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Source: The Week

How to save money on holiday gifts

Sunday 10:51 GMT

A little organization and foresight can save you lots of money on last-minute pricing (and last-minute shipping), and also save you from having to join the panicked masses stumbling around the mall on the last possible shopping day looking for last-minute inspiration.

If you want to do the ultimate bit of holiday shopping, wait for the January post-holiday sales and stock up on sale items that will make useful presents throughout the year or even as stocking stuffers for the next holiday.

Source: The Week

Banking lessons for college students

Sunday 09:55 GMT

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:. College banking lessons College students: Read the fine print on your school-affiliated bank accounts, said Ann Carrns at The New York Times.

Banks consider campuses to be "fertile ground for establishing relationships with prospective customers," and 10 million students attend a school with a commercial banking agreement. But fees on school-affiliated accounts "vary widely."

Source: Common Domain

Voices of the City: YouTube diva Vidya Vox is busy in L.A. mixing Indian ragas, hip-hop and dance music

Sunday 11:45 GMT

Vidya Vox, a mash-up singer of Western electronic dance music and Indian ragas, loaded her crew into cars and ventured into the desert with sun visors from a 99-cent store.

Voices of the City: Robin Coste Lewis' fierce and arresting poetry has its roots in Compton. Voices of the City: Bedouine's nomadic spirit finds songs, acclaim and conviction in L.A.. Voices of the City: Muralist Robert Vargas is painting a towering history of L.A. above the traffic

Source: ABC News

Air Force may recall 1,000 retired military pilots to address 'acute shortage'

Sunday 09:54 GMT

The United States Air Force could recall as many as 1,000 retired military pilots to active-duty service to address an acute shortage in its ranks.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing the Air Force to call back to service up to 1,000 retired aviation officers who wish to return, the White House and the Pentagon announced. The United States Air Force could recall as many as 1,000 retired military pilots to active-duty service to address an acute shortage in its ranks.

Source: Global News

Healthy approach to Halloween being embraced by some Canadian communities

Sunday 20:57 GMT

The gleeful “trick or treat” that children shout when they call at houses on Halloween is getting a healthier response in some cities across Canada.

“That’s really what we’re trying to do, is trying to shift the culture and shift people’s behaviours to seeing that being active and playing and having fun really is the treat.”

Source: The Guradian

Georgia politician Betty Price asks if people with HIV can be quarantined

Sunday 12:41 GMT

State representative Betty Price, a Republican whose district includes parts of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, asked the head of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s HIV epidemiology section on Tuesday about stopping the spread of HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

A Georgia state lawmaker who is married to former Trump health secretary Tom Price asked during a legislative committee meeting about the possibility of quarantining people with HIV.

Source: Washington Post

The quickest way to cook a sweet potato dinner also might be the tastiest

Sunday 09:01 GMT

You can kick off sweet potato season at your house with this stir-fry , and if you hadn’t thought of using them that way before, you have company.

Nutrition | Per serving: 350 calories, 13 g protein, 35 g carbohydrates, 17 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 5 g dietary fiber, 8 g sugar

Source: New York Times

Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear

Sunday 20:57 GMT

Yet signs of friction in different parts of the world raise questions about how long China’s winning streak can continue, and point to the challenges that Mr. Xi faces in a second term as he presses the assertive brand of foreign policy he favors.

Concern about political interference by China is growing in New Zealand, where a Chinese official recently advised Chinese-language journalists to coordinate coverage with China’s official press.

Source: The Guradian

Trump's secretive voter fraud panel is keeping own members in the dark

Sunday 20:57 GMT

Donald Trump’s advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own – with some of its own members raising concerns about its secretive operations.

Critics say Trump is using the commission to find support for his unsubstantiated claims that widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote in the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton received 2.8 million more votes nationwide than Trump, who won the presidency in the electoral college.

Source: NBC News

A star for Selena will be installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Nov. 3

Sunday 10:52 GMT

Her fans have long considered Selena a superstar, but Hollywood will catch up to them with a star on its Walk of Fame next month.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced this week that a Nov. 3 ceremony will be held to dedicate a star to Selena Quintanilla, the late Grammy-winning singer whose music broke open doors for many Tejano and other Latino entertainers and for women and whose songs such as "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" and "Como La Flor" have become classics.

Source: CBS News

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

Sunday 20:57 GMT

President Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness.

This past week, two members fired off letters to commission staff complaining about a lack of information about the panel's agenda and demanding answers about its activities. That comes as Democratic U.S. senators are requesting a government investigation of the commission for ignoring formal requests from Congress.

Source: The Guradian

Hurricane disaster relief: all five living former US presidents to attend benefit

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: CBS News

Chris Rosati, who spread happiness while battling ALS, dies at 46

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

In the heart of America, K-pop thrives

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: New York Times

Michele Marsh, Longtime New York TV Anchor, Dies at 63

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: Global News

NFL national anthem policy not changing, Donald Trump reiterates his ‘stand’ demand

Friday 03:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

Arthur Cinader, Who Started J. Crew, Avatar of Preppy Style, Dies at 90

Thursday 00:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency

Sunday 20:57 GMT
Source: NBC News

A star for Selena will be installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Nov. 3

Sunday 10:52 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Trump's secretive voter fraud panel is keeping own members in the dark

Sunday 20:57 GMT
Source: New York Times

Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear

Sunday 20:57 GMT
Source: Washington Post

The quickest way to cook a sweet potato dinner also might be the tastiest

Sunday 09:01 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Georgia politician Betty Price asks if people with HIV can be quarantined

Sunday 12:41 GMT
Source: Global News

Healthy approach to Halloween being embraced by some Canadian communities

Sunday 20:57 GMT

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