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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Steve Harvey Breaks Down After Seeing His Mama's House

Anonymous Message to Barack Obama: Do You See What We See?

HOW TO PREVENT YOUR PIN # FROM BEING STOLEN

Do You Remember the 60s Slang?

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The 1960s era had some of its own slang where some of these began in the 1960s era while others were just passed down. Some of these words and phrases are still used by our kids and grandchildren. Do you remember some of these 60s slang? If you can think of anymore please email me at the60sofficialsite@verizon.net   or leave a comment in the Guestbook so I can include them on the site. Enjoy
  1. A Gas - Having a lot of fun.
  2. All Show and No Go - Pretty car.  Nice wheels and so forth. Looks good put has no go power.
  3. Ape: Used with verbs gone or went. (i.e. "When I came home an hour late my parents went ape.)
  4. BA - Could mean Bare All or Bare Ass.
  5. Bad - Awesome
  6. Bad Ass - Tough guy
  7. Bag - Meant to steal. Who bagged my wallet? Also "what's your bag?", which meant "What's your problem?"
  8. Ball - To Party as in Little Richard's song "Good Golly Miss Molly, you sure like to ball." Also meant to have intercourse.
  9. Bum a Smoke - Borrow a cigarette from another person [Thanks to Leslie Hardman, Orient, Ohio] 
  10. Beat Feet - Leave the area quickly.
  11. Birth Control Seats - Referred to cars with bucket seats
  12. Bitchin' - Good, great, or awesome
  13. Blast - Had a great time like "I had a blast at the dance."
  14. Blitzed - Drunk
  15. Book - Leave the scene
  16. Bookin' - Going real fast
  17. Boss - Cool or fantastic - The new album I just bought is boss!
  18. Bread - Money
  19. Brew - Beer
  20. Brody or Brody Out - To skid half a circle with your brakes locked up.
  21. Bug Out - Leave the premises
  22. Bummed Out - Depressed
  23. Burn Rubber - Squeal out with your tires spinning and leaving rubber on the asphalt.
  24. Candyass - A Wimp or uncool thing or person.
  25. Cat- Guy
  26. Catch some Z's - Go to sleep [thanks to Gloria Damrod of Sebring, Ohio] 
  27. Cherry - Pristine or mint condition. That car is cherry!
  28. Chick - girl or woman
  29. Chicken (To Play) - Two cars drive head on towards each other and the first to pull away is a coward.
  30. Chinese Firedrill -  A Car is stopped at a red light and all occupants of the car get out of the car andrun around it and get back in the car while holding up traffic.

WATCH: Quadruple amputee dog Brutus learns to walk again with prosthetic legs

WATCH: Quadruple amputee dog Brutus learns to walk again with prosthetic legs after losing his limbs to frostbite. (Via: FOX31 KDVR.com)

Posted by Fox News on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Perfectly Timed Kid Photos

ICYMI: School Aid Win-Win‏

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Editorial Board - "Providing students real choice, whether through public magnet schools, charter schools, or parochial and other forms of private schools is a proven method for improving educational outcomes." 

Editorial Board
The Baltimore Sun
March 30, 2015
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… Providing students real choice, whether through public magnet schools, charter schools or parochial and other forms of private schools is a proven method for improving educational outcomes. …
"Now lawmakers have a chance to create even more carefully targeted help to students for whom a private primary or secondary school might be the best choice. Under legislation submitted by Mr. Hogan, the state would provide an income tax credit to companies that donate money to qualified student financial assistance programs. The total amount that could be deducted under the proposed Maryland Education Credit would be limited to $5 million next year, $10 million the following year and then $15 million after that.

Balaclava-wearing ISIS fanatics graduate from Syrian school of terror

New images have emerged showing dozens of black balaclava-wearing extremists graduating from an Islamic State-run school of terror in northern Syria.

Brandishing AK47 assault rifles and waving flags carrying the sinister black and white ISIS logo, the photographs showing the jihadi 'Class of 2015' are believed to have been taken in Raqqa city.

Although the are dressed in head-to-toe black and wear balaclavas that cover most of their faces, it is clear that the majority of the graduates are teenagers who have been brainwashed into thinking they are holy warriors, when the reality is they will be used as little more than cannon fodder.

