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Breaking News: 'Environmental injustice' demarcates white and nonwhite districts causing 7,000 deaths annually
Posted by: Robert Myles

Minneapolis :: MN :: USA | updated 2014-04-16 13:55:18 -0700 | health-news

Whatever your views of race relations in America you may consider that when it comes to the air you breathe, there’s no color divide. But in the first study of its kind, University of Minnesota researchers discovered that on average,...
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Breaking News: School system has the wrong idea in the war against bullying
Posted by: Mike Sarzo SelectMedia

Asheville :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-03-21 08:32:51 -0700 | disasters-news

A story from a North Carolina school system on Friday is merely the latest example of educators who simply donʼt get it when it comes to combating bullying. Noreen Bruce said Buncombe County Schools forbade her 9-year-old son Grayson from...
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Breaking News: Progressive think-tank leader says taxing rich not Democratic left's growth strategy

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2013-12-20 05:25:59 -0800 | political-news

Neera Tanden, president of the Democratic progressive think tank Center for American Progress, has said that raising taxes on wealthy Americans is not the Democratic left's economic growth strategy. Speaking in an interview Wednesday, Tanden said that raising taxes on...
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Breaking News: RadioShack announces 1,100 store closings
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Fort Worth :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-03-06 20:35:56 -0800 | business-news

Retail electronics giant RadioShack Corp. announced Tuesday that it will close as many as 1,100 of its US stores amid falling share prices and disappointing sales. Such an announcement had been anticipated since last month, when it announced at least...
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Breaking News: US insists Assad will be replaced in Syria
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-01-22 15:40:37 -0800 | humanitarian-news

The United States will force Syrian President Bashar Assad from power if he does not leave on his own, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. After a meeting with ministers from Canada and Mexico, Kerry said the departure...
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Breaking News: Lawmakers turn blind eye to animal cruelty at factory farms
Posted by: itobin53

Benton :: AR :: USA | updated 2014-01-16 08:49:09 -0800 | disasters-news

Every day, helpless animals at factory farms are abused and tortured. They are kicked, stabbed in the eyes, drugged, and confined in such cruel conditions, their bones crumble to the point where they can no longer support their own unnaturally...
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Breaking News: Does free speech matter more when it's about abortion?
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-07-02 22:32:26 -0700 | political-news

Back in the days when I was working as a newspaper columnist, I had the opportunity to do many interesting stories. A few of those stories were written from San Diego, the site of the 1996 Republican Convention. That was...
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Breaking News: Overreaction to Coke ad shows panic among xenophobes
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-02-04 23:47:48 -0800 | political-news

If you were to ask conservatives what is the most important thing about the modern United States of America, one answer that would be high on the list is the so-called "free market." Theoretically, at least, one of the most...
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Breaking News: In defense of #BringBackOurGirls and  'slacktivism'
Posted by: Daniel Koeker SelectMedia

Riverside :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-05-13 14:38:12 -0700 | political-news

Opinion By now you've probably heard of #BringBackOurGirls, a social media campaign aimed at raising awareness of the 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria who were kidnapped by the country's militant extremist group, Boko Haram. You may have heard about it from...
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Breaking News: Child migration and the conscience of a nation
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-06-25 23:07:11 -0700 | political-news

"The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children." – Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund Opinion Tens of thousands of children are...
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Breaking News: Time to make Congress work for its pay, sing for its supper
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-05-16 16:06:21 -0700 | political-news

Some years back, I had an idea to deal with time-wasting in Congress. I'm not sure it would work now, but when you look at how the House of Representatives spends its time, it might be worth a try. Most...
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Breaking News: Carnage rages on - cop, student, suspect dead in Virginia drive and shoot
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth

Norfolk :: VA :: USA | updated 2014-06-04 04:57:42 -0700 | disasters-news

Another shooting spree late Friday has claimed the lives of a Virginia police officer, a teen returning home from a high school graduation party and the suspect. When will it end? Even if this latest round of killing finally convinces...
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Breaking News: The right's outrageous indignation over Obama's tilt on overtime pay
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-03-16 05:50:47 -0700 | political-news

If President Barack Obama is for anything that doesn’t help the rich, dampen government influence or aid in their draconian policies against the poor; Republicans are against it, further advancing their quest to resurrect the 20th century. The Grand Old...
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Breaking News: The lie that gave New York a bad name
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-02-24 12:16:45 -0800 | disasters-news

It was the spring the Beatles came to America for the first time, the spring when we started to recover from the shock of our young president being assassinated. The Fab Four had already done their thing and returned home...
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Breaking News: Issa losing grip on power, rankling Republicans over mishandling of IRS probe
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-03-30 21:29:24 -0700 | political-news

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is losing a grip on his once vast power, reports POLITICO. The chairman of this committee typically wields vast power and strikes fear into the heart of...
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