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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday said an “epidemic of animosity” against people of other races or religions was hurting the weakest in society, striking a note of caution against the rise of populist nationalism. Little more than a week after Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president , buoying anti-immigrant parties in Europe and elsewhere, the pope noted “how quickly those among us with the status of a stranger, an immigrant or a refugee become a threat, take on the status of an enemy..

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Iced Coffee Cocktail Iced Coffee Cocktail is a Sweet and Fabulous, Caffe Shakerato. This Iced Coffee Cocktail – will have tongues wagging. Serve it after dinner or as an afternoon delight and give a twist to the regular ol’ Iced Coffee

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Some travelers prefer the beach and nature, others have a soft spot for the pool, and everyone wants a killer view. For all those times when you can’t choose between the two, there’s an infinity pool.

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Japanese Eating Italian Food Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most travelers’ wishes and Italian cuisine is appreciated all over the world.

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(Reuters) – An earthquake measuring 7.1 magnitude struck in central Italy on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties

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Zaki’s Review: Inferno

28Oct

When I reviewed The Da Vinci Code ten years ago , I found the feature adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-selling novel beset with glacial pacing and a decidedly un-cinematic structure. Despite my many qualms, director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks (turning in his usual thoroughly reliable performance as Brown’s hero, Harvard Professor Robert Langdon), certainly weren’t among Da Vinci ‘s problems. When the pair reunited three short years later for follow-up Angels & Demons  (based on Brown’s first Langdon novel), it seemed to mostly address the pacing problems of the previous installment, and I found it mostly engrossing (albeit mostly forgettable too).

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Social Resilience and Emergency Preparedness

27Oct

This article series is from Prepared Neighborhoods , my soon-to-be-published book about mutual aid among citizens before, during and after a natural disaster.

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CAMPI, Italy (Reuters) – Daylight revealed widespread damage in central Italy on Thursday after strong earthquakes overnight that caused panic and fear among residents just two months after a quake nearby killed hundreds. No one was killed this time, but dozens of people sustained minor injuries and about four others more serious ones, Italy’s Civil Protection Agency said

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Grilled Cheese Recipe Grilled Cheese with prosciutto on a bed of rocket is a warm and gooey gourmet delight that takes less than 5 minutes to make but the combination of salty cured meat with thick smoked mozzarella cheese and a drizzle of truffle will transport you to Italy with every bite. This is 10 times better then buzzfeed grilled cheese. Watch Grilled Cheese video recipe: Ingredients: 1 x full scamorza cheese (Smoked Mozzarella) ½ glass of white truffle oil (you can substitute this for Evoo if you don’t have any) 4-5 slices of prosciutto 100g fresh rocket Utensils: 1 x medium size non-stick flat saucepan 1 x serving spatula (not plastic) 1 x serving board (preferably wooden) Method: 1

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After Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that he would “keep us in suspense” as to his intentions to honor the result of the election, the media has been pressing to find out what he really intends to do should he lose on election night. Well, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus went on “Face the Nation” to clear everything up.

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Defeating ISIS in Mosul will be in the interest of Sunni Arabs in general as much asit will be in the interests of Iran and Shia Arabs in Iraq. The primary victims of this terrorist group have been the Sunni peoples and governments.

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Pope Francis may be too humble to spend time at the lavish palace of Castel Gandolfo, but we aren’t. The Vatican announced on Friday that the papal 135-acre estate will now be open to the public for visits

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How To Navigate A World Controlled By Fear

05Oct

In a recent article, I shared my own experiences of the impact of increased individual acts of terrorism and of being too close for comfort during many of the recent attacks in Europe.

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ROME (Reuters) – About 4,655 migrants were saved on Tuesday and 28 bodies recovered in more than 30 rescue missions off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coast guard said on Wednesday. More than 10,000 refugees have been picked up in just two days, as people smugglers take advantage of calm weather to push boats to sea. Over the same period, at least 50 people have died trying to make the dangerous crossing

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Pope Francis Proclaims Mother Teresa A Saint

04Sep

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

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ROME (Reuters) – Some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, bringing the total to almost 10,000 in two days and marking a sharp acceleration in refugee arrivals in Italy. The migrants were packed on board dozens of boats, many of them rubber dinghies that become dangerously unstable in high seas

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  The U.S. took an early lead in the Olympic medal count, while China and Italy vied for the top spot in the establishment lane. Donald Trump gave a major “policy speech,” and we realized he reads off a teleprompter with the same cadence we use to order takeout from people who don’t speak English well.

