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Austria leader seeks coalition talks with far-right FPOe

Digital Journal 10/24/17 03:30

Austrias newly elected leader Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday invited the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) to begin coalition talks, in a fresh boost for European populists.

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4 Top Lessons From a Google Insider on How to Create Happy Customers

Inc. 10/24/17 03:28

What you can learn about creating engaged customers from how Google does business.

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Roberts vs. Hinch: Friends square off as managers in the World Series

LA Times 10/24/17 03:30

As the Dodgers took batting practice, Astros manager A.J. Hinch visited Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and gave him a hug.  The two men met while working for the San Diego Padres. Roberts rose through t...

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McDonald's hitches a ride on UberEats in Southeast Asia, starting with Singapore

Mashable Business 10/24/17 03:16

The next time you're hungry for McDonald's, you'll have a second way of ordering a meal. On Tuesday in Singapore, the fast food giant officially launched a delivery service with UberEats, allowing U...

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'Xi Jinping Thought:' Echoing Mao, Chinese President Writes Own Chapter in China's History

Newsweek 10/24/17 02:39

No other leader since Mao Zedong has had his ideology included in the constitution while in office.

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Is LeBron Now the NBA’s Second-Best Player? Giannis Antetokounmpo Put on Another Show Against the Hornets

Newsweek 10/24/17 02:42

The Bucks star leads the NBA in scoring through four games.

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Check Trump Promised Slain Soldier’s Family Arrives Days After Controversy

Newsweek 10/24/17 02:55

Dillon Baldridge was shot and killed along with two other soldiers in Afghanistan.

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U.S. General Says New Frontier Against ISIS Will Be Africa, As Pentagon Weighs More Troops

Newsweek 10/24/17 03:08

ISIS has aspirations for a larger presence in Africa, where it has already established several affiliates.

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New Zealand homes 'not for sale' to foreigners under new PM

Digital Journal 10/24/17 03:20

Overseas buyers will no longer be allowed to purchase existing homes in New Zealand, Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday, as she unveiled a raft of policy deals made with her coalition pa...

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LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 10/24/17

Chicago Tribune 10/24/17 02:30

Today's Birthday (102417). Providing leadership comes naturally this year and next. Faithfully grow and build connections for future gain. Navigate tricky

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Halloween in the office shouldn’t offend others

Chicago Tribune 10/24/17 03:00

Halloween in the office shouldn't offend others

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Morning Spin: Illinois lawmakers scheduled to consider assault weapons ban today

Chicago Tribune 10/24/17 03:00

Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield.

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How to be a Good Ally to Women at Work

Inc. 10/24/17 02:58

Theres a silver lining to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. We have a chance to change workplace culture.

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Tim ferriss [VIDEO]

Inc. 10/24/17 03:00

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Want to Be a Good Leader? Start With This 1 Thing

Inc. 10/24/17 03:00

Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last, explains why being a good boss is a lot like being a good parent.

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Inside R. Kelly's 'Sex Cult'

The Daily Beast 10/24/17 02:54

Starved, beaten and forced to have sex with other women, Kitti Jones still couldn't see a way to leaving R. Kelly. In a shocking 'Rolling Stone' expose she tells how and why.

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How a Camera Became Sunday Night Football's Biggest Star

Slate 10/24/17 03:00

An interview with SNF executive producer Fred Gaudelli.

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Horoscopes: Oct. 24, 2017

San Jose Mercury News 10/24/17 03:00

A change will do you good Aries.

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Word Game: Oct. 24, 2017

San Jose Mercury News 10/24/17 03:00

FROM ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION

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TV tonight: World Series begins; Snoop Dogg hosts a game show

San Jose Mercury News 10/24/17 03:00

Also, on 'The Voice,' the battle rounds come to a dramatic conclusion

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Jerde architecture firm will quit congested Venice for downtown Los Angeles

LA Times 10/24/17 03:00

Citing the Westside's cost of rent and traffic congestion, the Jerde Partnership architecture firm will leave Venice for downtown Los Angeles.

