The Future of Transatlantic Relations (Reprinted with Permission)

Germany and the United States are deeply linked together: Our joint history has led us through both bright and dark chapters and resulted in the deep friendship we enjoy today. That friendship is based on our shared commitment to personal freedom and dignity, which only a vibrant democracy under the rule of law can guarantee.

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HL Education: College Campuses with The Highest Crime Rate

 

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When choosing a college most students consider academics, sports, college life, comfort, and post graduate placement percentage, few look at urban campuses verses city life and even less review crime statistics or allow the rise in campus crime to affect the final determination.

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At Stanford Graduation - Plane, Bike Billboards on Campus Declare “Protect Survivors. Not Rapists. #PerskyMustGo”

On Sunday, June 12th, as Stanford University students attend graduation and commencement ceremonies, UltraViolet, a national women's advocacy organization, has commissioned three bicycle billboards to accompany student protesters as they march in solidarity with the survivor and against Judge Persky's decision.  

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HL World News: 26 Facts About Guantanamo Bay

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In the fallout of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States entered a new age of warfare. The war on terror presented a nebulous threat with non-state actors and dangerous, asymmetrical warfare.

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James Whitey Bulger Denied New Trial

James Whitey Bulger, the onetime leader of Boston's notorious Winter Hill Gang, has been denied a new trial by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a recent decision that held scathing remarks for Bulger Attorney Hank Brennan.

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Weed Nations: The Top Pot-Loving Countries

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Marijuana legalization has been a political issue in the United States for some time, and while it remains illegal in most states, others have softened their stance in recent years with Colorado and Washington leading the way.

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Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest serving member of the United States Supreme Court and a staunch voice of conservatism, was found dead on Saturday morning while vacationing on a Texas Ranch. He was 79.

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Haute Tease

  • Business News: The Evaporating American Homeownership Dream Verses Higher Education

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    Picture a home of your own, a white-picket fence, front porch, yard or view. Sound like a fairy tale? Homeownership appears increasingly elusive to a large population subset, but a whopping 72% or $8.74 trillion of U.S. debt is mortgage-related, according to MarketWatch.  

  • Kon-Tiki Review – Visually Stunning, Inspirational, An Epic Tale

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    “Kon-Tiki,” from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment, brings to the screen an epic tale that feeds the explorer spirit, pitting man against nature, in this real life high seas action adventure.

     
  • SuperTooth Crystal – A Bluetooth Speakerphone

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    SuperTooth, the leading manufacturer of hands-free car kits and portable accessories worldwide, launched Crystal today, the newest introduction to SuperTooth’s industry-leading line of Bluetooth speakerphones.

     
  • One Peace At A Time Highlights a Global Fix-it Campaign - From Turk Pipkin and Nobility Films

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    One Peace at a Time tells the story of one man’s journey as he embarks on a global search into the world’s worst problems to answer the nagging question of "Just how bad is it out there?"

     
  • Sandy Hook Massacre: The Slaughter of the Innocent

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    20 children and six adults were slaughtered, Friday, when a lone gunman fought his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, armed with enough ammunition to murder every student in this small New York City suburb.

     
  • Cinelicious Pics, Spectrevision & The Cinefamily Unveil Trailer For Eiichi Yamamoto's Lost Animated Masterpiece

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    Cinelicious Pics, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily have unveiled a tantalizing new trailer for Eiichi Yamamoto's controversial 1973 film, BELLADONNA OF SADNESS -- one of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, newly restored in 4k for this first-ever U.S. release.   

  • Haute-Lifestyle.com Granted Winners Room Access to 86thAnnual Academy Awards®

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    Los Angeles, CA - Haute-Lifestyle.com, a Pulse Point Productions Publication, has been awarded official media credentials, including Day of Show Winners Room and Red Carpet Access, for the 86th Academy Awards.®

     
  • Apartment Troubles Review - Life in New York City 101; The Good, Bad and Ugly

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    Apartment Troubles, from Gravitas Ventures, presents a dramedy into the scary journey of finding housing in New York City, complete with every possible nightmare, as life regurgitates enough lessons to keep any up and coming artist concerned.

Crime

  • Five Dead in Washington State Rampage; Third Mass Shooting This Week, Second in 24 Hours

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    The last 24 hours have been particularly violent as two separate Mass shootings, in Hesston, Kansas and Belfair, Washington became the second and third of this bloody February leap year with a Kalamazoo, Michigan Uber driver being the first.

