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The Smell in This Canadian Town Is Just Unbearable

February 13, 2019 |

The residents of a small Canadian town say they’ve been plagued by a wretched smell for more than a decade. The CBC digs into the plight of St. Mary’s in Newfoundland. It’s home to 400 residents and the shuttered Atlantic Seafood Sauce Co. plant, which opened in 1990 and began…

Virginia abortion bill’s co-sponsor postpones town hall event over ‘safety concerns’

February 2, 2019 |

A town hall meeting scheduled for Saturday, featuring the Virginia state delegate who co-sponsored the state’s controversial late-term abortion bill, has been postponed over “security and safety concerns.”
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Philippines church bombing town on lockdown as ISIS threat reemerges

January 28, 2019 |

The southern Philippines city of Jolo is on lockdown after a deadly double bombing Sunday, as the authorities try to ensure security and investigate the attack that killed at least 20. – RSS Channel – World

Chicago Mayor: This Town Really Needs to Change

January 14, 2019 |

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing far-reaching ethics reforms for the City Council in the wake of a federal attempted-extortion charge filed this month against a powerful alderman, the AP reports. A Sunday statement from the mayor’s office doesn’t mention Ed Burke directly. But several suggested changes directly address City…


Stranded seals swarm a small Canadian town, unable to steer their way back to sea

January 11, 2019 |

Residents of Canada’s Roddickton-Bide Arm are used to seeing seals in town. Every winter, a few harp seals come ashore as waters freeze over — but they’re usually able to get back to the ocean on their own. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

UK Town Finds Fatberg, Tells Locals ‘Put Pipes on a Diet’

January 8, 2019 |

Officials say a giant “fatberg” —a mass of hardened fat, oil, and baby wipes measuring 210 feet long—has been found blocking a sewer in a southwestern English town. Andrew Roantree, of South West Water, says it will “take our sewer team around eight weeks to dissect this monster in…


Inside the Japanese town that pays cash for kids

December 28, 2018 |

When Katsunori and Kaori Osaka had their first child, they were living in a cramped flat in Nagoya, a city of more than 2 million people in northern Japan. – RSS Channel – World

Town Rallies Around Mom Who Called 911 on Her Son

December 17, 2018 |

An Indiana mom made a heart-wrenching choice, and now her community is rallying around her. Dozens showed up for a candlelight vigil Sunday in Richmond to support Mary York, who called 911 Thursday to warn that her son was going to Dennis Intermediate School with a gun, per ABC News…

Town Lifts Ban on Snowball Fights Thanks to Boy, 9

December 4, 2018 |

Thanks to a 9-year-old boy, a Colorado town no longer has a ban on snowball fights. Dane Best worked on his three-minute presentation for the town board in Severance for a month, and on Monday night, he delivered it and took questions from board members—and it worked. “The children…