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The US Makes Billions Selling Weapons to Nearly 100 Countries

A rocket launcher in India, one of the world’s biggest weapons importers. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) The global weapons trade is booming, Vice reports, citing numbers from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute that show it grew 14% between 2011 and 2015. That’s not surprising���between “tensions in Asia” and a “state of total melt-down” in the Middle East, according to the BBC ...

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Here's What Jen Thinks of Ben's Huge Back Tattoo

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Jennifer Garner really opened up during her recent interview with Vanity Fair , tackling such subjects as her feelings about estranged husband Ben Affleck and even his affair with their kids’ nanny. But perhaps her best response comes to a question about what VF calls Affleck’s “midlife-crisis tattoo,” a ...

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This is America's favorite pizza topping

Cheese pizza came in fourth and ranked 10 on the least favorite list. (iStock) Okay, we know that pizza is far and away the number one comfort food favored by Americans, nearly double that of any other food choice. But a new study from the Harris Poll reveals just how pie-lovers like their slice –from the toppings to how thick the ...

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Diner finds rare pearl worth $600 in her clam dish

Lindsay Hasz said she was eating a seafood dish filled with clams and mussels when she bit into something hard. (Christina Corrales-Toy) When Lindsay Hasz bit into her medley of seafood and shellfish at Montalcino Ristorante Italiano in Issaquah, Wash., she thought she might have broken a tooth. The culprit: a small, purple pebble-like object embedded in one of her clams. ...

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Starbucks brews trouble with new loyalty program

The coffee company has announced changes they say address the “no. 1 request we heard from members.” (AP) Starbuck has got its over-caffeinated clientele in a stir after the chain changed its rewards program. On Monday, the coffee company announced that they addressed the “no. 1 request we heard from members”– rewarding on dollars spent, not number of visits. But it didn’t take ...

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Be Smarter Than Kanye: Get a Pool That Makes Your Home More Valuable

ecording artist Kanye West and TV personality Kim Kardashian (2015 Donato Sardella) Nobody seems to have told Kanye West that pools aren’t always the smartest real estate investments. The rapper is building a pool the size of a lake in the backyard of the home he’s renovating with wife Kim Kardashian, according to TMZ. It will reportedly be five times larger ...

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Best Seller? Jackie Collins Estate Is on the Market For $30M in Beverly Hills

Jackie Collins (2015 Jon Kopaloff) As a writer of 32 novels over her illustrious career, the late Jackie Collins obviously had an eye for detail. And she applied that same precision to the construction of her 21,784-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion. Now on the market for $30 million, the eight-bedroom home includes five writing desks used by the author whose works included ...

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Italian ‘coffee king’ buried in giant espresso pot

Renato Bialetti’s ashes were buried in a stovetop espresso maker. (AP) Renato Bialetti, the coffee king whose name is synonymous with the iconic aluminum stovetop esspresso makers, died last week at the age of 93. In an unusual and strangely befitting tribute, the ashes of this well-known Italian coffee impresario were placed in a giant Moka pot, which he made famous, ...

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