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Day: July 10, 2016

FEATURE-Poland's disappearing lakes fuel battle over coal mining

WILCZYN, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In early summer, the Wielkopolska region in western Poland looks like a scene from “The Hobbit” with intense green fields and lakes surrounded by dense forest and pretty cottages. But there is growing disquiet in this rural idyll with more and more summer houses up for sale and farmers […]

Amid Raw Emotions After Shootings, Calls for Healing at Church

When it was the young woman’s turn to pray for the church as it mourned the death of “our friend,” she could not. Her throat was choked with tears. Photo The service at Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas on Sunday focused on prayers for the two black men and the police officers killed last week. […]

Off-duty officer fatally shoots home intruder

An off-duty police officer fatally shot a man who was trying to enter his St. Louis-area home late Saturday afternoon, Missouri officials say. According to police, 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard rang the doorbell at the officer’s Lakeshire, Mo., home shortly before 6 p.m. When the officer’s wife answered the door and refused entry, police said, Gebhard, […]

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