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The New Day After

04Nov

This nightmare will end soon. Barring those leaning towards Secretary Clinton turning out in only mid-term proportions, Hillary Clinton will be elected president. The nuclear codes will be safe and the sort of apocalyptic “day after” depicted in the much hyped 1980’s television movie will return to being only the haunting possibility that could arise from international hostilities

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Tim Burton graces us with his latest fantastic film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children based on the novel by Ransom Riggs. The story features a young man, Jacob finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time. The danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

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Alligators may be fierce apex predators, but there’s something even they have to watch out for: Other alligators.  At least one gator learned that lesson a little too late at the Circle B Bar Reserve  in Lakeland, Florida this week when it was eaten by a much larger beast. Several people in multiple locations at the 1,267-acre reserve saw the monster gator chowing down on a littler one, leading to a number of incredible clips posted on YouTube and across social media.  Alex Figueroa, who shot one of the clips, estimated the larger gator to be 11 or 12 feet long , according to a description he posted on YouTube.  Andrew Lilyquist, who shot the clip at the top of this page, told WFTS in Tampa that he’d heard about gator fights and went hoping to catch one on camera — but he hadn’t expected to actually see one.  ” My heart was racing ,” he was quoted as saying. “I just saw that big head and I said ok this is going to be great.” Another clip, filmed by Octavia Heart, shows what appears to be the same gator in another location at the reserve having a gator snack:   The station said this kind of aggression is common, especially during mating season, which runs from March through mid-June.

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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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EmbedContent(562ad409e4b0ec0a3894a183, ,Embed,aolon,Some({})) NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted several photos of Hurricane Patricia as viewed from the International Space Station on Friday, offering an unparalleled perspective on the monster hurricane as it bore down on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Kelly, who took over as commander of the International Space Station last month and recently became the record-holder for most days spent in space , offered warnings for Mexico as he shared the photos:  EmbedContent(562ad409e4b0ec0a3894a185, Hurricane #Patricia looks menacing from @space_station . Stay safe below, #Mexico

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The 5 Stages of Toddler Toy Loss Grief

05Oct

In a tragic turn of events, my 3-year-old son Max has lost his most prized red remote-control monster truck. The truck body is intact, but I am sad to report that the remote control will not operate, and as such, the truck will no longer function as anything other than a giant, plastic Hot Wheel.

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Originally published on Unwritten by Kelly August . What’s wrong with me

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(Adds more details from protests in Manhattan, elsewhere; background on policeman cleared in Eric Garner death) By Robert MacMillan, Andrew Chung and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Protesters in New York and other cities rallied for a third night on Friday denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer in the fatal shooting of a unarmed black man in November. The slaying of Akai Gurley, 28, gunned down in a dimly lit stairwell in the New York borough of Brooklyn, was the latest in a string of lethal police actions feeding U.S. public outrage over what many perceive as racially based violence by law enforcement

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Filed under: MMA Ron Sparks permaneció invicto y avanzó a las semifinales del torneo de Bellator con una victoria por nocaut sobre Mark Holata en la primera pelea de la noche de la MMA . Holata no rehuyó a la pelea e inmediatamente intercambió golpes con Sparks, pero ‘The Monster’ (El Monstruo) lo dejó aturdido con un gancho derecho a principios de la pelea y en otro intercambio, lo derrumbó en la lona con un par de ganchos izquierdos a la mandíbula.

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