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UC OKs $1 Million Settlement In Pepper-Spray Suit UC OKs $1 Million Settlement In Pepper-Spray Suit
The University of California will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Occupy protesters at UC Davis who were pepper-sprayed last November, according to a preliminary settlement filed in district court. Here's more from the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented the plaintiffs in the case: "The University will pay $1 million as part of the settlement. This includes a total of $730,000 to the named plaintiffs and others who were arrested or pepper-sprayed on November 18. It will also...
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351 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/26/2012 2:15:00 PM

UN: Eurozone Recession, Slow US Growth Hits Asia-Pacific UN: Eurozone Recession, Slow US Growth Hits Asia-Pacific
— A new United Nations economic survey says slower growth in China and India due to Europe’s downturn and weak U.S. growth undermines the Asia-Pacific economic outlook. The U.N.’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) says while regional growth will begin to recover in 2013, fewer people are likely to escape poverty amid a widening in income gaps.Economists from the U.N’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - UNESCAP -- say Europe’s recession and anemic...
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351 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/14/2012 11:10:11 AM

Rebel Soldiers in Congo Leave Goma Rebel Soldiers in Congo Leave Goma
An M23 soldier rests on boxes of ammunition as the group withdraws from the city of Goma, DRC, December 1, 2012 (photo - VOA/G. Joselow). x An M23 soldier rests on boxes of ammunition as the group withdraws from the city of Goma, DRC, December 1, 2012 (photo - VOA/G. Joselow). VOA News December 01, 2012 Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have withdrawn from the eastern city of Goma, a key commercial mining hub they seized in mid-November. Hundreds of M23 rebels sang victory...
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351 Hits, 3 Comments, Added On 12/1/2012 7:25:28 AM

2013 Winter Music Preview 2013 Winter Music Preview
Clockwise from upper left: Low, FaltyDL, Jose James, Ileana Cabra, Earl Sweatshirt Courtesy of the artists On this edition of the program, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton invite a gaggle of other NPR Music peeps on the show to share some of the records they're most looking forward to in 2013. Hear new music from Low, fierce world rhythms from Red Baraat, a traditional latin love song from Ileana Cabra, a marriage of hip-hop and new jazz from Jose James, trippy electronica...
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351 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/26/2012 5:00:00 AM

Report: Deal Reached in China Media Censorship Protest Report: Deal Reached in China Media Censorship Protest
Government officials and journalists at a newspaper in southern China are reported to have reached a tentative deal to end a strike that began as a protest against government media censorship.Though many details of the agreement remain unclear, reports said editors have agreed to publish the next edition of the Southern Weekly, due out Thursday. Quoting sources close to the negotiations, some reports said staff who walked off the job would not face punishment and the government would agree to loosen...
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351 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 1/9/2013 12:46:06 AM

Swaziland’s Miniskirts Ban Criticized Swaziland’s Miniskirts Ban Criticized
In Swaziland, a member of the banned opposition People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) party said the police ban on miniskirts is an example of a clash of modern civilization and traditional culture.Police spokesperson Wendy Hleta reportedly said the miniskirts or “half-cloth” make it easier for a rapist to rape a woman.She said women wearing revealing clothing were responsible for assaults or rapes committed against them.Hleta also reportedly said violators of the ban could be jailed for six...
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352 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/25/2012 10:31:06 PM

For Powerball-winning Family: A Trip To The Beach And Maybe A Horse For Powerball-winning Family: A Trip To The Beach And Maybe A Horse
Enlarge image A Powerball lottery ticket sits in the machine at the 4 Sons Food Store and Chevron gas station which sold one of two winning Powerball lottery tickets in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Joshua Lott /Reuters /Landov A Powerball lottery ticket sits in the machine at the 4 Sons Food Store and Chevron gas station which sold one of two winning Powerball lottery tickets in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Joshua Lott /Reuters /Landov There's a noon ET news conference in Dearborn, Mo., at which Missouri...
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352 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/30/2012 8:53:00 AM

Texas A&M Quarterback Wins Heisman Trophy Texas A&M Quarterback Wins Heisman Trophy
Enlarge Getty Images for the Heisman Tru Quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M University Aggies poses with the Heisman Memorial Trophy after being named the 78th Heisman winner Saturday in New York City. Getty Images for the Heisman Tru Quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M University Aggies poses with the Heisman Memorial Trophy after being named the 78th Heisman winner Saturday in New York City. Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman. Texas...
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352 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/8/2012 7:12:00 PM

Mass Killings in US Happening More Frequently Mass Killings in US Happening More Frequently
Mass killings in the U.S., like Friday's schoolhouse slaughter, have become a troubling and recurring fact of life in America.In the latest carnage, authorities say a gunman killed at least 26 people, including 18 students, inside an elementary school in the northeastern state of Connecticut.In July, a troubled graduate student opened fire at a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie at a Colorado theater, killing 12 people.  Less than a month later, an Army veteran killed five men and a woman at a...
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352 Hits, 11 Comments, Added On 12/14/2012 5:58:12 PM

Turkish Trade Ties With Iraqi Kurds Anger Baghdad Turkish Trade Ties With Iraqi Kurds Anger Baghdad
— Despite warnings from both the United States and Iraq, Turkish companies, backed by the government, are forging ahead with direct energy agreements with Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. The deepening trade ties come as relations remain strained between Ankara and Baghdad.In the past five years, trade relations between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan have flourished. Analysts say 2013 could see the Iraqi Kurdish region become Turkey’s second largest trading partner.The partners are a good match -- the...
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352 Hits, 10 Comments, Added On 12/20/2012 7:10:26 PM

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