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Bloomsday 2013

Bloomsday 2013

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    • Michigan dog shot in the head, left for dead making miraculous recovery

      IRON RIVER, Mich. - A Michigan community is rallying around a dog who was shot in the head and left for dead earlier this month, and veterinarians say the young pups recovery is miraculous.  On January 11, a man in the Iron River community saw a 1-year-old black and white dog he thought was dead on the side of a road. When the man got out to take a look, the dog picked up his head and looked at him.

    • Georgia mom's post about charging 5-year-old daughter rent sparks debate

      A mother in Georgia is causing discussion and debate following  a post she made on Facebook where she writes, in all caps, "I make my 5 year old pay rent." Essence Evans' post has gotten international attention for the post made last Sunday, on Jan. 14. She writes she gives her daughter a $7 allowance every week. but charges rent to teach her daughter "real world" concepts.

    • From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

      NEW YORK (AP) - People participating in marches in the United States and around the world walked in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on the anniversary of his inauguration.

    • Dozens dressed as Tyrannosaurus rex descend on public square

      PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - His name means "king of the tyrant lizards," but sometimes Tyrannosaurus rex just wants to party.    Make that many T. rexes. Hundreds of curious people descended on Portland's Monument Square on Saturday to observe a gathering of dinosaur lovers dressed as the science museum staple.

    • Montana men arrested in Idaho following road rage incident

      COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in northern Idaho say two Montana men have been taken into custody following a road rage incident that included shots fired.    Coeur d'Alene police tell the Coeur d'Alene Press that 20-year-old Kenneth C. Gieber of Polson and 25-year-old Shawn K. Tate of Missoula on Thursday were booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm.

    • Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

      WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget.    In both spots, he's been at the center of government shutdowns.

    • Long shutdown could hurt economy, short one just 'a blip'

      If the government shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed.    But economists say a longer impasse could rattle consumer and investor confidence, pulling stocks lower and dragging down the economy. 

    • British Airways pilot, allegedly drunk, taken off plane

      LONDON (AP) - A British Airways pilot has been removed from the cockpit of a flight amid fears he was drunk.    The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that police "rushed on the plane and headed straight for the cockpit. The first officer was cuffed and led away." The newspaper says worried airline workers alerted police before the flight left for Mauritius.

    • Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

      KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul.    Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed Saturday that the hotel came under attack at around 9 p.m. local time, but could not provide additional details.    Afghan Special Forces arrived at the hotel in response to attack, Danish added.  

    • Ex-Seattle reporter gets 3 years in prison for rape scheme

      SEATTLE (AP) - A former Seattle journalist who lured women to his apartment under the ruse that he was a female porn recruiter in order to have sex with them has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.    Multiple news outlets reported that 41-year-old Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey was sentenced Friday. 

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