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Fake Mandela memorial sign language interpreter hospitalised

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 19 2013, 5:56am CST | by IANS

Johannesburg, Dec 19 (IANS) The sign language interpreter, who grabbed headlines across the world for allegedly using a fake sign language at the Nelson Mandela memorial last week, has been admitted to a hospital in South Africa.
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Commons Speaker John Bercow Strengthens His Position Despite Disastrous 12 Months

Jul 22 2014 2:45am CDT | Source: Big Government

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John Bercow has had a rather difficult year. Twelve months ago, the Speaker of the House of Commons suffered public humiliation at the hands of Conservative MPs, who passed to the press physical evidence of so-called "Bollocked By Bercow" badges they were secretly wearing to subvert him. The badges were designed by backbencher Simon Burns, who famously muttered that Bercow was a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf", only to apologi ...
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MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain for analysis (Lead, changing dateline)
London, July 23 (IANS) The black box recorders from the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have arrived in Britain for data downloading and analysis, the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said Wednesday. | by IANS
 
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Hillary Clinton on dogs, Dostoevsky and 'Goodnight Moon'

Jul 21 2014 7:53pm CDT | Source: Politics Now - Los Angeles Times

Who’s the most meaningful person that Hillary Rodham Clinton has met in her lifetime? Nelson Mandela. Her biggest influence? Her late mother. The first book that she will read to her new grandchild? “Goodnight Moon.” Her favorite book of all time? “The Brothers Karamazov” by F ...
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Church Of England's Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Announces Support Of Assisted Suicide Bill

Jul 15 2014 7:56am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Three leading Anglicans have entered an explosive debate about whether it is permissible for Christians to allow doctors in England and Wales to administer lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients given less than six months to live. More than 100 members of the House of Lords, England’s upper house of Parliament, have asked to speak on the second reading of the Assisted Dying Bill on Friday (July 18). ...
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Scott Esk, Republican Candidate In Oklahoma, Says It's OK To Stone Gays To Death

Jun 11 2014 11:43pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Scott Esk, a Republican Tea Party candidate in Oklahoma, got into a debate on Facebook last summer in which he advocated killing homosexuals. “I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” Esk wrote in comments uncovered by Oklahoma journalist Rob Morris. “That goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of ...
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Maya Angelou Memorial Service Attended By Oprah, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama And More

Jun 7 2014 9:09am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Family, friends and famous admirers including first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey are gathering for a tribute to poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou. Angelou is being honored as a renaissance figure and one of the 20th century's most famous black writers at a private memorial service planned later Saturday morning at Wake Forest University. Angelou died May 28 at age 86 after a remarkable life with important roles in civil ri ...
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Bergdahl Six-Month-Old 'Proof of Life' Video Used to Justify Rushed Trade

Jun 5 2014 11:35am CDT | Source: Big Government

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said in repeated public statements that the decision to trade five high-ranking Taliban officials' freedom for the life of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was made at this time "to save his life." The Obama administration did not act immediately, however, as the video used to justify the trade deal was reportedly obtained in January. "It was our judgment that if we could find an opening, we needed to get him out of there, essentia ...
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GOP Senator: Bergdahl Spoke English In 'Proof of Life' Video Made Last Year

Jun 4 2014 7:23pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Senator Mark Kirk Returns To Senate Walking, After 10 Months Of Stroke Rehabilitation
At a Senate intelligence briefing given by the White House’s Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken, members watched a “proof of life” video made by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Taliban captors late last year. According to Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) Kirk, Bergdahl appeared weak but spoke English and referenced the passing of South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela died on December 5, 2013. “He didn’t look good. He s ...
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