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by Dave & Jes posted May 14 2014 8:42AM

Court stays execution of Texas inmate Robert Campbell

A US court has stayed the execution of a Texas man who was to be the first inmate put to death in the US since Oklahoma prison officials botched a lethal injection in April.
[Source: BBC]

Endurance exercise 'interferes with heart rhythm'

Athletes beware - endurance training may make it more likely that you will need a pacemaker, scientists believe.
[Source: BBC]

Operation American Spring promises to drive Obama from office this Friday

Self-styled revolutionary patriots plan to converge on Washington, D.C., this week to drive President Barack Obama and disloyal lawmakers out of office.
[source: Raw Story]

Turkey coal mine disaster: Desperate search at Soma pit

Rescuers are hunting desperately for scores of Turkish coal miners still missing after an explosion caused a pit to collapse, killing at least 238.
[Source: BBC]



PHOENIX (AP) -- A team of federal investigators swept into Phoenix last month amid allegations of a disturbing cover-up at the veterans hospital.

Their goal: to unravel the truth behind a secret waiting list supposedly maintained to hide lengthy delays for sick veterans, making it appear as if they were seeing doctors sooner when some may have waited months and died in the meantime.

Nevada Housing Market Earns a "C" Grade Despite Rising Home Prices

Nevada's housing market earned a “C” grade in the latest Nevada Department of Business and Industry stability index. The index looks at several factors, including the number of homes on the market that are in some stage of foreclosure.
[Source: KTVN]

WCSD Holds Press Conference After Sparks Police Release Findings on Shooting

The Washoe County School District held a press conference Tuesday afternoon - after Sparks Police released findings into last year's shooting at Sparks Middle School.

The Board of Trustees says they're still healing from last October's deadly shooting - and they have emphasized school safety as one of their goals.
"That reiterates our dedication to our schools, that we want to make them the safest place that they can be so our students can grow and learn," says Barbara Clark, Board of Trustees President.
[Source: KTVN]

Ex-Sgt Kyle White awarded US Medal of Honor

US President Barack Obama has awarded the nation's highest military decoration to ex-Army Sgt Kyle White, the seventh living veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan to be thus decorated.

Mr White was given the Medal of Honor for bravery during a November 2007 fire fight with Taliban forces.
[Source: BBC]

Ukraine crisis: Brokered talks to begin in Kiev

Talks to end the crisis in Ukraine are due to begin in Kiev, brokered by international monitors, but pro-Russian rebels look unlikely to attend.
[Source: BBC]




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