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GOP would rather see student borrowers get screwed than let consumer agency do its job

LA Times 10/24/17 03:00

The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee thanks the Trump administration for exposing students to greater risk from questionable lending practices.

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Feature on Curacao home of Kenley Jansen

LA Times 10/24/17 03:00

Curacao has 160,000 residents, yet it has seen 13 of its native sons play in the major leagues since 2000 - the most, per capita, of any country in the world. It's the home of Dodgers closer Kenl...

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Trump heads to Capitol Hill to talk tax cuts with Senate Republicans, including those he often attacks

LA Times 10/24/17 03:00

Trump tries to court some of the same Senate Republicans he has publicly criticized.

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After Years of War, the World Must Not Abandon the Central African Republic

Newsweek 10/24/17 02:28

CAR is at risk of slipping back into full-blown conflict. The international community must not waver in its support.

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Airbnb China Head Quits After Short Stay

Wall Street Journal 10/24/17 02:48

The executive leading Airbnb Inc.'s China business resigned barely four months after taking the job, as the short-term home rental platform struggles to compete against domestic rivals.

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A New CEO Isn't the Cure for BHP's Ills

Wall Street Journal 10/24/17 02:38

Big BHP shareholder Elliott is agitating for a board review of management-but the miner's current leadership isn't really the problem.

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ECB Must Strike Right Balance in Scaling Back Bond Purchases

Wall Street Journal 10/24/17 02:43

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi overcame fierce resistance three years ago to roll out a historic bond-buying program. Ending it could be an even more delicate task.

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NATO Plans to Create Two New Commands Amid Russia Tensions

Wall Street Journal 10/24/17 02:37

NATO is poised to approve the creation of two new commands to improve allied logistics and protect supply lines, aiming to shore up weaknesses in any potential conflict with Russia, allied officials s...

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U.S., South Korea and Japan carry out anti-missile drill

USATODAY 10/24/17 02:38

Tensions remain high over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program.

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9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others

Inc. 10/24/17 02:30

Forty-five percent of employees say words of affirmation are the primary way they like to be shown appreciation in the workplace.

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This Extremely Simple 1-Day Meal Plan Will Increase Your Productivity and Mental Health

Inc. 10/24/17 02:30

Experts say it delivers everything you need through food

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Severe weather slams Carolinas, many without power

SFGate 10/24/17 02:12

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolinas have some cleaning up to do after being slammed by severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and flooding and possible tornadoes that flipped tractor-trailers and sm...

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iPhone X Pre-Order: Even Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Is Skeptical About New Smartphone

Newsweek 10/24/17 01:51

"For some reason, the iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone I didn't-on day one-upgrade to," the Steve Jobs collaborator said.

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Fox News Has Devoted All of Five Minutes to the Latest Bill O'Reilly Allegations

Newsweek 10/24/17 01:52

Sexual misconduct apparent only matters to Fox News when it is perpetrated by a Democrat.

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Rex Tillerson Says The Taliban Is Welcome In The Afghan Government

Newsweek 10/24/17 01:55

"There are, we believe, moderate voices among the Taliban," he said.

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U.S. Sends Brand New Stealth Fighters To Japan Amid North Korea Fears

Newsweek 10/24/17 02:20

The F-35A Lightning II jets will be deployed to the American military base at Okinawa.

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Shipwreck Discovered Off Oman Reveals Secrets of 500-Year-Old Navigation Device

Newsweek 10/24/17 02:21

A series of tests have shown the artifact to be an astrolabe, recovered from the Esmeralda in the Indian Ocean.

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Lunch with Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich

The Daily Beast 10/23/17 21:00

Over a meal, the culinary icon talks about her rise from immigrant to culinary star.

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Global wine output hits 50-year low: OIV

Digital Journal 10/24/17 02:20

Worldwide wine production tumbled 8.2 percent this year to hit a 50-year low due to climate fluctuations, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) said Tuesday.The total output of 246.

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Jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists released on bail

Digital Journal 10/24/17 02:20

Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were released on bail Tuesday pending an appeal against sentences handed down for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

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European yields climb ahead of ECB, NZ$ hits five-month low

Reuters 10/24/17 02:19

European stocks dipped and bond yields drifted higher on Tuesday, as data from the euro zones top economies bolstered the case for the European Central Bank to signal a sizeable cut this week to its s...

