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‘Valerian’ turns French comic into epic mess

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(CNN)A feast for the eyes and positively numbing on the brain, “Valerian and the city of a Thousand Planets” makes an early bid for worst movie of the year — or at least, the most ostentatious waste of money, given the lavish trappings of this comic-book adaptation from French writer-director Luc Besson. To be fair, the actors’ performances are largely drowned under the psychedelic mayhem surrounding them, but even so, it’s a photo finish in this setting …

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8 petty laws inspired by Honolulu’s attempted ban on cellphone walking

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… Since the city council successfully passed the bill, the fate of cellphone addicts in Hawaii now rests in the hands of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. He has 10 business days to make this final life-changing decision. Choose wisely, sir. WATCH: A one-wheeled electric scooter you’ll want to show off Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/07/16/hawaii-cellphone-walking-ban/ …

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Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers part one

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… your holiday. the city Always Wins (Faber), Omar Robert Hamiltons vivid debut novel, reads at times like gritty frontline reporting of the Egyptian revolution of 2011. But it is a novel through and through felicitous, immensely perceptive and thorough in its insights, and scrupulously humane. Its portrayal of the young, who are committed against insuperable odds to the salvation of the Egyptian ideal, is a bitter history lesson coupled with a riveting human story about political innocence and …

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At Least Seventeen People Wounded In Little Rock Nightclub Shooting Watch The Horrifying Video

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Wow. At least seventeen people were shot overnight in Little Rock, Arkansas at Power Lounge, a nightclub in the city. But miraculously, according to authorities as of early this morning, no one has died. It’s unclear what prompted the shooting beyond being some type of dispute that boiled over during a concert performance at the club, but we do know that someone evidently fired wildly into the crowd, leaving a horrific scene. There’s video of part of the alleged incident going …

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Meet Silvercar, The Startup Trying To Shake Up Airport Car Rental

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… recent Thursday evening, it took a BuzzFeed News reporter a little more than 10 minutes to exit the sliding doors of Austin International Airport’s main terminal, catch a ride from a Silvercar concierge to the company’s offsite lot, scan into a Silvercar with an iPhone, and hit Interstate 35 on the way into the city center. There were a few minutes of curbside waiting and a bit of fumbling with the windshield phone scanner, but the process certainly beat waiting for a rental car …

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6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Myanmar, tremors felt in Bengal, Bihar and Assam – Times of India

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit Myanmar on Wednesday evening, news agency Reuters reported. The quake struck 143 km (88 miles) west of the city of Meiktila, the agency said. Tremors were felt in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam. Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/6-8-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-Myanmar-tremors-felt-in-eastern-India/articleshow/53843705.cms …

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10+ Funny White Lies Parents Tell Their Kids

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Using “alternative facts” as a parenting device, however, can occasionally misfire. If your young detective catches you in a lie, you’re in hot water. “Kids globalize and say, ‘My parent is a liar. Are they also lying about loving me?’” Canadian parenting expert Alyson Schafer told The Washington Post in 2015. On the importance of owning up to it, and making up for it, though, she added that “making a mistake gracefully is a really important …

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What The Father Of A Dead Child Noticed In This Photograph Is Chilling. A Must See.

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The father of a boy killed when a tornado destroyed the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Oklahoma back in May of this year is convinced his son returned from the afterlife, if only for a brief moment to pose in a picture with his cousin taken during 4th of July celebrations. 9-year-old Nicolas McCabe was tragically taken away from his family along with 6 other children when a devastating tornado swept through the city of Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th of this year, laying ruin to the …

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Raves, riots and revolutions: Manchesters radical history of mass gatherings

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From Peterloo to the MIF Procession, via Manchester Pride and acid house, Manchesters communal happenings have helped shaped the soul of the city The opening event of this years MIF is a new work curated by Peterloo protest was hugely influential in giving ordinary people the vote, as well as leading to the rise of the Chartist movement, trade unions, and the establishment of The Manchester Guardian in 1821. Peterloo Massacre, 1819, by George Cruikshank Photograph: Spencer …

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10 Grammar Rules That You Learned In Elementary School (And Quickly Forgot)

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… conceptual, use “less.” “There are fewer trees in the city than there are in the suburbs.” “That essay was far less persuasive than the last one.” http://ox-d.viralnova.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=537251604&cb=5653fdf7a3e54 9. Which or That Flickr / Denise Krebs When you’re trying to figure out when to use “which” and “that,” consider the fact that “which” qualifies, and …

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