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Congratulations! You got the job offer you’ve been working toward since you graduated college. There’s just one hitch ― you live in Brooklyn, and they’re in Chicago. Looks like you’ll need to plan a big move, stat
I did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president and, like most people, I was surprised when he won. On January 20th he becomes our head of government and head of state; the president is both prime minister and king.
LONDON (Reuters) – He turned “You’re fired” into his reality show catch-phrase, but it was Donald Trump who went up in flames on Saturday – or at least an effigy of him did, as part of Britain’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations.
Someone should hire Warner Wolf.
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Journey with us to South Africa the home and heritage of Nelson Mandela. The Saxon Villa and Spa is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.
By James M. Dorsey Faced with a drop in popularity, intermittent protests against rising prices, and calls for a mass anti-government demonstration, Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is seeking to appease the country’s youth, soccer fans and activists with promises of change
High school athletes are reminding the world that sexual assault is most definitely not “ locker room banter .” In a photo shared to Facebook on October 13 , six male athletes stand in a locker room sporting shirts that read “Wild Feminist.” The young men pictured in the photo are basketball, football, soccer and cross country athletes from Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon. The photo was shot in the high school’s locker room in response to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recently leaked 2005 comments about women . The hot mic video featured Trump bragging that he “ just kisses ” women without their consent, and “ grabs them by the pussy ” because “ you can do anything ” to women when you’re famous
By James M Dorsey The soccer soft power contrast between Qatar and Iceland speaks volumes. A comparison of the strategies of both countries demonstrates that it takes more than money to leverage soccer to create political, geopolitical and economic opportunity. Money and world soccer body FIFA’s desire to take one of the world’s foremost sporting events beyond Europe and the Americas helped Qatar win the right to host the 2022 World Cup.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday signed a bill into law scaling back a controversial practice that allows police in the state to permanently seize people’s cash and property without obtaining a conviction or even charging someone with a crime.
It has been over a week now since Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to an NFL Exhibition game. He was protesting discrimination against African Americans and police brutality in the United States. These issues have been in the forefront of public discussion since the shooting of Michael Brown just over two years ago
China was criticized last year when it unexpectedly set the renminbi exchange rate 3% lower overnight against the dollar. The move triggered fears about the Chinese economy and extraordinary volatility in global financial markets. But Beijing didn’t devalue for no reason
A word of advice ― before you report a crime to the police, make sure you aren’t implicating yourself. Unless you’re 90-year-old Nicholas Salerno
Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of trying to “rig the debates” by scheduling them against football games. Not only do the facts reject this argument, but Trump ignores his own double- standard, as he pulled the plug on several debates with Republican opponents in 2016
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Susan F. Axelrod is Executive Vice President of Regulatory Operations at FINRA . In this capacity she oversees Enforcement, the Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence, and Member Regulation.
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 .
As a teacher and as a citizen I am worried, but I do not feel powerless.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A 3-month-old baby was shot in the face and died on Tuesday when gunfire erupted on a Los Angeles street, law enforcement officials said.
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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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.
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
This incredible haka dance might’ve left the bride in tears, but it’s so powerful, we’re certain you’ll feel emotional too. A viral video shared on Vimeo shows a haka dance , a traditional war dance from the New Zealand indigenous people, the Māori, being performed at Benjamin and Aaliyah Armstrong’s wedding last weekend. The performance, which was done as a surprise by the groomsmen as well as guests, made Aaliyah emotional and eventually moved the entire room. B&A HAKA from Westone Productions on Vimeo .
The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. It’s ok, you’ve probably watched as many Aussie Open tennis matches as you have Home Alone movies without Macaulay Culkin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
A gruesome discovery briefly shut down a commuter train station in Berkeley, California, on Monday. At about 3 a.m., BART workers found a severed human foot on the train tracks. It’s believed the foot had been there for more than three weeks, and belonged to a woman who was struck by a train on Dec. 20
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Recaptured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s secret interview with U.S. actor Sean Penn helped authorities locate his whereabouts, a Mexican law enforcement official said late Saturday.
Slicked-back hair is a trend that we usually see during the summer, as it’s an easy look to achieve after taking a dip in the pool.
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
ATLANTA (AP) — A 2-year-old and his father died Wednesday night after the man shot the boy and then himself at the end of an 18-hour standoff in Atlanta’s northeastern suburbs, police said. Thy Ho, 43, and son Philip Nguyen were each found with a gunshot wound when authorities entered the master bedroom of the Buford home after hearing gunfire about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett County police Cpl
HIR ** out of **** THÉRÈSE RAQUIN * out of **** HIR ** out of **** PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZON A polemic instead of a play, Hir is blessed with talented and committed actors who mine the text of playwright Taylor Mac for the humorous and complicated and real emotions that are buried underneath speeches and spectacle like I.E.D.s of life, little explosions of genuine drama illuminating what is all too often just a disconnected series of ideas.
Yesterday, in a nationally televised announcement, President Obama rejected Transcanada’s application for the Keystone XL Pipeline , which would have extended the existing Keystone system across the Canadian border in order to transport bitumen (a hydrocarbon product derived by a heat process) south from the oil sands of Alberta to refining capacity on the US Gulf Coast. The rejection revealed not only the gigantic chasm between environmentalists and industry, it also laid bare the ugly side of American politics where common sense often dies a slow, painful death. To begin, let’s look at some data
Younger siblings are part of a very special pack. The youngest child never knew a world in which he or she was the only child. They’re used to sharing their space with other people, not always coming first and being the butt of a joke.
