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Syrian peace talks are going to resume today in Geneva as the nation prepares to mark the five-year anniversary of the country’s brutal civil war. The conflict has taken nearly 500,000 lives while creating almost 5 million refugees who have fueled a migrant crisis across much of Europe. Russia and the U.S. have encouraged the talks, but neither Syrian President’s government nor rebels have expressed much confidence that they can agree on a lasting agreement.
Flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has damaged thousands of homes and the risk of more flooding last night as rain-filled rivers rose over banks. At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana and two fishermen have been missing for days in Mississippi. In northwest Tennessee, more than a dozen homes were evacuated late Saturday after heavy rains breached a levee. Flood warnings were in effect across the region as many rivers remained dangerously high. Another line of thunderstorms are expected to hit parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, northern Louisiana and northern Mississippi today.
How much would you be willing to pay to get an exclusive viewing of a just-released movie from the comfort of your home? A new startup called the Screening Room plans to offer this for $50 per view, after the purchase of a $150 device that transmits the movie. Positive Prep