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Vows: Two Pastors in Love, and Only God Knows

Vows By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI Pastor Twanna Gause stepped out of a limousine amid the whir of cameras outside the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church in East Orange, N.J. Dressed in a white wedding gown and veil that sparkled in the cascading sunshine, she carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies, hugged several guests, then parted a sea of well-wishers on the way to her best friend, Pastor Vanessa Brown, who stood waiting at the altar in a cream-colored long coat called a sherwani and gold Punjabi jutti…

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Critical Shopper: Raf Simons Knows What America Needs

Critical Shopper By KATHERINE BERNARD The three floors of the newly renovated Calvin Klein store on Madison Avenue are painted yellow, the kind of color saturation that makes a room an environment. As the new chief creative officer of Calvin Klein, the Belgian designer Raf Simons has already shared his vision of American clothes, which includes joyous (everyone says “Raf” is pronounced like “laugh”) references to cowboys, prairie quilts, American flags and 1950s plastic-covered couches, to extraordinary acclaim. This June, the Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded him best…

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Nobody Knows What Happened to the Source Code for Icewind Dale 2

Over the past few years, the Canadian developer and publisher Beamdog and its subsidiary, Overhaul Games, have earned a reputation for well-received updates to beloved titles previously released by Bioware and Black Isle Studios. After a successful overhaul of MDK 2, Overhaul Games and Beamdog have released Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, along with an all-new expansion for Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear. The Enhanced Editions and new content have been generally well-received. Some have reviewed a touch more strongly…

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Paul Pogba: 'Life in Manchester was difficult following bomb atrocity… that is not Islam, everyone knows that'

Pogba helped United win the Europa League two days after Manchester bombing Friday, June 30, 2017 Devout Muslim Paul Pogba has revealed he found life in Manchester difficult following the bomb atrocity which took the lives off 22 people in the city last month. Pogba started for Manchester United in the Europa League final in Copenhagen, two days after bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device in the foyer of the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert. The France international, who joined United from Juventus in a world record £90million…

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The woman who knows who's won the Oscars… but won't tell

On Sunday, the eyes of the world will be on the Oscars. But two people already know who’s won. You’ve never heard of Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan. They haven’t been in any films or on any magazine covers. But they will be the most important people at the Oscars. They are the only two people in the world who know the names of the winners before each award presenter rips open the golden envelope and says the immortal words: “And the Oscar goes to…” Ruiz and Cullinan have counted…

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