The Skanner Newspaper - USA http://theskanner.com/news/usa Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:35:07 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Cautious Optimism Greets End of NYPD Surveillance http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21095-cautious-optimism-greets-end-of-nypd-surveillance http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21095-cautious-optimism-greets-end-of-nypd-surveillance Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats

 

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helen@theskanner.com (JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS, Associated Press) USA Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:33 -0700
Five Things to Know About Tax Day http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21090-five-things-to-know-about-tax-day http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21090-five-things-to-know-about-tax-day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears 

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helen@theskanner.com (The Associated Press) USA Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:58:42 -0700
Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21085-obama-republicans-compete-for-support-among-women http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21085-obama-republicans-compete-for-support-among-women No single group will be more important to Democrats' fortunes, say White House advisers, than unmarried women

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Nedra Pickler, Associated Press) USA Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:49:28 -0700
Official IDs White Supremacist as Kansas Jewish Center Attacks Suspect http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21083-official-ids-white-supremacist-as-kansas-jewish-center-attacks-suspect http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21083-official-ids-white-supremacist-as-kansas-jewish-center-attacks-suspect  

Frazier Glenn Cross is a former Ku Klux Klan leader

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Maria Sudekum, Associated Press) USA Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:16:42 -0700
Obama Speech Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21073-obama-speech-marks-50th-anniversary-of-civil-rights-act http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21073-obama-speech-marks-50th-anniversary-of-civil-rights-act A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama lauded Lyndon B. Johnson in Texas

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helen@theskanner.com (Helen Silvis) USA Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:46:43 -0700
College Visit Turns Tragic For Calif. Students http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21072-college-visit-turns-tragic-for-calif-students http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21072-college-visit-turns-tragic-for-calif-students A college visit by more than 40 high school students turned tragic when a FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a grassy highway median and slammed into their bus in a fiery wreck that left 10 people dead

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helen@theskanner.com (Helen Silvis) USA Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:33:35 -0700
Veteran Journalist and National Association of Black Journalists Co-Founder Chuck Stone Dies http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21053-veteran-journalist-and-national-association-of-black-journalists-co-founder-stone-dies http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21053-veteran-journalist-and-national-association-of-black-journalists-co-founder-stone-dies Stone served as a Tuskegee airman and a journalism professor at University of North Carolina

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving) USA Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:51:44 -0700
As Growing Demand for US Apartments Push Up Rents, Seattle’s Jump Highest http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21052-growing-demand-for-us-apartments-pushing-up-rents-seattle-s-jump-highest http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21052-growing-demand-for-us-apartments-pushing-up-rents-seattle-s-jump-highest A 6 percent rise in rents between 2000 and 2012 is worsened by a 13 percent drop in income among renters nationwide

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Alex Veiga, AP Real Estate Writer) USA Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:40:21 -0700
Obamacare: Deadline Passed, Even the Healthy Locked Out of 2014 Policies Now http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21051-obamacare-deadline-passed-even-the-healthy-locked-out-of-2014-policies-now http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21051-obamacare-deadline-passed-even-the-healthy-locked-out-of-2014-policies-now The next wide-open chance to sign up comes in November

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Connie Cass, Associated Press) USA Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:19:28 -0700
Senators and CIA Fight Over Plan to Release Terror Report Summary http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21061-senators-and-cia-fight-over-plan-to-release-terror-report-summary http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21061-senators-and-cia-fight-over-plan-to-release-terror-report-summary The Senate Intelligence Committee is poised to release report that slams the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods. CIA chiefs are horrified

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helen@theskanner.com (Bradley Klapper and Stephen Braun, Associated Press) USA Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:35:56 -0700
Senate Report: Torture Didn't Lead To Bin Laden http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21060-senate-report-torture-didn-t-lead-to-bin-laden http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21060-senate-report-torture-didn-t-lead-to-bin-laden A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden 

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helen@theskanner.com (BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press) USA Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:19:00 -0700
Pew Poll: Americans Reject Drug War Policies http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21028-pew-poll-americans-reject-drug-war-policies http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21028-pew-poll-americans-reject-drug-war-policies Three out of four say marijuana will be legal across USA, but 63 percent oppose public smoking.

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helen@theskanner.com (Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press) USA Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:01:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Jury: White Officers Falsely Arrested Black Teen http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21023-pittsburgh-jury-white-officers-falsely-arrested-black-teen http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21023-pittsburgh-jury-white-officers-falsely-arrested-black-teen Jury Awards Jordan Miles $119,000 in damages for false arrest, but says officers did not use excessive force

 

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helen@theskanner.com (By Joe Mandak, Associated Press ) USA Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:16:58 -0700
Missed The Health Care Deadline? It's Not Too Late http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21020-missed-the-health-care-deadline-it-s-not-too-late http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21020-missed-the-health-care-deadline-it-s-not-too-late If you missed the health enrollment deadlien don't despair. It's not too late to get subsidized coverage.

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helen@theskanner.com (Connie Cass, Associated Press) USA Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:01:09 -0700
Naturalize Now – Citizenship Application to Double in Length http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21015-naturalize-now-citizenship-application-to-double-in-length http://theskanner.com/news/usa/21015-naturalize-now-citizenship-application-to-double-in-length In May, the citizenship application, called the N-400, will become twice as long, going from 10 pages to 21 pages.

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helen@theskanner.com (By Elena Shore Special to the NNPA from New America Media) USA Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:25:51 -0700