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Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group

Thursday, January 14, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Nancy Many about her book My Billion Year Contract, and asked her about life working in the elite Scientology group known as the “Sea Org“. Many joined Scientology in the early 1970s, and after leaving in 1996 she later testified against the organization. Published in October, Many’s book […]

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BDSM as business: Interviews with Dominatrixes

Sunday, October 28, 2007 Whether the Civil War, World War II or the Iraq War, it can be challenging to face how conflict penetrates the psyche of a nation and surfaces in the nuances of life. There are thousands—if not millions—of individuals who indulge in fantasies others would deem perverse that have their nascence in […]

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Wikinews Shorts: April 14, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, April 14, 2007. Contents 1 Banned rally leads to Kasparov arrest 2 Nuclear deadline passes for North Korea. 3 UK mental health charity says ‘young’ need more protection 4 Deadly bus crash in Mexico Russian opposition leader and former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov was among 170 people […]

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The Swiss vote yes to same-sex relationships and “Schengen/Dublin”

Sunday, June 5, 2005 The Swiss people have voted a double yes in referenda to the proposals over same-sex partnerships and the Schengen/Dublin bilateral agreements. Overall they voted 58.03% for the same-sex partnerships and 54.60% for Schengen/Dublin. The referendum of allowing the registration of same-sex partnerships was widely welcomed with the people voting 58.03% Yes […]

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Toothpaste fills cavities without drilling

Thursday, February 24, 2005 A paste containing synthetic tooth enamel can seal small cavities without drilling. Kazue Yamagishi and colleagues at the FAP Dental Institute in Tokyo say that the paste can repair small cavities in 15 minutes. Currently, fillers don’t stick to such small cavities so dentists must drill bigger holes. Hydroxyapatite crystals, of […]

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US Senator Rand Paul blocks synthetic marijuana legislation

Friday, March 30, 2012 Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is the lone holdout preventing a vote on synthetic marijuana legislation in the US Senate through a procedural block that is allowed under the rules. Until Paul lifts his block, the Senate will not be able to act on legislation that has already passed the US […]

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Ricky Hatton regains IBF light welterweight title

Sunday, January 21, 2007 Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton regained the IBF light welterweight title belt he relinquished less than 12 months ago when he defeated Juan Urango in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight. “The Hitman” won by unanimous decision, as the fight went to 12 rounds. Despite early match odds suggesting Hatton would dominate the fight, […]

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Wikinews interviews Bill Hammons, Unity Party of America presidential nominee

Friday, October 23, 2020 Wikinews accredited reporter William S. Saturn reached out to Unity Party of America presidential nominee Bill Hammons of Colorado to discuss Hammons’s 2020 campaign for President of the United States. Hammons, a former Newsweek manager and owner of the website “Bill’s List”, founded the Unity Party in 2004 with supporters of […]

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Picasso prints stolen from Brazilian museum

Friday, June 13, 2008 Four paintings were stolen in broad daylight from a branch of the Pinacoteca Museum located in São Paulo, Brazil. In this, the second high-scale art robbery in São Paulo in less then a year, the three armed robbers overpowered three unarmed museum guards before walking out with the paintings, frames and […]