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More than 20 dead, 100 injured in shooting on Las Vegas Strip

By David Montero and Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times

October 2, 2017

Filed under Across the Globe

LAS VEGAS _ More than 20 people were killed and at least 100 others injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said. University...

Welcome, America, to a new age of hate speech

Hannah Allam

November 18, 2016

Filed under Across the Globe

WASHINGTON _ Risking arrest and violence, civil rights activists worked for decades to make racist language and symbols _ once pervasive _ out of bounds for public discourse. Now, hate-speech monitors warn, the rise of President-elect...

Operation nets 18 suspected online child predators

Larry Hobbs

September 15, 2016

Filed under Across the Globe

May 17--One by one, grown men arrived at a location in Glynn County, allegedly following through on plans to have sex with a child. And one by one, these men instead were met by law enforcement officers who put them in jail for...

Wilkes-Barre city council to vote on anti-discrimination ordinance

Jerry Lynott

September 14, 2016

Filed under Across the Globe

Sept. 14--WILKES-BARRE -- City council is set to approve legislation establishing a new human relations commission to address complaints under an anti-discrimination ordinance introduced last month. The ordinance expanding protections...

Keys to improving your emotional intelligence

Liz Reyer

September 13, 2016

Filed under Across the Globe

Q: I get praise at work for my technical skills but have been told I won't advance without building my "emotional intelligence." What is that about, and what can I do? _Pat, 33, operations project manager A: Emotional intelligence...

War can change what we eat- Just ask Japan!

Julie Makinen

September 12, 2016

Filed under Across the Globe

HIROSHIMA, Japan _ It's midday on a Thursday and Yoshihiro Ueuchi is preparing to preach some culinary gospel. He puts on a white garrison cap embroidered with his name, sound-checks his microphone headset, and picks up his hera,...

After heart transplant, teenager given retro surprise

Hunter Woodall

September 7, 2016

Filed under Across the Globe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Ayden Ethridge knew the Ford Mustang was in bad shape. That didn't make him want it any less. He had planned on saving money and restoring the rusted and aging car his family owned. The problem was that he's...

More doctors asked about delaying or refusing childhood vaccines, study says

Jonel Aleccia

August 31, 2016

Filed under Across the Globe

Pediatricians around the country are asked almost daily about delaying routine childhood vaccines_or refusing them entirely, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Washington expert. Nearly 90 percent of pedi...

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