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October 5, 2015

Historic Pacific Trade Deal Faces Skeptics in Congress

Twelve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.S. lawmakers. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact... Continue Reading →

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Oklahoma Police Officer Appears in Court for Beating Man With End of Shotgun

An Oklahoma police officer who appeared in court Monday to face criminal charges for hitting a man with the butt end of a shotgun during a June arrest was previously accused of using excessive force on a jail inmate. Prosecutors... Continue Reading →

Philadelphia Woman Who Kidnapped Child Given 40 Years to Life in Prison

A woman who wore traditional Muslim dress to pose as the mother of a 5-year-old girl so she could take the child from a Philadelphia school and sexually assault her was sentenced on Monday to 40 years to life in... Continue Reading →

Remains of Second Victim in Brooklyn Apartment Explosion is Found

Investigators on Monday found the remains of a second victim in the wreckage of a three-story Brooklyn apartment building that was leveled in a gas explosion over the weekend, a city official said. The discovery came during a second day... Continue Reading →

American Airlines Pilot Dies Midflight; FAA says Passengers Were Never at Risk

The American Airlines pilot who died Monday on a flight was an alarming experience for passengers and crew, but safety experts say passengers were never at risk because first officers are trained to fly airliners alone. Louise Anderson, a passenger... Continue Reading →

Legendary Civil Rights Activist, Grace Lee Boggs, Dies at 100

Legendary Detroit activist and author Grace Lee Boggs has died. She was 100. Boggs died Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the Detroit-based Boggs Center confirmed, saying she went "peacefully in her sleep at her home on Field Street in Detroit."... Continue Reading →

Spanish & Korean: Ronnie Floyd Moves Beyond English In SBC 2016 Invitation

Ronnie Floyd, in just over 3 and a half minutes, speaks volumes about ethnic inclusiveness within the Southern Baptist Convention. Floyd speaks in English and, through a translator's voice, in Spanish and Korean in a new video to invite Southern... Continue Reading →

U.S. Military Struggles to Explain How it Ended Up Bombing a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

A heavily-armed U.S. gunship designed to provide added firepower to special operations forces was responsible for shooting and killing 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan over the weekend, Pentagon officials said Monday. The attack occurred... Continue Reading →

Gun Violence and Gun Control in America from a Scientific Perspective

Gun-control laws and ownership restrictions are changing but clearly remain insufficient to bring our rates of gun deaths down to levels found in nearly all other developed countries. Click here to read more Source: Scientific American

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