Archive for July, 2012

Why Romney remains international man of mystery

Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann board their charter plane in Tel Aviv, Israel as they travel to Poland, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Romney’s first foreign trip as the de facto Republican presidential nominee has been so confounding that it requires tinkering with our working theories about who he is as a political leader and a would-be president.


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    Obama related to country’s first enslaved man

    Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

    President Barack Obama arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Monday, July 30, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)A study from Ancestry.com has determined that President Obama is related to John Punch, the first black African enslaved for life in America–which would make Punch the 11th great-grandfather of Obama.


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      Author resigns from New Yorker, admits fake quotes

      Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

      Lehrer confessed to fabricating quotes he attributed to legendary singer-songwriter Bob DylanJonah Lehrer resigned from the New Yorker Monday after Tablet Magazine revealed that he fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in his book, "Imagine: How Creativity Works."


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        N.J. girl, 12, grabs wheel when grandfather dies

        Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

        This undated photo provided by Stephanie Bowman shows 12-year-old Miranda Bowman, who grabbed the steering wheel of her grandfather's pick-up truck and drove it to safety after he suffered a heart attack and died behind the wheel on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Courtesy Stephanie Bowman)As the pickup truck she was riding in careened down the road at 80 mph, 12-year-old Miranda Bowman knew one thing: She had to stop it.


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          Poll: Gun control views unchanged after Colorado massacre

          Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

          A Glock 22 pistol is seen laying on a Palmetto M4 assault rifle at the Rocky Mountain Guns and Ammo store in Parker, ColoradoAmericans' views on gun control remain largely unchanged despite the killing of a dozen moviegoers in a Colorado theater this month, a Pew poll showed on Monday.


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            Troubled California nuke plant maps comeback

            Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

            FILE - In this April 27, 2012, file photo, people are shown at the beach outside the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Onofre, Calif. Federal regulators say the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California did not mislead the government about extensive modifications to its troubled steam generators, according to a report Thursday July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)The operator of California's troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant estimates that the damaged twin reactors could be running by the end of the year.


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              NBC, Twitter silence media critic

              Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

              A Twitter page is displayed on a laptop computer in Los AngelesGuy Adams works as a writer for The Independent, a national newspaper in Great Britain. He lives in Los Angeles. Throughout the Olympics, he's taken to Twitter and ripped NBC repeatedly for its coverage of the Games in America.


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                Drought disaster: Share your story

                Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                Corn plants struggle to survive on drought-stricken land of farmer Scott Keach who owns 2500 acre Keach Farm in HendersonWhile the current drought may feel less dramatic than, say, a Colorado wildfire or Florida hurricane, it is indeed affecting millions of Americans: the farmer with dried-up crops, the rancher whose land swelters in the summer sun, the suburban family under watering restrictions or the urban couple […]


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                  Arizona 20-week abortion ban upheld by U.S. judge

                  Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  A four dimensional ultrasound is seen at a pregnancy clinic in Arlington TexasA federal judge on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a tough new abortion law in Arizona, which imposes restrictions on doctors seeking to end a pregnancy well before a fetus can survive on its own outside a mother’s womb.


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                    Photos: Rare early images of Marilyn Monroe

                    Jul 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    Photos: Rare early images of Marilyn Monroe

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