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Orange County Register
Can Colbert make jump from cable to late night?Former Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is taking over David Letterman’s sho
Can Colbert make jump from cable to late night?
Orange County Register / Posted 14 minutes ago
Former Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is taking over David Letterman’s show at a great time, as late-night television is making a comeback. Advertisers are taking a renewed interest in the floundering genre, once a cash cow for the networks in... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
The case for the five-string banjo Do you know what the difference is between a South African macaw and a banjo?
The case for the five-string banjo
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 4 hours ago
Do you know what the difference is between a South African macaw and a banjo? One is loud, obnoxious and noisy, and the other is a bird. Okay, my grandson and I are getting pretty sick of the banjo jokes. We’re... Read more
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TheStreet.com
The Most Volatile Market in Years; Speculation Worryworts* Copper gapped down (on the opening) by over 10% earlier in the week to a twel
The Most Volatile Market in Years; Speculation Worryworts
TheStreet.com / Posted 8 hours ago
* Copper gapped down (on the opening) by over 10% earlier in the week to a twelve year low. * Treasury yields are moving rapidly lower to unprecedented levels. * Today's excessive move in currencies. Do we really know the size of commodities and... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Hannibal man arrested after task force searches homeTroopers gear up for busy highways during Labor Day holiday weekendTroopers gea
Hannibal man arrested after task force searches home
WGEM Quincy / Posted 9 hours ago
Troopers gear up for busy highways during Labor Day holiday weekendTroopers gear up for busy highways during Labor Day holiday weekend Speed sign posted to warn passing drivers of speed limit. Many families will be hitting the roadways Friday... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Rolling Up the River revs up for weekendTroopers gear up for busy highways during Labor Day holiday weekendTroopers gea
Rolling Up the River revs up for weekend
WGEM Quincy / Posted 9 hours ago
Troopers gear up for busy highways during Labor Day holiday weekendTroopers gear up for busy highways during Labor Day holiday weekend Speed sign posted to warn passing drivers of speed limit. Many families will be hitting the roadways Friday... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Green Cove Springs Plant Sale and Garden CelebrationFIRST COAST“Color in the Landscape” Dogwood circle of Mandarin Garden Club pre
Green Cove Springs Plant Sale and Garden Celebration
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 hours ago
FIRST COAST“Color in the Landscape” Dogwood circle of Mandarin Garden Club presents the program “Color in the landscape” by Terry DeValle from Duval County Extension 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the clubhouse on 2892 Loretto Rd. For more, (904)... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation faces uncertain futureLocal school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfallLoca
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation faces uncertain future
WGEM Quincy / Posted 13 hours ago
Local school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfallLocal school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfall We hear about it all the time; Illinois schools getting shorted money that was promised in state... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Two more confirmed Legionnaires' cases at veterans home, no more deathsLocal school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfallLoca
Two more confirmed Legionnaires' cases at veterans home, no more deaths
WGEM Quincy / Posted 16 hours ago
Local school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfallLocal school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfall We hear about it all the time; Illinois schools getting shorted money that was promised in state... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Police release details of Thursday's fatal crash in KeokukLocal school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfallLoca
Police release details of Thursday's fatal crash in Keokuk
WGEM Quincy / Posted 16 hours ago
Local school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfallLocal school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfall We hear about it all the time; Illinois schools getting shorted money that was promised in state... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
88-old man in good condition after rolloverLocal school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfallLoca
88-old man in good condition after rollover
WGEM Quincy / Posted 16 hours ago