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Ricky Gervais’s Plea for Humanity: ‘We’ve Got to End This Madness’

The Daily Beast 10/24/17 02:00

With the rabble-rousing comic's ‘Humanity' tour finally coming stateside, we talk Trump, the culture of offense, Mel Gibson's redemption, and why all hope isn't lost. (Yet.)

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Iran’s Running Circles Around Trump—But McMaster Thinks the Press Can Save Him

The Daily Beast 10/24/17 02:00

Almost daily, Iran outmaneuvers the United States on the ground in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. McMaster says reporting more about its dark side could change that. It won't.

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Secrets of the Black Stadium: In Raqqa, Inside ISIS’ House of Horror

The Daily Beast 10/24/17 02:00

In the locker rooms, showers, and gym beneath the stadium, ISIS created a prison and torture chambers for its feared security arm.

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Today, a Muslim TV Superhero, Tomorrow, a Muslim President!

The Daily Beast 10/24/17 02:00

Tonight, CW's ‘DC's Legends of Tomorrow' will unveil Zari, prime-time television's first Muslim superhero. It's our ‘Cosby Show' moment, but without, you know, Cosby.

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What Is Money-Laundering? And Why Does It Matter To Robert Mueller?

NPR 10/24/17 02:00

Former Trump campaign head Paul Manaforts ties to overseas money have raised the eyebrows of many, including the man tasked by DOJ with investigating the campaigns connections to Russia.

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Limited Outreach, Shorter Sign-Up Time May Cause Insurance Headaches In 2018

NPR 10/24/17 02:05

The silver (or gold) lining may be that changes in premium pricing may mean some people could sign up for a better health insurance plan that costs them less money.

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FBI tried to break into 6,900 phones -- and failed - CNET

CNET 10/23/17 23:46

Looks like there's a good chance no one, not even the FBI, can steal data from your phone.

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Uber sees first decline in business passengers, report says - CNET

CNET 10/24/17 00:00

Uber reportedly lost 1 percent of the ground transportation market. And in some cities, like San Francisco, it saw an 8 percent fall. Meanwhile, Lyft is on the rise.

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A Scientific Study of 366 Companies Revealed the 1 Thing That Made Businesses More Likely to Outperform Their Peers

Inc. 10/24/17 02:00

Emerging trends also indicate not doing it will soon be a liability for your company.

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Monte dei Paschi shares to resume trading after 10-month halt

Reuters 10/24/17 01:49

Monte dei Paschi di Siena shares will resume trading on Wednesday, after a failed attempt by Italys fourth-largest bank to raise capital triggered a 10-month suspension.

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Nikki Haley and the awful dilemma posed by South Sudan

The Washington Post 10/24/17 02:07

The Trump administration official travels to the site of Africa’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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DPD To Hire Ex-Cops to Get More Current Officers Back on Patrol

Dallas Observer 10/24/17 02:00

New Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall's department is doing all it can to fight attrition.

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During Fire Stunt at Kiss Tribute Show, Bassist Caught on Fire Just Like Gene Simmons

Dallas Observer 10/24/17 02:00

A bassist for a local North Texas KISS tribute band caught on fire over the weekend when he attempted Gene Simmons signature fire-breathing move.

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Meet the Judges Behind the 2017 Dallas Observer Music Awards

Dallas Observer 10/24/17 02:00

Last month, when we shared the ballot for the 2017 Dallas Observer Music Awards, we told you we're doing things a bit differently this year.

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Police Hunting for Man Responsible for 2 Weekend Sexual Assaults in Dallas

Dallas Observer 10/24/17 02:00

Dallas police need help finding a man suspected in two separate sexual assaults early Saturday morning.

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A New Dallas Company Wants to Become the Blue Apron of Edible Gardening

Dallas Observer 10/24/17 02:00

Gardenuity launches in Dallas, sending home-growing kits for edible plants.

