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ICE Removes ´Alien´ from Term
for Illegal Immigrant Children
Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/3/2014 7:55:05 PM     Post Reply
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel have been directed to no longer refer to illegal immigrant children crossing the border alone as “UACs” (unaccompanied alien children). Instead these individuals are to be referred to as “unaccompanied children” in official correspondence, according to an internal ICE email obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies and shared with Breitbart News. “This was briefed earlier today during he (sic) command and staff meeting,” an email sent to ICE personnel reads. “It has been requested that in correspondence regarding unaccompanied children, They (sic) not be

Louis Zamperini, war hero chosen
to lead 2015 Rose Parade, dies at 97
Los Angeles Times, by Jason Wells    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/3/2014 7:51:33 PM     Post Reply
Louis Zamperini -- the Olympic athlete turned World War II hero who was named grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97. Zamperini, whose harrowing life story inspired the bestselling novel "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption," grew up in Torrance and was set to lead the iconic parade down Pasadena´s Colorado Boulevard Jan. 1. He died Wednesday. (Snip)"Confronting challenges that would cause most of us to surrender, Louie always persevered and always prevailed, and he spent the better part of his lifetime sharing the message that you could do

US declines to meet Iran ‘half way’ in
final diplomatic push over nuclear crisis
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/3/2014 7:44:37 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Fewer than three weeks remain for the world’s most weathered diplomats to forge a comprehensive deal with Tehran over its nuclear program, a fact on the minds of all present in Vienna on Thursday, as high-level negotiations resumed. Delegations from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany – formally known as the P5+1 powers – arrived in Vienna at the beginning of July and will effectively set up camp in the Austrian capital until July 20, a self-imposed deadline for the parties to reach a deal, extend the talks, or go home. (Snip) And the congressional midterm elections in the US, with control

  


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College wins U.S. top court temporary
exemption on Obamacare birth control
Reuters, by Lawrence Hurley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/3/2014 7:28:53 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court gave a Christian college in Illinois a temporary exemption from birth control coverage required by President Barack Obama´s health reform law, days after ruling that for-profit employers can opt out for religious reasons. The court said on Thursday in a split 6-3 decision by the justices that Wheaton College, which has objected on religious grounds, did not have to comply with the government compromise process for nonprofit groups with religious affiliations while litigation continues, an unsigned order showed. On Monday, the court said on a 5-4 vote that closely held for-profit corporations

Stars and Stripes Jeeps color
Independence Day
Chicago Tribune, by Robert Duffer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 7:24:08 PM     Post Reply
No vehicle elicits greater feelings of freedom, adventure and patriotism like the Jeep. Two Jeeps in particular, a 1976 CJ-5 and a 2002 Jeep Liberty, wear their patriotic hearts on their galvanized sleeves. Painted in American flags, the Stars and Stripes Jeeps are the only two remaining Jeeps of four that were commissioned in the month following 9/11. “From a modern American history standpoint, they bookend United We Stand [and World War II],” says Nick Priola, a partner at the family-owned Truck and Auto Center in Highland Park, Ill. The “jeep” was solicited by the U.S. Army at the onset

Duck Dynasty’s Robertson: Lord,
I Pray Hollywood Repents ‘Before
You Burn ‘Em All in the End’
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/3/2014 7:20:59 PM     Post Reply
The prayer of thanks to God offered at the end of each episode of Duck Dynasty is what helped make patriarch Phil Robertson into an influential Christian speaker, even “a prophet,” said his son Alan Robertson, who added that in one of the early prayers for the show his father had called upon the Hollywood backers of the program to “repent” before God burned them all “in the end.” “And so everybody bowed their head around the time for the prayer and they said, ‘Okay, Mr. Phil, if you would start the prayer,’” recounted Alan Robertson at the Family Research

Overpass in World Cup host city collapses
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 7:20:03 PM     Post Reply
RIO DE JANEIRO - An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least two people, injuring 19 others and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and one car, authorities said. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event. A woman who was driving a commuter bus trapped by the overpass died, said Capt. Federico Pascual of the Belo Horizonte fire department. The overpass

  


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UK had plan to train and
equip 100,000 Syrian rebels - BBC
Reuters, by Karen Rebelo & Esha Vaish    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/3/2014 7:17:13 PM     Post Reply
Bangalore - Britain had planned to train and equip a 100,000-strong rebel army to defeat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before it was deemed to be too risky, BBC Newsnight reported on Thursday. The BBC said the secret "extract, equip, train" proposal, put forward two years ago, was the idea of General David Richards, then chief of Britain´s defence. A spokesman for the UK Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the article. The secret initiative was considered by Prime Minister David Cameron and the National Security Council, as well as U.S. officials, the news agency said, citing Whitehall sources.

