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May 16, 2014

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Police: Missing New Jersey woman was buried alive

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman was buried alive in a shallow grave by her landscaper after he offered to drive her to buy a new car, police said Thursday as he and another man were arraigned on murder charges.
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Could This Hairstyle Be Making a Comeback? Jennifer Lopez is Leading the Charge

Come on a journey with me to the '90s for a second, will you?
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Puyol says goodbye to Barca after 15 seasons

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Carles Puyol reluctantly quit football on Thursday, his knees no longer able to endure the demands of the Barcelona defense after 15 years, the most successful period in the club's history.
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Kim Kardashian Had Joan Rivers Moved Away From Her at NBC Upfronts

Kim Kardashian still isn't entirely cool with Joan Rivers after she repeatedly made fun of her and her family, and asked for the comedian to be seated away from her at the NBC Upfronts on Thursday, May 15 — get the details
Us Weekly
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‘Good Samaritan’ does a very bad thing

A Sheriff’s Department Captain is calling a theft that occurred recently in Williamson, Illinois, one of the most pathetic and disheartening he’s ever seen.
Odd News
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Metro Fire: Dozens Of Children Hurt In Low-Speed Bus Crash

Metro Fire crews are at the scene of a school bus accident that has injured over two dozen children.
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Nigeria Removes General After Soldiers Revolt

Nigeria removed a general involved in the search for kidnapped schoolgirls, after troops fired shots into his vehicle and accused him of embezzling money meant for their weapons and food.
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Robot Looking for Oil Under the Ocean Finds a Rare Fish Graveyard Instead

Remotely operated vehicles scanning the seabed off the coast of Angola captured rare footage of several large deceased animals that have become home to a new ecosystem for scavengers and other marine creatures. The findings from the research were reported in the Plos One journal. The graveyard included a whale shark and three mobulid rays. It's an unusual find because little is known about "the fate of vertebrate...below 600 feet." Dr. Nick Higgs, from the University of Plymouth's Marine Institute, explained that "There's been lots of research on whale-falls, but we've never really found any of these other large marine animals on the sea bed." The video has allowed scientists to investigate how the animals fall and what impact their deaths have on the ecosystem. This graveyard had different effects on the local ecosystem than that of a whale fall.
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Fortune threatened, Ukraine's richest man joins the fray

By Matt Robinson and Richard Balmforth MARIUPOL/KIEV, Ukraine (Reuters) - In their overalls and hard hats, the latest additions to the heady mix of security forces in Ukraine are the first tangible sign the rebel east's richest son is entering the fray. Multi-billionaire Rinat Akhmetov's miners and metalworkers joined police on patrol on Mariupol on Wednesday, cleared barricades of tires and pallets with diggers and heavy loaders and swept the debris from the gutted City Hall, ending the turmoil unleashed by the armed takeover of much of the region. Though largely symbolic, the scene showed the extent to which the crisis has come to threaten the interests of Ukraine's richest man and the lengths he will go to protect them. Akhmetov, whose fortune is estimated by Forbes magazine at $11.4 billion, has acquired almost feudal status in the industrial hub of Donetsk in the past 20 years - but the separatist rebellions there have altered the dynamics of power.
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Paul McCartney Trades Dance Moves With a Robot in 'Appreciate' Video

Paul McCartney has updated the premise of Night at the Museum with a sci-fi twist. In his clip for "Appreciate," a track off last year's New album, "The Museum of Man" is patrolled by a robot named Newman (as in New-man). Then things come to life, and Newman looks quizzically as McCartney sings the downtempo pop rocker and all the other exhibits come to life. By the end of the video, Newman loosens up, does a little dance and even plonks out a few notes on an electric guitar.
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NY man who raped girl, killed mom gets life term

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for raping a girl and killing her mother after cutting off his ankle monitor and carjacking them last year.
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Defending Sansa: Why Game of Thrones' Girly Girl Is The Hero We Need

There are a lot of truly evil people on Game of Thrones, yet the show's most hated character isn't the sadistic Joffrey or flay-happy Ramsay. It's Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), whose biggest offense seems to be that she's a teenage girl — and a girly one at that. The polar opposite to her sister Arya, Sansa embodies everything a young Westerosi noblewoman should be. But when people celebrate Game of Thrones for its depiction of empowering female characters, they typically point to Daenerys, Arya, Brienne and Cersei, all of whom actively fight against traditional ideals of womanhood and exhibit characteristics that are often associated with men.
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See Pictures of Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mockingjay

The first official photos of Moore as President Alma Coin.
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Thousands flee California 'fire in the sky'

Los Angeles (United States) (AFP) - Thousands of people fled raging wildfires in southern California which destroyed homes and triggered evacuations at a nuclear power plant, a military base and a Legoland amusement park. The blazes, which also closed a major north-south highway, come amid record temperatures in the western US state, where the annual wildfire season typically starts much later in the year. At least 15 buildings have been destroyed, including three homes, said Michael Davis, fire chief in the seaside resort of Carlsbad, north of San Diego. \"At times it looks like there’s fire in the sky with the wind whipping back and forth,\" eyewitness Ryan Marble, waiting in a long line at a gas station to get fuel to evacuate, told The Los Angeles Times newspaper.
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How Four Israeli Fighter Pilots Stopped A Massive Arab Invasion In 1948

Steven Pressfield's new book "The Lion's Gate:...
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Rolls-Royce SUV Hitting the Market in 2017

The cat is finally out of the bag. Rolls-Royce is expected to bring its highly anticipated luxury SUV to the market by 2017, according to design chief Giles Taylor. This news comes just over a month after rival Bentley teased the first image of its super-luxe ute, set to debut a year earlier in 2016. […]
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Photos of the day - May 16, 2014 (71 photos)

People stand on a terrace of their flooded house as the wait to be evacuated in the town of Obrenovac, a firefighter searches for burning embers in a devastated home after a wildfire in Carlsbad and rain runs down a pane of glass as a woman aboard a pony during a workout session at Pimlico Race Course are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters) Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page.
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Try Not To Smile After Seeing These Photos Of Shelter Dogs Heading To Their New Homes

Have you ever experienced pure, unbridled, heartfelt joy? These dogs sure have. Last year, Heather Owen, president of the Chicago-based dog rescue group One Tail at a Time, published a piece for the Bark Post with photos of shelter dogs during their rides to freedom after they found forever homes. The sentiment touch the hearts of thousands, and the post went viral. But there was more joy to be had. Sarah Lauch, a volunteer with Chicago Animal Care and Control Transport Team that carts shelter dogs to and from various local rescue groups, takes photos of the freedom rides she
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Cressida Bonas Doesn't Get Mad At Prince Harry, She Gets Even In Body-Hugging Gown

Cressida Bonas must know that during a breakup, the best revenge isn't just getting even. It's getting even while looking drop-dead gorgeous and partying with your royal ex's family members. The 25-year-old, who we're more used to seeing in scrunchies and overalls, got seriously glam for a night out with ex-boyfriend Prince Harry's cousins Beatrice and Eugenie, in what we can only call an attempt to show him what he's missing. And she seriously nails it. Cressie is seen holding hands, chatting and seemingly having a great time with Beatrice as they entered a night club together in London. But
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Passenger Describes Moment Plane Plunged Hundreds of Feet to Avoid Collision

Passenger Says Plane Plummeted to Avoid Mid-Air Collision
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Pro-business Modi storms to historic election win

Narendra Modi thundered to victory on Friday in India's election, trouncing the ruling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in a seismic political shift that gives the Hindu nationalist and his party a mandate for sweeping economic reform. Modi's landslide, the most resounding election victory India has seen in 30 years, was welcomed with a blistering rally on India's stock markets and raucous celebrations at offices across the country of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), where supporters danced, let off fireworks and handed out sweets. The BJP looked certain of a parliamentary majority, giving the 63-year-old former tea-seller ample room to advance reforms started 23 years ago by current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but which stalled in recent years.
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Begins Filming: First-Look Photo

