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Ukraine rebels claim referendum victory
Associated Press, by Peter Leonard

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 5/11/2014 6:31:21 PM

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine say preliminary results of a contentious referendum show nearly 90 percent of voters have supported sovereignty for their region. Roman Lyagin, election chief of the self-styled Donetsk People´s Republic, said around 75 percent of the region´s 3 million voters cast ballots Sunday. With no independent observers monitoring the vote, however, verifying the figures will prove problematic. The referendum took place amid sustained condemnation from the central government in Kiev and the Western community. A rebel movement has emerged in eastern Ukraine over recent weeks

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/11/2014 6:51:24 PM     Post Reply
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Agence France-Presse, by Sara Puig    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/11/2014 6:41:35 PM     Post Reply
Los Angeles - The US food industry´s responsibility in fueling rising obesity levels is put under the microscope in a documentary released in the United States this weekend. "Fed Up" examines why, while there is a boom in gym membership and a surge in shoppers seeking low-fat alternatives on supermarket shelves, two out of three Americans are overweight. "Obesity has been a problem for the last 30 years and I think we are reaching the breaking point," director Stephanie Soechtig said in an interview ahead of the film´s US release. "At the end of the day, I think it comes down

Ukraine rebels claim referendum victory
Associated Press, by Peter Leonard    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/11/2014 6:31:21 PM     Post Reply
DONETSK, Ukraine -- Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine say preliminary results of a contentious referendum show nearly 90 percent of voters have supported sovereignty for their region. Roman Lyagin, election chief of the self-styled Donetsk People´s Republic, said around 75 percent of the region´s 3 million voters cast ballots Sunday. With no independent observers monitoring the vote, however, verifying the figures will prove problematic. The referendum took place amid sustained condemnation from the central government in Kiev and the Western community. A rebel movement has emerged in eastern Ukraine over recent weeks

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/11/2014 5:18:41 PM     Post Reply
DAVIE, Fla. - A negative one-word tweet from Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones after the selection of Michael Sam in the NFL Draft drew a rebuke from the team. Shortly after the St. Louis Rams selected Sam in the seventh round Saturday, Jones tweeted, ´´Horrible.´´ The tweet was taken down a short time later. Sam is the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL Draft.Sam´s selection at No. 249 and the nationally televised kiss he shared with his boyfriend set off a wave of reaction on Twitter. When someone asked if he was referring to the embrace

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/11/2014 11:51:14 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/10/2014 1:53:15 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/7/2014 11:42:42 AM     Post Reply
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