The Skanner Newspaper - USA http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:45:52 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Defense Department Proposes Broad Ban on High-Cost Loans to Service Members http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21906-defense-department-proposes-broad-ban-on-high-cost-loans-to-service-members http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21906-defense-department-proposes-broad-ban-on-high-cost-loans-to-service-members Acknowledging that a previous law did not go far enough, Defense Department proposes new rules to protect service members from high-cost lenders

 

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USA Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:12:16 -0700
NFL Case Sparks Debate on Spanking http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21905-nfl-case-sparks-debate-on-spanking http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21905-nfl-case-sparks-debate-on-spanking Even Black parents and scholars are beginning to publicly question whether corporal punishment is the best way to discipline children

 

 

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USA Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:38:13 -0700
Ferguson Officer Shot and Wounded But Police Say No Link to Protest http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21904-ferguson-officer-shot-and-wounded-but-police-say-no-link-to-protest http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21904-ferguson-officer-shot-and-wounded-but-police-say-no-link-to-protest A single suspect shot the officer in the arm outside a closed community center      

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USA Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:44:58 -0700
Justice Department Urged to Stay Focused on Police Killings http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21903-justice-department-urged-to-stay-focused-on-police-killings http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21903-justice-department-urged-to-stay-focused-on-police-killings The group demands justice, fairness and a full and complete investigation by the United States Department of Justice into Michael Brown’s death and Eric Garner’s murder

 

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USA Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:43:57 -0700
As Ferguson Police Chief Tries to March With Protesters Unrest Continues http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21902-as-ferguson-police-chief-tries-to-march-with-protesters-unrest-continues http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21902-as-ferguson-police-chief-tries-to-march-with-protesters-unrest-continues Ferguson fires man hired to handle public relations after his conviction for reckless homicide uncovered     

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USA Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:21:45 -0700
After AG Eric Holder What’s Next for Civil Rights? http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21901-after-ag-eric-holder-what-s-next-for-civil-rights http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21901-after-ag-eric-holder-what-s-next-for-civil-rights Will AG Holder’s departure undermine the civil rights initiatives he has put in place    

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USA Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:56:31 -0700
American-led Airstrikes Target Islamic State Control of Oil http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21899-american-led-airstrikes-target-islamic-state-control-of-oil http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21899-american-led-airstrikes-target-islamic-state-control-of-oil Coalition goal is to cripple militant’s source of cash, estimated at $2 million a day      

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USA Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:37:52 -0700
Justice Department Civil Rights Investigators Listen to Ferguson Residents http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21892-justice-department-civil-rights-investigators-listen-to-ferguson-residents http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21892-justice-department-civil-rights-investigators-listen-to-ferguson-residents A crowd of 300 tells DOJ investigators their stories of police harassment and brutality      

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helen@theskanner.com (The Associated Press) USA Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:16:01 -0700
California Highway Patrol Settles With Woman Punched by Officer http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21890-california-highway-patrol-settles-with-woman-punched-by-officer http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21890-california-highway-patrol-settles-with-woman-punched-by-officer Marlene Pinnock will receive $1.5 million in the settlement and the officer will resign            

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USA Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:49:24 -0700
White House Says Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21889-white-house-says-attorney-general-eric-holder-to-resign http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21889-white-house-says-attorney-general-eric-holder-to-resign Holder made changes aimed at reducing racial bias in the Justice system     

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USA Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:27:12 -0700
NSA Leaker Ed Snowden Honored With "Alternative Nobel" Prize http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21888-nsa-leaker-ed-snowden-honored-with-alternative-nobel-prize http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21888-nsa-leaker-ed-snowden-honored-with-alternative-nobel-prize Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir, Basil Fernando of the Asian Human Rights Commission and U.S. environmentalist Bill McKibben shared cash award of 1.5 million kroner    

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USA Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:03:52 -0700
Statistics Show 1000 Assaults Every Day From Partner Violence http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21886-statistics-show-1000-assaults-every-day-from-partner-violence http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21886-statistics-show-1000-assaults-every-day-from-partner-violence More than one in five women and one in eight men will experience serious intimate partner violence in their lifetimes    

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USA Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:25:08 -0700
Big Week for Mideast as Egypt Hosts Talks Between Israel and Palestine http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21872-big-week-for-mideast-as-egypt-hosts-talks-between-israel-and-palestine http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21872-big-week-for-mideast-as-egypt-hosts-talks-between-israel-and-palestine The recent conflict in Gaza has resulted in more than 2,100 Palestinians killed and more than 18,000 homes destroyed or severely damaged    

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USA Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:22:22 -0700
Hillary Clinton Says Women's Issues Key to Election Success http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21871-hillary-clinton-says-women-s-issues-key-to-election-success http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21871-hillary-clinton-says-women-s-issues-key-to-election-success Policy issues like raising the minimum wage, equal pay and affordable childcare could take center stage   

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USA Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:34:14 -0700
‘HistoryMakers’ to Show Students How to Make History http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21870-historymakers-to-show-students-how-to-make-history http://www.theskanner.com/news/usa/21870-historymakers-to-show-students-how-to-make-history Public school teachers are 82 percent White as our students of color become the majority   

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USA Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:49:31 -0700