Just over two weeks ago the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII was finally revealed with some new faces and also some very familiar names. Looks like they got to work very quickly on the Disney pic because today director JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot tweeted a photo from the first day of filming on a Star Wars movie in over a decade: #dayone pic.twitter.com/18jtSH7xYM — Bad Robot (@bad_robot) May 16, 2014 With the first of three new movies from a galaxy far far away set to be released on December 18, 2015, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill; Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Adam Driver […]
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Americans Head to Mexico for Weight-Loss ‘Balloon Pill’

By Eric Johnson and Jackie Pou At 330 pounds, Kimmy G. says she is never full. The Orange, Calif., resident, who asked that her full name not be used, said she has tried nearly every diet and weight-loss regime and nothing seems to help her shed the pounds. Kimmy, 48, was a successful plus-size model [...]
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The Soothing Musical Tones of Hair

The musical Hair is pretty popular, but a set of artists in Lithuania are actually making music out of their hair. Artist Tadas Maksimovas sacrifices his long hair so a violin can make some beautiful music while advertising a music festival. Musicians of any kind can attend the event, and this "Hair Music" video shows that those artists can be as creative as they want with their tunes.
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49ers rank 31st in salary-cap space

The 49ers are just $590,303 under the NFL salary cap after the trade in which they acquired wide receiver Stevie Johnson from the Buffalo Bills, a source said. Johnson has a cap figure for the 49ers of $3.925 million for the 2014 season. The 49ers will pick up $6.6 million in salary cap space on June 1 when cornerback Carlos Rogers is wiped off the teams books. The 49ers designated Rogers as a post-June 1 release, meaning they do not gain the official salary-cap clearance until that time.
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It's a Miracle Every Single Time

We arrived in London after a few days of meetings in Manchester. It had already been an interesting week of stops and starts. I've been to London many times for work and for pleasure. To me it is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. This time, One World Futbol Project team was in town to promote the launch of our European distribution center -- a milestone for us -- with a stunt involving a flashmob of students, world-renowned freestylers and, of course, One World Futbols. Photo by: Lynn Hilton We chose Carnaby Street for our event -- one
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The Truth About 'Before and After' Weight Loss Photos

Things didn't suddenly become perfect when I lost 180 pounds. Yes, I am happier and healthier than I was before my journey started but if you think my life resembles anything like what you see on TV or in the movies you are sadly mistaken.
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Marvel Drops Gorgeous New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Poster

The first "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer was one of the buzziest things to come out of Hollywood marketing in the past year -- can lighting strike twice?
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Woman, 31, Accused of Posing as High School Student for 7 Months

Allegedly Fooled School and Caregiver Into Thinking She Was a Teen
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See Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s Wedding Shower Photo!

Only 36 days until Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard's wedding!
Love + Sex 52 mins ago
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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ First Look Features Julianne Moore as Alma Coin (Photos & Video)

Prepare to meet your new president, “Hunger Games” fans: Julianne Moore makes her debut as Alma Coin in a new series of movie stills for the upcoming “Mockingjay – Part 1.”
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Rajon Rondo reportedly ‘more available now than ever before’

Danny Ainge denies report of Knicks rejected Rondo trade
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Does Android crush iOS when it comes to usability? The answer may lie in a single screenshot

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs famously vowed to destroy Android because it is a stolen product. “I don’t want your money,” Jobs is said to have told Google’s Eric Schmidt during a meeting. “If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.” Whether or not you agree with Jobs in a broad sense, there is simply no denying that these two mobile platforms are very different in a number of key areas. And according to one mobile expert, a single screenshot shows that Android is years ahead of the iPhone and iOS when it comes to usability. First things first. Here’s the screenshot in
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EXERCISE FLOOR SHOW DETRACTS FROM VISITS WITH RELATIVES

DEAR ABBY: When my husband and I go to visit my mother (in another city) every other month or so, my brother and his wife insist on coming over to see us while we're there. Our visits usually last two or three days. Many times when they come over, my sister-in-law will start doing her exercise routine, including floor exercises, which are, in my husband's and my opinion, unbecoming and inappropriate to do in front of other people. ...
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Panthers' Greg Hardy turned in his guns and they are, um, big and scary

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested this week for domestic abuse, and the alleged victim said that Hardy shoved her onto a couch full of guns. We have the list of the weapons.
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Get Ready for the Tax Collector to Come Calling

That could become commonplace if Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has his way. He is asking Congress to approve a measure that would require the Internal Revenue Service to hand over millions of unpaid tax bills to an army of private bill collectors, The Washington Post reported on Friday. Schumer’s plan would instruct the IRS to assign all so-called inactive tax receivables to private debt collectors if the IRS cannot locate the person who owes the money or if IRS agents fail to make contact with the person within a year. Of the other half, $1.2 billion would be used to hire new IRS agents and beef up enforcement, The Post reported, while $1.2 billion would be paid to the private debt collectors.
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2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo Teased Ahead of ZDAYZ

Over the last year, Nissan has been expanding its NISMO performance brand quite extensively including the Nissan GT-R Nismo, Nissan Juke Nismo RS and even the Nissan Sentra Nismo Concept, but it’s all coming full circle with a fresh, sporty looking version of the Nissan 370Z. Other than being referred to as a “special global […]
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Dolly Parton Not Slowing Down After 50 Years

At 68, Dolly Parton shows no sign of slowing down in her career with a new album, "Blue Smoke," and a new world tour. The country singer says she'll still keep writing songs and singing for as long as she's physically able. (May 16)
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Jon Stewart Examines How Long Serving Members of Congress Keep Getting Reelected

On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart explained a true U.S. electoral tradition: disapproving of Congress but reelecting most members anyway. So how do those members of Congress who seem like they've been there forever stay in office? "Midterm elections right around the corner, Congress' approval rating is in the tweens – it's time once again to raise a cry of 'Throw the bums out!', and then reelect 90 percent of said bums," Stewart said. For his first case study, he looked at Rep. Charlie Rangel.
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Watch: Bryan Cranston hated working on Godzilla because of one co-star

Bryan Cranston usually doesn't have a bad word to day about anyone, and seeing as he's worked with everyone in the biz, that's saying something. Cranston really didn't bond with...
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Kate Upton, Justin Verlander Take In Bruins-Canadiens Game 7 (Photos)

It was a disappointing night Wednesday at TD Garden, as the sellout crowd watched their hometown Boston Bruins fall to the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 7 of their Stanley Cup playoff series. Justin Verlander and Kate Upton didn't seem to mind.
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Kevin Durant gave his Game 6 sneakers to Bubba Watson after eliminating the Clippers

The 25-year-old MVP and the two-time Masters champion apparently got acquainted on Twitter, and Bubba wound up with some kicks in the bargain.
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The Ugly Truth About Outlet Stores Will Break Your Heart

Over the years, plenty of things have "ruined my childhood." When I was 5, in an effort to get me to stop crying, my mom told me she flew to Warner Bros. studios to get me the last existing copy of the "Full House" finale. It wasn't until years later, when I was 13 and brought the story up to her over dinner that I realized there is geographically no way she could have flown from our apartment in Queens to California ... and back, in the short 6 hours I spent at kindergarden.
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Iranians 'least anti-Semitic in Mid-East'

Despite hostility to Israel, Iranians scored low in the poll A perhaps surprising result emerged from a recent opinion poll by an international organisation that fights anti-Semitism - that Iranians are the least anti-Semitic people in the Middle East and North Africa (with the exclusion of Israel). According to the poll commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Iranian respondents scored the lowest (56%) in terms of holding negative views about Jewish people, while in other countries of the region, the figure ranges from 69% in Turkey to 93% in the Palestinian territories.
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Why Putin Worries About Poland, But Not Obama

