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  • Charts hinting at a big move for gold
    Charts hinting at a big move for gold

    Chartist Jonathan Krinsky breaks down the charts on where gold's headed next

  • Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low
    Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low

    Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water ...

  • The Catholic Church Is Trying to Get Their Money In Order
    The Catholic Church Is Trying to Get Their Money In Order

    While the Catholic Church continues to repent for certain moral and legal wrongdoings, the institution finds itself struggling financially. Among the efforts to make the financial dealings of the Vatican more transparent, Vatican bank chief Ernst von Freyberg will step down and French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu will take his place.  Von Freyberg was appointed head of the bank under former Pope Benedict just before he retired, during a scandal alleging that the Vatican bank had been used in a money laundering scheme. As Pope Francis seeks to remove corruption and financial abuses from his church, it seems appropriate that a new bank head would be appointed.  The Vatican has created a new economic affairs department, which will be led by Cardinal George Pell.

  • Here are 17 silly questions Google stopped asking potential employees
    Here are 17 silly questions Google stopped asking potential employees

    For some people, working at Google is a dream job — but getting there isn’t easy. Google has some very interesting hiring practices meant to ensure only the most successful candidates get in the door, including some questions that may seem out of this world, yet Google wants candidates to answer. Business Insider has put together a collection of 17 ridiculous questions Google used to ask interviewees, and they were taken from an extensive collection of 140 questions Google used to ask clients of Seattle job coach Lewis Lin in recent years. Google would ask candidates to design an evacuation plan for San Francisco, explain the significance of “dead beef,” calculate how many golf balls can fit in a school bus, and figure out how much

  • Watch This Video of 1990s Angelina Jolie Talking on a Drug Dealer's Phone for 17 Minutes
    Watch This Video of 1990s Angelina Jolie Talking on a Drug Dealer's Phone for 17 Minutes

    Today in celebrity gossip: A former drug dealer just released an old video of Angelina Jolie, Project Runway's Christian Siriano called Melissa McCarthy "difficult," and Pamela Anderson is back on the market of people who are single. Despite being almost completely terrible, Maleficent made tons of money this past spring on the strength of Angelina Jolie's participation. Theory: The Angelina Jolie that we expected to show up in Maleficent just straight up does not exist anymore and hasn't for a long time.

  • Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials
    Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad." Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University, Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday. "Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state," Alhakim wrote, adding that such materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction." "These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separate or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts," said Alhakim.

  • Rebel governor losing hope of Russia intervention
    Rebel governor losing hope of Russia intervention

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A top figure in Ukraine's separatist insurgency said Wednesday he is losing hope for action by Russian forces and blamed Russian tycoons for dissuading Moscow from military intervention.

  • Brazilian women celebrate WCup bonanza of men
    Brazilian women celebrate WCup bonanza of men

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Renata de Mouro Moitinho sambas so fast her feet blur, but her partner moves with the bumbling tentativeness of a toddler taking his first steps.

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