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Mariah Carey gives 5-year-old twins jobs to “instill a work ethic”

ABC/Randy HolmesIf you think Mariah Carey spoils her kids, think again. The singer tells Entertainment Tonight she’s already put twins Monroe and Moroccan to work.

“They work for me now,” she says. “I had to give them jobs.”

She explains, “I’m trying to instill a work ethic. I don’t want them to think since they’re my kids…that they can just get whatever they want; do whatever they want. And they kinda think that.”

So she gives the five-year-olds chores to do around the house, and then they get an allowance for it.

“I started saying, ‘OK look, guys, here’s what we’re going to do, you’re going to help out, maybe clean a couple of things,” Mariah says. “I don’t expect it to be done properly. Then they’ll get a couple of dollars or however much.”

Next up for the twins: joining their mom on tour. Mariah kicks off her tour with Lionel Richie on March 15.

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X Ambassadors playing Planned Parenthood benefit concert for International Women’s Day

ABC/Paula LoboX Ambassadors will headline a concert in Los Angeles to benefit Planned Parenthood on March 7, the eve of International Women’s Day.

“In honor of International Women’s Day, we are so excited to announce this special benefit show for Planned Parenthood,” says frontman Sam Harris in a statement. “It’ll be a kicka** night of music, love, community, inclusivity, and celebrating all the incredible women of the world.”

Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday, February 24 via Ticketfly.com.

Along with the Planned Parenthood concert, X Ambassadors have a number of festival dates lined up for the spring and summer, including at SunFest, Shaky Knees and Forecastle.

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Pink schedules second live performance of 2017

ABC/Randy HolmesLooks like we may have some new music from Pink in the coming months, if her concert schedule is any indication.  The new mom has just scheduled her second live performance of 2017, and like her first, it’s part of a music festival.

Following her July 2 performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Pink will perform July 9 at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Canada.  The festival, which runs from July 6 to July 16, features artists of every genre, from Melissa Etheridge to 50 Cent to Tom Petty to British alt-rockers Muse.

Pink’s appearances on the festival circuit may indicate that she’ll be coming out with some new music at some point.  She’s had great success with her last two releases: “Just Like Fire,” from the movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, was a smash, and her duet with country star Kenny Chesney, “Setting the World on Fire,” hit #1 on the Billboard Country chart and was nominated for a Grammy.  She ended up losing to a collaboration between Pentatonix and country music icon Dolly Parton, but Pink didn’t mind.

“My life is made. I can say I lost a Grammy to Dolly Parton,” she tweeted. “Thanks Universe.”

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Jimmy Kimmel considers retiring from late-night TV: “I want to go out on my own terms”

ABC/Jeff Lipsky(LOS ANGELES) — Right now, Jimmy Kimmel is focused on hosting the Academy Awards on Sunday night, but he also has his sights on 2019, when his late-night TV hosting contract is up.  That might spell the end of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, according to the host.

Speaking to Variety, the comedian says he’s considered retiring from his show when his contract is finished, adding, “I want to go out on my own terms. If we ever feel like we’re repeating ourselves, I think it’s a good indication that it’s time.”

Variety notes that the landscape has changed in the 14 years he’s spent on late-night TV, with growing competition from Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert making it a dog-eat-dog world during the late-night hours.

But if Kimmel does retire, what would he do with his time?  “I like to draw. I like to make sculptures,” he tells Variety. “I’d like to write a book at some point. Doing the show every day doesn’t leave time for that.”

As for whether or not he’d host the Oscars again, he notes, “I’m just going to focus on the one and see how it goes. It’s funny, because part of the reason I was asked to do this is because the Emmys went well. If I do really well, I’m just going to have to do it again.”

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Denzel Washington and Damien Chazelle’s Oscar journeys were paved with doubt

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Oscar Sunday is just a few days away, and a couple of favorites to walk home with statuettes are Fences director and star Denzel Washington and La La Land director Damien Chazelle.  While directing any feature film is a challenge, Chazelle tells ABC News he faced a six-year battle just trying to get La La Land made, a struggle that even had him second-guessing himself.

