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  • Sheriff:Dead Kids' Mom "Overwhelmed"

    08/17/2010 4:58:53 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 77 replies · 1+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | August 17, 2010 | Ashley Fantz
    The woman who said she smothered her two little boys "has been ... a good mom," Sheriff Larry Williams said. But Shaquan Duley was financially desperate and overwhelmed, he said
  • Surprise! Duggar Family Expecting Their 19th Child

    09/01/2009 8:24:28 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 176 replies · 4,267+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/01/09 | AMELIA McDONELL-PARRY
    You guessed it -- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were just thrilled to announce that they're expecting their 19th child. As usual, Viera just oohed and ahhed over the fantastic news, which comes only a few months after the eldest Duggar kid, Josh, announced that his new wife Anna is expecting their first child.
  • Court says strip search of Ariz. teenager illegal

    06/25/2009 10:44:20 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 16 replies · 1,038+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/25/2009 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Thursday school officials violated an Arizona teenage girl rights by strip-searching her for prescription-strength ibuprofen, saying U.S. educators should not force children to remove their clothing unless student safety is at risk.
  • U.S. official: Obama won't cut military aid to Israel

    03/11/2009 10:27:18 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 15 replies · 538+ views ^ | 03/11/09 | DPA
    U.S. President Barack Obama will not cut the billions of dollars in military aid promised to Israel, a senior U.S. administration official said Wednesday. The $30 billion in aid promised to Israel over the next decade will not be harmed by the world financial crisis, the official told Israel Radio. He spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody'

    12/16/2008 6:51:52 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 45 replies · 2,090+ views ^ | Tuesday, 16 December 2008 | AP
    Muntadar al-Zaidi has suffered a broken hand, broken ribs and internal bleeding, as well as an eye injury, his older brother, Dargham, told the BBC.
  • US to pledge $500 million to PA

    12/14/2007 6:32:16 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 53 replies · 645+ views ^ | 12/15/2007 | Associeted Press
    The United States will pledge about $500 million for the moderate-led Palestinian government in the West Bank when Arab, European and other nations meet next week, US officials said Friday.
  • Woman killed in Qassam rocket strike on Sderot

    05/21/2007 2:31:39 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 12 replies · 913+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 21/05/2007 | Mijal Grinberg and Avi Issacharoff
    A 35-year-old woman was killed and two others wounded Monday evening when a Qassam rocket struck a car in the western Negev town of Sderot. The woman, who was standing next to the car at the time of the strike, was taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Hospital spokeswoman Lea Malul said she died on the way to the hospital.
  • Mexico City Lawmakers Legalize Abortion

    04/24/2007 5:30:49 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 20 replies · 652+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2007 | Associated Press
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City lawmakers voted to legalize abortion Tuesday, a decision likely to influence policies and health practices across Mexico and other parts of heavily Roman Catholic Latin America.
  • Corpses Dragged in Somali Streets in Fierce Battle

    03/21/2007 11:19:29 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 14 replies · 763+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2007 | Associated Press
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Masked men believed to be Islamic militants dragged the corpses of two soldiers through the streets of the Somali capital and set their bodies on fire Wednesday during fierce battles with government forces trying to consolidate their control of Mogadishu.
  • Aid to Palestinians Rose in ?06 Despite an Embargo

    03/20/2007 9:13:28 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 2 replies · 269+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/20/2007 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    The European Union and its member states alone are subsidizing one million people in the West Bank and Gaza, a quarter of the population, as part of their effort to avoid creating a catastrophe from the embargo. Asked if the European Union could spend any more money on the Palestinians if it recognized the new Palestinian government than it does now, a senior European diplomat laughed and said, ?We?d probably spend less.?
  • Gunmen attempt to kidnap UN refugee mission chief in Gaza

    03/16/2007 3:58:43 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 2 replies · 249+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/16/2007 | Associated Press
    Three masked Palestinian gunmen fired on a vehicle carrying the chief of the UN refugee mission in Gaza and tried to kidnap him, the UN official said.
  • UN asks for record $450 million in aid for Palestinians next year

    12/06/2006 9:03:50 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 28 replies · 666+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 06/12/2006 | Associated Press
    The United Nations will ask donor countries to contribute a record $450 million in aid to the Palestinians, whose economy has been devastated by international economic sanctions on the Hamas-led government, UN officials said Wednesday
  • The Case of Marie and Her Sons

    07/23/2006 2:56:33 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 6 replies · 549+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 23, 2006 | DANIEL BERGNER
    Parens patriae is the legal principle, about four centuries old, that lies behind cases like Marie’s. It lies behind the child-welfare investigations into the families of three and a half million children in the United States in 2004 (the last year for which statistics are available). Each year around 300,000 children are temporarily removed and 65,000 to 70,000 of those children are ultimately taken from their parents forever, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Brazil: 9-year-old gives birth

    07/07/2006 6:45:03 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 42 replies · 2,113+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 8, 2006 2:00 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    9-year -old girl gave birth to a baby girl in Brazil in the beginning of the week. The authorities are investigating the case as rape. It is reportedly the first time in decades that a 9-year-old has become a mother.
  • IDF soldier killed in clashes with Gaza gunmen

    07/06/2006 10:01:48 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 1 replies · 271+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/6/2006 | YAAKOV KATZ AND JPOST.COM STAFF
    An IDF soldier was killed on Thursday when he was shot in the head during clashes with Palestinian gunmen in the northern Gaza neighborhood of Atatra.
  • Arab League, Saudi Arabia transfer $100m to Palestinians

    07/04/2006 2:41:02 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 12 replies · 491+ views ^ | 4/7/2006 | news agencies
    The Arab League and Saudi Arabia have transferred some $100 million to the Palestinians, the first funding since international aid was cut off after the Hamas militant group won legislative elections, a top Palestinian official and the Arab League said Tuesday.
  • Gazans don't want release of IDF soldier

    06/26/2006 12:20:08 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 23 replies · 757+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 26, 2006 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    "We have been waiting for a prisoner exchange for many years. We have no doubt that Israel will be prepared to release thousands of Palestinians in exchange for the soldier. We don't want to see only a few hundred prisoners released."
  • Hamas criticises EU aid proposals

    06/16/2006 3:21:42 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 3 replies · 187+ views ^ | 6/16/2006 | n/a
    But he too criticised the plan for failing to provide for the salaries of Palestinian Authority workers. "I had hoped that the mechanism would involve the salaries of the 160,000 workers. We don't want to turn our society into a welfare society," Mr Erekat is quoted by the AP news agency as saying.
  • EU leaders endorse plan to resume aid to Palestinians

    06/16/2006 5:39:35 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 12 replies · 214+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 6/16/2006 | Associated Press
    EU leaders endorsed a plan Friday to channel aid payments to cash-starved Palestinians focusing on health, social services and utilities such as heating and sanitation, while maintaining a funding freeze on the Hamas-led government.
  • UN relief agency gives food to unpaid PA government workers

    06/07/2006 11:49:47 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 3 replies · 283+ views ^ | 6/7/2006 | Associated Press
    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency said Wednesday it is adding 100,000 Gaza residents, mostly government employees and their families, to its food distribution program to meet an increasingly desperate situation there.