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Only two weeks have passed since the United States and Iran reached a deal over the latter's nuclear program and already tensions are churning between Tehran and Washington. While much of the world expressed relief that Iran and the United States agreed...
From: That's Fit | By: David Oualaalou | Monday, August 3, 2015
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I just finished watching the first "candidates' forum" (don't call it a debate!) of the season, where 14 of the 17 Republicans running for president all appeared on the same stage in New Hampshire. The "one person on the stage at a time" format was an...
From: Lemondrop | By: Chris Weigant | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Sometimes famous people admit they admire Ayn Rand. And then sometimes they recant. Why?
From: Reason | By: Brian Doherty | Monday, August 3, 2015
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This post Where Candidates Fear to Tread appeared first on Daily Reckoning. James Howard Kunstler details the issues presidential candidates should be highlighting -- all of which represent matters the country must tend to if it's going to survive......
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: James Howard Kunstler | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has granted Ukrainian citizenship to a Russian opposition figure nominated to a regional government job.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Russia has expelled a Swedish diplomat in what it describes as a response to a similar Swedish move.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Our book today is Peregrine Hodson’s Under a Sickle Moon, his 1986 account of the 1984 trek he made through over a thousand miles of Afghanistan, and the book is a perfect little reminder of the three kinds of travelogue-writers: The Whining Interloper,...
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Steve Donoghue | Monday, August 3, 2015
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I'm getting a drink with a friend Wednesday after work in downtown Seattle, and kind of at a loss as to where to go. My ideal happy hour is a Moscow mule or Dark And Stormy with a big plate of fries/tater tots/onion rings. I'm looking for somewhere reasonably...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: skycrashesdown | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Romanian authorities have charged Russian oil producer Lukoil with complicity in money laundering worth 1.77 billion euros ($1.95 billion).
From: Fox News | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Mug cakes are not substitute for oven-baked cakes when you want to make an especially impressive dessert or need to bake for a crowd. Mug cakes are perfect when you want to treat yourself to a little something special without devoting a lot of time or...
From: Baking Bites | By: Nicole | Monday, August 3, 2015
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The repeated triumph of hope over experience has resulted in a de facto U.S. template for enabling would-be proliferators to successfully achieve their goals, all under the aegis of diplomatic negotiations. Having seen impoverished North Korea become...
From: The American | By: elinczer | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Paul faced danger, Ani and Ray faced each other, and Frank faced some career decisions....
From: The Atlantic | By: Spencer Kornhaber | Monday, August 3, 2015
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An American swimmer has a dominant performance in a morning heat at the world championships in Russia....
From: New York Times | By: KAREN CROUSE | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Russians' infatuation with reckless selfie-taking has claimed a new victim after a 14-year-old girl was electrocuted.
From: The Moscow Times | By: By Anna Dolgov | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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So the Red State Gathering is this week, and it's going to be fun. Hopefully you're coming. Since Wednesday night I'll be packing to go, and Friday I'll be in Atlanta, so this is probably the one shot I have this week to look over Tech nuews, so let's...
From: Red State | By: ( | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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In the heat of the summer, as my family and I switch gears a bit from suitcase living and transition in to a slightly more permanent dwelling, I’m transitioning a bit of my mental and work focus as well: book writing. My next book has been percolating...
From: Simple Mom | By: Tsh Oxenreider | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The ESPN FC crew weigh in on Mario Balotelli being left out of Liverpool's pre-season trip. As always, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to all the latest rumours and gossip. See all the latest deals here. TOP STORY: Liverpool move...
From: ESPN | By: ESPN staff | Monday, August 3, 2015
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JSC Alfa Bank, the Russian private bank founded by billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is scaling back lending for all but the most affluent clients after a growing share of customers fell behind on payments this year....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The latest Swedish data on world battle-deaths (through 2014) add to the evidence of a serious reversal of the decades-long trend toward fewer and smaller wars. From fewer than 25,000 battle-deaths in 2011, the total has jumped to nearly 40,000 in 2012,...
From: AOL Television | By: Joshua S. Goldstein | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Adolphe Menjou movies today (This article is currently being revised.) Despite countless stories to the contrary, numerous silent film performers managed to survive the coming of sound. Adolphe Menjou, however, is a special case in that he not only remained...
From: Alternative Film Guide | By: Andre Soares | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Hello! Did you people watch last night's exposition-filled episode of True Detective? Wonderful! Well, my spoiler-filled recap is after the jump... but don't worry, I staunchly REFUSE to put in any boring stuff (which means it'll be pretty short). Okay,...
From: The Stranger | By: Wm. Steven Humphrey | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Lee Camp is a comedian and activist perhaps best known for his regular appearances on cable news shows like  Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Fox & Friends, and the  Dylan Ratigan Show.  Currently, he hosts  Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp , ...
From: Warming Glow | By: Brett Michael | Monday, August 3, 2015
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It may have come as something of a shock to their client, as the scheme has not yet been approved, but BIG Architects has a feasible strategy for converting ......
From: WebUrbanist | By: Urbanist | Monday, August 3, 2015
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The Arctic Ocean lies in one of the most remote regions of the planet, thousands of miles away from industrial cities and mining operations that release anthropogenic mercury to the environment. Global dispersion of mercury pollution is boundless --...
