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Schools burn as protesters vent anger ahead of South Africa local poll | News Home | Reuters

VUWANI, South Africa (Reuters) - Angry residents have torched 19 schools in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province, protesting a change in municipal boundaries which they say is a recipe for poor social services, as tensions rise ahead of local polls in August.<p>A burnt classroom is seen in Mashau …

Kim Kardashian West Tags a Random Teenager in Her Twitter Posts for This Hilarious Reason

Social media queen Kim Kardashian West is making one teenage boy internet famous — by mistake, according to <i>HelloGiggles</i>. Kardashian West has been …

Cute kitten trapped in walls of abandoned hospital is feline fine again after meows spark rescue

A photographer has captured the heroic moment he rescued a four-week-old kitten who had got himself stuck in the walls of an abandoned hospital.<p>The …

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Big Bad Wolf Plays With Adorable Little Puppy

Never mind the fairy tales and children’s stories: It looks like the big bad wolf isn’t really so bad!<p>In this video, a timber wolf-malamute mix acts …

[UPDATED] This Tennessee Family Claims to Have Won Part of the $1.6 Billion Powerball

The Robinson family bought four Powerball tickets just hours before the drawing.<p>A Tennessee family has come forward with what they claim is one of three winning Powerball tickets — a jackpot worth $533 million if they choose the lump-sum payment ($327.8 million after taxes). Lottery officials have …

Obama: U.S. safe against ISIS attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Thursday that he is confident the U.S. is safe from a Paris-style attack from ISIS and that American law enforcement is well equipped to protect the nation during the holidays.<p>"ISIL will not pose an existential threat to us. …

Congress votes to ban transfer of Guantanamo detainees to US

Congress passed a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States -- something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president.<p>The Senate's 91-to-3 vote gave final legislative approval to the measure. The House …

White House urges Congress to protect U.S. troops from aggressive for-profit colleges

The White House is urging Congress on Veterans Day to pass a series of bills that would protect U.S. troops from colleges taking advantage of their military benefits without delivering a quality education.<p>Men and women who serve in the military receive $57 billion in federal education funding that …

Two Iowa polls show Ben Carson ahead of Donald Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> For the second time in two days, Ben Carson has knocked Donald Trump from his perch atop the field in Iowa, according to new polling of Hawkeye State Republicans.<p>The latest comes from the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics on Friday, which shows the retired neurosurgeon …

NSA holds emergency hearing to fight off anti-surveillance amendment in Congress

The National Security Agency has invited certain members of Congress to a top secret, invitation only meeting to discuss a proposed amendment that …

Two American Citizens Detained in War-Torn Yemen Released

The White House said today that two U.S. citizens in Yemen who had reportedly been detained since early this year by rebels who overthrew the …

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Things are good and slowly getting better

The US economy continues to grow at a modest, steady rate.<p>And this is great news.<p>Over the last year and a half, the economic story in the US has been the same: A disappointing start to the year followed by a rebound that, overall, indicates the economy is growing a bit more than 2% per year.<p>This …

Natalie Hawes: Woman Accused Of Snorting Dead Grandma’s Ashes Offers Bizarre Excuse, Denies Story

Natalie Hawes quickly became one of the most famous women on the internet this week. Her name surfaced on social media as the previously unidentified …

AP Sues U.S. Department of Justice Over FBI Records on Fake News Story

The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI’s failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect’s computer.<p>(AP)<p>AP joined with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to file the …