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  • nieuwTeacher Slain Outside School in Crime Echoing Charlie Hebdo Attack
    A teacher was brutally slain Friday outside his school in a Paris suburb after showing his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims find blasphemous. "He was teaching pupils about freedom of expression," French President Emmanuel Macron to…
    - 5 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 10:15pm -
  • nieuwTrump Reverses on Aid After Call With Governor
    President Trump has reversed course and approved a previously rejected California application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent wildfires. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement Friday that he had talked to Trump on the phon…
    - 5 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 9:45pm -
  • nieuwUS Warns Russia About New 'Costly Arms Race'
    The US and Russia on Friday rejected each other's proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President Vladimir Putin called for an unconditional extension of the soon-to-expire New STAR…
    - 5 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 9:35pm -
  • nieuwUS Is First to 8M Cases
    Less than a month after the total number of coronvirus cases reached 7 million, the US has hit the next major milestone. The nation is now the only one in the world to have 8 million reported cases, USA Today reports. That's out of 38.9 million world…
    - 6 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 9:05pm -
  • nieuw'Crazy' Voting Numbers May Yield a US First
    Nearly 21 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes amid the pandemic. The 20.8 million ballots submitted as of Friday afternoon represent 15% of all the votes cast in the 2016 pres…
    - 6 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 8:35pm -
  • nieuwA Retail Sales Streak Gives the Dow a Lift
    The Dow snapped its losing streak Friday thanks in part to stronger-than-expected retail sales numbers. The index rose 112 points to 28,606, while two other major indexes didn't fare as well. The S&P 500 ticked up less than a point to 3,483 and the N…
    - 7 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 8:05pm -
  • nieuwBiden Looks Like the Winner in TV Ratings
    Donald Trump often has been a TV ratings hit , but maybe not this time. Preliminary results from his nearly head-to-head matchup Thursday night with Joe Biden show the president bringing up the rear, Variety reports. Biden, whose 90-minute event was…
    - 7 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 7:44pm -
  • nieuwConference's Profanity Filter Is a Little Too Efficient
    Paleontologists who gathered online for an annual conference this week encountered an unexpected challenge: For a while, they weren't allowed to use the word "bone." This wasn't some creative exercise. As the Guardian explains, the gathering of the S…
    - 8 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 7:21pm -
  • nieuwTown Haller: Trump's Smile Rocks, but My Vote's for Biden
    There were plenty of attention-grabbing moments during President Trump's Thursday night town hall in Miami, but one attendee managed to steal some of the spotlight from him when she gushed over his looks. "I have to say, you have a great smile," Paul…
    - 8 hours ago 16 Oct 20, 7:00pm -

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  • Belgian scientists name mantis after Attenborough
    Belgian scientists have named a new "very large and robust" Vietnamese sub-species of praying mantis after British television naturalist David Attenborough. According to the Royal Belgian Society of Entomology, a recent expedition to the Annamite mo…
    - 73 days ago 5 Aug 20, 1:58pm -
  • Defying virus, Latvian ocean rower plans next adventure
    After spending 140 days rowing across the ocean without seeing another human being, Latvian adventurer Karlis Bardelis has some valuable tips for those learning to cope with coronavirus lockdowns. Bardelis started his nearly two-year journey in Peru…
    - 73 days ago 5 Aug 20, 4:55am -
  • US jails man who bought Lamborghini with government loan
    Instead of speeding off in a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus, a Texas man got a slower ride to jail Tuesday after US authorities arrested him for using $1.6 million in government pandemic aid to go on a spending spree. Lee Price III, 29, was charged with…
    - 73 days ago 4 Aug 20, 9:57pm -
  • Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison
    A cat detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday. The feline was detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday at the high-security Welikada Priso…
    - 75 days ago 3 Aug 20, 11:39am -
  • Time to change: Virus-hit US urges people to spend coins
    The flow of coins through the US economy is the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic and now the government is asking people to spare a little change to balance out the supply. Virus restrictions have meant stores doing less business and thus f…
    - 79 days ago 30 Jul 20, 1:41am -
  • 'Model' customers keep Tokyo diners at social distance
    The coronavirus pandemic might have left many restaurants empty, but one establishment in Tokyo is relying on some model customers to enforce social distancing: life-like mannequins keeping diners from getting too close. Masato Takemine's Chinese re…
    - 79 days ago 29 Jul 20, 6:39pm -
  • Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital
    A triptych of a Mediterranean shipwreck donated by British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million on Tuesday at a Sotheby's auction held to raise funds for a Palestinian hospital in the West Bank. "We're often led to believe migration is a dr…
    - 80 days ago 28 Jul 20, 7:36pm -
  • NY governor pans concert where Goldman Sachs CEO performed
    David Solomon's side gig as a DJ generated unwanted attention Tuesday when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed a concert where the Goldman Sachs CEO performed as "illegal and reckless." Cuomo took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the "S…
    - 80 days ago 28 Jul 20, 6:55pm -
  • Sheepish St Bernard dog rescued from English mountain
    Sixteen rescuers were called out to save a St Bernard dog stranded on an English mountain, in an embarrassing episode for the member of a breed more famed for rescuing stricken humans from the icy dangers of the high Alps. The pooch named Daisy coll…
    - 82 days ago 27 Jul 20, 1:02pm -
  • Ukraine president defends movie post to end hostage crisis
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday defended his decision to agree to a hostage-taker's bizarre demand that he post a movie recommendation to end a 12-hour stand-off. The tense stand-off ended after the president agreed to post a vid…
    - 87 days ago 22 Jul 20, 2:02pm -

