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Life is a collection of "extraordinarily ordinary moments," says the Academy Award-winning director, if only people would "wake up and pay attention to how beautiful it all is." Payne's latest film, The Descendants, puts the power of everyday moments to use, and is nominated for five Oscars.
To help U.S. troops ease back into civilian life, veteran Anthony Bravo Esparza has set up a trailer in the parking lot of a Veterans Affairs campus. There, he gives the returning soldiers free haircuts — and a friendly, safe space to hang out.
The longtime president will hand over power to his vice president on Monday. Now, the real work begins. How will transitional justice work if the outgoing president is immune from prosecution? Will the U.S. take a new approach in a new Yemen?
Like Greece, Portugal is sinking under the weight of debt, and unemployment is soaring. Unlike Greece, Portugal has former colonies rich in natural resources and in need of labor. Now, Portuguese workers are seeking visas to places such as Angola, a country rich with oil and diamonds.
The Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister tabloid, the Philadelphia Daily News, are up for sale for the fourth time in six years. The publisher has been accused of interfering with coverage about the sale, and journalists worry that the seemingly favored bidders will try to influence news coverage as well.
The burning of Qurans by the U.S. military in Afghanistan has led to days of rioting by Muslims who say it was a desecration of their holy book and an affront to Islam. Many faiths prescribe specific rituals for disposing of their sacred texts.
While African Americans constitute only 13 percent of the population, they account for more than 40 percent of missing persons. Find Our Missing on black cable network TV One wants to be the catalyst for tips that might solve a disappearance.
Michigan holds its GOP primary next Tuesday, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a Tea Party rally in Milford Thursday night. That's a segment of the party that he's had a hard time winning over in previous states during this primary season.
Beverly Loan Company in Beverly Hills, Calif., is among several pawnbrokers which accepts fine wine as collateral. In Britain, someone brought in a case of 1989 Chateau Petrus to secure a loan of $24,000. A spokeswoman at a similar firm in Paris says people there offer a lot of Bordeaux as collateral.
Until the current fight over a similar federal regulation, the New Hampshire law requiring contraceptive coverage was on the books for more than a decade without controversy. Now Republicans in the state Legislature are trying to carve out a religious exemption.
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