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Cancer Survivor Robert Conconi Donates $1.4-Million House To Research Agency

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | July 23, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A B.C. businessman is so grateful for the care he received while being treated for cancer that he’s donated a $1.4-million oceanfront home to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Robert Conconi and his wife Diane spent almost three years building the house on Pender Island with lumber felled from the 4.38-acre...

Sky Tower In Denmark Might Be The Scariest Theme Park Ride Ever

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | July 23, 2014 | Travel
This just might be the simplest idea for a theme park ride... and also the most frightening. The Sky Tower at Tivoli Friheden in Denmark is a free fall ride with no brakes because there's no vehicle. It's just you, plunging from the top of...

PLO Backs Hamas Truce Demands

Reuters | Joanna Zelman | July 22, 2014 | World
* PLO endorsement could help Cairo's truce bid * Israel presses offensive, Gaza toll hits 624 * Slain officer brings Israeli losses to 31 * Foreign airlines shun Tel Aviv over rocket risk (Updates Israeli death toll) By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 23 (Reuters) - The Palestinian...

Obama Pledges Justice In Visit To Dutch Embassy

AP | Ashley Alman | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader. At the embassy, Obama...

Iraq Suicide Car Bombing Kills At Least 21 In Baghdad

AP | Adam Goldberg | July 22, 2014 | World
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month. At least 13 people killed in the attack...

Senate, House On Collision Course On Border Money

AP | Sara Bondioli | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening stalemate over the crisis in South Texas...

U.S. Officials: No Evidence Of Direct Russian Link To Malaysia Plane Crash

AP | Paige Lavender | July 23, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement. The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment, noting that while the...

MH17 Found Sawed In Half

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | July 23, 2014 | World
Parts of the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine were found sawed in half, USA Today reported. According to the newspaper, international monitors, who had only recently gained access to the area, found that the cockpit of the plane had been breached with a saw.

Apple Sold 35.2 Million iPhones In Just 3 Months

AP | AP | July 23, 2014 | Technology
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen. The latest evidence of Apple's mounting momentum emerged Tuesday with the release of the company's...

Harry Reid Blames House GOP's 'Crazy Ideas' For Stalled Border Bill

Michael McAuliff | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blamed Republicans in the House for stalling efforts of Congress to deal with the crisis of children flocking to the border, saying the representatives were hamstrung by their own "crazy ideas." "I think that if you are focusing on the House, they...

NCLR President: GOP Will Lose White House If Attitude On Child Refugees Continues

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | July 22, 2014 | Latino Voices
LOS ANGELES -- Janet Murguía, president of the country's largest Latino advocacy group, has a formal warning for Republicans: Help the child refugees at the border and act on immigration reform, or say goodbye to the idea of winning the White House. Murguía, the head of the National Council of...

First Instagram Documentary Lets Girls Rally Against Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | July 22, 2014 | Impact
What's being called the first Insta-documentary is galvanizing international efforts against some of the darkest human rights abuses girls face every day. Girl Summit, a global conference taking place Tuesday in London and co-hosted by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and UNICEF, has created the short...

Extreme Close-Ups Reveal Remarkable Elegance Of Insects

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | July 22, 2014 | Green
lalermerah by Yudy Sauw on 500px Humans of New York, created by Brandon Stanton, seems to have inspired quite the portrait photography trend across

9-Year-Old South African Boy Marries Elderly Woman

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | July 22, 2014 | Weird News
It's not legal, it's not sexual, but it is still disturbing. A woman in her 60s, who is a mother of five, renewed her marriage vows with a 9-year-old boy in a wedding ceremony in South Africa earlier this month. Helen Shabangu wed Sanele Masilela in a second ceremony in...

Government Arrests 192 On Immigrant Smuggling Charges Over Past Month

AP | Sara Bondioli | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally....

#WeAreN Hashtag Stands In Solidarity With Iraqi Christians Under Attack

Antonia Blumberg | July 22, 2014 | Religion
Christians have come under attack in Iraq where Islamic State militants recently launched a violent takeover. In one statement insurgents declared that northern Iraq's Christian population must convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face execution. After close to 2,000 years of history, Iraqi Christians...

Jimmy Fallon Gives Tour De France Riders Their Own High School 'Superlatives'

Bill Bradley | July 22, 2014 | Comedy
Remember high school superlatives? There was best smile ... cutest couple ... most likely to double in size after eating a mushroom ... you know, the usual. Well, Jimmy Fallon pointed out that these same "Superlatives" are given out during the Tour de France, and since the race...

Philanthropist Kimberly Smith Shares The Harrowing Tale Of Being Raped By Darfuri Refugees

Kira Brekke | July 22, 2014 | World
For the last decade, Kimberly Smith and her husband have provided complete care and protection from slave trafficking to more than 1,500 Sudanese women and children, but it's come at a steep personal cost. Smith is the CEO and founder of Make Way Partners, a Christian mission...

Obama Is Using Malaysia Airlines Crash To Advance 'Radical Homosexual Agenda,' According To Bryan Fischer

Curtis M. Wong | July 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer fired off at President Barack Obama's response to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last week. Perhaps not surprisingly, Fischer pointed to the president's acknowledgement of the loss of a group of World Health...

Bubonic Plague Death Seals Off Chinese City

Emily Thomas | July 22, 2014 | World
A town of 30,000 in China is prohibiting residents from leaving after a local man died from bubonic plague, state media announced Tuesday. The town of Yumen, in the northwestern province of Gansu, also quarantined 151 people, China Central Television (CCTV) said, per the Agence France-Presse. The...
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