Monthly Archives: October 2013

Montour High School football players suspended

WPXI reports multiple players were cited for drinking at an underage party, leading to their suspension one day before the WPIAL football playoffs begin. Police said 50 teenagers were cited at a house party on Iroquois Drive.  Seven of the … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden has a job

The Voice of Russia reports Snowden is working in a field he knows well. Ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden will be working for the support team of one of the largest Russian websites, Anatoly Kucherena has said. Snowden, who was granted … Continue reading

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Britain approves press regulation plans

The Los Angeles Times reports that the British press is not happy with the decision to tighten regulations on what it does. But there is a significant loophole. A plan to regulate the British press as a result of the … Continue reading

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One-day strike at two top Northern Ireland universities

The BBC explores what’s behind the decision to hold a one-day strike at two leading universities in Northern Ireland. Lecturers and support staff are on a one-day strike at Queen’s University and the University of Ulster in a dispute over … Continue reading

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Russia, a dangerous place to do journalism

The New York Times examines the dangers journalists face covering controversial stories in Russia. Russia can be a hostile place for journalists, especially those attracted to the most compelling issues of the day, which of late have been the simmering … Continue reading

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Russia asks if arrest of NHL star is attempt to weaken Russian Olympic team

The Voice of Russia examines how Russian sports authorities are reacting to the arrest of Seymon Varlamov, who stands accused of domestic abuse in Colorado. “The situation is really strange, given that the Sochi Olympics will take place soon and … Continue reading

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PBS’ News Hour takes a huge ratings hit

The Baltimore Sun examines how PBS’ signature news program has lost almost half its audience over the past eight years. Here’s the news today: The size of the “NewsHour” audience in 2013 is down to 1.3 million a night. That … Continue reading

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