Daily Archive: September 13, 2013

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National

Longtime Clinton aide the link in campaign scheme

Minyon Moore (File Photo) by Ben NuckolsAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A longtime aide to Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton has been identified as the link between Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign and a person who admitted using more than $600,000 in off-the-books funds to help get out the vote in the Democratic primaries.

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Sports

Locke bounces back, Pirates beat Cubs 3-1

Andrew McCutchen (22) warms up on-deck during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke insists he didn’t need a confidence boost after a late summer swoon. A return to basics and a little help from his teammates provided one anyway. Flashing the form that made him a surprise All-Star in July, Locke allowed three hits over seven innings to earn his first victory in nearly two months as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night to move into a tie for first place in the NL Central.

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People

Aguilera says trip to Rwanda was fulfilling

This July 27, 2013 file photo shows singer Christina Aguilera at the NBC 2013 summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File) by Mesfin FekaduAP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Christina Aguilera says that although she went to Rwanda to help others, she ended up helping herself. The 32-year-old singer visited Rwanda in June for a hunger relief effort. She said the experience helped her ground herself.

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International

American jihadi slain in Somalia by rivals

In this May 11, 2011 file photo, American-born Islamist militant Omar Hammami, right, and deputy leader of al-Shabab Sheik Mukhtar Abu Mansur Robow, left, sit under a banner which reads “Allah is Great” during a news conference of the militant group at a farm in southern Mogadishu’s Afgoye district in Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File) by Abdi GuledAssociated Press Writer MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An American who became one of Somalia’s most visible Islamic rebels and was on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list with a $5 million bounty on his head was killed Thursday by rivals in the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab, militants said.

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Generation Y

Westinghouse students gain rock star status in Prague

YMCA—Members of Profound Myndz with their coordinator Phillip Thompson (center) in Prague. Seven local teenagers from the musical group Profound Myndz have done something most musicians can only dream of. Last month they performed in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 people, in the Czech Republic, more than 4,000 miles from home.

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National

ACLU to OH schools leader: Morrison’s ‘Bluest Eye’ not porn

In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 file photo shows author Toni Morrison speaking during an interview about her latest book “Home,” in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) by Julie Carr SmythAP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The president of Ohio’s state school board said Thursday her characterization of Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” as “pornographic” was a personal opinion not a board position.