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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Posted on the March 3rd, 2015 under General News by

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

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Netanyahu warns Obama on Iran deal, says he means no disrespect

Posted on the March 2nd, 2015 under General News by

By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel’s survival and insisted he had a “moral obligation” to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue. The Israeli prime minister left little doubt, however, about his objections to ongoing talks between Iran and world powers, which he said would allow Tehran to become a nuclear-armed state.
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Adam Johnson arrested: England player questioned over allegations of sex with … – The Independent

Posted on the March 2nd, 2015 under General News by


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Adam Johnson arrested: England player questioned over allegations of sex with
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England footballer Adam Johnson was tonight being questioned over allegations of under-age sex with a 15-year-old girl. Mr Johnson, 27, has been suspended by his club, the Premier League side Sunderland, until the conclusion of the police investigation.
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Toronto Police Say Riddle Of Mysterious Tunnel Solved

Posted on the March 2nd, 2015 under General News by

Police say two men claimed they dug the tunnel for “personal reasons.” The case has since been closed.

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In U.S. visit, Netanyahu warns an Iran deal could threaten Israel’s existence

Posted on the March 2nd, 2015 under General News by

Israel's PM Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in WashingtonBy Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel's survival and insisted he had a "moral obligation" to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue. Netanyahu left little doubt, however, about his objections to ongoing talks between Iran and world powers, which he said would allow Tehran to become a nuclear-armed state. "As prime minister of Israel, I have a moral obligation to speak up in the face of these dangers while there’s still time to avert them," Netanyahu told a cheering audience at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the largest U.S. pro-Israel lobby.



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Nasdaq Index Hits 5,000 For First Time Since 2000

Posted on the March 2nd, 2015 under General News by

The NASDAQ composite index returned to territory it hasn’t seen since the heyday of the dot-com boom, crossing the 5,000 mark in early trading Monday.

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Iraq moves against Islamic State in Tikrit – BBC News

Posted on the March 2nd, 2015 under General News by


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Iraq moves against Islamic State in Tikrit
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Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture Tikrit, the hometown of former leader Saddam Hussein, from Islamic State (IS) and its allies. Troops and militia were said to be attacking on different fronts, backed by air strikes from Iraqi fighter jets.
Iraqi army and militia begin assault on Isis strongholds north of BaghdadThe Guardian
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