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How to Take on Wall Street and Win

March 31, 2011

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AlterNet / By Les Leopold March 30, 2011 It’s tax time again, and again America’s richest financiers are breaking out the bubbly. Why? Because they pay less than you do! The top hedge fund earners — who personally rake in billions (not millions) of dollars per year — can toast to the fact that they’re […]

Vandals cause ‘heartbreaking’ damage to ancient Byzantine church

March 31, 2011

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Hirbet Madras, Israel, Mar 31, 2011 / 02:45 am (EWTN News Vandals severely damaged the large and beautiful mosaic floors of a newly rediscovered Byzantine church in the coastal plains of central Israel. “Someone took a hammer and attacked the mosaics, digging them up in a large number of spots,” said Alon Klein of the […]

Pope’s prayer intentions for April 2011

March 31, 2011

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March 31, 2011 .catholicculture The Vatican has released the prayer intentions of Pope Benedict XVI for the month of April 2011. The Pope’s general intention is: “That through its compelling preaching of the Gospel, the Church may give young people new reasons for life and hope.” His missionary intention is: “That by proclamation of the […]

Some 180 anonymous volunteers, led by a Christian, are carrying out emergency operations in the Fukushima

March 31, 2011

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catholicculture Bishop pays tribute to Christian volunteers working to avert nuclear catastrophe March 31, 2011 Some 180 anonymous volunteers, led by a Christian, are carrying out emergency operations in the Fukushima I nuclear power plant in the hopes of averting a nuclear disaster. “In the midst of this tragedy we are experiencing and which is […]

Evangelical Group Likely to Sidestep Public Union Solidarity Push

March 31, 2011

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Wed, Mar. 30 2011 08:35 PM EDT By Stephanie Samuel|Christian Post Reporter Faith-based progressives are asserting evangelicals are part of the movement to protect collective bargaining rights for public employee unions, but the nation’s largest evangelical group questions the connection.Possibly prompted by Obama campaign organizers, a group of faith-based progressives have joined labor and civil […]

At least 40 civilians killed in ‘humanitarian’ airstrikes, bishop says

March 31, 2011

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LIBYA-CIVILIANS Mar-31-2011 By John Thavis Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At least 40 Libyan civilians have been killed as a consequence of airstrikes carried out by the United States and other Western powers, the leading church official in Libya said. “The so-called humanitarian raids have caused dozens of victims among civilians in some […]

Ancient Books Uncovered in Jordan May Date to Start of Christianity

March 31, 2011

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Published March 30, 2011 | FoxNews.com One of the largest and best-preserved collections of ancient sealed books has been discovered in a cave in Jordan and are believed to be some of the earliest Christian documents, according to the BBC. The 70 tiny books could date back to the first century. Carbon dating tests found […]

U.S. gov’t grants first permit to drill new deepwater well in Gulf of Mexico after BP spill

March 31, 2011

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14:23, March 31, 2011 People’s Daily Online: U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday granted a permit for oil giant Shell to drill the first new deepwater exploratory wells in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil spill. The permit gives Shell the green light to drill the first of three deepwater wells in a depth […]

U.S. military team on radiation control to visit Japan: Kyodo

March 31, 2011

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16:49, March 31, 2011 People’s Daily Online A team consisting of 140 U.S. military members specializing in radiation control will soon visit Japan to assist the country in solving the nuclear emergency, Kyodo reported Thursday, citing Self-Defense Forces chief Gen. Ryoichi Oriki. The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was crippled by the catastrophic March […]

Wife, daughter of Mexico governor’s bodyguard killed

March 31, 2011

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Updated Thursday, March 31, 2011 11:00 pm TWN, AP CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen killed the wife and 5-year-old daughter of a state governor’s bodyguard in northern Mexico on Tuesday, authorities said. Brenda Carrillo, 28, and her daughter were gunned down as they left their home in Chihuahua city, the capital of the state by […]