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Why Do People Still Go to Dollywood?

By: Victoria Bekiempis/Newsweek.com

The main parkway through Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, population 6,036, is lined with dinner theater venues and theme-based museums. The Titanic Museum, for example, looks like the doomed ship, and Jaws, a big-box gift shop with a great-white-shaped entrance, promises LIVE SHARKS. 1,317 more words


ISIS Have Made Their Move Into Afghanistan Says Army General

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is now active in southern Afghanistan, according to Afghan officials, who say the extremist group are now fighting the Taliban and recruiting new members in the country. 709 more words


Elon Musk to Build Test Track for High-Speed Hyperloop Transport System

PayPal billionaire and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced plans to build a test track for his conceptual high-speed transport system. He tweeted today that he plans to build a five-mile test track, “most likely in Texas”, leading to much online discussion about the mysterious and futuristic Hyperloop project. 429 more words


Why Is Saudi Arabia Burying King Abdullah in an Unmarked Grave?

 King Abdullah, the former monarch of Saudi Arabia, has been buried in an unmarked grave, the Saudi government announced today. 654 more words


The Best High Schools In Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — Of the best 500 high schools in the United States, 30 of them are in Illinois, according to the latest analysis by Newsweek magazine. 302 more words


Does News Drive Your Investment Decisions?

According to Newsweek, on the 24th of August, “Dow Jones Drops 1,000 Points on Open Before Recovering Slightly.”  Does that matter?

Maybe.  Come back in two years and I will know. 239 more words

Don Shaughnessy

Aleppo and Its Majestic Citadel: Chilling Reports from the Current Civil War, and 14th Century Narratives by Ibn Batutta


(A). Syria’s Most War-Torn City by Newsweek Magazine

(Note: Newsweek’s story, accessible by clicking on the first image shown below, contain graphic images and may disturb some readers. 1,740 more words