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Breaking News: The biggest losers of all time
Posted by: Rob Lafferty SelectMedia

Eugene :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-07-27 18:21:52 -0700 | political-news

If you define “losers” as people who tend to lose things, then the biggest losers ever would be us. The American people lost an entire democracy and never even noticed. It was long gone before people began to wake up...
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Breaking News: Casey Foundation's 25th Kids Count Data Book offers rays of hope, warnings to heed
Posted by: John Michael Spinelli SelectMedia

Baltimore :: MD :: USA | updated 2014-07-26 22:21:52 -0700 | political-news

In the 25th publication of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book, Americans can look back to 1990 and track the demographic, social and economic shifts that when combined with federal and state policy efforts have helped shape...
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Breaking News: Florida state senator seeks to force students to watch Dinesh D'Souza's latest anti-Obama film
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr. SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 14:07:25 -0700 | political-news

Despite his guilty plea for campaign hanky-panky, Dinesh D'Souza remains firmly perched atop conservative media and ideological firmaments. As The New York Times reported, D’Souza has pled guilty to setting up two “straw men” to each make $10,000 political contributions...
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Breaking News: California case more reason to outlaw 'stand your ground'-type defenses
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth SelectMedia

Long Beach :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 18:27:58 -0700 | disasters-news

Add another name to the dubious hall of fame reserved for needless "stand your ground" shooters like George Zimmerman. The new inductee is California resident Tom Greer and his case is another example of why the "stand your ground" defense...
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Breaking News: Obama mulls refugee status for young Hondurans
Posted by: Nina Rai

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 15:47:25 -0700 | humanitarian-news

President Barack Obama is considering a limited refugee program for minors and young adults from Honduras to enter the United States on humanitarian grounds, The New York Times reports. Several federal agencies are working on the draft proposal of the...
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Breaking News: New York court says parents spanking their children is ‘a reasonable use of force'
Posted by: VeronicaS SelectMedia

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 07:48:43 -0700 | disasters-news

A New York appeals court ruled Wednesday that spanking a child is not child abuse but rather “a reasonable use of force.” The case in question involved a Long Island father who was found guilty of child endangerment by a...
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Breaking News: With a trade for Troy Tulowitzki, it's either all-in or all-out and the Mets need to go all-in

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 08:15:27 -0700 | sports-news

The Troy Tulowitzki trade rumors are at the denial/maybe/it depends stage. The Rockies certainly don’t want to trade him, but given the current state of the organization; Tulowitzki’s advancing age yet still in-his-prime status; that he’s signed long-term to a...
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Breaking News: Lakers sign Byron Scott as new head coach
Posted by: Darren Pare

Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 16:37:59 -0700 | sports-news

It took the Los Angeles Lakers a long time to name their new head coach but they wound up selecting the man most had talked about from the start, Byron Scott. The former Laker has a four-year deal reportedly worth...
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Breaking News: Understanding Putin: The US Monroe Doctrine (Part 2)
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-07-29 16:09:16 -0700 | disasters-news

Author's note: This is the second of a three-part series. You may view Part 1 here. Commentary The Russian post-Cold War doctrine of sphere of influence is crucial to understanding President Vladimir Putin's policy in Ukraine. The Russian policy is...
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Breaking News: Fukushima lessons: Safety first, complacency never, shift to renewables
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Fukushima :: Japan | updated 2014-07-29 11:47:26 -0700 | technology-news

The magnitude-9 Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami on March 11, 2011, caused the largest natural humanitarian and nuclear crisis in Japanese history. The disasters left 2,600 people missing, 15,900 dead and exceeded $200 billion in damages. Some 300,000...
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Breaking News: California drought:  There's gold and ghost towns in them thar' rivers and streams
Posted by: Dava Castillo SelectMedia

Sutter Creek :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 14:14:31 -0700 | green-news

Author's note: This report is part of an occasional series on how the drought in California is affecting individual communities in the state and beyond. I will be drawing on my experiences as a master gardener, my personal gardening book...
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Breaking News: Gaza death toll from Israeli assault tops 1,000 as new bodies discovered
Posted by: saleh1966

Gaza :: Palestine | updated 2014-07-29 16:07:37 -0700 | disasters-news

Palestinian medical crews say they have pulled over 100 bodies from the rubble, using the short humanitarian truce to enter areas that were too dangerous to reach during the fighting. As a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Palestinian resistance factions and...
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Breaking News: World's craziest freefall theme park ride ever (Video)
Posted by: Anne Sewell

Copenhagen :: Denmark | updated 2014-07-26 15:33:36 -0700 | travel-news

For visitors to Denmark, if you're looking for some sheer excitement with a side of terror, look no further. You need to experience the Sky Tower at Aarhus's Tivoli Friheden for the ride of a lifetime. As long as you...
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Breaking News: 'Sexualized' marching band culture in OSU investigative report gives Buckeye fans another black eye
Posted by: John Michael Spinelli SelectMedia

Columbus :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 14:40:00 -0700 | sports-news

Details revealed Thursday in an investigative report that followed up on a complaint made by the parent of a marching band member at Ohio State University, that band culture traditions and customs have become sexualized, stunned central Ohio and Columbus,...
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Breaking News: Understanding Putin: Russia's post-Cold War sphere-of-influence doctrine (Part 1)
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2014-07-29 16:09:16 -0700 | disasters-news

Author's note: This is the first of a three-part series. Recent developments in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster show that President Vladimir Putin of Russia has no plans to back down from his involvement in eastern...
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