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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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For many, it will be a challenging Thanksgiving. Political realities and an environment of  hatred and animosity  can make a holiday that’s organized around a sense of happiness and gratitude feel obsolete or even inappropriate. Cultivating a sense of thankfulness may feel like the last thing anyone wants to do right now.

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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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In all the chatter during the 2016 election campaign about the neglected and overlooked people in the country, precious little was said about the tens of millions of people over 50 who are in desperate or near-desperate financial straits. And maybe that makes sense, because these people have been neglected and overlooked for so long they are barely part of any conversation.

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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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This second article in my series about the absurdly productive trans-national art star Jan Fabre (the first is here ) has very little to do directly with him or his work. Rather, it is about the State Hermitage Museum, one of the wonders of the world. We take a look at it because it is on this field which Fabre agreed to stake a claim.

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Pardon Me?

20Nov

Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, August 2016 The issue of whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information during her tenure as Secretary of State was a recurring theme in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election

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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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The recent supermoon loomed on the horizon like a gigantic orange balloon, bigger than most of us had ever seen it before. The concurrent presidential election of the orange-hued Donald Trump, and that moon, bring to mind two psychological sci-fi movies that may help explain the fears and insomnia so many of us are suffering. In Melancholia , written and directed by Lars von Trier, and released in the U.S.

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

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Amy Sandler was a plaintiff in Baskin v. Bogan, which challenged Indiana’s denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples while Vice President-elect Mike Pence was governor   As a resident of Indiana for five years, I got to know Governor Mike Pence better than the average Indiana constituent. Now that he is about to be our next vice president, I want all Americans to know exactly how he treated my family when my wife, Niki, was dying of ovarian cancer.

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PUKHRAYAN, India/NEW DELHI, India Nov 20 (Reuters) – At least 119 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an Indian express train derailed in northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 19 (Reuters) – A police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro crashed Saturday evening, killing four officers after a day of intense firefights between law enforcement and suspected criminals in the slum known as City of God.

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Donald Trump just can’t drop his beef with “ Saturday Night Live .” The president-elect took time out from the important job of preparing for office to again blast the comedy sketch show over its portrayal of him. Here’s what Trump tweeted on Sunday morning: I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – If you’re a Los Angeles native, resident or even visitor, you will probably cringe at the combination of “LA” and “rush hour.” Sitting in LA traffic is an excruciatingly painful task, and not just because of the hours you spend putting pressure on your lower back. If your brakes aren’t screeching because of the driver who just cut you off, then you’re probably yelling about the bumper-to-bumper deadlock. Truth be told, traffic is infuriating, exhausting and unproductive

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Last Tuesday, November 8 marked the 27th year since the Berlin Wall fell. On the exact same day a man wanting to build a wall was elected as President of the United States.

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Inanimate Malice

20Nov

Those of you who are aging, have you ever noticed how maliciously inanimate objects have begin to behave?

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Alec Baldwin channeled an out of his depth Donald Trump on his post-election return to “ Saturday Night Live .” The actor as the President-elect met with Kate McKinnon playing his bewildered campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, a military chief and an unemployed coal worker excited about Trump’s promises of getting his job back for the skit. But each time they asked the future POTUS a question, he really didn’t know how to respond. There was a surprise appearance from former “SNL” cast member  Jason Sudeikis , who returned to the show to reprise his role as former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

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The FBI is seeking a bank robber it has dubbed the “ Spelling Bee Bandit, ” who leaves a distinct calling card during each heist.

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Why I won’t be attending any Anti-Trump Protests I have been strongly and opposed to Donald Trump, but I won’t be attending any protests against him.

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NASA Launches GOES-R Weather Satellite

20Nov

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, Nov 19 – A U.S. weather satellite that will “revolutionize” forecasting blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous high-definition views of hurricanes and other storms over the Western Hemisphere. A detailed stream of images provided by the satellite is expected to sharpen weather forecasts, provide more advanced warning of floods and better tracking of wildfires, plumes and volcanic ash clouds.

