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Date: May 28, 2016

Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 103:17-18

Bible Verse of the Day

Psalm 103:17-18

“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.”

Bible reading by Republican spurs GOP walkout

Rep. Rick Allen, Georgia Republican, created quit a stir on Capitol Hill when he pulled out a Bible passage and began reading, as a way of showing fellow Republicans they ought to be ashamed for backing a spending bill that included language upholding a President Obama-backed ban on government contracts absent LGBT equal rights’ protections.

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Netherlands to grow human embryos for research

The Dutch government will allow labs to grow human embryos to be used for research in a limited number of fields, it announced on Friday. Currently scientists have to rely on a limited supply of leftover embryos from in vitro fertilization patients.

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Teacher Who Identifies as ‘Neither’ Awarded $60,000 After Co-Workers Wouldn’t Call Her ‘They’

A female elementary school teacher who says she neither identifies as male nor female has been awarded $60,000 in a settlement with her school district after she lodged a complaint that her co-workers continued to refer to her as a woman and wouldn’t call her “they.”

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Clinton Releases Plan to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days

WEB Notes: Are these people asleep at the wheel? Have they not read the reports of all the illegals flooding across the border? The reports of border patrol playing catch and release in the US? The borders are already open.

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Earthquake - San Andreas Fault

Image Courtesy: Wiki Commons – ikluft

Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 93 km
Geographic Coordinates: 56.257S, 27.036W
Date: 28 May 2016 09:47:02 – UTC

Location with respect to nearby cities:
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
2571 km (1594 mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina
2772 km (1718 mi) ESE of Rio Gallegos, Argentina
2787 km (1727 mi) SE of Puerto Deseado, Argentina
2065 km (1280 mi) ESE of Stanley, Falkland Islands

For more information about this earthquake and other quake news, photos and map resources please visit the “Earthquake News” section of our site.

Muslim boys must shake hands with female teachers or face fine, Swiss canton rules

WEB Notes: We shake hands because we want too, not because we are forced too.

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Social conservatives take aim at Obama as states start legal action against transgender lavatory policy

Eleven American states are suing the Obama administration after it instructed schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity or face a potential loss in funding.

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Putin: Romania ‘in crosshairs’ after opening NATO missile defense base

During a visit to Greece intended to repair ties with the EU, Vladimir Putin said that Russia has “no choice” but to target Romania, which has recently opened a NATO missile defense base, and Poland, which plans to do so within two years.

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G7 nations pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025

The G7 nations have for the first time set a deadline for the ending most fossil fuel subsidies, saying government support for coal, oil and gas should end by 2025.

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6.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS

Earthquake - San Andreas Fault

Image Courtesy: Wiki Commons – ikluft

Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 416 km
Geographic Coordinates: 22.021S, 178.161W
Date: 28 May 2016 05:38:51 – UTC

Location with respect to nearby cities:
161 km (99 mi) SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
321 km (199 mi) WSW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
557 km (345 mi) SE of Suva, Fiji
657 km (407 mi) SE of Nadi, Fiji
671 km (416 mi) SSE of Lambasa, Fiji

For more information about this earthquake and other quake news, photos and map resources please visit the “Earthquake News” section of our site.

Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photos

Turkey has hit out at the US over images said to show US special forces in Syria wearing insignia of Kurdish militia, during joint operations against so-called Islamic State (IS).

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