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In her native Dallas she’s one of the city’s most stylish entrepreneurs, and now the rest of the world is discovering Kathy Fielder. Her Design Life Style brand is a favorite of retailers from Neiman Marcus to The Horchow Collection to One Kings Lane to Rue La La. Earlier this month, the Kathy Fielder Collection for Atlantic, a ready-to-assemble home furniture line was announced, and will hit retailers nationwide in Summer 2017.

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Oh man, have we ever got a hot feud for you today! Yes, sir. Seems that President-elect Donald Trump , after leading crowd after crowd in a lusty chorus of “Lock her up!” during the presidential campaign, isn’t really feeling that whole “prosecute Hillary Clinton for emails” thing anymore.

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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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Come Thanksgiving , all anyone thinks about is the feast. The stuffing , sides , the  pie . Brining , cooking and carving  of the turkey.

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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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Can you name the only two presidents who have won the popular vote in three consecutive elections?

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Jazz up your Thanksgiving meal with some show-stopping soups, salads and sides. From Curried Cauliflower Soup to Broccoli with Chipotle-Honey Butter , these easy and elegant dishes will be the stars of your holiday spread.

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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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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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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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The “Hamilton” cast had a special message for Vice President-elect Mike Pence, whose presence at the hit Broadway musical on Friday night drew boos from the Manhattan audience.

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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 – After responsible stewardship of the nuclear arsenal, perhaps the most import role an American president sets is setting a tone that guides how millions of people will act. In the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump, acts of violence and intimidation against the groups that he singled out during the campaign have been reported across the country, and are being tracked by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Ethiopian immigrant Yemaj Adem, for instance, was attacked in Grand Rapids on November 12th by a man in his cab who started punching him and shouting “Trump! Trump! Trump!” The man was arrested, and continued making racist comments about Adem in the back of the police car

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The cast of “ Hamilton ” didn’t throw away their shot to speak directly to a very important member of their audience Friday night: Vice President-elect Mike Pence. As Pence, who was booed loudly upon entering the theater , tried to leave the Broadway musical after the final curtain call, actor Brandon Dixon , who plays the part of Aaron Burr, asked him to stay

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When Vice President-elect Mike Pence went out for a night of theater in Manhattan, he probably didn’t expect to be the opening act. Some of the attendees at a Friday night showing of “Hamilton,”  Lin-Manuel Miranda ’s  Founding Fathers-themed Broadway musical , were apparently not thrilled to see the Indiana governor at the show.

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

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  – North Carolina’s gubernatorial race was undecided 10 days after the Nov.

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President-elect Donald Trump called for the removal of the Statue of Liberty from New York harbor because it encourages immigration to the United States. Trump said he was elected president because he promised to secure the American borders.

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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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We Can’t Win a Fight We’re Not In

18Nov

In this wrenching week, I have been thinking about something my former boss Paul Wellstone liked to say: “You’ve got to start a fight to win a fight.” An animated professor-turned-senator from Minnesota, Paul’s willingness to be confrontational, and his refusal to back down from a fight he believed in, was central to his political and organizing strategy.

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Members of the Afghan national women’s cycling team have kept on riding through misogyny, harassment and physical violence. Now a corruption scandal threatens to knock the trailblazers off their bikes for good

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Drivers in Fort Worth, Texas were in for a Thanksgiving surprise this week when traffic cops gave them turkeys instead of tickets.  In an effort to spread some holiday cheer and bond with the community, five teams of officers were dispatched across the city to hand out dozens of frozen birds, said ABC-affiliate WFAA . “Even though we do enforce traffic law and we do have some unpleasant decisions to make, we still are about the people,” officer Anthony Colter, who made five stops, told Houston’s KHOU.

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Edvard Munch , Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge) , 1902, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 40 3/8 in. (101 x 102.5 cm)

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Last season the University of Oregon won the Pac-12 title and earned a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Ducks reached the Elite 8, defeating Duke in the regional semifinals and losing to Oklahoma and Buddy Hield in the regional finals

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Small Gestures On A Dark Day

17Nov

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, is nothing less than astonishing. In the wake of it, many like myself are feeling numb, betrayed, fearful, and downright ashamed of our country. A dear friend told me that her mom, who grew up in Nazi Germany, had lapsed into tears and was experiencing flashbacks of childhood traumas

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

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WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans are gearing up for an assault on one of the trademark populist achievements of the Obama administration, vowing to take on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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I’m desiring to respond to everything that’s happened in the last week, and yet I’ve been struggling to respond at the same time. While I tend to stay away from politics, I’ve seen so many posts, articles and physical and verbal actions hurting each other and making each other wrong, I feel a pull to come forward.

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

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Carren Ginsburg , University of the Witwatersrand ; Mark A. Collinson , University of the Witwatersrand , and Philippe Bocquier , Université Catholique de Louvain Understanding health trends among people who migrate is difficult. In most cases migrants fall outside health systems planning and may struggle to access health care facilities

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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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KABUL (Reuters) – At least 38 people were killed and 28 were injured in Afghanistan after a fuel tanker collided with a passenger bus, causing a massive explosion, local officials said on Sunday. The incident took place on a major highway connecting the southern province of Kandahar with the capital city of Kabul.

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MANILA – Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte declared on Saturday a “state of lawlessness” in the country after an explosion in a market killed 14 people in his home city of Davao while he was on a regular weekend visit there. Duterte, who ran Davao for more than two decades as its crime-busting mayor, said the explosion late on Friday outside a high-end hotel intensified what was an “extraordinary time” in the Philippines, and police and military would redouble efforts to crush crime, drugs and insurgency.

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Danielle Resnick , The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) More…

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One of my millennial son’s is a mystery and a mover. Like Pope Francis he shares a love for the humble yet direct approach of St

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Muslims gathered for Catholic Mass on Sunday in churches and cathedrals across France in a powerful display of unity following the killing of an elderly priest.

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For the first time in more than two decades, since the dictatorship, Brazil has a government that is widely seen as illegitimate. It is seen this way, not only by its citizens, but in much of the world.

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Millennials’ food choices are much different from those of their parents — and that goes beyond the decision to Instagram every runny egg yolk  they come across. The Y generation is more passionate about food than any other history, according to Eve Turow , author of A Taste Of Generation Yum . In fact, nearly 50 percent of Gen Y-ers self-identify as “foodies.” While they may have subsisted on pizza bagels and Dunkaroos as kids , they’re now out of the nest — and more than half of these mostly 20-somethings are dining out at least once a week  and scrutinizing ingredients lists.

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Firefighters are known for their physical strength and bravery, but they also face an immense amount of emotional stress and pressure.

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