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Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far

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This is it. This is the year that it all comes together.

Armed with nearly infinite money — one Super Bowl commercial will cost $170,000 a second in 2016 — the advertising industry has trotted out all of its best ideas to capture your attention while you’re watching the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Read more…

Fueled by the desire to lighten up after last year’s downers — Nationwide kid, can we never speak of you again? — advertisers are exploring joy and thrills.

Ultimate food porn: Delectable dumplings from scratch (just take a seat)

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Lunar New Year is around the corner (Feb. 8) and there’s no better way to celebrate than by making these traditional Chinese dumplings. We went to Mimi Cheng’s, a Taiwanese-Chinese dumpling emporium, for the ultimate dough folding experience with co-owner Marian Cheng

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Female journalist groped during live broadcast in Cologne

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A journalist was groped during a live broadcast as she was reporting about Carnival in Cologne, Germany, which has been on high alert after a string of sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve

Esmeralda Labye, a Belgian journalist working for Radio T

Republican-led Congress unlikely to back Obama’s new clean energy bid

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled.

GOP lawmakers scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama’s pleas for the issue to be dealt with urgently. In an unusual twist in Obama’s final year in office, the Republican leaders of the House and Senate budget committees have said they will not hold a customary…

Unusually warm Arctic winter stuns scientists with record low ice extent for January

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Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened icebreakers. Instead, January and indeed much of the winter so far has been unusually mild throughout large parts of the Arctic.

NY Fire Department chaplain saves wedding nearly wrecked by crane crash

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A 565-foot crane that collapsed in Manhattan Friday shut down of streets, smashed a handful of cars and halted traffic for hours — but it couldn’t stop a wedding.

Manhattan Fire Department Chaplain Ann Kansfield was purveying the scene of the crash, which also caused one fatality, when she noticed a bride shivering in the sleet and snow

The bride — 25-year-old Nesh Pillay of Toronto — had just left a nearby…

‘Friday Night Lights’ cast will return to Panther Field for ATX TV Fest reunion

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Texas forever!

The annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Tex. will host a Friday Night Lights celebration this year, alongside several other television panels and reunions

To celebrate FNL‘s 10-year anniversary, ATX will host a Friday Night Lights “High School Reunion,” in association with Texas Monthly. Cast, crew and fans will commemorate the show’s anniversary and legacy on Panther Field with a…

Julian Assange is expected to demand his freedom today

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LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to demand Friday that he is allowed to leave the Ecuadorian embassy without fear of arrest, after a UN panel ruled that he is being “arbitrarily detained” in London.

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Friday that Assange has been arbitrarily held since his arrest in London in Dec. 7, 2010, over allegations of sex crimes. It called on the British and Swedish governments to end his…

Thai police bust group of elderly expats for playing bridge

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Amid the sleaze that plagues the Thai resort town of Pattaya is a new ring that just got busted — a group of elderly retirees mostly from the U.K. belonging to a bridge club.

According to local site Pattaya One, on Monday night some 50 personnel from the Army, Pattaya police and district office raided the second floor apartment above a restaurant that was being used as a regular gathering spot for the club.

They rounded up and…

How to wear red and look auspiciously amazing for Chinese New Year

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Let’s set the record straight: incorporating the colour red into your outfit is no easy feat. Unlike black, this fiery shade doesn’t go with everything and when you wear it, people will stare.

But while it’s okay to shy away from red for the rest of the year, there’s no escaping the tradition of wearing red during Chinese New Year. The colour red is believed by the Chinese to be auspicious and will help ward off evil spirits and bad fortune.