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Wake held for American killed fighting Islamic State group

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:48

Mourners walk past a Hudson, Mass., law enforcement official, front right, as they enter Grace Baptist Church, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Hudson, during a wake for Keith Broomfield who was killed in Syria while fighting the Islamic State group. Broomfield, 36, of Westminster, is believed to be the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic State. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)HUDSON, Mass. (AP) — Friends and family have gathered in Massachusetts to honor an American killed while fighting the Islamic State group in Syria.


Has India's contribution to WW2 been ignored?

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:46
Has India's role in World War Two been ignored?
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Gap closing 175 namesake stores to boost brand

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:46

Gap closing 175 namesake stores to boost brandGap plans to close 175 of its namesake stores in North America, or 18 percent of its current total, and cut 250 jobs at its headquarters as the company tries to strengthen the struggling brand.


Phil Mickelson: Elusive U.S. Open win not a burden

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:46
If Mickelson, after six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open, is finally able to win this week at Chambers Bay, he would match Hale Irwin as the oldest player (45) to win a U.S. Open. He also needs a U.S. Open win to complete a career Grand Slam.
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Phil Mickelson: Elusive U.S. Open win not a burden

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:46
If Mickelson, after six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open, is finally able to win this week at Chambers Bay, he would match Hale Irwin as the oldest player (45) to win a U.S. Open. He also needs a U.S. Open win to complete a career Grand Slam.
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Phil Mickelson: Elusive U.S. Open win not a burden

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:46
If Mickelson, after six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open, is finally able to win this week at Chambers Bay, he would match Hale Irwin as the oldest player (45) to win a U.S. Open. He also needs a U.S. Open win to complete a career Grand Slam.

Teacher resigns after reading students book about gay couple

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:44
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a third-grader tearfully recounted how another boy had called him "gay" during gym class, teacher Omar Currie chose to raise the issue during story time by reading his students a fable about a prince who falls in love with another prince, ending with a happily-ever-after royal wedding.

1 wounded in Everett shooting

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:42
One person was wounded in a shooting in Everett Tuesday afternoon.
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1 wounded in Everett shooting

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:42
One person was wounded in a shooting in Everett Tuesday afternoon.
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1 wounded in Everett shooting

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:42
One person was wounded in a shooting in Everett Tuesday afternoon.

Is Texas spending $800M to create its own border patrol?

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:42

FILE - In this July 24, 2014 file photo, Texas Department of Safety Troopers patrol on the Rio Grand along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Mission, Texas. The state’s new Republican governor, Greg Abbott, this month approved $800 million for border security over the next two years, more than double any similar period under 14 years of Perry, and by comparison, more than the state spends on environmental regulation. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, spent more time docked than patrolling the Rio Grande.


USDA turkey report hints at fewer birds for Thanksgiving meals

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:39

Turkeys look around their enclosure at Seven Acres Farm in North ReadingThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly turkey hatchery report on Tuesday showed a significant decline in the number of poults, or young turkeys, placed on feed in May, suggesting supplies of fresh whole birds may tighten this Thanksgiving. The worst-ever U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or bird flu, has raised concerns about higher turkey prices this holiday season.


VIDEO: Rachel Dolezal's fractured family

BBC World News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:39
The complicated origins of US activist Rachel Dolezal
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His life spared by jury, McEnroe is appealing sentence, verdict

NBA - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:32
Joseph McEnroe, who was spared from the death penalty by a King County jury, is appealing his sentence.
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His life spared by jury, McEnroe is appealing sentence, verdict

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:32
Joseph McEnroe, who was spared from the death penalty by a King County jury, is appealing his sentence.
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His life spared by jury, McEnroe is appealing sentence, verdict

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:32
Joseph McEnroe, who was spared from the death penalty by a King County jury, is appealing his sentence.

Death penalty sought for man charged with killing family

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:29
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek the death penalty against a 20-year-old Duncan man who was bound for trial in the shooting deaths of his newspaper publisher father, his mother and his sister.

Stephen Curry’s Mouth Guard: An Investigation

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:28
On the oral fixations of athletes.







The New Girl in School: Transgender Surgery at 18

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:19
It was not an easy transition for Katherine Boone, but the question is no longer whether gender reassignment is an option, but instead how soon it should start.







'CIVIC Fix': Democrats should vote down Washington state taxes - seattlepi.com (blog)

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 07:18

seattlepi.com (blog)

'CIVIC Fix': Democrats should vote down Washington state taxes
seattlepi.com (blog)
Call it the economic engine … because that's what it is and we should throw our weight around a little more. (Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com). Right now, the Legislature is limping toward failure while state agencies are preparing for closures and ...

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