Michelle Obama on Ditching the Secret Service for Carpool Karaoke — TIME

There are so many things to love about Michelle Obama‘s epic appearance on Carpool Karaoke last month. But for the first lady herself, ditching the Secret Service to film the segment is at the top of her list. “First of all, I was riding in a car with someone else, without the Secret Service,” Obama…

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Concerts celebrating “mass murderer” Mao Zedong should be banned, some Australians say — Quartz

Entertainment events celebrating the life of Adolf Hitler or Pol Pot would not go down well in most cities. Yet in Sydney and Melbourne, concerts planned for early next month will celebrate the life of Mao Zedong—a ruler many consider one of the worst mass-murderers in history. The concerts, marking the 40th anniversary of Chairman…

via Concerts celebrating “mass murderer” Mao Zedong should be banned, some Australians say — Quartz

More than half of people who met Hillary Clinton at State Department donated to her foundation — National Post – Top Stories

WASHINGTON — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was U.S. secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. At least 85 of 154 people…

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“Night Czar” is probably the most interesting job being advertised in the whole of London right now — Quartz

The City of London has posted the job of “Night Czar” on its website (job reference: CZAR001). No, this is not a draconian overlord responsible for making sure drinkers pick up their litter; it is someone who “will champion the value of London’s night time culture whilst developing and diversifying London’s night time economy.” The…

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Sweetheart Saturday|How Do You Know? — The Richness of a Simple Life

I can remember having talks with my grandma in my teenage and young adult years about love, relationships and marriage. I admire her for the sweet, caring, loving, and beautiful woman that she is. I respect her wisdom and experience and will never forget the answer she gave me whenever I asked her how do […] […]

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The Movers, poem by Cynthia Anderson (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series) — Silver Birch Press

The Movers by Cynthia Anderson Every ferryman has to start somewhere. In the dog days of August, young Charon gets his chance: after six years of packing the truck, they let him drive it, before dawn, across the desert to meet Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Older, wiser in tomfoolery, the two fast friends watch that eager […]

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Simone Biles Will Carry the U.S. Flag at the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony — TIME

U.S. Olympian Simone Biles—the world’s best gymnast—has been selected as the official Team USA flag bearer for the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Biles, 19, finished the 2016 Summer Olympics with five medals, four of them gold, tying the record for the most ever obtained by a gymnast at a single Olympic…

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Twitter Marks Barack Obama Hitting The 10 Million User Milestone With A Highlight Reel Of His Best Tweets — Real Stories – UPROXX

Getty Image President Obama is about six months away from no longer living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, which means his days of celebrating Presidential milestones are numbered: Even the ones he is completely unaware of. Saturday was one of those moments, as Twitter tweeted out a surprise video commemorating Obama’s best moments on their social…

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Taylor Swift Donates $1 Million to Louisiana Flood Relief — TIME

Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to help Louisiana recover after some of the worst flooding in the state’s history killed at least 11 people and damaged more than 40,000 homes. The 26-year-old Wildest Dreams singer confirmed the donation to the Associated Press, calling the crisis “heartbreaking” on Tuesday. “We began The 1989 World Tour…

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