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Sacré Bleu! Terrifying Teen Bozo Convicted as Armed Clowns Spread Panic in French towns

Contagious Coulrophobia Epidemic in Pas-de-Calais

Béthune, France (AFP) – The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France. 178 more words

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Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says

HONG KONG—Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protesters have been demanding that the city’s top official, CY Leung, step down for weeks now. They may soon be joined by many more of the city’s 7 million residents, after a controversial interview last night in which Leung suggested that election reforms sought by the protestors would invite undue influence from the city’s poor. 392 more words

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NBA to Increase China Cooperation, Considering Morning Games

The National Basketball Assn. is considering rescheduling some marquee basketball games in order to grow audiences in China.

The possible move emerged as the organization unveiled a multi-year partnership with China’s Ministry of Education to develop sports educational in China. 186 more words


The Metropolitan Revolution: Next Gen Population Health

by Jordan Mueller, MPH ’16, Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Promises of a metropolitan revolution were met with equal parts hope and skepticism during the second installment of the Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health at the Mailman School on Wednesday, October 10, 2014. 609 more words


Elwes, Highland Film Group Board Roth’s ‘The Stranger’

Producer Cassian Elwes (“The Butler,” Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert”) has boarded Guillermo Amoedo’s “Eli Roth Presents The Stranger,” produced by Eli Roth, Nicolas López and Miguel Asensio, that has just won the first Blood Window Best Ibero-American Prize at Spain’s Sitges Festival, Europe’s biggest genre fest meet. 781 more words


Target x Hello Kitty = 40th Anniversary

If you’re like me stuck at work and can’t go to the very first Hello Kitty Con 2014 in LA next week, you can celebrate it with a Target run.  64 more words