Northwestern Football Players can now Unionize

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2014
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CHICAGO (AP) – In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation’s first union of college athletes.

The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board answered the …

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Shooter Found Dead After Setting House On Fire

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 27, 2014
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NORTH PLAINS — A man who shot a family member with a high-powered rifle at a house on Mountaindale Road north of Highway 26 on Wednesday died from a self-inflicted gunshot after setting the home on fire hours into a standoff with police.

Firefighters let it burn because of the risk to crews not knowing if the suspect was dead or …

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MH370: Satellite finds 300 objects in Indian Ocean

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2014

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PERTH, Australia (AP) – Planes and ships searching the southern Indian Ocean for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have failed to find any before stormy weather cut today’s hunt short.

Thailand says one of its satellites has detected 300 objects of various sizes about 125 miles from the area where a French satellite on Sunday spotted 122 …

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Grim Reality: Some Slide Victims May Not Be Found

Posted by Associated Press on March 26, 2014
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House in ruins in front of a barren hillside in the town of Oso

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Becky Bach watches and waits, hoping that search crews find her brother and three other relatives who are missing in Washington state’s deadly mudslide.

Doug Massingale waits too, for word about his 4-month-old granddaughter. Searchers were able to identify carpet from the infant’s bedroom, but …

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Drunk Secret Service Agent Recalled to US

Posted by Associated Press on March 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.

Word of another embarrassing incident to hit the elite agency came as the president was midway through a weeklong, four-country trip to Europe …

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