 “I had just been hearing the word ‘no.’ No, no one wants to see that, no one would ever go pay for that, why do you want to make this, this is a waste of time,’” Best Director nominee Chazelle recalls. “So I think those phrases were still circling through my mind even when the movie was done.”

However, the movie’s 14 Oscar nods proved what Chazelle had suspected all along: “Actually I think musicals are more universal than we think…But they’ve gotten on, like there’s a reputation, or preconception about musicals that I wanted to try and shoot down with this movie.”

Fences is a Best Picture contender, but Washington — a two-time Oscar-winning for acting — tells ABC that he wasn’t sure about making the movie until he did the play, explaining, “We had the most nominations, I think, in the history of the Tony Awards for a play, obviously great success, Viola [Davis] won, I won, best revival all that. So I knew OK, it works.  Now, can I work as its director is the question.”

To that end, Washington says he was helped by the talented directors with whom he’s worked in the past. “I’ve learned from Jonathan Demme and Norman Jewison, Richard Attenborough, Ridley Scott,” Washington says.  “I’ve learned taken and stolen from everybody. The greatest directors.” 

The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.

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George Clooney says he’s “excited” and “nervous” about expecting twins

David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix(PARIS) — George Clooney is opening up about becoming a first-time dad.

Speaking to the French publication Paris Match, the 55-year-old actor says expecting twins with wife Amal Clooney is both exciting and nerve-wracking.

“How could I not be anxious when facing this huge responsibility? Having a baby… And actually two!” he says. “We are very happy, very excited, but also a bit nervous. It’s normal.”

He also comments on reports about the gender of the twins, saying they’re actually keeping that a surprise.

“There are rumors that we are going to have a boy and a girl; I don’t know where this is coming from,” he says. “We don’t know yet and we don’t want to know.”

Clooney also appeared on the French TV program Recontres de Cinema, where he called impending fatherhood “an adventure” that he’s embracing “with arms wide open.”

He says after he informed his friends — who all have grown children — that Amal was expecting twins, they teased him a bit.

“[It] got really quiet, and they all just started making baby crying noises,” he says. “And the whole table just busted up laughing.”

George is receiving an honorary award at the Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, on February 24.

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SPORTS NEWS

MLB agrees to new intentional walk rule

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Major League Baseball has approved a change to its intentional walk rule on Tuesday in an effort to speed up the pace of game play.

According to ESPN, instead of throwing four balls to a batter, the umpire will receive a signal from the dugout allowing the hitter a free pass to first base.

According to studies performed by MLB, an intentional walk takes about one minute. The rule change would eliminate that and keep the game moving along.

This comes after Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to the press earlier on Tuesday about how he did not anticipate any rule changes for the 2017 season and blamed the players’ association for the delay.

“There really won’t be any meaningful change for the 2017 season,” Manfred said. “Due to a lack of cooperation from the MLBPA.”

Any rule changes that were to go into effect for the upcoming season had to be agreed upon between the league and the union prior to the start of spring training games. The Grapefruit League and Cactus League begin play on Friday.

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Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey valued at $500K

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(BOSTON) — Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey, which went missing from his locker after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl 51 victory, has an estimated value of $500,000, according to a complaint filed with the Houston Police Department.

Police have classified the case as a possible first-degree felony.

“On 2/05/17, the City of Houston hosted Super Bowl LI in the NRG Stadium. Shortly after winning the game, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady noticed his game jersey missing from his locker in the Patriots designated locker room,” according to the police report detailing the Feb. 5 incident at NRG Stadium.

News of the missing jersey first surfaced when Brady told team owner Robert Kraft in an on-camera locker room conversation after the game that he was unable to locate the jersey he wore as he led the team to the 34-28 overtime win on Feb. 5

“Someone stole my game jersey,” Brady said after kissing Kraft on the cheek.

“You better look online,” Kraft responded. The NFL, which captured the exchange, shared it on Twitter, posting the video with the caption: “Hey can someone give Tom Brady his jersey back? #SB51.”

Brady, listed as the complainant in the Feb. 6 police report, told reporters the day after the game that, “I put it in the bag, and then I came out and it wasn’t there anymore. So it’s unfortunate because that’s a nice piece of memorabilia. “So if it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know.”

