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  1. 5 pilots report encounters with lasers over NY, New JerseyRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    ... a laser at a plane, and Schumer said perpetrators sometimes station themselves in parks to avoid detection. The Democrat from New York said Nassau County police, the FBI and the area's Joint Terrorism Task Force launched a joint investigation, but ...

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  2. EPA says first day of oil spill spent 'planning'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KAIT-TV

    By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and ALICIA CHANG Associated Press LOS ANGELES - On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara. When she arrived about five hours after discovery of the spill, she was surprised to find her small crew alone on the sand a half-mile east of Refugio State Beach, where the spill occurred.

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  3. Editorial: A breakthrough for biomedicineRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Denver Post

    A lab technician does research at Sharklet Technologies, a biotechnology firm on the Fitzsimons medical campus in Aurora, on Sept. 21, 2011.

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  4. Budget talks over education take a step 'backwards,' Dayton saysRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Budget talks hit a rough patch Friday after House Republicans offered education policy changes in a last-minute move that Gov. Mark Dayton called a "nonstarter" with Minnesota DFLers. As negotiations on key budget bills continued this week, Dayton said that House GOP leadership insisted that two policies be part of an education deal: a repeal of state law that requires least senior teachers are laid off first during staff reductions and a restriction that high school athletes use only restrooms or changing rooms that conform to the sex "identified at birth by a person's anatomy."

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  5. Laws need to fit old doctrine to today's technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    For years, the National Security Agency has stockpiled data about nearly every telephone call in the U.S. - not the contents of the conversations, but so-called "metadata" such as date and time, duration and numbers dialed. The NSA claimed the authority to seize this metadata under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which Congress passed shortly after the Sept.

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  6. Senate Faces Limited Options Ahead of Patriot Act ExpirationRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks against the Patriot Act renewal on the Senate floor on May 20. The Senate is meeting Sunday to either reform or reauthorize the controversial legislation. The Senate is meeting Sunday in a last-ditch attempt to either reform or reauthorize the Patriot Act , but divided lawmakers appear to have limited options for preventing the sunset of key surveillance powers.

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  7. Pullman Porter Museum Convening Meeting to Develop Partnerships to Address Youth ViolenceRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - May 29, 2015 - CHICAGO -- With summer approaching and the prospect of an uptick in violence,the president of the A.Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum is calling upon stakeholders in the Pullman community and surrounding areas to partner with the Museum to address youth violence.The meeting will take place Sunday, May 31 at the Museum,in the Pullman National Monument community at 10406 S.Maryland Ave. in Chicago. Hailed as a "call to action," the gathering begins at 5PM and is themed: "A Community Re-Commitment Strategy."

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  8. To serve and to forgiveRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Day

    ... and, in the process, help young Americans burdened with overwhelming student loan debts. The 1st District Democrat and senior member of the state's congressional delegation said the legislation he and Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts will introduce ...

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  9. Frank Kameny to be honored with spot in Labor Hall of HonorRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Seattle Gay News

    'Kameny's legacy as a civil rights leader has made a monumental difference in improving the lives of all workers all across America,' the Labor Department said in a May 27 press release. The formal induction ceremony will take place June 23. Kameny was fired from his job with the U.S. Map Service in 1958 after he admitted his sexual orientation when questioned by the U.S. Civil Service Commission.

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  10. LGBT youth in foster care - HRC's call to action and new issue briefRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Seattle Gay News

    With LGBT youth in foster care facing bias and discrimination, HRC issues call to action to address crisis New issue brief, released during National Foster Care Month, details realities that conspire to put LGBTQ youth in danger of abuse, violence and homelessness WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, May 19, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender civil rights organization, in partnership with FosterClub, a national network for youth in foster care, released an issue brief detailing the hostile treatment experienced by many LGBT and questioning youth in foster care, and the shocking lack of laws and policies protecting them.

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  11. Hawaii Supreme Court rejects challenge to marriage lawRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Seattle Gay News

    The suit was filed by Republican State Representative Bob McDermott, alleging that Hawaii's legislature did not have the constitutional authority to legalize same-sex marriage. According to a press release from the Hawaii Attorney General's office, the state Supreme Court ruled that McDermott and his co-plaintiffs were not harmed or injured by the 2013 law, and therefore had no standing to challenge it.

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  12. Responsible staging of violence plays out in 'Outlander' finaleRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    It's certainly a staple of "Game of Thrones," the wildly popular HBO series whose disapproving viewers "fear that rape has become so pervasive in the drama that it is almost background noise: a routine and unshocking occurrence," as The New York Times said in a front-page story a year ago. That uproar was renewed recently by a rape scene in the episode that aired May 17. But oddly for a series whose untamed storytelling savors graphic violence of all kinds, this particular rape was contained in a brief scene staged completely off-camera.

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  13. O'Malley to launch improbable bid for Democratic presidential nominationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    In this April 9, 2015 file photo, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks in Indianola, Iowa. O'Malley often casts his adopted hometown of Baltimore as the comeback city, a community that overcame the ravages of drugs and violence after he was swept into the mayor's office.

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  14. EDITORIAL: Still antsy after all these yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The massive oil spill that befouled the Gulf of Mexico in the summer of 2010 left us all a little nervous.

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  15. Baltimore's blight puts O'Malley on defensive in bid for presidencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... At a public meeting in December, a month before his last day as Maryland's governor, O'Malley interrupted a fellow Democrat who faulted the city for the thousands of vacant, abandoned buildings that fill its poorest neighborhoods. "You drive up the ...

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  16. Dennis Hastert and the chain of congressional corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Christian Science Monitor

    Dennis Hastert has not been a member of Congress since 2007. It's important to remember that he has not been convicted of any crime.

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  17. Official: Hastert paid hush money to hide sexual misconductRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WHAS11

    Official: Hastert paid hush money to hide sexual misconduct Mystery still surrounds Hastert's indictment Check out this story on WHAS11.com: http://usat.ly/1HSBQQb House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek re-election for a 12th term in Yorkville, Ill., on Aug. 17, 2007. YORKVILLE, Ill.

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  18. Memorial Day ceremonies have personal touchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | The Reporter

    Caden Adams, 4, stands during the Pledge of Allegiance during the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery's Memorial Day Observance on Monday morning. The patriotic youngster, from Yukon, Okla., is in California visiting relatives. 1 comment

  19. Coast Guard: There were boots on the ground after oil spillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | KNDU

    The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were boots on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline to protect ecologically sensitive habitats.

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  20. Menendez to be 'Cuban of the Year' at 15th N.J. Cuban festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | NJ.com

    NORTH BERGEN -- Senator Robert Menendez will be honored as New Jersey's " Cuban of the Year " at the New Jersey Cuban Parade and Festival in Hudson County on Sunday. The group made the decision because of Menendez's stance on the thawing of U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba, according to parade co-founder Emelio Del Valle.

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