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In the Arizona desert, coal era burns out for Navajo

BLACK MESA, Ariz. — Tradition has it that the spiritual forerunners of the Navajo people picked this spot — the high mesa land of the American Southwest — and assured the Navajo they had reached a kind of promised land. The Diné, or “children of the Holy People,” as the Navajo call themselves, were taught not to stray from the land bracketed by four sacred mountains, where they would never know the earthquakes, tornadoes and other calamities that beset their neighbors. The Navajo scratched out a living from the sparse…

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Entertainment 

Kingdom Hearts 3 release date update as new content leaks for PS4 and Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 is another big game that console fans are hoping will arrive in 2018. Currently only confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One, the popular Square Enix has seen a lot of delays in its development cycle. The new launch window does put the Kingdom Hearts 3 release date during 2018, although fans are still waiting for a crucial update on what month it will arrive. But while Square Enix are still tightlipped on that front, a recent retail listing has sparked talk of another long wait. Target recently…

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Power outage brings world’s busiest airport to standstill

ATLANTA — A power outage brought the world’s busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, ruining holiday travel for thousands and threatening another day of headaches, with hundreds of flights on Monday already canceled. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta lost power shortly after 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, leaving passengers trapped inside airport terminals and some in planes on the tarmac for hours. By late Sunday, the airport had canceled 1,173 flights and delayed 207, according to FlightAware.com. Delta Air Lines, which is headquartered in Atlanta, said it was canceling another…

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‘LAPDOG’ Macron – Iran in blistering attack on French President over Donald Trump alliance

FRANCE’s Emmanuel Macron has been slammed as Donald Trump’s “lapdog” and criticised for losing international credibility in a bitter attack from Iran. Mr Macron, who has made it his mission to be a reformer on the international stage, was criticised by a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader after Paris advocated for stronger sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. Iran has allegedly run a number of ballistic missile test over recent months that have angered the French President. Trump has been critical of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and…

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Some assembly required: OceanGate readies Titanic sub for the holidays

A scale model of the Titanic luxury liner sits on the other side of the clear acrylic viewport and titanium dome that’s due to be installed on the Cyclops 2 submersible at OceanGate’s headquarters in Everett. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) More EVERETT, Wash. — Almost all the pieces are in place for a Yuletide delivery of Titanic proportions: the completion of a multimillion-dollar underwater craft that’s due to explore the world’s most famous shipwreck next year. Cyclops 2, a five-person submersible that takes advantage of the latest in marine engineering,…

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Have America’s CEOs stopped standing up to Trump?

The outdoor recreation industry responded last week with a unified repudiation of the White House’s announcement to sharply reduce the size of two national monuments, but there is little indication that this — or other controversial positions, ranging from H-1B visa cutbacks to the still-unsettled fate of DACA “Dreamers” — would prompt America’s corporate leaders to sever ties with President Donald Trump. “You’ll see most companies, unless it’s something directly affecting their business, will try to stay out of the fray,” Andrew Ward, an associate professor of management at Lehigh…

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Rohingya refugees tell harrowing tales of rape

Aerlyn Pfeil knows about rape. She’s worked with victims of sexual violence in South Sudan, Somalia and Papua New Guinea. But Pfeil has never seen anything like the sexual abuse victims in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I’ve never had a population talk so freely about the assault that they were experiencing,” said Pfeil, a midwife who is on the board of Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders-USA. Rohingya refugees wait for cooked food to be distributed at Tengkhali camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Damir Sagolj / Reuters file “I…

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‘Thank you!’ Putin phones Trump after CIA foils Russia terror attack

The CIA sent Russia a tip-off that helped prevent a terrorist bomb attack on a cathedral in the Russia city, the Kremlin has revealed.  And today the two leaders shared a short phone call during which Mr Putin thanks Donald Trump for the intelligence service’s efforts.  A senior White House administration official confirmed the pair had spoken on Sunday.  It comes just days after the pair spoke on the phone about North Korea.  The Kremlin said information provided by CIA allowed Russian law-enforcement agencies to arrest the would-be attackers before…

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Putin calls Trump to thank him for shared intelligence information

Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday morning to thank him for providing a tip that allegedly thwarted a terrorist bomb plot in St. Petersburg, officials said. The Kremlin was the first first to share details about the call and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later confirmed the phone exchange on Twitter. According to the Russian government, Putin thanked Trump because the CIA provided Russian intelligence with information that led to the arrest of seven suspects who allegedly planned to explode bombs at Kazan…

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Pentagon admits it had a UFO program, claims it ended in 2012

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. But as to whether the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program has continued to investigate UFO sightings since its funding ended five years ago could rank as an unexplained phenomenon. This is a road sign indicating where Alien Parking is, This is the original UFO crash site in Roswell, There are small UFOs on the sign with a large arrow pointing to the right….

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