Two Cases of Swine Flu Detected
in Immigrant Children
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/3/2014 6:49:37 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – U.S. health authorities detected two cases of the H1N1 swine flu virus in Central American immigrant children who are being held in detention facilities in Texas´ Rio Grande Valley, an executive of the Border Patrol union said. Chris Cabrera, vice president of National Border Patrol Council Local 3307, confirmed the cases to KGBT television´s Action 4 News. Cabrera said that one of the cases was detected at the Border Patrol station in Brownsville and the other at Fort Brown. Both cases were verified last Friday by medical personnel providing health care at those facilities, where some 120 people have been quarantined

Archbishop Condemns Satanic
´Black Mass´ at Okla. City Civic
Center as ‘Sacrilegious’
Cybercast News Service, by Lauretta Brown    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/3/2014 6:03:36 PM     Post Reply
Catholic Archbishop Paul Coakley, head of the archdiocese of Oklahoma City, condemned a scheduled Black Mass by a satanic group, for which tickets are being sold at the Oklahoma City Civic Center, as “sacrilegious,” a “blasphemous mockery of the Mass.” The archbishop also called upon community leaders and board members of the Oklahoma City Civic Center to “remedy this situation,” stressing that he hoped they did not want to “enable or encourage such a flagrantly inflammatory event.” The Black Mass of Oklahoma, being offered by the group Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, is scheduled to take place in the Civic Center Music

The Princess Effect
Politico Magazine, by Sarah Kendzior    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/3/2014 5:54:33 PM     Post Reply
On June 18, the Hearst Corporation announced that Alyssa Mastromonaco, the former White House deputy chief of staff for President Barack Obama, would shortly join the publishing juggernaut as “an ambassador for the Marie Claire brand.” Mastromonaco, whose tasks will include “providing insight on trends and women to watch,” says she is excited about the move. Marie Claire, she notes in the press release, “not only produces gorgeous fashion editorial and provides cultural insights but also helps its readers navigate world news and get smart on global women’s issues.” Providing “fashion editorial” and “getting smart on global women’s issues” might seem

  


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Sheila Jackson Lee: Illegal Immigrants
Need Lollipops Not Deportation
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/3/2014 5:50:00 PM     Post Reply
Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) believes the illegal alien children flooding across the border need candy not deportation. Breitbart.com reported: Thursday at a field hearing in Texas pertaining to the surge of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) balked at the suggestion of Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) that the children filling the border facilities need to be detained and deported by holding up a bag of lollipops to demonstrate her view that compassion not deportation is in order. Referring to the illegal immigrant minors as “homeless children,” Jackson Lee said, “I took lollipops along with

IRS Lawyers Ready
for Busy Week Ahead
Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/3/2014 5:47:59 PM     Post Reply
IRS lawyers ought to enjoy themselves this holiday weekend because, as the Washington Examiner´s Mark Tapscott reports, "they´ll be busier than normal next week." IRS counsel will make two separate appearances next week in court to explain and defend the agency´s handling of Lois Lerner´s now-missing emails. The Obama administration has managed to keep the IRS story just below full-blown-scandal level for months now. The Washington-based establishment media, long friendly to Barack Obama and his White House, have been willing to accept at face value the increasingly implausible nothing-to-see-here claims of top IRS and Obama administration officials. Many reporters are

Detective: Dad traded nude photos
with several women while toddler
sat in hot SUV for hours
Associated Press, by Kate Brumback    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/3/2014 5:15:27 PM     Post Reply
MARIETTA, Georgia — A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday. Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard testified at a hearing that evidence showed Justin Ross Harris was practically leading a double life and should not be granted bond. Stoddard described the evidence police have suggesting Harris, who is charged with murder, killed his 22-month-old son Cooper intentionally. Harris and his wife had two

Father whose son died in hot
car to face Georgia grand jury
CNN, by Elliott C. McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/3/2014 4:45:39 PM     Post Reply
Murder and child cruelty charges against a father whose son died after being left in a car will go to a grand jury after a Cobb County judge found probable cause for the charges Thursday. Justin Ross Harris was denied bail. He messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts -- some including nude images -- from work while his 22-month-old was dying in a hot car, a detective testified in the hearing. Harris´ attorney repeatedly objected to Cobb County, Georgia, police Detective Phil Stoddard´s testimony regarding Harris sexting the women -- one of whom was 17 -- but the judge allowed it

  


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4:15 p.m. update - Arthur to make
closest pass between 5 and 8 p.m.
Star News (Wilmington, NC), by Caitlin Dineen & Jason Gonzales    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 4:34:22 PM     Post Reply
The eye of Hurricane Arthur is expected to pass the Cape Fear region within the next four hours. Steve Pfaff, warning coordination meteorologist with the Wilmington National Weather Service office, said Arthur is going to be just off the southeastern North Carolina coast between 5 and 8 p.m. The next update on Arthur from the National Hurricane Center is expected at 5 p.m. At 4:15 p.m. the NWS in Wilmington was reporting winds out of the east at 21 mph, with gusts up to 31 mph. Thunderstorms and light rain were reported in the region. Farther north along the coast,

