Breaking News: President Obama Wins Ironic Nobel Peace Prize

Published on Oct 9, 2009 in Archives, U.S., World

WASHINGTON D.C.—Just days after President Barack Obama announced that he would not rule out the possibility of sending an additional 40,000 troops to Afghanistan, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that he would receive a 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. “This is kind of a name-it-and-claim-it award,” said Thorbjoern Jagland, the Chair of the Nobel Committee.  “Mr. Obama hasn’t done much to actually bring about peace in the war torn...

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Kentuckians Rally En Masse Outside Memorial Coliseum Against Homelessness

Published on Oct 2, 2009 in Archives, U.S.

LEXINGTON—Hundreds of working-class Kentuckians, students, corporate go-getters, and senior citizens stood together in solidarity last week and camped out in tents, lean-tos, and awnings near the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum to send a message to Lexington lawmakers:  homelessness and cyclical poverty is not acceptable. Richard Wilkenson, affectionately known as “HomelessHelper Rick,” heads up a formal protest...

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