1001 Facts About 2014

1. On June 20, 2014, news broke that Rian Johnson would write and direct the eighth installment in the Star Wars film series.

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2. In September 2014, Ariana Grande participated at the charitable Stand Up to Cancer television program, performing her song "My Everything" in memory of her grandfather, who had died of cancer that July.

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3. On 10 September 2013, Mario Balotelli scored the winning goal in a World Cup qualifying match against the Czech Republic in Turin which allowed Italy to clinch the first place spot in their qualifying group and ultimately achieve their objective of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

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4. At the 2014 Rogers Cup, Venus Williams defeated No 24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets, scoring her first victory at that tournament on her fifth attempt.

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5. Kim Kardashian West's has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and products, the 2015 photo book Selfish and her eponymous personal app.

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6. Julian Castro resigned as mayor effective July 22, 2014, so that he could take up his duties in Washington.

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7. In November 2014, Facebook opened a fourth data center in Altoona, Iowa, US.

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8. On February 5, 2014, Carmelo Anthony was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the month of January.

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9. John Isner hired Justin Gimelstob as his new coach at the end of the 2014 season.

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10. On October 31, 2008, Aaron Rodgers signed a six-year, $65 million contract extension through the 2014 season.

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11. In February 2014, Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn called "RAW for the Oceans", a collection of denim made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean.

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12. Jackie Evancho performed at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2014 awards dinner singing "Over the Rainbow".

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13. Luke Shaw made his international debut for the England National Team in a friendly match against Denmark on March 5, 2014.

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14. Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers discussed the 2014 game against the New England Patriots, the challenge of facing Bill Belichick and comparisons to Tom Brady.

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15. On 25 January 2014, Marco Huck made a defence fighting Firat Arslan for a second time at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart.

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16. Leopoldo Lopez served as National Coordinator of Venezuelan political party Voluntad Popular, which he founded in 2009, until his imprisonment in 2014.

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17. Pharrell Williams is a two-time Academy Award nominee, receiving a 2014 Best Original Song nomination for "Happy" and a 2017 Best Picture nomination as one of the producers of Hidden Figures.

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18. Mohammed Shami had a poor series at the 2014 tour of England with 5 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 73.20.

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19. Brian Ortega eventually made his debut on July 26, 2014 at UFC on Fox 12 against Mike De La Torre.

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20. In 2014, Barack Obama authorized an air campaign aimed primarily at ISIL, but repeatedly promised that the US would not deploy ground troops in Syria.

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21. Teemu Selanne made his final post-season appearance during the 2014 playoffs.

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22. Alexander Zverev entered the ATP 250 events in 2014 but was unable to qualify to the main draws.

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23. The Carolina Panthers traded him to the Eagles in 2014, but he circled back to Carolina in the offseason.

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24. In December 2014, Trevor Noah became a recurring contributor on The Daily Show.

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25. In 2014, Senator Barack Obama authorized an air campaign aimed primarily at ISIL, but repeatedly promised that the US would not deploy ground troops in Syria.

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26. Derek Carr was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 36th overall pick.

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27. In 2014, JJ Watt became the first player in NFL history to record two 20+ sack seasons in a career.

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28. In 2014, Patrick Reed actually had both his parents and sister escorted out of the US Open.

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29. Kim Kardashian West's has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and products, and the 2015 photo book Selfish.

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30. On 4 June 2014, Ben Te'o announced that he would be leaving the Rabbitohs at the end of the season.

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31. In 2014, Facebook had acquired a VPN app called Onavo for $120 million.

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32. On September 26, 2014, Rajon Rondo was ruled out for six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken left hand.

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33. Samantha Stosur started her 2014 season at the Hopman Cup partnering Bernard Tomic.

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34. On September 8, 2014, Neil Patrick Harris announced on his Twitter page that David Burtka and he were married over the weekend in Italy.

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35. In October 2014, Neil Patrick Harris attended a dinner for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and in September 2016, he and his husband were the honorary hosts of a culinary cookout to help raise money for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

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36. On 3 June 2014, Chelsea confirmed Frank Lampard would leave the club.

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37. PM Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014, and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi.

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38. On June 7, 2014, Manny Machado was running to third base on a ground ball when he was tagged by Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson.

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39. Kettering University received a National Science Foundation grant in 2014 to provide scholarship to academically talented financially disadvantaged students who participated in high school robotics programs.

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40. In 2015, Eddie Izzard was chosen, by readers of The Guardian, as their 2014 public language champion.

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41. Bernard Tomic started off his 2014 season attempting to defend his Sydney International crown.

