New Jersey school sued over "under God" in pledge
Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:38 PM EST Updated: Apr 22, 2014 7:49 AM EST
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminates against atheist children.
The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was filed in state court last month and announced Monday by the American… Continue
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Posted: Apr 04, 2014 6:53 AM EST Updated: Apr 11, 2014 6:58 AM EST
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A 27-year-old woman has admitted holding down a 2-year-old and 4-year-old girl while her husband raped them.
Defense lawyer Patti Campbell says Sierra Clark has a low IQ and was "groomed" by her husband, Ronald Clark, to help him carry out the rapes of the girls. He's now serving at least 27 years in prison for rape and child pornography.
The Post-Standard reports that… Continue
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NEWARK — City police chased and arrested a man in a stolen car, tracked down a gunman, and arrested a man for a violent robbery over the weekend, authorities said.
During three key incidents, officers seized two handguns, added Sgt. Ronald Glover.
Joshua Higgins, 19, was arrested Saturday night after a chase, police said. Officers noticed a car reported stolen near the corner of Springfield Avenue and Irvine Turner Boulevard at 8:15 p.m., Glover said. Higgins tried to get… Continue
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so-police.jpgSouth Orange police said a man plowing a driveway was assaulted because he was blocking traffic.Facebook
SOUTH ORANGE — A man plowing a driveway told police he was assaulted Friday because his truck was blocking traffic.
The Toms… Continue
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[Jamaica Gleaner] - The callous beheading of a mother of six, who was also chopped over her body, yesterday transformed the hardened community of Back Bush, Mountain View, into a mourning ground, with residents lamenting that this brand of brutishness was alien to them.
There was no stopping the tears and open condemnation after Karen Rainford, 34, was viciously attacked, allegedly by the father of four of her children, about 2:30 a.m. as the community slept.
The police… Continue
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Rapper T-Pain went on an expletive-filled rant about homophobia in hip-hop, claiming that some artists won't even work with Frank Ocean since he came out.
T-Pain (Faheem Rasheed Najm) went off about homophobia in the rap industry during a recent interview with Vlad TV. For six minutes, he discussed the prejudices that still exist.
"I think the radio is getting more gay friendly," he said. "I don't think urban music or anything is getting more gay friendly. If that was the… Continue
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NEW BRUNSWICK - An Edison resident is suing ABC host Jimmy Kimmel and the network's company, Disney, over an Oct. 16 skit in which a 6-year-old boy suggested killing everyone in China to solve the U.S.debt problem, according to MyCentralJersey.
China born Cao Guoliang filed a complaint in Superior Court in New Brunswick alleging negligence and emotional distress. He is suing for mental and emotional distress as well as medical expenses and legal fees.
According to the… Continue
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Joshua Fields Millburn, who at age 27 became the youngest director of operations at a large telecom company in the Midwest, had been asked to craft a plan to close eight retail stores and terminate 41 workers. But when he handed the report to his boss in early 2011, it included 42 names. At the top of the list he’d written his own.
Two years before, Millburn had watched his mother die and his marriage dissolve in the span of a month. When he looked around at the life he’d built for… Continue
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The son of one of the Newarkâs most respected Muslim leaders and an unidentified woman were killed in a âtargetedâ attack that left three other people injured on Tuesday, according to city police director Samuel DeMaio. (Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger)
Killing of Newark imam's son draws fiery reaction from city leaders
Multiple shooting in Newark leaves 2 dead, three others hurt
Accused killer of Newark drug rival… Continue
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Jamaica has produced one of the premier summer Olympians in history in Usain Bolt. On the other hand, Jamaica and the Winter Olympics seem to go together about as well as Jamaica and, well, anything involving snow. Continue
But in a story that harkens back to one of the most famous Winter Olympics stories, Jamaica's bobsled team has qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Now, the team just has to drum up enough funds to get to Russia.
Jamaica's bobsled team hasn't been…
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Lorraine C. Miller and Roslyn M. Brock, NAACP
'Tis the season to reflect on the year that's passed and look forward to what lies ahead. We've accomplished so much together this year, and we cannot wait to see what's in store for the NAACP in 2014.
But before you begin your celebrations, we want to wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season on behalf of the NAACP.
To spread the holiday cheer, share the… Continue
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After a decade of legal battles, the three major credit card companies are backing away from longstanding policies that prevented merchants from charging customers extra for paying with plastic.
Visa and MasterCard Win Landmark Settlement Over Retailers Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Is the Swipe Fee Settlement Battle Really Over? Credit.com
AmEx Accord With Merchants Allows Different Debit Charges Bloomberg
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge approves retail credit… Continue
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Both positions are located in West Caldwell, NJ. Thank you in advance for your recommendations. Our office address and contact information is listed below. Thank… Continue
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The legal use of marijuana for both medical use and adult recreational use is on the rise. Here are five facts that might just surprise you about the drug.
Source: Chuck Coker, Flickr.
1. Marijuana could be the best-selling legal drug. Ever.
According to ArcView Market Research, the national market for legalized marijuana could hit $10.2 billion in five years. Pfizer's (NYSE: PFE ) Lipitor currently holds the record for prescription drugs at about $13 billion. If… Continue
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Seeking to increase pressure on McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants, organizers of a movement demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday and protest activities in 100 additional cities.
As the movement struggles to find pressure points in its quest for substantially higher wages for workers, organizers said strikes were planned for the first time in cities like Charleston, S.C.; Providence, R.I.;… Continue
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A Florida woman who claimed to be a victim of abuse, yet sentenced to 20 years behind bars for allegedly firing a warning shot during a dispute with her then husband, was released on bond just in time for Thanksgiving.
Marissa Alexander was released Wednesday night with bond set at $200,000 and must remain under house arrest as she awaits a new trial. It took just 12 minutes for a jury to convict Alexander, a mother of three, of aggravated assault in 2012. The conviction of… Continue
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A former manager at an Elkhart, Ind., Pizza Hut trying to give his employees some time off says he was fired for refusing to open the store on Thanksgiving, local CBS affiliate WSBT is reporting.
Tony Rohr, who started out at the pizza chain as a cook… Continue
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A Council committee will convene today to discuss raising the minimum wage in D.C. to $11.50 an hour by 2016.
The Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs committee will discuss a report on the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013, which recommends raising the minimum wage to $11.50 by July 2016. This would happen in three increments beginning in July 2014 with a $9.50 minimum wage. After that, the minimum wage would rise "in proportion to increases in the Consumer Price… Continue
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Charles Manson may be getting married -- or at least, that's what one of his biggest fans claims.
"I'll tell you straight up, Charlie and I are going to get married," the supposed fiancee, known only as "Star," told Rolling Stone. "I take it very seriously. Charlie is my husband. Charlie told me to tell you this."
A notorious murderer, Manson, 79, spends hours every weekend with the 25-year-old woman. Star told the magazine that she… Continue
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