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Obama Urges Restoring Voting Rights Provisions

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:01
The president argued that court decisions and state statutes discouraging “certain kinds of folks” from voting were threatening to erode the fundamental promise of the 50-year-old law.









10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:01

In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 photo, Iran's fast food restaurant "Mash Donald's," a knock-off version of McDonald's, sells burgers and fries in western Tehran, Iran. Businesses worldwide want to get into Iran, home to some 80 million people, oil and gas reserves and a middle class eager for familiarity with brands based in the U.S. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Staying the course pays off for ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman

WA Cougars - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Beckman, the 2012 World Funny Car champion, was winless in 55 races before bouncing back this season with five victories. Beckman, a cancer survivor, will be going for his second NHRA Northwest Nationals title this weekend at Pacific Raceways.
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Staying the course pays off for ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman

WA Huskies - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Beckman, the 2012 World Funny Car champion, was winless in 55 races before bouncing back this season with five victories. Beckman, a cancer survivor, will be going for his second NHRA Northwest Nationals title this weekend at Pacific Raceways.
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Staying the course pays off for ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman

Seattle Storm - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Beckman, the 2012 World Funny Car champion, was winless in 55 races before bouncing back this season with five victories. Beckman, a cancer survivor, will be going for his second NHRA Northwest Nationals title this weekend at Pacific Raceways.
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Staying the course pays off for ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman

NBA - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Beckman, the 2012 World Funny Car champion, was winless in 55 races before bouncing back this season with five victories. Beckman, a cancer survivor, will be going for his second NHRA Northwest Nationals title this weekend at Pacific Raceways.
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Staying the course pays off for ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Beckman, the 2012 World Funny Car champion, was winless in 55 races before bouncing back this season with five victories. Beckman, a cancer survivor, will be going for his second NHRA Northwest Nationals title this weekend at Pacific Raceways.
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Staying the course pays off for ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Beckman, the 2012 World Funny Car champion, was winless in 55 races before bouncing back this season with five victories. Beckman, a cancer survivor, will be going for his second NHRA Northwest Nationals title this weekend at Pacific Raceways.
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Staying the course pays off for ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Beckman, the 2012 World Funny Car champion, was winless in 55 races before bouncing back this season with five victories. Beckman, a cancer survivor, will be going for his second NHRA Northwest Nationals title this weekend at Pacific Raceways.

Chelan Falls Park to be used as a fire camp – closed to public

Chelan County PUD - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:00
Chelan PUD working with fire crews battling Wolverine, Goode and Blankenship fires
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Abercrombie & Fitch promises to stop on-call shifts in NY

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:56

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, a shopper carries her Abercrombie & Fitch purchase, in Phoenix. The retailer Abercrombie & Fitch plans to discontinue on-call shifts in New York this year, dropping a requirement for employees to remain available in case they're called to work on short notice, the company confirmed Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The retailer Abercrombie & Fitch plans to discontinue on-call shifts in New York this year, dropping a requirement for employees to remain available in case they're called to work on short notice, the company confirmed Thursday.


Man's death in theater followed descent into mental illness

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:52

This undated photo released by the Metro Nashville Police Department shows Vincente Montano, the attacker at a movie theater in Antioch, Tenn., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. The man armed with a hatchet and a pellet gun unleashed a volley of pepper spray at audience members inside the movie theater before being fired at by a police officer and shot dead as he tried to escape out a back door, police said. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The transient glared at patrons in the dark movie theater, the dyed red tips of his hair faded to a dull orange.


Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

WA Cougars - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
The investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes a charging decision.
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Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

WA Huskies - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
The investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes a charging decision.
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Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

Seattle Storm - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
The investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes a charging decision.
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Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

NBA - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
The investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes a charging decision.
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Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
The investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes a charging decision.
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Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
The investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes a charging decision.
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Investigation done, review next for Olympia police shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
The investigation into a white police officer who shot two black men is complete, but it will be several weeks before his office makes a charging decision.

Judge: Fine cabbie $25,000 for turning away black passengers

WA Cougars - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:48
NEW YORK (AP) — A taxi driver may have to pay $25,000 after a judge said the cabbie refused to pick up passengers because they’re black, passing them over for white riders while they watched. Cabbie Baqir Raza “discriminated based on race and color” when he turned away Cynthia Jordan and her two daughters in […]
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