Monday, April 21, 2008

News Roundup, 4/21/08

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Philly suburbs key to state primary win: If Sen. Barack Obama is going to create an upset in the April 22 Pennsylvania primary he is going to have to look to Philadelphia's western suburbs. Clinton holds the lead in statewide polls.

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Marines trying to recruit fit women: The Marines are now looking for more than a few good women. It is getting harder and harder to recruit during such unpopular war times. To up recruitment levels the U.S. Marine Corps is now blatantly marketing to women for the first time. They are running ads in female health magazines like Shape, Self and Fitness, and others with a unisex appeal, instead of the standard macho man spin.

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Impact of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to US to be seen: First impression is said to be very important, and Pope Benedict XVI left the United States the impression that he is a compassionate and candid leader transitioning seamlessly into the makings of a true pope. His six-day visit lasted until April 20.

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Sex offenders living at child care facilities, audit says: Nine home child daycares and foster cares are being shut down in California after an audit found registered sex offenders living at these homes among the children. This was in strict violation of the state law. These violations were discovered after state auditors compared the addresses of 75,000 licensed foster family homes and in-home day cares to the state's database of registered sex offenders.

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