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Central Washington’s sleepy Yakima Valley, perhaps best known as the nation’s top producer of hops and apples, is a safely Republican region. But it may have also quietly produced the most intriguing election outcome of 2014. When respected, 10-term...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: David Wasserman | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The packed third-season premiere threw viewers in the deep end, literally and metaphorically....
From: The Atlantic | By: David Sims | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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With Andrew Sullivan announcing the end of his 15-year blogging career—and with it, his “bold experiment” in transforming journalism into crowd-funded blogging— I figure it’s a good time to take one last look at Sullivan’s long, poisonous...
From: Pando Daily | By: Mark Ames | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Warren Farrell Photograph by Winni Wintermeyer On a balmy afternoon last June, dozens of demonstrators carrying "Stop the Violence" and "Rape is Rape" placards descended on the Hilton DoubleTree in downtown Detroit. They had come to protest the first-ever...
From: Mother Jones | By: Mariah Blake | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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I'm looking for interesting and diverse scenes and monologues that would work well in an acting class for female students, approximate age range 13-22.If you're able to provide an easy way for me to find the specific scene (like a link to the video online,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: pseudostrabismus | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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These days it's all about millennials. But boomers will not go quietly.
From: Time | By: Dan Kadlec | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Justin Bieber did a fakeout surprise for Ellen DeGeneres‘ birthday on Thursday’s episode of her syndicated talk show. She set it up by introducing a video birthday greeting from the singer and Calvin Klein model, but then he asked why he was doing...
From: The Wrap | By: Jason Hughes | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) is to make another attempt at electing a Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) on Thursday.Lazar Panov (currently a judge at the Supreme Court of Administration) and Pavlina Panova (Deputy Chair of the VKS)...
From: Novinite | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The good, the bad, and the worse
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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China’s National Coal Association reports that the country’s coal production fell 2.1% in 2014, the first such decline since the turn of the century. The news follows
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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We knew that Golden Globe win was gonna do great things for Jane the Virgin! Now that Gina Rodriguez is the hottest new thing in Hollywood, it seems as though more celebs are wanting to jump on her CW bandwagon. That's because Emmy, Oscar, and Golden...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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You may have missed it in the #snowpocalpyse that wasn’t1, but Snapchat unveiled a new feature called Discover Tuesday that puts news into the ephemeral chat app so popular among American teens and young adults: Here’s Wired’s story on it: At launch,...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joshua Benton | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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“This is the ‘anti-Everst.’ This is the test of the master climber,” says writer Jon Krakauer in Meru, the new documentary that premiered last Friday at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film shares the story of mountaineers Conrad...
From: National Geographic | By: Mary Anne Potts | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A Matter of Taste: backpacks are getting smaller and lower-slung. Kassia St Clair picks the best of the bunch From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 Backpacks are back—though as a practical way of carrying stuff they never really went...
From: More Intelligent Life | By: Anonymous | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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When you’re Kylie and Kendall Jenner, competing with older sisters Khloe and Kim Kardashian for public attention isn’t easy. But the two youngest members of the Jenner-Kardashian family have found their own paths to success, although when it comes...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Joanne Eglash | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Part one of the Top Chef finale asks chefs to draw direct inspiration from Mexican art.
From: Entertainment Weekly | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The bus stops in Northern California for the second to last audition night.
From: Entertainment Weekly | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Derek Murrow, Director, Federal Energy Policy, Washington, D.C.: The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from the nation's existing power plants, and has received an unprecedented number of comments...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Derek Murrow | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Baseball wives Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton have joined the Bravo hit
From: People | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The new addition joins big sister Shaelyn Cado
From: People | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The amazing history of The National ENQUIRER is well-chronicled in Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer — a film that’s as guilty a pleasure as The ENQUIRER itself, and now available on VHX. Directed …...
From: OK Magazine | By: OK! Staff | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Nigel Lythgoe opens up to PEOPLE about this season's new So You Think You Can Dance judges
From: People | By: 01/28/2015 09:00AM | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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It's not the Transparency Security Administration, for sure.
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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PHOENIX – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, an honors graduate of Stanford and soon to be a dad for the first time, said he is a better man today because of growing up in the sometimes dangerous Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton. “Growing...
