowl win. The Carolina Panthers are hunting for their first. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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(Reuters) – A 11-year-old Tennessee boy has been found guilty of fatally shooting an 8-year-old neighbor girl with a shotgun in a fight over puppies, and will spend the rest of his childhood in state custody, court documents showed on Saturday. Benjamin Tiller was found guilty early last week of first-degree murder in the October slaying of McKayla Dyer in a trailer park in White Pine, a small town about 42 miles (68 km) east of Knoxville, according to a court order from Tuesday. “Mr.

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There’s a famous scene in the 1975 movie The Stepford Wives in which human robot Paula Prentiss suffers a massive circuitry meltdown. Over and over she dumps coffee grounds on the kitchen counter, smashes breakfast mugs on the floor, and utters her pre-programmed catch-phrases in an endless loop. In the final Republican debate before the New Hampshire presidential primary, something similar happened to Marco Rubio

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Repeat After Me

06Feb

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America Does Not Have Enough Volunteers

01Feb

Unlike the 141 billionaires who have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to charity through the “Giving Pledge,” an effort started by philanthropists Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates, most of us don’t have the big extra dollars to help out our favorite charities. So the vast majority of Americans need to help by volunteering their services instead. According to the Corporation for National Community Service , 25.3 percent of Americans volunteer, which is 62.8 million volunteers

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Many painful emotional issues face family members and friends when a loved one becomes terminally ill. These include communicating the diagnosis to others; overcoming denial that the person is, in fact, near death; feeling the need to “be strong” and hide their sadness for the benefit of the patient and others; dealing with anticipatory grief; handling the physical and emotional exhaustion of intensive caregiving; and deciding when or whether to engage hospice care services

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WASHINGTON — Arizona wants to secede. Not from the United States, but from the U.S

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Patient Advocates Hope Report will Help State Legislators “Make the Grade” in 2016   With the recent release of the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) report “Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws,” state lawmakers now have the tools they need to improve medical cannabis programs to truly meet the needs of the patients they are meant to serve.

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Waiting with a neighbor at the bus stop the other day, I heard that PARCC results are starting to trickle out in Maryland, where I live. PARCC, of course, is one of the new assessments intended to help inform parents and educators whether students are on track to graduate from high school ready for either college or career training. Eleven states administered PARCC in the spring, and because these new tests have multi-step problems and require much more in the way of knowledge and skill than most of the old state tests, a student who was proficient on old state tests may no longer be considered proficient by PARCC standards.

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“The best resolution.” “A path to the progressive world.” “Nothing more than a piece of paper.” These are the some of the ways Iranians inside Iran described the nuclear deal to the WorldPost in August, when we partnered with the Washington-based Iranian human rights organization Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation and used Facebook and the app Telegram to get — and translate from Farsi — reactions from inside the country. Back then, the deal was simply an agreement announced by Iran and six world powers.

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Whether you chose to gather your team on a weekly or monthly basis, make sure everybody walks away feeling recharged and with a game plan. Here’s how 12 entrepreneurs make run-of-the-mill staff meetings worthwhile. A.

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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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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 presidential election may not be until November, but there’s only one person we want to see behind the desk in the Oval Office.

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WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. government is aware of reports that three U.S. citizens have gone missing in Iraq and is working with Iraqi authorities to find them, a U.S

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An ex-prosecutor is expected to testify that he promised Bill Cosby would never be charged over a 2005 sex-assault complaint, but a judge must decide if that constitutes an immunity deal. Then-prosecutor Bruce Castor will be a key witness for the defense at a Feb. 2 hearing over what Cosby’s lawyers have called a “non-prosecution agreement.” The defense argues that prosecutors who charged Cosby last month unfairly used his deposition testimony from the accuser’s civil lawsuit against him

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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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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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I remember every detail of a recent exchange I had with my colleagues, and I think I always will. I was speaking with a team at our firm who told me how they had helped a global client achieve one of its most important priorities — data integrity — by developing predictive algorithms to detect data deviations. I know what you’re thinking: Why was I so interested in data algorithms

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There Is Always Something There To Remind You

07Ene

Every picture tells a story, but sometimes the story waits a long time to be told. Thirty years, in the case of this long-lost photograph.

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If you’re protecting important personal accounts with nothing more than a few security questions, it may be time for an upgrade. A study from Google recently compared the use of security questions to other account recovery methods like SMS (short text messages) and an alternative email address. It found that true or made-up responses to questions like, “What was your mother’s maiden name?” or specific answers to prompts such as “Favorite Superhero,” “First Car” or “Childhood Phone Number,” weren’t a reliable way to recover or protect an account.

