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

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PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) – French voters were choosing a conservative presidential candidate on Sunday in a primary contest whose winner is seen as likely to become head of state in next spring’s election. With the French left in disarray under the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande, pollsters suggest that the center-right presidential nominee will meet and defeat the National Front’s eurosceptic, anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen in a vote next May.

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No one really knows what President-elect Donald Trump will do once in office, but comedian Trevor Noah has some ideas.

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Back in March 2016, when the GOP primary was still a going concern and the candidates were jockeying for endorsements and assistants, we made note of the fact that Texas Sen.

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Undocumented immigrants didn’t have a vote or a voice at the ballot box on Election Day, so many have turned to social media to speak out.  Immigrants right leader Gaby Pacheco , who became the first undocumented Latina to testify in front of Congress about immigration reform in 2013, understood the pressing need to take action against President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to get rid of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which temporarily shields young undocumented immigrants who were brought illegally into the U.S.

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Bill Maher says the Democratic party needs to “stop bringing a knife to a gunfight.” The “ Real Time ” host shared what he’d learned from the presidential election result on his show Friday, and his principal takeaway was that the party was just too “nice” in comparison with its GOP rivals.

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Menopause has been known to wallop a big gut-punch to our libidos. Vaginal dryness comes as part of the menopausal package and the result is that we often would rather spend the night Netflixing without the chill . But in the interest of rediscovering our libidos, HuffPost50 turned to the experts for suggestions on the best toys for spicing up our sex lives.

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Image: Flag of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic Three weeks ago a Russian who had led a motley group of Ukrainian separatists and their Russian sympathizers was blown to bits in the elevator of his apartment in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Speculation immediately began about who had killed Motorola, a 33-year-old who had bragged about committing the war crime of executing captured Ukrainian army prisoners. Speculation centered on three categories of suspects: Ukraine’s intelligence service, Russia’s intelligence service, and separatist rivals of Motorola, whose real name was Arsen Pavlov.

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The New Day After

04Nov

This nightmare will end soon. Barring those leaning towards Secretary Clinton turning out in only mid-term proportions, Hillary Clinton will be elected president. The nuclear codes will be safe and the sort of apocalyptic “day after” depicted in the much hyped 1980’s television movie will return to being only the haunting possibility that could arise from international hostilities

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i mage courtesy Wikicommons If the 2016 election seems to be more like a Reality TV Show than an election, it is for a simple reason: it is. I should know. I spent years producing Reality TV, and this one is a ratings winner, even if it is a disaster for the nation.

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French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to convey the message that Britain should take its share of responsibility for minors  from the “Jungle” migrant camp of Calais . There was tension this week between the two countries over how to take care of young migrants after bulldozers flattened the camp that had been home to over 6,000 refugees and migrants hoping to cross the Channel to Britain. Hollande said 5,000 people had been evacuated from Calais and that there were 1,500 unaccompanied minors left, who would be transferred swiftly to other reception centers.

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If there’s one thing people know about Ina Garten ― the Food Network’s “Barefoot Contessa” ― it’s that she loves cooking for her husband, Jeffrey.

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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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WASHINGTON ― In recent appearances before his adoring crowds, Republican presidential candidate  Donald Trump  has declared that he is using his wealth to self-fund his campaign.

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Donald Trump declared the “ shackles have been taken off ” as Republicans began defecting in the wake of his boasts about sexual assault. Friday evening, during a Charlotte, North Carolina, speech, he turned the metaphor into reality, personally dismantling his teleprompters after they malfunctioned

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For some, “turkey drop” refers to the Thanksgiving-vacation breakup that commonly occurs for college freshmen in long-distance relationships. Not in Yellville, Arkansas

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ROME (Reuters) – About 4,655 migrants were saved on Tuesday and 28 bodies recovered in more than 30 rescue missions off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coast guard said on Wednesday. More than 10,000 refugees have been picked up in just two days, as people smugglers take advantage of calm weather to push boats to sea. Over the same period, at least 50 people have died trying to make the dangerous crossing

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NEW JERSEY ― President Barack Obama promised last fall to resettle 85,000 refugees by the end of the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year. Time’s up: The fiscal year ends Friday.

