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The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced the remainder of its program with the Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts Programs and Special Events for its 23rd edition, which runs March 11-19 in Austin, Texas. The Midnighters...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeff Sneider | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The tiny, dirty Greek city-state produced more brilliant minds—from Socrates to Aristotle—than any other place the world before or since. Why?
From: The Atlantic | By: Eric Weiner | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Super Bowl is over, but the pics are still rolling in from the non stop party weekend.  Get the pre and post party action with Ayesha and Steph Curry, The party scene in San Francisco this past weekend was LIT.  Parties everywhere which brought...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:45 p.m.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Protesting farmers says they're planning to camp outside parliament and hold a 48-hour protest against planned pension reforms.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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New technology that could stop scams before they happen
From: The Atlantic | By: Maria Konnikova | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Recent speeches of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz - the top four seeking the presidency - focus mainly on the turbulent and fascinating domestic issues in America: guns, gays, abortion, taxes, education and health care. However,...
From: That's Fit | By: Ben Barber | Monday, February 8, 2016
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South by Southwest is just over a month away, and just in case you weren’t excited enough already, the festival has just unveiled this year’s Midnighters lineup. Highlights include Mike Flanagan‘s Hush, a new Fede Alvarez thriller, and the remastered Phantasm....
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. On Thursday, Feb. 11, Eric Weiner will discuss his new book The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places From...
From: Slate | By: Eric Weiner | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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As the discipline began to emerge, a group of passionately religious academics wanted it to become a tool for limiting child labor and fighting poverty.
From: The Atlantic | By: Bradley W. Bateman | Monday, February 8, 2016
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A farewell to the Sixth Street Viaduct
From: The Atlantic | By: Dan Koeppel | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The current situation is definitely not pretty. In the turmoil that affect equity markets, banks seem to be taking center stage. Among them, Italian banks have become the center of attention. European banks are not in good health The recent assessment...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Georges Ugeux | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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From Feb. 8, 2016, the New Moon in Aquarius, until Jan 27, 2017, the next New Moon in Aquarius, we are all monkeys. Not only because that is what Darwin concluded a while back, but because in the Chinese zodiac, every twelve years we are under the influence...
From: AOL Television | By: Gahl Eden Sasson | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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An Alabama state trooper pulled a couple over for speeding and quickly discovered their reason for driving too fast -- right before helping deliver their baby.  According to a Facebook post from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Trooper Michael Kesler...
From: AOL Television | By: Taylor Pittman | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Hong Kong: one of my favorite places to visit. Vibrant and full of energy, with such a lively food scene - from Cantonese dim sum to extravagant high tea - and the shopping! I always feel like I am in paradise... Except during my very recent trip there...
From: AOL Television | By: Rani St. Pucchi | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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A very short book excerpt
From: The Atlantic | By: Christopher Oldstone-Moore | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Why humans are quick to judge expressions—and often get them wrong
From: The Atlantic | By: Naomi Sharp | Monday, February 8, 2016
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By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.  Photo by Gunnar Knechtel. Log in or register to post comments...
From: Dwell | By: Allie Weiss | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Monetary unions have a tendency to divide participating countries to losers and winners. The Eurozone is no different. The dawning recovery of the Eurozone has raised some headlines during the winter. Recent positive growth figures from the economies...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Tuomas Malinen | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The genuinely Platonic way to discuss The Just City would be to not talk about it at all after the introductory section of the post, and instead use it as the springboard for a discussion about something tangentially related. Additionally, we should...
From: Crooked Timber | By: Belle Waring | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Just a week after Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny formally dissolved the Dáil and set a date of 26 February for the country’s latest General Election, the issues that will determine the outcome of the vote are beginning to take shape....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Sean Donnelly | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Just add water or milk to these make ahead freezer smoothie packs for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast or snack anytime! Hello again! It’s Amber, from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I’ve been participating in a health challenge for the last...
From: Super Healthy Kids | By: Amber Brady | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Flickr / US Geological SurveyStocks are cratering. US stocks opened lower to start the week extending Friday's sell-off. Around 11:09 a.m. ET, the three major indexes were down more than 2%, with the Dow down 364 points, the S&P 500 off 43, and...
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Most couples believe that they need to get married, buy a house, have children and live "normal" adult lives. But in this brave new world, modern day couples are re-writing the script, taking the road less traveled, and daring to live the life of their...
From: AOL Television | By: Collette Stohler | Monday, February 8, 2016
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ON BOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Greece (Reuters) - They waved, cheered and let out sighs of relief as their rubber boat, packed with dozens of mainly Syrian and Afghan refugees, approached the Greek coast guard ship that would rescue them at open sea...
