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A girl from Oklahoma can’t stop thinking about the terrifying moment she found a wanted man hiding inside her bedroom closet. “ Every time I come in my closet or my room or my bathroom, anywhere, I just think about it and like I remember how scary it was,” 11-year-old Presley Brown said. Presley was playing on her cell phone in her Ardmore home last Monday when she spotted Race Cox’s reflection in the mirror.

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A woman believed to have been kidnapped for ransom in southern Washington state was still missing on Saturday, a day after authorities arranged to meet the demand and then arrested a suspect, police said. Sandra Harris, 69, was reported missing on Friday by her husband, who called authorities to say she was abducted from the couple’s home in Kennewick, a town about 200 miles (322 km) southeast of Seattle, Kennewick police said in a statement

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Three crew members and a patient were killed when their ambulance plane crashed in northeastern Nevada on Friday, local media reported.

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

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NEW YORK ― An imam and a member of his congregation were shot dead on Saturday when a lone gunman opened fire as the two were leaving prayer services, according to multiple reports.  Witnesses heard several shots fired  near the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in Queens at about 1:50 p.m., according to the New York Daily News. The two men were found lying in a pool of blood and witnesses said they’d both been shot in the head. More..

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A federal judge on Friday overturned Brendan Dassey’s conviction in the death of Teresa Halbach. The 26-year-old Dassey, who was featured in the Netflix mini-documentary series “Making A Murderer,” was sentenced in 2007 on homicide and sexual assault charges to life without parole over the murder of Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. More…

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“I’ve heard this sort of speech a lot in the last 15 years and trust me, it doesn’t sound any better in Russian.” Garry Kasparov, Russian dissident and former chess world champion More…

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook announced he will not play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, adding to a substantial roster of NBA stars who are opting out of the games. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement released Friday

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Some critics are finding Stephen Curry’s new shoes  a good fit — for jokes. ” These $120 sneakers look like they should sport the name of a shuffleboard player, not an NBA  superstar,” New York Magazine wrote. More…

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Cash flow drives small businesses. For the last 40 years, the $1.6 Trillion Commercial Equipment Purchase Market has enabled small businesses to generate the cash flow to drive their businesses to drive our economy. Caterpillar, John Deere, eBay and Amazon are great examples of Fortune 500 companies who quietly participate in the commercial equipment buying and selling ecosystem

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For millions of Syrian refugees, what used to be simple tasks back home — such as doing laundry or cooking dinner — have become complicated, time-consuming burdens in refugee camps and informal settlements they now live in. In Lebanon, for instance, there are  more than 1 million Syrian refugees , and displaced families there are living in dire conditions. More..

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Controversy persists about twenty-eight pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report that remain classified. Former U.S.

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In January, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) made an announcement that rendered science textbooks everywhere out-of-date: Four new elements had been added to the Periodic Table . The elements, which had made the scientific chart’s seventh row officially complete, didn’t have the sexiest names. Temporarily dubbed 113, 115, 117 and 118, IUPAC said the elements would receive official names in the subsequent months

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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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On being a bad mom…

07Jun

“Today I Didn’t Put My Kid In The Dryer and other parenting wins.” Let’s be honest. Having a kid is a pain in the vagina ass. It is really hard on a person’s psyche

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My Link to Muhammad Ali Through Parkinson’s, by Connie Lawn June 4, 2006 More…

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The sobering reality of airfares is that everyone on the airplane has paid different prices. One person paid $500 for their roundtrip tickets from San Francisco to Shanghai, while you paid $1,500 for the same tickets.

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Under the EU-Turkey agreement and Greek refugee return law, refugees are quickly being deported. There is a backlog of refugees trapped in Athens, anxiously awaiting eminent deportation and who are in need of immediate care. The camps impacted and the national economy in crisis, Greek people have taken it upon themselves to fill in the gaps where international volunteers cannot manage.

