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“Moonlight” is a film as luminous as its title, a story in three chapters about the son of a crack addict, growing up in Florida, bullied and neglected. We see him as a child, befriended by a kind-hearted drug dealer, as a teenager, abused by classmates and having his first sexual encounter with another boy

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Oct 29 – An American Airlines jet engine that failed seconds before takeoff in a fiery runway accident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport flung broken turbine parts as far as half a mile from the scene, a federal investigator said on Saturday. Disclosure of the “uncontained engine failure,” in which internal parts breach the protective housing designed to keep them safely enclosed, even in a breakdown, came a day after a mishap that authorities said neared the point of disaster but caused no serious injuries.

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A letter to millennial and independent voters

28Oct

Dear Millennials and Independent Voters, Leave the angst at home. Go vote and for vote Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Congress, and the next day join on the battle lines fighting for what we believe in.

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With this year’s presidential election less than two weeks away, Pusha T is continuing his political involvement  on Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail . In a new Hillary for America campaign clip, the rapper held a candid conversation ― which took place after a Oct. 15 block festival in Liberty City, Miami ― with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine to discuss some of the most pressing issues at stake in this year’s election

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – It was a battle of the sequels at the multiplexes this weekend, as “Boo! A Madea Halloween” narrowly edged out “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” to claim first place at the domestic box office. The latest film in the long-running Madea series racked up $27.6 million

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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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Angela Corey, the Democratic Florida prosecutor who presided over some the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court’s most controversial cases of the past several years, lost her bid for reelection Tuesday night bringing her eight-year tenure to an end.  Melissa Nelson emerged as the Republican primary winner , earning more than 64 percent of the vote compared to Corey’s 26 percent. A third challenger, Wes White, collected less than 10 percent.  Corey’s loss was cheered by defense lawyer and academics, many of whom had criticized her aggressive prosecution, particularly of juveniles.   “Corey’s loss is an encouraging sign that the public will no longer tolerate overzealous and unprincipled criminal prosecutions, including women and children,” Mary Anne Franks, a law professor at the University of Miami, said in a statement Tuesday.  Even musician John Legend, who cofounded the criminal justice reform campaign #FreeAmerica weighed in on the Fourth Judicial Circuit State’s Attorney’s race

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Lindsey and Will: Miami, August 2016

14Ago

Lindsey and Will, image from pre-wedding togetherness photo shoot done at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. I met Will, a passionate, highly talented Christian Poet, a few years ago in the streets of Wynwood and we soon adopted each other as Uncle and Nephew

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When Rochelle, a patient at Northwestern University’s Comprehensive Transplant Center, first learned that no one in her immediate family was a suitable candidate for partial liver donation, she did what most do in today’s day and age – she took to Facebook.

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This article first appeared as an op-ed in my column in the Indian Express . “Macbeth does not make my priority list,” admitted Sun Microsystems founder and Silicon Valley eminence grise, Vinod Khosla, in a recent takedown of the liberal arts and humanities

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A Platform for Connections

08Jun

This week, I will be joining nearly 800 local, state and federal thought leaders and policymakers committed to expanding supportive housing to create more opportunities for vulnerable individuals and families to move into permanent, stable homes where they can receive the services necessary to stay housed and healthy. We are looking ahead, mapping the future of supportive housing, as we gather in Chicago, Illinois at the national CSH Summit 2016 . The Summit is attracting public officials, housing developers, major philanthropic foundations, financial institutions, advocates and supportive housing residents from every corner of the country.

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‘Green News Report’ – June 7, 2016

07Jun

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Carmen van Niekerk , University of Pretoria ; Hester Carina Schönfeldt , University of Pretoria , and Nicolette Hall , University of Pretoria More…

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Branding Japan Beyond Hiroshima

07Jun

At last month’s G7 Summit at Ise-Shima, I was in a part of Japan not readily featured in travel brochures. It has no hustle and bustle like global megalopolis Greater Tokyo, with its 35 million that make up over one quarter of Japan’s entire population

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When Muhammad Ali refused to take the oath of induction into the U.S. Army in 1967 in Houston, Texas, he became a hero to those that were against the war, but he also became toxic to many that were in favor of it and even to some of those in the mainstream.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continued her streak of lambasting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump during remarks at the Massachusetts Democrats state convention on Saturday. “Every day there’s another story or incident that completely disqualifies him from being president,” Warren said in some of her sharpest attacks yet against the Republican candidate.

