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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014   President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Brooke Burns is busy. She hosts both The Chase for GSN and Motor City Masters for truTV all the while raising her 14-year-old daughter Madison. So how is she making all of that work? “It’s very difficult,” she tells OK…...
From: OK Magazine | By: Kelly Bryant | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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In his new book, Greil Marcus brings us The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs. But rock only needs one—Jimi Hendrix's 1968 “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”...
From: The Atlantic | By: James Parker | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Ma'an reports: Renewed Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed 20 Palestinians since a temporary ceasefire collapsed on Tuesday, a health ministry spokesman said Wednesday. Ashraf al-Qidra said that Zaki Suleiman al-Rai, 54, died from wounds sustained early...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.
From: Fox News | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Since her peak starring on The O.C., actress Mischa Barton has seen her share of ups and downs, but currently battling a bevy of setbacks in her life, friends… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Amber Ryland - News Editor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Traveling from London to Bangalore, traversing 10 countries, in a solar-powered tuk tuk – sound good? Naveen Rabelli, Raoul Kopacka, and Tejas’s journey and mission is to advocate solar energy as an alternative, renewable, clean source of fuel...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Move over Will and Kate, there are some new royals in town! Well, almost. E!’s sexy new scripted show The Royals is coming in early 2015 and it’s just not soon enough. It’s not biographical of the current royals …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Lea Palmieri | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Is traveling over Thanksgiving weekend as bad as everyone says?Since I didn't move to the US until college, I don't have any attachment to Thanksgiving. Usually I get invited to a friend's house for dinner but since I have a little bit of vacation time...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: zw98105 | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The late Hashim Khan's unlikely origins and symbolic power made him a global legend....
From: The Atlantic | By: James Zug | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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[Scenes from excellent restaurants for solo dining from across the country] When I tell people I like dining out alone, they usually wrinkle their nose, give me a funny (or, in some cases, almost offended) look, and ask "why?" Judging by the number of...
From: Epicurious | By: Matt Duckor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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It is so troubling … USA v. UK? In January President Obama essentially called ISIS the Junior Varsity….obviously didn’t appreciate who they REALLY are or the CIA is even more inept than some of us suspect and didn’t tell him…and then today….he...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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I am impressed with the British Prime Minister David Cameron — he cut his holiday and returned home to London because of what is going on.   And by the way, I am all for casual clothes — but he IS the President of the United States and he IS talking...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Although we already know that Zoe Saldana is expecting, now we can say that it’s really official. Saldana took the popular viral hit the Ice Bucket Challenge, to bring awareness to ALS but also to let everyone know that yes, she’s pregnant. There’s...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Niki Cruz | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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by Dish Staff The unidentified jihadist who murdered James Foley in the video released yesterday spoke fluent English with a London accent, likely placing him among the hundreds of UK citizens who have traveled to Syria or Iraq to join up with ISIS....
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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by Dish Staff Jim Foley as he would like to be remembered. Doing the job he was passionate about. Smiling. One of us. RIP Jim. http://t.co/ovA3wkL4FX— Mary Fitzgerald (@MaryFitzger) August 20, 2014 ISIS released a video yesterday purporting to show...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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A video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) purporting to show the beheading of U.S. photojournalist James Foley, who was kidnapped while reporting in Syria in 2012, was confirmed by intelligence services, which are trying to identify...
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Josh Brolin‘s performance in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For isn’t wildly dissimilar to his work in Men in Black III. They’re very different films and performances, of course, but both prequels feature Brolin inheriting a role from another actor....
From: Film School Rejects | By: Jack Giroux | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Arsenal made a positive start to their campaign for Premier League supremacy last weekend, earning a last-gasp win over Crystal Palace. Alexis Sanchez was given his competitive debut for the Gunners, but in the absence of the club's recent World Cup...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Rob Blanchette | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Kate Middleton was reportedly reduced to tears during a tour of central London, when she visited London’s Tower of “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” poppy installation recently with husband Prince William. USA Today reported that the royal couple...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Addam Corré | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Irene Solaz To Anna Chung, landing your “dream job” is not a question of whether you are female or male but rather of how good you are. As a Singapore-based senior lawyer at global law firm Shearman & Sterling, Chung has demonstrated the ability...
From: Glass Hammer | By: No Byline | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A new study finds that possessing a balanced appearance has nothing to do with health, so we can all stop obsessing over symmetry already....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The foundations of a civilized law enforcement agency–and a veteran LAPD officer whose attitudes are at odds with them....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Brooke Burns is busy. She hosts both The Chase for GSN and Motor City Masters for truTV all the while raising her 14-year-old daughter Madison. So how is she making all of that work? “It’s very difficult,” she tells OK!. “I was laughing because...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Kelly Bryant | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The robotic U.S. spacecraft Viking 1, built to explore the surface of Mars, was launched this day in 1975 and nearly one year later landed on Chryse Planitia, a flat lowland region in the northern hemisphere of the planet.More Events on this day:1968:...