Local school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfallLocal school gets creative with fundraising to curb state funding shortfall We hear about it all the time; Illinois schools getting shorted money that was promised in state... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Oliver Sacks & music: On brainworms, hallucinations and sonic overloadWriter and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who died on Sunday at age 82, spent his li
Oliver Sacks & music: On brainworms, hallucinations and sonic overload
Los Angeles Times / Posted 20 hours ago
Writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who died on Sunday at age 82, spent his life wondering on the myriad connections among biology, thought, emotion and perception. For those of us who obsess over the how and why of music, Sacks’ work on sound and... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Thursday’s high school scoreboardScores and schedules from around Section 4 Chenango Valley 1, Norwich 0 Norwi
Thursday’s high school scoreboard
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 20 hours ago
Scores and schedules from around Section 4 Chenango Valley 1, Norwich 0 Norwich Chenango Valley Norwich goals-assists: None. Chenango Valley goals-assists: Alexis Phillips 1-0, Kayla Lopez 0-1. Saves: Kassidy Seary (N) 13; Abby Pavelski (CV) 4.... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Will Vinton accepts lifetime achievement award, speaks warmly of LaikaPhil Knight and renamed Laika. Vinton received the award after a screening of
Will Vinton accepts lifetime achievement award, speaks warmly of Laika
OregonLive.com / Posted yesterday
Phil Knight and renamed Laika. Vinton received the award after a screening of two of his movies, "The Adventures of Mark Twain" and "Closed Mondays," which won an Oscar for best animated short film in 1974. Vinton described them as "absolute... Read more
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Tucson Weekly
Ducey: "I Choose the School Funding Plan Behind Door Number Two!"Mark Twain once said — or almost said — "Everybody talks about Arizona school f
Ducey: "I Choose the School Funding Plan Behind Door Number Two!"
Tucson Weekly / Posted yesterday
Mark Twain once said — or almost said — "Everybody talks about Arizona school funding but nobody does anything about it." Actually, Twain was talking about the weather, and even more actually, he may have said those words during one of his lectures,... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
Ten Popular Grammar Myths Debunked By A Harvard LinguistPrimary school students learning how to write simultaneously learn the rules of
Ten Popular Grammar Myths Debunked By A Harvard Linguist
Lifehacker Australia / Posted yesterday
Primary school students learning how to write simultaneously learn the rules of grammar, and the two approaches can be difficult to balance. It’s why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are... Read more
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Entrpreneur
5 Books Your Customer-Support Team Should Be Reading Right NowIf email support is your core responsibility, then writing to communicate well
5 Books Your Customer-Support Team Should Be Reading Right Now
Entrpreneur / Posted yesterday
If email support is your core responsibility, then writing to communicate well is your art, and a professional must take his or her art seriously. In the same way an architect must be adept with his hands and have a love for mathematics, those who... Read more
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The Irish Times
Treasured Island: A book lover’s tour of Britain Britain is celebrated in literature, from Dickens’ Kent marshes to the Brontës
Treasured Island: A book lover’s tour of Britain
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
Britain is celebrated in literature, from Dickens’ Kent marshes to the Brontës’ Yorkshire Moors, from Jane Austen’s Bathto Dracula’s Whitby, all explored in Frank Barrett’s literary odyssey President... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Connecticut Authors Trail Ends Season With Talk By Culinary Arts Expert Robert LandolphiWe've come to the end of the trail — the 2015 Connecticut Authors Trail, that i
Connecticut Authors Trail Ends Season With Talk By Culinary Arts Expert Robert Landolphi
Hartford Courant / Posted yesterday
We've come to the end of the trail — the 2015 Connecticut Authors Trail, that is. The annual series at libraries in eastern Connecticut presented free talks by authors who live in the state or write about it. The trail will end on a sweet note on... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Stamford
Whitey Bulger Author Speaks At Ferguson Library In StamfordSTAMFORD, Conn. – The Friends of the Ferguson Library will host best-selling au
Whitey Bulger Author Speaks At Ferguson Library In Stamford
The Daily Voice - Stamford / Posted 2 days ago
STAMFORD, Conn. – The Friends of the Ferguson Library will host best-selling author T.J. English, who will talk about his new book, "Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him," on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the... Read more
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Bay Area Reporter
UnderscoreIf you never see art you haven't enjoyed before, how do you know if you like it