From: The Star Malaysia | By: By Karolina Tagaris | Monday, February 8, 2016
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ON BOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Greece (Reuters) - They waved, cheered and let out sighs of relief as their rubber boat, packed with dozens of mainly Syrian and Afghan refugees, approached the Greek coast guard ship that would rescue them at open sea...
From: Reuters | Monday, February 8, 2016
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After a year in which Europe's response to a surge in boat migration went from deeply flawed to truly awful, the situation in 2016 has only deteriorated. EU leaders are becoming increasingly shrill, policy proposals ever more unhinged, and dire predictions...
From: AOL Television | By: Judith Sunderland | Monday, February 8, 2016
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Twenty-three migrants drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said, and a search and rescue operation was underway for the remaining passengers. One migrant was rescued by...
From: TV Squad | By: Adam Goldberg | Monday, February 8, 2016
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ANKARA, Turkey – German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday for more talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe. Turkey, a key country… The post Germany’s Merkel in Turkey for talks over migrants appeared...
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Monday, February 8, 2016
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According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), it is possible for the number of migrants and refugees arriving to Europe to exceed the one million mark this year as it did in 2015. This was stated by IOM spokesperson Joel Millman, TASS...
From: Novinite | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Authorities in Greece say three navy personnel are missing after a helicopter crash in the eastern Aegean Sea....
From: Washington Post | By: Associated Press | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO allies have agreed to consider a request from Germany, Turkey and Greece to help slow refugee flows into Europe and any mission will likely target criminal people smuggling networks, U.S. Secretary of Defence Ash Carter said...
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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NATO allies have agreed to consider a request from Germany, Turkey and Greece to help slow refugee flows into Europe and any mission will likely target criminal people smuggling networks, U.S. Secretary of Defence Ash Carter said on Thursday.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Authorities in Greece say three navy personnel are missing after a helicopter crash in the eastern Aegean Sea.
From: Fox News | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Authorities in Greece say three navy personnel are missing after a helicopter crash in the eastern Aegean Sea.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Data indicate the basic happiness of a citizenry is unrelated or even inversely proportional to its nation's wealth...
From: Salon.com | By: Robin Scher, AlterNet | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek navy helicopter crashed early on Thursday off the small island of Kinaros in the eastern Aegean Sea, killing a crew of three, a Greek Defence Ministry official said.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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A Greek navy helicopter crashed early on Thursday off the small island of Kinaros in the eastern Aegean Sea, killing a crew of three, a Greek Defence Ministry official said.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek navy helicopter crashed early on Thursday off the small island of Kinaros in the eastern Aegean Sea, killing a crew of three, a Greek Defense Ministry official said....
From: Reuters | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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ILLINOIS GIRLS BASKETBALL REGIONAL ROUNDUP
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Germany, Greece and Turkey will ask NATO to approve a maritime surveillance mission in the Aegean to combat illegal people smugglers. Greece had previously voiced reservations about the proposal.
From: Deutsche Welle | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The Bulgarian capital will host the 33rd edition of the Holiday & Spa Expo International Tourist Fair. The largest tourist forum in Bulgaria will take place at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia between Thursday and Saturday. Despite the problems in...
From: Novinite | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Protesting Greek farmers renewed the blockades at checkpoints along the Bulgarian-Greek border. An agreement was reached on Tuesday evening between Bulgarian authorities and Greek officials to temporarily lift the blockade in order to allow for trucks...
From: Novinite | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by sharing a dessert with your honey? Restaurants these days are upping their game when it comes to the grand finales of their awesome meals. From cakes to custards and ice creams (or heck, even donuts!)...
From: AOL Television | By: Michelle Pruett | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Where the election campaign shows passionate intensity, we appear to lack all conviction. Europe drifts, among the many sharp rocks that now surround it.
From: Reuters | By: John Lloyd | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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This post is to announce my departure. For over seven years I have shared these screens with a wide range of people posting and commenting.  I have certainly benefited and hope to have returned the favor. Three issues have converged to move me along....
From: Homeland Security Watch | By: Philip J. Palin | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Mojo de ajo - let's discuss. It's a simple sauce made from olive oil roasted garlic cloves combined, primarily, with fresh orange and lime juice. You mash and blend the caramelized garlic with a short list of other ingredients until you have a thick,...
From: 101 Cookbooks | By: Heidi Swanson | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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It’s the final moments where the judges are in control this season on American Idol. The first 12 of our top 24 took the stage for one final shot to impress the judges as soloists. Tomorrow night, the same 12 will join forces with former Idol contestants...
From: TV Overmind | By: Jimmie Taylor | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Colby Keller is wearing a really great tshirt here, with a printed design of Greek red-figure vase painting. I want one. Can you help me track it down?...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: fancyoats | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey and Greece have agreed to ask for a NATO mission to monitor refugee flows in the Aegean Sea and combat people smugglers, a senior German government official said late on Wednesday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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