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Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel by Jules Feiffer: Review

August 28, 2014

A crude, perpetually drunk private eye. A mysterious beauty named Mae who enlists his help. A boxer dubbed Eddie “The Dancing Master” Longo, Mae’s boyfriend, who bewilders competitors with, you guessed it, fancy footwork. Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer’s new graphic novel, Kill My Mother, is steeped in the noir genre and filled with...
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For Konecny, it almost feels like his first 67's training camp

August 28, 2014

For Konecny, it almost feels like his first 67's training camp That success included a rookie-of-the-year award for his 26-goal and 44-assist season. What he missed out on, as did the entire 67's organization for the past two seasons, was the playoffs. That's something they don't want a repeat of in the 2014-15 …...
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay poses in pro-gun T-shirt

August 28, 2014

Justice Minister Peter MacKay is drawing criticism after appearing in a photo wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a logo from Canada’s National Firearms Association (NFA) — a pro-gun lobby group — during a Conservative Party fundraiser in Edmonton last week. The photo shows MacKay standing between two people wearing a black T-shirt with a...
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Arizona Treasurer Wins G.O.P. Primary for Governor

August 27, 2014

Photo Doug Ducey, 50, the Arizona state treasurer and former chief executive of Cold Stone Creamery, amassed a diverse group of supporters, including Tea Party members and Chamber of Commerce leaders. Credit Samantha Sais/Reuters PHOENIX — Doug Ducey, the state’s treasurer and former chief executive of an international chain of ice cream parlors, defeated...
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Simple ways to rein in spending and boost your savings

August 27, 2014

There are some simple steps you can take to boost your savings, and the first one is creating a smart budget. You have to figure out where your money is going and cut back in areas where it shouldn’t go, says certified financial planner Michael Dalton. To get a handle on your spending, Dalton...
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Late-payment rate on U.S. credit cards hits lowest level in 7 years

August 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit. The rate of U.S. credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to 1.16 per cent in the April-June quarter — the lowest level in at...
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Quebec calls inquiry into seniors home fire that killed 32

August 26, 2014

QUEBEC—The Quebec government is calling an inquiry into the fire that killed 32 people at a seniors’ residence last January. The inquiry will be headed by longtime coroner Cyrille Delage. Public Security Minister Lise Theriault told a news conference in Quebec City on Tuesday morning it will be up to Delage to decide whether...
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Think social media users are overly opinionated? Study shows otherwise

August 26, 2014

WASHINGTON—Tired of that friend or relative who won’t stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority. In a report released Tuesday, the Pew Research Center found that most people who regularly use social media sites were actually less likely to share...
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Emmy top five moments, in gifs

August 26, 2014

After reminiscing about Bryan Cranston’s role on Seinfeld as Elaine’s love interest, Cranston surprised Julia Louis-Dreyfus with a kiss as she accepted her Emmy for Veep. In accepting the Emmy for Writing, Variety Special, Sarah Silverman took a moment to recognize just how random life really is. The bit with the bathroom key Andre...
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Byron Smith gets PGA Tour start

August 26, 2014

Byron Smith gets PGA Tour start Smith, who had played at Cathedral City High School, would play well during the year on mini-tours, even winning five times on the Canadian Tour. … And by finishing in the top 75 on the money list in 2013, he secured a spot on that tour again in...
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