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Three arrests made in
Brazil fire that killed 233

USA Today, by Sheena Rossiter

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 1/28/2013 10:12:23 AM

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Police in Santa Maria said Monday they´ve made three arrests and are seeking a fourth person in connection with a nightclub fire that killed 233 people. Inspector Ranolfo Vieira Junior said the arrests are for investigative purposes. He said the detentions have five-day limits. A preliminary investigation indicated that a band´s pyrotechnics show ignited the blaze. One band member died in the blaze. The Zero Hora newspaper quoted lawyer Jader Marques as saying his client Elissandro Spohr, a co-owner of the club, was arrested. The paper also said two band members were arrested.

      


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Posted By: MissMolly- 7/31/2013 2:25:33 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin´s leadership PAC spent nearly $500,000 during the first six months of the year, and made just one donation to a political candidate, new campaign filings show. Much of Sarah PAC´s money went to operating expenses, including more than $217,000 paid to consultants and more than $124,000 on postage and mailings. More than $48,000 covered airfare and other travel expenses. Palin, the GOP´s 2008 vice presidential nominee and former Alaska governor, recently said she has "considered" mounting a Senate challenge next year to Alaska´s Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, one of his party´s most vulnerable incumbents.

   

 

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Los Angeles Times, by Tony Perry    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/31/2013 7:43:43 AM     Post Reply
The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to file a lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner to recover any money the city has to pay due to the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former top aide to the mayor. The suit will seek to recover any damages ordered by the court, or agreed to as part of a pretrial settlement, arising from the lawsuit filed against the city and Filner by the mayor´s former director of communications, Irene McCormack Jackson. The vote was taken in closed session. "This is part of due process," City Atty. Jan Goldsmith said.

Quit Is the Way to Roll
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/31/2013 7:40:30 AM     Post Reply
The cruelly misunderstood Anthony Weiner has “no idea” if he’s about to be stabbed by another stiletto heel. “These are people who I thought were friends, people I trusted when I communicated with them,” he told Denis Hamill of The Daily News. “But who knows what they might do now?” Yes, who knows? Free-spirited young women having digital sex with a well-known politician who loves to expose himself and talk raunchy can be so damnably unpredictable and untrustworthy. The delusional Weiner, who has turned shamelessness into performance art, was expecting the sexual equivalent of honor among thieves.

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Posted By: MissMolly- 7/31/2013 7:37:21 AM     Post Reply
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The retirees that cities like Detroit are trying to push into Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges could drive up the premiums in the exchanges and swell costs to the federal government, experts say. Detroit, which has filed for bankruptcy, is trying to reduce its liabilities by pushing retirees who are too young for Medicare onto the federal healthcare exchange set up through the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The retirees could then buy their own insurance with help from federal subsidies. Detroit’s move comes as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, but it is not the first city

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: MissMolly- 7/30/2013 5:57:09 AM     Post Reply
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Well, of all the perv!
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Posted By: MissMolly- 7/30/2013 5:42:32 AM     Post Reply
Eliot Spitzer needs to put a black sock in it. The former governor-turned-hooker-booker, who is audaciously running for comptroller, had the gall yesterday to say serial sexter Anthony Weiner is unfit to serve as mayor. “You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner — can you just say that now? You don’t think he should be mayor of New York,” host Chris Matthews asked on his MSNBC show, “Hardball.” Spitzer responded, “Fair point. That is correct.” Matthews repeated, “He should not be mayor of New York?” “That is correct,” repeated Spitzer. The disgraced Love Gov — who has been trying to deflect comparisons

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Posted By: MissMolly- 7/29/2013 5:40:36 AM     Post Reply
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