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Dec 13, 2011

Trump not to host controversial Republican debate

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reality TV star and property mogul Donald Trump said on Tuesday to protect his possible run for the presidency as an independent he would not moderate a planned debate among Republican hopefuls.

All but two candidates had declined to participate in Trump’s December 27 forum in Iowa.

Dec 12, 2011

Corrected: Trump mulls options amid presidential debate flap

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump on Friday said he was unsure if he would still host a Republican presidential debate, which now has only two participants.

Trump also issued a statement saying he still might run for the White House as an independent if he does not approve of the eventual Republican nominee.

Dec 9, 2011

Trump mulls options amid presidential debate flap

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump on Friday said he was unsure if he would still host a Republican presidential debate, which now has only two participants.

Trump also issued a statement saying he still might run for the White House as an independent if he does not approve of the eventual Republican nominee.

Nov 10, 2011

Scandal ends career of US coaching icon Paterno

NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) – In a country mad for college
football, Joe Paterno — known simply as “JoePa” — represented
almost a deity of the sport.

But the sterling reputation he built during almost five
decades as head coach at Penn State University has been sullied
by allegations that a long-time assistant coach sexually abused
boys and school officials tried to cover it up.

Nov 10, 2011

Scandal ends career of coaching legend Paterno

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In a country mad for college football, Joe Paterno — known simply as “JoePa” — represented almost a deity of the sport.

But the sterling reputation he built during almost five decades as head coach at Penn State University has been sullied by allegations that a long-time assistant coach sexually abused boys and school officials tried to cover it up.

Nov 4, 2011

Mayor lashes out at Occupy Wall Street protesters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at anti-greed Occupy Wall Street activists on Thursday after reports of self-policing, his patience seeming to wear thin with the seven-week old movement.

The mayor said there were sexual assaults and a possible rape at the protesters’ gathering place in Zuccotti Park.

Nov 3, 2011

Bloomberg growing testy over NY protesters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at anti-greed Occupy Wall Street protesters on Thursday after reports of self-policing at their camp, showing his patience is wearing thin with the 7-week-old movement.

The mayor said there were sexual assaults and a possible rape at the protesters’ gathering place in Zuccotti Park.

Oct 14, 2011

Soros: not a funder of Wall Street protests

NEW YORK (Reuters) – George Soros isn’t a financial backer of the Wall Street protests, despite speculation by critics including radio host Rush Limbaugh that the billionaire investor has helped fuel the anti-capitalist movement.

Limbaugh summed up the chatter when he told his listeners last week, “George Soros money is behind this.”

Oct 10, 2011

Book details American letters to Obama White House

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Every evening President Barack Obama is handed what he calls his “homework packet,” a thin folder of 10 letters from the American people offering him an unvarnished view of the citizens he governs.

Obama asked for the unvetted correspondence on the second day of his tenure and has used them to help shape policy and to enliven his speeches with the stories of real people.

Oct 7, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, the start of a new protest era?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Paul Friedman met the rag-tag youth camped out near Wall Street to protest inequality in the American economy, he felt he was witnessing the start of a protest movement not seen in America since the 1960s.

And Friedman should know. The 64-year-old was a student organizer during the anti-Vietnam War movement, protesting from 1964 for 11 years until the war ended. He also joined Civil Rights actions against racial segregation in America.