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A friend of mine just said, why don’t you come up with an idea as to how we can create change instead of just saying where we went wrong. Alright, valid point

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Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make arrogant. William A

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PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – French voters were choosing a conservative presidential candidate on Sunday in a primary contest whose winner is seen as likely to become head of state in next spring’s election. With the French left in disarray under the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande, pollsters suggest that the center-right presidential nominee will meet and defeat the National Front’s eurosceptic, anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen in a vote next May.

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London’s Heathrow Airport released its first-ever  Christmas commercial this week, and it looks like a winner.  The clip features an aging teddy bear couple trying to navigate the giant airport, and builds up to what Heathrow Airport’s Julia Weir called “ that ‘Love Actually’ moment ,” according to PRWeek.   Plus, c’mon… it’s got teddy bears going through immigration:  “ We love the film and hope the bears’ journey through the airport captures that excitement you feel when walking through Heathrow arrivals into the arms of your loved ones at Christmas,” Heathrow’s commercial director Jonathan Coen said in a news release.

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A police officer escorts migrants from a train at Hyllie station outside Malmo. TT News Agency/Reuters Nahikari Irastorza , Malmö University and Pieter Bevelander , Malmö University Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe that has provided protection to a large number of refugees fleeing the war zones of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Mexico and the US: separated by a river, some fences, and a long history of American racism. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero , University of Wollongong In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, United States president-elect Donald Trump highlighted some campaign promises that he actually plans to keep.

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No one really knows what President-elect Donald Trump will do once in office, but comedian Trevor Noah has some ideas.

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Back in March 2016, when the GOP primary was still a going concern and the candidates were jockeying for endorsements and assistants, we made note of the fact that Texas Sen.

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Undocumented immigrants didn’t have a vote or a voice at the ballot box on Election Day, so many have turned to social media to speak out.  Immigrants right leader Gaby Pacheco , who became the first undocumented Latina to testify in front of Congress about immigration reform in 2013, understood the pressing need to take action against President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to get rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which temporarily shields young undocumented immigrants who were brought illegally into the U.S.

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Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality – is dead. Regulations and consumer protections – dead.

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By: Manoj Jain MD and Mark W. Muesse PhD The pain is silent, subtle and gnawing, like that of being overlooked for a promotion, or being rejected by your dream college. Over 60 million American s who voted for Hillary Clinton may be groping for a way to overcome such a pain after the stunning loss of their presidential candidate.

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5 Incredible Baseball Stadiums Across America

12Nov

Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S

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When traveling to Europe there are many different places that one can visit.

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Bill Maher says the Democratic party needs to “stop bringing a knife to a gunfight.” The “ Real Time ” host shared what he’d learned from the presidential election result on his show Friday, and his principal takeaway was that the party was just too “nice” in comparison with its GOP rivals.

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Fairly early into his speech in Michigan on Sunday night, Donald Trump stated that five years ago he had been honored as Michigan “Man of the Year.” Except it appears no such honor was ever bestowed. Those who would know can’t recall it happening, and the Trump campaign refuses to comment

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Menopause has been known to wallop a big gut-punch to our libidos. Vaginal dryness comes as part of the menopausal package and the result is that we often would rather spend the night Netflixing without the chill . But in the interest of rediscovering our libidos, HuffPost50 turned to the experts for suggestions on the best toys for spicing up our sex lives.

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In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer speaks with lawyer and immigrant rights activist Lizbeth Mateo, who self-deported in order to illuminate the plight of immigrants like herself. Mateo came to the United States with her family at age 14 and attended college and law school.

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Image: Flag of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic Three weeks ago a Russian who had led a motley group of Ukrainian separatists and their Russian sympathizers was blown to bits in the elevator of his apartment in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Speculation immediately began about who had killed Motorola, a 33-year-old who had bragged about committing the war crime of executing captured Ukrainian army prisoners. Speculation centered on three categories of suspects: Ukraine’s intelligence service, Russia’s intelligence service, and separatist rivals of Motorola, whose real name was Arsen Pavlov.

