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Gov. Jerry Brown's Budget Breaches Prop. 30 Promise Gov. Jerry Brown's Budget Breaches Prop. 30 Promise
Orange County Register Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE "We have wrought in just two years a solid and enduring budget," Gov. Jerry Brown declared in his State of the State address, Jan. 24. "Against those who take pleasure, singing of our demise, California did the impossible." Not really. In reality, Gov....
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Turkey Strikes Syria Turkey Strikes Syria
Turkey says its armed forces have fired on targets inside Syria in retaliation for a Syrian mortar attack that killed five Turkish civilians in a Turkish border town.Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said Turkish forces in the border region immediately shelled Syrian targets spotted by radar Wednesday, in response to what it called a "heinous" attack on the Turkish town of Akcakale.Akcakale mayor Abdulhakim Ayhan told CNN Turk television that a Syrian mortar struck a house in the...
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Impact Of Romney, Obama Tax Ideas Tough To Figure Impact Of Romney, Obama Tax Ideas Tough To Figure
WASHINGTON October 12, 2012, 07:44 pm ET WASHINGTON (AP) — Good luck figuring out whether Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would cut or raise your taxes if he's elected president. President Barack Obama promises tax reform, too, but precious little detail. Unlike Romney, Obama wants to make sure any tax reform produces a big new chunk of revenue to address the deficit. Yet it's difficult to do that and not hit the middle class. It's Romney's far more ambitious tax plan, however, that...
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284 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 10/12/2012 4:44:53 PM

UN Tribunal Clears Kosovo's ex- PM of War Crimes UN Tribunal Clears Kosovo's ex- PM of War Crimes
Haradinaj was a fighter in the Kosova Liberation Army.  He became Kosovo’s prime minister for a few months in 2005, but stepped down when charges were first brought against him. Emmerson said Haradinaj wants to restart his political career.In Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, crowds watched the announcement of the verdict on a giant screen and celebrated with cheers and fireworks. "This is definitely a very historic decision," Besnik Tahiri, a senior official in the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, said....
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284 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/29/2012 10:23:17 AM

How Ordinary Chinese Are Talking, And Fighting, Back How Ordinary Chinese Are Talking, And Fighting, Back
Enlarge Frank Langfitt/NPR Authorities in Hunan province sentenced Tang Hui to 18 months in a re-education through labor camp after she repeatedly complained about the way police investigated the case of her daughter's kidnapping and forced prostitution. An uproar on Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, pushed authorities to free Tang a week and a half later. Frank Langfitt/NPR Authorities in Hunan province sentenced Tang Hui to 18 months in a re-education through labor camp after she repeatedly...
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284 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/27/2012 3:15:00 AM

Jobless Claims Drop; But Superstorm Sandy's Effects Still Being Felt Jobless Claims Drop; But Superstorm Sandy's Effects Still Being Felt
Enlarge image The scene at a career fair last month in New York City. Mike Segar /Reuters /Landov The scene at a career fair last month in New York City. Mike Segar /Reuters /Landov There were 410,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 41,000 from the level of the week before — when the number of applications soared because of the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy. The Employment and Training Administration just released the latest figure. At 410,000, claims were...
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284 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 11/21/2012 6:49:00 AM

Maine Town's Agony Prolonged In Prostitution Case Maine Town's Agony Prolonged In Prostitution Case
KENNEBUNK, Maine October 12, 2012, 02:39 am ET KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Residents in the Maine town of Kennebunk are waiting to see who's been issued summons for allegedly giving business to a 29-year-old fitness instructor charged with running a prostitution operation out of her Zumba fitness studio and a small office in town. Alexis Wright has pleaded not guilty to prostitution, invasion of privacy and other charges for allegedly accepting money for sex and secretly videotaping her encounters. Her...
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284 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/12/2012 4:35:46 PM

Redskins' QB Griffin Looks Better At Practice Redskins' QB Griffin Looks Better At Practice
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III moved better on his sprained right knee at practice Thursday, apparently improving his chances of playing in the Washington Redskins' game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. "You could see he was more comfortable," coach Mike Shanahan said. "He was improved over yesterday." As expected, Shanahan reiterated that he plans to wait as long as possible to announce whether Griffin or backup Kirk Cousins will start. "We'll get a chance to see how Robert progresses...
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284 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/13/2012 2:02:51 PM

Philippines OKs Divisive Contraceptives Bill Philippines OKs Divisive Contraceptives Bill
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine legislators were set to pass a landmark law Monday that would provide government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes in schools despite strong opposition by the dominant Roman Catholic Church, which said the measure would destroy family life. President Benigno Aquino III, who certified the bill as urgent, considers it a major step toward reducing maternal deaths and promoting family planning in the impoverished country, which has one of Asia's...
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284 Hits, 5 Comments, Added On 12/17/2012 7:33:08 AM

Training Under Way For New Nuclear Plant Operators Training Under Way For New Nuclear Plant Operators
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Utility companies are preparing a new wave of workers to run first-of-their-kind nuclear plants, a process certain to influence how workers are trained on the new technology for decades to come. Southern Co. in Georgia and SCANA Corp. in South Carolina are the first to prepare new workers to run a recently approved reactor design never before built in the United States. Training like it will be repeated over the decades-long lifetime of those plants and at other new ones that may...
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284 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 12/19/2012 3:40:11 PM

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