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Nobel Laureate to Join Other Climate Change Experts at Duquesne Conference

Richard Alley

(PITTSBURGH: PRNewswire-USNewswire)– Duquesne University, a Catholic, Spiritan institution, will tackle the topics of climate change and human relationship with the environment in its inaugural Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation in September.

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Pilots Fired After Snapping Selfies With Model in Cockpit

Two pilots were fired after photos of them posing in the cockpit surfaced online. (Photo: Vicky Xipolitakis)

In the world of aviation, on-the-job selfies are the quickest way to find yourself in the unemployment line. Two pilots were fired after taking photos with an actress in the cockpit during a flight on Tuesday from Buenos Aires to Rosario. The woman, Vicky Xipolitakis, shared the photos with her ...

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Should Apple buy Greece?

Flag of Greece

It started as a joke at an Apple investor conference a few years ago. An audience member piped up that Apple should use its mass of cash – which now amounts to $194 billion – to buy Greece.

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Is Space Case 1 the world’s most hi-tech suitcase?

Space Case 1 features an easy access electronic device compartment on one side of the suitcase Photo: Planet Traveler

A new advanced ‘smart suitcase’ features a fingerprint-based lock system, a wireless speaker and a text notification system to indicate its arrival on the baggage carousel.

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Cupich: ‘Respect must be real, not rhetorical’


As Chicago’s Pride Parade came to a close Sunday afternoon, Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich urged Roman Catholics to “extend support to all families, no matter their circumstances, recognizing that we are all relatives, journeying through life under the careful watch of a loving God.”

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Obama’s brother sells 1995 letter that reflects president’s early views


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 28 (UPI) — In less than two years, President Barack Obama will leave the White House — having reached the highest political mountaintop twice. Twenty years ago, though, he hadn’t even entered politics yet and had no idea of the peaks his future would see.

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SpaceX rocket explodes after launch


An unmanned rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded Sunday just minutes after launch. It wasn’t clear what caused the rocket, named Dragon, to fail. SpaceX will conduct an investigation overseen by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Venezuela’s struggling socialists hold primaries for parliamentary vote

Supporters of Venezuela's United Socialist Party (PSUV) arrive to a final campaign rally in Caracas, June 26, 2015.

Venezuela’s ruling socialists held primaries on Sunday ahead of December’s parliamentary election they are forecast to lose due to a biting recession and discontent with the late Hugo Chavez’s uncharismatic successor.

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Greek debt: ECB not raising funding limit

In the cashpoint queue: Anna Holligan, BBC News, Athens

The European Central Bank says it not increasing its emergency funding for Greek banks, amid fears that Greece may default on its debts on Tuesday.

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Prince of darkness! ‘Devil’ statue hidden for 1,000 years spotted in cathedral

Hell-o there: Cheeky imp has been hidden on Chester Cathedral for 1,000 years

Flying drone captures close-up footage of ‘Chester Imp’ for first time since Chester Cathedral was built – but then mysteriously fails. It is the devil they didn’t know. For 1,000 years a tiny Satan has been hiding high up on Chester Cathedral. Now high-tech has uncovered the little devil. Drone camera operators ...

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