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Atlanta Archbishop To Move Out, Sell His New $2.2 Million Mansion

April 6, 2014


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By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (MCT) A house built for $2.2 million by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta will be put up for sale — with proceeds to be spent on the local Catholic community — after some parishioners questioned why the mansion was ever erected, the archbishop anno...

Pipeline Fears Run Deep Among Some Landowners In East Texas

Pipeline Fears Run Deep Among Some Landowners In East Texas

April 6, 2014


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By Anna M. Tinsley Fort Worth Star-Telegram (MCT) PARIS, Texas — Deep in the heart of East Texas, gently sloping fields, fertile cropland and willowy pine trees stretch as far as the eye can see. Horses and cattle roam the grassy land — sometimes just feet above an underground pipeli...

Expect A Close Ruling As Supreme Court Weighs Contraceptive Coverage

March 25, 2014


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By Michael Doyle McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Conservative Supreme Court justices on Tuesday foreshadowed how they might rule on whether certain for-profit corporations could claim religious exemptions from the health care law’s contraceptive mandate. In the year’s most ...

In Wake Of Shootings, Congressmen Want More Oversight Of Border Patrol

In Wake Of Shootings, Congressmen Want More Oversight Of Border Patrol

March 25, 2014


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By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A wave of fatal shootings of unarmed civilians by Border Patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico line has drawn bipartisan scrutiny to the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency. As attention increases on the deaths o...

Obama Meets Ukrainian Leader and Pledges Support; Kerry to Begin Russia Talks

Obama Meets Ukrainian Leader and Pledges Support; Kerry to Begin Russia Talks

March 13, 2014


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By Lesley Clark and Hannah Allam McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama delivered an Oval Office rebuke Wednesday to Russian President Vladimir Putin with Ukraine’s new prime minister at his side, warning that the U.S. and the international community would...

Kentucky Pastor Apologizes For Blackface Skit At Church

March 10, 2014


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By Karla Ward Lexington Herald-Leader (MCT) LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Lexington, Ky., pastor apologized Saturday to people who were offended by a white man performing in blackface as part of a skit at the church. Pastor Jeff Fugate of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church said he’d gotten at least a do...

Privacy Groups Urge FTC To Probe Facebook’s Deal To Buy WhatsApp

Privacy Groups Urge FTC To Probe Facebook’s Deal To Buy WhatsApp

March 6, 2014


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By Jessica Guynn Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The privacy groups are a...

Duke Porn Star Reveals Her Face and Her Film Name

Duke Porn Star Reveals Her Face and Her Film Name

March 6, 2014


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The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (MCT) The Duke University freshman whose participation in porn movies sparked much campus discussion in recent weeks has revealed her photo and porn name on a website. “Today, I am choosing to reveal my porn identity to the world,” the student wrote on the...

Charging Documents Show Teen Who Fatally Shot Man for Cellphone Complained It Wasn’t a ‘Nicer Model’

Charging Documents Show Teen Who Fatally Shot Man for Cellphone Complained It Wasn’t a ‘Nicer Model’

March 6, 2014


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By Christine Clarridge and Jennifer Sullivan The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — After fatally shooting a Seattle man for his cellphone last month, police say the 17-year-old high-school student fled to a friend’s home where he complained the phone “was not a nicer model,” according to charg...

Hotels Count More Than Politics As GOP Weighs Sites For 2016 Convention

Hotels Count More Than Politics As GOP Weighs Sites For 2016 Convention

March 4, 2014


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By David Lightman and Lindsay Wise McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Hotels, transportation and finances — not political considerations — will matter most to Republican officials choosing a 2016 national convention site, party leaders said Monday after hearing bids from citie...

EPA Restricts Sulfur In Gasoline To Help Cut Auto Emissions

EPA Restricts Sulfur In Gasoline To Help Cut Auto Emissions

March 4, 2014


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By Neela Banerjee Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules Monday to slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, which would help cut smog-causing pollution from autos and bring the rest of the country’s fuel supply in line with Cal...

Now Open: The Hillary Clinton (Campaign?) Store

Now Open: The Hillary Clinton (Campaign?) Store

March 4, 2014


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By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) ARLINGTON, Va. — In a concrete high-rise across the river from the nation’s capital, the Hillary Clinton store is open for business. There are aluminum ornaments — each adorned with a giant H — for Christmas, champagne flutes engraved with...

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