The Skanner Newspaper - USA http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:04:17 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Top House Republican Faces Challenge on Immigration http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21764-top-house-republican-faces-challenge-on-immigration http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21764-top-house-republican-faces-challenge-on-immigration A California Farm worker asks, "While we are waiting for immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"   

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USA Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:04:27 -0700
WHO: Ebola Cases Could Eventually Reach 20,000 http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21753-who-ebola-cases-could-eventually-reach-20-000 http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21753-who-ebola-cases-could-eventually-reach-20-000 Reports says the number of people already infected by Ebola could be as high as 12,000    

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USA Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:00 -0700
After Ferguson Police Chiefs Reach Out to Black Communities http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21752-after-ferguson-police-chiefs-reach-out-to-black-communities http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21752-after-ferguson-police-chiefs-reach-out-to-black-communities Two Dallas officers were recently fired and indicted for separate shootings of civilians     

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helen@theskanner.com (Nomaan Merchant, Jim Salter, Associated Press) USA Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:09:52 -0700
Ferguson: Thousands Attend Funeral of Michael Brown Jr. http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21743-ferguson-thousands-attend-funeral-of-michael-brown-jr http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21743-ferguson-thousands-attend-funeral-of-michael-brown-jr Three Obama aides, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee, Sean Combs, Sybrina and Tracy Martin were at the funeral       

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USA Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:58:17 -0700
Strong California Quake Shakes Famed Wine Country http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21742-strong-california-quake-shakes-famed-wine-country http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21742-strong-california-quake-shakes-famed-wine-country Dazed residents who had run out of their homes in the dark were too fearful of aftershocks to go back to bed

 

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USA Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:29:30 -0700
Ferguson: As Michael Brown Laid to Rest Family Asks for Calm http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21740-ferguson-as-michael-brown-laid-to-rest-family-asks-for-calm http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21740-ferguson-as-michael-brown-laid-to-rest-family-asks-for-calm Trayvon Martin's parents joined Michael Brown Sr. at a peace festival in Ferguson Sunday

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USA Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:14:44 -0700
Bank Of America Agrees To Almost $17 Billion Settlement With Homeowners http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21723-bank-of-america-agrees-to-almost-17-billion-to-settle-with-homeowners http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21723-bank-of-america-agrees-to-almost-17-billion-to-settle-with-homeowners The settlement doesn't release individuals from civil charges or criminal prosecution   

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USA Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:39:25 -0700
AG Holder Meets Brown Family Offers Reassurance in Ferguson http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21722-ag-holder-meets-brown-family-offers-reassurance-in-ferguson http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21722-ag-holder-meets-brown-family-offers-reassurance-in-ferguson Spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant is also visiting Ferguson to support residents

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USA Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:25:08 -0700
House Democrats Have Cash Advantage But Little Chance of Winning Seats http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21721-house-democrats-have-cash-advantage-but-little-chance-of-winning-seats http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21721-house-democrats-have-cash-advantage-but-little-chance-of-winning-seats  

Democrats face uphill battle against president's slumping popularity and altered district boundaries.

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USA Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:15:39 -0700
Islamic State Militants Kill American Journalist James Foley http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21720-islamic-state-militants-kill-american-journalist-james-foley http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21720-islamic-state-militants-kill-american-journalist-james-foley Foley met his horrific death with amazing courage and his family say they have "never been prouder of him."   

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USA Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:43:28 -0700
US Attorney General Holder is in Ferguson as Grand Jury Convenes http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21719-us-attorney-general-holder-is-in-ferguson-as-grand-jury-convenes http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21719-us-attorney-general-holder-is-in-ferguson-as-grand-jury-convenes Some protesters want prosecutor Bob McCullough to step aside because his family is closely involved with police    

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USA Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:06:40 -0700
After Three Autopsies More Tear Gas and Arrests in Ferguson http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21714-after-three-autopsies-more-tear-gas-and-arrests-in-ferguson http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21714-after-three-autopsies-more-tear-gas-and-arrests-in-ferguson  A grand jury could begin hearing evidence in Michael Brown's shooting as soon as Tuesday  

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USA Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:49:40 -0700
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted But Judge Decides Not to Issue Arrest Warrant http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21708-texas-gov-rick-perry-indicted-but-judge-decides-not-to-issue-arrest-warrant http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21708-texas-gov-rick-perry-indicted-but-judge-decides-not-to-issue-arrest-warrant A grand jury indicted Perry for carrying out his threat to veto $7.5 million in funding for state's innocence investigations unit

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USA Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:08:54 -0700
Blacks Suffer from Shortage of Organ Donors http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21704-blacks-suffer-from-shortage-of-organ-donors http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21704-blacks-suffer-from-shortage-of-organ-donors Blood illnesses such as leukemia and sickle cell anemia can be cured through bone marrow transplants. But African Americans are least likely of all racial groups to find a viable donor

 

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USA Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:57:03 -0700
Ferguson Residents QuestionCredibility of Shooting Investigation http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21703-credibility-concerns-in-missouri-shooting-probe http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21703-credibility-concerns-in-missouri-shooting-probe The coming days and weeks will be crucial as grand jurors begin hearing evidence that will help determine whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is charged with a state crime for the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown

 

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USA Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:36:53 -0700