domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014

Fearless Chihuahua Takes On Great Dane In Most Endearing Attack Of All Time

Obviously, this little dog has a bone or two to pick with her giant acquaintance.

In this video uploaded to YouTube, Lilly, a 12-week-old chihuahua, launches an aww-worthy offensive on Vago the Great Dane. Lucky for little Lilly, Vago is a gentle giant. He's also got his human nearby keeping an eye on him just in case he forgets that when it comes to size, he's got the advantage.

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Here's 'Twin Peaks' Re-Imagined As A Retro Arcade Game

If you're a real "Twin Peaks" fanatic, just the initial chimes of its always ominous intro song will cause goosebumps to sprout up all over your arms and legs.

Now Filthy Frackers has re-imagined Angelo Badalamenti's epic theme song in NES style, transforming the hazy Washington landscape into pixelated lo-res goodness. It's nostalgia on nostalgia, people. What's not to like?

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6-Year-Old Surfing And Skateboarding Prodigy Makes Waves, Battles Genetic Disorder

This fierce 6-year-old girl glides over all obstacles that come her way -- both on land and in the water.

Quincy Symonds only began surfing a year and a half ago, but the pint-sized Australian daredevil has already started getting sponsors and making a name for herself in the surfing community, according to ABC Open. Achievements that are not only impressive given her age, but also considering Quincy's battle with a serious condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

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U.S. May Speed Up Aid To Iraq Despite Billions Already Spent


By Arshad Mohammed and Missy Ryan

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United States may accelerate U.S. economic and military aid to Iraq with the end of Nuri al-Maliki's eight-year reign but will first want proof that the country's new leaders have abandoned his sectarian ways.

Maliki's surprise announcement that he would give way to Haider Abadi as Iraq's prime minister removes the man blamed by Washington for the revival of vicious sectarianism in Iraq and the advance of the Islamic State deep into Iraqi territory.

U.S. officials said his departure, which may not occur until September, could open the door to greater military and economic assistance to a new Iraqi government if it adopts an inclusive agenda.

Despite saying the United States had no intention of "being the Iraqi air force," President Barack Obama has also suggested U.S. air strikes could go on for months to help Iraqis fend off Islamic State fighters seeking to establish a hub of jihadism in the heart of the Arab world.

Obama, however, faces two important questions: can Abadi's new government unite Iraqis after his predecessor helped drive the Sunni minority into the jihadist camp? And is the U.S. public willing to pour more taxpayer money into a country that cost it billions of dollars and thousands of American lives since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein?

"Whatever future military assistance we continue to provide to Iraq won't be tied specifically or solely to the new prime minister," said a U.S. defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive military planning. "To say that now that there's a new guy it will open the floodgates would be way overstating this."

A second U.S. defense official said the United States would be looking for the next government to integrate the fragmented Iraqi security forces and to provide assistance to the Kurdish minority. But putting a new government program in place will take time, suggesting the measured pace of the administration's response to the Islamic State advance will continue.

"If all those conditions start getting set, then I think you will see the possibility of us accepting an invitation to do more substantive train, advise and assist," the official said. But if this happens, the official added, it would be slow and may take a year.

In the meantime, targeted air strikes and the provision of U.S. military equipment such as Apache helicopters is expected to continue.

Obama, who campaigned on promises to end the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has not yet decided how much more U.S. military action or weaponry he might support in Iraq, said a third U.S. official.

"We've seen the first press allegations of a slippery slope," said this official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity. "So you can be sure that people are concerned about what these next steps mean."


MASSIVE U.S. OUTLAY

The human and financial toll from the 2003 invasion ordered by former President George W. Bush looms heavily over policymakers contemplating what to do next in Iraq.

The United States set aside $56.3 billion in aid for Iraq in the decade from fiscal year 2003 to 2012, according to a Congressional Research Service report published last month.

Of that total, the Pentagon spent $20.1 billion to support Iraqi security forces, many of whom quickly melted away in the north when faced with Islamic State fighters last month.

Overall aid to Iraq, one of the world's most oil-rich nations, dropped dramatically in recent years to about $590 million each in fiscal years 2013 and 2014, and $308.7 million was requested in the fiscal year to Sept. 30, 2015.

A fourth U.S. official said the administration was already discussing the kinds of weapons systems Iraqis may need to fight the Islamic State and what more Washington can do to increase Iraqi oil production.

U.S. and European Union officials, however, declined to provide details on what they might provide, saying it was too early and suggesting all sides wanted to see how the Abadi government governs.

A senior European Union official said on Friday after a meeting in Brussels of EU foreign ministers that there had not yet been any discussion within the bloc of economic support for Abadi's government.

"Not yet. It may be a bit too early. It will come later on," said the EU official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Jon Alterman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank said there could be a modest rise in U.S. aid but cited skepticism about the utility of such assistance and about the centrality of Iraq to U.S. national security as a result of the long American involvement in the country.

"There can be extensive security assistance, which could be a combination of weapons and training. There can be increased intelligence cooperation. There can be encouragement for U.S. companies to invest in Iraq," Alterman said.

"But, in very broad terms, the U.S. government has spent most of what it will ever spend on Iraq," he added. "While you may be able to have a tick upward from the current level, it's very hard for me to imagine the kind of close partnership that people had been hoping for five or six years ago." (Additional reporting by Adrian Croft in Brussels; Writing by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Jason Szep and James Dalgleish)


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sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014

Hyperrealist Drawings To Make You Drool All Over Your Keyboard

Another day, another amazingly talented hyperrealist artist to make you painfully self-aware of your own lack of drawing skills. Don't mind us, we're just having a moment over Monica Lee, the Malaysian artist whose graphite drawings capture details of the flesh we can barely perceive, let alone reproduce.

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Here's A Hermit Crab Shelter Because Why Not?

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Should You Sell Your Home? 5 Crucial Considerations

If you've been paying attention to the news, you've undoubtedly seen headlines stating that real estate prices are on the rise. According to Trulia, most markets, housing has begun to bounce back and in a selected few metros, like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, the housing market isn't just bouncing back -- it's booming!  So, if you've been on the fence, waffling about whether or not to sell, consider these five things:

Interest Rates Could Light A Fire

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Create an Active Retirement that Keeps on Giving

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With more than 78 million Baby Boomers entering retirement over the next decade, their expectations have had to change over the years.

