Monthly Archives: June 2013

Helicopter Lands in NYC’s Hudson River; All Safe

New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued.
The incident happened shortly before noon Sunday in the section of the river near 79th Street. The pilot and four passengers were taken to shore.
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Kurdish protesters clash with Turkish security forces


DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – Police fired teargas and water cannon on Sunday to disperse thousands of protesters in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey’s Kurdish-dominated southeast, during demonstrations across the country to pressure the government to carry out reforms.


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Obama asserts Mandela’s values are Africa’s future

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Cape Town Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Cape Town, South Africa. The visit comes as beloved former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela lies very ill in a Johannesburg hospital. In deeply personal remarks Obama…
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Universities Selling Out Important Research to Corporate Overseers

UC Regents recently approved a new corporate entity that will likely give a group of well-connected businesspeople control over how academic research is used.

In a unanimous vote last month, the Regents of the University of California created a corporate entity that, if spread to…
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Egypt: 4 killed in clashes with Islamists

An Egyptian protester waves a national flag as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president poured out onto the streets in Cairo and across…
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“This Week” Roundtable: Historic Marriage Ruling, A House Divided On Immigration

Posted on June 30, 2013
“This Week” Roundtable: Historic Marriage Ruling, A House Divided On Immigration
Peggy Noonan, Matthew Dowd, Terry Moran, and Rep Donna F. Edwards.

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Justice Kennedy denies motion to halt gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the nation’s most populous state.
Kennedy turned away the request on Sunday with no additional…
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