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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
    Haaretz.com ^ | 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
    www.bbc.com ^ | 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
    jpost.com ^ | 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
    Haaretz.com ^ | 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
    www.bbc.com ^ | 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
    Haaretz.com ^ | 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.
  • Kids brandish guns to test IDF vigilance

    06/01/2006 6:19:27 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 17 replies · 576+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 1, 2006 | Yaakov Katz
    A group of Palestinian children were sent towards the Gaza Strip border fence holding toy guns on Thursday in order to test the vigilance of the soldiers on duty.
  • Black, Hispanic pupils see school as tough

    05/31/2006 8:10:32 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 80 replies · 1,748+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | May 30, 2006 | BEN FELLER
  • Suspected collaborators executed by Palestinians

    05/30/2006 8:51:48 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 40 replies · 1,147+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/30/2006 | Jpost Staff
    Masked Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades gunmen on Tuesday publicly executed a Palestinian man and woman they suspected of having spied for Israel. The man was shot dead in the main street of a refugee camp, with a large crowd looking on. The woman was later shot to death by her relatives in the courtyard of the West Bank's largest hospital
  • U.S. teen hurt in Tel Aviv suicide bombing in April dies of wounds

    05/14/2006 7:25:01 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 16 replies · 760+ views
    Haaretz ^ | May 14, 2006 | Tamara Traubmann
    An American teen wounded in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv last month died Sunday of organ failure, a hospital spokeswoman said.
  • Man says wife didn't intend to kill tot

    05/11/2006 11:34:33 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 6 replies · 525+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | May 11, 2006 | Steve Scott
    The husband of a woman accused of killing her 22-month-old son at a Maplewood homeless shelter last week stood by his wife Wednesday, saying she was depressed and in need of psychiatric care.
  • Five Palestinian militants killed in IAF Gaza strike

    05/05/2006 10:29:53 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 14 replies · 319+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | May 5, 2006 | Amos Harel
    An Israeli aircraft attacked a training camp used by Palestinian militants in Gaza City on Friday, killing at least five militants.
  • Mother charged with killing her son

    05/04/2006 2:10:13 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 19 replies · 516+ views
    KARE11 ^ | May 4, 2006 | AP
    Wofford allegedly told a Maplewood police officer the child resisted taking a nap so she placed him face down on a bed, then sat on him. "The defendant stated that after she got off ... he never moved from the face down position," the complaint states.
  • The price of 'disrespecting' women

    05/04/2006 7:03:56 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 106 replies · 2,392+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 4, 2006 | Schmuley Boteach
    University men in the Western world view going to college as an arena for the fulfillment of their unbridled lust, and it is these intellectual crossroads wherein one finds, ironically, the greatest contempt for women. Sadly, unless it leads to some terrible tragedy, like rape, nobody cares.
  • Darfur food rations cut in half

    04/28/2006 8:33:20 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 7 replies · 260+ views
    bbc.com ^ | 4/28/2006 | n/a
    From May the ration will be half the minimum amount required by each day. The cut comes as the UN said Darfur's malnutrition rates are rising again.
  • PM decides against attacking Hamas-led PA as response to bombing

    04/18/2006 4:46:01 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 5 replies · 274+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 4/18/2006 | Haaretz service and industries
    Israel's interim government decided Tuesday to limit its immediate response to the deadly bombing in Tel Aviv on Monday, refraining from authorising military action against the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, while holding the PA formally responsible, a political source said.
  • A Flood of Mexicans

    04/17/2006 11:56:08 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 38 replies · 1,277+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 4/17/2006 | Shmuel Rosner
    Half a million infiltrators a year - this is the prevailing estimate. Half a million make their way almost openly across the porous border between Mexico and the United States and cross the desert to Los Angeles. Twelve million Mexican immigrants are living in America illegally. The irony is that the Promised Land to which they are coming will perhaps no longer be one if they continue to come. Their immigration brings with it an individual promise, but also the seeds of a collective calamity. The absorbing country - the slow, convoluted, bureaucratic giant - is not capable of dealing...
  • Austrian Jailed for Baby Murders

    03/31/2006 7:30:14 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 2 replies · 283+ views
    www.bbc.com ^ | 3/31/2006 | n/a
    An Austrian woman who stuffed two of her babies in a freezer and entombed two others in concrete has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • Punished for their gender's overall success(affirmative action cutting both ways?)

