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1 month ago

Enthusiasm Gap? Clinton addressing modest crowds, as Trump rallies big halls

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ORLANDO, Fla. It was another day out on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton, and another event held in a small room, in front of a small crowd.

Supporters and media alike crowded Wednesday into a community center gym in Orange County, Fla., a critical battleground in what is arguabl

4 months ago

When is saving bad for the economy? -

Julie HeathRegion?s EconomyJulie Heath is the director of the Economics Center at the College of Education, Criminal Justice

6 months ago

Dozens killed in Kabul as Taliban attack

Story highlightsSuicide bombing rips open back wall of building, official saysGunman who entered building later killed, he saysTaliban claim responsibility for attack in KabulKabul's police chief said at least 28 people died. More than 300 were wounded, according to authorities.Despite the target, most of the victims were civilians -- including women and children, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said. ]]]]>]]>A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle filled with explosives in a private parking lot behind the compound, destroying the back wall of a building, according to Sediqi. A second attacker then entered the building. That attacker died in a gunbattle with security forces less than two hours later, Sediqi said.Afghanistan war: Just what was the point?The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack."First a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden lorry on the gate of the department and then other armed attackers went in and started shooting on the rest of the enemies," the statement said.Witnesses said they continued to hear gunfire after the explosion, which occurred in a busy part of Kabul near the Afghan Defense Ministry and presidential palace.Afghan journalist Esmatullah Kohsar tweeted photos of what he said were windows at his office shattered by the blast. He said he could hear gunfire following the explosion.Afghan women's rights activist Wazhma Frogh said on Twitter that she was arriving at work near the site of the attack when the blast happened."There are schools in the explosion area," she tweeted. "Parents running to the doors to take their children. Sad day in Kabul."The attack comes a week after the Taliban declared the start of a spring offensive, designed to "employ all means at our disposal to bog the enemy down in a war of attrition that lowers the morale of the foreign invaders and their internal armed militias."Afghan soldiers desert as Taliban threaten key Helmand capitalThe commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John W. Nicholson, said such attacks are a sign of Taliban weakness."Today's attack shows the insurgents are unable to meet Afghan forces on the battlefield and must resort to these terrorist attacks," he said.Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said in a tweet it "clearly shows the enemy's defeat in face-to-face battle" with government forces.The U.S. Embassy in Kabul also denounced the attack."Afghanistan deserves peace and security, not attacks that victimize parents taking their children to school, workers on their morning commute, and people who have stepped forward to help defend their fellow citizens," the embassy said in a statement.A record number of civilians died or were wounded in hostilities in Afghanistan last year, the United Nations said in February. More than 3,500 civilians died and nearly 7,500 were wounded in 2015, it said. Another 5,500 Afghan security force members died in 2015, according to U.S. estimates.Rocket strikes in Kabul intended for John Kerry, Taliban sayCNN's Archith Seshadri also contributed to this report.

9 months ago

Experts And Novices Alike Need This HVAC Information

Facility Maintenance Companies will help you. Hiring an HVAC professional to either replace old heating and cooling equipment or install a brand new unit is something with which not every homeowner is entirely comfortable. The best way to confront this type of challenge is to gain some great tricks and tips. The article below should serve that purpose quite nicely.

The correct HVAC system should have sealed air ducts to minimize heating or cooling loss as air travels to different rooms. The heating or cooling requirements of different rooms in the home should be taken into consideration. There is no reason to increase energy usage by controlling the temperature in rooms that are used

11 months ago

Why Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Spend on Personalized Learning - TIME

Schools Push To Offer 21st-Century TechnologyJohn TlumackiBoston Globe/Getty ImagesStudents work on a math equation using Chromebooks Sept. 17, 2014.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are throwing their weight behind personalized learning software. Here's what that is.More

11 months ago

Pastor whose pregnant wife was murdered chooses 'the route of forgiveness' - Washington Post

The young Indiana pastor whose pregnant wife was murdered less than two weeks ago said Monday that he was extremely relieved by news that a suspect has been arrested.

Davey Blackburn, whose 28-year-oldwife Amanda was killed and reportedly raped in their home on Nov. 10, also said that he hoped that Jesus would give me and our family a heart of forgiveness.

Though everything inside of me wants to hate, be angry, and slip into despair I choose the route of forgiveness, grace and hope, Blackburnsaid in a statement posted Monday morning to the Resonate Churchs Facebook page.

Earlier in the morning, Indianapolis police announced thatthat they had arrested18-year-old Larry Tay

1 year ago

France Fires First Airstrikes on Extremists in Syria

France has fired its first airstrikes in Syria as it expands military operations against Islamic State extremists, President Francois Hollande's office announced Sunday.

The office said that "France has hit Syria" based on information from French reconnaissance flights sent earlier this month. It didn't provide any further details.

France has been firing airstrikes on IS extremists in Iraq as part of the U.S.-led coalition since last year, but had resisted airstrikes in Syria because it didn't want to strengthen President Bashar Assad. Hollande announced a change in strategy earlier this month because of growing concern about the Syrian refugee crisis.

The president's office argued Sunday that it was a question of national defense, as France has been attacked and threatened by extremists claiming ties to IS.

Hollande, heading to the U.N. General Assembly, also stressed the importance of seeking a political solution for Syria.

"More than ever the urgency is putting in place a political transition," including elements of the opposition and Assad's regime, Hollande said.

France has remained opposed however to recent diplomatic suggestions of allowing Assad to stay in power for a limited time.

While no specifics were provided about the location or timing of the airstrikes, French military officials have said they would target IS training and logistical sites, according to French media reports.

The French government has insisted that while it is part of the U.S.-led coalition, France is deciding who and what to hit independently.

Hollande announced Sept. 7 that France would start airstrikes, days after the photo of a dead 3-year-old Syrian boy galvanized public concern about Syrian refugees.

In his statement Sunday, Hollande said: "Civilian populations must be protected from all forms of violence, that of IS and other terrorist groups but also the murderous bombardments of Bashar Assad."