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  • Denzel Washington may join Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson who have won 3 Oscars
    Denzel_washington_may_join_meryl_streep__jack_nicholson_who_have_won_3_oscars 2017-02-24 07:47:41 UTC
    By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen. Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed. Both...
  • The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards
    The_oscars_2017___89th_academy_awards 2017-02-23 09:19:54 UTC
    By Alicia Powell | LOS ANGELES — It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday. Employing everything from paint to cosmetic procedures, Hollywood's leading men are increasingly getting a little help to look ...
  • "The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
    'la_la_land'_global_gathering 2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
    By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood s...
  • Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
    Civil_rights-_loving_v._virginia 2017-02-21 07:27:00 UTC
    <h2>Here’s The History Behind ‘Loving,’ A Film About A Major Civil Rights Victory<strong></h2>The movie celebrates the love story at the center of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended racial discrimination for marriage.</strong><h...
  • Germany And Canada Strongest Defender Of Unalienable Rights
    Germany_and_canada_strongest_defender_of_the_'unalienable_rights' 2017-02-18 09:02:11 UTC
    Among 'last defenders' of liberal world order, Merkel does the heavy lifting It seems an ice age since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Germany's Angela Merkel were anointed the last defenders of the liberal international order. But it was ...
  • Trump Has Broken His Oath To America
    Trump_has_broken_his_oath_to_america 2017-02-05 21:08:11 UTC
    By Anthony Lester On his inauguration as president of the United States, on Jan. 20, Donald Trump took the oath of office in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. He swore that he would to the best of his ability “preserve, protect and defend th...
  • Kellyanne Conway made up fake stories To Justify Trump’s Immigration Ban
    Kellyanne_conway_made_up_story_to_justify_trump%e2%80%99s_immigration_ban 2017-02-03 08:05:09 UTC
    In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that aired on Thursday night, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway managed to get two huge things wrong in a short, 19-second answer. First, she said that the Obama administration banned Iraqi refugees from en...
  • Trump threatens to cut funding to the U.C. Berkeley
    Trump_threatens_to_cut_funding_to_the_u.c._berkeley 2017-02-03 00:42:55 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF./NEW YORK - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to cut funding to the University of California at Berkeley after protesters forcing the cancellation of an appearance by a far-right Breitbart News editor. Trump's...
  • President Obama is 'heartened' by backlash to Trump's order
    President_obama_is_'heartened'_by_backlash_to_trump's_order 2017-01-31 06:39:37 UTC
    The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama criticized Trump's executive order curbing immigration in a statement on Monday, backing protesters who have taken to the nation's airports to express their displeasure with Trump's action on F...
  • Global backlash against Trump's immigration order
    Global_backlash_against_trump's_immigration_order 2017-01-29 19:07:00 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the global fight against terrorism was no excuse for the measures and "does not justify putting people of a specific background or faith under general suspicion." A global backlash against U.S. President Don...
  • Mexico 'ready for the trade war'- Relations to US 'as bad as war times'
    Mexico_'ready_for_the_trade_war'-_relations_to_us_as_bad_as_war_times 2017-01-29 19:08:22 UTC
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the feud had sparked a sense of solidarity in Mexico. "Trump has brought back a very strong Mexican spirit and we’re ready for the trade war, and we’re ready, of course, for not paying for that wall," he t...
  • U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter
    U.s._economic_growth_slowed_sharply_in_the_fourth_quarter 2017-01-29 19:08:40 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump vowed during last year's election campaign to deliver 4 percent annual GDP growth, largely on the back of a plan to cut taxes, reduce regulations and increase infrastructure spending. Now the U.S. economic growth slo...
  • Investors pull $3.7 billion from U.S. stock funds since election
    Investors_pull__3.7_billion_from_u.s._stock_funds_since_election 2017-01-26 08:36:57 UTC
    Investors pull $3.7 billion from U.S. stock funds since election. (Reuters) - Investors sold U.S.-based domestic stock funds at the fastest pace since equities leapt following the presidential election, Investment Company Institute data for the...
  • WikiLeaks calls for someone to leak 'Trump's tax returns' so they can be published
    Trumps_tax_returns 2017-01-23 06:52:18 UTC
    WikiLeaks calls for someone to leak 'Trump's tax returns' so they can be published. A senior counselor to Trump, told ABC’s This Week: “The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,”.. “We litigated this all thr...
  • Thousands will be in D.C. to stand with women
    Thousands_will_be_in_d.c._to_stand_with_women 2017-01-22 07:35:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP/WATE) — A day after the inauguration, more than 200 men and women from the Knoxville-area are in Washington D.c. for the women’s march on Washington. Organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 p...
  • "ISIS's days in Mosul are quickly coming to an end": Iraqi forces/ U.S. Air Force
    Iraqi_forces-_%22isis's_days_in_mosul_are_quickly_coming_to_an_end%22 2017-01-13 21:57:56 UTC
    By Isabel Coles and John Davison | MOSUL, IRAQ/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces stormed a sprawling university complex in northeast Mosul on Friday and pushed Islamic State back in nearby areas to reach two more bridges across the Tigris River, the m...
  • Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul
    Iraqi_forces_push_further_into_northeast_mosul 2017-01-11 23:56:40 UTC
    MOSUL, IRAQ (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in eastern Mosul and fought the militants in areas near the Tigris river on Wednesday, military officials said, keeping up the momentum of a renewed offensive in the jiha...
  • Donald Trump accuses U.S. spy agencies of Nazi tactics
    Pressconferencedonaldtrump_gg 2017-01-11 22:11:59 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany over a dossier that makes salacious claims about him in Russia. The Republican said leaks from ...
  • "FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
    Trump's_foreign_policy_%22phenomenally_close%22_to_that_of_putin 2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
    It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
  • When you finally listen to what your body is saying, it's beautiful.
    When_you_finally_listen_to_what_your_body_is_saying__it's_beautiful. 2017-01-10 09:02:35 UTC
    What if the cliché “new year, new you” was less about changing your body and more about accepting it? It’s a message that Now Toronto, an alternative weekly in Toronto, Canada, has been trying to spread with its “Love Your Body” issue. The annu...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
    Support_for_merkel's_bloc_is_up_despite_the_attack_in_berlin 2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday. Merkel's ...
  • U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
    U.s._intelligence_agencies-_differences_in_trump_team 2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
    By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser...
  • Polls: Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties
    Majority_of_americans_don%e2%80%99t_believe_trump_can_handle_presidential_duties 2017-01-03 02:07:33 UTC
    Gallop Polls: Compared to the last three U.S. presidents when they took office, Trump polls far lower in Americans’ confidence levels. At least 7 in 10 Americans were confident in key issues before Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton ent...
  • George Michael dead at 53
    George_michael_never_gonna_dance_again 2016-12-26 06:36:43 UTC
    London (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53. In the mid-1980s, Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos eve...