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Colorado flooding: Residents
return, but some find no home

CNN, by Kyung Lah & Ben Brumfield

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 9/18/2013 5:33:44 AM

Lyons, Colorado -- More people were told to evacuate their homes in northeastern Colorado on Tuesday as residents of the flood-stricken towns north of Denver returned to battered neighborhoods, with some of them finding no house to call home. The small town of Crook, about 150 miles northeast of Denver, ordered residents on the north side of town to clear out as water in a canal rose to "historic" levels, the Logan County Emergency Management Office reported. Residents on the south side of town had already been ordered out of their homes as firefighters monitored the rising South Platte River, the

      


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Colorado flooding: Residents
return, but some find no home
CNN, by Kyung Lah & Ben Brumfield    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/18/2013 5:33:44 AM     Post Reply
Lyons, Colorado -- More people were told to evacuate their homes in northeastern Colorado on Tuesday as residents of the flood-stricken towns north of Denver returned to battered neighborhoods, with some of them finding no house to call home. The small town of Crook, about 150 miles northeast of Denver, ordered residents on the north side of town to clear out as water in a canal rose to "historic" levels, the Logan County Emergency Management Office reported. Residents on the south side of town had already been ordered out of their homes as firefighters monitored the rising South Platte River, the

   

 

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Grand Theft Auto V Is a Return
to the Comedy of Violence
New York Times, by Chris Suellentrop    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/18/2013 5:02:36 AM     Post Reply
As video game players have gotten older, as antiheroes have become routine across the culture, as sex and violence have permeated prestige television, the controversies that once surrounded the Grand Theft Auto games have begun to seem like sepia-toned oddities from another age. Sure, the new installment, to be released on Tuesday, contains plenty that might offend those who enjoy taking offense, and it is still disturbing to see parents giving these games to preteenage children. Among the interactive pastimes Grand Theft Auto offers — alongside pursuits like yoga, sky diving, tennis, scuba and golf — are bong hits and

Some Martin Luther King papers
going up for auction in October
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/18/2013 4:45:20 AM     Post Reply
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.´s personal secretary is selling a collection from the early civil rights movement, including handwritten notes by King and a page from his "I Have a Dream" speech, what the auction house calls an unprecedented historical trove. Maude Ballou worked as King´s secretary from 1955 to 1960, when King led the Montgomery Improvement Association and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Ballou, who turned 88 Friday, is selling the items Oct. 17 in New York through Texas-based Heritage Auctions. People can bid in person or online. Ballou and Heritage Auctions say a portion of the proceeds will be

Costa Concordia Pulled
Upright in Salvage Effort
ABC News, by Lama Hasan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/18/2013 4:38:47 AM     Post Reply
The wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise liner has been pulled upright after a 19-hour, first-of-its-kind engineering feat to salvage the ship that slammed into a reef near Giglio Island 20 months ago. ´´The parbuckling operation has been successfully completed," the project´s organizers said in a statement early this morning. " The wreck is now upright and resting safely on the specially built artificial sea bed, at a depth of approximately 30 meters." The daring operation to right the Concordia began early Monday morning off the coast of Tuscany and had been expected to take no more than 12 hours. The operation

For Obama, Brazil Decision
Compounds Rough Stretch
Associated Press, by Julie Pace    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/18/2013 4:35:15 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- For President Barack Obama, an embarrassing diplomatic rebuke by Brazil has compounded an already troublesome stretch for the White House both at home and abroad. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced Tuesday that she was putting off a state visit to the U.S. next month to protest an American spy program that has aggressively targeted her nation´s government and private citizens alike. Rousseff´s decision deepened the global fallout for Obama from revelations about National Security Agency surveillance programs, which have also angered many Americans. The announcement also came amid criticism of Obama´s public shifting over the threat of U.S. military action

Judge Orders New Trial
in Katrina Bridge Killings
Associated Press, by Michael Kunzelman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/18/2013 4:32:45 AM     Post Reply
NEW ORLEANS — More than two years ago, federal prosecutors exchanged hugs and held hands with victims´ relatives after a jury convicted five former New Orleans police officers of civil rights violations stemming from deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. But a judge threw out those convictions Tuesday and ordered a new trial for the officers, concluding the case had been tainted by "grotesque prosecutorial misconduct." Romell Madison, whose mentally disabled brother, Ronald, was one of two unarmed people gunned down on the Danziger Bridge, said the family is "extremely disappointed" and urged the Justice Department to appeal the ruling.