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India Train Derailment Kills Scores

20Nov

More than 30 people were killed after an Indian train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh, the nation’s biggest state, in the early hours of Sunday, local media reported. The train was traveling between the northeastern city of Patna and the central city of Indore when the incident happened, throwing several carriages off the track, according to railway officials.

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Bring out the inspiration Bring out the new American poetic tradition The new global poetic and musical movements That unite people of all races, colors and religions In the fight for global economic and social equality This is the populism that tramples the demagogues Not a fake populism that is nationalist, inegalitarian, isolationist and closed But real populism that is universal, global and post-national, True populism is borderless It is the truth that resides in every heart of everyone from Talahassee to Timbuktu It says that we are all equals, and must be, If there will be peace It says that the farmers and factory workers from Harlem to the Heartland are the same as the farmers and factory workers and engineers and doctors in Iraq, in South Africa, in Mexico, Russia, in every country And that there is a global class of monetary and power elites that are oppressing all of us And destroying our planet It is a populism that knows both communism and capitalism have failed to be sustainable And that we must boldly create a new way That compels us to come together and usher in an era of mutual responsibility Across the world It is time to make good on Our age-old birth rite the day when all people live as equals The dream Isaiah, Christ, Mohamed, Buddha, all dreamt of The truth that unites us all Let’s slam dunk the fake populists And give birth to a new global populism Let’s demand equality across borders between all nations, races and religions Between humanity and nature Then there will be peace The answer to nationalist populism Is global populism — 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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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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It took six years, but Charlene DeWindt, 58, of Newport News, Va., is now an electrician. She’s also a production planner and scheduler at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII is the largest military shipbuilding company in the United States), earning more than $50,000 a year. DeWindt honed her trade at the firm’s Newport News Shipbulding Apprentice School and, in August, graduated with an Associates in Business Degree

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WASHINGTON ― In a 2006 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen.

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Fortune cookie fortunes can range from ominous to uplifting to downright hilarious. And now, you can be the voice of wisdom inside those sugary folded treats.

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To no one’s surprise but everyone’s dismay, 2016 is proving to be the hottest year on record according to the World Meteorological Organization. Delivered at the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech, this announcement highlights why countries and companies and cities must act together, focusing on the science and solutions rather than the pitch and yaw of global politics. Changes in climate affect us all but particularly vulnerable populations such as agricultural smallholders – who also form the roots of many of our supply chains.

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Recently I found myself standing in front of 25 second graders, talking about the plight of pollinators, and specifically monarch butterflies. My job requires me to engage a range of influencers – from heads of government to business leaders – to inform them about the deteriorating state of our planet and what can be done to preserve it.

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There’s more to exercise than torching calories.

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The Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog, at www.cihablog.com, has as its mission to “transform the phenomenon of aid to Africa into egalitarian and respectful relationships that challenge unequal power relations, paternalism and victimization.” It focuses particularly on “critical and religious voices to explore connections among issues of faith, governance, gender, and race in colonial and post-colonial contexts.

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Most of us in sustainability (CSR, citizenship, social change, activism etc) are shell shocked.

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The final irony in an election filled with irony is the refusal of some voters to accept President-elect Donald Trump’s victory . This group doesn’t simply include protesters but a movement of some size to persuade the electoral college to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Trump

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By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf I collect ghost stories. I don’t believe in ghosts–but I’ll read any and all types of haunting stories

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BERLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday. Valls said the two countries, for decades the axis around which the EU revolved, had to help refocus the bloc to tackle an immigration crisis, a lack of solidarity between member states, Britain’s looming exit, and terrorism. “Europe is in danger of falling apart,” Valls said at an event organized by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper

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Keeping Corporate Innovation Alive

17Nov

The difference between market takers and market makers is not product innovation, it is business model innovation. To compete in the age of the customer , business leaders must graduate from leading incremental to transformational changes, requiring emphasis beyond core capabilities that include investments in new products, services and business model innovation