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A blind artist's altruistic vision

You've got to wonder, looking at these paintings, with their vibrant colors and deep textures: Howdoes this artist see the world?

Truth is, he really can't.

Twenty-one-year-old Jeff Hanson is legally blind. He also has a few other physical and mental challenges, but that hasn't stopped him -- or apparently even slowed him down.

He's done about 1,400 paintings to date. "My mom keeps track for me," he said.
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Traffic agents seeing red over uniform color change

The NYPD plans to replace the department-blue uniforms used by some of its traffic enforcement agents — a move that has provoked a firestorm of opposition from workers who claim the distinctive new duds will imperil their safety, The Post has learned.

“They’re talking about giving us a green color shirt and jacket, green baseball cap and black pants. We’ll look like the Joker!” said Shajahan Mohammed, the Manhattan delegate for Local 1182, the agents’ union. “These uniforms will make the job more dangerous for workers. Right now, people think we are law enforcement.”

There are two types of traffic enforcement agents: those who perform traffic patrols at intersections and those who issue tickets for parking violations.

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Salisbury Suspends Fraternity Accused 'Of Hazing

 
Salisbury University has suspended its Phi Beta Sigma fraternity chapter for hazing, after members were reported to have hit pledges with paddles and held forced workouts at an off-campus house, school officials said.

The chapter of fewer than 10 students was suspended through the spring 2017 semester, Salisbury Dean Valerie Randall-Lee said.

Neither Phi Beta Sigma's national executive director nor the local chapter could be reached for comment Monday evening.

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New hepatitis C drugs cost Medicare billions

Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C — more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, previously undisclosed federal data shows.

The extraordinary outlays for these breakthrough drugs, which can cost $1,000 a day or more, will be borne largely by federal taxpayers, who pay for most of Medicare’s prescription drug program. But the expenditures will also mean higher deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket costs for many of the program’s 39 million seniors and disabled enrollees, who pay a smaller share of its cost, experts and federal officials said.

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Setting Sustainability Standards for the Chesapeake Bay

When it comes to sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay, good intentions don’t always lead to effective outcomes. Now a team of University of Maryland Extension (UME) experts are helping to ensure certain practices meant to protect the Bay will actually deliver results like pollution reduction by creating a certification program for landscape professionals in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

UME’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (WPRP) team was approached by the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council approximately six years ago proposing a certification program now known as the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals (CBLP) Certification Program. The program has since received a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as well was $30,000 from the Prince Charitable Trust, Keith Campbell Foundation, and UMD Extension.

“The goal of CBLP is to create a trained workforce that designs, builds, and installs sustainable small-scale landscape practices that measurably decrease the amount of nutrient and sediment pollution going to local rivers and streams,” said Jennifer Dindinger, Watershed Restoration Specialist for MarylandSea Grant Extension.

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Update On Our Previous Post

This post is an update to our post at 9:23am this morning Click here to see the original post

Just in case you all can't see it I reposted
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New Feature On Google Maps

You can now play Pac-man using Google maps.  Select a place you want and zoom in and click on the Pac-man Icon.  Have fun!  Hope you have already finished your work for the day.

13 Fascinating Facts That Hardly Anybody Knows

Why didn't they teach us any of this in school?

Redheads don't go gray

Their hair color simply fades slowly throughout the years — first becoming a light copper before finally settling on a rosy blonde.

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Md. DLLR: Jos. A. Bank to lay off workers

BALTIMORE —Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. will lay off 122 workers from its corporate headquarters in Hampstead, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation told 11 News.

The layoffs will not affect the adjacent distribution center and tailoring service.

Layoffs will take place between May 29 and Dec. 31.

Jos. A Bank and Men's Wearhouse Inc. announced a merger between the two companies in June.

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NYPD cop behind Eric Garner chokehold sued over car crash

The NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in the chokehold that led to his death last summer is being sued — yet again.

Daniel Pantaleo was recently named as a defendant in a civil suit filed in Queens Supreme Court against the NYPD, which alleges that the officer crashed his police vehicle into another man’s car on Staten Island on June 20, causing him “severe and permanent” injuries.