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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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X Japan frontman Yoshiki playing to a crowd of tens of thousands during the first ever Visual Japan Summit (image courtesy of the festival) From the moment legendary and pioneering Japanese rock act X Japan announced the first-ever Visual Japan Summit , the party was always going to be a massive success.

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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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French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to convey the message that Britain should take its share of responsibility for minors  from the “Jungle” migrant camp of Calais . There was tension this week between the two countries over how to take care of young migrants after bulldozers flattened the camp that had been home to over 6,000 refugees and migrants hoping to cross the Channel to Britain. Hollande said 5,000 people had been evacuated from Calais and that there were 1,500 unaccompanied minors left, who would be transferred swiftly to other reception centers.

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If there’s one thing people know about Ina Garten ― the Food Network’s “Barefoot Contessa” ― it’s that she loves cooking for her husband, Jeffrey.

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Mr. Donald Trump validates anger. He claims his “secret” strategies to defeat ISIS will be more effective than the CIA’s efforts

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Sizzling: Josh Schell as Nick, Beth Wilmurt as Martha, David Sinaiko as George Photos by by Jessica Palopoli Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? strips bare the deceptions and bonds that hold together two horrible marriages. Shotgun Players’ current staging of the 1962 classic strips bare the dynamics of those relationships, without distractions.

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“ Moonlight ” is a lyric poem in three stanzas. It’s a movie for everyone who’s ever clung to shards of hope in the midst of dejection

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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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Standing in solidarity with the water protectors on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Coal River Mountain residents already fending off seven square miles of devastating mountaintop removal mining permits are planning a protest on Monday at the Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston, West Virginia against pending permits for a possible expansion of operations by formerly bankrupt Alpha Natural Resources.

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WASHINGTON ― In recent appearances before his adoring crowds, Republican presidential candidate  Donald Trump  has declared that he is using his wealth to self-fund his campaign.

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Donald Trump declared the “ shackles have been taken off ” as Republicans began defecting in the wake of his boasts about sexual assault. Friday evening, during a Charlotte, North Carolina, speech, he turned the metaphor into reality, personally dismantling his teleprompters after they malfunctioned

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It looks like billions of dollars in wireless data charges are being added to customers’ wireless bills, some causing “overages”; i.e.; when a customer goes over their monthly data usage, known as the ‘data cap’, they can be charged a fee, or have to buy more expensive data or have a slow down of their service, which is called ‘throttling’. Many customers, it appears, purchase additional ‘gigs’ to avoid this. Point of fact, Verizon, et al., have made customer ignorance a new profit center.

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For some, “turkey drop” refers to the Thanksgiving-vacation breakup that commonly occurs for college freshmen in long-distance relationships. Not in Yellville, Arkansas

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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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The Cure For Nasty Emails

02Oct

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a scathing email, as well as its mysterious, vaguely insulting cousins. You know the messages I’m referring to.

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NEW JERSEY ― President Barack Obama promised last fall to resettle 85,000 refugees by the end of the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year. Time’s up: The fiscal year ends Friday.

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Hailing from the clean beaches of Orange County is Vanessa Barnes, a multi-faceted badass who recently released her first original track, “Daddy Like,” under the moniker VnssA. Just the beginning of a series of upcoming releases, Barnes plans to show her listeners her sonic diversity having played in bands for years as a drummer prior to her days as a DJ. “I create music for the open-minded individuals and also the like-minded individuals,” says Barnes.

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I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance.

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Anyone familiar with Japanese politics would know that MP Taro Kono never shies away from swimming against the tide, whenever needed. This Japanese Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member has famously opposed the government nuclear policy, plans for nuclear fuel and building new stations.

