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French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:01

PARIS (AP) — French police have dislodged protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions. The CGT union reacted angrily to the overnight police advance on the depot at Fos-sur-Mer, where trucks resumed traffic Tuesday morning. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on […]
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French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:01

PARIS (AP) — French police have dislodged protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions. The CGT union reacted angrily to the overnight police advance on the depot at Fos-sur-Mer, where trucks resumed traffic Tuesday morning. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on […]
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Asian markets down slightly as investors wait for Fed

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:01

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets fell in subdued trading Tuesday amid rising expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve may raise interest rates in June. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.9 percent to close at 16,498.76 as the yen continued to strengthen, casting a pall on exporters. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.4 percent to […]
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Asian markets down slightly as investors wait for Fed

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:01

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets fell in subdued trading Tuesday amid rising expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve may raise interest rates in June. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.9 percent to close at 16,498.76 as the yen continued to strengthen, casting a pall on exporters. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.4 percent to […]
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Quotations in the News

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:01

“Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about.” — Bernie Sanders in an interview with The Associated Press as he pushed the Democratic Party to adopt his […]
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Quotations in the News

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:01

“Democracy is messy. Everyday my life is messy. But if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without vigorous debate, that is not what democracy is about.” — Bernie Sanders in an interview with The Associated Press as he pushed the Democratic Party to adopt his […]
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Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:43

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — She is a retired Texas schoolteacher who has claimed President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute, Democrats orchestrated the assassination of John F. Kennedy and dinosaurs might not be extinct had bigger ones on Noah’s Ark been able to reproduce. Mary Lou Bruner is also the front-runner in a Republican primary […]
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Texas education board candidate known for conspiracy posts

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:43

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — She is a retired Texas schoolteacher who has claimed President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute, Democrats orchestrated the assassination of John F. Kennedy and dinosaurs might not be extinct had bigger ones on Noah’s Ark been able to reproduce. Mary Lou Bruner is also the front-runner in a Republican primary […]
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HRW urges deployment of forensic experts in grave exhumation

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:30

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A human rights group has urged Indonesia to involve forensic experts in exhuming mass graves linked to massacres a half-century ago to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and allow for the identification of bodies. The statement from New York-based Human Rights Watch comes a month after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo […]
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HRW urges deployment of forensic experts in grave exhumation

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:30

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A human rights group has urged Indonesia to involve forensic experts in exhuming mass graves linked to massacres a half-century ago to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and allow for the identification of bodies. The statement from New York-based Human Rights Watch comes a month after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo […]
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Experts say divisive politician could win Australian seat

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:26

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia’s Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday. Hanson became one of Australia’s most divisive politicians in a generation when she used her first speech to Parliament in 1996 to attack the country’s nondiscriminatory immigration […]
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Experts say divisive politician could win Australian seat

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:26

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia’s Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday. Hanson became one of Australia’s most divisive politicians in a generation when she used her first speech to Parliament in 1996 to attack the country’s nondiscriminatory immigration […]
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Milwaukee woman charged with ramming squad car

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:26

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman faces felony charges after authorities say she rammed her vehicle into a squad car and then drove away to escape a traffic stop. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1XPGV1V ) 23-year-old Kevina Freeman was charged Monday in the incident that injured a deputy and a passenger and was captured […]
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Milwaukee woman charged with ramming squad car

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:26

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman faces felony charges after authorities say she rammed her vehicle into a squad car and then drove away to escape a traffic stop. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1XPGV1V ) 23-year-old Kevina Freeman was charged Monday in the incident that injured a deputy and a passenger and was captured […]
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Indy 500 champions call safety measures greatest innovation

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:21

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Imagine climbing into your sedan in the driveway and not putting on a seatbelt, then trying to back out onto a busy street without the benefit of a rear-view mirror. Odd exercise? Sure. Unsafe? You bet. Seat belts and rear-view mirrors, two developments that are taken for granted these days, trace their […]
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Indy 500 champions call safety measures greatest innovation

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:21

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Imagine climbing into your sedan in the driveway and not putting on a seatbelt, then trying to back out onto a busy street without the benefit of a rear-view mirror. Odd exercise? Sure. Unsafe? You bet. Seat belts and rear-view mirrors, two developments that are taken for granted these days, trace their […]
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Unnamed ‘Oxygen Thief’ become self-published success

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:03

NEW YORK (AP) — The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he’s the author of a work so in demand at the store that it’s often out of stock. Known to his growing […]
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Unnamed ‘Oxygen Thief’ become self-published success

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:03

NEW YORK (AP) — The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he’s the author of a work so in demand at the store that it’s often out of stock. Known to his growing […]
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Legal cases could affect how Texans cast ballots in November

NBA - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:39

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A flurry of legal activity this year could affect how 14 million registered Texas voters cast ballots in November’s presidential election. In New Orleans, a federal appeals court on Tuesday is set to re-examine the constitutionality of Texas’ tough voter ID law. The U.S. Supreme Court could still ultimately decide whether […]
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Legal cases could affect how Texans cast ballots in November

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:39

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A flurry of legal activity this year could affect how 14 million registered Texas voters cast ballots in November’s presidential election. In New Orleans, a federal appeals court on Tuesday is set to re-examine the constitutionality of Texas’ tough voter ID law. The U.S. Supreme Court could still ultimately decide whether […]
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