Archives for June 2014

Obama to expand safeguards for transgender workers – PallTimes.com (subscription)

Obama to expand safeguards for transgender workers
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday. kAmpE =62DE EH@ @E96C >62DFC6D 2=C625J …

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Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters – NPR


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Dad Of Fallen Arizona Hotshot Hopes To Make Better Fire Shelters
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Firefighter Travis Turbyfill was killed one year ago by a wildfire after he and fellow members of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshots deployed to a fire shelter in an Arizona box canyon. A fierce wind blew the Yarnell Hill Fire over the crew, killing 19.
Rocky Barker: What have we learned from the Yarnell fire?The Idaho Statesman
Communities, families gather to remember 19 Arizona firefighters a year after U.S. News & World Report
Official: Arizona crews 'fighting fire with fire'seattlepi.com

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Oscar Pistorius murder trial to resume after psychiatric evaluation – CNN


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Oscar Pistorius murder trial to resume after psychiatric evaluation
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(CNN) — The trial of Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius resumes in South Africa Monday after being halted for a month-long psychiatric assessment of the athlete. Pistorius, 27, is accused of murdering his girlfriend, 29-year-old model and law school graduate …
Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes in South AfricaBBC News
Pistorius Murder Trial Resumes After Psychiatric EvaluationBloomberg
Oscar Pistorius: why mental evaluation could shape the trial outcomeTelegraph.co.uk
The Guardian -Mirror.co.uk -Times LIVE
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North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists – Times of India


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North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists
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TOKYO: North Korea, on Monday, said that it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it said were hostile acts against the country. Though a small number of US citizens visit North Korea each year as tourists, …
Americans tourists to face trial in North KoreaIrish Times
North Korea to try two US tourists after one 'left a Bible behind in hotel room'The Independent
North Korea to try two American tourists for unspecified 'hostile acts'New York Daily News
Los Angeles Times -Bloomberg
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Bob McDonald, former P&G chief, to be Obama’s nominee to lead Veterans Affairs – Philly.com


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Bob McDonald, former P&G chief, to be Obama's nominee to lead Veterans Affairs
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WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday will nominate Bob McDonald, a West Point graduate who served as the chief executive of Procter & Gamble Co., to take over as head of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, according to White House …
Obama taps business exec to oversee troubled VAWashington Post
Obama Picks Ex-P&G Head Robert McDonald to Lead Veterans AffairsTIME
Former Procter & Gamble CEO is Obama's pick to lead Veterans AffairsNew York Daily News
Businessweek -NBCNews.com -Los Angeles Times
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An evening of oops and whoops at BET Awards featuring Nickie Minaj and … – Washington Post


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An evening of oops and whoops at BET Awards featuring Nickie Minaj and
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No one will blame you if you didn't make it through all three hours and 48 minutes of this year's BET Awards, but Nicki Minaj almost made it worth sticking with the entire messy, drawn-out production. During her acceptance speech for best female hip hop artist …
Show aims for the hip, but oldies make it hopPhilly.com
Young Money, Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams and August Alsina Win Big at The Wall Street Journal
Nicki Minaj describes near-death experience in BET Awards speechFox News
New York Daily News -Eurweb.com -IBNLive
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Isis rebels declare ‘Islamic state’ in Iraq and Syria – BBC News


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Isis rebels declare 'Islamic state' in Iraq and Syria
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Islamist militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria. It also proclaimed the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as caliph and "leader for Muslims everywhere". Setting up a caliphate …
Isis declares caliphate in Iraq and Syria – live updatesThe Guardian
Al-Qaida group declares caliphate from Syria and IraqIrish Examiner
Militants declare an Islamic state in Iraq and SyriaITN
Firstpost -ABC Online -The Australian
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The Author of a Controversial Facebook Study Says He’s ‘Sorry’ – TIME


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The Author of a Controversial Facebook Study Says He's 'Sorry'
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Facebook Privacy Flaw Exposes Private Photos The Facebook logo is reflected in the eyeglasses of a user in San Francisco on Dec. 7, 2011 Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images. But he also defends his research into the transmission of emotional states …
Facebook Study That Manipulated Users: Why You Should Be ConcernedSavingAdvice.com
Facebook faces criticism for conducting psychological experiment on users The Plain Dealer
Facebook Researcher Responds To Criticism Over Massive Psychological International Business Times
Firstpost -CBS Local -Blouin News Blogs
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Dozens stranded when SeaWorld ride malfunctions – SFGate

Dozens stranded when SeaWorld ride malfunctions
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of people were stranded more than 200 feet up on a revolving tower at SeaWorld San Diego for hours Sunday when a power failure stalled the ride, authorities said. Forty-six visitors and two park employees were on the Skytower …

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Obama’s bid to deport children complicates immigration reform effort – Los Angeles Times


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Obama's bid to deport children complicates immigration reform effort
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Customs and Border Protection officers wait for new arrivals in an intake area in Nogales, Ariz. Hundreds of children, mostly from Central America, are being processed and held at the agency's Nogales placement center. Customs and Border Protection …
Obama to ask Congress for $2B to manage border crisis: reportWashington Times
Obama to Ask Congress for Billions to Deal With Border CrisisNBCNews.com
Analysis: What's the Real Reason Behind Central American Immigrant Wave ABC News (blog)
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