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Daley taken to hospital after
returning from business trip

Chicago Tribune, by Hal Dardick

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/1/2014 4:24:49 PM

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley is at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the intensive-care unit where he is undergoing tests after he felt ill Friday upon returning from a business trip to Arizona, according to representatives of the former mayor. Daley, 71, felt ill Friday afternoon during a conference he was attending with members of the Katten Muchin Rosenman law firm, where Daley is of counsel, said Jacquelyn Heard, a longtime Daley aide who now works as a spokeswoman for the firm. He was still feeling ill and disoriented when he boarded the plane home, she said. The former mayor´s family

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/1/2014 7:58:03 PM     (No. 9715183)

Pehaps he was introduced to a particularly virulent strain of capitalism? s/o

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Washington Times (D.C), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/8/2014 10:32:11 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said Saturday that he’s doing everything he can to reduce income inequality in America. In his weekly address, Mr. Obama said too many Americans haven’t seen increases in their wages, while the wealthy “are doing better than ever.” “We’ve got to reverse those trends,” Mr. Obama said. “We’ve got to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a fortunate few.” Toward his goal, the president noted that he’s taken steps through executive action in recent weeks to boost job training, to guarantee every child has access to quality education, and to boost income and retirement savings.

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Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/8/2014 9:52:55 PM     Post Reply
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Los Angeles Times, by Kathleen Hennessey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/8/2014 9:00:13 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--President Obama will travel to Fresno next week to highlight federal efforts aimed at helping farmers and others hit by a severe drought. A White House official said Obama will visit the Central Valley city Feb. 14. The White House already had announced Obama´s plans to meet with Jordan´s King Abdullah II at the Sunnylands estate near Palm Springs that day. Obama’s visit comes as interest on Capitol Hill in taking action to alleviate California’s water crisis grows. The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Wednesday dubbed a response to the drought, but the measure faces a White House veto threat.

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Los Angeles Times, by Timothy M. Phelps    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/8/2014 3:39:49 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 2/8/2014 3:31:48 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 2/8/2014 12:51:13 PM     Post Reply
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Telegraph [UK], by Danielle Demetrios & Peter Foster    Original Article
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Dozens of American sailors who assisted Japan during the 2011 nuclear disaster are suing the operators of Fukushima power plant for more than £612 million (US$1bn) in damages, claiming that they have become sick from radiation exposure. The sailors were on board the USS Ronald Reagan super-carrier when it was diverted to northeast Japan following the devastation of the March 11, 2011 earthquake which triggered a tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster. As they helped rescue victims and evacuate disaster zones, the claimants allege that they drank, bathed and waded through water contaminated with radiation from the damaged nuclear power plant



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