As Russia devours Ukraine, President Obama’s decision to stall missile defenses for Poland looks more and more reckless. Let’s go back to 2009, in the heady days when President Obama was sworn in and his advisers were eager to hit “the reset button” with Russia. The “reset button” was self-congratulation masquerading [...]
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Stiviano 'was an animal' in bed, says Sterling

Disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling reveals his inner horndog in his latest recorded rant, while admitting it takes him an hour to warm up before he’s ready for action. Donald Sterling divulged intimate details about his relationship with V. Stiviano and got defensive about whether he would sell the Clippers.Photo: Reuters The 81-year-old Sterling said that his much younger ex-gal pal, V. Stiviano, “was an animal” in the sack and that “everybody in the world wants to f- -k her,” The Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Sterling also says he’ll take his fight with the NBA to the Supreme Court, disses President Obama for weighing in on the scandal and can’t recall the Holocaust — even though he’s Jewish.
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Samuel Eto’o calls José Mourinho a ‘fool’, but soccer’s age fraud problem still a concern

Eto'o hits back a Mourinho, but concerns about players true ages linger in world soccer.
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6 great things about the trailer for 'The Flash'

The extended trailer for the new CW show "The Flash" looks promising, and here are six reasons why.
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7 Things He Wishes He’d Known Before You Got Married

"The way we grew up influences how we treat, talk to, and divide responsibilities with our spouses," says Gary Chapman, Ph.D., author of The Five Love Languages. "The key is to spend your energy seeking solutions rather than defending your perspective." Next time you have a disagreement, try to focus on why your husband thinks and feels what he does. Now let me share where I'm coming from so we can figure out a way to make this work." Instead of setting you up as enemies, this approach helps affirm everyone's feelings, which brings you closer--and makes it easier to come up with relationship rules that work for both of you. "The danger of expecting your husband to know what you want, think, or feel is that it may cause resentment," says psychotherapist Marcia Naomi Berger, author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love.
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Yahoo Movies At Cannes: An Introduction to the 2014 Festival

Ben Lyons previews Yahoo Movies comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival including an introduction to the actors and filmmakers he’ll be speaking with and the most notable film screening this year.
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'Boyfriend' of Accused 34-Year-Old High School Sophomore: ‘I Was Shocked’

More Details Emerge About Woman Accused of Posing as Teen
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The Argument for Adopting a 'No Gifts' Policy at Kids' Birthday Parties

My friend is planning her son’s eighth birthday party and before she hits send on the Evite, she’s debating slapping a “please no gifts” on there. Her son wants to invite his entire class plus a few others which is nearly 30 kids.
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Mississippi Grandma's Fried Chicken

Today: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes brings us a timeless fried chicken recipe. Now I am delighted to pass this family heirloom down to you. Big Mama’s Fried Chicken 8-10 chicken pieces 3 large eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons hot sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons seasoned salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon onion powder In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, hot sauce and worcestershire and set aside.
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3 reasons why retirees may not be doomed after all

A new study takes down the 'Retirement Crisis.'
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Amy Poehler Gave Up Her First Class Seat For A Mom

Amy Poehler continues to be the best celebrity in the business. The comedian was recently sitting in first class seat before her flight from Los Angeles to New York took off when she saw a mom with
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Massive tunnel bomb hits Syrian army base: video

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels detonated 60 tonnes of explosives packed underneath a large Syrian army base, blowing a hillside hundreds of meters (yards) into the air, an insurgent in the operation who provided footage of the attack said on Thursday. Opponents have dismissed the vote as a farce.
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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West To Marry In An Italian Fort

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will marry on May 24th and host the reception at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, an imposing 16th century fortress.
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Watch the Throne: Get to the Fighting Already!

From the looks of this week's Game of Thrones trailer, there will be some time spent dealing with the aftermath of Tyrion's trial, but mostly we'll zip away from King's Landing to pick up with the other action around the world, after spending so much time in the Throne Room last week. I know this comes from book readers being more familiar with her than other characters.
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Derek Jeter’s gift from the Mets is . . . actually pretty dang cool

Some retirement gifts are odd or weird or boring. The Mets actually did something pretty nice.
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10 Lazy Dog Breeds for Lazy People that Love to Cuddle

While many breeds love a good snuggle session with their pet parents after a long day of play, some dogs embrace the couch potato life a little more than others.
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Jenny McCarthy Looks HOT in Shape, Describes Donnie Wahlberg Proposal

The beautiful 41-year old is featured in the latest issue of Shape, making it clear she doesn't need to lose weight - but also being honest about her struggles over the years. "The last time I weighed myself was 12 years ago, when I left the hospital with my newborn son, Evan, and I was 185 pounds," McCarthy says. As you can see here, McCarthy poses inside the magazine with fiance Donnie Wahlberg, who proposed in April in VERY sweet fashion. Explains Jenny Mac:
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Churchill Downs wants $15K in Derby money back from Wes Welker's group

Wes Welker might want back a few of those hundreds he was passing out on Derby Day.
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Amal Alamuddin Heads Back to Work in London After Celebrating Engagement to George Clooney—See the Pic!

It's back to work for Amal Alamuddin! After spending quite a bit of time in the United States wit...
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Empty promise - owner tells surrendered dog it will be okay

On May 10, a woman at the Moreno Valley Animal Services facility in Calif., bore witness to a heartbreaking scene...a young man was surrendering his year old pit bull, "Blu" who was crying for his soon-to-be departing owner. The young man offered soothing words to the distraught dog - he repeated the words, "it will be okay, it will be okay." Perhaps the young man did not know...or perhaps he could not bear to consider it...but a pit bull at an animal control facility (especially in the ever-crowded California facilities) is not safe and it will not be "okay." Please take a moment to network Blu's information - before he is lost forever.
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A family of 4 lives in this tiny, 260-square-foot home

They've lived in the small Austin, Texas home for 6 years now.
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Watch Jameis Winston Steal Crab Legs From A Supermarket (VIDEO)

In the latest development in CrabGate, the Leon County Sheriff's Office released security video on Thursday that showed Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston leaving a Publix supermarket in Florida without paying for his items. The Heisman Trophy winner was issued a civil citation on April 30 after leaving the supermarket without paying for $32 worth of seafood. In a statement issued through his lawyer, Winston admitted to making "a terrible mistake for which I'm taking full responsibility. ...
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Floods sweep Serbia and Bosnia (14 photos)

Boats sailed through the streets of a Serbian town on Friday on a mission to rescue people trapped by rising waters as the worst floods ever recorded swept Serbia and Bosnia. Some residents of Obrenovac, 30 km (20 miles) southwest of the capital Belgrade, were stranded on the roofs of their homes, calling for help. At least four people have died in the disaster. Thousands have been evacuated from homes in central and western areas of Serbia. Around 135,000 households were without power across the country and the government approved emergency electricity imports. Another 65,000 were without electricity in neighboring Bosnia. (Reuters)
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Teacher Wrestles Autistic Child For An Hour And A Half, School Board Won’t Discipline Her [Video]

After a teacher named Tracey Newton was caught on video wrestling an autistic child for an hour and a half, the reaction from school administrators immediately called for her firing. But the school board believes Newton did nothing wrong, and in fact was being a good teacher.
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Lebanon's Hezbollah disapproves of patriarch's Jerusalem trip

Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement told the head of the Maronite church on Friday that his planned trip to Jerusalem to accompany Pope Francis would have "negative repercussions". Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai has said he will join the pope on his May 24-26 tour of the Holy Land, drawing criticism in Lebanon which remains in a formal state of war with its southern neighbor Israel. "We presented our point of view ... about the negative repercussions of this visit," Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed, head of Hezbollah's political council, told reporters after meeting Rai at the patriarch's offices in the hills overlooking Beirut.
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Michael Weatherly Closes 2-Year Deal With CBS Studios To Return To ‘NCIS’, Produce New Projects

