Mike Pence announces ceasefire in Syria

Mike Pence announces ceasefire in Syria

After an hours-long meeting, Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday afternoon that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria.  The vice president said Turkey would pause its invasion for 120 hours in order to allow Kurdish allies to withdraw from the safe zone of the border region. Pence said the leaders committed to defeating ISIS and renewed an agreement to “coordinate efforts on detention facilities and internally displaced…

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Italian university offers online influencer degree

Italian university offers online influencer degree

Apparently, there’s more to being a social media influencer than taking selfies, posting them on Instagram and cashing in. One Italian university suggests that three years of coursework — and roughly $13,000 — are essential for the title, which earns those at the top of their game free swag, hotel stays and more. eCampus, a 13-year-old online university with 30,000 students and main offices in Como, this month launched a new degree program to teach students…

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“Bomb cyclone” sets record as strongest October storm ever in Boston area

“Bomb cyclone” sets record as strongest October storm ever in Boston area

A powerful autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains Thursday in the Northeast. The nor’easter brought high winds and rain to the region Wednesday and Thursday.  In Massachusetts, wind gusts reached as high as 90 mph on Cape Cod, and about 200,000 residents lost power early Thursday. The storm left nearly 200,000 people without power in Maine, too. The Maine Emergency Management Agency partially…

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“Face the Nation” remembers: Elijah Cummings

“Face the Nation” remembers: Elijah Cummings

Longtime Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings and frequent guest of “Face the Nation” has died at age 68 from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said early Thursday. Widely respected across the political spectrum, Cummings was remembered for being an ardent defender of the Constitution and vocal about wrongdoing in Washington.  During his many appearances on “Face the Nation”, Cummings was honest and open about his disagreements with the Trump administration but hopeful about the…

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