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Image Credit There is no doubt that we’re living in an age with possibilities that previous generations had never dreamed of. While there has certainly been growth in both our economy and our government, the question often arises – “Does the government have our best interest in mind?” A government that focuses on its people is the ultimate goal of any democracy .

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What’s Really Going On With Twitter?

20Nov

By Justin Ollivierre, Social Strategy, DigitasLBI Chicago The Cultural Role, The Criticism, and our Conclusion You probably noticed that the Presidential election was a serious boon for Twitter. Not a day went by where a trending election hashtag or rogue presidential-nominee tweet didn’t make national—sometimes global—news

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Friday Roundup: Week Ending November 18, 2016

20Nov

By Natalie Munio Facebook combats fake news, Twitter takes on cyber-bullies, people are traveling the world without living the house thanks to Google Earth, Facebook has more hiccups with measurements (but also makes strides in being more upfront about it), and Snapchat files for one of the largest IPOs in years.

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Zadie Smith writes novels about the people and themes that seem particularly freighted with political baggage these days: immigrants, multiracial families and social groups, the white and non-white working class.

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Stock market cycles are something of an enigma — if investors generally know they exist, why don’t they get out at the peaks, and buy back in when the market is down? The better you understand the dynamics of market cycles, the better you can take advantage of them rather than being victimized by them. What makes up a stock market cycle?

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Angelina Jolie  has resurfaced in a video plea to support the International Criminal Court’s efforts to protect the lives of children worldwide, after she’s largely avoided the spotlight during her ongoing custody battle with estranged husband Brad Pitt . As a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jolie has  advocated for the rights of children in conflict zones like Syria and Afghanistan for more than a decade.  In a new video that was posted online on Friday, Jolie praised the ICC and its new policy to focus on prosecuting crimes committed against children.  “Successful prosecution and new legal benchmark, whether at the ICC or elsewhere, is part of the long and vital generational effort.

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WASHINGTON ― The biggest potential conflict of interest for President-elect Donald Trump sits about half a mile away from the White House: The Trump International Hotel.

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La hora de la verdad ha llegado, los cuartos de final de la Copa América Centenario USA 2016 están ya aquí cerrando con este despliegue de fútbol de dos selecciones que sabrán como darnos el máximo de emoción durante 90 minutos de fútbol. Para  Ver Mexico vs Chile Online Gratis Internet será necesario armarse de mucho valor, previendo cualquier infarto, debido a lo explosivo de ambos planteles. Juan Carlos Osorio aún invicto con el tricolor con un solo empate como mancha de su record, viene a tratar de prolongar su éxtasis futbolístico, pero enfrente se encuentra con la campeona defensora del torneo Chile, los cuales en 2014 ganaron la Copa América realizada en su pais

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ST. LOUIS ―  Marlene Gebhard, grandmother of slain 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard, says the past four months have shaken her beliefs about law enforcement, and her days are divided by what she knows and the mystery surrounding the details of her grandson’s death

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Questions and Controversy Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-Elect Donald J.

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The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has officially renounced its mission to evangelize and convert Jews.

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WASHINGTON ― White nationalists tried repeatedly throughout the presidential campaign to sanitize their language to appeal to mainstream voters as they threw their efforts behind electing Donald Trump .   White nationalists who tried to play down their white nationalism won a victory this week as the president-elect not only chose Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as his chief strategist ― a man who heads a website that regularly airs white nationalist viewpoints ― but many news outlets also are reluctant to use the specific label “white nationalist,” instead calling Bannon a “ flame-throwing outsider ” and a “ nationalist media mogul. ” Of course, calling a person a “white nationalist” who hasn’t self-identified as one is somewhat fraught.