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42. On November 10, 2014, President Senator Barack Obama recommended the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband Internet service as a telecommunications service in order to preserve net neutrality.

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43. Bandhan Bank was incorporated on 23 December 2014 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandhan Financial Holdings.

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44. On 24 December 2014 Shinzo Abe was re-elected to the position of Prime Minister by the House of Representatives.

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45. On June 17, 2014, Wade LeBlanc re-signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on a minor league deal.

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46. Nick Kyrgios reached the final of the 2014 Savannah Challenger, where he defeated second seed Jack Sock for the title.

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47. On September 20th 2014, Darren Elkins confronted Tatsuya Kawajiri, at UFC Fight Night 52, but the bout never materialized as Kawajiri was sidelined indefinitely with a detached retina.

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48. In June 2014, Kim Kardashian released a mobile game for iPhone and Android called Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

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49. In 2014, Senator Mark Warner came under scrutiny for using a taxpayer-funded flight to help his daughter move in at Duke University in North Carolina, NBC12 reported.

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50. On November 25, 2014, Tevin Coleman was named, alongside running backs Melvin Gordon and Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska) as one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Awards.

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51. In December 2014, Pentatonix were invited to perform on the final episode of Wetten, dass.

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52. In September 2014, John Kasich touted the Ohio's prison system's recidivism rate, which is one of the lowest in the nation.

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53. Landon Donovan retired as a player in 2014, but made a brief comeback with LA Galaxy late in the 2016 season and then in 2018 to play for Club Leon.

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54. Alexandra Burke played the role for a relatively short period until the production closed at the Adelphi Theatre on 29 August 2014.

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55. In 2014, the Purdue Boilermakers wore this helmet a couple of more times, namely when they played Notre Dame at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, when they wore it with default white jerseys and pants.

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56. Odell Beckham Jr revealed after the Pro Bowl game that during the 2014 season he suffered from two hamstring injuries before the season, one occurring in an early-offseason workout and another in a preseason game.

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57. On March 20, 2014, Facebook announced a new open-source programming language called Hack.

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58. On 10 March 2014, Tencent Games bought a 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce website JD.

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59. Emmanuel Macron was appointed as the Minister of Economy and Finance in the second Valls Cabinet on 26 August 2014, replacing Arnaud Montebourg.

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60. Simone Biles committed to UCLA in 2014, but she deferred enrollment until after the Rio Olympics.

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61. Ariana Grande's performed the song as the opening of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and won Best Pop Video for "Problem".

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62. In November 2014, Alicia Keys announced that she is releasing a series of children's books.

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63. On 1 January 2014 Agnieszka Radwanska became a global ambassador for the luxury watch manufacturer Rado.

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64. Rafael Nadal defeated Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinal and semifinal, respectively, to set up a final against Roger Federer, his first Grand Slam final since he won the 2014 French Open.

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65. Conor Murray started the first test against Argentina on 7 June 2014.

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66. Kettering University opened the FIRST Robotics Competition Community Center, the first facility of its kind on any college campus in the country, in 2014.

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67. Bandhan Bank Limited, headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, was incorporated in December 2014 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandhan Financial Holdings Limited.

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68. James Rodriguez touched the new height of success when he won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 2014.

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69. In December 2014, John Kasich signed legislation that reduced the numbers of hours of training required to obtain a concealed carry permit and eliminated the training requirement for permit renewals.

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70. In February 2014, Ed Pastor announced that he would not seek reelection and would instead retire upon the completion of his term.

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71. In 2014, Paul McCartney wrote and performed "Hope for the Future", the ending song for the video game Destiny.

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72. Yoenis Cespedes played in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game where he went 0 for 2.

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73. On September 17, Simone Biles was selected to compete at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China.

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74. In 2014, Cory Booker began practicing a vegan diet and has expressed his vegan ethical philosophy and advocacy for animals.

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75. Mikaela Shiffrin already won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, and is expected to have a breakout performance at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

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76. On March 4, 2014 Kid Cudi appeared on Chelsea Lately, where he was interviewed by Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, to promote Satellite Flight and the 2014 film Need for Speed.

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77. On 1 September 2014, Shane Duffy joined Blackburn Rovers, on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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78. Dale Steyn was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2013 in 2014 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

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79. Antoine Griezmann was offered a new deal to play for Atletico Madrid in 2014, and the couple made the move together.

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80. Mia Love made history in 2014 when she became the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, after serving as mayor of Saratoga Springs from 2010.

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81. In June 2014, it was announced that Pitbull would be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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82. Cory Booker voted for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.

