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  • Op/Ed:Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

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    A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

     
  • Spring Gift Guide Review: Smart Travel Solutions

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    Spring has sprung and many are gearing up to get out of Dodge.  But before you pack those bags and hit the road, consider these problem solving solutions that can enhance the travel experience in a variety of ways.

     
  • Last of the Mississippi Jukes Review - A Gem that Strikes All The Right Cords

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    Last of the Mississippi Jukes, from Mug Shot Productions and MVD Distribution, is an easy traveling ride through the history of the Delta Blues, the birth of the Juke joint, with stops in Jackson and Clarksdale.

     
  • Money News: Dow Caught in Bear Trap; European Markets Down; Asian Up

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, along European markets, fell to the bear over the past week even after July job numbers showed the economy still growing, albeit, slowly and unemployment remaining steady.

     
  • AFI FEST 2015 Presented By AUDI Announces Jury and Audience Award Winners

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    As AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi ended its 29th Season, a special Awards brunch was held paying tribute to the countless volunteers and announcing the feature and short films receiving this year’s Jury and Audience Awards.

     
  • Five Great Family-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas

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    All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children.

     
  • Panama City and Florida Panhandle Brace for Michael

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    Hurricane Michael, which strengthened over the last six hours into a Category Four storm, with sustained winds of 130mph to 156mph, is quickly bearing down on the Florida Panhandle with landfall expected by Wednesday morning.

     
  • Paris Fashion Week Rani Zakhem Couture Spring Summer 2018 - Gorgeous, Vibrant, Exquisite

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    Fury, fervor, effervescence! For his first couture fashion show in Paris, Rani Zakhem celebrates life and joy in incandescent metaphors. Fire is the essential element of this sumptuous yet relaxed collection, dedicated to a volcanic woman.

     
  • Russian President Grants Amnesty to Jailed Punk Band, Oil Tycoon

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on an amnesty package that frees two members of the jailed punk band, Pussy Riot as well as Oil Tycoon, Mikail Khodorkovsky and members of Greenpeace.

     
  • A Hologram For The King Review – Finding An Oasis in the Desert of Life

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    A Hologram for the King, from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, presents a new take on the proverbial fish out of water scenario, as ageing salesman Tom Hanks attempts to navigate the changing world of IT, break cultural barriers and maintain life.

     
  • Public Kitchen & Bar Review: An L.A. Eatery ‘For the People’

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    The legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has been a L.A. landmark since 1927, having hosted the first-ever Academy Awards and still serving as a playground for tinsel town’s A-team.  Fun-loving gastronomes like me also flock to the locale for another reason: Public Kitchen & Bar.

     
  • Beltway Insider: ISIL /ISIS Beheads US Journalist; Ferguson Unrest; Renewed Russia/Ukraine Violence

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    President Obama, from Martha's Vineyard, addressed global tensions erupting in the Ukraine and in Iraq as ISIS terrorist's responded to the current United States Iraq policy with the murder of kidnapped journalist James Foley in a graphic and chilling video.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Fidel Castro Dies; Obama's Cuban Legacy; Trump Blasts Recount; Bird Flu; Medalists

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    President Obama recently awarded twenty-one Presidential Medals of Freedom to a vast spectrum of society showing that through numbers, or entertainment, or athletics, or the B+ student, working together we can all improve our world, one advancement, one step forward.

     
  • Chef Jennifer Johnson on How to Cook a Presidential Meal This Weekend (Recipes)

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    Chef Jennifer Johnson of Hip Chicks Farms you could say knows food. Her current gig as head chef for Ann and Gordon Getty, calls for her to craft exquisite meals for celebrities, public figures and most recently, President Barack Obama.

     
  • Open Heart Review – Hope in the Dimmest of Places

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    Open Heart,” from HBO Pictures and Producer Abigail Disney, follows eight children diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease as they travel from remote Rwanda to the Sudan to receive high risk life saving medical treatment.