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Panic! at the Disco honors Frank Sinatra with ‘Death of a Bachelor’

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Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie is tipping his hat to “Fly Me to the Moon” crooner Frank Sinatra with Tuesday’s release of tribute song “Death of a Bachelor.”

The musical tribute, Urie wrote on Instagram, “expresses the bittersweet (but mostly sweet) end of an era. A look back at a part of my life now deceased. An ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’-esque look into a possibly different future. But mostly an appreciation for the present.”

‘James Bond’ author says Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007

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LONDON — He’s long been thought an ideal candidate for the role of James Bond, but Idris Elbas is apparently “too street” for the part.

That’s the verdict from Anthony Horowitz, the author of the latest book in the Bond series, Trigger Mortis.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Horowitz, who has the Alex Rider spy novels to his name as well as numerous TV credits, added that Elba was “a bit too rough to play the part.”

New Zealand releases shortlist for its new flag and no one’s happy

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New Zealand wants a new flag, and it’s going to let the people decide.

After receiving 10,292 flag design submissions from the interested public, many of which amused and horrified the world, the 12-person flag panel has whittled the country’s options down to four

The final contenders contain various symbols important to New Zealand such as the fern frond, the Southern Cross constellation and the koru, a design…

5 strange dishes from the Titanic’s last lunch menu

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Among the items that were salvaged from the Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage is a lunch menu from the ship’s last day before it struck an iceberg and sank in 1912. The menu, due to be auctioned off on Sept. 30, was saved by a rescued passenger

The 100-year-old artifact sheds light on the typical dishes of the early years of the last century — you know, just your usual jacket potatoes, corned beef, and … cockie leekie?

New Zealand releases shortlist for its new flag and no one’s happy

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New Zealand wants a new flag, and it’s going to let the people decide.

After receiving 10,292 flag design submissions from the interested public, many of which amused and horrified the world, the 12-person flag panel has whittled the country’s options down to four

The final contenders contain various symbols important to New Zealand such as the fern frond, the Southern Cross constellation and the koru, a design…

New Zealand releases shortlist for its new flag and no one’s happy

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New Zealand wants a new flag, and it’s going to let the people decide.

After receiving 10,292 flag design submissions from the interested public, many of which amused and horrified the world, the 12-person flag panel has whittled the country’s options down to four

The final contenders contain various symbols important to New Zealand such as the fern frond, the Southern Cross constellation and the koru, a design…

Here’s what you need to know about VMA breakout Tori Kelly

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Kanye may have captivated us all with his inspiring 13-minute speech, and Taylor Swift might have taken home the Moonman for Video of the Year — but it was Tori Kelly who had everyone standing up and taking notice at Sunday’s Video Music Awards.

22-year-old Kelly’s big moment at the VMAs, performing her song “Should’ve Been Us,” brought in hordes of people all wondering one thing: “Who is that, and what is that…

Samsung loses $12 billion in market value in one month as Apple floats on by

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China’s economy is looking very shaky these days, creating potential trouble for all sorts of major companies.

China is the world’s biggest smartphone market thanks to millions of new customers, who purchased their first phones in the last few years. That rising tide had lifted almost all the smartphone players, but those days of growth are over

No sweat, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“I can tell you that we have continued to experience strong growth for our business in China through July and…

Woman completes solar-powered bike ride across US



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Last week 34-year-old Marissa Muller completed a solo, cross country bicycle ride in 80 days. Her custom bike was powered in part by solar energy, and the impetus for her trip was to show Americans the possibilities of solar power. NewsHour’s Saskia de Melker has the story.

10 haiku that summarize the absurdity of the 2015 VMAs

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Aahh! The MTV Video Music Awards!

Every year, the world’s top artists gather for a night of over-the-top performances and wacky speeches — ostensibly to celebrate music.

This year, the Miley-hosted VMAs were no exception, filled with an abundance of bizarre moments ranging from Justin Bieber flying to a Kanye manifesto (and presidential announcement).

The show was so outlandish that mere words seem inadequate. But that’s where poetry comes in.

Here are 10…