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The Grammys: Music's Biggest Night

Kayla Mueller's college holds candlelight service

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As the sun slipped behind the soaring ponderosa pine trees, a small blue barn became illuminated.<p>First, strings of lights formed the shape of a 12-foot heart on the exterior wall, and traced a peace sign in the garden outside. Soon white candles illuminated the sometimes crumpled …

Middle East

Jack White Performs "That Black Bat Licorice" on "The Tonight Show"

<i>Photo by Douglas Gorenstein/NBCUniversal</i><p>Jack White was a guest on last night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", where he performed his <i>Lazaretto</i> track “That Black Bat Licorice” after Jimmy announced him as a "29-time Grammy nominee". "Do you see a little angel with wings?" Jimmy …

Jack White

Spoon Announce North American Tour

<i>Photo by Tom Hines</i><p>Spoon have announced a North American tour in support of last year's <i>They Want My Soul.</i> It features a pair of co-headlining dates with the Decemberists and another co-headline date with Future Islands, in addition to stops at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Hangout, and more. Check out the …

Music Festivals

Watch how the measles outbreak spreads when kids get vaccinated – and when they don't

Rich Harris, Nadja Popovich and Kenton Powell on the Guardian US interactive team

Public Health

Bits & Bytes | Swatch, Retail, Apple, Google Glass, Depop

Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.<p><b>“Swatch Plans Smartwatch to Compete with Apple</b> …

Without broadband under Title II, Verizon will get off scot-free for ‘supercookies’

Revelations this week that Verizon Wireless secretly used “supercookies” to track customers’ browsing habits underlines a less-talked about benefit of the FCC’s potential reclassification of broadband as a Title II public utility — consumer privacy protection.<p>With broadband defined as a Title I …

Fanny Blankers

The 11 Cities With The Most Opportunity Right Now

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has a comprehensive new ranking of 30 cities in the world that offer the widest opportunities for businesses and the people who live there.<p>PwC's sixth edition of its "Cities of Opportunity" report examined intellectual capital and innovation; technology readiness; how …

Judge: Justin Bieber Needs To Respond To Selena Gomez Questions During Deposition

Image<p><b>Justin Bieber</b> was not happy when a lawyer grilled him about <b>Selena Gomez</b> during a March deposition and he refused to answer any questions. Now, the 20-year-old pop singer won’t be able to back out.<p>TMZ reported that a Florida judge is ordering the singer to sit down for another deposition and …

Florida

Calypso Yacht Built in 2012 by Princess Yachts,...

<b>Calypso Yacht</b><p>Built in 2012 by Princess Yachts, Calypso is a sleek 18.6m motor yacht equipped with the latest technology features and exquisite …

New Movies Streaming on Netflix July 2014

The good folks at Netflix must've been working overtime to get so many new, super-American streaming releases up in time for the July Fourth weekend. I salute them for providing us with endless pool-break diversions. Look what just became available:<p><i>My Girl</i> Ahhh, Anna Chlumsky …

The New Camera Class of 2014: DSLR Alternatives

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Hillary Clinton is an anachronism

Mitt Romney is not running for president, but that hasn't stopped him from offering his advice on how to best beat the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.<p>And his advice says a lot about why, in part, he went 0-2 in his race for the White House.<p>"The playbook, I believe," he told David …