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Earthquake 6.0, 10 km deep strikes off Northern Mariana islands, no tsunami warning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake magnitude 6.0 has struck 10 kilometres deep off the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Monday.

Trump Might As Well Just Hire Jack Abramoff and Get It Over With

Trump’s selection as deputy Secretary of Labor is Patrick Pizella, whose previous career included working with Jack Abramoff to turn the Northern Mariana Islands into what corporations would like to see throughout the United States–an area of free market extremism, replete with sweatshop labor and other free market wet dreams such as school vouchers. When […]

Trump picks lobbyist linked to forced-abortion sweatshop scandal as overseer of worker protections in U.S.

6 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s pick to be deputy secretary for the Department of Labor is a former lobbyist who worked to allow companies to run sweatshops in the Northern Mariana Islands, a territory of the United States. Mother Jones reported on Tuesday that Trump nominee Patrick Pizzella was...

Old Japanese Jail in Garapan, Northern Mariana Islands

The old abandoned Japanese jail on the island of Saipan has a haunting history, serving as the home to American prisoners of war after the bloody Battle of Saipan. Today, graffiti made by soldiers, both during and after the war, canShow More Summary

Popular Baby Names in Smaller U.S. Territories, 2016

Olivia and Daniel were the most popular baby names in Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa (all combined) in 2016.

Anatahan in Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands

Anatahan, in the Northern Mariana Islands, only measures around 13 square miles, with one of the archipelago's most active volcanoes at its very center. Spanish missionaries first encountered the island in 1668, evacuated most of the...Show More Summary

Atomic Bomb Loading Pits in Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands

10 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

During the final stages of World War II, an American B-29 Bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bombs over Japan. The attack was launched from an airfield on  Tinian Island, one of three islands in the Marianas. Today, little remains...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Panel Unanimously Rejects Racial Voting Restriction in Northern Mariana Islands Election

The opinion by Chief Judge Thomas is here. The opinion relies upon the Supreme Court’s decision in Rice v. Cayetano. … Continue reading ?

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits 400 km north of Northern Mariana islands: USGS

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit 400 kilometers north of the Northern Mariana Islands at 1644 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Name that airport ... (Saipan)

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of the Saipan International Airport in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.        

Banzai Cliff in Northern Mariana Islands

On a sunny peak on Saipan Island, the death toll continued to rise after the fighting had ceased when the Americans captured the Japanese stronghold. This represented a major loss on behalf of the Japanese: The Allies had seized Papua...Show More Summary

Abandoned Pacific Barrier Radar III in San Roque, Northern Mariana Islands

Travel up the lazy slope of Mt. Petosukura on the island of Saipan, and at the top is an abandoned radar tower, a last vestige of Cold War surveillance trying its best to fight back against the encroaching jungle. The facility dates to the late 1980s, when the Air Force chose some high ground on the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Show More Summary

Voices from the Northern Mariana Islands

Residents of Northern Mariana Islands, "America's best kept secret" recount their "unique" problems far from the rest of the world.

‘Militarized Wasteland’:US Navy, Defense Department Sued Over Marianas Training

Several Northern Mariana Islands conservation groups have sued the US Department of Defense and the Navy over live-fire exercises planned for the Pagan and Tinian islands, as part of a military buildup planned for Guam.

Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes in Pacific, no tsunami: USGS

2 years agoNews : The Raw Story

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.7. struck in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Friday, close to the Northern Mariana Islands, but was not expected to trigger a tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude...

Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Occurs Off Northern Mariana Islands

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake has occurred off Northern Mariana Islands.

This Governor Thinks Gun Purchases Should Be Taxed $1000 in Every State

In case you missed it, a $1000 per gun purchase tax was recently passed in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Territory. Now, the territory's...

Could the Northern Mariana Islands determine the next President of the United States of America

I could have just said “President”, but “President of the United States of America” sounds more impressive. The 538 blog has an excellent new post showing how the GOP primary process is set up to favor Trump, who is winning far more delegates than votes: Even worse, Trump tends to do better in areas with […]

Plurality Rules

A bit of conventional wisdom was settling in on Wednesday morning that though Donald Trump enjoyed a good “Super Tuesday II,” with victories in the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, and—tentatively—Missouri, he may not have done well enough to ward off a contested convention. Show More Summary

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