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'Star Trek: Discovery' beams up premiere date

Hmm, yes indeed.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' beams up a premiere date

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After hurdling several delays, "Star Trek: Discovery" gets a premiere stardate set for this fall, when the prequel series will take off with a new crew.


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How New Yorkers gave rise to salsa

A New York thing that grew into a sensation.

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How New Yorkers’ obsession with Cuba gave rise to salsa

Salsa music remains a dance staple
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The Cheetah Club on Broadway and 53rd Street was the “granddaddy of the big commercial disco,” wrote cultural historian Steven Watson in his 2003 book, “Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties.” Warho…
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Beatles' First Take Of 'Lucy In The Sky'

If you are a Beatles fan (who isn't?) this first take version will blow you away.

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The Beatles' First Take Of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'

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On the cusp of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's 50th birthday, hear is the first take of The Beatles recording of a legendary song.

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Why Don't People Return Shopping Carts?

One of my pet peeves. I ALWAYS return my shopping cart.

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Why Don't People Return Their Shopping Carts?

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Pulling up to a parking spot and finding a shopping cart there can be pretty frustrating. Why do people ignore the receptacle?

Credit: Daniel Blume Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Heroin Hellscape

Ignored for more than 2 tragic decades, just four miles from Center City Philadelphia is a hidden-in-plain-sight wasteland along railroad tracks where the most desperate of Philadelphia's addicts have handed over their lives to heroin.

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In Philadelphia, just four miles from where America declared its independence, is a hidden-in-plain-sight wasteland along railroad tracks where the most desperate of Philadelphia's addicts have handed over their lives and liberty to heroin.
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Attorney General: Dominicans Have No "Provable Skill"

Oh Really?

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Attorney General: Dominicans Have No "Provable Skill" to Contribute to US

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In 2006, Jeff Sessions said he didn't believe Dominicans could contribute to the United States.
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The Benefits of Bilingualism

Of course (Por supuesto)

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The Benefits of Bilingualism

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Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.

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The Hamilton Cast and Trump-Pence

This is what the actor said, "We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us. We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us." ...and Trump is demanding that the cast apologize?

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The Hamilton Cast and Trump-Pence

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Donald J. Trump has called for the cast to apologize to the VP-elect.
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Michelle Obama's EPIC Takedown

Michelle's got it right. "It's about basic human decency." Nicely done.

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Michelle Obama's EPIC Takedown Of Trump's Disgusting Treatment Of Women

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Things just got real for Donald Trump. After recordings surfaced of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women, Michelle Obama took to the campaign trail...


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Apple doing something for music

Most wired headphones deliver crappy sound quality anyway. I hate being tethered to a phone via a cable, getting rid of the audio port is a good thing. Wireless is the way to go, period.

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By scrapping your antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music

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Hear us out.
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Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Happy 50th Anniversary to Star Trek, live long and prosper!

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Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

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News - Star Trek actors wish the iconic franchise a Happy Birthday...


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Should I Hit ‘Reply All’?

So obvious, but people are sheep.

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When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?

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I did not ask to be put on this list.
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Where Pokémon Should Not Go

Me: "Can I help you?"
 Some dude: "gotta catch em all!" 
Me: "Please get the F___ off my lawn"

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The digital beasts have been reported at Auschwitz and memorials for the Holocaust and the Sept. 11 attacks.
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VHS HD Demo - NY in 1993

Wow, what a time capsule. High Definition Video of New York in 1993. Folks would carry around a camera that weighed a ton to be able to capture high definition video onto special "Digital" VHS tape.

You say not much has changed in 23 years? The clothes are different, no Twin Towers, nobody looking down at their phones. Now everybody carries around a smart phone that can do the same as that huge camera in 1993. :-)

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DTheater DVHS HD Demo - New York in 1993

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Captured from a D-Theater HD DVHS Demo Tape.

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Shake and Fold

For those of you that actually wash your hands. It's "Shake!" followed by "Fold!"

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How to use a paper towel by Joe Smith

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Salsa on a Weekday

Took some salsa dance lessons with a live latin band on a Monday night. Had to make believe I didn't know how for awhile.

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Join Proper Cloth, Save $20

Excellent shirts

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Join Proper Cloth Today and Save $20 On Your First Shirt.

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The #1 online maker of custom dress shirts. Easy custom sizing. Renowned quality & fit. Perfect fit guaranteed. Fast delivery. Join now and save $20 on your first shirt.
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Dominican Cuisine Made Simple

New website coming soon.

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Dominican Cuisine Made Simple

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This is the best place to get Dominican recipes!
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Obamas dancing Tango

I think Michele is the better dancer, but I think they both did us proud. Going to miss the First Family when they leave office soon.

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President Obama dancing the Tango at the Argentina State Dinner

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The Obamas dancing Tango.
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Disney Announces 5th 'Indiana Jones'

Harrison's getting a little long in the tooth for this, but I'll probably still go watch it since it's still Spielberg as Director and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall as Producers.

