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She Made Film History. So Why Is She Mostly Unknown?

August 26, 2019 |

Heard of Alice Guy-Blaché? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. That’s why there’s a new documentary about the pre-World War I film pioneer, the Smithsonian reports. Born in 1873, Guy-Blaché directed hundreds of movies and was among the first to use synchronized sound, close-ups, and hand-tinted color. She was also head…
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8-Year-Old Hits 112mph on Second Freeway Drive

August 25, 2019 |

An 8-year-old boy got a stern talking-to earlier this week when he took his mom’s Volkswagen for a joyride on the German autobahn, but after pulling the stunt again—hitting speeds 112 mph—he’s been put into psychological counselling, the AP reports. Dortmund police said Friday the grade-schooler stole the…
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Shopping Center ‘Probably Totaled’ by Explosion

August 25, 2019 |

At around 7am, a fire alarm rang at a Maryland shopping center. An hour later, half the building blew up. Luckily a lot happened in between, with firefighters identifying a gas leak and evacuating the Columbia building and surrounding area, CNN reports. The blast could be heard for miles, but…
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G7 Leaders to Brazil: We Have an Idea

August 25, 2019 |

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm, the AP reports. French…
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The Middle East Has a New Kind of War

August 25, 2019 |

From the vast deserts of Saudi Arabia to the crowded neighborhoods of Beirut, a drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the US and Iran, the AP reports. Since the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last year,…
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Netflix Plans Film to Revisit Breaking Bad Meth Cook

August 25, 2019 |

Six years on, Breaking Bad fans will be able to catch up with at least one character. Netflix plans a feature-length movie this fall that will center on Jesse Pinkman, reports Fox Business . El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie picks up where Breaking Bad left off with Pinkman, played by…
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Woman Put Dog in Trunk After Shelter Refused Him: Cops

August 25, 2019 |

Imagine lying in a car trunk when it’s 85 degrees out. That was apparently the fate of a Florida woman’s dog Wednesday after the Brevard County Humane Society wouldn’t euthanize the animal and had no room to shelter it, Fox 35 Orlando reports. Bystanders in the small city of Cocoa…
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Deputy ‘Shot by Sniper’ Really Wasn’t: Sheriff

August 25, 2019 |

A California sheriff’s deputy who claimed he was shot by a sniper has ‘fessed up: He really wasn’t, authorities say. In a Saturday night presser, Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. said Deputy Angel Reinosa’s tale grew thinner when he was questioned about the incident on…
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Angel Has Fallen Tops Expectations

August 25, 2019 |

Angel Has Fallen has easily topped the box office with a $ 21.3 million debut, as the action sequel became the latest mid-budget release to find modest success in the often-quiet late summer. The Lionsgate film beat expectations going into the weekend, opening similarly to the 2016 installment, London Has…
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Obamas Mix It Up on Summer Playlist

August 25, 2019 |

The Obama summer playlist features Drake, Beyonce, Steely Dan, and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it “some new, some old, some fast, some slow,” the AP reports. Former President Obama tweeted 44 songs Saturday that he and his wife, Michelle, have been listening to. They include Drake’s “Too Good,…
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