The Skanner News - USA http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:06:14 -0700 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner News) South Carolina Confederate Flag Protesters Charged and Released http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22887-south-carolina-confederate-flag-protesters-charged-and-released http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22887-south-carolina-confederate-flag-protesters-charged-and-released Bree Newsome and James Ian Tyson charged with defacing monuments on state capitol grounds    

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USA Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:16:35 -0700
Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22879-supreme-court-upholds-nationwide-health-care-law-subsidies http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22879-supreme-court-upholds-nationwide-health-care-law-subsidies A 6-3 ruling declares subsidies should not depend on where the recipients live

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jim@marketingportland.com (Mark Sherman, Associated Press) USA Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:17:47 -0700
Supreme Court Upholds Key Tool for Fighting Housing Bias http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22878-supreme-court-upholds-key-tool-for-fighting-housing-bias http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22878-supreme-court-upholds-key-tool-for-fighting-housing-bias Supreme Court rules 5-4 that federal housing laws prohibit seemingly neutral practices that harm minorities 

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jim@marketingportland.com (Sam Hananel, Associated Press) USA Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:09 -0700
Obama Rescues his Trade Agenda– With Republican Votes http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22874-obama-rescues-his-trade-agenda-with-republican-votes http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22874-obama-rescues-his-trade-agenda-with-republican-votes President's trade pact aims to strengthen US's influence and trading clout in Pacific rim countries   

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USA Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:26:51 -0700
Autopsy Finds 'High-Energy Injury' in Gray's Death http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22867-autopsy-finds-high-energy-injury-in-gray-s-death http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22867-autopsy-finds-high-energy-injury-in-gray-s-death  A medical examiner ruled Freddie Gray's death a homicide from a deadly injury during his ride in a police van    

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arashi@theskanner.com (Associated Press) USA Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:17:29 -0700
Surprise! Bernie Sanders Presents Hillary Clinton with a Challenge http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22860-surprise-bernie-sanders-presents-hillary-clinton-with-a-challenge http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22860-surprise-bernie-sanders-presents-hillary-clinton-with-a-challenge A progressive Democrat who tells it as he sees it, Sanders doesn't use polls to decide his message   

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USA Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:50:13 -0700
Video Shows Chicago Officer Firing on Black Youths In Car http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22859-video-shows-chicago-officer-firing-on-black-youths-in-car http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22859-video-shows-chicago-officer-firing-on-black-youths-in-car Judge says his gut feeling is that, "these shots never would have been fired if the kids in the car were white,"    

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USA Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:29:33 -0700
For Cigarette Smuggler, A Perilous Life Under Islamic State http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22857-for-cigarette-smuggler-a-perilous-life-under-islamic-state http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22857-for-cigarette-smuggler-a-perilous-life-under-islamic-state To feed his hungry family a 30-year-old father takes to smuggling cigarettes. In the Islamic State caliphate that's a crime that could get him executed   

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USA Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:47:21 -0700
Pope Calls on World to Act Now on Climate Change http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22856-pope-calls-on-world-to-act-now-on-climate-change http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22856-pope-calls-on-world-to-act-now-on-climate-change Pope's encyclical challenges the world to stop polluting and curb materialism   

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USA Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:09:52 -0700
Muslims Worldwide Mark the Start of Ramadan Thursday http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22853-muslims-worldwide-mark-the-start-of-ramadan-thursday http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22853-muslims-worldwide-mark-the-start-of-ramadan-thursday Ramadan marked by prayer dawn to dusk fasting and nightly feasts   

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helen@theskanner.com (Abdullah Al-Shihri, Aya Batrawy, Associated Press) USA Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:22:33 -0700
White Man Arrested in Killing of 9 in Historic Black Church http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22846-white-man-arrested-in-killing-of-9-in-historic-black-church http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22846-white-man-arrested-in-killing-of-9-in-historic-black-church Dylann Storm Roof was arrested in the slayings of nine people in a black church in Charleston   

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arashi@theskanner.com (Alex Sanz and Russ Bynum, Associated Press) USA Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:38:51 -0700
GOP Leaders to Brief Lawmakers on Health Care http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22838-gop-leaders-to-brief-lawmakers-on-health-care http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22838-gop-leaders-to-brief-lawmakers-on-health-care GOP lawmakers are preparing to respond to a Supreme Court decision that could cut federal health care subsidies   

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arashi@theskanner.com (Alan Fram, Associated Press) USA Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:50:50 -0700
Polish Prosecutors Investigating Secret CIA Prisons http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22833-polish-prosecutors-investigating-secret-cia-prisons http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22833-polish-prosecutors-investigating-secret-cia-prisons But they say the US is obstructing their investigation by failing to turn over evidence   

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USA Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:05:07 -0700
World Remembers Jazz Artist Ornette Coleman as Visionary http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22830-world-remembers-jazz-artist-ornette-coleman-as-visionary http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22830-world-remembers-jazz-artist-ornette-coleman-as-visionary Whatever rules Charlie Parker and the bebop pioneers didn't shatter Coleman finished off for good   

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USA Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:03:11 -0700
Scott Walker Takes on Higher Education in Wisconsin http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22821-scott-walker-takes-on-higher-education-in-wisconsin http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/22821-scott-walker-takes-on-higher-education-in-wisconsin The Wisconsin governor is likely to run for the GOP presidential nomination 

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USA Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:59:05 -0700