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Investigators Hunt for Answers in Mass. Gas Explosions

September 14, 2018 |

Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others, and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people…
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Mexico mass grave yields 166 skulls

September 7, 2018 |

Mexican investigators used drones and ground-penetrating to search an area in coastal Veracruz state that yielded the skulls of at least 166 people, officials said Thursday.
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Powerful Incumbent Loses Mass. Democratic Primary

September 5, 2018 |

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley scored an upset win in a Massachusetts primary Tuesday night and is set to become the state’s first black congresswoman—especially since no Republican is running against her in the 7th Congressional District. Pressley defeated 10-term Rep. Michael Capuano, who had been endorsed by almost…
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Pope speaks to thousands at Sunday Mass in Dublin

August 27, 2018 |

As Pope Francis prepares to celebrate Mass with half a million faithful in Dublin on Sunday afternoon, thousands are expected to take to the streets in protest over clerical sexual abuse amid an intensifying outcry over Church-related scandals spanning the globe.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Celebrities react to Jacksonville ‘mass shooting’

August 26, 2018 |

Famous faces have weighed in on a reported “mass shooting” in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday.
FOX News

Men Lured to Mass Tinder Date by New York City Woman

August 21, 2018 |

A New York City woman is receiving both rants and raves for her decidedly bold decision to lure dozens of men to what can only be described as her own self-styled dating game. Per CBS News , the woman, identified in reports as Natasha Aponte, used the dating app Tinder to…
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Scientist: Cuban Illnesses May Be ‘Mass Psychogenic’ Event

August 15, 2018 |

Something made a slew of American diplomats in Cuba sick last year, and scientists still aren’t sure what it was. A major study commissioned by the US government found that diplomats suffered concussion-like symptoms, and many of them reported hearing strange noises before falling ill. Now, however, four separate letters…
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A ‘unique’ opportunity for investors spells mass eviction for tenants

July 29, 2018 |

Life at The Driftwood apartments was far from perfect. Tenants said the plumbing was prone to leaks and once in a while a cockroach might scamper through the kitchen.

But rent, at $ 800 or less a month, was doable. And the cream-colored building on Pacific Avenue in Long Beach held special memories.


L.A. Times – Business

Japan Carries Out 2nd Mass Execution This Month

July 26, 2018 |

Thursday was the final day of reckoning for members a doomsday cult that killed dozens of people in Japan in the 1990s. Six members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult were hanged, weeks after the mass execution of cult leader Shoko Asahara and another six of his followers , the BBC reports….
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Flash Flooding Forces Mass Evacuation at Famous Waterfalls

July 13, 2018 |

About 200 tourists were being evacuated Thursday from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon, the AP reports. The evacuations came after the Havasupai Tribe reservation was hit with two rounds of flooding Wednesday and early Thursday, officials said. An evacuated…
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