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MSNBC – United States

U.S. on track to triple bombs dropped on Afghanistan

The U.S. has dropped 3,554 bombs on the Taliban this year — already nearly three times the 2016 total — as part of President Donald Trump’s shift in strategy.

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:26 am

Charles Manson: Will the myth ever die?

Manson never really went away after he was jailed and is likely to linger in America’s consciousness now that he’s dead.

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:23 am

U.S. Navy team joins hunt for missing Argentine submarine

Navy sailors with Undersea Rescue Command departed San Diego with a Submarine Rescue Chamber and four aircraft to join the hunt for submarine ARA San Juan.

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:21 am

$500B: Opioid crisis far more expensive than previously thought

The White House Council of Economic Advisers pegs the true cost of the crisis in 2015 at $504 billion, a figure that is more than six times the most recent estimate.

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:00 am

TV host Charlie Rose suspended, apologizes, after sexual harassment accusations

Eight women have accused Charlie Rose of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 12:25 am

Jury awards transgender professor $1.1 million in discrimination case

A federal jury ruled in favor of a transgender professor, Rachel Tudor, whose tenure and promotion was denied at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:04 pm

U.S. Navy veteran Janet Barra missing from Medford, New York

U.S. Navy veteran Janet Barra, 58, was last seen walking away from her car in a parking lot in Medford, New York.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 10:53 pm


Star Tribune – United States

Rare ‘Dracula’ poster sells for $525,800 at auction

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 2:10 am

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 2:05 am

Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 2:05 am

Air Force training jet crashes in West Texas

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 2:05 am

Taylor Swift ‘reputation’ sells 1.22 M albums in 1st week

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:59 am

U.S. ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:58 am

California balcony fall victims settle with building owner

Posted on 21 November 2017 @ 1:25 am

US News and World Report – United States

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France 24 – France

Trump declares North Korea a ‘state sponsor of terror’

President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea back on America’s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang’s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader’s half brother in February.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:26 pm

Resisting calls to resign, Mugabe now faces impeachment

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe came under increasing pressure to quit Monday as his ruling party said it would move to impeach him and the army revealed his likely successor would soon return to the country.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 9:40 pm

Macron party leader ‘Casta’ on mission to rekindle grassroots spirit

Christophe Castaner has been tasked with recapturing the heart and soul of Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling party and stamp out the first signs of rebellion. Burly, pugnacious and fiercely loyal, he has the French president’s full confidence for the job.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 9:01 pm

Paris wins right to host EU’s banking authority after Brexit

The European Union has picked Paris as the new host for its London-based banking authority after Britain leaves the bloc, in a second drawing of lots in just one evening, following three rounds of voting that failed to produce a winner.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 6:55 pm

Turkish adviser warns US forces may stay in Syria

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ibrahim Kalin, a special adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discusses several issues regarding Turkey and Syria. He expresses concern that US forces could end up staying in eastern Syria. “There seems to be some consideration to stay there longer”, he tells FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 4:11 pm

Missing submarine reported ‘mechanical problem’ in final call, says Argentine Navy

An Argentine military submarine reported a malfunction and was headed back to base when it went missing last week in the South Atlantic, a naval spokesman said on Monday, while storms complicated efforts to find the vessel and its 44-member crew.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Morocco’s secret launch of a powerful observation satellite puts neighbouring countries on alert

On November 7, Morocco launched its first high-resolution observation satellite into orbit, causing concern among its neighbours Spain and Algeria.

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 2:37 pm

The Examiner – United States

3OH!3 playing special hometown holiday show at the Gothic in Denver on Dec. 23



Over ten years into their career, 3OH!3 (Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte) remain one of the most successful groups to come out of Colorado. Now, the multi-platinum duo have booked a special holiday show in their hometown of Denver.
3OH!3 will be performing at the Gothic Theatre on on Dec. 23, along…

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:44 pm

Kevin Garnett offers lofty praise for Thon Maker



Many people have pegged Milwaukee Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo as a future MVP candidate, but a previous winner of that award has his eyes on another athletic young Buck.
Kevin Garrnett, who won the MVP award in 2004, often works out and consults with many of the league’s top players. He’s…

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:24 pm

Philadelphia 76ers await return of Markelle Fultz



The Philadelphia 76ers have jumped out to an 8-7 start, which represents big progress for a team that was buried in the draft lottery for the better part of a decade. The Sixers’ success has come largely due to the dynamic performances of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Markelle Fultz is the forgotten…

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:20 pm

Beach Boys among artists on new ‘A Capitol Christmas, Volume 2’ collection



Two Christmas songs by The Beach Boys are among those included in a new Capitol Records compilation of holiday Christmas music, A Capitol Christmas, Volume 2, in celebration of its 75th anniversary that was announced Nov. 20. The collection of two dozen songs will be available on CD, two vinyl discs…

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:16 pm

Mercury Insurance Music Minute: Tina Turner, Noel Gallagher and more



The AXS TV Mercury Insurance Music Minute is once again celebrating music past, present and future, highlighting releases from 40 years back all the way up to this week. The new episode celebrates the birthdays of Tina Turner and John McVie, explains Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds project and…

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:12 pm

Holiday and Christmas concerts in Dallas and Ft. Worth 2017



Are you ready to rock out for the holidays in Dallas/Ft. Worth?
Well, you are going to be in for a huge treat as the Metroplex will be home to some of the best concerts for the Christmas holiday. From pop acts to local bands looking for their signature moment, if you’re looking for the perfect…

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:12 pm

Three performances of ‘Rent’ coming to the City National Grove in Anaheim, CA



Written and composed by  Jonathan Larson in the hopes of sharing his love of theater and to promote HIV awareness, the musical “RENT” has been captivating audiences for decades. The Broadway rock opera focuses on the lives of several bohemian New Yorkers struggling to make survive, make their way in…

Posted on 20 November 2017 @ 11:08 pm


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