ABC News - United States
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The sheriff's office in a New Orleans suburb has released the name of a woman shot to death with an off-duty police officer
BBC Two England
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They might beat a big-name player and then they fall. The consistency, does that come with it age? It's not a young man's game any more. It is the fortysomethings playing better than they did in their 20s.
Informed Comment
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David Graham Sweet | (Informed Comment) | Here on the “Left Coast” there’s much anguish & foreboding over the results of our recent election, and talk of “resistance.” I’m anguished too, but if you’ll forgive me, less pessimistic than ever about the future of our country. Here’s why. It’s not that the new President seems at all promising. He apparently is the very odd duck he’s been playing on television: bombastic, thin-skinned, impulsive. He’s a modern-day Robber Baron who tweets incessantly, thinks of most of us as “losers,” likes to fire people, name huge buildings after himself, and playpopulist.” It’s hard to see him as a statesman. His expressed values offend people; his declared intentions and appointments are alarming. So it’s galling to realize that while he’s President, we’re going to have to pay attention to whatever he does (if not to what he says!) most every day.
Apartment Therapy
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Names like Max and Bella— the top two dog names in 2016 —are great and all, but what you name your pets says a lot about you. And if people can name their dogs after things like quinoa and kale (seriously, the names Quinoa and Kale are on the rise for dogs, as well as Tofu, Whiskey, and Taffy) or TV characters like Eleven and Khaleesi, then I don't think it's too much of a stretch to name your furry friend after your favorite furniture. READ MORE »
Cnet
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TIME - Global Spin
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Most of Mosul's estimated 1 million residents have stayed in their homes or are moving between districts as the frontlines shift. So far, 148,000 have fled to nearby camps in the south and east and 16,500 people have returned home to newly liberated areas on the eastern bank such as al-Qadasiyah and al-Zuhour that are still in the line of fire. Iraqi forces are taking care not to harm civilians, but stray bullets and incoming ISIS mortars are resulting in dozens of civilian casualties and injuries daily. Since the liberation of our neighborhoods a lot of our people are dying, said a doctor who preferred to withhold his name and was working in a make-shift trauma clinic in the city's al-Zuhour district. Anything that can inflict damage [ISIS] are sending over. He fears that the violence will not end with the recapture of Mosul.
Politico
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She arrived at the East Front of the Capitol at not quite 20 minutes past 10 a.m. in a pants suit of the softest cream, smiling gamely and waving to onlookers. She ignored a reporter’s shouted question about how it felt to be there, but off camera, some among the panelists and anchors on CNN could be heard chuckling at the excruciating obviousness of the query. And just a half hour later, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at the top of the passageway leading to the inaugural platform, a mute witness to a moment of history she had prayed would never happen. As she and her husband made their way through the VIP crowd to their seats, still smiling, someone called out, “We’re here for you!” If it was Clinton’s unhappy task to sit just behind and to the left of Donald Trump as he took the oath of office as the 45 th president, she bore it with her usual stoicism and cast iron discipline, despite a smattering of boos when her name was announced.
Petrolicious
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AG: Sounds like it was meant to be. This little blue guy, first things first: what’s the paint called and is it the original color? JS: The paint name is Shadow Blue with a “platinumwhite roof, which is the original color combination of this car along with the matching blue interior. The restoration was made to classic spec, back to what it was when it left the production line. AG: It’s a shame nobody offers colors like this anymore. So, this car was originally an Australian market car? JS: They have a term for it in Britain, when they assembled these Australian market cars. “CKDmeaningCompletely Knocked Down.” This basically meant they assembled most of the cars in Britain but with some stuff missing. In this case, it was the interior that was left to be installed in Australia. This allowed BMC to avoid some kind of importation tax in Australia.
The Huffington Post
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Lost in London Live, Woody Harrelson s first directorial effort, successfully captured an hour-and-a-half or so of scripted comedy in one take that was streamed onto theater screens across the U.S. on Thursday. It was a marvel of technology and coordination that required 14 filming locations around London and hundreds of crew members to pull off production during the wee hours of Friday morning, local time. Narratively, it was bizarre, culminating with everyone clamoring to meet Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe . (As you would.) The film presents a late-night misadventure based on what Harrelson claims are the mostly true events from 2002 . When news of an alleged marital indiscretion by the actor hits tabloids, Harrelson is compelled to prevent his wife from seeing it and, unsurprisingly, fails. His wife becomes quite naturally upset, inspiring the actor to join some friends (including a prince whose Arabic name he never seems to remember) for a drink instead of patching things up.
