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30 Nuns and 1 Priest Stuck in the Snow: Don’t Come Get Us

January 17, 2019 |

Authorities in Austria tried to reach dozens of Catholic nuns whose Alpine monastery has been cut off from the world for days because of heavy snowfall, per the AP . But public broadcaster ORF reported Thursday that the nuns say they’ve got enough food and fuel, and they want to stay…
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Suicide blast may be a taste of what’s to come as US forces leave Syria

January 17, 2019 |

The drive down to the frontlines with ISIS is long and dangerous. Our escorts from the Kurdish-led forces insisted on taking us in armored vehicles from their base in the al-Omar oilfield. There are ISIS sleeper cells all around, they explained. They come out at night to plant roadside bombs.
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The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV is wonderful. But at $325,000, it should come with a driver

January 14, 2019 |

Cynics snickered when Rolls-Royce Motor Co. announced in 2015 that it would build a luxury SUV. They snickered a little more when the fabled English car company said the SUV would be named Cullinan, after the world’s largest gem-quality diamond, and would cost more than $ 300,000.

An all-season,…


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Chicago Prosecutors Ask R. Kelly Victims ‘Please Come Forward’

January 8, 2019 |

Cook County prosecutors want any victims of R. Kelly to call them … now. State Attorney Kim Foxx just urged any victims — “Please come forward.” Foxx, who herself is a sexual assault survivor, says she wants families of victims to contact…

TMZ.com

Endless wars will eventually come to ‘glorious’ end, tweets Trump

January 8, 2019 |

President Trump late Monday tweeted that the U.S. would stop getting tangled in “endless wars” and that the military’s role in these conflicts will “eventually come to a glorious end.”
FOX News

Chief Ranger Sues Her Bosses: ‘The Time Has Come’

December 24, 2018 |

A chief ranger at the National Park Service says she’s done with rampant sexual discrimination on the job, the Washington Post reports. Michelle Schonzeit, 36, is suing her bosses after apparently underqualified male applicants were promoted over her. “The time has come for this pernicious form of discrimination and harassment…
Newser

Starting in 2020, all new homes in California must come with solar panels. Builders are getting ready

December 16, 2018 |

When Irvine-based City Ventures started sticking solar panels on all of its homes six years ago, the builder emerged as a front-runner in the race toward energy-efficient home building. Soon it will be joined on the track by every developer in California.

Starting in 2020, California will become…


L.A. Times – Business

Banks Come Off Best in Ugly Year for Chinese Stocks

November 29, 2018 |

Banks have emerged as the least wounded sector in China’s brutal stock-market selloff this year, benefiting from their resilient financial performance and Beijing’s shift toward easier monetary policy.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Trump on Border Wall: GOP, Dems ‘Must Come Together’

November 24, 2018 |

The AP reports that President Trump hit the links on his Florida golf course the day after Thanksgiving, but before he did, he rehashed a topic that’s long been on his mind, with seeming impatience. “Republicans and Democrats MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will…
Newser

CNN

UK PM: Russian intelligence capability degraded for years to come

November 12, 2018 |

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday lauded Europe’s response to Russia’s “reckless” use of chemical weapons.
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