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  • The 22nd Annual COLCOA French Film Festival Opens

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    Promise at Dawn, from Director Eric Barbier, opened the 22nd Annual COLCOA French Film Festival, the oft time hilarious story of an overbearing single mother, her son, her aspirations for him and society in pre-war Europe.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Vacation; ISIS, UN Military Accused of Rape; China; Julian Bond; WWII VJDay

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    Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Havana, Cuba, this week, with the three Marines that lowered the flag closing the embassy over five decades ago allowing them the honor of raising the flag reopening and reestablishing diplomatic relations.

     
  • HL Exclusive Bourne Resurfaces: Is Jason Bourne the Best Action Series Since 2000

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    Friday, July 29 marks the release of "Jason Bourne," the fifth entry in a modern-day action series that's part "Memento," part "James Bond." Based on the Robert Ludlum books, the series follows a former CIA assassin who's lost his memory. He's resourceful but bewildered, trained to kill but clueless about his past.  

  • 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.

     
  • Aretha Franklin Reportedly in Hospice Care

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    Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, 76, is reportedly in grave condition surrounded by friends and family at her Detroit home. After the news of her "imminent death" broke media outlets independently confirmed the story.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Fires FBI Director; Attempts To Stop Russian Probe; Macron; Global Cyber-Attack

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    President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey this week as the former officials refused to provide information to the beleaguered president on the facts of the investigation into his dealings pre-election with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

     
  • Beltway Insider: US Poised For War; Intelligence Assesses Attack; Secretary of State Presents Case; Politicians Respond

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    President Barack Obama has spoken to the nation as he prepares to launch U.S. missile strikes aimed at Syrian military installations in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Address World Leaders; Paris Climate Agreement; Beijing Red Alert; Jared Fogle

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    President Obama announced, just one month after the French Terror Attacks, Paris has a new image, one where 190 nations and leaders came together to negotiate terms for an historic climate agreement that will reduce the carbon emission worldwide.

     
  • Summer’s Here and The Wine is Sparkling Rosé

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    Everyone's favorite Italian bubbly is back and more refreshing than ever. With the incredible growth of sales in the category, Prosecco, known in Italy as "The Welcome Wine," is shaping up to be the ultimate go-to beverage this summer.

     
  • Standing Up Review – Family Fun with Big Heart

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    “Standing Up,” from ARC Entertainment, presents a dramatic, coming of age adventure of two misfit tweens who, through fate, end up at the same summer camp and begin a lifelong journey.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Troops Sent to Join ISIS/ISIL Fight; GOP Wins Big; October Job Numbers; Foreign News

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    President Obama wasted no time in addressing the decisive message spoken clearly by voter's on Tuesday's mid-term elections and reached across the aisle and stated compromise, on all fronts, will be the necessary ingredient to combat congressional dysfunction and gridlock.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/WH Pandemic Response, Europe Locks Down, Kenny Rogers, Election 2020

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    President Trump, in response to the ever-growing pandemic, this week invoked additional measures in the fight to slow the infection rate of American citizens while simultaneously ensuring the economic free fall doesn't translate into a lasting recession.

     
  • HL A&E: From Star Wars to The Lion King: Visualizing the 100 Highest-Grossing Summer Movies of All Time

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    With summer comes a familiar parade of cinematic tropes: the classic film reboot, the series that just won’t die, the ongoing, never-ending, isn’t-anyone-tired-of-these-yet superhero movie assault. Why do we get this barrage of summer cinema, year after year after year?  

  • Beltway Insider: Trump Impeachment/Mueller to Testify, Epstein/Prince Andrew, RBG, 2020

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    President Donald Trump who has marched through the impeachment hearings with his usual brand of soundbite denials is preparing for another, and possibly the smoking gun witness, that will present the strongest evidence to date of guilt.

     
  • The Tonight Show Transition: Ageism versus Popularity

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    Well, its official, after no less than the second major late night shake-up in almost as many years, Jimmy Fallon will in fact be taking over NBC’s The Tonight Show from Jay Leno as of 2014. Of course, to call its departing host of more than twenty years anything less than polarizing would be inaccurate, but still, this just feels a bit wrong.