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Dancing with the Stars Finale: Alfonso Ribeiro Wins Season 19

It was a year marred by painful injuries (bummer about your groin, Alfonso Ribeiro!) and awkward wardrobe malfunctions (pink boas will never mean the …

Obama's balancing act on race

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate over race that offers fresh evidence of the nation's enduring divisions.<p>The first African-American president is …

Ferguson protests spread coast to coast - CNN.com

<i>Are protests taking place near you? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across the country and beyond.<p>But the furor isn't just about one grand jury's …

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Twitter: "'We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make' - President Obama http://t.co/Rywgn2LYne"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>NBCNightlyNews</b><p>“@<b>NBCNightlyNews</b>: 'We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make' - President Obama …

Obama Speaks on the Ferguson Decision

A St. Louis County grand jury de­cided not to in­dict Fer­guson po­lice of­ficer Dar­ren Wilson in the shoot­ing of Mi­chael Brown, the un­armed …

LA Lakers Coaching Candidates Whom Kobe Bryant Would Most Want

Whether you agree with the decision to pay L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant close to $50 million or think the team totally overpaid is irrelevant. The investment was made and, right or wrong, he's their leader for the next two years and should have a say in who the team hires to be its next head …

Basketball

Good morning, is it curtains for the Heat?

That plus more in Sunday's NBA newsletter.<p>Good morning. Let's basketball.<p><b>FINALE OF THE FINALS?</b> The Spurs can end the Finals with a home win Sunday night. It'd complete a stunning rout of the two-time champions, if so. Or the Heat's comeback trail could begin in earnest. Let's find out. 8 p.m. ET on …

Google’s brand-new public cloud is already stealing the show from Amazon

The Google Compute Engine, Google’s answer to top public cloud Amazon Web Services, has been generally available for just six months, but it’s already become a service that IT buyers need to watch.<p>In the latest edition of technology analyst firm Gartner’s influential magic quadrant report on cloud …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

15 Ways to Use Fish Sauce in Non-Asian Cooking

We love fish sauce—aka nuoc mam—and not just in Southeast Asian cooking. Here are 15 ways to bring its funk to salad dressing, braised dishes, and more<p>Can I tell you a secret? I put fish sauce (a.k.a. <i>nuoc mam</i>) in EVERYTHING. Nobody who eats at my house knows that it's in there—they just sense a …

Cooking

The 7 Underrated Hot Sauces You Need to Buy Now

Most hot sauce addicts already have a preferred poison, but a true Scoville junkie is always looking for a new fix.<p>To offer a few alternatives to mainlining Sriracha or huffing Frank's, we visited the Tears of Joy Hot Sauce Shop in Austin, Texas and had their staff pick out seven little-known hot …

Kansas City

Grilled Chicken Tacos

4 Servings<p>These chicken tacos are made with thighs, which are more flavorful than chicken breasts; plus, they're less expensive. Put them to work in any fast weeknight preparation, starting with these spiced tacos.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 medium onion, cut into wedges, keeping root intact<p>2 garlic …

Cooking

4 wines to serve up for Sauvignon Blanc Day

As you may have noticed, marketing departments have created “days” for just about everything under the sun, and wine is no exception. In an era when tweets, hashtags, pins and likes are considered key to successful product and brand promotion, food holidays work especially well when it comes to …

Napa Valley

Food Pyramids From Around the World

The U.S. Food Pyramid may have gone the way of the dodo (in favor of the MyPlate option) but plenty of countries around the world are still actively using theirs to promote healthy eating guidelines for the public. A few countries do use an actual pyramid shape, similar to the American template but …

Nutrition

Only Heroes Chop Onions Like This (VIDEO)

We've seen many impressive knife skills on our food beat. Just the other day, we came across a man who broke down watermelons like a ninja. But never, EVER, have we seen a person chop an onion as quickly and skillfully <i>(and did we say quickly?)</i> as this street vendor in Delhi. This guy is a hero to …

Woman Called 911 Because Subway Put Marinara Sauce on Her Pizza

Flatbread pizza emergency: <b>Bevalente Hall</b> was <b>arrested after calling 911</b> when a local Subway supposedly used a sauce she didn't like on her Flatizza order. According to the <i>Gaston Gazette</i>, the 37 year-old was so angry that the chain used <b>marinara sauce instead of "pizza sauce"</b> on her flatbread pizza …

ESPN's Bill Simmons Sat Behind Donald Sterling On A Plane Once — And He Witnessed Some Absurd Behavior

The whole thing is worth reading, but the best part is when Simmons tells a story about sitting one row behind Sterling on a flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio last summer.<p>He calls Sterling "slimy and oily and greasy and gross and weird and strangely charming," and depicts him as needy and …

Wall Street

16 Seafood Recipes For Beginners

Too many people are intimidated by cooking seafood. They might not know what kind of fish to buy and they think it's too delicate and easy to screw up. Seafood, however, can be surprisingly easy. If you're limiting yourself to only eating seafood when you're out at a restaurant, you're selling …

Pork Chops: They're What's for Dinner

The pork chop is one of the most perfect parcels of protein known to man (or woman), possessing a rich intense flavor (in the way all meat attached to a bone is flavorful). It's affordable, costing a fraction of what you'd pay for a comparably sized veal chop or beef rib steak. It's respectable …

Madonna - Hung Up (Official Music Video)

Hung Up

Lupita Nyong'o Announced as Presenter for 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Lupita Nyong'o's hot streak is showing no sign of slowing down. The Council of Fashion Designers of America revealed that the Oscar winner will …

Find Your Perfect Bra Size By Snapping a Selfie With This New App

Finding the right bra size can be frustratingly difficult. Your chest is either spilling over the top of the neckline, or it’s slightly shallow, …

Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman: the Two Sides of Miley Cyrus

There's been a whole lot of noise about Miley Cyrus. But what's really going on in that head of hers? She opens up to Tavi Gevinson about heartbreak, sex, race politics, and being a rock for her fans.<p>I was eight years old when Miley Cyrus made her debut on Disney Channel's <i>Hannah Montana</i> and …

5 Tools You Need for Perfect Brows

<i>Below is an excerpt from "The 5 Must-Have Brow Tools" which originally appeared on StyleBistro. Read the full story at stylebistro.com.</i><p>Whether your …

Where Should You Live Based on Your Style?

See where your sartorial heart belongs...<p><b>1) Your shoe story is…</b><p>a. All about the perfect pump (Jimmy Choo or Manolo preferred), but you love a good sneaker too. Stan Smiths are in current rotation. Hey, you walk a lot.<p>b. A Chanel flat or brogue for day and something Alaïa for evening.<p>c. A whimsical, …

Birkenstocks are back in fashion? I was there first

The fashion pack have dubbed them 'the sandal of the season', but for many of us, Birkenstocks have been a well-loved staple for years, and we're not about to give up on them<p>I danced a lot in the late 70s and early 80s, meaning I spent a good deal of time in sweaty leotards, laddered leg warmers …