Daily Archive: August 27, 2013

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Entertainment

A brief history of twerking

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform “Blurred Lines” at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Jonathan Anker (CNN) — Google has some great news for Miley Cyrus. If her provocative performance at Sunday night’s VMAs is any indicator, the pop star seems to want nothing more in the entire world than to disassociate herself from her Disney past. Well, the search engine reveals that she may have gotten her wish.

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National

Is Coke the same as it was 127 years ago? Maybe

In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 photo, Marilyn Buamah, a secret formula security officer, stands outside the vault containing the “secret recipe” for Coca-Cola while waiting for a tour group at the World of Coca-Cola museum, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) by Candice ChoiAP Food Industry Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret.

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Opinion

At March on Washington: The anger, the fear, the love and the hope

by John D. Due, Jr. (CNN) — The summer of 1963 was hot. I’m not referring to the weather: Young Black activists were beginning to question their commitment to nonviolent tactics. Blacks were tired of feeling like their lives didn’t matter as government officials in the South watched, condoned, and/or led attacks against nonviolent demonstrators. Blacks were tired of the failure of the Kennedy administration to act. Blacks were tired of the reeking hypocrisy of the “New South” states like Florida, which tried to pretend that racial oppression didn’t exist within their borders.

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Sports

Williams sisters start US Open with lopsided wins

Serena Williams, of the United States, pumps her fist after winning a point against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by Howard FendrichAP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A decade or so ago, Serena and Venus Williams ruled tennis together, swapping the No. 1 ranking and meeting in Grand Slam final after Grand Slam final. Serena, the younger of the two, still holds a spot at the top of the game. Venus has not been there for quite some time.