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Houston Suburb Conditions Hurricane Relief Money On Residents' Vow Not To Boycott Israel
A suburb outside of Houston is requiring residents who were affected by Hurricane Harvey to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to apply for grant money to rebuild their home or business.
Photos of the week: 10/13 - 10/20
A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded
Missing California Hikers Found In Embrace After Apparent Killing-Suicide
Steve Bannon Attacks Bush for Anti-Trump Speech
Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions
End of Australia auto-making sector as Holden closes doors
The last car rolled off the production line of Australian automaker Holden on Friday, marking the demise of a national industry unable to stand up to global competition. The closure of the Elizabeth plant in South Australia is the end of an era for Holden, which first started in the state as a saddlery business in 1856 and made the nation's first mass-produced car in 1948. The brand has long been an Australian household name, with 1970s commercials singing that "football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars" were part of the nation's identity.
Mom shares horrifying photo of legs after trip to pumpkin patch
Boy kicked out of Cub Scouts after challenging Republican senator accused of racism
Ames Mayfield of Broomsfield, Colorado, decided to do some research on Senator Vicki Marbles before she visited his Cub Scouts den, his mother says. “I didn’t, that was made up by the media,” Ms Marble responded.
Tiger Kept At Truck Stop For 17 Years Dies, But The Legal Battle Isn't Over
The tiger at the center of a years-long legal battle between animal rights activists and a Louisiana truck stop owner has died, but the owner’s desire to get another tiger means the fight likely isn’t over.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly blames terror for UK crime jump
LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has misinterpreted British crime statistics and wrongly blamed terrorism as the driving factor behind higher numbers. Terror attacks in Manchester and London that killed 35 people only account for 1/100th of a percent of the total number of crimes recorded in the report, and homicides are actually down 2 percent.
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By Emily Flitter TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously. At a dinner attended by island residents Aug. 2, the activists from RepublicEn headed by former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis laid out the stakes: The sea level is rising, and some scientists estimate that within decades the island, already suffering severe erosion, will need to be abandoned. The people of Tangier Island were used to this kind of message.
Japan Timeline and Information
910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.
1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.
1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.
1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan
1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.
1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan
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