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Celestial show this weekend

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky this month, will be joined by tiny Mercury for a rare celestial show this weekend. Typically, Venus, the second-closest planet to the sun, and Jupiter, which orbits beyond Mars, are tens of millions of miles apart. But they have been cycling together while moving ever closer to each other this month, joined by the innermost planet Mercury. The

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Stockholm rioting into 5th day

Friday 24 May 2013 05.27 EDT Stockholm rioting continues for fifth night Swedish police seek reinforcements after youths set ablaze cars and attack property and schools in poorer suburbs of capital Swedish fire crews extinguish a row of burning cars in Rinkeby after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm. Photograph: Scanpix Sweden/REUTERS Agencies in Stockholm Police in Stockholm are to seek reinforcements after youths set cars

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Snow for Memorial Day?

Memorial Day weekend is expected to feel more like “winter” for areas of the eastern U.S., according to forecasters at weather.com, with snow possible for parts of the Northeast. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of Massachusetts and Texas early Friday as much of the country continued to be hit by miserable weather. The warnings are only issued when there is the potentially for “rapid” and “life threatening”

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Citizen Heroes Aide in Sandy Recovery

Seven months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the New Jersey Shore, destroying homes and dramatically upending lives, the tourist towns dotting the coast have ramped up repairs which are nearly complete as the summer tourist begins. But for many of the residents in surrounding areas, still embroiled in a morass of loss and red tape, it has been their neighbors and ordinary citizens who have stepped in to provide vital help and support. From a "bucket

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WAR DRUMS: N Korea Cancels 60-Year-Old Armistice

SEOUL, South Korea –  North Korean state media said Monday that Pyongyang had carried through with a threat to cancel the 60-year-old armistice that ended the Korean War, as it and South Korea staged dueling war games amid threatening rhetoric that has risen to the highest level since North Korea rained artillery shells on a South Korean island in 2010. Enraged over the South's joint military drills with the United States and recent U.N. sanctions,

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Cardinals Hold Final Talk Before Conclave

VATICAN CITY –  Cardinals gathered for their final day of talks Monday before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid debate over whether the Catholic Church needs more of a manager pope to clean up the Vatican or a pastoral pope who can inspire the faithful at a time of crisis. There were indications that plenty of questions remained about the state of the church and the best man to lead it heading into Tuesday's conclave: Not all the cardinals

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Gov’t Censors Public Records, Cites Security

The U.S. government, led by the Pentagon and CIA, censored in the name of national security files that the public requested last year under the Freedom of Information Act more often than at any time since President Barack Obama took office, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. Overall, the Obama administration last year answered its highest number of requests so far for copies of government documents, emails, photographs and more,

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Financial Adviser Input Sought On Fraud Against Elderly

Financial abuse of the elderly is running rampart in the country and is growing as the population ages. Yet, there are few consistent national standards for what financial advisors, who deal with the money elderly people have worked a lifetime to save, should do when they suspect abuse. Thomas Fields, a resident of Mentor, Ohio, knows first hand what can happen in financial abuse cases. He has been battling the issue for more than two decades and

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‘BAILED RUNNER’: South African Olympian Gets Bail in Murder Case

Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail and will be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair announced his decision Friday after four days of arguments from prosecution and defense in Pistorius' bail hearing, and after spending about one hour and 45 minutes announcing his decision. Nair said Pistorius' affidavit, in which he gave his version of the events

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Actor Kevin Sorbo Speaks Out And Explains Why He’s Not Affraid To Speak Out Against Obama and Hollywood

From: TheBlaze.com Earlier this month, actor Kevin Sorbo spoke with TheBlaze about his career, the politics of Hollywood and his views about President Barack Obama and the current political schema. The “Hercules” actor’s statements spawned a plethora of reaction, as critics and fans, alike, were surprised by his moderate — and some might argue right-of-center — perspective. We decided to speak with Sorbo, again, this week to see what

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