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Ukraine says may block Russian aid convoy
Reuters, by Pavel Polityuk & Dmitry Zhdannikov

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/12/2014 1:19:19 PM

Kiev & Moscow - A Russian convoy of trucks carrying tonnes of humanitarian aid left on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels, but Kiev said it would not allow the vehicles to cross onto its territory. Kiev and Western governments warned Moscow against any attempt to turn the operation into a military intervention by stealth in a region facing a humanitarian crisis after four months of warfare. "This cargo will be reloaded onto other transport vehicles (at the border) by the Red Cross," Ukrainian presidential aide Valery Chaly told journalists. "We will not allow any escort by the

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I believe this is a brilliant move from Ukraine for the stated purposes. Why would the Ukraine allow these large "unopened" trucks to go where Russia has been taking their land? And, with the "sanctions" 0bama claims to be in place, Putin should be taking care of the people on his side of the border.

      


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Ukraine says may block Russian aid convoy
Reuters, by Pavel Polityuk & Dmitry Zhdannikov    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/12/2014 1:19:19 PM     Post Reply
Kiev & Moscow - A Russian convoy of trucks carrying tonnes of humanitarian aid left on Tuesday for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels, but Kiev said it would not allow the vehicles to cross onto its territory. Kiev and Western governments warned Moscow against any attempt to turn the operation into a military intervention by stealth in a region facing a humanitarian crisis after four months of warfare. "This cargo will be reloaded onto other transport vehicles (at the border) by the Red Cross," Ukrainian presidential aide Valery Chaly told journalists. "We will not allow any escort by the

   

 

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Boston Globe [MA], by Gary Dzen    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/12/2014 1:08:41 PM     Post Reply
The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has officially closed, according to a statement released by the NBA. The transaction was made complete after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, wife of disgraced ex-Clippers owner Donald Sterling, to sell. The NBA´s board of governors had already approved the move, a move Donald Sterling tried to block in court.

States where English is the official language
Washington Post, by Hunter Schwarz    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/12/2014 12:57:50 PM     Post Reply
Five states are considering legislation this year to make English their official language. If passed, they would join the 31 states with existing official language laws. (Map) In some states, an official language is treated similar to how official flowers, birds, or trees are treated: as just a designation without any particular guidelines for what to do about it. In Illinois, for example, its English law states simply, “The official language of the state of Illinois is English.” In Missouri, it’s even more vague, more of an observation than a designation: “The general assembly recognizes that English is the most common language used in Missouri and

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Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/12/2014 12:42:03 PM     Post Reply
Firearms dealers will soon have more regulatory reporting requirements hoisted on them with a new rule proposed by the nation’s top gun-enforcement agency Tuesday. The new rule will require firearm dealers, manufacturers and importers to report any guns that are shipped but then lost in transit within two days, according to a proposal issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The rule’s goal is to crack down on potential guns lost in transit and then used in crimes. Federal regulations already require firearm dealers to report guns lost in their inventories within 48 hours after discovery, but there’s no reporting

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The Department of Education said in a recently released fact sheet that it doesn’t matter if children are illegally in the country — they’re entitled to the same taxpayer-funded public education as everyone else. (Snip) “All children in the United States are entitled to equal access to a public elementary and secondary education, regardless of their or their parents’ actual or perceived national origin, citizenship or immigration status,” the fact sheet states. “This includes recently arrived unaccompanied children who are in immigration proceedings while residing in local communities with a parent, family member or other appropriate adult

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/11/2014 4:24:23 PM     Post Reply
On This Week Not with George Stephanopoulos, former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkinson said that journalists today were more hindered, and politicians more emboldened, than they were in the days of Woodward and Bernstein. “I think that we’ve gone backwards since that time when we really felt empowered as journalists,” Attkinson said. “I’d like to think of what would happen today during a Nixon-type scandal. Nixon would basically refuse to turn over tapes to Congress, his aides would refuse to testify to Congress or would take the fifth or lie to Congress today. Woodward and Bernstein would be controversialized on

   

 

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/11/2014 4:14:43 PM     Post Reply
The New York Times announced Monday that longtime columnist Maureen Dowd will join the New York Times Magazine as a staff writer, part of an overhaul of the glossy Sunday feature spearheaded by former Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein. She will still write her weekly op-ed column, which is largely about how the presidency fails to be like in the movies. “Maureen is one of The Times’s signature writers. Period,” Silverstein said in a statement. “And as we work toward a redesign that will put new emphasis on stylish, long-form narratives, she’ll be a brilliant addition to our team. While I can’t disclose any specific

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/11/2014 3:27:41 PM     Post Reply
The writer, ambassador and congresswoman Clare Booth Luce once told President John F. Kennedy, “A great man is one sentence.” The same would apply to a woman who aspires to be great, and Hillary Clinton knows what she wants her sentence to be: “She was the first female president.” Unfortunately, her sentence, written truthfully, would end like this: ” … And she was elected with money donated by rich men.” Women vote in greater numbers than men. They make most of the household financial decisions (and many of the most important other ones). But when it comes to voting with their pocketbooks, or their purses, the rich ones

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/11/2014 12:36:27 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/11/2014 12:06:22 AM     Post Reply
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday he would keep all options open for the U.S. military to “stamp out” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Speaking to reporters after a campaign stop for GOP House candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Perry said the U.S. must do “whatever’s required to keep ISIS from continuing to be a clear and present danger” to America and its allies, including sending in American ground troops if needed. “The president historically has been late to action on a lot of these issues that have occurred in the Middle East in particular,” Perry said. “Our allies need to know that we’re going to be there for them.

   

 



 
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/11/2014 12:00:35 AM     Post Reply
There are few Republicans that Democrats hate more than Scott Walker. Two years ago, Democratic groups spent $20 million trying to recall the Wisconsin governor, unsuccessfully. He has since raised a staggering $19 million and seems untouchable. So how is Walker is in the race of his life against Democrat Mary Burke? (Snip) Enter Mary Burke. “She’s running a very disciplined campaign essentially saying: I’m not Scott Walker,” says Mordecai Lee, a University of Wisconsin Milwaukee political science professor. “She has really positioned herself as a no name moderate Democrat—fiscally conserve but socially liberal.”



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