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10 things you need to know today: November 18, 2016

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THE WEEK

1. Trump offers Michael Flynn, Jeff Sessions top positions
Donald Trump has reportedly asked retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to be his national security adviser, and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general. Flynn is retired from the U.S. Army and resigned as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 2014, forced out over his leadership style and, he said, his hardline views on Islamist extremism. Sessions, for his part, has long been tough on free trade and immigration, and has historically opposed prison sentencing reform, legalizing marijuana, same-sex marriage, and curbing the war on drugs.

Source: CBS, Bloomberg

2. Trump to discuss possible Cabinet post with Romney
President-elect Donald Trump plans to meet with Mitt Romney to discuss a possible Cabinet post for the former Massachusetts governor. Romney, the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee, criticized Trump harshly during this year’s…

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10 things you need to know today: January 11, 2016

R.I.P. David. Now he can say hello to Luther Vandross who started his career backgrounding David.

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THE WEEK

1. David Bowie dies after 18-month fight with cancer
Rock legend David Bowie died “peacefully” on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist confirmed Monday. He was 69. Bowie broke musical boundaries with his changing persona — such as the gender-bending Ziggy Stardust in the early 1970s — and his innovative music, which included such hits as Fame, Changes, andLet’s Dance. He released his last album, Blackstar, on Friday, his birthday.

Source: The Associated Press, Chicago Tribune

2. The Revenant, The Martian head list of big winners at Golden Globes
The Revenant led the winners of Sunday’s Golden Globe award ceremony, with Leonardo DiCaprio taking Best Actor and the film taking Best Motion Picture in the Drama category. The film’s director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, won Best Director. The Martian also won big, with…

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Open Discussion – Dec. 2, 2014

Black butterflyCaterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small,

So many people are in the season with things to do, places to go, people to see.  Be safe.

Thanks to all new subscribers and those who have visited and “liked” this blog. You are an inspiration and I will pay it forward as soon as time permits.

For those blogs I follow, I’m somewhat behind in visiting.  I have this thing for wanting to actually read what you write, so it takes me awhile to make the rounds.

Which brings me to the subject of awards.  There are at least three that I need to accept and a few that require that I pay it forward to a specific number of other blogs. I always fear that I’m not acknowledging a blogger who deserves it.  There’s no shame in asking for what you want so if you would like to receive an award, just let me know. Read the rest of this entry

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