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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Italy earthquake: mass funeral for dozens of victims in Amatrice

In the worst-hit town, relatives and friends gather around caskets at state funeral for 38 victims, including two children Italy on Tuesday held a poignantly symbolic funeral for victims of last weeks earthquake amid the ruins of Amatrice, the small town that bore the brunt of the disaster. The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, prime minister, Matteo Renzi, and a senior ...

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How David Foster Wallace illuminates the US Open even without Federer

Collection of Wallaces tennis writing released this year reminds us of his insights into math and metaphysics, and how a stars greatest opponent is himself The US Open starts this week, but there will be one notable absence: for the first time since 1999, Roger Federer wont be competing. It cant help but remind us of the absence of the ...

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Campus novels: six of the best books about university life

Fiction can open an absurd door of academic intrigue, where a murder mystery unravels at a liberal arts college and dizzying spells of research lead to romance Its that time of year. Young people across the world will head to college this week. We tell them they must go, that in their classes they will find the pleasures of the ...

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The 7 Healthiest Foods You’re Probably Not Eating

It’s hard to keep up with the ever-growing list of foods that keep us happy, healthy and, let’s face it, alive the longest. Here are our favorites.   Sardines The Healthiest Food You’re (Probably) Not Eating There are a plenty of fish in the sea, but not all of them pack as much of a nutritional punch as the tiny ...

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Italy checks for building code fraud after deadly quake | Fox News

Italy’s national anti-terrorism prosecutor, Franco Roberti, also vowed to work to prevent the mafia from infiltrating in public works projects to rebuild the earthquake zone. “This risk of infiltration is always high,” he said in comments Sunday in the La Repubblica newspaper. “Post-earthquake reconstruction is historically a tempting morsel for criminal groups and colluding business interests.” Roberti said, although he ...

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Celebrate 100 years of National Parks this weekend | Fox News

Theyre having a birthday– and it’s a big one. The National Park Service turns 100 on Aug. 25 and parks around the country are celebrating the milestone. Starting Thursday, entrance to the 124 parks that usually charge admission is free through Sunday (Aug. 28). Throughout the nation, special events at over 400 parks will celebrate the centennial.  From birthday cakes ...

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Sneak A Peek At The Human Prince In ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Remake

If May’s enigmatic teaser trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast” left you frustrated and dying to know more, you’re in luck. Producer Jack Morrissey posted several images on social media Friday that give us some more insight on what the film will look like, including “concept art” for Lumiere and Cogsworth — who will be played by ...

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When A Child Who Was Supposed To Die Grows Up

This article contains sensitive content. “God, you look like you were attacked by a gorilla. What happened to you?” I turned my head to regard the lady sitting next to me in the waiting room of a vet’s office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I could have told her how rude she was to ask me this. I could have ...

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14 Flawless Face Masks Editors Swear By

One of the most relaxing (and selfie-inducing) activities one can do, arguably, is putting on a face mask.  There’s something so mentally calming about the 10- to 20-minute ritual that covers your face in either a sheet, mud, gel or cream. We do this with the hope that when it’s all over, we’ll glow with the brightness of a million ...

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