TIME - Top Stories
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TIME - Top Stories
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I have sought most closely and diligently, and often in my breast, for a wrong motive in thus hazarding the happiness of those I loved and I could not find one. A pure love of my country and of the principles have often advocated before the people and the name of honor that I love more than I fear death have called upon me, and I have obeyed. Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break; and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield. The memories of the blissful moments I have spent with you come creeping over me, and I feel most gratified to God and to you that I have enjoyed them so long. And hard it is for me to give them up and burn to ashes the hopes of future years, when God willing, we might still have lived and loved together and seen our sons grow up to honorable manhood around us.
Mashable
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Donald Trump has officially been sworn in as 45th president of the United States and with the new position comes a new Twitter handle. Barack Obama had been tweeting from the @POTUS handle for the past eight years, but as of Friday afternoon Trump has moved in to the social media feed. The name went from "President Obama" to "President Trump" moments after Trump took the oath of office. SEE ALSO: How to watch Donald Trump's inauguration His new description reads, "45th President of the United States. Working on behalf of the American people to make our country great again. Tweets may be archived http://wh.gov/privacy " Read more... More about Twitter , Inauguration 2017 , President Donald Trump , Potus , and Tech
The Canary
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Three students from Bristol University have spoken to student newspaper The Tab about their experiences of racism. Racist insults and taunting A student, Kelly (not her real name), recounted an incident: It was on a Friday night with my friend, waiting to be let in to another friend’s place for pre-drinks. A bunch of young white guys [...] The post A student lifts the lid on her experience... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
TIME - Top Stories
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After our Wendys cheeseburgers, I said that I believed that you would be the next President of the United States. And if that happened, it would be because God had placed you there. As the prophet Daniel said, it is God who removes and establishes leaders. Todayone year laterGod has raised you and Vice-President-elect Pence up for a great, eternal purpose. When I think of you, President-elect Trump, I am reminded of another great leader God chose thousands of years ago in Israel. The nation had been in bondage for decades, the infrastructure of the country was in shambles, and God raised up a powerful leader to restore the nation. And the man God chose was neither a politician nor a priest. Instead, God chose a builder whose name was Nehemiah. And the first step of rebuilding the nation was the building of a great wall. God instructed Nehemiah to build a wall around Jerusalem to protect its citizens from enemy attack.
The Huffington Post
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Third, with the United States no longer the guarantor of the international world order, Europe paradoxically will seek deeper ties with the People's Republic of China to uphold the current system. This, to name a few, will include defending the World Trade Organization and the global free trading system ; the Iran deal , which Trump will likely abandon; the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which a Trump White House might also abandon; and the deeper integration of Europe--China was decidedly in favor of the United Kingdom remaining in the EU prior to the Brexit vote and has been a consistent supporter of the European integration process to facilitate Chinese investment in Europe. As a result of stronger Europe-China ties, human rights issues will likely be less discussed in international forums during the next four years. -- 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.
Forbes
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The Huffington Post
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99. (There are only 495 left so "order now or rake the risk.") Think it's a coincidence that 4320 servings is a 4 year supply? Nope. That is called planning ahead. 5. Visit your friendly pharmacist. As of this post the FDA has not approved the following medications, but by the end of business today all regulations on drugs and everything else will be waived in favor of corporate profits. The following drugs will be available without a prescription, but one will be needed in order to obtain a library card. Lobamax , a topical ointment that you rub on your temples until your brain goes completely numb. (Street name: November Surprise.) Naplongesta , in gel cap or tablet form, this medication will help you sleep tight for 48 months. Side effects may include death, constipation, oily discharge and really nasty morning breath. *Lafablavin , a nasal spray that delivers a wallop of glee as it shoots directly to the temporal lobe.
