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The men of ‘Twin Peaks’ want to be your valentine



Cancel your Valentine’s Day plans — Special Agent Dale Cooper wants to take you out for a slice of cherry pie and some damn fine coffee

Illustrator Emma Munger created a series of valentines reimagining the men of Twin Peaks as pin-up models

Munger previously gave the women of Twin Peaks a pin-up makeover, so she felt it was only fair to give the men the same treatment

“The classic pin-up ideal is something I’m also very interested in,…

YouTubers will interview Obama soon after his State of the Union address



YouTube personalities will interview U.S. President Barack Obama live from the White House on Thursday, Jan. 22, following his State of the Union address to the nation on Tuesday

YouTube comedian GloZell Green, and vloggers Bethany Mota and Hank Green will be asking Obama questions “about the issues care they most about, and what they’re hearing from their audience,” according to a White House press release.

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Tourism to Cuba is still illegal for Americans, but here’s how to do it



Since President Obama announced historical changes in diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba last month, the island nation has been top of mind as a travel destination. The New York Times even added it to its annual list of places to go.

However, despite the political developments, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: Tourism to the island is still banned. Travel is restricted to those with an official government license.

New video shows ex-Taliban members joining ISIS, beheading man



ISLAMABAD — A video posted Saturday purports to show former militants of the Pakistani Taliban pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, and beheading a man they identify as a Pakistani soldier.

The video shows former Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, along with dozens of other militants in a wooded area. Shahid already announced his support for ISIS in an audio message in October. He was later replaced by the Pakistani Taliban.

Microsoft’s new web browser reported to have Cortana built-in



Last week, word leaked that Microsoft is hard at work on a new web browser for Windows 10 and that it is not going to be Internet Explorer. More details of that project — codenamed Spartan — started to eke out Thursday.

Tom Warren at The Verge, citing sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans, says that Spartan will have a host of new features, many of which aren’t found in other browsers.

Warren says that the chief feature is support for…

‘A nation of optimists’: Russians are excited about 2015 despite it all



At the vast skating rink in Moscow’s Gorky Park, Russians say they’re looking forward to a 2015 that will be as smooth as the ice, despite the country’s economic and political difficulties

The ruble has sunk, tensions with the West are up, but the troubles seem to have produced a surge in national pride.

“Russians are a nation of optimists,” said Ivan Kasyanov, a skater in his 20s

“The worse things get, the better…

United and Orbitz are suing a 22-year-old who exposed cheap airfare hack



United Airlines and Orbitz are suing a 22-year-old website founder who has made it easier for travelers to find “hidden city” tickets, which can offer big discounts on airfares.

“Hidden city” ticketing is the practice of booking a one-way plane ticket from one city to another, and then getting off the plane on a layover before the final destination. It may seem counterintuitive, but booking the longer flight can sometimes be cheaper because of the convoluted mess that is airline…

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan fired



New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will not be returning to the NFL team in 2015 after one of the most disappointing seasons in the franchise’s history.

This morning Woody Johnson informed John Idzik and Rex Ryan that they will not be returning to the team in 2015.

— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 29, 2014

Ryan was 46-50 in six seasons — not including 4-2 in the postseason — but remained popular with his players, and they dumped a bucket of sports drink on him when the final game of the…

Pregnant woman taken off life support in Ireland



DUBLIN (AP) — A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die — a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to apply Ireland’s strict ban on abortion in an age of medical innovation.

The three-judge Dublin High Court said that all artificial support for the woman should end more than…

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Fitbit website down on Christmas, angering holiday gift recipients



So you got a new Fitbit for Christmas and want to use it right away? Whoops, you can’t

Fitbit.com has been down for several hours, dampening the spirits of holiday revelers. The fitness-tracking company says it is conducting “planned maintenance.”

http://t.co/GI62Jfml4r is currently down. Have no fear, our elves are working to restore service!

— Fitbit Support (@FitbitSupport) December 25, 2014

The company has also assured customers…

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