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last updated: Fri, 27 May 2016 06:12:33 -0400

French recovery on track as consumers unfazed by strikes
By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - Wracked by fears about rising unemployment for years, French households are at long last turning more optimistic, keeping an economic recovery on track despite waves of strikes and protests over a contested labor reform. The official consumer confidence index published on Friday surged well past even the highest estimate to reach the highest level since October 2007, before the global financial crisis broke. Less than a year from a presidential election, the timing could not be better for President Francois Hollande with his Socialist government locked in a showdown with the hardline CGT union over its plans to ease labor regulations.

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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: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:41:00 GMT

Australian among 66 EgyptAir missing
AN Australian dual-national is reported to be among the missing after EgyptAir Flight MS804, carrying 66 people, vanished from radar over the Mediterranean yesterday.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Thu, 26 May 2016 10:45:34 -0400

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.


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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Wed, 25 May 2016 11:40:11 -0400

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.


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Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ attack after Native American woman calls him ‘offensive’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, at the Rimrock Auto Arena, in Billings, Mont., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)You tell me,” Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. “Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.


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Ohio to make first-offense pet cruelty a felony with ‘Goddard's Law’
Ohio to make first-offense pet cruelty a felony with ‘Goddard's Law’Ohio to make first-offense pet cruelty a felony with ‘Goddard's Law’

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Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after giving an energy speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.


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Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination

FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party's national convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination.


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Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump
He has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.

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What Obama should do on torture

What Obama should do on tortureLike a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn’t going to declassify the full text of the Senate’s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that’s the right call — I don’t know.


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Police: 1 dead, 3 wounded in NYC concert shooting

Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square in New York after a shooting Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Police say several were injured in a deadly shooting inside the concert venue, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. (AP Photo/Dana Schimmel)One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform, police said.


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'Game on': Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders say they're willing to debate each other
Dust off the lawn chairs and get the popcorn ready: Donald Trump says he’s willing to debate Bernie Sanders before the June 7 California primary. During a Wednesday night appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Trump said he would accept the Vermont senator’s challenge to a one-on-one debate as long money raised for the event goes to charity. Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee and Sanders is facing increasingly daunting odds in the Democratic primary.

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Surrogate mom at center of legal battle speaks out

Melissa Cook is caught in a legal battle after she refuses to abort one of the triplets she was carrying.


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‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle exaggerated medal count, records reveal

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle exaggerated medal count, records revealNewly published documents reveal that “American Sniper” Chris Kyle was not part of the elite group of U.S. fighters to earn one of the nation’s top three combat medals on more than one occasion during the global war on terrorism, as he claimed in his bestselling autobiography. Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who was murdered by a disturbed fellow veteran in 2013, wrote that he had received two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. The Silver Star, the third-highest combat decoration, is awarded for gallantry in action.


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State Department email probe slams Hillary Clinton

State Department email probe slams Hillary ClintonA report by the State Department inspector general sharply criticizes Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, concluding that the former secretary of state violated federal rules and ignored warnings from underlings that she was putting her communications at risk of foreign hacking. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the committee investigating the 2012 attack on American diplomats in Benghazi, immediately issued a statement saying the findings vindicate his panel’s efforts.


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Paul Ryan says he's still not ready to endorse Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan will be endorsing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, senior-level Trump campaign sources told ABC News today.


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Kermit Washington indicted for embezzling charitable donations

Former NBA player Kermit Washington charged with embezzling from charityThe NBA veteran, famous for his punch of Rudy Tomjanovich in 1977, is alleged to have embezzled roughly $500,000 meant for African children.


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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:50 -0400

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Fri, 27 May 2016 09:40:00 GMT

‘I didn’t want to play footy any more’
EDDIE Betts was heading out of town on the Hume Highway, just to get away. He tells Mark Robinson what drove him to that point, what he saved his footy career and why he left Carlton.

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Maroons camp chaos as Cronk hurt
THE Maroons’ preparations for Origin I have been thrown into disarray after halfback Cooper Cronk injured his ankle at Queensland training.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Thu, 26 May 2016 15:29:47 +0000

'Hamilton' Star Daveed Diggs Is The Most Charismatic Person In The Room
The fast-rapping and electrifying Tony nominee has finally learned how to stand out.​​​

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Obama visits Hiroshima to ponder 'terrible force unleashed'
HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Barack Obama became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima on Friday, laying a wreath at the site of the world's first atomic bombing in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and invigorate efforts to end nuclear arms.

