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California’s Stressed Out Schools — Survey of 30 Largest Districts

Posted on December 16 2011 by NAM / IM

The cascading effects of California’s deepening budget crisis and sickly economy are forcing public schools to cope with multiple stresses which could threaten how well students do in school. Until now, most attention has focused on student test scores as a way to gauge the health of a school. Even as federal and state governments […]

President Obama Announces the End of Combat Operations in Iraq ( video)

Posted on December 15 2011 by The White House / IM

On August 31, 2010, President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office to announce the end of combat operations in Iraq. Now, after nearly nine years of sacrifice, the final troops stationed in Iraq will cross the border out of the country in the coming days–marking the end of the war and fulfilling the promise President Obama […]

Sengketa Berakhir, Pekerja Freeport Terima Kenaikan Gaji 37 Persen

Posted on December 15 2011 by VOA / IM

Para pekerja tambang Freeport di Papua mengakhiri pemogokan tiga bulan yang mengganggu produksi tambang terbesar kedua di dunia itu. Para pekerja penduduk asli Papua yang dibayar terendah dibandingkan pekerja lain di tambang Freeport manapun di dunia akan mendapat kenaikan gaji yang signifikan, tetapi lebih kecil dari tuntutan mereka semula. Para pekerja anggota serikat buruh di […]

Time names protesters ‘Person of the Year’

Posted on December 15 2011 by Aljazeera / IM

Magazine honours all the protesters, inspired by the Arab Spring, who took to the streets in 2011 to demand change. From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, “The Protester” has been named Time magazine’s 2011 “Person of the Year”. The annual distinction is given to the person or thing that Time believes has most influenced culture and the news during the past […]

Parkir Ekstrim di New York (video)

Posted on December 15 2011 by Aries Setiawan / V V

Lahan parkir yang minim memaksa para pengendara bertingkah nekat, bahkan merugikan pengendara lain. Seperti dilansir Motorauthority, seorang pengendara mobil di New York, Amerika Serikat, nekat memaksakan mobilnya masuk di lahan parkir paralel yang sempit. Padahal, panjang lahan parkir yang ada sama dengan panjang mobilnya. Aksi pria ini terekam jelas di kamera CCTV. Barangkali dia mengira, […]

Asal-usul Celana Jeans

Posted on December 14 2011 by KB / IM

Celana Jeans menjadi trend orang modern saat ini, tetapi tahukah anda bahwa celana jeans dulunya adalah celana yang hanya dipakai oleh para pekerja tambang di Amerika Serikat? Di mana celana ini dahulunya menunjukkan status pemakainya, sehingga disebut pernah mendapat julukan “celana kelas pekerja. Ialah seorang yang bernama Levi Strauss yang memulai cerita ini, seorang pemuda […]

President Obama Welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ( video)

Posted on December 13 2011 by The White House / IM

President Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday to discuss the end of the Iraq war and the steps necessary to realize a new phase in the relationship between the two countries. Since the President has taken office, nearly 150,000 U.S. servicemembers have left Iraq, and hundreds of bases have been closed. […]

Terowongan Rahasia Para Mafia Narkoba

Posted on December 13 2011 by Viva

 Rahasia Para Mafia Narkoba Banyak jalan menuju Roma, mungkin peribahasa itulah yang menjadi ilham para pengedar Narkoba dalam menjalankan aksinya. Jika dengan menggunakan jalan biasa mereka akan berhadapan dengan Polisi Perbatasan dan imigrasi serta razia rutin, maka mereka mencari akal dengan menggunakan terowongan bawah tanah sebagai jalan rahasia mereka dalam menyelundupkan Narkotika dari Meksiko ke […]

‘Mother Robin’ wins CNN Hero of the Year ( video)

Posted on December 12 2011 by Kyle Almond, CNN

Robin Lim, an American woman who has helped thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth, was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year on Sunday night. Through her Yayasan Bumi Sehat health clinics, “Mother Robin,” or “Ibu Robin” as she is called by the locals, offers free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid […]

Hollywood Jihad? Gunman Calmly Shooting Drivers, Pedestrians, Shouting Allahu Akbar (video)

Posted on December 12 2011 by YouTube

Hollywood shootout: Gunman calmly targeted drivers, pedestrians Photo: Detective Nicole Kittle of the LAPD Force Investigation Division looks as a person lies dead on Vine just south of Sunset in Hollywood. Credit: Gary Freidman / Los Angeles Times A gunman pointed his weapon at more than a dozen people Friday as he randomly opened fire on […]

Playing with fire: Obama’s threat to China

Posted on December 11 2011 by Michael Klare / Al Jazeera

Obama says US influence will turn from the Middle East towards the “vast potential of the Asia-Pacific region”. When it comes to China policy, is the Obama administration leaping from the frying pan directly into the fire? In an attempt to turn the page on two disastrous wars in the greater Middle East, it may […]

Gunman identified in Hollywood shooting

Posted on December 11 2011 by CNN / IM

Los Angeles – Authorities on Saturday identified a gunman killed by police after he opened fire at passing vehicles along a downtown street in Hollywood. But they said they don’t know why Tyler Brehm, 26, went on a surreal shooting rampage captured on amateur video Friday. The video shows Brehm walking down Sunset Boulevard, wielding […]

West Coast will have best seat for Saturday’s lunar eclipse

Posted on December 10 2011 by CNN / IM

A lunar eclipse will occur Saturday, and all of the United States will be able to see some portion of it. The West Coast will have “a more complete view” of Saturday’s event and will be able to see the totality, the time when the Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon, according to NASA. That […]

Penembakan di Virginia Tech, Tragedi yang Berulang

Posted on December 9 2011 by KB / IM

Virginia — Aksi penembakan kembali terjadi di kampus Virginia Tech di Virginia, Amerika Serikat. Peristiwa ini membangkitkan kenangan pahit akan pembantaian di kampus tersebut tahun 2007 lalu. “Hari ini tragedi kembali menimpa Virginia Tech dengan adanya tindak kekerasan yang menewaskan seorang perwira polisi saat rutinitas pemeriksaan kendaraan,” kata Presiden Virginia Tech Charles Steger kepada para wartawan. “Kata-kata tak […]

Kemilau Times Square

Posted on December 8 2011 by I Made Asdhiana / Kps

Tidak ada tempat yang lebih meriah dan terang di muka bumi ini selain Times Square, New York, pada saat pergantian tahun. Sesumbar ini sering diungkapkan oleh New Yorker, sebutan untuk warga New York, ketika menggambarkan ramainya kawasan Times Square. Gambaran itu memang tidak salah, pada hari biasa pun kawasan Times Square selalu dihiasi dengan papan-papan […]

Hendak Dideportasi, 72 WNI Cari Suaka di AS

Posted on December 8 2011 by Egidius Patnistik / kps

NEWARK,– Sekelompok imigran Indonesia takut akan dideportasi meskipun ada perjanjian bersyarat dengan otoritas imigrasi Amerika Serikat yang memungkinkan mereka hidup dan bekerja secara legal di sana selama bertahun-tahun. Anggota parlemen Partai Demokrat, Carolyn Maloney, dari wilayah New York dan Frank Pallone Jr dari New Jersey, secara bersama-sama mensponsori sebuah undang-undang baru, yaitu UU Perlindungan Keluarga Pengungsi […]

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