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World stock markets dive, oldest shipwreck in Lake Erie, illegal for teenagers to trick-or-treat and more

• Oct 11, 2018 at 10:21 AM

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THE GUARDIAN: World stock markets dive as Trump attacks 'crazy' US rate hikes

A jittery, volatile week on global financial markets has burst into a frenzy of selling, triggered by heavy losses on Wall Street and comments by Donald Trump describing US interest rate rises as “crazy”.

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TIME: Pope compares abortion to hiring a hitman to solve a problem

Pope Francis compared abortion to a mafia-style killing Wednesday, saying it’s the equivalent of hiring a hit man to “take out a human life to solve a problem.”

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NEW YORK MAGAZINE: My Private Oval Office Press Conference With Donald Trump, Mike Pence, John Kelly, and Mike Pompeo

This was beginning to feel ridiculous, like this was the reunion episode of a sitcom, in which Bob Saget might come out next to an applause track.

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SMITHSONIAN.COM: Underwater archaeologists may have discovered the oldest shipwreck in Lake Erie

The Lake Serpent, an eight-year-old, 47-foot schooner, left Cleveland in September 1829 for the 55-mile trip to the Lake Erie Islands. Upon arriving at the island rich with limestone, the ship’s crew collected a load of stone to return to Cleveland. (Four years later, the island would be bought by a pair of brothers, Atus and Irad Kelley. It’s been known as Kelleys Island since.)

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ONE COOL THING: Towns across the US make it illegal for teenagers to trick-or-treat

City officials recently announced that doorbell-ringing candy seekers over the age of 12 could face a misdemeanor charge, up to six months in jail, and $25 to $100 fines.

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