From: ESPN | By: Terry Blount | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A prosecutor will not pursue a third trial against a Detroit police officer in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl during a raid that was filmed by a reality TV show....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Huge news in the world of comedy: Director Paul Feig has announced the four stars of his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, and they are funny. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon will play the four leading roles. This is not a...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Three documentaries, including one on the restaurant critic Jonathan Gold and another on the National Lampoon, prove surprising in different ways....
From: New York Times | By: MELENA RYZIK | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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During an appearance last year on Inside the Actors Studio, Neil Patrick Harris handled an impromptu moment with the kind of ease and grace that will be no doubt in evidence several times on Oscar night. The actor had promised to say goodnight to his...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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FX’s Cold War spy thriller The Americans, which returns Wednesday for its third season, benefits from the sort of reverse novelty that made early Mad Men so enchanting: It lets us remember (or imagine) what it was like to live in the days of phone...
From: Slate | By: Sarah Archer | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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With all the drama surrounding Kai, merges, and Bonnie’s whereabouts on The Vampire Diaries, Damon and Elena have struggled to...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Samantha Highfill | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t....
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Mike Francesa meets his adoring public.
From: The Big Lead | By: Mike Cardillo | Monday, January 26, 2015
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What do Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barack Obama and the cast of Boardwalk Empire have in common? They've all been dressed by Auschwitz survivor Martin Greenfield....
From: CNN | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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In Whiplash, J.K. Simmons is a stickler for tempo. In Simmons’ Saturday Night Live promos, Kenan Thompson is. Thompson corrects Simmons’ rushing, and...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Esther Zuckerman | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Real Housewives of Orange County star Slade Smiley has been rumored to hunting the housewives down so he could get a gig on the show. Smiley was on the first season of the show, where he was dating Jo De La Rosa. When they broke up, Slade was automatically...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mary Jane | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Key question for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch: will she reassert the often-vaunted but seldom-seen independence of the office.
From: Fox News | By: Chris Stirewalt | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone left behind a successful career in fashion to share her story of resilience. Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET....
From: CNN | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Now four years since the advent of the mainstream plug-in car, and several years beyond earlier plug-ins that came and went besides, hindsight reveals good intentions haven’t all gone as planned, but the journey is now well underway. Last week the...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jeff Cobb | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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By applying characters' fictional psyches to real-life problems, a cosplay enthusiast turned a passion for comic books into a mental-health career....
From: The Atlantic | By: Erika Hayasaki | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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America’s favorite trailer park is back…and this season, there’s a baby on board! Trailer Park: Welcome To Myrtle Manor returns with ten all-new episodes on Thursday, February 26 at 10PM ET/PT filled with plenty of juicy gossip, steamy romance,...
From: OK Magazine | By: OK! Staff | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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"With the way you've been reporting lately, you're lucky you're not in an actual blizzard mobile"...
From: Salon.com | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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We have a couple of hundred storage spaces in our collective workshop, and they're managed on paper, in a folder, on a shelf, at the office. I'd like to digitalise it and add a working waiting list. O hive, bestow your wisdom and deliver us from Excel!We...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: monocultured | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Long before reality TV and sex change rumors, Bruce Jenner was mostly known for being a celebrated Olympian with overwhelming talent.
From: Best Week Ever | By: Emily Exton | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Ellery Roberts Biddle, Lisa Ferguson, Hae-in Lim and Sarah Myers West contributed to this report. Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world....
From: Global Voices | By: Netizen Report Team | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. CNN, Several Other Media Outlets Now on Snapchat (FishbowlDC) Snapchat has launched a new Discover feature, which will allow users to access in-app content from 10 different media...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Big Dig New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown Drink to Your Health The sun is the biggest...
From: Time | By: mileskohrman2014 | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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When rapper Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera called it quits last year, a lot of bickering and name calling ensured, turning the ex-lovers into full on haters. In a deleted tweet that the Glee actress posted shortly after their break-up, Rivera blamed...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Val Powell | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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"Get out of my face," Kyle yells at Glanville, who tries to step in when Kyle and her sister Kim collide
From: People | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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He insists that a female classmate is guilty of the transgression—and that she shouldn't be expelled....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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LeAnn Rimes’ ex-husband, Dean Shermet, is reportedly planning to write a tell-all book about their relationship and split. According to a January 28 report by In Touch Weekly, Shermet “has received multiple big-money offers from publishers and is...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Lindsay Cronin | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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