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National News Roundup for March 28- April 11

Congressional leaders agreed late Friday to a compromise that will keep the federal government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the deal, which had a midnight deadline, just before 11 p.m. If finalized, the measure would cut $37.8 billion from the federal budget through the end of September

National News Roundup for March 13 - March 31

The sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reached the Supreme Court. The original lawsuit against the corporation was filed in 2001 by seven women who claimed that they were paid less and given fewer promotion offers because of their genders.

National News Roundup for Feb.21-Mar.13

Mar. 12 – An estimated 100,000 protestors filled the streets of Madison Wisconsin to protest the bill signed by Governor Scott Walker on Friday that would eliminative collective bargaining rights for state workers. Republicans in the state senate passed the law despite the boycott by Democratic senators.

International News Roundup for Feb. 27 - Mar. 13

n 8.9-magnitude earthquake, epicenter on the Miyagi Prefecture off the east coast of Japan, caused the formation of 30-foot tsunami. The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.

International News Roundup for Feb. 2 - Feb. 21

As unrest in the Middle East continues, Libyan protests initiated last week hit the nation's capital of Tripoli on Monday. Military forces killed dozens of protesters and arrested many more.

International News Roundup for Jan. 17 - Feb. 2

Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters piled into Tahrir Square protesting President Hosni Mubarak. Serving as President for the past 29 years, Murbarak is the longest serving leader of Egypt. Protests have continued for days in the hopes of putting an end to Mubarak’s authoritarian regime that the President has deemed democratic.

National News Round-up for Jan. 17 – Jan. 30

At age 95, social activist Sargent Shriver died in a D.C. hospital. Among his many accomplishments, Shriver served as the first Peace Corps Director. In 1972 he was the vice-presidential running mate for George McGovern. He was renowned public activist who is famous for his influence on Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, Head Start, and VISTA.

International News Roundup for Jan.3-Jan.16

Jan. 9 - Southern Sudan began a historic, week-long independence referendum in which thousands of exiled Sudanese returned to their villages. They will vote on seceding from an oppressive north government.

National News Roundup for Jan.1- Jan.16

an 8. - Tuscon native Jared Loghner, 22-year-old, shot 19 civilians and fatally wounded six at a local Safeway during a constistuent meeting. United States District Court for the District of Arizona Chief Judge John Roll was among the six killed.

International News Roundup for Dec. 13 - Jan. 2

Dec. 14 - German doctors claimed HIV/AIDS and leukemia patient Timothy Ray Brown cured after using a bone marrow transplant to treat his cancer in 2007. Brown's donor, who had a genetic mutation known to give patients a natural immunity to the HIV, and apparently eradicated Brown's virus.
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