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"Can you hear me now?" asks Edward Snowden, debuting on Twitter

Can you here me now? If ever there was a tongue-in-cheek "first tweet," it is without a doubt the five word question chosen by Edward Snowden on September 28, 2015 as he bound on-stage in the Twitter-sphere. His profile notes, "I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public." He is further identified as Director at @FreedomofPress.

Kentucky's Kim Davis receives powerful message from on high

Kentucky's Kim Davis, who was jailed for failing to perform her duties as an elected civil servant, cannot have missed the powerful message sent to her from on high in Morehead, Kentucky, population 7,000. It is unlikely the message could have come any higher source there and it is, in fact, addressed personally to her.

Queen Elizabeth II becomes world's longest reigning monarch

With the quiet passage of years, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has become the world's longest reigning monarch. The distinction, until now held by her great-grandmother Queen Victoria, is one particularly à propos for a monarch who came to the throne by virtue of her uncle David, who as King Edward VIII notoriously abdicated the throne for the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, an American who had been married-and-divorced more than once before.

Million-Dollar Donors dominate 2016 Campaign race

Citing sources including the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service, The New York Times reports that the nearly $400 million raised during the first half of 2015 represents the fastest start to a presidential contest ever. According to The Times, most of these donations are flowing into outside groups like "super PACs" and other political organizations that can accept unlimited amounts of money from corporations, individuals and unions rather than into individual politicians' campaigns.

Leading man Omar Sharif dies in Cairo at 83

International film star Omar Sharif, a darkly handsome leading man whose roles includes a myriad of ethnic portrayals from different continents, died today in Cairo. Born Michael Demetri Shalhoub on 10 April 10 1932, into a well-to-do family in Alexandria, Egypt, he graduated from Cairo University with a degree in mathematics and physics and worked for several years for the lumber company his father ran before moving to capitalize on his good looks by turning to film acting at home in the 1950s.