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Monday

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Source: Common Domain

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Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

11-Dec-2017

It was late on a Friday night and Nicholas Tate was nearing the end of his shift at Walmart when the line at his checkout counter started grow.

The woman explained she was fostering a baby and had to use WIC, part of a federal program that provides assistance for low-income families with children, to pay for some of the items.

1 Article
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

11-Dec-2017

Ray's sister, Lila, one of the cashier's on duty that day, said she "teared up" every time she explained the kind gesture was meant to honor Las Vegas victims. "That, of course, was not super easy for her to do," Ray said, "It's very emotional."

"He wanted to be an inspiration to people," Robin Ray, owner of Maple's Bakery, told CBS News. "Everybody has been down about all the things going down in the country -- hurricanes, the shooting.

Tuesday

1 Article
Source: BBC

Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Tuesday 00:35 GMT

Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by a good 50m (160ft).

As well as giving Mt Hope its new status, the reassessment has provided a more complete description of the relief across the quadrant of Antarctica claimed by Britain. "There have been plane crashes on the continent and we believe some of them may have been due to poor mapping."

1 Article
Source: BBC

Venezuela opposition banned from election

Tuesday 00:35 GMT

Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election.

Supporters of Mr Maduro say his party has lifted many people out of poverty, but critics say it has eroded Venezuela's democratic institutions and mismanaged its economy.

1 Article
Source: Washington Post

Trump jumps into Alabama Senate race, but it’s all about Moore — on both sides

Tuesday 00:35 GMT

President Trump has jumped into a contentious Senate race here in recent days, supporting embattled Republican Roy Moore in an election that neared the finish line Sunday under the glare of a national spotlight.

Even as Trump has remained popular among Republican voters in this staunchly conservative state — and a troubling figure to many Democrats — it was unclear as the campaigns honed their closing arguments over the weekend how much impact the president would have in a race that has become all about Moore.

Wednesday

1 Article
Source: The Guradian

Tom Brady intercepted twice as Miami Dolphins shock New England Patriots

Wednesday 00:35 GMT

Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and Miami snapped the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory.

The Patriots sputtered without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who served a one-game suspension for a late hit to the head of an opponent.

1 Article
Source: New York Times

Trying to Bypass Anxiety on the Road to Driverless Cars

Wednesday 00:35 GMT

One of the big unknowns about self-driving cars is how human drivers will react once they can hand off the tasks of steering, braking and avoiding obstacles to a combination of unseen sensors, software and computer chips under the hood.

The cars’ radar and cameras failed to see a tractor-trailer crossing the road in front of him, and neither the driver nor the car activated the brakes. Understanding the variations in human behavior is essential for Volvo, said Trent Victor, senior technical leader in crash avoidance and an adjunct professor of driving behavior at Chalmers University in Goteborg.

1 Article
Source: New York Times

De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

Wednesday 00:35 GMT

Now the mayor is taking a large step toward ending that reliance: On Tuesday, Mr. de Blasio is expected to announce a plan to essentially convert many of the homeless apartments into affordable housing, hoping to solve a problem that has worsened over his first term.

For years, New York City has placed thousands of homeless families into so-called cluster or scatter-site housing, using private apartments, usually in run-down buildings, as an expensive way to help the city meet its legal mandate to provide shelter to those eligible.

Thursday

1 Article
Source: New York Times

Turning the Lens Around on Richard Avedon

Thursday 00:35 GMT

Avedon himself was surprisingly forthright about these relationships, but Stevens can only acknowledge what he told her, with a quick glance and shudder.

Avedon was famous for zooming in on his subjects’ warts and wens and liver spots, and he comes in for a little of the same.

1 Article
Source: The Guradian

Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry is no witch-hunt, says deputy attorney general

Thursday 00:35 GMT

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday and said he had seen no cause to fire him or received encouragement to do so.

WHAT THE [expletive] HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY??!?!”. Weeks later, on election day, as it seemed to become clearer that Trump could defeat Clinton, he says, “OMG THIS IS [expletive] TERRIFYING: A victory by Mr. Trump remains possible...”

1 Article
Source: Fox News

Netflix fires exec who told Danny Masterson accuser he did not believe rape allegations

Thursday 00:35 GMT

Netflix’s director of global kids content who told one of Danny Masterson’s accusers earlier this month that he did not believe the rape allegations against the actor was fired Monday from the company.

NETFLIX EXEC TELLS DANNY MASTERSON ACCUSER COMPANY DOESN’T BELIEVE RAPE CLAIMS AGAINST ACTOR. An online petition on Care 2 calling for Netflix to cancel the show had more than 38,000 supporters. In comparison, Netflix quickly severed ties with “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey following sexual assault allegations made against him.

Friday

1 Article
Source: BBC

Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

Friday 00:35 GMT

Researchers told the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union here in New Orleans that the heavy rainfall seen in Harvey was very likely exacerbated by the extra warming associated with increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

They calculate, by measuring how much the Earth was compressed, that the Category 4 storm dropped 127 billion tonnes, or 34 trillion gallons. Scientists have weighed the water that fell on Texas during the record-breaking Hurricane Harvey in August.