After two seemingly-endless Republican debates, this week the Democratic candidates for president finally got their turn to face off against each other on national television. While the audience was smaller (since Donald Trump was not on stage), it was still a lot bigger than most political debates in the past — over 15 million people watched on CNN, and a further million livestreamed it.
FOOL FOR LOVE ** 1/2 out of **** BARBECUE ** 1/2 out of **** OLD TIMES ** out of **** FOOL FOR LOVE ** 1/2 out of **** MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB AT SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE I’ve spent my entire adult life watching the stock of playwright Sam Shepard fall.
Mirroring her innovative product, elemoon’s Jing Zhou is equal parts style, tech-savvy, and business smarts. She’s been making the rounds at award shows, displaying her wares at fashion-forward retailers like Santa Monica’s Ron Robinson, and in fashion capitals throughout the world, dressed in trendy designs and sporting a pinkish red streak in her shoulder-length hair. Jing Zhou’s smart jewelry line is a hit with trendsetters, from preteens to Hollywood’s best-dressed.
I traveled to Europe as a 2-year-old and again as a teenager. What remains from these trips are faint memories, and photos of places I can no longer name. I grew into an adult who scoffed at the idea of international travel with children, chalking it up to a waste of money, time, and expectations on those undeveloped minds
Dress code conflicts announced the beginning of the school year with a bang. Usually, I’d provide an example, but it makes more sense to talk about the Missouri Legislature, where a few weeks ago, a dress code for interns was proposed, to much dismay and no small amount of ridicule . “Removing one more distraction will help everyone keep their focus on legislative matters,” explained GOP State Rep. Nick King, in an email about this proposal.
Ultimately, the best part about sports has nothing to do with championships, awards, win-loss records, or outstanding statistical performances. Those things are all ego-based. The best part about sports is the strong relationships that are formed – often for life
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) At Alfred Street Baptist Church , the pews start to fill more than half an hour before the service begins.
By James M. Dorsey 2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic
NEW YORK — New York City may divest hundreds of millions of dollars from Walmart and other big-name stores that sell guns and ammunition less than two years after it yanked investments in the country’s biggest gun manufacturers. Trustees for the New York City Employees Retirement System , or NYCERS, one of the largest U.S. pension funds with more than 300,000 active members, passed a resolution this week to study the impact of selling its shares in major gun retailers, including Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Cabela’s. “Our nation is bleeding from gun violence, and we cannot and should not bolster the gun retailers whose weapons are used to kill and maim our citizens,” Public Advocate Letitia James, who introduced the resolution, said in a statement. “Our public money must not be invested in companies that fundamentally undermine our public safety,” James continued.
Marta Dusseldorp. Photo: Ellis Parrinder .
The staggering unemployment and poverty rates among people with disabilities is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to protect this underserved demographic.
Draw a picture of a time you’ve witnessed discrimination. Walk across this line if you agree with the ideals of feminism
A splash of color is empowering women in Costa Rica. In the developing Central American country, many women living in rural poverty struggle to make a living, which was why telecommunications firm Claro decided to step in
President Barack Obama was seen sporting a new smartwatch on Saturday while attending his niece’s NCAA game between Princeton and Green Bay . Obama wore a “Fitbit-style smartwatch” that the Daily Mail identified earlier this week as the Fitbit Surge, according to a White House pool report. The device tells time, measures heart rate, can function as a calorie counter and has GPS capability, according to Daily Mail
(Updates with number of train cars on fire) Feb 4 (Reuters) – Eleven railway cars carrying ethanol fuel derailed on Wednesday in a remote location north of Dubuque, Iowa, and three of them caught on fire, Canadian Pacific (CP) railway said. There were no injuries in the accident involving an eastbound 81-car freight train, said Jeremy Berry, spokesman for the railway
After a grueling three-day trip from San Diego to Detroit, Laurin Crosson was struck by the lights, glitter and banners, which festooned the city for Super Bowl XL in 2006. But those fleeting images from the window of her pimp’s Escalade was the only glimpse she’d get of the mega sporting event. “The whole town was lit up,” Crosson, now 48, told The Huffington Post
The 2015 SAG Awards red carpet was filled with stunning looks, but Viola Davis is a contender for best beauty of the night. Dressed in a custom white Max Mara gown, Davis looked like a goddess with her fabulous Afro and smoldering eye makeup
Black and brown mascaras typically fill our makeup bags, but that will no longer be the case after seeing Camilla Belle ‘s purple-tinged eyelashes. The 28-year-old actress attended The Art Of Elysium’s 8th Annual Heaven Gala sporting the coolest colored eyelashes . Her hazel eyes appear brighter thanks to the subtle strokes of purple falsies attached to her outer lashes
Olivia Munn has officially put our dry, ashy faces to shame.
BAMAKO, Jan 4 (Reuters) – At least six United Nations peacekeepers were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northern Mali on Sunday, the U.N. mission in Mali said. Northern Mali remains highly volatile two years after France led a U.N.-backed intervention to drive al Qaeda-linked militants from towns they seized in 2012.
Amazon hit a new record for its same-day deliveries this holiday season, with 10 times as many items shipped as last year, the company announced in a Friday press release .
Ever since we saw Diane Keaton sporting them in Annie Hall , we’ve been intrigued by menswear-inspired trousers. Now, they’ve made a comeback in a big way, and while we’ve been eyeing them on the racks, we can’t seem to let go of the slim-cut silhouette that we know and love. In an effort to help you make the leap and ensure that your style IQ is in tip-top shape, we’ve partnered with Suave to bring you nine different ways to wear this fashion item of the moment