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On Thanksgiving, we thank our lucky stars for our families, friends, health, careers, and in some cases, the things that didn't happen this calendar year. Media reporters and columnists around the web don't really celebrate Thanksgiving like the rest...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Many of us are cognitively — perhaps genetically — predisposed to romanticize the past and catastrophize the present.  Our expectations of the future are more malleable, but usually reflect how our internal narrative frames past and present. Where...
From: Homeland Security Watch | By: Philip J. Palin | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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By virtue of a higher close, the Dow and made a fresh all-time high, while oil prices tumbled after reports ahead of Thursday's OPEC meeting gave a mixed view on whether the cartel would agree to production cuts. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,822.2,...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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“You have never seen the women behind the masks quite like this!”
From: Art Fag City | By: Marina Galperina | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Chinese historian has become outspoken in recent years on the need for China to undertake ambitious economic and political changes....
From: New York Times | By: EDWARD WONG and MIA LI | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told Germany’s Parliament on Wednesday that no military solution to the crisis with Russia was possible, but also that there was no way to lift sanctions under the present circumstances....
From: New York Times | By: EUROPE | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Hollywood has the Oscars, and the good movies have the Film Independent Spirit Awards. That’s a joke, but these days it’s becoming more and more true as politicking and advertising become increasingly important for the Academy Awards. The Spirit...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attacked Russian actions in Ukraine, telling the German parliament that it will take long-term sanctions and perseverance to end the crisis there.
From: NPR | By: Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Chinese officials said the tiger, Ustin, had crossed into frigid northeastern China, following in the footsteps of Kuzya, a tiger released in May....
From: New York Times | By: EDWARD WONG | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Videos of Kazakh children in ISIS training camps have gone viral. Now the government is engaged in a futile damage limitation exercise.
From: Global Voices | By: Global Voices | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The mighty Ustin, released into the wild by Russia's president earlier this year, is responsible for the brutal murder of four Chinese goats....
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Schiavenza | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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From: Techi | By: Rocco Penn | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Syria's foreign minister has met with Vladimir Putin and says the Russian president wants to expand relations with Syria's beleaguered president and improve cooperation between Moscow and Damascus....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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US natural gas producers may be seeing their dream of substantial liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports suffer fatal injury because of Russian exports to the Chinese market, Cobb writes, a market that was expected to be the largest and most profitable...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland says he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to expel him and says he wants the case against him to be declassified....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova has said that the major portion of funding in 2015 would be allocated to advertisement and measures targeting the sustainable development of the sector. In a Thursday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, she...
From: Novinite | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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NATO's top commander says Russia still has enough troops stationed on Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, and that it is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Good morning! Here is what you need to know before your first meeting of the day. 1. Japan is shrinking. The Financial Times says: "Japan’s gross domestic product shrank in the third quarter of 2014 at 1.6 per cent per annum over the quarter and 1...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Russian price for an iPhone has been Europe’s lowest at about $700, prompting tourists from other countries to buy iPhones in Moscow.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The UAE healthcare authorities have invested heavily into medical tourism. One of the growing attractions of the UAE as a medical tourism destination is aesthetic surgery, as clinics in the UAE receive an influx of patients from the GCC, Middle East,...
From: AME Info | By: Nadeen El Ajou | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Set in occupied Morocco during World War II, directed by Michael Curtiz, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid, Casablanca premiered this day in 1942 and became one of Hollywood's most-revered films.More Events on this day:1982:...
From: Britannica | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Bestselling British writer Peter James visited Helsinki a few weeks ago to promote the Finnish translation of one of his books, Dead Man´s Time, and FREE! Magazine had the chance to sit down with him to have a pleasant talk about many aspects of his...
From: Free Magazine Finland | By: Antonio Diaz | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Phenibut (brand name Noofen) is an anxiety-relieving drug that feels sort of like GHB or alcohol, and has been gaining attention recently because it’s 100% legal and has chillaxative properties. It’s a derivative of the GABA neurotransmitter that...
From: Animal New York | By: Backdoor Pharmacist | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A stockpile of Soviet documents recently translated for the Wilson Center and dating from the '80s reveal new details about the Soviet Union's fear of possible nuclear conflict during the closing years of the Cold War. The documents offer insights into...
From: Business Insider | By: Pierre Bienaimé | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The so-called survivalism movement — made popular by the reality show "Doomsday Preppers" — sounds a little crazy. The idea of preparing for the end of the world might conjure images of wild-eyed people in tin foil hats hiding in bunkers. In reality,...
