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Couple Injured in Boston Marathon
Bombing to Marry in Dream Wedding

People Magazine, by Kate Hogam

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/17/2014 1:08:56 PM

Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino are going to get their fairy-tale wedding – but their love story hasn´t always been so magical. The two – who met in March 2012 and began a long-distance relationship a few months later – were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last April, cheering on DiMartino´s mom. When the bombs went off, Gregory was thrown on top of her young son, saving his life but breaking just about every bone in her foot, leg and ankle in the process. (Fifteen surgeries later, she´s still in a wheelchair.) DiMartino was injured too, losing

      


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Couple Injured in Boston Marathon
Bombing to Marry in Dream Wedding
People Magazine, by Kate Hogam    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 1:08:56 PM     Post Reply
Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino are going to get their fairy-tale wedding – but their love story hasn´t always been so magical. The two – who met in March 2012 and began a long-distance relationship a few months later – were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last April, cheering on DiMartino´s mom. When the bombs went off, Gregory was thrown on top of her young son, saving his life but breaking just about every bone in her foot, leg and ankle in the process. (Fifteen surgeries later, she´s still in a wheelchair.) DiMartino was injured too, losing

   

 

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The Political Genius of Pope Francis
Politico Magazine, by Candida Moss    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 6:03:29 AM     Post Reply
Late last year, when President Obama reviewed the draft of a speech he was scheduled to give on economic inequality, he sent it back with a request: He wanted his speechwriter to add a quote from Pope Francis’s recent letter to the Catholic church. “Across the developed world, inequality has increased,” Obama said in the Dec. 4 speech. “Some of you may have seen just last week, the pope himself spoke about this at eloquent length. ‘How could it be,’ he wrote, ‘that it’s not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news

Barbara Bush on Potential Jeb 2016 Run:
People Deserve More Than Political Dynasties
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 5:49:12 AM     Post Reply
Jeb Bush‘s been touted by a number of people as a potential contender for 2016, but his own mother doesn’t like the idea of going to the same political families every election cycle, saying that there are more people to look to than the “Kennedys, Clintons, [and] Bushes” to turn to when there are plenty more qualified people who would make good presidents. Bush said, “If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for high office, that’s silly, because there are great governors and great eligible people to run.” She admitted that while she believes her son Jeb

The Real Scandal
Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes & Thomas Joscelyn    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 5:35:56 AM     Post Reply
Months and months ago, when Barack Obama could be bothered to say anything at all about the attacks in Ben-ghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, the president promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. That was before White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed the attacks as something that “happened a long time ago.” It’s been 16 months. The U.S. government has neither captured nor killed a single participant in those attacks, which left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead. Why? A new report on the attacks from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, along with more than 400 pages

Unwinding Obamacare
Weekly Standard, by James C. Capretta & Yuval Levin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 5:22:55 AM     Post Reply
Obamacare is no longer a theoretical proposition. It is now being implemented, if with some notable exceptions for the portions of the law the Obama administration finds particularly inconvenient. Millions of Americans are experiencing its consequences directly, and millions more are forming their opinions of it based on what they are hearing of its effects. Those opinions are generally not positive. The fact that many of the law’s congressional supporters are now running scared for fear of voter backlash is a good indication of how poorly the rollout is going. Obamacare’s travails seem likely to play into the hands of

The cowardly new anti-semitism
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Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 5:16:37 AM     Post Reply
An obscure academic organization called the American Studies Association not long ago voted to endorse a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli universities. The self-appointed moralists were purportedly outraged over the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians. Given academia’s past obsessions with the Jewish state, the targeting of Israel is not new. Yet why do the professors focus on Israel and not Saudi Arabia, which denies women the right to drive and only recently granted them the right to vote? Why not Russia, which has been accused of suppressing free speech, or India, which has passed retrograde anti-homosexual legislation? The hip poet Amiri

   

 

  


 
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Canada loses patience on
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Reuters, by David Ljundggren    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 4:55:44 AM     Post Reply
Canada bluntly told the United States on Thursday to settle the fate of TransCanada Corp´s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, saying the drawn-out process on whether to approve the northern leg of the project was taking too long. The hard-line comments by Foreign Minister John Baird were the clearest sign yet that Canada´s Conservative government has lost patience over what it sees as U.S. foot-dragging. Baird also conceded that Washington might veto the project, the first admission of its kind by a Canadian government minister. The 1,200-mile (1,930-km) pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels a day from the Alberta tar sands in western Canada to

Why Pols From New
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Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 4:48:55 AM     Post Reply
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Texas Man Fights Charge of
Warning Drivers About Speed Trap
ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
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A Texas man who was arrested for waving a sign to warn drivers of a lurking traffic cop defended himself in a court by saying his warning was "the same thing as a speed limit sign." Ron Martin, 33, appeared in court Wednesday to fight a misdemeanor charge of waving a homemade sign. He was arrested last October after Police Officer Thomas Mronzinski saw him on the median strip of a six-lane highway holding up the sign – he is a sign painter by trade – reading "Police Ahead." The officer first had his suspicions that Martin was in the area as he

Surgeon General Urges New
Resolve to End Smoking
Associated Press, by Lauren Neergaard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/17/2014 4:41:38 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- It´s no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long list of cigarettes´ harms - even as the government struggles to get more people to kick the habit. A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General´s office says the nation is at a crossroads, celebrating decades of progress against the chief preventable killer but not yet poised to finish the job. "The real emphasis needs to be put on the fact that we still have a major

   

 

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WSJ Reporter Goes
Missing in New Jersey
Wall Street Journal, by Jennifer Maloney    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 1/16/2014 4:35:40 PM     Post Reply
A search involving hundreds of people is under way for a Wall Street Journal reporter who has been missing since he left his New Jersey home Saturday afternoon, saying he was stepping out for a short walk. Authorities have said they don´t know what happened to David Bird, 55 years old, last seen leaving his home in the Millington section of Long Hill Township. Besides scores of volunteers, the search has employed helicopters, horses, ATVs and divers in the Passaic River. Mr. Bird, who covers energy markets for the Journal, has worked for Dow Jones for more than 20 years. He did



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