Leonardo Aguirre claims that Pantaleo was speeding and following him too closely in his 2010 Chevrolet when the two got into an accident about 15 minutes away from the cop’s 120th Precinct stationhouse, according to legal papers filed with the city.

The crash on Clove Road at Martha St. left Aguirre with injuries to his neck, back, left shoulder and knees, the documents allege.

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WCSO Calls For Service 3-30-15

JUST IN:Anne Arundel Medical Center is on a modified lockdown

#BREAKING: Anne Arundel Medical Center is on a modified lockdown after threats were made against the facility: cbsloc.al/1INdUdO

Posted by WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

US ‘Take That Uniform Off!’: Veteran Confronts Man Wearing Uniform in Alleged Case of Stolen Valor

Video posted online by a Florida veteran captured the moment he confronted a panhandler wearing an army uniform outside MacDill Air Force Base on Monday.

The man, Garrett Goodwin, told WTVT-TV he spoke with the individual claiming to be a homeless veteran for a few minutes when he realized something was wrong and decided to confront him.

“Take off our uniform!” he shouted at the guy, chasing him down the street. “You take that uniform off! You take our uniform off!”

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SPD Calls For Service 3-30-15

Whole Town Gets High After Police Burn 1,000 Pounds of Seized Marijuana

An Indonesian neighborhood got high when cops burned over 1,000 pounds of seized marijuana. 

Woman leads police on dramatic chase in Fairfax County

#ICYMI: Watch helicopter video of the dramatic car chase and arrest.

Posted by ABC 7 News - WJLA on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Look familiar? SPD wants to re-unite these bikes w/their legal owner.



Alabama Mom's Facebook Apology for Kids' Movie Behavior Brings Recipient to Tears

A moviegoer who got an apology over social media from a mom who said she was mortified by her children's "rude and obnoxious" behavior at the movies wrote in her own Facebook message that the apology "brought me to tears and shows there [are] still good people in the world."

Kyesha Smith Wood, of Birmingham, Alabama, dropped off her son, daughter and step-daughter at the movies, she said in a Facebook post early Saturday morning. The son is a teenager and the two girls are 13, according to ABC's Birmingham affiliate, ABC 33/40.

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54 Events Just Announced For The Freeman Stage

Our 2015 summer season was just announced! 54 events including 16 National Recording Artists: Rosanne Cash, Daryl Hall &...

Posted by The Freeman Stage at Bayside on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Outrageous public pensions could bankrupt these states

There are more on the short list unless the courts uphold the reforms

Some of the worst public-sector pension problems in America are playing out in states and cities where legislation or local court rulings have granted extraordinary protections to workers’ retirement benefits—far beyond those enjoyed by private-sector employees.

Illinois officials, for instance, are awaiting a ruling from the state’s Supreme Court on a suit by workers seeking to overturn the legislature’s 2013 pension reforms. If the court, which has previously refused to allow any changes to retirement plans for retirees or current workers, throws out the reforms, Illinois will face $145 billion in higher taxes over the next three decades just to pay off the debt, according to a report by the Civic Committee of Chicago.

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WCSO Press Releases - March 31, 2015

Incident: WCSO Activity

Date of Incident:  25-27 March 2015

Location:  Wicomico County

On 25 March 2015 a deputy arrested David Michael Arvey, 55 of Delmar, on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after he failed to appear for a Burglary and Theft case. Arvey was detained on a bond of $50,000.00.

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On 25 March 2015 a deputy arrested Ricky Jay Mears, 43 of Delmar, on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Mears failed to appear for a case where he had been charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Driving Revoked, DUI and Attempt to Flee and Elude. Mears was detained without bond.

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On 27 March 2015 a deputy arrested Michael Lee Fernekees, 28 of Baltimore, on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Fernekees failed to appear for a violation of probation hearing in a Rogue and Vagabond case. Fernekees was detained without bond.

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On 27 March 2015 a deputy arrested Bobbi Lynn Parsons, 55 of Salisbury, on a District Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Parsons violated the conditions of her pre-trial release in a CDS Possession case. Parsons was detained without bond.

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Incident: WCSO Activity

Date of Incident:  29 March 2015

Location:  Wicomico County

On 29 March 2015 a deputy arrested Zachary Gill, 20 of Salisbury, on a District Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Gill failed to appear for a Driving While Suspended case. Gill was detained on a bond of $5,000.00.

