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  • The President's Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789

    11/23/2017 9:43:46 AM PST · by Deo volente · 2 replies
    National Archives ^ | October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Now therefore I do recommend and...
  • Islamic extremists declare Britain's first Sharia law zone (Abu Izzadeen, 2011)

    03/22/2017 12:45:35 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 13 replies
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | July 29, 2011 | Sue Reid
    As a throng of Muslim families crowd around him, Abu Izzadeen speaks in a quiet voice of his plans for the future of Britain. The tall, bearded 36-year-old — who was recently freed from prison after serving a term for funding terrorism — is telling, in chilling detail, how he wants to impose Islam’s strict Sharia law on this country. ...This is all part of Izzadeen’s concerted campaign to defeat ‘Western decadence’ and turn large parts of Britain — where, his supporters say, ‘people live like animals in a jungle’ — into an Islamic Emirate.
  • Deadly Berlin Christmas Market Episode Is Latest in Europe

    12/19/2016 7:50:24 PM PST · by Deo volente · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Liam Stack
    A truck driver barreled into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday night, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores more. The police believed it to be an attack, but the identity of any attackers and their motives were not immediately clear. It was the most recent deadly episode to shake Europe in the last two years. Many recent attacks have been linked to jihadists, and some to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
  • Did millennial apathy propel Trump election?

    11/13/2016 8:29:37 AM PST · by Deo volente · 17 replies
    Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | November 12, 2016 | Ryan Kartje
    In 2008, when Barack Obama first captured the enthusiasm of millennials across America, 67 percent of voters aged 18-29 cast their ballots for the nation’s first African American president. Eight years later, with a chance to elect America’s first female president, an estimated 55 percent – or 13 million of the 23.7 million under-30 millennials who voted – chose Clinton, according to exit poll data from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). “There’s been a clear drop-off in enthusiasm,” Paul Taylor, author of “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown,” said...
  • Two police officers shot in Bronx: NYPD

    11/04/2016 12:35:32 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 4, 2016
    Two officers shot...condition unknown.
  • Mall shooting suspect had blog with picture of ISIS leader (surprise!)

    09/26/2016 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2016
    The Turkish immigrant accused of gunning down five people at a Washington mall smirked at his first court appearance Monday even as reports revealed he had a blog with photo posts of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. …Authorities said they have not ruled out terrorism as a motive in the shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington. Police arrested Cetin on Saturday evening after a nearly day-long manhunt. He was described as being “zombie-like” when he was taken into custody. Cetin told detectives he was responsible for the mall murders, according to court documents...
  • Remembering the 5 people killed in Burlington, Wash. mall shooting

    09/24/2016 9:38:09 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 35 replies
    KIRO Channel 7 ^ | September 24, 2016
    BURLINGTON, Wash. - Five people were killed after a shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., about an hour and 20 minutes north of downtown Seattle. Each of the victims is remembered below, and we’ll update this story with additional details and pictures as we get them.
  • At least 5 killed in shooting outside Pittsburgh; police searching for 2 gunmen

    03/09/2016 9:50:53 PM PST · by Deo volente · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2016
    At least five people have been killed and several others wounded in a shooting late Wednesday in a suburb outside Pittsburgh, authorities said. Lt Andrew Schurman of the Allegheny County homicide unit confirmed early Thursday that four females and one male were killed in the shooting at a house on Franklin Ave. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m.
  • Trump takes Michigan in repudiation of Republican establishment (actual headline)

    03/08/2016 10:35:30 PM PST · by Deo volente · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 8, 2016 | John Whitesides
    Trump's convincing win in Michigan restored his outsider campaign's momentum and increased the pressure on the party's anti-Trump forces to find a way to stop the brash billionaire's march to the nomination ahead of several key contests next week. The 69-year-old New Yorker built his victories in Michigan, in the heart of the industrial Midwest, and Mississippi in the Deep South with broad appeal across many demographics. He won evangelical Christians, Republicans, independents, those who wanted an outsider and those who said they were angry about how the federal government is working, according to exit polls. At a news conference...
  • Four shot to death in Kansas City; fifth killing in mid-Missouri may be linked

    03/08/2016 10:02:33 AM PST · by Deo volente · 18 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March 8, 2016 | Tony Rizzo
    A man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in the mid-Missouri area where authorities are searching for a Kansas man in connection with a quadruple homicide in Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, Kan., police responding to a shooting found three men dead and a fourth mortally wounded late Monday night in the 3000 block of South 36th Street. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 36, who lives next door to the house where the four victims were shot, was being sought for questioning, according to Kansas City, Kan., police.
  • McConnell: Senate won't act on Obama Supreme Court nominee