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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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Live & Dangerous: Bumbershoot 2016

31Ago

Seattle’s Bumbershoot may be a bit lesser known than some of its summer festival cohorts like Lollapalooza and Coachella, but that doesn’t mean we should be any less excited about it! The annual international music and arts festival has been around for over 40 years, and is scheduled to take place this year from September 2-4 at the Seattle Center in Washington. Bumbershoot has an eclectic lineup this year with headliners ranging from Halsey to Billy Idol, and a solid lineup of indie faves like Father John Misty, Tame Impala and Death Cab for Cutie. Here are our 3 picks for the most essential emerging acts to catch @ Bumbershoot this weekend

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The New York Daily News used Wednesday’s front page to call on  Donald Trump  to abandon his presidential campaign, and urge the Republican Party to toss him out if he won’t go on his own.  The newspaper said the GOP presidential nominee was “ toying with political bloodshed ” on Tuesday when he said “ Second Amendment people ” could do something about Hillary Clinton and/or the judges she appoints, if she is elected president.   More…

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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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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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Crossposted from UN Women. What does being a winner mean

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Play with Bernie Sanders and you risk getting berned. When Donald Trump tweeted insults at the Independent Senator from Vermont during his Democratic National Convention speech Monday, his social media team responded in style. More…

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PHILADELPHIA ― This was the best the Democratic Party could do. Democrats on Monday night fired nearly every progressive bullet they had in the chamber, hoping to kill what remains of the Bernie-or-bust movement that threatens to derail the party’s bid for the White House.

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(Slipknot) Over this past weekend, the Chicago Open Air festival played host to a great line up of metal acts of both past and present over three days and two stages. The best part about it was that there wasn’t too many bands number-wise playing, you could catch every single band if you wanted to. While the likes of Disturbed, Slipknot, Manilyn Manson, and Breaking Benjamin showed up on the bill, it was the only current US appearance from Rammstein that was the biggest selling point of Chicago Open Air and they didn’t disappoint.

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A new postal stamp in French Polynesia highlights a mural at the “ONO’U” festival in Tahiti, a first for the multi-island country as well as the French Street Artist SETH and his local Tahitian collaborator, HTJ. Introduced in New York last week at the decennial World Stamp Show, an eight-day stamp extravaganza visited by a quarter of a million people, the new 140 CFP stamp depicts his mural at the 2015 “ONO’U” festival, as shot by photographer Martha Cooper

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Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world , and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore — on the streets, inside stores, and even within our homes. We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives

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Kudos to Secretary Hillary Clinton for her foreign policy speech in San Diego this week. She affirmed her credentials as a visionary leader on the world stage and made a strong and convincing case for why a Donald Trump presidency would be catastrophic for our nation. Judging by his reaction, she clearly hit some nerves beneath his thin skin

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Donald Trump is headed toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. He’s among the most pugnacious of candidates, routinely trashing Republicans, Democrats, immigrants, Mexicans, women, Muslims, and foreign policy professionals. Many of these political battles could reduce his chance of getting elected president

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The editorial board of the Financial Times isn’t exactly stacked with bleeding-hearted environmentalists. Just a month ago, the British paper defended ExxonMobil’s right to question climate change amid legal probes into whether the oil giant covered up evidence of global warming. But in an editorial published  Saturday, the FT urged the oil industry to “face a future of slow and steady decline.” More..

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The Madness of Judge Hanen

28May

By Kica Matos Judge Andrew Hanen wants everyone to know he is really upset with President Obama’s immigration policies. He has not only issued opinions that have been noted for their anti-immigrant hostility, but last year he issued an injunction that stopped President Obama’s 2014 immigration executive orders from moving forward (the orders, which would have affected an estimated 5 million immigrants, are on hold pending a Supreme Court ruling that will likely be issued next month)

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There are numerous live music festivals and venues throughout North Carolina, Virginia and beyond on tap to help you celebrate the official kick off of summer over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. Following are a few highlights

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Hillary Clinton’s stump speech is painfully unoriginal and also it rained today.

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Appraising Sri Lanka’s Reform Agenda

22May

The International Crisis Group (ICG) has recently published a new report on Sri Lanka.

