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Saturday Jan 17 | via New Jersey Herald
A few dozen pieces of personal correspondence handwritten by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and photographs of the former first lady in Palm Beach have sold at auction for $28,400. A few dozen pieces of personal correspondence by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, along with photographs of the former first lady in Palm Beach, sold at a Florida auction Saturday for a total of $28,400. Comment?
Saturday Jan 17 | via New Jersey Herald
Former President Bill Clinton says the best part of being out of office is having much more freedom with his speeches - as long as his wife isn't a candidate. Former President Bill Clinton says the best part of being out of office is having much more freedom with his speeches - as long as his wife isn't a candidate. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via New York Magazine
" For many months now, I ' ve been keeping track of the overuse of anonymous sources in The Times as a way of discouraging a practice that readers rightly object to. The practice continues apace - as do ever-more-inventive reasons for granting anonymity." Comment?
Thursday Jan 1 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
New York State Police arrested the man they say vandalized a volunteer fire department causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Volunteer fireman arrested for vandalism at fire hall New York State Police arrested the man they say vandalized a volunteer fire department causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Comment?
Dec 24, 2014 | via WNYC-AM New York
Alan Gross , the former USAID subcontractor who spent five years in a Cuban prison before his release last week, will get $3.2 million from the federal government, part of a settlement with the Maryland-based company for which he worked at the time of his arrest. The U.S. Agency for International Development, in a statement, said it had finalized a settlement, agreed to in principle in November, with Development Alternatives, Inc. "The settlement ... calls for payment by USAID for unanticipated claims under the cost-reimbursement contract, including claims related to Mr. Alan Gross," the statement said. Comment?
Dec 23, 2014 | via Albany Times Union
In this April 25, 1977 file photo, Joanne Chesimard, a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, leaves Middlesex County courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J. Now known as Assata Shakur, she was convicted in 1977 of killing a New Jersey state trooper four years earlier, in a case that drew international attention. She was sentenced to life in prison but escaped. Comment?
Dec 19, 2014 | via WABC-AM New York
Former prisoner Alan Gross was thrilled to return to America from Cuba earlier this week but there are dozens of other Americans who are in the country for other reasons -- and probably don't plan on leaving. Cuba has been a haven for American fugitives for decades, but now that the two countries are restoring diplomatic relations their hideout might not be an option much longer. Comment?
Dec 19, 2014 | via DNAInfo.com
For Joseph Connor, whose father was killed in the terror bombing of Fraunces Tavern 40 years ago, President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba gave him hope that there could finally be justice for his dad. Connor's father, Frank, a 33-year-old assistant vice president at Morgan Guaranty Trust and a father of two boys, was among four people killed while eating lunch on Jan. 24, 1975, when a massive explosion destroyed the historic Lower Manhattan restaurant. Comment?
Dec 18, 2014 | via The Washington Post
Alan Gross speaks during a news conference at his lawyer's office in Washington on Wednesday. On Nov. 2, the New York Times published an editorial advocating a prisoner swap with Cuba : Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor who'd been arrested in Cuba in 2009, for three convicted Cuban spies . Comment?
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