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Hell of a job: Vatican hires Fox News journo for image makeover

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The Vatican has turned to a Fox News reporter for help to improve its relations with the media amid communications blunders and a leaks scandal. The Holy See hired the Channel’s Rome correspondent for the position of senior communications adviser. The TV journalist Greg Burke is also a member of …

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Blackwater illegally paid millions in taxpayer money

For half a decade, American taxpayers unknowingly spent millions of dollars every year to fund private security agency Blackwater’s so-called “democracy building” missions in Iraq. A new report completed by the US State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors Office of Inspector General shines light on a travesty involving …

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Netanyahu denied meeting with Obama after lashing out at US

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The White House has shot-down a request from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with US President Barack Obama later this month, a rejection that comes right after an unusually hostile statement directed towards the United States. Prime Minister Netanyahu is not expected to meet with Mr. Obama later …

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Social Costs of Online Gambling from an Economic Perspective

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Over the years, a number of studies have been conducted regarding online gambling in other to figure out how it affects economy and society in general. Some of the main costs identified by the different studies on the social front include: Increased cost of social service Psychological illnesses Suicide Bankruptcy …

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Congress to cut 9/11 first responders’ benefits

September 11 benefits cut first responders

Only days after a national health care act was expanded to provide coverage to September 11 first responders that have been diagnosed with cancer in the wake of the terrorist attacks, the future of the federal plan is now up in the air. When US President Barack Obama signed his …

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China’s plan to dominate the global gold market

China dominate global gold market

Status as one of the world’s biggest bullion importers, participation in the gold fix at the London exchange and a plan to establish a jewelry gold investment center in Shanghai has turned China into one of the leading players in the global gold market in 2016. Gold entered the New …

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Monsanto announces huge profits despite worldwide backlash

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Amid widespread protests against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, the biotech giant has reported a 22 percent increase in net profits – an announcement that may spark further outrage about the provision that protects the company from financial damage. Monsanto on Wednesday reported that its net income rose 22 percent to …

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Mi5: Al Qaeda plotting attacks in Britain and western nations

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Al Qaeda is plotting to massacre huge numbers of civilians in Britain and other western countries, the head of Mi5 has warned. Andrew Parker, director general of the security service, told a select group mostly from the Royal United Services Institute at his London headquarters that while the so-called Islamic …

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Scientists read dreams

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Brain scans during sleep can decode visual content of dreams. Scientists have learned how to discover what you are dreaming about while you sleep. A team of researchers led by Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, used functional neuroimaging to scan the brains of three …

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Join the Internet Defense League

Internet Defense League

http://internetdefenseleague.org/ Inspired by fruitful virtual protests against the SOPA and PIPA online piracy bills, Internet activists have united their forces and formed an organization to protect the web from “bad laws and monopolies.” The idea of an Internet Defense League was first suggested by Tiffiniy Cheng, the head of the …

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Enemy inside the gates: Syria’s main foe is ‘foreign-sponsored terrorists’

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Syrian President Bashar Assad is not caught in a traditional civil war, but is rather struggling against an extra-state-sponsored war of terrorism to bring down his government, according to Russian experts. Today, Western countries are implementing the primitive tool of ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ to influence the internal situation in foreign countries, …

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U.S. mint continues to sell 50 times more silver than gold

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The US Mint’s frantic silver sales pace continued over the weekend, as the Mint reported 430,000 ounces of silver sales over the weekend on Monday.  Perhaps more importantly, the US Mint Silver eagle to US Gold eagle sales ratio continues to exceed 50 to 1, a pace that is simply unsustainable with a …

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Worldwide GMO crop fields cover entire size of U.S. and then some

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The amount of land currently being used to cultivate genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is the highest it has ever been throughout the world, according to a new report. Data compiled by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), a pro-GMO group whose stated mission is to increase crop productivity and …

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State Department whistleblower has emails hacked and deleted

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A US State Department whistleblower whose personal email files contained allegations of abuse and wrongdoing has had his account hacked. Four years of potential evidence has been deleted, his lawyer announced. A computer attack of unknown origin appears to have targeted Richard Higbie, a criminal investigator with the Diplomatic Security …

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Study finds cocoa reverses memory loss

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A tasty drink may give a typical 60-year-old the memory as of a person 20 to 30 years younger. A US study has revealed that cocoa contains bioactive ingredients that reverse age-related memory decline. Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) published the results of a dietary experiment, based on …

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Is Learning To Count Cards Really Beneficial?

Whether you are a gambler or not, you’ve like seen some movie, documentary, or TV show about someone or a group of individuals counting cards. There is extensive research into the topic and you can find hundreds to thousands of videos, books, or informational articles online discussing the subject. However, …

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Ron Paul: America has already gone over the fiscal cliff

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US President Barack Obama demanded from Congress immediate action to prevent America from falling of a so-called fiscal cliff, but Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says it might be too late to keep the country afloat. Speaking with Bloomberg Television on Thursday, the lawmaker who ran against Pres. Obama during the …

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