November 2012 Archives

Israel strikes the Gaza Strip

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According to the Washington Post and the New York Times, Israeli airstrikes killed at least 11 people on the Gaza Strip in Israel on Sunday.

They also struck 2 buildings nearby used by journalists. This is the most serious attack that has occurred since the fighting began Wednesday.

According to Israeli military, they meant to kill a Palestinian militant. The Associated Press reported that among the people dead were 4 small children and 5 women.

Keselowski wins Sprint Cup after eventful race

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According to the Washington Post and the Seattle Times, Brad Keselowski passed Jimmie Johnson in the second to last race of the season at the Sprint Cup in Arizona.

Johnson's tire blew out and caused him to crash and finish 32nd.

Keselowski wasn't in a celebratory mood after the crash. "I thought it was absolutely ridiculous, and I was ashamed to be a part of it," Keselowski said

Famous singer to become next first lady of China

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According to the Washington Post and the Australian, popular folk singer, 49-year-old Peng Liyuan, is going to become the new first lady in China .

Her and her husband, Xi Jinping, prefer to keep a low profile. Liyuan has chosen not to talk about her husband in the public since 2007.

Her fame has been more well known than his in the past, but her name will probably be more low profile when her husband is named leader.

East Coast rapist to plead guilty

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A Connecticut man, known as the East Coast Rapist, is scheduled to plea guilty later this month.

"They were objects," Thomas said. "Whoever came down the street, an object. . . . It's awful. It's scary. . . . I don't know why I couldn't just stop." Quote from the Washington Post.

Thomas has attacked over a dozen women since 1990. According to ABC News, he could spend up to his life in prison.

Husband and wife killed in car accident

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According to the Star Tribune and CBS News, a husband and wife were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Itasca County on Saturday night.

The crash occurred on Hwy. 46, 9 miles north of Northhome. Their car went off the right side of the road, went airborne and rolled over.

According to the patrol, driver 54-year-old Joy L. Wilson and 56-year-old Donald G. Wilson were killed in the accident.

Man goes to jail for threatening tattoo

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According to the Pioneer Press and KSTP News, a 20-year-old St. Louis Park man was arrested on a count of making a terroristic threat for the benefit of a gang.

Antonio Jenkins Jr. made his first court appearance on Friday and was charged with a felony for his offensive tattoo of a pig dressed in a specific Minneapolis police officer's uniform with his brains being blown out.

His bail was set for $60,000. Investigators say that Jenkins is part of a violent Minneapolis gang.


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Both of the articles, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, that covered the story about Mexican drug cartels and their ports to the U.S. did a good job of covering the story and included a lot of information about the issue.

The Washington Post took more of a personal angle to the story by concentrating on one specific area that was affected by the drugs, Little Village in Chicago. They successfully put the most important information at the beginning of the story.

The Huffington Post did a more factual coverage of this story and was not very personal about the story. Either way, the information was sent across and informed readers. Both of the stories had information such as statistics and information from outside sources to make their story more reliable.

According to the Star Tribune and Kare 11, police are investigating the death of a man in a house fire in N. Minneapolis as homicide which occurred on Saturday.

The cause of death is still under investigation, but they are investigating it as a homicide. The identity of the man has not yet been released.

The house is located on the 3800 block of Humboldt Avenue N.

Blaine woman killed by car on University Ave.

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According to the Star Tribune and KSTP News, 71-year-old Blaine woman was found dead on University Ave. in Coon Rapids late Friday night.

A 32-year-old Brooklyn Park man called police at about 11:30 on Friday night and reported that he had hit something, "possibly a person."

The name of the woman has not been named and the case is still under investigation.

Child killed by wild dogs at Pittsburgh zoo

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According to the Washington Post and ABC News, a boy around the age of 3 died after falling into a wild dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh zoo on Sunday.

It is unclear whether the boy died from the 14-foot fall or the attacks from the wild dogs. He was pronounced dead by the time the EMTs got to him.

Zoo workers tried scaring the dogs away from the boy by shooting at them, but they did not respond to the shots right away and continued to maul the boy.

The victim was at the zoo with his mom and family friends at the time of the attack. The zoo is closed until further notice.

Cities in U.S. becoming ports for Mexican drug cartel

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According to the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, U.S. cities are becoming ports to Mexican drug cartels.

Little Village in Chicago is a big hub to very potent drugs made in Mexico, such as heroine and meth. It counts for as much as 80 percent of the drugs in the U.S. and is about 90 percent potent.

The drugs have become much more potent than in the past, and the cost has dropped a significant amount. Although the amount of drugs coming in from Mexico has increased, the amount produced in the U.S. is not decreasing, and is actually becoming more of a problem.

US student stabbed by roommate in Rome

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According to the Washington Post and NBC News, a 19-year-old New Jersey student was stabbed by his roommate in Rome on Thursday morning after a night of Halloween partying.

Fabio Malpeso drank alcohol and took drugs on Halloween night and does not have any recollection of the events. Malpeso was in critical condition after the events and underwent surgery to stab wounds in his lungs and other parts of his body.

The suspect, Reid Alexander Schepis, attended John Cabot University with Malpeso and was a friend of his prior to studying in Rome. Their parents were also friends.

According to Schepis, Malpeso took drugs against his will. Schepis does not recall any of these events either. A third man, the boyfriend of Malpeso's sister, also suffered injuries while trying to defend Malpeso.

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