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President-elect Biden continuing his transition, without an acknowledgement of defeat or concession from President Trump, has again made an historic choice naming former Democratic presidential challenger, South Bend, Indiana, mayor, Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation.

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  • The Iceman Review – One Cool Hit

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    The Iceman,” from Millennium Films and Ehud Bleiberg, brings to the screen the true story of coldblooded contract killer and devoted family man Richard Kuklinski recounting his thirty years as one of the mafia’s most notorious hit man.

     
  • Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow

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    Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania Groundhog who, since 1887, has become the annual predictor for winter’s end, popped his head out of his hole-in-the-ground home and promptly saw his shadow, the indicator of another six more weeks of winter, snow, cold, ice and slush, sad news for those of us who are ready for winter’s end. 

     
  • Fourth Hostage, Alan Henning, Beheaded by ISIS; Obama’s Impotent Foreign Policy Faulted

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    Alan Henning, a volunteer humanitarian worker and Muslim, the fourth hostage held by the terror group ISIS/ISIL has been executed by his captors according to global media agencies. He was kidnapped in Syria.

     
  • Wedding Tips: How to Avoid the Mother-in-Law From Hell

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    Tara was at her wits end. She has been nothing but nice to her fiancé's mother, but no matter what she does or says it never seems to make a difference. Tara is already on the verge of tears when, out of the blue, her fiancé's mother shows up at her house.

     
  • Holiday Home Cooking: Diestel Turkey Review - When Only the Best Will Do

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    As the holiday season quickly approaches, preparations for family gatherings including choosing the menu, that could include a variation of poultry, meats, seafood and pasta now include planning for leftovers which has become as popular as the main meal itself.

     
  • Shooters Kill Five in Hours Long Stand Off in Jersey City, New Jersey

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    A decorated Jersey City Police detective, the wife of a store owner, and two members of the Jewish community were gunned down yesterday in Jersey City, N.J., by two members of the Black Hebrew Israelite militant group.

     
  • The Five Best Luxury Super Cars From The 2016 Geneva Motor Show

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    The Geneva Motor Show is easily one of the biggest car shows in the automotive collection presentation cycle, and every year we see all the major car companies unveil some of the most impressive vehicles available.

     
  • Entertaining and Celebrating Book Review - Beautiful, Engaging, Elegant

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    Entertaining and Celebrating: An Elegant Feast for Every Season, from author Kristal Damron, features fifty pages of seasonal menus, from festive holiday meals to spring and summer al fresco dining complete with luxury table settings and wine pairings.

     
  • Home Entertainment Review: Independence Day Resurgence Prepares For The Home Invasion

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    Independence Day: Resurgence, the epic sequel from disaster virtuoso Roland Emmerich and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, is preparing a mass invasion and global takeover when the summer blockbuster releases into the home market October 2016.

     
  • Notre-Dame Tentée Par Le Privé ?

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    L'incendie de Notre-Dame de Paris pose en filigrane la question du financement des travaux d'entretien des édifices religieux placés sous le contrôle d'un Etat endetté et tenté par l'appel au privé pour sauver un patrimoine au temps compté.  

  • Beauty, Style: Benefits of Washing Your Face with Honey

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    Women often don’t have time to develop good skin care routines, but they can save time by adding honey to their face wash or using it alone. Here are some benefits of washing your face with honey.

     
  • EgyptAir MS804 Disappears from Radar; All 66, Including Two Infants, Presumed Dead

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    Egyptians Air officials are denying all reports of a mid-air explosion as the cause behind the disappearance of Egyptian Air Flight MS804 that vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea ten miles into Egyptian Air space.  

  • CNBC: The Clothing Rental Start-Up Rent The Runway Is Permanently Closing All Stores

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    Rent the Runway, the clothing subscription start-up that had operated five stores in major U.S. cities is closing all stores and said it does not plan to reopen, but instead will focus investments online and grow its network of drop boxes.

     
  • Impromptu Friday Nights Review – Michelin Rated Brilliant; Easy to Follow Reference Guide with Recipes

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    Impromptu Friday Nights: A Guide to Supper Clubs, from Morgan Jones Publishing, revives the idea of weekly dining clubs and covers the details for planning, preparation, etiquette, in our technological age, and provides sumptuous, simple, gourmet recipes.

     
  • World News: A Strange Design That Builds US Prominence in the Middle East

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    By assassinating one of the pillars of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Donald Trump takes the risk of an uncontrollable military and diplomatic escalation. Yet the presidential plan may be different. Let's take a closer look.