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I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance.

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Anyone who’s grown up in India would be familiar with the diverse religions and their rituals that permeate the environment.

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Crossposted from UN Women. What does being a winner mean

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(Slipknot) Over this past weekend, the Chicago Open Air festival played host to a great line up of metal acts of both past and present over three days and two stages. The best part about it was that there wasn’t too many bands number-wise playing, you could catch every single band if you wanted to. While the likes of Disturbed, Slipknot, Manilyn Manson, and Breaking Benjamin showed up on the bill, it was the only current US appearance from Rammstein that was the biggest selling point of Chicago Open Air and they didn’t disappoint.

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Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world , and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore — on the streets, inside stores, and even within our homes. We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives

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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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Appraising Sri Lanka’s Reform Agenda

22May

The International Crisis Group (ICG) has recently published a new report on Sri Lanka.

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By: Pat Johnson Grannies on Safari Most classical music lovers are familiar with George Frederic Handel’s Messiah .

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Ladies and gentlemen, here’s your next presenter, Steve Harvey! Oops, sorry folks. We’ve made a mistake

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How can ISIS and other Muslim terrorists be defeated? This is the question of our generation and maybe of the century. First, a simple quiz

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Make Way for Turkeys

08Ene

“Even creatures you might regard as though they were superfluous were integral to the creation of the world.” Midrash Rabbah on Exodus 7 I won’t go so far as to call them old friends – tight bunch as they are, the gang of wild turkeys that occasionally wander up into the streets of my Brookline neighborhood don’t seem much interested in fellowship beyond their own kind. But at least they don’t startle me quite as much as the first time we crossed paths. That first time, they made the impression of ‘Arov – the fourth plague of Egypt, about which we read this week – wild beasts stirred into the mix of human life where one least expects them.

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When viewers tune in for coverage of the Latin Grammys on Thursday, they’ll also see ads from the pro-immigration reform groups SEIU and iAmerica Action targeting Republicans over their opposition to deportation relief for undocumented immigrants. “We will not accept hate,” a voiceover says in the ad, in Spanish. “We will not allow anti-immigrant attacks

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Ben Carson Raised $10 Million In October

01Nov

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson announced Sunday his campaign had raised $10 million in the month of October. In the month of October, we raised $10 million and today we'll receive our 800,000th donation. I am humbled by your support

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While music festivals exist on a plane of pure pleasure, there are still a fair share of challenges that every festival attendee must face.

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OPATOVAC, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of migrants seeking to reach Western Europe were stranded in fog and cold weather in Croatia and Serbia on Sunday, a day after Hungary closed its border with Croatia and the flow of people was redirected to a much slower route via Slovenia. Tiny Slovenia has said it will only take in 2,500 people a day, significantly stalling the movement of people across the Balkans as they flee wars and poverty in countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa

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WASHINGTON — The next two weeks will provide Hillary Clinton with two of her best chances yet to distinguish herself from her presidential primary opponents and put to rest lingering concern over the private email server she used while secretary of state. The first chance comes Tuesday, when five Democratic candidates face off in Las Vegas for their first debate. While the primary has been a polite affair so far, especially  compared to the Republican race , the  debate will be the first chance for voters to evaluate the candidates side by side. The Clinton campaign is focused on highlighting her progressive positions while also showing that she is the best-equipped to turn campaign proposals into governing realities

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“The wise men treat everybody as equals, whether it be a learned and cultured brahmana, a cow, an elephant, or a dog and an outcaste. He does not differentiate between anybody.” (Bhagavad-gita 5.18) Recently, I had trouble sleeping for weeks

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It is by now a familiar story. Children, women, men — dozens upon dozens of them — stuffed into small boats meant to hold only 30 people

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Last week, the Taliban began the process of retaking Afghanistan, starting with the northern city of Kunduz.

