Feb 17

Volcano eruption in Indonesia kills 3, forces 100,000 to be evacuated

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A powerful volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air Friday, killing three people and forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close seven airports. The eruption of Mount Kelud on Java island could be heard up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) away, Indonesia’s disaster …

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Feb 17

Residents Baffled by Terrifying Loud Booms in Oklahoma

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If you hear a bang in the night in Oklahoma, it’s probably not a monster, but could something worse — an earthquake. Across the south central state, 20 earthquakes were reported to The United States Geological Survey on Saturday alone. One of those quakes in the Edmond area had a magnitude of 3.5. But residents are puzzled …

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Feb 17

Episcopal Bishops Rebuke Kansas Anti-Gay House Bill 2453 With Religious Righteousness

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DAYS OF LOT - On Wednesday, Kansas’ Republican-dominated House passed Bill 2453, which makes it legal for individuals, groups, and businesses to refuse services for same-sex couples if they believe it goes against their religious beliefs to do so. Though the bill claims that it “protects the rights of religious people,” some people of faith are against …

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Feb 17

Michael Sam Received A Standing Ovation At A Missouri Basketball Game For “Coming Out of the Closet”

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DAYS OF LOT -Michael Sam received a standing ovation when he appeared on the arena video boards during Missouri’s basketball game against Tennessee on Saturday. The All-America defensive end who could became the first openly gay player in the NFL, later blew a kiss to the student section and shook hands with fans. Sam and football team …

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Feb 17

Obama Defends Homosexuality, Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Would Mark Step Backward

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DAYS OF LOT – RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says pending steps by Uganda to further criminalize homosexuality will complicate what he is describing as America’s valued relationship with the East African nation. In a written statement, Obama says legislation that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he will sign will mark a …

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Feb 17

John Kerry: Climate Change Is ‘Perhaps The World’s Most Fearsome Weapon Of Mass Destruction’

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Indonesians on Sunday that man-made climate change could threaten their entire way of life, deriding those who doubted the existence of “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction”. Kerry described those who do not accept that human activity causes global warming as “shoddy scientists” and “extreme ideologues”, …

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Feb 17

Syria’s Death Toll Now Exceeds 140,000

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More than 140,000 people, over 7,000 of them children, have been killed in Syria’s uprising-turned-civil war, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The pro-opposition Observatory said the period since the “Geneva 2″ peace talks for Syria began last month had been the bloodiest of the nearly three-year conflict. The death toll is now at …

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Feb 17

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