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Courage in the Face of Fear

17Nov

By Jacquie West Courage in the face of fear is not for the faint of heart, especially for those whose hearts are broken.  The first Saturday after this country’s national election could have been spent any number of ways: doing chores, watching college football, working, or simply avoiding anything political, but for those of us fortunate enough to answer an invitation, we decided to try a ” Living Room Conversation ,” a simple model for civil discourse at The Utah Citizens Summit, on Saturday November 12th, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Twitter Quietly Cracks Down On Racist Trolls

16Nov

Twitter moved quietly Tuesday to suspend some accounts posting racist, white nationalist, anti-Semitic and other hateful content.

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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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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who helped write tough immigration laws in Arizona and elsewhere, said in an interview that Trump’s policy advisers had also discussed drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. Kobach, who media reports say is a key member of Trump’s transition team, said he had participated in regular conference calls with about a dozen Trump immigration advisers for the past two to three months.

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If you’re on the prowl for a romantic safari destination, look no further than Asilia Africa’s Highlands camp in Tanzania. Located in a mountain forest  on the slopes of Olmoti volcano , the Highlands camp comprises eight futuristic dome suites. Each suite contains a king-sized bed, a luxurious bathroom with running hot water and flush toilets, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Serengeti.  Visitors can climb the Olmoti volcano or descend into the Ngorongoro Crater from camp.

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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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Shantel VanSanten has never been accused of shooting the president. But she’s still had to do some fighting to get to where she is today, which is a starring role in USA’s new action drama Shooter , premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.

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Headline Hangover: Welp, Here We Are.

15Nov

Welcome to Headline Hangover – our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here’s a look back some of the headlines that caught my attention for the week of November 6, 2016: President-Elect …uhh..

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Earth To Trump: Go Green

14Nov

Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true.

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An Everyman’s Guide To Moving To A New City

14Nov

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

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Newsflash: Over-the-knee boots aren’t going anywhere. Just ask the Kardashians . And yet, we’re filled with dread every time we attempt finding a pair that doesn’t take a small army to pull up over our legs.  Your calf size can be found by measuring the circumference of the biggest part of your calf.

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Lessons Learned At The Esalen Benefit Weekend

14Nov

For those of you who do not already know, the Esalen Institute is home to a truly unique, magical, loving, authentic community of highly intelligent, well-educated and talented thought-leaders committed to positive global transformation. I was extremely honored to be invited to teach alongside some of my favorite teachers such as Sally Kempton , Terry Hunt, Chip Conley and so many others, but when they told me that Reverend Michael Beckwith would also be there I have to admit that I was intimidated

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Sorry, Orson. This time we’re invading Mars, not the other way around.

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Ayahuasca has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes by indigenous healers in Brazil’s northwestern Acre state for centuries. Luna Parracho/Reuters Rafael Guimarães dos Santos , Universidade de Sao Paulo Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime , Vegetal , Hoasca , Kamarampi , Huni ..

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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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One year after a series of terrorist attacks hit a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and bars in Paris, leaving 130 people dead, Nov. 13 is still very much on people’s minds. Thousands gathered across the French capital earlier Sunday  to pay respects to the people who lost their lives last year, as commemorative plaques were unveiled outside the various sites of attack

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Not only did American aviator Jimmie Angel not fear to tread here, he actually crashed his plane right on top.

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Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy . Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain

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Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian , Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. In retaliation, Pakistan authorities imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on all its TV channels, including Bollywood movies

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The Abrahamic Moment: A Call for Ir-Responsibility. Let us recall Abraham.

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Dakota Pipeline Protesters Block Work Crews

12Nov

Protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline briefly blocked two entrances to a pipeline work yard in a rural North Dakota town early on Saturday morning, causing workers to leave the area, police said. Morton County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Rob Keller said law enforcement received a call at around 9 a.m. (CST) telling them a caravan of between 130 and 150 cars, each carrying three to four people, left the protest camps and headed north to the city of Mandan where equipment is located

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I suspect you’ve heard the definition of chutzpah – the child who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. Saturday, November 12th, a New York Times editorial bemoaned the steady decline in school funding across America. Politicians and voters often say they want better schools, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay for them.

