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Government wins narrow victory in NSA Case

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:09
In a narrow victory for the government, a federal appeals Friday threw out a lower court decision that held the NSA surveillance program was likely illegal.









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Erika prompts Florida emergency

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:45
The footage coming from the tiny Carribbean island of Dominica is devastating.









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NYPD to Disney and Marvel: Get Minnie Mouse and Spider Man out of Times Square

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:20
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China slowdown could hit startups like Uber

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:06
China's economy is at risk, which is triggering volatility in the U.S. stock market.









First African-American Marine aviator dies

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:34
Pioneer. Warrior. Role model.









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No retrial for officer in NC shooting

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:34
Prosecutors in North Carolina will not seek a retrial in the case of a police officer who was charged in the shooting death of an unarmed man, according to a letter from the state attorney general's office.









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Ex-addict helps women reclaim their lives

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:32










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She helps inmates be 'better people'

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:31










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One week battery life on an iPhone 6? It's possible

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:29
A green energy company claims to have built a battery that fits inside an iPhone 6 and gives the phone a week's worth of power.









What Americans think about it now

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:26










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Burning Man ablaze in Nevada desert

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:21
Create a temporary desert temple to whatever deity or ideals you hold true.









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McComas exhibit featuring ‘outsider art’ from Jackson collection

MSU News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:10
 Loy Allen “Rhinestone Cowboy” Bowlin (1909-1995), no title, 1986. Glitter and glue on paper. Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of Warren and Sylvia Lowe. 1994.049.

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

 Loy Allen “Rhinestone Cowboy” Bowlin (1909-1995), no title, 1994.049.

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Artworks by the co-author of Mississippi State’s 2015 Maroon Edition book selection—as well as others by self-taught artists—are on display at the university.

Free and open to all through Oct. 2 in the McComas Hall Art Gallery, the exhibit titled “Here and Beyond: Outsider Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art” features 16 varied pieces. They range from visions of space ships to rural landscape memory paintings to observations of New Orleans street life.

Among them is a print made from an original painting by Denver Moore (1937-2012). Titled “We Are All Homeless Just Working Our Way Home,” it shares its name with the last line of this year’s Maroon Edition selection, “Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together.”

Moore is co-author of the 245-page novel released in 2006 by Thomas Nelson, a HarperCollins Publishers subsidiary. His art piece was donated to the MMA exhibit by Cerulean Gallery in Amarillo, Texas.

Among other self-taught artists being featured are Eula Crabtree (20th century), Roy Ferdinand (1959-2004), M.C. “Five Cent” Jones (1917-2003), Prophet Royal Robertson (1936-97), Juanita Rogers (1934-85) and Luster Willis (1913-94).

In addition to the Jackson museum and its Traveling Exhibition Endowment, the campus exhibit is supported by MSU’s Maroon Edition freshman common reading program and College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department.

A 5 p.m. exhibition reception will take place Oct. 1 in the ground-floor gallery whose main entrance is located off the parking lot on McComas’ east side. The reception also is free and open to all.

In addition to Moore’s creation, the exhibit includes three works by self-taught artist Loy Allen Bowlin (1909-95), a Franklin County native who resided in McComb until his death.

Bowlin experienced a spiritual awakening of sorts in 1975 after hearing Glen Campbell’s hit song “Rhinestone Cowboy,” which he said inspired his passion to create colorful, glittery art works. Bowlin also favored embellished satin suits that, along with his distinctive artworks, earned him the nickname “The Original Rhinestone Cowboy.”

“The art on view was created sometimes for spiritual reasons and sometimes from the sheer pleasure of creating,” said Beth Batton, MMA’s curator of the collection. “Art by outsider artists was shaped less by an ambition to ‘make it’ in the art world and more by the ups and downs of life.”

Ron Hall, the other co-author of “Same Kind of Different as Me,” was keynote speaker for the university’s second Freshman Convocation held earlier this month.

MMA’s Traveling Exhibition Endowment is supported by significant private contributions that are matched by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.msmuseumart.org.

Now in its seventh year, Maroon Edition is a university-wide program that encourages incoming freshmen to read the same book prior to fall-semester arrival. Throughout the school year, they discuss the selected work with other students, administration, faculty and staff members. For more, visit www.maroonedition.msstate.edu.

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s art department is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. It offers a bachelor of fine arts degree, with concentrations in graphic design, photography and fine art (ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture).

The McComas Art Gallery is one of the several departmental venues that regularly features traveling exhibits, student shows, and group and solo exhibitions by professional artists. Exhibit hours for the gallery are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, as well as by appointment. For more, visit bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

Additional gallery information is available from Lori Neuenfeldt, MSU art department’s coordinator for gallery and outreach programs, at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

Complete information about the college and department is found at caad.msstate.edu, facebook.com/CAADatMSU and twitter.com/CAADatMSU.

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Reporter, cameraman had gunshot wounds to heads

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:40










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Miley, music videos and mayhem: Why the VMAs matter

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:38
Is YouTube killing the video star?









Virginia Tech survivor: The gun lobby's foolish answer

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:36
Early Wednesday morning, Alison Parker and Adam Ward were on assignment in Moneta, Virginia -- Parker as a reporter and Ward as a cameraman. Working for WDBJ7, Roanoke's CBS affiliate, they were working on a story about the 50th anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake and interviewing Vicki Gardner, who leads Smith Mountain Lake's Chamber of Commerce.









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Slain reporter's boyfriend asks for dialogue on gun violence

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:35
One day after reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down on live television near Roanoke, Virginia, Parker's boyfriend said merely remembering their lives is not enough.








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Amazon's impressive cash flow: Don't be fooled by it

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:33
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Investors dump stocks at record pace

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:27
The word of the week for investors was "sell."









Hackers stole $1.2 billion from 7,000 businesses in 2 years

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:56
Hackers have funneled $1.2 billion out of companies' accounts since October 2013, the FBI reported.









CEO of Ashley Madison parent company steps down after hack

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:50
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