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'
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'
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'
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." 'via Blog this'
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."
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.""
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”." 'via Blog this'
Police Release Ferguson Shooting Video - The Daily Beast: "Ferguson authorities released new surveillance footage on Tuesday purporting to show a teenager pulling a gun from his wasitband just before he was shot and critically injured by plainclothes officers. The St. Louis County Police Department identified the person in the footage as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Jr.," 'via Blog this'
A woman in the other car also called 911 Thursday night as her husband, Candelario Gonzalez, 44, followed Robert Eric Doyle, 51, through the streets of Beverly Hills, about 80 miles northwest of Orlando."
Ferguson’s Racist Clerk Re-Hired Nearby - The Daily Beast: " In November 2008, she sent an email stating that President Obama's first term would not last because “what black man holds a steady job for four years.” In June 2011 she described a man attempting to get on “welfare” for his dogs because they are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddies are.” "
The first explosion, set off by a device planted in a mailbox, went off around 8:20 a.m. just as congregants at Calvary Baptist Church in southern Las Cruces were beginning to gather for the morning’s services. Twenty minutes later a second device exploded inside a trash can outside the Holy Cross Catholic Church just a short drive away, shattering the building’s glass front and startling worshipers in the midst of their morning Mass."