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Lakers name Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations

Rich Arden / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Hall of Famer Magic Johnson is now the Lakers’ president of basketball operations after general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.

As the Lakers work to rebuild from a 19-39 record, the third-worst in the NBA, president and co-owner Jeanie Buss said in a statement she believed Tuesday’s actions “will return the Lakers to the heights Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightly expect.”

“Effective immediately, Earvin Johnson will be in charge of all basketball operations and will report directly to me,” Buss, Jim Buss’ sister, said. “Our search for a new General Manager to work with Earvin and Coach Luke Walton is well underway and we hope to announce a new General Manager in short order. Together, Earvin, Luke and our new General Manager will establish the foundation for the next generation of Los Angeles Lakers greatness.”

Johnson said it is “a dream come true to return to the Lakers as president of basketball operations working closely with Jeanie Buss and the Buss family.”

“Since 1979, I’ve been a part of the Laker Nation and I’m passionate about this organization,” he said in a statement. “I will do everything I can to build a winning culture on and off the court. We have a great coach in Luke Walton and good young players. We will work tirelessly to return our Los Angeles Lakers to NBA champions.”

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NATIONAL NEWS

Owen Labrie is back in court, seeking a new trial

iStock/Thinkstock(CONCORD, N.H.) — A lawyer who was a member of the original defense team for Owen Labrie, the former prep school student convicted in 2015 of sexually assaulting a classmate, got emotional on the stand Tuesday as she recounted seeing what she says was an unprepared expert witness getting ready to testify during the trial for which she was a local co-counsel.

“That was possibly the most terrifying moment of my legal career,” attorney Jaye Rancourt said Tuesday. “I was sitting in that room, thinking, I’m [going] to have to go in that courtroom and interrupt this trial and step in and say, ‘I can’t let it go on.'”

The testimony is part of an effort to argue that Labrie’s counsel was ineffective and secure a new trial. Labrie, 21, was found guilty in August 2015 of a felony charge of using a computer to lure an underage female schoolmate at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, into a sexual encounter.

Although Labrie was acquitted of felony sexual assault, he was convicted of three misdemeanor sexual assault charges and one misdemeanor charge of child endangerment. He was sentenced to one year in jail.

Rancourt did not interrupt the trial. She said, instead, she made a decision to be more present and active during the trial and help as much as she could.

After Labrie’s trial and conviction, however, Rancourt did file a motion for a new trial due to ineffective assistance of counsel. She was subsequently removed from his new defense team by a judge who ruled that she could not argue against the original group of lawyers of which she was a part. Rancourt testified Tuesday for Labrie’s appeals team headed by Robin Melone.

Labrie’s attorneys are arguing not only that his defense team was ineffective but also that the defense team should have pursued an intranet vs. internet distinction.

They say that when he contacted his then-15-year-old accuser, Chessy Prout, on a school email system, or intranet, that was limited to campus servers, and therefore may not be covered under state law that specifies internet service, according to a court petition obtained by ABC News in October 2016.

Prout made her identity public in August 2016 during a national TV appearance. She was not present at Tuesday’s hearing.

In court documents filed in February, Labrie’s former attorneys JW Carney and Samir Zaganjori responded to questions about their work on his case.

“My co-counsel and I carefully reviewed our options for trying this case. … I met on numerous occasions with the defendant and had dozens of telephone calls with him. He participated in every aspect of the defense and agreed with the overall strategy and all of the specific tactics. If I were confronted with a situation, which we had not anticipatd, he always was complimentary afterwards to the approach I had taken on the fly,” Carney said.

Zaganjori said Labrie played an “active role” in his defense.

“I cannot recall a single instance when he expressed displeasure or disapgreement with any decision or recommendation made by myself, Attorney Carney or Attorney Rancourt,” Zaganjori said.

Labrie spent two months incarcerated but is now out on bail pending appeal, and must wear a monitoring bracelet while he appeals his conviction.

After graduating from St. Paul’s, one of the country’s most prestigious prep schools, Labrie, who now lives with his family in Vermont, had intended to attend Harvard University. The Ivy League school rescinded its offer after he was accused of sexual assault.

