History-making Hurricane Maria could break more records

History-making Hurricane Maria could break more records
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – As the second Category 5 hurricane of the season after Irma, Maria has made 2017 only the sixth time that the Atlantic Ocean has had two or more such storms in a given year. The last time two Category 5 hurricanes occurred in the same …
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More Snow Expected in Parts of Northern Rockies This Week
Another early-season snowfall is forecast in the northern Rockies this week. The higher elevations of Idaho, southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming may receive a foot or more of snow. Snow is piling up in parts of the northern Rockies again this week …
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Twitter Users Photoshopped Beyoncé To Be A White Woman Because They Think She Would Be ‘More Beautiful’
The internet, resourceful as it is, has a nasty underbelly where people’s most abhorrent tendencies fester by connecting with other heinous, like-minded individuals. We previously reported on the disturbing trend of people stealing photos from mothers …
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Connect to Congress: Protest, politics, and pastime ahead of break

trendConnect to Congress: Protest, politics, and pastime ahead of break
The U.S. House of Representatives will head out for a week of recess in just a few days. House Democrats are saying not so fast, however. They’re calling on Congress to stay in session until gun legislation is voted on in that chamber, staging a sit-in on …
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Blame It on Rio: Politics, Propaganda, and the Weaponization of the Olympics
The decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to ban the Russian track and field team from competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is as much about politics as it is about doping and fair play. Indeed, while the …
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Capital Link’s McGonegal: Brexit Is All About Politics
June 23 — Brett McGonegal, chairman and chief executive officer at Capital Link International, discusses the U.K. referendum and its impact on markets. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Rosalind Chin, Juliette Saly, Yvonne Man and David Ingles on “Asia Edge.”
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Black Violin wants to break your classical music stereotypes

musicBlack Violin wants to break your classical music stereotypes
The members of Black Violin want to change perceptions about who can play what kind of music. Wil Baptiste on viola and Kev Marcus on violin met as high school orchestra nerds. Today they play genre-bending music, blending classical music with hip-hop.
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World-famous pianist to perform at Adelphi
As a chamber musician, he has worked with renowned performers and ensembles such as The Brodsky Quartet, tenor Robert White, pianist Sara Buechner, and violinists Elmar Oliviera, Philippe Graffin and Augustin Hadelich. This concert is made possible …
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SF auto burglary nets violin that backed up Sinatra
A member of a noted Bay Area family quartet’s car was broken into in San Francisco and a violin worth about $ 35,000 was stolen — all while he attended a memorial service. Orinda resident Greg Mazmanian said someone broke the windows of his Acura …
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