1 Article
Source: CBS News

Analysis: Jones' Alabama win could mean Trump will have to reach across the aisle

Friday 00:35 GMT

CBS News' White House and foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan said that means Mr. Trump may have to reach across the aisle to achieve 2018 agenda items such as welfare reform and infrastructure.

"As one Republican put it, we don't expect to have anybody accused of assaulting underage people in any of these other races," Dickerson said.

1 Article
Source: Washington Post

One wide-open question about Doug Jones: What kind of senator will he be?

Friday 00:35 GMT

Democrat Doug Jones debuted Wednesday as the next senator from Alabama by sidestepping highly charged topics, steering clear of criticism — and leaving wide open the question of what kind of lawmaker he will be.

Jones recounted that Trump extended an olive branch too, inviting him to the White House in a phone call that Jones described as “gracious.” Jones is a former federal prosecutor best known for prosecuting two Ku Klux Klan members who bombed a black church in Birmingham in 1963, killing four girls.

Saturday

1 Article
Source: DW

Who is going to replace South African President Jacob Zuma as ANC party leader?

Saturday 00:35 GMT

The heat is on when delegates of the deeply divided African National Congress (ANC) come together this weekend to elect a new party leader to replace South African President Jacob Zuma.

The ANC's alliance partners, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the Communist Party are backing Ramaphosa, as is the ANC's Veterans League. Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Zuma has been pushing his ex-wife, former African Union chairperson Dlamini-Zuma.

1 Article
Source: BBC

Sarah Bernhardt: Was she the first ‘A-list’ actress?

Saturday 00:35 GMT

Such ferocity in the face of perceived injustice would never be checked: later in life, Bernhardt also hit the headlines for chasing a fellow actress with a whip, furious about the scandalous biography she’d penned.

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1 Article
Source: CBS News

Father of boy allegedly subjected to unneeded surgeries speaks out

Saturday 00:35 GMT

A report obtained by the Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram revealed Christopher Bowen has had more than 300 doctor visits and endured 13 major surgeries in his short life.

Child Protective Services says for eight years Bowen-Wright put her son through a series of medical tests and surgeries, but staff at Dallas Children's Medical Center began to suspect Christopher wasn't really sick after a visit last month.

Sunday

1 Article
Source: The Week

It's time to break down the barrier between 'inside' and 'outside'

Sunday 00:34 GMT

Breaking down the barrier between inside and outside will allow us to choreograph a flow of vital resources such as water and minerals.

Traditional buildings are designed to provide protection against a savage world, with us safe on one side and our waste on the other. Architects have long relied on "hard" materials such as masonry, aluminum, and glass, specifically chosen to prevent the outside environment from getting in.

1 Article
Source: The Guradian

Cabin fever: 'I was looking for a small, inexpensive fixer-upper'

Sunday 00:34 GMT

“My work and love life were separated by a three-hour commute, so I was looking for a small, extremely inexpensive fixer-upper,” he says.

When the chance arose to buy a 1930s wooden cabin on Washington state’s Kitsap peninsula, a strip of wooded land a short hop from Seattle, architect Alan Maskin couldn’t resist. He’d fallen in love with a marine biologist who lived nearby, and needed somewhere halfway between his partner’s place and his office in the city.

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

Mount Union beats Mary Hardin-Baylor 12-0 for D-III title

Sunday 00:34 GMT

Fulford hit Hill for a 42-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter Friday night, pushing Mount Union's lead to 10-0, and the Purple Raiders won their 13th football national championship with a 12-0 victory over the defending champions Friday night.

Justin Hill and D'Angelo Fulford have provided an offensive spark for Mount Union all season, so when the Purple Raiders were locked in a defensive struggle against Mary Hardin-Baylor in the Division III national championship, it was no surprise the pair did it again.

Source: Fox News

McCain returning home to Arizona after treatment, Trump says

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

C.I.A. Helped Thwart Terrorist Attack in Russia, Kremlin Says

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: BBC

Trump denies he plans to fire Mueller

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: Washington Post

GOP faces 5-day scramble to pass tax bill, avoid government shutdown

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: BBC

Thousands stranded by airport power cut

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

China rebuffs Trump's claim of 'economic aggression'

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: CBS News

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens with $220 million, 2nd best weekend all-time

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Common Domain

USDA balks at tougher rules for organic eggs

Saturday 21:51 GMT
Source: NBC News

Hundreds of upcoming American Airlines flights don’t have pilots

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: NBC News

American, pilots reach deal to avoid canceling flights

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Should ‘USDA Organic’ animals be treated more humanely The Trump administration just said no.

Sunday 03:20 GMT
Source: New York Times

Can Kindness Be Taught?

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Kushner’s legal team looks to hire crisis public relations firm

Saturday 20:01 GMT
Source: New York Times

DeVos Delays Rule on Racial Disparities in Special Education

Saturday 16:21 GMT

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