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Guard recruiter denied release in armory shooting

Guard recruiter denied release in armory shooting

on January 22, 2014, 5:53 AM / in National News, News, State News

By ADRIAN SAINZ     Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn.—A Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged with trying to kill four of his superiors at an armory told a fellow soldier he would start shooting if he was fired from his job, an FBI agent testified Friday. Special Agent Matthew Ross gave his testimony at a detention hearing for Sgt. 1st Class Amos Patton. […]

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County Commission Approves Sexual Harassment Settlements for Woolfork Scandal

County Commission Approves Sexual Harassment Settlements for Woolfork Scandal

on January 21, 2014, 2:41 PM / in Local News, News

By Krystyna Biassou / WBBJ TV WEST JACKSON — According to County Commissioner Luther T. Mercer, the County Commission has approved the sexual harassment settlements Tuesday morning for Deputy Sharon Sangster and Lt. Lisa Balderrama. Sangster will receive $210,000 and Lisa Baldarrama will receive $130,000. The county will only have to come out of pocket for $1,000, as the insurance […]

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TN State Board Disciplines Campbell Co Pound

on January 21, 2014, 10:43 AM / in News, State News

Original Post at YesBiscuit In April 2013, Campbell Co pound employee Brenda Watkins provided sworn testimony to alleged abuse she witnessed.  Among the allegations: Pets were killed in their kennels in full view of other animals. Animals were chokepoled and then jabbed in random areas of their body with syringes containing improper dosages of Fatal Plus. Some animals took “quite […]

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Wawrinka ends Djokovic’s Aussie Open run to reach semis

Wawrinka ends Djokovic’s Aussie Open run to reach semis

on January 21, 2014, 8:05 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a dramatic five-setter against Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarterfinals, ending his 25-match winning streak at Melbourne Park. Wawrinka lost 14 straight head-to-heads to Djokovic before Tuesday night’s 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 win in four hours on Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic beat Wawrinka 12-10 in the […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on January 21, 2014, 7:17 AM / in National News, News

1. U.N. withdraws Iran’s invitation to Syria peace negotiations The United Nations withdrew an invitation to Iran to attend this week’s long-awaited Syria peace conference in Switzerland. The Western-backed Syrian National Coalition had said it would drop out unless U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon’s last-minute invitation to Tehran was rescinded. Opposition leaders are demanding that Iran commit to pulling out forces […]

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Believe it or not, Betamax is still relevant to our lives

Believe it or not, Betamax is still relevant to our lives

on January 21, 2014, 6:44 AM / in National News, News

By Brad Reed / BGR It’s been a while since anyone has used, thought about or cared about Betamax, the video cassette technology that lost out to VHS back in the 1980s. TorrentFreak points out, however, that Betamax is still very relevant to our lives even if we don’t know it. 30 years ago this week, the Supreme Court ruled […]

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The Case of Edward Snowden: Reason v. Rhetoric

The Case of Edward Snowden: Reason v. Rhetoric

on January 21, 2014, 6:37 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Written by  Jack Kerwick, Ph.D. For a conservative who seeks to conserve the tradition of constitutional liberty bequeathed to Americans by their Founders, the spectacle of self-sworn apostles of liberty in the so-called “conservative” media calling for Edward Snowden’s head on a platter is a painful one to behold. Yet neither is this sight particularly gratifying to those of us […]

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Ducking the Real Issue on Duck Dynasty

Ducking the Real Issue on Duck Dynasty

on January 21, 2014, 6:35 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Written by  Selwyn Duke This past December, the Duck Dynasty television show became “duck and cover,” with the forces of pinkness going nuclear on its patriarch, Phil Robertson, after he uttered some words about the most victimey of victim groups. For those who missed the story, the saga began when GQ interviewer Drew Magary asked Robertson what he considered sinful, […]

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Ex-NY Rep. Otis Pike dies at 92 in Florida

Ex-NY Rep. Otis Pike dies at 92 in Florida

on January 21, 2014, 6:22 AM / in National News, News

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Democratic Congressman Otis Pike has died at age 92 in Florida. Lois Pike Eyre says her father died Monday at a Vero Beach hospice after a long illness. Pike served 18 years in Congress before deciding to retire in 1978. In the mid-1970s, he chaired the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which […]

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Meet the Plaintiff

Meet the Plaintiff

on January 21, 2014, 6:12 AM / in National News, News

Mother caring for disabled son seeks rollback of forced unionization BY: Bill McMorris / The Washington Free Beacon A 55-year-old woman who earns less than minimum wage caring for her disabled son could unravel decades of labor law and strike a blow against one of the most powerful political lobbies in the nation. Pamela Harris is fighting an Illinois law crafted […]

