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Today's Top 5: Friday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 9, 2016 as selected by us folks at Creative Loafing. • Clara's Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story at Booth Playhouse • Charlotte Symphony's...Show More Summary

Home Office transfers of Calais child refugees to UK cease

Minister says more than 750 children have arrived, but charities say hundreds of others have right to come to UK Home Office transfers of unaccompanied minors who were registered in the Calais refugee camp have ceased, meaning up to 1,000 children are now unlikely to be given sanctuary in the UK. Show More Summary

The Twelve Essential Soups for Winter

Warm up now with these bowls of joy It will be cold for a while and one way to get through the frigid days is to break them up with comforting warm meal. There's nothing quite like a piping hot bowl of soup to inhale on a brutally bitter winter's day. Show More Summary

This Data Scientist Proved That Women Are Underrepresented In D.C. Tech Talks, Then Did Something About It

Kate Rabinowitz created a database called We Speak Too to address the underrepresentation of women and non-binary people at local tech talks. [ more › ]

2 Chicago Cops Have Resigned Over Decade-Old Police Brutality Case

Two Chicago cops have just resigned over a police brutality case that took place a decade ago. [ more › ]

Barrett Clark, sound engineer and ‘life of the party,’ identified as Oakland fire victim

A bearded 35-year-old sound engineer, DJ and outdoorsman, Barrett Clark was indispensable to countless Bay Area music venues and festivals. Clark, who grew up in Santa Rosa, provided audio tech for nightspots including Bottom of theShow More Summary

Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for Saudi Arabia comments

Foreign secretary hits out at critics in the Conservative party on visit to Bahrain after outcry over ‘proxy wars’ remarks A defiant Boris Johnson told friends he had no intention of apologising for his outspoken comments about Saudi...Show More Summary

Commentary: When it comes to dining, Atlanta should look inward

Atlanta is a city that looks outward far more than inward, or even nearby. Outward, say, to the Lower East Side (the General Muir’s pastrami), or to China (Gu’s Dumplings), or to France (Bread & Butterfly’s tender, airy omelets). With...Show More Summary

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Gingerbread, Stephanie Izard, and Wynwood Brewing

With only two shopping weeks left until Christmas, there's a frenzy in the air. What to do, what to do? This weekend, shop at the Wynwood Yard for handcrafted goodies, make a gingerbread house, and let your kids get creative. Then celebrate Wynwood Brewing Company's third trip around the sun.

UN votes by strong majority to demand end to Syria carnage

The UN General Assembly on Friday adopted by a strong majority a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Syria and urgent deliveries of life-saving aid. The measure drafted by Canada passed by a vote of 122 to 13 in the 193-nation assembly, with 36 abstentions.

Early Addition: A Teen's Guide To Improving Your Social Media

Because 'The Fate Of The Furious' is almost as good as 'The F8 Of The Furious,' check out today's mid-day links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Workers Say Jazz Age Lawn Party Founder Has History Of Late Payment

Jessica Parker, a freelance consultant, emailed Jazz Age Lawn Party founder and bandleader Michael Arenella in mid-September explaining that she didn't want to continue pitching sponsors for his events until he paid her in full for months of work she'd done for him. Show More Summary

The Gift of Education, For the Student on Your List

We partnered with to help you get ready for college application season!The holiday season is finally here, which means parties, shopping, family commitments, and – if you are the parent of a high school senior – quickly-approaching college application deadlines. Show More Summary

The Critics Ate Tostadas, Pasta, and So Much Pizza This Week

At Lower Mills Tavern, Lucy’s American Tavern, Ciao! Pizza & Pasta, and En Boca This week, The Boston Globe’s Mat Schaffer swings by two new dining spots in Dorchester: Lower Mills Tavern and Lucy’s American Tavern. At the former, he finds tasty fried pork belly tostadas, buttery Hakurei turnips, and a vegetarian-friendly roast squash. Show More Summary

Mount Pleasant's Suns Cinema Tries To Find Its Niche In Local Film Culture

The tiny independent cinema has seen its ups and downs since opening in May. [ more › ]

Lunch with my friend, the Trump supporter

Two week ago, I wrote an op-ed for on Steve Bannon, the “alt-right” and white nationalism. It got the reaction I usually get when I write on CNN – passionate wishes for my speedy demise, helpful reminders that I … Continue reading ?

Man And Woman Dead In Separate San Francisco Slayings Thursday

These two deaths bring San Francisco's homicide count to 54, taking the city to the highest number of slayings since 2012. [ more › ]

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