NCIS co-star Michael Weatherly has finalized a new deal with series producer CBS Studios. Under the two-year pact, Weatherly will return to the highly rated CBS drama where he has been since the pilot, playing Anthony DiNozzo. His new agreement also includes an overall development deal for Weatherly’s newly launched production company, Solar Drive Productions. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue playing Very Special Agent Tony DiNozzo on NCIS for seasons 12 and 13,” Weatherly said. “Leslie (Moonves), Nina (Tassler) and David (Stapf) have been incredibly supportive of my growth over the last decade and I couldn’t be […]
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Djokovic beats Ferrer to reach Rome semifinals

Novak Djokovic is back on track after a right wrist injury sidelined him last week. And Serena Williams is cruising again, too, after being slowed by a left thigh problem. The second-ranked Djokovic overcame a stiff challenge from David Ferrer before grinding out a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals. As long as it stays like this I'll be happy.'' Having sat out last week's Madrid Open, Djokovic will face eighth-seeded Milos Raonic for a spot in the final.
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What US cities will look like if sea levels rise 12 feet

Last week you may remember news that scientists have discovered that a big chunk of the West Antarctica ice sheet has been irrevocably destabilized. It's going to slowly melt into the ocean, raising worldwide sea levels by about four feet over the next decades and centuries. If the whole sheet goes, it would raise sea levels by about 10-13 feet.
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Pomeranian Pooch Protests Haircut By Standing On Hind Legs, Looking Pissed

This is a dog that has been pushed too far, and has nothing left to lose. A Pomeranian pup in China named Jin Dan was apparently so upset about getting a shave that he protested by standing on his hind legs for nearly two days, according to Rocket News 24. We assume he had that terrifyingly adorable expression of malice the entire time. Jin Dan eventually came down on all fours, apparently resigned to his fate. As Rocket News and Gawker both pointed out, it's entirely possible that the story is made up, and the owner simply trained the dog
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Green Cards, Citizenship, Fairness and the Rule of Law

Legal residency for those who qualify would in itself be an amazing gift, but it should entail the creation of a new "other than green" card to distinguish between those who are eligible to apply ...
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Kendra Wilkinson Gives Birth ... But She's a Hospital Scofflaw!

Kendra Wilkinson just had a girl ... and in the process broke a Cardinal hospital rule ... TMZ has learned.We're told Kendra has just given birth via…
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Think Twice Before Eating These 5 Breakfast Foods

A healthy breakfast can set the tone for nutritious choices all day long. Consider these not-so-healthy breakfast foods sabotage.
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Why wasn’t Dan Bylsma fired by Penguins?

But Morehouse said that Bylsma had not been fired, and neither was his staff.
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Casino De Monte Carlo - A Game of Chance (25 photos)

The luxurious Casino de Monte Carlo welcomes thousands of visitors every year to try their luck in its grand Belle Epoque gaming rooms. The casino was inaugurated in 1863 and its late nineteenth century architecture inspired novelist Ian Fleming's casino in his first James Bond spy novel, "Casino Royale". The casino and Monte Carlo were featured in the James Bond movies "Never Say Never Again" and "GoldenEye". Perched above the Mediterranean and bounded by the French and Italian coastlines on either side, Monaco is the world's smallest independent state after the Vatican City.
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Muslim Reaction to Schoolgirl Abductions Debated

WASHINGTON — The faces of young girls held captive by Islamist militants have fueled anger and shock around the world and raised questions about why more Muslim leaders have not come forward in their defense. The CEO of the Cairo-based Karama group, Hibaaq Osman, is among those who feel there has not been enough "noise" in the Muslim community. "There are absolutely statements here and there, but in terms of really up in arms and going into the streets, we have not seen that,” Osman said. Her comments came after Boko Haram militants released a video of more than 100 of the captured girls, looking sad and frightened.
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Philippines releases photos of Chinese reclamation

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government on Thursday released military surveillance photos of Chinese land reclamation on a reef claimed by Manila in the South China Sea that it said showed Beijing violated a regional agreement not to escalate territorial disputes.
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'Star Wars' Star Carrie Fisher Shows Off 35-Pound Weight Loss

See what the 'Star Wars' icon looks like now!
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We've Got Secrets From the Dancing With the Stars Rehearsal Before Next Week's Finale!

Hard to believe we're almost at the finish line, but after a great season, Dancing With the Stars season 18 is almost in the books. I spent yesterday morning with the four remaining couples to find out secrets leading up to next Monday and Tuesday's finale (there will be an elimination on Monday night; three couples will fight for the Mirrorball on Tuesday) and also got a little crazy with Derek Hough (wait until you see that photo below!) Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas Glamour: So now that you’ve revealed you’ll be dancing to New Kids on the Block in your freestyle... Candace: Amazing! Mark: No! Glamour: Ugh, fine! Let's get down to business. @DWTSGossip wants to know what you enjoy more, Mark? Teaching the dance, creating the dance, or performing the dance? Candace: It’s not teaching the dance to Candace. I can answer that for you! Mark: I really enjoy creating the dance. I don’t like teaching it. I love performing it. Even as a child when I had to compete, I hated having to practice. I hated the lessons. It just goes on and on and on. I just wanted to get out there and do it.
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Heartbreaking Video Shows Police Rescuing a Dog Trapped in Mud for Three Days

Local police officers in Williston, Pa., became heroes recently for helping a 13-year-old dog who was stuck in mud for three days.
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Texas high school sends 170 students home for violating the dress code

Duncanville High School in Texas was the scene of a mass uprising Wednesday after 170 students were sent home for violating the dress code and an additional unknown number were given in-school suspensions.
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Most Reliable 2014 Cars: Luxury Sedans

Based on the company's predicted reliability data, J.D. Power predicts that these luxury cars will provide the greatest reliability over time.
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Michigan lawmakers hear from Detroit retirees in bankruptcy deal: We're 'going to lose everything'

LANSING — Michigan lawmakers saw the real face of Detroit’s bankruptcy Thursday — and it was angry and confused. “You’re going to see thousands of pensioners not having health care. Long term, they’re going to lose everything,” said Keith Davis, a retiree who worked for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department for 31 years. He said he wasn’t even sure why he came to Lansing to testify before the House Committee on Detroit’s Recovery and Michigan’s Future.
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Debate: Is Robben the Right Signing for Utd?

If reports are to be believed, Louis van Gaal has already got his feet under the table at Manchester United by handing the club his summer transfer wishlist...
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Fox News Thought Hillary's Head Injury Was Fake, But Now It Means She Can't Be President

Conservatives have been up in arms this week about Hillary Clinton's 2012 head injury, speculating about whether it would render her unfit to hold the presidency. But when Clinton fell and hit her head a few years back, many of them seemed to think she was just faking it -- particularly our friends at Fox News. For your viewing pleasure, here's a recap of Fox contributors' turnaround on the state of Clinton's health.
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Shopper's Diary: Flowers From Miss Pickering

In the heart of Middle England is Stamford, an outrageously pretty town. Miss Pickering's flower business is just off the High Street, in a low-ceilinged shop, serviced by a single window. Above: Miss Pickering, a name not to be quibbled with, was at school in Stamford. She saw the world via London, Italy, France, and Spain before deciding to move back here.
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'The Bachelorette' Season 10 (20 photos)

Andi Dorfman, 26, a beautiful and successful woman, has it all at first glance - her loving family, her great friends, and even her dream job. But she realized there was something missing. Andi will embark on her own journey to find love when she stars in the tenth edition of The Bachelorette, which will premiere Monday, May 19, on ABC.
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Sherri Shepherd Divorce Papers Reveal Modest Payment for Husband Lamar Sally

