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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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Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

22Nov

Like the Grinch who couldn’t keep Christmas from coming to Whoville, the Democratic Party with all its might and money couldn’t stop Trumpmas from coming to the American heartlands. It came just the same.

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First, there were reports of wood pulp in  grated cheese. And now, this.  A new Bloomberg News report raises doubts about store-brand aloe vera after tests it commissioned on products bought at Walmart, CVS and Target reportedly found no trace of their claimed prime ingredient ― aloe barbadensis leaf juice

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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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Pope Francis on Monday allowed all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a power previously reserved for bishops or special confessors. Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving church a characteristic of his papacy, made the announcement in a document known as an “apostolic letter” after Sunday’s close of the Catholic Church’s “Holy Year of Mercy”.

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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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Sabra Dipping Company has issued a voluntary recall  for some of its hummus products over potential listeria contamination, the manufacturer announced Saturday.  The decision comes after Sabra’s manufacturing facility tested positive for the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause a serious and potentially deadly infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a release

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Donald Trump’s Reagan Moment

19Nov

Sometime before Inauguration Day, President-elect Trump will be briefed on the American plan for nuclear war, inclusive of the role he plays in ordering nuclear weapons release (i.e., the “nuclear codes”.)  John F. Kennedy was the first American president briefed on this plan, back in 1961.  Afterwards, a shaken Kennedy told his Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, “And we call ourselves the human race.” President Nixon was similarly appalled. “No matter what we do,” he told his National Security Council, “they the Soviets lose their cities…what a decision.” Ninety million Soviets would die in an American nuclear strike, Nixon was told.  And ninety million Americans would die in a Soviet retaliation

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WASHINGTON ― The biggest potential conflict of interest for President-elect Donald Trump sits about half a mile away from the White House: The Trump International Hotel.

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ST. LOUIS ―  Marlene Gebhard, grandmother of slain 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard, says the past four months have shaken her beliefs about law enforcement, and her days are divided by what she knows and the mystery surrounding the details of her grandson’s death

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A week ahead of the deadline, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  on Friday appealed a court ruling that could leave the independent watchdog vulnerable to the whims of President-elect Donald Trump . The financial agency had until next Friday to contest an October decision that essentially left its director, Richard Cordray , at the mercy of the president

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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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Sharon Jones , the Grammy -nominated soul and funk singer who led the Dap-Kings , died Friday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer .

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The irony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s “America First” policy is that it could end the budding new Cold War that has been developing between the West and Russia and China. His non-ideological, deal-making approach, which doesn’t challenge how the Russians and Chinese govern themselves, promises to lessen tensions that have been getting dangerously out of control.

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If your wardrobe consists of black, black and more black, a white, yellow or blush stone might not adhere to your personal ~aesthetic~.

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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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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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There’s a new challenge taking social media by storm, and this one’s pretty much the opposite of the mega-viral mannequin challenge . Instead of standing still, everyone flees.  It’s called the # TrumpsComingChallenge , and it’s pretty simple to do. Someone shouts, “Trump’s Coming!” and everyone runs as if president-elect Donald Trump just showed up.  The viral challenge is a take on # AndysComing , which involves people dropping to the floor  and lying motionless after someone shouts “Andy’s Coming.” That’s a tribute to the “Toy Story” movies, where the toys would drop whenever Andy walked into the room.  Here are some of the best “Trump’s Coming” clips posted to Twitter so far:   The Benedict College Official #TrumpsComingChallenge ❗️ With All That's Going On In Today's Society, We Should Share Some Laughter pic.twitter.com/ZRv40Bsjnk — Mr.Freshman (@SoCloseCanBeFar) November 11, 2016 ” @armanibankss : Let's get this trending #TrumpsComingChallenge pic.twitter.com/xl5e2hcq3k ” — EL'DEEN (@zaharadeen442) November 18, 2016 NEW CHALLENGE!!! #TRUMPSCOMINGCHALLENGE #NotMyPresident #ImStillWithHer pic.twitter.com/uwY8GsYWZY — rachel (@markmyjauregui) November 11, 2016 Let's try this #trumpscomingchallenge pic.twitter.com/yjzIqTUqM6 — Xavionna (@itsme_xavie) November 16, 2016 #trumpscomingchallenge lmfao pic.twitter.com/M9uPDjvfAr — erick (@Erickkcruzv) November 12, 2016 #trumpscoming pic.twitter.com/J5LnDdM1Tt — Emma Jane Trengove (@Nyctophilia_E) November 18, 2016 the #TrumpsComingChallenge Though? ROFLMAO! LOVE IT! pic.twitter.com/YNgUhCsc9K — Mario the Poet (@poetrybymario) November 11, 2016 Watch till the end (I fell) #TrumpsComingChallenge pic.twitter.com/sn4QkN35rB — ️ (@rudygarzareyna) November 11, 2016 “TRUMPS COMING!!!!” #trumpscomingchallenge pic.twitter.com/fJcxIu9jeq — teddy (@tupacshookur) November 11, 2016 type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related…

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It was chilling enough to learn that President-elect Donald Trump’s team was discussing the idea of a  registry for Muslim immigrants . The news grew even more alarming when Carl Higbie, a Trump surrogate, defended the notion by citing the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Now, people in search of a ray of hope are turning to actor-turned-activist George Takei and his inspiring 2014 TED Talk .

