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In The News: January 20, 2015

Terrorists threaten to kill two Japanese hostages unless they get $200 million ransom!  CNN “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama, took aim at the box office over the long MLK holiday weekend and made history. It grabbed the number one spot and the crown for the most successful winter film opening ever. Oh, and the film is a top Oscar contender with a slew of nominations. CNN Forbes Variety Lay-offs coming  to DreamWorks Animation reportedly due to underperformance at the Box Office... Read More →

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In The News: January 15, 2015

The nominations were announced early this morning for the 2015 Academy of Awards. In the prestigious Best Picture category, several small quirky films and no blockbusters. American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash “Birdman,” actor Michael Keaton’s comeback, and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” tied at nine for the most nominations. The full lists of nominees here.  There were snubs and surprises: The Hollywood Reporter,  Los Angeles Times. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony... Read More →

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(l-r) Hosts of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards ceremony on NBC, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

In The News: January 12, 2015

A big night for the celebs who were able take home gold and or shine at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills last night. Funny ladies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosted the glitzy affair for the third and reportedly last time. Their jokes and zingers were not as funny as in years past, but the duo still rated as one of the major pluses of the ceremony broadcast on NBC. Highlights and winners.  Some surprise winners among them, “Transparent.” A new... Read More →

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Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House -- President Obama spoke to the nation about the death Osama bin Laden White House May 1, 2011

Osama bin Laden is dead!!!!!!!

  U.S. troops killed terrorist and mastermind of 9-11, Osama bin Laden in a firefight, according to President Obama in an address to the nation tonight. Here is the president’s announcement: THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright... Read More →

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President Obama addresses the nation about that attempted terrorist bombing on Christmas Day

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE BLOG: President Barack Obama’s address from earlier today. Good morning, everybody. I wanted to take just a few minutes to update the American people on the attempted terrorist attack that occurred on Christmas Day and the steps we’re taking to ensure the safety and security of the country. The investigation’s ongoing. And I spoke again this morning with Attorney General Eric Holder, the secretary of homeland security, Janet Napolitano, and my counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, John Brennan. I asked them to keep... Read More →

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Black Friday: from bargain shopping to violence and death

I will no longer be able to think of Black Friday as just the day after Thanksgiving that kick starts the holiday shopping season. Yesterday, the crowds showed up to hunt for bargains, but some really ugly incidents marred this yearly tradition.   About a 100 miles or so away at a Toys ‘R’ Us in Palm Desert, horrified shoppers watched two women go at each other in a bloody fistfight. Then, their two male companions upped the violence by engaging in a shootout that left both dead. Another shopping tragedy erupted across the nation... Read More →

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Flying the stars and stripes on 9-11

  We will never forget 9-11.  For millions of Americans that is a promise seared deep into their hearts. Seven years ago today, terrorists attacked us. Nearly three thousand people died at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in a Pennsylvania field.  I was working in a local television newsroom as a writer on that day. Also, I answered phones and cried with the families and friends of the victims who called the station. I cried with my fellow employees as we did what we were trained to do — cover the news.  There... Read More →

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