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Turkey’s lira plunges after Erdogan fires central bank head

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Hong Kong / Istanbul (CNN Business)Turkey's lira is plunging against the US dollar Monday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan abruptly fired the head of the country's central bank this weekend. The currency was trad...

Nigeria’s Central Bank ordered to unfreeze bank accounts of #EndSARS protesters

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A court in Nigeria's capital city Abuja has ordered the Central Bank to unblock the accounts of 20 people who were involved in the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country last October. Their accounts were block...

‘Significant’ cannabis factory found near the Bank of England

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City of London Police have discovered and destroyed a "significant" cannabis factory in the heart of London following reports about the strong smell of the plant. Officers found 826 plants in the basement of a non-r...

This kindergartner spent almost 2 weeks making 200 New Year’s cards for seniors. Then she broke her piggy bank to buy them a gift

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They say creativity takes courage. And sometimes courage means finding the self-discipline to sit down and handcraft hundreds of cards by yourself, even if you're only 5 years old. That was the task burgeoning arti...

Louisiana bank turns its multi-storied building into a large Advent calendar

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December is the month of Advent calendars -- and one Louisiana bank is taking the tradition to new heights. The First National Bank of Louisiana in Crowley -- the city's only skyscraper, built in 1920 -- has undergo...

He donated to his local food bank for years. Now, he’s among the thousands who rely on it to feed his family

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One Texas man used to donate his time and money to his local food bank. Now, he's among the thousands of people relying on it during the coronavirus pandemic. Neil Wilson, a retired veteran who served in the air for...

Pompeo’s West Bank trip would be unthinkable for any other US Secretary of State. But not him

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Jerusalem Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Psagot on Thursday marked the first time a top American diplomat has visited a settlement in the West Bank, considered illegal under international law. For any othe...

UN and EU slam Israel after West Bank demolition leaves 73 Palestinians homeless

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Jerusalem The United Nations and the European Union have criticized the demolition by the Israeli military of a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, ho...

Democrats turn to stars’ reunions as they bank on nostalgia to fill campaign coffers

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Washington Stars from several fondly remembered television shows and movies have come together in recent weeks to not only offer counterprogramming during the idle days of the pandemic but also to stir support for De...

How a pair of raccoons (probably) broke into a bank

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Up a tree, onto the roof, and through the ceiling. That's how two raccoons likely managed to break into a bank. And what they found inside was better than money. "They were in the break room eating a tin of almond...

Disney bloggers raise nearly $40,000 for food bank to help park employees in need

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As news of mass layoffs were happening at their favorite theme park, Disney bloggers from Florida tapped into their online audience to raise nearly $ 40,000 for their local food bank. Sarah and Tom Bricker have bee...

Joe Biden entered fall campaign with $466 million in the bank

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Democrat Joe Biden's campaign and aligned Democratic Party committees entered September and the fall sprint to Election Day with $ 466 million in cash reserves -- giving the former vice president a significant fina...