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Source: Fox News

Pennsylvania is rolling the dice with a casino in the heart of Amish Country

Today 01:30 GMT

And, the region known as the gateway to Amish Country was selected by Penn National to host Hollywood Casino Morgantown, an 81,425-square-foot casino, featuring 750 slot machines, 30 table games, and an entertainment lounge.

-- For the past two years, Pennsylvania has quickly expanded its gaming laws to include Internet lotteries, sports betting, online gaming, and the approval of 10 satellite casino licenses, or “mini-casinos.”

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Source: Common Domain

Why you may want to think twice before buying a home in the exurbs

Today 11:47 GMT

In spite of that commute, Flood said she and her husband have no regrets about becoming the owners of a home in the exurbs.

On a good day, it can take at least an hour for her to drive from the home she and her husband bought in Southborough, Mass., to her job as an editorial assistant in Cambridge, Mass., just outside of Boston. To avoid the traffic, she gets in at 7 a.m. and works until 3 p.m. three days a week.

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Source: The Guradian

Derry: woman killed in 'terrorist' act, say Northern Ireland police

Today 11:46 GMT

A 29-year-old woman has died after shots were fired in Derry, with police in Northern Ireland treating the death as a “terrorist incident”.

Assistant chief constable Mark Hamilton, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said a murder inquiry had been launched after the death in the Creggan area of the city amid unrest on Thursday evening. A 29-year-old woman has died after shots were fired in Derry, with police in Northern Ireland treating the death as a “terrorist incident”.

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Source: BBC

Why Shtisel has captured the global imagination

Today 11:47 GMT

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Israeli viewers have responded to Shtisel specifically because it’s about a small, insular population in their midst which stands out because of their distinctive look and their outsized impact on national politics, says Jessica Steinberg, a culture writer for The Times of Israel.

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Source: Fox News

Yuma, Ariz., at breaking point over asylum seekers, officials say

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

The Border Patrol in Yuma had processed more than 1,000 migrants, mostly families and minors, in the last three days, according to azcentral.com

Nicholls said shelter organizers were saying that they had reached capacity after Border Patrol officials announced they were planning to release an additional 120 more migrants from detention. McSally wants her Democratic colleagues to join her in Yuma so they can see for themselves the stress local communities are enduring.

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Source: Global News

More than 300 gather for vigil in Penticton to remember shooting victims

Today 06:05 GMT

A group of more than 300 people in Penticton held small, battery operated candles to the sky on Wednesday night as they bowed their heads and honoured a minute of silence to remember the four victims of Monday’s shooting rampage.

‘A heart of gold’: Victims of Penticton, B.C. shooting spree remembered. Darlene Knippelberg, Rudi Winter, Susan and Barry Wonch were the four people who were killed.

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Source: The Guradian

The town that outlawed sprawl

Wednesday 23:39 GMT

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“This town planning takes into account the population decrease,” says Taura. “By having these facilities in the centre of town we hope that we will be able to attract a new energy and a new vibe.” The tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake – the largest in Japanese history – struck on 11 March 2011.

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Source: Global News

Projects will help Nova Scotia prepare for rising sea levels, storms 

Thursday 09:54 GMT

Funding to rehabilitate close to a quarter of Nova Scotia’s aging dikes threatened by rising sea levels is being announced today in the Annapolis Valley.

Province says work to replace failed N.S. aboiteau to begin next week. Ottawa says the spending will help protect over 60 towns and communities on the western coast of Nova Scotia and along Highway 101 from rising seas and powerful storms expected to batter the coast.

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Source: Reuters

Columbine principal, haunted by 20-year-old massacre, still recites...

Thursday 09:54 GMT

(Reuters) - Each morning for the last two decades, Frank DeAngelis has recited aloud the names of the 13 people killed at Columbine High School, where he served as principal during the 1999 massacre that marked a modern era of mass school shootings.

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, and DeAngelis, who retired as principal five years ago, will speak at some of the solemn events celebrating the victims whose lives were cut short.

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Source: The Guradian

The two MPs of British descent who do not have to stand in Indian election

Wednesday 03:19 GMT

A vestige of India’s colonial history, and a sign of the magnanimous spirit with which the country said goodbye to its British former masters, his is one of two seats in the country’s parliament still reserved for Anglo-Indians: Indian citizens of European descent.

“Those Anglo-Indians who have married others in the community try to follow the rule [of living a life that is] 60% British and 40% Indian,” he says from his government apartment in Delhi, within view of the colossal Roman dome of the former Indian viceroy’s residence. “In my case it’s closer to 50/50.”

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Source: ABC News

Staggering number of measles cases in US just part of 300% global uptick

Wednesday 15:25 GMT

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that preliminary global data shows that reported cases of measles are up by 300 percent in the first three months of 2019 as compared to the same timeframe in 2018.

The number of cases just three and a half months into 2019 is far greater than many previous years: there were 372 cases in all of 2018, 120 cases in 2017, and 86 cases in 2016. The CDC notes that the 555 cases reported so far this year is the second-highest number of cases reported in the U.S. since the disease was eliminated in 2000.

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Source: The Guradian

'It's all about community': the photographer who captures unseen Chicago

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

Ortiz is showing his photos alongside David Schalliol, a Chicago film-maker and photographer who is screening The Area, a feature film which follows community activist Deborah Payne who is fighting a multi-billion-dollar freight company who is attempting to buy and demolish more than 400 homes owned by African American families in her Englewood neighborhood.

Now, almost 20 years later, he is showing 100 photos as part of an exhibition just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago entitled Chicago Stories.


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