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WASHINGTON ― No sir, you cannot sue the Senate over its unprecedented obstruction of the president’s Supreme Court nominee. That’s what a federal judge ruled Thursday in  dismissing the case of a New Mexico citizen who sued Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) over their refusal to hold a floor vote for Merrick Garland , President Barack Obama’s choice to sit on the high court .

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The barrier around a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo was not in compliance with regulations when a 3-year-old boy fell into the enclosure in May, according to a federal investigation.  Zoo officials questioned the finding by pointing out the barrier passed muster with federal authorities about a month before the boy’s fall.  “In its 38-year history, the barrier system at Gorilla World has always been found compliant during USDA inspections,” a statement from the zoo said.  A member of an animal response team fatally shot a Western lowland gorilla named Harambe on May 28 after determining that the ape posed an imminent threat to the child. The animal’s death unleashed a public fury that was directed both at the child’s mother and at the zoo for its decision to use lethal force.  Inspectors from the U.S.

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I had a spiritual revelation in my polling place last week in the presidential election. My partner and I chatted with others in line

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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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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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Natural disasters are overwhelming. For those directly impacted whose lives are shattered. For the humanitarian landscape responding to the devastating needs on the ground

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By Adelyn Zhou Every entrepreneur can likely relate: You wake up each morning to hundreds of unread emails, stare at a to-do list that never seems to die, and schedule meetings on a fully-booked calendar two months out. With a workload like this, every minute is essential. That’s why I constantly invest time in finding ways to automate the more mundane aspects of work

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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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(Reuters) – In one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama selected key figures in sports, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, activism, academia and entertainment among the 21 people who will be awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States. Obama will present recipients including rocker Bruce Springsteen, Motown soul singer Diana Ross, former basketball champions Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford with the medal at a White House ceremony on Nov. 22, the White House said on Wednesday

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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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More Fearful Than Ever

16Nov

While Donald Trump’s recent appearance on 60 Minutes may have calmed some of my fears, he has not put all of them to rest. Indeed, he’s even exacerbated them

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California Rebuilding Democratic Bench

16Nov

The Democratic Party is currently struggling with the question of who should be leading it, heading into the future.

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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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As some in the country continue to come to grips with last week’s presidential election, Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered sobering words Tuesday for those who may be wondering how to move forward under a future President Donald Trump . “I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing,” she said Tuesday during a conversation with talk radio host Bill Press , who introduced the topic of the election as the “800-pound gorilla in the room.” The president-elect didn’t come up by name during the hour-long exchange, held in front of an intimate audience at the Old Naval Hospital’s  Hill Center in Washington. But Trump was certainly on everyone’s mind, including Sotomayor, who declined to delve into presidential or transition politics but nonetheless engaged the subject gracefully, as if speaking to the whole nation.

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Stress is a condition that can happen to anyone. Although it is a part of everyone’s life, it does not mean that it should go unchecked. If your stress levels are not under control then you expose yourself to adverse health challenges It was identified to cause psychological and physical problems

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A police officer escorts migrants from a train at Hyllie station outside Malmo. TT News Agency/Reuters Nahikari Irastorza , Malmö University and Pieter Bevelander , Malmö University Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe that has provided protection to a large number of refugees fleeing the war zones of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Let’s Find a Way to Make the Dialogue Work

16Nov

By Bruce Janz UCF Forum columnist There is a breaking point for many people around the neighborhood and around the country, as has been seen this month. These are lines in the sand, points past which people have said they will not pass.

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President Obama and Michelle Obama still have two months left in the White House, and yet somehow we already miss them terribly.  The much-adored couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, and by the looks of it, are still very much in love. Their story began at a Chicago law firm  in 1989.

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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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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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A large stretch of road that was swallowed by a massive sinkhole in southwestern Japan has reopened just one week after its collapse. It took just two days for workers in the coastal city of Fukuoka to fill in the hole ― described as 98 feet long and 49 feet deep ― and repair the road and water mains, according to local reports. The city reportedly spent the following days testing the road to make sure it was safe before opening it to the public Tuesday morning.