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83. Agnieszka Radwanska began the 2014 season by representing Poland at the Hopman Cup, where she competed alongside her compatriot, Grzegorz Panfil.

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84. Odell Beckham signed a contract with the Giants on May 19, 2014.

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85. In July 2012, Stephen Colbert added two years to his contract with Comedy Central, extending the run of The Colbert Report until the end of 2014.

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86. Romelu Lukaku is a left-footed player, who in 2014 was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe.

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87. Steven Holcomb qualified for the USA-1 bobsled team for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and did not disappoint.

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88. Huawei Ascend debuted to the field of Cricket in April 2014 by becoming the principal sponsor of Royal Challengers Bangalore, a domestic cricket team that plays in the Indian Premier League.

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89. In 2014, it was announced that Rian Johnson had signed to direct the eighth film in the rebooted "Star Wars" franchise, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

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90. Arron Andrew Fraser Banks was previously a Conservative Party donor but in October 2014 decided to donate £100,000 to UKIP.

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91. Lewis Hamilton won consecutive titles in 2014 and 2015 during an intense and sometimes volatile rivalry with teammate Nico Rosberg, to match his hero Ayrton Senna's three World Championships.

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92. Sam Stosur's played in both singles rubbers against Stefanie Vogele and Romina Oprandi, winning both matches in straight sets and ensuring that Australia play in the 2014 Fed Cup World Group.

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93. Sam Stosur was defeated during the first round of Wimbledon 2014 by Yanina Wickmayer, losing in straight sets.

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94. James Rodriguez played at Real Madrid for three seasons alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, from 2014 till 2017.

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95. Senator Rand Paul was included in Time magazine's world's 100 most influential people, for 2013 and 2014.

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96. In 2014, tennis champion Maria Sharapova joined Thaggard as co-owner of the business, which is based in San Antonio, Texas.

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97. In 2014 Ramadan Salman Abedi was a part of the Islamist raid that would secure the airpot at Tripoli, his son and Manchester bomber Salman Abedi flew from Manchester to ensure he was involved in the action, he was shot and was treated in Turkey.

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98. On 10 March 2014, Tencent bought a 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce website JD.

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99. In 2014, Obama Barack authorized an air campaign aimed primarily at ISIL, but repeatedly promised that the US would not deploy ground troops in Syria.

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100. Brian Ortega was expected to make his promotional debut against Diego Brandao on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale.

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101. Toni Kroos was named in Germany's squad for the 2014 World Cup.

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102. Arron Andrew Fraser Banks was previously a Conservative Party donor but announced in October 2014 he would instead donate £1 million to the UK Independence Party.

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103. Viola Davis won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series in 2014 and 2015.

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104. On 26 June 2014, Dante Exum was selected by the Utah Jazz with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

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105. James Rodriguez played in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup, winning the Golden Boot as the top goalscorer in the former tournament and being included in the Cup's All Star Team.

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106. In February 2014, it was announced Kid Cudi would appear in Entourage, the film adaptation of the popular HBO TV series of the same name.

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107. In 2014 Rand Paul participated in a medical missions trip to Guatemala.

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108. In 2014, Huawei Ascend recorded a profit of 34.2 billion CNY.

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109. In 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, making him the first CEO of a major company to do so.

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110. In October 2014, Gillian Anderson published her first book, A Vision of Fire, co-authored with Jeff Rovin.

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111. Gilles Simon made back-to-back grand slam third rounds in 2014 French Open and 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

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112. Ahmet Davutoglu became the 26th Prime Minister of Turkey on 29 August 2014 after his predecessor Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected as the 12th President of Turkey.

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113. In July 2014 Keira Knightley travelled to South Sudan on behalf of Oxfam to meet refugees of the South Sudanese Civil War and raise awareness of the conflict.

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114. On 6 November 2014, Ahmet Davutoglu announced plans to boost the economy through greater global integration.

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115. Caroline Wozniacki snapped the losing streak by beating Sharapova in three sets at the 2014 US Open and would go on to the reach the final.

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116. In July 2014, Mitch McConnell expressed opposition to a US Senate bill that would limit the practice of corporate inversion by US corporations seeking to limit US tax liability.

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117. In 2014, Mr Obama authorized an air campaign aimed primarily at ISIL, but repeatedly promised that the US would not deploy ground troops in Syria.

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118. In 2014, Chris Evans made his directorial debut with the drama film Before We Go, in which he starred.

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119. Rory McIlroy took that honor in 2014, when he won the PGA Championship again and the Open Championship.