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What If Trump Turns Out To Be Great?

12Nov

What is the best we can hope for a Trump presidency? If Trump’s election proves anything, it is that the ideas which used buttress the old ruling elite no longer hold sway.

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Election Reflections, The Day After

12Nov

You may not be a therapist, but I bet you had the same experience I did the day after the election: everyone, at home, in my lobby, in the street, in the cafe, on my way to work, and of course, in my office, needed to talk.

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WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, already in legal limbo after an October court decision, could find its powers scaled back by President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-led Congress, according to members of both political parties, lobbyists and lawyers. That may mean the end of many of the agency’s rule-making actions that have enraged critics, including a proposal to stop companies from blocking customers from class action lawsuits and another one to limit payday lending

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“Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?” That’s the question that Hillary Clinton asked a group of labor organizers in late September when she was up by 7 points in the national polls.

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Saluting our Sisters After Service

11Nov

By Paula Broadwell and Erika Cashin. On Veterans Day, our nation celebrates the less than 1% of our population who have served in the greatest military in the world. Of the 21.9 million veterans, 2.2 million are women.

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Donald Trump likes to talk about “draining the swamp.” The president-elect seems to mean cleaning up corruption in Washington. But for the real swamp of 2016, you needn’t look to our capitol ― just pick up your phone and open Facebook.

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Snapping Scapula Syndrome

10Nov

What is snapping scapula syndrome? Snapping scapula syndrome is a condition causing painful grinding, clicking or snapping of the shoulder blade (Figure 1)

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The Reality Show We Thought Would Never Air

10Nov

Make America Great Again, the new American reality show, is now officially set to debut in January 2017. Donald Trump has now landed the leading role, as Commander-in-Chief

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The Glass Ceiling Is Now Made Of Rock

10Nov

As a Latina, I’m more than concerned by the shocking news that yesterday history was made, but not in the sense we expected. It was supposed to be the moment for the first female president in the US history, a moment to remember, as has happened in every country where the presidential glass ceiling has been broken.

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Why Trump Won

09Nov

This election was a ridiculously long and sad spectacle, as well as being a total media circus, and said something rather unfortunate about what we appear to have become as a nation. America has officially made the transition from personifying the era of Lincoln and Fireside Chats to that of reality television, soap operas and sound bites.

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Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

08Nov

By Christine Carter Sleep is, arguably, the golden ticket to happiness.

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WASHINGTON ― With a renewed push in state elections ahead of the 2020 census, Democrats are competing to win at least 14 state legislative chambers on Tuesday.

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America Is Ready For A Mother

08Nov

Dear Hillary: I’m an Independent, former Republican, and I’m voting for you. I have disagreed with some of your political views, but I’ve been a fan of yours since your “baking cookies” comment in 1992 . If we are lucky enough to dodge the catastrophe of Donald Trump there is no going back to politics as usual.

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on tour by Grand Imam Ali Mustafa Yaqub at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta in 2010.

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While every mortgage lender has a web site and would love to have you come by and initiate a transaction, for anyone looking to shop for the best deal, visiting individual lender sites is largely a waste of time. Every site is formatted differently and the data provided may or may not be comparable to that available at any other single-lender site. In contrast, a multi-lender site allows users to compare prices of multiple lenders, uniformly formatted, with one visit

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Dreaming Of November 9

08Nov

I’m dreaming of November 9, when our national fever has broken and the night sweats are washed away, and while still weak, we open ourselves up to a shared journey of recouping our strength and restoring our fragile constitution. I’m dreaming of November 9, and the days after November 9, when the bitter edge of combat is dulled, and our spirits less brittle and hostile and stunted we allow our vulnerabilities to be an open path rather than an attack strategy

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By Kevin Hoffman The number of Illinoisans who voted early, before Election Day, has reached record levels.

