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Grammy win for Pentatonix elevates a cappella on YouTube

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LOS ANGELES — A cappella has never been a power player at the Grammys, but a win on Sunday for Pentatonix — who shot to prominence on YouTube and have had an incredible year because of it — stamps the streaming video phenomenon as a legitimate force in the music biz.

Pentatonix won its first Grammy in the Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category for ”Daft Punk,” a four-minute medley that touches on “Get Lucky,” Celebrate,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “One More Time.”

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Apple and YouTube surprise all at Clive Davis’ big Grammys party

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LOS ANGELES — Times change. In its 39th year, music mogul Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards gala once again was Grammy week’s hottest ticket in town, but this year more than ever the party showcased digital’s monumental impact on the music industry

Davis not only handpicks every guest and performer at the star-studded event, he also name-drops his selections with grandiose introductions. Two of his first three reveals on Saturday night were surprisingly Apple‘s Tim Cook and Eddy Cue

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Steph Curry and the Gasols: All-Star starters with irresistible stories

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The scrawny kid who went unranked in high school and unwanted by major colleges, but is now more popular than any other pro. The two brothers from a country that hadn’t even produced an NBA player before they were toddlers, but will now face off opposite one another on the game’s biggest celebratory stage

Of all 10 NBA All-Star Game starters announced on Thursday night, none have tales that quite match those of Steph Curry and Pau and Marc Gasol. Indeed, theirs are more heartwarming fairy…

Monopoly’s Sydney Edition has no free parking and out-of-control rent

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Monopoly’s Sydney Edition has been around for years, but that didn’t stop Twitter users from having some New Year’s Day fun by creating a new version of the rules.

Sarah Davis, who lives in Melbourne, was visiting Sydney when she spotted the local edition in Pitt Street Mall. She sent out a photo of the game with the hashtag #MonopolySydneyEdition, followed by a tweet saying: “Twenty players queuing up to rent the same apartment #monopolysydneyedition.”

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Michael Jordan approves of Kemba Walker’s ankle-breaking crossover

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When you impress Michael Jordan, you know you’re doing something right

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker unleashed on Wednesday night one of the most devastating ankle-breaking crossovers you’ll ever see in an NBA game. As seen in the video, above, the move left Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic stumbling backward onto his bum like a drunk bar patron being turned away by some overenthusiastic bouncer

Michael Jordan approves of Kemba Walker’s ankle-breaking crossover

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When you impress Michael Jordan, you know you’re doing something right

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker unleashed on Wednesday night one of the most devastating ankle-breaking crossovers you’ll ever see in an NBA game. As seen in the video, above, the move left Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic stumbling backward onto his bum like a drunk bar patron being turned away by some overenthusiastic bouncer

Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis: NBA superstars, a study in contrasts

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SAN FRANCISCO — When the Golden State Warriors host the New Orleans Pelicans in the Bay Area on Thursday night, fans at the game and those watching on national TV won’t just be treated to the NBA‘s two newest superstars, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis, leading their respective teams into battle

Curry and Davis will also provide fans with a delightful study in basketball contrasts

In Curry: the slight, relatively short everyman whose preternatural skill level makes up for a lack of explosive…

9 reasons to consider a veteran for your company’s next hire

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This question originally appeared on Quora.

What are the advantages of hiring someone who has been in the U.S. military — specifically, hiring them for a non-military job?

Answer below by Jon Davis, Sergeant in the U.S.M.C. and amateur military historian.

I am going to speak as a Marine and a former hiring manager. I was once a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps with two Iraq tours and have worked in retail, real estate, the tech startup and education sectors. In that time, I’ve hired…

4 Members of College Softball Team Killed in Bus Crash

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DAVIS, Okla. — A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team’s bus, killing four team members and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.

The collision involving the North Central Texas College team happened at around 9 p.m. Friday on Interstate 35 south of Davis, which is about 70 miles south of Oklahoma City and 60 miles north of Gainesville, Texas, where the school is located.

Jimmy Fallon Challenges Star Pitcher Mo’ne Davis to a Baseball Showdown

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Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom who landed the cover of Sports Illustrated, took time this week to further burnish her place in history by participating in a battle against funnyman Jimmy Fallon

Accompanied by her catcher, Scott Bandura, Davis joined Fallon on his Tonight Show set in a winner-take-all strikeout match. The prize? A delicious Philly cheesesteak

Peppered with a healthy dose of humorous…