Four arrested in three Naperville, Illinois prostitution stings

Monday, March 15, 2010 An undercover investigation by Naperville, Illinois law enforcement has led to the arrest last Thursday of four people allegedly involved in prostitution. The stings came after police received tips that people were using websites like Craigslist and Backpage.com to sell sexual performances in Naperville hotels.  Patricia H. Scoleri of Naperville was

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US Nationwide Pollution Permit Restrictions Upheld

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 The US Army Corps of Engineers decision to place restrictions on issuance of nationwide pollution permits has been upheld by a federal court. In National Association of Home Builders v. Army Corps of Engineers, the District Court for the District of Columbia found that the Corps of Engineers had not acted

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World AIDS Day events held around the globe

Sunday, December 2, 2007 The 20th annual World AIDS Day was December 1, 2007. The theme selected by the World AIDS Campaign is “Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise” as it will be through 2010. The day was marked by thousands of events around the world. “It is now time for bold leadership at all levels

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Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds

Friday, May 16, 2008 Controversy has arisen over the reported presence of blue asbestos on the MV Freewinds, a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology. According to the Saint Martin newspaper The Daily Herald and the shipping news journal Lloyd’s List, the Freewinds was sealed in April and local public health officials on

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Wikinews interviews Duncan Campbell, co-founder of wheelchair rugby

Friday, September 7, 2012 London, England — On Wednesday, Wikinews interviewed Duncan Campbell, one of the creators of wheelchair rugby. ((Laura Hale)) You’re Duncan Campbell, and you’re the founder of… Duncan Campbell: One of the founders of wheelchair rugby. ((Laura Hale)) And you’re from Canada, eh? Duncan Campbell: Yes, I’m from Canada, eh! (laughter) ((Laura

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Surgeons reattach boy’s three severed limbs

Tuesday, March 29, 2005A team of Australian surgeons yesterday reattached both hands and one foot to 10-year-old Perth boy, Terry Vo, after a brick wall which collapsed during a game of basketball fell on him, severing the limbs. The wall gave way while Terry performed a slam-dunk, during a game at a friend’s birthday party.

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US swimmer Phelps suspended over ‘pot pipe’

Friday, February 6, 2009 United States swimmer Michael Phelps has been banned from competition and his training stipend revoked for three months by USA Swimming after Phelps was photographed smoking from a glass pipe, often used for smoking cannabis. The picture was published last Sunday by British tabloid News of the World. USA Swimming, which

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At least eight dead after drone strikes in Pakistan

Thursday, March 18, 2010 According to Pakistani officials, at least ten suspected terrorists were killed in North Waziristan by suspected US drone strikes earlier Wednesday. This is the second US drone attack in the span of two days. Conflicting media reports say that the first strike consisted of either four or five missiles launched from

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