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Seattle music-licensing firm sues Cruz campaign over songs in ads

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:39

A Seattle music firm has filed a federal lawsuit seeking at least $2 million in damages from the campaign of one-time Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, alleging it improperly used copyrighted songs in political advertisements.
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Seattle music-licensing firm sues Cruz campaign over songs in ads

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:39

A Seattle music firm has filed a federal lawsuit seeking at least $2 million in damages from the campaign of one-time Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, alleging it improperly used copyrighted songs in political advertisements.

The Latest: Los Angeles arson suspect ordered to stand trial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:37
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a man charged with setting a massive fire that destroyed an unfinished Los Angeles apartment complex (all times local):

Abortion rate steady in poor nations, plunging in rich ones

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:37

LONDON (AP) — The rate of abortions in the developed world has dropped to an all-time low while remaining steady in poorer regions, where nearly 90 percent of the abortions worldwide occur, researchers say in a new study published Wednesday in the journal Lancet. In the first analysis of global abortion trends since 2008, scientists […]
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Abortion rate steady in poor nations, plunging in rich ones

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:37

LONDON (AP) — The rate of abortions in the developed world has dropped to an all-time low while remaining steady in poorer regions, where nearly 90 percent of the abortions worldwide occur, researchers say in a new study published Wednesday in the journal Lancet. In the first analysis of global abortion trends since 2008, scientists […]
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Abortion rate steady in poor nations, plunging in rich ones

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:37

LONDON (AP) — The rate of abortions in the developed world has dropped to an all-time low while remaining steady in poorer regions, where nearly 90 percent of the abortions worldwide occur, researchers say in a new study published Wednesday in the journal Lancet. In the first analysis of global abortion trends since 2008, scientists […]

North Carolina students sue U.S. over stance on bathroom access

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:33

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access adorns one of the stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North CarolinaWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A group of North Carolina public school students and their parents is asking a U.S. court to block two federal agencies from withholding education funding in a dispute over a state law mandating bathroom access according to birth sex. The conservative Alliance Defending Freedom filed the complaint on Tuesday on behalf of a group called "North Carolinians for Privacy." It is the fifth lawsuit to seek judicial input on the law enacted in March. The group said the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education had improperly held that provisions of federal law banning discrimination in education settings on the basis of sex apply to gender identity.


Woman starts hunger strike against Princeton University's handling of disabled students

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:32

Woman starts hunger strike against Princeton University's handling of disabled studentsWater, energy drinks, and chicken broth are all that 32-year-old Rachel Barr has eaten in more than a week.


Shrinking Burlington-Edison Navy JROTC program stirs debate, dismay

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:31

Parents of some of the Burlington-Edison NJROTC students aren’t happy about the plans to discontinue the program.
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Shrinking Burlington-Edison Navy JROTC program stirs debate, dismay

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:31

Parents of some of the Burlington-Edison NJROTC students aren’t happy about the plans to discontinue the program.
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Shrinking Burlington-Edison Navy JROTC program stirs debate, dismay

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:31

Parents of some of the Burlington-Edison NJROTC students aren’t happy about the plans to discontinue the program.

Dilma Rousseff Braces for Brazilian Senate’s Impeachment Vote

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:30
Aides to Ms. Rousseff described the atmosphere in the halls of her palaces as a mixture of grim resignation with a dash of gallows humor.

2 charged in sexting scandal at Chester Co. middle school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:28

2 charged in sexting scandal at Chester Co. middle schoolPennsylvania State Police are investigating a sexting scandal at a middle school.


US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:26

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is announcing its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the […]
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US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:26

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is announcing its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the […]
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US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:26

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is announcing its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the […]

Businessman in Detroit Public Schools kickback scheme pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:22
Norman Shy, owner of Allstate Sales and an approved school supply vendor, faces five to seven years in prison under the terms of a plea deal entered in U.S. District Court in Detroit, according to court documents. The U.S. Attorney's Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did an attorney representing Shy. Shy and 13 current and former Detroit principals were charged in late March with engaging in the bribery and kickback scheme lasting from 2002 to January 2015.

Congress backs Arlington burial honor for female pilots

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:20

A man pauses at a grave during Memorial Day celebrations at Arlington National CemeteryU.S. lawmakers cleared the way on Wednesday for female pilots from World War Two to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the vast military cemetery just outside Washington. The House of Representatives and Senate both unanimously approved legislation to allow the cremated remains of about 1,000 women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, in the 1940s to be buried there. The Senate passed the bill late on Tuesday and the House approved it on Wednesday, sending it to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law.


The agony and the ecstasy: an evening of gorgeous music by suffering composers

NBA - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:20

Chamber ensemble Byron Schenkman & Friends plays an evening of music by Beethoven and Schubert, written while the composers were suffering through crises.
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The agony and the ecstasy: an evening of gorgeous music by suffering composers

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:20

Chamber ensemble Byron Schenkman & Friends plays an evening of music by Beethoven and Schubert, written while the composers were suffering through crises.
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