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Raid frees 8 hostages from al Qaeda, U.S. and Yemen say – CNN.com

Read mother Nancy Harrington’s Huffington Post piece, “How Losing Our Gay, HIV-Positive Son to Suicide Turned Our Family Into Activists” here . Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Institute of Science,1530 P Street NW RSVP for free tickets here. — Sorelle Mai The National Gallery of Art’s Marco Bellocchio series continues this weekend with the director’s 2010 “fantasy documentary” shot in his home village Bobbio over the course of ten years, using members of his own family as cast members. Critic Peter Galvin writes that this “is a demanding film with an experimental edge full of quirks and fascinating digressions all delivered in a visual style that looks home movie and deceptively simple, but is actually a supreme example of cinematic sophistication and personal filmmaking Saturday, November 29 at 4 p.m. at the McEvoy Auditorium National Portrait Gallery.
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The special forces troops found eight hostages chained up. They told the rescue team that two days earlier, kidnappers had moved five others, including an American, a Briton, a South African and a Yemeni. The fifth was believed to be a Turkish citizen. While the Yemeni version does not mention U.S. involvement, an American official confirmed to CNN that U.S.
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Two world premieres highlight solid night of dance – City & Region – The Buffalo News

The powerful work was an indicator of the bright, punchy choreography and splendid dancing to come in the remainder of the program. Next, Naylor and dancer Rachel Humphrey performed the forcefully delicate duet, Here in this Eden (2013). The work had an offertory feel to it as the pair looked to the heavens while affirming a loving relationship between them that was revealed in heartfelt embraces and close-quartered partnering. The programs first half concluded with the world premiere of Cash or Check. Decked out in Roaring 20s-inspired costumes, four men and four women looked to find romantic liaisons within a nightclub atmosphere whose music and dance styles seemed to hop around different decades. Lehrers well-crafted and stylized choreography began with a tango-esque feel to it as the men and women moved from partner to partner, seeking the right connection. The works second part, set to a B.B. King tune, had a 1950s jazz feel to it.
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