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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Teenage inmates endure 'culture of violence' at Rikers Island prison

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:25pm by MCT

    ... rights investigation has concluded that adolescent male inmates at Rikers Island endured a "culture of violence" in one of New York's most historic and congested detention centres, ... with up to 20 per cent of the young prisoners in segregation on any given day last year, the report found. "Rikers Island is a broken institution," Bharara said. "It is a place ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Patrons at CIA Starbucks in Langley, Virginia prefer not to use names

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:23am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... the world. "Obviously," one officer said, "we are caffeine-addicted personality types." Because the campus is a highly secured island, few people leave for coffee, and the lines ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Biden slips up with use of 'Orient' and 'Shylocks'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:13pm by WASHPOST

    ... National Committee Asian American and Pacific Islander spokesman, said in a statement. Hours earlier, Biden had taken back his use of the word "Shylocks" in a speech to describe lenders ...

  4. 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

    ... meetings last week, the president has been enjoying the island since August 9. 9 rounds of golf: the most notable activity of Obama’s holiday, which brought criticism from some and defence from ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Acrobats hurt in plunge as Rhode Island circus routine ends in disaster

    Posted May 05th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... & Bailey Circus crashed up to 12 metres when the rig tethering them gave way at the Dunkin' Donuts Centre in Providence, Rhode Island. The acrobats hit the ground just after starting ... Stephen Pare, the Providence public safety commissioner, said the injured were treated at Rhode Island Hospital. "They're in a critical condition, but they are non-life-threatening ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hispanic children the fastest growing numbers in US public schools system

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

    ... black and 5 per cent are Asian and Pacific islanders. Bi-racial students and Native Americans make up an even smaller share of the minority student population. The shift brings new realities, ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York police face likely FBI probe into Eric Garner's chokehold death

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in New York Federal probe likely into police chokehold death New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said the death of a 43-year-old Staten Island man who may have ... in the Tompkinsville section of Staten Island on July 17. Garner's death sparked protests and angry rebukes from politicians. According to several videos of the incident and to police officials, officers ...

  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Hamptons holiday homes see rise in sales

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:59am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Interest climbs in New York state's exclusivearea as more houses come on to the market Hamptons homes price gains spur sales rise Home sales in New York's Hamptons, the Long Island holiday locale popular among financiers and celebrities, climbed in the second quarter as more inventory became available for buyers. Purchases increased 3.7 per cent from ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Long Island philanthropist Gary Melius shot in the head, but why?

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... masked assailant. Detectives are saying very little about who tried to kill businessman Gary Melius of suburban Long Island in the US state of New York. Officers set up an "informational ... officials and the site of fancy Long Island weddings. Melius grew up a truck driver's son and has spoken frequently of his modest upbringing. He worked odd jobs before making his fortune ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Oklahoma farmer's lost iPhone returned after journey to Japan

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:18pm by AP

    ... facility before going down the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers to a depot in Louisiana. From there, the grain was loaded onto ships bound for another grain depot on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. ...




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