• Mayor quits golf club as members try to block Obama's entry

    The local mayor and member of the exclusive Maryland country club whose members are preemptively trying to keep President Obama out over his stance on Israel announced that he was dropping out over the controversy. Jeffrey Slavin, the mayor of the Montgomery County town of  Somerset, said he could no longer belong to a community at Woodmont Country Club with such “intolerance,” The New York Post reported. The Washington Post reported that some members of the historically Jewish club were bothered by Obama’s recent decision not to vote on a U.N. resolution criticizing Israeli settlements. “[President Obama] has created a situation in the world where Israel’s very existence is weakened and possibly

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  • A ring of 50 Chinese factories making fake, toxic brand name sauces has been discovered

    Another food scandal has been uncovered in China. A group of some 50 factories have been found to be manufacturing artificial sauces and flavourings, some with illegal ingredients, in the Chinese city of Tianjin, the Beijing News reports. SEE ALSO: Chinese regulators: Alibaba fails to block fake goods, faces 'credibility crisis' The investigative report revealed that the products were being falsely labelled as popular brands such as Nestlé, Knorr and Lee Kum Kee. It appears that one of the Nestlé products they were counterfeiting is Maggi seasoning sauce, commonly found in Asian supermarkets. Knorr is owned by Unilever, and makes chicken cubes and condiments; Lee Kum Kee is a well-known Hong

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  • Texas teacher who had sex almost daily with 13-year-old student gets 10 years in prison

    A former Texas middle-school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Alexandria Vera, 25, was facing up to 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child in November. She admitted to police that a relationship that started with Instagram messages between her and the boy blossomed into a romance - one that the boy’s family approved of. A judge in the 209th District Court in Houston said during Vera’s sentencing hearing on Friday that he does not believe the former English teacher is a danger to children or a classic pedophile, the Houston Chronicle reported. But Judge Michael McSpadden said he wants to send

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  • Everything Aaron and Jordan Rodgers Have Said About Their Family Feud

    Quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have led the Green Bay Packers to a narrow victory during Sunday night’s playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, but his family did not share in the celebration. According to a new interview with The New York Times published Sunday, Ed Rodgers confirmed that he’s not on speaking terms with his son following the 32-year-old NFL star’s rise in popularity. Word of the family’s rift became public knowledge last spring when the quarterback’s younger brother Jordan appeared on JoJo Fletcher‘s season of The Bachelorette.

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  • Aly Raisman and Simone Biles Are Redefining the 2017 SI Swimsuit Issue

    After stunning the world at the Rio Olympics last Summer, gold-medal gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles are back and better than ever, continuing their pursuit of blowing our minds, this time on the cover of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The girls are taking the modeling world by storm, and we think they are the perfect candidates for this year's famed issue. "Aly and Simone represent all that is beautiful and strong and inspiring in women today," said MJ Day, SI Swimsuit Issue editor. "Women that are not only elite athletes, that are captivating and impressive in their own professional accomplishments (lots and lots of Olympic gold medals between them), but strikingly sexy and

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  • Pictures of Mcdonald's new Big Macs are already sweeping the internet

    People across the country are already stumbling across McDonald's (MCD) all new Big Macs, which were originally unveiled last November and scheduled for an early 2017 launch.  The Grand Mac, which rests on a larger sesame seed bun, is made with two beef patties that weigh in at one-third of a pound compared to a traditional Big Mac, which has two, 1.6-ounce beef patties. Think of this one as a supersized Big Mac. The Mac Jr. is a essentially a single-layer Big Mac, which may be more ideal for the hands of kids (great news, right?).  Each sandwich has the traditional Big Mac sauce.  McDonald's started testing the Grand Mac and Mac Jr. in more than 120 restaurants in the central Ohio and Dallas

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  • Pakistani mother sentenced to death for daughter's 'honour killing'

    A mother who murdered her own daughter and set her alight for marrying the man of her choice has been sentenced to death, officials said Tuesday, in a case that had revolted many in Pakistan. Zeenat Bibi, aged 16, was doused with kerosene and set alight in June last year in Pakistan's teeming cultural capital Lahore, a little over a week after she wed 20-year-old motorcycle mechanic Hasan Khan against her family's wishes. A judge in an anti-terror court in Lahore sentenced her mother Perveen Bibi to death on murder and terrorism charges, prosecutor Mian Mohammad Tufail told AFP.

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  • 27 Stunning Photos of the Worlds Most Beautiful Places

    The T+L Social Ambassadors are a team of photographers who are taking it to the next level on Instagram. These are the people we see living their best lives, and inspiring our travels on a daily basis. These ambassadors help us all discover the world, whether its exploring a set of national parks, embarking on an African safari, or just taking some time to enjoy the sound of waves from a beach in Europe. Follow along as we introduce more of our ambassadors on the T+L website and social accounts. Sam Horine (@samhorine on Instagram) is a New York -based photographer and while his hometown may be his favorite place to take photos, he doesn't let that stop him from traveling the world. After growing up in a small town in Maine and poring over travel magazines like National Geographic, he's turned taking travel photos into a full-time gig. I started going to Europe in high school,Horine said. I traveled as much as I could in collegeI was poor and broke as a college student. It was always something that was important to me, seeing the world, having different perspectives, and trying new things. But it was after moving to New York City that he accidentallyfell into photography. I had taken pictures for years, and I was shooting music in the mid-2000s,he said. I had a lot of friends in bands. It was right around the time all of these blogs were happening. I connected with a lot of other photographers and writers and we created this little network. During all of this, he was still travelingadmittedly only a couple of times a year. And then came along the social media boom, which opened up all kinds of opportunities for travel brands and tourism groups. It was amazingpeople would pay me to go places with my iPhone and take photos,Horine said. And the rest is history. Just last year, Horine visited more than 13 different places. So, which destination around the world has the pull to make someone who travels the world for a living put it at the top of their list? Italy and Greece, for Horine. I was in Rome on a press trip,he said. Afterwards, me, my girlfriend, and a friend of mine who lives in Rome flew over to Greece and visited Santorini. We stayed in this dope cave house on Airbnb. We drank amazing wine, ate amazing food, it was my friend's birthday, we went sailing every day, jumped in the Mediterranean. I'd think, Hey, I feel like getting up for the sunrise.So I did. Italy was so good, he paid it another visit after experiencing Greece. It was one of those destinations I've been wanting to visit forever, he said.I had always known it would be great, but it was even better than I thought. I went to Cinque Terreanother bucket list destination. But, he still cites New York City as one of his favorite place to take photos: New York Cityit's my home, so I have to keep coming back.

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