From: Business Insider | By: Harrison Jacobs | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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World feels the sting of Russian sanctionsGettyBusinesses all over the Western world are reporting major losses months after penalyzing Russia.One country benefiting from bansMore newsDesperate Thai advertising ISIS' next target...
From: Wallet Pop | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A Russian company is working to perfect an interesting new digital personal assistant that could bridge the gap between Google Now and Siri and more futuristic artificial intelligence concepts like Samantha, Joaquin Phoenix's digital companion in the...
From: Gizmag | By: Eric Mack | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Now that the Internet has become an international communications tool, there are plenty of bad actors including governments that conduct their conflicts online as well as off. Russell Brandom, a contributor for The Verge, notes that government conflict...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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It’s no shocker that for my family’s Thanksgiving dinners, I’m expected to bring the wine. But my siblings don’t make it easy! One year, the turkey might be roasted with rosemary; the next, rubbed with ground chiles and smoked. The dressing might...
From: Sunset Magazine | By: Sara Schneider, Sunset wine editor | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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by Chermélle Edwards During a recent a trip into Bed-Stuy's Civil Service Café, we encountered an exhibit featuring photography from second-generation Ukrainian photographer and documentary filmmaker Jake Swantko's travels abroad. Some of these.........
From: Cool Hunting | By: CH Contributor | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Staff PEN American Center’s Human Rights Day event; Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems reissued; poet Heather McHugh’s nonprofit; and other news. Page 1This is all the info relevant to page 1 of the article. Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans...
From: Poets and Writers | By: cdavidson | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Pinker is on a mission to remove the heckling usage purists from the back of the linguistics classroom.
From: The Millions | By: Dominic Smith | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I apologise if a) this is all old news to those that have been and b) if it all reads like a hackneyed travelogue stereotype.  I can only write it how I see it and the truth is… I’ve come back genuinely extolling the sort of cliches that a city...
From: Style Bubble | By: stylebubble | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Moscow's answer to Wall Street and London is relatively empty — and its presence reflects the larger problems in Russia's economy, according to a report by The New York Times. Not to be confused with the capital in which it is located, Moscow City...
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Not long ago an overheating housing market was seen by many as the big UK danger. Now mortgage approvals are dropping and house inflation is easing – even though mortgages are getting cheaper. Tighter home-loan regulation is a factor. Workers’ low...
From: Reuters | By: Ian Campbell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Jon Hilsenrath celebrates the end of household deleveraging in the U.S..
From: Wall Street Journal | By: WSJ Staff | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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France was under heavy pressure from NATO allies not to go through with the sale of the helicopter carrier amid rising tensions over Ukraine.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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For four years, Italian photographer Federica Valabrega has photographed the everyday lives of Orthodox Jewish women around the world...
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Charleston Tucker deals with a Russian submarine stranded in U.S. waters and tries to find the identity of her mystery texter.
From: Entertainment Weekly | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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On Monday, security researchers announced the existence of 'Regin,' a sophisticated malware program that has spied on governments and research institutions in Russia, Saudi Arabia, and a handful of other countries. Regin is so complex that it was probably...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Some nasty malware with a decade of history behind it has been uncovered and it has the fingerprints of two governments all over it. Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Everyyear,theIndependentSpiritAwardsattemptstobethelonestagewhereindependentfilmsaren’tovershadowedbytheirbigger-budget,blockbustingcounterparts,andeveryyeartheyshootthemselvesinthefootbyholdingtheirceremonyanightbeforetheOscars,allbutguaranteeingthattheOscarswillcompletelyovershadowthemoncethenewscyclestartsinearnestMondaymorning....
From: FilmDrunk | By: Vince Mancini | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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When Christoph Waltz was said to be set for a role in Bond 24, one character name likely leapt to mind for long-time James Bond fans: Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The character was vaguely introduced in From Russia With Love (1963) but we didn’t see his...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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DOVEISH action and words from central banks in China and Europe, Russia's economy and more trouble for Google in EuropeContinue reading...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Paul Wells reports from the Halifax Security Forum, where top defence and foreign-policy experts debated solutions to global conflictsThe post Fixing the world, from a hotel in Halifax appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Paul Wells | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City. Presentations vary weekly and include everything...
From: The Rumpus | By: The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The thing about the world’s archaeological treasures is that they’re awe-inspiring enough without any kind of extra embellishments. And just in case you are tempted to deface ancient history, perhaps the $24,865 fine one tourist will be paying for...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Monday, November 24, 2014
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