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Source: New York Times

How to Make Gravy

Wednesday 23:46 GMT

Making the gravy ahead gives you some peace of mind on this notoriously crazy cooking day, and the result is every bit as good as classic pan gravy.

A dark, mahogany-colored roux adds an intense, caramelized, nutty flavor to the gravy, but sometimes at the expense of turkey flavor. Or strike a balance and cook the roux until medium brown, which will give you a nuttiness that still allows the poultry character shine.

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Source: DW

Closed borders boost people smuggling across Balkans

Wednesday 23:46 GMT

Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The restrictions of the 2015 deal between the European Union and Turkey, which keeps refugees trapped on the Greek islands until their asylum applications are examined, meant one thing for Mohammed: He had to find a different way to get to the mainland.

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Source: New York Times

The Scuba Diving Flies of California’s Mono Lake

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

Just when you’re ready to give up, you’ll notice one, two, then hundreds of flies doing their own version of scuba diving.

A hundred years ago, the peculiar behavior of these insects charmed Mark Twain, who wrote in his travel memoir, “Roughing It,” that you could hold the flies underwater and they’d pop back up, alive and “dry as a patent office report.”

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Source: Common Domain

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri suspends his resignation at president's request

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he would wait before putting his resignation into effect, opening a path to solving a crisis that has thrown the tiny Mediterranean nation into turmoil.

“I presented my resignation to his excellency the president, who wished that I wait on tendering it for more consultations on its reasons and backgrounds,” Hariri told reporters the day after he returned to Lebanon. He added that he had agreed to Aoun’s request so as to have a “dialogue to treat contentious issues and their consequences on the relations of Lebanon with the Arab brothers.”

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Source: Common Domain

Tesla’s biggest news last week was not the truck, says this fund manager

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

Tesla Inc. surprised Wall Street last week with a commercial truck with larger-than-expected battery range and a reboot of its iconic Roadster ultra-luxury sports car, but Michael Kramer, a fund manager with Mott Capital Management, thinks there’s even bigger news.

Kramer pointed out that the new version of the Roadster is equipped with a larger battery, enabling the sports car to go 620 miles between charges, compared with just 351 miles for certain Model S configurations.

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Source: BBC

US Olympics medic admits abusing gymnasts

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

He was charged with molesting seven girls, many of whom are gymnasts, while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

He has been accused of abusing more than 130 women - including Olympic gold medalists Ms Douglas, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney - during his time as team doctor for the US women's gymnastics team. Ms Douglas, who was one of the so-called Fierce Five that won gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012, revealed her accusation on Instagram.

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Source: CBS News

Woman raising funds to aid homeless man who gave her his last $20

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

A New Jersey woman who was saved by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him.

I repaid him for the gas, gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat, and warm socks, and I give him a few dollars every time I see him. "Johnny did not ask me for a dollar," she continues, "and I couldn't repay him at that moment because I didn't have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks.

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Source: Common Domain

Why this year's top tech gifts cost about a grand

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

Compare those prices against the average amount that U.S. adults plan to spend on tech gifts this year: $478, according to the Consumer Technology Association, a tech industry lobbying group.

You may notice something different about the prices of the tech products that companies are pushing the hardest this year: They're four digits. Technology companies, which make the bulk of their money during the holiday season, are starting to diversify more and move upscale.

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Source: New York Times

Saad Hariri Steps Back From Resignation in Lebanon

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

Saad Hariri of Lebanon pulled back on Wednesday from his resignation as prime minister, another surprise move that seemed to bring to a close a three-week international drama and to stem the threat of new political turmoil in the country.

Mr. Hariri, speaking from the Presidential Palace in Lebanon during celebrations of the country’s Independence Day, said he had agreed to delay his resignation to allow for dialogue with other political leaders about the relations with the rest of the region.

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Source: Global News

A toddler ‘almost died’ from contracting herpes from a kiss

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

Several doctors’ visits resulted in nothing more than a prescription for a topical cream, but young Parker was suffering from something much more dangerous — the herpes virus, which he contracted through a kiss from someone with a cold sore.

