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By Trevor Wallace
February 1, 2011

Global & National

Protests shake Egypt, region

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt along with a non-religious group called for the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, whose 30 years of rule is nearing its end.

Mubarak’s government has received much protest and criticism over the past six days in hopes of throwing out the entire party.

Original story NYTimes, January 30, 2011

Protests have continued to intensify in Cairo, Egypt. Many protesters are frustrated with the lack of support from the Obama administration in their attempt to force the resignation of President Hosni Mubara. --MCT--
As Egypt saw its army sent to their streets for the first time in decades, Pentagon officials and the Obama administration have tried to find a peaceful outcome with their close allies.
Because the Egyptian Army was sent to the streets, it was unclear whether the army would remain loyal to President Hosni Mubarak and fire on protesting citizens.

Original story NYTimes, January 29, 2011

Judge rules health care law unconstitutional

Regarding the healthcare law requiring all American citizens to have some form of health insurance, a second federal judge ruled that the law is unconstitutional.

Judge Roger Vinson of the Federal District Court in Pensacola, Fla. said the requirements violated the Constitution.

Original story NYTimes, January 31, 2011

Court rules Emanuel can run for mayor

The controversy surrounding Chicago’s candidate for mayor, Rahm Emanuel, ended Thursday as the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that since Emanuel owned a house and was an Illinois taxpayer, he was eligible.

Emanuel had previously served in President Obama’s Chief of Staff until October.  Illinois state code requires candidates to be a resident of Chicago for at least a year, with the election occurring on Feb. 22.

Original story NYTimes, January 27, 2011

Students’ stress levels increase

Record stress levels among college freshmen have been found.

When the survey began 25 years ago among 200,000 incoming students to four-year colleges, 64 percent said their emotional health was above average.  Today, it has fallen to 52 percent.

Original story NYTimes, January 26, 2011

Obama outlines plans in address

President Obama outlined his plans in the recent State of the Union address, including spending in important areas such as education, high-speed rail and technology.

Original story on | Jan. 26, 2011

Region & Campus

Hill claims shots fired in self-defense

During a hearing for Marqus Hill, who fatally shot an 18-year-old he found breaking into his car, Hill claimed that the 13 shots he fired at the victim was in self-defense.

Hill also had charges expunged in 2005 for attempted murder, aggravated assault and other related offenses.  He lost his carry-permit only and his appeal was denied in 2008, where he then attacked a police officer at the hearing.

Original story Feb. 1, 2011

Sentencing  starts against faithful parents

Herbert and Catherine Schaible are due for court for sentencing regarding the death of their 2-year-old son that died of bacterial pneumonia.
The Schaibles refused to give their son medical care; rather instead they relied on their faith and prayer to heal their son.
Original story Feb. 1, 2011

Police officer hit by motorist

Officer Jennifer Rauschner was treated for a minor leg injury after being hit by a car while assisting in an investigation of a car crash.  The driver of the car lost control on a snow-covered road.

Original story on Jan. 26, 2011

Free art exhibit, reception

A free art exhibit of 17 oil paintings will be on Cabrini College’s campus from Feb. 15 to March 31.  There will also be a reception with the artist on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit is entitled “Bouquet Skyships.”

Original story Feb. 1, 2011

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