Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trey

http://www.ijreview.com/2015/08/401143-recover-cocaine-congressman-trey-radel/

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Key To Being A Hero: Don’t Think About It | Here & Now

The Key To Being A Hero: Don’t Think About It | Here & Now: "Four men – three Americans and a Briton – received the French Legion of Honor today, days after they thwarted an armed gunman on a train to Paris. Two of the men are credited with tackling 26-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani; the other two helped subdue El-Khazzani, who witnesses say had an assault rifle strapped to his bare chest."  'via Blog this'

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Donald Trump says the 'real' unemployment rate is 42%. He's really, really wrong. - Vox

Donald Trump says the 'real' unemployment rate is 42%. He's really, really wrong. - Vox: ""We have a real unemployment rate that’s probably 21%," Trump told TIME magazine this week. "Our real unemployment rate — in fact, I saw a chart the other day, our real unemployment — because you have ninety million people that aren’t working. Ninety-three million to be exact. If you start adding it up, our real unemployment rate is 42%.""

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rallies In Support Of Confederate Flag Continue | Here & Now

Rallies In Support Of Confederate Flag Continue | Here & Now: "The Southern Poverty Law Center has been tracking these rallies and found tens of thousands of people have joined nearly 180 pro-flag events since mid-June. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson is joined by Heidi Beirich, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s intelligence project director, to discuss the Confederate flag backlash across the nation."  'via Blog this'

Monday, August 17, 2015

Colorado workers sue Chipotle, part of national trend | Marketplace.org

Colorado workers sue Chipotle, part of national trend | Marketplace.org: "Chipotle recently extended paid sick leave, vacation and tuition reimbursement to its hourly workers.

Still, tens of thousands of employees at Chipotle Mexican Grills around the country are not happy with the Denver-based fast casual poster child over how they are paid. Earlier this month, a court in Los Angeles approved a $2 million settlement with over 38,000 plaintiffs for allegations of unpaid overtime, rest breaks and minimum wage. These Chipotle employees and others in more lawsuits across the country have joined a national workplace trend: filing class-action lawsuits against their employer claiming unfair pay."  'via Blog this'

Friday, August 14, 2015

CUBA Libre - Kerry Strikes Delicate Balance in Havana Trip for Embassy Flag-Raising

Kerry Strikes Delicate Balance in Havana Trip for Embassy Flag-Raising - The New York Times: "HAVANA, Cuba — Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cuba on Friday morning to attend a flag-raising ceremony at the American Embassy and to give a lift to the effort to rebuild ties after more than half a century of hostility.

But Mr. Kerry’s visit — the first by a secretary of state since Edward R. Stettinius Jr. made a short trip to Havana in 1945 — also reflects the balance that the Obama administration is trying to strike between working with an authoritarian government and supporting Cuba’s beleaguered dissidents."
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

No Video Of A Police Shooting? That's Because Many Cops Still Don't Have Body Cameras.

No Video Of A Police Shooting? That's Because Many Cops Still Don't Have Body Cameras.: " Americans overwhelmingly support equipping police officers with body cameras. Police reform advocates and law enforcement officials say such cameras can deter cops from using unnecessary force and protect them from false abuse complaints. But in most major cities, you're still not likely to run into a cop wearing a body cam.

The Huffington Post analyzed police departments in 27 large U.S. cities and found that only two -- Albuquerque and New Orleans -- have finished equipping their officers with body cameras. Most are waiting for funding, comparing different devices or testing the use of cameras with a small portion of their officers."

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Ben Carson Once Did Research On 17-Week Aborted Fetal Tissue

Ben Carson Once Did Research On 17-Week Aborted Fetal Tissue: "amed neurosurgeon Ben Carson says that most medical research can be conducted without using fetal tissue, which has been in the news recently after a series of secretly taped but edited videos showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing how to legally provide aborted tissue to researchers. He has called the benefits of such research "over promised," and has said the videos have made him wonder "how far we have drifted in terms of our humanity.""

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Who are Ferguson's 'Oath Keepers,' and why are they patrolling the city with guns?

Who are Ferguson's 'Oath Keepers,' and why are they patrolling the city with guns?: "On the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death by police, tensions are once again simmering in Ferguson, Missouri. And the arrival of a militia group, known as the "Oath Keepers," threatens to add fuel to the fire in the St. Louis suburb." 

Oath Keepers return to Ferguson, fueling racial tension 'via Blog this'

FIRED - Texas police officer is fired after shooting black student dead

FIRED!!!
Texas police officer is fired after shooting black student dead: "A rookie police officer who shot and killed a Texas college football player inside a car dealership in suburban Dallas has been fired.
Chief Will Johnson of the Arlington police said the officer, Brad Miller (49) had been fired for the “inappropriate judgment” in the fatal shooting of Christian Taylor (19). Johnson said Miller had entered the building without his partner, leading to an “an environment of cascading consequences”."
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