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on November 19, 2014 in World News

Achtung! Germany named world’s favorite country

Achtung! Germany named world’s favorite country Well, it took about 70 years. Yes, from being the world’s pariah in the decades following Nazism and World War II, Germany is now the world’s favorite country, according to the Anholt-Gfk Nations Brand Index, which measures the image of 50 leading nations. The Teutonic powerhouse knocked the United States from its longtime perch at the top of the ratings, which measure “twenty-three different attributes that make up the six overall dimensions on which national image is based.” “Germany appears to have benefited not only from the sports prowess it displayed … at the… View Article

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on November 19, 2014 in World News

Alleged Victim: Cosby Is A ‘Serial Rapist’

  Alleged Victim: Cosby Is A ‘Serial Rapist’ Another woman has come forward to claim that she was raped by Bill Cosby. Joan Tarshis told “CBS This Morning” that the actor and comedian drugged and raped her on two separate occasions in 1969 when she was 19. She said that Cosby invited her to help come up with material for his comedy act. Then when she was on the set of “The Bill Cosby Show,” he gave her a cocktail. “I was sitting up writing one second and the next second I was lying down on the couch having my… View Article

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on November 19, 2014 in World News

Ferocious, early storm dumps massive piles of snow on upstate NY

Ferocious, early storm dumps massive piles of snow on upstate NY A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures plunged. Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard Tuesday as more than 5 feet fell in parts of the city by Wednesday morning. Authorities said snow totals by the afternoon could top 6 feet in the hardest-hit areas south of Buffalo, with another potential 1 to 2 feet expected by Thursday. Cold weather enveloped the entire country Tuesday, leading to record-low temperatures more… View Article

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on November 19, 2014 in World News

Alberta MP irked over repeatedly delayed inquiry into High River gun seizures

Alberta MP irked over repeatedly delayed inquiry into High River gun seizures An Alberta MP has invoked parliamentary privilege in hopes of extracting more information into the sweeping property searches and gun seizures conducted by Mounties in aftermath of the 2013 flash flood in High River. John Barlow, the rookie Conservative MP for Macleod, submitted a lengthy list of questions to the RCMP and the Canadian Armed Forces through an Order Paper. Barlow’s request was triggered, in part, after an independent commission again delayed the release of its highly-anticipated report that delves into the actions of RCMP officers who forcibly… View Article

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on November 19, 2014 in World News

Ring of Fire funding held up by Ottawa, Ontario battle

Ring of Fire funding held up by Ottawa, Ontario battle Plans to spend billions of federal and provincial dollars on infrastructure in Ontario are being held up by a behind-the-scenes battle over the Ring of Fire, as the province wants Ottawa to match $1-billion in new money to develop the ambitious mining project. Nearly two years have passed since Ottawa announced a 10-year, $14-billion Building Canada Fund for infrastructure, but the Conservative government is expressing its strong frustration that Ontario has yet to submit a list of projects. Ottawa has said Ontario qualifies for $2.7-billion from the fund, but the… View Article

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on November 19, 2014 in World News

Facebook Broadens Gun Ban to Include Gun Safety Ads, Storage Devices

Facebook Broadens Gun Ban to Include Gun Safety Ads, Storage Devices When North Carolina’s Hyatt Guns sought to buy ad space on Facebook to run ads for safes to “secure guns from unauthorized use” they were told such ads were not allowed because of the social media giant’s firearm/bb gun/paintball gun ad ban. Hyatt wanted the safe and vault sale ad to run for a month, beginning November 11. According to the Washington Examiner, Facebook reponded to Hyatt’s request with the following email: Your ad was rejected because it violates the Ad Guidelines. Ads may not promote firearms, ammunition, or… View Article

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on November 19, 2014 in World News

All 50 States Hit Freezing Temperatures or Below

All 50 States Hit Freezing Temperatures or Below All 50 U.S. states, including President Barack Obama’s home state of Hawaii, dropped to freezing or below on Tuesday, reports the National Weather Service. Hawaii’s dormant volcano, Mauna Kea, experienced 30 F to 32 F temperatures. In New York, western parts of the state had four feet of snow — and three towns near Buffalo had to declare states of emergency. Northern Florida is bracing for record-smashing low temperatures expected to drop below 20 degrees F near the state’s capital. Milwaukee’s high temperature was 20 degrees F. Of all the cities across… View Article

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on November 19, 2014 in World News

Obama Launches Global Warming ‘Toolkit’ as Nation Freezes

Obama Launches Global Warming ‘Toolkit’ as Nation Freezes On Monday, President Barack Obama announced the release of a global warming “toolkit,” one day before all 50 U.S. states fell below freezing temperatures. The White House says its “resilience toolkit” is an extension of Obama’s “Climate Action Plan” released last year which created the “State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience” to help battle pollution and “record heat waves.” According to Reuters, “After announcing two major global initiatives on climate change last week, the Obama administration pivoted on Monday to American towns and cities to help… View Article

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on November 18, 2014 in World News

By-Election Shocker! Conservatives retain Whitby-Oshawa

  By-Election Shocker! Conservatives retain Whitby-Oshawa By the time all the ballots were counted Monday night, former Whitby mayor Pat Perkins held Whitby-Oshawa for the Conservative Party with nearly 50% of the vote. You could be forgiven for thinking this result was unlikely, given the extent to which Liberal talking points penetrated the media’s pre-game analysis, egged on by some torqued analysis from the only pollster willing to give away his work for free anymore. Conservative standard-bearer Perkins in fact exceeded the vote-share with which Jim Flaherty first wrested the riding away from Liberal MP Judi Longfield in 2006. Perkins… View Article

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on November 18, 2014 in World News

Liberals increase voter share despite losses in two federal byelections

Liberals increase voter share despite losses in two federal byelections Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have narrowly retained the late Jim Flaherty’s suburban Toronto seat and easily hung on to another riding in their Alberta stronghold. But it was Justin Trudeau’s Liberals who – once again – showed all the momentum in two byelections Monday. The Liberals were the only party to increase their share of the vote in both ridings and the gains were considerable. Their vote share almost tripled in Whitby-Oshawa, where political neophyte Celina Caesar-Chavannes came within eight points of knocking off the Tories’ Pat Perkins, a… View Article

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