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I’m in Romania — home of the descendants of ancient Roman soldiers and young Dacian widows. Join me with my guide in Bucharest as we learn how Romanians were born out of a horrible slaughter. I said the soldiers “made love” to the widows of the locals they killed…on further consideration, it was more likely rape

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

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Turning numbers and data into scoops. Helsinki journalists have been doing it for years and serve as good examples for media worldwide. “We do a lot of scraping with bots,” said Tuomas Peltomaki from the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat .

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper ALL SUMMER LONG by Dorothea Benton Frank More…

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Ask any movie star — you face a lot of rejection before you finally make it. That’s never been more true than for Freya, a pup dubbed “Britain’s loneliest dog”  by the Mirror in May after the outlet learned she had been in the care of  Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool for six years.

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When it’s really embarrassing, rely on the calendar… More…

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Mirror, Mirror

04Jun

Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue

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Alabama Redux

04Jun

Old times there are not forgotten. .

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This clip shares the most unforgettable experience I’ve had in two months of travel. Traveling through countries that spent 45 years in what locals here call “the Soviet club,” it’s fascinating to see how an ideology that preached equality for all built gigantic monuments that impoverished the very workers for whom the ideology was designed to serve. That’s the case on a mountaintop in Bulgaria where we visited a conference center built for the 100th anniversary of the founding of what became the Bulgarian Communist Party.

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When you visit Mexico there are a few things you can always be certain about on your trip. One is plenty of sunshine and two is plenty of choices where to stay. While each destination in Mexico has a unique feel, the Grand Velas in Mexico’s lush Riviera Maya area is one place I highly recommend

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02Jun

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper FLIGHT PATTERNS by Karen White More…

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Last week marked a milestone.

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Four adorable ducklings got police protection after being spotted trying to cross a busy street in Parker, Colorado. Sgt

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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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Last month, four days after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa stood next to Secretary John Kerry at a press conference and announced that dissident Zainab Al Khawaja and her baby son Abdulhadi would be released from jail, I wrote a piece here pointing out that four days was a long time to fill in some paperwork and find the prison key. Tomorrow will be 50 days, and she’s still in jail. You can fly to the moon and back, sail the Atlantic and climb Mount Everest in 50 days if you put your mind to it.

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The Hardest Speech I Ever Gave

26May

Last month, I joined the TEDxNavesink speakers series on makers, at Monmouth University. I looked back on the pain and resilience of three homeless teenagers I’ve befriended over the past two decades and shared how their lives taught me the meaning of home

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Columbia University Professor Celia Oyler posted online a critique of the 4th grade English-Language Arts PARCC exam written by an anonymous fourth grade teacher. In the critique the teacher quoted from specific questions that were on the test.

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Reported injuries have decreased in the meat and poultry industry, but plant workers still face grave dangers on the job — and there’s reason to believe the safety hazards are worse than they seem, according to the Government Accountability Office. Many workers are unlikely to speak out about health and safety risks for fear of losing their jobs, the office said in a report issued Wednesday.

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Few things are more exciting than arriving at an unknown platform for the first time. Whether it’s Grand Central Station, Roma Termini, or the metro in Moscow, the idea that unknown possibilities are within reach is thrilling

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

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Mindful Spending Part 4: Putting It All Together

23May

Dear Readers, If you’ve been following my columns about mindful spending, you know that this is the last week of the 30-day Financial Cleanse. For the past three weeks, each of my columns has focused on a single theme. Week 1 was about getting on top of day-to-day spending; Week 2 focused on creating a realistic monthly budget; Week 3 had you exploring your top three financial goals.

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How do refugees and other forced migrants impact their host communities? Do they take local jobs? Are they reliant on aid?

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Let’s put an end to NOT looking people in the eye so you don’t have to smile or say hello. I think 2016 should be The Year of Connection, and I’m not talking digitally here, but face-to-face

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Donald Trump breaks the rules. For his followers, that’s part of his appeal. Trump specializes in the lie

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A humanitarian crisis can turn worlds upside down in an instant. But the recovery can take decades.

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Skeleton Crew Makes its Move

22May

It would be great to think of 2008 as a bygone past, and the dire consequences for workers phased out in a bad economy yesteryear’s news, but the play Skeleton Crew, an Atlantic Theater Company production at the Linda Gross Theater, Dominique Morisseau’s powerful look at Detroit autoworkers, now moved to the, registers a cycle that’s still out of control for many Americans. In a locker room, four characters take breaks, bicker, and make for a company family, an ensemble of workers: Faye (an excellent Lynda Gravatt) who is also a union rep, Dez (Jason Dirden), an angry but decent guy with a gun, Shanita (Nikiya Mathis), pregnant and happy at work, and Reggie (Wendell B

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A zoo in Chile killed two of its African lions to protect a man who entered their enclosure in an apparent suicide bid. Visitors to Santiago’s Metropolitan Zoo were left horrified on Saturday morning as the man stripped naked, jumped into the pen and began taunting the male and female big cats, reports the Guardian. More…

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Let the talk about a Plan B stop out of mercy for the victims of the policies of attrition and the patchwork strategies being pursued in the raging battlefields of Syria and Yemen.