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On 29 March 2015 a deputy arrested Martin Wayne Crockett, 47 of Crisfield, on a Circuit Court Child Support Warrant. Crockett was detained on a bond of $1,000.00.

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Armed prisoner captured in D.C. after Fairfax hospital escape

#BreakingNews Update: MPD sources have confirmed the escaped prisoner is in custody.

Posted by ABC 7 News - WJLA on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Body found along Route 13 in Accomack County

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities say they found a body laying in the median along Route 13 in Accomack County, Tuesday morning.

Virginia State Police say they were notified by the Eastern Shore Sheriffs Department, around 7:54 a.m. The body was found in front of the Perdue Factory.

At this time troopers are on scene investigating. No further information has been released.

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NRP BLOTTER 3-31-15

A Lusby man was arrested Sunday and charged by the Maryland Natural Resources Police in connection with smash-and-grab thefts and destruction of property at Calvert Cliffs State Park in Calvert County.

Tracy Lee Creek Jr., 21, was apprehended as he attempted to flee on a bicycle after NRP officers and a Calvert County Sheriff’s Department detective saw him break into a car and steal a purse. Creek gained entry to the vehicle by shooting out a window with a BB gun.

Officers had staked out the park following several theft complaints. A search of Creek’s home led to the recovery of several stolen items.

Creek has been charged with two counts of theft, two counts of malicious destruction of property and two counts of being rogue and vagabond. Additional charges are pending. If found guilty of all charges, Creek could be sentenced to more than 14 years in prison and fined more than $15,000.

Court records show that Creek was found guilty last June in Calvert County Circuit Court of conspiracy to commit theft and was sentenced to serve 18 months in jail, with all but one month and five days suspended. He also was required to make $10,000 in restitution and was placed on probation for 18 months.

In Queen Anne’s County, quick thinking by two NRP officers last Monday evening saved an intoxicated man from freezing to death in the waters off Kent Island.

A citizen called shortly after 5 o’clock to report a small aluminum boat adrift near the Dominion community and noise coming from the area. Officers located a man in about two feet of water and waded in to pull him ashore. Hypothermic and barely responsive, the man, 33, estimated he had been in the water for about an hour.

Officers wrapped him in a blanket and cared for him until the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department arrived and took him to Anne Arundel Medical Center for additional treatment.

SPD Press Release 3-31-15 (PSA/Theft From M/V's)

Police: Missouri auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The spokesman for the Missouri auditor's office left a note before he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound late Sunday, about a month after his boss killed himself, police said Monday.

Robert "Spence" Jackson was found dead in his home in Jefferson City after police responded to a well-being check, police spokesman Capt. Doug Shoemaker said. He said investigators found a note in Jackson's apartment, but he declined to detail what it said.

Jackson's boss, Auditor Tom Schweich, fatally shot himself at his home on Feb. 26, shortly after telling an Associated Press reporter he wanted to go public with allegations that the Missouri Republican Party chairman told people he was Jewish. Schweich, who was Christian, said he perceived the remarks to be part of an anti-Semitic whispering campaign against him.

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Harry Reid: Whistleblowers ‘A Bunch of Whiners’

An inspector general called them courageous, but Sen. Harry Reid said Friday that the government whistleblowers who accused him of using political pressure to try to win special treatment for a Las Vegas casino were “a bunch of whiners.”

Mr. Reid, a Nevada Democrat who announced he will retire at the end of this Congress after 30 years in the Senate, said it’s his job to press the federal government to speed up decisions on his constituents’ needs, and said that’s what he was doing when he made the appeal to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to act on the casino’s request to expedite processing of investors’ visas.

Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth earlier this week released a report accusing then-USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas of showing favoritism toward investor visa applications backed by high-profile Democrats in three different cases, including the casino request about which Mr. Reid personally got involved.

Mr. Roth said the special treatment was brought to his attention by more than 15 whistleblowers — an extraordinary number, in Mr. Roth’s judgment — who believed Mr. Mayorkas was caving to political pressure.
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The Hidden Truth About Iran’s Nuclear Program

Last month, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) exposed a secret Iranian facility used to conduct research and enrichment with advanced centrifuge machines for the nuclear weapons program. The revelation of this secret site, named Lavizan-3 in northeast Tehran, was met with panic and hysteria by the Mullahs in Iran, and was taken seriously by Members of Congress. But what have the nuclear negotiators done?