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viernes, 29 de agosto de 2014

Police Still Won't Name Officers In Ezell Ford Shooting. Now Their Union Points To A Rap Video.

LOS ANGELES -- It has been nearly two weeks since police in a South Los Angeles neighborhood fatally shot Ezell Ford, a black man who was unarmed and mentally ill. Despite pressure from the community, the Los Angeles Police Department still refuses to name the officers involved.

Earlier this week, during a meeting with the Florence community, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck had suggested that the department might identify the officers "soon."

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10-Year-Old's Marriage Advice Is So Spot On, You'll Wish You Came Up With It

When it comes to marriage advice, it seems like everyone and their mom has something to offer up.

Well forget 'em!

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Paul George Undergoes Surgery, Remains In Hospital After Open Tibia-Fibula Fracture

LAS VEGAS (AP) ? Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has undergone successful surgery on his broken right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days.



The 6-foot-9 George had an operation at Sunrise Hospital to repair the open tibia-fibula fracture, USA Basketball said in a statement early Saturday morning. Dr. David Silverberg, Dr. Joseph Yu and USA Basketball team physician Riley Williams, were present for the surgery, the release said.



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Jethro The Dog Wants Nothing To Do With Your Wedding Photos

Listen up folks: Taking wedding pictures will never be as fun as rolling in the grass.

That's a lesson one bride and groom learned the hard when when they enlisted their beloved dog Jethro to be the ring bearer at their wedding. Naturally, they wanted to include him in all their wedding pictures, but Jethro was having none of it.

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Brian Schatz Wins Hawaii Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Sen. Brian Schatz beat U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Hawaii, closing out a tight, emotional race that went into overtime after a tropical storm kept some voters from the polls.

Schatz extended his slim vote lead late Friday during a makeup election for thousands of voters in two remote precincts who couldn't cast ballots during the state's regular primary last Saturday because of blocked roads and power outages caused by Tropical Storm Iselle.

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jueves, 28 de agosto de 2014

Awful Racism Prompts Organizers To Shut Off Comments On Darren Wilson Fundraising Site

Shut it down, folks.

That was the reaction organizers of the fundraising campaign set up to support Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, had toward open comments on the campaign's GoFundMe Page.

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Recent Surveys Don't Agree On Midterm Outlook

If the election were today, some U.S. House generic ballot estimates would be very wrong. African-Americans feel their relationship with the police has worsened in the past two decades. And time has vastly changed opinions of gay rights. This is HuffPollster for Friday, August 15, 2014.

AMERICANS ARE FRUSTRATED WITH PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE IN WASHINGTON - Dana Blanton: "With less than three months until Election Day, the Democratic Party is better liked than the Republican Party, but voters are equally frustrated with both. A new Fox News national poll finds the same percentage is extremely or very ?frustrated and upset? with congressional Republicans and congressional Democrats -- 44 percent each. That?s more than say they feel that way toward President Obama (40 percent frustrated and upset), incumbents in general (38 percent) or members of the Tea Party in Congress (35 percent). The most frustration is saved for the news media: 48 percent are extremely or very frustrated and upset with the press (but 49 percent aren?t)...It?s August. Obviously it isn?t Election Day. If it were, the poll finds that 46 percent of voters would back the Democratic candidate in their House district and 39 percent the Republican." [Fox]

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Fiber Art Exhibition Explores Body Image In Los Angeles

Los Angeles' relationship to the human body is a complicated one.

For one, the sunny Southern California destination tempts its citizens to bare more flesh on the average day than most other locales. The city is also all too often aligned with the latest crazes in fitness, diet and new age wellness. Hollywood often finds itself in cahoots with the latest idolized bodies, and any subsequent surgical attempts to imitate said bodies. And a little north in the San Fernando valley, you'll find one of the original hubs of the porn industry.

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Cardinal George Pell Sparks Outrage In Sex Abuse Survivors With 'Trucking Company' Analogy

VATICAN CITY (RNS) One of the most powerful men in the Vatican, charged with cleaning up corruption and fostering financial reform, has outraged survivors of sex abuse by clergy by likening the church to a trucking company that refuses to take responsibility for a driver who molested women.

Cardinal George Pell, a member of Pope Francis? advisory Council of Cardinals, was appointed the Vatican?s first economic prefect early this year by a pontiff who openly admires his ?tenacity.?

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Khloe Kardashian 'Channels Inner Priscilla Presley' In Sultry Instagram Photo

Khloe Kardashian -- sometimes referred to as "the funny one" -- got her glam on as one does when you are a Kardashian, channeling Elvis' ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, according to Khloe Kardashian.

The 30-year-old reality star had hairstylist Tracey Cunningham to thank for her new darker locks, and posted an Instagram photo of of her retro look on Aug. 21. "Channeling my inner Priscilla Presley!!! Glam by @jenatkinhair @1maryphillips. Thank you @traceycunningham1 for my new darker locks #Photoshoot #Glam," she captioned the photo.

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The Rise of a Rinpoche

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Phakyab Rinpoche, a high-ranking Tibetan lama living in Jackson Heights, Queens, tucks his feet under him on the carpet of his living room-turned-temple and recounts how it all began. He was 13 and living in post-Cultural Revolution Tibet in the late 1970s, when the Future Buddha, Jampa, also known as Maitreya, came to him in a dream.

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Watch An Entire Pregnancy Unfold In Mere Seconds

Congratulations, it's a Vine!

Ian Padgham compressed the months of wife Claire Pasquier's pregnancy into mere seconds. And now that the clip is out in the world, it's a hit, having been looped more than 2 million times.

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Ralph Lauren Under Fire For Refusing To Sign Worker Safety Pacts

NEW YORK -- Activists are rallying against the clothing company Ralph Lauren for its staunch refusal to sign an international agreement that seeks to improve conditions for factory workers in Bangladesh, one of the world's biggest clothing suppliers.

Nazma Akter, a 41-year-old union organizer from the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, came to New York City to speak at Ralph Lauren's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. She called for the company to join the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, a worker safety pact that has gotten international attention since a factory complex collapsed in 2013, killing more than 1,100 people.

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miércoles, 27 de agosto de 2014

EPA Expanding Crime Division As North Dakota's Oil Sector Booms

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) ? The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch.



