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Within 24 hours of Hagel firing M. Flournoy & Sen. Reed-both former top contenders for job-said "no thanks." Telling even if reasons differ. — David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) November 25, 2014 Michéle Flournoy, the leading candidate to replace Chuck...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, November 26, 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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Republicans like to talk about impeaching President Obama, but there is a far more deserving candidate for impeachment—Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court. While the Republicans in Congress have blocked Democrats from enacting much of...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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It's hard to be a college in Texas that doesn't have a football team. The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, which is home to the football team featured in the movie "Friday Night Lights." Odessa has more money now thanks to the...
From: NPR | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.
From: NPR | By: Tom Goldman | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Dallas pulled away in overtime behind Tyson Chandler, who dunked to give Dallas the lead, and Dirk Nowitzki, whose jumper effectively sealed the win in the final minute....
From: New York Times | By: SCOTT CACCIOLA | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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16-year-old Kenzie Hall on how she’s making wishes come true for Army kids all over the country.The post I Will Not Let Military Kids Be Forgotten appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Kenzie Hall | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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IN 1978 the Supreme Court, in the Bakke case, struck down racial quotas in higher education. Summing up, Justice Lewis Powell called the undergraduate admissions policy at Harvard University an “illuminating example” of a better approach. The elite...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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No. 6 Texas Christian, which is neck and neck with Baylor in the Big 12 and the College Football Playoff race, will face Texas....
From: New York Times | By: FRED BIERMAN | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says a conference realignment that would result in a total of eight teams, including the Mavs, switching conferences, could help level the playing field between the NBA's two conferences.
From: ESPN | By: Tim MacMahon | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Dealerships are offering perks that go beyond free food. Some have wine, original art and a way to exercise customers’ dogs....
From: New York Times | By: CAROL COLE-FROWE | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Welcome to New Tunes Tues, where we tell you what newly released songs/albums/music videos etc. require your attention immediately. This Thanksgiving weekend, we know you’ll have these new jams from Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, and Eminem on …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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A reader scans the photo: I have no idea where this week’s VFYW is taken and I am so glad I don’t live there. Another heads down the yellow brick road: I was lost on this one until I started watching The Wizard of Oz last night. It’s obviously...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Austin Mahone called out HollywoodLife on Tuesday night for yet again making up another entirely fictitious story. As Gossip Cop has noted, the webloid publishes two types of posts, (1) stories it rips off from legitimate news outlets like Gossip Cop...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Michael Lewittes | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Next week, Texas is slated to execute Scott Panetti for murder. He has a long history of mental illness but was allowed to defend himself at trial, where he insisted he was a movie character.
From: NPR | By: Wade Goodwyn | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In today's On the News segment: According to a new report from The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Walmart is one of the world's biggest consumers of coal; learning a second language is like bodybuilding for your brain; the Food and Drug Administration...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Let's get this Queen song queued up -- and, for Adam Rittenberg's team, we'll have another ready -- because it's down to just Austin Ward and me in th......
From: ESPN | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Cool events for The Force Awakens, Episode VIII news and much more in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following. Oscar-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs has been tapped for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars Episode VIII. Actress...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This morning, like all mornings, the dog-walking ritual led past the house where Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry and his family had lived during most of what’s now known, almost exclusively, as his “storied tenure.”
From: Slate | By: Mike Shropshire | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A lesbian Latina minister in Texas tells us about making a home in a church that hasn't always been welcoming.
From: NPR | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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When: Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ET. Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas. TV: Fox The last time the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys met in December 2013, the NFC East title and a playoff spot was on the line. The Cowboys were without their starting...
From: ESPN | By: Phil Sheridan and Todd Archer | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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IRVING, Texas – Jason Garrett’s signature moment as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback turns 20 years old on Thursday. Is it that long ago? Not to Garrett. The memories of that 42-31 win against Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers at Texas Stadium...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Brennan Center for Justice points to large numbers of voters who can be disenfranchised, but that doesn’t mean many election results will change....
