Mafia’s Capo di Capi Dead

VOA Sicily’s Mafia boss of bosses is dead. The former capo of the Cosa Nostra, Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, died in prison in the northern Italian town of Parma at the age of 87 after a
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How Consumers Can Find the Best Deals on Black Friday

Many consumers will be taking advantage of Black Friday to seek out a bargain to kick off their Christmas shopping. But how can shoppers make the most of the deals they find in store and online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Use a price comparison website or app. On  (more...)

Visit Minnesota, a Heartland State With an International Vibe

By Lauren Monsen Most people know Minnesota as a Midwestern state with over 10,000 lakes and spectacular scenery. And they might know it as home to music icons Bob Dylan and Prince, as well as the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. But (more...)

Russia’s Hallowed October Revolution Now Seen as a ‘Communist Coup’

VOA Daniel Schearf For decades, the Soviet Union celebrated the October Revolution, which brought the communist Bolsheviks to power in Russia. Nowadays, there's much less celebration. The October Revolution, which took place in November 1917 under the modern Gregorian calendar, led to the rise of the Soviet Union and created the world's first communist (more...)

37th Annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

 Some very special guests are packing their bags to visit Philadelphia for the 37th Annual Philadelphai Jewish Film Festival And with 35 films set to screen in 12 venues over 12 days in November (the 4th to the 19th -- save the dates!), we're busily booking directors, stars, film subjects, experts, (more...)

More Than 20 Killed in Shooting at Texas Church

VOA News Americans witnessed another mass shooting Sunday, with at least 20 dead and 24 hurt in a church in a small town in Texas. A newspaper report says a two-year old is among the wounded. Worshipers were about half way through a service in at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland (more...)

IS Claim for NYC Attack Raises Questions

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Jeff Seldin

Key differences between Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the New York City truck attack and claims for previous terror attacks have caught the eye of counterterror officials, who are trying to determine what it might mean for the state of terror group. Most notably, they said, the (more...)

Trump Declares Public Health Emergency to Fight Opioid Crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday declared a nationwide public health emergency to address an escalating opioid crisis that killed 64,000 people last year, proclaiming “we cannot allow this to continue.” “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it,” Trump said to applause before an (more...)

Americans Adopt Day of the Dead Traditions

By Lauren Monsen One of Mexico’s most popular annual celebrations — known as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead — is gaining a steady presence in many parts of the United States, thanks largely to the country’s Hispanic population. The Day of the Dead calls for families to honor (more...)

How to Purposefully and Successfully Transition to a Single Income

By Nathaniel Sillin Many parents face the same difficult question when raising a child. Should one of you stay at home while the other works? It's not a question to take lightly. The decision can have emotional and financial consequences and may have a long-term impact on the stay-at-home parent's career (more...)

“Sex Trafficking”

Millions of vulnerable girls worldwide are being ensnared by human traffickers into the insidious world of sex slavery and exploited relentlessly to generate profits of a hundred billion dollars a year. That is more than the annual profits of Google, Microsoft, Nike and Starbucks combined.
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Football: A Fall Tradition in A Schools Across America

By ShareAmerica It’s Friday night in the United States, and all across the country a fall ritual is unfolding. Cheerleaders ready their pompoms. Marching band members warm up their musical instruments. Teenage boys gather in field houses to pull on protective gear, cinch up their cleats and get ready to charge (more...)

Why Is It So Hard to Accept People Who May Believe Differently Than You?

K.d. Blogs by PNSBTV One word, ignorance. Why are we still living in a world that has had so many diverse leaders of all different race, religion and beliefs and yet, we as “the people” of the “land of the free,” are still being judged and crucified for our every thought, our (more...)

Philly Free Streets Announces New Sponsor, Programs, and More!

Preparations for this month’s Philly Free Streets are gearing up, with new programming, a new sponsor, and growing excitement in the neighborhoods along the 7-mile round trip car-free route.On Saturday, October 28, from 8am to 1pm, people will be invited to walk, bike, or
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Trump Now Opposes Bipartisan Accord on Health Law Changes

VOA U.S. President Donald Trump voiced his opposition Wednesday to a bipartisan accord on national health law changes, a day after saying he supported it. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, "We've said all along that we want something that just doesn't bail out the insurance companies but actually provides (more...)

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