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120. On 27 March 2014, it was announced that Tencent had agreed to pay about $500 million for a 28 percent stake in South Korea's CJ Games.

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121. On 6 February 2014, Sony Electronics announced it would trim as many as 5,000 jobs as it attempts to sell its PC business and focus on mobile and tablets.

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122. Alex Hales made his One Day International debut against India in August 2014 and his Test cricket debut against South Africa in December 2015.

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123. On July 23, 2014, George Springer was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left quad strain.

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124. On November 18, the NFL announced that Adrian Peterson would be suspended for the remainder of the 2014 season without pay.

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125. In 2014, Quvenzhane Wallis starred in the Annie remake, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical.

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126. Milos Raonic finished with a career-high total of 1107 aces in 2014.

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127. On September 22, 2014, Ameer Abdullah was Big Ten co-offensive player for week four, sharing honors with Melvin Gordon.

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128. In early 2014 Mia Love was made a member of the Republican National Committee's National Advisory Council on African-American outreach.

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129. Britain First stood its first parliamentary candidate for the Rochester and Strood by-election on 20 November 2014, nominating its Deputy Leader, Jayda Fransen.

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130. On 26 December 2014 Bradley Walsh hosted an entertainment special called A Christmas Cracker, filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

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131. At the 2014 US Open, Joao Sousa became the first Portuguese player to be seeded at a Grand Slam tournament, with the 32nd seed at the singles competition.

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132. In 2015 Eddie Izzard was chosen, by readers of The Guardian, as their 2014 public language champion.

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133. In February 2014, Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn called "RAW for the Oceans", a collection of denim made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean.

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134. Ariana Grande was the musical performer on Saturday Night Live, with Chris Pratt as the host on September 27, 2014.

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135. In September, Rick Ross released a mixtape, Black Dollar, his third full-length release since March 2014.

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136. At the 2014 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbuhel, Dominic Thiem was seeded fifth.

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137. Thanasi Kokkinakis made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in February 2014 against France at the age of 17.

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138. On 18 April 2014, Luke Shaw was named as one of the six players on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

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139. Mark Warner voted with the Democratic Party 89.9 percent of the time, which ranked 42nd among the 53 Senate Democratic members as of August 2014.

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140. Senator Mark Warner has an estimated net worth of $257 million as of 2014.

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141. On 11 July 2014, Luis Suarez agreed with Barcelona on a five-year contract for an undisclosed transfer fee.

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142. Magnus Carlsen faced Anand in a match for the title of World Chess Champion in 2014.

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143. Conor Murray was named in the Ireland squad for the 2014 Guinness Series on 21 October 2014.

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144. Kedar Jadhav was not retained by Delhi in the 2014 IPL auction but was bought back by Delhi for 20 million.

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145. Richard Gasquet wore Lacoste clothing for many years, before switching to Le Coq Sportif in 2014.

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146. In February 2014, Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn called "RAW for the Oceans", a collection of denim made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean.

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147. Kim Kardashian voiced the role of an alien in an episode of the adult animated series American Dad!, in season 11 in the episode titled "Blagsnarst, A Love Story" on September 21, 2014.

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148. In May 2014, Quvenzhane Wallis was named the face of Armani Junior, Giorgio Armani's line for children and teens.

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149. On June 12, 2014, George HW Bush fulfilled a long-standing promise by skydiving on his 90th birthday.

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150. Derek Jeter was the subject of a 2005 segment on the TV news magazine 60 Minutes and a 2014 episode of Finding Your Roots, a Public Broadcasting Service public television series.

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151. On September 4, 2014, Garth Brooks released his entire studio output on digital for the first time ever.

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152. On March 15, 2014, Jason Collins signed with the Nets for the rest of the season.

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153. David Luiz was a member of the Brazilian teams which won the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and reached the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and has represented his nation in two editions of the Copa America.

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154. In December 2014 UKIP co-founded the Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe, a European political party whose membership is composed of several member parties of the EFDD parliamentary group.

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155. In February, David Ferrer successfully defended his title at the 2014 Copa Claro, which was his first title of the year.

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156. The Anaheim Ducks made arguably the biggest move of the off-season when they traded star forward Bobby Ryan to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forwards Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and Ottawa's first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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157. Teemu Selanne retired in 2014 as the 11th highest goal scorer ever.

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158. Jordi Alba represented Spain at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2012, having first appeared for the team in 2011.

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159. Conor Murray started in the reverse fixture against Clermont on 14 December 2014.

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160. Derek Carr was drafted by the Raiders in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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161. On 12 February 2014, Leopoldo Lopez called on Venezuelans to peacefully protest against the Venezuelan government.

