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    Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging

    Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low. Brent oil fell more than $6 to $71.25 a barrel after OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna left the group’s output ceiling

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    Russia’s Most Powerful Oil Official Says Oil Could Fall Below $60 In The Next Few Months

    Russia’s most powerful oil official Igor Sechin said in an interview with an Austrian newspaper that oil prices could fall below $60 by mid-way through next year. Sechin, chief executive of Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil producer, also said U.S. oil production would fall after 2025 and that an oil market council should be created to monitor prices, the

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    Oil falls as Opec tests US shale industry

    Cartel decides against production cut despite 40% price-slide… Read Full Article

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    Without passing a single law, Obama crafts bold environmental plan

    President Barack Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any previous occupant of the White House. Yet it is very likely that not a single major environmental law will have passed during his two terms in Washington. Instead, Obama has turned to the vast reach of the Clean Air Act

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    US responsible for two-thirds of all military conflicts – Russia’s top brass

    US interference in the internal affairs of countries around the world has brought neither peace, nor democracy, said Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister. America’s double standard experiments in supporting terrorists are provoking further destabilization. “Think of it, over the last decades the US initiated two-thirds of all military conflicts (worldwide). Call to memory, how it all

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    Venezuelan MP says ‘Zionists,’ Bush family financed Hitler Read more: Venezuelan MP says ‘Zionists,’ Bush family financed Hitler

    A Latin American Jewish group has called for the removal from office of a Venezuelan lawmaker who said during an interview that “Zionists” were the main financiers of Hitler. Congressman Adel El Zabayar, a member of Venezuela’s National Assembly, told the Hezbollah-sponsored Al Manar TV headquartered in Lebanon that: “In order to understand what is

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    Alleged plot included bombing Arch, killing St. Louis County prosecutor, Ferguson chief

    Two men arrested last week on federal weapons charges were planning to bomb the the city’s iconic Gateway Arch, sources have told KSDK-TV. The men, identified in an indictment as Brandon Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis, also planned to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, the sources said.

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    Now even MORE forecasters warn of Arctic freeze: Britain to plunge into severe cold winter

    Bitter arctic winds, nationwide snow and record low temperatures could trigger a national crisis, experts have warned. With Monday signalling the first day of winter, forecasters concede their worst fears are about materialise after weeks of speculation as to the severity of this winter. Chaotic weather patterns over the past few weeks including unseasonal heat

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    Conservatives: Don’t Let Obama Give State of the Union Address

    A series of political commenters, led by the editor of the National Review, have a new idea for Speaker John Boehner: refuse to invite President Obama from the State of the Union address. The thinking behind this proposal is that it would aptly demonstrate the level of GOP discontentment with the president, in case he doesn’t

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    Militants Gun Down Pakistan Health Workers as Polio Crisis Intensifies

    There have been 260 new cases of polio diagnosed in the South Asian nation this year. Public-health workers continue to be gunned down at will by Islamic militants across Pakistan, where ongoing attacks against vaccination teams have hampered the government’s ability to rein in a spiraling polio crisis. Read Full Article

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    In ‘Lost’ Trove Of IRS Emails, 2,500 May Link White House To Confidential Taxpayer Data

    The recent news that the lost or destroyed Lois Lerner emails were actually not lost or destroyed surprised some people. That they will now be sorted, cataloged and released provokes mixed reactions. It has some Republicans upset that more wasn’t done and more transparently. It has some Democrats upset that more money is being spent on what

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    Ronald Reagan: ‘Thanksgiving Underscores Our Unshakeable Belief in God as the Foundation of Our Nation’

    President Ronald Reagan issued a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation on Oct. 13, 1986, stating that “the practice of offering thanksgiving underscores our unshakeable belief in God as the foundation of our nation.” Here is the full text of President Reagan’s 1986 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation: Read Full Article

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    Pastor who had his church burnt down in Ferguson reflects with his family on Thanksgiving

    The sweet aroma of turkey, stuffing, ox-tail soup and the Southern specialty, chitlins, filled the Lee household Thursday as the extended clan began to gather. Just off the busy kitchen of a modest suburban bungalow, the National Football League played on a big-screen TV, as children scurried in and out. It was, in some ways,

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    Hillary Clinton’s personal requirements for speech raise eyebrows

    It was a list of requirements worthy of a Hollywood diva, from the temperature of the water in the carafe, to the shape of the chair cushions and the crispness of the crudites, nothing was left to chance when Hillary Clinton came to speak the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) earlier this year.

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    Fremont church offers drive-thru prayer service

    Everyone knows about drive-thru restaurants, now there’s a church providing drive-thru prayer service. Starting Monday night, Holy Spirit Church in Fremont is offering prayers on the go. Volunteers are on hand to pray and bless those who need it without ever leaving the driver’s seat. Read Full Article

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    World’s First Digital Animal Created In Robot Body

    Are scientists close to digitizing their first animal on a computer system? Well maybe not a full animal just yet, but they are close. Very close. Because scientists have now recreated the brain of a worm and placed it inside a robot. Read Full Article

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    Canadian planes seeing less air time in fight against ISIL

    Canadian military aircraft tasked with fighting the Islamic State in Iraq are spending most of their time on the ground. Canada is contributing six CF-18 fighter jets, two Aurora military surveillance aircraft and a Polaris refuelling plane to the U.S.-led bombing campaign against ISIL. The aircraft began flying sorties on Oct. 30, and by the end of the first

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    Swiss vote provokes ‘6,000-year gold bubble’ attack

    Five million Swiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to force the Swiss National Bank to repatriate all its gold from vaults in Britain and Canada, boost its holdings of bullion to 20pc of foreign reserves and then keep the metal forever. The “Save Our Swiss Gold” referendum is a valiant attempt by Switzerland’s army

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    Japan volcano Mount Aso eruption hits flights

    Flights in Japan were cancelled or diverted on Thursday to avoid a cloud of ash and smoke spewing from an erupting volcano in the south. Read Full Article

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    New supersonic jet will get you from LA to NYC in 2.5 hours

    New Yorkers in the near future could one day eat Thanksgiving in Los Angeles and then fly back home before their turkey digests. A supersonic passenger jet dubbed the N+2 has been designed by US global aerospace engineers at Lockheed Martin and is intended to make commercial flights from NY to LA in just 2.5

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