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SUMMER READING KICKOFF!!!: Join us on Monday, June 1 from 11:00-1:00 to sign up for Summer Reading. This will be a come and go program and will feature an interactive hands on lego building project with Marvel Superhero Legos & Bricks 4 Kidz - Ruston/West Monroe/Monroe, La and a "caring for your pet" petting zoo with "Underdog" and the Union (Louisiana) Humane Society. All children who register receive a free goodie bag, reading logs, and a costumed photo booth picture for the "Every Hero Has a Story". Calendar

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After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland

A protester is arrested after the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo, who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead, was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the Cleveland officer alone fired the fatal shots. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

Sun, 24 May 2015 18:40:12 -0400
Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone

Jeremy Steele, left, Ric Jaime, center, and Keith McNabb salvage belongings at their friend Mike Cook's house near Wimberley, Texas, Sunday, May 24, 2015. About 350 homes in the town of Wimberley were washed away by flash floods along the Blanco River, which rose 26 feet in just one hour and left piles of wreckage 20 feet high, Texas authorities said. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUTSAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

Sun, 24 May 2015 20:45:18 -0400
Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

Sun, 24 May 2015 18:42:53 -0400
Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash

Nobel Laureate John Nash receives an honorary award at City University of Hong Kong(Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday afternoon while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, said Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work on game theory and the mathematics of decision-making.

Sun, 24 May 2015 11:54:39 -0400
Deadly weather soaks south central U.S., forces evacuations

Trooper Marcus Gonzales walks on the Highway 12 bridge over the Blanco River which was blocked by large trees after flooding in Wimberly, TexasBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Flash flooding and severe storms in Texas forced evacuations, submerged roads and left thousands without power on Sunday, after an Oklahoma firefighter was swept into a storm drain during an overnight rescue effort and died. The National Weather Service reported river flooding across southern Oklahoma and central Texas, where six to nine inches of rain fell overnight. The severe weather was moving into Arkansas, Kurt Van Speybroeck, a NWS meteorologist based in Fort Worth, Texas, said.

Sun, 24 May 2015 15:27:51 -0400
Cleveland police say 71 people arrested overnight in protests

A protestor lies on the ground on a downtown intersection as Cleveland police officers block them from a RTA bus following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Brelo on manslaughter charges in ClevelandBy Aaron Josefczyk CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Some 71 people were arrested in Cleveland overnight during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman following a high-speed car chase in 2012, police said on Sunday. Protests were mostly peaceful after the judge's verdict was announced on Saturday, Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Over the past year, the deaths of unarmed black men during confrontations with police in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, Baltimore and elsewhere have spawned protests and occasional violent outbursts around the United States.

Sun, 24 May 2015 13:00:19 -0400
John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJJohn Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

Sun, 24 May 2015 13:30:08 -0400
Greece 'has no money' to meet IMF debt repayment

Greece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaultingGreece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaulting. Athens already had a close shave in May, when it was only able to scrape together the 750 million euros ($845 million) due to the IMF then by raiding its emergency reserves. With the clock ticking down to four more debt instalments from June 5, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis told Mega TV that the country has nothing left for the IMF in its coffers.

Sun, 24 May 2015 12:58:03 -0400
US: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after IS takeover Ramadi

FILE - In this May 1, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. The Islamic State groups takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the will to fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview on CNNs State of the Union that aired Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)The U.S. defense secretary delivers a harsh assessment of Iraqi fighters.

Sun, 24 May 2015 19:18:46 -0400
Malaysia finds mass graves of suspected trafficking victims

Rohingya migrants have their breakfast at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Thousands of migrants - about half of them Bangladeshi and the others minority Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar - have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand since May 10. Thousands more are believed to be trapped at sea, and the United Nations has warned that time is running out. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)Malaysian authorities make the grim discovery near the border with Thailand.

Sun, 24 May 2015 07:03:00 -0400
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