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 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law

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On the 25th of this month the world will recognize an issue that is so pervasive and present that at least 30 percent of the global population is directly affected by or engaged in it: violence against women. That figure includes an estimated 15 percent of the male population of the world: where there are the abused there also are the abusers

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WASHINGTON — Health insurance consumers who use HealthCare.gov to buy their plans can choose to stick with what they have and let the system automatically renew their coverage for next year. A new report suggests that just might be a bad idea

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The “Hunger Games” star is finally franchise-free. So, what’s next? — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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by Doug Kirkpatrick, US Partner at NuFocus Strategic Group There are myriad reasons to investigate an organization’s culture. A job seeker may want to check out a prospective employer

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Guatemala Bans Child Marriage

12Nov

BOGOTA, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Guatemala has raised the minimum age for marriage to 18, but women’s rights campaigners said enforcing the new law would be a challenge in a country where nearly one-third of girls are currently married by that age.

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Winnie the Pooh is so much more than a cartoon bear who loves honey. He is, in fact, a she  with a very rich history.  That’s right, the real Winnie the Pooh is actually a girl

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After police unions across the country  called for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino’s films in response to comments he made about police brutality, the director appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night to clarify his position. “The unions are saying that I am a cop hater, which is slander because I didn’t say that,” the “Pulp Fiction” director told Maher.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who helped found the English-language news service Russia Today, has been found dead in an upscale Washington hotel room. The Russian Embassy in Washington on Friday confirmed the death of Lesin, whose body was discovered Thursday

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Image courtesy of Adam Wilson at StockSnap.io Dining out at a restaurant can be problematic these days. Noise levels have grown, tables are stacked closer and closer together, and glass and hardwood are all the rage for decor, leaving even less cushioning or carpet behind for sound absorption. Layer hearing loss on top of all this, and dining out can be quite a challenge

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Adam is a married father of seven whose mother-in-law calls him abusive, controlling, disrespectful, rude, vulgar and selfish. Watch her story here. But Adam claims his mother-in-law “stirs the pot.” In the video above, he says, “I do believe that Marilyn is trying to sabotage my marriage and be a homewrecker.” While living in Marilyn’s home with his wife, Miranda, and their three kids, he offended his mother-in-law when he referred to himself as “king of the castle.” He explains, “I did say I was king of the castle, because my rules are my rules.

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Every week at The Pollination Project , we make small seed grants to social change entrepreneurs and visionaries all over the world. This week we are honored to support projects that help reduce harm among vulnerable people, and promote hope, healing and goodness around the world.

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Jesper Just, True Love is Yet to Come , 2005. A Performa Commission

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A search team using sophisticated sonar has found the wreckage of a vessel believed to be the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing with 33 crewmembers Oct.

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Miami beat Duke 30-27 Saturday night on a ridiculous game-winning kickoff return that featured eight laterals and just all around chaos on the field.  Miami appeared to have been moving backwards after the first seven laterals, but on the eighth, Miami cornerback Corn Elder caught the ball from his own nine yard line and ran 91 yards. In the stats, it was a 75-yard return, but they ended up covering much more of the field than that. During Elder’s scamper to the end zone, there was a block delivered that was originally ruled a block in the back and would have negated the touchdown.

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The Plan To Save The World

28Oct

Right now, we’re in a car, hanging on for dear life as we hurtle around a mountain bend. If we don’t hit the brakes soon, we’re going to lose control, crash through the guardrail, and careen into the abyss

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“Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,” argued Britain’s legendary prime minister, Winston Churchill.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Police anxiety in the era of ever-present cellphone cameras and viral videos partly explains why violent crime has risen in several large U.S. cities this year, FBI Director James Comey said Friday.

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YWCA Nashville Trains Men to End DV

24Oct

The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is on a mission to make Nashville the safest city in the nation for women and children.

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HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, October 22

22Oct

EmbedContent(5628b5fce4b0443bb562bde7, ,Embed,aolon,Some({})) Welcome to the HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, a short wrap-up of the news to help you start your day.

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Toxic Threat Reaches Remote Arctic Island

21Oct

You might think few Arctic locales are more isolated from the rest of the world than Bear Island, which sits about midway between mainland Norway and the Svalbard archipelago. But since 1604, when English whalers arrived to hunt walruses, the 110-square-mile island has seen a stream of human visitors. — 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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Beliefs of a Progressive Judaism

21Oct

An Orthodox Jewish friend asked me, with some real perplexity in her voice, why I wasn’t Orthodox. “You love Torah study.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he plans to give a major speech soon to explain his belief in democratic socialism, acknowledging the political label could be a stumbling block to winning over American voters. The U.S.

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It’s widely acknowledged that the National Rifle Association is one of the nation’s most influential advocacy groups.