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The smoking ban killed the British pub. This vandalism is Labour’s defining legacy

The smoking ban killed the British pub. This vandalism is Labour’s defining legacy

on January 21, 2014, 6:07 AM / in National News, News

By Peter Oborne / The Telegraph Some people believe Labour’s defining legacy is Iraq. Others think it is the hunting ban. But the issue which has affected most people and which has damaged the fabric and appearance of British community more than anything else is the loss of the local pub. The British pub is internationally famous. It is entirely bound […]

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Meet Key Witness in NYC Human Rights Commission Case Against Jewish Business Owners

Meet Key Witness in NYC Human Rights Commission Case Against Jewish Business Owners

on January 21, 2014, 6:04 AM / in National News, News

By MARK HEMINGWAY / The Weekly Standard The New York City human rights commission is putting seven Jewish business owners on trial tomorrow for discrimination in the heavily Hasidic neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Orthodox Jewish business owners’ supposed crime? Posting a dress code in storefront windows: The human rights commission’s case is so thin that one of their lead witnesses […]

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One-time ‘World’s fastest man’ Carl Lewis says Chris Christie torpedoed his political career in New Jersey because he wanted to run against the governor’s friend

One-time ‘World’s fastest man’ Carl Lewis says Chris Christie torpedoed his political career in New Jersey because he wanted to run against the governor’s friend

on January 21, 2014, 6:01 AM / in National News, News

Lewis, the 9-time Olympic gold medalist, says the guv muscled him off the ballot when he tried to run for state Senate after a longtime Christie chum Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, then the attorney general, overruled a judge in 2011 who decided Lewis had lived in the state long enough to get on the ballot The Christie administration spent $78,000 […]

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Wendy Davis’ ex-husband: “They’ve asked me not to talk to reporters”

Wendy Davis’ ex-husband: “They’ve asked me not to talk to reporters”

on January 21, 2014, 5:54 AM / in National News

Posted by William A. Jacobson / Original Post But he didn’t listen to the campaign, and the result is the implosion of Wendy Davis’ personal and political narratives Wendy Davis, the progressive movement’s Texas darling because of her pro-late term abortion filibuster, is withering under revelations that much of her narrative of struggle and financial hardship is misleading at best, fabricated […]

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Your Day in Court – Without Knowing About It

Your Day in Court – Without Knowing About It

on January 21, 2014, 5:48 AM / in National News, News

It’s common knowledge that a person is entitled to his or her day in court.  What is not common, however, is having a day in court and not knowing about it. A Utah attorney filed a class action lawsuit without ever bothering to meet, contact or obtain the consent of his so-called clients. One of the named plaintiffs, who also […]

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Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S.

Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S.

on January 21, 2014, 5:42 AM / in National News, News

By Eric Scheiner / Original Post (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.” On the House floor last Wednesday DeLauro said, “Every generation of leaders in this […]

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Christie on his critics

Christie on his critics

on January 20, 2014, 8:44 AM / in National News, News

By Matt Bai, Yahoo News Original Post In our conversation Friday, I ran by Governor Chris Christie several of the main criticisms I’d heard leveled at him in the previous days in connection with New Jersey’s growing bridge scandal. Here are some of his responses. Whether or not you knew about the plan to disrupt traffic, you created the climate […]

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Unions angered by Postal Service’s Staples outlets

Unions angered by Postal Service’s Staples outlets

on January 20, 2014, 8:39 AM / in National News, News

By SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency’s unions. The new outlets are staffed by Staples employees, not postal workers, and labor officials say that move replaces well-paying union jobs with low-wage, nonunion workers. “It’s […]

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NJ mayor ratchets up allegation against Christie

NJ mayor ratchets up allegation against Christie

on January 20, 2014, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy has ratcheted up her allegation that Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration tied recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project and said that she turned over documents to a federal prosecutor investigating his staff. While a spokesman for […]

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South Africa minister warns on economy as mines face strike threat

South Africa minister warns on economy as mines face strike threat

on January 20, 2014, 8:31 AM / in National News, News

By David Dolan JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ailing economy cannot afford more mine labor unrest, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday, as the platinum industry’s main trade union served notice on the world’s top three producers that it planned to strike this week. A series of sometimes violent strikes in the factory and mining sectors constrained growth to […]

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