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Any bartender or bar owner will tell you, the job isn’t always glamorous. The challenges of staying successful go beyond keeping glasses full. While many nights are spent creating, entertaining and hosting guests there is also the task of inventory, management and liability all while keeping morale up, staying focused on business while creating an environment where people want to come, stay and invite their friends

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A member of Australia’s parliament who shot and killed an elephant on a hunting trip has said he also ate part of the animal because it is humanity’s “right” to do so. Robert Borsak , an MP for the country’s Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party , defended the consumption of the elephant during a speech he made Tuesday before parliament against the “insidious growth of skewed animal rights ideology.” Borsak was referencing an initiative by the country’s Green Party to end ” Australia’s killing culture ” against species like kangaroos, which are often deemed a pest and culled en masse. More..

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What are the best ways for someone to prepare for a technical interview? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .

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Can you imagine smoking two packs of cigarettes a day in your car, with the window rolled up, and your kids in the back?

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The violence in Chicago has reached a critical level, and holiday weekends like Memorial Day tend to particularly deadly. As of Sunday morning, May 30th, four people had been killed and thirty-six wounded since the holiday weekend began

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Wafflewich

29May

Some of the greatest things in life happen by accident, just ask most first-born children.

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The Libertarian Party experienced a minor revolt at its biennial convention this weekend over concerns that its leading vice presidential candidate isn’t libertarian enough, complicating its efforts to achieve a stronger-than-usual showing in November’s presidential elections. Former Massachusetts Gov

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Spring time means the dawn of birds chirping, bees buzzing, and Game of Thrones characters dying. The hit HBO series, Game of Thrones , features a variety of families fighting politically and physically in game to capture the Iron Throne. Major families include the Starks, Lannisters, Boltons, and others

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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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X-Men: Apocalypse came out this week just as Captain America: Civil War is leaving the theaters, and both share the basic premise that the good gods may come into conflict with each other.

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Paul Ryan is undoubtedly hoping his phone call with Donald Trump will result in a pledge for a bunch of education block grants, though let’s be honest, it’ll will probably just end with the real estate mogul calling him “Puny Paul.” Trump’s campaign spokeswoman accidentally emailed sensitive information to a reporter with the same last name as an RNC official, which is why we are both changing our names to “Huma Lewandowski.” And some some Democrats on the Hill want to dump Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair. Previously, Pat Leahy’s love of comic book characters was the only thing establishment Hill Democrats had in common with Bernie Bros

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton frequently emphasizes that she is a “proud Democrat” who wants to help elect other Democrats, contrasting herself with rival Bernie Sanders. While Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, has set grassroots fundraising records for his own candidacy, Clinton’s campaign has criticized him for not doing more to help raise the profile of progressive candidates for federal and state offices as he rallies his supporters. Sanders had previously said, “ We’ll see , ” when asked whether he would fundraise on behalf of other candidates

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Donald Trump gets a bump in general elections polls, but there’s reason to doubt that it will stick.

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The vehicle is as classy as the city where I headed to test it out, the 2016 BMW 3 Series 340i, a sporty rendition of a luxury sedan offering comfort, style and power behind the wheel. This year all the 3 Series offerings have been tweaked a bit inside and out with not only suspension improvements, but also a name change from 335i to 340i and under the hood there is more power in the 340i than in the previous incarnation

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Nigeria’s Growing Economic Troubles

23May

On May 20 th , the Financial Times reported the surprising contraction recorded in Nigeria’s economy. The first negative year-over-year quarter for GDP in six years

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A Michigan man is in hot water after allegedly using a fake $100 bill to pay a stripper for a lap dance.

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Earlier this week, the Administration took steps to support private sector interest in Burma and help the new democratically-elected government. Specifically, the Administration took sanctions steps intended to support investment and trade with Burma.

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For Architectural Digest , by Lindsey Mather.

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A back-and-forth battle in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals led to a surprising early-series deficit for the Golden State Warriors. And, for a time Wednesday, it looked as if Game 2 was headed for another photo finish in the Warriors’ showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  But then, about halfway through the third quarter, Warriors MVP Stephen Curry got a little mad

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Voters in Oregon and Kentucky are heading to the polls to decide the next election fraud theory that Bernie Sanders supporters will whine about incessantly. Melania Trump stated that her husband is “not Hitler,” meaning Donald Trump will soon retweet a meme comparing her hotness to Eva Braun’s. And D.C

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Hacking TV Podcast | May 15, 2016 -Amazon now will let anybody upload and make money publishing video the way it lets any retailer list their items in its store.

