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Professor Who Lost University Job Offer Lashes Out At School Administrators

October 9, 2014


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By Jodi S. Cohen Chicago Tribune (MCT) Controversial professor Steven Salaita, who lost his job offer from the University of Illinois after criticizing Israel on social media, lashed out at university administrators Monday for overreaching in their decision not to hire him. Salaita, in a wide-ranging,...

Fatal lightning Strikes Reap Heavy Toll In Developing World

October 4, 2014


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Fatal lightning strikes reap heavy toll in developing world By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) VILLA PURIFICACION, Mexico _ It wasn't even sprinkling when a lightning bolt slammed into Herasmo Palafosa as he played dominoes, chatting with friends under a mango tree one moment, a lifeless...

US Clean Air Act Cited As Big First Step In Emissions Control

October 4, 2014


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By John Zarocostas McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) GENEVA _ World leaders met in New York on Tuesday to discuss how to tackle the risks posed by climate change, but there was little discussion of one increasingly obvious observation: The planet might be in better shape today if more countries had...

FBI: Former college student threatened to blow up dorms, kill student

FBI: Former college student threatened to blow up dorms, kill student

October 1, 2014


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By Liam Ford Chicago Tribune (MCT) A Chicago man sent a series of letters claiming he was going to bomb buildings at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, threatening to shoot staff and rape, kill and decapitate students if he didn’t receive $50 million, according to federal court document...

Hong Kong Students Boycott Classes To Protest Election Restrictions

Hong Kong Students Boycott Classes To Protest Election Restrictions

September 28, 2014


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By Joanna Chiu dpa (MCT) HONG KONG — Thousands of students from two dozen schools in Hong Kong skipped classes Monday to protest "dictatorial" control by the Chinese central government over the territory's election rules. Students began a week-long boycott with a rally on the campus of Chinese U...

Televisa Reporter Fired After Video Catches Him Taking Cash From Mexican Drug Lord

September 27, 2014


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By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) MEXICO CITY _ A choppy clandestine video that surfaced Monday is likely to reinforce the widespread impression that the country's drug cartels have gained a solid foothold in the Mexican news media. The video, displayed on the website of the MVS radi...

Death Rate For Children Under 5 Has Plunged, UN Reports

Death Rate For Children Under 5 Has Plunged, UN Reports

September 17, 2014


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By John Zarocostas McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) GENEVA — In a break from the recent slate of doom-and-gloom reports of catastrophes, wars and destruction, a United Nations report released Tuesday says the number of children under 5 who die each year fell by 49 percent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 milli...

Whichever Side Wins Scotland Independence Vote, UK Faces Change

Whichever Side Wins Scotland Independence Vote, UK Faces Change

September 17, 2014


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By Matthew Schofield McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) STIRLING, Scotland — Seven hundred years ago, Robert the Bruce reclaimed Scottish independence here with the help of a two-handed sword. Thursday, Scotland’s current first minister, Alex Salmond, hopes to repeat that success with the help of 16-...

12 States Sue EPA Over Proposed Power Plant Regulations

12 States Sue EPA Over Proposed Power Plant Regulations

September 15, 2014


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By Neela Banerjee Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A dozen coal-reliant states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to derail proposed rules designed to cut greenhouse gases from existing coal-fired power plants, the single largest domestic source of emissions that driv...

Huge New Airport Is Announced For Mexico’s Capital

Huge New Airport Is Announced For Mexico’s Capital

September 4, 2014


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By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Pena Nieto announced plans Tuesday to build a new airport in Mexico City that can handle four times the traffic of the existing one, the second busiest in Latin America. The new airport will have six runways and is projected to c...

States That Decline To Expand Medicaid Give Up Billions In Aid

States That Decline To Expand Medicaid Give Up Billions In Aid

September 4, 2014


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By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — If the 23 states that have rejected expanding Medicaid under the 2010 health-care law continue to do so for the next eight years, they’ll pay $152 billion to extend the program in other states — while receiving nothing in return. T...

Celebrity Nude Photos: Hackers Could Face Child Pornography Charge

Celebrity Nude Photos: Hackers Could Face Child Pornography Charge

September 3, 2014


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By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times (MCT) The culprits who hacked into Apple iCloud accounts to steal nude photos of Hollywood stars could face dozens of federal charges, including distributing child pornography, sources told the Los Angeles Times. At least some of the racy images were of a celebrity ...

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