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The 50 unsexiest things about the 50 Shades of Grey trailer

National Post | Arts  On Thursday, Universal released the first official trailer for 50 Shades of Grey, the movie based on the unbelievably successful book of the same name by E.L. James. In the film, Jamie Dornan stars as Christian Grey, the BDSM-loving business magnate who woos the virginal Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) into an erotic relationship.

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Queen Elizabeth II photobombs Australian hockey player Jayde Taylor's selfie at 2014 Commonwealth Games

National Post  Queen Elizabeth II left a pair of Australian athletes stunned when she photobombed their selfie before their field hockey match on the first day of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!!

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Capsule reviews of feature films

The Philadelphia Inquirer  ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 { stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too long. 1 hr. 30 R (profanity, violence, nudity) — David Hiltbrand BEGIN AGAIN 2 { stars.

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Keep your forks, Toronto: There's a new international food festival in town

National Post | Life  This weekend, Toronto's already jam-packed festival schedule gets a new addition as Taste of Toronto bows at the historic Fort York. It's a three-day culinary smorgasbord, with 17 of the city's top restaurants serving up three dishes apiece for ticket holders, with performances from some of the city's best acts (Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning and Jason Collett among them) and a handful of seminars and classes to boot.

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Give Toronto police body cameras and Tasers, use of force report recommends

Toronto Star  The much-anticipated review by retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci examining Toronto police use-of-force makes 84 broad-ranging recommendations to improve how the force acts in encounters with emotionally disturbed or mentally ill people, addressing issues of training, police culture, Tasers and body worn cameras, and the mental health of officers themselves.

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Brunswick drivers look to Emerson Chevrolet for award-winning Silverado performance

PR Newswire  AUBURN, Maine, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Available at Emerson Chevrolet Buick, the 2014 Chevy Silverado is dedicated to delivering hard-working results for local Maine drivers. The power and fuel economy of Silverado's engine suite alone is an undeniable testament to the automaker's efforts in this regard.

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Multiple Gazans Killed While Seeking Refuge In UN Shelter

International Business Times  Multiple Gaza residents were killed Thursday while taking refuge in a school shelter of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refguees, the agency said. According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, 10 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in the blast.

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The Mystery Virus That (Probably) Lives In Your Gut

Medical Daily  An ancient virus we don't yet fully understand has been discovered residing in the intestines of about half the world's population, scientists announced Thursday. Dubbed crAssphage, after the software that identified it, the researchers believe the virus may have something to do with obesity and diabetes.

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Mali's president says wreckage of Air Algerie flight has been spotted in the north

GlobalPost  UPDATE: Reuters — Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Thursday that the wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in his country's desert north. "I have just been informed that the wreckage has been found between Aguelhoc and Kidal," Keita said during a meeting of political, religious and civil society leaders in Bamako.

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CBP Commissioner: Border is 'more secure and more safe'

The Washington Times  The new commissioner of Customs and Border Protection said the U.S. -Mexico border is "more secure and more safe," as the White House has touted a drop in the number of unaccompanied children arriving there in recent weeks.

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We Watched This Insanely Ridiculous NRA Video So You Don't Have To

Liberaland  The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been responsible for countless nonsensical, totally illogical and sadistically irrational pro-gun slogans. It's kind of what the NRA does. Its executive vice president and chief crackpot, Wayne LaPierre is a never-ending geyser of these easy-to-repeat yet easily debunkable slogans.

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Air Algerie Flight Carrying 116 People From Burkina Faso 'Crashes'

Newsweek  An Air Algeria passenger flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying 110 passengers and six crew has crashed according to official sources. The flight was scheduled for landing at 5:10am GMT, but Spanish airline Swiftair who own the aircraft, have issued a statement that contact with the plane has been lost.

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Target Corp can fix its Canadian business – Barclays

Financial Post  Target Corp.' s problems in Canada are largely fixable and a large opportunity remains for the U.S. retailing giant north of the border, Barclays said in a new report. Following suggestions by others on the Street that Target should cut its losses and exit Canada, the firm's retail analysts took a closer look at the company's Canadian operations.

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Bud Withers: Pacific Northwest apprenticeship over, Sarkisian settles in at USC

The Seattle Times  LOS ANGELES — Steve Sarkisian worked the various venues of Pac-12 football media days here Wednesday, walking a fragile line between diplomacy and bombast. "I wake up every day," said the University of Washington's former coach, "and I kind of pinch myself."

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Cubs lose 8-3 while pondering moves for future

Chicago Tribune  CHICAGO—Outfielder Jorge Soler has one advantage over Triple-A Iowa teammates Javier Baez and Kris Bryant in their quest to reach the major leagues. Soler is on the Cubs' 40-man roster, which will hold significant consideration as to who could get promoted later this season.

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Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High on Federal Health Insurance Exchange

ProPublica  This story was co-published with NPR's "Shots" blog. For months, journalists and politicians fixated on the number of people signing up for health insurance through the federal exchange created as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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UPDATED: New Online Tracking Tool Said To Be Nearly Impossible To Block

redOrbit.com  redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: July 24, 2014 - Clarification and updates provided by a representative of AddThis Five percent of the world’s top 100,000 websites are using a previously undetected cookie-like online tracking mechanism that is embedded in “share” buttons – and researchers from Princeton University and Belgium’s KU Leuven University report that it is next to impossible to block using conventional computer...

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