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BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 19:05
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?
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VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance

BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 19:02
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.
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Optical illusions: auto detailing reflections

BoingBoing - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:53

Auto detailing can be an art form in the right hands, as air2thethrown shows in this beautiful photo of a field reflected in a car's surface. The regulars at Detailing Bliss would say shooting at such a severe angle is a cheat, but it's a cool effect regardless. Read the rest

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Grant urges action over gender gap

BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:52
Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.
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Color palette generator for designers in a hurry

BoingBoing - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:25

Coolors is "the super fast color scheme generator for cool designers." Just hit the space bar to see a new palette, and get inspired. Read the rest

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Koch Brothers buy ads on Daily Show, Jon Stewart mercilessly skewers them

BoingBoing - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:16

Reading between the lines, I'm guessing Viacom's sales force got eleventy-nine metric fucktons of money from Koch to run ads against TDS, and Stewart decided to show them who was boss. (more…)

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If the Republicans Win Big on Tuesday, So Will the CIA

ForeignPolicy blog - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:09
The intel community has spent years being bashed by Senate Democrats. Things will be very different if Richard Burr is in charge.
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Hamilton critical of double points

BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:08
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.
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Big ISPs' efforts to squeeze Netflix lead to slow connectivity for you

BoingBoing - Thu, 2014-10-30 18:03

Over at Backchannel, Susan Crawford reveals how the crap Internet speeds everyday people get from the likes of Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T isn't a tech issue but rather a terrible side effect of those companies trying to punish their competitors like Netflix into paying them for access to you. Read the rest

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Minnesota Flickr - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:59
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VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'

BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:49
Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".
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Murray seals World Tour Finals place

BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:47
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
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'A Declaration of War' in Jerusalem

ForeignPolicy blog - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:47
As Mahmoud Abbas rails against the Temple Mount closing, a volatile and divided city is poised to explode.
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Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up

ForeignPolicy blog - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:35
Insurgent attacks rise as poppy cultivation reaches a post-Taliban high in Afghanistan.
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Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:29
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
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Maine bid to force nurse quarantine

BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:28
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa
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Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley

BBC UK Ed. - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:10
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.
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Eastern Ukraine's Fake State Is About to Elect a Fake Prime Minister

ForeignPolicy blog - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:03
The region is under constant shelling. Its borders change daily. It's not even clear what powers this new government will have. But darn it, the Donetsk People’s Republic is holding an election on Sunday.
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Having Fun with vocals

MN Flickr - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:00

The Kingery Family posted a photo:

In the Studio October 2014

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