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Fashion Legend Oscar de la Renta Is Dead at 82

mashable.com — Oscar de la Renta, a fixture in American fashion who designed evening wear for first ladies and starlets alike, has died. He was 82 years old. De la Renta had been battling cancer for the last 10 years and finally succumbed to the disease on Monday, his wife, Annette de la Renta confirmed to the New York Times .
Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta’s final creation: Amal Alamuddin's dress for her wedding to George Clooney. on.mash.to/1wkVtGX ow.ly/i/7ibq7

Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oscar de la Renta's Designs Through 7 Decades

mashable.com — American fashion icon Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in Kent, Connecticut, after battling cancer. He was 82 years old. A native of the Dominican Republic who studied at fashion houses in Madrid, Paris and New York, de la Renta had been one of fashion's most successful designers for decades.
Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

mashable.com — South African double-amuptee Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced on Tuesday to five years imprisonment for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. Judge Thokozile Masipa asked Pistorius to stand for the sentence at the climax of the months-long trial involving one of the world's most recognizable athletes and his Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend.
Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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In 'Sharknado 3,' sharks will eat sharks in Washington D.C.

mashable.com — The suited sharks of Washington D.C. are going to meet real sharks in the next installment of Syfy's Sharknado franchise. The network announced on Monday that Sharknado 3 will see the finned flying terrors devour the entire Eastern seaboard, starting with a stop in Washington D.C.

Amazon Strikes Deal With Major Publisher Simon & Schuster

mashable.com — Amazon has struck a multi-year deal for the sale of print and ebooks from publishing giant Simon & Schuster, both companies confirmed to Mashable. The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Amazon has been struggling to reach a deal with Hachette, another major publisher.
Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

RT @JasonAbbruzzese: Kinda big: Simon & Schuster CEO saying they, not Amazon, control ebook prices in new deal. mashable.com/2014/10/20/ama…

Oct 20, 2014

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CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

mashable.com — ATLANTA - Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.
Oct 21, 2014

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World's Oceans Set All-Time Heat Record for Third Time This Year

mashable.com — For the third month this year, the world's oceans set a record for the warmest they have ever been since at least 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Monday. September had the highest global average sea surface temperatures of any month on record since instrument record-keeping began, with a global average temperature of 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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'Royals' Banned by San Francisco Radio Stations During the World Series

mashable.com — Lorde will never be the queen bee of San Francisco. The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals start the World Series on Tuesday, but San Francisco's 104.5 KFOG and 96.5 KOIT have already drawn first blood. On Friday, the radio stations announced a self-imposed ban on Lorde's "Royals" for the duration of the series, as a show of solidarity against the Royals.

11 Delightful Things We Learned From Paul McCartney's Twitter Chat

mashable.com — Who is the Walrus, really? Paul McCartney's finally addressed this question and more during a Twitter Q&A session on Monday. McCartney dug deep into his musical soul to answer pressing questions like, "What's your favorite color?" and "Do you ever twerk?" (Short answers: Blue and yes, respectively).
Oct 21, 2014

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The Ad Industry Has Made Peace With Crowdsourcing

mashable.com — There are hordes of talented people out there just itching to be modern day mad men, willing to work on the cheap and on the fly. So how about it, Fortune 500 companies? Ready to turn your precious brand over to a stranger?

How Nigeria and Senegal Halted Ebola When Other Countries Failed

mashable.com — On July 20, the Ebola outbreak that had been simmering in West Africa for months, growing more out of control by the day, arrived in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. It came in the form of a Liberian-American airline passenger named Jonathan Sawyer, who had left a treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, against medical advice, and flown through Ghana and Togo to get to Lagos, Nigeria's capital.
Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

The key to Nigeria/Senegal's success in stopping their Ebola outbreaks? Aggressive contact tracing. mashable.com/2014/10/20/nig…

Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Nazi War Criminals Collected Millions in Social Security Benefits

mashable.com — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S.
Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Hey Kids, Gandalf Wants You to Study

mashable.com — Sir Ian McKellen offered up a bit of memorable Middle Earth-inspired advice when visiting South West England's Chew Valley School on October 17. According to the Lord of the Rings actor's Twitter account, he was there to speak to staff and students about gay issues.
Oct 21, 2014

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Dyson Enters Humidifier Market, Says Other Humidifiers Make You Sick

mashable.com — Dyson thinks your humidifier is gross. You might use in a humidifier, especially in the colder months, to help with dry skin, nosebleeds and other winter ailments. But these machines don't treat the water they disperse into the room.

Naked Russian Artist Cuts Off His Ear in Protest

mashable.com — KIEV, Ukraine - The controversial Russian performance artist and political activist who nailed his scrotum to the cobblestones of Moscow's Red Square last year sliced off his earlobe in his latest protest against the return of repressive Soviet-era policies. Naked and sitting atop a wall at Moscow's Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry, Pyotr Pavlensky, a St.

Rare Good News: Nigeria and Senegal Free of Ebola Virus

mashable.com — The World Health Organization declared Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new reported cases of the virus, calling it a "spectacular success story." How #Nigeria handled the outbreak is a spectacular success story that shows that #Ebola can be contained http://t.co/LyfE3s9b2C - WHO (@WHO) October 20, 2014 There had been a reported 20 cases of Ebola in the country, including eight deaths.