National and Global
At least 200 women were gang-raped by armed rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, unveiling reality of the United Nations lack of authority.
The brutality that occurred in late July demonstrated that although the United Nations have poured billions of dollars and a decade of time into peacekeeping efforts, they have still continued to fail at protecting the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Las Vegas feels effects of recessionThe gambling capital of the world is being sent into an economic rut. Unemployment in Las Vegas, Nev. is the highest in the nation reaching 14.4 percent.
The Plaza Hotel and Casino is the latest high-profile hotel to take a hit to the city after it was announced they were laying off over 400 workers. Read the original story on NYTimes.com | Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Chinese holiday causes confusion
A week-long mandated holiday in Beijing caused confusion and jam-packed public transportation as an estimated 200 million people tried to begin their forced holiday on Friday.
Workers are confused in China by their holiday schedules so much so there are cheat sheets surfacing the internet.
The government has increased the number of official holidays from 10 to 11. These government holidays are causing much confusion and causing many problems.
These enforced holidays are unpaid leaving many workers and citizens stuck in their offices doing work on their given days off. The government is now looking to put an end to National Day Holiday. Read the original story on NYTimes.com | Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Region & Campus
N.J. father kills children, later shot by police
In Pennsauken, N.J. a father of three went on a rampage late last Thursday, Sept. 28, fatally shooting two of his sons and critically injuring the other.
After shooting the members of his family the father, Alfred Moton, then lit his house on fire. Police arrived to find Moton with a handgun, lighter and gasoline container nearby. He did not surrender to police and was shot multiple times until dead.
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