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Submitted by Siddheshwar S. Salvi on Tuesday, 8/25/2009, at 12:56 PM

First Meeting of the Semester - Times TBA.


The New York Times

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Abuses by Nigeria’s Military Found to Be Rampant in War Against Boko Haram

1 hour 20 min ago
Amnesty International said that torture, mass shootings, starvation and the use of deadly fumigation chemicals in overcrowded cells have been routinely employed by the Nigerian military.

Decisions by Captain in Yangtze Ship Disaster Come Under Scrutiny

1 hour 34 min ago
At least two vessels on the Yangtze River on Monday dropped anchor after a warning about stormy weather, but the Oriental Star sailed on, and capsized.

Showtime to Introduce Net Streaming Service on July 12

1 hour 53 min ago
The service will include unlimited on-demand access to the channel’s original series as well as hundreds of hours of movies and sports programming.

Bronx Rabbi Case Prompts Prosecutors to Ask People to Come Forward

2 hours 11 min ago
The Bronx district attorney’s office said it would investigate activities linked to a prominent rabbi, Jonathan Rosenblatt, who frequently took boys as young as 12 into the sauna naked.

Interpol Issues Alerts for 6 After Sepp Blatter Says He’ll Quit

3 hours 3 min ago
The so-called red notices, issued at the request of the United States, were for two former senior FIFA officials and four corporate executives.


Harrisburg Patriot-News

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Former Mayor Reed: Harrisburg residents should "stand by," wait to see "process play out"

20 min 27 sec ago

Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed Wednesday afternoon gave his response to Harrisburg city residents who might believe he did corrupt things while in office.

Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed discusses his cancer: video

6 min 16 sec ago

During a news conference with reporters on Wednesday, former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed revealed that he's been battling cancer for the past several year. The cancer, which began in the prostate, is now at stage 4. Watch Reed discuss his...

Attacking heroin, painkiller abuse tops Levine's agenda

44 min 53 sec ago

Since taking on the role of acting physician general for Pennsylvania in January, Dr. Rachel Levine has been working on attacking prescription drug and heroin abuse in Pennsylvania. She discussed that work with the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen R. Reed: Those artifacts are mine

43 min 41 sec ago

Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen R. Reed said the artifacts seized from his home on Tuesday belonged to him.

Former Mayor Stephen R. Reed speaks for the first time since raid of home: Video

48 min 21 sec ago

Check here for video of former Harrisburg mayor Stephen R. Reid speaking with members of the media.


Boston Globe: Students Switching Activism to Boardroom

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Annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk Set For May 13

May 8, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Dickinson Homestead in Amherst will sponsor the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. The walk honors the memory of the poet Emily Dickinson, who died on May 15, 1886. The event is free and open to the public.