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Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. A gunshot then went off inside, fatally striking a 7-year-old girl in the head while she slept on a couch.

 

 

Rep. Bachmann says she won't run for re-election

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

 

 

Germany's top tabloid to introduce paywall

Posted 5/29/2013 in National

Europe's top-selling newspaper said Monday it will introduce a paywall for part of its online offerings starting next month.

 

 

McCain makes surprise trip to visit Syrian rebels

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

 

 

Sales of camp sites throw Girl Scouts into turmoil

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

 

 

Industry giant GE aims to improve fracking

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

 

 

UK police arrest 10th suspect in soldier's slaying

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

British police arrested a 10th suspect Monday in connection with the vicious street killing of a soldier in London, an apparent Islamic extremist attack that has horrified the country and heightened racial tensions.

 

WWII Marine's diary: A brief look at a brief life

Posted 5/28/2013 in National

Before Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his "last life request" to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.

 

Political landscape changes with improving economy

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch, robbing Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Fine art on layaway

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

There was this glorious routine. My Mississippi Coast visits in the 1980s were frequent, full and never varied. Every nice weekend, three or four of us newspaper buddies would pool our resources, fill up the Mustang with cheap gas and drive down from Jackson to catch the first ferry to Ship Island. That was the main event.

 

 

Defense releases photos, texts of Trayvon Martin

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

 

Obama: Sexual assault threatens trust in military

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

With a growing sexual assault epidemic staining the military, President Barack Obama urged U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday to remember their honor depends on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has "no place in the greatest military on earth."

 

French soldier stabbed in throat

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

 

 

Netflix looks to hook subscribers with 'Arrested Development'

Posted 5/25/2013 in National

 

 

Obama balances threats against Americans' rights

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

 

Sweet poison useless on quickly-evolving cockroaches

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kitchen in Florida, something went very wrong.

 

'I'm not racist': Common claim after racial slurs

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

It's almost a cliche. First, someone talking about blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys or dogs -- or even uses the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker: I'm not racist.

 

 

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