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Anyone who’s grown up in India would be familiar with the diverse religions and their rituals that permeate the environment.

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Donald Trump Plays Chess With Death

03Ago

Remember the famous scene in Bergman’s The Seventh Seal in which the Knight (Max von Sydow) plays chess with death (Bengt Ekerot). You may remember that Woody Allen turned it to comic advantage in a famous New Yorker piece called “Death Knocks.” But imagine Donald Trump as the Knight and Vladimir Putin, Death. Of course, the piece Trump would be willing to sacrifice is The Crimea ( “Trump to consider recognizing Russian Control of Crimea,” USA Today , 7/31/16)

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This weekend is the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and it’s a good time to give a few thoughts to nuclear weapons. Most people don’t think about them much, and the majority of countries have fully rejected them. In fact, there are only a small handful of countries that like nuclear weapons- the 9 that have them (China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States) and another couple dozen that either have bilateral agreements with the US (Australia, Japan, South Korea) for American nuclear bombs to be dropped on their behalf, or the countries that are part of NATO

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By Laura Caroline Gingrich of University of Washington Seven important reasons why traveling will forever influence your perspective. More…

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It has been exactly three years since my cancer miracle took place during the 2013 “Year of Faith” when Pope Francis began his papacy honoring Holy Mother Mary with prayers and a bouquet of roses.

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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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Wouldn’t you agree that the losing litigant in a trial rife with falsities and error — from an imposter judge to undeniable anti-Semitism — deserves an appeal? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does

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I would have expected more adeptness from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former intelligence superstar in the Soviet Union’s legendary KGB. His amateurish attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States by tasking Russian hackers to steal 20,000 emails from the servers of the Democratic National Committee and share them with WikiLeaks to embarrass Hillary Clinton and favor Donald Trump showed his talents are in decline

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A Busy Day on a Rick Steves Tour

18Jul

A good tour leader — especially on a Rick Steves tour  — creates a learning atmosphere on the bus, laces together a good balance of sights and experiences, and makes sure there’s lots of fun along the way. In this montage of clips, I get a chance to talk about how the European Union funds ethnic regions (in this case, Ehrenberg Castle in Tirol, which spans Austria and Italy); we visit one of my favorite open-air folk museums ( Ballenberg in Switzerland ); we poke into an old farmhouse to ring some cowbells; and we rip down the mountain on a summer luge ride. All 26 of us enjoyed two trips each on the longest and most exciting luge course in Tirol (Biberwier, on the road between Innsbruck and Reutte)

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It's always fun on days when Janet speaks . More..

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I’m in Romania — home of the descendants of ancient Roman soldiers and young Dacian widows. Join me with my guide in Bucharest as we learn how Romanians were born out of a horrible slaughter. I said the soldiers “made love” to the widows of the locals they killed…on further consideration, it was more likely rape

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Whenever someone asks me how I afford to travel, I have to force myself not to respond with “selling Nutella by the spoonful and procrastinating Sallie Mae payments.” It’s just so funny because people think there’s this magic formula out there. This one-size-fits-all-encompassing route that gives everyone an equal chance of seeing the world.

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This clip shares the most unforgettable experience I’ve had in two months of travel. Traveling through countries that spent 45 years in what locals here call “the Soviet club,” it’s fascinating to see how an ideology that preached equality for all built gigantic monuments that impoverished the very workers for whom the ideology was designed to serve. That’s the case on a mountaintop in Bulgaria where we visited a conference center built for the 100th anniversary of the founding of what became the Bulgarian Communist Party.

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The Barcelona Process that formed the basis of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) was launched in November 1995 by the 15 European Union members and 12 Mediterranean partners as a framework for the creation of a Mediterranean region of peace, security and shared prosperity.

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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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This post was co-written with Han Chen and Silvia Peng. The Paris Agreement provides momentum to shift global resources towards low-emission and climate-resilient development

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Drone’s Eye View of Mars

16May

The easiest way to detect evidence of aliens is straightforward: just scrunch up your eyes and look for it. In fact, there’s a long history to this easy-peasy strategy

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Toppy Tuesday – What More Can They Do?

12Abr

A big nothing .

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Saint Thomas More: “Why not be a teacher?

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In its huge Navate space, Pirelli HangarBicocca presents Carsten Höller’s solo exhibition Doubt . Doubt includes more than twenty works by Carsten Höller, both existent and new. Large-scale installations, videos and photographs play with the spatial and temporal coordinates of the exhibition venue, charting a course between symmetry, duplication and reversal

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World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks’ time. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a ceasefire and more aid access to Aleppo, where rebel-held areas are being cut off and the United Nations has warned a new humanitarian disaster could be on the way.

