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Saturday September 29th, 2018 night edition

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A unique underwater sculpture exhibit at a Maldives resort was destroyed on order of the country's president after it was deemed to violate Islamic beliefs.

President Abdulla Yameen said the country’s religious leaders had complained that the sculpture represented idols, which are banned by Islam.

The project, called the Coralarium, was created by British artist Jason DeCaires Taylor to bring attention to rising sea levels.

Night visits to the Coralarium, when the sculptures were illuminated with underwater lights, were popular with visitors to the country.

The sculpture project, in addition to being a work of art, was also part of the island nation’s first coral regeneration project.

The Maldives police published photos of the officers using axes and saws to remove and destroy the sculptures.

Sirru Fen Fushi resortgai hedhifaiva Coralrium gai insaanunge soora sifa vaagothah behettifaiva sculpture thah naga coralarium vany miadhuge 17:45 gai huskurevifai. — Maldives Police (@PoliceMv) September 21, 2018. »

Former ‘Miss Baghdad’ Shot Dead as She Drove Through Iraqi Capital in Latest of Series of Attacks on Women

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Iraqi social media star and model Tara Fares has been shot dead in Baghdad, security officials confirmed to CNN.

Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Saad Maan told an Iraqi TV station that two motorcyclists shot Fares while she was inside a vehicle.

The 22-year-old, a Christian whose father was Iraqi and mother Lebanese, was living in Erbil, but visited the capital occasionally. »

$3 billion Hoover Dam project hopes to bring power plant into 21st century

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Now, as California and the West expand into renewable energy, there's a $3 billion plan to bring the power plant into the 21st century.

Basically you could pave a road from San Francisco to New York with the concrete in the dam," Len Schilling said.

Now the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is looking to turn it into a giant energy storage system, similar to the job a battery performs. »

September: Wellbeing and health

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Using a technique called Mendelian randomization, the researchers asked whether poorer physical health causes lower mental wellbeing, or whether individuals with lower mental wellbeing are more likely to go on to have later problems with their physical health.

This technique provides evidence of the direction of causation by using genetic variants that have been associated with physical health and mental wellbeing.

Unlike previous methods, this technique helps to rule out the influence of other factors that might be causing both physical health and mental wellbeing. »

How a thoughtful Christmas present helped Harper Lee write 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

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Titled "Go Set a Watchman," the novel is a sequel to her Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, though it was actually written before "To Kill a Mockingbird.".

Lee has not published any new works for more than half a century, so naturally, book lovers and fans are thrilled.

Lee took that time to write "To Kill A Mockingbird," which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and is still read in classrooms around the country. »