News for 2012-12-29

Saturday, December 29, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] France Overturns Progressive Tax on the Rich
A tax measure introduced by France's socialist dominated government and recently elected President Francois Hollande, which would have placed a 75 per cent tax on incomes above $1.32 million, was overturned in the country's highest court Saturday. A challenge to the tax was placed by opposition...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Midnight Weddings Commence as Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Official in Maine
Mainers celebrated around the state at the stroke of midnight Saturday, December 29, 2012, when a law legalizing the marriage of same-sex couples went into effect . Couples congregated at city hall in Portland, ME to be the first of many to be issued marriage licenses under the new law, as a large...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hebron: Renovating an Embattled City
Every day, Anas Maraka sees his family’s home, but can’t go inside. “It’s hardest for my grandfather,” said Maraka, referring to the house overlooking Shuhada Street, once the central marketplace in Hebron’s old city.
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[title] Rewriting the Story of America
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz straddles two cultures while telling the story of America’s past and future.
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