• Cardinal Bernard Law dead at age 86
Cardinal Bernard Law dead at age 86

Law's soft-spoken leadership style won over Boston Catholics, as he took a firm stance on church teachings, such as the fight against legalized abortion. The stories also mentioned Law was aware of the sexual abuse but chose to keep mum. He was born in Mexico in 1931, the son of a U.S. Air Force colonel.

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  • Rome's €50000 Christmas tree causes controversy
Rome's €50000 Christmas tree causes controversy

But then, there's little that's typical about the big tree now standing in one of Rome's busiest plazas. A representative for the capital city of Rome confirmed the appearance of the sickly tree, which has been mocked on social media and given the nickname " Spelacchio ", meaning "shabby" or "balding" in Italian, would not improve because, like m...

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  • Voters prefer Democrats in control of Congress by 11 points
Voters prefer Democrats in control of Congress by 11 points

A Democrat had not won in Alabama in about a quarter century, and Democrats see the victory as a promising sign going into 2018. The Democrats shortly after went on to win the White House, as well as a number of House and Senate seats. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll was conducted December 13-15 and consisted of 900 adults, almost half of w...

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  • Duterte Backs Same-Sex 'Marriage' for the Philippines
Duterte Backs Same-Sex 'Marriage' for the Philippines

On a political and social level, the Philippines has a complicated relationship with the LGBTQ community. "We expect that the CPP-NPA-NDFP would do a similar gesture of goodwill", Roque said in a press release. The president has a history of clashes with the Church. Later on, speaking at Mr Pacquiao's 39th birthday bash in Manila on Sunday, M...

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  • Woman pleads guilty to boyfriend's death in YouTube stunt
Woman pleads guilty to boyfriend's death in YouTube stunt

Monalisa Perez entered her plea last week in Norman County District Court to second-degree manslaughter in the June 26 death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III outside their northwestern Minnesota home on Hwy. According to the criminal complaint filed by the sheriff, the two had set up cameras to record the stunt. The failed stunt happened shortly af...

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  • Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) Stake Raised by Victory Capital Management Inc
Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) Stake Raised by Victory Capital Management Inc

It has underperformed by 11.01% the S&P500. Polar Securities Inc increased its stake in Mondelez Intl Inc ( MDLZ ) by 141.14% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors and traders are most likely gearing up for the next round of company earnings reports. The stock has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, August ...

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  • Saudi Forces Intercept Missiles From Yemen
Saudi Forces Intercept Missiles From Yemen

It was the second time in as many months that a rebel projectile had reached as far inside the kingdom as Riyadh . The coalition statement, carried by Saudi state TV, said the missile was sacked by the rebels, known as Houthis . The missile was reportedly headed toward a residential area in Riyadh , according to the Saudi state news agency. ...

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  • From Bush to Trump: Evolution of US' National Security Strategy
From Bush to Trump: Evolution of US' National Security Strategy

Trump's strategy paper did not include specific accusations from USA security agencies that Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump described his approach to national security as one that "puts America first" and relies on a "clear-eyed" assessment of USA interests, reflecting that he sees the United States locked in a global competition ...

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  • China Defends Trade With US Ahead of Pres. Trump's National Security Speech
China Defends Trade With US Ahead of Pres. Trump's National Security Speech

In a 68-page document released alongside the speech, he called countries such as China and Russian Federation rivals that "use technology, propaganda, and coercion to shape a world antithetical to our interests and values". Trump, according to the senior officials, is also expected to discuss threats he will deem "rogue regimes" such as North Korea...

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  • Parents Pull Kids From Class In Anger Over Ivanka Trump Visit
Parents Pull Kids From Class In Anger Over Ivanka Trump Visit

According to WRAL-TV , one parent identified as Karey Fitzgerald explained that despite security risks, parents should have had the choice of whether to pull their child out of school for Trump's visit. WRAL reported that some parents even pulled their children from class on Monday, and said that they were unhappy that they weren't notified Trum...

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  • Prakash Rana, NRI From Saudi, Defeats Anurag Thakur's Father-in-law in Himachal
Prakash Rana, NRI From Saudi, Defeats Anurag Thakur's Father-in-law in Himachal

The suspense over Himachal Pradesh's next chief minister mounted December 19 as a few names, including five-time MLA Jairam Thakur and Union Minister J.P. Accepting defeat, Dhumal said, "I blame no one". Not only Dhumal, but even his most trusted lieutenants have also lost the elections. Among big winners from the Congress are Chief Minister Vir...

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  • Sarah Sanders Does Not Know if Donald Trump Believes in UFOs
Sarah Sanders Does Not Know if Donald Trump Believes in UFOs

Multiple analyses have shown that one of the primary beneficiaries of the tax bill will be commercial real estate, the business from which Trump and his family members receive the majority of their income. When asked why Trump's approval ratings hovered in the 30s Tuesday, Sanders pointed to what she described as negative media coverage. Sande...