The Huffington Post
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Of course, gentle libertarian-oriented friends, I don't ascribe cruelty to you, but I urge you ask yourself how far extremism in the name of liberty should be taken before it becomes a vice, or at best self-defeating. Men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. -- Edmund Burke To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. -- James Madison 1 Suppose individuals solve problems by freely agreeing on institutions like democratic governments with civil liberties and also taxes, police forces, prisons, some middle ground between non-violence and slavery? If people freely enter into a contract that imposes sanctions for violations, is it still freedom? 2 Yes, Virginia, people identify, and act with their tribe, nation, other institutions, not just as individuals.
Collective Evolution
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It's difficult to determine the roots of Islamaphobia, but I think its strong presence today can largely be attributed to the many terrorist attacks purported to be carried out in the name of Islam almost every year since the occurrence of 9/11. Fortunately, more and more people have begun to see through this facade that has been fooling the masses for decades. Specifically, they're starting to see through what Western media has dubbed The Islamic State,' which is supposedly a large terrorist network. More people recognize that these so-called terrorist attacks have actually been planned and aided, not by practicing Muslims, but by the Western military alliance. One of the best and most recent examples of this comes from the PR firm Bell Pottinger, well-known for having many controversial clients. They were outed for working with the U.
The Huffington Post
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2016 may prove to be one of the most pivotal years in advertising history, and 2017 the most important. We will look back upon transparency issues, data miscalculations, over-the-top video advances, mergers & acquisitions, and economic fluctuations as by-products of a transformational shift in media business models that is being led, somewhat shockingly, by leading media agencies. Based on 18 in-depth conversations I recently video-taped with leaders of these agencies, I believe 2016 may come to be viewed as the year when our industry began its most massive shift in business models since 1877, when a bookkeeper for a small ad agency named J. Walter Thompson acquired the agency, changed its name, began packaging newspaper advertising along with creative services, and negotiated a 15% "agency" commission from the newspapers. By 1889, 80 percent of the advertising in the United States was placed through J.
Mashable
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A lot of moving pieces shift during the peaceful transition of one presidential administration to another, not the least of which is the online visage of those administrations: Whitehouse.gov . SEE ALSO: 6 ways to push your online activism into the real world in the Trump era As Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, was taking the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol, the official web site of the administration was undergoing a radical change. The White House website under former President Barack Obama. Image: whitehouse In the days leading up to the inauguration, Whitehouse.gov, which featured former President Barack Obama's name at the very top next to "The White House," looked back at Obama's legacy and featured a large image of Obama walking to the White House overlaid with the words "Yes, we did, yes we can." Below, it offered a survey of Obama's accomplishments while in office in a number of key areas, including Healthcare, Climate and Energy, Equality and Social Progress and Economic Progress.
Top Speed
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The history of the Ford Mustang extends more than 50 years, and in that span, a the muscle car’ s legacy has been defined by a number of custom tunes and special edition models. As rich as that history is though, there is one model that trumps them all, largely because Shelby only built one model of it as a prototype. That model was the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, and to this day, it remains as the most expensive Mustang ever sold when it fetched $1.3 million at a Mecum auction back in 2013. Over the years, Ford has revived the Super Snake name a number of different ways, most recently with the 2015 Shelby Super Snake, a special edition Mustang that was limited to just 300 units. Fast forward to this year and the Super Snake name is making another comeback with the launch of the Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition. Yes, the one-and-only original 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and for a car that has turned into arguably the most iconic Mustang in history, a special edition run of 500 units (499 more than the original Super Snake!) is the least Ford can do to commemorate the original Super Snake.
Fast Company
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Mike Boston turned his pickup truck into a recording studio for city kids. Now he's using it to ease tensions between cops and civilians. Mike Boston turned his pickup truck into a recording studio for city kids. Now he's using it to ease tensions between cops and civilians. Mike Boston is frustrated by the city that coincidentally bears his name. It's not just that Boston and nearby communities in Massachusetts struggle with gun violence, racial tension, and strained relations between police and citizens. Many U.S. cities do. And while these issues certainly confound the 41-year-old musician and entrepreneur, so does this one: There are few, if any, famous rappers hailing from his hometown. Read Full Story
Apartment Therapy
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