Jeffry Martinez, the special agent in charge of the EPA's Denver-based Criminal Investigation Division, said the new office opened at the end of July but isn't permanently staffed yet.



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Awful Racism Prompts Organizers To Shut Off Comments On Darren Wilson Fundraising Site

Shut it down, folks.

That was the reaction organizers of the fundraising campaign set up to support Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, had toward open comments on the campaign's GoFundMe Page.

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T Meet Laser Cat, The Giant Art-Eating Cat That Shoots Lasers Out Of Its Eyes

Imagine a giant inflatable golden cat with laser beams that shoot out of its eyes, projecting images and videos onto the world around it with the accompanying noise, "Pew pew!" No, this isn't a reprise of the SNL digital short, nor is it a terrifying drug-induced hallucination. No dear friends -- we bet you know where this is going -- it's art!

Meet Laser Cat, the massive feline brainchild of public art creators Dave Glass and Kill Cooper, also known as Hungry Castle. Laser Cat is not your average kitty; for one thing, as previously mentioned, he's giant, inflatable and gold. But also, he loves eating and subsequently spewing out art.

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15 Times Pit Bulls Made Weddings Infinitely Better

For anyone who still holds the misguided belief that pit bulls are anything but brilliant, kind and affectionate animals, we suggest you take one look at the adorable faces below and try not fall head over heels in love.

Meet 15 ridiculously good-looking pit bulls who totally stole the show at their owners' weddings.

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When A Man's Wheelchair Got Stuck In A Storm, This Cop Did Something Great

When push comes to shove, Gil Benitez is happy to do more pushing.

On Thursday night, the police officer in Fort Myers, Florida, pushed a man stranded in an electric wheelchair all the way home. Benitez had found Michael Arnold stuck in the middle of the street during a fierce rain and lightning storm.

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Single Mom From Detroit Working 2 Jobs Wins $66 Million Mega Jackpot, Is Mega Excited

This lucky lady won't have to work tirelessly anymore.

Kelsey Zachow, a 24-year-old mother in Detroit had been working two jobs to pay the bills. Last month, on what has typically been seen as an unlucky day, Friday 13, Zachow bought what would end up being the winning ticket to the Mega Millions lottery, ABC15 reported. The mom who walked away with the $66 million jackpot says that she values her family's security foremost, and will begin her spending spree by setting up college funds for her son and her boyfriend's daughter.

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Ohio Measles Outbreak Appears To Be Ending


By Kim Palmer

CLEVELAND, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A massive measles outbreak in Ohio that was behind the largest outbreak of the disease in the United States in two decades appears to be coming to an end, with no new confirmed cases in the state in nearly a month, state officials said on Friday.

"I am cautiously optimistic that the outbreak is nearing the end," said Dr. Mary DiOrio, an epidemiologist at the Ohio Department of Health.

The outbreak that started earlier this year infected 377 Ohioans, ranging in age from six months to 53 years old, DiOrio said. Since the outbreak, more than 8,000 doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine have been administered in the affected areas.

The Centers for Disease Control said there have been nearly 600 cases of measles this year in the United States, with the majority of those infected being unvaccinated.

The Ohio outbreak began in March when unvaccinated travelers returning from the Philippines brought the disease to the largely unvaccinated Amish community in Holmes County, state health officials said. (Reporting by Kim Palmer; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; editing by Andrew Hay)


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martes, 26 de agosto de 2014

Former New York Times Reporter Jayson Blair On Plagiarizing For The First Time (VIDEO)

It's been 11 years since former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair's infamous downfall. The newspaper discovered in 2003 that their promising young reporter had plagiarized and lied his way through dozens of stories. He wrote about locations he never visited, ripped off quotes from other publications, and fabricated events that never took place.

Blair tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" about the first story he plagiarized.

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SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

MCGREGOR, Texas (AP) -- An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site.

A SpaceX statement said nobody was injured in the Friday afternoon explosion at its test site in McGregor, Texas, 23 miles southeast of Waco.

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The Rise of a Rinpoche

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Phakyab Rinpoche, a high-ranking Tibetan lama living in Jackson Heights, Queens, tucks his feet under him on the carpet of his living room-turned-temple and recounts how it all began. He was 13 and living in post-Cultural Revolution Tibet in the late 1970s, when the Future Buddha, Jampa, also known as Maitreya, came to him in a dream.

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Ted Cruz To Visit Mexican Border With Glenn Beck

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will visit the Customs and Border Protection facility in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday and participate in an event with conservative media magnate Glenn Beck.

?Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled into the United States by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs -- it is heartless to allow that to continue,? Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told The Blaze in an email.

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A Primer on Educational Technology: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process.

While many elementary, middle and high school students are already accustomed to technology-enabled classrooms, educators continue to incorporate digital learning innovations into their teaching styles. Even the most tech-savvy parents can find it difficult to keep up with all of the trends and terminology.

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Iraq Arms Kurds Against ISIS

By Missy Ryan

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The Iraqi government provided a planeload of ammunition to Peshmerga fighters from Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region on Friday, a U.S. official said, in an unprecedented act of military cooperation between Kurdish and Iraqi forces brought on by an acute militant threat.

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Sorry, Instant Noodle Lovers. The College Staple Could Hurt Your Heart

By Jillian Rose Lim, Staff Writer

Published: 08/15/2014 02:00 PM EDT on LiveScience

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lunes, 25 de agosto de 2014

Ferguson Erupts Again As Looters Hit Stores

After a more restive day and night in Ferguson, Missouri, tension flared again early Saturday morning after protesters were met with tear gas from police wearing riot gear and looters hit local businesses.

All of a sudden, tempers flared again when a large group of protestors confronted officers in front of a liquor store pic.twitter.com/QBMiWdqYqU

? Joel D. Anderson (@blackink12) August 16, 2014


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Robert Rodriguez's Inspiring Speech Will Make You Proud To Be American

When director Robert Rodriguez?s older sister when to New York to pursue an acting career, she sent back saddening news. As a Hispanic, she was having trouble finding work. To fit in, she changed her name.

?I remember being really upset by that,? Rodriguez said in a speech before the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists this month, fighting back tears. ?Not upset with my sister, but upset about an industry where you would be denied work because of your name. And I was very determined from that day forward to change that. I?m not going to change my name.?