Following the NCRI’s revelation, the Iranian regime attempted to sidestep addressing the merits of the claim by demonizing the Iranian opposition instead of offering to make the site available for inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), showing that the Iranian regime remains as cynical as ever in its nuclear ambitions.

The day after the revelation of Lavizan-3, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and said that the P5+1 intended to close off Iran’s four pathways to the nuclear bomb, i.e., any weapons development activity at Iran’s Natanz, Arak and Fordow nuclear facilities, plus Iran’s covert activities. “Covert, of course, is the hardest,” Mr. Kerry said. “You need to have verification and intrusive inspection to be able to find covert facilities”, he emphasized.

Needless to say, the first three pathways mentioned by Mr. Kerry were exposed by the NCRI: the nuclear sites in Natanz and Arak in August 2002, and the underground facility in Fordow, near Qom, in December 2005. And now the hardest pathway, the covert activities of the Iranian regime in Lavizan-3 is to be dealt with.

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Poll: Republicans See Obama as More Imminent Threat than Putin

A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat.

The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the Ukraine, and Assad (23 percent). Western governments have alleged that Assad used chlorine gas and barrel bombs on his own citizens.

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Imagine Black Americans Under A Republican Administration

Imagine if the president were a Republican, and if during the second half of his second term, after having been elected both times with record turnout by blacks, the black unemployment rate remained stagnant at 11 percent while the black poverty rate hit a record high of 27 percent. What would black politicians be saying about that Republican president?

We don’t really need to answer that question, do we? But for argument’s sake, let’s imagine that almost seven years after the Great Recession the country was basically back to work, with an official unemployment rate haven fallen from almost 10 percent at its height to around 5.5 percent (let’s save the argument about the real rate for another day). Meanwhile, the black community, which had overwhelmingly supported the Republican president (again let’s suspend disbelief for a moment) was experiencing rising poverty rates.

Let’s take this a bit further. Let’s say that black unemployment were highest in the cities with the most conservative Republican mayors, cities like Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland (stay with me here). What if in Chicago, the president’s hometown, his right-hand man had carpetbagged his way to a mayoral win mostly on the backs of the black supporters of the president? And in that town, under the president’s hand-picked mayor, the black homicide rate were to spiral to almost genocidal proportions. How do you think the black leadership would respond to such a situation?

These rhetorical questions are worth asking because under a Republican administration the implications of such a dire record of addressing the needs of blacks would be unsettling to say the least. In all likelihood, there would be marching in the street, with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the like talking about how this administration was the worst for blacks since before the civil rights era. And of course they’d be right.

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White House Can't Explain Difference Between Indiana Law and One Obama Backed

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest balked when asked Sunday how the Indiana religious freedom law opposed by President Barack Obama differs from a similar law Obama voted for when he was a state senator in Illinois.

Earnest appeared on ABC's "This Week" immediately following Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday and was asked about the issue.

"If you have to go back two decades to try to justify something that you're doing today, it may raise questions," Earnest told host George Stephanopoulos.

"It should be easy for leaders to stand up and say, it's wrong to discriminate against people just because of who they love," Earnest continued.

But National Review's Patrick Brennan on Sunday afternoon called that a "weak, unserious argument."

"[These laws] don’t protect or encourage any noticeable level of discrimination against homosexuals; they just provide assurances that the power of the state can’t be brought to bear to make citizens violate their consciences," he writes.

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Gov. Pence: 'Is Tolerance a Two-Way Street or Not?'

(CNSNews.com) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says his state has been hit by an "avalanche of intolerance" ever since he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week.

"George, look, the issue here is, you know, is tolerance a two-way street or not?" Pence told ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

"I mean, you know, there's a lot of talk about tolerance in this country today having to do with people on the left. But here Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith in our state, and this avalanche of intolerance that's been poured on our state is just outrageous."

Pence said the bill he signed is not about discrimination, nor is it about disputes between individuals unless government action is involved. He said the law is intended to empower individuals (as well as churches and businesses) when they believe the government is trampling on their religious freedom by requiring them to do things they oppose on religious grounds.

