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  • Beltway Insider: Obama Addresses ACA Launch Failure; Mass Shooting at LAX; SNAP Benefits Slashed; Snowden Seeks Assistance

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    President Obama continued his campaign to win back the confidence of the people as his favorability rating dropped to record lows while the Health and Human Services Secretary explained to Congress the failures with the ObamaCare rollout.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Meets with Royals, Saudis; Election; Ohio Massacre/Sinaloa Connection; Prince, Doris Roberts

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    President Obama and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron presented a united front while the current Syrian peace accord unravels, hanging precariously in the balance, with reports of 33 civilians killed this week as rebel forces were confronted by Assad's military.

     
  • Ragnarok Review – Fabulous Family Fun

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    "Ragnarok," from Magnet Releasing and Magnolia Pictures, brings to the screen with the discovery of an ancient Viking hieroglyphic a suspenseful, thrilling, delightful family adventure setting off a journey that ends with renewed life, hope and love.

     
  • SF Arts: SanFran's 42nd Street Moon Announces Bay Area Regional Premiere of Tony Award Wining Best Musical "Once"

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    San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) announces the full cast and creative team for their next production, the highly-anticipated Bay Area regional premiere of 2012’s Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" ONCE.

     
  • Dining In Tips From Chef Blakely Trettenero the Perfect (and Simple) Gourmet Dinner Guaranteed To Impress (Recipes)

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    It sounds so dreamy, doesn’t it – going out for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day? Except it doesn’t always turn out that way. All too often the restaurant is crowded, the servers cranky and the “exclusive” prix fixe menu is limited and expensive.

     
  • Borgo Santo Pietro In Tuscany, Italy Redefines 'Ultimate Seclusion' With Unveiling Of New Suites

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    Five-star boutique hotel and estate Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany, Italy redefines its concept of 'ultimate seclusion', unveiling two magnificent 84.3 m2 pool house suites, each endowed with its own exclusive pool, and two luxuriously private garden suites.

     
  • Stocks Close the Week Slightly Strong; World Markets Fluctuate

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    The DOW closed the week of June 27, 2014, slightly stronger with minimal gains over the week and only peaked out of a disastrous week long slide with Tuesday's two hour bullish run. World Markets from Japan to London reflected the same pendulum swing.

     
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette Review – An Engaging, Entertaining Film with Outstanding Performances

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    Where'd You Go Bernadette, from Annapurna Pictures, brings to the screen the story of change, as a brilliant architect and her equally creative and talented software developer husband leave sunny Los Angeles for the Seattle suburbs.

     
  • The Isle Review – Convincing Characters, Gripping Story, Spellbinding Thriller

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    The Isle, from Brainstorm Media, brings to the screen the story of revenge from the beyond, as once bustling family isle becomes inhabited by the death song of one they didn't protect from the violent among them.

     
  • Stuber Review – A Wild, Bad-Ass, Cat and Mouse Dramady

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    Stuber, from 20th Century Fox Entertainment, presents a comedic drama that pairs the unlikeliest of heroes, an Uber driver and a blind LA detective, in the effort to bring to justice the drug kingpin responsible for his partner’s death.

     
  • Film Fun: 24 Must-See Cult Classics

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    It can be tricky to determine which films have cult-classic status. After all, they're usually films that initially received little notoriety, only to evolve over time into truly appreciated works. By definition, cult classics have the ability to still bring in new audiences and inspire new traditions. (Screenings of "The Room" usually involve games of football and plastic spoon throwing in the theater.)  

  • Burger Lovers, Rejoice - Burger Week Comes to Orange County (Restaurants/Menu’s)

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    Orange County residents and L.A. day trippers will have the mouthwatering opportunity to experience Burger Week from Sunday, July 14th through Saturday, July 20th. Presented by The Fork Report, the event highlights burgers from nearly 60 participating restaurants countywide.

     
  • Ariel Sharon, Former Israeli Prime Minster, Dies After Eight Years In Coma

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    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who spent his life dedicated to Israel, its people and furthering the peace process, has died after spending eight years in a coma brought on by a stroke. He was 85.

     
  • French President Promises Pitiless Retaliation (Speech Included)

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    French President François Hollande, in the aftermath of the Night of Terror, has vowed “pitiless” retaliation against those who facilitated, funded and coordinated the attacks in central Paris that killed 166 and injured hundreds more.

     
  • The Cost Of A Perfect Valentine’s Celebration Around The World; Zurich, NYC, L.A. Most Expensive; Prague, Madrid, Belfast Most Affordable

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    Online florist BLOOMY DAYS conducted the Valentine's Day Price Index 2017 to better understand the varying global costs of celebrating romance and found traditional haute hotspots, Zurich and NYC are on most expensive and exotic locations Madrid, Prague more moderate.