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Will.i.am Sent These Four Kids To College In 2009. They Didn't Let Him Down. (VIDEO)

In 2009, high school students Jaiquann, Elijah, Darien and Barien were accepted into their dream universities but couldn't afford to go. Along with being track stars and top students, the ambitious young men also worked to help support their single mothers.

"I live with my grandmother, my mom, and my sister," Jaiquann told "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2009. "I grew up being the only man of the house."

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Sorry, Instant Noodle Lovers. The College Staple Could Hurt Your Heart

By Jillian Rose Lim, Staff Writer

Published: 08/15/2014 02:00 PM EDT on LiveScience

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Paul Ryan Took A Long Time To Get Grossed Out By 'House Of Cards' Frank Underwood

In an interview with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the former vice presidential candidate, Andy Abrahams of Parade magazine inquires about Ryan's teevee viewing habits, asking, "Do you watch political shows like House of Cards?" Ryan responds like so:

I watched the first couple of episodes until he cheated on his wife with that reporter. It turned my stomach so much that I just couldn?t watch it anymore. His behavior was so reprehensible, and it hit too close to home because he was a House member, that it just bothered me too much. And what I thought is, it makes us all look like we?re like that.


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HUFFPOST HILL - Turn Off The TV, Paul Ryan Would Rather Play UNO

Republicans say the militarization of America?s police is necessary, or at least until the Sunni Awakening takes hold in East St. Louis. Mike Allen Playbook-shamed Wesley Lowery for being young and not understanding that real journalists stay out of riot zones and stick to hotel conference halls where they toss lawmakers softball questions about their golf game. But in spite of it all, the world seems to be coming to its senses ahead of the weekend with tensions lowering in Ferguson, Iraq and -- oh, GOD DAMNIT, RUSSIA. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Friday, August 15th, 2014:

SENATE WILL REVIEW POLICE MILITARIZATION, SAYS LEVIN - Roll Call: "The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee will look into the program that provides Pentagon surplus to local police before the full Senate considers the next defense authorization. The Armed Services panel has already approved the fiscal 2015 defense programs bill for Senate floor consideration, and staff for Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and ranking member James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., are working over the August recess to try and develop a defined universal set of amendments to set up for floor consideration. 'Congress established this program out of real concern that local law enforcement agencies were literally outgunned by drug criminals. We intended this equipment to keep police officers and their communities safe from heavily armed drug gangs and terrorist incidents,' Levin said in a statement Friday. 'Before the defense authorization bill comes to the Senate floor, we will review this program to determine if equipment provided by the Defense Department is being used as intended.'" [Roll Call]

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Waikiki Hotel Welcomes Its Newest Residents: 80,000 Bees

The last thing you'd expect to see at a hotel resort in Honolulu's Waikiki neighborhood is a swarm of 80,000 bees.

But that?s exactly what happens at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach twice a day as honeybees fly to and from their ?room? at the hotel. OK, it?s actually an apiary, and it?s part of Hyatt?s initiative to challenge its chefs to focus on sourcing locally for ingredients in unique, environmentally conscious ways. In Waikiki, that challenge falls on Executive Chef Sven Ullrich.

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6-Year-Old Surfing And Skateboarding Prodigy Makes Waves, Battles Genetic Disorder

This fierce 6-year-old girl glides over all obstacles that come her way -- both on land and in the water.

Quincy Symonds only began surfing a year and a half ago, but the pint-sized Australian daredevil has already started getting sponsors and making a name for herself in the surfing community, according to ABC Open. Achievements that are not only impressive given her age, but also considering Quincy's battle with a serious condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

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domingo, 24 de agosto de 2014

EPA Expanding Crime Division As North Dakota's Oil Sector Booms

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) ? The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch.



Jeffry Martinez, the special agent in charge of the EPA's Denver-based Criminal Investigation Division, said the new office opened at the end of July but isn't permanently staffed yet.



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Ferguson Protesters Have Some Demands (VIDEO)

ST. LOUIS -- Three men who said they've been involved with protests in Ferguson since the beginning unveiled a list of demands at a press conference on Friday, calling for immediate Department of Justice intervention and an end to "militarized policing."

Rapper Tef Poe, St. Louis activist Taurean Russell and Kansas City resident Jeffery Hill Jr. said they've been in Ferguson since Aug. 9, the day Michael Brown was shot to death by police Officer Darren Wilson. Although days of violent clashes between police and protestors have given way to two relatively calm nights of protest, Poe and Russell said anger is not diminishing.

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James Brady Death Ruled A Homicide

The death of James Brady, who survived a gunshot to the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan 33 years ago, has been ruled a homicide by a Northern Virginia medical examiner, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press.

Because the examiner ruled the death the result of Brady's 1981 injuries, prosecutors could bring charges against the man who shot him, John Hinckley Jr., NBC Washington reported Friday.

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HONY Photographer Captures Innocence Of Iraqi Minority Children As U.S. Sends Aid

One photographer's global travels recently captured a glimmer of hope within an otherwise bleak landscape in Iraq.

Brandon Stanton, known for his successful blog and best-selling book, "Humans of New York," partnered with the United Nations to venture on a 50-day tour of 10 countries and expand his storytelling series worldwide. The tour, which started this week and aims to raise awareness on the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals, brought Stanton to Iraq amid a turbulent civil conflict.

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Laura Palmer's House Could Become A 'Twin Peaks' Museum, Shrine And B&B

When this lovely home in Everett, Washington popped up for sale on the web, most people didn't think twice. But "Twin Peaks" fans are a rare breed. The brightest devotees of the trippy '90s classic clearly recognized this "charming 1930s home in the heart of Historic Rucker Hill" as the ex-home of the beautiful enigma known as Laura Palmer.

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Randy Jackson On Why He Always Uses The Word 'Dawg' (VIDEO)

Since the first season of "American Idol" debuted in 2002, judge Randy Jackson became known for his "dawg" talk during his honest-but-fair critiques. "Yo, dawg," "Wassup, dawg," and let's not forget: "The dawg pound."

The slang, Jackson tells Oprah in the above "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" video, dates back to his childhood. "I grew up in the hood in the south of Baton Rouge, Louisana," Jackson says. "The hood always has the different vernaculars, you know?"

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James Franco's New Film 'Kink' Explores BDSM Community, Lifestyle

"Kink" is finally here!