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The Left Defends Individual License, Not Rights

Indiana is ground zero for the latest in a long line of protests now mandatory in the standard operations of the Left. At issue is the Hoosier State’s new religious liberty law, which most of the Leftmedia are inclined to put in scare quotes – as if “religious liberty” is a made-up fantasy. And that’s exactly why such laws are needed.

All the ingredients are present to cook up a hyper-responsive framework to marginalize targets – celebrities and corporate CEOs yammering about discrimination and “hate,” raving partisans calling for resignations and activists organizing boycotts. The leaders of the Left, including Saul Alinsky disciple Barack Obama, must be very proud of the kerfuffle. Indeed, Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest said the law appears to “legitimize discrimination.”

Last week, Indiana’s state house, senate and governor all supported legislation based upon current federal law to protect religious liberty. Republican Governor Mike Pence’s signature placed the state in the same category of 19 others in modeling legislation on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. That law was signed by Bill Clinton after Democrats led by the likes of Ted Kennedy and Chuck Schumer supported religious liberty.

Oh, and by the way, Illinois is one of those 19 states, and its law passed with the vote of a then-state senator by the name of … Barack Obama.

Just prior to signing the 1993 federal law, Clinton described its scope: “What this law basically says is that the government should be held to a very high level of proof before it interferes with someone’s free exercise of religion. This judgment is shared by the people of the United States as well as by the Congress. We believe strongly that … we can never be too vigilant in this work.”

But Democrats' support for religious liberty completely evaporated when they literally booed God at the party’s convention in 2012.

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Satanic Temple Files Suit In Indiana Nativity Fracas

BROOKVILLE, Ind. – Franklin County’s attempt to comply with federal [rulings] concerning public displays on its courthouse lawn has resulted in a second lawsuit.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and the United Federation of Churches LLC, also known as The Satanic Temple (TST), filed a civil suit on March 24 against Franklin County over its refusal to grant the two groups space on the courthouse lawn.

FFRF wants to have a display on the lawn from Nov. 29, 2015, through Jan. 6, 2016, which would include several cutout figures celebrating the Dec. 15 nativity of the Bill of Rights.

TST wants to display a three-dimensional sculpture mounted on a wooden platform to help others understand its beliefs, the lawsuit said.

Both applications were denied by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners earlier this year because the county’s rules say only residents may rent space on the county-owned lawn.

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Officials Announce End To Ocean City Shark Tournament After 34 Years

A remarkable 1,210-pound tiger shark, caught by angler Grace Czerniak aboard the “Lisa” with Captain Stu Windsor in the 1983 Ocean City Shark Tournament, is now on permanent display on the south end of the Boardwalk near the Inlet. File Photo

OCEAN CITY — The directors of the Ocean City Shark Tournament, a fixture on the summer-long offshore tournament season, announced this week the 2014 event would be the last after over three decades.

The tournament began in 1981 and for the last 34 years has thrilled anglers and spectators with remarkable sharks weighed at the scale at the host Ocean City Fishing Center, which, for four days each summer became a festival of sorts with big fish, huge crowds, music, food, drink and fun. There was always a strong conservation ethic surrounding the tournament as far more sharks were released than weighed at the scales and the event included a strong educational component.

Just 11 boats and 33 anglers competed in that first Ocean City Shark Tournament back in 1981, but the numbers swelled over the years. The most recent peak was 84 boats in 2008, but a variety of factors conspired to shrink the number of boats competing in recent years. A run of bad luck with weather and rough seas, a stagnant economy and competition from the myriad of offshore tournaments that have sprouted up over the years likely helped contribute to the tournament directors’ decision announced this week that the 2014 tournament was the last.
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UnitedHealth buys Catamaran for $12.8B

UnitedHealth it will finance the Catamaran deal using available cash and new debt, and expected it to be completed by the end of this year

New York (AFP) - UnitedHealth said Monday it is acquiring Illinois-based group Catamaran for $12.8 billion, in a move which would boost the US giant's pharmacy services.

Catamaran helps employers and health insurers obtain prescription drugs at a lower rate from pharmaceutical groups and pharmacists, and is known as a pharmacy-benefit management company.