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The Vatican’s participation in the mediation effort in Venezuela poses an unusual challenge to US policy in Venezuela and the region.

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On Jan Fabre, part 1: The Genius Factory

07Nov

Prologue I received an email from a connection in the art world, putting me in touch with the organization of an artist in Brussels. His staff was assembling a group of journalists to write about his gigantic solo show opening at the State Hermitage Museum, in Saint Petersburg. They wondered whether I might be interested in flying to Russia to see the show

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A group of senior industry leaders will gather in the Miami, November 16-18 for the upcoming Beet Retreat , a deep dive into the future of advanced TV.   The three-day event will not be streamed, but will be produced as a series of some 40 videos to be published over the following four weeks

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Ask Carrie: The Case for Financial Education

07Nov

Dear Readers, You probably know that I’m a champion of financial literacy. And as I look at some of the recent research from FINRA, it only reinforces my commitment

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President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation on Monday of Philippine’s purchase of police rifles from the United States, after U.S. senatorial aides said last month that Washington was halting the sale due to concerns about human rights violations

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Electoral College Math

07Nov

In 2012, Barack Obama won 332 electoral votes. Mitt Romney won 206

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Why November 9th Matters So Much

07Nov

Mary was a city council president, owns a small business, and prefers Cabernet.

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Don’t do this… A big obstacle to finding love after 50 happens when you’re NOT putting yourself in places where you can be seen and found by available men on a DAILY BASIS! Men can’t find you when you’re hiding every night at home. I know it feels great after a long day at work to snuggle up with a good book, your fave TV show or your cat or dog for some unconditional loving

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The recently-published Arab News/YouGov US Election MENA poll reveals interesting findings regarding the hearts and minds of Arabs living in the Middle East and North Africa with regards to the ongoing race to the White House First, it tells us that — like most people around the world — the media plays a vital role in shaping our opinions. As such, with all the negative press the Republican candidate Donald Trump has been getting worldwide, it wasn’t really a surprise that he scored so poorly when it comes to popularity, with only 9 percent of respondents saying they would vote for him if they had the opportunity.

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Should Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton emerge victorious on Tuesday, it will be thanks to female voters, who are poised to perhaps deliver the largest ballot gender gap in U.S. presidential election history

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Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate running for President. One of the reasons why is her experience with a critical issue that impacts every nation: hunger and malnutrition

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Donald Trump gave an important and revealing speech in Pennsylvania  this week, although the significance may have been less what he said and more who said it with him.

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Being your own boss can be great, you set your own hours, location, there’s no ceiling on how much money you can make, but there’s a dark side of being your own boss that’s often overlooked, which most entrepreneurs are simply not prepared for. This is likely a big factor in why 90% of startups fail within the first year. With great freedom, comes no freedom whatsoever.

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Women over 50 Whose InstaStyle I Admire

05Nov

Image via @ThatsNotMyAge on Instagram I adore social media because I am, at heart, a social creature. Meeting and interacting with new people, especially women, is a favorite activity of mine

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Donald Trump, a xenophobe and liar with no governing experience, could become the leader of the world’s most powerful nation after next week’s American election. That prospect scares the living daylights out of people around the planet, as these comments from HuffPost ’s international editions indicate.  That the vile campaign Trump waged could carry him so far calls into question even Winston Churchill’s withering assessment that, “democracy is the worst system devised by wit of man, except for all the others.” The hoary contention in basic civics texts that “anyone” can become president of the United States turns out, unfortunately, to be all too true

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WASHINGTON ― An Electoral College voter from Washington state told the Associated Press on Friday that he would not vote for Hillary Clinton under any circumstances, even if, as is firmly expected, Clinton wins his state’s popular vote. The elector, Robert Satiacum, is a Native American who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic Primary and told the AP that Clinton is a “criminal” who hasn’t done enough on Native American issues.

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A squirrel went wild in a Florida senior center on Thursday afternoon, injuring three people and prompting an unusual 911 call.  “We had a squirrel that entered our building, and it’s in our activity room,” the caller said in audio posted online by WFTV , the ABC station in Orlando. “It’s jumping on people and biting them and scratching them

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The editors at Time magazine would like to remind its readers that the election is only a few days away.  The latest @TIME cover; as @brianstelter notes, “a double entendre made to go viral” #Election2016 #itscomplicated pic.twitter.com/WXdeIbDjjc — Richard Madan (@RichardMadan) November 4, 2016 Four more days. Learn how to vote on Tuesday in the video below: — 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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After the City of Beverly Hills issued a press release announcing a tentative development agreement between the City and the Wanda Group for its One Beverly Hills project which would provide revenue to the City of $820 million over 30 years, the Beverly Hills Courier hastily sent out an e-blast. The City’s press release is solely about One Beverly Hills, but the Courier somehow decided it would bring the Hilton into the mix.

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Italian Panini This Italian Sandwich (Italian Panino) takes some of the most delicious ingredients you will find at your local delicatessen, and packs them into a freshly baked focaccia roll. Watch me enjoy this simple favourite, right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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There’s a reason the French have such revered cuisine: they use excellent ingredients. One of those beloved, delicious ingredients is crème fraîche

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Forgotten Bits of Subway Stations

03Nov

Artist Manu Saluja exhibits a body of work depicting the New York City subway system in ​her solo exhibition Passage: ​Paintings of Urban Life . She paints figures well, but the paintings that leap out at me include no people at all: they are closeups of details of the weathered stations themselves

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History was made ― and the collective heart rate of America was raised ― Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy

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By James M. Dorsey Two high-level meetings in recent months involving senior military commanders and intelligence officials and/or top-level government representatives spotlight Pakistan’s difficulty in coming to grips with domestic and regional political violence resulting from decades of support of militant Islamist and jihadist groups for foreign policy and ideological reasons. Overcoming those difficulties could determine Pakistan’s future, the nature of its society and its place in the world.

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Tina Fey, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Aparna Nancherla, Jenny Slate, Tig Notaro and Sasheer Zamata walk into a bar. No, this isn’t the beginning of a bad joke, it’s a comedy festival ― the New York Comedy Festival , founded by NYC comedy club owner Caroline Hirsch.

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Several cities  have soda tax proposals on the ballot Nov. 8., including San Francisco and Oakland, California and Boulder, Colorado. For those voting on these sometimes controversial initiatives, a new study in the American Journal of Public Health provides some important perspective

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Jeurys Familia , an All-Star closing pitcher for the New York Mets who recently appeared in an ad campaign against domestic violence , was arrested for domestic violence  on Monday, the Bergen Record reports.  Fort Lee, New Jersey, police accused Familia, identified as Jeurys F. Mojica, of causing “bodily injury to another,” according to a complaint posted Tuesday by The Record. The victim, whose name is redacted from the complaint, had “visible injuries, specifically a scratch to the chest and bruise to the right cheek.” Familia, 27, was arrested after an officer who responded to the incident “found probable cause to believe domestic violence had occurred,” the complaint states. The athlete was charged with simple assault, and bail was set at $1,500.  In a statement to The Record, the Mets said, “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.” Familia was among a number of athletes who recently starred in an ad campaign sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence .

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Xi’s Political Allies Emerge

02Nov

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday – As Chinese President Xi Jinping received a potent boost to his status in the sixth plenum of the 18th Central Committee that concluded on Oct. 27, Xi’s close allies are emerging. Unless there is a rapidly changing situation in the future, Xi’s people are expected to hold a key position in the government for at least 10 years.

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Colin Kaepernick has taken his protests of police brutality to the people. During his team’s bye week, the San Fransisco 49ers quarterback hosted a free youth camp in Oakland on Saturday called Know Your Rights . The program aims to teach kids about various important issues, including higher education, self-empowerment and interacting with law enforcement.

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