Trump Defends Christmas and Slams Rubio

  Friday September 15, 2015 –  GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump brought his childhood Bible and his stump speech to a conservative Christian summit in Washington on Friday, where he sought to assure attendees that he is a faithful Christian who will fight for religious freedom if elected president. Trump said progressives are fighting to eliminate Christmas and stores these days ...

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Sunday’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse To Be Spectacular

      Friday September 25, 2015 – A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a supermoon Sunday night or early Monday, depending where you are. That combination hasn’t occurred since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033. When a full or new moon makes its closest approach to Earth, that’s a supermoon. Although still about 220,000 miles away, this full moon ...

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Stocks Higher in Early Trading

  Friday September 15, 2015 – U.S. stocks were higher in early trading on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects interest rates to be raised this year, easing concerns about slowing global growth and prompting a rally in bank shares. Data showing that the U.S. economy expanded more than previously estimated in the second quarter added to the ...

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Pope Francis Visits 9/11 Memorial

  Friday September 25, 2015 – Pope Francis visited on Friday the 9/11 Memorial and Museum that commemorates the nearly 3,000 people killed when radical Islamic terrorists hijacked commercial aircraft and flew them directly into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 2001. The pope, who has devoted much of his papacy to calling for peace, stopped at one of the memorial’s two outdoor reflecting ...

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Apple Expecting Record Sales of iPhone 6 This Weekend

  Friday September 25, 2015 – The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit stores around the world on Friday, at the start of what is expected to be a record weekend for sales of Apple Inc’s  marquee product. Eager buyers – joined by at least one robot – flocked to Apple stores from Sydney to New York, itching to get their hands on ...

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Stampede Kills More Than 700 at Hajj Pilgrimage Near Mecca — UPDATE

  Friday September 25, 2015 –  The Saudi government said that 719 people were killed and more than 860 were hurt. It has yet to provide a breakdown of their nationalities, but a number of countries have announced their own tolls, highlighting the international scope of both the pilgrimage and the tragedy. The Associated Press quoted an official from Pakistan ...

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House Speaker John Boehner Set To Resign

  Friday September 25, 2015 –  John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who directed his party to an overwhelming House majority in 2010, told colleagues Friday he’s stepping down as Speaker and will leave Congress at the end of October. The abrupt decision comes after he faced heavy pressure from conservatives to take a harder line on their causes, most recently over ...

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