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Disney Announces Fifth 'Indiana Jones' Movie

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Indiana Jones is swinging back into theaters.
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Fox to do more '24' without Jack Bauer

Without Jack Bauer? That's a bunch of horse crap.

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Fox is going go try to do more '24,' but without Jack Bauer

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Will you watch a Jack Bauer-less '24'?
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Chinese restaurant caught with animal parts

Your worst fears about Chinese food are indeed true. :-)

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Chinese restaurant caught with deer brains, heads and unidentifiable animal body parts on premises

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LILITZ, Penn. — A Chinese restaurant in Pennsylvania has been caught with deer brains, heads and unidentifiable animal body parts on their premises. PennLive reported that the New China House resta...
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Gun Control: Australia's Example

Makes sense, get rid of the guns, reduce the incidences of violence.

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In Debate Over Gun Control, Australia Presents Stark Example

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Australia has had no mass killings of five or more since a 1996 rampage spurred a tightening of laws, but critics say gun violence had been falling anyway.
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5 Facts to Silence Millennials

Love it. Take that millennials.

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It has become an annual Thanksgiving ritual for news organizations to post Facebook-friendly explainers, aimed at millennials, on how to deal with ignorant uncles and the things they say about politics and Mexico and the economy. To help level the playing field, here are some key facts those aunts a…
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Nineteen cops showed up.

Absolutely terrible, this should not happen.

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The place I call home no longer feels safe.
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Who Is United Continental's New CEO?

Good to see a new Hispanic CEO, but Oscar Munoz has a very tough job ahead.

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Can Oscar Munoz mend the broken fences at United Continental? So far the reports on his experience and approach are positive. Yesterday Chicago-based United, the nation’s third-largest airline, announced that CEO Jeff Smisek had left the company amid a federal investigation and an internal company p…
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Sushi Etiquette

Sushi Etiquette

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Eulogy for the Long Email

"There’s a real shame in that because there are some things that can only be expressed in something reflective and lengthy.”

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Of the many supposed casualties of the Internet age (attention spans, privacy), one seems sadly certain: the long-form personal email correspondence.
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Building Attention Span

Fascinating article that I believe does point out clear differences that I've noticed in how younger people (my children, their friends, younger relatives, and others) think, learn and react having been exposed to this still relatively new online world in the last 15-20 years.

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Technology-driven losses in attention span are interfering with our ability to become deep and complex people.
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Defying Time and Space

Good article. Bartolo is still out there winning ball games and that's amazing.

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At 42, and 100 pounds heavier than when he began pitching in the major leagues 213 wins ago, Bartolo Colon continues to confound.
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Aftermath of NBC-Trump Petition

Well said.

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Read when you have the time (ie. a bathroom break). This is long, but I wanted to get this off my chest. As written on July 4, 2015: ---------- Happy 4th of July! What a day to celebrate the Independence from thirteen small British colonies in the Americas from a much bigger and powerful country in…
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Italian Grandmas Try Olive Garden

I don't like Olive Garden and don't consider it real Italian food. Go to a genuine Italian restaurant in Little Italy in New York or San Francisco and you will taste the difference.

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Italian Grandmas Try Olive Garden For The First Time

Italian Grandmas Try Olive Garden For The First Time

Posted by BuzzFeed Video on Sunday, July 5, 2015
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We can't believe in A-Rod

Despite all of the baseball accomplishments, it's a sad and tarnished story.

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We can't believe in A-Rod, because he couldn't believe in himself - Yankees Blog - ESPN

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The tragedy of Alex Rodriguez, newest member of the 3,000-hit club, has less to do with a failing of character than a failing of confidence.
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How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

You get rid of the guns, you get rid of the senseless deaths.

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How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

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In part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership, the country has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.
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The Most Awesome Astronaut Ever?

Wearing the Star Trek uniform on the space station. She rocks!

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Is Samantha Cristoforetti the Most Awesome Astronaut Ever?

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Or is she one of a new wave of ISS staff who wield social media tools with the skill of the Kardashians?


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Disruptive Tech

In the NY Times today, Tom Friedman talks about disruptive technologies and mentions the following fascinating quote below from Tom Goodwin, an executive at Havas Media, whose wrote an essay on March 3 on Techcrunch.com

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The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

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"Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening."
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New Bill To Allow NJ Drivers to Pump Gas

No! I like having someone else do it in the throes of winter and summer when it's too cold or too hot.

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Drivers in New Jersey could soon pump their own gas under a bill being introduced in the Assembly.
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How to Fold a Blazer

Cool tip for a frequent traveler

https://www.trunkclub.com/blog/how-to-fold-a-blazer-a-trunk-club-tutorial
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Dancing with the Stars

Very Inspiring

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Dancing with the Stars

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Watch Dancing with the Stars LIVE Mondays at 8|7c on ABC!
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Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! 