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In a memorable scene in “The Big Short,” the Oscar-nominated 2015 movie about the financial crisis, a real estate agent shows the main characters around a desolate Florida subdivision. She insists that the market is just in a lull as they drive past rows and rows of vacant homes. But it wasn’t just a lull.

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All photos by Vlad Semen #InvisiblePlaces is a series of stories about what I’ve felt in some very popular destinations. My photographer – Vlad Semen – and me travel around the world and explore what is behind the image.

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The body of an Italian student who went missing in Cairo was found half naked by the roadside with cigarette burns and other signs of torture, a senior Egyptian prosecutor said on Thursday. In Rome, Italy’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Egyptian ambassador to express concern over the death of Giulio Regeni, who disappeared on Jan. 25, the five-year anniversary of the uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule

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As much as I adore the unseasonably mild winter, it is finally time to weather the streets of the City and protection and warmth are key. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it with style! Here are some of my favorites……… Love the Gloves Sermoneta Gloves 609-611 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212)319-5946 Hands down the best boutique for beautiful gloves made with artisan craftsmanship and traditional tailoring.

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I recall meeting with one of my former colleagues at a University where we were both Professors. We were talking about obesity and how it is viewed culturally in the U.S. vs.

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When you have a large family, traveling together can be a challenge. But with a little bit of planning and research, family vacations with children and grandchildren can be a great way for generations to bond

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While a report by a British judge found that Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved of the Russian security service’s plan to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Kremlin critic, justice remains far for many other dead, disappeared or jailed Putin critics.  According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 56 journalists have been killed in Russia since 1992. Here are some of the most prominent Kremlin critics who have been killed or jailed in the last decade: Boris Nemtsov Nemtsov, a prominent critic of Putin who exposed corruption in the government, was gunned down in February near the Kremlin. At the time of his murder, Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, had been working on a report on Russia’s role in separatist uprisings in eastern Ukraine in 2014

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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 Four Pillars of Longevity and Well-Being

19Ene

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition When I began my undergraduate years at the University of California-Berkeley, I chose cellular biology as my premed major.

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Craving a change of scenery, or even just a caffeine pick-me-up to shake up your day? Adventure and quality coffee await you — the trick is, you have to find your way to Italy to claim them

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Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a beautiful language — a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious food. Italian is full of words and phrases that don’t have a match in English, but oh, don’t we wish they did.

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LONDON (AP) — Russia’s track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press. “The important goal is not bringing them back,” Bach said.

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Major buzz kill. By Christopher Post , SELF (Photo: Romulo Yanes) I can’t drink

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Bucket List #14: Learn to be alone There are some people who can’t wait to hang out in their apartment by themselves, I have always had a problem with it. Unless I have something to distract myself, like binge-watching Netflix until 2 a.m., then I get bored just being by myself. While I continue to work on being alone sometimes, here are 11 things I’ve realized only people who hate to be alone do

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In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, Salon.com founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union–one of many deviations from official history excitingly recounted in Talbot’s new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard”. Talbot describes how Dulles assisted efforts to overthrow foreign governments in defiance of American authority, and alludes to new information he says supports the idea that John F.

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“A Bologna il ballottaggio è a portata di mano, dopodiché tutto è possibile”. Parola di Massimo Bugani, 37 anni e consigliere comunale del Movimento 5 stelle nel capoluogo emiliano romagnolo. Fedelissimo di Beppe Grillo e mattatore della kermesse di Imola , di cui è stato principale organizzatore oltreché presentatore dal palco, Bugani sarà designato con tutta probabilità candidato sindaco per le elezioni amministrative del 2016.

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Maker Faire Rome 2015

28Oct

Maker Faire Rome, in its third year and already a tradition, had a hundred thousand visitors. Students were the protagonists this year: the huge fair was held all over the wide campus of the Sapienza University of Rome.

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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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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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By Matthias Galante NICE, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Flash floods caused by torrential rain along part of the French Riviera  killed at least 13 people and left several others missing, officials said Sunday.

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Timbuktu, ISIS and the Long Arm of Justice

04Oct

Bringing a Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect to the ICC is an important precedent for war crimes committed by ISIS and a larger effort to combat blood antiquities As the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) met in New York this week – bringing together world leaders to inaugurate the Sustainable Development Goals – the “Global Goals” – the Governments of Niger and Mali, UNESCO and the International Criminal Court (ICC), working together, made a down-payment on Goals 16 (peace and justice) and 17 (partnerships for the goals). That’s because they collaborated to help in the investigation, arrest and surrender of an alleged perpetrator of cultural destruction in ancient Timbuktu, a World Heritage Site. By working to protect cultural heritage and bring a perpetrator to justice, these actors are helping to promote access to justice and accountability.

