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Readers write: Valuable college experience and tech opportunities
Regarding the Nov. 26 Heart of the News article “A conservative Christian university where Muslims feel welcome”: My experience at Brigham Young University was inspirational on so many levels. Through the prayer part in every class, I was given the opportunity to be connected to my faith and practice my Muslim prayer, share and explain, and be accepted. As a Muslim woman in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints community, I have an everlasting educational experience.

Global Newsstand: Thailand should not impede those who are seeking asylum, and more
“The fate of a Saudi woman on her way to Australia, where she has a visa and seeks to obtain asylum, teetered in the balance in Bangkok [on Jan. 7]...,” states an editorial. “Amid Thailand’s apparent willingness to deport [Rahaf al-Qunun] back to Saudi Arabia, rights lawyers representing her failed to get a Bangkok court to accept an injunction against her repatriation, which could have spelled her doom. “It is still unclear whether U.S. citizen Paul Whelan was indeed, as the Russian authorities allege, a spy, or whether he is the victim of mistaken identity...,” writes Mark Galeotti.

Low on gas, high on hope, many Mexicans back leader’s war on fuel thieves
Vittoria Romero and her daughter Celia were celebrating with high-fives and big smiles on a bright but chilly morning this week: They’d successfully filled their compact car’s gas tank after less than 30 minutes in line. Across Mexico, people like the Romeros have been contending with hours-long bumper-to-bumper waits at the pumps, reduced bus transportation, and other daily inconveniences for the past two weeks. The fuel distribution problems began after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordered the closure of key pipelines in late December in an effort to curtail rampant fuel theft.

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Watch live: Debut episode of 'The Bounce'
The Bounce is a high octane presentation of the Association unlike anywhere else on television or digital media, with loads of exclusive content.

Quick thinking by Fox avoids cheeky situation in Saints-Rams
It's a hazard we all face every day at work: You're just going about your day, doing your job, and suddenly someone pulls down your pants on national TV. Don't you hate when that happens? Early in Sunday's NFC championship, Saints receiver Michael Thomas caught a short pass and began to turn upfield.

Commissioner has authority to take action over Rams-Saints outcome, in theory
Consider Rule 17, Section 2, Article 1: “The Commissioner has the sole authority to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary and/or corrective measures if any club action, non-participant interference, or calamity occurs in an NFL game which the Commissioner deems so extraordinarily unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of the game. Even though Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman admits that he opted to wipe out Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis because Robey-Coleman believed he'd been beaten for a touchdown, it's hard to imagine this being the kind of “extraordinarily unfair” act that would have ...

Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
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Boeing and Machinists Union tussle over automation’s effect on quality assurance
Boeing's moves to automate its manufacturing processes and streamline the quality assurance process for its airplanes has sparked discussions with union officials over the effect on jobs. The controversy came to light in the current issue of Aero Mechanic — the newspaper published by the International Association of Machinists' District 751, which represents Boeing assembly workers — and in The Seattle Times. Union leaders are concerned about a Boeing campaign known as "Quality Transformation," which relies on automated processes such as robotic riveting and precision machining to cut down on manufacturing defects. Boeing says such processes make airplane assembly more "mistake-proof." Aero Mechanic… Read More

Polar plunge: Record low temperatures roll into Midwest, East behind snowstorm
High winds and brutal cold greeted brave souls armed with shovels digging out Monday from up to two feet of snow across a wide swath of the nation.

Nigeria accuses opposition of plotting election violence
Nigeria's government on Monday warned about an increase in violence before next month's elections, accusing the main opposition of trying to foment unrest to jeopardise the vote. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had "credible intelligence" that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was orchestrating "widespread violence". Nigerian elections are often turbulent affairs, frequently marked by allegations of fraud or backroom dealings.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
Where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror
At least 71 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday.

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile
A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two people from heart attacks. The quake struck at a depth of 53 kilometers (33 miles) with an epicenter some 15 km southwest of Coquimbo, USGS said. An elderly man and an elderly woman from Coquimbo suffered cardiac arrests as a result of the quake, police said, while there were several landslides reported on national highways.

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