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Texas woman, 85, killed by 2 pit bulls in home - dewster
[quote][b]Texas woman, 85, killed by 2 aggressive pit bulls in home, police say[/b] http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/01/texas-woman-85-killed-by-2-aggressive-pit-bulls-in-home-police-say/ The body of an 85-year-old Texas woman was found in her home Monday after police say she was apparently a...


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EBR schools audit- 'troubling' discrepancies in district's academic record - dewster
[quote]In one case, staff members were ordered to delete emails about a student’s records that were being audited, a draft summary of the audit released by the state on Sunday said.[/quote] [quote]Last school year, at one school in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, there were 29 students...


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Suntrust Bank - dewster
Are they pleasant to deal with? Surprise you with hidden fees for household checking accounts? They have a lot of branch locations in my area and free checking if you meet certain requirements. I was wondering if they are frustrating or if people had bad experiences with them. I'm switc...


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Who Are The Long-Term Unemployed? - dewster
[quote] Who Are The Long-Term Unemployed (interesting state breakdown) http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/01/28/267743569/who-are-the-long-term-unemployed-in-three-graphs When you are out of work and looking for 27 weeks or longer, you become part of a group the Bureau of Labor Statistics ca...


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Al-Jazeera Journalists sent to trial on terror-related charges in Egypt - dewster
[quote][b]Egypt Refers Al-Jazeera Journalists To Trial[/b]http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=268150581&ft=1&f CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor on Wednesday referred 20 journalists from the Al-Jazeera TV network, including four foreigners, to trial on charges of allegedly jo...


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Plans for streetcar connecting LSU and downtown B.R. in the works - dewster
[quote]http://www.businessreport.com/article/20140128/BUSINESSREPORT0112/140129802 Plans to develop a streetcar along Nicholson Drive are beginning to take shape, according to Portland, Ore.-based consultant John Fregonese, who is helping the city-parish implement its new master plan, FuturEBR. F...


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A car dealer’s scientific guide to the 10 worst and 10 best used vehicles - dewster
http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/car-dealer-scientific-guide-10-worst-used-vehicles-222709616.html [quote]10. Volkswagen New Beetle (automatic transmission issues and cheap interior components; diesel models with 5-speed manuals are by far the best powertrain option.) 9. Mazda 626 (autom...


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BR student attacked at school bus transfer station; NBC calls it "knockout" game - dewster
[quote][b]Violent 'knockout game' hits home; BR boy suffers concussion, cuts[/b] http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/crimetracker/violent-knockout-game-hit BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — He dreams of becoming an engineer, loves computers, and even knows Kung Fu, but right now, this twelve year old can't d...


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Detroit Auto Show: 2015 GMC Canyon pickup truck - dewster
[quote] DETROIT -- The 2015 GMC Canyon is the bolder, more-chiseled half of General Motors' dual bid to revive consumer interest in smaller pickups. While the Chevrolet Colorado is sporty and sleek, the Canyon, its corporate sibling, looks a bit like a little brother to the GMC Sierra full-sized...


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Lawsuit challenging congressional district’s boundaries is dropped - dewster
[quote]http://theadvocate.com/home/7990046-125/lawsuit-challenging-congressional-districts-boundaries A demand for the redrawing of Louisiana’s allegedly gerrymandered congressional 2nd District was filed in federal court in late November on behalf of three Baton Rouge residents. Now, poof! Th...


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Retaliation: EBR metro council propose end to hiring from outside city - dewster
[quote][link=(http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2013/12/baton_rouge_metro_council_memb.html)]NOLA.com[/link] [b]Baton Rouge Metro Council members propose not hiring anyone from St. George, Baker, Central, Zachary[/b] Five Baton Rouge Metro Council members are proposing that the ci...


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Don't Call it "Obamacare" anymore. - Dems rebrand Obamacare - dewster
[quote] Obamacare Then, Affordable Care Act Now [link=(http://freebeacon.com/obamacare-then-affordable-care-act-now/)]LINK[/link] The term “Obamacare” has largely disappeared from the mouths of Democrats as the president’s health care reform law has gone from a rallying cry to a political gre...


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Chevrolet reveals 2015 Colorado pickup truck - dewster
http://www.freep.com/article/20131120/BUSINESS0101/311200042/General-Motors-GM-Chevrolet-Colorado-Chevy-pickup-trucks [quote]The standard powertrain is a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine with 193 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder engine is an option, and the company wil...