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We all thought it was a miracle when the Badgers beat Kentucky in the Final Four. Legislators – both Republican and Democrat – couldn’t wait to honor the University of Wisconsin basketball team.

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It has been said that racism is America’s original sin. And today, well into our country’s third century, we are far from free of it. “Separate but equal” is no longer the law of the land, but for too many people, it is still a fact of life

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Bernie blew it. By embracing rather than confronting Hillary Clinton, Sen. Sanders fell into the trap of sellout mainstream politics, improving his personal brand as an appealing but ultimately non-threatening advocate for the downtrodden while studiously avoiding any suggestion that the smiley-faced woman standing next to him is deeply complicit in Wall Street’s rape of the nation

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"Woodlawn" Scores Big.

17Oct

Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “Woodlawn” (PureFlix) “Woodlawn” is sure to run up a big score at movie theaters this week.

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Be Tough, not Stupid, Dealing with China

16Oct

Whenever China is mentioned in a presidential campaign, the consequences are rarely good. In 2012 residents of Ohio, where anti-Beijing ads proliferated, might have believed that the campaign hinged on which candidate was tougher on China.

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There is a powerful movement in the United States to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. That’s the amount necessary for a family of four to live just above the national poverty line. But there are hundreds of thousands of workers in this country who have been left out of this fight, who will never benefit no matter how much the minimum wage is raised, and who share one characteristic.

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Sales promotions are incentives aimed at prompting buyers to buy quicker. They often include discounts, rebates, coupons, or free items to incentivize buyers to purchase by a deadline. Technically, sales promotions also include strategies for motivating sales people to sell quicker

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The King James Bible is the most widely read work in English literature, a masterpiece of translation whose stately cadences and transcendent phrases have long been seen, even by secular readers , as having emerged from a kind of collective divine inspiration. But now, in an unassuming notebook held in an archive at the University of Cambridge, an American scholar has found what he says is an important new clue to the earthly processes behind that masterpiece: the earliest known draft, and the only one definitively written in the hand of one of the roughly four dozen translators who worked on it. The notebook, which dates from 1604 to 1608, was discovered by Jeffrey Alan Miller, an assistant professor of English at Montclair State University in New Jersey, who announced his research on Wednesday in an article in The Times Literary Supplement

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He may have been a legendary outlaw in the Old West, but Billy the Kid apparently enjoyed playing croquet. A newly uncovered photo bought for $2 by collector Randy Guijarro at a secondhand store in Fresno, California, could be worth millions as authenticators believe it is only the second confirmed image of the famed outlaw.

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Beyond the Debate: Women and 2016

14Oct

With Hillary Clinton, the most serious female Presidential candidate in election history headlining tonight’s Democratic debate, (and Carly Fiorina’s standout performance in the last Republican debate) the influence and interests of women voters will be a major factor in the Presidential campaign. If the trends of the past 35 years hold, women will make up the majority of voters in 2016.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two people suspected of critically injuring a man outside Dodger Stadium are believed to be a mother and son, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Police declined to discuss what precipitated the fight on Friday night, but Beck said detectives were reviewing video that captured the assault in hopes of tracking the pair down. Police described the mother as being in her 40s or 50s, and her son as being between 25 and 30.

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Germany Can’t Indefinitely Absorb Refugees

13Oct

What do we owe to those threatened by war and violence? What, and how much

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Josh Beaudoin shows there’s a very thin line between being a daredevil and gator bait. In wild video posted Tuesday by Caters, watch Beaudoin walk a slackline over a slew of hungry alligators , tempting the fates as he teeters across the water in high-tops. “It is important to acknowledge fear but you must not let it control you,” the professional thrill seeker told Caters

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BRUSSELS (AP) — At the sixth time of asking, British-based brewer SABMiller accepted “in principle” Tuesday a 69 billion-pound ($106 billion) takeover offer from Belgian-Brazilian Anheuser Busch InBev that will create the world’s biggest beer company and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft. Having dismissed the five previous proposals from AB InBev over the past few weeks as undervaluing the company, the directors of SABMiller finally succumbed to an offer that values each SABMiller share at 44 pounds

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India announced its national plan for addressing climate change recently. It will reduce its carbon intensity and dramatically expand its growing renewable energy sector. India’s solar market grew more than 100-fold in the past four years

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“I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972, the same day I resolved to kill myself.” That’s the first line of an emotional Craigslist “Missed Connections” post that’s gone viral this month. The post, which was published on Craigslist Boston about two weeks ago , details the day a Vietnam veteran met a woman while wandering aimlessly in the rain. “You’d taken shelter under the balcony of the Old State House.

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