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57 min ago | Wall Street Journal

A Digital Age Study in Swaying Public Opinion

Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage, and Barack Obama opposed gay marriage for most of his presidency.


5 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Pitts: Are you the mob, or the individual?

"The bystander effect," explains Psychology Today on its website, "occurs when the presence of others hinders an individual from intervening in an emergency situation."


Related Topix: Salem, NJ

9 hrs ago | CNN

Opinion: I was 17, on death row -- and innocent

Editor's note: Shareef Cousin is a member of Witness to Innocence , a nonprofit organization that supports people who have been exonerated from death row and their loved ones.


Related Topix: Death Penalty

13 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Jersey City officer shot, killed on robbery call

A 23-year-old Jersey City police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drug store was shot and killed early Sunday, officials said.


Related Topix: Jersey City, NJ

15 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Dead body falls out of coroner van, lands in Pa. road

A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Bucks County, PA

19 hrs ago | Times Record News

Our opinion: Muddling through during water restrictions

When one of our Times Record News reporters noticed a police car that looked wet from a wash Monday, it was surprising.


Sat Jul 12, 2014


How Pre-trade Analysis Reveals Which Key Signposts to Watch

However, that's far from the case. Remember that investing is a process, and only by performing this autopsy-like analysis will you understand what went right and why.



Opinion: Why is North Korea mad at comedy?

Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansudae in Pyongyang. North Koreans gather in front of the statues to lay flowers and bow, showing their respect for the late and current leader.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, North Korea Travel, Pyongyang, North Korea Travel, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Man who killed lover's husband gets work release

A man who was 16 when his adult lover recruited him and his friends to kill her husband in a case that inspired the Nicole Kidman movie "To Die For" has been moved to a minimum-security prison.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, To Die For, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Nicole Kidman, Warren, ME

The New Zealand Herald

Editorial: Quake levy as part of rates a no-brainer

The burden of relief for the uninsured should never again fall on taxpayers, the majority of whom have voluntarily taken out insurance.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Oceania, New Zealand, World News

Hampshire Chronicle

Opinions sought on need for town manager in Alresford

The Chamber of Commerce in Alresford is canvassing opinion on whether there is a need for a town centre manager.


Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.


Related Topix: Tracy Morgan, Clayton County, GA, Jonesboro, GA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Opinion: The Teachers Union With a Math Problem

The National Education Association drew headlines with its call for the resignation of Education Secretary Arne Duncan at its annual gathering in Denver last week.

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A tramp of 100 miles in the mountains ringing Los Angeles: Larry Wilson

When a book called “The Southern Sierras of California” arrived on the desk, billed as “A complete new edition of the 1923 classic,” I opened it with mild interest, figuring it to be filled with Kennedy Meadows stories.


Related Topix: California, Kennedy, CA, Pasadena, CA, Coronado, CA


Opinion: Urban poverty, in black and white

Discoveries revealed from a 25-year study in Baltimore may hold truths for other urban areas, such as the South Bronx.


Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, African-American, Drugs, US Politics, US News

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday.


Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation

Pickens Sentinel

Why do some relationships work while others ...

I got into a discussion about relationships with a friend recently, and although I've had the thought before and have limited how often I share this opinion, I do believe I know why approximately 50 percent of marriages end in divorce so considering that statistic I figure I have even odds on getting this one right.


Spenborough Guardian

Opinion: Richard Hartley from MyMirfield

Firstly we would like to thank the Mirfield Reporter for inviting MyMirfield to write a monthly column - and we wish to use this opportunity to show what a great town Mirfield is to live, work and shop.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas

Steuben Courier

Matthew T. Mangino: Overdose the leading cause of injury death

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin delivered his annual State of the State address in January, and according to Rolling Stone Magazine, Shumlin devoted his entire speech to what he perceived as the state's biggest threat - heroin addiction.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Prison, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thu Jul 10, 2014

John Stossel: Why reporting good news is such a problem

WARS, PLANE CRASHES, mass murder - it's easy to report news that happens suddenly.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama