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Oscars: What to watch out for – BBC News

BBC NewsThe voting is over. With only one day to go, here’s a look at what this year’s Oscar race could throw up. The Best Picture race is tougher to…

Dallas County’s early voting cruises to a close – Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning NewsEarly voting for the primary ended Friday on a brisk pace, as elections officials and voters in Dallas County reported few problems resulting from Texas’ new voter identification…

Academy Awards: What do voters look for in a film? – BBC News

BBC NewsOn Sunday night winners of the 86th Academy Awards will be announced in 24 categories. Two Oscar voters – a film director and a sound man – talk about…

Oscars: How voting in the Academy awards works – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAwards screenings for Academy members tend to start in November, and from then until the Oscars: they’re almost every day. The distributors organise them all for us and the Academy…

Still lonely, conservatives slowly gain traction at CU – Denver Post

Still lonely, conservatives slowly gain traction at CUDenver Post“When I told her I was really voting for him, she just couldn’t believe it,” said Smith, a sophomore from Denver. “She…

Predicting the Oscars 2014: Insiders’ knowledge put to the test – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — It’s that time again, time to pull out the ballots and read the tea leaves and see who’s going to take home the trophies at Sunday’s 86th…

News: American Idol: The Top 13 Perform – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post IntelligencerDid American Idol’s Top 13 rise to the occasion? Monday was the official debut of the Top 13 finalists and apparently, the debut of voting at the top…

Report: NFL begins exploring relocation options for Super Bowl – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comIf the bill is signed into law and the Super Bowl has to be moved, Tampa Bay is the most logical choice, according to SI.com. Tampa finished second in voting…

Oscars 2014: Take our Best Supporting Actor poll – CBS News

CBS NewsAcademy Award nominees for Best Supporting Actor (clockwise from top left): Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”; Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”; Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”; Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a…

Voting for Academy Awards 2014 – Lima Ohio

Voting for Academy Awards 2014Lima OhioHow many of the nine films nominated for Best Picture have you seen? I’ve seen them all, thanks to our local Cineplex. Here they are,…

New voting precincts on Miami-Dade commission agenda – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comOn Wednesday, Miami-Dade County government is scheduled to revisit a time it would probably like to forget: the 2012 presidential election. Long lines at the polls — in some cases,…

With the No. 5 pick, the Oakland Raiders select: – FanSided

FanSidedSo who might the Oakland Raiders have on their radar for the No. 5 pick? Some pundits are voting that it will be a quarterback, while others think the Raiders…

Early voting on crowded ballots – Houston Chronicle

Early voting on crowded ballotsHouston Chronicle1 Voters must present photo identification to cast a ballot in person. Acceptable photo ID includes: a Texas driver’s license, a personal ID issued by…

Scotland could join EU 18 months after independence vote, says Sturgeon – The Guardian

The GuardianScotland can become independent from the UK legally and become a member of the European Union within 18 months of voting for independence in March 2016, the Scottish deputy…

BAFTA Awards: ’12 Years’ and ‘Gravity’ Race to the Oscars (Analysis) – Variety

BAFTA Awards: ’12 Years’ and ‘Gravity’ Race to the Oscars (Analysis)VarietyThe game is afoot! Sunday’s BAFTA Awards were filled with plot twists, including “12 Years a Slave” as best film.…

An unsettled air in John Wall’s slam dunk contest victory – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNEW ORLEANS — It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA’s new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice. Maybe contest organizers should…

Renzi set to become Italy’s youngest prime minister – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Center-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy’s youngest prime minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to…

Complete List of 2014 Oscar Presenters and Performers – RopeofSilicon.com

Complete List of 2014 Oscar Presenters and PerformersRopeofSilicon.comWhat better day than today, as final Oscar voting is now underway, to begin listing all the 2014 Oscar presenters and performers in…

Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence named as first presenter at Academy Awards – The Independent

The Independent… actress award at last year’s Oscars, has been named as the first presenter of the 2014 ceremony. Revealed by the show’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the…

Oscars 2014: Voting officially underway for 86th annual Academy Awards – The Times-Picayune

The Times-PicayuneVoting for the 86 annual Academy Awards is officially underway, as of 10 a.m. CST (8 a.m. PST) this morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has…

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council District Four

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council Jill Broadhurst has a challenger in the race for the Oakland City Council District Four Seat: Nicolas Heidorn. Nicolas is a…

Thai Opposition Challenges ‘Unconstitutional’ Election – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThailand’s opposition is moving ahead with legal challenges to Sunday’s election, which, though peaceful, failed to resolve a months-long political standoff. The opposition Democrat Party, which boycotted the…

Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protesters Disrupt Election – Bloomberg

BloombergThai voters cast ballots across almost 90 percent of the country yesterday, defying efforts of protesters who disrupted polling stations in a general election where the results may not be…

Tense Thai Elections Go Ahead Despite Protests – ABC News

ABC NewsProtesters trying to derail Thailand’s national elections forced the closure of hundreds of polling stations in a highly contentious vote that has become the latest flashpoint in the country’s…

Panthers’ Luke Kuechly is Defensive Player of the Year – NFL.com

NFL.comNEW YORK — Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has spent just two years in the NFL, and he already has reached the pinnacle of individual achievement for a defensive player.…

Thailand election: Country goes to polls – BBC News

BBC NewsMillions of Thais are voting in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests. Anti-government protesters say they will disrupt voting across Thailand and continue their…

Thai Election Commission Says Blocking of Ballots to Hamper Vote – Businessweek

BusinessweekThailand’s Election Commission warned that voting in tomorrow’s general election may be called off in parts of the country’s southern provinces because protesters are blocking the distribution of ballots. The…

“Alone Yet Not Alone”: The Academy Removes Oscars Original Song Nomination

Alone Yet Not Alone was nominated for “Original Song,” for the 86th Academy Awards, to be held in March. But, per an email just issued by Teni Melidonian of The…

2,00000 police to be deployed for Feb 2 snap polls in Thailand – The Hindu

The HinduThailand’s embattled government will deploy 2,00,000 police nationwide for the disputed snap polls on Sunday to foil protesters’ bid to derail the voting as part of their campaign to…

The Academy Awards Of Gifs Should Be A Good Time – Kotaku

The Academy Awards Of Gifs Should Be A Good TimeKotakuGIFYs are an award that’s being overseen by the editors of a bunch of websites that, well, post a ton of…

Thai protesters stop people voting in election – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldA Thai anti-government protest leader was shot dead on Sunday as demonstrators besieged polling stations in Bangkok and forced most to close, hampering advance voting for next weekend’s…

Protesters Block Early Voting in Thai Capital – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester waved a flag in front of the locked gates of a polling station after it was forced to close. Damir Sagolj/Reuters. BANGKOK — Hundreds of…

Protesters Block Vote Centers in Thai Capital – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester waved a flag in front of the locked gates of a polling station after it was forced to close. Damir Sagolj/Reuters. BANGKOK — Hundreds of…

Thailand Protest Leader Killed During Campaign to Block Voting – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA voter, center, reacts as antigovernment protesters stopped her from entering a polling station they blocked in central Bangkok on Sunday. Reuters. BANGKOK—One person was killed and several…