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Indian Ocean poses daunting challenge
in search for missing Malaysia plane

Reuters, by Jane Wardell

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/17/2014 6:45:44 PM

The southern Indian Ocean, where investigators suspect missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may have come down, is one place where a commercial airliner can crash without a ship spotting it, a radar plotting it or even a satellite picking it up. The empty expanse of water is one of the most remote places in the world and also one of the deepest, posing potentially enormous challenges for the international search effort now refocusing on the area, one of several possible crash sites. Even Australia, which has island territories in the Indian Ocean and sends rescue planes to pluck stricken yachtsmen

      


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US tornado season:
quietest start in 60 years
Channel 4 News [London, UK], by Liam Dutton    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2014 8:22:20 PM     Post Reply
Information released by NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center shows that the US has had its quietest start to the tornado season since detailed records began in 1953. In 2014, up to 21 April, there have been just 20 tornadoes recorded, which is well below the average of 157 for this point in the season. There have also been no tornado-related deaths so far this year, which may also be the latest date that this has happened. At the other end of the scale, the most active start to the season for the same time period was in 2011, when 465 tornadoes

   

 

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Northern Colorado 4th graders
sell, trade pot, prompting warning
from principal to parents
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2014 8:10:30 PM     Post Reply
GREELEY, Colorado — After fourth graders were caught dealing pot at their northern Colorado school, the principal sent home notes asking parents to take care with the marijuana that adults have been able to buy legally in the state since January. In the letter sent home Tuesday that KDVR posted on its Web site, Jennifer Sheldon of Greeley´s Monfort elementary cautioned that because it´s easier for adults to get marijuana, children potentially have greater access. She says the drug should be kept locked away. Theresa Myers of Weld County School District 6 says a 4th grader sold loose leaf marijuana

Democrats, You Better Get
Angry or You’ll Lose Congress
Daily Beast, by Dean Obeidallah    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2014 1:53:23 PM     Post Reply
Attention Democrats: Unless you start getting angry, the midterm elections are going to be a bloodbath. The angriest voters win midterm elections and the right is really mad. But in this case, their anger could end up amounting to more than just an unintelligible rant on Twitter. It could result in them taking control of the Senate and thus both chambers of Congress. David Axelrod summed it up well over this past weekend: The anti-Obamacare voters are angry and hence more mobilized. Axelrod knows full well the history of our midterm elections and why anger matters. Lets take a quick

Justice Sotomayor: Affirmative
Action ‘Opened Doors in My Life’
WPRO Radio [E. Providence, RI], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2014 12:30:26 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- In a dissent to Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such programs on her own life. Sotomayor’s 58-page dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has one theme: Race matters. (Snip) She takes a dig at Chief Justice John Roberts who wrote once, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discrimination on the basis of race.” Sotomayor says: “It is a sentiment out of touch with reality.” Sotomayor says, “Race matters.

How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’
Daily Beast, by Michael Daly    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/22/2014 2:52:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama may have gotten our troops out of Iraq, but the gunfire in his hometown of Chicago is still earning it a searing nickname coined by young people who live there. Chiraq. On Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city, six of them children. Five youngsters under the age of 15—four girls and a boy—were shot in a playground where they had gone after Easter services at a nearby church. (Snip) “Until we do something about guns, don’t expect things to change overnight,” McCarthy said at a press conference that same day. McCarthy noted that Chicago cops

Relics of NYC World´s
Fair: Eyesores or icons?
Associated Press, by Verena Dobnik    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/22/2014 10:20:21 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK — They were designed for the 1964 World´s Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like platforms, and a pavilion of pillars with a suspended, shimmering roof that was billed as the "Tent of Tomorrow." That imagined tomorrow has come and gone. Now the structures are abandoned relics, with rusted beams, faded paint and cracked concrete. As the fair´s 50th anniversary approaches, the remains of the New York State Pavilion are getting renewed attention, from preservationists who believe they should be restored and from critics who see them as hulking eyesores that should

   

 

  


 
Holder: U.S. To Make More Convicts
Eligible for Presidential Clemency
Time Magazine, by Maya Rhodan    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/21/2014 1:18:38 PM     Post Reply
The Obama Administration continued its push to reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences as a result of the nation’s federal drug laws on Monday with an announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder describing new rules that would expand the pool of convicts eligible to apply for presidential clemency. In a video released by the Department of Justice, Holder said they will expand the existing criteria government attorneys use to consider which offenders may be eligible for clemency. Later this week Deputy Attorney General James Cole will announce the new criteria, which Holder expects will lead thousands to apply

A Marine´s story: Women set up
to fail USMC’s most grueling test
ABC News, by Martha Raddatz*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/21/2014 11:13:10 AM     Post Reply
At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,

Russia ´outraged´ as east Ukraine
shootout shatters Easter truce
Agence France-Presse, by Bertrand De Saisset    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/20/2014 5:03:49 PM     Post Reply
Slavyansk Ukraine- A deadly gunfight in a town in restive east Ukraine on Sunday shattered a fragile Easter truce, with Russia declaring it was "outraged" at the return to violence in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic. Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker were killed in a firefight at a roadblock close to the separatist-held town of Slavyansk, said a local pro-Kremlin rebel leader, Vyatcheslav Ponomarev. Vladimir, a masked 20-year-old pro-Russian rebel who was at the barricade, told AFP: "Four cars pulled up to our roadblock around 1:00am (2200 GMT Saturday). We wanted to conduct a check, and then they opened

Pipeline delay gives boost
to Obama´s political base
Reuters, by Jeff Mason and Steve Holland    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/20/2014 1:47:08 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama´s liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate. Environmentalists, worried about the project´s effect on climate change, have put enormous pressure on the president to reject the pipeline from Canada´s oil sands, staging demonstrations outside the White House and protests in states where he travels. A decision to approve it now could have prompted that vocal group, which was instrumental in electing Obama in 2008 and 2012,

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion
Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

   

 

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´8THEIST´ license plate in NJ: Why
states can´t rein in the vanity plate monster
Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 4:09:21 PM     Post Reply
If you can get a New Jersey vanity license plate that reads “BAPTIST,” why not one that reads “8THEIST”? That’s the question Shannon Morgan, a self-describe atheist, is asking in a lawsuit after the New Jersey department of motor vehicles denied her vanity plate application. Her main complaint is a bureaucracy deeming that “8THEIST” has connotations that offend “good taste and decency,” the bar which the state uses to judge the suitability of personalized plate messages. She also wants the state to adopt a more “viewpoint-neutral” vanity plate approval policy, since when she typed “BAPTIST” into the DMV application it



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