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162. In 2014, Skylar Grey teamed up with American rapper Nicki Minaj to co-write the song "Bed of Lies", from Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint.

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163. Varun Aaron was signed up by English Country side Durham, for the 2014 County Championship.

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164. Darren Elkins was briefly linked to a matchup with Tatsuya Kawajiri on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52, but the bout never materialized as Kawajiri was sidelined indefinitely with a detached retina.

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165. Odell Beckham Jr signed a contract with the Giants on May 19, 2014.

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166. Lindsey Vonn made her comeback to the top of the podium on December 6, 2014 at the Women's World Cup downhill race at Lake Louise, Alberta, winning the event in only her second race back.

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167. At the 2014 Australian Open, Dominic Thiem made it through the three rounds of qualifying and defeating the second seed along the way, Martin Klizan, to get a spot in the main draw.

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168. On 6 September 2013, Gianluigi Buffon earned his 135th cap for Italy in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria.

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169. In 2014, Serena Williams began hosting an annual charity run named "The Serena Williams Ultimate Fun Run".

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170. In February 2014, Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn called "RAW for the Oceans", a collection of denim made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean.

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171. In 2014, Paul McCartney wrote and performed "Hope for the Future", the ending song for the video game Destiny.

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172. From 2009 until 2014 Bradley Walsh starred in a total of 53 episodes.

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173. Mesut Ozil ended the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign as Germany's top scorer with eight goals.

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174. Arron Fraser Andrew Banks was the chief executive of Southern Rock Insurance Company in 2014, which underwrites insurance policies for the website GoSkippy.

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175. On 20 February 2014, Jiri Vesely was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a three-team trade.

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176. In 2014, Mitch McConnell voted to help break Ted Cruz's filibuster attempt against a debt limit increase and then against the bill itself.

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177. Cheryl Cole arrives for the Manchester auditions of The X Factor 2014 in a mini dress by Jay Ahr and Tamara Mellon heels.

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178. Richard Gasquet open his grass-court season with a loss to Robin Haase at the 2014 Gerry Weber Open.

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179. Klay Thompson was a member of the United States national team that won the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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180. Mohammed Shami picked 10 wickets at 17.40 against West Indies in October 2014.

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181. Emmanuel Macron was offered a chance to be a candidate in the municipal elections in 2014 in his hometown of Amiens.

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182. Corey Anderson faced Matt Van Buren in the light heavyweight finals on July 6, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.

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183. Senator Rand Paul received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Center for the National Interest for his public policy work.

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184. David Ferrer reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Australian Open, where he lost to Tomas Berdych in four sets.

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185. George HW Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on June 12, 2014, by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years earlier even though he can no longer use his legs.

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186. On 16 January 2014, Xavi made his 700th appearance for the first team against Getafe in the Copa del Rey.

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187. In 2014, Paul McCartney wrote and performed "Hope for the Future", the ending song for the video game Destiny.

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188. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected in the 2014 general election, retaining his two-thirds majority with coalition partner Komeito, and again in the 2017 general election.

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189. Mike Trout has sponsorship agreements with Subway and SuperPretzel and in 2014, Nike began selling Mike Trout-branded shoes.

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190. Maria Sharapova's opened the US Open against world No 2 Simona Halep, and won in three sets, her first US Open win since the 2014 US Open.

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191. In February 2014, Kid Cudi unexpectedly released his fourth album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, exclusively to digital retailers with no promotion.

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192. On September 29, 2014, Ameer Abdullah was named Big Ten player offensive player of the week.

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193. On September 30, 2014, Jared Leto hosted the event Haiti: The Journey Is the Destination in New York City, benefitting those affected by the 2010 earthquake in the Caribbean country.

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194. At the 2013 and 2014 local elections, UKIP made significant gains to become the fourth largest party in terms of councillors in England, and fifth largest in the UK, with over 300 seats.

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195. Milos Raonic opened 2014 by reaching the third round of the Australian Open, losing to Grigor Dimitrov.

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196. On November 27, 2014, Pentatonix participated in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City, performing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on the Homewood Suites float.

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197. Dilma Rousseff received other international recognitions which include the Order of Stara Planina in Bulgaria, 2011 and Knight of the Collar of the Order of Isabella the Catholic in Spain around 2014.

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198. Julian Castro served as the mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas from 2009 until he joined Obama's cabinet in 2014.

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199. Derek Carr found his way into the NFL in the 2014 NFL Draft as the 36th overall pick in the second round of the draft when he was selected by the Oakland Raiders.

