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Xi Jinping Takes Helm
of China Amid Reform Calls

Associated Press, by Charles Hutzler

Original Article

Posted By:Hermoine, 11/15/2012 8:15:56 AM

BEIJING (AP) -- Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as China´s leader on Thursday, assuming the top posts in the Communist Party and the powerful military in a once-a-decade political transition unbowed by scandals, a slower economy and public demands for reforms. Xi was formally appointed as general secretary after a meeting of senior Communists that capped a weeklong congress, events that underlined the party´s determination to remain firmly in power

Is it just me or does Xi look just like Hu? Just another old Chinese guy. I mean, seriously, where is the diversity in Commie China? They all look alike, talk alike, eat alike, etc. Our lefties should be outraged at the lack of diversity in China´s leadership.


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The Sydney Morning Herald, by Nick O´Malley    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 8/22/2013 8:44:40 AM     Post Reply
Duncan, Oklahoma: Chris Lane was murdered as a part of a gang initiation, according to James Johnson, the father of a boy who was also allegedly targeted by the three youths accused of killing Mr Lane. Police have not commented on the claim, though court documents confirm the accused were eventually arrested in front of the boy´s home. In their car, police say they found a shotgun and the .22-calibre revolver they believe was used to kill Mr Lane, and a cache of ammunition.

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wife hostage
CNN, by Mayra Cuevas and Shawn Nottingham    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 8/21/2013 8:15:40 AM     Post Reply
An Iowa man shot and killed an escaped inmate on Tuesday after the convict held him and his wife hostage in their home, investigators said. Jerome Mauderly, 71, and his wife, Carolyn, 66, were asleep when escaped inmate Rodney Long, 38, broke into their rural Bedford home a little after 10 p.m. on Monday, said Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman Mitch Mortvedt. Long -- who had allegedly shot a deputy pursuing him on Sunday -- woke up the Mauderlys and disabled their landline phones except for a line in the couple´s bedroom.

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Posted By: Hermoine- 8/12/2013 7:33:09 PM     Post Reply
SAVANNAH, Ga. A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her culinary empire. Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, last year saying she suffered from sexual harassment and racially offensive talk (snip) But claims of race discrimination by Jackson, who is white, were gutted in the 20-page opinion by U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr.

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Posted By: Hermoine- 8/6/2013 8:06:33 AM     Post Reply
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WASHINGTON — So that’s how you land an exclusive interview with President Obama. Employees of Amazon, which scored a coup by securing a rare one-on-one interview with the president for its journalism outlet Tuesday, donated more than $116,000 to Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.(snip)“During the campaign, the AWS solution helped facilitate the fund-raising of hundreds of millions of dollars, prioritized millions of phone calls and coordinated thousands of volunteers,” Amazon boasts on its Web site. Amazon has helped Obama in other ways, as well.




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