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Arkansas carries out first double execution since 2000

Arkansas carries out first double execution since 2000

on April 25, 2017, 7:18 AM / in State News

Arkansas carried out the nation’s first back-to-back executions in 17 years on Monday night. First, the state put to death Jack Jones, who was convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1995, shortly after 7 p.m. Lawyers for the second inmate, Marcel Williams, filed for a stay, saying the first execution had been botched, but a judge lifted the […]

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Trump’s push to fund wall may be delayed as government shutdown looms

on April 25, 2017, 7:13 AM / in National News

President Trump indicated Monday that he was open to delaying his demand for money to start building his promised border wall, potentially removing an obstacle to a deal that would avoid a looming government shutdown. Congress has to approve a spending bill by Friday to keep government agencies funded through September, and Trump told a gathering of journalists from conservative […]

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The Federal Income Tax: What “they” don’t want you to know.

The Federal Income Tax: What “they” don’t want you to know.

on April 25, 2017, 6:34 AM / in National News

Originally published 04/25/2008 The cost of the envelopes and labels, plus the labor to prepare them, can be saved by simply stapling all the flyers together with the “demand” letter on top, and not using envelopes at all. All the flyers are attached hereto in MS Word format, and should be printed back to back as they are in the […]

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Voting Insurance / This AD Provided Strictly for Your Amusment

Voting Insurance / This AD Provided Strictly for Your Amusment

on April 25, 2017, 6:22 AM / in Bedtime Stories

YES. For the first time in America, you can purchase an exclusive  insurance policy to protect your constitutional rights as an American. Never before, and certainly never foreseen by our forefathers, could a citizen find a greater peace of mind come election day, than to embrace the security of “Voter Protection” insurance policy. This policy ensures the registered and insured […]

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Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

on April 25, 2017, 6:10 AM / in National News

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market. Perdue won confirmation on a strong bipartisan vote of 87-11, as several Democrats backed a Trump nominee after razor-thin outcomes […]

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Nashville sued over new affordable housing law

Nashville sued over new affordable housing law

on April 25, 2017, 6:05 AM / in State News

By Joey Garrison , USA Today Network Metro Nashville was hit with a highly anticipated lawsuit on Monday by the free market think-tank Beacon Center of Tennessee over a new Metro policy that is aimed at jump-starting more affordable housing. The center’s lawsuit contends Metro violated state law when it passed the new policy, which will require residential apartment developers in Nashville building five […]

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Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day

on April 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s. US Confederate soldiers’ cemetery at Appomattox Courthouse national park in Virginia. Observe Confederate Memorial Day A range of events are organized […]

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April 25th in History

April 25th in History

on April 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 25 is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 250 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand) Arbor Day (Germany) Christian feast day: April 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Mark the Evangelist Giovanni Battista Piamarta Philo and Agathopodes Pope Anianus of Alexandria DNA Day […]

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Life Is Real

Life Is Real

on April 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. —Psalm 56:3. In the comic strip Peanuts, Lucy had just broken the news to Linus that children cannot live at home forever. Eventually they grow up and move away. Then she said that when he left she would get his room. But Linus quickly reminded her that at some time she […]

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Senate waters down travel disclosure bill

on April 25, 2017, 5:59 AM / in State News

By Joel Ebert   /   USA Today A bill that requires lawmakers to disclose expenses and the source of funding for travel was watered down in the Senate on Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, and Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, was introduced after the USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee uncovered numerous legislative trips funded by politically connected people. The trips, which included […]

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Perils of a Catholic Upbringing… Warning, Not for Children

Perils of a Catholic Upbringing… Warning, Not for Children

on April 24, 2017, 9:13 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Thank you brother Thomas As I walked down the busy sidewalk, knowing I was late for Mass, my eye fell upon one of those unfortunate, homeless vagabonds that are found in every city these days. Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them. Recalling my old pastor, Father Mike, who always […]

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This week in Congress: Staring down the shutdown threat

This week in Congress: Staring down the shutdown threat

on April 24, 2017, 9:06 AM / in National News

H/T to Thomas WASHINGTON — With a deadline for a new budget deal this Friday, lawmakers will spend the week balancing their negotiations on an immediate fix with their planning for the fiscal 2018 budget. The current budget extension funding fiscal 2017 programs runs until April 28. Congressional leaders and the White House have sparred in recent days over how to pass […]

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American paramedic on Ukraine monitoring mission killed in mine blast

American paramedic on Ukraine monitoring mission killed in mine blast

on April 24, 2017, 9:01 AM / in International News

An American paramedic working for a European monitoring mission in Ukraine was killed and two other members of the team were injured on Sunday when their vehicle hit a mine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the incident was the first time any of its members had been killed on patrol. The 700-member international observer mission reports […]

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French vote lifts stocks

French vote lifts stocks

on April 24, 2017, 8:59 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. stock index futures jumped by 1.2 percent early Monday and European stocks soared as investors expressed relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron had come out on top in the first round of France’s presidential election. Macron is considered the favorite to win the second round on May 7, in which he will face off against second-place vote-getter Marine Le Pen, […]

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Defense secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Defense secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

on April 24, 2017, 8:57 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived for an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to assess the situation in the country as President Trump considers whether to send more troops to help government forces struggling to contain the Taliban insurgency. Mattis arrived on the same day Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim resigned in […]

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China’s president urges calm as North Korea tensions rise

China’s president urges calm as North Korea tensions rise

on April 24, 2017, 8:54 AM / in International News

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged President Trump to show restraint as tensions rise over North Korea. The two leaders spoke by phone on Monday as the Hermit Kingdom prepares to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of its military on Tuesday. Korea experts fear that Pyongyang will mark the occasion with another provocative missile or nuclear weapon test. North Korea […]

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Centrist and far-right candidate advance to presidential runoff in France

Centrist and far-right candidate advance to presidential runoff in France

on April 24, 2017, 8:53 AM / in International News

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron led the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, and will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Macron led the 11-candidate field with just under 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen with 21.4 percent. The center right’s Francois Fillon, the […]

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Mark Green should be confirmed as Secretary of the Army

Mark Green should be confirmed as Secretary of the Army

on April 24, 2017, 8:47 AM / in Opinion

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD President Donald Trump has nominated Mark Green, a Tennessee state senator, West Point graduate and former flight surgeon, for Secretary of the Army. According to the San Francisco Examiner, Green “is facing strong opposition from civil rights groups, which cite his anti-LGBT legislative record, and Muslim-American groups, which are alarmed by comments they say are Islamophobic.” […]

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Starry-Eyed Hubble

Starry-Eyed Hubble

on April 24, 2017, 8:40 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, April 24, 2017. Over the weekend, many thousands of scientists, math geeks, amateur lovers of the cosmos, and assorted political partisans marched in the name of science. Notwithstanding the predictable bashing of President Trump, some of the placards carried by this new cohort of protesters were pretty good. Here are a few of them: “Make Earth […]

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Sessions: Improper Tax Credit Payments to ‘Mostly Mexicans’ Could Fund Border Wall

on April 24, 2017, 8:35 AM / in National News

by PAM KEY  /  Breitbart  Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall could be paid for with improperly paid tax credits that go to “mostly Mexicans.” Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS: You sound quite confident right there. Do you have any evidence that Mexico is going to pay for it? […]

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