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Blast rips through supermarket in Russia's St Petersburg, 10 hurt

(Worthy News) – A blast ripped through a supermarket in Russia’s St Petersburg on Wednesday evening, injuring at least 10 shoppers, investigators said. The explosion was caused by a homemade bomb packed with pieces of metal with a force equivalent to 200 grammes of TNT, they said. They have opened a criminal case on the…

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Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for Christian Beliefs Wins Victory in Court

(Worthy News) – Atlanta Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran claims he was terminated due to his religious beliefs and that his First Amendment rights were violated. However, the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed hold firm that Cochran “was fired because he did not comply with the City’s pre-clearance rules for outside employment and for…

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U.S. department store stocks jump on holiday spending record

(Worthy News) – Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts. The report said holiday sales in stores and online between Nov 1 and Dec 24 rose 4.9 percent,…

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Russia bars Putin challenger from election

(Worthy News) – Russian election officials on Monday barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running against President Vladimir Putin. The Central Election Commission unanimously decided Navalny is not allowed to run in the March election because of a fraud conviction, according to the Associated Press. Navalny announced his bid for the presidency on Sunday. Navalny…

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Judge: State Can't Force CA Baker to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings

(Worthy News) – The state of California attempted to shut down a baker after its Christian owner refused to make cakes for same-sex weddings, saying it went against her religious beliefs. California’s Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a surprise motion for a temporary restraining order—giving the owner of Tastries Baker, Cathy Miller…

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Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

(Worthy News) – A second U.S. judge on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women’s birth control. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. in Oakland, California, said the federal government likely did not follow proper administrative procedures in promulgating…

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How Obama manipulated sensitive secret intelligence for political gain

(Worthy News) – For years, a clandestine U.S. intelligence team had tracked a man they knew was high in the leadership of al Qaeda — an operative some believed had a hand in plotting the gruesome 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers. Their pursuit was personal, and by early 2014, according…

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Companies trumpet bonuses, pay hikes after Congress passes tax bill

(Worthy News) – Multiple companies announced Wednesday they plan to reward employees with higher wages and bonuses due to the tax bill passed by the Republican-led Congress. Wells Fargo, Boeing, Fifth Third Bancorp, and Comcast each announced additional investments and attributed the changes to the tax reform legislation. The announcements follow that of AT&T, which…

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Palestinians won’t meet with Kushner, Greenblatt or any US officials on peace

(Worthy News) – The Palestinians will not meet with any United States officials regarding the peace process in the future, in response to US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a senior diplomatic adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told The Times of Israel on Sunday. The…

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