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Swiss vote on granting new powers to intelligence services
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters are casting ballots to decide whether to grant new powers to Switzerland's intelligence services, such as tracking internet activity, snooping on email boxes and tapping phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.

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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:26:25 -0400

Clinton, Trump face challenges at debate

Workers prepare for the first presidental debate. (AP)The Democratic nominee has to prove she can be trusted, and her GOP opponent must show depth.


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last updated: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:27:40 +0000

It’s A Nasty And Wonderful World: A Note From This Weekend’s Guest Editor, Gideon Lichfield
The best things to come out of human tribalism are the stories, a few of which we'll share here with you this weekend.

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Charlotte protesters keep marching after police release shooting video
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - Nearly a week of protests over the police killing of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina showed no signs of abating on Sunday, after police released videos showing the victim being shot but did not answer the question of whether he had a gun.

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last updated: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:31:05 -0400

25 Investments That Will Save You Money In The Long Run

Like retail therapy for your bank account.

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Reusable microfiber cloths that will cut your cleaning costs.

Reusable microfiber cloths that will cut your cleaning costs.

"Seriously. I bought my first set of cleaning cloths in January and I have yet to purchase any cleaning supplies. The only chemical I use to clean is toilet bowl cleaner. I use water and Norwex cloths to clean every other surface in my home. Life-changing and money-saving!" —M. Piquette

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A SodaStream that will replace your LaCroix addiction.

A SodaStream that will replace your LaCroix addiction.

"I use filtered water and then add citrus, basil, or basically anything I want or have on hand. I have saved a fortune not buying LaCroix and I have DIY pamplemousse on demand!" —Kristin K.

Get it from Amazon $71.11.

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You Have To Take Pottermore's New Patronus Quiz

I DID MY WAITING. TWELVE YEARS OF IT.

If you're familiar with Pottermore, the online hub for info about J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, you'll know that the sorting quiz is one of the greatest parts of the whole thing.

If you're familiar with Pottermore, the online hub for info about J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, you'll know that the sorting quiz is one of the greatest parts of the whole thing.

(I'm in Gryffindor because obviously.)

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Well, we have to wait no longer. Because POTTERMORE HAS FINALLY RELEASED THE PATRONUS QUIZ AND OH MY GOD IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

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The quiz encourages you to ~answer instinctively~ and not ~think too hard~ because the questions are timed.

The quiz encourages you to ~answer instinctively~ and not ~think too hard~ because the questions are timed.

If you fail to answer a question within 5-ish seconds, it'll just move on to the next question, as I learned while trying to take this screenshot.

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16 Tiny Fluffs That Will Warm Even The Coldest Heart

*Resists urge to go get 10 immediately*

This little star puff:

This little star puff:

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This floof iN A fREakINg CArDigaN:

This floof iN A fREakINg CArDigaN:

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This pocket poof:

This pocket poof:

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These sleepy poof poofs:

These sleepy poof poofs:

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21 Beautiful Elephant Tattoos That Will Inspire You

Elegance and elephants.

This lovely little baby elephant.

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This beautiful anklet.

Instagram: @natalicamry_tattoo

This stunningly intricate elephant portrait.

Instagram: @patri_aluche_tattoo

And this gentle mother and baby.

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12 Makeup Myths Everyone Really, Really Needs To Stop Believing

Time to burst all those bubbles.

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You only need to throw out your mascara when it starts to get clumpy.

You only need to throw out your mascara when it starts to get clumpy.

Sure, throw it out once clumpy, but also throw it out after three months regardless of its condition. Mascara is the easiest item to get an eye infection from. The wand gets very close to your eyes, and then goes back into the dark, warm tube – the perfect breeding ground for bacteria!

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And pumping your mascara wand gets rid of clumps.

And pumping your mascara wand gets rid of clumps.

Pumping the wand actually makes your mascara drier, clumpier, and more flaky, as it simply introduces more air into the tube. More air also means more bacteria tends to become trapped inside.

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It's totally fine to sleep with your makeup on.

It's totally fine to sleep with your makeup on.

The main issue with sleeping with your makeup on is that the skin renews itself during sleep and makeup dramatically affects the skin's ability to do just that. This process is essential to keep the skin hydrated and fresh. Wearing makeup overnight clogs the pores and dehydrates the skin, and eye makeup left overnight can even lead to infections.