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About 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies , but perhaps their coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing, runny nose and other side effects are being inadvertently exacerbated ― by them! In the video above, The Doctors   share three surprising ways you could be making your allergies worse.  1. You’re not wearing your glasses or sunglasses.  Soft contact lenses are permeable and prone to absorb airborne irritants like pollen or smoke, explains Dr. Travis Stork, who suggests wearing glasses or sunglasses to block allergens from getting into your eyes.  Beat Your Allergies  2

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Read the “big takeaways” sections of the political news aggregators in the days following the elections. They’re focused on how campaign insiders missed this voter sentiment or that election dynamic. But they’re nearly silent on the Clinton campaign’s most obvious failing: After a decade pursuing the presidency, this highly accomplished woman couldn’t communicate to Americans a compelling vision of what she’d do for them.

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Tika Sumpter recently tweeted a piece of advice for North Carolina residents: “make sure you turn in your library books!”   Sumpter’s mother, Janice Acquista, was recently arrested in the Tarheel state due to, the actress claimed, a $10 balance for an overdue library book. The actress recalled the ordeal in a series of tweets

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6 Ways That Doing Yoga Can Change Your Life

16Nov

It’s calming, it’s soothing and it has become increasingly trendy over the last 10 years. Yoga is no longer just a pastime for health nuts, vegetarians and Buddhists

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I once knew a woman. We all called her Aunt Gladys. She was the sweetest woman you would ever meet.

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The changing configuration of landscapes and the increasing natural catastrophes that we are being confronted to are a clear demonstration that climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges of this age. And as a global challenge only a concerted action by world governments in an urgent and effective manner will help us save thousands of lives now and for future generations, because the harmful effects of climate change affect us all, being the effects even more harmful for developing countries, as these have less resources to adapt

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After the news that Steve Bannon, who has been accused of being anti-Semitic  and furthering white nationalist viewpoints as the executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, was chosen as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, it seems like just about anybody is up for extremely powerful government positions. With Trump at the helm, it seems safe to say that the worst person imaginable to handle the environment, economy, Homeland Security, etc. is each being floated to handle those jobs

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Many governments persecute people of religious faith. However, one nation stands out: North Korea

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Defeating ISIS in Mosul will be in the interest of Sunni Arabs in general as much asit will be in the interests of Iran and Shia Arabs in Iraq. The primary victims of this terrorist group have been the Sunni peoples and governments.

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Asian Countries Declare War on Cigarettes

17Oct

By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin – Asian countries are taking measures against smoking. Japan’s health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said that the government will step up measures against passive smoking while seeking public understanding ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, reported NHK on Friday. Previously, the country’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry introduced passive smoking measures which completely ban indoor smoking at restaurants, hotels, and airports.

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Theresa May has finally spelt out the future of our country in her party conference speech. It will be hard Brexit

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians. U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered for the burial in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery, two days after Peres, a former president and premier, died at the age of 93.

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey has formally arrested 32,000 people in its investigation of a religious movement the government blames for staging a military coup attempt on July 15, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Wednesday. In a live interview with broadcaster NTV, Bozdag also said a total of about 70,000 people have faced legal proceedings on suspicion of links with U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the government says engineered the failed coup. Gulen, who lives in the United States, denies any involvement

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WASHINGTON — Health insurance consumers who use HealthCare.gov to buy their plans can choose to stick with what they have and let the system automatically renew their coverage for next year. A new report suggests that just might be a bad idea

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When Bryan Cranston gained worldwide fame as meth kingpin Walter White on “Breaking Bad,” everybody commented on what a radical departure it was from his work as Hal, the father on family sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle.” But a new promo video from Comedy Central UK , advertising an upcoming set of “Malcolm in the Middle” re-runs, has twisted that theory seriously on its head, suggesting that Hal wasn’t quite as mild-mannered as we all thought. The video, uploaded to YouTube this week, is captioned: “ Before he was Walter White he was the Dad in Malcolm In The Middle.” Let’s just say it puts Hal in a completely different light.

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Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley met for the second debate of the primary season on Saturday.

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People across the world woke up to headlines about Friday’s horrific attacks in Paris.

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