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Front Page: US Navy Heads to Rescue Captain From Pirates

  • A US Navy warship has arrived off the Somali coast where pirates are holding the captain of a cargo ship hostage. — Telegraph
  • President Obama has invited friends and aides to a private seder dinner at the White House tonight to mark Passover. — AP
  • Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi predicts that earthquake
    reconstruction will cost several billion euros. — Wall Street Journal
  • Voters in a Missouri small town have reelected their mayor, four weeks after he died. — AP
  • Thousands of North Koreans rallied in their capital to celebrate their country's rocket launch. — BBC News
  • New York's US Senators have introduced legislation that would grant posthumous citizenship to the victims of last week's shootings in Binghampton. — CNN
  • Twenty-three schools in Detroit are set to be closed next year. — USA Today

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stephley stephley 8 years
Obviously, there are ways to do more - we should keep trying before we shrug off more lives.
jackiered jackiered 8 years
There are laws against murder so think such legislation already exists steph but nice try.
stephley stephley 8 years
"New Yorks's US Senators have introduced legislation that would grant posthumous citizenship to the victims of last week's shootings in Binghampton." It might be a more meaningful tribute to introduce legislation that might prevent other would-be citizens from being randomly gunned down.
jackiered jackiered 8 years
agree Hain. It appears something has to be done immediately or ships will have to find a safer route.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
Good, I was talking to my hubby last night, he is an ex navy nuc. and he was telling me all about how they would get confronted by pirates in the straights of malacca. Subs light will look like a commercial vessel and when they realized what they were they took off. But I remember people telling him 8 years ago "there are no pirates" But there are, not like they have a hook hand and a patch on their eye, but their intent is there. In Malacca they had to have a US naval ship standing watch at all times. i don't understand why this wasn't done in somali waters :shrug:
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