China’s all-girl boy band

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the …

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Why China’s craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

April 26, 2017

(CNN)China is home to one of the oldest civilizations, so it’s only fitting that it’s home to ancient beer as well. The 5,000-year-old brewery is the earliest evidence of barley- and millet-based beer-making in the country. Inspired by the scientists’ findings, two breweries — Jing-A Brewing Co in Beijing and Moonzen Brewery in Hong Kong — set out to give the modern world a taste of an ancient experience by recreating the original beer recipe. …

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Female genital mutilation procedure ‘hurted a lot,’ child says

April 25, 2017

(CNN)A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for “doing good.” Court documents obtained by CNN contain that account, along with other details in the cases of three medical professionals now facing charges in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States. The father of the girl — one of two 7-year-olds who underwent …

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Bride And Her Bridesmaids Ditched Bouquets For Puppies In Need Of Homes

April 24, 2017

For her March wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina, bride Meghan Butler and her bridesmaidstraded floral bouquets for puppies in need of a good home. These bouquets have a lot less bloom and a lot more bark.  Instead of handing out wedding favors to guests, the couple made donations to the Greater Charlotte SPCA, the shelter that provided the adorable dogs: Brittany Boland/Discover Love Studios Butler and her husband Brett share their home with two dogs and two cats and pet …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… Progressives, canceled its phone-banking last weekend after complaints. Photo: Jon Marks o on to a runoff election in June. Democrats in Washington thought there was a good chance the top two finishers would both be Republicans. That wont happen. Polls now have Ossoff in the low- to mid-40s, with the closest rival, Republican Karen Handel, in the low-20s and high-teens. Republicans have been blanketing the airwaves with ads linking Ossoff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi …

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A Look Back At 6 Seasons Of Perfect ‘Girls’ Quotes

April 17, 2017

… terrain. Youre not Lil Kim. Hannah Eh, it was total bullshit. It was just a bunch of old gays being like, Oh, Im so busy during the week, I can only do uppers on the weekends. Oh, well, good for you, Anthony! Elijah ** You are so bad at knowing when people are high. Do you remember that time I drank sizzurp and you thought I had senioritis? Hannah to Marnie ** Hannah Loreen More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial Scaling Formula Social Scaling Formula …

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Newt and Callista Gingrich: Easter 2017: ‘Be Not Afraid’

April 17, 2017

… afraid. In his book, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, John Paul II reminds us that we have been redeemed.  The power of Christs Cross and Resurrection is greater than any evil which man could or should fear, he wrote. Easter Sunday is a good day to reflect on the words of Saint John Paul II and remember that the Son of God overcame death so that we may be saved through faith in Him. No enemy can threaten this gift from Jesus. We wish you and your family a blessed Easter. Newt Gingrich is a …

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Scrapped free schools ‘wasted’ nearly 140m, says NUT – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… programmes cannot attract sufficient numbers of pupils.” Labour’s shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, said it was further evidence that the “free schools programme is a deeply inefficient way to provide the new school places that are desperately needed”. The Department for Education said free schools were popular with parents and their creation had given parents more choices in finding good local schools. “The construction costs of a newly-built free school …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… pretty harbor, great beaches and warmer water.) Sydney’s persistent inferiority complex is chalked up to a poisonous self-awareness that it’s a superficial tart, blessed with good looks, who dropped out of school early. Melbourne is the sophisticated, wealthier sister with a MA from Oxford and innately more interesting. Or so it claims. As for Sydneysiders, they just think Melbourne is a constant weather anomaly with an unsophisticated mob of latte-sipping sports heads, so caught …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… company — KIDS: Mama Mia! CHRISTIE: — and I just said that I wanted to start an education center really helping families in poverty, for filling in all the language, the grammar, and also teaching them how to read and write. UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: When I grow up, I want to become an artist. UNIDENTIFIED BOY: I can do it. CHRISTIE: That was so good! Every ten weeks, we have a graduation ceremony and the kids write a speech and then they do it in front of a lot of people. When you see the …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

Image caption Henry lived in a top-floor flat in Leith They went to the door of his top-floor flat on Easter Road and knocked but got no answer. Image caption Police beat down the door to gain entry to Henry’s flat A few years before that a woman had been found dead in Edinburgh, undiscovered for five years. The media were full of recrimination and finger pointing. I used to work with old people and had seen this before. It’s easy to de-personalise older people. We …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… perhaps at times in his career. “I need to be extra patient, I need to not lose my head, stay calm no matter what happens and keep going in the same direction because it feels good,” Garcia added. READ: R1 — Hoffman dominates on day one READ: R2 — Garcia, Fowler in leading quartet READ: Danny Willett’s guide to Amen Corner READ: Tiger Woods — 20 years of iconic images READ: All you need to know about Augusta and the Masters READ: Former champ Mize relives …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

(CNN) Five years ago at Augusta he said he wasn’t “good enough” to win a major, now Sergio Garcia shares the halfway lead with Charley Hoffman, Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler at the Masters. Garcia fired a three-under 69 on another breezy day in Georgia to reach four under and erase the four-shot overnight lead of Hoffman, who added a 75 to his opening 65 to slip back. Follow @cnnsport Belgian debutant Pieters, 25, who played a starring role for Europe on his Ryder Cup …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… infrastructure bill. And a defense supplement. And 12 appropriation bills. Meanwhile, the White House already appears to be lashing out at Ryan, unable to accept that he and other congressional leaders cant just make Republicans pass the health care bill. For Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Republicans pumping the brakes on their health care legislation is a good sign. But theres still no evidence Republicans can bridge the divide in their conference on much of anything. Lawmakers appear no …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… did it. SEN. HARRY REID (D), NEVADA: It’s time to get the Senate working again, not for the good of the current Democratic majority or some future Republican majority, but for the good of the United States of America. CILLIZZA: The filibuster, whether real or threaten, had always been a way that the Senate distinguish itself from the House. The House very much runs in a “majority rule” rule. If you have the votes, you have the votes. In the Senate, in order to close off that …

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