Sherri Shepherd divorce papers reveal prenuptial agreement. After her husband Lamar Sally's court papers seeking a legal separation were revealed last week, ET has obtained Sherri Shepherd's own divorce papers exposing details of a prenuptial agreement that restricts Sally's financial compensation to a modest lump sum payment. Included in the papers is an exhibit citing a prenuptial agreement apparently signed between the two on August 8, 2011. In the agreement, there is a clause providing for Sally, a TV writer, to get a onetime payment of $60,000.
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As solar panels boom, it was the simple business model that the big energy players missed

Solar panels are now remaking the energy equation in the U.S. and breaking records for installations every quarter: There were more solar panels installed in the U.S. over the last 18 months than the last 30 years. But when it comes to making money off of this solar boom, some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have (so far) left money on the table. Or that they didn’t have deep knowledge of how cheap solar panels would one day become. At the World Energy Innovation Forum at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. this week, the CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt, said during an onstage interview that GE had focused so intently on how bad the solar panel business was that they “missed SolarCity.” “My God I wish I had thought of that,” said Immelt.
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Barbara Walters’ ‘View’ Reunion: What You Didn't See on TV

“I didn't have a lot of mentors,” Barbara Walters said during an off-camera Q&A during “The View” reunion episode Thursday. Of course she didn't: She had to blaze a path for herself, and the 10 past and present “View” hosts who came together to bid her goodbye.
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Ukraine Pushes On With Offensive as Russia Warns on Vote

Ukraine pushed on with an operation to flush separatists from their eastern holdouts as the top U.S. and U.K. diplomats raised the prospect of punishing Russia with industrywide sanctions if this month’s election is undermined. “If Russia or its proxies disrupt the elections,” the U.S. and its allies “will impose sectoral economic sanctions as a result,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in London today after meeting his counterparts from the U.K., Italy, France and Germany.
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Texans agree with quarterback, as they look for a quarterback

The Texans have another quarterback under contract. If only they were closer to an answer at quarterback. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have agreed to their deal with fourth-rounder Tom Savage. Savage jumps into the pool with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and T.J. Yates, and one of them will inevitably…
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“I Became a Runner and Lost 100 Pounds!”

See how Matt Turner, father of three has lost more than 100 pounds since starting to run. He shares the best weight loss tips and warns us of the tips that did not work.
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Here's Why Red Lobster Is Dying

America's changing eating habits are killing Red Lobster. The chain's parent company, Darden Restaurants, announced on Friday it was selling Red Lobster to a private-equity firm for $2.1 billion after years of sagging sales. While it may sound strange to call a chain with such a high price tag "dying," much of that $2.1 billion covers Red Lobster's real estate. What's left of the brand's value is "fairly minimal," Sterne Agee analyst Lynne Collier wrote in a note. ...
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$29 Billion Russian Satellite Explodes During Launch [VIDEO]

A still frame taken from a video shows the launch of an unmanned Russian Proton-M booster rocket, in Baikonur July 2, 2013. The rocket carrying three navigation satellites crashed shortly after lift-off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, spilling its highly toxic propellant. Television showed footage of the Proton-M booster rocket veering off course seconds after lift-off. It fell apart in flames in the air and crashed in a big ball of fire near the launch pad.
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"Star Wars" Super-Fan Tracks Down The Films' Forgotten Stars

These aren't the major stars of the original Star Wars IV: A New Hope film, but they're famous among obsessives and there's a Kickstarter-funded new film coming out all about them.
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From Punk Wrestler to MMA Champ

A few years ago, women's MMA was a rarity. If you wanted to see the ladies scrap, you could occasionally catch them on a Strikeforce or Bellator card, but that was about it. The fame and notoriety wasn't there...
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Beyoncé Breaks Her Silence on the Elevator Incident

Beyoncé has made her first public statement since the leaked elevator security footage of husband and sister fighting came out this week. This is also the first that has been heard from Solange and Jay Z, as the family trio issued this joint statement to The Associated Press:
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'No Gene for Invasion in Chinese People's Blood,' Says Xi, Amid Sino-Vietnam Tensions

China's president speaks conciliatory words as a territorial dispute with Vietnam shows little sign of abating
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BANGLADESH FERRY ACCIDENT

Rescuers have recovered at least 22 bodies after a ferry capsized during a storm in a river in central Bangladesh.
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Judge orders sound of silence from singer Paul Simon in court

By Richard Weizel NORWALK Conn. (Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon held hands with his wife, singer Edie Brickell, in court on Friday at a hearing in their disorderly conduct case stemming from a domestic dispute at their Connecticut home. Two weeks before their 22nd wedding anniversary, Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, made a brief appearance before Judge William Wenzel at Norwalk Superior Court, who denied their plea to keep cameras out of his courtroom but agreed to delay the proceeding until June 17. Citing one of the couple's children - a 16-year-old son - defense attorney Andrew Bowman, who represents both singers, asked the judge to bar cameras from the hearing.
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China says South China Sea oil drilling will go on, despite Vietnam's objections

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) --China announced Friday it would continue drilling for oil in the disputed South China Sea, despite anti-Chinese rioting in Vietnam. Chinese People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff Gen. Fang Fenghui, visiting Washington, said China could not "afford to lose an inch" of territory in the sea, contested by China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. He also blamed Hanoi for inciting violence and warned the United States that its efforts to focus on Asia were fueling hostilities.
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Vincent holds key for corruption investigations

For months now he has been working with the International Cricket Council's Anti Corruption Unit (ACSU). The newspapers also claim three of those matches took place in England - Lancashire v Durham in 2008 and two Sussex matches in 2011, one against Kent and another against Lancashire. The Kent v Sussex match has already been investigated by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and, although no action was taken, it is understood evidence provided by Vincent to the ECB back in 2011 was then passed on to the International Cricket Council (ICC).
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Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Hit With $20 Million-Plus Lawsuit

Dr. Dre has hit a bum note with a man who claims that he was hired by Dre's Beats Electronics and subsequently stiffed out of millions in compensation. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats Electronics is named in a lawsuit filed by David Hyman, the founder of online music subscription service MOG, who says that he was fired before he could receive the benefits of his incentive plan after MOG was purchased in 2012.
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Hard evidence of life on Mars that NASA doesn’t want to discuss

UFO Sightings Daily revealed yesterday that the NASA Spirit Rover took a sequence of five images over an approximate seven day period that showed what appears to be an animal near a distinctive set of rocks. The conclusion drawn by Scott Waring, owner of UFO Sightings Daily is startling. Spirit Rover had captured images of an indigenous form of Martian life that blends in well with the surrounding rocks. The sequence of Spirit Rover images was first found three years ago by Waring.
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Rihanna and Drake Break Up Again; Rapper "Too in Love" with Her!

The world celebrated when they got back together this year (mostly because he's not Chris Brown), but their romance recently hit a bit of a rough patch. So what caused Rihanna and Drake to break up this time? Sources say there was no unfaithfulness, no Solange-style fight, and no real scandal to speak of. Just Drake being much too in love with her for her liking.
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Ukraine reports military success in the east

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian army destroyed two military bases of pro-Russian insurgents in overnight operations, the country's acting president said Thursday, as the government returned to the offensive a day after the start of European-brokered talks which have yet to draw in the warring sides.
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Pregnant Mother Weightlifts Hours Before Giving Birth

Call it a non-traditional approach to pregnancy: 33-year-old CrossFit enthusiast Meghan Leatherman credits weightlifting for a pregnancy she describes as “a breeze.” The Phoenix, Arizona native didn’t let her baby bump get in the way of her active lifestyle, setting a personal record of 215lbs in dead-lift just three days before giving birth. Despite the concerns of family, Leatherman told Huffington Post UK that her doctors approved her routine, calling them “incredibly supportive.” The new mom, who gave birth to 6lb 11oz baby Florence after an “easy” four-hour labor, added that her doctors “were thrilled that I was setting personal records with weight lifting and they told me to keep active and hydrated.”
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Why Costco Is Crushing Sam's Club

