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Daily Herald
Dubai plans $2.9 billion metro expansion to serve Expo 2020of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo. The 15-kilometer (9-mile) expansion str
Dubai plans $2.9 billion metro expansion to serve Expo 2020
Daily Herald / Posted 5 minutes ago
of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo. The 15-kilometer (9-mile) expansion stretch awarded on Wednesday will link the desert expo site with the emirate's existing metro Red Line. The winning consortium was selected from among 10 candidates... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Botswana's President Ian Khama - 'Diamonds Are Not Forever'32-million carats (worth more than $7-billion) of the company's production for
Botswana's President Ian Khama - 'Diamonds Are Not Forever'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 minutes ago
32-million carats (worth more than $7-billion) of the company's production for global distribution. In the vicinity of the desert brown, angular glass and stone block is the national vault, bureau of standards, various diamond cutting and polishing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rough Diamonds - Part Two - 'We Held Onto De Beers, but De Beers Drifted Away'market would have crashed prices, and from 1927 onwards production in Namaquala
Rough Diamonds - Part Two - 'We Held Onto De Beers, but De Beers Drifted Away'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 minutes ago
market would have crashed prices, and from 1927 onwards production in Namaqualand was tightly controlled. A barren semi-desert region, unsuitable for much economic activity besides stock farming, Namaqualand had remained peripheral during South... Read more
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Daily Star
'40 killed' in ISIS ambush of US backed rebels forcesof the New Syrian Army, Muzahem al Saloum, confirmed they had retreated. He sa
'40 killed' in ISIS ambush of US backed rebels forces
Daily Star / Posted 35 minutes ago
of the New Syrian Army, Muzahem al Saloum, confirmed they had retreated. He said: "We have withdrawn to the outlying desert and the first stage of the campaign had ended." ISIS threatens attack on Golden Gate Bridge in chilling new... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Dubai plans $2.9 billion metro expansion to serve Expo 2020of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo. The 15-kilometer (9-mile) expansion str
Dubai plans $2.9 billion metro expansion to serve Expo 2020
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 41 minutes ago
of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo. The 15-kilometer (9-mile) expansion stretch awarded on Wednesday will link the desert expo site with the emirate's existing metro Red Line. The winning consortium was selected from among 10 candidates... Read more
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Crosscut
The faces of homelessnessto know more. He’s in need of new boots, his are falling apart. I asked him if
The faces of homelessness
Crosscut / Posted 48 minutes ago
to know more. He’s in need of new boots, his are falling apart. I asked him if he has a preference, he said best would be desert summer combat boots, size 13. With tax they are around $150.00.” [more on Facebook] Friends in the community saw that... Read more
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express
James Cameron SLAMS Star Wars The Force Awakens: ‘We’ve seen it all before’out how the plot was almost identical to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In
James Cameron SLAMS Star Wars The Force Awakens: ‘We’ve seen it all before’
express / Posted 54 minutes ago
out how the plot was almost identical to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In both films plans were hidden in a robot on a desert planet followed by a Death Star being destroyed at the end. DISNEYMark Hamill caused as stir this week suggesting he... Read more
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Bankrate.com
10 Best Cities For Retirement In AmericaArizona You can't beat Scottsdale, in the Phoenix suburbs, if you're a retiree
10 Best Cities For Retirement In America
Bankrate.com / Posted 55 minutes ago
Arizona You can't beat Scottsdale, in the Phoenix suburbs, if you're a retiree who loves America's Southwestern desert. Seniors can enjoy hiking or taking a moonlit walk in 150-acre Pinnacle Peak Park, or a guided hike in the McDowell... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Syria rebels battle IS at Iraqi border, aim to cut 'caliphate' in twoand dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numberin
Syria rebels battle IS at Iraqi border, aim to cut 'caliphate' in two
Bdnews24.com / Posted an hour ago
and dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numbering several hundred, had secured the desert approaches to Al-Bukamal after a rapid advance across sparsely inhabited desert from al Tanf. A US Defense Department... Read more
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HITC Sport
From Venables to Hodgson: the press box view of England’s tournament flopsmuch the easiest option. The team boss comes and goes – and the whole wretched
From Venables to Hodgson: the press box view of England’s tournament flops
HITC Sport / Posted an hour ago
