July 24, 2014

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San Antonio: Ivy Taylor appointed the first African American woman to be mayor of the city

San Antonio: Ivy Taylor appointed the first African American woman to be mayor of the city Ivy Taylor named San Antonio Mayor. She did not win a majority of the council vote, as her colleagues split 5-3 over her and Councilman Ray Lopez. Ivy R. Taylor was appointed to serve as Mayor of San Antonio […]

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July 21, 2014

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NHL: Detroit Red Wings reveal plans, renderings for its new arena

NHL: Detroit Red Wings reveal plans, renderings for its new arena Ilitch organization shares bold vision for building world-class, mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Detroit Source: Red Wings Ilitch organization expands its investment to include tens of millions of dollars in public infrastructure improvements such as lighting, sidewalks, green spaces and streets concurrently with […]

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July 18, 2014

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L.A.’s current tallest skyscraper to get observation deck

Los Angeles: Current tallest skyscraper on the west coast to get observation deck By Roger Vincent The Los Angeles Times U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building in the West, will soon have an observation deck and sky-high restaurant catering to visitors to downtown Los Angeles. The deck, the first of its kind in Southern California, […]

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July 16, 2014

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NASA scientists getting closer to finding if there is alien life

NASA scientists getting closer to finding if there is alien life Top NASA scientists, at a panel discussion, said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure if extraterrestrial life is somewhere in the immensity of the universe. The panel included some of NASA’s top scientists, including Ellen Stofan, NASA’s chief scientist; John […]

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July 16, 2014

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Toronto: One year until Pan Am Games

Toronto: Pan Am Games hampered by facility delays Pan Am Games officials confident that all 25 venues across Southern Ontario will be ready on time and under budget, but some sites don’t appear to be on track By: Jennifer Pagliaro The Star TORONTO- Regardless of whether it’s built yet, the Games will come. While Pan […]

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July 15, 2014

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US appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions

US appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions US appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions. The court ruled 2-to-1 on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The follows a 2013 order by the U.S. Supreme Court requesting the lower court to clarify […]

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July 15, 2014

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6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil- new BRICS development bank

BRICS Development Bank launched, first president to be from India AFP FORTALEZA, Brazil- Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers on Tuesday created a Shanghai-based development bank and a reserve fund seen as counterweights to Western-led financial institutions. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed to launch the institutions to […]

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July 14, 2014

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Los Angeles: San Fernando Valley light-rail line is back on the table

Los Angeles: San Fernando Valley light-rail line is back on the table The Los Angeles Times For the first time in more than two decades, Los Angeles transportation officials can legally discuss building a light-rail line through a southern swath of the San Fernando Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill July 8, 2014 that will […]

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July 13, 2014

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Washington DC: 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens

150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens Fort Stevens, the District’s northernmost fort during the Civil War, is perhaps best known for two things: the last Confederate invasion and a close call for President Lincoln, who faced enemy fire. On July 13, 2014 the fort and Battleground National Cemetery mark the 150th anniversary of […]

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July 11, 2014

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UN report says world’s population going increasingly urban

UN report says world’s population going increasingly urban Xinhua UNITED NATIONS- A new United Nations report issued here Thursday said that the world population is increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas at present. According to the report, 54 percent of the world’s population nowadays live in urban areas, a proportion that […]

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