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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....

Taxi Driver Strike outisde Las Vegas Covention Center Tuesday Afternoon

Taxi Driver Strike outisde Las Vegas Covention Center Tuesday Afternoon

Rachel Ellis, Reporter

April 11, 2013


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Streets were impassable around Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, as taxi cab drivers continued their six week protest. Las Vegas police officers blocked off street and foot traffic for over three hours, as workers of Yellow, Checker, and Star taxi companies chanted "We need justice" for unfair labor practices. Taxi driver Johnny Abegaz exp...

Hundreds Show Support For Sioux City Casinos

Hundreds Show Support For Sioux City Casinos

Nicole Winters, Shift Editor

March 27, 2013


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SIOUX CITY| Over 300 people showed up Tuesday afternoon to make one last effort to show support at a public hearing in front of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. This was the last open forum that the IRGC would take into consideration before voting on which casino will get the license. Each casino...

Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina chosen as new pope

Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina chosen as new pope

Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times

March 13, 2013


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VATICAN CITY (MCT) -- Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named the 266th pope Wednesday, succeeding Benedict XVI as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and inheriting a global church that is growing in some parts of the world but faces serious challenges at home and abroad. Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina,...

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees plan joint tour

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees plan joint tour

Gerrick D. Kennedy

January 25, 2013


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LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Fans of the sweet, R&B-inflected harmonies of ‘90s boy bands should prepare themselves for a meltdown. New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and the newly reunited 98 Degrees announced Tuesday that they were prepping a North American arena tour. Set to kick off May 31 in Uncasville,...

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