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Seven Christians Arrested in Laos »

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent VIENTIANE (Worthy News)– Local officials in Laos have arrested seven Christians for worshiping together on Sunday, according to Morning Star News. Accompanied by security…

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CATHOLIC SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND SEXUALITY »

Bill Donohue comments on two issues bedeviling Catholic schools: The divide between Catholic sexual ethics and secular sexual ethics is being played out in Pennsylvania and Minnesota in a dramatic…

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Deadly Ebola Virus Reaches America. Now What? »

Health experts are scrambling to follow the first diagnosed case of Ebola in America. The patient is a man who traveled from West Africa to Texas 11 days ago.   /…

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Pope Francis: the Holy Spirit's charisms are meant for others »

Pope Francis devoted his October 1 general audience to the charisms of the Holy Spirit. A charism, he said, is more than a personal quality: it is a gift of…

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Health officials say Dallas Ebola patient came into contact with 12 to 18 people »

Mr. Duncan may have become infected after his landlord’s daughter fell gravely ill. On Sept 15, Mr. Duncan helped his landlord and his landlord’s son carry the stricken woman to…

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New Jersey: New law would let officers enter home's with 'probable cause', removing need for a warrant. »

Montville, N.J. – In the upscale New Jersey community of Montville, in Morris County, a proposed ordinance could give sweeping power to law enforcement that would allow officers the right…

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Julia Pierson resigns describes mistakes as major security failures on multiple fronts »

Washington (CNN) -- Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19…

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Rich Russian Regrets Firing Staff ‘Tips’ »

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, Russian oligarch Maria Baibakova says she is ‘ashamed’ of advising how to dispose of staff ruthlessly. /…

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CATHOLIC NEWS

EBOLA PANIC: PARENTS PULL CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL »

EBOLA PANIC: PARENTS PULL CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL (Main headline, 1st story, link) /…

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Cardinal Burke Vs. Cardinal Kasper »

Cardinal Raymond Burke strongly defended his criticism of the “Kasper proposal,” and said it was “outrageous” for Cardinal Walter Kasper…

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Media hyped walrus climate scare stories debunked – Claims recycled year-after-year »

The October 1, 2014 Associated Press article linking the walrus gathering to melting sea ice, lacks historical perspective and contains…

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The FCC is considering implementing fines for saying “Redskins” on television »

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the agency is considering a petition to issue sanctions against broadcast stations that use…

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10,000 pigeons go through anal security check »

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10,000 pigeons go through anal security check for suspicious objects Tue, ready to be released on National Day on Wed…

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Ahead of Global Frackdown, Movement to Ban Deadly Gas Drilling Gains Momentum »

Wenonah Hauter Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of participating in the People’s Climate March, along with our…

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Mount Saint Helens eruption could cause catastrophic damage to the U.S. »

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Mount Saint Helens may be close to reawakening and scientists fear that the volcano, which is most notorious for its…

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Cardinal Dolan gives special blessing to 3 dozen rescued animals »

(CBSNewYork) Three dozen animals in need of a home received a special blessing Tuesday from Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Dogs, cats,…

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Dallas ERRORS Ebola SIEVE LEAKS -Parents pull children out of Dallas Schools »

Ebola patient in U.S. identified  Itinerary has been determined The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. was identified Wednesday asThomas Eric Duncan. Thomas Eric Duncan, identified by a former employer and seen in this undated Facebook photo, is the first Ebola patient to…

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Calif. Catholics challenge abortion insurance order »

The federal civil rights complaint over a state requirement that health insurance cover abortions is the latest clash between governments and religious groups over birth control coverage, abortion, and religious freedom. /…

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Tea Party revolt imperils Kansas »

Conservative leaders are meeting to decide whether to go to bat for Sen. Pat Roberts (R). /…

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Despite Combative Interruptions, Rutgers Hillel Event Brings Attention to Human Rights Abuses »

On Tuesday evening, Muslim students at Rutgers University protested a presentation by human rights activists Brooke Goldstein and Qanta Ahmed on the plight of Muslims under radical Islamist regimes. /…

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St. Thérèse: Little Flower, Little Warrior »

