With political control in the hands of one party for the first time in decades, Minnesotans had a historic legislative session in store. Democrats delivered that. "If you were going to design a session with a goal to push businesses out of Minnesota and create disincentives for new business to come here, they succeeded in doing that," said Charlie Weaver, executive director of the ...
President Thomas S. Monson and his wife, Frances, wave to the crowd after the Sunday morning session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 181st Annual General Conference Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Tom Smart, Deseret ...
THE last time the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was significantly revised, brick-sized cellphones cost $3,000, email was mostly limited to academics and the military. The World Wide Web was still just a gleam in the eye of Tim Berners-Lee. The law, passed in 1986, set forward-looking standards for government monitoring of cellphone calls and emails. But advances in technology ...
EARLY-learning programs offer a cost-effective way to prepare young learners for success in school and in life. Preschool is a benefit that trickles up. Research shows high-quality preschool saves school districts about $3,700 per child over the K-12 years. The National Institute for Early Education Research annual look at states’ early-learning efforts gives Washington high marks for ...
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Edward Zwicks The Last Samurai is about two warriors from extremely different cultures who start out as enemies, find that they share much in common ideologically, and end up fighting side-by-side in a losing battle in which the only victory they care about is maintaining their honor. ...
Even by the standards of Syria's ever-worsening stream of atrocity and massacre videos, the latest footage from the country cannot fail to shock for its sheer savagery. ...
It is always hard for an American president in the second term, but both his country and the world need Obama to show strength and courage and put scandal behind ...
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One late Minnesota afternoon, as summer sanctified the northern latitudes, Secret Lake was inspirited with relentless light. Eleven days before the summer solstice - our seasonal pentecost - my wife, Pam, and I hiked down to the water, paddles in hand. It was 8:30 p.m., but the forest path was warm and enriched, sunlight still penetrating the canopy of leaves and needles at the edge of the bog. ...
They Said It
He is the most evil, vile, demonic criminal. He is dead to me. There will be no visits, there will be no phone calls. He can never be Daddy again. I have no sympathy for the man.
Gregg was speaking about her father Ariel Castro who allegedly kidnapped, raped and held captive for a decade, three young women in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter Wednesday published the report he received from the Garda Commissioner into allegations which were made of improper cancellation of fixed charge notices by some members of An Garda Siochana.
The Minister also published a report by the Garda Professional Standards Unit of an examination of the processes and systems in place to deal with the cancellation of Fixed Charge Notices.
"Since controversy arose relating to the cancellation of Fixed Charge Notices, I have been committed to ensuring the maximum transparency possible with regard to the publication of any report furnished to me of any investigation conducted into allegations made," Shatter said Wednesday. "An Garda Siochana holds a position of enormous trust and responsibility in our communities and it is of paramount importance that the public can be confident that the Garda Fixed Charge Notice system is, and is seen to be, fair and impartial and that any allegation of wrongdoing by a member of An Garda Siochana is treated seriously and properly investigated."
"I took extremely seriously allegations of improper cancellation of Fixed Charge Notices made against some members of An Garda Siochana," the minister continued." ...
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