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Don’t suggest to CCH Pounder that she’s a “mother figure” on NCIS: New Orleans . “I hate that term,” says Pounder, who plays forensic pathologist/medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade in the hit CBS drama

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The American Federation of Teachers reached a significant milestone this week: the centennial of our founding. As I’ve pored over historical documents from our archives, it’s clear that, from generation to generation, our union has been a vehicle to fight for positive change both in public schools and in society. As we enter our second century, we remain fiercely committed to creating educational opportunity, building professional voice and agency, and advancing economic, racial and social justice for all

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Seeing three minutes of Homer Simpson on a Simpsons show might not seem like a big deal if the three minutes he’s doing this Sunday weren’t going to be live. Yup, that’s the plan.

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Nicola Thorp was dismissed from her temp job at a finance company in the UK after she refused to wear high heels. Since then, her story has garnered a ton of attention online, the company who dismissed her changed its dress code policy and more than  100,000 people have signed a petition  in support of changing laws that allow employers to make women wear high heels to work.  On top of signing the petition, though, people who agree that the policy is completely absurd are also tweeting pictures of their flat shoes in solidarity with Thorp.  More…

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Patrick Stewart has summed up exactly what he thinks about Donald Trump in one single tweet. The English actor said he spotted a homeless man holding up a sign asking for $1, in exchange for not voting for the Republican real estate magnate this fall. More…

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Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “Being Charlie” (Paladin) More…

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That’s the theme of this year’s National Library Week, an annual awareness celebration sponsored by the American Library Association.   — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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The Historic Vatican Peace Conference

15Abr

The Historic Vatican Peace Conference by Rev. John Dear This week, an historic gathering of 80 leading Catholic peace leaders from 20 different nations met at the Vatican to call for an end to the so-called just war theory and for a recommitment to the nonviolence of Jesus. There has literally never been a gathering like this before in the history of the Vatican.

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With over 150 countries, 10 books and two prosperous companies to his credit, Bill Kizorek, 70, is a living success story.

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The Huffington Post’s College Sleep Tour is sparking a lot of conversation on social media and in the pages of college newspapers about the importance of sleep for students.  The College Sleep Tour is hitting 16 campuses through April and May, and started last week . Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of HuffPost, says she wants the tour to spark a #SleepRevolution where students start rejecting the notion that they cannot have a social life, good grades, and still get the sleep their body needs.  Over the past several months, students have blogged on HuffPost about the existing toxic culture around sleep on many campuses. “The pressure I put on myself is a direct consequence of my choice not to sleep

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In 2007, Jessica was struggling with anorexia and weighed 97 lbs. “I want to be scary skinny.

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It’s been five years since Mike Wilklow was slinging sandwiches at a Jimmy John’s shop in Minneapolis. No longer a 20-something activist, Wilklow is 31 years old and punching the clock as a computer programmer, earning far more than he did during his fast-food days. And yet, thanks to some recent legal developments, Wilklow now finds himself pondering a return to Jimmy John’s to dress Totally Tunas for next to minimum wage.

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican officials on Friday said they detained a woman on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list who is suspected of hiring assassins in the United States to kill her romantic rival. The woman, Mexican citizen Brenda Delgado, is wanted for capital murder in the shooting death  of a Dallas dentist who was dating Delgado’s former boyfriend. U.S

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(Reuters) – The 17-year-old daughter of late actor Paul Walker has reached a $10.1 million settlement with the estate of the man driving the car that crashed and killed them both in 2013, her attorney said on Friday. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas when the car, traveling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 kilometers per hour), careened into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles.

