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VIA CNN.COM: Las Vegas resident, Johnny Wicks, apparently disgruntled over the loss of a recent Social Security claim opened fire with a shotgun in a federal courthouse Monday, killing a court security officer and injuring a deputy U.S. marshal, authorities said. Law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity identified the man as Johnny Wicks, […]

A nine-year-old boy was stabbed and killed in the early hours of Saturday morning in Morningside Heights after what his family says was a fight over a video game.

 According to the boy’s mother, Anthony was visiting his uncle and while the uncle was asleep, the boy was stabbed. The boy’s uncle told reporters the […]

From BBC.com: The US has lifted a 22-year immigration ban which has stopped anyone with HIV/Aids from entering the country. President Obama said the ban was not compatible with US plans to be a leader in the fight against the disease. The new rules come into force on Monday and the US plans to host […]

VIA:  ELEV8.COM By:  Judi Mason For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJ) 2009 was a year of  financial devastation and turmoil, as it quickly comes to a close a time of […]

From HuffingtonPost.com: Last week, over a pre-Christmas dinner, the two of us, along with political strategist Alexis McGill, filmmaker/author Eugene Jarecki, and Nick Penniman of the HuffPost Investigative Fund, began talking about the huge, growing chasm between the fortunes of Wall Street banks and Main Street banks, and started discussing what concrete steps individuals could […]

VIA: ELEV8.COM Gone are the days of gospel being sterile and one-dimensional. In 2009, the fast changes occurring throughout the world demand that artists who present the gospel in song find new, exciting ways to get the message across. In the realm of music videos, the quality, concept, and presentation have reached their highest levels […]

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Via earthtimes.org Taipei – A Taiwan court sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for raping his grandmother in a Buddhist temple where she went to pray by herself. After pushing her to the ground, he threatened her with a knife and raped her while she fought back shouting “I’m your grandma.” Read full […]

From HuffingtonPost.com: Merry Christmas! In honor of Santa Claus coming to D.C. (and entering through the Yellow Room Chimney), we’d like to take a look back at past Christmases in the White Ho-ho-house. RELATED: Top 9 Newsmakers’ Gifts From Santa Which president had 26 trees, including one in the laundry room? Which first lady distributed […]