She might have been a little flower, but if so, she was a steel magnolia. /…

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US tanks arrive in Baltics, Poland requests greater US military presence »

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The comments were made during Kopacz’s inauguration speech to the lower house of the Polish parliament. “In the face of what is happening in Ukraine, closer relations with the United States become more important. That is why my government will make every effort to ensure…

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Plastic bag makers fight back against California's new ban »

California Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a new law prohibiting grocery and convenience stores from offering single-use plastic bags. Within a day, bag manufactures said they’d try to kill the law via ballot measure. /…

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Vatican official says U.N. framework is best way to fight terrorism »

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — The U.N.’s framework provides the “only viable way” of dealing with the global nature of modern terrorism “which knows no borders,” the Vatican’s secretary of state told the U.N. General Assembly Sept. 29. “This reality requires a renewed United Nations that…

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Ebola Survivor: Christ Carried Me Through »

"There were nights when I laid my head on my pillow and I wondered if I would be alive in the morning," she recalled. "When they put me on the plane to evacuate me, David [Writebol's husband] and I said goodbye and I wasn't sure…

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In beheading case, The Oklahoman digs and uncovers the crucial, sometimes conflicting details »

Oklahoma beheading: Muslim religious leaders say Moore suspect visited local mosque http://t.co/ZkhJJD6AqQ — Rick Green (@RickRmgreen) September 27, 2014 In a recent post, GetReligion editor Terry Mattingly highlighted the post-9/11 tensions faced by journalists covering the Oklahoma beheading case. Tmatt noted certain national news organizations’ tendency…

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Woman after chemical abortion: “there it was—my almost nine-week-old fetus” »

The website abort73.com has a feature that allows mothers to anonymously submit their abortion stories for publication online. The stories provide a look into the…

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Woman Battling Breast Cancer Rejects Abortion, Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy »

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Although doctors sometimes suggest an abortion when a woman battling cancer is pregnant, Adele Rivas and her husband decided not to have an abortion and to…

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Vermont Gov. Thanks Planned Parenthood For Blessing Of Abortion »

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Vermont allows abortion in all nine months of pregnancy “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt…

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National Right to Life Endorses Bill Cassidy for U.S. Senate »

Landrieu’s 100% pro-abortion record since 2009 is too extreme for Louisiana BATON ROUGE, La. – The National Right to Life Committee today endorsed U.S. Rep.…

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Planned Parenthood's twisted view on the rearing of children »

As the October Synod on the Family rapidly approaches, American Life League continues to sound the rallying cry that any discussion on modern challenges facing…

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From Abortion “Pawn” to Pro-Life Warrior: Sandra Cano Has Died »

By Cheryl Sullenger Atlanta, Georgia — Sadly, Sandra Cano, the “Doe” in the 1973 Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court case, died yesterday at a Georgia…

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Vatican media reform committee to make first proposals by Easter

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Having met for the first time last week, the committee to reform the Vatican’s media and communications will continue to formulate its proposals, being able to…

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Full Text of Pope's General Audience Catechesis, Oct. 1

Below is a translation of the Pope’s address at this morning’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good Morning, From the beginning, the Lord filled the Church with the gifts of…

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Pope at Audience: Use Your God-Given Gifts

Pope Francis has urged faithful to use the Holy Spirit’s gifts, received as God’s children and which nourish and enrich the Church and promote unity. Speaking to thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at this morning’s…

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UN International Day of Older Persons: "Leave No One Behind"

For Catholics 1 October is celebrated as the feast of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, a Carmelite nun of Lisieux  who was born at Alençon, France in  1873. She died at Lisieux in 1897 aged…

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Family synod an opportunity to support marriage, scholars urge

Vatican City, Oct 1, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Law professors, family advocates and clergy have asked those participating in the upcoming synod of bishops to consider how best to help couples understand and live…

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Cameron Univ. responds to student speech complaint

Policy changes resolve student lawsuit alleging speech infringement /…

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Becket Fund’s Legal Counsel Co-Chairs Call on Intersection of Free Speech and Religious Freedom

