OES Sends Banner Of Support To West Germany High School

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 20, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — High school students at Oregon Episcopal School have signed their names to a banner of support and will send it to Joseph Koenig High School in West Germany.  The school lost 16 students on a Spanish exchange program last month when a Germanwings plane crashed into the Alps.

Mother Heather Wenrick says they came up with the banner …

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Portland Church Joins National Commemoration of End of Civil War

Posted by Pat Boyle on April 9, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The First Congregational Church of Christ in downtown Portland will join organizations across the country by ringing its bells at 12:15pm Thursday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

This is the day Union General Ulysses S. Grant met at the Appomattox Court House with Confederate General Robert E. Lee to determine the terms …

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Kenya Attack Survivor Says Gunmen Scouted The Campus

Posted by Associated Press on April 3, 2015
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GARISSA, Kenya — The Islamic extremists who slaughtered 147 people at a college in northeast Kenya as they shouted “God is great” appeared to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians had gone to pray, survivors said Friday.

In Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, family members went to a morgue where some bodies had been airlifted from Garissa, victims of the …

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World Powers, Iran Reach Framework for Nuke Deal

Posted by Associated Press on April 2, 2015
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — After marathon negotiations, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced a deal Thursday outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing negotiators toward a comprehensive agreement within three months.

Reading out a joint statement, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini hailed what she called a “decisive step” after …

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Amanda Knox Murder Conviction Overturned

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2015
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ROME — Italy’s highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday over the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Finished!” Knox’s lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the decision was read out late Friday. “It couldn’t be better than this.”

In …

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