France 24
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Jennifer Lawless, the director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University in Washington, told AFP the "strong argument she made for being active... resonated in a way that a lot of first ladies' issues don't hit home." In 2015, Obama went global with the "Let Girls Learn" campaign, a cross-agency effort to improve education for teenage girls worldwide. "She connected powerfully with a wide array of audiences -- as a working mother, as a progressive Democrat and, as she herself put it, as a 'little black girl from the South Side of Chicago'," Slevin noted. Throughout her time at the White House, Obama has also emerged as a beacon of support for the US fashion industry. She turned once little-known designers such as Jason Wu into major style stars, and made it acceptable to wear a cardigan to meet Queen Elizabeth II. And she embraced social media and pop culture -- dancing with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, rapping with Missy Elliott in a Carpool Karaoke" sketch, or doing the mannequin challenge with NBA superstar LeBron James.
ABC News - United States
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Western Daily Press
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A man who violently shook a six-month-old boy and hit his head against a hard surface leaving him severely disabled has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.Benjamin Pople, 30, of Woolavington, was found guilty of GBH following a trial at Taunton Crown Court.Pople had denied causing the injuries to the boy which left him with a significant bleed on the brain, retinal haemorrhages and a fractured skull.As a result of the assault in Bridgwater in November 2015 the boy is now severely disabled and...
Dover Express
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A ''callous'' man from Thanet who tried to humiliate an ex-girlfriend by posting naked pictures of her on facebook has been jailed.Heroy Bygrave, 31, of Harold Road, Cliftonville, was jailed for 14 months today (January 17) under new ''revenge porn'' laws introduced in 2015.After an acrimonious split with the woman, he used her log-in details to reactivate a dormant Facebook account before adding more than 150 work colleagues, family members and friends.Read more: Police have issued an e-fit...
BBC One South East
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It has been a stressful time for everyone and the family wants to raise awareness of infantile spasms. The University of Sussex has issued a formal, face-to-face apology to a former student who was attacked by her lecturer. Lee Salter physically assaulted Allison Smith in 2015 but was allowed to continue to teach for ten months until his conviction last July.
21stCenturyWire
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BBC One South West
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Police say they are treating the death of Darren Rhys Witcombe as unexplained. The 45-year-old, who lived locally but was originally from Wales, had gone missing in December 2015. A Dorset charity which provides support for very young children with special needs is facing closure after 25 years because of a funding crisis.
TIME - Top Stories
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Bleacher Report
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The Panthers suffered as a result of Newton's play. A season after going 15-1 and making a trip to the Super Bowl, Carolina finished in the cellar of the NFC South, winning just six games. The team lost the services of star linebacker Luke Kuechly to a concussion for the last six games of the year, so his return to the defense should provide a major boost next season. However, his health can't necessarily be counted on for the long run given his history of concussions. If the Panthers have any plans to retake the NFC South crown in 2017, Newton will likely need to return to a form close to 2015, when the star signal-caller finished with 35 passing touchdowns, 10 rushing touchdowns and the Most Valuable Player award.
Bleacher Report
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Veteran outfielder Josh Hamilton reached an agreement Tuesday to re-sign with the Texas Rangers . Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first reported the new deal and noted the contract includes an option for Hamilton to request his release if he's not on the April 1 roster. Heyman also stated the new pact is for the minimum MLB salary ($535,000), if he makes the team. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram confirmed the minor league deal. Hamilton said he will try to play first base, per TR Sullivan of MLB.com. The 35-year-old slugger has failed to make much of an impact in recent years due to a combination of nagging injuries and off-field issues. He missed the entire 2016 season with the Rangers after undergoing surgery , his third procedure in a 10-month span, to completely reconstruct the ACL in his left knee. In 2015, Bill Madden and Michael O'Keeffe of the New York Daily News reported Hamilton met with MLB officials after suffering a cocaine and alcohol relapse.
Daily Mail - Home
44 minutes
By the time of the shooting at the resort of Sousse by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui in June 2015, which left 38 people dead, the gardeners 'resumed their normal duties.'
ITV
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I just wanted the best for them. None of them has got criminal records. I have worked hard for that. But in June 2015, her worst nightmare came true. Renea and one of his brothers had gone out together to a rave in south London. Both had new jobs, and Renea's partner was expecting another baby. It should have been an evening of celebration. It ended with the brothers being stabbed when a fight broke out. I got to the hospital, said, 'My son's Renea,' went through the back and saw Rico on the bed.
Variety
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It is one of the enduring images of the early part of the presidential campaign: Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos being hustled out of an August 2015 press conference with Donald Trump after demanding answers from the candidate about his attacks on Mexican immigrants. “I have the right to ask a question,” Ramos told Trump, who... Read more »
The Iran Project
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Washington Free Beacon
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The Event Chronicle
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Germany received almost one million asylum seekers in 2015 and may have reached similar numbers in 2016. Many of the refugees have come from Syria and Iraq after fleeing their hometowns because of the Islamic State and other groups. Baran Hines writes for ActivistPost.com . He is the founder of WTFRLY.com , where you can read more of his work. Image Credit Source: Activist Post Continues from We Are Change... Hero Who Exposed CIA Infiltration and Manipulation Of Media Found Dead By Rachel Blevins Udo Ulfkotte, a brave, selfless, hero died on Friday at the age of 56. The legacy he leaves behind is one that gives context to today’s geopolitical relations between the United States and Russia. Ulfkotte was a world-class German journalist, working for a major Germany newspaper, who came out and exposed how the mainstream media lies for the CIA. In an interview with RT in October 2014, Ulfkotte explained the CIA’s practice of manipulation and bribery: “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.
The Canary
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Variety
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Stephen Baldwin was one of the first people in Hollywood who came out as a Trump supporter, back in July 2015. It was an endorsement that his older brother, Alec Baldwin, later spoofed on “Saturday Night Live”: “I’ve got the cream of the crop,” said Alec, playing Donald Trump. “I’ve got Sarah Palin. I’ve got... Read more »
Design Sponge
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Whether they're attached to an ottoman or lining the edge of a cozy throw, tassels create a visual warmth that we crave during the winter months. Beyond the tassel trend, this storied decorative embellishment will always remind us that a little pocket of warmth exists in threads bound together in a sweet and pretty way. Here are some of our favorite make-at-home tassel DIYs and a few tasseled objects of desire we discovered while online window shopping. First up is Monique Bartley's ottoman , hand-tasseled in shades of pink. Monique, pictured below, is a Los Angeles native living in New York City. She originally shared this crafty project with us back in 2015 and we've loved it ever since. Click through for the instructions for this DIY (and two more!), plus some window shopping inspiration. Caitlin Tassel Ottoman instructions here . Window Shopping These two pieces bring a huge burst of tasseled color to the indoors.
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Ars Technica UK
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TIME - Top Stories
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Forbes
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