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The remarkable story of four stranded nuns, a remote island and a heroic submarine rescue

August 15, 2018

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Ashley Halsey III July 14 By the time World War II ended, more than 60 million people had been killed and vast swaths of Europe and Asia were in ruins. After the victors had brief moments of celebration, the world was eager to move on. So the remarkable story of the four American nuns who were […]

Remains of unidentified boy found at New Mexico compound

August 8, 2018

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By Associated Press http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-new-mexico-compound-20180807-story.html Aug 07, 2018 | 7:50 PM Investigators found the remains of an unidentified boy after raiding a compound in New Mexico where they suspect a father had taken his severely disabled son after saying he wanted to perform an exorcism on the child and abducting him in Georgia, authorities said Tuesday. […]

Area 51’s spooky airline is hiring a pilot for top-secret flights

August 8, 2018

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Brad Howard, Task & Purpose 43m https://www.businessinsider.com/area-51s-spooky-airline-is-hiring-a-pilot-for-top-secret-flights-2018-8?utm_source=feedburner&amp%3Butm_medium=referral&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29 Way out in Nevada, the secret base from Independence Day — yes, Area 51 — is hiring a pilot for the only airline that flies direct to the secluded destination. Janet Air — as in “Just Another Non Existent Terminal” — flies a nondescript red-striped fleet of 737s […]

12 arrested, 160 sent to hospitals during Lollapalooza, city officials say

August 7, 2018

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  Tracy SwartzContact ReporterChicago Tribune Twelve people were arrested, 34 citations were issued and 160 concertgoers were taken to local hospitals — including a 16-year-old Mundelein boy who later died — during the four-day Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park. The numbers, reported Monday by the city, reflect fewer medical emergencies and arrests, but more […]

Immigrant rights advocates denounce ICE before Fresno supervisors meeting

August 7, 2018

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By Yesenia Amaro yamaro@fresnobee.com August 07, 2018 11:48 AM https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article216239410.html#storylink=mainstage Updated 1 hour 4 minutes ago Recent arrests of undocumented immigrants sparked a rally Tuesday in frontof Fresno County Hall of Records, where the Board of Supervisors is tackling the sticky subject of federal immigration agents roaming the courthouse. Dozens of immigration rights advocates attended […]

ABC to celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse

August 7, 2018

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he Associated PressAugust 07, 2018 11:04 AM Updated 2 hours 55 minutes ago LOS ANGELES Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year. ABC on Tuesday announced “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4. The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short […]

The Russian connection: When Franklin Graham met Putin

August 7, 2018

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August 7, 2018 10 Min Read https://religionnews.com/author/jackjenkins/  Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics. (RNS) — When President Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last month and said, “I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia […]

Saudi Arabian agency stops buying Canadian wheat, barley

August 7, 2018

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Commodities August 7, 2018 / 1:54 PM / Updated 37 minutes ago Saudi Arabian agency stops buying Canadian wheat, barley Reuters Staff 3 Min Read HAMBURG (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s main state wheat buying agency has told grains exporters it will no longer buy Canadian wheat and barley in its international tenders, European traders said […]

A promotion for lay people

August 7, 2018

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Fr Raymond J de Souza: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2018/08/04/is-the-vatican-giving-a-promotion-to-laypeople/ What a Vatican reshuffle shows about its attitude to the laity It was thirty years ago this summer that St John Paul II promulgated Pastor Bonus, his reorganization of the Roman Curia, completing the curial reforms started by Blessed Paul VI in the years after the Council. Pope Francis […]

Why a former altar girl changed her mind about boy-only servers

August 6, 2018

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By Kate Veik San Francisco, Calif., Feb 10, 2015 / 02:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When she was a young girl, Logan Crotty dreamed of becoming a Catholic priest. She had always had an insatiable desire for intimacy with God and for a place of importance within God’s mission, the Church. When she became an altar […]