2018 Winter Olympics
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The gospel according to rap

Entertainment | Hip-hop artists increasingly explore Christian faith in their lyrics
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/16/18, 01:56 pm

Twenty-five years after his first rap album debuted, Snoop Dogg is reorienting his music, though not necessarily his lifestyle, to praising God. He announced last summer plans to release a gospel album called Bible of Love, due out in March. The album will feature mostly gospel remixes he produced and some tracks on which he raps. Last week, Snoop Dogg released the video for the album’s first single, “Words Are Few,” which shows him praying and praising in a nearly empty church sanctuary.

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Telecommuter economy

Technology | Online shopping and home offices have contributed to a significant U.S. energy savings
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 2/15/18, 03:00 pm

A decade ago, Americans might have admitted to feeling a bit guilty about doing their Christmas shopping online. Not anymore. It appears the shift toward increased online shopping has done more than merely save time during the busy holiday season: According to new research, online shopping, video streaming, and work-from-home arrangements have together led to a decrease in Americans’ use of energy.

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Olympic officials: Norovirus outbreak under control

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/13/18, 11:01 am

South Korean officials have traced a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics to a youth training center providing food for staff and volunteers at the Pyeongchang Games. Investigators with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found fecal coliform bacteria in the water supply at the Horeb Odaesan Youth Training Center. The vicious stomach bug has sickened at least 194 people, although no athletes are known to have caught it.

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