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1:42 AM / Tuesday October 17, 2017

Week In Review

NRA opposes full ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by Vegas gunman

October 13, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune   By Hope Yen and Stephen Braun associated press WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on “bump stocks” like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations. The powerful…

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Trump lists demands on immigration in exchange for DACA

October 13, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Christopher Weyant, The Boston Globe   associated press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Trump’s list of…

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National PAL announces law enforcement officer, Youth of the Month

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Isaam Brown  and Officer Noell Grant   The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues names Officer Noell Grant as Law Enforcement Officer of the Month and Isaam Brown as Youth of the Month for October.   Charlotte, NC – The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues (National PAL) is pleased to announce the…

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Sniper in high-rise hotel kills at least 58 in Las Vegas

October 6, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Medics treat the wounded as Las Vegas police respond during an active shooter situation on the Las Vegas Stirp in Las Vegas Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)…

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The Life & Legacy of Octavius V. Catto

September 29, 2017

Octavius Valentine Catto was born free on February 22, 1839, in Charleston, SC, to Sarah Isabella Cain and the Rev. William T. Catto, an ordained Presbyterian minister. This mother was a descendant of one of Charleston’s most distinguished mulatto families, and his father had been a slave millwright who gained his freedom. William Catto brought…

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Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner, dies at 91

September 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Hugh Hefner poses for a photograph at his home at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)   associated press LOS ANGELES — Hugh Hefner turned silk pajamas into a work uniform, women into centerfolds and sexual desire into a worldwide multimedia empire that spanned several generations of American life….

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A Cause For Optimism

September 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Members of the O.V. Catto Elks Lodge #20 (in background) looking onthe Octavius V. Catto Memorial with City Council President Darrell Clarke. (Photo by Bill Z. Foster) With the unveiling of the new Octavius V. Catto monument at City Hall on Tuesday, the possibility of history being more inclusive rises. By Denise Clay Most…

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UK lowers official terrorist threat level after 2nd arrest

September 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Emergency workers help people to disembark a train near the Parsons Green Underground Station after an explosion in London Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. A reported explosion at a train station sent commuters stampeding in panic, injuring several people at the height of London’s morning rush hour, and police said they were investigating it…

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Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

September 22, 2017

associated press IOWA CITY, Iowa  — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct. Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they…

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