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  • Shots fired during RAF Mildenhall incident
Shots fired during RAF Mildenhall incident

A British defence source said a auto tried forcing its way past a checkpoint into the base. The Ministry of Defence referred The Independent to Suffolk Police, who declined to provide further details. A statement said: " RAF Mildenhall locked down at 1pm today following reports of a disturbance on base". Camera IconRAF Mildenhall is a United...

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  • Arthur Collins jailed for 20 years over nightclub acid attack
Arthur Collins jailed for 20 years over nightclub acid attack

He was handed a police caution after apologising and saying he had done it "out of frustration". These include drink-driving, possession of Class A drugs, and assault. Phoebe Georgiou, 23, told The Sun: "How can she say she's suffering when she doesn't have to live with these physical and mental scars forever?" She said: "You couldn't find a sh...

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  • Pro Bowl: Ramsey, Jackson, Bouye, Campbell named
Pro Bowl: Ramsey, Jackson, Bouye, Campbell named

The four total selections for the Jaguars are the most for the franchise since 1999. This is the 13th time Brady has been voted into the Pro Bowl. He produced four sacks during his Jaguars debut in Week 1. So they'll be represented by Martin, who now starts his career with five Pro Bowl berths in his first five seasons, Frederick, who has now...

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  • Storms, heavy rain possible next few days
Storms, heavy rain possible next few days

A flash flood watch is now in effect for Cullman County and the Tennessee Valley. A few flurries are possible on Wednesday night as a storm system approaches Wisconsin. We'll be keeping a close eye for the potential of a strong to severe thunderstorm forming after midnight tonight until about sunrise on Wednesday .

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  • It looks like Theresa May and Donald Trump have made up
It looks like Theresa May and Donald Trump have made up

The call came almost a month after the two clashed over Trump's tweets of "Britain First" anti-Muslim propaganda and hours after London took the unusual step of voting against Washington at the United Nations. "We are doing just fine!" The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said discussions with London about the visit were continuing...

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  • Texan Capital Management Sells 708 Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)
Texan Capital Management Sells 708 Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)

The stock increased 2.35% or $1.26 during the last trading session, reaching $54.85. Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last released its earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. It also reduced its holding in Mckesson Corp (NYSE:MCK) by 5,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 64,557 shares, and cut its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX).

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  • Griffin Asset Management Inc. Acquires Shares of 15661 Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)
Griffin Asset Management Inc. Acquires Shares of 15661 Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)

About 46,647 shares traded. Media coverage about Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB ) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Corp invested 0.06% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Societe Generale has "Hold" rating and $144 target. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on ...

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  • Zacks Investment Research Lowers Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) to Sell
Zacks Investment Research Lowers Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) to Sell

Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 82,478 shares of the coffee company's stock worth $4,816,000 after buying an additional 13,170 shares during the period. Moreover, Bank Of New York Mellon Corp has 0% invested in the company for 10,025 shares. Starbucks makes up 0.4% of Osher Van de Voorde Investment Management's investment portfolio, makin...

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  • Canine survives airplane crash that killed three folks in Indiana
Canine survives airplane crash that killed three folks in Indiana

The third human victim was Cantilena's daughter; a dog aboard the plane also died. Authorities say the single-engine Cessna - heading from Missouri to Maryland - went down around 9 p.m.in Franklin County, near Oldenburg. Another dog survived and was evaluated by a veterinarian. Autopsies were expected to be performed on the crash victims Monday...

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  • White House: N.Korea Behind 'WannaCry' Malware Attack
White House: N.Korea Behind 'WannaCry' Malware Attack

Homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, wrote in a piece published on Monday night in the Wall Street Journal , that the attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible. Official sources told The... North Korean government representatives could not be reached immediately for comment. While those co...

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  • Demand for coal is plummeting towards a record low
Demand for coal is plummeting towards a record low

Coal demand is down 4.2% over the last two years, almost matching the two-year decline in the early 1990s, which remains the biggest recorded drop since the IEA started compiling statistics more than 40 years ago. India is seen as an increasingly important presence in the market, in contrast to the European Union, which accounts for just 6 percent ...

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  • People's United Financial, Inc. (PBCT) Consensus Earnings Estimates
People's United Financial, Inc. (PBCT) Consensus Earnings Estimates

It has underperformed by 6.88% the S&P500. People's United Financial Inc had 24 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Therefore 47% are positive. Firms Operational measures are moving in the right directionResearch firms are more bullish on the company as Ken Zerbe from Morgan Stanley maintained his recommendation form...

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  • Pope's visit to Dublin to cost €20 million - Archbishop
Pope's visit to Dublin to cost €20 million - Archbishop

He also revealed that the visit is likely to... "He'd like to go to a prison", Martin said. "There are a number of things he wants to do that are not directly linked with the meeting, he wants to go to a prison, everywhere he goes he goes to a prison, it is something he feels strongly about".

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