Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are urging you to vote: ‘The future of our country will be decided this week’

In a video released by NowThis Politics, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt urged people to vote in the midterm elections. The co-stars of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” stressed that this election is especially consequent al, as voters will vote on gun safety laws, clean water and air, immigration policy, and health care. “The future of our country will be decided this week. Elections don’t just matter when voting for president. This election might be the most consequential of our lifetime,” DiCaprio said in the video. “We urge you to go to the polls by November 6 and make your voice heard,” Pitt added. The two… Read More

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Opinion: Chair of ’88 bid committee: ‘I believe in Calgary’

In 2026, it will be nearly four decades since Calgary hosted what then IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch termed “the best Winter Games ever.” They were truly marvellous Games in which all Canadians took great pride and which left a legacy like none other. Early next year the City of Calgary is hoping to submit a bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2026. On Nov. 13, it will be asking Calgarians to support the bid. Although accolades are continually heaped on the 1988 Winter Olympics, it wasn’t easy getting there. The bid years were tough, as they are today. The media were all over the bid… Read More

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Amazon has reportedly zeroed in on Northern Virginia for its second headquarters (AMZN)

Amazon is close to announcing the location of its second headquarters, known as HQ2. The $800 billion company is in advanced talks with Crystal City, a Northern Virginia town just outside of Washington, D.C., The Washington Post reported Saturday. An official announcement could be made soon after the midterm elections, according to the report. After months of speculation into where the $800 billion Amazon will open its second headquarters, there appears to be a front-runner. The Seattle-based Amazon is in advanced talks to open its second HQ in Northern Virginia’s Crystal City, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Crystal City, which is in Arlington County, is just a 15-minute drive from… Read More

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Luka Doncic waited outside the Lakers’ locker room after game for a jersey from his idol, LeBron James

Ever since he first dreamed of taking his talents to the NBA, Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic had one goal in mind: playing against his idol, NBA superstar and newly-minted Los Angeles Laker LeBron James.He did that and more Wednesday night, guarding James on the court and receiving his signed jersey after the game.Dallas dropped its fifth-straight contest with a heartbreaking, 114-113, loss to the Lakers, but Doncic didn’t let his team’s woes dull the memorable moment. Life has been an absolute whirlwind for Slovenian basketball sensation and Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic this year. The 19-year-old led Real Madrid to its 34th Liga ACB title and 10th EuroLeague title,… Read More

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Five Below, the discount-store chain that’s growing across America, just opened a store in one of the most glamorous parts of New York City. Here’s what it’s like to shop there. (FIVE)

Five Below is a discount-store chain that sells everything from books to clothes for under $5. It has opened 67 new stores so far in 2018. It plans to open an additional 50 stores this quarter, CEO Joel Anderson said in an earnings call in September. Five Below opened its flagship store in one of Manhattan’s most iconic shopping districts on Friday. Here’s what it’s like to visit. Five Below just opened its flagship store in one of the most famous spots in Manhattan: Fifth Avenue. Five Below, a discount-store chain that sells everything from school supplies to clothes to candy for under $5, is one of several chains that… Read More

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