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  • Australian Woman Has Larvae On Her Mind
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!A 25-year-old Australian woman suffering from ongoing headaches finally has some relief after doctors discovered tapeworm larvae living in her brain!Source: Australian Woman Has Larvae On Her Mind
    - 7 days ago 9 Oct 20, 4:24pm -
  • Bodies At The Bottom Of The Barrel
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!The leftover “rotgut” whiskey from inside these transportation barrels was actually sold to the public as “stiff drinks.” Source: Bodies At The Bottom Of The Barrel
    - 7 days ago 9 Oct 20, 4:01pm -
  • Hoppin’ Bottles With Circus Artist LadyBEAST
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!They say that life can be a delicate balancing act, but for the New Orleans circus artist known as LadyBEAST, this playful expression is truly her livelihood. Source: Hoppin’ Bottles With Circus Artist LadyB…
    - 10 days ago 6 Oct 20, 6:46pm -
  • Particularly Peculiar Prescriptions
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!This left doctors with only one extreme option: transferring feces into his butt—and not even his own...Source: Particularly Peculiar Prescriptions
    - 14 days ago 2 Oct 20, 4:02pm -
  • A Rat Among Men: Rodent Wins Esteemed PDSA Gold Medal
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, was awarded the PDSA’s Gold Medal after sniffing out 39 landmines and 28 other unexploded items in his lifetime.Source: A Rat Among Men: Rodent Wins Esteemed PDSA Gold M…
    - 15 days ago 2 Oct 20, 12:21pm -
  • Prepare To Be Blown Away… Ripley’s Annual On Sale Now
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!From a circus and escape artist who stuns audiences with bottle walking to a two-legged dog who has taught himself to walk and run bipedally. Source: Prepare To Be Blown Away… Ripley’s Annual On Sale No…
    - 18 days ago 29 Sep 20, 11:00am -
  • WATCH: Unlocking Lincoln Featuring Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!Watch as experts dive deeper into the medical history and scientific possibilities of Ripley's latest acquisition—Abraham Lincoln's hair!Source: WATCH: Unlocking Lincoln Featuring Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris
    - 18 days ago 28 Sep 20, 9:30pm -
  • Atomically Bad Ideas For The Atomic Bomb
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!One idea proposed filling nuclear landmines with chickens.Source: Atomically Bad Ideas For The Atomic Bomb
    - 21 days ago 25 Sep 20, 4:02pm -
  • 99-Year-Old Veteran Makes Strides At Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!Marvin Gord’s goal is to walk about 20 miles a week until New Year’s Eve when everybody celebrates his 100th birthday.Source: 99-Year-Old Veteran Makes Strides At Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada
    - 22 days ago 25 Sep 20, 1:54pm -
  • Fresh Facts About The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Will Smith
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!Chillin' out maxin', relaxin' all cool with the Fresh Prince of West Philadelphia. Source: Fresh Facts About The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Will Smith
    - 23 days ago 24 Sep 20, 11:00am -

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