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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...

Body of 18th-century slave lies in Connecticut capitol

Body of 18th-century slave lies in Connecticut capitol

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

September 16, 2013


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By Daniela Altimari The Hartford Courant (MCT) HARTFORD, Conn. — Lying in repose beneath the rotunda of the state Capitol is an honor usually reserved for ex-governors and other prominent officials. But on Thursday morning, the bones of a slave from Waterbury were accorded the same honor. ...

At least 3 dead in Colorado flooding; Boulder ‘overwhelmed with water’

At least 3 dead in Colorado flooding; Boulder ‘overwhelmed with water’

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

September 12, 2013


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By Michael Muskal and Jenny Deam Los Angeles Times (MCT) DENVER — Four days of rain have turned parts of Colorado into a flash-flood zone as rising waters have brought death, destruction and mudslides, forcing evacuations and shuttering schools. At least three deaths have been confirmed, officia...

University of California panel names Muslim as student regent

September 5, 2013


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By Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — On the eve of confirming Janet Napolitano as the next university president, University of California regents on Wednesday faced the type of difficult financial, ethnic and political questions that await the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security at...

Mexico’s ex-president Fox pushes for legal pot

September 5, 2013


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SAN CRISTOBAL, Mexico — Former President Vicente Fox grew up on a farm here in rural Guanajuato, one of Mexico’s most conservative states. He is the kind of guy who wears big belt buckles, collects hand-tooled saddles and worships the free market. Ask him about his experience with the drug culture...

Younger Muslim Brotherhood hoping to revive the Egyptian group

September 5, 2013


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CAIRO — With the unprecedented arrests of the top and mid-levels of the Muslim Brotherhood, the secretive organization through which Mohammed Morsi ascended to the presidency before he was ousted this summer, the group’s younger members are forming splinter groups that they promise will revive the...

National Cancer Study Underway

National Cancer Study Underway

Nicole Winters, Shift Editor

April 29, 2013


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SIOUX CITY| As the national cancer study recruits over 300,000 volunteers from across the country, almost 1,000 are from Sioux City, Iowa. The American Cancer Society reported that Iowa’s number one killer is caused by some form of cancer. The highest rated area in the state comes from Woodbury County. The...

Search of Justin Bieber tour bus in Sweden yields weed, stun gun

Search of Justin Bieber tour bus in Sweden yields weed, stun gun

Christie D’Zurilla

April 25, 2013


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LOS ANGELES (MCT)— As if Justin Bieber’s European escapades haven’t been entertaining enough already, let’s add ... a drug raid in Sweden! A strong smell of marijuana got authorities’ attention Wednesday night when the bus was outside the Biebs’ hotel before the Stockholm show, a police...

It’s Official: Hard Rock Sioux City Casino and Hotel

It’s Official: Hard Rock Sioux City Casino and Hotel

Nicole Winters, Shift Editor

April 23, 2013


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COUNCIL BLUFFS| Thursday morning (April 18th) the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission met to make their decision about which casino will get the gaming license for Sioux City. Hard Rock Casino won the majority of the votes 3 to 2. The commissioners chose the $118-million land based casino proposal....

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