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Police: No injuries, no suspect after gunfire reported at Houston hospital

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas, has been given an all-clear after police responded to reports of gunfire on Tuesday.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said no one was shot and no suspect was found despite initial reports about an active shooter, a suspect described to police as a white male, on the second floor of the hospital.

Two searches were conducted by police, according to Acevedo, and there was “no evidence of shooter or shooting.”

“I am confident that if there was a threat, that threat is not here now,” he said.
When the hospital was in lockdown mode, some sheltered in place while hundreds of others, including staff, patients and family, were evacuated.

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‘Refugees Welcome’ banner unfurled on Statue of Liberty

instagram/Vitoria Londero (NEW YORK) — A banner that read “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday.

According to U.S. Park Police, the banner, 20 feet by 3 feet, was illegally affixed to the wall of the public observation deck at the statue’s base by nylon rope.

When rangers were alerted to the banner’s presence, they immediately moved to its location and assessed how it was attached to the monument, police said. Rangers began removing the banner after it was determined it could be done without damaging the pedestal.

An investigation is underway to identify suspects.

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WORLD NEWS

Dozens of migrants found dead on Libya’s coast

iStock/Thinkstock(ZAWIYA, Libya) — Dozens of bodies have washed ashore on the coast of Libya.

At least 74 bodies were found in Zawiya, according to a spokesperson for the United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration. They are believed to be migrants who were trying to reach Italy by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

The UN spokesperson said a torn dinghy that was found nearby on the beach had departed from Sabratha on Saturday with 110 people on board.

Smugglers are using new boats in order to carry more migrants, but the large rubber dinghies are weak, according to BBC. Ayoub Gassim, spokesman for Libya’s coast guard, said according to BBC that the new boats are “going to be even more disastrous to the migrants.”

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Scientists discover 4 new species of tiny frogs in India

Courtesy SD Biju(NEW YORK) — Scientists from India have discovered seven new species of frogs, according to a news release Tuesday from PeerJ, a peer-reviewed biological and medical sciences journal.

All of the newly discovered frogs all belong to the genus Nyctibatrachus, scientists said. Frogs of this genus are commonly known as night frogs because of their dark colors and habitats.

The amphibians were found over the course of five years by University of Delhi scientists who went on extensive expeditions through India’s Western Ghats region, an amphibian and global biodiversity hot spot.

Four of the seven new frog species are considered miniature frogs, and they are among the smallest known frogs in the world.

The tiny frogs are as small as 12 mm (less than half an inch), and they grow no bigger than 16 mm, according to researchers. They can sit comfortably on a coin or a fingernail.

Scientists said they were surprised that the miniature species of frogs were locally abundant and fairly common, according to Sonali Garg, a University of Delhi student who participated in the expeditions as part of her Ph.D. research.

The tiny frogs species were likely overlooked by researchers “because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and insect-like calls,” Garg said.

Unfortunately, the futures of many of the newly discovered frog species may be bleak, according to scientists.

Many of the frogs live outside protected areas and on human-altered properties, researchers said. Those frogs face threats such as habitat disturbance, modification and fragmentation.

“Over 32 percent — that is one-third of the Western Ghats frogs — are already threatened with extinction,” said SD Biju, a University of Delhi professor who led the study.

Biju has formally described more than 80 new species of amphibians from India over the course of his career.

“Out of the seven new species, five are facing considerable anthropogenic threats and require immediate conservation prioritization”, Biju said.

More details about the frogs can be found in the study published Tuesday in PeerJ.

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What you need to know about NATO after VP’s visit to headquarters

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In his first overseas trip as vice president, Mike Pence is re-assuring European allies that America will honor its security commitments and has “strong support” for NATO.

As recently as January, in an interview with The Times of London, then-President-elect Donald Trump repeated his view that NATO is “obsolete,” raising doubts about whether the United States, under his leadership, would jump to the defense of its NATO allies in Europe if Russia attacked them.

“I said a long time ago that NATO had problems. Number one it was obsolete, because it was designed many, many years ago. Number two the countries aren’t paying what they’re supposed to pay,” Trump said. “I took such heat, when I said NATO was obsolete. It’s obsolete because it wasn’t taking care of terror. I took a lot of heat for two days. And then they started saying Trump is right.”

In July, when specifically asked in an interview with The New York Times about his views of Russia, Trump said that if it attacked some of the small Baltic states, which are the most recent members of NATO, he would decide whether to come to their aid only after reviewing whether those nations “have fulfilled their obligations to us.”

Now, the vice president is assuaging European fears with a new message, saying Monday in Brussels, “It is my privilege here at NATO headquarters to express the strong support of President Trump and the United States of America to NATO and our transatlantic alliance.”

“This alliance plays a crucial role in promoting peace and prosperity in the north Atlantic and frankly in the entire world,” he added.

Pence’s reassuring words come after Defense Secretary James Mattis also affirmed “the full U.S. commitment to NATO” during his meetings in Brussels last week.

One European official isn’t letting the new administration forget President Trump’s criticisms of NATO.

European Union Council President Donald Turk said Monday that “too many new and sometimes surprising opinions have been voiced over this time about our relations — and our common security — for us to pretend that everything is as it used to be.”

“We are counting as always in the past on the United States’ wholehearted and unequivocal — let me repeat, unequivocal — support for the idea of a united Europe,” Tusk said. “The world would be a decidedly worse place if Europe were not united.”

“The idea of NATO is not obsolete, just like the values which lie at its foundation are not obsolete,” he added.

So, what exactly is NATO? ABC News breaks down the organization’s history, importance and criticisms below:

What is NATO?

NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a security alliance established in 1949 during the early days of the Cold War to counter Soviet aggression in Europe.

Now numbering 28 countries in Europe and North America, the alliance’s goal is to “safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means,” NATO’s website reads.

The organization promotes “democratic values” and encourages member nations to work together on issues of defense and security to prevent long-term conflict.

When security disputes occur, NATO advocates peaceful resolutions. But there are guidelines for how military force can be used, outlined in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, the founding treaty of NATO.

NATO adheres to a policy of collective defense, meaning an attack on one member is considered “an attack against all.” The policy is outlined in Article 5 and has only been invoked once, after the Twin Towers in New York City were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, and NATO members sent troops to Afghanistan.

After the Taliban fell, a United Nations Security Council resolution established the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), under NATO’s control, to stabilize the country. There were 1,044 non-U.S. NATO service members killed fighting in Afghanistan.

How does NATO work?

Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, each member nation is represented by an ambassador that sits on the North Atlantic Council (NAC), the alliance’s political decision-making body. The NAC meets at least once a week and is chaired by Secretary General Stoltenberg, the former prime minister of Norway.

When political decisions require the military, NATO’s Military Committee is involved in the planning and resourcing of military elements needed for an operation. While NATO has few permanent military forces, member nations can voluntarily contribute forces when the need arises.

The Military Committee is made up of the Chiefs of Defense of NATO-member countries; the International Military Staff, the Military Committee’s executive body; and the military command structure, composed of Allied Command Operations and Allied Command Transformation.

Where is NATO operating right now?

Currently, NATO’s website lists five active operations and missions: Afghanistan, Kosovo, counter-piracy off of East Africa, monitoring the Mediterranean, and supporting the African Union.

Who pays for NATO?

NATO recommends that member countries spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) on defense.

Currently, only five members meet that goal: the United States, Great Britain, Greece, Estonia and Poland.

In January’s interview with The Times, Trump mentioned the five, saying, “There’s five countries that are paying what they’re supposed to. Five. It’s not much.”

Latvia and Lithuania are two Baltic states that don’t meet the target, but those countries are likely to raise their defense spending in the face of growing Russian aggression.

On Monday, Vice President Pence repeated Trump’s desire for all NATO members to pay their fair share, telling nations who don’t have a plan to increase their defense spending to “get one.”

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s Secretary General, emphasized in his remarks on Monday that, in 2016, defense spending increased in Europe and Canada by 3.8 percent in real terms, or 10 billion U.S. dollars.

“We still have a long way to go,” Stoltenberg admitted.

