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Friday, March 15th, 2019

 

Evidence of improper voting raises questions about Methodist gay clergy vote

(RNS) — Church officials say they are concerned about the possibility that improper votes were cast.
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Mueller, in U.S. court filing, says multiple probes continue

The U.S. Special Counsel’s Office on Friday asked a court to delay sentencing for U.S. President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, amid “ongoing investigations” stemming from the Russia investigation.


Hung jury declared in Florida officer’s attempted manslaughter trial: local media

A hung jury was declared on Friday in the attempted manslaughter trial of a Florida policeman charged in the shooting and wounding of the caretaker for a mentally ill man who was holding a toy truck the officer mistook for a gun, local media reported.


Pelosi says U.S. House to vote March 26 on overriding Trump border-wall related veto

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the chamber will vote on March 26 on overriding President Donald Trump’s veto of a border-wall related resolution.


Smartphone mindfulness app may help curb loneliness

(Reuters Health) – Adults who spend just 20 minutes a day using a smartphone mindfulness training app may feel less lonely and have more social interactions than people who don’t, a small experiment suggests.


7 of our best NCAA bracket tips that just might make the difference this year

Filling out a NCAA bracket is the best kind of fun — 63 games and you can pick them however you like. It can be tricky, too, so we’re here to help with our 7 best bracket tips that we think will give you an edge….


Spielmann and Serneels: Hand in hand and island to island

In the men’s game Belgium and France battled it out at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in late 2018. But in the women’s game, meanwhile, the two countries have been working hand in hand since the start of the year, as shown by Stephanie Spielmann and Ives Serneels.


U.S., EU, Canada impose sanctions on Russians over Ukraine

The United States, Canada and European Union on Friday imposed fresh sanctions to punish Russia for its 2018 attack on three Ukrainian ships as well as its annexation of Crimea and its activities in eastern Ukraine.


Trump condemns New Zealand mosque attack as ‘horrible massacre’

U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the “horrible massacre” at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, a deadly attack that killed 49 people in what the White House called a “vicious act of hate.”


High-volume hospitals and surgeons do better on neck artery procedures

(Reuters Health) – Patients who need blockages cleared in their carotid arteries to reduce the risk of stroke may want to seek hospitals and doctors who do a lot of these procedures, a new research review suggests.