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  • United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago: Who Is Joseph Mondello?

    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Donald Trump chose a longtime Republican politico to be the next United States ambassador to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Joseph N. Mondello has served as chairman of the Nassau County, New York, Republican Committee since May 1983. He also served as the Republican National Committeeman for New York from 1992 to 2004, as chairman of the New York Republican State Committee from 2006 to 2009, and as a Trump delegate to the 2016 Republican Convention, as did his wife, Linda.   read more
  • Condom Controversy: Alabama vs. China

    Thursday, April 09, 2009
    Turns out “Buy American” does not apply to condoms. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has decided to end its contract with Alabama-based Alatech Healthcare Products for the condoms it distributes overseas, and instead will buy th...   read more
  • Obama and Banks vs. Civil Rights Groups

    Thursday, April 09, 2009
    Consumer and civil rights groups are beside themselves over a decision by the Justice Department to pick up where the Bush administration left off in defending banks accused of having racist lending practices. Later this month, President Barack Ob...   read more
  • Retrial Ordered in Murder of American Nun

    Thursday, April 09, 2009
    A three-judge panel has ordered a Brazilian rancher to again stand trial for the murder of Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old nun from Ohio who was murdered in 2005 while campaigning to save the Amazon rainforest. Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was first tri...   read more
  • Judge Slams Justice Department for Hiding Witness’ Mental Illness

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009
    It might be difficult to find a more irate judge in the country right now than U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who has publicly scolded the Justice Department over the shady legal practices of government attorneys handling the cases of Guantán...   read more
  • Hidden Facts about the Columbine Massacre

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009
    David Cullen was one of the many reporters who dashed to Littleton, Colorado, when word first got out about the shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. But unlike his media counterparts, Cullen, who was then working for Salon.com, wou...   read more
  • Pfizer to Pay $75 Million Fine in “Constant Gardener” Case

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009
    One of the most challenging class action cases ever pursued against a pharmaceutical company has resulted in a $75 million settlement by Pfizer, which was accused of illegally testing a drug on African children. During a meningitis epidemic in Nig...   read more
  • Red Cross Accuses U.S. Medical Personnel of Aiding Torture

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009
    While CIA agents tortured suspected terrorists at secret facilities, medical personnel were not only present, but assisted in the interrogations, thus committing a “gross breach of medical ethics,” according to a previously confidential report by ...   read more
  • Air Force Chooses Runner-Up for Nuclear Command Center

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009
    An important new command, charged with keeping track of the US Air Force’s nuclear weapons, will be stationed in Louisiana, much to the chagrin of politicians in Nebraska. Barksdale Air Force Base was selected by the Air Force to host the Global S...   read more
  • Egyptian Student Acquitted on Explosives Charge in Florida…and Rearrested

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009
    Youssef Megahed, a 23-year-old Tampa resident and citizen of Egypt, was arrested on an immigration warrant on April 6, just three days after a jury acquitted the former Florida State student of federal charges of transporting explosives and posses...   read more
  • It Still Pays to be a CEO

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    According to the Hay Group, a management consulting firm that analyzed proxy statements for companies with annual revenues exceeding $5 billion, the median salaries and bonuses for the top executives of 200 large United States-based companies fell...   read more
  • What Do Rocket Fuel and Baby Formula Have in Common?

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    A recent study by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control has found potentially dangerous levels of perchlorate, a chemical used in rocket fuel, in powered infant formula. Exposure to perchlorate damages the thyroid and might potentially imp...   read more
  • Growing Refugee Crisis in Pakistan

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    The American-Pakistani campaign to eliminate the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Pakistan has created an enormous humanitarian crisis affecting one million people who have fled their homes to escape the fighting, including 546,000 who have already registe...   read more
  • Bright Side of Economic Downturn…Highway Deaths Plunge

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    While every indicator about the economy continues to look dreary, one set of statistics is downright life-preserving, thanks in large part to the recession. Last year, the fewest motorists in almost 50 years died on the nation’s highway—37, 313—re...   read more
  • Army Chaplain Asks Soldiers to Fast on Jewish Feast Day

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    In a move that outraged Jewish members of the U.S. military, the U.S. Army’s Chief of Chaplains issued a proclamation shortly before Passover that called upon all Army personnel to participate in a “day of prayer and fasting” on the first night of...   read more
  • Photos of Military Coffins Allowed after 18-Year Ban

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    After almost two decades, the American public finally was able to witness the return of a fallen soldier last Saturday when the body of an airman arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Myers was killed in Afgh...   read more
  • States Taxing Individuals More, Corporations Less

    Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    Most Americans grumble about the taxes they pay to the federal government, but for many, state taxes are at least as burdensome. A recent Census Department release of tax revenue by state for the years 2007 and 2008 reveals that 2008 saw a dramati...   read more
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