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Obamacare lacks key cost control: Mayo Clinic CEO - dewster
[quote] [b]Mayo CEO: Obamacare lacks key cost control[/b] Link to right wing blogger: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101162215 Obamacare does nothing to link doctors' fees to their performance and reduce health-care costs, the head of the Mayo Clinic told CNBC on Friday. "The Affordable Care Act ...


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delete - dewster
delete please. repost....


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Cupcake store, car repair shop listed as Obamacare signup sites without knowing - dewster
[quote] Cupcake store, car repair shop listed as Obamacare signup sites Link to full article: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/23835988/cupcake-store-car-repair-shop-listed-as-obamacare-signup-sites NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Apex Car and Limousine Service fixes bodies, but they belong to cars not pe...


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Democrats now pushing back against Obama - dewster
[quote] [b]Democrats now pushing back against Obama[/b] Link to right wing blog: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101158814 Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress. From health car...


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How Obamacare will raise your employer sponsored insurance premiums - dewster
[quote]http://www.cnbc.com/id/101158964 The estimated 149 million Americans under age 65 who get their health insurance through their employers could be the next group to feel the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for 2014 is about to begin at thousands of companies, and many...


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Policy cancellations, higher premiums add to frustration over Obamacare - dewster
[quote]http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57609534/policy-cancellations-higher-premiums-add-to-frustration-over-obamacare/ (CBS News) Nearly five weeks into the launch of HealthCare.gov, the management expert brought in to turn around the website says its issues are fixable. But it's going to...


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By-product of oil boom - American shipbuilding rebounds - dewster
[quote]Made-in-USA shipbuilding finds an unlikely ally http://www.cnbc.com/id/101143677 The 820-foot Liberty Bay sits dry-docked in Philadelphia's Aker Shipyard. A massive supertanker destined for the West Coast, the ship is set to launch next week when it will undergo its final outfitting bef...


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Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism - dewster
[quote]Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_PRESS_FREEDOM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-10-10-10-02-45 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of lea...


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Democrats lose lead in generic congressional ballot - dewster
[quote]http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/top_stories/generic_congressional_ballot As the federal government shutdown continues without an end in sight, Democrats have lost their lead of the last two weeks and are again running even with Republicans on the Generic Congression...


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Study says La. voucher program aids desegregation efforts - dewster
[quote]Contrary to Justice Department claims, student transfers improve racial integration http://educationnext.org/the-louisiana-scholarship-program/ The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), also known as the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, provides public funds for l...


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CNBC: Wall Street wonders if Obama wants a "severe" selloff - dewster
[quote][b]Wall Street wonders if Obama wants a selloff[/b] http://www.cnbc.com/id/101082066 [b]President Barack Obama's best friend could be Wall Street's worst nightmare. [/b] A little market crisis—not enough to crash the economy into recession but enough to stir public fear that would push ...


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Three years later, Tea Party group gets IRS tax-exempt status - dewster
[quote]Three years later, Tea Party group finally gets IRS tax-exempt OK http://washingtonexaminer.com/three-years-later-theteaparty.net-finally-gets-irs-tax-exempt-ok/article/2536672 One of the groups at the center of the IRS scandal has finally received its tax-exempt status after a three-ye...


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Boehner mocks Senate for taking Sunday off ahead of shutdown deadline - dewster
[quote] Boehner mocks senate for taking Sunday off http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/325429-boehner-mocks-senate-for-taking-sunday-off Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday morning blasted Senate Democrats for not working on Sunday, even as they continued to warn about the dire th...


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CNN's Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation - dewster
[quote]Charles Ferguson says he was met with a [b]wall of silence[/b] from more than a hundred people who refused to be interviewed http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/sep/30/cnn-hillary-clinton-film-scrapped-producer The Oscar-winning film director Charles Ferguson has cancelled his CNN doc...


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...the reason the WH and Senate won't agree to compromise - dewster
A second bipartisan bill that protects the full faith and credit of the US government passed the house [link=(http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/28/20732222-shutdown-nears-as-house-passes-funding-bill-that-delays-obamacare?lite )]yesterday evening.[/link]. The senate will not vote on...


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UAW charged with misleading and coercing workers at VW's Tennessee plant - dewster
[quote]UAW misled us, Chattanooga VW workers tell NLRB http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130925/BUSINESS/309250166/2263/BUSINESS03?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1 Eight Chattanooga Volkswagen workers have filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board saying they were misled or coerced int...


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'Blind Side' biological mother charged with DUI - dewster
[quote]'Blind Side' biological mother charged with DUI http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/sep/27/ohers-biological-mother-charged-with-dui/The biological mother of Michael Oher, subject of the bestselling book “The Blind Side” and the subsequent movie, was arrested Thursday and charged with...


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