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A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claims someone attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president.
From: Fox News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The holiday season is the time to kick your baking into high gear and put your oven through its paces. Not only is the weather chilly outside – giving you a good reason to stay indoors and warm up your kitchen – but there are many opportunities for...
From: Baking Bites | By: Nicole | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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I first heard the expression “Empedocles’ sandal” a long time ago without knowing what it referred to. It seems to derive from the legend that the ancient Greek philosopher Empedocles used to wear scarlet clothes, a crown decorated with laurel...
From: English Stack Exchange | By: Yoichi Oishi | Friday, December 19, 2014
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"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a...
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Closeup of cotton. (Photo: Carol Von Canon) Truthout can only survive through reader support - click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! (A response to the article "Seeds of Doubt"...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Perhaps I would be angry if I wasn’t so bored
From: Very Smart Brothas | By: Maya Francis | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Dean Rader talks with Edward Hirsch about his new book Gabriel, the pain of losing a child, and the challenges of writing grief.
From: The Rumpus | By: Dean Rader | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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“It seems to be connecting with its audience…” VH1 Says It’s Not Cancelling “Sorority Sisters” Even though advertisers are continuing to pull their commercials from VH1’s “Sorority Sisters” time slot, the network is standing behind...
From: Bossip | By: Danielle Canada | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Why watching "A Christmas Carol" as an adult is a lot more eye-opening than it was when I was younger.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed ......
From: WebUrbanist | By: Urbanist | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party will cancel austerity and ask Europe to erase a big chunk of Greek debt to free the country from the dark spell it has fallen under, leader Alexis Tsipras told Reuters on Thursday.
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Renee Maltezou and Deepa Babington | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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So, um, yeah. I watched the first full episode of Sorority Sisters, a new reality TV show that just premiered on VH1 on December 15, and I can see why advertisers are already pulling out of the show, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The publication...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Paula Mooney | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party would cancel austerity policies agreed by the current government if elected but would negotiate debt relief with international lenders without taking unilateral steps, party leader Alexis Tsipras...
From: Reuters | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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ROME (Reuters) - Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday that possible fallout from Greece's political showdown would not trigger a euro zone debt crisis like the one that pushed Italy close to default three years ago....
From: Reuters | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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In Hudson v. Pittsylvania County, Virginia, (4th Cir., Dec. 17, 2014), the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed on procedural grounds an appeal from a district court's injunction against opening County Board meetings consistently with Christian...
From: Religion Clause | By: Howard Friedman | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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I read this in the news regarding Greece's financial crisis: The country’s 10-year bond yield fell 11 basis points to 8.04 percent at 12:26 p.m. in Athens today. While that’s down from a record of 42 percent on the eve of the biggest debt restructuring...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: user640916 | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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ROME (Reuters) - Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday that possible fallout from Greece's political showdown would not trigger a euro zone debt crisis like the one that pushed Italy close to default three years ago.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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BRUCE RAUNER, a Republican, liked to talk tough about unions and public-sector pensions when he was campaigning for governor in Illinois. “The system is full of fraud and self-dealing and abuses, such as folks who have a pay rise in the last years...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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When my children were little, I diligently taught and enforced their close adherence to my side as we got in and out of the car, walked into stores, church or any other place. Looking back, I wasn’t strict or controlling in most respects. In fact,...
From: Internet Monk | By: Lisa Dye | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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There is a general sense that Europe could survive a breakup with Greece, if it came to that, with relatively minimal damage, thanks to an array of recent regulatory changes and a renewed commitment among leaders....
From: New York Times | By: LIZ ALDERMAN | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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If ever there was a season to up your peppermint consumption, this is the one. It's everywhere—and quite tastily, might I add. Fiber One's limited edition Peppermint Fudge Brownies are 90 calories, provide 5 grams of fiber, and provide ample opportunity...
From: Glamour | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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For the last two and a half months, 83 different countries have been able to entertain dreams of glory in this year’s Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. On Friday, 74 of those countries will see those dreams disappear, as a nine-film shortlist...
From: The Wrap | By: Steve Pond | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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by Chas Danner A reader is thinking Central America: Only a guess, but I went to Guatemala years ago and it was one of the most beautiful places I’d ever been. This has the same feel. Another argues that “palm trees and high mountains suggest an...
From: The Atlantic | By: Chas Danner | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Here are movie moments from 2014 I'll never forget: Gugu Mbatha-Raw's sad pop tart smacking her ass in Beyond the Lights, the sickroom choked with flowers in Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo, Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst's Greek island all-nighter in The...
From: Riverfront Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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An extremely popular tourist destination, Mykonos is a Greek island in the Cyclades group known for its sandy beaches, iconic white-washed buildings, and popular nightlife scene. You'll likely spend your time there busily roaming around the island --...
From: Oyster Blog | By: Lara Grant | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Treezmas, which rents Christmas trees to people in Paris, is hoping that a plant sensor made by Parrot will help people take better care of the trees....
