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Denali or McKinley? How a 19th century political joke turned into a 119-year ...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:11:15 GMT
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Washington Post
The name Mount McKinley “was little more than a joke.” That's according to toponymist George R. Stewart, an expert in American place-names (apparently a real field of academic study). There was no reason, Stewart explained in his 1945 tome “Names on ...
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Tropical Storm Erikas Aftermath: Florida Faces Flash Flood Threat
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:27:51 GMT
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Flood warnings were in effect for most of Florida early Monday as the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika was expected to bring at least five inches of rain. The National Weather Service warned people in flood-prone areas to "take action to protect ...
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Rattled investors brace for big week as Federal Reserve considers rate increase
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:22:22 GMT
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The Guardian
Wall Street is heading into a big week after last week shook investors. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA. Rupert Neate in New York. @RupertNeate. Sunday 30 August 2015 07.00 EDT Last modified on Sunday 30 August 2015 19.00 EDT. Share on Facebook ...
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Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:29:42 GMT
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Hollywood Reporter
He wrote and directed the first 'Nightmare on Elm Street' film, helmed the first four 'Scream' movies and guided Meryl Steep to an Oscar nom for 'Music of the Heart.' Wes Craven, the famed maestro of horror known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and ...
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At MTV VMAs, Celebrity Feuds, Miley Cyrus and Also Some Music
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:56:15 GMT
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New York Times
By any measure, booking Miley Cyrus to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards seemed like a certain coup. Two years ago, performing on the show, she ignited a thousand think pieces with her antics, and since then, she's become perhaps our most ...
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Pat on the back: Thai police award themselves $84000 for arresting suspect in ...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:22:15 GMT
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Fox News
In this image taken from video, National police chief Somyot Poompanmoung holds a cash reward at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Thai police have awarded themselves a 3 million baht ($84,000) reward offered to the ...
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Islamic State Blows Up Temple of Bel in Syrias Palmyra
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:43:43 GMT
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Wall Street Journal
BEIRUT—Islamic State has partially destroyed Palmyra's 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in a massive explosion, activists and a monitoring group said Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks by the militants on the Syrian city's famed historic sites. The ...
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The tragic story of Oliver Sackss celibacy
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:25:58 GMT
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Washington Post
When Oliver Sacks was 18, he faced a prospect most young people dread: a belated talk about the birds and the bees with his dad. “You don't seem to have many girlfriends,” Sacks wrote his father said in his memoir, “On the Move,” released earlier this ...
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Avondale, Arizona, Mom Mireya Alejandra Lopez Drowns Twin Sons: Cops
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:49:25 GMT
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A 22-year-old mother intentionally drowned her twin toddlers in a bathtub Sunday, according to police in Arizona. Mireya Alejandra Lopez also allegedly told investigators that she attempted to drown another child but was stopped by family members.
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Japan Seeks Biggest-Ever Defense Budget Amid China Concerns
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:23:09 GMT
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New York Times
TOKYO — Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China. The ministry endorsed a 5.1 ...

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