Underscore
Bay Area Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
If you never see art you haven't enjoyed before, how do you know if you like it? If a great event slipped under your radar last time, but was a few miles away, would you give it a second chance? Classic musicals are being restaged, from amateur to... Read more
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The Current
UMSL Shuttle System Implements ChangesLeft: Shuttle Stop outside Marillac Hall on UMSL South Campus (Courtesy of Eric
UMSL Shuttle System Implements Changes
The Current / Posted 2 days ago
Left: Shuttle Stop outside Marillac Hall on UMSL South Campus (Courtesy of Eric Wynen/The Current) By Lori Dresner, News Editor This semester students who navigate campus via the shuttles should be aware of some major changes to the shuttle system... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Terry Dickson: An unspoiled walk comes to an endBRUNSWICK | With cotton-white clouds ambling across a deep blue sky, Monday was
Terry Dickson: An unspoiled walk comes to an end
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
BRUNSWICK | With cotton-white clouds ambling across a deep blue sky, Monday was a perfect day for golf. Except for the long, dark shadow. I parked at Coastal Pines Golf Course and saw owner Wade Carruth walking to his truck with a briefcase. After... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Bulldawg unleashed: Small in stature, Rossville's Tucker Horak looms large on field“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the d
Bulldawg unleashed: Small in stature, Rossville's Tucker Horak looms large on field
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” -MARK TWAIN As clichés go, Twain’s quote has long been the mantra for the underdog. The little guy trying to prove he’s more than meets the eye. At 5-foot-10, 180... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Rooney Bin: Social season heats up after Labor Day breakMonday is Labor Day, and folks are trying to get in one last three-day weekend
Rooney Bin: Social season heats up after Labor Day break
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
Monday is Labor Day, and folks are trying to get in one last three-day weekend of recreation before summer’s end. As columnist Doug Larson said, “If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend” —... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
THOMPSON: Police captain says he was Hannibal artist in past lifeOn the surface, Robert L. Snow and James Carroll Beckwith don't seem to have mu
THOMPSON: Police captain says he was Hannibal artist in past life
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 2 days ago
On the surface, Robert L. Snow and James Carroll Beckwith don't seem to have much in common. Snow, a retired police captain, served more than 30 years with the Indianapolis Police Department. Beckwith, born in Hannibal in 1852, was an impressionist... Read more
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The Hindu
The Sheena Bora case: Small-town girl, Doon school boyIndividuals, not entire classes, commit acts of crime. The media’s eagerness to
The Sheena Bora case: Small-town girl, Doon school boy
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
Individuals, not entire classes, commit acts of crime. The media’s eagerness to view the Sheena Bora murder case through the prism of class smacks of cultural racism There are facts; and then there are urban myths some of which through sheer... Read more
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Crikey
Crikey, your skirt is showing –Border Farce straight from Starship Troopers James Burke writes: Re. “Anatomy
Crikey, your skirt is showing –
Crikey / Posted 3 days ago
Border Farce straight from Starship Troopers James Burke writes: Re. “Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down” (Monday). What really rankles about “Border Force” is the plagiarism. The fascistic uniforms, the corporate drivel,... Read more
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The Huffington Post
33 Can't-Miss New Books You'll Want To Curl Up With This FallSetting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel Purity, fall
33 Can't-Miss New Books You'll Want To Curl Up With This Fall
The Huffington Post / Posted 3 days ago
Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel Purity, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of... Read more
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Maneater
International scholars take a seat in the Bike Share ProgramA week after the three-year anniversary of the Bike Share Program, the organiza
International scholars take a seat in the Bike Share Program
Maneater / Posted 3 days ago
A week after the three-year anniversary of the Bike Share Program, the organization celebrates another milestone: international scholars can now check out bikes through the Asian Affairs Center. Those individuals were previously unable to check out... Read more
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Craig Daily Press
Lance Scranton: Nobody really knowsNumbers can be collected on just about anything — and these days — everything.