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Every May, we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation’s armed forces. Across our country, we’ll hear from politicians about the importance of “supporting our troops,” and “leaving no veteran behind.” These are great soundbites, but fifteen years removed from 9/11–and in the wake of scandals at the VA, a mental health crisis that claims the lives of 22 veterans every day, and unacceptably high unemployment levels among our newest generation of returning warriors, it’s past time to define what this really means. Too often, actions simply don’t match the rhetoric

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Too many people don’t allow themselves to make the difference they can make – or enjoy all that they could – because they’ve been programmed to play small. If you are one of those people..

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Antiaging Yoga

20May

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher To quote Webster’s : More…

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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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Wedding invitations can come fast and furious in our 20s and 30s.

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Ten years ago, while honeymooning in Maui, my husband asked a local woman if she had any advice for our first visit. In her lovely Hawaiian accent she replied, “just go with the flow man, that’s all, just go with the flow.” It’s a sentiment we exchange with one another often, especially when we find ourselves stuck in difficult situations

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There was no chill in the morning forecast, but that didn’t stop one Los Angeles TV station from awkwardly making a female meteorologist cover up with a sweater right in the middle of her weekend weather report.  KTLA meteorologist and reporter Liberté Chan was going about her job during the Saturday broadcast when an arm dangling a gray cardigan appeared at the edge of the screen.  More…

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If you are looking to drop a few pounds before the summer is here, these simple tips can help you out. Did you know that for ten years and running, weight loss has been the top New Year’s resolution time and time again? With over 34% of the U.S.

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Apparently the presumptive Republican nominee is not going to release any of his tax returns. “Nothing to see here, move along,” is his attitude

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Broadcast television was a new-fangled medium when Cloris Leachman made her debut there.

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See if you’re scared of the news by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hints: The lines were frighteningly long; they’re scared of being booted from Rio; the call’s coming from inside his house; and at the IRS, no one can hear you scream. Answers are below the quiz

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Watch Maxwell James in the season finale of The Family , Sunday, May 15, at 9/8c. More…

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The Obama administration on Friday will tell schools and colleges nationwide they must allow transgender students access to bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The Justice Department and the Education Department, in guidance directed at every American public school district, will admonish educators to treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity, regardless of what sex is listed on student records. More…

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Sandy Saputo is chief marketing officer for Bare Esecentuals , and is a member of the company’s executive management team. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing and business strategies for bareMinerals and Buxom brands

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Lennart Meri and the "New Normal"

12May

With Europe wracked by a variety of challenges – Russian aggression in Ukraine, terrorism, waves of immigrants from the Middle East, sluggish economies, and populist movements questioning the very democratic foundations of their societies.- it is wise to recall the spirit of Lennart Meri, the Estonian president in whose memory a major international conference is being held this weekend in Tallinn. Since its inception a decade ago, the conference has been attended by prominent European and US scholars, politicians and policy makers, who have often praised the open and intellectual rigor of the proceedings

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It appears the effort to pass a statewide two-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages has died in California, at least for this year. As the Sacramento Bee reported on Wednesday, the bill’s demise occurred with the legislative equivalent of a whimper: Its sponsor in the state assembly pulled the bill before it could even come up for a vote in committee, owing to a lack of support among fellow lawmakers.

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TOP STORIES WHAT A NIGHT FOR BASKETBALL Only Lakers legend Kobe Bryant could score 60 points in his final game. “Mamba out” indeed

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In February, the Federal Election Commission deadlocked on taking action against right-wing filmmaker Joel Gilbert for failing to disclose how much he spent manufacturing and mailing what he claimed was millions of DVD copies of his anti-Obama documentary “Dreams From My Real Father” to voters in several swing states before the 2012 presidential election, meaning that no action against him would take place. An FEC general counsel’s report declared that Gilbert’s film qualified as a legitimate media action and was not an independent political expenditure subject to financial disclosure. Despite winning his case, Gilbert knew exactly what to do to capitalize on it: run to the right-wing media and cry persecution.

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

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