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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Charles Manson gets wedding licence to marry woman working on his case

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:47pm by AP

    ... Manson is not entitled to family visits, a euphemism for conjugal visits. So why would Burton marry him under those conditions? She said she was interested in working on his case, and marrying ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago teachers go on strike

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:54pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... contract were plenty of homemade ones aimed at Emanuel, a Democrat, including “Fight Rahmunism” and “Actions Speak Louder Than Rahm.” “This is not about money. It’s about working conditions ... district. The children were supervised half a day and received breakfast and lunch, allowing some parents to work. The union has called the plan to care for children during the strike a “train ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    CIA compelled medics to torture terror suspects: independent report

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:18am by AFP

    ... Guantanamo's doctors and nurses are "consummate professionals working under terrifically stressful conditions, far from home and their families, and with patients who have been extraordinarily ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Study: doctors ‘complicit in torture' at CIA and military prisons

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 04:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... or the procedures at the Guantanamo detention camp. According to Breasseale, Guantanamo’s doctors and nurses are “consummate professionals working under terrifically stressful conditions, far from home ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US army opens gruelling ranger school to women soldiers

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

    ... closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of introducing women troops, reflecting new rules in the US military designed to permit them to work in more jobs closer ... the course fail. The ranger school is designed to test leadership skills for a small unit under severe conditions, and the training brigade handbook carries the motto: "Not for the weak ...

  6. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US August housing starts fall as builders focus on rental market

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:07am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Americans decide not to buy, sending work on apartments and condominiums down 31.7pc August housing starts fall as builders focus on rental Housing starts slumped ... of Commerce said. Work on apartments and condominiums, which tends to be volatile, dropped 31.7 per cent after jumping 44.9 per cent in July. As more Americans decide that homeownership ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Two killed, 10 hurt in blast at Nebraska feed plant

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:16pm by Reuters in Omaha, Nebraska

    ... Reuters in Omaha, Nebraska Explosion at animal feed manufacturing factory in Omaha claims two lives with four injured hospitalised in critical condition An explosion and fire flattened part of an animal feed plant in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 10 others, authorities said. About 38 employees were working at the International ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Oklahoma farmer's lost iPhone returned after journey to Japan

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

    ... And in late May, Whitney received a call from Eric Slater with the Zen-Noh Grain Corporation. "I get a call from a guy who works with this grain company in Convent, Louisiana, saying a guy ... Whitney was shocked the phone made it through such an ordeal in pristine condition. "It's crazy because everyone's walking around with a cracked iPhone," he said. ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    The US$4.25m California desert home the Obamas are thought to be buying

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:04pm by NYT

    ... Mirage are not true". But estate agents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, insisted the Obamas were buying a Rancho Mirage home. Listing agents Marc Lange and Carl Blea of HOM ... was listed eight years ago for US$12.5 million. Among the neighbours are interior designer Michael Smith, a friend of the Obamas who worked on the White House. The Obamas also own a residence ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Treasury Secretary updates signature on US banknotes

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... this autumn and other currency as it is issued over the years. Lew had promised Obama that he would sign his name more legibly as a condition of his nomination. "Jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the Treasury," Obama joked in January when announcing Lew's ...




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