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200. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, John Isner reached the third round, where he lost to Feliciano Lopez in four sets with three tiebreakers.

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201. In September 2014, Mayor Michael Bloomberg convened with Ban and global leaders at the UN Climate Summit to announce definite actions to fight climate change in 2015.

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202. In October 2014, Microsoft revealed that it was almost done with the elimination of 18,000 employees which was its largest ever layoff sweep.

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203. On June 4, 2014, Twitter announced that it will acquire Namo Media, a technology firm specializing in "native advertising" for mobile devices.

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204. In May 2014, members of Britain First invaded ten Bradford mosques, as well as ones in Glasgow, Luton and East London.

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205. Huawei Ascend says it's been building products with ARM technology since 2004, developing its first smartphone CPU in 2009 and its first server in 2014.

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206. In February 2014, Lena Dunham hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live on March 8, 2014 with musical guest The National.

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207. In July 2014, Netflix surpassed 50 million global subscribers, with 36 million of them being in the United States.

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208. In 2014, Novak Djokovic claimed his second Wimbledon title in an epic five-set win over seven-time champion Roger Federer.

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209. Kate Upton appeared on the flip-side cover of the 2014 50th-anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the first time that type of cover was used by that magazine.

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210. In February 2014, Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn called "RAW for the Oceans", a collection of denim made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean.

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211. Thorgan Hazard was one of seven standby players named for Belgium's squad for the 2014 World Cup final stages.

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212. In 2014, Mark Warner was criticized for chartering a government paid private plan while traveling to move his daughter into college at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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213. In March 2014, Gabrielle Union released her first wine, "Vanilla Puddin'".

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214. Britain First announced in 2014 its intention to launch in America, as "America First", but it failed to materialise.

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215. In July 2014, Davido told The New Age newspaper that he plans on collaborating with American rappers Rick Ross and Meek Mill.

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216. Shinzo Abe concluded the Japan–Australia Economic Partnership Agreement with Australia's Abbott Government in 2014, and addressed a joint sitting of the Australian Parliament in July.

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217. Kaia Kanepi recorded victories in her first three main draw matches, defeating Francesca Schiavone, Yanina Wickmayer and Naomi Osaka, reaching the second week at a major since the 2014 US Open.

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218. Mesut Ozil was a key contributor as Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, gaining several plaudits for his versatility and creativity.

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219. Shinzo Abe announced a package of structural reforms in June 2014, that the Economist described as "less a single arrow than a 1,000-strong bundle" and compared favourably to the 2013 announcement.

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220. Terence Crawford was named Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2014, and by ESPN in 2014 and 2017.

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221. In September 2014, Chris Christie signed a partnership with Mexico on a higher education project to foster economic cooperation.

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222. Narendra Modi was declared winner of the Time magazine reader's poll for Person of the Year in 2014 and as well as in 2016.

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223. In May 2014, Romelu Lukaku was named in Belgium's squad for the 2014 World Cup.

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224. Steven Holcomb recently competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in both the two-man and four-man bobsled, where he and Steve Langton won the Bronze Medal in the two-man competition.

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225. Bubba Watson earned his fifth career PGA Tour victory—and his first since the 2012 Masters—at the 2014 Northern Trust Open.

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226. On 26 December 2014, Claudia Leitte premiered the promotional single "Signs" in an emotional performance during The Voice Brasils third series finale, marking her first venture into the English-speaking market as a solo pop artist.

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227. On 27 September 2014, Ed Sheeran was one of the headline acts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground prior to the 2014 AFL Grand Final.

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228. Jalen Brunson was selected as the 2014 Illinois Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year.

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229. Beyonce Knowles embarked on The Mrs Carter Show World Tour on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia; the tour included 132 dates that ran through to March 2014.

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230. On 27 January 2014, Conor Murray was named in Ireland's 34-man squad for the opening two fixtures of the 2014 Six Nations Championship.

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231. Ice Cube starred in the 2014 box office hit Ride Along, alongside comedian Kevin Hart, and reprised his role in the sequel Ride Along 2.

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232. In February 2014, John Kasich signed into law a bill which cut six days from Ohio's early voting period, including the "golden week".

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233. Aaron Rodgers was named to the Pro Bowl for the 2014 season.

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234. Tayyip Erdogan took the oath of office on 28 August 2014 and became the 12th president of Turkey.

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235. Miley Ray Cyrus is an outspoken animal rights advocate, and adopted a vegan lifestyle in 2014.

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236. In 2014, Paul Pogba was awarded the Bravo Award, by the Italian sports magazine Il Guerin Sportivo, which is awarded to the best under-23 player who has participated in European competitions.

