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  • Women's groups decry appeal on morning-after pill (15 is too old???)

    05/02/2013 2:13:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set off a storm of criticism from reproductive rights groups, who denounced it as politically motivated and a step backward for women's health. "We are profoundly disappointed. This appeal takes away the promise of all women having timely access to emergency contraception," Susannah Baruch, Interim President & CEO of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, said in a statement late Wednesday. "It is especially troubling in light of the Food and Drug Administration's move yesterday to continue age restrictions and ID requirements, despite...
  • In runners' tent and ER, a rush to save limbs -- and lives

    05/02/2013 2:10:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Health ^ | April 25, 2013 | Wayne Drash
    The instant Jim Asaiante heard the first explosion, he flashed back to Iraq. "That was an IED," he said to no one in particular. The former Army nurse fought the urge to rush toward the wounded. He knew there would be a second blast. Tending to soldiers blown up by roadside bombs had taught him that. Asaiante paused and waited a few seconds. The ground shook again, a percussive explosion that sent more people scrambling, more smoke roiling down Boylston Street. While most ran for their lives, first responders like Asaiante swooped into action. In the days to come, first...
  • Barry Fey (Denver Rock Promoter) Death Ruled Suicide

    05/02/2013 2:08:58 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | May 1, 2013 | Brian Maass
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Arapahoe County coroner has confirmed a CBS4 Investigates report that rock promoter Barry Fey took his own life. The 74-year-old concert promoter was found dead Sunday at his Cherry Hills Village home. Sunday evening, CBS4 reported that according to multiple sources familiar with what happened, Fey had killed himself. There were no signs of foul play at the scene. Fey was apparently discovered by one of his sons who had been living at the expansive Cherry Hills Village home that Fey had been renting. An autopsy was completed Monday and Wednesday afternoon, Arapahoe County Coroner Dr....
  • Expert: Hickenlooper may commute Chuck E. Cheese shooter’s execution (Article and Video)

    05/02/2013 2:00:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    Fox 31 Denver ^ | May 1, 2013 | Will C. Holden
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — An Arapahoe County judge is expected to set an execution date for one of Colorado’s death row inmates at a hearing Wednesday morning. But that may not be the final chapter for Nathan Dunlap, especially with political agendas on the death penalty being pushed in high places. Dunlap has been on death row for 20 years, and recently lost his final appeal. In 1996, he was convicted of killing four people inside an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. Dunlap was 19 years old when he walked into the Aurora restaurant where he had been fired and...
  • Abortion clinic video makers call for government investigation

    05/02/2013 1:53:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/1/2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A pro-life activist group that uses hidden cameras to go undercover in abortion clinics called Wednesday for a government investigation into the practice of letting “born-alive” children die. “We believe in human rights for everyone — human rights for the child in the womb, the child outside the womb, and true protection and medical care for women. Not the brutality that goes on during these procedures,” Lila Rose, president of Live Action, said at a rally Wednesday in front of Washington Surgi-Clinic near George Washington University in Northwest Washington. “When I hear things like, ‘flush it down the toilet’ or...
  • Vladimir Putin and the Boston Bombings

    05/02/2013 1:50:26 AM PDT · by No One Special · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2013 | Kim Zigfeld
    The Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is singing you a siren song, Mr. and Mrs. America, about how you and he are struggling together against global terrorism. Don't you believe it, though -- not for one neo-Soviet second. Russia stands with the terrorists, not against them. Russia stands against America, and all she represents. On April 25, 2013, the Israeli air force shot down a drone aircraft five miles from its port city of Haifa, which has a population of about 300,000. Hezb'allah denied sending the drone, but six months ago, when another drone was intercepted by Israeli Defense Forces, Hassan...
  • Abortion, Contraception Consequences on Display in Gosnell’s ‘house of horrors’

    05/02/2013 1:48:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Southern Nebraska Register ^ | 5/3/2013 | Bishop James Conley, D.D., S.T.L
    Our news outlets are not known for their squeamish attitude toward violence. On the contrary, reporters are often criticized for fixating on violence, exploiting it as fodder for the 24-hour news cycle. We rarely see journalists shying away from a gruesome case. Yet, the media has been reluctant to cover the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell – a Philadelphia abortionist accused of committing unspeakable crimes at his "Women’s Medical Center." Already indicted by a grand jury, Gosnell is on trial for running a "house of horrors," where hundreds of infants were born alive and beheaded with scissors. The testimony against...

    05/02/2013 1:40:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 1 May 2013 | Ann Coulter
    You can tell the conservatives liberals fear most because they start being automatically referred to as "discredited." Ask Sen. Ted Cruz. But no one is called "discredited" by liberals more often than the inestimable economist John Lott, author of the groundbreaking book More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. Lott's economic analysis of the effect of concealed-carry laws on violent crime is the most thoroughly vetted study in the history of economics, perhaps in the history of the world. Some nut Dutch professor produces dozens of gag studies purportedly finding that thinking about red meat makes people...
  • Today's Toons 5/2/13

    05/02/2013 1:21:40 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/2/13 | pookie18
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  • Benghazi Source: "Huge Breakdown" Between State Department And Military

    05/02/2013 12:37:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    FOX NEWS: Special Report aired the final segment in their investigative series on the Benghazi attacks. Fox News correspondent Adam Housley reported on accusations that the Obama administration dropped the ball. A special operator who watched the events unfold and has debriefed those who were part of the response spoke to Housley on the condition of anonymity. He suggested more could've been done to save lives...
  • Woodside murder trial: Daughter accuses father, Pooroushasb Parineh, of mother's murder

