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Congress Approves Sugar Tax Bill; Cost Of Sugary Drinks And Foods Expected To Triple By 2015

Congress Approves Sugar Tax Bill; Cost Of Sugary Drinks And Foods Expected To Triple By 2016

August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  A bill that would tax granulated sugar and all sugary foods is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama next week, after The House gave final congressional approval on Wednesday to a ...

Government
Obama To Sign Executive Order Changing U.S. Currency From Dollar To Euro

Obama To Sign Executive Order Changing U.S. Currency From Dollar To Euro

August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  President Obama is not done transforming America just yet, and according to insiders from the White House, his latest planned executive order will change the way every American does business. President Obama reportedly ...

Business
Deaf Couple ‘Too Loud’ For Amtrak’s Quiet Car

Deaf, Mute Couple ‘Too Loud’ For Amtrak’s Quiet Car

August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -  Amtrak Conductor Charlene Roberts thought she was the victim of an insensitive prank when a commuter on the train's popular Northeast Corridor route made an unexpected complaint. Traveling from Washington to New York aboard Amtrak’s ...

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Obama Drains Martha’s Vineyard Pond To Retrieve Commemorative Golf Ball

Obama Drains Martha’s Vineyard Pond To Retrieve Commemorative Golf Ball

August 13, 2014

OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts -  Day 5 of President Barack Obama’s annual vacation to the resort island community of Martha’s Vineyard was met with dismay and controversy, when a fresh-water pond was drained so that a commemorative ...

Business
Fake Wal-Mart Greeter Arrested For Soliciting Sex To Customers

Fake Wal-Mart Greeter Arrested For Soliciting Sex To Customers

August 12, 2014

NORMAN, Oklahoma -  One Walmart Supercenter in Norman, Oklahoma lists a pharmacy, grocery, garden department, tire & lube facility, and a photo center as part of its store services.  A local sting operation revealed another, unauthorized ...

Education
11-Year-Old African-American Student Forced To Ride To School In The Back Of The Bus

11-Year-Old African-American Student Forced To Ride To School In The Back Of The Bus

August 12, 2014

WEST AKRON, Ohio -  The predominantly African-American community of West Akron is rife with discontent tonight after Jamal Johnson, a black student who attends a special summer-school program provided by the Akron school district, was forced ...

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Teenage Girl Dies of Hypothermia After Taking Part In 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Teenage Girl Dies of Hypothermia After Taking Part In ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

August 12, 2014

BOSTON, Massachusetts -  Seventeen-year-old Latasha Johnson died last night after taking part in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge,'  according to Boston Police Department spokesperson Cheryl Fiandaca. "It is with sadness and regret that we have indeed ruled this ...

Education
Librarian Hospitalized After Book Burning Destroys Library

Librarian Hospitalized After ‘Book Burning’ Incident Destroys Library

August 12, 2014

ZANESVILLE, Ohio -  Norma Garrison has been in charge of The Muskingum County Public Library in Zanesville, Ohio since 1974.  “Education and culture are the most important gifts we can give our young people -- within limits,” said Garrison ...

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