    02/23/2016 9:21:33 AM PST · by Deo volente · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2016 | Manu Raju, Ted Barrett and Tom LoBianco
    Washington (CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued his most definitive statement on Tuesday: There will be no Supreme Court nominee confirmed in President Barack Obama's final year in office. In a sharply worded statement on the Senate floor, McConnell bluntly warned the White House that the GOP-controlled Senate would not act on anyone he chooses to sit on the high court. "Presidents have a right to nominate just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent," McConnell said. "In this case, the Senate will withhold it."
  • Stocks Plunge Along With Price of Oil; Dow off 500 Points

    01/20/2016 9:38:38 AM PST · by Deo volente · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 20, 2016 | Marley Jay
    The Dow dropped 520 points, or 3.2 percent, to 15,549 as of 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 63 points, or 3.4 percent, to 1,817. The Nasdaq lost 150 points, or 3.4 percent, to 4,325. U.S. indexes are down 10 percent or more since the beginning of the year. Bond prices rose as investors shifted money out of stocks.
  • Two Dead, Including Gunman, in High School Shooting Near Seattle

    10/24/2014 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 24, 2014
    A student with a "blank stare" opened fire in the cafeteria of a high school north of Seattle on Friday, killing one person and wounding at least three others before fatally shooting himself, police and witnesses said. A hospital official said three patients were in "very critical condition" after the 10:30 a.m. PDT shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. A 14-year-old boy was in serious condition at another hospital with a jaw wound.
  • U.S. soon to recover all the jobs lost in the financial crisis (Orwell would be proud)

    06/04/2014 7:43:15 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 71 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | June 4, 2014 | Annalyn Kurtz
    Set your sights on this number: 113,000. That's how many jobs the U.S. economy needs to hit its break-even point, to finally recover all the jobs lost in the financial crisis. Get ready, because we're about to get there this Friday. That's when the U.S. Department of Labor will release its May jobs report, and the outlook is rosy. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney expect the U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs in May.
  • Wildfire burns out of control near Southern California homes

    01/16/2014 10:18:23 AM PST · by Deo volente · 83 replies ^ | January 16, 2014
    GLENDORA, Calif. -- Structures are burning in a wildfire threatening dozens of homes in dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains. Television images showed several structures engulfed in flames fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers across neighborhoods Thursday morning. Evacuations are ordered for houses at the edge of the fire.
  • Stocks fall after Fed meeting minutes

    11/20/2013 12:35:40 PM PST · by Deo volente · 22 replies ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ken Sweet
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks edged lower Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting indicated that the central bank's top policymakers are nearly ready to start pulling back on its economic stimulus program.
  • BREAKING: Shots fired at Nevada middle school

    10/21/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2013
    (CNN) -- Some people were shot Monday at Sparks Middle School outside Reno, Nevada, police said. Commander Rocky Triplett of the Sparks Police Department said it was unclear how many people were shot.
  • 10-year Treasury yields close in on 3%

    09/05/2013 10:54:46 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 42 replies ^ | September 5, 2013 | Ben Eisen
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices tumbled on Thursday as the benchmark 10-year note yield pushed to the brink of 3%, a psychological threshold emblematic of its sharp climb since early May.
  • Unrepentant Fort Hood shooter calls himself 'Mujahideen' at trial

    08/06/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 69 replies ^ | August 6, 2013
    The Army psychiatrist behind the shooting rampage at Fort Hood nearly four years ago called himself a "mujahideen" in a short and unrepentant opening statement at his military trial, which will likely feature the bizarre spectacle of him questioning his own victims.
  • U.S. Supreme Court wipes out Proposition 8's gay marriage ban

    06/26/2013 7:41:40 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 311 replies ^ | June 26, 2013 | Howard Mintz
    The U.S. Supreme Court today paved the way for same-sex couples to marry soon in California, effectively leaving intact a lower-court ruling that struck down the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage. In a ruling that assures further legal battles, the high court found that backers of Proposition 8 did not have the legal right to defend the voter-approved gay marriage ban in place of the governor and attorney general, who have refused to press appeals of a federal judge's 2010 ruling finding the law unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ruling, which found it had no legal authority to decide the...