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Grades, clubs — and your discipline record? Many colleges weigh suspension in admission decisions

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 20:05
Being suspended in high school can crush your chances of college acceptance, but many districts — including Seattle — have no policy on whether to release that information to colleges that ask for it.

UN presents Libya 'unity' plan

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 20:00
The UN presents a draft proposal for a Libyan unity government to warring factions in an attempt to stabilise the conflict-torn country.
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After Deadline Blog: Early and Often

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 20:00
With a mere 17 months to go before Election Day, it’s not too early to start issuing cliché alerts. Here are two well-worn phrases to watch out for.

Twin tornadoes: 'Image of a lifetime' in Colorado Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 20:00

A spectacular shot of a supercell thunderstorm with two tornadoes underneath has been making news.


Italian astronaut sets record for longest space mission by woman Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:58

An Italian astronaut broke an out-of-this-world record for the most time a woman has spent in space during a single mission, according to th...


Football riot death sentences upheld

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:56
An Egyptian court upholds 11 men's death sentences over football stadium violence in Port Said in 2012 which left 74 people dead.
Categories: BBC World News

Muse releases futuristic music video for new track "Mercy"

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:51

Muse - Mercy screenshot videoMuse has unveiled the new music video for its track "Mercy".

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G.E. to Sell Buyout Financing Business for $12 Billion

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:51
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board would acquire G.E.’s private equity lending business in the United States, which is mostly made up of Antares Capital.

Panama ex-leader faces wiretap probe

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:44
Panama's ex-President Ricardo Martinelli will be investigated over allegations he ordered illegal wiretaps during his time in office.
Categories: BBC World News

Red card for calling player 'gay'

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:43
A midfielder in Norway is sent off for calling an opponent "gay" as officials clamp down on homophobic language.
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Bilic appointed West Ham manager

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:38
West Ham name former defender Slaven Bilic as their new manager following Sam Allardyce's departure last month.
Categories: BBC World News

Bush to promote U.S.-Europe trade, bash Putin Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:31

Jeb Bush plans to visit Germany, Poland, and Estonia this week.


Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:21

The Craig Ranch neighborhood pool is shown on Monday, June 8, 2015, in McKinney, Texas. A McKinney police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video was posted online showing him pushing a teenage girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his gun at other teens. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included the phrases, "My skin color is not a crime" and "Fire Eric Casebolt."

Footage reveals IS regime in Mosul

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:16
The brutality and oppression of life under IS is revealed by exclusive video and testimony from Iraq's second city of Mosul, a year after it fell.
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Exclusive: Doctor who trained U.S. troops suspended for macabre techniques

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:16

Handout photo from 1989 shows U.S. Army Medical Corps retired Lt. Colonel John Hagmann is seen being presented an Outstanding Uniformed Educator Award during commencement ceremoniesBy John Shiffman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since retiring from the U.S. Army in 2000, Dr. John Henry Hagmann has helped train thousands of soldiers and medical personnel in how to treat battlefield wounds. The taxpayer-funded training has long troubled animal rights activists, who contend that Hagmann’s use of live, wounded pigs to simulate combat injuries is unnecessarily cruel. During instructional sessions in 2012 and 2013 for military personnel, Hagmann gave trainees drugs and liquor, and directed them to perform macabre medical procedures on one another, according to a report issued by the Virginia Board of Medicine, the state agency that oversees the conduct of doctors.

More details on prison escape, but No. 1 question remains: Where are they? Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:15

Expert says escapees, who were housed in 'honor block,' must have had help inside the prison.


Suicide among Nicaraguan teens nearly double Latin American average Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:11

In Nicaragua, doctors may not hospitalize patients without their consent after a suicide attempt.


Wimbledon bigger than ever before

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:09
The BBC coverage of Wimbledon 2015 will be bigger than ever before, with up to 15 live streams available to view.
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Amnesty: Ireland's abortion law treats women like 'criminals' Top Stories - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:08

An Amnesty report says 4,000 women and girls travel from Ireland to other countries for abortions every year.


Tesco's S Korea unit 'up for sale'

BBC World News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:07
Tesco has invited six firms to bid for its South Korean business Homeplus, which has been valued at about $6bn, media reports say.
Categories: BBC World News