- President Obama
held a breakfast at the White House for select veterans and
their families for Veterans’ Day and
called for a renewed commitment to veterans coming back from
Afghanistan. The chief of the New York City food bank
estimates 40 percent of the city’s veterans need food
assistance. French President Francois Hollande,
meanwhile, was booed by protestors while laying a wreath at the
tomb of an unknown soldier.
- John McCain says he’s been
encouraged to run for president again in 2016, but acknowledges
that “the people have spoken” on that matter.
- An attorney for the federal judge who ruled the NYPD’s stop and
frisk program unconstitutional
accuses New York City of waging a campaign of “character
assassination” against her. An appeals court has vacated her
recommendations for reform and questioned her impartiality in the
- The number of foreign students attending college in America has
hit an all-time high.
- A fire at a New York factory has
reportedly created a nationwide shortage of knishes.
- Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incongito insists reporting
about his harassment of rookie offensive tackle Jonathan Martin has
been misleading, and offered texts that purport to show Martin
telling him he didn’t blame the team for the environment in the
- Social media use by reporters will be heavily
restricted in the Winter Olympics in Russia next year.
Journalists will reportedly be kicked out for taking photos or
videos with “nonprofessional equipment.”
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