Sam’s Club, the Walmart-owned purveyor of bulk toilet paper and ketchup, had a terrible last few months, the company announced Thursday. Meanwhile its competitor Costco is doing just fine. Sales at Sam's Club stores open for a year or more fell 0.5 percent from a year ago in the just-ended fiscal first quarter, the company announced Thursday. The poor results come a few months after the chain laid off 2,300 workers.
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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."
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Inside the National September 11 Memorial Museum (35 photos)

President Barack Obama and Sept. 11 survivors, rescuers and victims' relatives are expected to mark the opening of the 9/11 museum, where the story of the terrorist attacks is told on a scale as big as the twin towers' columns and as intimate as victims' last voicemails. The National September 11 Memorial Museum is set to be dedicated Thursday before opening to the general public May 21. By turns chilling and heartbreaking, the ground zero museum leads people on an unsettling journey through the terrorist attacks, with forays into their lead up and legacy. (AP) Here's a look inside. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.
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The Three-War Doctrine

If the War Party wins in 2016, all bets are off. We will prepare to fight in the Eurasian heartland, the South China Sea, and the resource-rich lands of Africa -- because if we don't fight them there, we'll have to fight them here. Just when it seemed like we were about to give peace a chance, the United States will suddenly revert to a three-war doctrine.
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Russian Cybersnake May Be Putin's Secret Weapon

Someone, however, has managed to do just that to Belgium's foreign ministry, which had to quarantine its entire computer system last Saturday and only managed to restore the work of the passport and visa processing systems on Thursday. Similar attacks seem to be taking place elsewhere in Europe, as Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders told the Belga news agency after meeting with a senior French diplomat that "everyone (on the European level) notes at this moment a very powerful pickup in hacking activity probably coming from the east and in any case having to do with Ukraine." Under the name Agent.BTZ -- a generic one, automatically generated to classify a then-unknown piece of malicious code – it hit the U.S. Department of Defense back in 2008. The attack became public knowledge two years later, after Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III described it in a Foreign Affairs article as a "significant compromise" of the DoD's classified computer networks.
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Mark Hamill's role in new 'Star Wars' movie began with lunch in Orlando

For two years, Mark Hamill kept a secret he learned in Orlando. "Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas had invited Hamill and Carrie Fisher to lunch and asked them to reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in a planned "Star Wars Episode VII." Hamill was shocked, the 62-year-old actor recalled this week.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. tops final Sprint All-Star Race practice

It truly was a happy hour (actually, 100 minutes) of sorts for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was the fastest of the 19 drivers that took part in Friday's final practice for Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Thousands flee Iraq government assault on rebel-held Falluja

By Ned Parker, Isra' al-Rubei'i and Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians have fled Falluja since last week after the Iraqi military intensified shelling in a new bid to crush a five-month old Sunni uprising, killing scores of people in what residents describe as massive indiscriminate bombardment. The mortars, artillery and what residents call "barrel bombs" rained for at least seven days on Falluja - a city that was the nemesis of U.S. troops a decade ago and is now the main battle ground in a war pitting the Shi'ite-led government against rebellious Sunni tribal chiefs and an al Qaeda offshoot. More than 420,000 people have already escaped the two main cities of western Anbar province, Falluja and Ramadi, in fighting since the start of the year. Residents say the new pounding of Falluja's residential neighborhoods appears aimed at driving out all remaining civilians in preparation for an all-out assault to defeat armed groups once and for all.
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Social Security at 62? Let’s Run the Numbers

Whether you begin collecting payments at 62 or 70, the best choice depends on your financial situation.
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The Man Who Helped Bring Down Donald Sterling Is An Asshole, Too

If you were watching closely, you might've seen Kevin Johnson, the former NBA guard who's now mayor of Sacramento, sitting courtside at Staples Center during Game 4 of the Clippers-Thunder series. His arm was around his wife, Michelle Rhee, and the two seemed to preside over the action, conspicuous by design—their very presence in the fancy seats a further rebuke to the man whom Johnson had recently helped to oust from the NBA, Clippers owner Donald Sterling. There was another at the Kentucky Derby. And of course before either of those was Johnson's cameo in the Sterling saga.
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'Full House' Women Never Let Go, So What About a Reunion?

Aunt Becky. DJ Tanner. Kimmy Gibbler. They are the women of “Full House,” and their names will live on TV sitcom history. The kid-centric sitcom about an unconventional family premiered on ABC in 1987 and ended in 1995. But in the years since, actresses Lori...
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Robin Thicke laying it on thick for Paula Patton

Robin Thicke hasn't given up yet. He's still trying to woo back his estranged wife Paula Patton after they separated in February. To prove his point that he's changed and ready to be the husband that she needs, the "Blurred Lines" singer is continuing his public mea culpa campaign at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. Paula Patton on divorce: "There's a deep love there"
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Photographer Fights 'Fit Mom Mentality' With Post-Baby Flab, Stretch Marks

'4th Trimester Bodies Project' Captures Beauty of New Moms' Bodies
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China's Big Strategic Mistake in the South China Sea

China on May 1 moved its giant indigenous oil rig, Hai Yang Shi You (HYSY) 981, southward in the South China Sea (SCS). The new location, only 120 miles from Vietnam's shore, is well within Vietnam's continental shelf and its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). To support and protect this oil drilling structure, China dispatched over 80 vessels, a number that continues to rise. This move exhibits a new and dangerous escalation by China.
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Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange Issue Statement on Elevator Fight That Shook the World

Beyonce, Jay Z, and Solange Knowles have released a joint statement to the Associated Press on the elevator fight that shook the world this week. The family said that both Jay Z and Solange — who apparently attacked her brother-in-law verbally and physically in an elevator at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala — played a role in the altercation, and both have apologized. They also denied that Solange was drunk or displayed any “erratic behavior” that night and said the dustup was a family problem like any family has. The Standard Hotel said Wednesday that it fired the employee who took the video and leaked it to TMZ, and it will pursue civil and legal recourse against that person as well.
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Cate Blanchett and Elena Lenina: Best and Worst Dressed, Cannes 2014

While day two of the Cannes Film Festival didn't bring as much excitement as the Opening Ceremony, we still had some standouts--both good and bad (like very bad). So what do you want first? The good news or the bad? How about I start you off on the right foot... BEST DRESSED: CATE BLANCHETT Cate Blanchett wore this amazing Valentino gown during the
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Pentagon Press Conference Turns Into Heated Debate Between Top Generals From US And China

China Blames Vietnam And Says It Won't Give Up An Inch Of Disputed Territory Anti-Chinese Protests Have Broken Out In Vietnam — Here's Why It Could Be The Start Of Something Bad The Philippines Accuses China Of Seizing Some Of Its Territory In The South China Sea A top Chinese general Thursday strongly defended Beijing's territorial claims over disputed islands in the South and East China Seas and charged that the U.S. rebalance of forces to the Pacific was encouraging unrest in the region.
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Authorities: Casey Kasem found in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities said ailing radio host Casey Kasem was on vacation — not in danger — when they found him in Washington state this week.
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Unemployment Insurance, Tax Cuts Hit Senate Buzz Saw

It’s not every day that a vote in the U.S. Congress aggravates both the business community and advocates for the long-term unemployed, but the Senate managed such a feat on Thursday. Republicans filibustered a procedural action meant to move forward on a two-year extension of dozens of tax breaks, which could also have served as a vehicle for a renewal of federal unemployment insurance. In a complicated procedural move, Senate Democrats tried to take up a bill already passed by the House of Representatives that would create tax incentives to encourage businesses to hire more veterans. The tax cuts, a large proportion of which are business friendly, include a tax credit for research and development, small businesses, and other business-friendly measures.
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Raw: Anti-World Cup Protests in Brazil

