The Skanner Newspaper - USA http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:33:08 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Ferguson Grand Jury On Verge of Decision in Mike Brown Shooting http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22033-ferguson-grand-jury-on-verge-of-decision-in-mike-brown-shooting http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22033-ferguson-grand-jury-on-verge-of-decision-in-mike-brown-shooting Police are brushing up on rights and stocking up riot gear to prepare for possible protests

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USA Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:37:15 -0700
Report: Majority of Teens Who Date are Both Victims and Abusers http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22032-report-majority-of-teens-who-date-are-both-victims-and-abusers http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22032-report-majority-of-teens-who-date-are-both-victims-and-abusers Asked about their behavior teens reveal abuse is pervasive and many are both perpetrators and victims

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USA Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:34:42 -0700
Report: Raising Minimum Wages Would Benefit Economy http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22008-report-raising-minimum-wages-would-benefit-economy http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22008-report-raising-minimum-wages-would-benefit-economy More than 1.7 million American workers would no longer rely on public assistance programs if the minimum wage were increased

 

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USA Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:46:41 -0700
Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Ed Hurt U.S. http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22006-racial-disparities-in-early-childhood-ed-hurt-us http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22006-racial-disparities-in-early-childhood-ed-hurt-us Without intervention to beef up early education programs, this generation may not be able to meet economic demands to maintain the United States as a world leader

 

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USA Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:28:07 -0700
Lennon Lacy’s Death Recalls Emmett Till’s http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22005-lennon-lacy-s-death-recalls-emmett-till-s http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22005-lennon-lacy-s-death-recalls-emmett-till-s The teen was found hanging from a swing set in the middle of a trailer park near the end of August

 

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USA Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:03:56 -0700
Koch Brothers Make Americans for Prosperity a Conservative Political Machine http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22004-koch-brothers-make-americans-for-prosperity-a-conservative-political-machine http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22004-koch-brothers-make-americans-for-prosperity-a-conservative-political-machine Well-funded teams of coordinators are organizing volunteers to energize right-wing voters

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USA Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:38:44 -0700
Who’s on Track for Heisman Trophy Halfway Through Season? http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22003-who-s-on-track-for-heisman-trophy-halfway-through-season http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22003-who-s-on-track-for-heisman-trophy-halfway-through-season Can Marcus Mariota redeem himself after Arizona upset    

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USA Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:56:59 -0700
Michael Dunn Sentenced to Life for Killing Jordan Davis http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22001-michael-dunn-sentenced-to-life-for-killing-jordan-davis http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22001-michael-dunn-sentenced-to-life-for-killing-jordan-davis Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder in his second trial after the first deadlocked    

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USA Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:44:10 -0700
Obama Names Ebola 'Czar' to Lead Efforts at Home and in West Africa http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22000-obama-names-ebola-czar-to-lead-efforts-at-home-and-in-west-africa http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22000-obama-names-ebola-czar-to-lead-efforts-at-home-and-in-west-africa Ron Klain, a former aide to Joe Biden will take charge of fighting Ebola at home and in West Africa 

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USA Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:23:49 -0700
New York Men Exonerated After 30 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21991-new-york-men-exonerated-after-30-years-of-wrongful-imprisonment http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21991-new-york-men-exonerated-after-30-years-of-wrongful-imprisonment David McCallum is finally exonerated but it’s too late for Willie Stuckey who died in prison  

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USA Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:32:17 -0700
Fight Against Militants in Iraq and Syria Named “Inherent Resolve” http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21987-fight-against-militants-in-iraq-and-syria-named-inherent-resolve http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21987-fight-against-militants-in-iraq-and-syria-named-inherent-resolve The United States has more than 1400 military personnel in Iraq right now....

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USA Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:50:34 -0700
50 Arrested in Ferguson Including Cornel West http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21978-50-arrested-in-ferguson-including-cornel-west http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21978-50-arrested-in-ferguson-including-cornel-west Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Ferguson police station for four hours, the same length of time Mike Brown's body lay in street after shooting 

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USA Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:42:24 -0700
Should White Mom Be Paid For Brown Baby Mistake? http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21975-should-white-mom-be-paid-for-brown-baby-mistake http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21975-should-white-mom-be-paid-for-brown-baby-mistake Is the mother asking to be paid for the difficulties that many black folks — and white parents of adopted black children — deal with for free?

 

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USA Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:56:44 -0700
Can All US Hospitals Safely Treat Ebola? http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21974-can-all-us-hospitals-safely-treat-ebola http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21974-can-all-us-hospitals-safely-treat-ebola Even in the United States, with the best conditions and protective gear available, mistakes can happen that expose more people to the deadly virus

 

 

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USA Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:51:26 -0700
Poll: Many Insured Struggle with Medical Bills http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21973-poll-many-insured-struggle-with-medical-bills http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21973-poll-many-insured-struggle-with-medical-bills The poll found the biggest financial concerns were among people with so-called high-deductible plans that require patients to pay a significant share of their medical bills each year before insurance kicks in

 

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USA Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:45:17 -0700