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on September 13, 2013 in World News

California Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage to $10/Hour

                      California Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage to $10/Hour California’s Legislature has passed a bill that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, making it one of the highest rates in the nation. Washington state currently has the top minimum wage at $9.19 an hour, an amount that is pegged to rise with inflation. Some cities, including San Francisco, have slightly higher minimum wages. The state Senate approved AB10 on a 26-11 vote and the Assembly followed hours later on a 51-25 vote, both… View Article

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on September 13, 2013 in World News

NY Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Cuomo’s Gun Control Law

                      NY Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Cuomo’s Gun Control Law A group of New York Sheriffs have announced that they will not enforce the gun control measures contained in the SAFE Act, which was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January. The SAFE Act limits magazine capacity to seven rounds, “prohibits the sale of certain types of semi-automatic rifles and gives current owners of such weapons one year to get them registered with the state,” or else. But according to PoliceOne.com, “the New York State Sheriffs Association and… View Article

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on September 12, 2013 in World News

Transparent car spotted at Frankfurt Motor Show

                Transparent car spotted at Frankfurt Motor Show Hey, even Wonder Woman has to drive sometimes. Auto industry supplier TRW has put a transparent car on display at the  Frankfurt Motor Show. The acrylic sedan was built as showcase for the company’s safety technology,  which is usually well-hidden behind body panels. Visible through the skin are the various airbags, sensors, steering and  braking systems that contribute to active safety and autonomous driving  capability. Unfortunately the “driver” in this particular photo forgot to put on her  seatbelt, which can be seen snaking its way… View Article

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on September 12, 2013 in World News

Miss Kansas is a deer hunting, tattoo-wearing sergeant

              Miss Kansas is a deer hunting, tattoo-wearing sergeant in the U.S. Army Miss Kansas is not in Kansas anymore. And the Miss America pageant has never  seen anyone like her. First off, Miss Kansas Theresa Vail is a sergeant in the U.S. Army, only the  second contestant ever to be on active duty. “Nobody expects a soldier to be a beauty queen,” Vail told People magazine.  “But I’m all about breaking stereotypes.” Second, Sgt. Vail has big tattoos. Two of them. One, the insignia for the  U.S. Army Dental Corps, is on her… View Article

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on September 12, 2013 in World News

Catholic priests may be allowed to marry amid Papal changes

                              Catholic priests may be allowed to marry amid Papal changes The Vatican has opened the door to the possibility of married priests, a move that would go against an established Church tradition. Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who will be the No. 2 in the Roman Catholic church when be becomes secretary of state next month, declared that priestly vow of celibacy derived from an age-old rule but was not Catholic dogma. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3866516.ece

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on September 11, 2013 in World News

Siberian forest boy found after 16 years in wilderness

Siberian forest boy found after 16 years in wilderness Russian authorities have found a young man living alone in a Siberian forest after having apparently spent most of his life living there in a hut with his parents, local officials said Tuesday. Locals near the town of Belokurikha found the man, who told the local prosecutor that he was born in 1993 and had lived in the forest since 1997, when his family decided to leave society. But his parents left him alone in the hut in May before he finally went to a nearby village to ask for help… View Article

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on September 11, 2013 in World News

City backs plan to seize negative equity mortgages

                        California City backs plan to seize negative equity mortgages Richmond, California’s leaders approved on Wednesday morning a plan for the city to become the first in the nation to acquire mortgages with negative equity in a bid to keep local residents in their homes. The power of ’eminent domain’ allows governments to seize private property for a public purpose. Critics say the plan threatens the market for private-label mortgage-backed securities. Richmond’s city council voted 4 to 3 for Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s proposal for city staff to work more… View Article

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on September 11, 2013 in World News

Million Muslim March 2013 & 2 Million Bikers in D.C.

Million Muslim March 2013 & 2 Million Bikers in D.C. ‘2 Million Bikers’ are reportedly heading to Washington D.C. today to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Although the bikers were denied permission to avoid traffic signals, they will still head to the city and stick to all the rules as they ride through the city. They are expected to clog up the city’s streets even more so than usual. Organizers of the ride posted on Facebook: “We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been… View Article

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on September 11, 2013 in World News

Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean

Russia’s ‘carrier-killer’ Moskva enters Mediterranean Russia’s Moskva missile cruiser, dubbed a “carrier-killer” by NATO, has passed through the Straits of Gibraltar and is now heading toward the eastern Mediterranean to assume command of the Russian naval force there. The Russian Navy said in a statement that the Moskva cruiser  passed through the Straits of Gibraltar on September 10. Interfax news agency added that the Moskva cruiser, “commanded  by Sergey Tronev, Captain 1st Rank of the Guards… has enough room  for maneuver now.” “The Black Sea flagship entered the Russian Navy’s area of  responsibility in the Mediterranean at 11:00 pm Moscow… View Article

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on September 11, 2013 in World News

Victory for Conservatives in Colorado Recall

                      Gun Fight: Victory for Conservatives in Colorado Recall Two Colorado state lawmakers who backed gun-control measures in the aftermath of the mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut last year have been ousted in recall elections. Pueblo voters in Democratic Sen. Angela Giron’s district approved her recall, with results coming in late Tuesday. Returns earlier showed Democratic Senate President John Morse also lost his seat in Colorado Springs. In Giron’s race, voters chose Republican George Rivera, a former Pueblo police officer, to replace her. The firearms legislation package Giron supported… View Article

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