Rallies and demonstrations against the World Cup erupted in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, pitting protesters against police. Demonstrators are demanding the government focus its spending on services, instead of a global sporting event. (May 16)
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WWE Stock Takes Nearly 50% Tumble After Signing New NBCUniversal Deal

That’s gonna leave a mark. A day after signing a new multiyear deal with Comcast’s NBCUniversal to keep its flagship shows “Raw” and “SmackDown” on USA Network and Syfy, respectively, WWE’s stock took a nose dive off the top rope. Shares in the company were trading at around $11.51 mid-afternoon on Friday, losing $8.42 from... Read more »
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Lisa Vanderpump Is Still At Odds With Brandi Glanville

Lisa Vanderpump Is Still At Odds With Brandi Glanville Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville are still at odds following several months of problems, many showcased on the hit Bravo show. According to Radar Online, Vanderpump — who just opened her latest bar “Pump” — recently told Giuliana Rancic that Brandi has said “horrible things” about her but that she isn’t the type of person to “retaliate.” Once Brandi heard this, however, she spoke up.
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NFLPA warns agents about Saints-backed bill

The NFL Players Association is asking player agents to warn clients that signing with the New Orleans Saints could subject them to unfavorable workers compensation benefits. In an email Friday, NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith said union officials believe agents should ''consider the Saints' efforts'' to push for legislation that would substantially reduce benefits to players who are hurt outside the 17-week regular season, when player salaries are paid. Under legislation which has passed the Louisiana House of Representatives and awaits consideration in the state Senate, workers compensation benefits could be based on per diems - rather than the full annual value of a contract - if injuries occurred in the offseason. ''We are actively involved in the effort to defeat this bill but we feel it is important for you to consider the Saints' efforts given your representation of our players and the advice you would have to give to any free agent player considering an opportunity to play for the Saints,'' Smith wrote.
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Rev. Graham: Christ's ‘True Followers' Can't Endorse Gay Marriage Regardless What President, Media, Courts Say

“True followers of Jesus Christ, whose salvation is based entirely upon God’s Word, cannot endorse same-sex marriage, regardless of what our President, the Congress, the Supreme Court, the media or the latest Gallup poll says about the matter,” said Rev. Graham in his May 2014 column for Decision magazine. “This moral issue has been settled by God Himself and is not subject to man-made revisions or modifications,” he said.
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Jimmy Page: We Didn't Steal Whole Lotta Love Riff

Led Zeppelin guitarist faces questions on authorship as albums are rereleased
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Someone Is Selling A Brand New 1990 BMW Z1

BMW only built 8,000 Z1 roadsters between 1989 and 1991, but have no fear, you can still buy yourself a brand new one if you have around $100,000 sitting around. The Z1 is a real oddball, with the coolest doors on the planet, and while we wait for its successor, let's recap what made the original car so special. BMW Reportedly Developing A Little Z2 Roadster, AgainBMW Reportedly Developing A Little Z2 Roadster, AgainBMW Reportedly Developing A Little Z2 Roadster,... Every couple of years, like clockwork, we hear a rumor about a new, tiny BMW roadster.
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New NKorea warships seen in satellite images

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recent satellite images show two new North Korean frigates, the largest surface combat ships the nation's navy has constructed in a quarter-century, a North Korea-watching website reported Thursday.
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Forget the White House, Marco Rubio Might Be Lucky Just to Be Reelected

Forget the White House, Marco Rubio Might Be Lucky Just to Be Reelected He still makes the presidential wannabee lists, but Rubio might be lucky in 2016 just to hold his Senate seat. Florida Senator Marco Rubio made news on Sunday’s This Week when asked by Jonathan Karl if he considered himself ready to be president: “I do … but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run … I mean, I’ll be 43 this month, but the other thing that perhaps people don’t realize, I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years,” said Rubio.
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Avengers 2 Age of Ultron: Elizabeth Olsen Says Scarlet Witch is 'Out of her mind'

Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron is out of her mind, says Elizabeth Olsen, who plays the character. Speculation about what sort of powers Scarlet Witch has in the upcoming blockbuster has been rampant but based on footage from the end of Captain America 2 she at least has telekinesis. Olsen indicated that her character is pretty crazy in an interview with moviefone, in which she also discussed her experience shooting her first Marvel movie.
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Cubs: Trade forces lining up with Samardzija, Hammel

ST. LOUIS This Cubs season is almost 25 percent complete, which is still a long way toward September, much less the finishing touches on a renovated Wrigley Field or the 2020 TV bonanza (as long as the cable bubble doesnt burst). As the Cubs packed up after a 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon, they would leave Busch Stadium with the worst record in baseball at 13-26, percentage points below the tanking Houston Astros. Which makes you wonder where the Cubs would be if they didnt get Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castros bounce-back starts, Emilio Bonifacios hot streak, Welington Castillos step forward, Mike Olts eight homers, Hector Rondons 1.47 ERA and some very good starting pitching. The trade forces are lining up with Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the steady sign-and-flip guy who let one bad inning ruin his getaway day.
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Is Ralph Lauren Unhappy with Kate Middleton?

It seems the Duchess of Cambridge’s absence at Tuesday’s charity dinner at Windsor Castle may have ruffled Ralph Lauren’s feathers.
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You May Have Just Missed the Worst Argument Ever Made in the Fight to Ban Gay Marriage

Lithograph depicting Pocahontas saving the life of Capt. John Smith. I won’t hide the ball here, so here it is: Gay people should not be able to get married because Pocahontas married John Rolfe. This argument was actually made in federal court Tuesday, before the judges of the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. They were hearing a challenge to Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.
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Ukraine Crisis Echoes 1914, German Ex-Leader Schmidt Says

The Ukraine crisis reverberating across Europe recalls 1914 before the outbreak of World War I as Russia, the U.S. and European governments risk sleepwalking into conflict, said former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. “I don’t want to encourage a third world war and especially not calls for more money for arms for NATO,” Schmidt, 95, was cited as saying in an interview with Germany’s best-selling Bild newspaper today.
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Kendall Jenner at Cannes: Hot or Not?

Despite having zero connection to the movie industry, Kendall was invited to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and of course, she dressed to the nines for the occasion. Kendall posed on the red carpet in a black-and-white gown for the opening ceremony of the festival yesterday.
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GOP leader to block military immigration measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on immigration legislation next week, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the widely denigrated system.
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Pakistan Wants Drones, and It Doesn't Need America's Permission to Get Them

Unfortunately for Pakistan, the idea of giving top-notch armed drones to Islamabad has been a nonstarter among U.S. officials for years. Unfortunately for the U.S., Islamabad doesn't need America's permission to get them. Already, Pakistan has remote-piloted aircraft. Islamabad uses surveillance drones to provide the military with a real-time picture of its restive border areas or counterterrorism operations.
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Jessica Simpson's Waist Looks Tinier Than Ever in Dramatic Black Dress With a Thigh-High Slit

Quite the dramatic look Jessica Simpson was rocking there for a morning show interview. The hotte...
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Joba Chamberlain Is Back, Baby

The mighty fell hard. Despite once being considered Mariano Rivera's eventual replacement or at least a top-of-the-rotation mainstay, the Yankees decided against re-signing Chamberlain this offseason.
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10 monsters that could beat Godzilla—at the box office

As the 31st Godzilla movie opens, we look at other movie monsters (humanoid and otherwise) that spawned major franchises. Call them The Creatures That Ate the Box Office Receipts.
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Photos of the day - May 15, 2014 (57 photos)

A woman shouts during a vigil in Abuja calling for the release of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted in the remote village of Chibok, A young boy clings to the leg of his mother who stands in a queue to cast her vote during a re-polling of Indian parliamentary elections in Rehna village, in the northern Indian state of Haryana and U.S. President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg look at the faces of those who died during the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial Museum are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Reuters) Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr.
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Harrison Ford has been offered a role in the 'Blade Runner' sequel

Harrison Ford already has expressed interest in appearing in a potential sequel to the Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner, and now he has a standing offer to appear in the upcoming sequel from the film's production company. According to Variety, Alcon Entertainment has put out an offer to Ford to return as Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel, which will take place several decades after the original. \"We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project,\" said Alcon heads Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the follow-up.
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Israel's Demographic Time-Bomb: An Arab-Majority State?

