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last updated: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:10:24 -0500

Durant dazzles against former Oklahoma City team once more

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) drives for a dunk attempt past Oklahoma City Thunder's Andre Roberson, center left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant dazzled against his old team once again with a season-best 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City 121-100 on Wednesday night despite Russell Westbrook's 21st triple-double for the Thunder.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:01:00 GMT

Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:56:05 -0500

Obama reflects on his biggest mistake

The Last 100 Days: Obama’s Biggest Mistake editionThe president has had a shifting response over the years when asked to assess his failures.


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last updated: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:39:25 -0500

Obama reflects on his biggest mistake

The Last 100 Days: Obama’s Biggest Mistake editionThe president has had a shifting response over the years when asked to assess his failures.


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last updated: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:28:49 -0500

Obama reflects on his biggest mistake

The Last 100 Days: Obama’s Biggest Mistake editionThe president has had a shifting response over the years when asked to assess his failures.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:41:00 GMT

Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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‘It’s still a prison. I feel like an animal’
REACTION to the first TV crew’s story to emerge from Nauru tonight ranged from stunned to cynical. And it was a surprise to Australia’s Immigration minister.

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Shock toxic water findings
QUEENSLAND’S water contamination crisis has deepended, following alarming test results which show chemical levels up 425 times the accepted maximum exposure limits.

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Living in fear for my family
COMMENT: I am a father-of-three and a small-business owner in Oakey. Several days ago, The Courier-Mail conducted water tests on the irrigation bore on my property. I was extremely distressed by the results.

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Wild weather: ’It was like a tidal wave’
UPDATE: An emergency situation has been declared after wild storms left a trail of destruction on the Sunshine Coast. Brisbane residents have also described what was “like a tidal wave” hitting their homes.

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Mystery still surrounds #faketradie
AUSTRALIANS have reacted with mirth to a Liberal ad featuring a builder exhibiting several telltale signs that he’s never been on a worksite in his life.

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Cops access ex-model’s file 1400 times
A FORMER bikini model has lodged a formal complaint with the Queensland Police Service after officers accessed her personal file more than 1400 times.

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Forecasters defend the bureau’s predictions
THE weather bureau said it was not caught off guard by the intensity of the storm that tore through southeast Queensland on Sunday. An emergency situation was in place on the Sunshine Coast after the wild weather hit.

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Clueless, scared and with huge debt
OPINION: Queensland, we can’t have it all. The state is stuck with staggering debt and leaders — on both sides — refuse to accept an even half-decent strategy to reduce it. Join the Cage Fight from 7am.

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Threat facing Aussie super gains
A VOLATILE year for our superannuation savings looks likely to end in positive territory as long as global markets don’t crash this week.

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Surfwear company cuts 40 jobs
THE soap opera continues for SurfStitch as the surfwear brand sheds 40 jobs in a bid to return to profit.

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Fruit thieves av it away with brekky
FIRST came the smash, now comes the grab. It’s the crime wave that will send terror into the heart of every cafe owner worried that their stock standard breakfast basic is under threat of extinction.

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last updated: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:10:32 +0000

The Post-Snowden Cyber Arms Hustle
An Indian hacker promised governments he could supply them with NSA-level technology. But when Mauritania hired him to help spy on its cell networks, things went way, way south.

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Obama says reducing leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term serves justice
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets.

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last updated: Sat, 07 Jan 2017 19:01:11 -0500
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The People’s Choice Awards: the Good, the Bad, the Downright Stupid
Joel McHale, The Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart and Melissa McCarthy earned big laughs at the awards show

Over the last 43 years, the People’s Choice Awards has been the award show of the people, voted on by fans with results that you wouldn’t necessarily see at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, or the Grammys.

Joel McHale hosted the show, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, chaperoned by eight babies, which he claimed were “part of the Angelina and Brad divorce settlement.” He explained that the babies were there as consolation prizes. “If you don’t win an award you get one of the adorable babies to take home,” he explained. Tyler Perry looked quite excited at the prospect, while Blake Shelton looked stunned, like it might be too real.

Only a fraction of the award show’s 64 categories are announced live, but the show has plenty of action, drama, laughs and musical performances.

Here’s what happened at the People’s Choice Awards:

Best Joke: “2016 was an interesting year,” said McHale. “We all watched as a longtime government insider squared off against an egotistical billionaire. I’m speaking of course about Captain America: Civil War.