   

 

  


 
Manchin: Obama is beating the
‘living crap’ out of coal country
Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2013 6:25:18 PM     Post Reply
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin exploded over the Obama administration’s anti-coal policies Tuesday. “We’re getting the living crap beaten out of us,” Manchin said during a Senate hearing with President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the country’s top energy regulator. “There has been nothing more beat up than coal.” Manchin voiced his frustrations with rules put forward by Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency which have made it more costly and difficult for coal plants and coal mines to operate. “They just beat the living daylights out of little West Virginia, but they sure like what we produce,” Manchin added. “We

Police warned Navy about gunman´s
mental instability 6 weeks ago, report says
Fox News, by Jana Winter    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2013 6:17:43 PM     Post Reply
A Newport, Rhode Island police sergeant reported Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis to naval station police last month after the suspect told cops he was “hearing voices” through his hotel room wall and that three people were following him and sending vibrations into his body, according to a police report obtained by FoxNews.com. In the document, the officer said that on August 7, he was sent to a local hotel to check out a suspicious person report involving Alexis, who told him he was a naval contractor and travelled often. The report said Alexis told the officer that while flying from Virginia

Sebelius Goes from ´Will Get
Covered´ to ´Can´ to ´May´
Weekly Standard, by Jeryl Bier    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2013 6:07:46 PM     Post Reply
Tuesday morning, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced on Twitter: Big news! Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans will #GetCovered for less than $100/month starting Jan 1 #Obamacare #ACA pic.twitter.com/RimQkFIuPJ — Kathleen Sebelius (@Sebelius) September 17, 2013 However, while Sebelius´s claim sounds like a sure thing ("will" get covered,) the accompanying graphic is somewhat less unequivocal, employing the phrase "can"get covered. But the truth is even one additional step removed. The HHS press release, which Sebelius refers to but does not link to, reads as follows [emphasis added]: A new report released today by the Department of Health and Human

Holder, IRS officials spoke at political
training session for black ministers that
detailed ‘right-wing conspiracy’
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2013 5:54:38 AM     Post Reply
A Democratic congressman railed against a “right-wing conspiracy” of outside campaign spending and said that voter ID laws could have prevented Barack Obama’s presidency during a 2012 event in which the IRS coached black ministers in how to engage in campaign activity. The Daily Caller reported Friday on a May 30, 2012 meeting at the U.S. Capitol between the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Conference of National Black Churches. The meeting was attended by Attorney General Eric Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and IRS official Peter Lorenzetti, all of whom spoke at the event. The meeting, which was held during

CIA Employee Who Refused
to Sign Non-Disclosure
on Benghazi Suspended
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2013 5:52:14 AM     Post Reply
A CIA employee who refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from discussing the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has been suspended as a result and forced to hire legal council, according to a top House lawmaker. Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) revealed at an event on Monday that his office was anonymously informed about the CIA employee, who is purportedly facing an internal backlash after refusing to sign a legal document barring him from publicly or privately discussing events surrounding the Benghazi attack. The revelation comes about a month after several media outlets reported that CIA employees

   

 

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Obama´s Box Canyon
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2013 5:43:47 AM     Post Reply
The Syrian fiasco arose from two mutually contradictory desires. Barack Obama sincerely wanted Bashar Assad to stop killing his own people. Barack Obama also really was not willing to use force to ensure that Assad would stop killing his own people. At Harvard, those desires would not be antithetical. Elsewhere they are. The desire to avoid the use of force was understandable. Obama ran for president as an anti-war candidate. He damned Bush’s “bad war” in Iraq, while critiquing the conduct of the “good war” in Afghanistan. He had no success with his own bombing in Libya. And he was embarrassed



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