Lance Scranton: Nobody really knows
Craig Daily Press / Posted 3 days ago
Numbers can be collected on just about anything — and these days — everything. Not only are numbers and data available to study enough to earn a PhD, but most of the numbers are in real-time! I hear numbers thrown around all the time in education,... Read more
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The Hindu
The Sheera Bora case: Small-town girl, Doon school boyIndividuals, not entire classes, commit acts of crime. The media’s eagerness to
The Sheera Bora case: Small-town girl, Doon school boy
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
Individuals, not entire classes, commit acts of crime. The media’s eagerness to view the Sheena Bora murder case through the prism of class smacks of cultural racism There are facts; and then there are urban myths some of which through sheer... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Five Habits That Make Us Fat"The only two certainties in life are death and taxes," observed Mark Twain, th
Five Habits That Make Us Fat
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
"The only two certainties in life are death and taxes," observed Mark Twain, the American writer who brought to life Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. In reality taxes may be evaded with varying degrees of success and only death comes to all as the... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Places for new students on campus to take their first profile pictureCollege is the start of a whole new you. It’s a different world to explore at t
Places for new students on campus to take their first profile picture
The Daily Californian / Posted 3 days ago
College is the start of a whole new you. It’s a different world to explore at the palm of your hand. It’s an exciting time to share with family and friends and because a picture is worth a 1000 words, why not illustrate the beginning of your college... Read more
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ESPN
Brandon Harris of LSU named starting quarterback over Anthony Jennings for opener against McNeese StateBATON ROUGE, La. -- After hinting at it for more than a week, LSU coach Les Mil
Brandon Harris of LSU named starting quarterback over Anthony Jennings for opener against McNeese State
ESPN / Posted 3 days ago
BATON ROUGE, La. -- After hinting at it for more than a week, LSU coach Les Miles confirmed Monday that Brandon Harris will start at quarterback in Saturday's opener against McNeese State. "Absolutely, you betcha," Miles said when asked if Harris... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Bus driver cited in Hancock County crash that injured oneKlein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality DayKlein recogniz
Bus driver cited in Hancock County crash that injured one
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 3 days ago
Klein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality DayKlein recognized during local celebration of Women's Equality Day Mary Ann Klein knows that civic participation moves communities forward. Klein, president of the League of Women... Read more
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Eye Witness News
The question of transformationOPINION: racism,sexism,social transformation,intolerance Danielle Bowler say
The question of transformation
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
OPINION: racism,sexism,social transformation,intolerance Danielle Bowler says the transformation we seek will not be easy, because we will have to undo many things. I worry about my nephew. A wide-eyed seven-year-old... Read more
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Daily Mail
See these iconic black and white images were transformed into colorFrom the famous 1945 Times Square sailor kiss to the U.S. Marines raising the A
See these iconic black and white images were transformed into color
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
From the famous 1945 Times Square sailor kiss to the U.S. Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima: See these iconic and historic black and white images transformed into color A number of the most legendary photos taken in history are not in... Read more
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The Advocate
Les Miles’ health gives Tigers a scareLes Miles finally confirmed to the world who his starting quarterback will be S
Les Miles’ health gives Tigers a scare
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Les Miles finally confirmed to the world who his starting quarterback will be Saturday against McNeese State, but he wouldn’t confirm whether he drove himself to the hospital Monday to get checked out after what reportedly was a migraine episode. Or... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Eastbound lanes on Mark Twain Memorial Bridge closed due to fireThe eastbound lanes on Mark Twain Memorial Bridge at Hannibal was closed Monday
Eastbound lanes on Mark Twain Memorial Bridge closed due to fire
WGEM Quincy / Posted 4 days ago
The eastbound lanes on Mark Twain Memorial Bridge at Hannibal was closed Monday afternoon due to a fire, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. The bridge lanes were closed around 4:15 pm. MoDOT said there was a tanker truck on... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Good Bye Chargers, Hello Jaguars?“Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship G
Good Bye Chargers, Hello Jaguars?
