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US state may ban discussing homosexuality in schools


April 28th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS) The US state of Tennessee will soon vote on a bill that would prohibit school teachers from discussing human sexuality "other than heterosexuality" in schools.School ... Read more...

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New Jersey rejects Carl Lewis’ bid for state Senate


April 27th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Nine-time Olympic champion' Carl Lewis has been prevented from running for the New Jersey Senate by the state's Lt. Governor.The New York Daily News quoted Lieutenant Governor ... Read more...

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Gay history, rights to be taught in US schools


April 17th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 17 (IANS) California is all set to become the first state in the US to teach gay history and rights in schools.Children would get lessons on issues ... Read more...

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Arizona to ban abortion based on gender or race


March 31st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arizona, Mar 31 (THAINIAN NEWS) The Arizona state legislation has approved a bill that would ban abortion based on reasons of gender or race. The bill would make it illegal for women ... Read more...

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Harry Reid wants to ban brothels in Nevada


February 23rd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nevada, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lawmakers in Nevada would be considering whether to ban brothels in the state.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated that he would want the brothels to be ... Read more...

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Unions wear red in solidarity with Wisconsin teachers


February 21st, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wisconsin, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the standoff between government workers and Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin continues, unions nationwide are showing their solidarity to the protesters.Governor Scot Walker is determined to introduce ... Read more...

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Nevada Senate in USA opens with Gayatri Mantra


February 16th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 16 (ANI): Nevada State Senate reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures in Carson City (USA) on February 14.Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered invocation from Sanskrit scriptures ... Read more...

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Illinois likely to end death penalty


January 12th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Illinois, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Illinois governor, Pat Quinn now has the singular honor to determine whether capital punishment in the state should be abolished or not.This follows the resolution and passage ... Read more...

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Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was Palin’s target over ‘health care reform’ backing


January 9th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Gabrielle Giffords, who is in critical condition after being shot in Tucson, had become a target of potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the mid-term elections last ... Read more...

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Kenny Quinn dies in Las Vegas at the age of 73 years


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Las Vegas, July 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kenny Quinn who was the former Republican Governor in Nevada passed away on Thursday in an accident at his home when he was undertaking repairs. ... Read more...

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Prosecutor wants to put Detroit parents in jail for missing teacher conferences


July 7th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Detroit, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Demarco Harris robbed and shot a woman in a Detroit street, without his parents knowing the whereabouts of their son, according to the Detroit police.The parents ... Read more...

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Oklahoma lawmakers seek public support for banning shariah from courts


June 16th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Oklahoma lawmakers are asking voters to support a proposal banning local courts from considering Shariah or other international law in their rulings.The unusual measure calling for an amendment ... Read more...

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Sharron Angle Wins, Harry Reid Gets His Most Desired Race


June 9th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nevada, June 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In all probability, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just got the race for that he had been craving for a long time.Reportedly, Ex-Reno Assembly ... Read more...

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Ban On Plastic Bags Ratified By The California State Assembly


June 6th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The California Assembly has cast its vote to ban plastic bags. This is a decision that, if ratified by the state Senate, will make ... Read more...

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California Assembly Passes Bill To Ban Plastic Bags


June 6th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar California, June 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The California state is on its way to become the first state in United States to ban the use of single-use plastic bags.As per reports, ... Read more...

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Cynthia Nixon wants to marry her girlfriend


May 27th, 2010 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon is desperate to marry her lesbian lover Christine Marinoni in her hometown New York and has requested lawmakers in in the ... Read more...

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Cynthia Nixon desperate to wed lesbian lover in New York


May 26th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has said that she cannot wait to get married to her lesbian lover in New York.Nixon, 44, wants to tie ... Read more...

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Birther Bill Passed By Arizona Reps


April 24th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Hawaii, Apr 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Arizona House has pushed the Birther Bill further. The bill is an amendment to the already existing one that changed the way the names ... Read more...

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Candy Pop Bill Sent To The Senate


April 12th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Apr 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In Washington new taxes on bottled water, beer and candy will be imposed in June. The tax on carbonated beverages will be applied in July, ... Read more...

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Fox’s Bret Baier criticized for his Barack Obama interview


March 20th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fox’s Bret Baier has been criticized a lot for the way he interviewed the US President Barack Obama. And the most surprising bit is that ... Read more...

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California State Assembly want to pass a resolution for a cuss-free week


February 26th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sacramento, Feb 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) California lawmakers are trying to pass a resolution on Thursday, to make the first week of March as the ‘Cuss Free Week’. This bill will appear at ... Read more...

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McKensie Morrison: The Face Of The “Senator Stanley Scandal”


July 29th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
Scandals and Government offices have never stayed far away from each other and this one too was nothing contrary to the usual pattern. The scandalous saga revolving around Senator Paul Stanley and ... Read more...

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Richard Ravitch Appointed As The New Lieutenant Governor


July 9th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by GD
Richard Ravitch, the possible nominee for the post of lieutenant governor by the recommendation of Gov. David Paterson, has been gearing up to serve the newly appointed role that has been offered ... Read more...

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California passes bill on Sikh symbol kirpan


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) The California assembly has passed a bill that makes it mandatory for the state to train law enforcement agencies about the Sikh symbol kirpan. The bill AB-504, ... Read more...

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Illinois governor ousted in plot to sell Obama’s seat (Lead)


January 30th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (DPA) Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday by state legislators on criminal corruption misconduct charges that included a plot to sell President Barack Obama's vacated ... Read more...

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54-0 vote ensures Illinois Governor Blagojevich’’s exit from office


January 30th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Springfiled (Illinois, US), Jan.30 (ANI): Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was impeached by the state Senate on Thursday by unanimous 54-0 vote. According to Fox News, Blagojevich failed to sway the Senators in ... Read more...

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Impeachment trial begins for Illinois governor


January 27th, 2009 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (DPA) The Illinois Senate Monday began the impeachment trial of Governor Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested last month for trying to sell President Barack Obama's vacant US Senate seat.Blagojevich, ... Read more...

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Barack Obama to be sworn in on Lincoln Inaugural Bible


December 24th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn into office on the same Bible as was used by Abraham Lincoln at his first inauguration in 1861. The Presidential Inaugural ... Read more...

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Obamas Senate seat may remain vacant for months


December 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): President-elect Barack Obamas Senate seat may stay in limbo as impeachment proceedings against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich could take a number of weeks.It could be a ... Read more...

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Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda to be inducted into California Hall of Fame


December 4th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Legendary actors Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda are among the latest figures to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame.Nicholson and Fonda will be honored at ... Read more...

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Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda to enter Hall of Fame


December 4th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Hollywood veterans Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda are to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame.They will all be honoured at a ceremony Dec 15 in Sacramento, ... Read more...

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US Army veteran blasts Obama in youtubes most popular election video


November 1st, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A video of an Iraq veteran blasting Barack Obama for calling the war a mistake has been watched by more than 11 million people handing a huge ... Read more...

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