From: VentureBeat | By: Chris O'Brien | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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So,lastnightIhadthisweirddreamthatafter10seasons,TheColbertReport endedandinsteadofanormallastepisode,BillClinton,HEISENBERG,JeffDaniels,MichaelStipe,BigBird,enemy-of-the-stateJamesFranco,andRandyNewmanwerethere,andStephenwentonasleighridewithSantaandAlexTrebek,and…wait,what?...
From: Warming Glow | By: Josh Kurp | Friday, December 19, 2014
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At the centre of the drama is a helpless baby. But how many people would be prepared to follow a powerless God?When the American theologian Thomas JJ Altizer first published his work on Christian atheism back in the 1960s, he received an avalanche of...
From: The Guardian | By: Giles Fraser | Friday, December 19, 2014
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ATHENS, Greece — Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announced his retirement from football on Friday, a day before his last match.Abidal said he will finish after playing for Olympiakos against Kalloni on Saturday, with 18 months left...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Friday, December 19, 2014
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ATHENS, Greece — Olympiakos' rivals in the Greek league suffered surprise defeats on Thursday, keeping the defending champion a point from the top of the 18-team table.Leader PAOK lost 3-0 at Giannina on goals from Andi Lila, Nikos Korovesis and Michalis...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Greek markets went through the floor when prime minister Antonis Samaras announced that he was pushing ahead a vote to approve the country's President to this month. On Monday Dec. 8, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced that the vote (which is conducted...
From: Business Insider | By: Mike Bird | Friday, December 19, 2014
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STANBUL — John Chryssavgis is an author and theologian born in Australia. He received his degree in Theology from the University of Athens. He also received a diploma in Byzantine music from the Greek Conservatory of Music during those years. He completed...
From: Free Republic | By: Hellenic News of America | Friday, December 19, 2014
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This Winter has been pretty mild, but it has just started to get cold.   The funny thing about the cold is that I just don’t think it effects kids like it does adults.  Even though it is freezing, every morning this past week my daughter has requested...
From: Super Healthy Kids | By: Natalie Monson | Friday, December 19, 2014
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European stocks remained volatile Friday, with investors weighing the prospect of more monetary stimulus in Europe against the threat of political upheaval in Greece as well as the Russian currency crisis....
From: Wall Street Journal | Friday, December 19, 2014
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During Advent, it is easy to grow busy and caught up in the excitement of the Christmas season and celebration of Christ’s birth. In this day and age, though, there seems to emerge a great deal of “tip-toe” behavior. People in public often avoid  ...
From: Ministry to Children | By: Kristin Schmidt | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Greek culture ministry has said the details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great will be revealed next month. 
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Monday night’s premiere of VH1’s new reality television show, Sorority Sisters, was so controversial that…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Kevin L. Clark | Friday, December 19, 2014
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LONDON ( The Deal) -- European stocks were mixed on Friday, with major indices paring or ceding initial gains, though shares in put-upon sectors including oil and commodities rose. In London, the FTSE 100 was up 0.24% at 6,481.28, with mining companies...
From: TheStreet | By: Laura Board | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Athens (AFP) - Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next month, the culture ministry said Friday."The result of macroscopic study of the bone tissue...
From: Business Insider | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Global Rundown A Chinese bank has loaned money to the Ivory Coast to improve water infrastructure in its capital, the Chinese government has loaned money to Mauritania for the same reason, and the Asian Development Bank is giving a loan to Pakistan...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Kaye LaFond | Friday, December 19, 2014
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claims someone attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claims someone attempted to bribe him to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, December 19, 2014
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EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Greece against electing \"extreme forces\" into power and said he would prefer \"known faces\" - so far the strongest intervention of the EU top brass in the Greek campaign.
From: Ovi Magazine | By: Christos Mouzeviris | Friday, December 19, 2014
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What are the best Greek islands for first-timers to visit?...
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, December 19, 2014
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So much of Eric Abidal's playing career has been remarkable—the stuff of myth. But on Friday, at the age of 35, the defender will announce his retirement. His final match was on Wednesday, in which he played the full 90 minutes of Olympiacos' 2-0 win...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Jerrad Peters | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Scientists have solved a long-standing space mystery - the origin of the 'theta aurora'. Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the Sun's effect on Earth. They are seen as colorful displays in the night sky, known as the Northern or Southern Lights....
From: Science Daily | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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   So you're ready to get off the rental unit superhighway and take the first exit ramp onto ownership boulevard—but you're well aware that rental prices around NYC are more obscene than a man furiously licking his shoe on the subway. Sure, you could...
From: Gothamist | By: Ben Yakas | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Rustic Italian cookery has replaced modern Greek cuisine at Disney's Boardwalk Resort.
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: Heather McPherson | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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No discussions have been held with Turkey about the potential construction of a gas distribution hub on its border with Bulgaria, Turkey’s Ambassador in Sofia Suleyman Gokce said on Thursday. In an interview with Bulgaria On Air TV station Gokce was...
From: Novinite | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Kids are key to future growth in Greek yogurt, and Chobani's doubling down to win them over.
From: CNBC | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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