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Tennessee Boy, 5, Dies in Santa's Arms: Video

It is an inspirational story that may bring tears to your eyes. And by all accounts, it's actually true. A 60-year-old Tennessee man who spends time volunteering as Santa Claus at a local hospital gra...

 

Minecraft Python Temple Online Coding Course Launched by BrainStorm STEM Education

BrainStorm STEM Education, a tech-based academy for children in Irvine, is making programming available to all via their newly launched online course. Combining a Minecraft Adventure game with educati...

 

Dakota Access Pipeline: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, issued an official statement regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. The statement may be viewed below. Commission Chair Martin R. Castro stated,...

 

Lonely Planet's Top 10 Places in the US to Travel to in 2017

Travel media company Lonely Planet announced its annual list of the top 10 most exciting places to go in the United States in the year ahead. Best in the US 2017 (lonelyplanet.com/best-in-us),...

 

City Extends Night Closures of 10 Freeway, Traffic Redirected to Olympic Thru 12/16

Updated: Additional closure dates for the I-10 sign replacement project:Thursday, December 8; Friday, December 9; December 11 through Wednesday, December 14 It is likely that the closure will...

 
 By Liz Miller    News    December 16, 2016

First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Goes Online, Opening Door for Major New Energy Industry

Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid, began generating electricity in commercial operation on December 12. The project was developed by...

 
 By Stan Greene    News    December 16, 2016

Kanye West Appointed Under-Secretary of the Interior After Meeting at Trump Tower

Kanye West and Donald Trump discussed more than just "life" Tuesday morning. After their meeting at Trump Tower in New York City, Donald Trump nominated Rapper Kanye West to be the nation's 23rd...

 

Electors' Letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

Open Letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: We are Electors who were selected by the voters of our states to represent them in the Electoral College on December 19, 2016. We intend...

 

Trump Election Prompts Values Resolution from San Francisco Board of Supervisors

The following resolution has been passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, introduced by Board President London Breed, in response to the election of Donald Trump: WHEREAS, On November 8,...

 

Obama Will Sign Executive Order Removing Marijuana From Schedule One

The outgoing president will sign an executive order reversing President Richard Nixon's 1970 order, listing Marijuana as a Schedule One Drug, forbidden at all times. This is said to have been a jab...

 

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