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237. In June 2014, Edward Snowden told Wired that his job as a security guard required a high-level security clearance, for which he passed a polygraph exam and underwent a stringent background check.

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238. On 2 January 2014, Gianluigi Buffon was awarded the 2013 Pallone Azzurro award, which is given to the Italian national side's best player of the year.

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239. Dale Steyn played a cameo role as himself in the 2014 Hollywood film Blended.

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240. North Carolina tight end Eirc Eric Ebron was taken by the Detroit Lions with the 10th pick Thursday night in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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241. On December 13, 2014, Mariota became the first Oregon Duck and Hawaii-born athlete to win the Heisman Trophy.

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242. Pope Francis approved further equipollent canonizations on 3 April 2014 for the Jesuit Jose de Anchieta as well as the Ursuline nun Marie of the Incarnation and bishop Francois de Laval.

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243. In June 2014, Obama White House made indications that his administration would consider a shift towards an energy policy more closely tuned to the manufacturing industry and its impact on the domestic economy.

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244. In 2014, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was bestowed the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Harvard University in recognition of his public service and leadership in the world of business.

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245. Tito Ortiz faced Bellator Middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko, in a match up at Light Heavyweight, in his Bellator debut on May 17, 2014 at Bellator 120.

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246. Sam Smith performed on Saturday Night Live on 29 March 2014, performing the gospel-tinged "Stay with Me" and an acoustic version of "Lay Me Down".

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247. Bandhan Bank Limited was incorporated on 23rd December 2014 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandhan Financial Holdings Limited.

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248. Kuldeep Yadav was selected in Indian cricket team to play against West Indies in October 2014 but did not appear in any of the matches.

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249. On June 27, Mike Trout hit the longest home run of the 2014 season, according to ESPN.

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250. Mesut Ozil ended the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign as Germany's top scorer with eight goals.

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251. In January 2014, Jo Brand was awarded a second honorary doctorate from Canterbury Christ Church University, for her work in raising awareness of mental health issues and challenging the stigma surrounding such illnesses.

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252. In February 2014, Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn called "RAW for the Oceans", a collection of denim made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean.

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253. On 22 October 2014, Simona Halep stunned two-time defending champion Serena Williams.

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254. Daniel Cormier was briefly linked to a bout with Rafael Cavalcante on July 5, 2014, at UFC 175.

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255. In 2014, Senator Mark Warner was criticized for chartering a government paid private plan while traveling to move his daughter into college at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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256. In February 2014, Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn called "RAW for the Oceans", a collection of denim made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean.

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257. On 24 December 2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected to the position of Prime Minister by the House of Representatives.

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258. In 2014, Quvenzhane Wallis starred in the Annie remake, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical.

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259. On November 25, 2013, Eric Ebron announced his intentions to forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

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260. In January 2014, Russell Brand described his first experience with heroin as "blissful".

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261. On February 21, 2014, junior Jalen Brunson scored 57 points in a double overtime victory over Lake Forest High School.

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262. Beyonce Knowles embarked on The Mrs Carter Show World Tour on April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia; the tour included 132 dates that ran through to March 2014.

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263. In 2014, Jared Polis sponsored two ballot measures targeting hydraulic fracturing, Initiatives 88 and 89.

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264. Doug McDermott was the consensus national player of the year as a senior in 2014, and finished his college career with the fifth-most points in NCAA Division I men's basketball history.

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265. In 2014, Mark Warner came under scrutiny for using a taxpayer-funded flight to help his daughter move in at Duke University in North Carolina, NBC12 reported.

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266. On 22 December 2014, Grigor Dimitrov was chosen as the Bulgarian Sportsperson of the Year, becoming the first tennis player to win the award.

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267. On 6 December 2014, Thorgan Hazard started against Hertha BSC, only his second start in the Bundesliga.

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268. Michael Gove left his post as Education Secretary in 2014 when he was appointed Chief Whip.

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269. Julian Castro is an American Democratic politician who served as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017.

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270. In February 2014, Nawaz Sharif confirmed to the IAEA that all future civilian nuclear power plants and research reactors will voluntarily be put under IAEA safeguards.

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271. At the 2014 Hopman Cup Bernard Tomic lost to Milos Raonic but then he defeated Andreas Seppi and Grzegorz Panfil.

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272. In May 2014, Eden Hazard was voted Chelsea's Player of the Year in his second season at Stamford Bridge.

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273. On 31 May 2014, Riyad Mahrez made his international debut for the Desert Foxes as a starter in a pre-World Cup friendly match against Armenia, and he was called up to the full squad for the tournament on 2 June.

