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June 13, 2014

Mosquito-borne Illness from the Caribbean Starts Showing Up in U.S.

A Forsyth County (North Carolina) resident who recently returned from the Caribbean has been diagnosed with the state’s first case of chikungunya, a painful illness transmitted by mosquitoes, according to state public health officials.

Continue reading “Mosquito-borne Illness from the Caribbean Starts Showing Up in U.S.”

Lincoln Electric to Pay Out $1 Million After Rejecting Over 5,500 African-Americans Who Applied for Employment

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Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor say a contract compliance evaluation of Lincoln Electric, found that between 2005 and 2007, the global welding giant systematically rejected the job applications of more than 5,557 African Americans seeking entry level positions at the company’s Cleveland facility. Continue reading “Lincoln Electric to Pay Out $1 Million After Rejecting Over 5,500 African-Americans Who Applied for Employment”

President Obama Visits Sioux Lands to Honor Native Americans Who Served in U.S. Wars

President Obama and David Archambault II, a leader of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, at a tribal ceremony in Cannon Ball, N.D. (Credit: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)
President Obama and David Archambault II, a leader of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, at a tribal ceremony in Cannon Ball, N.D. (Credit: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)

Hours after adjourning a tense Oval Office meeting about the Iraq crisisPresident Obama found himself on the ancestral lands of Chief Sitting Bull, taking part in a celebration to honor American Indians who have served in America’s foreign wars. Continue reading “President Obama Visits Sioux Lands to Honor Native Americans Who Served in U.S. Wars”

Obama Frustrates Supporters by Delaying Immigration Issue Despite Cantor Loss

To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, despite mounting evidence they won’t address the millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. Continue reading “Obama Frustrates Supporters by Delaying Immigration Issue Despite Cantor Loss”

After Celebrating 99th Birthday of Billionaire Patriarch, Rockefeller Family Mourns Son’s Death in Plane Crash

Dr. Richard Rockefeller, 65, was killed in the crash, authorities say. (JASON KEMPIN/WIREIMAGE)
Dr. Richard Rockefeller, 65, was killed in the crash, authorities say. (JASON KEMPIN/WIREIMAGE)

The Rockefeller family, after celebrating the 99th birthday of its billionaire patriarch David, is now planning a funeral for his doctor son after a morning plane wreck. Continue reading “After Celebrating 99th Birthday of Billionaire Patriarch, Rockefeller Family Mourns Son’s Death in Plane Crash”

Hillary Clinton Slams Iraqi President and ‘Dysfunctional’ Government

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)
Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

Warning that the United States doesn’t want to fight Iraq’s internal battle, Hillary Clinton on Friday blasted the Mideast nation’s “dysfunctional” government and said the battle there has “global consequences.” Continue reading “Hillary Clinton Slams Iraqi President and ‘Dysfunctional’ Government”

Ex-Muslim Sues First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa for Publishing News of his Baptism; Says it Led to his Torturing on Trip to Syria

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First Presbyterian Church, Tulsa, OK

A former Muslim who converted to Christianity has filed a civil lawsuit against a Tulsa church, arguing that leaders endangered his life by publishing his baptism announcement. Continue reading “Ex-Muslim Sues First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa for Publishing News of his Baptism; Says it Led to his Torturing on Trip to Syria”

200 Sheep Killed from Trailer Crash in Oregon

Oregon State Police released this photograph of a crash that killed the driver of a commercial truck transporting syrup.
Oregon State Police released this photograph of a crash that killed the driver of a commercial truck transporting syrup.

Oregon State Police say about 200 sheep are dead after the rollover crash of a livestock trailer that was hauling more than 300 of the animals. Continue reading “200 Sheep Killed from Trailer Crash in Oregon”

Obama says No Combat Troops in Iraq, but Airstrikes are Possible

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No troops to Iraq, but other options are being considered. Continue reading “Obama says No Combat Troops in Iraq, but Airstrikes are Possible”

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