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Ricky Gervais: Robin Williams was a lovely man

Source: Celebrity Balla | Aug 13 2014, 11:20am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Ricky Gervais: Robin Williams was a lovely man
Ricky Gervias has described the late Robin Williams as a ''legend'' and ''one of the loveliest men'' he has met in his life.
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James Foley, War Correspondent, Killed By Islamic Militants in Graphic Video

Aug 20 2014 5:44am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

James Foley, a freelance war correspondent from New Hampshire, was killed at the hands of the Islamic State militant group in a graphic video. The militants distributed a video that said the apparent beheading was retaliation for recent U.S. air strikes in Iraq, U.S. officials said late Tuesday. James Foley Executed By Islamic Militants The officials told the AP that they believe it is Foley in the video, bringing to a tragic end a saga ...
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Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey 'living separately'
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Rapper-actor Nick Cannon has reportedly moved into a hotel following a string of rows between himself and singer-wife Mariah Carey. | by IANS
 
Will Rihanna, Coldplay perform at Super Bowl?
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Taylor Swift obsessed with cats
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Holder to Missouri to ease tensions

Aug 19 2014 7:51pm CDT | Source: CNN World Music

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top ...
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Pushes Again To Close Gender Pay Gap

Aug 19 2014 11:28am CDT | Source: CBS New York

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The time for equal pay between men and women has come, Sen. Richard Blumenthal says. The Connecticut Democrat is mustering support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is expected to come up for a vote next month, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported. “Shockingly, in 2014, women throughout this country make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men,” Blumenthal said. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Fighting To Close Gender Wage GapFran Sch ...
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Iraq war effort 'is going to take time,' Obama warns, after Pentagon announces it has already conducted 68 airstrikes against ISIS

Aug 18 2014 5:56pm CDT | Source: Daily Mail

The president refused on Monday to be tied down to anything resembling a timetable for defeating the Middle Eastern nation's most aggressive terrorists and installing an 'inclusive government' in Baghdad, cautioning at the same time that 'the wolf ...
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Obama Confirms U.S. Helped Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Retake Dam

Aug 18 2014 5:26pm CDT | Source: WSB Radio

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Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

Aug 18 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car, bearing an image of the trademark jihadist flag, which belonged to Islamic State (IS) militants after it was targeted by an American air strike in the village of Baqufa, north of Mosul, on August 18,2014. Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed by federal forces and US warplanes pressed a counter-offensive Monday against jihadists after retaking Iraq's largest dam, as the Unite ...
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Keeping the Wilderness Wild

Aug 18 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Fifty years ago President Johnson signed the federal Wilderness Protection Act to preserve a “glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning.”  New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert talks about its creation and whether it has met its objectives to protect the country’s most pristine wildlands for future generations. She’s written the article “50 Years of Wilderness,” in the September issue of National Geographic magazine. Gila Wilderness. This was t ...
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