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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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U.S. Soccer Will Support Blatter Rival in FIFA Election

24 min 55 sec ago
Sunil Gulati said he would vote for Prince Ali bin al-Hussein to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, even if it hurts U.S. Soccer’s chances to host another World Cup.

Ex-House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted on Federal Charges

26 min 57 sec ago
The Illinois politician is accused of lying to the F.B.I. and structuring cash withdrawals to avoid bank reporting requirements. .

Vladimir Putin Denounces U.S. Over FIFA Arrests

55 min 29 sec ago
The Russian president denounced what he said was “another blatant attempt by the United States to extend its jurisdiction to other states.”

Common Sense: How Netflix Keeps Finding Itself on the Same Side as Regulators

1 hour 18 min ago
The invisible hand of Netflix has been at work influencing policy and proposed mergers in the cable, broadband and media businesses.

Sanders Attracts Voters of a Certain Age: His

2 hours 11 min ago
Bernie Sanders, 73, whose progressive views often appeal to young Americans, also seems to be striking a deep chord with older voters as his presidential campaign gets underway.


Harrisburg Patriot-News

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Lancaster man, seven others charged with insurance fraud

19 min 10 sec ago
Carrasco-Rivera has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud, and one count each of theft by deception and attempted theft by deception.

Daycare closed until next week after intoxicated man breaks in, chokes child

34 min 26 sec ago

An employee with the daycare said the business would be closed until Monday as a result of the break in and assault on a 5-year-old girl.

Harrisburg joins Nextdoor social network to communicate with residents 'in a very targeted way'

1 hour 43 min ago

More than 1,200 residents in 17 Harrisburg neighborhoods already used the free private site to communicate, but the city now will also distribute information through the site. Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse encouraged more residents to sign up to get targeted updates from the city, including from the police and fire departments.

Paterno family to be honored by Sons and Daughters of Italy during convention

1 hour 47 min ago
The Paterno family will be given a medal and honored by the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge of the Sons and Daughters of Italy at an upcoming convention.

Will fat shaming ever go away? Biglerville and Harrisburg cases show some promise

2 hours 3 min ago

The author of a flippant letter on clothing guidelines given to Biglerville High School students likely didn't mean to offend anyone when he or she told female students not to show their "sausage rolls" or let their "bits and pieces" hang...


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.