The Protojournalist
11:20 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Tweet Suits: Social Media And The Law

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In the past several years, as more and more people are connected through more and more social media, the idea of turning personal grievances into class actions is popping up, well, more and more.

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The Two-Way
11:07 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Lawyers Use High Court Petition To Highlight Prosecutorial Misconduct

Lawyers for a computer support technician convicted of possessing ricin to use as a weapon are asking the Supreme Court on Thursday to hear his appeal, as a way to send a message about widespread prosecutorial misconduct.

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The Two-Way
10:50 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change

President Obama speaks as he attends a joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, on Thursday. Obama reinforced the U.S.-Japan security commitment.
Junko Kimura-Matsumoto AP

President Obama on Thursday said the U.S. believes that Japan's administration of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims, should not change "unilaterally," as he assured Tokyo that U.S. security guarantees "covers all territories administered by Japan."

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Local News
10:37 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Heightened Fire Warning for Lower Eastern Shore

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Lower Eastern Shore residents are being warning that there is a heightened risk of fire because of the lower humidity and sustained winds from the northwest.

The National Weather Service says to expect sustained winds of up to 15 mph with some gusts as high as 25 mph along with humidity values that range upwards of 25 percent.

Officials are urging residents to be cautious in handling potential sources of fire such as machinery and smoking materials.

There is a ban on open air burning in Virginia until 4 p.m.

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Shots - Health News
10:31 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

Can these cartoon pals help reduce the stigma of cancer treatment for children?
Courtesy of Ogilvy Brazil

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The Two-Way
10:12 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School

Yellow ribbons hang from a fence outside Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, as some students return Thursday for the first time since a ferry disaster claimed the lives of scores of their classmates.
Yang Ji-woong EPA/Landov

Students at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, began the difficult process of resuming classes on Thursday, eight days after a ferry disaster claimed the lives of more than 200 of their classmates.

According to South Korea's Yonhap News, the seniors (or third-year year students):

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The Two-Way
9:54 am
Thu April 24, 2014

British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University

From left: Nicholas Thomas, Rob Cooze and Mike Betson were among 18 men who won a pay discrimination claim against the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
Ben Wright PA Photos /Landov

A group of British men have won a sex-discrimination case against a university that paid them less than some of their female coworkers.

At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, made compared with female colleagues on the same pay scale. The female workers included secretaries and office workers.

The university maintained that the difference in pay wasn't because of the men's gender, but because of their contracts.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:47 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Angst And Excellence In Forgotten Soviet Symphonies

Vadim Salmanov's four symphonies are reissued in live performances conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky.
Melodiya

Soviet composer Vadim Salmanov is little more than a footnote outside Russia, but his four energetic, skillfully orchestrated symphonies are making a small comeback. Russia's venerable Melodiya label has reissued them in a handsomely packaged double-disc set of live recordings made between 1957 and 1977.

Conducted with burning intensity by Yevgeny Mravinsky, Salmanov's rarely heard music soars off these albums with a sound that is thoroughly Russian yet charged with a certain Soviet-era anxiety.

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Local News
9:25 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Explosions from Training Exercises Could Be Heard In Dover

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Officials at Dover Air Force base say nearby residents may hear more noise than usual during demolitions training.

The 436th Civil Engineer Squadron's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight will conduct the training Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Officials say residents may hear noise and may experience ground shaking. Noise from the range can travel farther if the weather is overcast.

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Local News
9:15 am
Thu April 24, 2014

USDA Informational Meeting to Spell Out Impact of Farm Bill

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NEW MIDWAY, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Agriculture Department is offering Maryland farmers a chance to learn about changes in the 2014 Farm Bill affecting natural resources conservation.

The meeting Thursday morning in New Midway is the first of two in the state hosted by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. The second session is set for May 8 in Princess Anne.

The USDA says the Farm Bill passed by Congress earlier this year consolidates several conservation programs in an attempt to streamline the administrative process and reduce the burden on agency staff.

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