Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 74)
 

Vets Demand Action to Clean Mold in VA Hospital For 10 Months

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/19/2016 at 4:00pm

Veterans at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital have demanded action to clean the black mold in their housing complex, which has built up for the past 10 months.

From Fox News:

Veterans Affairs documents indicate officials at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital knew about the black mold infestation in August 2015 but...

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EgyptAir Flight 804 Disappears on Way to Cairo From Paris

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Posted by    Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/19/2016 at 1:00pm

EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Cairo from Paris with 66 people onboard.

Not much is known at this time, but Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi has mentioned terrorism without any pro...

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U. Iowa Hate Crime Hoaxster won’t be criminally charged

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:43pm 5/18/2016 at 5:43pm

The courts in Johnson County in Iowa have decided not to charge a University of Iowa student for lying about a hate crime committed against him.

Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness said:

“If we were going to charge him, we could charge a variety of other people with disorderly conduct or different things...

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Israel Introduces Sea-Based Iron Dome

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/18/2016 at 4:00pm

Israel has debuted a sea version of their successful Iron Dome to provide more protection from Hamas and Hezbollah.

The sea Iron Dome will also protect the natural gas fields off the coast of Israel. The...

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Civilian Rescues Chibok Girl From Boko Haram

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/18/2016 at 2:30pm

A civilian fighter in Nigeria has rescued one of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.

The fighter with the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) recognized Amina Ali Nkek in the Sambisa Forest, located near the Cameroon and Nigeria border. Officials believe the radical Islamic group has held the girls...

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Texas Shopper Upset as Man ‘Representing Himself as a Woman’ Used Dressing Room

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:39am 5/18/2016 at 11:39am

A male used the female dressing room at a Ross department store in Mesquite, TX, leaving one woman shocked, especially when the manager pushed aside her feelings and concerns.

Customer Lisa Stickles spoke with CBS DFW [emphasis mine]:

“I was in the dressing room, when we heard a man’s voice,” said Lisa Stickles,...

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Department of Justice Investigating Russian Doping Claims

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:25pm 5/17/2016 at 8:25pm

The Department of Justice has decided to investigate the massive Russia doping scandal. U.S. courts ruled that prosecutors may charge foreigners abroad if they have connections to the U.S.

The New York Times reported that the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York. The officials have targeted “Russian government...

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Homosexuality still illegal in Lebanon, but North Carolina boycotters not boycotting

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Posted by    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:15pm 5/16/2016 at 5:15pm

At least 50 LGBT activists staged a protest outside the Hbeish police station in Beirut, Lebanon, to protest anti-homosexual law.

The activists from the Helem Association demanded the government repeal article 534 of the penal code and release four transgender women.

From The Jewish Press:

Helem leader Genwa Samhat told AFP that the sit-in,...

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Little Sisters of the Poor victory (of sorts) at Supreme Court

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Posted by    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:30pm 5/16/2016 at 3:30pm

The Supreme Court unanimously pushed the Little Sisters of the Poor contraception case back to the lower courts, meaning they do not face fines if they do not provide contraception coverage.

Ashley E. McGuire, Senior Fellow at The Catholic Association, released this statement in a press release:

“Today the Supreme Court made it...

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Russia Angry Over Ukraine’s Eurovision Win

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Posted by    Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/15/2016 at 2:30pm

A few Russian officials have demanded a Ukraine boycott after singer Jamala won Eurovision with her song “1944,” which is about the USSR deportation of the Crimean Tatars.

Well, maybe if Russia did not invade east Ukraine or annex Crimea, people would not hate them so much.

Jamala, a Crimean Tatar, drew inspiration ...

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U.S., Poland Officially Break Ground On New Missile Defense Site

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Posted by    Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/14/2016 at 6:00pm

The United States and Poland have broken ground on the site of the new defense missile site, which will probably anger Mother Russia. But what else is new?

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tried to assure by reminding them the site will only protect NATO members:

“Today we stand at a strategic inflection...

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Brazil Senate Impeaches President Over Budget Violations

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/13/2016 at 4:00pm

Brazil’s senate voted to begin an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff over alleged budget violations.

She must relinquish her presidential duties for at least six months.

Rousseff said the actions amount to a coup and called herself a “victim of a great injustice.”

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Russia: U.S. Missile Defense in Romania a Threat

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Posted by    Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:30am 5/13/2016 at 10:30am

The new U.S. missile defense system in Romania has sent Russia into quite a tizzy. So much so that the Kremlin mentioned nuclear war.

Andrey Kelin, a senior official in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said the actions “by NATO can only exacerbate an already difficult situation.”

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Friends Received Money From Clinton Charity

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Posted by    Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:25pm 5/12/2016 at 7:25pm

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Clinton Global Initiative provided $2 million to a for-profit company partially owned by close friends of the family.

Scott Kleeb, who “twice ran for Congress” as a Democrat, founded Energy Pioneer Solutions in 2009. A document showed o...

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Ronan Farrow Lashes Out At Those Who Still Support Woody Allen

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00pm 5/11/2016 at 7:00pm

Ronan Farrow slammed those in Hollywood who still support and worship his father Woody Allen even though his sister Dylan accused the director of molesting her.

He wrote in The Hollywood Reporter:

But the old-school media’s slow evolution has helped to create a culture of impunity and silence. Amazon paid millions to work...

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Brazil Soccer Star Rivaldo Tells Tourists to Skip Rio Olympics

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 3:30pm 5/11/2016 at 3:30pm

Brazil soccer star Rivaldo used his Instagram to encourage tourists to skip the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio due to violence and corruption.

Translation via Google Translate:

Bandits in Rio de Janeiro killed this 17-year-old girl. Things are getting uglier in Brazil. I advise everyone who wants to visit Brazil or come to...

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Will Obama “Apologize” in Hiroshima?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7BzaDGsDA
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Posted by    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:00am 5/11/2016 at 10:00am
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The White House said people should not view President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, Japan, as an apology after they announced he will become the first sitting president to visit the city since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on it in 1945.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that if...

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