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Storm renews debate about how to pay for disaster aid - USA Today
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers publicly assured Oklahoma tornado victims on Tuesday that the federal government stands ready to assist in the recovery effort, but a potential financial aid package renewed debate Tuesday over how to pay for disaster relief.
Oklahoma senators embrace disaster aid after opposing Sandy relief bill
Conservative Okla. lawmakers face dilemma: Will they support tornado relief ...
Coburn Wants Home-State Tornado Aid Offset in Budget
BREAKING: Suicide shuts Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
A far-right French historian shot himself in the head beside the altar of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris today apparently in protest against the legalisation of gay marriage in France. Dominique Venner, 78, a former member of the nationalist terrorist movement, ...
French activist shoots himself in Notre Dame cathedral in gay marriage protest
Man kills himself inside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris
French historian kills himself at Notre Dame Cathedral after gay marriage rant
Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter - USA Today
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more ...
More teens flocking to Twitter as enthusiasm for Facebook wanes
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy
Survey: Most Teens Savvy about Facebook Privacy - Some See It As an ...
County elections chief to serve on presidential panel to streamline voting
Las Vegas Sun
President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to appoint Clark County elections chief Larry Lomax to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, a panel designed to improve voters' access to the polls. Lomax, who earlier this year ...
Obama Announces Members of Election Commission
Obama announces bipartisan election commission
Meet the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Weather Journal: Humidity Persists
Wall Street Journal
Humid weather continues on Tuesday night, leading to severe weather across the region. Those threats dissipate during the day on Wednesday, but unsettled weather is still in the cards for the wrap of the week. A frontal boundary remains parked just north of ...
Tornado warning issued for southwestern corner of Mass.
Severe storms include possible twister in Copake
Tornado prediction is advancing and evolving, scientists say
X-Factor and their new judges are finally here.
Let The X Factor begin!
Filming for the hit reality competition show has officially kicked off in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, and there's already a "girl power" theme for the Fox series' third season.
Demi Lovato and newly announced judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio all took the X Factor stage to greet fans and aspiring stars as they waiting for producer and fellow judge Simon Cowell to arrive.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 21, 2013 at 6:36pm
The critics have a lot to say about Daft Punk's new album.
French dance duo Daft Punk — Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo —have done more to propel futuristic electronic dance music (EDM) onto festival stages than any other act since the release of 1997’s Homework. Now, the pair, having exhausted EDM’s possibilities and critical of its current sound, point to EDM’s future by looking to the past on their first studio set in eight years.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 21, 2013 at 6:33pm
New Arrested Development info released:
On Sunday Netflix will release 15 new episodes of the willfully absurd sitcom about the Bluths, a family of self-centered lunatics. The show made its debut on Fox in 2003 and ran for three seasons before being unceremoniously dumped in 2006. The ratings were negligible (it was the 120th most popular show in its Emmy-winning first season), but those who did embrace the show — whether it was during the series’ first run or later on DVD, taking in the show’s dense, silly-smart mix of satire, in-jokes and ridiculous story lines, which touched on Saddam Hussein and incest, among other prickly subjects — tended to do so with vigor.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 20, 2013 at 5:41pm
Justin Bieber was booed during the Billboard Music Awards even though he didn't do anything that would bring about audience backlash.
Justin Bieber didn't have the warmest welcome tonight.
After performing twice at the Billboard Music Awards—once solo for his hit "Take You" and once with Will.i.am for "Power"—the pop singer took the stage near the end of the night to accept the first ever Milestone Award, but along with the cheers he's used to, Bieber was faced with some heavy booing.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 19, 2013 at 11:37pm
Acclaimed shows share the love at Drama Desk Awards.
Critically celebrated Broadway shows were dominant at this year's Drama Desk Awards, handed out Sunday night at a ceremony at New York's Town Hall.
The British import Matilda the Musical collected the most honors, five in all, including outstanding musical, book and lyrics — though an off-Broadway musical tracing the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love, earned the outstanding music prize for pop-based collaborators David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. (Love was also recognized for lighting design.)
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 19, 2013 at 11:33pm
Yahoo wants to acquire Tumblr. A writer for Boston Herald has published a very opinionated article on the topic.
Tumblr, we hardly knew ye. The microblogging platform, with its coveted younger demographic, is on the market and the expected buyer, Yahoo, almost certainly would burden the site with a layer of bureaucracy that will drive away many of its 100 million bloggers.
Blindly stumbling to reinvent itself, Yahoo is reportedly willing to spend $1.1 billion for Tumblr for one big reason: It would provide an instant supply of the youthful audience that the search engine desperately needs and woefully lacks.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 19, 2013 at 11:29pm
The winner has finally been announced.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune "Only Teardrops," despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
Juries and television viewers across Europe awarded the barefoot, hippie-chic 20-year-old for the catchy love song that is driven by her deep, Shakira-like voice. She received a total of 281 points in the glitzy music battle, which also featured a bizarre opera pop number from Romania, the comeback of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" star Bonnie Tyler and an Armenian rock song written by the guitarist of Black Sabbath.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 19, 2013 at 12:20am
There has been a lot of speculation as to who will be returning to the judges panel on The Voice. It was announced that Usher and Shakira would be be back on the show. It is now being reported that this isn't exactly true.
NBC has locked down judges for the next two cycles of The Voice.
Speculation have run rampant as to who will sit in the red swivel chairs this fall and spring, with major media outlets declaring Shakira will exit the series for good after the singer said told reporters she wasn’t planning to return. There have also been rumors that Usher was finished with the show, too.
And it was all partly true. Shakira and Usher won’t be back … in the fall.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 16, 2013 at 8:14pm
ABC News has released 10 things you probably didn't know about Demi Lovato.
Demi Lovato is a force to be reckoned with.
Just 20 years old, the singer-songwriter, who mixes pop beats with a hard edge, dropped her fourth album, "Demi," this week, on which she co-wrote almost all the songs. "Heart Attack," the new single off her latest album, is already on its way to being this summer's anthem.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 16, 2013 at 8:06pm
There's a lot we can all learn from watching the office.
After nine seasons, NBC’s “The Office” is retiring the “World’s Best Boss” mug for good.
The fan favorite show detailed the ups and downs and office shenanigans of paper company Dunder Mifflin in a mocumentary-style series. The show parodied common office situations that we’ve all experienced: office romances, kitchen etiquette battles and of course, the relationship between employers and the boss.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 16, 2013 at 7:55pm