The Becket Fund’s Legal Counsel, Asma Uddin co-chaired a conference call at the Council on Foreign Relations alongside Haris Tarin, Director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council and Irina Faskianos, moderator of the event and Vice…

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Schools, Students Plan to Celebrate Killer as Role Model

Sacramento, CA—A pro-parent group is alarmed by upcoming plans for schools across America to celebrate several highly questionable individuals as heroes, including someone recently released from prison for manslaughter. The killer-turned-hero is just the tip of…

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Kentucky Senate Candidates Want You to Know They Care

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates have stopped the mudslinging–for now–and are tugging on the Bluegrass State’s heartstrings with ads aimed to show Kentuckians they care. Incumbent Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, released an ad yesterday telling…

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NJ Teen Sues to Keep ‘God’ in Pledge of Allegiance

CBN News September 27, 2014 CBN News reporter Charlene Aaron spoke with Diana Verm, of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents Samantha and her family, about the case. Watch the interview here. The post…

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Top human rights court throws out decision that permitted doctor-prescribed death

Woman who filed suit, believed to be alive, now discovered to have committed suicide years ago /…

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POLITICS

Secret Service chief quits

Joseph Clancy will become the acting director of the agency. /…

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Judge: Obamacare Subsidies 'Abuse of Discretion'

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled against Obamacare, striking down a special rule created by the IRS. /…

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HILARIOUS: Watch these three little boys learn that their mom is pregnant with twins

These three boys were in the car when their parents came out of their doctors appointment where they learned they would be having twins— their reactions had me rolling on /…

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3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) – Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now…

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Can These 5 Underdogs Become US Senators?

With just over a month until the 2014 midterm elections, can any of these five underdogs finish strong enough to become a U.S. senator? /…

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U.S. appeals court blocks parts of new North Carolina voter law

CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court blocked parts of a new North Carolina voter law on Wednesday, ruling just weeks ahead of the November elections that the provisions would disproportionately harm African-American voters. /…

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US bishop: Political will lacking, but Holy Land wants peace

Washington D.C., Oct 1, 2014 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians and Muslims are coexisting peacefully in Israel and Palestine, but the political will for peace is not yet there, said the leader of a recent…

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U.S. judge set to rule on how Calpers 'fits' in Stockton bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Stockton, California’s municipal bankruptcy trial on Wednesday said he will make a determination later in the day about the role of the state’s public employees’ retirement fund,…

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Oklahoma Changes Execution Procedure; Improved Injection to Include Five-Times Normal Dosage

The State of Oklahoma has announced reforms to its procedure for executing prisoners. /…

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Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology

Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft, the US army and leading games manufacturers, as part of an alleged international hacking ring that netted more than $100m in intellectual property,…

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Durbin caught lying about IRS contact at Chicago Tribune editorial board session

In a press release, Oberweis said Durbin was asked unequivocally whether he or his U.S. Senate staff had ANY contact with the IRS during the IRS scandal other than the well-publicized letter he wrote asking the…

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Bishop Conley to Catholics in medicine: strive to be saints

Orlando, Fla., Sep 30, 2014 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic medical professionals can lead other people to God by dedicating themselves to holiness and following the examples of saintly doctors, Bishop James D. Conley of…

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INTERNATIONAL

Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they…

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Top Human Rights Court Rules Against Doctor-Prescribed Death as Woman Behind Case Is Discovered to Have Committed Suicide

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday against an earlier ruling allowing doctors to provide suicide drugs, by throwing out a case against the Swiss government. The woman at the…

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PAKISTAN – ISLAM – Rawalpindi: a phone call from police behind (false) rumours about Zafar Bhatti's death

Naureen, the pastor’s sister, says police told the family about his murder in cell and then denied them the right to view the body. A church in the city conducted a funeral service. Family and Christian…

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In “the Christian community everyone needs the other“, Francis said at his general audience today (short video, full video). The Pope has summoned Vatican ambassadors to a three-day meeting to discuss the plight of Middle Eastern…

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Exhibition of St Francis Xavier's relics preceded by catechesis

Panjim, India, Sep 30, 2014 / 07:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Spiritual formation and catechesis are underway to prepare for the upcoming exposition in Goa of the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the “Apostle to the Far…