Millennials Unemployment Report:
15.2% of Workers 18-29 Out of
Work – ‘More Jobs’ Needed
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 3:57:13 PM     Post Reply
In an unemployment report issued by Generation Opportunity, a Millinneal think tank, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that 15.2 percent of adults age 18-29 were unemployed in June. This percentage includes those people who are no longer looking for work. “15.2 percent of young people are out of work,” Patrice Lee, director of outreach at Generation Opportunity, said in a statement on Thursday. “On top of not having jobs and struggling with student loan debt, young people are paying for crony government policies like the Export-Import Bank.” “My generation needs more jobs,” Lee said, “not more

BMW´s $1 billion plant surfs
Mexican investment wave
Reuters, by Alexandra Alper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 3:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Mexico City - Luxury car maker BMW revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of major automakers to take advantage of the country´s growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market. BMW outlined plans to build a factory near San Luis Potosi, central Mexico, in a move that will reduce the German company´s dependence on higher-cost plants at home. The plant will begin assembling unspecified models in 2019 with an initial workforce of 1,500 and annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles, the company said. "Mexico is an ideal location for

VA medical inspector retires
amid criticism of response
to whistleblower complaints
Legal Insurrection, by Mandy Nagy    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/3/2014 3:10:25 PM     Post Reply
The head of the Office of the Medical Inspector for Veterans Affairs has retired, just over a week after a scathing letter and report criticized that office for failing to adequately respond to complaints from whistleblowers and downplaying the severity of problems at some VA facilities. (Snip)Pierce had come to the VA as Deputy Medical Inspector in January 2002 and served as Medical Inspector since November of 2004, according to his VA bio. He served on active duty for thirty years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. A letter and report sent to the White House last Monday by Carolyn

Foreign backpacker arrested for
staying in US half hour too long
KBOI TV (Boise, ID), by Keith Eldridge    Original Article
Posted By: rubberneck- 7/3/2014 3:09:23 PM     Post Reply
TACOMA, Wash. -- A backpacker visiting from South America is locked in federal detention after reportedly over-extending his stay by 30 minutes. A Seattle immigration attorney has taken on the case for free, saying it´s "absurd." For six months Diego Simonassi said he roamed freely about the United States, backpacking all over the country. But, when his time was up on June 14 and he tried to enter Canada to continue his trip, he didn´t know he needed a visa to get through the border. Canadian authorities at the Peace Arch crossing turned him back to the US side.

  



Study: Plants Can ‘Hear’
Their Attackers’ Approach
Time Magazine, by Noah Rayman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/3/2014 2:58:32 PM     Post Reply
Some plants can hear and react to enemy caterpillars Some plants can hear caterpillars eating leaves and respond by emitting caterpillar-repelling chemicals, according to a new study published in the journal Oecologia. Scientists have known that certain plants respond to sound vibrations—corn roots, for example, lean toward vibrations of a specific frequency—but until now it hasn’t been clear why they’re able to do so. In this experiment, researchers from University of Missouri exposed one set of plants to a recording of caterpillars eating plants and found they emitted more of the anti-caterpillar chemical and did it more quickly than the plants that

Obama Talks Up Rosy Jobs Numbers
and ‘Economic Patriotism’
ABC News, by Jon Garcia    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/3/2014 2:51:23 PM     Post Reply
President Obama made an unscheduled trip to a D.C.-based tech start-up to cheer about the rosy jobs numbers released this morning and promote his economic strategy. “We have made enormous strides, thanks to the incredible hard work of the American people and American businesses that have been out there competing, getting smarter, getting more effective. And it’s making a difference all across the country,” Obama told workers at “1776,” which the White House describes as a “global hub” to help start-up companies. The government reported today that 288,000 jobs were created last month and that the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%

What unites Isis and al-Qaeda?
Blowing up American planes
Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/3/2014 2:46:58 PM     Post Reply
Ever since Islamist militants emerged as the dominant force in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, much has been written about how groups such Isis, which is currently in the process of establishing an Islamic Caliphate in northern Iraq, should be distinguished from the mainstream al-Qaeda movement. Isis fighters are so extreme, or so the argument goes, that even al-Qaeda is appalled at their barbarous treatment of their fellow Muslims, to the extent that Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda´s somewhat isolated leader, has attempted to disown them. But as transportation chiefs on both sides of the Atlantic are now giving active consideration

Playing Nice
American Thinker, by Thomas A. Oakes    Original Article
Posted By: johngalt1- 7/3/2014 2:35:10 PM     Post Reply
The battle today between the Salafist al-Qaeda hydra and Shia Twelvers in Iraq became inevitable late November 2013 in Geneva, when America agreed to suspend some sanctions against Iran and allow billions of dollars to flow into the coffers of the clerics who rule Persia and pull the strings of Bashar al-Assad. (Snip) Despite appearances, the real significance of Geneva may not be the opening of P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Hassan Rouhanni, but as a marker in history of the moment when Washington ceded Iraq to Tehran.

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