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    PODGORICA, Montenegro — An attacker threw a hand grenade at the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro’s capital and then killed himself with another explosive device, officials said Thursday. No one else apparently was hurt and there was no major damage. Police sealed off the area after the blasts around midnight local time (6 p.m. ET Wednesday). The State Department said embassy officials were working with police to identify the assailant and was seeking to confirm that all staff were safe. Police officers armed with submachine guns were out on the streets near the building on Thursday morning. U.S. citizens were advised...
  • YouTube hoses down wild Florida shooting conspiracy theory: this survivor is a ‘crisis actor

    02/22/2018 4:42:35 AM PST · by MNDude · 14 replies
    A top trending video on YouTube suggesting an outspoken survivor of the Parkland school shooting is actually a “crisis actor” has been taken off the video platform. “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s policy on harassment and bullying,” a note replacing the clip read Wednesday afternoon. In the days after suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire in the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, David Hogg has demanded government officials consider stricter gun laws.
  • Delco church leaders look to arm parishioners for security purposes

    02/22/2018 4:21:51 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    ABC News(Delaware County, PA) ^ | 02/21/2018 | Dann Cuellar
    Upper Darby police were searching for a man they say threatened to kill the entire congregation of his church. Accompanied by family members, Sherwood Hargrove, 59, of Drexel Hill, turned himself in Wednesday morning. But hours later, Hargrove was back on the streets much to the chagrin of the police. "The fact that he was allowed to sign his own bail is beyond belief to me," said Upper Darby Police Supt. Michael Chitwood. ---SNIP--- They have kicked around the idea with police of having people conceal carrying weapons on the grounds.
  • Shooting survivor Colton CNN gave me scripted question after denying my question about armed guards

    02/22/2018 4:06:01 AM PST · by ncalburt · 10 replies
  • Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me "Scripted Question" After Denying Question About Armed Guards

    02/22/2018 4:03:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/21/18 | I Schwartz
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night's town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a "scripted question," quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards. "CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab told WPLG-TV
  • The Russian Attack Against America You Didn’t Hear About

    02/22/2018 3:53:51 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 19 February 2018 | Michael J. Totten
    You probably didn’t hear this because few media organizations have even mentioned it, but Russia committed an act of war against the United States a little more than a week ago. No, this is not about more social media and election shenanigans. Russia mounted an armed assault against American soldiers and our allies in Syria, including Kurdish security forces affiliated with the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, at a military base in the city of Deir Ezzor, the largest in eastern Syria. Russian combatants fought alongside Assad regime fighters and Shia militias armed, funded and directed by Iran. Both the...
  • South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    02/22/2018 3:49:19 AM PST · by smileyface · 7 replies
    WLRN ^ | July 25, 2015 | John O'Connor
    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions. Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
  • Clinton Political Mischief Emerges as Key Tale In an Astounding Drama

    02/22/2018 3:45:48 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    nysun ^ | February 21, 2018 | CONRAD BLACK
    It is both dismal and amusing to see the rationalizations of the diehard Kremlin collusionists after Robert Mueller’s spurious indictment of the 13 Russians who will never encounter the vagaries of United States justice. The charge of conspiring against the United States is nonsense, and the whole ambiance of the investigation now is that of a phantom consolation prize for the absence of a crime, a victim, or a culprit, all amplified by the hollow sanctimony of an official America that has meddled countless times in the elections of other countries (usually for the general good of the Western alliance)....
  • Florida survivors push back after GOP activist says they're 'hijacked by left-wing groups'

    Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don’t appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy. “Their sorrow can very easily be hijacked by left-wing groups who have an agenda,” former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, specifically naming billionaire and liberal activist George Soros. “Do we really think 17-year-olds on their own are going to plan a nationwide rally?” the conservative activist continued. Incensed students went on the air following Kingston’s remarks to...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 22, 2018

    02/22/2018 3:07:04 AM PST · by sneakers · 4 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY, and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • After Decades of Growth, Colleges Find It's Survival of the Fittest

    02/22/2018 2:42:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 21, 2018 | Douglas Belkin
    Concord University in West Virginia and Clemson University in South Carolina were both founded shortly after the Civil War. During the 20th century, each grew rapidly. Now, the two public universities that sit just 300 miles apart face very different circumstances. Clemson, a large research university, enrolled its largest-ever freshman class in 2017 and in December broke ground on an $87 million building for the college of business.
  • Top Dems Split from Pelosi on Tax Cut Criticisms, 'Crumbs' Statement