NBC San Diego / Posted 4 days ago
“Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute – but they all worship money.” (Mark Twain) One of the truly great American writers perfectly summed up the National Football... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Recovered in Nick of TimeHave you ever lost and recovered a valuable item the same day? TIMOTHY KAMBILIM
Recovered in Nick of Time
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Have you ever lost and recovered a valuable item the same day? TIMOTHY KAMBILIMA did and now recounts his unbelievable stroke of luck on a day he was taking an important examination. Read on... ON Wednesday, May 27, 2015, I left Luanshya for Kitwe... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Sunday, August 30, 2015Mark Twain (allegedly) once wrote “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Daily Californian / Posted 5 days ago
Mark Twain (allegedly) once wrote “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Unlike our city across the bay, Icelandic temperatures in the early months of summer range from a brisk 39 degrees Fahrenheit to a cozy 50 degrees, on... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Read It and Reap: Masterpiece Theater whets curiosity for 'Poldark' series Posted Aug. 30, 2015 at 9:27 PM Posted Aug. 30, 2015 at 9:27 PM It's unlike
Read It and Reap: Masterpiece Theater whets curiosity for 'Poldark' series
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Posted Aug. 30, 2015 at 9:27 PM Posted Aug. 30, 2015 at 9:27 PM It's unlikely I would have read Winston Graham's "Poldark" without having seen the series opener on... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Iceland: The snow must go onMark Twain (allegedly) once wrote “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer
Iceland: The snow must go on
The Daily Californian / Posted 5 days ago
Mark Twain (allegedly) once wrote “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Unlike our city across the bay, Icelandic temperatures in the early months of summer range from a brisk 39 degrees Fahrenheit to a cozy 50 degrees, on... Read more
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The Hindu
The priceless giftA beautiful friendship is one that gives other people the space to grow, change
The priceless gift
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
A beautiful friendship is one that gives other people the space to grow, change and learn. Kaaka muttai (Crow’s Egg) and Mission Impossible — one, a regional film, shot on location with unknown actors as heroes and on a shoestring budget; the other,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City's first TEDx talks provide vision on variety of topicsDuring a mayoral forum at the University of Memphis's Rose Theatre Aug. 19, fou
City's first TEDx talks provide vision on variety of topics
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
During a mayoral forum at the University of Memphis's Rose Theatre Aug. 19, four candidates appeared and left some in the audience, including columnist David Waters of The Commercial Appeal, wondering where the vision was. On the same stage... Read more
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The Hindu
Heritage: Ho Chi Minh memorial adds glory to his Kolkata hostAlmost 70 years later, a plaque has been installed at the hotel to commemorate
Heritage: Ho Chi Minh memorial adds glory to his Kolkata host
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
Almost 70 years later, a plaque has been installed at the hotel to commemorate the leader’s stay here for two days and a night. On his way to Paris in June, 1946, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese leader and a cult figure in Communist circles, stopped at... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Next 7With all the exciting events going on this season, the possibilities are practi
Next 7
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
With all the exciting events going on this season, the possibilities are practically endless. Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6. In the “Main Attractions” section, you’ll find the region’s biggest festivals,... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Freshmen Descend On University Of HartfordWEST HARTFORD — Packing mini-refrigerators, posters and other essentials to fur
Freshmen Descend On University Of Hartford
Hartford Courant / Posted 6 days ago
WEST HARTFORD — Packing mini-refrigerators, posters and other essentials to furnish their new homes, hundreds of freshmen from near and far arrived at the University of Hartford on Saturday. At 1,650 students strong, the Class of 2019 is the... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Waterways festival was a truly special eventThere were so many quality programs-Mark Twain, banjo player Tony Ellis, story
Waterways festival was a truly special event
The Marietta Times / Posted 7 days ago
There were so many quality programs-Mark Twain, banjo player Tony Ellis, story tellers Nathan Lynn an Riverboat John Ferguson-steam launch trips, tours of the historic W.P. Snyder after years and about $2.4 million in renovations, sleek, handmade... Read more
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