As in Arab Muslim countries, Palestinians have a very high birth rate - so high, in fact, that in a few decades to come, Arabs may outnumber Jews within the land of Israel. Such an event would clearly pose a dire threat to Israel and its mandated Jewish identity. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his conservative, nationalist Likud Party have passed new measures to attract more Jews to relocate to West Bank settlements. These incentives have outraged Palestinians who believe the Israeli leader is undermining peace talks.
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Jane Fonda Stuns in Angelina Jolie’s Oscar Dress

It takes serious style and confidence to outdo Angelina Jolie on the red carpet. Jane Fonda, 76, who's twice the age of the 38-year-old "Maleficent" star, managed to do it Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
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Is Air-Sea Battle Useless?

A lot has been written in The National Interest and elsewhere concerning China’s growing military capabilities. In the U.S. defense community, this discussion has centered on the Air-Sea Battle operational concept (ASB). It is designed to allow the U.S. military to gain access to littoral waters in the face of China’s anti-access/area denial doctrine. This month’s skirmishes in the South China Sea offer further proof that ASB is growing increasingly irrelevant and possibly dangerous, though not in the ways imagined by its most ardent critics.
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Mariah Carey Laughs Off Lyric Flub During Live 'Today' Performance

Mariah Carey was good in good spirits Friday when she performed for a live audience at the Today plaza. Even when she flubbed lyrics to one of her most popular hits, "Always Be My Baby," she made fun of herself as she continued to sing.
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Austin Dillon tops Sprint Showdown qualifying

RELATED: All-Star weekend paint schemes " Lineup for Sprint Showdown
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Vietnam PM Texts Nation Amid Anti-China Riots

Vietnam's prime minister sent a text message to millions of citizens urging them to act in defense of the country's sovereignty following China's deployment of on oil rig in disputed waters, but said that "bad elements" shouldn't be allowed to engage in violence. The message, sent late Thursday and Friday to subscribers via major state-owned cellphone operators, didn't directly condemn the riots that have broken out this week following China's decision to deploy the rig off the coast of central Vietnam on May 1. Anti-China protests that started peacefully have ended in violence and vandalism, with 400 factories suspected of having links with China destroyed or damaged by mobs. "The prime minister requests and calls on every Vietnamese to boost their patriotism to defend the fatherland's sacred sovereignty with actions in line with the law," the text message said.
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Missing NC soldier mom: suspect led cops to grave

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of a Fort Bragg soldier led investigators to the woman's grave in thick woods that had never been checked despite repeated foot and aerial searches by hundreds of volunteers, the victim's mother said Thursday.
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Closing Time: The Phil Hughes conundrum; the Dellin Betances alarm

We've seen plenty of false positives with Phil Hughes over the years. The pedigree would whisper to us, a few good turns would show, you get excited – and then the bottom falls out. Wham, biff, zowie. Fool me once, fool me twice . . . you know how that goes. You haven't played roto [...]
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Guess What’s Wrong with the Married Couples in These Movies?  (5 photos)

By: Ivy Jacobson for TheNest.com Ever notice the abundance of movies that feature married couples who can't stand each other or have serious issues? Revolutionary Road, Fatal Attraction and Blue Valentine all come to mind. However, Seth Rogen also noticed and said in a recent interview with Studio 360 that most movies now feature such unrealistic marriages, where couples fight all the time, and his wife, actress Lauren Miller, agreed. "In a comedy [movie about marriage], that's almost non-existent," Seth says. "An actual healthy couple that really likes each other. In movies, they like to portray marriage like, 'Oh the wife and husband are always arguing and bickering.' For me and my wife…the easiest part of my life is my marriage. Like if everything was as smooth and easy and fun as my relationship with my wife then I would have a much easier time getting through the day. We really get along and we like the same stuff." So guess what's wrong with the married couples in the following five movies? Absolutely nothing. Hollywood-more like these, please! More from The Nest: Offbeat date ideas 15 dates on a dime Hollywood's best sex advice The biggest sex myths -- busted!
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Guess How Much TMZ Paid For That Leaked Solange-Jay Z Elevator Footage?

Today in celebrity gossip: TMZ paid A LOT of money for that infamous security camera footage, Bryan Singer came out as bisexual, and Lil' Kim tweeted her baby registries to fans. So yeah, strikethrough that earlier mention of \"unprofessional\" and write \"enterprising\" in its place.
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Messi Agrees to New Barca Deal

Barcelona have reached an agreement with superstar forward Lionel Messi on a new contract extension that, according to Marca via the Mail's Rob Draper, will be worth $27.41 million (€20 million) per year. Messi's new deal: €20m/yr NET according to Marca. A brief statement on Barcelona's official website offered the following: FC Barcelona has reached an agreement to adjust the terms in the contract binding Leo Messi to the club as a professional first team player.
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The Supreme Court Justices’ New Favorite Way to Insult Each Other

Nobody should be surprised when the sharp teeth come out at the Supreme Court in March and April. Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate. In some cases the accusations seem to be about the law—justice is blind, etc.—but more and more, what the dissenters are implying (or straight out saying) is that the majority is simply “blind” to reality, to how things work, to the world as the rest of us experience it. It’s not legal blindness.
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Inside Emily Maynard's Nashville Bachelorette Party

She may not have found love as a contestant on season 15 of The Bachelor or as the star of The Bachelorette season 8, but Emily Maynard, fan favorite and mama to 8-year-old Ricki, finally did find true love with Tyler Johnson, her fiancé who proposed in January. To celebrate finding the one, Maynard hit the town with some of her closest girlfriends, including Eric & Jessie's Jessie Decker for her bachelorette party! Lucky for us, Maynard shared a few hilarious snaps of her wild celebration on her Instagram.
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Coalition Of Black Pastors Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage

A coalition of black pastors have condemned gay marriage, saying it's incorrect to compare the fight for equal marriage rights to the civil rights movement. The Christian, conservative Thomas More Law Center filed an amicus brief in Michigan's gay marriage trial Wednesday on behalf of 110 black pastors from Detroit, elsewhere in Michigan, and Ohio. The state's ban on gay marriage was overturned in March by U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman, but the ruling was put on hold as the case is considered by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Preakness Odds, New Favorites After Post Position Draw

No other horse in the field could give him a serious fight at the Kentucky Derby, and Chrome cruised to victory in the first leg of the Triple Crown. Now that the morning line is set, we know just how heavily the Derby winner is favored.
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Syrian war prompts unusual cultural exchange with Israel

Nitai Ben Yosef was on duty as a paramedic at this Israeli army base this winter when eight wounded Syrians approached the border. He cared for them alone in the back of an ambulance as it made its way 1.5 hours across northern Israel to a hospital in Nahariyya, on the Mediterranean coast. “In trauma, screaming children are the good ones because you know they’re conscious and breathing,” says Mr. Ben Yosef, who at 21 is in charge of the base’s mobile intensive care unit. It’s a trip that Ben Yosef, whose base is only three miles from Syria, has made frequently as a key actor in the Israeli army’s rescue of more than 900 critically wounded Syrians since March 2013.
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LaMarcus Aldridge probably won’t sign contract extension with Trail Blazers

Portland's star forward would become free agent in 2015
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Fast-food workers across the globe strike to demand higher pay(25 photos)

Fast-food employees in the U.S. and across the globe are walking off the job on Thursday to protest low industry wages and demontrate in support of a $15-an-hour Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools
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