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OPEC's oil giant has daggers drawn with Iran, is encircled by enemies, and now faces a failed state on its southern border...
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(RNS) Pope Francis will become the third pope to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when he meets with the president and first lady during his U.S. tour in September....

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imageMaybe your future Amazon orders will be packaged entirely by robots based on technology demoed at Amazon's upcoming robotics challenge....
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How the managers of the Postal Service, in conjunction with politicians, have worked to undermine the effectiveness of a public infrastructure that is capable of producing broad economic and social benefits....
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You’ve probably heard this quote in one form or another:

“Losers let things happen. Winners make things happen.”

Nobody knows who first said it. My guess is a high school football coach.

But I think it describes perfectly what it takes to be a successful businessperson. I don’t mean a slick-talking, Don Draper type. I’m talking about a hus...

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As the global economy slides into recession and the U.S. economy catches a cold, the blueprint for raising taxes will be dusted off in every state.
The blueprint for raising taxes in the modern era was first established in 1913 when the federal government instituted permanent income taxes.  Prior to 1913, income taxes were viewed as wartime...
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Instagram's third spin-off app, a simple piece of software called Layout, allows you to make collages of photographs that can then be uploaded to the social network...
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These four big themes will change the world - here we explain what they are and how investors can back them...
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Is the Charlotte Observer trying to be nice to Elevation Church?

Sure looks that way in two articles: a friendly feature last weekend , with a shorter item this past Saturday.

The first one is 1,500 words of mostly "Huzzah!" on the megachurch's 13-campus expansion, 17,000 attendees, weekly income of $484,000, and explosive growth since its first...

Sunday, 22 March 2015 |

The Ascetic Life (4th Sunday of Great Lent)

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For the secular people of today, focusing on an ascetic saint represents a problem. How can the ascetic figure of Saint John, the author of the Ladder, speak to us, when he acquired and preserved the Grace of God through tears, prayers, and spiritual asceticism?

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In Orthodox teaching, the ascetic life is nothing other than the transcendence of...

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