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17 Things Only A Monster Would Do At The Grocery Store

Hahahah I could have sworn you were trying to sneak 11 items into the 10-item express lane! My bad!!!

Violate the sanctity of the express checkout.

Violate the sanctity of the express checkout.

Twitter: @ReniaEats

And cut the hallowed line.

And cut the hallowed line.

Twitter: @Dahn0833

And BE THE WORST PERSON IN THE FRICKIN WORLD.

And BE THE WORST PERSON IN THE FRICKIN WORLD.

Twitter: @StackGod

Ignore one of society's most basic rules.

Ignore one of society's most basic rules.

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After Her Engagement Ended, This Woman Decided To Do Her Disney Engagement Pics Solo

“When I look back on those photos, I see a princess choosing to have a perfect day amidst an imperfect situation.”

A woman is proving you don't need a prince to feel like a princess by forging ahead with her Disney-themed engagement shoot after her relationship with her fiancé ended.

A woman is proving you don't need a prince to feel like a princess by forging ahead with her Disney-themed engagement shoot after her relationship with her fiancé ended.

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Brooke Lowry told BuzzFeed News she had dreamed of a "vintage 1950s" engagement shoot at Disneyland, and booked the shoot last fall after she got engaged.

Brooke Lowry told BuzzFeed News she had dreamed of a "vintage 1950s" engagement shoot at Disneyland, and booked the shoot last fall after she got engaged.

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She said she had also planned on doing a shoot during a trip to London, but knew she wouldn't feel complete without incorporating Disney as well.

"London is my absolute favorite place in the world, but Disneyland, like a fairy tale, is almost like my favorite place outside of this world, and I knew this milestone in my life wouldn’t be complete without incorporating such a magical place," she said.

After her engagement ended, Lowry said she was "incredibly disappointed, heartbroken, alone, scared, embarrassed, and rejected." She considered canceling the photo shoot, but then remembered why she loved Disney princesses.

After her engagement ended, Lowry said she was "incredibly disappointed, heartbroken, alone, scared, embarrassed, and rejected." She considered canceling the photo shoot, but then remembered why she loved Disney princesses.

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What % Autumn Are You?

Let’s find out exactly how much you really like the fall.

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The Director Who Wants To Show That "Everyone In The World Is Not Racist"

Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, and director Antoine Fuqua on the set of The Magnificent Seven.

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Antoine Fuqua shot The Magnificent Seven — a remake of the classic 1960 Western about a septet of hired guns who agree to defend a small town from a rapacious strongman — just as Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign and injected divisive, racist rhetoric into the national conversation. While the filmmaker never intended for his film (which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8) to dovetail so closely with the zeitgeist, he always set out to make a movie that touched on the importance of recognizing each other's humanity. The lead gunfighters, for example, are former Union and Confederate soldiers who became good friends after the Civil War.

"The movie's really about the best qualities of human beings, putting other people before yourselves," Fuqua told BuzzFeed News in March 2016 in his office on the Sony Pictures lot. "We get caught up in a lot of the symbols: flags, and whose side's on who, Republican, Democrat, and all of that. But ultimately, man, that's another human being across from you, you know? You never know when you might need each other. So it was important to show that everyone in the world is not racist or hateful. … It's great to see the diversity of it, because the statement is that we're all Americans."

Director Antoine Fuqua on the set of The Magnificent Seven.

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If that sounds idealistic, it's because Fuqua — who has largely built his career directing gritty, contemporary thrillers like Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen, and The Equalizer — has always seen Westerns as an escape. "Whenever I get a little depressed, I go watch a Western," the 50-year-old director said. "They were pure in the sense that the stories are simple, really. Characters can be a little more magnified. They're a wonderful dream, you know?"

And while Fuqua was intimately familiar with the classic iconography of Westerns, from the start he was keen to update at least one aspect of the classic Western: He wanted Denzel Washington in the lead role of the bounty hunter, played by Yul Brynner in the original.

"I thought it would make it more of an event to see Denzel on a horse at this point, be a cowboy," said Fuqua. Washington signed on immediately to play Sam Chisolm. “He was like, 'If you get a chance to make your Western, let's do it!'” Fuqua recalled with a laugh.

For the two biggest supporting roles, Fuqua turned to newly minted box office superstar Chris Pratt as the quick-draw scoundrel Josh Farraday and frequent collaborator Ethan Hawke as the troubled military legend Goodnight Robicheaux. But the filmmaker was careful not to surround Washington with just a bunch of white guys.