James Franco's long-anticipated BDSM film, directed by Christina Voros, hit limited theaters Aug. 22, with the actor celebrating the release at an opening party that night in New York City. The documentary explores Kink.com, the largest producer of BDSM content on the web, and reportedly "aims to explore the driving force behind this seemingly misunderstood fetish."

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sábado, 23 de agosto de 2014

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Friend Who Just Got Dumped

By The Romance Code for YourTango.com

Breakups are the worst. And even when it's our friends who've had their hearts broken, we can't help but feel their pain.

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Ultimate Proof That The Best Tourists Are '80s Tourists

We're not exactly sure when tourists started getting such a bad rap. We're referring, specifically, to their sartorial choices. Ain't nothing wrong with high waisted shorts, tourist attraction tees, clunky binoculars and that high SPF glow, right?

In fact, the only thing that could possibly up the fashion game of the United States' tourist population are neon, spandex and the overall predilection for tackiness that came along with the 1980s. Photographer Roger Minick captured the glorious visual event that occurred when tourists were caught in the wild, compiling his photographic findings into a stunning series called "Sightseers."

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Comic Takes Your Awful First Date To Its Logically Terrifying Extreme

If you've ever had the extreme pleasure of going on a blind date in a big city, you'll likely identify with the protagonist of Laura Callaghan's darkly hilarious comic strip.

But hopefully not too much.

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Woman Uses Fake Babies To Sneak Into Maternity Ward: Cops

A woman in Merced, California, has been arrested on trespassing charges after she and an unnamed man allegedly twice triedsneaking into a hospital maternity ward using dolls as decoys.

The woman, identified by ABC30.com as Tonya Whitney Boehs, first tried getting into Merced's Mercy Medical Center's obstetrics unit last Saturday with her male companion. They doted on the fake babies by changing them and posing for photos, the station reported.

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'Divorce Was The Best Thing That Could Have Happened To Me'

By Joy Cipoletti for DivorcedMoms.com

I came home early from a meeting the other day to find my kids FaceTiming with their dad. For a while they were having fun and being silly, but then the conversation turned. Just like it used to at the dinner table or in the midst of a conversation or family outing.

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Watch An Entire Pregnancy Unfold In Mere Seconds

Congratulations, it's a Vine!

Ian Padgham compressed the months of wife Claire Pasquier's pregnancy into mere seconds. And now that the clip is out in the world, it's a hit, having been looped more than 2 million times.

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Ohio Measles Outbreak Appears To Be Ending


By Kim Palmer

CLEVELAND, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A massive measles outbreak in Ohio that was behind the largest outbreak of the disease in the United States in two decades appears to be coming to an end, with no new confirmed cases in the state in nearly a month, state officials said on Friday.

"I am cautiously optimistic that the outbreak is nearing the end," said Dr. Mary DiOrio, an epidemiologist at the Ohio Department of Health.

The outbreak that started earlier this year infected 377 Ohioans, ranging in age from six months to 53 years old, DiOrio said. Since the outbreak, more than 8,000 doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine have been administered in the affected areas.

The Centers for Disease Control said there have been nearly 600 cases of measles this year in the United States, with the majority of those infected being unvaccinated.

The Ohio outbreak began in March when unvaccinated travelers returning from the Philippines brought the disease to the largely unvaccinated Amish community in Holmes County, state health officials said. (Reporting by Kim Palmer; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; editing by Andrew Hay)


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A Primer on Educational Technology: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process.

While many elementary, middle and high school students are already accustomed to technology-enabled classrooms, educators continue to incorporate digital learning innovations into their teaching styles. Even the most tech-savvy parents can find it difficult to keep up with all of the trends and terminology.

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viernes, 22 de agosto de 2014

Pete Frates, The Guy Behind The 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' Finally Took The Plunge

By now, you?ve probably seen at least a handful of your Facebook friends risk humiliation and hypothermia by dumping ice on their heads in the name of ALS.

Within just a few weeks, the grassroots "ice bucket challenge" reached Mark Zuckerberg, who naturally challenged Bill Gates to do it next. The rules, after all, demand that you task a friend to participate or donate money.

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Weekend Roundup: Not Doing Stupid Sh*t in Iraq

Keeping to his credo of "don't do stupid sh*t," President Barack Obama sent in fighter planes to prevent ISIS from its genocidal assault on fleeing Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq, while also making it clear that the U.S. can just do so much. Only "inclusive" and "non-maximalist" governments in the Middle East, not deeper American intervention, he said in interviews this week, can ever stabilize the region.

Peter Galbraith hailed this move against genocide as "The Obama Doctrine." Adel Guindy, an Egyptian Copt leader, called on the UN to live up to its pledge of "never again" to protect religious and ethnic minorities persecuted by those practicing ISIS' brand of Sunni fundamentalism. WorldPost Middle East Correspondent Sophia Jones recounted the harrowing stories of Yazidi families that found their way to the Turkish border.

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Brandy On Social Media: 'I Don't Think I Would Have Made It In This Generation' (VIDEO)

With a music career that began when she was just 15 years old, singer and actress Brandy has been in the spotlight for two decades. Being a star on the rise can be difficult to navigate for any teen, but Brandy believes that today's young stars have it much harder than she ever did. The reason? Social media.

In the above web exclusive from Brandy's "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" interview, she explains the challenge of living in a world that is so socially connected.

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Gene Weingarten, Washigton Post Columnist, Makes Creepy, Sexist Comment

Gene Weingarten, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, sent the following tweet on Wednesday.

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Folklore Meets Design, Architecture And Light Deep In The Canadian Forest

By Finn MacLeod

Read the original story on ArchDaily

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Forty Years After Nixon Resignation, Trust In Government Remains Low

Memories of Watergate are fading among younger generations. Memories of the Iraq War may remain fresh as Americans assess further action. And opinions on immigration remain conflicted. This is HuffPollster for Friday, August 8, 2014.

