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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

December 1, 2012

St. Jude Medical, Inc. Faces Scrutiny St. Jude Medical, Inc. has been under close observation after it released a federal report with the name of a heart device component blacked out. Since the report’s release, the value of St. Jude has decreased by 12 percent, over $1 million. The device compo...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

November 16, 2012

The Plain Dealer Fights Back Advance Publications is the owner of multiple newspapers nationwide. In light of the recent decisions that have forced many of its papers to change from publishing seven days a week to three, The Plain Dealer is launching a preemptive strike. Although Advance Publications ha...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

November 9, 2012

Highway Shooter Arrested A suspect was arrested this past Monday in Detroit after he was believed to be involved in dozens of random shootings along highways in four Michigan counties. All of the shootings took place within the past month. The shootings began in the middle of October in the small Det...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

November 2, 2012

Treats Endanger Cleveland Dogs Dog owners all over Cleveland are heading to change.org to sign a petition. The petition asks retailers such as Sam’s Club, Target, Safeway, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Kroger, and Costco to remove certain jerky-style dog treats off the shelves. The Waggin’ Train brand chic...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

October 19, 2012

Senator Arlen Specter Passes Arlen Specter spent over 30 years in Congress as a senator. He is well known as the man who, at the end of his term, suddenly switched from Republican to Democrat. Specter died this past Sunday at the age of 82. His death, which was preceded by months of sickness, was...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

October 12, 2012

Marijuana causes problems in Los Angeles One year ago, federal law enforcement officials began focusing efforts on California’s medical marijuana industry. They made several high-profile arrests throughout the state and moved to Los Angeles last month. Since they arrived there, 71 dispensaries ...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

October 5, 2012

Transit Projects Accelerated We Can’t Wait, an initiative announced by President Barack Obama on Monday, Oct. 1, was created to speed up the construction of two major transit projects in Minneapolis, Minn., and in Cleveland. The hope is that the initiative will provide jobs for Americans and pr...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

September 28, 2012

Panda cub dies Tragedy struck the Smithsonian Nation Zoo in Washington, D.C., Sunday morning. The giant panda cub, who was only six days old, was found dead in her cage. Only minutes before, she had been heard grunting playfully. Zoo officials say that a full necropsy will not be available for anot...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

September 21, 2012

Obama Challenges China Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, has repeatedly called out the Obama administration on its lack of action in the Chinese trade and currency policies. “President Obama has spent 43 months failing to confront China’s unfair trade prices. I will not wait ...

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Sarah Groft, National News Reporter

September 14, 2012

Cleveland firefighters work dangerous amounts of overtime Two Cleveland firefighters were recently found to have worked thousands of extra hours over the past five years. The longest stretch was 120 hours in a row. Fellow firefighters paid these two individuals to cover their shifts, putting their ov...

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