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Are routines useful? How can I establish good ones, if so?

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It’s no secret that we’re bombarded with bothersome headlines more often than pleasant ones.

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Daina Trout Daina Trout is the CEO of Health-Ade Kombucha , which she co-founded in 2012 alongside her husband, Justin Trout, and best friend, Vanessa Dew. Daina received her BS from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Nutrition and Public Health from Tufts University, where she honed in on her philosophy that health has everything to do with one’s happiness, not just the science.

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Shantel VanSanten has never been accused of shooting the president. But she’s still had to do some fighting to get to where she is today, which is a starring role in USA’s new action drama Shooter , premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.

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WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump is reportedly considering appointing Clare Lopez, an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist, to serve as his deputy national security adviser. Lopez is the vice president of the Center for Security Policy, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that focuses on the threat of Islamic jihad.

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

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Earth To Trump: Go Green

14Nov

Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true.

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Frank Sinatra records would rarely be confused with Public Enemy records.

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In November 1983, The Pointer Sisters released their most successful album, Break Out , which spawned four Top Ten singles, won two Grammy Awards, and sold three million copies. One of its hits, The Neutron Dance , prominently featured in Beverly Hills Cop , peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #4 in Australia, and #1 in Canada

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By: Manoj Jain MD and Mark W. Muesse PhD The pain is silent, subtle and gnawing, like that of being overlooked for a promotion, or being rejected by your dream college. Over 60 million American s who voted for Hillary Clinton may be groping for a way to overcome such a pain after the stunning loss of their presidential candidate.

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One year after a series of terrorist attacks hit a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and bars in Paris, leaving 130 people dead, Nov. 13 is still very much on people’s minds. Thousands gathered across the French capital earlier Sunday  to pay respects to the people who lost their lives last year, as commemorative plaques were unveiled outside the various sites of attack

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Donald Trump delivers his victory speech on November 9, 2016 Donald J. Trump is the president elect.

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Mourners gathered across Paris in the areas hit by last year’s horrific terror attacks to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragedy. French officials unveiled new memorial plaques, which display the names of those who killed in each attack, at seven different sites.

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Japanese Eating Italian Food Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most travelers’ wishes and Italian cuisine is appreciated all over the world.

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Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy . Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain

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At first glance, it is easy to dismiss poker as a silly game that middle-aged men play at their weekly guy’s night to one-up each other and earn some treasured cash winnings. However, first appearances can be deceiving.

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When traveling to Europe there are many different places that one can visit.

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How Much Do They Pay You To Protest?

12Nov

“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language

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Many survivors of the Paris attacks say their lives were altered on that horrifying night. Salim Toorabally is no exception, but it took him days to realize that he had experienced Nov. 13, 2015 differently from his colleagues

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On election eve, I was amidst a group of politically like-minded souls, watching television in anticipation of seeing the first woman break the glass ceiling of the top job in the United States. Not only were we wrong, we were dumbfounded

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In powerful, sometimes violent waves, six women faced off Friday during the World Surf League’s first  big-wave surfing competition for women at Jaws, a famed surf break on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Female surfers have been fighting for years to be included in contests like this, but organizers previously said conditions for big-wave surf contests were too dangerous for women. But Friday’s display of strength and bravery in waves of up to 30 feet prove that, just like male athletes, women are a force to be reckoned with

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What If Trump Turns Out To Be Great?

12Nov

What is the best we can hope for a Trump presidency? If Trump’s election proves anything, it is that the ideas which used buttress the old ruling elite no longer hold sway.

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The Bottom Drops Out

12Nov

Sometimes life tests you in ways you never expected. The election that shocked the nation dealt a stunning blow to our efforts to make this country more fair, family friendly and healthy.

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The Democratic Party Has Exploded

11Nov

The Democratic Party exploded Tuesday night. There will be months of finger-pointing and internal reprisals over exactly what Democrats should have done differently.

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A politician who could potentially be banned from entering the U.S. under  Donald   Trump’s   policies is urging the president elect to “bring divided communities back together.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan is Muslim, a group that Trump has pledged to ban from entering the U.S. Though  Trump later indicated that he could be an “exception” to this ban, Khan has been critical of the future president’s attitude toward a religion that comprises 1.6 billion people worldwide

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A Zimbabwean court has thrown out charges against a local hunter accused of failing to stop the killing of the country’s most prized lion by an American dentist, his lawyer said on Friday. Walter Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe in July last year. While Zimbabwean authorities said Palmer had legal authority to hunt, they were stung by the international outcry and charged local hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who assisted Palmer, with failing to prevent an unlawful hunt

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