much the easiest option. The team boss comes and goes – and the whole wretched caravan lurches on ever more deeply into the desert. Meanwhile, the hype and the selling goes along cheerfully enough back at Football Association headquarters in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Scores Killed, Arms Recovered, Hostages Rescued As Troops Clear Terrorists in Bornorifle, 3 G3 Rifle magazines, 2 AK-47 magazines, 1 mobile telephone handset and
Scores Killed, Arms Recovered, Hostages Rescued As Troops Clear Terrorists in Borno
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
rifle, 3 G3 Rifle magazines, 2 AK-47 magazines, 1 mobile telephone handset and a SIM card, as well as a pair of military desert camouflage uniform. "Other items were an address card, 3 Boko Haram terrorist's flags and a Toyota Hilux vehicle... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Zoological Society to release book on 100 years of researchcentre in Calicut reported more than 250 species new to science. As many as 68
Zoological Society to release book on 100 years of research
Hindustantimes.com / Posted an hour ago
centre in Calicut reported more than 250 species new to science. As many as 68 new species have been discovered in the desert region in western part of the country. Among other biodiversity hotspots in the country, ZSI scientists at the... Read more
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dna
US backed Syrian rebels seize airport from ISIS near Iraqi border - monitorsaid that US led coalition strikes hit militant hideouts in the town. Rebel com
US backed Syrian rebels seize airport from ISIS near Iraqi border - monitor
dna / Posted an hour ago
said that US led coalition strikes hit militant hideouts in the town. Rebel commanders said on Tuesday they had secured the desert approaches to Al-Bukamal after a rapid advance across sparsely inhabited desert from their main base further southwest... Read more
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MLive.com
'We've been betrayed:' Veterans blame Air Force base water for chronic diseasesand thyroid problems. The Ashbecks have three children. Two of them were born
'We've been betrayed:' Veterans blame Air Force base water for chronic diseases
MLive.com / Posted an hour ago
and thyroid problems. The Ashbecks have three children. Two of them were born before Lawrence deployed for Operation Desert Storm and was potentially exposed to toxic chemicals thought to cause Gulf War Syndrome. Two children developed... Read more
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News.com.au
Advances in Syria, Iraq squeeze ISsuicide car bomb attacks, the commander said. Both sides have suffered casualti
Advances in Syria, Iraq squeeze IS
News.com.au / Posted an hour ago
suicide car bomb attacks, the commander said. Both sides have suffered casualties, but most militants have fled into the desert, he added. The troops are now around 45km from the airbase at Qayara, less than two weeks after they set out from the... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Long walk to the ballot box for Mongolian nomadsin Mandalgovi, in Mongolia's middle Gobi province on June 29, 2016 His family
Long walk to the ballot box for Mongolian nomads
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted an hour ago
in Mandalgovi, in Mongolia's middle Gobi province on June 29, 2016 His family spends the year travelling around the Gobi Desert in search of pasture for their animals, maintaining a way of life largely unchanged for centuries. As the vote... Read more
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Perth Now
Advances in Syria, Iraq squeeze ISsuicide car bomb attacks, the commander said. Both sides have suffered casualti
Advances in Syria, Iraq squeeze IS
Perth Now / Posted an hour ago
suicide car bomb attacks, the commander said. Both sides have suffered casualties, but most militants have fled into the desert, he added. The troops are now around 45km from the airbase at Qayara, less than two weeks after they set out from the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Center of Hope in Whitehall offers food, clothes, counseling, more for those in needand volunteers from 20 churches chipped in. Craycroft said the location was ch
Center of Hope in Whitehall offers food, clothes, counseling, more for those in need
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted an hour ago
and volunteers from 20 churches chipped in. Craycroft said the location was chosen because the area was a “service desert.” Other grand-opening speakers were Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard and the Rev. LaFayette Scales, senior pastor of Rhema... Read more
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Daily Mirror
How safe is your holiday? We examine hotspots including Turkey, Spain and EgyptTunceli and Hakkari.Egypt The plane, carrying 224 passengers and crew, was bro
How safe is your holiday? We examine hotspots including Turkey, Spain and Egypt
Daily Mirror / Posted an hour ago
Tunceli and Hakkari.Egypt The plane, carrying 224 passengers and crew, was brought down by a bomb and crashed in the Sinai desert, killing everyone on board. As a result of this, the British Government has advised against all but essential travel,... Read more
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The Financial Express
Syria rebels battle Islamic State at Iraqi border, aim to cut “caliphate” in twoand dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numberin
Syria rebels battle Islamic State at Iraqi border, aim to cut “caliphate” in two
The Financial Express / Posted an hour ago
and dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numbering several hundred, had secured the desert approaches to Al-Bukamal after a rapid advance across sparsely inhabited desert from al Tanf. A US Defense Department... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Beyond Sightseeing: You'll Love The Sound Of America's Best ParksColorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. The dunes loom into vie
Beyond Sightseeing: You'll Love The Sound Of America's Best Parks
KERA North Texas / Posted 2 hours ago
Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. The dunes loom into view like a 30-square-mile patch of the Sahara desert that somehow ended up at the foot of snow-capped mountains. A hailstorm was pounding down, so we ducked into the... Read more
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Swissinfo
Iraqi forces say press towards key air base south of Mosulsuicide car bomb attacks, the commander said. Both sides have suffered casualti
Iraqi forces say press towards key air base south of Mosul
Swissinfo / Posted 2 hours ago
suicide car bomb attacks, the commander said. Both sides have suffered casualties, but most militants have fled into the desert, he added. The troops are now around 45 km from the airbase at Qayara, less than two weeks after they set out from... Read more
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Channel 4 News
Brexit re-think? No one is Brussels is giving it the time of daywas huge applause yesterday and a standing ovation for the SNP MEP Alyn Smith w
Brexit re-think? No one is Brussels is giving it the time of day
Channel 4 News / Posted 2 hours ago
was huge applause yesterday and a standing ovation for the SNP MEP Alyn Smith when he called on the EU not to desert Scotland. Applause there though does not always translate into a decision at the European Council. Spain was the most... Read more
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Evening Standard
Frank Field: Why it’s essential that we elect a new Labour leadersay that these voters, largely working-class men and women who our party was fo
Frank Field: Why it’s essential that we elect a new Labour leader
Evening Standard / Posted 2 hours ago
say that these voters, largely working-class men and women who our party was founded to represent, will not be tempted to desert Labour the next time we ask for their votes? Here’s where we need to take a second step back towards electability. At... Read more
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Salon.com
Oregon county keeps judge who blocked refuge occupierslike a strong statement was made,” Harney County Clerk Derrin E. “Dag” Robinson
Oregon county keeps judge who blocked refuge occupiers
Salon.com / Posted 2 hours ago
like a strong statement was made,” Harney County Clerk Derrin E. “Dag” Robinson said. The first recall effort in this high-desert county in 21 years underscored divisions that remain more than four months after the 41-day occupation ended Feb.... Read more
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CBC.ca
U.S. wants peacekeeping help as Obama and Trudeau meetRussian expansionism. U.S. Troops parachute during a NATO-led exercise with Ca
U.S. wants peacekeeping help as Obama and Trudeau meet
CBC.ca / Posted 3 hours ago
Russian expansionism. U.S. Troops parachute during a NATO-led exercise with Canadian and Polish soldiers in Bledowska Desert in Chechlo, near Olkusz, south Poland in 2014. NATO is asking Canada to post more troops to the region. (Kacper... Read more
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The Daily Voice - New Canaan
Darien VFW Pulls Out The Stops For Annual Push-N-Pull Parade On July 4thcall of duty to serve overseas in an armed conflict, including in World War II,
Darien VFW Pulls Out The Stops For Annual Push-N-Pull Parade On July 4th
The Daily Voice - New Canaan / Posted 3 hours ago
call of duty to serve overseas in an armed conflict, including in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and other armed conflicts. Since the Post's founding in... Read more
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dna
Cracks show inside Islamic State's shrinking caliphatea Baghdad-based expert who advises the Iraqi government. The self-proclaimed c
Cracks show inside Islamic State's shrinking caliphate
dna / Posted 3 hours ago
a Baghdad-based expert who advises the Iraqi government. The self-proclaimed caliph, Baghdadi, is moving in a semi-desert plain that covers several thousand square kilometres west of the Tigris river and south of Mosul, avoiding Syria after... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Darien
Darien VFW Pulls Out The Stops For Annual Push-N-Pull Parade On July 4thcall of duty to serve overseas in an armed conflict, including in World War II,
Darien VFW Pulls Out The Stops For Annual Push-N-Pull Parade On July 4th
The Daily Voice - Darien / Posted 3 hours ago
call of duty to serve overseas in an armed conflict, including in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and other armed conflicts. Since the Post's founding in... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Open house offers first look at proposed Pittsfield Walmart Supercenterwith the addition of approximately 100 new jobs, while providing grocery servic
Open house offers first look at proposed Pittsfield Walmart Supercenter
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 3 hours ago
with the addition of approximately 100 new jobs, while providing grocery services in what is an acknowledged 'food desert,'" Buchanan said. "We value our relationship with the citizens of Pittsfield and are eager to continue and strengthen... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Greenwich