From: New York Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Houston Chronicle
From: ArtForum | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Below is some information about the event.  I am always happy to pitch in on good causes. HPV VACCINATION: A PUBLIC HEALTH OPPORTUNITY, A PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY Event Details Event Files In the United States, 79 million men and women each year are infected...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Universal Pictures gave fans a nice little holiday gift Tuesday with the early release of the Jurassic World trailer. It was the first big look at what director Colin Trevorrow has in store for the iconic Steven Spielberg/Michael Crichton franchise....
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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IRVING, Texas -- The last time the Dallas Cowboys played the Philadelphia Eagles, Tony Romo was at his home, two days removed from back surgery. The pain from the surgery could not touch the pain he felt when he saw the Cowboys lose, 24-22, to the Eagles...
From: ESPN | By: Todd Archer | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Gail Caldwell joins us to talk about her latest memoir, "New Life, No Instructions."
From: WBUR | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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In the world of menswear, customization and tailoring are commonplace. Yet, when looking for bespoke women’s wear, it is hard to find a designer that doesn’t fall within the prohibitively expensive category of couture. This is where Double R, a new.........
From: Cool Hunting | By: Kat Herriman | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade @ Thanksgiving Day Parade Grounds It's your annual chance to brave the crowds at this Thanksgiving tradition,...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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A novel approach to desalinating water could be very beneficial in providing fresh water for many parts of the world needing clean water.  This is a relatively inexpensive process which uses graphite to use solar energy far more efficiently than ever...
From: EcoGeek | By: Philip Proefrock | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone's favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.
From: NPR | By: Frank Deford | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Leading activists and thinkers weigh in on the Wilson decision.
From: ColorLines | By: Akiba Solomon | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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With Thanksgiving upon us, we here at Big League Stew are taking a step back to reflect upon another remarkable season in baseball while showing appreciation for all of the players, personalities, performances and moments that make us thankful for its...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mike Oz | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Beijing will soon have yet another amusement park to add to the ranks of the existing Happy Valley in the southeast, the Shijingshan Amusement Park in the west, and Universal Studios set to open in 2019: The Eternity Passage Theme Park in Changping,...
From: The Beijinger | By: admin | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Austin Mahone isn’t afraid to call out a falsehood when its necessary. We are, of course, talking about Hollywood Life‘s “shocking reason” story regarding his recent split with Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello. After Cabello revealed to KISS...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Page Mackinley | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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We had a good chat with former Twins pitcher and new bullpen coach Eddie Guardado today on a number of subjects for a future Page 2 story, but one nugget stood out as relevant for both amusement and news: Guardado is spending Thanksgiving in Texas with...
From: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Jacob M. Schlesinger examines the internal and external constraints confronting Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: WSJ Staff | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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It's not just our nation's legislators that enjoy a "revolving door" -- one that moves them from Congress to the private sector and back again, to the mutual benefit of legislators and certain industries… not so much the rest of America. There's another...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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For years, attorneys have relied on a specific set of symptoms to prove infant abuse—but now, some physicians are questioning the validity of the diagnosis of shaken-baby syndrome that has sent many caretakers to prison....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jessica Pishko | Monday, November 24, 2014
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From: White House Blog | By: Kajal Singh | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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What did we learn about America as the media covered three young Black men in Missouri—an NFL recruit, an HIV-positive alleged sex offender, and a teenager killed by a cop? In this country, Black bodies have long been commodified and controlled, and...
From: Contexts Magazine | By: Steven W. Thrasher at Contexts Blog | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s
From: China Digital Times | By: Anne Henochowicz | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Cary Chow and Chris Low look ahead to the Thanksgiving day matchup between No. 5 TCU and Texas....
From: ESPN | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores. Why?...
From: Business Insider | By: Anne D'innocenzio And CHRIS RUGABER | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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An otherwise solid performance is marred by crucial mistakes against the St. Louis Rams, and as a result, a game which should have been effectively over in the 3rd quarter isn't decided until Shaun Hill makes a Shaun Hill mistake in the last minute....
From: Bolts from the Blue | By: Jeff (sliderockmpc) | 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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Vets recall butt fumbles, near-brawls and other moments that spoiled their holiday
From: Time | By: Sean Gregory | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Being a bride on a budget, I’m constantly looking for ways to shave costs. It feels like everything I see and do these days translates to “Could this be a good wedding idea?” or “Is this a good place to … read more...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Miss Orca | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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