UnitedHealth, which will pay $61.50 per share for Catamaran, said it would merge the acquired group with its own unit that provides the same services.

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More Evidence of the Master Trading Algorithm

Why is the assertion that “all markets are manipulated” generally greeted with scorn and derision? Because while manipulating any particular, single market is a relatively straightforward matter – using “tools” for financial crime honed through centuries of practice — rigging markets collectively has always been viewed as an endeavour infinitely more difficult than herding cats.

Markets diverge. It’s what they do. While overall economic fundamentals affect all markets, and all sectors. These fundamentals affect markets/sectors/companies unevenly. Coupled with that, every individual sector/market has its own, unique collection of economic fundamentals – almost entirely independent of the general fundamentals of the economy.

This absolute absence of homogeneity means that in (legitimate) markets we will always see most sectors (and individual companies) moving not only with varying degrees of magnitude, but frequently in opposite directions. This is what must happen in any/all legitimate markets, on most days. It is only at times where the general fundamentals are extreme (i.e. extremely bad or extremely good) where we will ever see markets exhibit herd-movement patterns.

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OC Reef Foundation Working On Largest Project Ever

Foundation this week is continuing one of the most prolific times in its history, amassing truckloads of pre-cast concrete pipe near the harbor in West Ocean City for deployment on the growing artificial reef system off the coast of the resort in the coming weeks.

Truckload after truckload of concrete pipes have been arriving in West Ocean City over the last week or so including another early Monday morning. The concrete pipes are being stacked on a large vacant lot along the south side of the harbor in West Ocean City, the use of which has been generously donated by Dan and Janet Trimper. The Ocean City Reef Foundation has acquired 80 truckloads of the concrete pipes and they will eventually find their way to the ocean floor on the foundation’s permitted artificial reef sites.

Reef Foundation director Captain Monty Hawkins said this week some of the pipes have already been loaded onto the foundation’s smaller barge and are ready for deployment as soon as weather and sea conditions improve. In the larger picture, the Reef Foundation has acquired the use of a huge, 100-plus-foot retired Army Corps of Engineers barge, which will be used to haul the pipes out to the reef sites. The huge barge will be anchored at a central location off the coast and the pipes will be deployed on the growing reef sites.

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How The Fed Has Failed The Nation (In One Chart)

There is only one way to end the financial tyranny of the Federal Reserve - abolish it, and put an end to the predatory pathologies of its policies.

The Federal Reserve has failed not just the nation and the U.S. economy, but more importantly, the American people that it supposedly serves. It has also failed the world, by showing other central banks that they can reward private banks and top .01% with absolute impunity.

The supposed goal of the Fed's zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP) and quantitative easing (QE) was to make borrowing easier for both corporations and consumers, the idea being companies would borrow to invest in new productive capacity and consumers would buy the new goods and services being produced with cheap credit.

The secondary publicly stated goal was to spark a rally in stocks, bonds and real estate that would spark a wealth effect: as households saw their net worth rise, they would feel wealthier and thus more likely to buy goods and services they didn't need on credit.

The real reason for ZIRP and QE was to rebuild the balance sheets and profits of banks on the backs of savers who have earned near-zero thanks to the Fed's manipulation of markets. But setting aside the obvious success of the Fed's real goals--enriching the banks and the super-wealthy who have access to near-zero interest credit--let's see what corporations did with the Fed's nearly-free money.

They Are "Undermining People's Trust In Their Money"

It’s not what most people think: a return to some hypothetical “normality,” with the ghost of Ronnie Reagan beaming down like a sun-god under his lopsided pompadour, and all the happy self-driving GM cars toodling back and forth from WalMart-to-home loaded to the scuppers with new electric pop-tart warmers and 3-D underwear printers. (Or drone deliveries of same from Amazon.com.)

I mean, surely the thinking folk out there must be asking themselves: what is the way out of this Federal Reserve three-card-monte, one-percenter-stuffing, so-called “economy,” and what is the destination of this society when that mendacious model for living fails?

