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Breaking News: Sotomayor tells it like it is in dissent on affirmative action ruling
Posted by: VeronicaS SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 01:06:20 -0700 | political-news

Opinion Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling against using affirmative action in Michigan’s higher education admissions, one justice knew the truth: The decision didn’t match America’s reality, even 50-plus years after the Civil Rights Act was passed. In Tuesday’s...
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Breaking News: US middle class no longer world's most affluent

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 01:06:51 -0700 | political-news

A new analysis of income data shows that the US middle class, the most affluent in the world for several decades, has lost that unique distinction. Canada’s middle class has replaced the US middle class as the world’s most affluent....
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Breaking News: Guns here, there and everywhere in Georgia
Posted by: Dava Castillo

Atlanta :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 01:07:53 -0700 | political-news

Called the “guns everywhere bill,” the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 in Georgia was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal, according to CNN. The Georgia law has made it legal for residents to carry guns in schools,...
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Breaking News: Taking presidential speculation to new heights – literally
Posted by: Punditty SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 01:31:05 -0700 | political-news

If you think Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is going to be the next US president, you may not be aware of a telling statistic in US presidential politics: The tallest candidate usually wins. But then again, that trend didn’t hold...
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Breaking News: Poland safe from Russian redux
Posted by: Robert Weller

Warsaw :: Poland | updated 2014-04-24 02:16:53 -0700 | political-news

Opinion If Russian President Vladimir Putin decides Poland should come under the control of Moscow again, Warsaw doesn’t have to worry about being stabbed in the back again. This time, unlike at the beginning of World War II in 1939,...
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Breaking News: Ohio jail guard released after five-hour hostage standoff
Posted by: StephenPope

Warren :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-04-23 23:32:24 -0700 | disasters-news

A Trumbull County, Ohio, jail guard was released around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after being held hostage for five hours by three inmates with violent histories. Hostage negotiators secured the release of the jail guard, who was taken hostage around 3:30...
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Breaking News: #MyNYPD hashtag becomes viral Twitter bashtag against NYPD's finest
Posted by: RenoBerkeley SelectMedia

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-23 23:50:58 -0700 | technology-news

Commentary In what can only be described as poetic justice, the New York Police Department’s desperate attempt to show its “lighter” side backfired on it badly. The NYPD Twitter campaign, which encouraged users to show off smiling photos of themselves...
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Breaking News: If Pujols stays healthy, he has a shot at breaking Bonds' all-time HR record
Posted by: Punditty

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 01:18:08 -0700 | sports-news

When Albert Pujols injured his left foot in July 2013, more than a few baseball minds wondered if the All-Star slugger’s best years were behind him. Pujols already seemed to be slowing in 2011, his 11th and final campaign with...
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Breaking News: EU court to modify rules to make sanction challenges less successful
Posted by: northsunm32

Brussels :: Belgium | updated 2014-04-23 21:02:44 -0700 | political-news

Opinion While EU courts are often seen as guarantors of the fundamental rights of those accused in the war against terror, recent changes in trial processes move them in the opposite direction. Sanctions have long been used by countries such...
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Breaking News: Just cross the bridge to get your pot
Posted by: Robert Weller

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-23 18:45:03 -0700 | green-news

It still isn’t possible to buy the Brooklyn Bridge, but you may be able to settle for Manhattan Silver. The New York Times reports that Brooklyn’s district attorney is joining dozens of DAs from coast to coast who will not...
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Breaking News: History shows replacing a legendary coach/manager is an almost impossible task

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-04-23 22:15:47 -0700 | sports-news

Manchester United is one of the world’s most recognizable brands, and it’s an explosive story when they have a subpar season. The firing of manager David Moyes was a forgone conclusion and its details are still being discussed. One doesn’t...
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Breaking News: Rival Palestinian factions agree to form national unity government
Posted by: saleh1966

Gaza :: Palestine | updated 2014-04-24 01:37:38 -0700 | your-story

Rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas have reportedly agreed to form a national unity government of technocrats within the next five weeks.
The agreement between members of the PLO and Hamas was reached following reconciliation talks in the Gaza strip,...
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Breaking News: Dissing dissent: Putin allies put in charge of ‘Russia's Facebook'
Posted by: Robert Myles SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-04-23 20:00:52 -0700 | political-news

Commentary During Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent question-and-answer session, now an annual event, aired on Russian TV and lasting a mammoth four hours, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made an unexpected intervention asking the Russian leader via video-link if Russia...
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Breaking News: Shakespeare and barbed wire
Posted by: Dava Castillo

Stratford upon Avon :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-04-23 21:14:29 -0700 | arts-culture-news

Today is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Celebrations abound with stories of favorite plays and sonnets, but both performance and appreciation of the Bard can prove to reach beyond mere entertainment. Therapy and healing in his stories and verses span the globe....
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Breaking News: Shakespeare: ‘He could really turn a phrase'
Posted by: JamesStotter SelectMedia

Columbus :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 00:51:38 -0700 | arts-culture-news

William Shakespeare could really turn a phrase. That was the way, in a rather humorously offhand tone, a well-read friend described Shakespeare. Indeed, Shakespeare lived during the time the English language was evolving into Early Modern English. Interestingly, the King...
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