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2014-03-03 08:28:33

Celebration Focused on Promoting Literacy Around the World NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 5th, LitWorld, a global 501(c)3 literacy organization, in partnership with Scholastic, The New York Public Library, NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton, Skype in the classroom, Broadway's Matilda the Musical and Gray Line New York, will celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) in New York City. LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day is an annual day of celebration focused on closing...

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2009-07-10 10:04:23

Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton says detectives are still interviewing the late Michael Jackson's former doctors about his prescription drug use. CNN also quoted Bratton as saying the department is waiting for the results of toxicology tests to see if his cardiac arrest death last month at the age of 50 might have been a homicide or an accidental drug overdose. And based on those, we will have an idea of what it is we are dealing (with:) Are we dealing with a homicide or are we...

2005-08-08 18:50:12

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lawyers for the mother of a 19-month-old girl killed by Los Angeles police while her father held her hostage demanded a federal investigation of the incident on Monday. Police Chief William Bratton, who has blamed 34-year-old Jose Pena for his daughter's death because he used her as a shield as bullets flew, called the woman's attorneys "ambulance chasers." He dismissed the idea of federal intervention by telling KCAL-TV: "It's not going to happen."...

2005-07-13 17:15:17

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Blacks in America's second-largest city fare the worst among all major races in education, health, economics, housing and criminal justice, according to a study released on Wednesday. "The State of Black Los Angeles," prepared by the United Way and the Urban League of Los Angeles, said the promise of the American Dream was still out of reach for many blacks in the city. "At the heart of this shortfall is a fundamental issue of equality -- not...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'