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Study: 3 of 4 Whites Have No Non-White Friends

The Wonkblog over at the Washington Post has a pretty interesting write-up of new research from the Public Religion Research Institute. In a study of race and friendship, PRRI found that a large majority (75 percent) of whites have “entirely white social networks without any minority presence.” And, for what it’s worth, the same holds true for less than two thirds of Blacks. 177 more words

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Liberia’s Foreign Minister Expresses Deep Concern Over “Exaggerated” Reactions against Ebola Affected Countries

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan says while it is understandable that countries not affected by the Ebola outbreak may take measures to protect their citizens, they should heed the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations which do not support travel or trade restrictions on Liberia and other countries hit by the Ebola virus. 435 more words

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Military jet crash in Virginia

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An Air Force jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot’s status was unknown. 167 more words


911 Dispatcher In Hot Water After Hanging Up On Mom Who Called For Help

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said. 362 more words

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Impeached Enugu Deputy Gov Heads to Court

Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, who was formally removed from office through impeachment Tuesday in unanimous decision of the State House of Assembly for misconduct has vowed to seek redress in court. 1,123 more words


Super ‘Pacman’ has to relinquish politics

Pacman is of course our very own world boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao. It is a moniker aptly applied to him for easy name recall when he started campaigning abroad and winning boxing bouts one after another. 367 more words


Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) – Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. 250 more words