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Some world hot spots see possible openings in Bolton firing

Some world hot spots see possible openings in Bolton firingThe hawkish Bolton repeatedly pushed Trump toward using military force and sanctions to accomplish the administration’s foreign policy goals. Perhaps no country drew Bolton’s ire more than Iran and its Shiite theocracy.



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Hurricane Dorian: What's the forecast for Florida vacation spots?

Hurricane Dorian: What's the forecast for Florida vacation spots?What the forecast is saying about the impact Hurricane Dorian will have on a number of popular vacation spots.



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NASA spots ‘Space Butterfly’ giving birth to new stars

NASA spots ‘Space Butterfly’ giving birth to new starsOur Sun is one of the big reasons we're all here today. It provides much of the energy needed for life to exist, and without it I wouldn't be writing this and you wouldn't be here to read it. We think of stars as ancient things that have been there forever but new ones are being created all the time, and NASA just captured a gorgeous image of a place where new stars are born.NASA affectionately calls it a "Space Butterfly," but in reality it's a pair of massive gas clouds. Its official name is Westerhout 40 (W40), and it's a nebula. W40 and nebulas like it are massive pockets of space where material like gas and stardust begins to coalesce into new objects like stars."Besides being beautiful, W40 exemplifies how the formation of stars results in the destruction of the very clouds that helped create them," NASA's JPL explains. "Inside giant clouds of gas and dust in space, the force of gravity pulls material together into dense clumps. Sometimes these clumps reach a critical density that allows stars to form at their cores."Nebulas are like star nurseries, but stars also die here. In fact, the massive "wings" of the space butterfly — made up of gas and other material — were blown into space by stellar explosions. In this case, a star cluster in the center of the two large bubbles is responsible for the colorful clouds of W40, and that material that was once star matter is well on its way to becoming new stars again.The image was captured using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. It's a remarkably detailed image considering the nebula is some 1,400 light years away from Earth. The single image seen here is a composite of four individual photos snapped using the telescope's infrared camera.



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Paris police chief fired over Champs-Elysées riots as French government to ban protests in trouble spots