GENERATIONAL DIVIDE ON MEMORIES OF WATERGATE - Paul Steinhauser: "Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born....There's a big generational divide over the significance of the scandal, with a majority of those older than 40 describing Watergate as a very serious problem and those under 40 saying it was just politics. The poll also indicates that the public's trust in government is at an all-time low....'The number who trust the government all or most of the time has sunk so low that it is hard to remember that there was ever a time when Americans routinely trusted the government,' CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. 'But polls conducted by the University of Michigan consistently found a majority of Americans in the 1960s and early 1970s saying that the government could be trusted all or most of the time - until Watergate.'" [CNN]

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Israel: Soldier Feared Abducted By Hamas Is Dead


* Israel: Most of militant attack tunnels are destroyed

* Some tanks withdraw; northern Gaza evacuees told to return

* Israel shuns Cairo truce talks while Palestinians go

* At least 1,675 Gazans killed; 67 dead on Israel's side

By Ori Lewis and Nidal al-Mughrabi

JERUSALEM/GAZA, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Israel on Sunday declared dead a soldier feared abducted by Hamas Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip and said it would continue to fight even after the army completes destroying cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian fighters to attack its territory.

As Israeli television showed live footage of some tanks withdrawing from Gaza in an apparent winding down of the 26-day campaign, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas would pay an "intolerable price" if it continued to attack Israel.

It was determined that Hadar Goldin, 23, the soldier Israel had feared Hamas militants abducted on Friday, was killed in action during an operation in the southern Gaza Strip, an army statement said.

"A special committee led by the Israel Defense Forces Chief Rabbi, announced the death of the IDF infantry officer of the Givati Brigade, Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, who was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday, August 1, 2014," part of the army statement said.

Hamas' armed wing said on Saturday it had no clear indication on Goldin's whereabouts and that he may have been killed during an ambush in the southern Gaza Strip in which two other Israeli soldiers were killed.



Israel began its air and naval offensive against Gaza on July 8 following a surge of cross-border rocket salvoes by Hamas and other guerrillas, later escalating into ground incursions.

Shelling exchanges continued on Saturday, pushing the Gaza death toll given by Palestinian officials to 1,675, most of them civilians. Israel has confirmed that 64 soldiers have died in combat, while Palestinian shelling has also killed three civilians in Israel.

More than 30 tunnels and dozens of access shafts have been unearthed and were being blown up, the military said.

"Our understanding is that our objectives, most importantly the destruction of the tunnels, are close to completion," a military spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, said.

Netanyahu said in a televised speech on Saturday evening that military action would continue even after that goal was achieved.

"After completing the anti-tunnel operation, the IDF will act and continue to act, in accordance with our security needs and only according to our defense needs, until we achieve our objective of restoring security to you, Israel's citizens," he said.


'PAY FOR EVERY MINUTE'

A Hamas spokesman said: "Netanyahu will pay for every minute he spends carrying out more aggression against our people."

Several ceasefires between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist movement that dominates the Gaza Strip, have failed to take hold or quickly collapsed, most recently on Friday after the ambush in which Goldin and the two other soldiers were killed.

In Cairo, a Palestinian delegation arrived for new truce talks, which would include Hamas' demand that Egypt ease movement across its border with blockaded Gaza. Turning its back on those negotiations, Israel said it would not send envoys as scheduled.

"They (Hamas) cannot be trusted to keep their word. They cannot stop (firing) because, for them, a ceasefire at this stage, whether by arrangement or not by arrangement, would mean acknowledging the worst possible defeat," Deputy Foreign Minister Tzachi Hanegbi told Israel's Channel Two TV.

Hamas, its guerrillas massively outgunned by a Jewish state it considers an eternal enemy, said it would prevail.

Any unilateral pullout by Israel would mean "it has failed to achieve any of its goals and would be a clear defeat for the occupation army and for its leaders," Hamas' bloc in the Palestinian parliament said in a statement. "Gaza resisted, endured and will achieve victory."


'EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE'

Israel said Palestinians on Saturday launched 86 rockets across the border, most of which missed their intended targets and fell harmlessly wide, while seven were shot down by its Iron Dome interceptor, including over Tel Aviv.

Crowded Gazan towns close to the Israeli border have seen devastating clashes and the flight of tens of thousands of Palestinians as tanks and troops swept in to confront dug-in guerrillas.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights said 520,000 people had been displaced by the fighting - more than a quarter of Gaza's population.

Israel on Saturday told evacuees from Beit Lahiya, a northern town of 70,000 residents, they could return, but fear still gripped the townspeople.

"No one has told us to go back," said Talab Manna, a 30-year-old father of seven camped out at a U.N.-run school serving as a refugee haven. "We can't risk going back and being bombed by the Israeli forces."

Hamas had long threatened to capture Israelis for a prisoner swap. In 2011, Israel released more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, a soldier snatched by Hamas five years earlier. Israel has twice freed prisoners for the bodies of soldiers held by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia.

The Rafah clash in which Goldin was initially reported to have been captured, triggered Israeli shelling from the middle of Friday morning that killed 150 Palestinians. By afternoon, Israel declared an end to the truce - which was meant to have lasted 72 hours.

Rafah residents said they had received recorded telephone warnings from Israel to stay indoors during a barrage that wreaked widespread ruin.

"It was like an action movie - explosions everywhere, cars flying up in flames, people crushed under houses that were bombed," local resident Bassim Abed told Reuters. (Additional reporting by Giles Elgood and Dan Williams in Jerusalem and Mostafa Hashem and Oliver Holmes in Cairo, Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Peter Cooney)


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There Are Only 3 Things You Need To Know About Coffee Tables

You may have a different opinion on what makes a good coffee table, but you can't deny that these are the only three things that matter when buying one. (Actually, there are two things that matter when you're picking out that coffee table -- the last one falls firmly on your shoulders.) Check out the video above, then share your best shopping tip in the comments.

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jueves, 21 de agosto de 2014

New York Couple Arrested In Kidnapping Of 2 Amish Sisters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? A northern New York couple was arrested Friday in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters from their family's roadside farm stand, a prosecutor says.

St. Lawrence County's District Attorney Mary Rain said 39-year-old Stephen Howells and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey of Hermon were each charged Friday with two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

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Sarah Palin Endorses Joe Miller For Alaska Senate

Tea party favorite Joe Miller earned another high-profile endorsement on Friday in his bid to earn the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) for his seat in November.

Just days before the Republican primary on Tuesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) endorsed Miller, saying that he would block President Barack Obama?s ?fundamental transformation of the nation we love.?

