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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London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen met local people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire during a visit to a temporary shelter Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to “get to the bottom” of the west London tower block fire amid mounting criticism of her response to the disaster. The prime minister was jeered when she visited the Kensington site on Friday Mrs May was criticised for not speaking to Grenfell Tower residents on her first visit following the blaze. She …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… groups history. To accompany the ad, the trade group erected a website, , which features more of the data demonstrating the importance of foreign automakers in the United States economy. Foreign carmakers now produce of the cars made in the United States up from 1 percent in 1979, according to the AGAs analysis of its members data available on the new site. As a result, those German, Swedish, Japanese and South Korean companies with U.S. production plants directly employ 130,000 workers, the …

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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It’s Too Late

June 16, 2017

… monastery complex, some of whose structures date back to the 12th century.  Under threat due to: interpretative and visitation facilities; management activities romrodinka via Getty Images 8 Medieval monuments in Kosovo This charming site comprises two monasteries and two churches known for their paintings and frescoes, which are excellent examples of a uniquely Balkan style of art, UNESCO says.   Under threat due to: civil unrest; legal …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Macron Trolls Trump With ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ Recruiting Website

June 10, 2017

The effort is, again, in English, and tailor-made for environmental scientists and engineers in the U.S. who are faced with the climatic skepticism of the new American government. The site seems to be Step 2 in Macrons apparently serious offer June 1 inviting environmentalists and responsible citizens to move from America to work in France. The site begins with a message from Macron. Our job: To help you come work with us on our common challenges. Our commitment is ancient: France has always …

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How to live on an island just 20 minutes from Bond Street – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… of dance”. This is no dormitory suburb. When it is fully finished, it will be a place that some say will be a spectacle in its own right. So what sort of person will be living here? Given the big gym on-site, one imagines the residents being highly athletic, ballet aficionados who are pretty wealthy. The kind that spend their weekends at Glyndebourne perhaps. “They’ve clearly set out to provide a very sophisticated product for what they hope will be a sophisticated – …

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SpaceX Launches First Recycled Cargo Ship Into Orbit

June 4, 2017

A Falcon 9 rocket launched the recycled Dragon capsule at 5:07 p.m. local time Saturday from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Shortly after the first-stage booster launched the Dragon into orbit, it fell away from the capsule,flipped around, fired its engines and landed safely at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, according to Florida Today. The Dragon made its first trip to space in 2014, delivering food and supplies to the ISS, according to science news site Phys.org. …

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Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

June 2, 2017

… waiver allows all Trump executive appointees to communicate with news organizations. The covers Bannon, who was executive chairman of the far-right site Breitbart News until he joined the Trump campaign last year. Without the waiver, Bannon would be barred from meeting with Breitbart. In addition to the boldfaced names, four staffers were granted waivers to deal with issues they recently worked on as lobbyists in the private sector. Shahira Knight, who is a special assistant for tax and …

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California GOP Mayor Says Attracting Asians And The Gays Helps Reduce Crime

June 2, 2017

… In a 2013 op-ed published in the local news site My Antelope Valley, Parris said it wouldbe a blessing if those children, who would receive citizenship after being born in the U.S., returned to Lancaster to seek higher education, start a business and raise a family. Though Parris comments show that he favors Chinese immigrants, they also reveal his apparent prejudices. Read Vices full profile on Parris here. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsConvertri Annual – with $1.00 …

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Josephine Bowes: The forgotten ‘pioneer’ of the art world – BBC News

Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption The Bowes Museum is celebrating its 125th anniversary Her journey from Parisian clockmaker’s daughter to wealthy wife of a British aristocrat began in 1847, when she was introduced to John Bowes, the illegitimate son of the 10th Earl of Strathmore and a distant ancestor to the Queen Mother. Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption John financed the Bowes Museum while Josephine filled it with works of art Josephine’s …

May 28, 2017
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