9 Indianapolis women with ties to prostitution are missing – IMPD has not ruled out a serial killer, Indiana
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gave a speech last week at the Virginia Military Institute that left little doubt about his foreign-policy agenda: more wars of choice.
The U.S. left Afghanistan and Iraq too early for his taste. “The plain truth is that we still have work to do in Afghanistan,” he said. “It would be a terrible mistake for the U.S. to make the same mistake we made in Iraq. Our hasty and total withdrawal squandered the hard-fought gains won by the military at such great cost.”
He likens Iran today to Nazi Germany before World War II.
He complains about the Obama Administration’s “light footprint” approach to Libya and calls for the U.S. to play a greater role in countries affected by the Arab Spring. And he asserts that President Obama’s remarks on Syria “committed the United States to a policy of regime change” that hasn’t been carried out
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH MAGAZINES: EBONY, 1960s
Ebony was the monthly over-sized African American pop culture and news magazine published by Johnson Publishing. It was founded in 1945. Its covers in the 40s and the 50s tended to focus on fashion, culture, and celebrity; as Ebony moved into the 60s the covers increasingly featured political and social issues of the black community. Ebony had a great set of staff photographers, including Moneta Sleet Jr., G. Marshall Wilson, and Isaac Sutton, who shot many of the covers, and art director Herbert Temple delivered simple, elegant design and some powerful self-illustrated covers as well.
Ebony has historically been not only socially relevant, but they’ve also got a remarkable collection of positive, powerful imagery of women on the cover — not something you see often on the cover of any magazine, not to mention any magazine in the 1960s.
"Voces (“Voices”) addresses the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. An ongoing act of mourning and protest, I silently sit to the side of the gallery, embroidering the names of individual murder victims into white blouses. Beginning with the first documented victims in 1993, every woman is commemorated with pink thread, referencing the pink crosses that have been erected and painted throughout the city by those who mourn the dead. As the shirts fill the center of the room, memorial shrines and missing person posters line the walls". Mandy Cano Villalobos.
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Forget the notion of carefree youth. America’s teens are every bit as stressed as the adults around them — and sometimes even more — according to a new survey that offers a snapshot of adolescent angst.
House GOP to abandon debt limit plan
Republicans will now try and pass a clean bill in a planned vote on Wednesday. Congress has until Feb. 27 to raise the debt limit, according to the Treasury Department.
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Machines are for answers; humans are for questions. The world that Google is constructing—a world of cheap and free answers—having answers is not going to be very significant or important. Having a really great question will be where all the value is.
Machines are for answers; humans are for questions.
This is a key critique against the emerging machine age - which is featuring an almost total human capitulation in front of easy and immediate answers or solutions to shallow and badly formulated questions or problems!
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Heather Surovik was eight months pregnant when a drunk driver smacked into her car on a summer afternoon on the outskirts of Denver. A 27-year-old preschool teacher at the time, she was expecting to give birth within days, in July 2012, to a boy she called Brady. “I survived,” she said. “Brady did not.”
The Beatles tour New York’s Central Park, followed by a small army of photographers, 50 years ago on February 8, 1964. A day earlier they had arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, on their first visit to the United States. (While John Lennon, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr mugged for the cameras, George Harrison remained at their hotel, sick with a fever and sore throat.)
This Week in Universal News: The Beatles Come to America
On this day, fifty years ago, the Beatles landed at New York City’s recently renamed John F. Kennedy airport. Here’s the report from Universal, complete with John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s trademark charm, screaming teenagers, and a condescending narrator that clearly does not take these Liverpudlians (or their fans) seriously.
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QUICK, FRED, THE FLIT: There are rumors around that this is Britain’s revenge for the Boston Tea Party. You guessed it … the Beatles have arrived in the United States for their first appearance before an idolizing teen-age crowd, with the St. Vitus bounce. They take an airing in Central Park. No. There is no truth to the buzz that the Zoo’s laughing hyena was driven underground.
Team USA: Sochi 2014
Behind the scenes at Team Processing for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: Team Ralph Lauren puts finishing touches on the Official Team USA Parade Uniform fittings