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Bill Lucey
Former News Researcher
Interests: Reading, blogging, listening to history lectures (Great Courses) from the Teaching Co.
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Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee won a Pulitzer on Monday for Editorial Cartooning. Illustration Credit: Sacramento Bee In this the 100th year of awarding Pulitzer Prizes, the 2016 winners were announced at 3 p.m. eastern time on Monday via live-stream on pulitzer.org. The official announcement was made by Mike... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Senator Bernie Sanders after he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Donald Trump announces his run for presidency at the Trump Tower Atrium in Manhattan on June 16, 2015. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier However, it turns out,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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The clock is ticking. Do you have your NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket filled out? I hope you're felling lucky; you're going to need it. There are 68 teams and 9.2 quintillion possible bracket combinations. A Footnote: If you were to count one digit per second, it would take you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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In case you're not aware of it, Pope Francis’s book: ``The Name of God is Mercy'' has been translated into English and is available in U.S libraries and bookstores. http://goo.gl/aI0efl It's a light and breezy book; and I thought it a wonderful way to celebrate the Lenten season, especially with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands at the start of their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York Sept. 29, 2015. Photo Credit: Reuters New York Daily News front page dated January 2, 1959. *** In July, 2015, Washington and Havana... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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With the clock ticking; six Republican candidates are still alive and kicking. In less than five days, Saturday, February 20, Republicans will cast their votes in the South Carolina primary, The Democrats hold their primary in the Palmetto state on February 27th. From the looks of the latest polling data,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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With the big game just days away, when the AFC champion Denver Broncos play host to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, I put together a tip sheet for Sunday’s Super Bowl. I hope you find it helpful. A Footnote: Because of concerns over using just ``L'' to designate Super... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: Getty Images The third Democratic presidential debate Saturday evening at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, featured a few hard right uppercuts, some fancy footwork, and punishing blows, but in the end, the debate was more about what unites Democrats rather than what divides them. As Vermont Senator... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Tashfeen Malik, right, and Syed Farook, the San Bernardino attackers expressed support for martyrdom using "private direct messages" according to FBI Director James Comey. Photo Credit: FBI The Kansas City Royals win their first World Series in 30 years. Photo Credit: CNN Finally, it’s happening, at long last. 2015 is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Bittersweet! That was the immediate thought of long-time Washington Post staffer Sally Quinn (Washington Post columnist) when asked to reflect on the final day in the Washington Post newsroom on Wednesday. If you were to pop your head into the door of the Washington Post at 1150 15th St. NW... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Demonstrators rally outside the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct to protest police brutality, on Nov. 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. AP Photo/Jim Mone Chicago police Officers Michael Modzelewski, left, and John Conneely speak to reporters Sept. 29, 2015, about their role in helping save an 11-month-old shooting victim. (Brian Nguyen /... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Bill Clinton, then the Arkansas attorney general, announces his candidacy for governor in 1978 as his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, looks on. Photo Credit: Associated Press Hillary Rodham Clinton for President Hillary Clinton made history in 1993 in becoming the first wife of a U.S. President to preserve her maiden... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: The Des Moines Register During the second Democratic debate in Iowa on Saturday, there was plenty of fireworks and face-to-face combat to satisfy even the tepid of political junkies. Clearly, the biggest explosion of the night centered on Hillary Clinton’s perceived cozy ties to Wall Street https://goo.gl/lDt6hK .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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During the fourth Republican debate on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the presidential contenders’ stats, facts, and spirited attacks came thick and fast. So much so that it became tough, at times, to know what was true, false, or highly exaggerated. Two issues, in particular, which popped up during the debate-caught... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Melissa Click, a faculty member in the department of communication at the University of Missouri, who additionally holds a ``courtesy appointment’’ in the school of journalism, is in the process of having her appointment revoked by members of the journalism faculty, according to Brian Brooks, Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: Getty Images Katy bar the door! If you hear some explosions and fireworks coming out of your television set later tonight-don’t be alarmed-it’s just Washington Post columnist George Will and Bill O’Reilly, host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, exchanging some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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It didn’t seem that long ago that I used to look forward to tuning into late night talks shows, even when the grand master of the late night circuit, Johnny Carson, retired and gracefully rode off into the sunset, never to be heard from again. David Letterman, Johnny Carson’s protégé,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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With the newly elected 114th Congress now in session, both parties are championing new bolder programs and setting fresh priorities with a sharp eye toward controlling the White House in 2016. How much actually gets accomplished with this august body-sadly-known more for its gridlock, intransigence and petty politics than it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Don’t look now, but the year is almost over. 2014, to be sure, was dripping with danger abroad to chaos and disorder at home; whether from ISIL (or ISIS) to the deadly outbreak of Ebola to the tumultuous riots at Ferguson, while our heroes (and role models to others) seem... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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By now with Christmas only 9 days away, many are probably rushing to do their last minute shopping, baking the last batch of cookies, feeling stressed by too many annoying Christmas songs and commercials blasting out of the airwaves, all while dashing through the snow on their one-horse open sleigh.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Illustration Credit: Doris Lee, American, 1905-1983, Thanksgiving, c. 1935 *** With Thanksgiving fast approaching, some of us have an awful lot to be thankful for. Those annoying political ads leading up to Election Day, after all, are over and laid to rest. Russian President Vladimir Putin having attended the G20... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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The sad news that practically everyone in the world of American journalism had long been anticipating, finally came splashing across the Internet and multiple Twitter feeds Tuesday evening. Benjamin C. Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, died at his Georgetown home Tuesday. He was 93. Mr. Bradlee had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Staff and healthcare workers for Doctors Without Borders, wear Ebola protection equipment in Liberia. Photo Credit: (AP / MSF) *** Anxiety about the Ebola Virus spreading within the United States, has grown to such an alarming extent that the Pentagon is throwing their hat into the ring. According to The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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TE Jordan Cameron had a big day for the Browns; three receptions for 102 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown. Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images North America. *** Even with LeBron back in town, Cleveland is still Browns’ town. In front of 67,431 barking and howling fans at FirstEngergy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine must have the mother of all half-time pep talks; the way his team stormed back against the Steelers in week 1 (in Pittsburgh) after erasing a 27-3 half-time deficit, only to lose on a last second field goal; and then today (at Tennessee), down... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at DailyNewsGems