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World's Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince ...
New York Times
LOUVECIENNES, France — When the Chateau Louis XIV sold for over $300 million two years ago, Fortune magazine called it “the world's most expensive home,” and Town & Country swooned over its gold-leafed fountain, marble statues and hedged labyrinth set ...
Saudi royal heir splashed £225m on world's most expensive home with its own Sistine Chapel-style ceiling and nightclubThe Sun
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is owner of world's most expensive home in VersaillesFirstpost

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Frenchman smashes solo round the world sailing record
Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. The 34-year-old sailor crossed a virtual finish line drawn ...
French sailor sets new solo round-the-world record: 42 days, 16 hoursLos Angeles Times

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Real Madrid presented with the FIFA World Champions Badge
By defeating Gremio in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017, Real Madrid have earned the honour of being able to wear the official FIFA World Champions Badge on their competition jerseys for the duration of 2018. Real Madrid will be able to ...
Real Madrid 1-0 Grêmio: Club World Cup 2017 final – as it ...The Guardian
Ronaldo strike wins the Club World Cup for Real
Real Madrid vs. Gremio highlights: Ronaldo leads Los Blancos to Club World Cup -Eyewitness News -BBC Sport
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5 things learned from US World Junior selection camp
Saturday was the second day of USA Hockey select camp that will help determine the final 23-player roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship to be held in Buffalo from Dec. 26-Jan. 5. COLUMBUS -- United States National Junior Team coach Bob ...


North Korea's Kim Jong Un Wants to Blow up the World Because His Father Wasn't Nice to Him
Kim Jong Un may never have had the chance to enrage President Donald Trump, threaten the world with nuclear war or lead the charge in dozens of human rights violations if not for his complicated relationship with his father, Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Il ...

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Washington Post

Norovirus was an unwelcome stowaway on this cruise ship, sickening 33
Washington Post
... vicious gastrointestinal outbreaks affecting U.S. residents happen on cruise ships, the issue has long been examined by the CDC, which tracks significant outbreaks and routinely inspects ships. On the Independence of the Seas' latest inspection, in ...

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It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Seeking Alpha
Come with Heisenberg, on a trip through the increasingly surreal world of risk assets and speculative manias. We'll touch on stocks, retail euphoria, and of course, Bitcoin. In hindsight, this is going to seem like one hilarious story. I'm reasonably ...

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Lindsey Vonn strikes back with Val d'Isere World Cup win
CNN International
(CNN) She endured a week marred by an injury scare and controversy, but Lindsey Vonn hit back in emphatic fashion to clinch her 78th World Cup win in Val d'Isere. At 33, Vonn became the second oldest woman -- after Elisabeth Goergl (33) -- to win a ...

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Why Texas' 'death penalty capital of the world' stopped executing people
Since the Supreme Court legalized capital punishment in 1976, Harris County, Texas, has executed 126 people. That's more executions than every individual state in the union, barring Texas itself. Harris County's executions account for 23 percent of the ...

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Behind wage and productivity clouds, world economy is booming
Growth of 4 percent next year would mean the creation of almost $3 trillion — the equivalent to the annual output of Britain, the world's fifth-largest economy — that has to be put to work. That's almost $3 trillion, over and above the near $80 ...

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