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Clay Aiken Just The Newest In Long Line Of Celebs Jumping To Politics

Clay Aiken Just The Newest In Long Line Of Celebs Jumping To Politics

February 6, 2014


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Clay Aiken just the newest in long line of celebs jumping to politics By Sean Cockerham McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — At a closed-door meeting once in Boise, Idaho, a group of Republican governors quizzed actor-turned-aspiring-politico Arnold Schwarzenegger on the secret of rai...

House Backs Controversial Logging At Yosemite

House Backs Controversial Logging At Yosemite

February 6, 2014


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By Michael Doyle McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Salvage logging could speed up on fire-scarred federal land near Yosemite National Park, under an amended bill passed by a divided House on Wednesday. If the Senate goes along, the Yosemite-area logging would be exempt from the usual e...

Advocates On Each Side Of Pot Debate Pressure Obama To Take Stand

Advocates On Each Side Of Pot Debate Pressure Obama To Take Stand

February 6, 2014


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By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — With more than half of all federal prisoners serving time on drug charges, the Obama administration says it’s time to free more low-level drug offenders. “This is where you can help,” Deputy Attorney General James Col...

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare birth-control drugs

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare birth-control drugs

November 26, 2013


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By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear another legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law, this time to decide whether a corporation can refuse to pay to cover birth control drugs that violate the religious bel...

Foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges

November 12, 2013


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By Jason Song Los Angeles Times (MCT) The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities rose to a record high last year, according to a new study. The private University of Southern California was their most popular destination, with 9,840 international stude...

Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services

Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services

November 12, 2013


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DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., will end its retail and by mail DVD distribution operations by early-January 2014. The company will close its approximately 300 remaining U.S.-based retail stores, as well as its distribution centers. "This...

Minnesota college students mull life’s big questions at ‘Philosophy Camp’

Minnesota college students mull life’s big questions at ‘Philosophy Camp’

October 25, 2013


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By Jenna Ross Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) MINNEAPOLIS — The students trekked toward the sunset, feeling the strange crunch of prairie grass recently shorn by a burn. They waved off June bugs trailing them as they talked neuroscience and drunkenness. A farm kitten, too, tagged along, nu...

Tuition increases at US public colleges at lowest rate in decades

Tuition increases at US public colleges at lowest rate in decades

October 25, 2013


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By Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The rise in tuition at public colleges slowed this year to the smallest increase in more than three decades, although financial aid has not kept pace to cover the hikes, according to a College Board study released Wednesday. At publi...

GOP official ousted for ‘lazy blacks’ comment on ‘The Daily Show’

October 25, 2013


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By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — Don Yelton, a local Republican official in North Carolina, has been forced to resign following an appearance this week on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” in which he made a series of racially charged remarks. On Wednesday, corre...

House, Senate vote to reopen government, avoid debt crisis

October 17, 2013


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WASHINGTON — The nation stepped back from the brink of default Wednesday as Congress approved a bill to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. President Barack Obama signed the bill early Thursday. The White House told federal employees to expect to return to work Thursday morning. The...

Resurrect a Wyoming ghost town? Perish the thought

Resurrect a Wyoming ghost town? Perish the thought

October 13, 2013


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By John M. Glionna Los Angeles Times (MCT) JEFFREY CITY, Wyo. — On a lazy Sunday afternoon in this forgotten high-plains outpost, Byron Seeley decides to kick up a little dust. It’s his 44th birthday, after all. He’s not getting any younger, and certainly no better looking. The potte...

They may be cute, but they are also close to extinction.

They may be cute, but they are also close to extinction.

September 24, 2013


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By Sophia Solis Cronkite News Service (MCT) They may be small, slow and cute for now, but within a few weeks the baby Nile crocodiles that fit in Russ Johnson’s hands will be downright dangerous.                 Johnson, president of the nonprofit Phoenix Herpetological Society, is celebrating the first breeding of Nile crocodil...

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