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Massachusetts' Kennedy Institute offers window on U.S. Senate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 19:09

High school students from the City on a Hill Charter Public School, playing the role of U.S. senators, cast a vote at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in BostonBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - One young senator had to be prodded out of a nap. A Republican congresswoman alleged that Democrats must "enjoy spending money." There was talk of a filibuster.  This could have been the U.S. Senate, were it not for one thing: it went on to pass a massive immigration-reform bill this week. "We compromised," said Tacora Mcneil Davis, a high school student playing a Republican Senator in a mock legislative session at Boston's Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.


Nothing more perfect than the lowly paper clip

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 19:03
James Ward’s “The Perfection of the Paper Clip” is an enthusiastic and witty tribute to office supplies of all kinds.
Categories: Sports Center

New crime fiction: works by Walter Mosley, Robert Goddard

NBA - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 19:03
A fresh crop of crime fiction for summer reading includes new books by Walter Mosley, British writer Robert Goddard and Seattle novelist Ingrid Thoft. Thoft appears June 30 at Seattle Mystery Bookshop.
Categories: Sports Center

Nothing more perfect than the lowly paper clip

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 19:03
James Ward’s “The Perfection of the Paper Clip” is an enthusiastic and witty tribute to office supplies of all kinds.
Categories: Sports Center

New crime fiction: works by Walter Mosley, Robert Goddard

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 19:03
A fresh crop of crime fiction for summer reading includes new books by Walter Mosley, British writer Robert Goddard and Seattle novelist Ingrid Thoft. Thoft appears June 30 at Seattle Mystery Bookshop.
Categories: Sports Center

Nothing more perfect than the lowly paper clip

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 19:03
James Ward’s “The Perfection of the Paper Clip” is an enthusiastic and witty tribute to office supplies of all kinds.

New crime fiction: works by Walter Mosley, Robert Goddard

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 19:03
A fresh crop of crime fiction for summer reading includes new books by Walter Mosley, British writer Robert Goddard and Seattle novelist Ingrid Thoft. Thoft appears June 30 at Seattle Mystery Bookshop.

Last of 'Angola Three' to remain behind bars

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:45

In this Feb 12, 2015 image made from video and released by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Albert Woodfox walks into a courthouse in Louisiana. A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the release of Woodfox, the last of the “Angola Three” inmates who spent decades in isolation after forming a Black Panther Party to protest prison conditions. Tuesday’s order came a day after a federal judge ruled that the state can’t fairly try Woodfox, now 68, a third time for the death of a prison guard 43 years ago. (WBRZ-TV via AP)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The last of the "Angola Three" inmates, Albert Woodfox, who's spent decades in solitary confinement, is now expected to stay behind bars until at least the end of the summer while he faces the possibility of a third trial in the 1972 slaying of a prison guard.


Taliban Overrun Police Base in Southern Afghanistan

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:41
Officials said 17 police officers were killed in the attack, which began after midnight Saturday in a strategically important district in Helmand Province.







Record Heat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:41

 Very Warm, HumidMeteorologist Chris Sowers says yesterday was the hottest so far this year, but relief arrives this weekend.


Suspects Open Fire on Officers Outside Dallas Police HQ

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:30
Multiple gunmen toting automatic weapons opened fire on officers outside Dallas Police headquarters early Saturday morning, before one man fled the scene being chased by police in what witnesses described as an armored van, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown.







N.J. boardwalk town looks to reinvent itself

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:22

After Sandy, fire and "Jersey Shore," Seaside Heights tries to bring back families.

       

S Korea 'will see more Mers cases'

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:15
More cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome should be expected in South Korea, but there is no evidence the outbreak is spreading further, experts say.
Categories: BBC World News

Officials say deeply personal information in hackers' hands

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:58

FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, a gate leading to the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, June 11, 2015, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Deeply personal information submitted by U.S. intelligence and military personnel for security clearances — mental illnesses, drug and alcohol use, past arrests, bankruptcies and more — is in the hands of hackers linked to China, officials say.


A Curious Midlife Crisis for a Tech Entrepreneur

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:45
Fabrice Grinda, who is worth an estimated $100 million, ditched his 20-acre estate and $300,000 sports car in search of an elusive happiness.







Man dead after collapsing at Bonnaroo music festival

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:42

Festival officials said his death appeared to be related to a pre-existing cardiac issue.

       

Louisville police defend shooting of African man

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:16

Police chief says the man was swinging a pole at an officer.

       

Afghan police killed in Taliban raids

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:12
Taliban fighters overrun police checkpoints in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 officers.
Categories: BBC World News

Australia in command against Windies

BBC World News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 17:08
Steve Smith's 199 puts Australia in charge of the second Test with West Indies, who are 256 behind at 143-8 after day two.
Categories: BBC World News

Dad to donate kidney for 10-year-old son's transplant

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 16:41

Bryce Purvis was born with a rare genetic disorder.