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Cardinal Mueller: Do not remove challenges of Gospel

Cordoba, Spain, Oct 1, 2014 / 02:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cautioned against deconstructing the Gospel message…

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ALTERNATIVE NEWS

10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War

Veteran foreign correspondent Reese Erlich was in northern Iraq at the start of the U.S. bombing campaign against the Islamic State. He interviewed Kurdish leaders, peshmerga fighters and U.S. officials. He says the reality on the…

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Canadian Health Agency Deletes Info on “Airborne Spread” of Ebola

Text amended amidst concern over first confirmed case in America. /…

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Video of alleged alien recovered by the military goes viral

A video posted a few weeks ago of what appears to be an alien being recovered by the military has gone viral. It has racked up nearly one million hits since the writing of this story.…

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Body Cam Shows Cop Shoot Unarmed Teen Walking Away, DA Rules It "Justified"

New body cam footage released shows Dillion Taylor*s execution the moment he appears to be complying with officers orders to put his hands up, the District Attorney has ruled the shooting *justified*. The family is *upset…

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Guantánamo force-feeding trial must not be secret, say press and lawyers

Sixteen major US news organizations and a hunger-striking detainee have asked a federal judge not to hold the first-ever trial of force-feeding practices at Guantánamo Bay in secret. The hearing in Dhiab v. Obama, scheduled for…

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Canadian writer recalls UFO sighting

A contributor for a small paper in Alberta, Canada says last summer he and his son saw a large triangular object outside of their home in Red Deer. In his article, he also notes recent sightings…

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HEALTH

Fracking Could Save the Planet

Since 2005, U.S. emissions are down roughly 10 percent and almost twice that amount on a per capita basis. How did that happen? If you think the answer is we’ve transitioned to green energy, you are completely wrong. /…

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Viagra ‘may cause blindness’

Viagra could cause blindness in men with eye problems, and even those with seemingly normal vision, a new study has found. Australian researchers say an ingredient in anti-impotence drugs may permanently affect the vision of men with…

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76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease

As the NFL nears an end to its long-running legal battle over concussions, new data from the nation’s largest brain bank focused on traumatic brain injury has found evidence of a degenerative brain disease in 76…

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Obamacare Will Cancel 50,000 More Plans Before November

Insurance companies across the country are slated to send close to 50,000 people cancellation notices before November, according to the Morning Consult. That includes at least 30,000 New Mexicans who will be kicked off their plans,…

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The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media

(NaturalNews) All the disinformation being spread about Ebola by the U.S. government and the complicit mass media will unfortunately make the Ebola pandemic far worse. That’s because the public isn’t being told the truth about how…

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Ebola quarantine zones quickly become starvation death traps

(NaturalNews) In a bid to contain the rapidly escalating Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone recently instituted a three-day quarantine during which time the nation’s residents were told to stay at home to avoid infection. But as we…

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NYC Cabbies sexy pinup calendar

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Move over, New York City firefighters, there’s a new sexy pinup calendar in town. Some of the city’s cabbies bared their bellies and chest hair to strike a pose for the 2015 NYC…

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France's Le Pen loses driving license, but says not her fault

PARIS (Reuters) – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Wednesday police had confiscated her driving license for a string of road offences – but insisted they had been committed by someone else. /…

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The Timing Of Meteor Strikes May Not Be Random – io9

Two researchers, Carlos and Raul de la Fuente Marcos in Madrid, seem to have proven what a lot of people have always suspected, that there are meteor strike “seasons” when meteor crashes are more prevalent depending…

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Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.            /…

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35,000 walruses gather on Alaskan beach

Massive numbers of the seaborne mammals hauled themselves on to the shoreline for a bit of a rest. The amazing spectacle was captured on camera by Nat… /…

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Nearly 1,000 Chickens Killed With A Golf Club

At least one intruder broke into the chicken sheds at a Foster Farms facility in Caruthers, near Fresno, on the morning of Sept. 20, clubbing 920 birds to death and then leaving, according to the Fresno…

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    Reading 1 jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said:I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed?He removes […]

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