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Israeli Jews, Muslims puzzled by French 'burkini' brouhaha

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By Luke Baker TEL AVIV (Reuters) - In Israel, where it is fair to say Muslims and Jews do not always agree, there is shared confusion and surprise at events across the Mediterranean: the push by French mayors to ban full-body swimsuits, or "burkinis", on beaches....(more) 



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Japan gunman shoots himself dead after standoff with police

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A Japanese gunman accused of shooting dead a construction worker and wounding three others died on Wednesday after he also shot himself following a long and tense standoff with police, news reports said. Yasuhide Mizobata fled into an apartment building on Tuesday afternoon after firing repeatedly...(more) 



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Brazil's Senate begins session to vote on Rousseff's removal

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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate opened a session on Wednesday to vote on whether to remove suspended President Dilma Rousseff from office for breaking budgetary rules, the culmination of an impeachment process that has paralyzed Brazilian politics for nine months. If two-thirds of the 81 Senators...(more) 



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Apple tax receipts could help cut Ireland's debt pile - S&P

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The European Commission's ruling that Apple should pay 13 billion euros of back-dated taxes could help Ireland reduce its debt significantly but may undermine the Irish government in the process, Standard & Poor's told Reuters on Thursday. "There are many uncertainties ahead but if we assume...(more) 



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We’re not officially in the Anthropocene yet, because geologists move almost as slowly as geology.

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It’s taking the international geological community a really long time to formally acknowledge the current geological epoch. Coined by stratigraphers Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000, the “Anthropocene” took over from the Holocene once humans became the dominant force of geologic change, sometime in the...(more) 



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The 21 questions that will reveal whether you're in a healthy relationship that will last for life

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Relationship expert Tracey Cox shows that couples in long relationships actually share many idiosyncratic habits, like arguing, public affection and indulging in good sex. 



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Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest Underlines Union of Sports and Patriotism

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While high-level sports are a type of entertainment, few other forms of mass-consumed entertainment have the anthem ingrained into every performance. 



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U.S. private sector adds 177,000 jobs in August: ADP

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 177,000 jobs in August, above economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.  



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Wall St set to open flat as investors await jobs data

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(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open little changed on Wednesday as investors looked forward to Friday's nonfarm payrolls data for a clearer picture on the health of the economy and the timing of the next interest rate hike.  



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Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family

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BEULAH, Mich. (AP) -- A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend.... 




Health commissioner: State acted properly on tainted water

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's health commissioner says federal guidelines on maximum levels of the chemical PFOA in drinking water are intended to trigger action to reduce it, not to warn against drinking the water.... 



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Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Eric Church lead CMA nods

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and budding newcomer Maren Morris are the leaders at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards.... 



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