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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Malibu Parents say Malibu facility is contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals and that big money interests are suppressing the truth School accused of toxic cover-up ... Angeles, a colony of canyons and beaches famous for the celebrities who call it home, is reeling from claims of toxic pollution, corruption and cover-up. The row revolves around Malibu High School ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hispanic children the fastest growing numbers in US public schools system

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... such as the need for more English-language instruction, and cultural ones, such as changing menus to reflect tastes. But it also raises complex societal questions that often fall to school systems ... with the government to end an investigation into discrimination against English-language learners. In May, police had to break up a fight between Hispanic and black students at a school in Streamwood, ...

  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Non-bank lenders offer easy credit to US landlords as rental market grows

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Reuters

    ... according to Inside Mortgage Finance. Second, it contributes to the decline in home ownership, long encouraged by successive administrations as a foundation of individual prosperity and the health ... to an owner-occupant," says Christopher Mayer, a professor of real estate at Columbia Business School. Betting on the market's further growth, private equity firms such as Cerberus Capital Management ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Jimmy Carter joins the campaign trail for grandson Jason as he seeks to become governor of Georgia

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:58pm by AP

    ... Senate seat as critical to laying the foundation for Georgia to become a presidential swing state in 2016. Jason Carter talked about how his grandfather had inspired him. "He didn't ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New Orleans teachers face charges of group sex with student, aged 16

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AP

    ... and the arrests of both the staff, who teach at a New Orleans-area school, according to authorities in the southern state of Louisiana. Shelley Dufresne, 32, and Rachel Respess, 24, were accused of having ... at Destrehan High School, west of New Orleans. At a news conference, Glaser said a teacher's responsibility was for the safety and education of children. "When it goes outside those lines, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fake congressman gets close to Barack Obama in new security scare

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:04pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Now fake congressman gets close to Obama An unidentified man posing as a congressman entered a secure area at US President Barack Obama's appearance at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington last week, according to a White House official. The man entered the area during or just after Obama's speech at a convention centre ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US army opens gruelling ranger school to women soldiers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Opening up gruelling training part of policy to let female troops into ground combat US Army's ranger school open to women The US Army is inviting women soldiers to apply to its gruelling ranger school as part of the military's effort to open the door to women serving in ground combat roles. The special-operations school has been ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Sperm bank in US sued after woman given donor sperm from wrong man

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:25pm by AP

    ... recommended the family move to a more racially diverse community with good schools, the lawsuit said. The lawsuit seeks a minimum of US$50,000 in damages. Cramblett's lawyer, Tim Misny, said some ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 02:00pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... the Clinton family’s foundation even in New York, offering his motorcade if needed to speed through the New York’s gridlock to give birth. Obama played on the preoccupations of two proud ... fuelling complaints that it was inflated and unfair. Educated at Stanford, Columbia and Oxford Universities, she runs the Clinton Foundation with her parents Bill and Hillary. Her mother Hillary ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Founder of charity caring for retired circus elephants trampled to death

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... Sheriff's Office said they found James Laurita, 56, unresponsive on Tuesday in the barn at the foundation in Hope, about 140km northeast of Portland, in the US state of Maine. Laurita appeared to have fallen before one of the foundation's two elephants apparently stepped on him, police said, citing a medical examiner's report. Tending to the animals was part of Laurita's ...




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