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Most say this is lowest point they can remember for US

Most say this is lowest point they can remember for US

So perhaps not surprisingly, a majority of Americans believe this period in time is the lowest point in US history that they can remember. In addition to studying what makes people most stressed , the survey also found that 51 percent of Americans say that the state of the nation has inspired them to volunteer or support causes they value.


Henry the hippo, Fiona's father, dies after battle with chronic illness

Henry the hippo, Fiona's father, dies after battle with chronic illness

She described Henry as a sweet, gentle giant with a big personality. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens announced Harry the hippo, father of the viral premature hippo Fiona, was humanely euthanized on Tuesday. The internet swooned when baby Fiona was introduced to her parents. Their daughter, Fiona, was born prematurely and has become a media sensation. The median life expectancy for male Nile hippos is 35.


Pope Francis confesses he sometimes falls asleep while praying

Pope Francis confesses he sometimes falls asleep while praying

The Argentine has been head of the Roman Catholic Church since 2013, and has a busy schedule of worldwide visits and public appearances. Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday recent deadly attacks in Somalia, Afghanistan and NY, saying militants were abusing the name of God to justify their violence.


'Fake news' is named Collins' Word of the Year 2017

'Fake news' is named Collins' Word of the Year 2017

He has used the label to dismiss reports on issues ranging from Russian interference in the 2016 election to the effect of extreme weather in Puerto Rico. Entries include "fidget spinner", the handheld toy that became 2016's playground craze; and "Insta", a shortening of Instagram; "gender-fluid", "gig economy" and "echo chamber".


Liberian election board stands by October 10 polls

Liberian election board stands by October 10 polls

The head of Liberia's election commission said late Wednesday he stands by the results of the October 10 first round presidential polls and does not see any legal basis for holding a rerun, as called for by the opposition. It accused Johnson Sirleaf, one of its own members, of interfering in the October vote by holding private meetings with election magistrates. In issuing its order Wednesday, the court emphasized that it was not annulling the results of the October 10 balloting.


3 killed in Colorado Walmart shooting; police name suspect

3 killed in Colorado Walmart shooting; police name suspect

Ostrem is considered armed and risky. Two men were killed in the shooting. But the local police department later tweeted, at about 6:35 p.m., that the incident was "not an active shooter situation". So far two people have been confirmed dead. There is no word yet on the extent of other injuries. Police in Thornton , Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire.