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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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 angle shot of several Oscars

Following its Golden Globes sweep, “La La Land” dominated the 2017 Oscar nominations, picking up 14 nods to tie the record set by “Titanic” and “All About Eve.” Aside from the Academy’s top prize, it’s also up for best director for Damien Chazelle, while both of its actors, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, were recognized. With eight nominations, “Arrival” and “Moonlight” tied as runner-ups — both are also in the running for best picture.The Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the first time and air live on ABC Network on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET.

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The book "National Security Mom: Why Going Soft Will Make America Strong" offers the basics of contemporary terrorism trends and national security policymaking from a parent's perspective. Written by Gina M. Bennett – a mom of five with 20 years experience in national security as a counterterrorism expert for the US Intelligence Community – this book demystifies the underworld of terrorism and offers a unique comparison of how the super-secret intelligence approach to securing our nation is surprisingly similar to how parents secure their homes and families.

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The 74th Golden Globe Awards

The City of Stars – provided the perfect frame for the night’s big winner, Damien Chazelle’s "La La Land" which, in a record-breaking sweep, went home with Globes in all the seven categories it had been nominated: best motion picture, musical-comedy; best director and screenplay, Damien Chazelle; best actress, musical-comedy, Emma Stone; best actor, musical-comedy, Ryan Gosling (who visibly blushed when his name was announced, to the delight of audiences near and far); best original song, “City of Stars”, and best original score, Justin Hurwitz.

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 Kirk Douglas CUP

Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, New York. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants recently arrived in the United States, looking for a better life. His father Herschel (also known as Harry) worked as a ragman, an occupation immortalized in the title of Kirk’s best-selling 1988 autobiography,The Ragman’s Son. Kirk would later name his independent film production company after his mother, Bryna.

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A Rumor is often viewed as "an unverified account or explanation of events circulating from person to person and pertaining to an object, event, or issue in public concern".  A rumor involves some kind of a statement whose veracity is not quickly or ever confirmed. In addition, some scholars have identified rumor as a subset of propoaganda, the latter another notoriously difficult concept to define. Learn how to spot and stop "Rumors", "Conspiracy Theories and "Fake News."