Best Slow Burn: It took Jennifer Lopez eight nominations to finally win a People’s Choice Award. She was able to take home a crystal sculpture for her work in Shades of Blue in the Favorite TV Crime Drama, Actress category. For all you ’shippers out there — J. Lo did not thank Drake in her acceptance speech.

Best Acceptance Speech: Only at the People’s Choice could Kevin Hart best Oscar frontrunner Ryan Gosling. He thanked the people and God in his acceptance speech, but claimed that he was not thanking The Rock. “This one goes to all the co-stars I’ve had except The Rock.” said Hart, while Johnson cracked up in his seat. “He hasn’t helped me at all. He actually lessened my talent.”

Toughest Competition: The Favorite Dwayne Johnson category was stacked, but Dwayne “Literally Just A Rock” Johnson won. Unfortunately it was just a rock and couldn’t accept the prize.

Best Fashion Excuse: Justin Timberlake took home the Favorite Song prize for “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and when he took the stage he looked suspiciously casual like he was shopping at Whole Foods and remembered he claimed he was on the 101 just eight minutes ago.

Thank the Popular Vote: Only at the People’s Choice Awards can Dwayne Johnson’s work in Ballers beat out Kevin Spacey’s acting in House of Cards. Could Johnson really run for President — and win?

Best Bleep: Johnson finished his acceptance speech and then said that Kevin Hart told him to say .. .well, we don’t know what it was, because it was bleeped out. The camera cut to Hart who looked shocked. Johnson repeated the claim that Hart told him to say BLEEP and the camera cut away in case any lip readers were watching.

Best Use of the Spotlight: Blake Lively beat out Meryl Streep for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress and used the stage to beg the Spice Girls to hang out with her. “I was always an ambitious kid, so I set a goal for myself as a kid. I knew if I could accomplish this that I would be successful, and I could be happy, and that was … to meet the Spice Girls,” Lively said to laughter from the crowd. “Still haven’t accomplished it.” Your move, Spice Girls.

Best Repeat Performance: While accepting his eighth People’s Choice Award, this time for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor, Tom Hanks trotted out his new favorite saying, “Throw deep, baby!” Which is the same way he signs his fan letters.

Most Effective Speech Opener: When Justin Timberlake took the stage to introduce Ellen DeGeneres, the crowd wouldn’t stop screaming, so he leaned into the mic and whispered, “Shut up.” It was effective.

Best Shout-Out: Mashed potatoes. After accepting one more award, DeGeneres became the most-decorated People’s Choice winner in history with 20 awards to her name. After the cheering crowd quieted down, she started her acceptance speech by recounting a story: “I was driving here tonight on the 101,” said DeGeneres. “And I was thinking, I love mashed potatoes. Don’t you love mashed potatoes?”

Best Revelation: The Mick’s Kaitlin Olson took the stage with John Stamos and when he caught her checking him out, he swore he wasn’t a “Westworld sex robot.” She didn’t believe him until he said Bob Saget was the sex robot. It explains a lot.

Friendliest Competition: When Melissa McCarthy accepted her prize for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, she admitted that she had engaged in light hand-to-hand combat with most of her competitors (“Kendrick’s too quick,” she sighed.) As for Kristen Wiig, according to McCarthy, “her wing span is incredible.” “She is like a beautiful, strong, aggressive orangutan,” said McCarthy, adding: “Kristen Bell and Rebel Wilson slashed my tires.”

Best Recovery: Kristen Bell presented the Favorite Humanitarian Award to Tyler Perry — (warning: rare moment of sincerity) who is truly an astonishingly generous and caring human — and halfway through listing Perry’s many, many good deeds, her teleprompter went out. She blinked, announced the teleprompter was down, and stumbled through the end of the speech without it. She then apologized for using a teleprompter, but admitted that she couldn’t even begin to memorize all of Perry’s acts of kindness. Good save!

Most Literary Reference: Robert Downey Jr. shouted out both Arthur Conan Doyle and Stan Lee when he accepted his award for Favorite Action Movie Actor.

Best Fraction: Fifth Harmony performed their hit “Work From Home” sans Camila Cabello.

Best Cross Promotion: Sophia Vergara won her first People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress, and the segment was sandwiched between Vergara’s commercials for Head & Shoulders dandruff shampoo.

Strangest Appearance by a Pirate: Johnny Depp was the last act of the night, chosen by the people as their Favorite Movie Icon. Depp delivered a performance that was a simultaneous reenactment of his 2014 appearance at the Hollywood Film Awards and Captain Jack Sparrow asking about the rum’s whereabouts. Please think carefully before giving Depp any more awards or reasons to attend award shows.

 

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