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SGPC to seek legal opinion on Haryana move for separate Sikh body - Politics Balla

SGPC to seek legal opinion on Haryana move for separate Sikh body - Politics Balla | Politics Daily News | Scoop.it
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Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw Throws No-Hitter - Politics Balla

Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw Throws No-Hitter - Politics Balla | Politics Daily News | Scoop.it
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Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was nine outs away from joining Sandy Koufax, the southpaw to whom he is often compared, in the history books as the only other Dodger to throw a perfect game.  He settled for a no-hitter instead. Kershaw had a career high 15 strikeouts and no walks on Wednesday evening at Chavez Ravine in an 8-0 win over the Rockies. It was the 22nd no-hitter in the franchise's history, which is tops in Ma ..

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Nero fiddled, Obama putts around - Politics Balla

Nero fiddled, Obama putts around - Politics Balla | Politics Daily News | Scoop.it
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The Emperor Nero may have gotten a bum rap. It is believed this ancient leader fiddled while a great fire burned his Rome to the ground in A.D. 64, but the fiddle, or violin, hadn’t been invented yet. Nevertheless, Nero did consider himself a serious musician. Most likely the fiddling was simply a metaphor for his bad judgment, insensitivity and ineffectiveness. Obama showed some of these same traits last weekend when he jetted to southern Califo ...

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International LGBT Rights: The Canaries in the Mine Shaft - Politics Balla

International LGBT Rights: The Canaries in the Mine Shaft - Politics Balla | Politics Daily News | Scoop.it
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It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look or behave. It is a violation of human rights when governments declare it illegal to be gay, or allow those who harm gay people to go unpunished. In her historic speech at the United Nations gathering in Geneva, Switzerland, on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 6, 2011,

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Bill Clinton Sought Scandal Advice From Marion Barry, Barry Says - Politics Balla

Bill Clinton Sought Scandal Advice From Marion Barry, Barry Says - Politics Balla | Politics Daily News | Scoop.it
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WASHINGTON -- Former president Bill Clinton sought advice from D.C. mayor Marion Barry on how to cope with public humiliation, Barry reports in his new memoir. In the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal Clinton "wanted to talk to me about how to handle embarrassing personal situations as a public official" Barry wrote, according to the Washington Post's Mike DeBonis. The two talked, Barry wrote, when both appeared at an event at an unident ...