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Rooster Walk 8 Music and Arts Festival, set for May 26-29 near Martinsville, Virginia, is a week away and just in case you haven’t purchased a pass, I’m giving you eight reasons you don’t want to miss it.

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The Justice Department and federal prosecutors have portrayed that individuals linked to the Iranian government have attacked U.S. infrastructure, including a small dam 20 miles north of New York. Reportedly, this is not the first time that the Islamic Republic has been attempting to infiltrate the online infrastructure (from the US banking systems, New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, AT&T Inc., to the dam, among others) and inflict significant damages on Americans.

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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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Ivanka Trump’s scarves catch on fire, however they are still less dangerous for someone’s well-being than Trump University. Millennials hate Donald Trump so much you’d think he was a bowl of cereal.

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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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If politics were, in fact, a game of beanbag, the South Carolina primary would be a bag of rusty nails. Alas, politics ain’t beanbag . And South Carolina is just the campaign equivalent of throwing rusty nails at your rivals. The first projectiles came on Thursday, as the remaining Republican presidential candidates descended on the Palmetto State to engage in some good ole-fashion dirt-slinging and innuendo

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Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, fear-mongering serial liar. But when he’s right, he’s right

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By Emily Stephenson MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – Donald Trump and Marco Rubio could be top targets for rivals’ fire on Saturday when seven Republican White House hopefuls take the stage in New Hampshire for their eighth debate, just days before the state’s high-stakes primary. Billionaire Trump held a wide lead in polls in New Hampshire, with U.S.

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Tilting toward Mecca. REALITY TV “Thou doth protest too much.” That’s my reaction to President Barack Obama’s visit to a mosque yesterday.

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Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124. Watching the Iowa caucus returns this week, I found myself humming an old hit and wondering who among the candidates was more surprised by the results?

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WASHINGTON — Priorities USA Action and Correct the Record, both super PACs allied with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, raised a combined $27.3 million in the second half of 2015, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. The majority of the money was raised by Priorities USA Action, with $25.3 million taken in from July through December

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Is Under Armour Copying Nike’s Playbook?

31Ene

Under Armour just announced earnings that were better than expected. This caused their stock to jump 15.49% at the closing bell on Thursday

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This is a story all about how the Oscars controversy got flipped, turned upside down. Will Smith is at the forefront of the current boycott against the Academy Awards following a lack of diversity among 2016’s nominees. Really, the problem runs much deeper than that. The lack of diversity has been a trend throughout the 87-year history of the Academy , which is reportedly 94 percent white and 76 percent men.  The controversy caused a very public backlash against the Oscars and prompted passionate responses from all sides.

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By: Pat Johnson Grannies on Safari Most classical music lovers are familiar with George Frederic Handel’s Messiah .

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When Diana Andino first started researching medical school — something she had been working toward for years — she hit a brick wall. Andino, who was born in Ecuador, is undocumented .

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John Douglas Thompson as Louis Armstrong: His heart belonged to music. Photos by T. Charles Erickson Anyone old enough to recall Louis Armstrong’s many gigs on the Ed Sullivan Show or curious enough to view his videos on YouTube knows the great trumpeter/singer as a jovial guy with a radiant smile and an ingratiating way with words

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Watch out for your annoying little siblings (looking at you, Jennifer Connelly). Jareth the Goblin King is back! According to The Hollywood Reporter , David Bowie’s 1986 movie ” Labyrinth ,” is officially getting a reboot.

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The news industry today is all about experimentation. In the face of great change and opportunity, news outlets are constantly developing fresh strategies, offerings and partnerships to further engage with audiences, communities and advertisers.

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A Chat with German di Cesare of Trivento

14Ene

German di Cesare wants you to know that there is strength in unity. That even among rivals, there can be cooperation.

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Ladies and gentlemen, here’s your next presenter, Steve Harvey! Oops, sorry folks. We’ve made a mistake

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