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Beirut explosions: Mia Khalifa slams Hezbollah, says 'no amount of sex women have can out-haram' their crimes

On Tuesday, August 4, two explosions rocked the port city in Lebanon killing at least 25 and injuring more than 2,500 at least. No clear explanation for the explosions have been provided yet

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S&P 500 ends higher as investors eye stimulus

By Noel Randewich and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss (Reuters) - The S&P 500 ended higher after a choppy session on Tuesday, lifted

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Argentina Bonds Rally After $65 Billion Restructuring Deal

(Bloomberg) -- Argentina’s bonds jumped to the highest this year after it struck a deal with its top creditors to

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Florida teen pleads not guilty to masterminding Twitter hack

By Brad Brooks (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Florida boy accused of masterminding the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter Inc,

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Air Products to provide technology, equipment for Qatar Petroleum's LNG project

(Reuters) - Air Products and Chemicals Inc said on Tuesday it will provide natural gas liquefaction (LNG) technology and equipment

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China Muscles Onto NATO’s Turf, Roiling Alliance Frayed by Trump

(Bloomberg) -- On an overcast morning last month, Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic arrived at a military airport near Belgrade to

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Stimulus negotiations: 'Productive' meetings don't mean progress

The top negotiators on the next round of emergency economic relief cited a "productive" meeting Monday afternoon as they sought to build momentum toward an agreement.

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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Amid Doubts on Stimulus Bill: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equities swung between small gains and losses as investors tried to gauge the outlook for a stimulus

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Tropical Storm Isaias batters U.S. Northeast with rare tornadoes

By Jonathan Allen and Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Isaias triggered rare tornadoes and knocked out power

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Tropical Storm Isaias drives wild weather up Interstate 95

Tropical Storm Isaias is spawning tornadoes and dumping rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast

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Lena Waithe working on TV show about open marriages

Lena Waithe is developing a new TV show about open marriages, because she finds them "fascinating".

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White House, Congress head toward new round of COVID-19 talks as pressure grows

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Tuesday on congressional Democrats and the White House to reach a

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The 10 best credit cards of August 2020

With so many options, how do you choose the best credit card? Our guide takes you through the pros and cons of all the top credit cards in 2020.

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Massive blast sends seismic shock across Beirut, causing thousands of casualties

By Samia Nakhoul and Yara Abi Nader BEIRUT (Reuters) - A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the

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Oil Jumps as Lebanon Explosion Sparks Fears Over Instability

(Bloomberg) -- Oil climbed to the highest level in nearly two weeks after an explosion at Lebanon’s main port rocked

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Woods in a better place heading into this PGA Championship

Tiger Woods is in a better place going into this PGA Championship than last year

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Countries tighten measures as global virus death toll nears 700,000

The global coronavirus death toll approached 700,000 Tuesday, as France and the Netherlands began tightening restrictions, and the Philippines placed

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Iraqi teenager mistreated by security forces freed from jail, meets PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - When teenager Hamid Saeed's family saw videos circulating on social media last week showing him being abused

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U.S. prosecutors do not charge Portland protesters with antifa ties

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors have produced no evidence linking dozens of people arrested in anti-racism

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Discover flexible furniture and why this is the ‘future’ of interior design

If there’s one thing the pandemic home quarantine has made people realize, it’s the importance of a living space that can accommodate any and every activity, such as eating, sleeping, relaxing, exercising, and working. This versatility in both new and existing living spaces “that can adapt to change” is the future of interior design, at least according to interior designer Chat Fores. “We have to adapt and we have to adjust,” Fores says in a webinar called, “The Future of Architecture and Interior Design: Reshaping Our Cities, Buildings, and Homes” hosted by Enderun Colleges, which also coincides with the launch of the school’s College of Architecture and Design. “We have to make our spaces more functional and more efficient without having to sacrifice the main purpose of our house, which is for us to relax and for us to bond with our family. We have to put all these functions together.” An easy way to do this is through what Fores mentions as transformer-type furniture or “furniture that can likewise adapt to change.” Also called smart furniture, these pieces are common solutions for saving space and maximizing any area of the house. This type of furniture has been around for a while. In fact, Fores and her own design firm’s first foray into smart furniture dates back to 2011 for a studio unit showroom. The firm has since established itself as experts in creating illusions of big spaces, regardless of the house’s actual size. A common transformer-type furniture Fores has used in residential units is a sofa or dining table that converts into a full-size bed. She says a misconception with small spaces is that “people tend to sacrifice the size of their furniture.” “You don’t have to. Gone are the days you had a sofa bed that would convert into a little bed,” she says. “What you can do is keep that size of furniture but take away those that you don’t need, so you still have the right proportion and scale in a room.” For occupants of tiny spaces who still wish to have a large-screen television, Fores suggests a “basic” but effective use of a TV set. “Make use of a set that allows your television to pivot wherever you may be, whether inside the bedroom or the adjacent living room,” she says. Fores also shares a leather chest that’s particularly useful for those working remotely. “You can open this piece to store your books and use it as a study,” she says. “When it’s not in use, you can simply fold it back and it becomes like a chest.” She adds that it’s also proof that transformer-type furniture doesn’t have to be boring. “Just because you have smart furniture doesn’t mean you have to adopt a functional and utilitarian-looking space,” she explains. “You can have something contemporary. You can add a lot of glitz and glamour. You can add your art collection. You can have anything.” The interior designer admits, though, that while the pieces help a house’s flexibility for “everything else that may come later on,” prices can go as high as the cost of a car. “For those who cannot afford such a move into transformer-type furniture, you can always start with the basic pieces,” she says. “For instance, you can have a banquette seat against the window or against the wall that you can lift up and underneath it can be storage for things you need to keep away.” Fores also suggests assessing what the occupant of the space needs. This way, the pieces can adapt to the user and he/she will be able “to create transformer-type furniture on your own.” “What does he do? Does he work from the house? Does he have a lot of clothes? Does he have a lot of cooking materials? It really depends on the usage,” she explains. “You can always be more ingenious. It’s not just about how much money you have, but also how creative you can be.”

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Man City sign Valencia winger Torres on five-year deal

(Reuters) - Manchester City have signed Spanish winger Ferran Torres from Valencia with the 20-year-old putting pen to paper on

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In apparent reversal, Trump encourages Floridians to vote by mail

After repeatedly seeking to discredit mail-in voting, President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed Florida's election system is "safe and secure" and encourages Floridians to vote by mail.

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White House to Offer New Proposals to Jolt Virus Relief Talks

(Bloomberg) -- The White House is delivering fresh offers on a virus relief package in Tuesday’s talks with top Democrats,

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Argentina reports debt restructuring deal with creditors

Argentina says it has reached an agreement with its main creditors to restructure $65 billion in foreign debt, offering some relief for a country hobbled by recession long before the pandemic

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Overwatch Summer Games Week 3 Challenges: How to Earn Ice Cream Orisa

Overwatch Summer Games Week 3 challenges require players to win nine games to unlock the Ice Cream Orisa skin.

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