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Animaniacs' Rob Paulsen Talks About What Living in Yakko's World Was Like

Dallas Observer 10/24/17 02:00

Every child of the '90s remembers the Warner Bros. cartoon Animaniacs. The zany, animated show featured a cast of wise-cracking, physics ignoring,...

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Is Ted Leo's Career on the Rise Again?

Dallas Observer 10/24/17 02:00

On early tours, D.C. rock band Ted Leo and the Pharmacists would play Denton's Rubber Gloves. Later they played Dallas establishments such as the...

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Hot Joy's Food Is Almost as Bad as Its Cultural Cluelessness

Dallas Observer 10/24/17 02:00

Review: Hot Joy

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Chinese President Xi cements his grip on power with rare party move

CNN.com 10/24/17 01:40

China has elevated the stature of President Xi Jinping and cemented his grip on power by including his name and political ideology in the Communist Party constitution.
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Opinion: Guess who loses with Trump's tax plan?

CNN.com 10/23/17 21:26

We need to applaud Donald Trump for his brutal honesty and mostly accurate tweet about the budget that the GOP-controlled Senate passed on Thursday: "Budget that just passed is a really big deal, espe...
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McConnell: GOP will score big win on tax reform

CNN.com 10/22/17 08:20

In an interview with Dana Bash, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the GOP will have a win on tax reform
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The President will have lunch with GOP lawmakers today in hopes of getting a victory on tax reform

CNN.com 10/23/17 22:52

President Donald Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans are giving it another whirl -- because they've got no other choice.
Trump set to woo GOP senators - CNNPolitics
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Australia to train Philippines in urban warfare

Digital Journal 10/24/17 01:50

Australia will train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat the spread of Islamic extremism after months of fierce fighting against militants in the southern Philippines, it was announced Tuesd...

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What can be done about the abandoned embassy next door?

SFGate 10/24/17 01:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — The large building at the corner of 22nd and R streets in downtown Washington, D.C., sticks out like a wart in the otherwise upscale neighborhood. Plywood covers the windows, sleepi...

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Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

NPR 10/24/17 01:45

NPR is launching a deep exploration of how Americans experience discrimination in daily life. One key result: The sense that their own group suffers discrimination crosses racial and identity lines.

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Arsenal: Arsene Wenger Facing Questions Over Future in North London

Newsweek 10/24/17 00:52

The Frenchman only signed a new contract at the club five months ago.

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Everton: Who Are the Candidates to Replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park?

Newsweek 10/24/17 01:09

Many names have been mentioned for the hot seat at Goodison Park, so who can save Everton?

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Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Digital Journal 10/24/17 01:40

Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbo...

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Novartis May Still Spin Off Alcon, but Not Before 2019

Wall Street Journal 10/24/17 01:15

The Swiss pharmaceutical giant has delayed a possible spin off of its eyecare division Alcon until the first half of 2019, amid signs of a turnaround in the ailing business.

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EU vows to aid Sudan for 'as long as it takes'

Digital Journal 10/24/17 01:20

Even as global donors reduce their aid offerings to war-torn Sudan, the European Union has vowed to provide the African country with humanitarian assistance for "as long as it takes".

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Russians look at the Harvey Weinstein scandal and say, 'What's the big deal?'

USATODAY 10/24/17 01:12

People all over the world have responded to the Harvey Weinstein scandal with a mix of shock and dismay. Not so in Russia.

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EU's Tusk says 'up to London' how Brexit ends

Digital Journal 10/24/17 01:10

EU President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that the outcome of fraught Brexit talks was "up to London" and that abandoning the EU divorce remained an option for the UK.

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A startup that wants to be the iOS of Wall Street has made 2 big hires

Business Insider 10/24/17 01:00

The company counts some of the biggest players on Wall Street as its clients.

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Serial killer fears: Area of Tampa on edge after 3 killings

SFGate 10/24/17 00:34

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fears of a serial killer have police in Tampa escorting children to school in one neighborhood near downtown, and a city bus changed its usual route. Three people have been shot to...

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GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

SFGate 10/24/17 00:39

WASHINGTON (AP) — A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods,...

