A horrible day in Italy– major quake felt as far as Rome; villages destroyed; ‘only the sound of cats’ heard

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I immediately contacted friends today in Italy when I heard about the tremendously strong earthquake that struck the nation.. they were fine. So many others are not. As a matter of fact, as the day turns into night and the hours grow in time,  hope is dimming for survivors.. At the hour I type this dispatch up, at least 159 people

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The final Bye Bye

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‘McLaughlin Group’ to air final episode Sunday — and with it comes a burst of nostalgia for me »   This show has been on for as long as I have been alive. When I was young, my mom and dad loved politics. They debated at the dinner table—those old adages of religion and politics not being discussed was certainly

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Oman Daqneesh becomes the latest symbol for suffering of children during the Syrian war

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His face was blooded.. his mind looked stunned.  Little 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh was pulled from rubble after an airstrike–either from Syria or the Russians, it is being reported by news agencies–hit a building in the Northern Syrian city of Aleppo..  And at this point, in a war of propoganda with all sides being slightly guilty, the strike could have been

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Suicide Snob

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The verdict was in early.. This movie, they said, was awful! Repulsive! One of the worst.. Badly made.. badly acted.. horribly crafted.. And then SUICIDE SQUAD was released to the masses.. It had a big opening weekend. Weekend number 2 wasn’t so bad either, it remained the top movie in the United States and, despite a 67% drop from its

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The brutal aftermath.. Hope Solo rips Sweden! ZIKA chants win! the United States women’s soccer team loses with penalty kicks deciding a game for the first time in Olympics history!

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The brutal aftermath.. Hope Solo rips Sweden! ZIKA chants win! the United States women’s soccer team loses with penalty kicks deciding a game for the first time in Olympics history! The United States’s women’s soccer team lost at the Rio games today.. penalty kicks.. it was intense. After the match remained tied at 1-1 through 120 minutes, it went to

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