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Iraq Arms Kurds Against ISIS

By Missy Ryan

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The Iraqi government provided a planeload of ammunition to Peshmerga fighters from Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region on Friday, a U.S. official said, in an unprecedented act of military cooperation between Kurdish and Iraqi forces brought on by an acute militant threat.

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Best Teen Tweets Of The Week! (8/1/14)

Every week, we round up the best 140-character quips and insights from our esteemed blogging team -- and other equally awesome teen tweeters. Scroll down to read the latest batch and share your own suggestions by following @HuffPostTeen!

This week's tweets have been compiled by Justina Sharp. Justina is a 16-year-old fashion and entertainment blogger who splits her time between real life and Netflix.

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NBA Players #PrayForPaulGeorge After Horrific Injury (TWEETS)

As word spread among NBA players that Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury, many of them took to social media to offer their support and prayers. George, 24, suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture in his right leg during a USA Basketball intrasquad scrimmage on Friday night in Las Vegas.

"There's a brotherhood in the NBA and to me at moments like this family or brotherhood shows its heart, it shows its depth, and that's what I thought our players showed during that time," USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said after George's injury, via The Associated Press.

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Cutting Housing Costs When Financial Hardship Strikes

In good economic times as well as in bad, financial hardship can always strike. And when it does, people might have to cut back on housing, which is typically the largest household expense. However, cutting housing costs involves hard tradeoffs: moving can be expensive and a hassle, and living with family, friends, or strangers can be a challenge. To understand how people might make these tradeoffs, we asked 2,048 Americans in late March and early April 2014 the following question:



"If you experienced a major financial hardship (e.g., lost your job, unexpected medical bills), and you needed to cut back significantly on your housing costs, which of the following would you most likely do? Please select all that apply."



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Blood Orange's Dev Hynes Says He Was 'Jumped' By Lollapalooza Security After Police Brutality Speech

British artist Dev Hynes, a.k.a. Blood Orange, says that he and his girlfriend, Samantha Urbani, were assaulted by Lollapalooza security shortly after his Friday, August 1, performance at the music festival. Hynes sent out several tweets explaining the situation.

Samantha and I just got assaulted by the security. We are about to press charges

? Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014


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Jay Adams Dead: 'Dogtown' Skateboarding Legend Dies At 53

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Jay Adams, who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports, has died at age 53.



Adams' manager, Susan Ferris, says the Skateboarding Hall of Famer died of a heart attack Thursday on a surf vacation in Mexico.



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miércoles, 20 de agosto de 2014

Sarah Palin Endorses Joe Miller For Alaska Senate

Tea party favorite Joe Miller earned another high-profile endorsement on Friday in his bid to earn the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) for his seat in November.

Just days before the Republican primary on Tuesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) endorsed Miller, saying that he would block President Barack Obama?s ?fundamental transformation of the nation we love.?

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The Simple Life

When I was in the last lurch of finishing up my bachelor's degree and trying to answer the immense, looming question of what do you want to do when you grow up, I had a fantasy. I'd buy a small cabin near water that either rushed or swirled calmly. The cabin's walls and floors would be made of unfinished wood. There would be a small, cozy loft for sleeping, and each night I'd fall asleep there, awash in the peaceful glee of simplicity, a modern day, grown, Heidi.

I would hang lanterns everywhere, the soft flames casting warm glowing orbs on the wood. Wildflowers would grow outside; there would be no lawn to upkeep.

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Hawaiian Monk Seal Dies After Apparent Dog Attack

Authorities have launched an investigation after a Hawaiian monk seal pup was found dead and four others injured, including the deceased pup's mother, from an apparent dog attack on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

The group of injured seals were found early Tuesday morning on a fenced portion of a remote beach on the island's north shore, Rachel Sprague, the Hawaiian monk seal recovery coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told The Huffington Post. The smallest of the group, a 50-pound pup known as "PK5" which was the fifth monk seal born this year, was found dead.

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15 Times Pit Bulls Made Weddings Infinitely Better

For anyone who still holds the misguided belief that pit bulls are anything but brilliant, kind and affectionate animals, we suggest you take one look at the adorable faces below and try not fall head over heels in love.

Meet 15 ridiculously good-looking pit bulls who totally stole the show at their owners' weddings.

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10 (More) Gorgeous Recolorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.

As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of recolorized photos is one of the best treats ever to hit the internet. Noble net historians transform the world's most iconic monochromatic moments into vivid, colorful works of art, creating a kaleidoscopic alternate history that's impossible to look away from.

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The Makeup Expiration Dates You Need To Know

When's the last time you gave your makeup bag a thorough clean out? If it's been few months, or -- gulp -- years, there's a good chance more than a few of your products have expired.

To make sure the cosmetics you apply are safe and effective, celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg says to use your senses. "You need to smell your makeup," Greenberg says. If something's off, your nose knows -- and that means it's time to toss.

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There Are Only 3 Things You Need To Know About Coffee Tables

You may have a different opinion on what makes a good coffee table, but you can't deny that these are the only three things that matter when buying one. (Actually, there are two things that matter when you're picking out that coffee table -- the last one falls firmly on your shoulders.) Check out the video above, then share your best shopping tip in the comments.

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Performance Artists Get Weird With Their Urban Environments

Have you ever been going about your business, meandering around your urban environment of choice, when suddenly your shirt gets caught on a rogue pole or similarly treacherous doodad? Suddenly your fate becomes indeterminate, as your thrown off balance and catapulted through the air, until you catch your footing and once again order is restored to the universe.

You know that feeling? Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser know that feeling.

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martes, 19 de agosto de 2014

Olympian Dremiel Byers Caught Hunting Deer With Bow And Arrow At Lexus Dealership: Police

An Olympic wrestler was cited Thursday after allegedly stalking a deer through a Lexus dealership in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and then shooting the animal with a bow and arrow.

A police report identified 39 year-old Dremiel Byers, a competitor in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games, as the prime suspect, after concerned bystanders observed him hunting the deer and called authorities.

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Recent Surveys Don't Agree On Midterm Outlook

If the election were today, some U.S. House generic ballot estimates would be very wrong. African-Americans feel their relationship with the police has worsened in the past two decades. And time has vastly changed opinions of gay rights. This is HuffPollster for Friday, August 15, 2014.

AMERICANS ARE FRUSTRATED WITH PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE IN WASHINGTON - Dana Blanton: "With less than three months until Election Day, the Democratic Party is better liked than the Republican Party, but voters are equally frustrated with both. A new Fox News national poll finds the same percentage is extremely or very ?frustrated and upset? with congressional Republicans and congressional Democrats -- 44 percent each. That?s more than say they feel that way toward President Obama (40 percent frustrated and upset), incumbents in general (38 percent) or members of the Tea Party in Congress (35 percent). The most frustration is saved for the news media: 48 percent are extremely or very frustrated and upset with the press (but 49 percent aren?t)...It?s August. Obviously it isn?t Election Day. If it were, the poll finds that 46 percent of voters would back the Democratic candidate in their House district and 39 percent the Republican." [Fox]

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This Is What Howard The Duck Looks Like In 'Guardians'

One day after grooting the Internet with Dancing Baby Groot, Disney has released another Easter egg from "Guardians of the Galaxy": a photo of Howard the Duck. The wise-cracking alien appears in the post-credits stinger at the end of "Guardians."

"That's the funniest thing, every time I see it, I can't stop laughing," director James Gunn told HuffPost Entertainment of the two Howard the Duck cameos in his film. (The first happens earlier, but is well hidden in the background.)

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Podcast Review: Kumail Nanjiani's The X-Files Files

Deconstructing episodes of TV's The X-Files, cancelled over a decade ago, just got very meta with Episode 9 of Kumail Nanjiani's The X-Files Files new series, because he brought in the first series alumnus.

2014-08-02-xfiles.jpgFellow comedian and actor Dean Haglund, most famous for playing long-haired, bespectacled Langley, a member of The X-Files conspiracy theorist trio The Lone Gunmen, sat in with Nanjiani for this episode. The reason being that they discussing/dissecting E.B.E., the first season episode featuring the debut of the Gunmen.

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Google And Facebook Will Now Pay At Least $3.55 Each Time They Use A SF Bus Stop


By Jennifer Baires

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Commuter shuttles run by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other Silicon Valley companies began paying on Friday to make stops at San Francisco bus stations after protests blamed them for gentrification.

The private buses, which for years have taken tech workers from San Francisco to their offices in Silicon Valley, have in recent months drawn criticism from groups who say that by catering to well-paid professionals, the buses lead to higher rents in diverse, low-income neighborhoods.

Protesters also have said the vehicles get in the way of municipal buses.

Under an 18-month pilot program that launched on Friday, the shuttle services will be allowed to use bus stops at over 100 locations throughout the city and in exchange they will pay at least $3.55 each time they pick up or drop off passengers, officials said.

The program has not completely quieted protests. A group of about two dozen demonstrators gathered in the Mission District on Friday to express continuing anger at the buses, which glided by them with their new, bright green permit placards.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) estimates there are 35,000 daily trips made on the shuttles, and that through this program it will raise $3.7 million to cover costs for making sure they run smoothly.

"We're grateful to the SFMTA for taking the lead on the pilot and look forward to working with the city and participating shuttle operators to refine the program," a Google spokesman said in a statement.

Richard Drury, lead attorney in a lawsuit filed in May against the city and a number of companies involved in the shuttle bus program, said exhaust fumes from the buses are a concern in neighborhoods where they operate.

"The Mission District, a historically Latino area, is ground zero for this program," Drury said. "One of the main impacts of the program is that it allows high-income people to displace low-income residents in the Mission."

His group is calling for the city to put more effort into studying effects of the shuttle buses.

SFMTA declined to comment on the lawsuit.

"For many years now we've had commuter shuttles operating within the city," said SFMTA spokeswoman Kristen Holland. "They are large charter buses that are regulated as vehicles themselves, outside of our purview. We're just regulating where they stop." (Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis, Bernard Orr)


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Folklore Meets Design, Architecture And Light Deep In The Canadian Forest

By Finn MacLeod

Read the original story on ArchDaily

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Univision Trumps English-Language Network Giants, Again

For a second year in a row, Univision has taken the top spot during the July sweep -- making it the number prime time network in the country, beating out ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

The network trumped the competition in a historic first last year, and was quick to circulate the news to various outlets, including Slate, which received a letter reading: ?Número Uno is the New #1.?

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MMA Fighter Jonathan 'War Machine' Koppenhaver Arrested At LA-area Motel

Fugitive and mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka "War Machine," was arrested in Southern California for the beating of his adult film star ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack.

Koppenhaver, 32, was taken into custody about 1:45 p.m. after Simi Valley Police Department officers discovered he was staying in a local motel after a week on the lam. They notified the U.S. Marshals Department, which issued an arrest warrant.

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lunes, 18 de agosto de 2014

How to Find the Best Reacher Grabber Tool

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Department Of Education Says Virginia Schools Restrained, Isolated Students


Aug 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education has concluded that two Virginia public schools denied the right of education to emotionally disabled students after discovering teachers had frequently secluded and restrained them.

The department wrote in a July 29 letter of findings that it had entered an accord with the two public schools in Prince William County, PACE East and PACE West, to correct the problems.

The schools are for students with serious emotional and behavioral problems. The department's investigation followed a complaint filed in 2012.

According to the letter from the department's Office for Civil Rights, school employees in some cases physically forced students to lie face down on the floor or put them into solitary padded areas.

Investigators found that both schools denied students appropriate public education by failing to reevaluate them to determine if they needed more or different aids and service.

The investigators blamed the failure to reevaluate on the frequent use of restraint, seclusion and the removal of students from classrooms to an isolated area.

The frequent use of the practices, described in the letter as a "one-size fits all behavior management approach," caused students to miss classes and school work.

During the 2012-2013 school year at PACE West, 29 students were restrained or secluded a total of 59 times. That same year at PACE East, 31 students were restrained or secluded a total of 154 times.

School policy allows staff to physically restrain disruptive, aggressive or violent students in emergency situations.

The department said the schools broke policy by failing to notify parents when students were restrained or secluded.

In a statement of resolution, the Prince William County Public Schools said it would review records of students who were restrained or secluded more than once to find an alternative.

Teachers and counselors will also be trained to identify students that require reevaluation.

The Washington Post newspaper first reported the letter and resolution on Wednesday.

(Reporting by John Clarke in Annapolis, Maryland; Editing by Ian Simpson and Eric Beech)


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