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  • 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. 

     
  • LION Review – Powerful Stand Out Performances In This Remarkable True Story

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    LION, from The Weinstein Company, presents a powerful story of a boy lost in one of the most dangerous cities in the world for children, of escape, of and finally finding hope again decades later.

     
  • People Video Exclusive: WATCH: Video of Marine Veteran Allegedly Held Captive at Motel for 4 Years that Led Cops to Rescue Him

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    New details are emerging in the case of an 81-year-old Korean War veteran with dementia allegedly held hostage in a Highland Falls, New York, motel room for four years by a man stealing his pension and Social Security checks.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/UK; Russian Meddling Confirmed; SCOTUS; WH 2020; Stanford Rape Judge Ousted; Trapped Soccer Team; LeBron James

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    President Trump and First Lady Melania, are scheduled to travel to London, for a bi-lateral meeting with Prime Minster Theresa May and is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II, a privilege usually extended and reciprocated immediately after inauguration.

     
  • Grand Jury Refuses to Indict NYPD Cop for Garner Death

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    A New York grand jury has refused to indict the white police officer who, in July, caused the death Eric Garner, a black Staten Island man who was put into an illegal choke-hold and wrestled to the ground.

     
  • Luxury Auto Brands: The Top 30 Luxury, Family, Lifestyle and Travel Vehicles Ranked

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    A brand can make or break an automaker. By name alone, it carries a reputation for popularity, reliability and cost. As consumers, we’re often very conscious of the vehicle brand we’re driving, since it says a lot about our tastes and preferences.  

  • Breath Review - Coming of Age Surfing Drama Has Heart

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    Breath, from Film Rise, presents a heartfelt coming of age drama which has two best pals suddenly and irreversibly captured by the wild waves off the Australian coastline and a onetime champion who agrees to mentor them.

     
  • La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant Scottsdale Review - Time Honored Traditions From the Father of Mexican Cuisine

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    La Hacienda Restaurant by Richard Sandoval, the signature restaurant at The Fairmont Scottsdale Arizona Princess Resort, where modern interpretations of classic Mexican cuisine reigns supreme is just one of the reasons many venture to this revered resort.

     
  • Uptown & Downtown Book Review – A Trip through Old Skool NYC Graffiti Art

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    Uptown & Downtown, from Schiffer Books, brings to the page what once humiliated politicians, mortified strap hangers, embarrassed tourists, and finally become persecuted by police who counted the artist criminal, of course, we’re talking about NYC Graffiti art.

     
  • Kentucky School Shooting Leaves Two Dead; 18 Injured

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    Two students are dead and more than a dozen injured, four critically, after a lone gunman opened fire just as students were arriving for the day at Marshall County High School, in rural Kentucky, authorities have said.

     
  • Love & Friendship Review - Beautifully Done, An Unconventional, Winning, Comedy

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    Love & Friendship, from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions, present a beautifully crafted charmingly manipulative, visually creative experience, based on Jane Austen’s comedic novella, Lady Susan, depicting the manner in which society looks upon women of determination and freedom.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Biden Assure Foreign Leaders; U.K./Brexit; Putin Gains Support; Facebook Squeezed; Gwen Ifill

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    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have spent the week meeting with foreign leaders and in telephone conference assuring allies on the future of international relationships and the hard-fought work of the past eight years will not be for naught.

     
  • Business News: Savvy Shoppers Put It on Plastiq – An Exclusive Must Have Accessory

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    Imagine the ability to charge anything and everything to your credit card, from a McLaren to college tuition, the purchase of real estate or country club dues. One company, Plastiq, has made this elevated shopping experience a reality.  

  • HL France: Provence Emotional Escapes Introduces Three New Gorgeous Luxury Villas

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    Vive Le France! The beauty, the romance, the delicious delicacies, France is a dreamer’s escape, from the North to the South, ancient cities beckon, countryside welcome with winding roads through the most enchanting country in the world.

     
  • HL Tech Biz Exclusive: Is Tim Cook's Apple Past Its Peak

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    Following Apple’s first down quarter in over a decade and mixed reviews for the company’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference, an ominous question is making the rounds.