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Angelina Jolie receives humanitarian award from Academy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Hollywood film industry recognized Angelina Jolie on Saturday with a humanitarian award for her work with refugees and advocating for human rights through her film career. Actors Angela […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Uncategorized
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Saudia Arabia Turns Its Back On Oil !

By Daniel Fineren DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia may be starting to overcome a long addiction to generating electricity from its own oil, easing a nagging concern for a global market reliant on free-flowing crude exports from the kingdom. Over […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News
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Pastor to Face Church Trial Over Officiating At Same Sex Marriage

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A Methodist pastor accused of violating the denomination’s teachings by officiating at a same-sex marriage was set to face a church trial on Monday in rural Pennsylvania. The trial for Rev. Frank Schaefer, who […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Domestic News, Features
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Supreme Court Justice Concerned Over Federal Judge Requiring Race And Gender Be Taken Into Account In Selecting A Legal Team

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Supreme Court justice expressed concerns on Monday about how a federal judge required plaintiffs’ lawyers to take race and gender into account in picking their legal team. The court declined to review […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Domestic News, Features
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Brooklyn Diver Dies During Freediving Competition In The Bahamas

By Karen Brooks (Reuters) – A record-holding diver died during a freediving competition in the Bahamas on Sunday in what officials said was the first fatality in the sport’s 21 years of official competition. American diver Nicholas Mevoli of Brooklyn […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Domestic News
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US Homebuilder Confidence Stabilized

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilder confidence stabilized in November after falling for two straight months, though steady home demand was tempered by worries about further fiscal battles in Washington, the National Association of Home Builders said on Monday. The […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business
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AbbVie Announced Experimental Oral Hepatitis C Treatment helped 96% Of Treated Patients In Trials.

(Reuters) – AbbVie Inc said a late-stage trial of its experimental oral hepatitis C treatment showed about 96 percent of patients had no detectable levels of the virus after 12 weeks. AbbVie shares rose 3 percent. Shares of Enanta Pharmaceuticals […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, Health & Nutrition
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Foreign Investors Show Faith In Long Term US Securities

By Steven C. Johnson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Foreigners fled from short-term U.S. assets in September as a budget battle in Washington raised fears the government could default on some obligations, though demand for longer-term securities rose, U.S. Treasury data […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, Domestic News, World News
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NY Monday Morning Stocks Rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose at the open on Monday, with the Dow and S&P extending record highs as trading continues to focus on economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 43.6 […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business
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Europe Needs To Get Tough On Banks

By Thomas Atkins FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Europe needs to stop propping up ailing banks and also have the courage to tackle lenders viewed as “too big to fail” if it wants to repair its financial sector and restore growth, leading […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, World News
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Secret Underground Nuclear Site Being Built In Iran

PARIS (Reuters) – An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Monday it had information about an underground nuclear site being built in Iran and that this was among a number of secret venues for an atomic bomb program. The National […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Domestic News, World News
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$200 Billion A Year Lost To Climate Change Extreme Weather Events!

By Nina Chestney WARSAW (Reuters) – Global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion a year over the last decade and look set to increase further as climate change worsens, a report by the […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, Domestic News, World News
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Google And Microsoft To Block On Line Searches For Child Sex Abuse Images

LONDON (Reuters) – Google and Microsoft unveiled measures to block online searches for child sex abuse images on Monday as part of a bid by British authorities to crackdown on Internet pedophiles. The companies said as many as 100,000 search […]

by · November 18, 2013 · World News
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Wild Bill Hickok’s Smith And Wesson No. 2 Revolver For Auction

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A piece of Wild West history is due to go on sale on Monday when the revolver gunfighter James “Wild Bill” Hickok carried on the day he was shot down at a Deadwood […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Bulletin Board, Features
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U.N. Urges Europe To Lead In Combating Climate Change

By Andrius Sytas VILNIUS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the European Union on Monday to stay at the vanguard of efforts to combat climate change, sweeping aside arguments led by Poland and business leaders that the bloc […]

by · November 18, 2013 · Business, Science, World News