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From the Archives: Marni Nixon — ghost singer to the stars

LA Times 10/24/17 01:00

Ghost singer Marni Nixon's voice used in film musicals.

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China’s leader elevated to the level of Mao in Communist pantheon

The Washington Post 10/24/17 00:57

The Communist Party wrote Xi Jinping into its constitution, making it likely he will be around for a long time to come.

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Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, freed on bail pending appeal

USATODAY 10/24/17 00:36

The decision coincidentally came the same day China's Communist Party was ending a twice-a-decade congress.

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Trump comments concern judge, loom over Bergdahl sentencing

SFGate 10/24/17 00:24

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has become a factor in the soldier's sentencing as a military judge weighs the president's impact on public perce...

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Film on last czar's affair sparks furious controversy in Russia

USATODAY 10/24/17 00:29

The Kremlin is defending 'Matilda' from religious conservatives who want the film about Czar Nicholas II banned.

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Stabbed Russian journalist 'in recovery'

Digital Journal 10/24/17 00:30

A Russian radio journalist who was stabbed in the neck by a mentally unstable man was in a recovery room Tuesday, with her condition showing some improvement, her employer and the hospital said.

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4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off Catalina Island

LA Times 10/24/17 00:15

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Catalina Island early Tuesday. The quake struck at about midnight about 29 miles southeast of Avalon and about 31 miles north of San Clemente Isl...

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Russian State Outlet Thrives on YouTube, Facebook

Wall Street Journal 10/23/17 21:02

Although Google, Facebook and Twitter have spent months trying to ferret out covert Russian influence on their sites, RT, which intelligence officials call a top Kremlin propaganda tool, uses their so...

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Public-relations woes may be catching up with Uber

The Economist 10/24/17 00:08

UBER has had a tough year. It has fired staff on the back of sexual-harassment allegations and faced reports of a hostile workplace culture. It has been sued for allegedly stealing self-driving-car te...

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Kim Jong-Nam murder suspects visit airport amid chaotic scenes

Digital Journal 10/24/17 00:10

Two women on trial for murdering the North Korean leaders half-brother visited the Malaysian airport where he was poisoned under heavy police guard on Tuesday, with the exhausted suspects pushed aroun...

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Teen says he'll defy cease-and-desist letter from his congressman

USATODAY 10/23/17 21:28

Joshua Brown, 13, of Redding, Calif., received a cease-and-desist letter to try to get him to stop contacting Rep. Doug LaMalfa's offices.

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Xi Jinping's ideology enshrined to China's Communist Party constitution

USATODAY 10/23/17 23:17

In a sign of Xi Jinping's greater clout, his name was attached to his theory, putting him on par with Deng and communist China's founder, Mao Zedong.

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It’s Time to Stop Using Inmates for Free Labor

Alternet 10/23/17 13:39

The criminal justice system has historically relied on punishment and exploitation instead of rehabilitation. Last week, a Louisiana sheriff gave a press conference railing against a new prisoner rele...

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Silicon Valley Talks a Lot About Diversity, But It's Still Terrible at Recruiting Black Tech Workers

Alternet 10/23/17 10:55

A new report reveals that African-Americans have stagnated in making inroads to job equality in the tech industry. The attorney general of the United States believes that not only is affirmative actio...

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8 Really Ridiculous Marijuana Strain Names

Alternet 10/23/17 12:10

Does the very name of your marijuana strain bring a smile to your face? It should. Once upon a time, back in the days of yore, pot was pot. It was green, full of stems and seeds, and usually availabl...

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How Trump's Presidency Is Fueling Right-Wing Nationalist & Anti-Immigration Movements Across Europe

Alternet 10/23/17 08:30

Hate crimes are on the rise. In Austria, conservative leader Sebastian Kurz has been tasked with forming a government after he won a slim majority in the snap elections earlier this month. His conser...

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7 Reasons Why Betsy DeVos' Latest Hire May Be Her Scariest Yet

Alternet 10/23/17 08:51

Conservative attorney Hans Bader exemplifies the love affair between extreme right-wing ideology and corporate influence in the Trump administration. Since taking the helm at the Department of Educat...

