Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 51)
 

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Will Visit Pearl Harbor

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/5/2016 at 4:00pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become the first leader from his country to visit Pearl Harbor since the Japanese attacked it on December 7, 1941. Fox News reported:

Abe, in a brief st...

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Concedes Race to Roy Cooper

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/5/2016 at 3:30pm

Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has conceded the governor’s race to opponent Democrat Roy Cooper after the closest governor race in the state’s history:

“I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken, and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina,...

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Now Dylann Roof Wants His Lawyers Back

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/5/2016 at 2:00pm

`Last week, U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel granted Dylann Roof’s request to represent himself at his trial for murdering nine black people at a church in Charleston, SC, in the summer of 2015. But now Roof wants his lawyers back during the guilt phase:

After a two-sentence formal motion filed by his...

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Another nail in coffin of EU? Italians Reject Key Referendum

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Posted by    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:00am 12/5/2016 at 11:00am

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced he will resign from his post after Italians rejected a referendum to amend the country’s 1948 constitution. Renzi said:

“Tomorrow the President of the Republic will have a meeting with me and I will hand in my resignation,” Renzi said. “I take on full responsibilities...

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China Files Protest Over Trump’s Taiwan Call

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Posted by    Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm 12/3/2016 at 8:00pm

Has WWIII started? I thought I’d wake up to a desolate United States after the way the media treated President-elect Donald Trump’s call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, which is the “first time a president or president-elect has spoken with the leader of Taiwan s...

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Hillary Team Once Again Blames Everyone For Her Loss

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/2/2016 at 2:30pm

Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government holds a forum with the presidential campaign teams every four years after the election. This year provided more entertainment than usual as Hillary Clinton’s team once again melted down and blamed everyone for her loss…everyone except her.

The prime suspects in Hillary’s team’s eyes? FBI Director...

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PHOTO: Tennessee Firemen Take First Nap Since Fighting Wildfires

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:30am 12/2/2016 at 10:30am

Fireman Adam Scott Momberger took a photo of the firefighters finally catching a nap since they started battling the fires across Tennessee.

The fires have killed seven people, injured 53 people, and destroyed 700 homes. Huge rainstorms helped the firefighters on Wednesday, but now they face “some rock and mudslides.”

As Leslie noted,...

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Virginia School System Suspends ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ Over Racial Slurs

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:30am 12/2/2016 at 8:30am

The Accomack County Public Schools in Virginia has suspended the classics To Kill A Mockingbird and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn over racial slurs after a parent filed a complaint:

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Buzz Aldrin Safely Removed From South Pole

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Posted by    Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30am 12/2/2016 at 7:30am

Medial officials have evacuated American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, from the South Pole after he became sick on a trip to Antartica:

The 86-year-old Aldrin arrived at a hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand early Friday morning local time. According to a statement from the tour...

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White House Pressuring Cuba to Make Deals With GE, Google

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:00pm 12/1/2016 at 8:00pm

With President-elect Donald Trump a month away from taking the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration has put pressure on Cuba’s regime to make deals with GE and Google for the companies to operate on the island:

White House officials are unsure how Mr. Trump, the president-elect, will approach Mr. Obama’s Cuba...

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Beaver Caught Christmas Shopping at Maryland Store

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:30pm 12/1/2016 at 6:30pm

A beaver snuck into a local dollar store in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, apparently trying to find the best Christmas decorations:

According to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff Office, the beaver strolled right in through the front door and began tearing up a slew of discounted decor — but witnesses said the animal...

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RACIST LINGERIE? Cosmopolitan Lashes Out at Victoria’s Secret

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:05pm 12/1/2016 at 6:05pm

Cosmopolitan writer Helin Jung wrote that Victoria’s Secret has developed racist lingerie for its annual fashion show. Yes, apparently lingerie can be racist:

None of that even sounds nice, but if...

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Trucks Runs Into Iowa Walmart, Kills Three

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00pm 12/1/2016 at 5:00pm

A pickup truck has rammed into an Iowa Walmart on Thursday, killing three people. WHOTv reports:

The 911 call came in at 9:54 a.m. about a truck that drove through the meat and grocery area of the Wal-Mart. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says it appears the incident was...

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French President Hollande Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/1/2016 at 3:30pm

French President Francois Hollande has announced he will not seek re-election in next year’s election. The New York Times reports:

In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would...

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Wisconsin VA Dentist May Have Infected Veterans With HIV, Hepatitis

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Posted by    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 12/1/2016 at 1:30pm

The VA in Tomah, Wisconsin, has become entangled in a scandal after a dentist may have infected veterans with hepatitis or HIV:

Nearly 600 veterans who received care at the Tomah VA may have been infected with several types of disease due to violations in infection control procedures.

VA administrators made the announcement...

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Mark Wahlberg Thinks Celebrities Should Stay Out of Politics

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/30/2016 at 7:30pm

Everyone can agree the election of Donald Trump left Hollywood with a bunch of egg on its face. It also showed actor Mark Wahlberg that celebrities should just stay out out politics all together:

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” he told Task & Purpose last week, at a swanky...

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Trump Chooses Wilbur Ross, Cubs Co-Owner Todd Ricketts for Commerce

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:00pm 11/30/2016 at 6:00pm

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Wilbur Ross for Secretary of Commerce and Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts as deputy secretary of commerce:

“This team will be instrumental in implementing the president-elect’s America First economic plan that will create more than 25 million jobs over the next decade,” said the incoming Republican president’s...

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