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Salem-News.com (May-21-2018 22:32)

Oregon`s Memorial Day Events Online Directory

ODVA’s annual Statewide Memorial Day Celebration will take place at 3:30 p.m., May 28th, at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial in Salem.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial Want to know what Memorial Day events are being held in your area of Oregon? You can start online with the directory of Memorial Day ceremonies, parades and other special events that the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs maintains at www.oregondva.com/2018memorialday.

The directory includes an interactive map as well as detailed information about each event. If you don’t see your event listed, it’s not too late to share!

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Salem-News.com (May-16-2018 22:58)

Open Letter to Dick Cheney

Torture is illegal under the Geneva Conventions, and redefining it does not make it legal.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Dick Cheney Mr. former Vice President— or Dick, if you don’t mind — I was greatly disturbed to hear that you endorsed Gina Haspel or “Bloody Gina” as she has been affectionately called, for Director of the CIA, and your call to restart the use of torture, or as you once euphemistically called torture, “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

Shame on you Dick, torture is never justifiable.

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Salem-News.com (May-09-2018 15:30)

Schrader, Welch Introduce Bill to Close Billion Dollar Medicaid Drug Rebate Loophole

Drug manufacturers will no longer be able to LIE about what is and is not generic.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - medicaid drug program “Our bill gives CMS the proper authority to deal with these inaccuracies, preventing bad actors from taking advantage of the system and honest mistakes from costing us even more money,” said Rep. Schrader.

“It simply makes no sense that we allow drug companies to brazenly rip off taxpayer dollars by incorrectly classifying their drugs to get undeserved rebates,” said Rep. Welch.

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Salem-News.com (May-08-2018 23:48)

Trump Pulls Out of Iran Nuclear Agreement

...losing more international credibility and alienating European allies

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - nuclear iran deal On May 8, 2018, Trump abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union, which severely limited Iran’s ability to enrich uranium fuel and other activities necessary to make nuclear weapons.

In return, a wide array of economic penalties that had been imposed on Iran were rescinded or suspended, including many American sanctions and a European oil embargo that had weakened the Iranian economy.

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Salem-News.com (May-07-2018 13:40)

Trump, Our Cartoon Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

In truth, Kim Jung-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in led the peace initiative.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Nobel peace prize On May 1st, 18 Republican members of Congress sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, nominating Trump to receive the award for his work to "end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.”

No, this isn’t a joke or a piece from The Onion. It took chutzpah for these Republicans to nominate a racist, misogynist, anti-immigrant, homophobic xenophobic, and corrupt person for the prize.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2018 23:09)

Trump and Republicans Signal Cuts to Social Safety Net

One twisted plan to take care of the the needy.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - money This past week, President Trump and House Republicans took initial steps to cut back the social safety net, arguing that such spending is counterproductive and wasteful, and that eligibility must be tightened for programs including food stamps and Medicaid. They also argue that welfare benefits are far too generous, and work requirements much too lax.

However, as is so often the case, truth is much different than reality.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-16-2018 12:35)

Comment on Allied Strike on Syria

Was a military response in U.S. interests?

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - trump assad putin On April 12, 2018, the U.S., Britain, and France launched a strike against Syrian research, storage, and military targets to punish Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for the suspected use of his air power to drop chemical weapons in an attack in the Damascus suburb of Guouta, where between 40 and 70 people were reported to have been killed by banned chlorine and sarin gases.

The key word here is “suspected.” Assad and Russia have vigorously denied the allegations.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2018 21:10)

Human Trafficking Backpage.com Site Seized

Additionally, Craigslist removed its "Personals" sections, Reddit took down its "Hookers" forum page; Cityvibe is also down.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - backpage.com H.R. 1865, known as the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, targets online sex trafficking and subjects websites to federal criminal and civil liability when users misuse online personals.

President Trump is expected to sign it into law on Wednesday.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-07-2018 21:20)

Every Child Needs a Rose!

A compassionate neighbor reaches out and changes a life.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Rose and John When I was a very little girl, I lived in a town outside the City of New Brunswick, N.J. In those days there were TV shows each week that depicted the ideal family life.

My days were lonely and many times scary. I attended a Catholic School in New Brunswick and corporal punishment was not frowned upon in the education system as it is today.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-04-2018 16:10)

Reports of the Demise of DACA are Premature

For now, DACA participants will still be able to renew their status.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Salem-News.com Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary.

In the spirit of this important Christian holiday, President Trump tweeted that morning that a deal for Dreamers was dead. The next day he declared DACA “dead.”

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