Marina Salvadori, a paediatrics professor at Western University and pediatric infectious diseases consultant, said that while a kiss is an unconventional way for a baby to contract herpes, it is possible.

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Source: Common Domain

One stock is conspicuously absent from Goldman Sachs’ top 5 hedge fund favorites

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

“Our Hedge Fund VIP list of the most popular long positions, whose top five stocks are Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba, Alphabet, and Microsoft, has outperformed the S&P 500 by 770 basis points year to date—25% versus 17%,” said Ben Snider, an equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, in his closely followed Hedge Fund Trend Monitor report.

The top 50 stocks listed in the table above are grouped together in Goldman Sachs’ VIP basket, which has outperformed the S&P 500 in 65% of quarters since 2001 and generates an average quarterly return of over 62 basis points, according to Snider.

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Source: The Guradian

Peter O'Toole less the drunken hell-raiser he made out, says author

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

Peter O’Toole was writing two screenplays just before his death at the age of 81, according to research that also suggests the actor’s hell-raising image was a myth that he cultivated himself.

While working on a book about the actor, the biographer Alexander Larman had a glimpse of screen versions of the Seán O’Casey play Juno and the Paycock, and Chekhov’s work Uncle Vanya. He said O’Toole starred on stage in those plays, which each had characters with some similarities to O’Toole’s personality.

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Source: Global News

David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dead at 67

Wednesday 23:46 GMT

“Leaving: six and a half million long-playing albums and singles; 44 television programs; David Cassidy lunch boxes; David Cassidy bubble gum; David Cassidy colouring books and David Cassidy pens; not to mention several millions of teen magazines, wall stickers, love beads, posters and photo albums.” Cassidy’s appeal faded after the show went off the air, although he continued to tour, record and act over the next 40 years, his albums including “Romance” and the awkwardly titled “Didn’t You Used To Be?”

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Source: Common Domain

Lakers guard Lonzo Ball might have found his niche in rebounding

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

“I try to focus on rebounding for most of the game, just because I know I can go up there and get it,” Ball told reporters this week.

Lakers coach Luke Walton said the coaching staff has given Ball the green light to crash the glass, as long as he gets back in transition when he needs to. “His ability to rebound comes from, one, his desire to win because he’s relentless there, and two, from his ability to anticipate where balls are going,” Walton said.

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Source: CBS News

Bitcoins worth $100K stolen over public wireless network

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

Austrian police say cyber thieves transferred Bitcoins worth more than 100,000 euros, or $117,000, from a man's account while he was logged in on a restaurant's public wireless network.

A police statement Wednesday says the Bitcoins were moved to an "unknown, non-traceable account" after the unidentified 36-year old logged in southeast of the city of Innsbruck on Tuesday to check the value of his digital currency.

Source: Global News

The average Canadian could save $360 more a month without noticing: CIBC

Wednesday 05:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Nine-Figure Listing in Los Angeles Gets $10 Million Price Cut

Wednesday 10:54 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Apartment Breaks Price Records

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock market could tumble 15% if 10-year Treasury yield crosses this line

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: The Week

7 easy ways to save money during the holidays

Wednesday 02:27 GMT
Source: CBS News

CBS says it remains "far apart" on deal with Dish

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How Charitable Donors Can Minimize Taxes This Year

Wednesday 23:44 GMT
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Source: New York Times

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

Thursday 12:44 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Envoy says US to keep fighting greenhouse gas emissions

Saturday 07:02 GMT
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Source: Fox News

Rep. Mark Meadows: A special counsel must investigate the Russia dossier, explain why Obama's FBI was involved

Thursday 16:23 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

Saturday 09:57 GMT
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Source: New York Times

California Today: U.C.L.A. Players Credit Trump With An Assist

Friday 13:41 GMT
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Source: DW

California shooting: Gunman's dead wife found under floorboards a day after rampage

Thursday 23:43 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Senior Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill in ties

Saturday 07:02 GMT

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