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Fearing Apocalypse, Parents In Utah Kill Children and Commit Suicide

The parents of a Utah family found dead in a locked bedroom at their home last year often discussed religiously-held notions of the apocalypse and orchestrated a multi-drug familicide using methadone and over-the-counter cold medication, police said on Tuesday. The bodies of Benjamin and Kristi Strack and three of their...

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Bill Gates Calls for ‘Global Government’

Billionaire Bill Gates called for “a kind of global government” this week, arguing that the creation of such a system would be needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.” Speaking with Germany’s “Süddeutsche Zeitung” newspaper Tuesday, Gates decried the fact that a proper United Nations system has failed...

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Americans hate the federal government now more than ever

If you have to deal with the federal government — be it the seemingly innocuous Social Security Administration or the eternally-despised Treasury Department, home to the IRS — prepare to be even more annoyed than in the past. According to a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index...

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Apple is rich enough to pay everyone $556

Apple’s (AAPL) printing money hand over fist. You knew that. What you may not know is that Apple has so much dough, it could afford to pay every man, woman and child in the U.S. $556. Each. Selling high-priced hardware – over and over again – is creating a wealth-making...

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Israel on brink of new conflict with Hezbollah after 2 soldiers killed

Israel stood on the brink of all-out conflict with Hizbollah on Wednesday after launching air and ground strikes against the Lebanese Shia group in retaliation for an attack on a military convoy that killed two soldiers and injured seven others. A Spanish member of a United Nations peacekeeping force was...

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Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage

In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage. Emblazoned with a red citation tag, violators will start to be fined anywhere from $1-$50 in July. For now, Seattle residents...

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The Bonds Of The Third Largest Austrian Bank Are Crashing

Last year Austria’s largest bank, Erste Bank, sent shudders of Credit Anstalt through the European Banking System. This year it is Austria’s 3rd largest bank that is scaring investors senseless. On the heels of the Swiss National Bank’s decision to un-peg from the Euro, Raiffeisen Bank’s Swiss-Franc-Denominated mortgage worries have...

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Why only 15 percent of women say they save enough to retire

Saving for retirement isn’t easy for anyone, what with wage growth slow and underemployment stubbornly high. For women, it’s even harder. According to a recent study by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, 62 percent of women said they were saving for retirement, but just 15 percent said they were...

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‘ISIS’ gunmen kill at least eight including five foreigners, blow up a car and take hostages at luxury hotel in Tripoli where British, Italian and Turkish guests are staying

At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed during an attack by gunmen against a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, a security official told local television. Mahmoud Hamza, director of Libya’s special deterrence force, told al-Naba television that five foreigners, including two women, as...