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Evolution of Music - Pentatonix

Palisades Park

• <b>Author:</b> Alan Brennert<p>Bestseller Alan Brennert's spellbinding story about a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement Park<p>Growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey—especially for seven-year-old Antoinette, …

The Drone War Has More Victims Than the Bush-Era CIA Scandals

The agency's detention and extraordinary rendition program was an abomination. Its targeted killings are even worse.<p>Reuters<p>In a must-read column, Micah Zenko of <i>Foreign Policy</i> notes the many ways the Obama Administration has misled Congress about its targeted-killing program, and calls for a …

Pizza with Pesto, Ricotta, and Mozzarella Recipe

<b>Read more: The Pizza Lab: Pesto Pizza</b><p>Ingredients1 recipe New York-style Pizza Dough or 36 ounces store-bought pizza doughKosher salt3 ounces fresh spinach leaves (about 4 loosely packed cups), tough stems removed3 ounces fresh basil leaves (about 4 loosely packed cups/2 bunches)1 minced garlic …

Sunday Dinner, 4/7

Baked salmon w. white wine + lemon juice<br>Nettle tart (w. whole wheat crust + cheddar cheese)<br>Roasted asparagus<p>Chocolate chip cookies + a glass of milk

Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Salads

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top, spraying it with nonstick spray.<p>Sprinkle chicken …

Bipartisan immigration deal could be reached this week, says senator

A leading Senate negotiator tasked with crafting sweeping immigration reform indicated Sunday that a bipartisan deal could be in place by the end of …

Mac and Squash

The 50 Best Summer Songs

It’s hard to understand anyone whose favorite season is anything but summer. It’s more than a season; it’s the brightest part of the year. It’s when …

Even China Wants North Korea to Chill Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping used his first speech since taking over to indirectly call out North …

Gun control: Obama set on signing 'strongest' bill as Congress returns

President Barack Obama is set on signing the "strongest bill" possible on gun control, a White House aide said Sunday amid fears of watered down …

Crepes with Strawberries and Cream Recipe

Buttery crepes with sweet cream and fragrant strawberries.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Brunch: Crepes with Strawberries and Cream</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Crepes:</b>2 eggs, beaten1 cup milk1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract4 tablespoon melted butter, divided1 cup (5 ounces) all purpose flourPinch of salt1 tablespoon sugar<b>For</b> …

A Discovery of Witches

• <b>Author:</b> Deborah Harkness<p><b>"A wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight."<br>-People</b><p>In a sparkling debut, <i>A Discovery of Witches</i> became the "it" book of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world. In this …

Jamaican Beef Stew With Rice Recipe

This stew tastes even better the next day. Just cool it down before placing it, covered, in the refrigerator. When you're ready to serve, gently reheat the stew on the stove top, garnish it with green onions, and serve it with rice that's made the day-of.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Jamaican Beef Stew</b> …

Sun Dried Tomato Olive & Goat Cheese Palmiers

<b>Sun Dried Tomato Olive & Goat Cheese Palmiers</b> <br>Makes 16 to 20<p>Ingredients: <i><br>olive and sundried tomato filling:</i> <br>3 green olives, pitted and minced <br>6 …

Hillary Clinton Destroys The Competition In Mock Election

That is, if you believe the chart concocted by the Washington Post the other day pitting 32 possible candidates among Republicans and Democrats who (in their dreams, at least) have a shot at the White House .<p>More on that later. But former first lady, US Senator, and Secretary of State Clinton …

Government

Nasa plans asteroid rodeo to lasso 25ft space rock for research

Nasa is going on an asteroid rodeo. In plans that sound like science fiction but that are aimed at becoming science fact, the US space agency has …

Is the Supreme Court Going to Settle for 'States' Rights' on Same-Sex Marriage?

Should the states decide whether black Americans can marry white Americans?<p>Today that idea seems absurd. Most Americans believe that states shouldn't be allowed to trample the basic right of interracial couples to marry -- even if a majority of people in a state want to do so. It would be unfair -- …

A Majority of Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana

The Pew Research Center released a new study, which shows that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support the legalization of …

The Dinner

• <b>Author:</b> Herman Koch<p><b>"A European Gone Girl." --The Wall Street Journal</b><br>An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal.<p>It's a summer's evening in …

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Chbosky<p>Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Also a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> is a funny, touching, …

Elders

• <b>Author:</b> Ryan McIlvain<p><b>A glorious debut that T.C. Boyle calls "powerful and deeply moving" that follows two young Mormon missionaries in Brazil and their tense, peculiar friendship.</b><p>Elder McLeod—outspoken, surly, a brash American—is nearing the end of his mission in Brazil. For nearly two years he has …

People Are Already Going Crazy For The Possibility Of Hillary Clinton In 2016

So on a whim in June, the 22-year-old Darr decided to permanently remind himself who he wakes up for every day. Every time he looks int he mirror, he sees the tattoo sprawled across the lower right part of his stomach. It says, simply, <b>'HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON."</b><p>Darr is one of about a dozen Clinton …

Winter of the World

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p>Ken Follett follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller Fall of Giants with a brilliant, page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age. Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in his extraordinary new historical epic, The …

World War Z

• <b>Author:</b> Max Brooks<p>We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, <i>World War Z</i>, a #1 <i>New</i> …

Girls in White Dresses

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Close<p>Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, <i>Girls in White Dresses</i> tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers.<p>Isabella, Mary, and Lauren …

Missouri Lawmaker Wants To Tie Welfare Benefits To Public School Attendance

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri wants to tie welfare benefits to school attendance with a bill that would require 90 percent attendance for children of families receiving benefits.<p>Steve Cookson (R-Poplar Bluff) , the state House elementary and secondary education committee chairman, filed …