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9 Hurt in Eruption at Ski Resort

January 23, 2018 |

A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least nine people at a ski resort in central Japan, officials say. One or two of the injured were on a gondola when the window was shattered by volcanic rocks, and the others were believed to have been hit by rocks while on the…
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Moon’s Upcoming Treat: Super-Blue-Blood-Eclipse

January 23, 2018 |

Skywatchers will want to mark January 31 on their calendars—the day will feature what EarthSky.org is calling a “super Blue Moon eclipse.” In other words, a supermoon, a blue moon, and a lunar eclipse will be happening simultaneously. NASA , meanwhile, uses the term “Super Blue Blood Moon” in…
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Listen to Rand Paul’s 911 Call After Assault

January 23, 2018 |

He sounds fairly calm for man who’d just been violently blindsided by his neighbor. Police in Bowling Green, Kentucky, have released audio of Rand Paul’s 911 call after he got tackled while tending his lawn, reports the Louisville Courier Journal . (Listen to it here .) “Um, I was just assaulted…
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Angry Spectator Goes After Comic

January 23, 2018 |

A comedian’s routine went off the rails over the weekend in South Carolina when an audience member jumped up on stage and went after comic Steve Brown, reports TMZ . In video of the event, the man can be seen trying to punch Brown, before picking up the mic stand and…
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It’s Over: Trump Signs Bill to End Shutdown

January 23, 2018 |

The unexpected time off for hundreds of thousands of federal employees is over: Both the House and Senate passed a short-term spending deal to end the three-day government shutdown, and President Trump signed into law Monday night, reports the New York Times . The breakthrough occurred earlier Monday, when Senate Democrats…
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Bill Cosby Gets Back on Stage

January 23, 2018 |

Bill Cosby seems to be stepping out in public again. The 80-year-old comic appeared Monday at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia and performed an informal set, reports USA Today . The story notes that one of those in attendance was NPR reporter Bobby Allyn, who tweeted a short video clip…
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One of Dead Sea Scrolls’ Last Puzzles Is Cracked

January 23, 2018 |

Israeli researchers say they have deciphered one of the last remaining puzzles of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It turns out the ancient authors of this particular section were writing about the changing of the seasons and the calendar they used to mark and celebrate such occasions, reports the Catholic News…
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Rupert Murdoch Is Not Pleased With Mark Zuckerberg

January 22, 2018 |

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to “trusted” news producers for their content. Facebook said last week that it will boost news sources that its users rank as most trustworthy, while shrinking the percentage of news posts overall in users’ news feeds. Murdoch, whose companies own the…
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Most Democrats Considering a 2020 Run Voted No

January 22, 2018 |

President Trump remained relatively low-key over the weekend in regard to the government shutdown, but he sounded pretty happy Monday afternoon after the Senate cleared the way to ending it. “I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses,” Trump said in a statement read by press…
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Shutdown News Lifts Markets to Record Highs

January 22, 2018 |

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Monday, setting more all-time highs for major US indexes. Technology, energy, and consumer-focused companies contributed most to the gains, per the AP . Microsoft rose 1.8%, Schlumberger jumped 4.4%, and Amazon rose 2.5%. The market got off to a weak start but…
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