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  • Constituents call on Artiles to resign after racial slur

    04/21/2017 1:48:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    wplg-TV ^ | 4/20/17 | Peter Burke
    Several dozen protesters gathered Thursday morning outside a state senator's South Florida district office, calling on him to resign. "Resign now," protesters chanted while holding signs aimed at Florida Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami. ....he used a variation of the "n-word" during a Monday night conversation....
  • Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack

    04/21/2017 1:46:22 AM PDT · by MoraBlack · 6 replies
    Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say. The 28-year-old, identified only as Sergej W, was staying in the team's hotel in a room overlooking the street where the explosion took place.
  • Missing Tennessee student found with teacher in California

    04/21/2017 1:28:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 21 April 03:47am EDT | Sheila Burke
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — After being missing for more than a month, a 15-year-old Tennessee girl was found near a cabin in a remote part of northern California and the 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping her was arrested, authorities said. Health sciences teacher Tad Cummins surrendered to sheriff's deputies Thursday without incident in Cecilville, California, hours after they had set up surveillance on his vehicle in the area, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The girl was apparently healthy and unharmed, but authorities said their main concern was her emotional and mental state. "We couldn't be happier to tell you...
  • Justice Department Official Leading Trump-Russia Investigation Stepping Down

    04/21/2017 1:21:17 AM PDT · by blueplum · 35 replies
    Time ^ | 20 April 2017 | Staff writers
    Mary McCord, the Department of Justice's acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security who is leading the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, is stepping down from her post. McCord will officially leave her position next month, the Associated Press reports. According to the AP, she is leaving to pursue "other opportunities."
  • Husband of New York judge who was found dead challenges reports of apparent suicide

    04/21/2017 1:15:33 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 20 April 2017 | By Samantha Schmidt
    The sudden death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam — and the hours that led up to it — remains shrouded in mystery. Shortly after the body of Abdus-Salaam, the first African American woman to serve on New York’s top court, was found floating fully clothed in the Hudson River with no apparent signs of trauma or criminality, local police said they were treating the death as an apparent suicide. But about a week later, following an inconclusive autopsy, ...
  • Syria's chemical program: Rubio 'gravely concerned' about Iran & Russia complicity

    04/21/2017 1:05:19 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    FOX News World ^ | 20 April 2017 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told Fox News he’s “gravely concerned” about Iran’s role in helping Syria develop its chemical warfare program that ended up killing dozens of people weeks ago. Rubio, a Republican, said he was troubled by reports that both Iran and Russia were complicit in Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons program. While the Trump administration accused Moscow of covering up the Syrian regime's chemical weapons attack, the U.S government has not mentioned Iran's possible role. {snip} “The thing that makes Iran so dangerous is it not only exports its weapons to proxies in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, but it brags...
  • Federalism, Freedom and Diversity Part II

    04/21/2017 1:03:00 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | April 21st 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Federalism Thwarts Consolidated Government. Federalism describes the vertical division of power between the national and state governments. When Constitutional government is limited to its enumerated powers by a federal senate, the states are free to develop and retain their uniqueness, to keep their largely homogenous interests, habits, and mores. This is diversity. THIS is how republican government is sustained across a vast continent. Federalism keeps consolidation at bay, and makes diversity a reality! However, overnight, the Seventeenth Amendment transformed a stable, federal republic into a wild and unstable democratic form. Being unanchored by senators formerly loyal to the Ninth...
  • French election: Candidates in last TV pitch ahead of vote

    04/20/2017 11:06:34 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC
    All 11 French presidential candidates have made their final pitches in the last set-piece TV encounter ahead of Sunday's first round of voting. Both far-right leader Marine Le Pen and radical leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon voiced sharp criticism of the EU in the early part of the program. The TV encounter was then overshadowed by a deadly shooting in central Paris. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and center-right Francois Fillon both paid tribute to the police targeted by a gunman..... Mr. Fillon said he was cancelling all his campaign events on Friday, the final day of the campaign. Ms Le Pen said she...
  • Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea after China sends troops [truncated]

    04/20/2017 10:25:34 PM PDT · by topher · 70 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | 20-April-2017 | Will Steward in Moscow
    Full Title: Putin sends troops to Russia's border with North Korea after China also sends soldiers to its boundary over fears Trump will attack Kim Jong-un, sparking a tidal wave of refugees Vladimir Putin is sending troops and equipment to Russia's border with North Korea over fears the US is preparing to attack Kim Jong-un. The Russian President fears there will be a huge exodus of North Korean refugees if his American counterpart, Donald Trump, launches military action against Pyongyang.
  • Abstrakt Marketing Group looks to add 100 jobs and help revive Laclede's Landing (Missouri)

