December 11, 2008

St. Paul substitute teacher arrested for porn

St. Paul police have arrested a substitute teacher at Community at Peace Academy for allegedly watching child porn on a computer and then showing it to students, reported Kare 11.

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Esther Chávez Cano receives human rights award

Mexico's Secretary of the Interior announced Wednesday in the official newspaper of the Federation that Esther Chávez Cano will win the 2008 National Prize of Human Rights, reported La Jornada.


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Chicago window workers end sit-in

Laid-off workers at Republic Windows & Doors ended a five-day sit-in late Wednesday after banks agreed to lend the company $1.75 million for outstanding wages and benefits, reported CNN. The Chicago Sun-Times reported the sit-in had last six days.

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December 4, 2008

Minneapolis reaches out to Facebook, MySpace

Minneapolis is now offering snow emergency updates on Facebook and MySpace, plugging into an audience that has been previously hard to reach, reported Fox 9 News.

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First grader faces expulsion after robbery

A first grade boy who took a table knife to Pembroke Pines elementary school and threatened a six-year-old boy in order to receive $1 faces possible expulsion, as well as charges of armed robbery, officials told the New York Times Wednesday.

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U.S. gives Mexico money to fight drug war

The U.S. government released Wednesday the first installment of a $400 million aid package to support Mexico's police and military in their war against the drug cartels, reported Fox News.

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November 26, 2008

St. Paul man pleads guilty to pepper spraying 1-year-old

A St. Paul man accused of assaulting his 1-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Monday to three felony-level crimes, reported the Star Tribune.

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Florida judge overturns ban on adoption by gays

A Florida circuit court judge Tuesday overturned a 31-year-old law that prevented adoption by gays and lesbians, reported CNN.

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Jamaica maintains death penalty

According to the BBC, Jamaica's parliament has voted Tuesday against a proposal Tuesday that would ban the death penalty in a country that has one of the world's highest murder rates.

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November 19, 2008

Armed parking ramp robber caught on tape

Recent armed robberies in downtown Minneapolis have led to a crime alert, Kare 11 reports.

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Mexico arrests head liaison Interpol officer

A principal liaison officer with Interpol in Mexico has been arrested Wednesday as part of an inquiry into suspected links between officials and drug traffickers, reported the BBC.

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Alaska senator defeated after nearly 30 years in office

Mark Begich, Anchorage mayor, defeated Sen. Ted Stevens Tuesday in Alaska’s bid for the U.S. Senate, reported the Anchorage Daily News.

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November 15, 2008

Girl, 13, charged with second degree assault

A 13-year-old girl was charged Friday with second-degree assault for stabbing her 13-year-old ex-boyfriend at their St. Paul junior high school Wednesday, reported the Pioneer Press.

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First woman in U.S. history to receive four-star rank

The nation saluted Friday Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, who has served in several command positions in her 33-year Army career, as the first woman to receive four stars, reported CNN.

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Mexican scientists produce diamonds from tequila

Mexican scientists have turned a booming export, tequila, into diamonds, yet the crystals are too small to be used in jewelry, reported ABC News from Australia.

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