Darien VFW Pulls Out The Stops For Annual Push-N-Pull Parade On July 4thcall of duty to serve overseas in an armed conflict, including in World War II,
Darien VFW Pulls Out The Stops For Annual Push-N-Pull Parade On July 4th
The Daily Voice - Greenwich / Posted 3 hours ago
call of duty to serve overseas in an armed conflict, including in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and other armed conflicts. Since the Post's founding in... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Transported by readingwith excitement at the library including live sword fighting. “Kids ages five
Transported by reading
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 4 hours ago
with excitement at the library including live sword fighting. “Kids ages five to eight will be immersed in the jungle, desert, ocean and space on Tuesdays or Wednesdays with puppet shows, storytelling, books and crafts.” Special guests will... Read more
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dna
Syria rebels battle Islamic State at Iraqi border, aim to cut 'caliphate' in twoand dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numberin
Syria rebels battle Islamic State at Iraqi border, aim to cut 'caliphate' in two
dna / Posted 4 hours ago
and dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numbering several hundred, had secured the desert approaches to Al-Bukamal after a rapid advance across sparsely inhabited desert from al Tanf. A U.S. Defense... Read more
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examiner.com
Behind the wheel: 2016 Lexus GS Turboand forth from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. I had a chance to cruise on the fre
Behind the wheel: 2016 Lexus GS Turbo
examiner.com / Posted 4 hours ago
and forth from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. I had a chance to cruise on the freeway at (near) triple-digit speeds in the desert, ride in bumper-bumper traffic on a busy freeway, drive it in-town around Palm Springs in traffic and parking lots and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Syria rebels battle IS at Iraqi border, aim to cut 'caliphate' in twoand dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numberin
Syria rebels battle IS at Iraqi border, aim to cut 'caliphate' in two
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 hours ago
and dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numbering several hundred, had secured the desert approaches to Al-Bukamal after a rapid advance across sparsely inhabited desert from al Tanf. A U.S. Defence... Read more
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The Star
U.S.-backed Syrian rebels clash with IS fighters in border town - rebel commanderand dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numberin
U.S.-backed Syrian rebels clash with IS fighters in border town - rebel commander
The Star / Posted 4 hours ago
and dug trenches around the town, rebel sources say. The rebel force, numbering several hundred, had secured the desert approaches to Al-Bukamal after a rapid advance across sparsely inhabited desert from al Tanf. A U.S. Defence... Read more
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The Financial Express
Cracks show inside Islamic State’s shrinking caliphatea Baghdad-based expert who advises the Iraqi government. The self-proclaimed c
Cracks show inside Islamic State’s shrinking caliphate
The Financial Express / Posted 4 hours ago
a Baghdad-based expert who advises the Iraqi government. The self-proclaimed caliph, Baghdadi, is moving in a semi-desert plain that covers several thousand square kilometres west of the Tigris river and south of Mosul, avoiding Syria after... Read more
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express
The 7 best viral car videos of the momentTop Gear track, some terrible cover-up parking and a hilarious car review . Wa
The 7 best viral car videos of the moment
express / Posted 5 hours ago
Top Gear track, some terrible cover-up parking and a hilarious car review . Want to see some beautiful old Porsches in the desert? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t? This is a lovely short film made some aficionados of the German sports car in... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
3 Questions with Lani Ersfeldlocation in town, and frankly we feel there’s a huge need on that side of town,
3 Questions with Lani Ersfeld
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 5 hours ago
location in town, and frankly we feel there’s a huge need on that side of town, especially because it is a known food desert down there, and so that is why we feel really passionate about keeping that farmers market going and keeping it as... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Mariners "Cruz" Past Pirates 5schedule against the same Americans club for Bud Light Opening Night at the Are
Mariners "Cruz" Past Pirates 5
KHQ Spokane / Posted 6 hours ago
schedule against the same Americans club for Bud Light Opening Night at the Arena on Saturday, October 1. Three-Peat for Desert Horse, Spokane Club and Mambas Take Hoopfest Elite TitlesThree-Peat for Desert Horse, Spokane Club and Mambas Take... Read more
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USA Today
What made Buddy Ryan appealing was that he wasn't for every playerhis siesta. That’s when I knew he’d lost his edge. The following year, Ryan br
