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Singer Natalie Cole Dead at 65

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Grammy award-winning singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, is dead at the age of 65. Cole died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from “ongoing health issues,” according to a family statement. The statement said Cole “fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived — with dignity, […]

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Demi Lovato Is All Of Us On New Year's Day

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If you were slow to get out of bed this morning, Demi Lovato can totally relate — even though it’s likely your night was a little bit different from hers. The “Confident” singer didn’t even touch alcohol when she rang in 2016 while performing her hits for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan […]

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The Need for Private-Public Partnerships Against Cyber Threats — Why A Good Offense May be Our Best Defense.

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This article was written by Daniel B. Garrie and David N. Lawrence. The Internet has delivered on its promise of social and economic progress. Unfortunately, it has also delivered unprecedented opportunities for scaling global conflict, terrorism, criminal activity, state and industrial espionage and vandalism. These risks continue to expand. Cybersecurity is a multidimensional problem that […]

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#inthegridmusic: 12.30.15

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Hi all! Before you read on, I want to remind you that my Twitter username and Instagram name have changed! Good thing is that they are both the same so they won’t be hard to forget – @byingridvasquez Now … 12.30.15 #SongBlogIV (my song of the day): “Roses and Violets” by Alexander Jean If you […]

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Here's a clear explanation of the confusing galactic politics in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” introduces the New Republic, the Resistance (basically the new Rebels), and the First Order (basically the new Empire), but between all the battle scenes, it never exactly explains the relationship between the three organizations. For those wondering about the new galactic politics, the film’s novelization, written by Alan Dean Foster, […]

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Turns out exercise might not be a cure for weight gain

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 35% of Americans are obese. That’s 78.6 million people. We talked to Gary Taubes, an expert on obesity who wrote the best-selling book “Why We Get Fat.” He says the idea that exercising and physical activity can cure obesity is incorrect. Produced by Graham Flanagan. […]

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How to Avoid Getting Blindsided in a Media interview

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Never go into a media interview without doing your homework. You should be clear about who the interviewer is and where he or she is coming from. Google the interviewer’s past materials and figure out what his likes and dislikes are. What’s her political bent? What’s his take on business, especially yours? Has she ever […]

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The cinematographer behind 'Creed' and 'The Visit' reveals her favorite scenes she shot in 2015

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Cinematographer Maryse Alberti has had a diverse career shooting everything from TV shows to documentaries and some memorable features like “Velvet Goldmine” and “The Wrestler.” In 2015 she had a busy year, as three of her movies — “The Visit,” “Freeheld,” and “Creed” — opened while also finding time to help out frequent collaborator Alex […]

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Actor Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M.A.S.H.,' Dies at 82

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Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda’s Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on “M.A.S.H.,” has died. The actor was surrounded by family when he died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia at age 82, his publicist and longtime friend Rona […]

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Forex Weekly Outlook January 4-8

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Canadian employment data, US Manufacturing and Non PMI, Trade Balance, FOMC Meeting Minutes, Employment data including ADP Non-Farm Employment Change, Unemployment Claims, Average Hourly Earnings, Non-Farm Employment Change and Unemployment Rate. These are the highlights opening 2016. Join us as we explore these market-movers. Last week U.S. consumer confidence edged up to 96.5 from 92.6 […]

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The best movies and TV shows coming to Amazon Prime, iTunes, Hulu, and more in January

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2016 will be filled with lots of streaming viewing options. Highlights include new releases like “Goosebumps” and “Black Mass;” titles that never get old like “Dazed and Confused,” and “Serpico;” as well as new seasons of TV shows like “Workaholics,” “New Girl,” “The Bachelor,” and the premiere of the final season of “American Idol.” All […]