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Violence flares between Israeli
military and Palestinians in Gaza

Los Angeles Times, by Batsheva Sobelman

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 12/24/2013 6:39:10 PM

JERUSALEM-- Israeli military forces launched a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to suspected Palestinian sniper fire that killed an Israeli civilian doing repair work on the border fence, military authorities said. A 3-year-old Palestinian girl was killed and members of her family were injured in an airstrike on the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, according to local reports. They were some of the heaviest strikes in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip since a weeklong Israeli military campaign ended with a November 2012 cease-fire. Israeli aircraft, tanks and infantry targeted a series of sites across the

      


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Violence flares between Israeli
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Los Angeles Times, by Batsheva Sobelman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/24/2013 6:39:10 PM     Post Reply
JERUSALEM-- Israeli military forces launched a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to suspected Palestinian sniper fire that killed an Israeli civilian doing repair work on the border fence, military authorities said. A 3-year-old Palestinian girl was killed and members of her family were injured in an airstrike on the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, according to local reports. They were some of the heaviest strikes in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip since a weeklong Israeli military campaign ended with a November 2012 cease-fire. Israeli aircraft, tanks and infantry targeted a series of sites across the

   

 

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They´ve called in the flying
squad! Police calm furious crowds
of Christmas travellers as 90
flights are cancelled at Gatwick
while 70,000 homes remain without*
Daily Mail (UK), by Rob Cooper and Wills Robinson**    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/24/2013 4:49:32 PM     Post Reply
Thousands of passengers were stuck at Gatwick tonight as they battled to get home for Christmas after 90 flights to and from the airport were cancelled. EasyJet has been forced to cancel 53 flights while British Airways had to axe 22 services because of power cuts following last night´s storm. Problems at the North Terminal of the London airport caused by the failure of two substations also saw six easyJet flights postponed until tomorrow. Both airlines were scrambling to swap passengers onto alternative flights with empty seats to get as many people as possible to their destination.

2017 and the End of Ethics
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/24/2013 4:11:11 PM     Post Reply
Will there be a scandal if the new political appointees at the IRS sic their auditors on Moveon.org? What will the Washington Post say should the new president keep Guantanamo Bay open for five more years, quadruple the number of drone missions, or decide to double renditions? Will it say that he was shredding the Constitution, or that he found the terror threat too great to honor past promises? Will NPR run an exposé on our next president should she tap into Angela Merkel’s cell phone, or monitor the communications of Associated Press reporters — and their parents? Will investigative reporters go after the president should he

Neshaminy student newspaper
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Philadelphia Inquirer [PA], by Chris Palmer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/24/2013 4:02:56 PM     Post Reply
LANGHORNE- What started as a journalistic exercise at Neshaminy High School may end in a courtroom. A law firm representing student newspaper editors has told school officials that the editors plan to resume their ban on printing the word redskin - and that any attempt to stop them would be unconstitutional. "The students will proceed in accordance with their published policy and, if disciplined for doing so, will take action to defend their rights," said the seven-page letter sent Friday by lawyers at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz. The letter marked the latest volley in a battle unfolding across the country. Neshaminy's started in October,

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Few elected officials in Washington had a particularly good 2013. A divided Congress bickered for most of the year, shut down the government in October and saw its approval rating hover near record lows. President Obama, fresh off his reelection, failed to win passage of either of his major domestic priorities — gun control and immigration — and his own popularity sank with the botched rollout of his signature healthcare law. Only a year-end budget agreement saved the capital from complete gridlock. So, who had the best and worst years on Capitol Hill? The two lead budget negotiators took top

   

 

  


 
Special African-American
Santa Holds Court At Macy’s
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NEW YORK — Crowds in the know have been drawn to Macy’s to see the “special Santa,” an African-American Santa Claus tucked away in Santaland at the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square. As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, the special Santa only appears by request. But he was the sole reason Elizabeth Kittles and her family made the trip from the Bronx Monday night. [Video] “I could have gone anywhere,” Kittles said, “but I came right here to Macy’s because I knew they had an African-American Santa.” When they reach the front of the line, parents must ask to

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I have something to say and some of you may find it offensive: Merry Christmas. I’m not trying to insult anyone, please understand. But the fact is, Wednesday is Christmas and I hope your day is merry. Is it so wrong to wish that for all, or share that sentiment? I surely don’t believe it is. Yes, I understand Christmas is considered a Christian holiday because, well, it is. That makes some people uncomfortable. I’m not trying to exclude anyone who might share different beliefs, or those who have no beliefs, but I’m also not going to compromise mine.

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Dynasty´ Super Marathon
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NFL Christmas-Tree Power Rankings
Wall Street Journal, by Ryan Wallerson    Original Article
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Sarah Palin: MSM´s ´Bizarre´
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Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said the inordinate amount of discussion on mainstream media networks about what color Santa Claus should be sharply reflects the media´s "skewed priorities." This is especially so since it seems there will be more segments about Santa´s race than segments about MSNBC host Martin Bashir´s vile and threatening remarks against Palin. In an interview with Newsbusters, which first put up the video of Bashir´s comments in which he said someone should defecate and urinate in Palin´s mouth, Palin said she was out on her book tour for her book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting

   

 

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Obama Hawaii Vacation: Day 3
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How President Barack Obama spent the third day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Monday:— HEALTH EXCHANGE ENROLLMENT: White House officials announced that Obama signed up for health coverage through a new insurance exchange for the District of Columbia. The move is symbolic because the president won´t use it, but the White House says it´s a show of support for the new law and exchanges. — GYM, GOLF: After a morning workout at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Obama hit the links in Lanikai, a beachside neighborhood in Kailua a few miles from his vacation home. On the



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