Council urges ElectriCities to take action on debt – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount City Council approved a resolution Monday urging ElectriCities to take action relative to the merger between Duke Power and Progress Energy. (Read more)

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Clarence Thomas Five Year Silence: Supreme Court Justice’s Job Performance Judged Negatively Based on Lack of Questioning – Source: Black Voices

The New York Times recently noted that Tuesday of this week will mark the five year anniversary since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken during a case. Not only has Justice Thomas not spoken at all while hearing court arguments for the past five years; Thomas has also spent this lengthy period of silence "leaning back in his chair, staring at the ceiling, rubbing his eyes, whispering to Justice Stephen G. Breyer, consulting papers and looking a little irritated and a little bored." (Read more @ Black Voices)

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