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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Ferguson, Missouri Shooting of Michael Brown brought out frustrations stemming from unemployment, bad schools and white domination of a largely black area The spark that lit a fire in Ferguson The police shooting of Michael Brown was ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576250/suburbanisation-poverty-spark-lit-fire-ferguson
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US veterans of Iraq war shocked and bitter at its catastrophic turn

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:53pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Kabul Iraq's catastrophe leaves US veterans shocked, bitter Colonel Samuel Whitehurst had been consumed with work in the last days of his brigade's nine-month stint in eastern Afghanistan when alarming news about his forme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549180/us-veterans-iraq-war-shocked-and-bitter-its-catastrophic-turn
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Documents reveal US military’s random approach to dealing with sex abuse cases

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Documents obtained under freedom of information laws suggest that the US armed forces have an inconsistent approach to dealing with cases Military judgment questioned on sex crimes After a night of heavy drinking at the Globe and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425625/documents-reveal-us-militarys-random-approach-dealing-sex-abuse-cases
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    America debates execution methods amid doubts about lethal drugs

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in St Louis US states debate whether to bring back alternative execution methods including firing squads amid doubts about use of lethal injections America's conundrum: How best to kill Lethal-injection drugs are in short supply in t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1416953/america-debates-execution-methods-amid-doubts-about-lethal-drugs
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    The damage is already done to Product USA

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Default or not, the United States has already endangered both its credit rating and its standing in the world The damage is already done to Product USA Credit ratings agencies may not wait for a default to downgrade the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333110/damage-already-done-product-usa
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    World economies fear being collateral damage of US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in London The stalemate in Washington has governments around the globe fearing a potential financial disaster if the United States defaults on its debt World's economies fear collateral damage The bitter fiscal stalemate in Washing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1327320/world-economies-fear-being-collateral-damage-us-government-shutdown
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Events from Iraq to Ukraine call into focus Barack Obama's world view

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Critics question whether the president's foreign policy goes against his pledge to face the world as it is, not the way he would like it to be Events call into focus Obama's world view The week began with the breaking of the siege of Mount Sinjar in Iraq, thanks to US bombing, and ended with the public beheading of journalist James Foley in Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580426/events-iraq-ukraine-call-focus-barack-obamas-world-view
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    End of Graham family's reign brings new era to Washington Post

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington The end of family dynasty's reign over venerable broadsheet amid declining sales leaves devotees with a sense of sadness and uncertainty When Don Graham, whose grandfather bought the venerable Washington Post at a 1933 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1294807/end-graham-familys-reign-washington-post-leaves-sadness-and-uncertainty
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    SeaWorld plans renovations to orca tanks in wake of Blackfish criticism

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... not specify the exact budget. The company is also pledging US$10 million in matching funds to support research focused on threats to killer whales, or orcas, in the wild, and a US$1.5 million commitment to a partnership focused on ocean health. Former SeaWorld trainer Mark Simmons praised the moves, saying the new environments would provide the whales with mental stimulation that would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575032/seaworld-plans-renovations-orca-tanks-wake-blackfish-criticism
  10. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Fund bets on next trendy district in New York

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by BLOOM

    ... in gentrifying areas. Investors who pledge at least US$100,000 to one of the programme's neighbourhood-focused funds become partial owners of a group of buildings and share in the rental income. ... and the rest borrowed. Buildings would be renovated, with a focus on cost-saving upgrades such as converting old oil furnaces to gas, he said. Purchases of apartment buildings in Brooklyn jumped 67 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1577025/fund-bets-next-trendy-district-new-york

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