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Vatican Fires Gay Priest On Eve Of Synod

03Oct

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. Monsignor Kryzstof Charamsa was a mid-level official in the Vatican’s doctrine office. In newspaper interviews published in Italy and Poland on Saturday, Charamsa said he was happy and proud to be a gay priest, and was in love with a man whom he identified as his boyfriend

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Tips for Turning off the Chaos at Home

02Oct

By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor What do urban gardens, the home canning craze, the resurgence of vinyl records and the renewed popularity of old-timey crafts have in common? They’re all ways of addressing the same issue: rushed modern life.

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My ‘Senior’ Year Abroad

29Sep

The seeds of a gap year abroad — the British tradition of spending time far from home — were sown when I was 22 and studying in France’s Loire Valley. It was 1979, and my time abroad ignited a love affair with France and a wanderlust that compelled me to travel the continent.

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Gwen Stefani treated her family to a little taste of Italy in California over the weekend. The No Doubt frontwoman and her three boys, Kingston, Zuma and Apollo, took in the sights and tastes at the Galbani Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro

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A Papal Blessing for a Biden Presidental Bid?

23Sep

Pope Frances has said he won’t address any domestic political issues during his visit to the U.S., but there’s a good chance he may bestow his blessing on Vice President Joe Biden, and by inference, encourage him to run for president .

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In ten days from now in New York, initiatives, talks, understandings, and deals will come together under two main titles: terrorism and immigration.

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New Artist Reviews: Metabards

15Sep

EDITOR’S NOTE: PLEASE USE THIS IMAGE AS THE SOCIAL MEDIA THUMBNAIL http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-09-15-1442301220-8312499-MetabardsEPCover.jpeg Hailing from the endless well of talent in New York City emerges the unique family duo, Metabards. Their fascinating blend of electronic music, Eastern soundscapes and trip hop creates a genre-bending sonic experience that is reminiscent of other artists yet still completely innovative.

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The charming family comedy from sister-and-brother filmmakers Geeta and Ravi Patel opens on September 11.

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Top Ten Tips for Travel Photography

12Sep

By College Tourist ; Author: Kevin Walsh , Bridgewater State University Document your travel adventure with these travel photography must do’s As you are currently packing your bags and planning for your next adventure, whether it’s that weekend trip to a new city, or a new country all together, you’ll be thinking about what experience you’ll end up having.

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Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, in three sets in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Tuesday. The final score was 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

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Astoria Characters: The Blue-Collar Champion

08Sep

You can’t miss Sergio Furnari ‘s pickup truck. It’s the dusty-silver 2002 Dodge Ram carrying 11 passengers on its roof

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College is a place of many opportunities. You have opportunities open to you that you may never have again like high adventure sports, internships , free classes in multiple fields, professional level equipment for student use, and if you’re exceptionally lucky, study abroad . Studying abroad is a remarkable idea first pioneered at Indiana University in the 1870s as a summer trip program to places like Switzerland, Germany, France, or Italy.

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A still from Yaëlle Kayam’s Mountain , starring Shani Klein I’m angry. As a woman film blogger, I need twice as much effort and talent to get a quarter of the recognition that my male counterparts receive

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BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): ___ 1:25 a.m. Migrants stranded for days in Hungary are boarding buses chartered by the government to take them to the border with Austria, which says it and Germany will grant them unhindered entry.

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BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): ___ 1:25 a.m.

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A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves. At the Festival de Cannes this year, he was the celebrated festival personality along with Ingrid Bergman — though only the latter was featured on the official poster — and The Third Man , in which Welles acted, was shown as part of the Cannes Classics line-up, in all its 4K restoration glory, ahead of its US re-release in June

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Let me paint you the scene. At this very moment I’m in the final stage of finishing a big project called the Creative Study .

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Not Since Nineveh

20Ago

Many conservatives wish they could turn the clock back to a happier time, a more wholesome era like the 1950s. Back when television shows were in black and white.

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Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend, Irina Shayk, turned heads during their Italian vacation earlier this week , and now you’ll be doing another double take. The couple, who have been reportedly dating since May, were back out on the Amalfi Coast on Tuesday showing even more steamy PDA

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