Vincent D'Onofrio, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Byung-hun Lee in The Magnificent Seven.

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"We don't live in that world anymore," said Fuqua. He filled out his seven leads with Native American newcomer Martin Sensmeier as the lone warrior Red Harvest, Mexican actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) as the outlaw Vasquez, South Korean star Byung-hun Lee (Terminator Genisys, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Robicheaux's lethal companion Billy Rocks, and Vincent D'Onofrio as the frontiersman Jack Horne.

"This movie's really important to me because it's diverse," said Fuqua. "You miss out on that talent, you miss out on what they bring to the screen if you just thought that old-school way. They all bring something different. If everyone's the same, what's the point of that?"

Fuqua appreciated that unlike, say, a superhero movie — which is based on sometimes decades-old source material that many fans believe to be sacrosanct — the Western genre can more easily accommodate his revisionist approach to casting. "The Western is wide open. There's so many stories to be told," he said. "Very few times have you seen a Western truly told from a Native American's side, not from a white actor playing Native American. I think there's things like that to be done."

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All The Best Deals On The Internet This Weekend

Deals from Forever 21, Free People, Wayfair, and more!

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10 Reasons Olivia Benson Is The Badass Hero We All Deserve

Don’t mess with the badge.

First of all, she joined the Special Victims Unit and was only one of two female detectives.

First of all, she joined the Special Victims Unit and was only one of two female detectives.

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During her time in SVU, she's proved time and time again that she is a great detective.

During her time in SVU, she's proved time and time again that she is a great detective.

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She is both extremely tough...

She is both extremely tough...

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...and extremely empathetic.

...and extremely empathetic.

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Famous People Who Are Republicans Vs. Famous People Who Are Democrats

Fact: Most game show hosts are on record as Republican. The more you know.

Republican: Jenna Jameson

Republican: Jenna Jameson

She once said, "When you're rich, you want a Republican in office."

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Democrat: Oprah

Democrat: Oprah

She endorsed Obama in 2008.

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Republican: Gene Simmons

Republican: Gene Simmons

He supported Mitt Romney in 2012 because he "knows how to make money and knows how to be taxed at 15 percent instead of 48 percent if he lived in Beverly Hills the way I get taxed."

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Democrat: Bill Gates

Democrat: Bill Gates

In 2013, he said he wished Obama had "more power."

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Which One Direction Single Is Actually The Best?

‘Cause you’ve got that one thing.

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7 Excellent Ways To Have Some You Time This Week

What to watch, play, read, eat, and more.

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Watch Z Nation.

Watch Z Nation.

BuzzFeed user FirstClassKiller offered this up in repsonse to last week's suggestions, quoting this tumblr post to list the show's many pros: "Has a POC woman as the leader, [and] a bisexual woman who struggled with PTSD as the second in command. Has an original plot, despite being set in the zombie apocalypse. The kinds of zombies vary. Casts actual Native Americans and Mexicans to be in the show. The humor is actually good and there’s always something in every episode to make you laugh. They make references to actual zombie lore all the time."

I mean, I'm sold.

Watch it on Netflix.

If you're not sold, how about catching up or re-watching Orphan Black? "Tatiana Maslany is amazing in it, and she just won an Emmy too," says Kassy. Kassy is RIGHT. Watch it on Netflix UK.

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Read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

Read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

This is Elizabeth's current read, and should probably be your next one. Listed for Oprah's book club and generating buzz all over, Whitehead's newest novel is the epic story of Ceaser and Cora, slaves who escape their Georgia plantation.

Buy a copy here.

If you can't commit to a book right now, how about this list of completely engrossing Wikipedia pages?

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Listen to Tropical Gypsy by Molotov Jukebox.

Listen to Tropical Gypsy by Molotov Jukebox.

Rebecca says: "Like their previous two albums, it's an absolute banger of Spanish, Balkan, and swing-influenced, genre-defying fun, led by Natalia Tena's gorgeous accordion and vocals. It will have you packing up your tent and heading for the nearest festival, or at the very least, having a dance underneath a sun you'll have no trouble conjuring in your imagination thanks to the album's canopy of tropical sounds."

Listen on Spotify.

And/or enjoy these excellent songs for autumn.

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