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    The World Welcomes 2018

    Well that’s over. From rainbow pyrotechnics in Sydney celebrating legalized gay marriage to firing a more festive type of rocket in Pyongyang to a cacophony of fireworks in Berlin, the globe’s inhabitants marked the passage into the next year of the Gregorian Calendar tonight. Authorities were vigilant about threats of violence, including in Houston, where police found that a drunken guest had ammunition and an AR-15 rifle stashed in a hotel hosting one of the city’s biggest New Year’s parties. Police didn’t believe he posed a threat, however, and the party will go on.

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