Daily Archive: July 5, 2013

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People

Judge OKs defamation ruling vs. Pa. beauty queen from Cranberry

Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin competes during the 2012 Miss USA Presentation Show in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Miss Universe Organization, Darren Decker, File) by Collen Long Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has upheld an arbitrator’s ruling that a Pennsylvania beauty queen must pay the Miss USA pageant $5 million for defaming Donald Trump’s pageant organization.

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Business

Same-sex ruling has employers tweaking benefits

Demonstrators hold flags and chant in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on the second day of gay marriage cases before the court. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) by Sam Hananel Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has private employers around the country scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law.

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National

From solemn to spectacular, July 4th celebrated

Visitors to fhe Statue of Liberty take photos as they arrive on the first tourist ferry to leave Manhattan, July 4, in New York. The Statue of Liberty finally reopened on the Fourth of July months after Superstorm Sandy swamped its island in New York Harbor as Americans across the country marked the holiday with fireworks and barbecues. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) by Jake Pearson Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — From solemn to spectacular, the nation marked its independence with the reopening of the Statue of Liberty for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, extravagant fireworks that included a 19-burst salute to Arizona’s fallen firefighters and a musical tribute in Washington to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Health

Can racism make you physically sick?

The Health & Healthcare Blog For Minorities Although the U.S. has come a long way in preventing racism in housing, hiring, the workplace, and other areas, racism still exists, unfortunately. Denying basic human rights and freedoms in any area of life because of race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin can have a devastating effect on the targeted individuals.

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Sports

Greek federation angrily condemns slur of NBA draft pick

Milwaukee Bucks first-round draft pick Giannis Antetokounmpo speaks at a news conference June 28, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s basketball federation condemned remarks by the leader of an extreme right Greek political party who likened a recent NBA draft pick to a “chimpanzee.”

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People

Kerry Washington weds pro athlete Nnamdi Asomugha

This May 16 photo shows actress Kerry Washington at the Academy of Television Art and Sciences’ event in North Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — No “Scandal” here: Kerry Washington is a newlywed. The star of TV’s “Scandal” married professional football player Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM’-dee AH’-suhm-wah) last week in Hailey, Idaho.