What made Buddy Ryan appealing was that he wasn't for every player
USA Today / Posted 6 hours ago
his siesta. That’s when I knew he’d lost his edge. The following year, Ryan brought a monsoon of interest and chaos to the desert. He was the bold stroke the bumbling franchise badly needed, and if you want to gauge his early impact, check out the... Read more
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FOX News
In Paraguay, drought-stricken caimans agonizeFORTIN GENERAL DIAZ, Paraguay – Dozens of caimans are on the verge of death bec
In Paraguay, drought-stricken caimans agonize
FOX News / Posted 7 hours ago
FORTIN GENERAL DIAZ, Paraguay – Dozens of caimans are on the verge of death because of a harsh drought that has hit a wide desert zone of Paraguay known as the Chaco Boreal. Owners of the area's San Jorge Hacienda have tried to rescue the adult and... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. backed Syrian rebels seize airport from IS near Iraqi border - monitorthat U.S. led coalition strikes hit militant hideouts in the town. Rebel comma
U.S. backed Syrian rebels seize airport from IS near Iraqi border - monitor
Reuters / Posted 7 hours ago
that U.S. led coalition strikes hit militant hideouts in the town. Rebel commanders said on Tuesday they had secured the desert approaches to Al-Bukamal after a rapid advance across sparsely inhabited desert from their main base further southwest... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Only man convicted in Megaupload case felt pressured to admit guiltcopyright infringement, has spoken candidly about the cost of helping Mr Dotcom
Only man convicted in Megaupload case felt pressured to admit guilt
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 hours ago
copyright infringement, has spoken candidly about the cost of helping Mr Dotcom build his internet empire and how he felt deserted by his co-accused who flaunted their lavish lifestyle in New Zealand while he was left penniless. Nomm spent a year... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Locals in favor of suicide screening for teensDave Muth and his daughter Madeline from Palm Desert first started volunteering
Locals in favor of suicide screening for teens
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 7 hours ago
Dave Muth and his daughter Madeline from Palm Desert first started volunteering for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention when Madeline first attempted suicide when she was 11 years old. "Madeline was the most courageous young lady that a... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Proposed bill aims to stop repeat DUI offendersit allows an individual to be a functioning member of this community," said Gar
Proposed bill aims to stop repeat DUI offenders
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 7 hours ago
it allows an individual to be a functioning member of this community," said Garcia. We talked to some people in the high desert to see what they think about SB 1046. "I think that's a great idea because there is too many people sliding by with... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Oregon judge prevails in recall linked to armed takeoverhas prevailed in a recall vote. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, the top admi
Oregon judge prevails in recall linked to armed takeover
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 7 hours ago
has prevailed in a recall vote. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, the top administrator of the sparsely populated high-desert county, faced a recall vote after he refused to allow the armed protesters to use a county building for a meeting.... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Oregon judge prevails in recall linked to armed takeoverhas prevailed in a recall vote. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, the top admi
Oregon judge prevails in recall linked to armed takeover
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 7 hours ago
has prevailed in a recall vote. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, the top administrator of the sparsely populated high-desert county, faced a recall vote after he refused to allow the armed protesters to use a county building for a meeting.... Read more
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The Columbian
Harney County judge prevails in recall electionhas prevailed in a recall vote. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, the top admi
Harney County judge prevails in recall election
The Columbian / Posted 8 hours ago
has prevailed in a recall vote. Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, the top administrator of the sparsely populated high-desert county, faced a recall vote after he refused to allow the armed protesters to use a county building for a meeting.... Read more
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CTV News
Oregon county votes to keep judge who blocked wildlife refuge occupierswas made," Harney County Clerk Derrin E. "Dag" Robinson told The Associated Pre
Oregon county votes to keep judge who blocked wildlife refuge occupiers
CTV News / Posted 8 hours ago
was made," Harney County Clerk Derrin E. "Dag" Robinson told The Associated Press. The first recall effort in this high-desert county in 21 years underscored divisions that remain more than four months after the 41-day occupation ended Feb.... Read more
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