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On the Calendar:  Thursday, 3/5/2015 11:00 AM
~Red Beans & Blues Brunch~: DUE TO WEATHER: This event has been moved back to March 5. Join the Union Arts Council and the Union Parish Library as we host a Red Beans and Blues Brunch with local blues artist Slim Finley. Calendar

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Ferguson federal probe reveals racist emails

Ferguson Report: Rampant Racism and Other Scathing Findings From ProbeU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says report shows deep distrust and hostility in the community.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:05:00 -0500
U.S. ambassador attacked in Seoul

Television reports say the US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an attack by an armed assailant in Seoul, pictured on May 9, 2014The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an attack by a blade-wielding assailant Thursday in Seoul, police and television reports said. The YTN news channel, citing witnesses and police sources, said a man with a blade concealed in his right hand attacked Lippert as he was attending a breakfast function at the Sejong Cultural Institute in central Seoul. Security staff and police officers were seen jumping on the assailant, who was dressed in traditional Korean clothes and reportedly shouted an anti-war slogan as he lashed out at the envoy. The United States and South Korea launched annual joint military exercises this week, triggering a surge in tensions with North Korea.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:11:07 -0500
Benghazi committee subpoenas Hillary Clinton's emails

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law. Clinton's office said nothing was illegal or improper about her use of the non-government account and that she believed her business emails to State Department and other .gov accounts would be archived in accordance with government rules. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)The House Select Committee on Benghazi is planning to subpoena Clintonmail.com.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:28:22 -0500
In Israel, analysts see election boost for Netanyahu from speech

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves following his address to a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015, in Washington, DCMany analysts in Israel say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress, which challenged President Obama's strategy on Iran, may help him garner votes in upcoming elections.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:29:38 -0500
'It was him': Day 1 of the Boston Marathon bombing trial

In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, left, is depicted beside U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right, as O'Toole addresses a pool of potential jurors in a jury assembly room at the federal courthouse, in Boston. Two highly anticipated criminal trials are underway almost simultaneously in Massachusetts: the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)Follow Yahoo News' live coverage from inside the courtroom.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:04:57 -0500
US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:36:33 -0500
Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:05:18 -0500
McDonald's chicken gets new standard: No human antibiotics

An order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets is displayed for a photo in Olmsted Falls, Ohio Wednesday, March 4, 2015. McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST.. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)NEW YORK (AP) McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:29:50 -0500
U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge

Supreme Court weighs new conservative attack on ObamacareBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. The nine justices heard 85 minutes of arguments in the case brought by conservative opponents of the law who contend its tax credits aimed at helping people afford medical insurance should not be available in most states. A ruling favoring the challengers could cripple the law dubbed Obamacare, the president's signature domestic policy achievement. Kennedy, a conservative who often casts the deciding vote in close cases, raised concerns to lawyers on both sides about the possible negative impact on states if the government loses the case, suggesting he could back the Obama administration.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:22:56 -0500
Ferguson police review of Brown shooting remains a secret

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police forceSeven months after one of its white officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Departments own findings of what transpired remain under wraps. Excessive force and possible civil rights violations by the suburban St. Louis department have been the focus of a Justice Department investigation since Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown Jr. multiple times last August.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 03:58:08 -0500
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