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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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Published in the Wall Street Journal WSJ: Crisis in Ukraine Live Stream: Breaking: Ukraine Interior Minister: Three pro-Russian protesters killed, 13 wounded, 63 arrested in clash in eastern Ukraine http://goo.gl/lBW6Yt Boston Globe: The 118th running of the Boston Marathon is expected to draw a crowd of 1 million spectators along... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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Published in the Wall Streat Journal WSJ: Crisis in Ukraine Live Stream: Breaking: Ukraine Interior Minister: Three pro-Russian protesters killed, 13 wounded, 63 arrested in clash in eastern Ukraine http://goo.gl/lBW6Yt Boston Globe: The 118th running of the Boston Marathon is expected to draw a crowd of 1 million spectators along... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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Published in the Boston Globe. Boston Globe Special Section: Boston Marathon bombings — One year later http://goo.gl/ksfjMZ BBC: Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine is "on the verge of civil war" after Kiev sent in troops against pro-Russia separatists. Mr. Putin, in a phone call to German Chancellor... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners, which were announced Monday afternoon at Columbia University, under a brilliant blue sky in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City, came with one surprising omission. There was no Pulitzer awarded in the field of Feature Writing. http://goo.gl/8f9xua Stunning! But it... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners will be announced today at 3:00 p.m. EST. http://goo.gl/qrAAAH I tried to pick up some buzz as to who the big winners were; but unfortunately, all is quiet on the Western front. Where is the NSA eavesdropping program when you really need them? Best I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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Prescription Kids - A Denver Post Special Report About 4,300 of Colorado's 16,800 foster children — more than a quarter — were prescribed psychotropics in 2012, according to a University of Colorado analysis released to The Denver Post under open-records laws. ``Among teens in foster care’’, the Post reports, ``37... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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The ``Late Show'' tournament came to a screeching halt, before it really ever began. Place your ``Who Will Replace David Letterman?'' bracket in the shredder, right alongside your ``March Madness’’ bracket, if you thought Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson, or Chris Rock would replace the longest-running late-night... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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AP Special Report: In a multipart package of stories, photos, graphics and video, The Associated Press examined the personal and financial toll of heroin addiction and efforts to address the growing national concern. Among the findings: The number of heroin users in the U.S. rose to 669,000 in 2012, with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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A detailed investigation by The Smoking Gun has uncovered details about Rev. Al Sharpton, Jr., who purportedly worked as an informant for a joint organized crime task force comprised of FBI agents and NYPD detectives. In an interview Saturday, Sharpton denied working as a confidential informant, claiming that his cooperation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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PHOTO CREDIT: Times-Picayune Reporter Rebecca Catalanello and photojournalist Kathleen Flynn of The Times-Picayune spent Dec. 4 to 7, 2013, in Shreveport La., with Jennifer Halter and several other women as they set out for the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office, where Halter made a police report, alleging child sexual abuse that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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PHOTO CREDIT: CBS/"Late Show With David Letterman" L.A. Times: David Letterman retirement: Top 10 late-night moments. http://goo.gl/pGn1FT WSJ: White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the White House objects to Samsung’s commercial use of the ``selfie’’, which was snapped by David Ortiz while the president was honoring the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal breaks down the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision, striking down overall limits on political contributions. WSJ: Deadliest Mass Shootings: A Timeline http://goo.gl/cuFpzO NYT's: The first open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has just ended. The New York Times... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
Stephen Colbert Wants You to Know He's Not a Racist Marketwatch: 10 Reasons for the sluggish economy, including the harsh winter resulted in lost sales; the higher cost of cultivating crops, along with shortages created by the cold weather, have driven food prices up faster than at any time in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Harvard College recently sent admission notices to its class of 2018 *** N.Y. Times Interactive: As more states repeal universal motorcycle helmet laws, the number of fatalities starts to rise immediately. Dr. Ruth Shults, from the C.D.C. provides data, linking the steep rise of motorcycle deaths, at least in part,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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WSJ:. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart made no major advances Sunday in a four-hour meeting aimed at breaking the standoff over Ukraine, ``raising the specter of a prolonged crisis that threatens to bring broader instability to Europe.’’ Kerry said he received no assurances from the Kremlin... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
Piers Morgan signed off for good on Friday, but not before firing off his final salvo for stricter gun laws. *** `` ``Over the past year,'' writes Maria Lipman, chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Society and Regions Program, ``Putin’s approval rating has grown from 63 to 80 percent; 51... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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With the announcement of the Pulitzer recipients not far away (April 14th)-it occurred to me that when the winners and finalists are announced-a great many readers might not have been aware, let alone have read, many of these prize-winning works of journalism. So, as a run-up to the official announcement,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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PHOTO CREDIT: : Dmitry Neymyrok—Reuters Foreign Policy Magazine : Russian Invasion of Eastern Ukraine Seen as Likely. American intelligence agencies have briefed the Obama administration and key congressional staffers that there is mounting evidence that Russia is on the brink of an invasion of eastern Ukraine. ``Independent reporting'', moreover, ``... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Tom Brady walks away as firefighters battled a 9-alarm fire at 298 Beacon Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo Credit: The Boston Globe. BREAKING...From the Wall Street Journal: Amazon to Offer Free Streaming Video Service. http://goo.gl/ey2vgS WP: Two years removed from a gaudy drinking-and-prostitution scandal during a presidential trip to Cartagena,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Bloomberg News: Americans will get an extension to enroll in Obamacare insurance plans, as long as they started the process, but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline. With a last-minute surge, more than 6 million are expected to sign up, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: European Pressphoto Agency Seattle Times: As far back as 1999, a report filed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, warned of slide danger and “the potential for a large catastrophic failure’’ in Snohomish County in rural Washington state, which left 14 dead, with 176 reports of missing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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WSJ Twitter Feeds: Australia confirms Chinese have sighted objects in southern Indian Ocean in search for #MH370 http://goo.gl/1MnXEi WSJ: INFOGRAPH: Inside the Black Box: Best chance of solving #MH370 mystery, is finding it. http://goo.gl/p6b86X BBC: Russian troops have seized control of a Crimean naval base at Feodosia, the third such... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Twitter, the online social networking and microblogging service, which allow users to send and read short 140-character texts, recently celebrated its 8-year anniversary. After Jack Dorsey, co-founder and co-creator of Twitter fired off his first tweet on March 21, 2006 http://goo.gl/43EFRj they knew they were off to the races. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Patrick J. Buchanan: ``While sanctions may cripple the Russian economy, will they break Putin? Did they break Castro? Did they break Kim Il Sung or Kim Jong Il? Did they break the Ayatollah? ``Does Putin look like someone who will respond to an economic squeeze by crying uncle?'' http://goo.gl/W8raco New... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Foreign Affairs: How to Sanction Russia. http://goo.gl/zEZiRu Washington Post Infograph: How will Ukraine be impacted by the loss of Crimea. http://goo.gl/7lmOhR L.A. Times: In which states do people pay the most in local taxes? http://goo.gl/uPFdCk WSJ: Only 11% of New Twitter Users in 2012 Are Still Tweeting http://goo.gl/50vaiV AP: The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at DailyNewsGems