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  • Beltway Insider: Obama Attends G-20; Leaders Split On Syria; Committee Drafts Strike Approval; August Job Numbers

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    President Obama unexpectedly traveled to the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg Russia, this week, as he hoped to present conclusive evidence to global leaders of Syria culpability in the recent chemical weapons attack.

     
  • Money News: US Markets Run Abbreviated Holiday Trading Week; Record Closes for 2014

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    The Dow Jones Industrial brought holiday cheer, during abbreviated trading, and closed the last full week of 2014 over 18,000 points in an all time record calming worried investors and setting the tone for the coming year.

     
  • The Final Year Review – The Warm Nostalgia of a Relationship Revisited

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    The Final Year, from Magnolia Pictures, provides unprecedented coverage over the last year of former President Obama’s Administration as they attempt to meet the foreign policy challenges in the hopes of leaving the next administration solid ground.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Orders Review on Russian Hack; Turkey/Egypt; Pearl Harbor; John Glenn; Kirk Douglas

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    President Obama has ordered a thorough review on the possibility of Russian cyber involvement in the election process dating back to 2008 and has mandated the exhaustive report be completed before his term officially end, January 20, 2017.

     
  • Marvel's The Avengers - Action Packed Thrills from Director Joss Whedon

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    The Avengers, a fast action, non-stop thrill ride, recently hosted its global press junket which featured the first full length and only pre-release screening of the highly anticipated summer event film!

     
  • Strasbourg Christmas Market Terror Incident Leaves Three Dead, 12 Wounded

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    The terrorist attack in Strasbourg (eastern France) is believed to be the work of a radicalized offender. Three people died as a result of this attack, twelve others wounded. The Vigipirate plan was raised at the emergency level.

     
  • Five Dead in East River Helicopter Crash

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    All five passengers aboard a helicopter charter died Sunday after the pilot, who managed to escape the sinking vessel, radioed a Mayday message indicating engine failure moments before the chopper fell into Manhattan's East River trapping those aboard.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Wins; Putin; Greece; Tunisia; Boston Bomber; James Taylor; James Horner

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    President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel reacted swiftly in a rare Sunday call to the news of the impending bank failure in Greece and agreed to assist the Eurozone to bring the nation back from the brink of financial failure.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Talking With Teyonah Parris, CHI-RAQ Star, on Spike Lee, Gun Violence and Angela Bassett

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    CHI-RAQ, the recent release from legendary director Spike Lee, brought to the forefront of the American psyche the reminder of the devastations of gun violence, an issue played out every day in inner cities and now an unfortunate common occurrence globally.

     
  • The Wall of Mexico Review – Intriguing, Mysterious, Captivating (Director Statements)

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    The Wall of Mexico, from Dark Star Pictures, presents a uniquely unusual film that takes the viewer into the land of Mexico into the glamour and allure of lifestyles, of the clash of prejudice, intellect, and citizenship.

     
  • Climate Activist Michael Foster Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

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    Climate activist Michael Foster will be imprisoned for shutting off the emergency valve on TransCanada’s Keystone 1 tar sands pipeline in North Dakota. This morning in Pembina County Court, Judge Laurie A. Fontaine sentenced Foster to three years.

     
  • 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.)  

  • THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN: A High Voltage, Wild, Swinging Ride

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    Marvel Comics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures recently hosted a special screening for the LA Media of the hugely anticipated high voltage The Amazing SpiderMan at the AMC Theaters in Century City, California.

     
  • Un Gilet Pour Mieux Respirer

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    S'il semble que ceux qui se consacrent au mouvement des Gilets jaunes semble marquer le pas, la contestation qu'il porte est aussi une bouffée d'oxygène pour une démocratie endormie qui a oublié ses origines révolutionnaires.  

  • Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Buried in Private Funeral

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    In the days since Hugh Hefner passed away, after the tributes from many who saw someone other than the pajama clad ladies man who insisted his empire celebrated women, a darker side of the men’s magazine founder has emerged.