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  • Beltway Insider: Obama Honors Fallen; UK PM Change; Nice Attack; Turkish Coup; JFK

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    President Obama spoke this week in Dallas, Texas, at a memorial honoring the slain officers who lost their lives, killed by a deranged ex-Army officer distraught over the recurring violence and use of deadly force against African Americans. 

     
  • 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.

     
  • Beltway Insider: State of The Union; Saudi King Dies; UK Prime Minster Visits WH; ISIS Update

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    President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address calling on all Americans to complete the effort each has invested in rebuilding from the shattered ruins of the economic collapse that had left economies of the world distressed.

     
  • Kyocera's New Electric Salt & Pepper Mill Review – Effortless; Upgrade Your Home Dining Experience

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    Kyocera international, of Kyoto Japan, a well-known and established name in luxury cookware, cutlery and kitchenware, has recently launched handheld Electric Mill, used for grinding fresh pepper, salt and spices into the grade, from fine to coarse, of choice.

     
  • Jiaflix Partners with China Movie Channel Web Affiliate M1905; Will Stream PARAMOUNT Library

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    Jiaflix Enterprises principals Sid Ganis, Marc Ganis and Kenneth Huang, and M1905, the official internet subsidiary of China Movie Channel/CCTV6 jointly announced recently an exclusive venture to stream both Chinese and international feature films throughout China.

     
  • An Open Secret Review - Courageous, Compelling, Shocking

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    An Open Secret, from Disarming Films, Rocky Mountains Pictures and Vesuvio Entertainment, brings to the screen the disturbing dark side of Hollywood's child talent industry with candid  and compelling accounts exposing dangerous well known pedophiles.

     
  • Del Frisco Grille NYC Review - Tender Twists on Comfort Food Classics

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    When I travel to New York City, I seek out those venues where I can be “one with the natives” and immerse myself in the local culture to get a true sense of an area. Sometimes such gastronomic gems are hiding in plain sight, as is the case with Del Frisco Grille New York.

     
  • Le Brésil Mauvais Elève

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    La réduction des subventions allouées aux universités brésiliennes par Jair Bolsonaro confirme l'emprise d'un homme sur un pays brutalisé par des méthodes qui visent à étouffer tout foyer de contestation. Fallait-il s'y attendre ? Peut-être pas.  

  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard Review - Slapstick Comedy, A Dramatic Euro Modern Action Film

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    The Hitman’s Bodyguard, from Summit Entertainment and Millennium Media, present a dramatic action comedy of epic proportions  with solid action, slapstick comedy, stunning car chases through idyllic European cities,  modern storytelling,  and just a tinge of romance.

     
  • 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.

     
  • France, Germany Announce Second National Quarantine

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    French President Emmanuel Macron announced, in a televised address to the nation, on October 30, they would return to a second shutdown as the expected second wave of the coronavirus had spiked across the country.

     
  • Vox Lux Review - A Hypnotic, Gripping, Mesmerizing Film

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    Vox Lux, from Focus Features, brings to the screen a powerful statement, an politically charged indictment that symbolizes the seismic metamorphosis’ society continues to experience and those who are left to pick up the pieces.

     
  • High Violet Introduces A Wonderful Mixed Bag of Rock, Indie, Jazz/Blues

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    From the London music scene today comes Elevant with a new EP recorded at Abbey Road; Florence Joelle, Parisian Soul, Latin Jazz, think heat set to music, and Anilore, from East Village NYC punk jumped the pond earning rave reviews.  

  • Taormina Filmfest Unveils 64th Edition With Over 50 Films Along With Master Classes And In Conversations

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    The sixty-fourth edition of the Taormina FilmFest, produced by Videobank and taking place July 14-20 under the new artistic direction of Silvia Bizio and Gianvito Casadonte, has unveiled its full program and attending talent from America, France, Italy and the UK.

     
  • The Call of The Wild Review – Majestic, Breathtaking, Perfect

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    The Call of the Wild, from 20th Century Films, presents the story of Jack London’s John Thornton and an imposing Saint Bernard named Buck, who through fate becomes the majestic, leader he was destined to become.