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Source: Fox News

Todd Starnes: Air Force attacked after volunteers partner with Salvation Army to help needy families

Today 12:40 GMT

“We have no issue with the Salvation Army per se here as the total fault lies with the Air Force commanders who are effectively ordering their subordinates to assist the Salvation Army,” Weinstein told me. “The Salvation Army is not at fault in this scenario.”

How sad that the cold-hearted Grinches who lurk in the dark shadows of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's headquarters got their tinsel in a twist because airmen wanted to make sure needy children would be able to celebrate Christmas.

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Source: BBC

'My Christmas parcel ended up being recycled'

Today 12:40 GMT

Over the Christmas holiday season the number of parcels being delivered goes through the roof, causing headaches for delivery companies and frustration for customers when orders go astray.

Amid persistent rumours of a shortage of qualified delivery drivers in the UK, Institute of Couriers chairman Carl Lomas would only say: "I'm not quoting on that one."

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Source: Common Domain

Charter, New York Reach $174.2 Million Settlement Over Internet Service Quality

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

Charter Communications Inc. CHTR -0.48% will pay more than $174 million as part of a settlement following a probe by the New York state attorney general into the quality of service provided to customers.

The settlement with Charter, which is the state’s largest internet service provider, will include $62.5 million in refunds to current subscribers, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office said in a press release Tuesday.

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Source: Fox News

Service dog receives honorary diploma as handler graduates college

Today 11:46 GMT

When Brittany Hawley received her master's degree from Clarkson University over the weekend, her service dog, 4-year-old "Griffin," was honored, too.

WOMAN, FRIEND SLASHED ON BUS IN NEW YORK CITY AFTER TRYING TO PET ANOTHER WOMAN'S DOG. Hawley said she "pushed" for Griffin to graduate alongside her from the beginning, and noted that when she applies for jobs — the duo will be a package deal. Griffin and Hawley interned together at Fort Bragg, a military base in North Carolina, where they helped soldiers with mobility impairments and psychosocial disorders.

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Source: The Guradian

'A torrent of ghastly revelations': what military service taught me about America

Today 03:20 GMT

From the summer of 2006 to the summer of 2007, I was trained as a lance corporal in my military occupational specialty of tactical data systems administration (a specialty I would later jettison after earning my officer commission in 2008).

There was a way in which I had been conditioned, before and during my military years, to be suspicious of the outside, wherever that outside might be. When I returned to the Palms for pre-deployment training in 2009, this time as an officer, I was briefed on how best to avoid killing “scrappers” during live-fire exercises.

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Source: Common Domain

Netflix Hires Former ABC Entertainment Boss, Stepping Up Rivalry

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

Netflix Inc. NFLX -0.43% has tapped former ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey as a vice president of original content, the latest evidence of the growing rivalry between the streaming-video giant and ABC-parent Walt Disney Co.

ABC said last month that Ms. Dungey was stepping down from her post as Disney looks to finalize its acquisition of the bulk of 21st Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment operations.

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Source: Global News

Man’s best friend 2.0: China offers pet cloning service

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

Sinogene’s CEO Mi Jidong said the company’s pet cloning business is in its initial stages, but he plans to expand services to eventually include gene editing.

“We’ve discovered that more and more pet owners want their pets to accompany them for an even longer period of time,” said Mi.. China’s biotech industry is growing rapidly and, compared with similar enterprises in the West, faces relatively few regulatory barriers.

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Source: DW

German church issues tickets for Christmas services

Tuesday 07:09 GMT

The atmosphere at the church doors last year was lacking in seasonal goodwill as disappointed visitors verbally abused some community helpers who refused to let them in to the Protestant church for a Christmas Eve service.

Pastor Anne Simon said she knew the church was entering new territory with the tickets and had explained the procedure on the community websites to the 2,900 church members.

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Source: DW

Deutsche Bahn flaws prompt calls for basic railway reform

Monday 13:35 GMT

Rail traffic commissioner Enak Ferlemann told the newspaper Welt am Sonntag that the board of Deutsche Bahn (DB) headed by Richard Lutz had until March to submit a "suitable concept" to restructure the state-owned giant. "We want to hear the first findings at a meeting in January," insisted Ferlemann, a federal transport ministry states secretary and rail commissioner for Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) who want train services boosted to help alleviate climate change.

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Source: Fox News

‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

Monday 05:08 GMT

The California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from its January meeting agenda a scheduled vote on imposing a tax on text messaging.

The CPUC had claimed that revenues for its subsidy programs have been falling as consumers switch from traditional landline telecom services to text messaging, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.


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