From: Britannica | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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This is the thirdain a series examining some $65 billion of penalties paid by banks to U.S. regulators over mortgage-related abuses. NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aFew people appear to have noticed in November when former U.S. President Bill Clinton proposedausing...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Freed | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Now that the cat’s out of the bag on #MartinLawrence – we’re referring to hot new couple Chris Martin  and Jennifer Lawrence – it’s time to talk about how exactly… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Radar Staff | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Like Democrats and many Republicans alike, I've defended the president regarding the vacations or golf excursions he has chosen to take during his tenure.
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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MDC's KBS is setting its sights on London by taking a majority stake in Albion, a creative and digital agency.The move comes as KBS is working to expand its global footprint, and the Albion acquisition will give KBS -- which has offices in New York,...
From: Ad Age | By: Maureen Morrison | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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(RICHMOND, Va.) — Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban. MorePresident Obama Suggests Upcoming...
From: Time | By: alexishauk | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Spent all day looking at art (by Daumier) | Image: Wikimedia Commons The author of the poem “Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker” got it all wrong: any self-respecting dandy would agree that liquor trumps candy when it comes to “dandiness.”...
From: College Fashion | By: Nare - Johns Hopkins University | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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by Jonah Shepp Rosie Gray flags Russia Today’s new ad campaign: “The campaign will be comprised of several different posters, and we kicked it off with wild postings in the New York City,” RT spokesperson Anna Belkina said in an email. “Soon...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jonah Shepp | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Oh man! We thought things were getting better for Lindsay Lohan! But we guess not, seeing as it seems like she's back to her old partying ways! Well, not exactly, since she apparently can't pay for it! Awks… Reportedly, the actress was partying at...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas – and have sex. The...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Partying can be pricey. Just ask Lindsay Lohan. According to a new report, the Mean Girls‘ star’s credit card was declined at a club in the Hamptons over the weekend. Page Six claims Lilo, who makes her London stage debut next month , was with a...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Barbara DeFranco | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Liebsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion: The brazen and videoed decapitation of an American by ISIS terrorists...
From: Weekly Standard | By: William Kristol | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Standard Chartered PLC's private equity arm has acquired a 9.8% stake in Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine for $75 million to help fund the expansion plans of the offshore services company.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Tim Falconer | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Flybits, a Toronto-based software start-up, has raised $3.75 million in Series A financing. Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Trellis Capital Corp. led the round with participation from MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund and Ryerson Futures....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley reveals both the barbarism and the weakness of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). The barbarism is obvious: how else would one describe the carefully choreographed and televised murder...
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Max Boot | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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This feature is a preview from this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow: It is the now familiar nightmare image. A kneeling prisoner, and behind him a black-hooded man speaking to camera.… Continue readingThe post Britain’s beheaders – how we came...
From: Spectator | By: Douglas Murray | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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My husband and I have realized that our ideal form of travel is to get an apartment in another city for a week or two and spend the entire time walking around the city, eating, and visiting museums. What are the best cities in the world we can do this...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: EmilyFlew | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Lord Byron's personal physician was a prolific writer in his own right, and he's the subject of a pleasingly lurid new account
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Steve Donoghue | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Tree #2, 2006 Photography by Myong Ho LeeHere in London there is talk of autumn being in the air, so before the leaves curl up and go off for their winter holiday we honour trees & their verdant state. Norwegian designer Andreas Engesvik captures...
From: AnOther | By: Present & Correct | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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American journalist James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, beheaded on camera by the Islamic State. See also: The story of Foley’s kidnapping along with Austin Bennett Tice. The Islamic State are “extreme sadists with a conventional army and nation-building...
From: The Morning News | By: themorningnews.org | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Inspiring Innovators: Jazzie B, the British DJ and entrepreneur, on the lessons he learned from the most meticulous man in show business—James Brown From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 I first met Mr Brown—I always think of him...
From: More Intelligent Life | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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What you’ve got to love about Twitter are the windows it opens. The way a single tweet can just set your imagination on fire with possibility. Monday night, that happened twice. First as a joke, and then as a photo. The photo featured Star Wars Episode...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Oil markets have weathered months of grisly conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine and the supply worries that come with the shooting. That takes some pressure off the Fed to begin raising rates as the economy recovers.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: WSJ Staff | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Since the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) announced deregulation allowing Taiwanese life insurers to acquire real estate abroad earlier this year, Cathay Life Insurance, a subsidiary
From: Taiwan News | By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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London’s National Gallery now welcomes personal photography in the galleries, stirring up a media debate
From: The Art Newspaper | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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