    04/20/2017 10:18:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jacob Barker
    Metro transit’s former headquarters in Laclede’s Landing is slated to be converted into 26 new apartments and offices for hundreds of new workers that a marketing agency next door plans to add. St. Louis Development Corp. approved on Thursday using $5 million in New Markets Tax Credits for the $11 million project led by Brian and Mike Minges of Advantes Development, according to an SLDC report. Advantes plans to put 26 apartments into the rehabbed, century-old warehouse that from 1982 until 2015 housed the offices of the region’s mass transit operator, Metro. Metro is now based in the Metropolitan Square...
  • Gunfire sensors credited with swift arrest of shooter targeting whites in Fresno

    04/20/2017 9:49:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CTV News ^ | April 20, 2017 | Scott Smith, The Associated Press
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer credited the technology Wednesday with the swift capture of Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old black man who authorities say killed three people Tuesday in a bid to wipe out as many whites as possible. "He was in custody within 4 minutes and 13 seconds," Dyer said Wednesday at a news conference where he...
  • NM businessman makes Senate run official

    04/20/2017 9:28:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | 4/20/17 | Rachel Sapin
    Mick Rich, who served as president of Albuquerque-based Mick Rich Contractors for over 30 years, is ready to take his hard hat to Washington. The Albuquerque-based Republican filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in February and will run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Martin Heinrich.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveils new paint scheme for Kansas

    04/20/2017 9:25:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 Apr, 2017 | Chase Wilhelm
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet is turning blue for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 13 at Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt and Hendrick Motorsports unveiled the new patriotic paint scheme Thursday, which will feature a new promotion just in time for summer, Mountain Dew DEW-S-A.
  • You again? America's Empty nests refill, marriages postponed, Census study finds

    04/20/2017 9:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    At this rate, the United States is going to need immigrants of all kinds to continue growth.A new Census Bureau study has just reported a sobering commentary on the current generation of young people.“There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement…What is more, almost 9 in 10 young people who were living in their parents’ home a year ago are still living there today, making it the most stable living arrangement.”It’s a factor largely of the economy, but also social mores and trends. The traditional lifetime pattern, you may recall, was for...
  • South Korean Warships To Get A New Pre-emptive Strike Weapon

    04/20/2017 9:16:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    South Korea has developed a new pre-emptive strike weapon in the face of North Korean threats. The weapon, a tactical ship-to-ground guided missile, will enhance South Korea’s ability to strike North Korea’s critical military facilities in the event of a crisis on the peninsula. South Korea will begin mass-producing the missiles next year, reports the Yonhap News Agency, citing the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the South Korean arms procurement agency. The missiles, which can be fired using either inclined or vertical launch systems, will boost the firepower of the South’s next-generation frigates. The inclined launch units will be used...
  • Police arrest over 100 men in multi-year child prostitution investigation in Ontario

    04/20/2017 9:15:18 PM PDT · by MNDude · 27 replies
    More than 100 men accused of purchasing prostituted children have been arrested after a multi-year investigation in York Region. York Regional Police said Thursday said the suspects are from York Region, throughout the Greater Toronto Area as well as outside of the province. Const. Andy Pattenden declined to provide further details, but said more information would be revealed at a Friday morning press conference.
  • The Tragic Fate of Otto Warmbier

    04/20/2017 9:11:31 PM PDT · by pboyington · 92 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, is a prisoner somewhere in the Orwellian hell hole known as North Korea. Otto Warmbier may be suffering a fate tantamount to an inmate of Dachau. At this very moment, Otto Warmbier may be starving, performing slave labor, being beaten or in fact, he may very well be dead. The tragic fate of Otto Warmbier, is the tragic fate of the millions of North Koreans living in the Gulag Archipelago of Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian nightmare world. Warmbier, 23, was convicted of conducting “hostile acts against the DPRK”. Mr. Warmbier was not an intelligence officer...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Conrad of Parzham, 04-20-17

    04/20/2017 9:03:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 04-20-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Sculpture of Saint Conrad of Parzham | photo by Andreas PraefckeSaint Conrad of Parzham Saint of the Day for April 20 (December 22, 1818 – April 21, 1894)  Saint Conrad of Parzham’s Story Conrad spent most of his life as porter in Altoetting, Bavaria, letting people into the friary and indirectly encouraging them to let God into their lives.His parents, Bartholomew and Gertrude Birndorfer, lived near Parzham, Bavaria. In those days, this region was recovering from the Napoleonic wars. A lover of solitary prayer and a peacemaker as a young man, Conrad joined the...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, 04-19-17

    04/20/2017 8:58:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 04-19-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Painting of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla with her children | Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe | flickr Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Saint of the Day for April 19 (October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962)  Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s Story In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint!She was born in Magenta near Milano, the 10th of Alberto and Maria Beretta’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a leader in the Catholic Action movement, Gianna...
  • Hillary Clinton blasts Trump on LGBT rights

    04/20/2017 8:57:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | April 20, 2017 | Eli Watkins
    Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump could roll back progress on LGBT rights. "We may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues," Clinton said in a speech in New York. Clinton was addressing a fundraising dinner for The Center, an LGBT community organization, where she received an award and thanked members of the audience for supporting her unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid. But she told those gathered there to watch out for "the progress that we fought for, that many of you were on the front lines for." "It may not...