    05/01/2013 11:47:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/01/2013 | Aaron Kinney
    The daughter of Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh, a Woodside real estate investor accused of murdering his wife, Parima, told a jury Wednesday that she believes her dad made more than one attempt on Parima's life. When asked about her mother's suicide attempt on March 16, 2010, about a month before she was found dead of a gunshot to the head, Austiaj Parineh blurted out, "I would say it was the first murder attempt." The comment was stricken from her official testimony as speculation, but it underscored the alienation of the defendant from his three adult children, who have filed a wrongful...
  • Congress finds it hard to let Federal Helium Program run out of gas

    05/01/2013 11:36:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2013 | David A. Fahrenthold
    President Ronald Reagan tried to get rid of it. So did President Bill Clinton. This October, their wish is finally set to come true. The Federal Helium Program — left over from the age of zeppelins and an infamous symbol of Washington’s inability to cut what it no longer needs — will be terminated. Unless it isn’t. On Friday, in fact, the House voted 394 to 1 to keep it alive. The problem is that the private sector has not done what some politicians predicted it would — step into a role that government was giving up. The Federal Helium...
  • The Enemy Within Lives At The White House

    05/01/2013 11:34:02 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | May 1, 2013 | Allan Erickson
    According to Obama’s advisor on religious tolerance within the U.S. military, Christians sharing their faith, including chaplains, present “… a national security threat. What is happening [aside from sexual assault] is spiritual rape. And what the Pentagon needs is to understand is that it is sedition and treason. It should be punished.” “Criminalize Christianity” as an official policy of the federal government pertaining to military personnel? It is a short distance from that to jailing pastors, as they already do in Iran. Once the government grossly violates the 1st Amendment, preferring one group over another, it can prosecute anyone deemed...
  • The Stupid Party Strikes Again

    05/01/2013 11:30:58 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 10 replies
    Power Line ^ | APRIL 30, 2013 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    It’s not enough that Washington Republicans seem bent on signing onto any immigration deal that supposedly helps them with their “image” problem, but why do so many of them want to bash one of Obama’s better ideas in his budget: privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)? Let’s see: Barry Goldwater was for this before it was cool, and Ronald Reagan broached the idea in 1981, and was beaten back. Now Obama has grabbed hold of it. Start selling federal assets, and pretty soon the deficit might start to come down. It is understandable that Tennessee senators Corker and Alexander would...
  • Atheist accuses Christians of treason over beliefs

    05/01/2013 11:21:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2013 | Unattributed
    Argues any military member talking about faith guilty of sedition That there have been those who oppose Christianity in all its forms and expressions at any time anywhere isn’t new. Those are personalities like Mikey Weinstein, of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who recently said, “We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.” The fact the military is listening to him is new. That was confirmed in a report by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who said...
  • Law and Order: SVU Makes the Connection With Veterans

    This Wednesday’s episode (9pm ET/PT) options visitor star Eion Bailey as a armed forces veteran who turns into the key witness of a surprisingly violent crime. We needed to properly depict a veteran — in this case, a strong, resilient younger man — who is coping with some very actual PTSD symptoms. it’s our hope that viewers who tune in to look at the cops bust the dangerous guys will put off more than an hour of entertainment. they’ll see an instance of a legislation enforcement officer and a veteran talking about in search of effective psychological well being treatment,...
  • Barnier aims to give every EU citizen the right to a basic bank account

    05/01/2013 11:05:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    European Voice ^ | 01.05.2013 / 04:10 CET (May 1) | Ian Wishart
    Michel Barnier, the European commissioner for the internal market and services, will on Wednesday (8 May) launch plans to give every individual in the European Union the right to a basic bank account. The proposals also aim to make it easier for customers to switch from one bank account to another, and to force banks to be more transparent about the fees they charge, so that consumers can make better comparisons between different providers. … It is estimated that around 56 million people in the EU above the age of 15 do not have a bank account. …
  • Study: Food, skin allergies increasing in children

    05/01/2013 10:59:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 12:28 AM EDT | Mike Stobbe
    Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found. Experts aren’t sure what’s behind the increase. Could it be that children are growing up in households so clean that it leaves them more sensitive to things that can trigger allergies? Or are mom and dad paying closer attention to rashes and reactions, and more likely to call it an allergy? “We don’t really have the answer,” said Dr. Lara Akinbami of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the senior author of the new report released Thursday. …
  • First Chinese automaker in US to open Calif. plants

    05/01/2013 10:54:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2013 5:34 PM EDT | John Rogers
    The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States unveiled ambitious plans Wednesday to eventually build as many as 1,000 plug-in electric buses a year at a refurbished RV manufacturing plant in a wind-swept, sage-dotted corner of the Mojave Desert. In a news conference on a patio outside BYD’s new energy-efficient production facility, the company’s senior vice president, Stella Li, said the first of 10 zero-pollution vehicles, already on order from the city of Long Beach, should roll off the assembly line next year. Within two years, Li said, BYD Motors expects to be producing 50 buses a year, and...
  • Illegal border crossings rise in South Texas as Congress debates immigration reform [Rubio call ofc]

    05/01/2013 10:48:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 1, 2013 7:30 PM | Anna Werner
    A few thousand protesters hit the streets in Los Angles Wednesday to demand citizenship for illegal immigrants. The protesters hope to influence Congress, which is working on comprehensive immigration reform. … In Texas, just the debate itself is drawing new immigrants over the border. Juan Mercado lives on border property his family has owned since the 1850s. Immigrants often sneak across there. But since January, the number has tripled. … Border patrol agents in the Rio Grande sector tell CBS News apprehensions have risen from 2,800 in January to 7,500 in March. …