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  • State: BR General will get money to keep ER open

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's health department said Wednesday it will provide $18 million to keep Baton Rouge General Hospital's Mid-City emergency room open, and hospital officials said they have canceled plans to close the ER on Nov. 1. The hospital said Tuesday that it would have to shut...

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  • Chicken cutlets recalled over listeria concerns

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination. Federal officials announced the recall by Fairfield-based Tnuva USA on Wednesday. The possible contamination involving the "Mom's Chicken Extra Thin...

  • GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

    SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union increasing its...

  • Baltimore's 1st casino highlights national trend

    BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. The...

  • Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. The move threw his policy into confusion and the strikes were eventually scrapped. Now, as Obama again...

  • UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

    ROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days. But below the drab...

  • Immigration judges' union wants independent court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal immigration court system should be separated from the Justice Department and operated independently of federal law enforcement, the top two leaders of the immigration judges' union said Wednesday. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of...

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Tu is the executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association...

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  • Hamas’s Media Strategy

    During the six weeks of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has used human shields—women and children—to protect its infrastructure in Gaza. This tactic is meant either to deter Israel from...

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  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

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