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One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called.  I said at once ’the Unnecessary War‘.”
— Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965)
 Second World War (1948)

Dave Grohl isn’t in HBO’s new Kurt Cobain documentary, but he wanted to be

Richard Shotwell/Invision/APDave GrohlFor close to two decades Courtney Love and the surviving members of the band Nirvana, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, have feuded over the band’s finances, among other things. But Sunday night at the Tribeca Film Festival showed that the relationship between the wife of the band’s legendary deceased frontman, Kurt Cobain, and its members is improving. Following a screening of the new documentary on the life of Cobain, “Kurt Cobain: Montage

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Shyp, a startup that wants to kill the post office, just raised $50 million

Shyp See Also Shipping packages is a huge headache. So in March 2014, Shyp launched to make the process as easy as taking a picture of what you want to mail, pressing a single button to summon a delivery person, and having your package shipped. On Tuesday, Shyp announced that it had raised a $50 million Series B round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, with participation from previous investors including

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I impulse-bought a $600 camera and it changed my life

Jacquelyn Smith/Business InsiderWhen I was a senior in college, I made my first big purchase using my own, hard-earned cash. I shelled out $642.87, to be exact. It was an impulsive splurge. But almost five years later, I still consider it the best money I ever spent.  It was March 2010. I was at a Best Buy in Tucson, Arizona, trying to find the beloved $5 DVD bin. I walked in expecting to

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A Xiaomi event invitation versus an Apple event invitation (AAPL)

Xiaomi, the Chinese startup that sells more phones in that country than anyone else, is often referred to as the "Apple of China." And with good reason. Like Apple, it has a loyal fan base that rushes to buy phones and other products as soon as they're announced. Xiaomi also has a history of borrowing Apple's phone designs and marketing tactics. The latest example of that comes from Xiaomi's invitation for the launch of its

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American woman, boyfriend sentenced in murder of her mother at Bali resort

An Indonesian court has convicted an American, Tommy Schaefer, of murdering his girlfriend's mother and sentenced him to 18 years in jail. The girlfriend, Heather Mack, was sentenced to 10 years for helping in the Aug. 12 crime.lRelated Nation NowUtah mother gets maximum sentence for murdering six of her babiesSee all related The Denpasar District Court ruled Tuesday that Schaefer, 21, was guilty of battering Sheila von Wiese-Mack to death in a hotel room on

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This is how British students are going to vote at different universities around the country

REUTERS/Paul Rogers/PoolBritain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband (L), Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (C) and Prime Minister David Cameron wait for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in central London November 21, 2013.There are only two weeks to go until Britons vote in the General Election and polls show that Britain's main stream political parties are neck and neck in the polls. Meanwhile, according to the latest poll by High Fliers Research, the political party

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US Catholic bishop in child pornography case resigns, Vatican says

Vatican CITY (Reuters) - Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City, who was convicted of failing to alert authorities to a trove of child pornography found on a priest's computer in 2012, has resigned, the Vatican said on Tuesday. Finn, 62, was the only U.S. Roman Catholic bishop to be convicted for not reporting suspicion of child abuse. Groups representing victims of abuse by clerics had been urging the pope to dismiss Finn.The bishop was

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Failures have caused Saudi’s to have mental imbalance: Iranian President

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says, a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen was prompted by the kingdom's failures elsewhere, causing what he called a "mental imbalance". Speaking to reporters today before heading to Indonesia, Rouhani mocked Saudi Arabia by calling it a country with dashed dreams in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. "All the failures have accumulated and caused mental and emotional imbalance for that country," Rouhani said. Iran has long accused Saudi Arabia of supporting militants,

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