From: TV Squad | By: Katlin Bowman | Monday, August 3, 2015
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NEW YORK (The Street) -- While U.S regulators are urging banks and finance companies to strengthen their safeguards against cyber-attacks, the government has also grappled with gaps in its own security -- including a system that tracks overseas threats...
From: TheStreet | By: Marguerite Arnold | Monday, August 3, 2015
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By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog Cloud 9: Photo courtesy of Anais Photography If you're like us, your idea of a perfect summer day is sunny with a chance of drinking. So why not do it with gentle waves crashing around you and expansive views...
From: That's Fit | By: Orbitz.com | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Next year, the Supreme Court will hear Evenwel v Abbott, a case that could redefine what we mean when we say “one person, one vote.” The issue at hand is the fact that some legislative districts contain more non-citizens than others. The plaintiffs...
From: AmericaBlog | By: Jon Green | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Two years ago this August, I predicted in The Mediterranean Quarterly Review that one of the following scenarios would come to pass in Greece by 2016. Scenario 1: Stimulated by an event in Greece -- a Syriza victory, a dramatic increase in Golden Dawn's...
From: AOL Television | By: Elias Kulukundis | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Beatrice Borromeo’s wedding took place in Italy this weekend, just one week after she and groom, Pierre Casiraghi, were married in a civil ceremony at Monaco’s Grimaldi Palace. According to People Magazine, Borromeo and Casiraghi had a religious...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Effie Orfanides | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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The first test of a foreign policy's coherence is whether its actions and declarations meet the standard of elementary logic. There is abundant evidence that American policies in the Middle East fail that test. Let us look at several examples of manifest...
From: AOL Television | By: Michael Brenner | Monday, August 3, 2015
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We’re marking the summer holidays this week with a series of interviews with the people behind travel magazines. We start today with Toby Skinner, editor of Norwegian Airways’ award-winning inflight magazine N. Where are you today? At the Ink offices...
From: Mag Culture | By: Madeleine Morley | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Three women conned ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) of funds amounting to a few thousand dollars during online attempts by ISIS fighters to acquire foreign brides, authorities in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya have announced. With...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kenneth Lim | Monday, August 3, 2015
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Ain't no party like a party with these fun, flavorful cocktails. The post Dinner Party Drink of Your Dreams: Peach Moscow Mule appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Kelly Hanelt | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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How high must an American president get to escape the sweltering heat of the Washington summer? About 1,700 feet. That's how high Camp David, the official presidential retreat, sits in the relatively cool Catoctin Mountains, 62 miles from the White House....
From: TV Squad | By: Mark Silva | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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John Allen, the retired marine general charged by Obama to coordinate the campaign against ISIS is a man confident of his facts. Fresh from Turkey, which had just agreed to enter the air campaign against the militants, he told the Aspen Security Forum...
From: Ecofabulous | By: David Hearst | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Wayne Wiegand is giving the lunchtime talk at the Library History Seminar XIII at Simmons College. He’s talking about his new book Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing...
From: Joho the Blog | By: davidw | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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An amazing sign of progress on LGBT rights — and an example of how the entrenched homophobia in corporate America of years past has changed dramatically — is Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson being heralded by General Mills, which, after the...
From: TV Squad | By: Michelangelo Signorile | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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When Chechen women con ISIS recruiters out of thousands of dollars you would think they would be rewarded or at least receive a honorable mention for their effort. Instead, the Chechen police arrested the women for fraud and now they face years in prison...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Pyramiden (Norvège) (AFP) - A man in a chapka hat and black coat, rifle slung over a shoulder, idles on the pontoon as a group of tourists sail in to visit Arctic oddity, Pyramiden, a Soviet-era ghost town.Alexander Romanovskiy, better known as Sasha,...
From: Business Insider | By: Céline Serrat | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Khamenei's Inflammatory Statements In the past couple of weeks, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, felt the urge to reassert and strongly articulate the Islamic Republic's policies towards its Arab neighbors and the United States. After announcing...
From: Lemondrop | By: Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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The sports world is facing a massive potential doping scandal linking athletes from around the world with suspect blood tests. According to Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott of the Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WRD (via Dan Roan of BBC...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Adam Wells | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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The Tom Cruise film topped the charts a week before its official release.read more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Vladimir Kozlov | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Allegations of widespread doping by Russian athletics stars are "unimaginable nonsense", the trainer at the centre of the latest scandal to engulf Russian sport told Reuters on Tuesday.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Australia dominated the 100-meter backstroke events at the world swimming championships Tuesday, winning the men's title and going 1-2 in the women's final.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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DUBAI (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with Iranian and Russian officials expected to focus on efforts to end the four-year-old war in his country....
From: Reuters | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The World Bank’s "Doing Business" report, an influential survey of the operating environment for companies in nearly 200 countries, doesn’t accurately reflect the experience of companies actually doing business in developing nations, a new study...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Raymond Zhong | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The Tom Cruise film topped the charts a week before its official release.read more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Vladimir Kozlov | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it has resubmitted a claim to the United Nations for some 1.2 million square km of the Arctic shelf, a drive to secure more of the mineral-rich region where other countries have rival territorial interests....
From: Reuters | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Rivalry for undiscovered oil and gas has intensified as shrinking polar ice opens new opportunities for exploration...
From: CBS News | Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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