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Billionaire philanthropists participating in politics could be a good thing

Business Insider | 2016-12-31

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg A new kind of philanthropist is emerging in the 21st century. They show little interest in the old philanthropic model - attending galas and endowing their alma mater. Today, relatively young technology billionaires are creating a new paradigm of philanthropy, one that...

Bespoke beer brewed according to your DNA

Reuters | 2016-12-30

A London brewery offers beer lovers the chance to personalise their pint according to their DNA profile, as Stuart McDill reports....


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India's Modi defends decision to demonetize high-value bills

Times Free Press | 2016-12-31

NEW DELHI (AP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended his government's decision to demonetize the country's highest-value currency bills last month in an unusual New Year's Eve message to the nation Saturday. Modi called India's massive demonetization drive, which withdrew 86 percent of the...

Run-DMC Is Suing Wal-Mart & Amazon For $50 Million

Forbes | 2016-12-30

The famous hip-hop group is suing Wal-Mart and Amazon (among others) for an enormous chunk of change. ......


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Virginia Lawmaker Wants Porn Declared a Public Health Hazard

ABC News | 2016-12-30

A Virginia lawmaker wants to have pornography declared a public health hazard, calling it a moral scourge that leads to infidelity, the "hypersexualization of teenagers" and the objectification of women ......

U.S. melanoma rates keep rising

Reuters | 2016-12-29

(Reuters Health) - - The number of diagnosed melanoma cases and related deaths in the U.S. has been steadily climbing for at least two decades despite widespread prevention efforts, a recent study suggests....


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Manchester United closes 2016 on a high with dramatic win over Middlesbrough

Yahoo Daily News | 2017-01-01

Moments of true catharsis have been rare for Manchester United in recent years. Mostly, the post-Sir Alex Ferguson Era has been a struggle. On Saturday, the Red Devils got to finish 2016, another difficult year, on a soaring high, though, with a dramatic 2-1 win over Middlesbrough thanks to...

Westbrook leads Thunder past Clippers 114-88

Rocky Mount Telegram | 2017-01-01

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds for his NBA-best 16th triple-double of the season, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-88 victory over...

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Deccan Herald | 2017-01-01

Kim says N Korea in 'final stages of test launching ICBM'

North Korea is in the "final stages" of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, leader Kim Jong-Un said today, claiming the country had significantly...

Newsday | 2017-01-01

Pope Urges Faithful to Help Youth Find Purpose

advertisement | advertise on newsday Pope Francis on Saturday called on the Catholic faithful to help young people find purpose. In his homily during the last...

The Virginian-Pilot | 2017-01-01

New UN chief wants consensus but faces antagonistic Trump

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Antonio Guterres takes the reins of the United Nations on New Year's Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an antagonistic...

Newstrack India | 2016-12-31

Putin congratulates Russians, reveals New Year secret

Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS) Thanking all Russians for their "victories, achievements, understanding and trust" in 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday...

BBC News | 2016-12-31

India mine collapse: Bodies of 13 recovered in Jharkhand

The bodies of 13 people have been recovered from a coal mine which collapsed on...

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Alternet | 2017-01-01

Elegy for a Year of Death in America

If Nietzsche was right about "what does not kill me," we're stronger now. Facing the darkness is the...

Watch Miley Cyrus get emotional as she is serenaded by a cancer patient

India's Modi defends decision to demonetize high-value bills

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Billionaire philanthropists participating in politics could be a good thing

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Judge denies request to delay Dylann Roof hearing

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