     
  • Facebook LIVE Torture Kidnappers Caught; Charges Include Hate Crimes

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    Two women and two men all hailing from Chicago's inner city's crime filled neighborhoods were charged with the kidnap and torture, which they broadcast on Facebook Live, of a mentally challenged white male adult.

     
  • Boston Bomber Found Guilty; Sentencing to Follow

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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon Bomber, was found guilty of homegrown terrorism and other crimes after a month long trial where the theory of mental coercion by the defendant’s brother was introduced. His guilty verdict deems him death penalty eligible.

     
  • Gas Main Explosion Levels Building in East Village; Scores Injured

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    A suspected gas main explosion leveled a building on Manhattan’s lower east side injuring dozens some critical as firefighters attempted to contain the quickly spreading seven alarm inferno before it consumed the adjoining buildings.

     
  • James Eagan Holmes Found Guilty in Aurora Shooting; Hank Brennan Explains Sentencing Phase

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    James Eagan Holmes, former doctoral student, has been found guilty in the Aurora movie theater attack that left 12 dead and more than 58 injured as he stormed, in paramilitary fashion, the midnight showing of the film, The Dark Knight Rises.

     
  • Danielle Jones, Comatose Craigslist Beating Victim, Wakes

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    Danielle Jones, the Miami female beaten nearly to death and into a coma by a roommate she had found on Craigslist one week after he moved in, has finally woken 24 days after the Valentine's Day attack.

     
  • Decorated Virginia State Police Trooper Murdered, Two Others Injured, in Random Shooting

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    Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, who one year ago was receiving an accommodation from his superiors, was shot and killed at the Richmond Greyhound Station by an ex-con who opened fire, in the crowded terminal, after a brief verbal encounter.  

     
  • Breaking: Judge Orders All Cash Bonds on New Mexico Child Killers

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    In the first court appearance since their arrest on the murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens, a New Mexico Judge has ordered bond set on all three at 1M all cash for Michelle Marten, Fabian Gonzales and Jessica Kelly.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate

  • Donald Trump Lists Beverly Hills Mansion

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    Even the most politically disinterested person has not escaped being gobsmacked by what might be the strangest presidential campaign in American history. Candidates are scrutinized and bicker on everything from their marital history and health to even their choice of homes.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Songstress Carole King’s 128 Acre Idaho Compound Hits Market

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    Perhaps longer than any other American singer and song writer, Carole King has been a favorite of the Baby-Boom generation. Her writing and recording career began in 1958 at age 16 writing hits for a wide range of performers from Bobby Vee and Tony Orlando to Aretha Franklin and the Drifters.

     
  • Chris Hemsworth Opts Out of LA; Puts Luxurious Malibu Property On The Market

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    Chris Hemsworth, who is best known for his roles in Thor, The Avengers, and Rush, has recently put his luxurious home nestled in the Malibu Hills, surrounded by natural privacy landscaping, on the real estate market.

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Walt Disney's Palm Springs Vacation Home on The Market

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    When Walt and Roy Disney co-founded the Walt Disney Co. in 1920, they had dreams of large success, but likely could not have fathomed becoming the world leader in fantasy, cartoon characters and family film. 

     
  • Songstress Taylor Swift Buys Samuel Goldwyn Mansion

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    Taylor Swift, one of the world's wealthiest celebrities with estimated career earnings approaching $800 million, and is now putting down deep roots in Hollywood society with the purchase and renovation of the Samuel Goldwyn Mansion.

     
  • Ziff Publishing Family Lists Florida Mansion; Asking Tops All Markets

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    America’s elite homes get more elaborate and expensive every year. The mansion that was at the top of the price list in 2015 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida at $159 million came with its own IMAX theater, a $2 million staircase and an entry gate decorated with 22-karat gold leaf. 

     
  • Celebrity Real Estate News: Robert De Niro’s Sprawling West Village Duplex Penthouse Reduced

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    The Brentmore, New York’s West Village gem, has been home to celebrities for over a half century with the first being Oscar winning actress Celeste Holm. It remains the choice for legends of film, stage, screen and music including Billy Joel, Sting, Annie Leibovitz and Robert De Niro.