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BuzzFeed Index - Latest
last updated: Fri, 27 May 2016 01:31:03 -0400

11 Little Ways Naturally Untidy People Can Get Their Shit Together

Things I’ve learned managing my lifelong messiness.

If you're a naturally messy person like me, you've probably learned to work with your own regular level of untidiness.

If you're a naturally messy person like me, you've probably learned to work with your own regular level of untidiness.

It's definitely true that while other people only see mess, we tend to know exactly where everything we need is on a daily basis.

It's also definitely true that tidying can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and very unfun, so who needs it? You might find that like me, once you START cleaning it's very hard to stop until everything is 100% perfect, and that can stress a person out, so instead you avoid it like the plague.

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But even though you do know which dirty T-shirt the remote is tucked under, you've also probably felt it would be nice to be a bit tidier and more organised on a regular basis.

Mostly for Instagramming your room purposes, ofc.

Instagram: @zaapcleaning

Knowing the struggle, I've put together a list of the little initiatives I make to be a bit more ~together~, and hopefully a few of them will work for you too!

Knowing the struggle, I've put together a list of the little initiatives I make to be a bit more ~together~, and hopefully a few of them will work for you too!

Full disclosure: I do not do these all the time and I am still the worst person at laundry there ever was, so I have no tips for that particular weakness.

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Devote the first 15 minutes of work and home time to setting up your space.

Devote the first 15 minutes of work and home time to setting up your space.

Make these readjustment sessions an integral part of your day. I schedule time into my calendar to set up my work desk every morning, which means that MOST mornings I actually do get my rubbish cleared, my water bottle filled, my to-do list scribbled out, and my calendar checked.

Applying the habit at home can be harder, especially since I'm the slump-on-to-the-couch-and-ignore-everything-as-soon-as-I-walk-in-the-door type. This tendency is largely responsible for my untidy room, so I try to take 10–15 minutes when I walk in the door to clean out my work bag, tidy around my bed, and just generally make sure tiny things are done BEFORE I treat myself to a good old sofa slump. Because to be honest, if I say I'll do it later, what I really mean is I won't.

Even though I don't always succeed with taking these little tidy breaks, making the effort to take them means big cleans are less painful and that over time cleaning up before I'm comfortable becomes more or less a regular habit. I don't know how naturally tidy people who don't do this at least semi-regularly function – somehow I never see my deskmates scheduling tidy-time, and yet their spaces are always cleaner than mine. Messiness to some degree is just my lot in life, but it's nice to minimise it, and it is refreshing to see my desk and room fresh and clear before I use them up every day.

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These Chinese Children Must Scale a 2,600 Ft Cliff To Get To School
The rickety bamboo ladder might get upgraded to a set of steel stairs

(BEIJING) — A village in China’s mountainous west where schoolchildren must climb an 800-meter (2,625-foot)-high bamboo ladder secured to a sheer cliff face may get a set of steel stairs to improve safety.

The concerns arose after striking pictures were taken of the children climbing the ladder in Sichuan province’s Zhaojue county, in a scene that underscores the vast gap in development between China’s prosperous, modern east and parts of the remote inland west that remain mired in poverty.

The ladder is the only access to the village of Atuleer to which the children return every two weeks from the school at which they board. The 72 families who live there are members of the Yi minority group and subsist mainly by farming potatoes, walnuts and chili peppers.

A news release Friday from the Liangshan prefectural government that oversees the county said a set of stairs would be built as a stop-gap measure while officials consider a longer-term solution. It quoted local residents as saying that in addition to the safety issue, the ladder-only access exposed villagers to exploitation because traders knew they would be unable to carry unsold produce back up the cliff.

“The most important issue at hand is to solve the transport issue. That will allow us to make larger-scale plans about opening up the economy and looking for opportunities in tourism,” county Communist Party Secretary General Jikejingsong was quoted as saying in the news release

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