Paris police chief fired over Champs-Elysées riots as French government to ban protests in trouble spotsThe Paris police chief has been fired for failing to contain violent riots that saw a string of flagship restaurants and shops torched along the French capital’s famed Champs-Elysées. The government announcement came after top security officials acknowledged that attempts by 5,000 police to stop several hundred black-clad rioters running amok along “the world’s most beautiful avenue” for seven hours on Saturday had been an abject “failure”. Nominally part of the ”yellow vest" movement, masked rioters burned down the famous Fouquet's restaurant as well as several newspaper stands, a string of luxury shops and vehicles. The shocking weekend scenes, in which a mother and child narrowly escaped death in a burning building, pose a fresh security headache to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, after four months of “gilet jaunes” protests and amid opposition claims he is a soft touch on hooligans. Caught napping, Mr Macron had rushed back from a ski break to pledge "strong measures” amid calls on social media for fresh violence next Saturday. The Right-wing opposition accused the president of being a soft touch, while police unions said they had not been given sufficiently robust orders to engage with rioters. Paris' police chief is to be replaced for failing to quell riots in the French capital on Saturday Credit: ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP After crisis security talks on Monday, Edouard Philippe, the French prime minister, said: “The strategy for maintaining order was not correctly executed.” As a result, he said Paris police chief Michel Delpuech would be replaced by the current state prefect of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, Didier Lallement. Mr Philippe pledged to ban “yellow vest” demonstrations in the worst-hit areas – including the Champs-Elysées but also squares in the cities of Bordeaux and Toulouse – if police deem they have been infiltrated by ultra-violent trouble makers. In these three areas, police will have “greater autonomy” to disband any groups with the use of“drones” and “marker products” to identity individuals. Fines for those who participate in illegal gatherings will be “significantly increased”. Mr Philippe also promised to beef up Paris’ police’s security doctrine to engage in more “contact” with rioters at the behest of police unions, despite the risk of greater injury. "You have to take responsibility and engage, with the possibility that people will get hurt," said Frederic Lagache of the Alliance police union. France has for decades preferred to tackle mass protests with tear gas and rubber bullets but avoid physical clashes against large groups. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the government decision to replace the Paris police chief and ban "yellow vest" protests in trouble spots Credit:  BERTRAND GUAY/AFP In another potentially controversial move, Mr Philippe effectively backed greater use of “defensive ball launchers”, or LBD, which a top French rights ombudsman and the UN have criticised as too dangerous. Dozens of protesters have been injured by these, including some who claim to have lost an eye after being hit by such rubber projectiles.  One police union said LBDs had been replaced with “marshmallows” to placate such groups, leaving officers exposed against protesters hurling paving stones and other weapons. Mr Philippe said he regretted that “inappropriate orders had been given (on Saturday) to reduce their use”. The new surge in violence came as the four-month-old yellow vest movement demanding economic justice was dying down and a nationwide “great debate” on those demands came to a close. Mr Macron’s participation in a string of discussions had seen his popularity rise after plummeting early on in the protests but commentators said the latest violence risks seeing those gains falter. Some 91 businesses were damaged in last Saturday's riots Last month the French parliament passed an "anti-troublemakers" bill, which will only take effect once the Constitutional Council rubber stamps it. If enacted, it will grant regional prefects powers to prevent people seen as a serious threat to public order from protesting, and would force protesters involved in violence to pay for damage. It would also make it a crime for protesters to conceal their faces, punishable by up to one year in prison and a €15,000 (£13,000) fine. The bill has been criticised by rights groups, opposition members and even members of Mr Macron's centrist party as going too far in restricting freedoms. The Right-wing opposition says it doesn’t go far enough.  The Paris region's Chamber of Commerce said 91 businesses suffered damage in the Champs-Elysées riots. It called for an "emergency plan" to support the those shopkeepers and employees.  The French insurance federation put the figure for claims linked to yellow vest violence over the past four months at €170 million, not counting last Saturday's damage.



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Professional Line Sitters Earn Up To $35 An Hour To Hold Spots On Black Friday

Professional Line Sitters Earn Up To $  35 An Hour To Hold Spots On Black FridayBuy one, get one free, $ 25 off $ 100 purchase, and 50 percent off are just a few of the spectacular offers boasted by retailers hoping to bring in consumers during the wee hours of the morning for the annual holiday shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday. This year, some shoppers were able to take advantage of the amazing discounts stores were offering without having to set their alarms early enough to get a good spot in line before the doors opened.



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The Best Way to Visit Berlin Is Through These Roaring 1920s Hot Spots

The Best Way to Visit Berlin Is Through These Roaring 1920s Hot Spots



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Woman Diagnosed With Cancer After Doctor Spots Lump on Her Throat During HGTV Appearance

Woman Diagnosed With Cancer After Doctor Spots Lump on Her Throat During HGTV AppearanceNicole McGuinness is now receiving treatment after the eagle-eyed doctor advised her to see a doctor after finding her on social media.



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Driver spots venomous, red-bellied black snake hissing at him through his car window

Driver spots venomous, red-bellied black snake hissing at him through his car windowAn Australian man experienced the fright of his life recently after a venomous snake scaled his car window as he drove home from the mechanic.



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Lonely Planet proclaims Chile and Seville, Spain best travel spots of 2018

Lonely Planet proclaims Chile and Seville, Spain best travel spots of 2018The tastemakers at travel guide Lonely Planet have released their picks for the best destinations to visit next year, declaring Chile the country of 2018 and Seville, Spain the top city of 2018. 



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The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots In Pittsburgh

The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots In PittsburghIf you’re seeking a destination with both rich history and a splash of modern cool, then Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is for you.



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