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Khloe Kardashian has some stiff competition for the best #TBT picture of all time.  Hilary Duff posted an adorable childhood shot on Thursday, in which she looks every inch the pageant queen. Wearing a black top paired with ginormous diamond earrings and perfectly coiffed blond hair, little Duff is smiling as wide as she can.  The actress jokingly blamed thanked her mom for the 1993 glamour shot on Instagram.  #glamourshots #thanksmom #1993 #tb A photo posted by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:37pm PDT It’s so cute and ’90s, we could die! Duff  started out as a child model before she became an actress, so it’s our new mission to find more photos of her like this.   Let’s just hope she keeps the #TBTs coming.  It's my beautiful sisters birthday! Sissy you have always been my guiding light, my safety, my pit bull and my best friend! Your love and protection is endless! Happy birthday I love you so much @haylieduff #thickasthieves A photo posted by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Feb 19, 2016 at 3:12pm PST — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computers to update the product as quickly as possible after security researchers said the bug was being exploited in “drive-by” attacks that infect computers with ransomware when tainted websites are visited.

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Why It Is Possible to Scale Your Business

08Abr

“David, what’s the craziest excuse you consistently hear from business owners about why they aren’t growing?” It’s simple.

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The next smokin’ hot thing in wedding photography? Colorful smoke bombs . With their pretty plumes in all colors of the rainbow, smoke bombs add a dreamlike quality to wedding portraits that sparklers just can’t compete with.  But don’t be fooled by their billowing beauty; these smoke bombs can get quite hot, so be sure to give them time to cool down before properly disposing of them. And use common sense — i.e. avoid dry fields, forests or any other area that could potentially catch fire

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Facebook filters messages to keep you from getting spammed.

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WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — Over 1800 peer reviews by scientists over a 3 year period has resulted in string of warnings to the population about the impact of current and future climate change on the human population. The report, released by the Obama Administration, directly from a panel at the White House today, tells the alarming results that climate change will have on daily lives. The scientific community is confident in the report which has been peer reviewed multiple times

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Hug Your Muslim Neighbors

13Feb

I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read my posts here, they are generally about parenting, personal change, life. However, the past months have been shocking on virtually every level

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I spent 1 week in Lesbos Greece documenting Syrian Refugees and Volunteers. My experience was eye-opening, sad, scary, and often shocking. During this series you will see the worst humanitarian crisis of our time through my eyes: the eyes of a woman used to documenting celebrities and regular folk around the world

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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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Love, The Final Frontier

12Feb

What if I had married earlier? And we’d lived in a warm pretty house with a lot of windows that overlooked East Los Angeles? And I’d stayed home and raised the kids and wrote in my journal and baked bread and walked Silverlake Reservoir with another writer and mother

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Pharmaceutical pariah  and accused securities fraudster Martin Shkreli has a new diabolical plan: buy Kanye West’s new album so that you can’t listen to it. Shkreli asked West whether he could buy out the singer’s new album, “The Life of Pablo,”  in a tweet on Thursday, the same day the album is supposed to be released.

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Which of the three major award shows do Americans care the most about? Is it the Oscars

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As the dust settles around Super Bowl 50, the conversation around the contest itself has died down, while the dialogue surrounding Cam Newton’s abrupt departure from his postgame presser has, somehow, lived on. In the past few days, some have claimed that the incident typifies Newton’s supposed immaturity . Others have declared that it was a natural response from a guy whose style of play is wholly predicated on his emotions

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Why Some Writers Refuse to Submit?

10Feb

It is easy to see how writers like Mailer, Hemingway and Plimpton (who all boxed), Isak Dinesen (who hunted game), Gloria Steinem (who became a Playboy bunny) Jean Genet (who was a hustler and criminal), Peter Matthiessen (who explored dangerous places like the Himalayas) and most recently William Vollman (who explored his dark side in varying dangerous milieu ) challenged bulls or added tails to their tales. It was the only way to differentiate themselves from their colleagues, meek Kafkaesque creatures who lived in fear of rejection and waited for telephone calls or the return of sases (remember them) from imperious editors who could make or break their careers. Even running for your life at Pamplona or performing half naked in a sex club and facing the leering eyes of inebriated businessmen was better than dealing with the literary world in a places like London, Paris or New York.

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