    02/22/2018 2:32:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/21/18
    Several top Democratic congressmen are distancing themselves from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over her harsh criticism of President Trump's tax cuts. Democratic National Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) pushed back on Pelosi's comment that bonuses paid to employees by various companies were mere "crumbs." "The income inequality is so bad, that if you could pick up $1,000 or $900, maybe it helps," he said in comments reported by Axios.
  • Donald Trump Unleashes Base on Jeff Sessions with Tweet

    02/22/2018 1:35:02 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/21/18 | Lisa de Moraes
    President Donald Trump’s fury about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Russia-probe recusal has broken out again like a bad rash. This morning, Trump tweeted a “question” in which he wondered: “If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of investigation? Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t the Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!” It’s the President of the United States’ latest comment in response to Friday’s indictment of 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 election ,in which POTUS failed to address...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Not A Single Lawyer Known To Work For Mueller Is A Republican

    02/22/2018 12:12:52 AM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    The DC ^ | 02/21/2018 | DAVID SIVAK
    None of the 16 publicly-confirmed lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team are registered Republicans, The Daily Caller News Foundation has found. Voter registration records indicate that 13 of the attorneys are Democrats and three have no party affiliation. This is the first time the political affiliation of all 16 lawyers has been reported.
  • Nellie Ohr: Woman in the Middle

    02/22/2018 12:07:55 AM PST · by lowbuck · 22 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 22 February 2018 | Diana West
    Is it a surprise to find a Stalin apologist at the center of the Steele dossier scandal? Gotta hand it to Special Counsel Robert Mueller: He knows how to set off a stick of dynamite. I refer, of course, to his office’s recent indictment of thirteen Russians in Russia, which we are now to chase after, yelling “Pearl Harbor!” on the Left and “No collusion!” on the Right, forgetting all about the coalescing revelations of corruption and conspiracy and, yes, Russian influence, to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016, and, failing that, to destroy the Trump presidency. The key is still...
  • Canadian PM steps in it again

    02/21/2018 11:42:00 PM PST · by spyone · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb 21, 2018 | Candice Malcolm
    Trudeau does it again. He is so dumb. The Indian government allows him to perfect another self inflicted wound. The biggest yet.
  • Team USA breaks Canada's streak to win women's hockey gold medal in thrilling shootout

    02/21/2018 11:26:42 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 22, 2018 | Eric Adelson
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The curse is broken. The gold is finally back in America. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winning goal in a shootout to complete an inspired and thrilling comeback and give Team USA its first Olympic championship in 20 years.
  • The Latest: Shiffrin gets silver in combined, Vonn skies out

    02/21/2018 10:59:03 PM PST · by aquila48 · 28 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 2/21/18
    Michelle Gisin of Switzerland has won the women's Alpine combined with an aggressive slalom run to edge American Mikaela Shiffrin at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom Thursday and didn't finish in what's likely her final Winter Games. Gisin was nearly flawless in finishing in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to hold off silver medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland earned the bronze.
  • Police presence increased at 3 Big Island schools following shooting threats

    02/21/2018 10:48:59 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Feb 21 ,2018 | Tiff DeMasters
    Six officers are on the Konawaena High School campus today following a possible threat of a school shooting. West Hawaii Area Complex Superintendent Art Souza said officials are trying to set a tone that there never was a legitimate threat. “When something like this happens, you want to take the maximum level of security and precaution without causing mass hysteria,” he said. Police received a report about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday of a posting on social media by a male party that made a reference to “shooting up local schools.” Although the posting did not contain a specific school, the juvenile...
  • South Burlington teen given five years probation in school threat case

    02/21/2018 10:41:31 PM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 4 replies
    VTDigger ^ | 20FEB2018 | Alan J. Keays
    A former South Burlington high school student who admitted making threats against fellow students and teachers apologized Tuesday, telling a judge recent news reports of the school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people nearly brought him to tears. “It almost made me cry,” Josiah Leach, 19, said during his sentencing hearing in federal court in Rutland. “I just can’t believe that 17 people died.” Judge Geoffrey Crawford sentenced Leach on Monday to five years of probation, a sentence jointly recommended by prosecutors and Leach’s attorney. Leach said that seeing the recent news reports helped him realize why others are...