24 Dead, More Still Missing From Fire In Converted Oakland Warehouse — CBS New York

OAKLAND, C.A. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials say the death toll has risen to 24 in a fire that ripped through a late-night dance party in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California, and they expect that number to climb as the search continues. Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly announced the new figure early Sunday. Only about 20…

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Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington In The College Football Playoff — CBS New York

Ryan Mayer Today’s the day. After 14 weeks of college football, the results for every team (save Army-Navy next week) are in. The conference championships have been handed out and the committee has met to decide who will be in the third edition of the College Football Playoff. Without further ado, here are the four…

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SNL Mocks Trump’s Compulsive Tweeting, And The President-elect Proves Their Point By Lashing Out On Twitter — College Life, News, Sports, Girls & Entertainment | COED

(Screenshot via YouTube/ Saturday Night Live) After a week off, Saturday Night Live returned to our lives this week, beginning with a cold open that had Alec Baldwin reprise his role as President-elect Donald Trump. During the sketch, Donald’s compulsive use of Twitter is lampooned throughout. While his advisors, including Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, try to…

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LE MANEGE (Langston Hughes) — Arbrealettres

LE MANEGE Un enfant de couleur à la fête : Où est le compartiment des nègres Sur ce manège, Monsieur, parce que je veux monter ? Là-bas dans le Sud d’où je viens Les Blancs et les gens de couleur Ne peuvent pas s’asseoir côte à côte. Là-bas dans le Sud dans le train […]

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Ô Joie : les fachos du FPÖ battus pour la 2ème fois ! — les échos de la gauchosphère

Image d’un petit facho repartant d’où il est venu la queue entre les jambes… Rires… je ne boude pas mon plaisir… A l’heure où je vous écris, près de 7 5% des votes ont été dépouillés, et Van der Bellen, le candidat écologiste, aurait remporté l’élection avec 53,3 % des suffrages (53,6 % lors de […]

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Gronkowski Says Focus Is ‘ To Get This Body Back Out On The Field,’ Not On Retiring — CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Given Rob Gronkowski’s history of back injuries, and given the nine surgeries he’s undergone in his career, some media members and doctors speculated this week that his most recent injury could end his career. The all-world tight end disagrees. Gronkowski released a statement to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, saying that he’s focused…

via Gronkowski Says Focus Is ‘ To Get This Body Back Out On The Field,’ Not On Retiring — CBS Boston

A new, improved college football playoff system: how it works and why — Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues

Here are your 8 tournament teams if we had a sensible college playoff system. The NCAA Football Selection Committee today will issue its final rankings, and in doing so they face some tough choices about who gets to play for the national title. This is because NCAAF, unlike every other sport, doesn’t allow everyone with […]

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Writer’s Weekend Resources – Working Together Plus Links and Tips — Live to Write – Write to Live

One of the things I like best about being a writer is sharing the company of other writers. Whether it’s hanging out here or elsewhere online with fellow writers like you, sharing real-world coffee with a local scribe, or enjoying the camaraderie of storytellers at conferences or via an event like NaNoWriMo, I love being […]

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Keep Calm and Shop On — BitterSweet

The array of online retailers available for 24-hour, worldwide, no holds barred all of your shopping whims can become downright dizzying after just a few cursory searches. Such a wealth of options should be a boon to the average consumer, seeking the best deals and widest selection all at once, but the incessant promotions seem […]

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Mel B Strips Goes Nude Instagram to Encourage Women to ‘Love the Skin We Are In’ — PEOPLE.com

Mel B is still all about Girl Power. The former Spice Girl shared a sexy snap on Instagram over the weekend, posing nude with her arms folded across her chest. Mel B, 41, donned only a gold watch and some gold bracelets in the mirror photo. “As a women I Embrace my flaws and I’m comfortable in my…

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Command & Control – or criminality? A policing tragedy Ukraine — Odessablog’s Blog

The early hours of 4th December witnessed what prima facie appears to be the worst self-inflicted policing tragedy that has resulted in loss of life in Ukraine since the beginning of policing reforms. 6 law enforcement officers from various units are dead – and the official statements thus far indicate that they managed to shoot […]

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Fidel Castro Laid to Rest in Private Ceremony in Cuba — TIME

(SANTIAGO, Cuba) — Fidel Castro’s ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century. The military caravan bearing his remains in a flag-draped cedar coffin left the Plaza of the Revolution in the eastern city of Santiago at 6:39…

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Case 5 :idées de cadeau en toute simplicité — Pourquoi je n’aime pas le beurre de cacahuetes…

En cette période de préparation des fêtes de fin d’année, il est possible de faire plaisir et d’offrir de petits présents , sans se ruiner ou engraisser la machine sociétale de surconsommation. Pendant toute l’année, , il est facile de conserver, après les avoir nettoyé méticuleusement de petits emballages divers et variés…boites métalliques, petit bocal […]

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Sunday Link-Off: Tweet Me a River — The Lowdown

Remember when we all had a laugh about Donald Trump’s campaign taking away his Twitter? Now that he has Twitter back, his White House team should be looking to do the same before long. I’m sure they’ll control the @POTUS Twitter account but they really need to take away his cellphone before he causes some […]

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Brightness — STORYTELLER

A little bit of pretty on an almost winter’s day. No snow around here. Just a warm southern storm. When I stopped to make one picture, I prowled around a little and stumbled onto a little patch of wild flowers. What could I do? I did what I always do. I took the picture. I […]

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Dumbbells, steroids and military plans: Inside an ISIL training centre for new recruits in Mosul — National Post – Top Stories

MOSUL, Iraq — The bunk beds that fill the rooms sleep more than 80 recruits of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. On the walls, posters detail the components of Russian Kalashnikovs and American assault rifles. One sign reminds the trainees that victory comes from long fights and pain – rewards come later:…

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Batman Begins Prints By Kevin Wilson —

Last night Hero Complex Gallery held a screening of Batman Begins. Here is ‘The Blue Flower’ regular print and the ‘League of Shadows’ variant print by Kevin Wilson AKA Ape Meets Girl. Online sales will drop on HCG’s site in the next few days.

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Saucisses au chou à la vapeur de Vermouth — Couleurdevie

Je vous propose aujourd’hui une recette très sympa…un petit plat complet et réconfortant que l’on appréciera en ces jours d’automne très froids. Entièrement réalisé au thermomix avec du Vermouth (ou du Noilly Prat). A refaire car on s’est régalé ! Variante : Vous pouvez remplacer la saucisse de Morteau par une autre saucisse fumée ou […]

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Saturday Night Live Tries to Track Down Hillary Clinton in ‘The Hunt for Hil’ — TIME

Recent public sightings of Hillary Clinton throughout the forests of upstate New York and in local shops prompted Saturday Night Live to seek out the former Democratic presidential nominee. In a sketch called ‘The Hunt for Hil,” two wildlife hunters seek to track down Clinton to thank her for her work. They start in the…

via Saturday Night Live Tries to Track Down Hillary Clinton in ‘The Hunt for Hil’ — TIME