    03/30/2006 11:13:45 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 12 replies · 775+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 30, 2006 | Jennifer Delahunty Britz
    The reality is that because young men are rarer, they're more valued applicants. Today, two-thirds of colleges and universities report that they get more female than male applicants, and more than 56 percent of undergraduates nationwide are women. Demographers predict that by 2009, only 42 percent of all baccalaureate degrees awarded in the United States will be given to men.
  • Italian women shun 'mamma' role

    03/27/2006 2:27:12 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 38 replies · 1,303+ views
    BBC.com ^ | 3/27/2006 | n/a
    The question is why? The answer is that many single women now work hard to avoid the responsibilities of childcare. An increasing proportion of educated women no longer want to be just mothers and wives.
  • Pregnant Woman, 5 Kids Die in Nev. Crash

    03/26/2006 8:45:52 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 8 replies · 675+ views
    yahoo ^ | 5/26/2006 | Associated Press
    ALAMO, Nev. - A minivan collided with an oncoming semi-truck along a rural highway in southeastern Nevada Saturday, killing the van's pregnant driver and five children, the Highway Patrol said.
  • Syl Jones: The year that Oscar blinked(white people bad)

    03/10/2006 5:07:41 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 16 replies · 757+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 3/10/2006 | Syl Jones
    By contrast, "Crash" is a sloppy piece of workmanship, a kind of PowerPoint presentation about race that is absurd on its face. But "Crash" is also cleverly constructed to reassure white audiences that all people have racial and ethnic biases and that white America bears no special historical racial burden. This naively balanced view of race relations is the film's main conceit. However, there can be no bona fide balanced view of race relations in America, where generations of white privilege have embedded a special kind of race-based dominance into our culture and history.
  • U.S. report: Gaza hothouses face financial losses due to closures(Waaaah!!)

    03/07/2006 3:25:20 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 23 replies · 609+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/8/2006 | Akiva Eldar
    The reported stated that last week, 85 trucks loaded with 450 tons of agricultural produce arrived at the Karni crossing, but were forced to return. The company had to destroy all the produce that the trucks were transporting last week, plus 70 tons of fresh vegetables.
  • Sweden to give $5.3 million in humanitarian aid to Palestinians(stuck on stupid)

    02/20/2006 3:30:54 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 15 replies · 408+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2/21/2006 | Aluf Benn
    Sweden's foreign aid agency said yesterday it will give 50 million kronor (5.3 million euro, $6.4 million) in humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • The Danes Must Be Punished!

    02/16/2006 2:08:20 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 27 replies · 939+ views
    Haaretz ^ | February 17, 2006 | Bradley Burston
    Nothing in world intolerance quite prepares you for the adherents of fanatical Islam. Just when you least expect it, they will continually shock you by once again doing the very same thing. You know the drill. Everyone does. Those, particularly in Europe, who have been lucky enough or snooty enough or apathetic enough or doctrinaire leftist enough to have avoided it thus far, are now having their noses rubbed in it.
  • Danish Leader Assails European Firms for Lack of Support (Praises Bush)

    02/09/2006 1:15:55 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 37 replies · 1,395+ views
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 9, 2006 | Dan Bilefsky
    COPENHAGEN, Feb. 9 — Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today that attempts by European companies in the Middle East to disassociate themselves from Denmark or Danish products was considered by Danes to be "disgraceful
  • Nasrallah tells Bush and Rice to 'shut up' about Muslims

