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McDonald’s to shrink in US, 1st time in decades

NEW YORK (AP) — The burger chain that put “supersize” into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald’s says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking.

By News on the Net Associated Press- Thursday, June 18, 2015


First Openly Gay Couple Joins Boston Police Force

BOSTON (CBS) – Sixty four police recruits graduated from the Boston Police Academy Wednesday and officially logged on as officers. For two openly gay cadets, it represented a profound bit of history.

By News on the Net - Thursday, June 18, 2015




Greece could be forced to lock down savers’ cash as debt crisis worsens

Greece’s central bank has issued the clearest warning yet that the country is on course to default on its sovereign debt at the end of the month and crash out of the single currency, while finance ministers across Europe also confirmed they are making contingency plans for a messy ending to the crisis.

By News on the Net - Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ryan’s ‘Misperceptions’ on Trade Deal Unveiled, Reports Suggest

House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% joined NPR Wednesday with Steve Inskeep to stress why he says it’s important for Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which grants President Obama fast-track trade authority. With TPA, Congress cannot issue any amendments to trade agreements and merely gets an up or down vote on a final trade deal.

By News on the Net - Thursday, June 18, 2015



Memo to GOP:  Don’t Fix Obamacare

Many Republicans are watching ongoing developments in the King v. Burwell Obamacare case with trepidation. In the abstract, most recognize the opportunity such a case represents to roll back Obamacare and force a debate about real, pro-market insurance reform.

By Heritage Foundation Mike Needham- Thursday, June 18, 2015

GOP leaders vow to resurrect Obama trade deal

Republican leaders will try to resurrect the trade deal Democrats sank less than a week ago, planning a new vote Thursday and insisting they will corral enough votes to approve fast-track negotiating powers President Obama needs to complete a legacy-building Pacific Rim trade deal.

By News on the Net Washington Times- Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Americans’ confidence in religion hits a new low

Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before — a sign that the church could be “losing its footing as a pillar of moral leadership in the nation’s culture,” a new Gallup survey finds.

By News on the Net USA Today- Wednesday, June 17, 2015