Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 20, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 18, 2017

It estimated that 3.2 million workers could receive an extra 650 per year each. That would mean somebody on average earnings who chose to take up an additional 3% matched contribution to their pension pot would receive a retirement income of 22,500 rather than 19,050, thanks to the extra contribution and tax relief. The Nationwide Building Society has changed its default level to a maximum, rather than a minimum contribution. Steve Webb, a former pensions minister and now director of policy …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

(CNN)The congressional boys of summer ditched partisan hardball for seven innings of healing Thursday at their annual baseball classic just 36 hours after a horrifying gun rampage at a Republican batting practice. And while rattled lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill instinctively drew together after the shooting, sitting together at the game, that doesn’t mean their constituents and attack dogs in warring partisan media establishments will heed a moment of Beltway …

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Parking Cop Reacts To Conscientious Driver’s Plea In Best Possible Way

June 14, 2017

Parking control officer Jim Hellrood discovered a car parked by an expired meter in downtown Wausau on Thursday morning. CBS News reports that Hellrood interpreted the note to mean the person possibly drunk alcoholand thought walking home was the safer option. Wausau Police Department shared a photograph of the note and the warning ticket to Facebook on Monday. The post is now going viral,and earning both Hellrood and the unidentified driver plenty of kudos from people online: Related …

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Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… change. ExxonMobil chief Darren Woods Mr Woods argues that staying in the accord will mean the US keeps a seat at the negotiating table to ensure a level playing field for all energy sources, and can argue for the most cost-effective greenhouse gas reduction options and support for innovation Liveris, whose company gave $1 million to Trumps inauguration, was the driving force behind a letter from 30 major company executives backing the deal, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The frequent …

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The Best Boyfriends Know Little Gestures Mean More Than Anything Else

… sweeping statements and grand gestures, they’re not the ones who act passive and then try to say sorry with a nice dinner. They’re the ones who are there for you, today, tomorrow, whenever you need them. There’s no putting you on hold, there’s no second guessing, there’s no wondering about your worth or what you mean in their lives. The best boyfriends are not the ones who sacrifice their “fun, single lives” for a relationship, they’re the ones who …

May 25, 2017
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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

May 22, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

May 20, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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1970s Rock Icon Has A Trigger Warning For Trump Supporters

… yourself. I guarantee that in this show, if youre a Trump supporter, you will likely be offended. Let the buyer beware! I mean, if you cant take a joke, or you cant admit that youve made a mistake, you dont belong with the rest of us. Along with his own career as a successful singer, songwriter and performer, Rundgren is an accomplished producer and engineer who has worked with Meat Loaf, Cheap Trick and The Band as well as Daryl Hall and John Oates. (h/t Raw Story) More From this …

May 16, 2017
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