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The search for MH370:
High-tech meets shoe leather

CNN, by Holly Yan & Judy Kwon

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Posted By:MissMolly, 4/2/2014 4:55:04 AM

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The investigation into what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is charging ahead on two fronts: new high-tech tools and good old-fashioned shoe leather. While they scanned the ocean surface for a 26th day Wednesday with planes and ships, the possibility that something sinister may have happened hasn´t been discounted. Malaysian police said Wednesday they have interviewed about 170 people, and will continue questioning families and those who had access to the plane. Officials have always said they were looking at four possibilities: hijacking, sabotage, personal problems and psychological issues. On Monday, a Malaysian government source told CNN that the

      


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Posted By: MissMolly- 4/24/2014 9:44:01 AM     Post Reply
The British Columbia Health Ministry admits that it had shipped the remains of aborted fetuses to an Oregon waste-to-energy facility to produce electricity for residents of the Northwestern state. In an email to the B.C. Catholic, a local Catholic paper, a Health Ministry official stated that “biomedical waste” had been “transferred” to an Oregon waste-to-energy facility and this so-called waste included “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.” The official made a point to say that the human materials are handled to follow “health and safety protocols, as well as federal, provincial, and local regulations.” A spokeswoman

   

 

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Keystone XL’s continued delay is absurd
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/24/2014 9:41:18 AM     Post Reply
IF FOOT-DRAGGING were a competitive sport, President Obama and his administration would be world champions for their performance in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Last Friday afternoon, the time when officials make announcements they hope no one will notice, the State Department declared that it is putting off a decision on Keystone XL indefinitely — or at least, it seems, well past November’s midterm elections. This time, the excuse is litigation in Nebraska over the proposed route, because that might lead to a change in the project that various federal agencies will want to consider. The State Department

A Defiant Rancher Savors the
Audience That Rallied to His Side
New York Times, by Adam Nagourney    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/24/2014 8:36:21 AM     Post Reply
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures. For 55 minutes, Mr. Bundy held forth to a clutch of supporters about his views on the troubled state of America — the overreaching federal government, the harassment of Western ranchers, the societal upheaval caused by abortion, even musing about whether slavery was so bad. Most of all, Mr. Bundy, 67, who was wearing a broad-brimmed white cowboy hat against the hot afternoon sun, recounted the success of “we the people” —

In India, Election Officials Brave
Hungry Crocodiles to Reach Voters
Wall Street Journal, by Biman Mukherji & Shefali Anand    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/24/2014 8:33:22 AM     Post Reply
MAYABUNDER, India—The midday sun was blazing when Biswajit Roy, a middle-aged Indian high-school teacher, gingerly pulled himself, and two voting machines, into a modified dugout canoe. His mission: Traverse crocodile-infested mangrove swamps, cross a stretch of open sea and then hike through a jungle to the remote village of Hanspuri so its 261 voters could cast ballots in India´s national elections. "When I got my orders, I was thunderstruck," said Mr. Roy, 41 years old, an election officer in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India is the world´s largest democracy, with 814.5 million registered voters. When election time rolls around, the government and

Shot: Obamacare gets tangled
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/23/2014 5:45:06 AM     Post Reply
The leader of the feuding Hatfield family, who fears Obamacare will bankrupt the medical careers of his three children, is jumping into politics to help a West Virginia pharmacist win an open House seat to join the GOP effort to torpedo the president´s trademark program. “They’re going to be put of business,” Mark Hatfield said of three children: a pediatrician, a dentist and a pharmacist. “Obama’s destroyed health care,” he told Secrets. Hatfield is surviving face of the 1800s Hatfield & McCoy feud and the most famous surrogate for Ken Reed, a center-right candidate from Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Reed is one of

Five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders file class
suit claiming they were sexually harassed
and exploited out of 840 hours of pay EACH
Daily Mail [UK]*, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/23/2014 5:42:05 AM     Post Reply
Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders are suing the NFL team for unspecified damages, claiming they weren´t paid for their time at games or mandatory public appearances that left them open to groping and sexual comments. The lawsuit is the third filed this year against a National Football League team by its cheerleaders. The Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals also have pending wage battles. Two members of the Buffalo Jills squad held a news conference Tuesday with their attorney, Frank Dolce, explaining how they were each exploited out of ´840 hours of work´ and subjected to harassment, such as being told to sit of

   

 

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Paterson’s pick, for the ages
Capital New York, by Jimmy Vielkind    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/22/2014 4:44:52 AM     Post Reply
ALBANY—Andrew Cuomo put in a written application for Hillary Clinton´s U.S. Senate seat, emphasizing in conversations with then-governor David Paterson that he was “available” for the job, according to interviews and newly available records. In addition, Kirsten Gillibrand, who was ultimately selected by Paterson to succeed Clinton, cemented her standing by commiserating with the governor after a mean-spirited parody on "Saturday Night Live;" teachers´ union leader Randi Weingarten was the only candidate who returned Paterson´s consolation call after the Gillibrand pick in Jan. 2009; and Caroline Kennedy got an unsolicited boost from Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Documents related to the appointment process

Err: NBC hired a ‘psychological
consultant’ to research David Gregory?
Hot Air, by Mary Katharine Ham    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/22/2014 4:34:23 AM     Post Reply
Good Lord, can someone just give Tapper a Sunday show and be done with it? As “Meet the Press” flails into third place under the leadership of David Gregory, and the institution of the Sunday show rides the downward slope toward irrelevance, NBC sent a psychologist to Gregory’s friends and family on a hunt for Gregory’s charm in an odd attempt to right the ship. But before we get to that, how bad is the Sunday scene? Schieffer’s winning overall and in the demo. The young people, they’re flocking to Bob over the 43-year-old Gregory: These days, the leader is “Face the

For The Children´s Sake,
Put Down That Smartphone
National Public Radio, by Patti Neighmond    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/22/2014 4:31:44 AM     Post Reply
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CNN, by Catherine E. Shoichet    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/22/2014 4:28:16 AM     Post Reply
Spanish art dealer Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz helped persuade wealthy buyers to shell out millions of dollars for works he claimed famous masters of modern art had painted. But in reality, U.S. authorities allege, the works he sold as Rothkos and Pollocks were fakes painted by an artist he met on a Manhattan street corner. The alleged scheme stretched for nearly two decades, involved several New York art galleries and earned the conspirators more than $30 million, according to an indictment unsealed in federal court on Monday. Last week, authorities closed in on Bergantiños and his brother, arresting them in Spain, federal prosecutors

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Associated Press, by Justin Pritchard    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/22/2014 4:16:46 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES -- Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Hawaii. While the number of known stowaway attempts is few, people have survived with surprising frequency. HOW DANGEROUS ARE THE CONDITIONS? Very. At 38,000 feet - the cruising altitude of the Hawaiian Airlines flight that the FBI says the 15-year-old took Sunday - the outside air temperature is about minus 85 degrees. The

   

 



 
A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare
Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park



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