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UN approves new probe of Dag Hammarskjold plane crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:43
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted unanimously Monday to ask Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to appoint an independent panel of experts to examine new information about the mysterious plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold on a peace mission to newly independent Congo in 1961.

Is the media industry sufficiently diverse?

BBC World News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:42
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid tells Lenny Henry how he wants to increase the number of people from ethnic minorities in the media industry.
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Remains of 2 people, 1 dismembered, found in woods

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:40
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Two sets of human remains were discovered during a search of a wooded area in Massachusetts and at least one of the bodies, that of a young woman, had been dismembered, authorities said Monday.

A little less salt on roads is goal of WSU research

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:38
The United States spends $2.3 billion each year to remove highway snow and ice, plus an additional $5 billion to mitigate the costs associated with the process, including damage to the environment. Researchers at Washington State University are working to find a better way.

3 Shots From Police Killed Los Angeles Man, Autopsy Finds

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:37
Ezell Ford’s autopsy report, which was released on Monday, had originally been withheld in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer.

Europe Braces for Economic Fallout as Greece Heads to Early Elections

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:37
The Greek Parliament on Monday failed to avert an early general election, reviving the toxic debate over austerity as the way to cure the continent’s economic woes.






California judges sue Calpers pension system over contributions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:37
By Tim Reid (Reuters) - A group of judges is suing California's public pension system Calpers and the state of California over claims their pension contributions have been almost doubled unlawfully. Under state pay grades, the six California Superior Court judges each earn more than $181,000 a year. The lawsuit filed on Dec. 23 says their pension contributions should be lowered by about $13,000 a year. The six, who were elected in 2012, claim a pension reform law signed by Governor Jerry Brown which took effect Jan. ...

49 Degrees North Washington

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Alpental Washington

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Bluewood Washington

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Crystal Mountain Washington

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Mission Ridge Washington

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Mt. Baker Washington

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Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park Washington

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Stevens Pass Resort Washington

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The Summit at Snoqualmie Washington

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White Pass Washington

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