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19 Firefighters Die, Cirque Slip

Monday, July 1, 2013

National: A team of 19 wildland firefighters from Prescott, Ariz. was overrun and killed Sunday when the fire they were working suddenly changed direction. The firefighters, a specially trained attack team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, had deployed their …

Arab Fall and the Italian Job

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Arab Fall: Thousands of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and around the country are demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Opponents claim the country’s first Islamist president is too focused on an Islamist agenda while allowing the economy …

US Student Dies in Egypt

Saturday, June 29, 2013

World: A 21-year-old American who would have been a junior this fall at Kenyon College was stabbed to death during protests in Alexandria, Egypt. Andrew Pochter was there to teach English to 7 and 8 year olds and was watching …

Senate Immigration Reform, Tsarnaev Indicted

Friday, June 28, 2013

  National: The Senate overwhelmingly approved an immigration reform bill that provides a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants while also stiffening border security.  The bill could have a hard time getting past conservatives in the House. A federal Grand Jury …

Supremes OK Voter ID

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Supremes: Two days after de-commissioning the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the court threw out lower court rulings that the Texas voter identification law and political redistricting are discriminatory. National: Arriving in Senegal today, President Obama said he was not …

Court Strikes Defense of Marriage

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Supremes: In two major decisions, the court this morning struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act 5-4, clearing the way for legally married same sex couples to receive federal benefits. The court also validated a California court decision …

Courts Strikes Voting Rights

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Supremes: The court today struck down a key part of The Voting Rights Act that designates which parts of the country must have changes in voting laws approved by the federal government. The 5-4 ruling held that “things have …

Snowden Talking to Ecuador

Monday, June 24, 2013

Moon Over Ecuador: Fugitive NSA Leaker Edward Snowden was seen at the Moscow airport talking with ambassadors from Ecuador, a possible new home. But Snowden was not on a flight to Cuba today, as was expected. He’s getting help from …

Snowden to Moscow, Wing Walker Crash

Sunday, June 23, 2013

 On the Move: NSA leaker Edward Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow. The NY Times reports he will fly on to Cuba, then Venezuela. He could end up in Ecuador or Iceland, countries that will not send him back to …

Saturday, June 22, 2013

 National: The US filed charges against computer contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed the NSA’s giant secret electronic surveillance program. The document charges espionage and theft of government property. The US also asked Hong Kong to detain Snowden. His supporters are …