Pi Day is an unofficial holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).

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Pi Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Pi Day is observed on March 14, (3/14 in the month/day date format since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π.[2] In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day…
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2015 Oscar nominees with younger selves

Aging like fine wine.

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2015's Oscar nominees posing with their younger selves

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Check out these throwback photos that show how each Oscar nominee has aged.
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RIP Mr. Spock

Peace, and long life.
I have been, and always shall be, your friend.
Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
Live long and prosper.

~ Mr. Spock (Rest in Peace Leonard Nimoy)
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Video: How to Carve a Turkey

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Video: How to Carve a Turkey

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Ray Venezia, master butcher and Fairway Market meat consultant, shows how to carve a turkey.

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People Witness A Helpless Student Get Bullied.

 Their reaction Is beyond words. Bullying needs to stop and it starts and ends with us.

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People Witness A Helpless Student Get Bullied. Their Reaction Is Beyond Words

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People Witness A Helpless Student Get Bullied. Their Reaction Is Beyond Words
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Where it All Began

Where it All Began, The Real Story

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The real story behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


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The real story behind ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Amazing.

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How to Be Polite

Being polite has always served me well. "Politeness buys you time. It leaves doors open."

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How to Be Polite

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Most people don’t notice I’m polite, which is sort of the point. I don’t look polite. I am big and droopy and need…
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Never Thaw Frozen Steaks

Good to Know "Test Shows That Meat Cooks Better Straight From Freezer"

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Never Thaw Frozen Steaks: Test Shows That Meat Cooks Better Straight From Freezer

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Perhaps you've been taught to take your steaks out of the freezer and let them thaw overnight in the fridge before cooking. This is wrong, according to...
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Broadway cast of 'The Lion King' takes over NYC subway, sings 'Circle of Life'

Awesome

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Broadway cast of 'The Lion King' takes over NYC subway, sings 'Circle of Life'

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VIDEO - The Broadway cast of The Lion King in New York City recently boarded an uptown bound "A" train subway car and gave riders an unforgettable surprise....

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As Casinos Start to Fall, Atlantic City Struggles to Rise

Simple supply and demand. Too many casinos/resorts and not enough people willing to visit now that other places (New York/Pennsylvania/Delaware/Connecticut) now have gambling casinos.

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As Casinos Start to Fall, Atlantic City Struggles to Rise

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A fourth resort, the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, has announced that it may close, and the city is challenged to replace gambling revenue.

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Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87

Double sad day, Gabriel García Márquez, the great Colombian novelist of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” died at 87.

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Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87

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Mr. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal.
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Salsa Legend Cheo Feliciano Dies

So sad. One of the greatest soneros of all time. Such a great voice.

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Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies in car wreck

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Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music and Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash early Thursday morning in San Juan, police said. He was 78.
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A Comedian Goes On Late-Night TV And Blows Up Our Ideas Of Race

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CoryBooker: Your beliefs don't make you ...

Your beliefs don't make you a better person. 

Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.



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Experience: I caught a falling baby

Her father Joe never made a bigger catch in his life than she did.

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Experience: I caught a falling baby

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Cristina Torre: 'The reality of saving someone's life is intense. I play it over in my head so many times'
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The Mannequin Project

1) See mannequin 2) Dress like mannequin 3) Repeat
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The Gap Mannequin Project

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"I try on clothes and have my photo taken because it's funny to dress like a dummy."
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Florida Man Is Shot to Death for Texting During Movie Previews

Two real problems, guns and smart phones in public. Sad, but kinda saw this happening eventually, as too many continue using their phones in movie theaters during previews which annoys others.

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Florida Man Is Shot to Death for Texting During Movie Previews

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A retired Tampa police officer who became enraged at another man’s cellphone use has been charged with second-degree murder in the case.
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A Catalog That Believes Reality Can Sell Clothes Better Than Photoshop

well done

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A Catalog That Believes Reality Can Sell Clothes Better Than Photoshop

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How about them apples.
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Big Mouth Toys Toilet Mug

Here's a great gift for those of you that have limited vocabularies and resort to swearing on Facebook, Twitter and Google +.

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Big Mouth Toys Toilet Mug

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Why should dogs be the only ones allowed to drink out of the toilet? This silly toilet-shaped mug holds up to 12 -ounces of your favorite hot beverage and will make your co-workers do a double take. The hand-painted Toilet Mug makes a great gag gift for any coffee or tea lover and will gross out ...
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10 Ways You Know You're at a Latino Thanksgiving

Accurate depiction of the typical traditions

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10 Ways You Know You're at a Latino Thanksgiving

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How to tell if you are at a Latino Thanksgiving Day dinner.
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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Very good list

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

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Mentally strong people don't pick up these bad habits.
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Breaking Very Badly

Watched last night's episode of the amazing series "Breaking Bad", all I can say is "Wow!". Two more final episodes to go.
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Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness...
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