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Americans To Be Banned From Traveling to North Korea

The Department of State of the United States is expected to impose a “geographical travel restriction” as authorized by Rex Tillerson — who is the current secretary of state of the United States — which will effectively ban Americans from traveling to North Korea.

While visiting North Korea…

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Son of Cecil the Lion Shot Dead By Hunter

Slightly greater than two years after — and not far from where — his father Cecil was killed by Walter James Palmer, Xanda the lion was shot dead just outside Hwange National Park in northwest Zimbabwe.

A professional hunter discovered an electronic collar on the dead lion; handed it back to researchers; and communicated what had happened. According to…

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Update: Woman Accused of Groping Female Passenger Sentenced to Probation and Home Detention

Heidi Anne McKinney — who allegedly touched the breast and genitals of a fellow female passenger without her consent aboard an airplane which operated as Alaska Airlines flight 621 en route from Las Vegas to Portland on the evening of Sunday, May 8, 2016 — was sentenced to eight months of home detention and three years of probation on Monday, July 10, 2017.

McKinney — who is now 27 years of age and is from Banks, which is a suburb of Portland — pleaded guilty to assault with the intent to commit a felony on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. She initially faced a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.00.

According to…

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Video of Auschwitz as a Political Gaffe: A Positive Effect

“The atrocities that happened at Auschwitz were truly despicable, and we must never let history repeat itself in such a way. I have always stood with Israel and all Jewish people, and I always will. We live in a dangerous world, and massive forces of evil do indeed yet exist. We must all stand united against those evils. My Auschwitz video has been removed, and my sincere apology for any unintended pain is extended.”

I have watched the video in question — which is…

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129 Degrees? This Place is Hot, Hot, Hot!

Experiencing hot temperatures during the month of July in the northern hemisphere is not unusual in many places; but the ambient temperature reached a record high of 53.7 degrees Celsius — or 129 degrees Fahrenheit — on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in…

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Happy Birthday Number 150, Canada!

Saturday, July 1, 2017 marks 150 years since Canada became a confederation on Monday, July 1, 1867 when the British North America Act united what were then the British provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario into the Dominion of Canada; and I simply wanted to wish the neighbor north of the United States a very happy birthday.

Some of the celebrations — as documented from the Twitter site dedicated to the special day — around Canada include…

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Travel Alert June 2017: Tropical Storm Cindy to Affect the Gulf Coast

If southern portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the western panhandle of Florida are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to torrential rains which are expected to deliver as much as 20 inches of rain and potentially flood the aforementioned areas.

Tropical Storm Cindy — which…

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Girl Saves Drowning Woman in Hotel Pool

Ellie Austin is nine years of age and had learned how to swim only two years ago; but she is credited with saving the life of a woman who was drowning yesterday afternoon in a swimming pool at the Hampton Inn Bremen-I-20 hotel property — and the staff of that hotel property awarded her earlier today with flowers, a teddy bear, and a certificate which calls her a superhero.

Thinking at first that the incident was a joke, Austin then…

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Update: Interstate 85 in Atlanta to Be Open Again Monday Morning

The elevated portion of Interstate 85 near Piedmont Road in Atlanta which collapsed because of an intense fire back on Thursday, March 30, 2017 will open once again to traffic prior to rush hour on Monday morning, May 15, 2017 — one month sooner than originally expected…

…and the northbound lanes may open to traffic as soon as sometime during…

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Model Posed Nude Atop Sacred Mountain and Causes Controversy

“This climb has forever changed me. I proved just how far I could push myself and I am truely proud of my accomplishment. This mountain was steep, rugged, ever changing and just pure brutal! Safe to say, I will never do it again” is how she ended her comment.

Local Maori — who are the indigenous people of New Zealand – say the move was utterly insensitive and very inappropriate to their culture. The main reason is that…

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