Daily Archive: August 30, 2013

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    U.S. Readies Possible Unilateral Action Against Syria

    (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out in a stunning vote by Parliament. Facing skepticism at home, too, the administration shared intelligence with lawmakers aimed at convincing them the Syrian government used …

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    Rand Paul Compares EBT and Health Care to Slavery

    In a National Review profile focused on his past life as an ophthalmologist and all of the pro-bono work performed over the years, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) offered yet another peculiar view of the government’s responsibility to its most impoverished citizens. When asked of his view on health care in light of the wide array of free operations he’s don …

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    Fast-Food Workers Stage Largest Protest Yet

    (AP) — Fast-food workers and their supporters beat drums, blew whistles and chanted slogans Thursday on picket lines in dozens of U.S. cities, marking the largest protests yet in their quest for higher wages. The nationwide day of demonstrations came after similar actions organized by unions and community groups over the past several …

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    Zimmerman’s Wife: George Has ‘Beaten Down My Self-Esteem’

    Last month, George Zimmerman stood trial for the 2012 shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and was acquitted of second-degree murder. Now his wife, Shellie, who became a fixture at her husband’s court proceedings, is speaking out about their “strained” marriage on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” In a sit-down interview w …

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    Cop Caught on Camera Punching Pregnant Woman

    An officer struggling to subdue a woman at the scene of a family dispute acted properly when he hit her in the head and wrestled her to the ground, despite her repeatedly telling officers she was pregnant, the police chief said. The chaotic Tuesday evening arrest of 21-year-old Brenda Hardaway and her 16-year-old brother was …