What is the history behind its origin?

The North Atlantic Treaty was signed April 4, 1949, in the aftermath of World War II and rising geopolitical tension with the Soviet Union.

NATO’s website lists three purposes for its creation: “deterring Soviet expansionism, forbidding the revival of nationalist militarism in Europe through a strong North American presence on the continent, and encouraging European political integration.”

As the Cold War settled in, NATO stood in opposition to the Soviet bloc, communist nations that allied with the Soviet Union.

In 1991, after the Soviet Union dissolved, NATO developed partnerships with former adversaries.

NATO responded to its first major crisis response operation in 1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Bosnian civil war.

More recently, NATO responded to the Libyan crisis in 2011 by carrying out airstrikes to protect civilians under attack by the Gaddafi regime.

Is Trump alone in his criticism of NATO?

No. Trump isn’t the first to criticize other NATO members for contributing less than the United States.

In 2011, Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the future of NATO “dim” if other nations didn’t increase their participation in allied activities.

“The blunt reality is that there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. Congress — and in the American body politic writ large — to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary resources or make the necessary changes to be serious and capable partners in their own defense,” he said.

It should be noted that Gates made these comments prior to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and escalating regional tension there.

NATO’s history is fraught with waves of criticism, often in moments of relative peace. After the fall of the Soviet Union, critics alleged that a European alliance was no longer necessary to counter communist governments. But militant nationalism was still occurring and soon NATO was put to the test with the Balkan Wars. Indeed, changing security threats have consistently pushed NATO to evolve over the past 60 years.

But NATO’s website perhaps provides the best defense of itself:

“Since its founding in 1949, the transatlantic Alliance’s flexibility, embedded in its original Treaty, has allowed it to suit the different requirements of different times. In the 1950s, the Alliance was a purely defensive organization. In the 1960s, NATO became a political instrument for détente. In the 1990s, the Alliance was a tool for the stabilization of Eastern Europe and Central Asia through the incorporation of new Partners and Allies. Now NATO has a new mission: extending peace through the strategic projection of security.”

“This is not a mission of choice, but of necessity. The Allies neither invented nor desired it. Events themselves have forced this mission upon them. Nation-state failure and violent extremism may well be the defining threats of the first half of the 21st century. Only a vigorously coordinated international response can address them. This is our common challenge. As the foundation stone of transatlantic peace, NATO must be ready to meet it.”

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Meet Lobo, Your Magic104.9 Pet of The Week!

Find Lobo at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla, 3551 Bataan Memorial West. Open Monday through Friday Noon – 6pm and Weekends Noon to 5pm. This gregarious feline knows “man’s best friend”
doesn’t only apply to dogs! Take him home and his affectionate personality will always lift your spirits! He is already vaccinated, chipped, neutered and ready to go today. read more…

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  1. “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5
  2. “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara
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  5. “Closer” by The Chain Smokers feat. Halsey

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  1. “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5
  2. “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara
  3. “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran
  4. “Water Under The Bridge” by Adele
  5. “Closer” by The Chain Smokers feat. Halsey

Meet Bodhi, Your Magic104.9 Pet of The Week!

Find Bodhi at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla, 3551 Bataan Memorial West. Open Monday through Friday Noon – 6pm and Weekends Noon to 5pm. As handsome as he is clever, Bodhi is sure to leave an impression on you! He has lived at the shelter since July 2016, and he’s ready to leave the kennel and start a new life. He knows there are so many more experiences for him out in the world, and we know you’re just the person for him to have them with! read more…

Your Last Team Standing Winner Is…..Daniel Ramirez!

Congratulations going out to Daniel Ramirez! Our winner for “The Last Team Standing!”  He not only scored a brand new recliner thanks to Ashley Furniture Home Store, but thanks to Hooters of Las Cruces, he’s also taking home $150 in Hooters food for the big game this weekend! Enjoy this Big Game weekend Daniel, you deserve it champ!

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  1. “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5
  2. “Scars To Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara
  3. “Water Under The Bridge” by Adele
  4. “Closer” by The Chain Smokers feat. Halsey
  5. “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran

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