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dailyphoto100113Haiti’s capital shattered by earthquake
Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after the strongest earthquake hit the poor Caribbean nation in more than 200 years crushed thousands of structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters. Untold numbers were still trapped. The devastation was so complete that it seemed likely the death toll from Tuesday afternoon’s magnitude-7.0 quake would run into the thousands. France’s foreign minister said the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission was apparently among the dead. (Continue Reading…)

Model sues Shaquille O’Neal for harassment
An Orlando model linked to a lineup of NBA players claims Shaquille O’Neal harassed and threatened her after she ended a sexual affair with the married superstar in September. Vanessa Lopez, 30, filed suit in Florida late Tuesday, her lawyer Gloria Allred said. In it, she accuses the 7-foot-1 basketball behemoth of barraging her with unwanted calls and telling an associate to “shut dat bitch up” when she threatened to go to his wife if he didn’t stop, Allred said. “My life has changed so much because of what I had to endure since [September],” Lopez said at a Los Angeles news conference. “I fear that someone is after me.” (Continue Reading…)

Study: When talk of race goes behind closed doors
We’re just going to put it out there: Behind closed doors, whites talk differently about blacks. At least that’s what two sociologists found after conducting a study of college students across the country. One of the researchers, Joe Feagin, said that’s why it comes as no surprise to him that a powerful politician such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would talk about Barack Obama’s skin color and use the term “Negro dialect” in what he considered a private conversation. Speaking not of Reid but of his conclusions drawn from his research, Feagin said, “Most whites have sharply reduced the blatantly racist stuff they do in public, while they still do huge amounts in private.” (Continue Reading…)

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