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Vladimir Putin

Looking Ahead

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Issue: "American bounty," Nov. 30, 2013

Nov. 25 

Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to visit Pope Francis today in Vatican City. The audience marks the first meeting between Putin and the current leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The meeting could improve relations between the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church, of which Putin is a member.

Nov. 28

Going to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving is getting easier every year in the United States. According to the Census Bureau, millions of Americans are already living at grandmother’s house. In 2012, the United States had 4.4 million multigenerational households.

Nov. 29 

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Before Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper carries forth plans to expand the nation’s energy infrastructure by completing pipeline projects like the Keystone XL, he must first quell objections of environmentalists and native peoples. For more than seven months, a representative of Harper has met with First Nation leaders and environmentalists to listen to concerns. The representative’s report is due on Nov. 29.

Nov. 30

When healthcare.gov, the president’s portal for healthcare exchanges under Obamacare, failed to launch on Oct. 1, the administration promised that all things would be running smoothly by Nov. 30. But many computer and healthcare experts are expressing doubts the president’s “tech surge” will be able to resuscitate the patient in time.

Dec. 7

If recent history is any indication, the winner of today’s Southeastern Conference championship game will play in college football’s National Championship Game on Jan. 6. Since 2007, the SEC champion has earned a berth in the high-profile game, winning it six times. Since 2007, the only time the SEC champion didn’t become national champion was in 2012 when SEC champion Louisiana State lost to SEC runner-up Alabama.

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