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Author Archive for: ‘Kathy Karadza’

‘Doctor Zhivago’ Used by CIA as Propaganda Tool, Book Reveals

The CIA praised Boris Pasternak’s novel, Doctor Zhivago, not necessarily because of its literary merits, but because the agency saw it as a propaganda tool during the Cold War, the Washington Post reported Saturday. The U.S. intelligence agency viewed Pasternak’s novel as a challenge to Communism, and supporting it as a way to make Soviet citizens question why their government was suppressing one …

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Mormon Women Turned Away From All-Male Priesthood Meeting

Hundreds of Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality were denied admittance to a male-only session of their faith’s spring conference on Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah, in their bid for the ordination of females into the lay priesthood. Members of the Ordain Women group, dressed in purple, marched along with their male supporters from a park to Salt Lake Tabernacle …

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Chicken Nugget Recall of Tyson Foods Product Sold at Sam’s Club

Tyson Foods has recalled 75,320 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Club warehouse stores after some consumers complained of finding bits of plastic in their food, the company said Friday. The voluntary recall includes 5-pound bags of Tyson white meat frozen chicken nuggets that were sold at Walmart-owned Sam’s Club locations nationwide. According to the firm, based in …

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Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

After an impressive nine decade career in show business, legendary actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday. He was 93. A Los Angeles County Coroner’s office duty officer confirmed the death, according to the Associated Press. No further information was available. Rooney, born Joseph Yule Jr. on Sept. 23, 1920, began his long career in show business at 15 months, when he appeared …

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Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Showed No Risk of Violence

Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez may have had a verbal altercation with a fellow soldier before he opened fire, killing three people and wounding 16 others, before turning the gun on himself at the army base on Wednesday, but otherwise showed no recent signs of violence, authorities said Thursday.  Investigators are looking into the possibility that Lopez had words with …

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Nigella Lawson Stopped From Boarding a Plane to the U.S.

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who has admitted past drug use, was denied permission to board a flight to the United States on Sunday, the U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Lynne Platt said Thursday. The embassy did not disclose the reason Lawson was not allowed entry into the United States. According to Platt, Lawson was stopped from traveling on the Los Angeles- bound …

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Kent State Shooting Suspect in Custody

The Kent State freshman who shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute, prompting a campus lockdown on Wednesday, remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapons charge, according to campus police. The 24-year-old suspect, Quavaugntay L. Tyler of Cleveland, fired a 9 mm handgun once Wednesday night during a dispute with two female students, Police Chief John Peach said. …

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Mass Faintings at Factories in Cambodia; More Than 200 Workers Fall Ill

More than 200 garment workers have fallen ill this week in textile factories in Cambodia, workers and the companies said on Thursday. A total of 118 employees passed out at work on Thursday at the factories run by Shen Zhou and Daqian Textile in Phnom Penh, police said. Workers also fell ill at a third factory run by New Wide …

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Anna Kendrick Promotes ‘SNL’ Hosting Debut in Hilarious New Promos

The new Saturday Night Live promos advertising Anna Kendrick’s hosting debut, which airs on April 5, showcase the actress’ musical skills and comic timing, and her confusion about the time and day the show actually takes place. The Perfect Pitch star and SNL cast member Taran Killiam appear in the spots together, doing everything from singing to playing April Fools’ pranks. The 35-year-old actress is …

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Fort Hood Shooting Leaves 4 Dead; Gunman Sought Mental Help

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, leaving four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 people wounded. The soldier, identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez, turned the gun on himself and died of a self-inflicted wound after opening fire at the military base where more than a dozen people were slain …

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Shows Off New Blonde Hairdo

Jennifer Love Hewitt opened up about her new life as a mother and wife on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday for the first time since giving birth to her daughter and marrying her husband, Brian Hallisay, in November 2013, and showed off her new blonde hairstyle. Hewitt looked demure in black pants topped with a red blazer and white blouse, and …

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Michigan Minimum Wage Increase Praised by Obama

President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and praised the state’s ongoing effort to raise minimum wage. Obama addressed a crowd of about 1,400 that included many students. He called for support in raising the state minimum wage to $10.10 from $7.40 by 2017. Democrats in the U.S. Senate are planning a vote …

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