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VIDEO: Christians flee mortar attacks in Iraq

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:44
Thousands of Christians are fleeing mortar attacks on the city of Qaraqosh, south east of Mosul, under control of Isis.
Categories: BBC World News

Bolivia leftists set clock to turn to the left, not the right

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:37
Bolivia's leftist government is turning back the clock. Or, more precisely, turning it backward.

For musicians, practice makes perfect, but genetics play a role

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:37

New research refines the relationship between nature and nurture in developing expertise.Researchers at Michigan State University tackled the age-old question of what makes a musician great and wound up partially refuting popular theories that geniuses aren't born but rather are created. "The nature vs. nurture debate has raged since the beginning of psychology," says Zach Hambrick, MSU professor of psychology. Hambrick and his team conducted a study on 850 sets of twins, comparing fraternal and identical twins. Fraternal twins have a genetic composition that is 50 percent similar, while identical twins share 100 percent of their genes.


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

South Africa match will be 'bruising'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:37
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says South Africa will be tough to contain, despite new faces in the Springboks squad.
Categories: BBC World News

Armed police hunt for 'man with gun'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:34
Dozens of police officers are involved in an armed manhunt in Cornwall for a man who they fear might be carrying a gun.
Categories: BBC World News

Kaiser Chiefs gets the music going at Glastonbury Festival

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:25
By Paul Sandle PILTON England (Reuters) - Kaiser Chiefs kicked off three days of music at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday, with lead singer Ricky Wilson singing "I predict a riot" to a good natured crowd made even more amenable by a halt in the rain. The British band were the surprise opener at the event at Worthy Farm in rural southwest England, which is as famous for its mud as for its line up. "Glastonbury we are honored to kick off your weekend of fun," Wilson told revelers. The festival started in 1970, when hippies paid one pound to see acts including Marc Bolan, with free milk from the farm thrown in.
Categories: Yahoo! Music News

Neshaminy school board OKs revised 'Redskins' policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:17

Neshaminy school board OKs revised 'Redskins' policyA suburban Philadelphia school board has approved a policy limiting - but not completely eliminating - a school newspaper's ability to ban use of the word "Redskins" when referring to the school's sports teams or mascot.


Friday Memo: Soaring rent ... measles outbreak ... foiled carjacking

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:16
Let's hope there's a gym:  Seattle-area apartment rents continue to increase, according to a new study. West Bellevue is the most expensive with an average of $1,912 a month for a one bedroom, one bath apartment. The cheapest places to rent? SeaTac ($901) and Des Moines ($923). Hey, you're clos

How Robinson Cano changed the course of Mariners' season

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:16
BY SAM THOMSEN
Categories: Sports Center

Missing boy found in own basement leaves hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:08

Missing boy found in own basement leaves hospitalA 12-year-old Detroit boy who went missing for a dozen days before turning up in his own basement is out of the hospital but hasn't been allowed to see his father and stepmother, police said Thursday.


City Room: New York Today: Pick Your Pool

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:07
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: time to swim, a sunny weekend, and a misbehaving actor.






Vatican convicts ex-envoy of abuse

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:03
A tribunal in the Vatican convicts the Church's former envoy to the Dominican Republic of sex abuse and defrocks him.
Categories: BBC World News

If teachers ran the schools, what would be different?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:01
When kids misbehave at the Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy in Denver, they don't get sent to the principal’s office because there is no principal.

VIDEO: Women troops train in Afghanistan

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:59
BBC News visits 'the Sandhurst of the Sands' - the Afghan army academy training troops in preparation for the withdrawal of international forces.
Categories: BBC World News

Bulgarian bank system 'under attack'

BBC World News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:55
Bulgaria's central bank says there has been a systematic attempt to destabilise the country through attacks on the banking system.
Categories: BBC World News

White Pass - 6/27/2014 6:27:24 AM

White Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:55
White Pass US12
6/27/2014 6:27:24 AM

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Satus Pass - 6/27/2014 6:21:57 AM

Satus Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:55
Satus Pass US97
6/27/2014 6:21:57 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Stevens Pass - 6/27/2014 6:35:08 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:55
Stevens Pass US2
6/27/2014 6:35:08 AM

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Blewett Pass - 6/27/2014 6:25:53 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:55
Blewett Pass US97
6/27/2014 6:25:53 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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