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274. Rio Ferdinand was not offered an extension when that contract expired, and agreed to leave Manchester United on 12 May 2014.

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275. In February 2014, Pharrell Williams announced a collaboration between G-Star Raw and his textile company Bionic Yarn called "RAW for the Oceans", a collection of denim made from recycled plastic that is found in the ocean.

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276. On 21 September 2014, Richard Branson was recognized by The Sunday Times as the most admired business person over the last five decades.

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277. Narendra Modi led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha, the first time a single party had achieved this since 1984.

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278. In November 2014, Jo Brand was a part of Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, who released a cover version of "Wake Me Up" to raise money for the BBC's Children in Need.

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279. On February 26, 2014, DeMarcus Cousins received a one-game suspension for punching Patrick Beverley in the stomach.

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280. Jeff Brohm was named Head Football Coach for Western Kentucky University in 2014, being promoted from Offensive Coordinator in 2013.

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281. Glenn Robinson was drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft with the 40th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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282. Bella Hadid began demonstrating at 16 years of age and in 2014 she influenced her New York To form Week make a big appearance.

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283. On November 10, 2014, President Obama recommended the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband Internet service as a telecommunications service in order to preserve net neutrality.

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284. In July 2014, George Amal Clooney publicly criticised the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail after it claimed his fiancee's mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds.

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285. Oprah Winfrey is known for her talk show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and is said to have a net worth of a whopping $2.9 Billion as per the 2014 calculations.

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286. Rafael Nadal made his return at the 2014 China Open but was defeated in the quarterfinals by Martin Klizan in three sets.

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287. In 2014, Mitch McConnell opposed the Paycheck Fairness Act because it would "line the pockets of trial lawyers", not help women.

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288. Marcus Mariota played college football at the University of Oregon where he was the starting quarterback from 2012 to 2014.

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289. On 28 May, Mario Balotelli made his first appearance for the national team since the 2014 World Cup, starting in the match against Saudi Arabia and scoring the opener in the 20th minute.

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290. On 24 March 2014, Ed Sheeran performed at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London where he unveiled "Take It Back", a track that would appear on the deluxe version of the second album.

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291. Bill Gates maintained that position from 2000 until his resignation from the company in 2014.

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292. Tommy Haas reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Rome Masters after beating third seed Stan Wawrinka.

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293. On July 28, 2014, his first day in office, Julian Castro was honored at a reception called "Celebrating Latino Cabinet Members" hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

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294. Steven Holcomb qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, in both the two-man and four-man bobsled.

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295. Daniel Cormier was expected to face Rashad Evans at UFC 170 on February 22, 2014, in his first fight at light heavyweight.

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296. Eddie Izzard speaks French and has performed stand-up shows in the language; from 2014 he began to perform in German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic, all languages that he did not previously speak.

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297. DeMarcus Cousins was a member of the United States national team that won the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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298. On June 23, 2014, Ed Sheeran released x, the second studio album.

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299. Mikaela Shiffrin opened the 2014 season in October 2013 in Solden, Austria, with a career-best sixth in giant slalom, within a half-second of the podium.

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300. Adrian Peterson played in just one game in 2014, but will start on opening day for the Vikings.

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301. On 11 June 2014, Andrea Pirlo signed a new contract keeping him at Juventus until 2016.

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302. Kaia Kanepi received a first round bye at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, but lost to Yaroslava Shvedova in her opening match.

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303. On 23 May 2014, Patrice Evra signed a new one-year contract extension that would have kept him at Manchester United until at least the summer of 2015.

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304. In October 2014, Aron Fraser Andrew Banks donated £1 million to the UK Independence Party and has since raised the equivalent of $11 million for the party.

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305. Jack Sock began his 2014 campaign in Auckland against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

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306. Jack Sock regularly played doubles with Canadian tennis player Vasek Pospisil until July 2016 and together they won the 2014 Wimbledon Grand Slam championship, a victory that helped vault them into the Top 10 of the ATP Doubles rankings.

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307. Lindsey Vonn traveled to Austria for the first race of the 2014 Alpine Skiing World Cup, but ultimately decided not to compete during the first weekend.

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308. Alicia Keys gave birth to her second child, son Genesis Ali Dean, on December 27, 2014.

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309. In March 2014, Huawei becomes the shirt sponsor of Rayo Vallecano for two La Liga matches against Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.

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310. On January 14, 2014, Sean McVay was promoted to offensive coordinator by new Redskins head coach Jay Gruden.

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