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Welcome to CVN Publications: Daily News Page

Sunday, January 1, 2017.
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Join us for our news links, searches, and Bing's daily feature.

Our Bing Daily Feature

Changes are coming. We are searching for more sources for news, especially breaking news.
Check daily for pictures and links. Often there is a three question trivia quiz accompanying the pictures.

College Football: Bowl Games

The four playoff teams met on December 31 to determine the NCAA National Championship pairing for the January 9, 2017 game. Alabama and Clemson dominated their opponents. Bowl games continue today and are nearly done. It is, and has been, a football fiesta for fans!

The FCS Championship is January 7, 2017: James Madison University versus Youngstown State University.
Bowl pairings: click on The annual bowls for 2016-7

For stories and navigation we add the home page:

Pro Football

The NFL teams drive toward the Super Bowl. Play offs are coming. We follow the action on ESPN

BREXIT Expected

The UK High Court has decided that Scotland and Wales have a place at the table to discuss Brexit. This adds an interesting wrinkle. Parliament must agree to the BREXIT plan. Litigation continues!

We used Wikipedia for a quick look at the EU. You may prefer other resources.

Article 50 is STILL expected to be invoked in late March, or later, of next year to begin the two year BREXIT process which may take longer. Hints and intentions, plans, ideas may pop up at any time. Currently Parliament is even more likely to have the final say on what exactly happens and when it happens.

Brief Research: The June 23, 2016 referendum vote in Great Britain, aka the United Kingdom, on exiting the European Union remains news. The vote to leave requires implementing Article 50 of the Lisbon accords (Treaty of Lisbon) to begin no more than two years of negotiations with the EU deciding all kinds of specific details.


National Novel Writing Month begins November 1 and ends November 30. Writers from around the vword will gather online and in live groups at many locations to individually write a 50,000 word novel. Online, it began at

Catalan Independence? is our most frequently checked source. It is updated daily. Major articles don't usually change that often. Other news outlets will report significant changes.

The Comics
The Comics change Daily!

USA Today: Editorial Cartoons:
One new cartoon is added daily.

Grab our Books Now!

Give away our books for any holiday, or just because you can. FREE is the best price in the world. Introduce your friends to these free books!

As always, reviews would be appreciated! My fifth free Book is Book Two of Eyes on the World series. This novel can be found at

The Announcement is book one of The Election series. This is a political adventure series on elections with strange twists and a few unbelievable events. Conspiracies will begin to break through in the second volume. Stay tuned! You can get your free copy of the first volume at

Boo Bear has a Bad Day, an illustrated book for children, is located at

The FREE, nonfiction book, Having Fun Reading Aloud, shows how anyone can build skills and help others by reading aloud to yourself and to others. The focus is building relationships and having fun. Grab your free copy at

Eyes on the World is a Sci-fi/adventure series. Book 1 is Free on Smashwords

Get in the know! Grab it NOW! Become part of this adventure. Go to Smashwords: Eyes on the World (

You can also contribute to the author's retirement and actually pay for the book for $.99 cents on Amazon!
Eyes on the World is always available at for .99 cents.

Weekend Anytime News

These weekend additions are now part of our daily list of links, and will expand. They are available whenever you have a weekend.
USA Weekend:

The Onion: We think of it as False News for a Faulty world! This is a perfect weekend link, although new editions are kicked out, equalling, from the publisher's womb every Wednesday.

Music Page
I've gone through every link and updated my page. It's good for a while!

October 14, 2014 debuted My fourth, earlier version of a music videos page.

Here is a Bing search for music, just type in a name after the word videos to see what you can find.

Spicy Cooking
Bing has a new form on spicy recipes that we have added.

USA Today Search:
CNN "5 things" Archive:
NBC Top (5-7) in "know it all", and it is easy to find:
Know it all Search (Great Archive):

Our Searches

Human Rights:
Civil Rights:

Catch up on the Ancient World

Publications Information

US customers can get our ebooks free at
Having fun Reading Aloud Pick up your free copy at

My fifth free Book is Book Two of Eyes on the World. it can be found at

Eyes on the World is free on Smashwords. You only have to click the link and follow directions! Read the blog for daily updates.

The book, Eyes on the World is also available at Amazon for $.99.

Follow his journey on the Pondering and Piddling blog.


The Supreme Court Current Session

The Supremes continue with deliberations and announcements. The calendar shows their schedule. Fridays are conference days. There is a wealth of information on the website. Past decisions, in pdf files, can be read in adobe reader files downloaded from

Keep up with the latest news from John Roberts and the Supremes!

Here is our search:

We still like this blog and site! we'll check it throughout this session:


We like our one stop news source. They keep it updated. We think it works better than just grabbing stories and we will keep it! This will likely remain an off and on again news attack point.

Older Projects

We do have two older, ongoing projects that need work and they are listed below. Each has not changed over the year. No volunteers have offered to help, sadly. We will alert you when either page changes. Anyone want to help? --- ---

Remember Veterans

Celebrate all veterans, living and dead, every day.

Veterans Day 2017
Armed Forces Day 2017
Memorial Day 2017
Flag Day 2017
Independence Day 2017

News Whenever

The Majors
The Minors

Most Biased News

The Extreme Views:
Conservative: FOX News
Liberal: The Daily Kos:

News Wherever: USA

Los Angeles Now: LA Now We will search for a few others too.
Our Neighbors
Canada 680 in Toronto: This one has ads with a clear schedule and lots of news:
680 News site (fun to explore):

Mexico News search

Central America

Belize, latest news
Guatemala, latest news
Honduras, latest news
Nicaragua, latest news
Costa Rica
Costa Rica, latest news
Panama, latest news

News Wherever:SA

We start with news in English from South America.


Other Worlds

NASA Pluto flyby

The Tallest Peaks

This image search, tallest+peaks. The magic is in the form used.

US National Parks

US National Parks has a nice search.

You Can Contact Us

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Recruiting Writers, Graphic Artists, Tech specialists and Collaborators!

Over the years, we have discovered a lot of talented people who never thought they could write, edit, or have the fun of producing web stories people would read. We offer free training and publishing opportunities.

We have always recruited, we always will. Unpaid jobs are ALWAYS available.

Once you contact us, we also have Skype and a phone # for possible follow up.

CVN's Voyage
by jdb_educator, Editor

Each project we create or in which we are involved will have its own page linked to the indexes of our publications.

We DO need your help to spread the word to anyone interested or your friends and acquaintances who might be interested.

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