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Clinton, Trump Remain Deadlocked in Florida Clinton, Trump Remain Deadlocked in Florida
- November 14, 2016

It came to that conclusion after deciding that Ms Clinton would win numerous most significant swing states. The candidates rallied voters late into the night, a frenzied end to a bitter election year that has laid bare the nation's deep economic and cultural divides. (more...)
Global protesters demand climate justice at UN talk Global protesters demand climate justice at UN talk
- November 14, 2016

Although it was Presidents Obama and Xi that got most of the credit, it was the European Union that was the first to put forward its emissions reduction plans for the Paris Agreement. There also remains the question of how China essays its role in the new scenario. "And the evidence is there for everybody to see". For its part, the world's largest carbon dioxide polluter has made it clear that it can be an example to other countries. (more...)
Look up tonight to see the biggest supermoon in 68 years Look up tonight to see the biggest supermoon in 68 years
- November 14, 2016

This, combined with being fully lit, will make the celestial body appear brighter, closer, and larger than usual. Why it's unusual: The moon will be as close to the Earth as it's been in nearly 70 years. Ingalls suggests tapping the screen and holding your finger on the moon to lock the focus on it-instead of allowing the autofocus to clarify a group of stars. (more...)
Michelle Obama and Melania Trump met and it was just as awkward
- November 14, 2016

This is the first time Obama and Trump have met face to face, according to a White House official. "My number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful", he said. (more...)
'SNL' offers message of hope in first show after Trump's victory
- November 14, 2016

The night's first sketch was an election night watch party in which a few smug, white urbanites gather to watch Clinton's battle map unravel and suddenly realize that American voters are, indeed, bigoted enough to elect a candidate supported by white nationalists as president. (more...)
Facebook declares users dead, including Mark Zuckerberg Facebook declares users dead, including Mark Zuckerberg
- November 14, 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected criticism that bogus stories that appeared on the social networking site influenced the outcome of Tuesday's USA presidential election. Chalk this one up as a grave error (see what we did there?). Zuckerberg was memorialised by his own website due to a glitch. The social network on Friday apologized and said it work as quickly as possible to correct the problem. (more...)
John Kerry lands in Antarctica, highest US official to visit John Kerry lands in Antarctica, highest US official to visit
- November 14, 2016

Kerry has visited New Zealand many times before, as a Senator, in a private capacity on holiday and for R and R in 1968 as a young naval officer on a U.S. Kerry, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the continent, said there was a risk that much of Antarctica's ice will eventually melt into the sea, raising ocean levels around the world. (more...)
Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes New Zealand Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes New Zealand
- November 14, 2016

Still, the quake brought back memories of the magnitude-6.3 natural disaster that struck Christchurch in 2011, destroying much of the downtown area and killing 185 people. Gin, a 24-year-old lifelong Christchurch resident, is accustomed to quakes, so she said she sat calmly and waited, figuring the rumbling would stop in a few seconds. (more...)
Reince Priebus named Trump's chief of staff
- November 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump will bring the leading voice of the alt-right with him into the White House as a top strategist, while installing a veteran Republican party apparatchik below him as chief of staff. In "certain areas, a wall is more appropriate", but "there could be some fencing", Trump said in an interview with CBS' Sunday newsmagazine 60 Minutes . (more...)
Shah Noorani shrine blast death toll rises to 54, over 100 injured Shah Noorani shrine blast death toll rises to 54, over 100 injured
- November 14, 2016

Daesh claimed responsibility on Sunday for an attack on a shrine in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan the day before as the death toll rose to 52. DG ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa in a series of tweets said that troops and medical teams has been dispatched from Karachi and Khuzdar to fasten the rescue efforts. (more...)
Tonight will see the largest full moon over Ireland since 1948 Tonight will see the largest full moon over Ireland since 1948
- November 14, 2016

R.P. Hale is senior educator at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. The full moon has not been as close to earth since January 26, 1948, according to Dario dela Cruz, chief of the Space Sciences and Astronomy Section of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). (more...)
Closest Supermoon Since 1948 Arrives Monday: Tips On Seeing And Photographing It
- November 14, 2016

At perigee, the supermoon can appear nearly 30 times brighter and 14 percent larger than a regular full moon. What's more, the full moon won't come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034, according to a statement from NASA. The full moon will come nearer to Earth than at any time since 1948, astronomers said . If you look up at the moon in the next day or two, you might notice it looks bigger and brighter than usual. (more...)
Honor, remembrance resound in Wisner Park on Veterans Day Honor, remembrance resound in Wisner Park on Veterans Day
- November 14, 2016

Friday's event will also feature Doug Guthe as a guest speaker. Pickler retired with more than 36 years of service with the United States Army. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla placed a wreath donated by DiGregory's Greenhouse and Nursery at the memorial site and urged the audience to remember the veterans who gave their all for the country. (more...)
Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville
- November 14, 2016

She said Russell had heart bypass surgery in July and had been planning on resuming touring in January. However, he drew greater acclaim for his work as co-producer and arranger on Cocker's album " Joe Cocker ", which yielded the hit from Mr. (more...)
Giant supermoon will be biggest & brightest since 1948
- November 13, 2016

Skywatchers are eagerly awaiting the appearance of a supermoon - a full moon that occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit. At perigee , the point at which the moon is closest to earth, the moon can be as much as 14 per cent closer to earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet. (more...)
Supermoon will be a big beauty if skies clear
- November 13, 2016

Although the moon orbits the Earth once every 27 days or so (actually about 27 days and eight hours), it doesn't go round in a flawless circle. However, Dela Cruz said studies still have to prove that there is a significant correlation between full moon and human behavior. (more...)
Obama, Trump hold first post-election meeting
- November 13, 2016

And I said , "I want to thank you very much, you were a great competitor", he said, praising his vanquished political foe as " very strong and very smart". The departing Senate minority leader says Donald Trump's election "has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry" and he now must lead "a time of healing". (more...)
Facebook Memorial Bug announces 2 million users dead including owner Zuckerberg
- November 13, 2016

In an unfortunate yet amusing incident, a bug accidently killed several Facebook users, including founder Mark Zuckerberg as it posted messages on their accounts meant for memorialised profiles. While some people were obviously shocked, other users saw it as a missed opportunity to scare a few friends out, with one user, Danny Sullivan tweeting "Damn". (more...)
Next supermoon will be the biggest in living memory
- November 13, 2016

It is defined as "a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit" and is called a Perigee Full Moon, or one that is closer to Earth than average, in astronomy. Every once in a while, the moon, sun, and earth line up. Since the moon is full, it'll rise at almost the same time as sunset. How do you get a super moon? The next time the full moon comes this close will be 2034. (more...)
Russian Federation was "in touch" with Trump's team during Presidential campaign
- November 13, 2016

Trump was able to redirect voters' attention from the way in which the emails were hacked to the revelations contained in the exposed messages, says Dr. The Clinton camp had repeatedly accused Trump of maintaining ties with Russian Federation during the elections. The Clinton campaign did not respond to a request for comment Thursday on the assertions. (more...)

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