10 things you need to know today: August 29, 2015


Today’s headlines …. here they are!!

The Fifth Column

Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor/Associated Press

THE WEEK

1. 3 Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to prison in Egypt
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to prisonSaturday in a case sparking sharp criticism from human rights groups. Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste all received three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting “fake news.” The new verdict came a year after the men received sentences of seven to 10 years, which prompted an international outcry and a retrial order from Egypt’s highest appeals court. Amnesty International called Saturday’s verdict “farcical.”

Source: Reuters, The Associated Press

2. Former prep school student found not guilty of raping 15-year-old peer
Former St. Paul’s prep student Owen Labrie, 19, was found not guilty of rape in a high-profile trial that cast a pall over the prestigious New Hampshire school. Labrie faced nine charges, three of which…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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