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Wall Street banks dominate biggest Super Bowl 2014 sponsorships

< Wall Street banks make up nearly half of the 29 “host sponsors” for the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, the Record reported. The sponsorships reportedly cost more than $1 million. Allowing more than representative…  …

Pope Francis describes ‘ideological Christians’ as a ‘serious illness’ within the Church

Speaking at daily Mass last Thursday, Pope Francis warned Christians against turning their faith into a rigid ideology. “The faith passes, so to speak, through a distiller and becomes ideology,” he said, according to Radio Vatican. “And ideology does not beckon [people]. In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his…

Author claims Robert Kennedy stole John F. Kennedy’s brain from National Archives

In End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, set to be released on November 12, author James Swanson writes that “[n]ot all the evidence from the assassination is at the National Archives. One unique, macabre item from the collection is missing — President Kennedy’s brain.” During the autopsy…

Poachers kill more than 300 elephants in Zimbabwe’s largest game park using cyanide

More than 300 elephants and other animals have died of cyanide poisoning by poachers in Zimbabwe’s largest game park, a wildlife conservation group said Monday. “In July, around 300 elephants had died from cyanide poisoning in Hwange and were discovered by a group of hunters who flew over the area,”…

Critics claim Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation will drive consumer energy costs up even higher

Britain agreed on Monday the construction of its first nuclear plant in 20 years by a consortium of state-backed French and Chinese firms, underlining its controversial commitment to atomic power. The government has signed a £16-billion ($26-billion, 18.9-billion-euro) deal with French energy giant EDF to build two reactors at Hinkley…

Pew survey reveals sharp rise in the number of Americans engaged in online dating

Americans are growing more comfortable with online dating, and many are finding a spouse or partner in cyberspace, a survey showed Monday. The Pew Research Center found 11 percent of Internet users — or some nine percent of all American adults — said they have personally used an online dating…

Dick Cheney wrote secret resignation letter in 2001 and kept it locked in a safe

Shortly after taking office, former Vice President Dick Cheney delivered a wrote of resignation in light of his poor health. “Basically, what I did was I resigned the vice presidency effective March 28, 2001,” Cheney told Sanjay Gupta Sunday on “60 Minutes.” The former vice president said he wrote the…

Amnesty International warns that Saudi Arabia has ‘ratcheted up the repression’ and that human rights are getting worse

Amnesty International on Monday said Saudi Arabia had failed to act on UN recommendations and “ratcheted up the repression” since 2009, with the arbitrary detention and torture of activists. The London-based watchdog’s statement was released ahead of a UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva on Monday to discuss the…

Australian officials fear intensifying heat and winds could result in ‘mega-wildfire’

Firefighters were battling an enormous blaze in southeastern Australia Monday, with officials warning it could merge with another to create a “mega-fire” if weather conditions worsen. Crews have been fighting fires that flared in high winds and searing heat across the state of New South Wales last week with more…

Fukushima operator blames ‘heavy rain’ for latest round of radioactive leaks

Heavy rain at the Fukushima nuclear plant caused a leak of radioactive water containing a cancer-causing isotope, possibly into the sea, its operator said Monday, as a typhoon approaching Japan threatened further downpours. The leak is the latest in a long line of setbacks at the site, and further undermines…

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