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Bernie Sanders Doubles Down On Gun Control

04Oct

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) doubled down on his support for tighter gun control legislation on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting at an Oregon community college.

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We may look back on this week just passing as one of the true nadirs in America’s post-9/11 efforts to lead the world, a series of events that make the failures of America’s shallow strategies, of both Republican and Democratic administrations, impossible to ignore. It is a particular low point for President Barack Obama. With his Iranian nuclear deal in hand, at last secure from blockage in the U.S.

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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony on Tuesday from senators and advocates who urged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to remove roadblocks to care and compensation for veterans sickened by environmental toxicants, including contaminated drinking water at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune.

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Having been curating my curiosity through interviews with riveting people for more than a decade, I’ve come to learn that every human being is a unique amalgamation of the people she has met and experiences she has participated in over a lifetime. Each individual is a one of a kind, evolving, canvas that is never quite complete. Who you are today is not entirely who you are tomorrow because every day new people and new experiences become part of your chemistry, altering your canvas

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LESBOS, Greece, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A girl believed to be five years died on Saturday and 13 other migrants were feared lost overboard after their boat sank in choppy seas off the Greek island of Lesbos, the Greek coastguard said.

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WASHINGTON — Over a month ago, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed that he was “done” talking about Donald Trump. This week, however, the former governor of Florida was forced to change tactics and attack the real estate mogul head-on — calling into question his record as a true conservative and asserting that Trump is attempting to “insult his way into the presidency.” But all the tough talk wouldn’t preclude Bush from eventually supporting Trump if he won the Republican presidential nomination

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As Donald Trump seeks to ride proposed legislative repeal of the Fourteenth Amendment’s citizenship clause to the Republican presidential nomination, several of his rivals have called this debate a distraction. In fact, it speaks very directly to a central issue for any presidential candidate and race; that is, the kind of nation the United States should be. Trump’s ideas – in language adopted from mainstream restrictionist groups – are rife with contradictions and rich in irony.

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By Tony Munroe and Sohee Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea stands ready to respond to further provocations from North Korea, the presidential Blue House said on Saturday, as an ultimatum loomed for Seoul to halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by late afternoon or face military action. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been running high after an exchange of artillery fire on Thursday, prompting calls for calm from the United Nations, the United States and the North’s lone major ally, China

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his frontline troops in a “quasi-state of war” and ordered them to prepare for battle a day after the most serious confrontation between the rivals in years. South Korea’s military on Thursday fired dozens of artillery rounds across the border in response to what Seoul said were North Korean artillery strikes meant to back up a threat to attack loudspeakers broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda.

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Browned Butter Banana Bread

15Ago

Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be one of those people. Whenever I am at a potluck and I see poor old banana bread sitting in a corner by itself, I kind of feel sorry for it

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Behind every great music festival stands a passionate founder.

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People shout slogans during a demonstration to show support for Iraqi PM Haider Al Abadi at Tahrir Square in Baghdad on August, 9. Ahmed Saad/Reuters It seems that the 12 years’ crescendo of politicization, sectarianism and mismanagement has finally reached its climax. The mid boiling temperature of Iraq’s sweltering summer and daily terrorist attacks did not stop the masses from coming out and saying enough is enough; the Iraqi people have called upon Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to dissolve parliament, hunt down corrupted politicians and deliver public services.

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When you think of all that we do with our hands, it’s hard to imagine completing even the most basic day-to-day tasks without them.

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Hillary Clinton paid lip service to just about every issue dear to progressive voters in her presidential campaign kickoff on Saturday, from paid sick leave, to LGBT rights, to climate change and student loan reform. But one issue she notably omitted from her speech to supporters at New York City’s Roosevelt Island was the pending trade legislation that roiled Democrats in Congress merely a day prior.

