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swampland.time.com - Tucked away in someone else’s shoe box of adolescent artifacts, there might be a picture of you in garish clothes and with an outdated ‘do, your arm around a high school squeeze. The President of the United States is no different. These previously unpublished photos, obtained exclusively by TIME from Obama’s schoolmate Kelli Allman (née McCormack), show a 17-year-old Barack Obama on the night of his senior prom.
Barry spent his days at the Punahou School in Hawaii studying, shooting hoops and goofing off with his friends. Greg Orme, a fellow varsity basketball player, was Obama’s constant companion. “They were like brothers,” says Allman. Read more - More photos here
theurbandaily.com - Welp, let’s file this one under you can’t be serious news! Don West, an attorney for the man accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is requesting that a judge in the case, allow the Zimmerman team to deny the prosecution’s motion that Trayvon’s alleged marijuana use be kept out of the trial.
Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon and has plead not guilty, claiming self-defense.
George Zimmerman‘s attorney filed his own request on Monday, alleging that Trayvon was probably smoking weed that day that he was murdered in 2012, and that it could be relevent.
“That could be relevant to a jury evaluating Martin’s actions the night he was shot.”
According to The Huffington Post, The prosecution has asked that the judge not allow Martin’s marijuana use or his other personal matters to be brought in to the courtroom.
First of all, Trayvon Martin is not on trial, George Zimmerman is. Trayvon didn’t take a loaded gun out of his house and follow anyone with it, nor did he pull the trigger and shoot and kill anyone. If we were wondering about drugs and who demonstrated behaviors that seemed like they must have been drug induced, it probably wouldn’t be the 17- year-old kid, going to the store to buy candy, that we would have questions about. Kids buying candy seems pretty in the norm to us. Just saying.
The trial is set for June, and something is telling us that this is going to be a very bumpy ride kids, buckle up.
The British soldier killed in a gruesome attack was a ceremonial drummer and had served as a machine gunner in Afghanistan.
Rigby's death has attracted worldwide attention because the slaying scene was captured on a cell phone camera. A man with bloodied hands, holding a meat cleaver and a knife, carried out the killing because, he said to the camera, "Muslims are dying daily."
That man and a second person are under arrest, being treated in London hospitals for injuries suffered in a confrontation with armed police at the scene, in southeast London's Woolwich neighborhood.
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A Lesson That She Learned in Her Early 20s That She Carries Now
Starting my career, there was a lot of rejection going on. I remember my dad telling me that if you let that define you, they’ll basically make you nothing. You have to define yourself. Every time you hear a no, it’s one step closer to a yes. Jobs come and go, so I don’t get too down on myself. You have to stay self-motivated. If you wait for someone else to motivate you, you’ll be waiting for a long time. You have to really be your own cheerleader. Even if you don’t feel all that way in the moment, tell yourself that you’re enough.
I’m still growing and still learning. I’m okay with the process. I understand the growing pains a little more than I did. I’m more trusting with the process and it doesn’t come easy. I question it sometimes.
The Main Thing She’s Still Learning
Faith and thicker skin. Not letting what people have to say about me matter so much.[...]I’m not going to front. I’m not a lover, I’m a fighter. I will forget that I am Hollywood and get Holly-hood [Laughs].
On What Was Going Through Her Mind When She Found Out She Was Pregnant
Well, you know, it’s another human being in the world. That affects everybody, and one thing I learned about life is that your choices don’t just affect you, it affects everybody connected to you.
The public was the last thought. Most of my thoughts were on my family and inner circle. It was mostly how is this affecting Lauren as a person and is Lauren ready to completely put herself to the side and be a mother. My priorities were changing. My career was last.
Before ATL, people didn’t know about me. I auditioned for ATL and no one cared who I was. I was a regular girl in L.A. who auditioned and got the role. No one knew I was doing it and I did it. No one gave me that. I did that. They can’t take what they didn’t give. God has the last say, so I just trust that. Is it an uphill battle? Yes. But isn’t everything? I’m not starving.
I think it’s awesome when it’s done right. I don’t think anyone is supposed to be alone, you know. Having a partner and having somebody that is with you through the ups and downs is awesome. I’m all about connection. If I connected with someone and met a nice guy maybe, but I just haven’t ran into that yet.[...]I’m not dating at all. I don’t know if I’ll have the time. But I’m very fiery and sassy, so I need someone to keep up with that.
On The Type of Guy She Likes
Grown, secure in himself and who he is, aware of what he wants and willing to learn and grow with somebody else. I think everybody is waiting for me to settle down and find him [Laughs]. I’m really selective and picky. More here
huffingtonpost.com - Bet you never thought to compare these two women -- today's hottest sex symbol and the conservative former secretary of state. Well it just so happens that Zoe Saldana and Condoleezza Rice are the spitting image of each other -- or at least their hairstyles are nearly identical.
The 34-year-old "Star Trek Into Darkness" star sported a bob in high school so similar to Rice's 'do while in office that it's hard to differentiate between the two. Read more