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Protesters honor investigative journalist slain in car bomb

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VALLETTA, Malta — Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s reporting stayed away from the gathering. Participants at the rally in Malta’s capital, Valletta, placed flowers at the …

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Dive into Australia's Great Barrier Reef with Netflix and Google

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You don’t have to visit Australia to experience the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Google, Netflix and Twitter, as well as the BBC and Australian nonprofit New Horizons, have produced digital experiences that make the reef accessible from your couch. Swim in the pristine waters of Australia’s Coral Sea, spy …

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Google Doodle highlights Nobel-winning astrophysicist

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Thursday’s Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 107th birthday of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, an Indian astrophysicist famous for his theory on the evolution of stars. “The Chandrasekhar limit,” Google writes, “explains that when a star’s mass is lighter than 1.4 times that of the sun, it eventually collapses into …

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NOAA releases winter outlook forecast, says La Nina likely

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The upcoming winter is likely to be cooler and wetter than usual in parts of the the northern U.S., while most of the South is expected to see drier and warmer conditions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its winter outlook forecast Thursday, detailing forecasters’ predictions for the …

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100-year-old grandma shares advice with strangers

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Last Updated Oct 18, 2017 5:12 PM EDT NEW YORK — Trying to solve a question or a problem? Grandma knows best. CBS New York reports one special grandmother is lending 100 years of wisdom to strangers on New York City’s Upper West Side. Her makeshift office attracts a steady stream …

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Spanish PM warns Catalan leader to "act sensibly"

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MADRID — Spain’s prime minister on Wednesday urged Catalonia’s leaders to back down from their bid to gain independence for the region, a day before a central government deadline that could significantly deepen the country’s political crisis. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given Catalan president Carles Puigdemont until Thursday morning …

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U.S. Christian press finds friends in Israel

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JERUSALEM — Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world’s evangelical Christians and their media outlets. The government this week is hosting a first-of-its-kind summit for Christian journalists, featuring softball questions, mutual …

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Blast at Swedish police station called "an attack"

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COPENHAGEN — Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building. There have been no injuries and nobody has been arrested. Police haven’t said what caused Wednesday’s pre-dawn blast at the police station in Helsingborg, but the country’s top …

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