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A letter’s journey, from founding father to religious question

Posted on October 1 2011 by Dan Merica, CNN

Washington – Standing over the letter, one would never know its unique story. Worth millions at auction, reading it unveils that it stands as a testament to religious freedom in America. But as it stares up, idly sitting there, the stories of “erotic” behavior, twisted ownership and historic encounters are lost on those lucky enough to […]

The Man Behind The Illegal-Immigration Crackdown

Posted on October 1 2011 by LAURA ZIEGLER / NPR

Alabama and Arizona have some of the toughest immigration laws in the country. Behind both states’ laws, and many others, is Kris Kobach, a constitutional lawyer and the Kansas secretary of state. Kobach has helped several other states shape immigration legislation, and he says there’s more to come in 2012. Many national stories have called […]

Holding on to hope: Young and unemployed in America ( VIDEO ) + Unemployment claims fall to lowest level since April

Posted on September 30 2011 by CNN

 Bridget Coyle wants to be a social worker, but an underwhelming job market and devastating national unemployment rate are making it difficult. Despite this, she remains optimistic. “I’m hopeful because I see a lot of opportunity (for me), and it’s the only option I have,” the 24-year-old college graduate said. “I don’t want to be […]

President Obama on Back-to-School: “Set Your Sights High” ( video )

Posted on September 29 2011 by The White House / IM

This afternoon, students from across the country tuned in as President Obama addressed them directly in histhird annual Back-to-School speech. The President encouraged America’s students to use their time in school to try new things, discover new passions and hone their skills to prepare themselves for the kind of profession they want in the future: It starts, obviously, with being the […]

Dubes RI: Utang Parkir Bukan Rp6,5 Miliar + Kemlu RI Tolak Bayar Utang Parkir Diplomat

Posted on September 29 2011 by Denny Armandhanu, Indrani Putri / v v

“Yang tercatat 221.668 dolar dan 94 sen (Rp1,9 miliar),” kata Dubes RI untuk PBB. Duta Besar Indonesia untuk PBB di New York, Hassan Kleib, membantah jumlah tunggakan parkir yang menurutnya terlampau besar. Kleib juga mengatakan, masalah parkir para diplomat ini telah berulang kali dirundingkan dengan pemerintah kota New York. Dilansir dari laman VOANews, Selasa 27 September 2011, […]

Wakil Tetap RI untuk PBB Bantah Tunggak Parkir di New York

Posted on September 29 2011 by Eva Mazrieva

Isu ini hangat dikabarkan di tanah air. Tapi ironisnya, banyak pihak yang tidak mengetahui duduk permasalahan sesungguhnya, memberikan komentar yang memperumit masalah. Kota New York berluaskan 790 kilometer persegi dan berpenduduk 8,2 juta jiwa, menjadikan New York kota terpadat di Amerika. Keberadaan kantor pusat perusahaan-perusahaan asing ternama di dunia, Bursa Efek New York (NYSE) dan […]

Seven arrested in SAT cheating scandal in New York

Posted on September 28 2011 by Geraldine Baum / LA Times

He was allegedly paid to take college entrance exams for six students from a top-rated Long Island high school, and now Sam Eshaghoff, 19, is facing criminal charges that carry a sentence of up to four years in jail. Eshaghoff and the six students from Great Neck North High School were arrested Tuesday morning by […]

Wamenlu: Tunggakan Parkir di New York Cerita Lama

Posted on September 28 2011 by Adi Kurniawan / WK

Wakil Menteri Luar Negeri (Wamenlu), Triyono Wibowo, mengaku tunggakan parkir oleh para diplomat di New York, termasuk Indonesia, ternyata bukan hal yang baru. Sebab kejadian itu sudah ada pada 1980-an. Namun masalah yang sekarang ini sudah ditangani sendiri oleh para diplomat Indonesia yang ada di negara tersebut. “Sekarang ini para diplomat sedang berunding dengan pemerintah […]

U.S. Day Ahead: Falling home price seen slowing in July-poll ( video )

Posted on September 27 2011 by Reuters

The housing sector will be in focus with a Reuters poll of economists expecting the S&P Case-Shiller Index to fall by 4.4 percent in July, only a slight move up from May’s 4.6 percent drop This post was submitted by Reuters.

Diplomat Utang Parkir Rp 6,7 M, Memalukan + Kemlu Tak Tanggapi Denda Tilang Diplomat Indonesia

Posted on September 27 2011 by WK / Kps

Dewan Pimpinan Rakyat (DPR) mendesak pemerintah, khususnya Kementerian Luar Negeri (Kemenlu) untuk secepatnya menyikapi tunggakan utang denda parkir sebesar Rp 6,7 miliar, yang dilakukan para diplomat Indonesia di New York, Amerika Serikat. Persoalan tersebut sangat mencorengkan nama baik negara ini. Hal tersebut diungkapkan dua Wakil Ketua DPR, Anis Matta dan Pramono Anung Wibowo, Senin (26/9), […]

About that $450 oversized baggage fee airlines are charging…

Posted on September 25 2011 by Mary Forgione / LA Times

I saw red when a USAToday survey reported that airline baggage fees had hit a whopping $450. The blogosphere quickly churned with news of airlines charging $400 to $450 fees for oversized bags on overseas flights. Then I took a deep breath and read the story more closely. It says American Airlines charges $450 for bags weighing 71 to […]

Hutang Denda Parkir Diplomat 17 Juta Dolar AS!

Posted on September 25 2011 by WK / IM

New York,  Kalau uang ini betul ada, pasti bisa buat bikin banyak hal di negara berkembang. Bukan main-main, pemerintah Kota New York berhutang hampir 17 juta dolar AS atau setara Rp 153 miliar berupa tiket parkir untuk para diplomat. Diplomat Indonesia juga menyumbang di peringkat ketiga, sampai 725.000 dolar AS atau setara Rp 6,5 miliar […]

“Jurassic Park” Indonesia Hadir di Amerika Serikat

Posted on September 25 2011 by WK / IM

New York,  Pulau Komodo yang kerap disebut “Jurassic Park Indonesia” dan masuk dalam nominasi Tujuh Keajaiban Dunia Baru versi New7Wonders, dipromosikan di Chicago, Amerika Serikat, sebagai “keajaiban dunia sebenarnya”. Promosi Taman Nasional Komodo itu digelar melalui acara bertajuk “Komodo Night in Chicago” yang berlangsung pada Kamis (22/9) di Crystal Garden, Navy Pier, Chicago. Ratusan orang […]

Strengthening the American Education System ( video )

Posted on September 24 2011 by The White House / IM

President Obama explains that states will have greater flexibility to find innovative ways of improving the education system, so that we can raise standards in our classrooms and prepare the next generation to succeed in the global economy. This post was submitted by The White House / IM.

Where did that satellite land?( video )

Posted on September 24 2011 by CNN

A NASA satellite came through the atmosphere, but they’re not sure where the pieces went. This post was submitted by CNN.

U.S. is in falling satellite’s potential strike zone, NASA says ( video ) + Amateur video captures satellite falling to earth ( video )

Posted on September 24 2011 by CNN/ IM

Miami – A satellite on the verge of falling back to Earth appears to have begun slowing down but will not re-enter the atmosphere until late Friday or early Saturday U.S. time, according to NASA. The United States is once again an unlikely but potential target for the 26 pieces of the Upper Atmosphere Research […]

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