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Eric Trump and Don Jr. Are Planning to Open 'Plantation-Style' Luxury Hotels in Poor Black Areas

Alternet 10/23/17 08:50

"It shows he really doesn't have a conscience. It's about money." The Trump brothers, Eric and Donald Jr. are investing in luxury resorts on one of the poorest corners in America as part of a pr...

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'Slimy and Weaselly': Harvard Students Describe Learning with Sean Spicer

Alternet 10/23/17 13:19

He's not what you thought he was; he's worse. Sean Spicer has been on a rebranding tour since he left the White House in an effort to make us forget all the hard work he did spreading the c...

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Republicans in Congress are Hugely Unpopular, National Survey Finds

Alternet 10/23/17 11:57

But Democratic brand has yet to coalesce into wave needed for 2018. The Republicans in Congress are the "most hated politicians" in America, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House ...

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Tillerson heads to Pakistan as US warns over Taliban havens

Digital Journal 10/24/17 00:00

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was to arrive in Islamabad Tuesday as Washington turns up the heat on Pakistan for allegedy providing "safe havens" for Taliban militants.

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US director James Toback accused by 38 women of sexual harassment

Digital Journal 10/24/17 00:00

The Hollywood sexual abuse scandal widened Monday after 38 women were said to have accused US film director James Toback of unwanted sexual encounters over a period of decades.

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Asian shares hover near recent highs; NZ$ at five-month lows

Reuters 10/23/17 23:51

Asian shares held near recent decade highs on Tuesday and major currencies kept to narrow ranges, while the New Zealand dollar stumbled to five-month lows as the incoming Labour coalitions policies un...

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Are there more than 2,000 MS-13 gang members in Virginia’s wealthy Fairfax County?

The Washington Post 10/24/17 00:00

“There have been eight publicly reported murders by MS-13 in Northern Virginia alone. And there’s more than 2,000 MS-13 gang members just in Fairfax County, and this is a growing problem.” — E...

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Fit for a king: Thailand's royal cremation

Digital Journal 10/23/17 23:50

Thailands late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will receive a lavish send-off this week during a spectacular five-day funeral centered around a cremation at a gilded pyre in Bangkoks historic heart on Thursda...

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How IKEA used affordable and innovative designs to transform homes

Business Insider 10/23/17 23:42

IKEA created a reasonably priced way for customers to express themselves at home and opened consumers to what was otherwise an expensive design.

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Stephen Curry consoles Devin Harris’ nephew

San Jose Mercury News 10/23/17 23:56

DALLAS — The emotions struck Stephen Curry. Ones that bode more significance than frustration over a Warriors loss, anger over a no-call or regret over an ejection and fine for throwing his mout...

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Clinton: Comey investigation 'changed history'

CNN.com 09/13/17 17:57

Hillary Clinton told CNN's Anderson Cooper that former FBI Dir. James Comey permanently changed history by getting involved in the 2016 election.
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Case cracked: Comey reveals secret Twitter account

CNN.com 10/23/17 18:27

Former FBI Director James Comey revealed his secret Twitter account Monday with a tweeted picture from Iowa.
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Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Digital Journal 10/23/17 23:30

Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbo...

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Exclusive: Mexico telecoms regulator to vote on letting Slim's America Movil charge rivals

Reuters 10/23/17 23:06

Mexicos telecommunications regulator is discussing a proposal that would allow billionaire Carlos Slims America Movil to start charging local rivals again for calls made to clients on its network, acc...

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Senators claim not to know of troops in Niger

CNN.com 10/23/17 22:27

Retired US Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona questions senators' claim that they did not know the US military had over 1,000 American soldiers on the ground in Niger.
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New field hospital treats hundreds of Rohingya refugees

Digital Journal 10/23/17 23:00

The eight-month-old Rohingya boy was close to death when he arrived at the field hospital in a Bangladesh refugee camp, his tiny lungs racked by pneumonia as he struggled to draw breath.

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The forgotten history of Rodin's Napoleon, found in New Jersey

Digital Journal 10/23/17 23:00

Napoleon Bonaparte and Auguste Rodin are both household names in their own right. But a bust of the French emperor created by the master sculptor faded into oblivion in an American town, only to be di...

