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Hugh Ambrose dies at 48; author of WWII history 'The Pacific' 29.5.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Hugh Ambrose, a historian who wrote the best-selling World War II history "The Pacific" and served as a consultant when it was turned into an Emmy-award winning HBO miniseries, has died at the age 48.
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Bill Clinton: 'I'm officially Ebola-free' 28.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Former President Bill Clinton said at a United Nations event Thursday that he underwent Ebola screening from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a recent visit to Liberia, but that he was never exposed to the deadly virus.
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Bushworld: a fraternity of failure 17.5.2015 Seattle Times: Opinion
Jeb Bush wants to stop talking about past controversies. And you can see why. He has a lot to stop talking about. But let’s not honor his wish. You can learn a lot by studying recent history, and you can learn even more by watching how politicians respond to that history. The big “Let’s move […]
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Clintons made $30 million in 16 months 16.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Hillary and Bill Clinton have made more than $30 million dollars since January 2014, according to a financial disclosure form provided to CNN and confirmed by a Clinton campaign aide.
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Judge expected to rule soon in Bahia Emerald ownership case 15.5.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Book on hospital after Hurricane Katrina wins $10,000 award 14.5.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
NEW YORK (AP) — An author whose book “Five Days at Memorial” tells of a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina has won a $10,000 prize for nonfiction. The literary and human rights organization PEN announced Wednesday that Sheri Fink had won the PEN/John Galbraith Award for a book of “notable literary merit” that highlights […]
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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie list their place in New Orleans 7.5.2015 LA Times: Opinion
The row house owned by actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in New Orleans’ French Quarter is on the market at $6.5 million.
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Drive to Drill: Energy Lobbyists Behind Governors' Crusade for Atlantic Oil 5.5.2015 Truthout.com
After the BP oil disaster in April 2010, energy interests began covertly working with coastal state governors to expand offshore drilling in new areas, including the Atlantic Ocean. Earlier this year, the U.S. Interior Department announced a proposal to offer a drilling lease in the Atlantic as soon as 2017. (Photo: U.S. Chemical Safety Board.) When the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in flames off the Louisiana coast five years ago this month, the disaster killed 11 workers, injured 17 others and unleashed an undersea geyser that spewed more than 160 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The BP disaster would go on to pollute 1,100 miles of coastline and has been blamed for long-term damage to marine life and the health of cleanup workers and coastal residents, as well as costing the tourism and fishing industries an estimated $30 billion through 2020. The scale of the calamity — the biggest oil spill in history — led many lawmakers and Gulf Coast advocates to not only call for safer ...
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EPA faces struggle to regulate formaldehyde 4.5.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
After emergency trailers meant to shelter Hurricane Katrina victims caused a multitude of ailments, the EPA is on the verge of regulating the culprit. But several players are fighting the effort.
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In Baltimore, game at Orioles' locked stadium is safe, serene — and sad 30.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
It was, by design, the safest and most serene baseball game in major league history.
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Bill Clinton's plane makes abrupt stop in Africa 30.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
A plane carrying former President Bill Clinton stopped abruptly to have one of its engines fixed in Tanzania on Wednesday, multiple sources told CNN.
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Hearing set as prosecutors seek to reinstate convictions of ex-cops in post-Katrina shootings 29.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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L.A. County firefighters deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue 27.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
A team of 57 Los Angeles County firefighters have been deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue efforts after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal.
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As a personnel man, Bears general manager Ryan Pace a people person 25.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Ryan Pace had pushed his body for 11 hours before it began to rebel. Day after day of sweat-soaked training carried him that far, to Mile 18 of a marathon that followed a 112-mile bike ride that followed a 2.4-mile swim. But with only eight miles of road remaining, his burning legs begged his ...
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Earth Day: American Eagle partners with Brad Pitt on denim recycling 23.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Going green just got that much easier.
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NPR Presents Michel Martin: Chartered Waters 22.4.2015 NPR News
NPR's Michel Martin is headed to New Orleans, to examine how the New Orleans school system is reinventing itself, ten years after the flood.
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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us? 21.4.2015 NPR News
Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.
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In New Orleans, Young Lives Adrift 18.4.2015 NPR News
Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them.
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Immigrants cautiously await hearing on Obama deportation programs 17.4.2015 LA Times: Nation
Construction worker Jimmy Barraza came to New Orleans from Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to rebuild the city where he eventually married, had two children and made his home.
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A new civil rights movement is stirring, but it doesn't need an MLK 13.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. And now Walter Scott. These names mark iconic deaths — unnecessary, violent ends for black men and boys in America. Often missing from this list but equally important are black women and girls — Renisha McBride, Aiyana Jones or Sakia ...
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