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Tuesday March 6th, 2018 night edition

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0 Judge declares man's truck 'his home' in ruling that could affect hundreds of homeless people.

The ruling could affect hundreds of homeless people living in their vehicles.

The judge's ruling is based on the 123-year-old Homestead Act that says the government can't force anyone to sell their home to satisfy debts.

This is apparently the first time anyone has successfully argued that a vehicle can be a home.

Steven Long has lived in a truck on the streets of Seattle since 2014.

But last year, when his truck was parked on Poplar Street South for five months, the city impounded it.

Long's truck, the judge determined, is indeed his home, and couldn't be held for the $900 impound feeds he owes. »

Male Escort Exposes 36 Gay Priests in File Sent to Vatican Containing Explicit WhatsApp Chats and Erotic Photos

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A 1,200-page dossier containing the names of 34 "actively gay" priests and six seminarians in Italy has been sent to the Vatican by the archdiocese of Naples.

The allegations were compiled by Francesco Mangiacapra, a gay male escort who told local media he couldn’t put up with the priests’ "hypocrisy" any longer.

The dossier is the latest in a string of sex scandals that have rocked the Italian church and Vatican. »

Sources: Yes, Diablo 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch

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Last week, Blizzard set tongues wagging with an apparent tease for a Diablo game on Nintendo Switch.

The image - of a Diablo night light being repeatedly switched on and off - felt fairly deliberate.

When contacted for this report, a Blizzard spokesperson told me the company had no new statement to add. »

the meaning and origin of this phrase

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The allusion is to the dreams experienced by smokers of opium pipes.

Lewis Carroll, although not known to be an opium user himself, makes clear allusions to drug use in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has his hero Sherlock Holmes visit an opium den - although that was for research rather than consumption. »

Control over phase separation and nucleation using a laser-tweezing potential

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Although there are now numerous examples of control using laser-induced nucleation, the absence of physical understanding is preventing progress.

Experiments in a liquid mixture using a low-power laser diode confirm the effect.

Phase separation and nucleation using a laser-tweezing potential explains the physics behind non-photochemical laser-induced nucleation and suggests new ways of manipulating matter. »