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Microsoft to drop lawsuit after U.S. government revises data request rules

Reuters 10/23/17 22:48

Microsoft Corp said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DOJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their inform...

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Woman arrested on suspicion of trespassing at Justin Bieber's home for third time, Beverly Hills police say

LA Times 10/23/17 23:00

A woman in her 40s was arrested Monday night at Justin Bieber's temporary Beverly Hills home on suspicion of trespassing for the third time in a week. Officers met with Bieber's security team, who...

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China's Communist Party inserts Xi's name, ideology into constitution in symbol of his power

Chicago Tribune 10/23/17 22:19

China's ruling Communist Party moved Tuesday to confirm Xi Jinping's rise to becoming the country's most powerful leader in decades by amending its constitution

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New York City's transit agency to phase out MetroCards

SFGate 10/23/17 22:37

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's transit agency is changing how bus and subway passengers pay their fares. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is phasing out its MetroCard in favor of something ...

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San Jose: One dead in crash on Highway 85

San Jose Mercury News 10/23/17 22:43

At least one person was killed in a vehicle collision late Monday night on southbound Highway 85 in South San Jose, the CHP reported.

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Man faces 5 years in prison after hacking into 40 celebrity accounts and hundreds of others

LA Times 10/23/17 22:30

A man agreed to plead guilty to hacking into 550 Apple iCloud and Gmail accounts, including those of celebrities in Los Angeles, officials said Monday. Emilio Herrera, of Chicago, fooled hundreds ...

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NFL: Carson Wentz tosses 4 TDs as Eagles keeps NFL's best record

LA Times 10/23/17 22:35

Carson Wentz stood tall in a collapsing pocket and kept making plays with his arm or legs. Wentz tossed four touchdown passes, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame losing nine-time Pro Bowl left tac...

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5 Signs Your Business Needs to Grow to Survive

Inc. 10/23/17 22:26

In an ever-fast paced world, companies must be able to adapt quickly to stay relevant.

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The Stakes---and Stocks---Rise for Japan's Abenomics

Wall Street Journal 10/23/17 22:16

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would tackle some of the Japanese economy's deeper structural problems after his coalition scored a convincing victory in parliamentary elections and markets responde...

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Kenya braces for a disaster of an election

Chicago Tribune 10/23/17 21:10

NAIROBI -- Three days before they are due to vote in a presidential rerun, Kenyans have no idea whether the main opposition leader will participate, who will

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Doing the heavy lifting: investors eye tech-tonic shifts for Europe’s industrials

Reuters 10/23/17 22:14

Investment funds seeking to invest at the intersection of Europe and technology are finding rich pickings in places that some may find surprising: sprawling industrials like trains-to-turbines Siemens...

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China's Xi Jinping is officially its most powerful leader since Mao

Business Insider 10/23/17 22:15

The Chinese presidents name was added to the countrys constitution on Tuesday, the first time a living leaders name has been added since Mao ruled.

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Iditarod Names Four-Time Champ Dallas Seavey In Dog Doping Scandal

NPR 10/23/17 22:11

Under pressure from competitors, the race committee said the 30-year-old musher is under suspicion of giving his dogs the drug tamadol in this years race. Seavey has denied any wrongdoing.

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GAO: Climate change already costing US billions in losses

San Jose Mercury News 10/23/17 22:24

A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise.

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NFL: Denver sticks with QB

LA Times 10/23/17 22:20

Trevor Siemian is keeping his starting quarterback job as the Denver Broncos try to end a slump that has plunged them to depths not seen in a quarter century. Coach Vance Joseph said Monday that ben...

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Furor erupts over EPA decision to pull climate scientists from panel discussion

USATODAY 10/23/17 12:50

The Environmental Protection Agency has pulled three scientists from a planned panel discussion on the effects of global warming on the Narragansett bay

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‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah Slams Fox News Hypocrisy on O’Reilly, Weinstein

The Daily Beast 10/23/17 22:12

"While Fox News might be woke in the streets, they're definitely enablers in the sheets."

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