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2008-06-13 18:00:22

U.S. activist the Rev. Al Sharpton remembered late newsman Tim Russert Friday as one of the best and fairest journalists in TV history. Russert died after collapsing in the Washington bureau of NBC News Friday. He was 58. I was shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Tim Russert and the country has lost one of the best and fairest journalists to ever sit in a TV studio, Sharpton, president of National Action Network, said in a statement. I saw him recently and he told me fondly...

2006-08-03 15:50:48

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a one-time Democratic vice presidential candidate now dragged down by his support for the Iraq war, trails a challenger from his own party by double digits ahead of a key political test next week, a poll released on Thursday showed. Lieberman, a three-term Senate veteran, has been pummeled by millionaire cable television executive Ned Lamont over Iraq and for his willingness to...

2006-08-03 14:10:58

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman and anti-war challenger Ned Lamont began a late push for votes on Thursday ahead of next week's Democratic primary, with race and class joining Iraq on the agenda in the bitter campaign's final days. A new Quinnipiac University poll showed Lamont widening his lead over Lieberman from four to 13 points five days before Connecticut Democrats vote in the primary, with the 18-year...

2005-12-20 21:33:44

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Supporters of Stanley Tookie Williams, including civil rights leaders and masked gang members, gathered at a church in South Los Angeles on Monday to pay tribute to a convicted killer whose execution last week prompted renewed debate about capital punishment. Some 2,000 people packed the church and spilled into a nearby parking lot as speakers, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, hailed Williams from a...

2005-12-02 17:45:00

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He has led civil rights marches, scolded the nation's leaders and even run for president, but the Rev. Al Sharpton now wants to do something completely different -- star in his own television sitcom. Sharpton, in an interview with Reuters on Friday, confirmed a report in Daily Variety that he would soon be filming a pilot for a family show called "Al in the Family" that would revolve around his larger-than-life personality. "I don't know...

2005-10-29 15:56:08

By Michael Depp BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, flanked by veteran Democratic activists and a union leader, criticized the Bush administration on Saturday for allowing hurricane rebuilding contracts to go to out-of-state firms and low-wage workers. Speaking to a rally of about 1,000 union members and activists from the steps of the state Capitol, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton also charged the White House with using the crisis to remake the state's...

2005-09-30 17:32:57

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday criticized as "not appropriate" a comment from former Education Secretary William Bennett that aborting black babies would reduce the U.S. crime rate. Bennett, a conservative radio commentator, stirred outrage for saying on his talk show on Wednesday: "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country and your...

2005-09-30 13:55:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday criticized as "not appropriate" a comment from former Education Secretary William Bennett that aborting black babies would reduce the crime rate. Bennett, a conservative radio commentator, stirred outrage for saying on his talk show on Wednesday: "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country and your crime rate would go...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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