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Ana Veciana-Suarez: Value in great wealth is where in the world it goes

The Miami Herald  Like many people I know, I'm fascinated by the wealthy. Not the simple rich who have a mere two commas on their net worth statements but the uber-wealthy multi-billionaires. Bill Gates. Warren Buffett.

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Lewinsky says she's 'patient zero' for cyberbullying

Philadelphia Daily News  PHILADELPHIA — Monica Lewinsky called herself "patient zero," the first person to ever have her reputation "completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet." It's unknown what patient number Tyler Clementi was when, 12 years later, he took his own life out of embarrassment after his freshman roommate at Rutgers University secretly videotaped him kissing another man and streamed it online.

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Annie Lennox turns nostalgia trip into a dull ride

Chicago Tribune  Annie Lennox, late of Eurythmics fame, is on shaky ground. "Nostalgia" (Blue Note), the title of her sixth studio album, is a loaded word, one which does not bode well for an artist once famous for pushing the outer edges of pop showmanship.

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The Voice: Battles winnow out some contenders

Toronto Star  Monday’s episode of The Voice was the kind that gets you pumped for the season ahead. MORE TV REVIEWS AT THESTAR.COM Whether it was Damien knocking an R&B classic out of the park, teenager Katriz Trinidad stealing a battle from more experienced Blessing Offor, soulful Matt McAndrew getting lost in Coldplay or the melismatic nuclear assault that was Toia Jones and DaNica Shirey’s battle, there was plenty of talent worth rooting for.

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Poconos schools closed due to manhunt for suspect in trooper slaying

The Philadelphia Inquirer  Some schools in the Poconos are closed today after several recent potential sightings of the man suspected of shooting two troopers last month. The Pocono Mountain School District said this morning that all schools would be closed today.

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President Bashir named ruling party's 2015 candidate

Africa Review  Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in power since a 1989 coup will stand for re-election in 2015 after being retained as leader of the ruling party on Tuesday, an adviser said. President Bashir, who is the only sitting head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), was re-elected as both leader and presidential candidate of the National Congress Party (NCP) at a party convention, his chief assistant Ibrahim Ghandour said.

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J.K. Simmons shines in 'Whiplash'

Fort Worth Star-Telegram  You know his face but not his name. He's the guy from the Farmers Insurance commercials. He's the star of the sitcom "Growing Up Fisher." He was in the "Spider-Man" movies. He was that really evil neo-Nazi dude from "Oz," the cable series about prisoners from more than a decade ago.

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Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse paints a multi-generational portrait of two Montreal artists

National Post | Arts  In the days when Paris was the undoubted centre of the art world it attracted young painters from everywhere. Two Canadians, J.W. Morrice and John Lyman, the products of affluent Montreal families, were typical.

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Gun-Nut America: Man Trying to Sell a Gun Gets Robbed at Gun Point With His Own Gun

Americans Against the Tea Party  It's so hard to trust people these days. Seriously, if you can't trust the friend of a convicted felon you just met with your own loaded gun, who can you trust? KOMO news reports of this incident, which took place in the coastal city of Mukiliteo, Washington in Snohomish County.

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Britain Sends Drones For Surveillance Missions Over Syria

International Business Times  (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" in order to gather intelligence on Islamic State (IS) militants.

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Treasury Metals Files Goliath Gold Project Environmental Impact Statement

PR Newswire  TSX:TML TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Treasury Metals Inc. (TSX:TML) ("Treasury") is pleased to announce a major milestone achievement in the development of Goliath Gold Project located in Northwestern Ontario.

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Total CEO de Margerie Killed in Moscow as Jet Hits Snow Plough

Newsweek  The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. De Margerie's death leaves a void at the top of one of the world's biggest listed oil firms at a difficult time for the industry as oil prices fall and state-backed competitors keep them out of some of the best oil exploration territory.

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Refugee abuse scandal in Germany is highlighting failing EU policies

GlobalPost  ESSEN, Germany — Midway through describing his alleged abuse by security guards at a home for asylum seekers here, Badr Abboussi breaks off to answer a call on his cell phone. After speaking rapidly in Italian, the 21-year-old originally from Morocco hangs up, shrugs his shoulders and says ruefully, “Transfer.”

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From Social Drinker To Alcoholic, In One Flip Of A Switch

Medical Daily  Considering over 85 percent of people over the age of 18 report that they have drank alcohol at some point in their life, discerning who is affected by moderate drinking or problem drinking can become difficult to determine accurately.

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

The Washington Times  NEW YORK (AP) - Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen.

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