    02/09/2006 5:57:15 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 111 replies · 3,073+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Associated Press
    The leader of Hizbullah, heading a march by hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims on Thursday, said US President George W. Bush and his secretary of state should "shut up" after they accused Syria and Iran of fueling protests over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Handful of protesters break into Danish embassy, Tehran

    02/06/2006 10:54:10 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 74 replies · 1,781+ views
    www.bbc.com ^ | 06/02/2006 | Breaking news
    Handful of protesters break into Danish embassy, Tehran More soon.....
  • New Zealand newspaper publishes Muhammad drawings

    02/03/2006 6:14:18 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 41 replies · 3,950+ views
    Jerusalem Post International ^ | Feb. 4, 2006 | AP
    A New Zealand newspaper became the first in that country Saturday to reproduce Danish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, saying it was standing for press freedom and would not be intimidated by threats of trade boycotts or other reprisals.
  • Fleeing Sudan, Only to Languish in an Egyptian Limbo (Third world relocating to West)

    12/26/2005 8:25:42 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 4 replies · 215+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/26/2005 | Michael Slackman
    These people see themselves as refugees, fleeing a country that offered little hope for a better life, and yet the law does not consider them refugees...... It is a legal distinction that infuriates Napoleon Robert, 26, a former economics students who fled his village in southern Sudan four years ago, hoping that Egypt would be a first stop on his way to refugee status and then relocation to the West.
  • Pollard blasts Israel in phone interview

    11/21/2005 4:05:15 PM PST · by blueminnesota · 6 replies · 532+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/22/2005 | Tidhar Ofek
    In a telephone interview Monday evening with talk-show host Yair Lapid, US prisoner Jonathan Pollard blasted the Israeli government for not recognizing him as an Israeli intelligence agent.... Pollard, in frustration, called the Israeli government a "mafia," which only protected its own.
  • Worshippers Find Pig's Head Outside Jaffa Mosque

    08/19/2005 1:09:19 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 96 replies · 2,243+ views
    Haaretz ^ | August 19, 2005 | Roni Singer
    Worshippers found a pig's head Friday in the yard outside the Hassan Bek mosque, between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Mosque employees alerted the police, and officers launched an investigation. The pig's head was wrapped in a keffiyeh with the word Mohammed written on it.
  • Decades After Abuses by the Japanese, Guam Hopes US will Make Amends

    08/14/2005 7:46:28 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 33 replies · 996+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2005 | James Brooke
    With the 60th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender on Monday, Mr. Cruz, who is now 78, and other elderly Guam residents hope American politicians will go beyond solemn speeches and act to compensate them for abuses they suffered under Japan's 32-month occupation.
  • Mexican Authorities Detain Two Egyptians at Airport

    08/07/2005 7:37:21 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 16 replies · 614+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 8 2005 | Breaking News
    Two Egyptians were detained at an airport in the Caribbean resort of Cancun after one appeared on a US travel-restriction list, Mexico's Federal Preventive Police announced Sunday in a written statement
  • Miss Beazley Game

    06/01/2005 11:31:43 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 7 replies · 914+ views
    Whitehouse.org ^ | 6/1/05 | NA
    Fun game catching and eating liberals. WARNING-links to liberal site.
  • Lake disappears, baffling villagers (America Steals Lake from Village)

    05/19/2005 11:05:12 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 44 replies · 2,441+ views
    reuters.com ^ | 5/19/2005 | reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian village was left baffled Thursday after its lake disappeared overnight. NTV television showed pictures of a giant muddy hole bathed in summer sun, while fishermen from the village of Bolotnikovo looked on disconsolately. "It is very dangerous. If a person had been in this disaster, he would have had almost no chance of survival. The trees flew downwards, under the ground," said Dmitry Zaitsev, a local Emergencies Ministry official interviewed by the channel. Officials in Nizhegorodskaya region, on the Volga river east of Moscow, said water in the lake might have been sucked down into...