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The Editor:  Will too many tip articles scare off loyal readers, Lois ?

I Don’t Care Cat:  It is that or politics, anyway, what do they expect for free ?

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The Editor:   Are you sick of the crooked politicians, IDCC ?

Gabriel Cat:   I sure am, these crooks would tax an angel’s patience.

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10 Things To Know Today

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1. CHAOS FILLS FERGUSON STREETS

Looting and arson spread in the Missouri town after a grand jury declines to indict a white policeman for killing unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

2. FERGUSON NOT AN EXCEPTION WHEN IT COMES TO COP INDICTMENTS

States and police departments have their own policies that permit the use of force when officers fear imminent physical harm–and they are rarely indicted, let alone convicted, in most such cases.

3. WHY HAGEL’S RESIGNATION COMES AT A TOUGH TIME FOR PENTAGON

With the war in Afghanistan ending and the conflict with the Islamic State group just beginning, the defense secretary is stepping down in the middle of major policy shifts within the administration.

4. SUPREME LEADER: WEST FAILS TO BRING IRAN TO ITS KNEES

Ayatollah Khamenei remains defiant after Tehran and global powers agree to extend nuclear talks till July.

5. WHERE CALORIE COUNTS ARE SOON TO ARRIVE

Menus at chain restaurants with more than 20 outlets will soon tell Americans how much they are consuming in nutrients and fat.

6. INTENSE CAMPAIGN TO BOMB BAGHDAD RATTLES POLICE

The Islamic State terrorist group is targeting the Iraqi capital with fierce bombings. Iraq’s security forces are trying to adapt after failing to protect its neighborhoods by reviving intelligence units left underfunded since Saddam’s fall and by moving away from reliance on concrete blast walls and checkpoints of previous years.

7. WHAT COULD SNARL THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

A snowstorm forecast to hit Wednesday and Thursday could cause delays at Northeast airports and highways.

8. BOLLYWOOD ACTRESSES GET HIGH PROFILE ROLES, BUT NO PAY RAISE

The female stars of India’s movie industry are reveling in lead parts in some of the year’s biggest productions. But their paychecks still lag behind those of their male counterparts.

9. BILL COSBY’S PHILANTHROPIC WORK NOT IMMUNE TO ASSAULT CONTROVERSY

The groundbreaking comedian has made sizable contributions to charities and universities over the years. But now his past generosity is facing a cold shoulder from benefactors.

10. GIANTS RECEIVER CREDITS CATCH TO PRACTICE, INSTINCT

“Hold on to the ball,” Odell Beckham said when asked what he was thinking when he hauled in a one-handed touchdown grab against the Cowboys.

 

 

 

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

                         THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY IN GEORGIA HISTORY

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 TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
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YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

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Your Chinese Horoscope

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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Creature from the Red Lagoon
Image Credit & Copyright: Derek Demeter (Emil Buehler Planetarium)

Explanation: What creature lurks near the red Lagoon nebula? Mars. This gorgeous color deep-sky photograph has captured the red planet passing below two notable nebulae — cataloged by the 18th century cosmic registrar Charles Messier as M8 and M20. M20 (upper right of center), the Trifid Nebula, presents a striking contrast in red/blue colors and dark dust lanes. Just below and to the left is the expansive, alluring red glow of M8, the Lagoon Nebula. Both nebulae are a few thousand light-years distant. By comparison, temporarily situated below them both, is the dominant “local” celestial beacon Mars. Taken late last month while near its closest approach to the Earth, the red planet was only a few light-minutes away.

Tomorrow’s picture: Io-Callisto

10 Things To Know Today

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1. UNCERTAINTY OVER FERGUSON DECISION FEEDS ANXIETY

The grand jury weighing whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown apparently didn’t reach a decision Friday, and there has been no official confirmation on when it will reconvene.

2. GOP’S 2016 HOPEFULS AVOID SPECIFICS IN OPPOSING OBAMA

Many Republicans who may run for the nomination are using a lot of heated rhetoric, but most are not urging any specific steps to oppose the president’s action on immigration.

3. HOURS LEFT TO REACH IRANIAN DEAL

Washington and Tehran have already begun discussions on continuing talks beyond Monday’s deadline as they fail to break deadlock on reaching a nuclear agreement.

4. RIGHTS GROUPS FEAR FOR AFGHANISTAN’S FUTURE

The suicide attack on a prominent female lawmaker’s motorcade last week is raising fears over the rollback of women’s gains in the conservative country.

5. AUSTRALIAN MOM CHARGED WITH TRYING TO KILL BABY SHE LEFT IN A DRAIN

The week-old infant had survived five days in a gutter on the side of a highway when cyclists heard it crying.

6. SALES OF CHEAP SMARTPHONES RISING

While it may seem that everyone has an iPhone or shiny Galaxy device, many Americans are opting for cheaper handsets that do the job without the high price tag.

7. WHO IS RECRUITING CHILD SOLDIERS

Islamic State militants in Syria actively conscript children for battle and commit abuses against the most vulnerable, according to a growing body of evidence assembled from residents, activists, independent experts and human rights groups.

8. WHAT BUFFALO FACES IN WAKE OF RECORD SNOW

Residents in and around the western New York city are bracing for floods and evacuations as up to 7 feet of snow melts amid warmer weather.

9. HOW COLORADO’S MARIJUANA INDUSTRY IS COURTING HOLIDAY SHOPPERS

From doorbusters to free giftwrapping, the recently legalized pot shops are trying to ring in some extra dollars while selling such goods as grower gift sets.

10. PATRIOTS’ 7TH STRAIGHT WIN

New England collects another blowout win in 34-9 rout of Lions.