Newsem of the Week: US and Global News That Rhymes

In Weather: 34 have been killed across the US By several tornadoes causing phenomenal distress. In sports: a recording of Donald Sterling left the NBA dismayed By the outright racism the LA Clippers owner displayed. Vermont is poised to become the first state to require That genetically modified foods be labeled for the buyer. California's governor links …

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Newsem of the Week: US and Global News That Rhymes

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died this week at 87 years old. Many of us frequently wake up confused, But for one Czech man that state has fused. He woke up an amnesiac in a Norwegian snowbank, And spent months under investigation, drawing a blank. Despite deadly clashes Ukraine may soon see peace, As they …

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Scientists have made a discovery both new and old: A dinosaur species that humans had yet to behold. They may have looked like lizards combined with birds, Described by a paleontologist as “really bizarre, even by dinosaur standards.” As those of us who have thawed can surely attest, This year’s weather has left many of …

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International Newsem: Global News That Rhymes

A polio vaccination team in Pakistan was attacked And the Taliban is suspected of committing the act. In February alone 700 were killed in Iraq, Most of them civilians who could not fight back. As US drone strikes in Yemen continue, The European Parliament condemns them anew. A vote last week passed a ban on …

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International Newsem: Global News That Rhymes

Pollution has become so bad in Beijing That an Orange Alert warns against breathing [outside]. Some factories have closed to mitigate the smog, And a nearby man is suing his city over the fog. In a move unexpected and and without explanation, The entire Egyptian cabinet gave its resignation. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former minister …

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International news will follow as soon as I can make something rhyme with Turchynov...   Our Secretary of Defense released a downsizing plan That would scale our force size back to when World War II began. He wants fewer on active duty and smaller benefits, But expanded special operations for the next surprise blitz. The …

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So much has happened in the Ukraine, That to summarize all of it here might explode my brain. This week was the deadliest since the protests began, But Yanukovych was dismissed, and now Turchynov is their man. Last week’s Syria talks accomplished even less Than the first round of talks, which failed to impress. The …

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  New York state prisons will no longer assign Those under 18 to be solitarily confined. And after 22 years in a Pennsylvania cell alone, An aging Black Panther was released from this zone. Now to an ex-congressman who has been in jail, Melvin Reynolds's welcome in Zimbabwe has gone stale. Convicted of 12 counts …

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The Copenhagen Zoo shot a giraffe dead Because he was a “surplus” and couldn’t be bred. Although many offered to take him and protest was widespread, The zoo had its way and fed him to the lions instead. East Asia will soon see two official meetings of note: Between both Koreas, rendering dialogue less remote; …

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For the first week this year no Americans have faced Their loved ones in school being laid to waste. But unfortunately families in Moscow now know How shootings in schools can cause so much woe. Kerry has said that Israel needs to play nice To keep its global relations away from thin ice. Yet on …

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International news will follow shortly! The Senate has ensured that farm subsidies will rise In what’s being called a “compromise.” But the rest of that bill has another side, With billions in food stamps being denied. But Obama is making an executive move That should make employment odds improve: He says that federal employers should …

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The peace talks for Syria had a very slow start With both sides demanding a change of heart. But Assad won’t agree to play a smaller part And the opposition says that just ain’t smart. As well as refusing to make his rule more brief, Assad failed to come through on humanitarian relief. Since both …

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