Archives for September 2014

Colorado students leave class to protest proposed history teachings

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Hundreds of Denver-area high school students walked out of classes Wednesday morning, continuing several days of protest over controversial changes being proposed to their history curriculum.

Students at two schools in the Jefferson County Public Schools District, about 10 miles west of Denver, walked out of classes around 8:10 a.m. Wednesday. Many of them marched outside school gates, carrying signs reading “Education without limitation” and “Civil disobedience is patriotism.”

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U.S. airstrikes hit both Islamic State, Nusra Front targets in Syria


By Hannah Allam

McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military and unidentified “partner nations” early Tuesday launched a bombing campaign against Islamist positions inside Syria, marking the first Western air raids on that country since a rebellion erupted there in 2011.
The attacks used a mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement that was released late Monday in Washington, early Tuesday in Syria.
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Apple sold 10 million units of iPhone 6, 6 Plus in first weekend

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By Julia Love
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple sold more than 10 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6Plus as the gadgets debuted this past weekend, the company said Monday.The sales figures, which mark a new record for Apple, came as little surprise after a weekend in which legions of people in many countries around the globe lined up for hours to buy the new phones. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company bested the 9 million phones it sold last year when the iPhone 5s and 5c debuted.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Takes World by Storm

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By Jessica Esquibel

Courier Staff Writer

If you haven’t already heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (I’m sure you have), then I’ll explain. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a simple dare of pouring water, specifically including ice and dumping it over your head. Before doing it you nominate three (or more) people to do exactly the same thing, and they have twenty four hours to follow. If they fail to meet the 24 hour deadline, then they must donate 100 dollars to the charity that funds for research. Seems simple and easy enough, right? Yes, and that’s one reason why people do it.

What does ALS stand for? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It’s a disease that affects the nerve cells and spinal cord which from there could travel throughout the rest of the body leaving people paralyzed. It was hard to research and come up with a cure when money was an issue. That was until The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! It has raised over 15.6 million dollars so far! The numbers are climbing as you read this.

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