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(Corrects French industry group name, shows it referred to Dutch interest, not farm ministry spokesman) * Some food companies scout for egg supplies abroad * About 30 pct of egg supply used by U.S. bakeries impacted * Dutch, French companies seeking U.S. approval to export eggs By P.J

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The best evening out that you probably haven’t heard about is going on every Wednesday night at Minton’s, an old-fashioned supper club with equal emphasis on both words. Upon entering through a narrow door on 118th street, you become enveloped in an atmosphere that’s elegant yet inviting. JC Hopkins Biggish Band fills the long narrow room with brassy bebop, evoking the spirits of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus who all played at the club’s original incarnation.

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CHICAGO (AP) — In a city where the voters like tough-talking politicians, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pugnacious style is being put to the test Tuesday as he tries to win a second term without having to go through a runoff. After raising more than $15 million, or roughly quadruple the combined total of his four rivals, the former White House chief of staff is the clear favorite.

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There is nothing better than a good movie to start the New Year. Following the success of the Carthage Festival, the Festival of Algiers and the Marrakech Festival , emerging film festivals in Maghreb and the Middle East have seen great success in the past few years

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One of the reasons I attend Americana music festivals is for the opportunity to be exposed to new music and musicians I might never have sampled on my own. Following is a list of some my favorite Americana musical discoveries of 2014 in no particular order and where I first heard them

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted on Friday to strip protections from undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, putting more than a half-million young people at risk for deportation despite their longstanding ties to the United States. The bill was approved 216 to 192, largely along party lines.

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The summer solstice arrives in the northern hemisphere on June 21 at 6:51 a.m. EDT, bringing us the longest day in the year — which means lots of extra sunlight for festivities. The day is also considered to be sacred by many pagans and Wiccans around the world who celebrate the solstice among their other yearly holidays.

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(Adds separatists returning to airport, other details) DONESTSK, Ukraine, May 26 (Reuters) – Armed pro-Russian separatists forced a shutdown on Monday of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, an airport representative said, a day after they prevented a majority of the region’s voters from taking part in presidential elections. Earlier this month, the pro-Moscow rebels declared autonomous “people’s republics” in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk after holding makeshift referendums. They say the two regions, which include the Donbass coalfield, are no longer part of Ukraine

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Morelia, Michoacán, México, martes 8 de Octubre del 2013 Su próximo cotejo de Liga es ante Veracruz en el Luis ‘Pirata’ Fuente Morelia es quinto de la clasificación con 23 unidades El plantel de Monarcas Morelia tiene la confianza suficiente para encarar lo que resta del Campeonato y conseguir la calificación a la Liguilla del Apertura 2013, aseguró el volante ofensivo de Monarcas, José María Cárdenas. “Hay que amarrar el pase a la Liguilla, vamos por buen camino, era importante ganar, retomamos la confianza y trataremos de mantener el buen paso en el cierre”, aseguró el jugador este martes luego del trabajo del equipo

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Al compás del vals futbolístico que retumbó en las faldas del Cerro del Quinceo, Carlos Adrián Morales, mediocampista de Monarcas

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Miércoles 21 de Noviembre del 2012 El marcador gloal finalizó 3-3 y en los penales Brasil venció 1-0 a Argentina Brasil obtuvo hoy la segunda edición del trofeo ‘Superclásico de las Américas’ al vencer a Argentina en los penaltis (4-3) tras perder en el Estadio boquense la “Bombonera” por 2-1. En el primer partido de la serie 2012, los brasileños se habían impuesto por 2-1 (3-3 en el global) en Goiania, por lo cual la copa, disputada únicamente por combinados con jugadores de clubes de ambos países, continúa en poder de los brasileños, que también la ganaron en 2011. En un partido que tuvo su mejor parte en los diez minutos finales, cuando Ignacio Scocco marcó los dos goles albicelestes, el primero de penalti, y Fred el del equipo de Mano Menezes, el público disfrutó de un juego intenso, desarrollado con carácter y, como de costumbre, poco amistoso.

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Tiempo de vals cruz azul

22Nov

Tiempo de vals cruz azul

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