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Actress Shirley Temple Dies At 85


CBS Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.

Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at about 11 p.m. at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, Kagan said.

“We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black,” a family statement said.

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A talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, Shirley Temple was America’s top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor…

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The New iOS and Android Apps Have Arrived!


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More and more of us are blogging from our mobile devices. Today, we’re thrilled to announce new versions of the WordPress mobile apps for Android and iOS. Here are some of the new versions’ highlights.

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WordPress for iOS 3.9

The latest WordPress for iOS update is one of our largest app releases to date. This update is remarkable both for the significant changes we’ve introduced, and for the level of dedication it received from our hard-working team members.

Version 3.9 includes a major visual redesign of the app. We decided to drop the sidebar navigation and embrace a tab bar-based layout. The app’s new design allowed us to add numerous visual improvements throughout, including revamped and enhanced Reader, Comments, and Notifications sections. We also created a seamless inline commenting experience to make it easier for you to engage with the content you love. Finally, we made visual improvements to the…

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WordPressers Making a Splash: February Edition


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The WordPress.com Blog

A sampling of writers on WordPress.com who made some noise last month:

Bloggers in the press, from the New York Times to Politico

A Girl Called JackJack Monroe, the single mother blogging at A Girl Called Jack, has become an activist and voice on poverty in England. The New York Timesprofiled her in mid-January, while her cookbook of recipes on a budget is released on February 27. Jack’s story is inspiring, and we’re watching to see what she does next.

Jason Edward Harrington, blogger at Taking Sense Away and former TSA screener, shares stories and observations about his many years of employment at the Transportation Security Administration.

Last week, he dropped the layer of anonymity on his blog and published a piece on Politico, “Dear America, I Saw You Naked,” which introduces his story, background, and the material that will inspire his novel (which you can sample on…

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