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Kinston Free Press (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Kinston, North Carolina The free press a monday August 31, 20.15 As nation / nation Roundup awakenings author neurologist Oliver sacks Dies new York i or. Oliver sacks whose books like a the Man who mistook his wife for a hat probed Distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions has died. He was 82. Sacks died sunday at his Home in new York City his assistant rate Edgar said. Sacks had announced in february 2015 that he was terminally ill with a rare Eye cancer that had spread to his liver. As a practising neurologist sacks looked at some of his patients with a writers Eye and found publish j ing Gold. In his Best Selling 1985 Book he described a Man who really did mistake his wife a face for his hat while visiting sacks office because his brain had difficulty interpreting what he saw. Another Story in the Book featured autistic twins who had trouble with Ordinary math but who could perform other amazing calculations. Discover Magazine ranked it among the 25 greatest science books of All time in 2006. Sacks 1973 Book a awakenings a about Hospital patients who a spent decades in a kind of Frozen state until sacks tried a new treatment led to a 1990 movie in which sacks was portrayed by Robin Williams. It was nominated for three Academy awards. Vote tally for Iran nuclear Deal rises to 31 in Senate Washington i Oregon a democratic sen. Jeff Merk Ley on sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear Deal As momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world Powers negotiated with Tehran. Merkley a backing puts supporters within reach of the 34 votes required to uphold a presidential veto of a congressional Resolution disapproving the agreement which curbs Iran a nuclear program in Exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions Relief. Republicans Are unanimously against the Deal. But with an overwhelming number of Senate democrats in favor some have now begun aiming to amass 41 yes votes which would allow them to kill the disapproval Resolution outright in the Senate and protect Obama from having to use his veto pen. University of Texas removes statue of Jefferson Davis Austin Texas a statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the Campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed Appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the University a iconic clock Tower. University president Greg fences recently said the statue would be moved to a museum. The statue has been a target of vandalism As Well As criticism that it is a Symbol of discrimination. Confederate symbols nationwide Are being reconsidered following the recent mass shooting of members of a Black Church in Charleston . A associated press investigators seek a motive in Houston Deputy a ambush by Juan a. Lozano associated press Houston i the Man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriffs Deputy had a lengthy criminal record going Back a decade but never spent More than Short stints Miles in jail. Shannon j. Miles whose criminal record includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm was to be arraigned monday in the shooting of Darren Goforth a 10-year Veteran of the Harris county sheriffs office. Miles arrest saturday came less than 24 hours after authorities said he ambushed Goforth at a suburban Houston Chevron station. Harris county sheriff Ron Hickman said the attack was a clearly unprovoked a and there is no evidence that Goforth knew Miles. Investigators have no information from Miles that would shed Light on his motive Hickman said. A your Assumption is that he Goforth was a target because he wore a uniform a the sheriff said. Miles criminal record begins in 2005, when he was convicted of criminal mischief giving false information to police and resisting arrest according to records. In 2006, he was convicted of disorderly conduct with a firearm and sentenced to a maximum of 15 Days in jail. He was convicted of evading arrest in 2007, and his most recent conviction came in 2009 for again resisting arrest. Records show that the 30-year-old Houston resident was sentenced to several Short stints in jail anywhere from to to 6 Days. Court and jail records did not list an attorney for Miles and attempts to reach his family members on sunday were unsuccessful. Goforth 47, was pumping Gas at a Chevron station Friday night in Cypress a Middle to upper Middle class suburban area of Harris county located Northwest of Houston when the gunman approached him from behind and fired multiple shots continuing to fire after the Deputy had fallen to the ground. The killing evoked Strong emotions in the local Law enforcement Community with Hickman linking it to heightened tension Over the treatment of african americans by police. Goforth was White and Miles is Black. Hickman and Harris county District attorney Devon Anderson pushed Back against the criticism of police. A a we be heard Black lives matter All lives matter. Well cops lives matter too a Hickman said saturday. Deray Mckesson a Leader in the Black lives matter movement told the Houston chronicle a it is unfortunate that sheriff Hickman has chosen to politicize this tragedy and to attribute the officers death to a movement that seeks to end this aug. 19, 2011, file photo shows mount Mckinley in Alaska s Denali National Park. President Barack Obama on sunday said he s changing the name of the tallest Mountain in North America from mount Mckinley to Denali. Photo by associated press name change for my Mckinley White i Louse announce name change of America s tallest Mountain to Denali on eve of the first presidential visit North of the Arctic Circle associated press Washington i president Barack Obama will change the name of North americans tallest Mountain Peak from mount Mckinley to Denali the White House said sunday bestowing the traditional Alaska native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska. By renaming the Peak Denali an Athabasca word meaning a the High one a Obama is wading into a sensitive and decades old conflict Between residents of Alaska and Ohio. Alaskans have informally called the 20,320-foot Mountain Denali for years but the Federal government recognizes its name evoking the 25th president William Mckinley who was born in Ohio and assassinated Early in his second term. A with our own sense of reverence for this place we Are officially renaming the Mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska natives and the Strong support of the people of Alaska a said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The announcement came As Obama prepared to depart Early monday on a three Day visit to Alaska becoming the first sitting president to travel North of the Arctic Circle. As part of his visit Obama is attempting to show Solidarity with Alaska natives and planned to hold a round table session with a group of Alaska natives just after arriving monday in Anchorage. Sen. Lisa Murkowski who had pushed legislation for years to change the name said alaskans were Quot Honoreda to recognize the Mountain As Denali a a change in tone for the Alaska Republican who had spoken out against Obama a Energy policies in anticipation of his visit to her state. A a in a like to thank the president for working with us to achieve this significant change to show Honor respect and gratitude to the Athabasca people of Alaska a Murkowski said in a statement. Prior efforts by alaskans leaders to change the name Date Back to 1975, but have been stymied by members of Ohio a congressional delegation. It was unclear whether Ohio leaders or other opponents of the change would mount an Effort to Block the resignation. The White House cited Jewell a authority to change the name and the Interior department said Jewell planned to Issue a secretarial order officially changing it to Denali. The Peak got its officially recognized name in 1898, when a prospector was exploring mountains in Central Alaska the White House said. Upon hearing the news that Mckinley a Republican had received his party a nomination to be president the prospector named it after him and the name was formally recognized. Walker ups Lite Ante on Borders by Kevin Freleng associated press Washington i Wisconsin gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the Border a Staple among the Gap candidates running for president by pointing North. Walker said in an interview that aired sunday that building a Wall along the country a Northern Border with Canada is a legitimate Issue that merits further review. Republican candidates for president have often taken a get Tough approach iou presidential hopeful says Wall on Canadian Border is legitimate Issue on deterring illegal immigration but they usually focus on the Border with Mexico. Walker was asked sunday morning on no cd so meet the press whether he wanted to build a Wall on the Northern Border too. Walker said some people in new Hampshire have asked the Campaign about the topic. Quot they raised some very legitimate concerns including some Law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town Hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate Issue for us to look at a Walker said. The Boundary is the longest International Border in the world at 5,525 Miles Long. Billionaire Donald Trump is Riding the Issue of illegal immigration to the top of the Republican presidential primary polls. He has said he would make Mexico pay for completing a Perma nent Wall along the Border. He also says he would also end automatic citizenship for those born in the United states a right guaranteed by the 14th amendment to the Constitution that was originally added to Grant citizenship to freed slaves and their descendants after the civil War. His positions appear to have pushed rivals to also take Strong stands on immigration. Walker at one Point echoed Trumps Call for ending Birthright citizenship but later said he a against any such repeal. World Roundup Egypt announces parliamentary vote for oct., nov. Cairo i Egypt has announced that parliamentary elections will take place in two stages in october and november. Ayman Abbas head of the supreme election committee said sunday that half the govern rates will vote on oct. 18-19. The second stage will take place for the remaining govern rates on nov. 22-23. Voters outside Egypt will cast ballots in a first stage on oct. 17-18, and a second stage nov. 21-22. Egypt has been without a legislature for three years. In its absence president Abdel Fattah Al Sissi holds legislative authority. In just Over a year of his tenure he has passed dozens of Laws by decree. As army chief Al Sissi led the 2013 ouster of islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Al Sissi was elected president last year. Activists say is damages Temple in Syria s Palmyra Beirut i islamic state militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple considered one of the greatest Sites of the ancient world in a massive explosion sunday activists said. The 2,000-year-old Temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan City of Palmyra in Central Syria seized by is in May. The news of the latest destruction at Palmyra came just Days after is released propaganda images purportedly showing militants blowing up another Palmyra Temple the 2,000-year-old Baa Shamin dedicated to the phoenician god of storms and fertilizing Rains. The . Cultural Agency Enesco which has designated Palmyra As a world heritage site called the destruction of the Baa Shamin Temple a War crime. Earlier this month relatives and witnesses said that is militants had beheaded Khaled Al Asaad an 81-year-old antiquities scholar who devoted his life to understanding Palmyra. Yemen factions face key Battle for Central province Sanaa Yemen i Yemen a warring factions on sunday braced for a key Battle in a Central province where Victory could allow pro govern ment forces to move rapidly North into the heartland of the country a shiite rebels. Security officials from both sides said the focus was now on Marib an Oil Rich province that supplies the rebel held capital of Sanaa with electricity and fuel after months of combat and airstrikes that have killed some 2,000 civilians according to the . Pro government forces have recently tightened their grip on the provinces capital also called Marib while the shiite rebels known As Louthis have consolidated their positions on its outskirts digging trenches and laying mines in nearby jaw Security officials from both sides and witnesses said. If pro government forces manage to push the rebels out they could potentially Advance rapidly across jaw a Flat desert province bordering saudi Arabia that is a Gateway to Saada the rebels Northern stronghold where saudi planes have been dropping flyers urging people to support the a a legitimate government of president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. A associated press

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