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INSPIRING MINDS SERIES An Evening with Sarah Koenig & Julie Snyder

<i>Photo Credit: Nick Caito</i><p>7:00 PM · Wednesday, May 10, 2017 <i><br>Beth El Synagogue</i><p>Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder may just be the modern Woodward and Bernstein.<p>…

Serial (Podcast)

Jill Kargman’s Interior Designer on How to Achieve Your Own Odd Mom Out–Inspired Space at Home

Interior designer Lauren Geddes Duff is all about personality. Her work is unfussy and at times, perfectly frank. And because of this smart, laid-back style, her latest client, Jill Kargman—star, writer, and executive producer of the hit Bravo show <i>Odd Mom Out</i>—was quite literally her perfect match. …

20 "One Room Challenge" Makeovers That'll Inspire You to Roll Up Your Sleeves

We want to wake up in #18 every morning.<p>Over the past six weeks, a brave group of designers raced against the clock to refresh their least-favorite rooms — or update an entire home. Check out the jaw-dropping results for yourself, and then visit their blogs to see more of each space.

Rod Rosenstein: Trump's unlikely hatchet man

<b>(CNN) —</b> Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein emerged this week as perhaps the most unlikely character in the politically charged drama over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>Publicly at least, Rosenstein played the role of President Donald Trump's main hatchet man, with the White House …

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Abercrombie & Fitch in Talks to Sell Itself

Abercrombie & Fitch, the once-popular purveyor of fashion for teenagers that has since fallen on harder times, said on Wednesday that it has begun talks to sell itself.<p>In a statement, Abercrombie said that it was in “preliminary discussions” with unnamed suitors after it received expressions of …

Abercrombie & Fitch

10 Sneaky Tricks to Make Your Living Room Look Expensive

Next to the kitchen, the living room is arguably the most important room in the home. True to its name, it's where <i>life</i> happens. It's where guests …

Home Decorating

Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate intelligence committee Wednesday issued a subpoena to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for documents regarding his interactions with Russian officials.<p>The subpoena comes after Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, alerted the panel that he would not provide …

Donald Trump

Comey invited to testify before Senate panel

Ousted FBI Director James Comey has been invited to testify in a closed session next Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a committee aide.<p>The session would provide a first chance for Comey to weigh in on the circumstances of his firing and update senators behind closed …

Donald Trump

More House Republicans open to special prosecutor

A growing number of House Republicans said Wednesday that they are open to an independent investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after President Donald Trump’s surprise dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.<p>In carefully couched statements, about a dozen House …

Donald Trump

Tour a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival House With Warmth and Romance

Timeless colors work their magic to refresh a 1920s house in Los Angeles.<p>Timeless colors work their magic to refresh a 1920s house in Los Angeles. Read the interview with Thomas Callaway.

Why the Supreme Court Will Not Decide the Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court will hear the same sex marriage case on April 28, but for the reasons described below will not decide them. Same-sex marriage which remains banned in over a dozen states and is subject to various limitations in others.<p>Having dodged the issue several times before on procedural …

Kris Jenner Breaks Down in Tears Over Rob's Weight Gain and Depression

She called a family meeting and invited an expert to join, in the latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.<p>It was a very special Easter episode of <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> — which is to say it was an episode that aired on Easter, without actually mentioning the holiday itself. …

Spring storm expected to bring rain, snow across state

A low-pressure storm system is expected to drench California through the first half of this week, bringing much-needed rain to the drought-stricken state, forecasters said Sunday.<p>Starting Monday evening, Northern California will see showers, scattered thunderstorms and possibly hail that will peak …

London West Hollywood adds Vivienne Westwood-designed mega-penthouse

Vivienne Westwood, the doyenne of British punk fashion, has partnered with the London West Hollywood to create what's being called the largest hotel suite in Los Angeles.<p>The London's 11,000-square-foot penthouse, scheduled for completion May 18, includes a full kitchen, marble bathrooms and …

Home of the Day: A classic Spanish Revival in Hollywood Hills

Arched ceilings, leaded glass windows and hand-stenciled beams add to the classic appeal of this Spanish Revival-style residence in the Outpost Estates. Through French doors, interiors open onto courtyard spaces topped by mature trees. A chef's kitchen and polished master suite are among updates …

Giuliana Rancic Says Jerry O'Connell Cheated On Her With Ginger Spice

In her new book "Going Off Script," E! News anchor and "Fashion Police" co-host Giuliana Rancic is spilling secrets some of her exes might have thought were ancient history.<p>The 40-year-old, who dated Jerry O'Connell from 2003 to 2004, claims the actor cheated on her with Geri Halliwell aka Ginger …

We Have a Religious Right to Be a Bigot

"In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry," an editorial in the March 31 New York Times, reminded me of a line by Captain Renault in the movie Casablanca as he accepted a bribe: "I'm shocked, shocked to learn that gambling is going on in here." I'm also reminded of lyrics in "National …

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

Interior Design

6 Easy Styling Tips to Refresh a Room

Instantly refresh your room.<p>A home makeover doesn't have to require new furniture, a trip to the hardware store, or a big budget. Here's how to style a space for an instant refresh.

Why We Love Colorful Holiday Lights

Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches - and colored lights! What's your preference, white or colorful?<p>On Instagram, we started a design debate with ELLEDECOR.com on white vs. colored holiday lights, and asked followers to tell us which one they like best. While our sister site prefers …

The 10 Decorating Trends You Think Are So Over

2013's worst design fads.<p>From chevron to keeping calm, House Beautiful Facebook followers weigh in on the worst design fads.

George, Kanye and Korie part of 2013 popular baby name dynasty - TODAY.com

Today<p>From the left, Duchess Kate with Prince George, Kayne West and Willie Robertson<p>What do ducks, duchesses and directions have in common? They’re all part of the popular crowd, at least when it comes to baby names.<p>Think Korie and Silas, of "Duck Dynasty" fame. Think George, as in the son of …

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The right’s inequality canard: They botch history and economics

With President Obama talking about the scourge of low wages, conservatives are completely confused by the problem<p>President Obama has recently attracted attention by acknowledging the problem of inequality and calling for a more aggressive, populist approach. But as he pivots toward income …

Nigella Lawson lied to court, fraud defendant claims

Elisabetta Grillo tells court her former employers lied under oath, and says TV cook let children smoke marijuana<p>One of the two personal assistants accused of defrauding Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi of £685,000 has claimed that the TV cook, her art collector ex-husband and other witnesses at …

Khloe Kardashian Files For Divorce From Lamar Odom (UPDATE)

Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from estranged husband Lamar Odom after four years of marriage, TMZ reports.<p>The reality star filed divorce papers Friday (Dec. 13) to split from Odom.<p>"It was a recent decision," a source close to the couple told People magazine. "She's been holding out hope …

Can Tom Hanks rescue Walt Disney from Saving Mr Banks?

The actor delivers another charmer, but this story about Mary Poppins is more atrocious than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious<p>"Uneasy wedlock". That's how PL Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins, described the two weeks she spent on the Disney lot in Burbank in 1961, during which Walt Disney …