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‘The U.S. government is slated to sell $375 million worth of crude oil from the country’s emergency reserve this winter after Congress passed a temporary spending bill on Friday that contained a measure authorizing the sale.

President Barack Obama’s administration has pushed Congress to approve an up to $2 billion plan for a revamp of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a string of heavily guarded underground salt caverns along the Gulf of Mexico filled with crude. The stash currently holds about 695 million barrels of oil.’

Read more: US slated to sell $375 million of emergency reserve oil this winter

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‘Well, things sure heated up after I published the story of my missing years. It was expected, I’ve lived with this from the inside and out most of my life and I know what triggers it sets off, especially if folks are mega-dosed with the more appalling revelations, which those videos and articles are designed to do.

I just wanted to get a quick follow up out there as the attacks against me are going viral and people need to see I’m fine and how I see this so far.’

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‘An architecture firm in Aloha State has come up with an innovative solution to alleviate the problem of homelessness in their locality. It is giving some retired city buses a second life by transforming them into homeless shelters.

‘The idea is to convert [the buses] into living, sleeping, showering, recreational facilities,’ Ma Ry Kim of Group 70 International architecture firm told Hawaii News Now.’

Read more: Homes on wheels: Hawaii may turn old buses into homeless shelters

‘It took over 95,600 NASA photo files taken from the International Space Station and a month of meticulous photo editing to produce this epic high-definition time-lapse video.

The compilation work turned almost 110 Gigabytes of original material into some 40 minutes of footage in 4K resolution. Of those Dmitry Pisanko, a Russian photo blogger, selected four minutes of highlights.’

Read more: 100GB of NASA space photos turned into epic 4K time-lapse

‘The Palestinian government is to be dissolved within 24 hours, AFP reports, quoting a statement made by President Mahmoud Abbas. The government’s spokesman, however, denies any such discussion of dissolution.

“Within 24 hours the Palestinian government will resign,” Abbas told members of the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah movement in Ramallah, AFP reports, citing several officials present at the meeting.

The reason for the resignation is the government’s inability to act in the Gaza strip, AFP reported earlier in the day citing senior officials with the Palestinian Authority.

“This one [government] is weak and there is no chance that Hamas will allow it to work in Gaza,” said Amin Maqbul, secretary general of the ruling Fatah movement’s Revolutionary Council, according to AFP.’

Read more: Abbas says Palestinian govt to resign within 24 hours – reports

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