I digress for a moment: there was a chap named Richard Duncan on the pod-waves this weekend (FSN Network) putting out the charming idea that quantitative easing (QE — governments “printing” money to buy their own bonds) had the effect of “cancelling debt” and that it could continue for decades to come. I don’t doubt that there are Federal Reserve officers who believe this. The part they leave out — and Mr. Duncan also left it out until pressed — is that there are consequences. Consult the operating manual of the universe, and you will find that there really is no free lunch or get-out-of-jail card.

The truth is, when you rig a money system with price interventions, distortions, and perversions, they will eventually express themselves in ways destructive to the system. In the present case of world-wide QE and central bank monkey business, these rackets are expressing themselves, finally, in wobbling currencies. In many nations, people are deeply unsure of what their money is worth, and how much it might be worth a month from now. This includes the USA, except for the moment our money is said to be magically appreciating in value compared to everyone else’s. Aren’t we special?

Get this: nothing is more hazardous than undermining people’s trust in their money.

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Maher Laments ‘Deeply Stupid’ Political Correctness On Far Left

Bill Maher blasted “deeply stupid” far-left liberals on Friday for being too politically correct, criticizing Hollywood elite for its reaction to designers Dolce and Gabbana’s comments on “synthetic” children.

“What is the point of attacking people who are ninety-five percent on your side?” Mr. Maher asked on his HBO show “Real Time,” Mediaite reported Friday.

Last week, the openly gay designers received widespread backlash when they said they prefer babies to be made naturally, prompting celebrities like Elton John to call for a boycott on Dolce and Gabbana merchandise.

“How deeply stupid has the far-left become when gay designers can’t get along with gay musicians?” Mr. Maher asked, saying liberals need to stop getting offended when other liberals don’t agree one hundred percent with their specific worldview, Mediaite reported.

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Broke? You May Now Be Entitled To a Free Home

It’s been seven years since the epic collapse of the US housing market, and there’s never been a better time to buy your first home. In Denmark for instance, the bankwill tax depositors in order to pay you to take out a home loan. But before you move to a European country operating in NIRP-dom, consider Florida and New Jersey first because as Susan Rudolfi recently discovered, you can actually get a house for free by simply not making your mortgage payments. Here’s more via NY Times:

She is like a ghost of the housing market’s painful past, one of thousands of Americans who have skipped years of mortgage payments and are still living in their homes.

Now a legal quirk could bring a surreal ending to her foreclosure case and many others around the country: They may get to keep their homes without ever having to pay another dime.

The reason, lawyers for homeowners argue, is that the cases have dragged on too long.

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U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq

During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today.

A quarter of a century later, the troops nearest the explosions are dying of brain cancer at two to three times the rate of those who were farther away. Others have lung cancer or debilitating chronic diseases, and pain.

More complications lie ahead.

According to Dr. Linda Chao, a neurologist at the University of California Medical School in San Francisco, “Because part of their brains, the hippocampus, has shrunk, they’re at greater risk for Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases.”

At first, the DOD was adamant: No troops were exposed.

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Cardin Children’s Dental Health Amendment Included in Senate FY2016 Budget

Amendment 364 establishes deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve oral health care for children and pregnant women under Medicaid
 

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a longtime advocate for pediatric dental coverage and member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, issued the following statement after his amendment relating to pediatric oral health was included in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11). Amendment 364 establishes a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve oral health care for children and pregnant women under Medicaid.

“Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease in America. Bacteria associated with early childhood cavities and tooth decay are often passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn child. Despite our best efforts, 80 percent of dental disease in children is concentrated in 25 percent of the population. Children from low income families face inordinately high barriers to receiving needed care. We know that dental disease can harm a child’s performance in school, we know it can cause other health problems, and, sadly, we know it can be deadly. We also know that dental disease is preventable, and that is why I am glad the Senate adopted this amendment.

“The overall budget was a bad deal for the American people, it fell short on the most basic test of fairness and proportionality. While I did not vote for final passage, I am pleased the Senate has gone on record as being supportive of federal programs designed to improve dental health in expecting mothers and children.”

Senator Cardin led the effort in the Senate to ensure that pediatric dental care was an essential health benefit under the Affordable Care Act. In 2007, Senator Cardin began fighting to ensure all children could access quality dental care after a 12-year old boy from Prince George’s County, Md., died from complications following an impacted tooth that should have been addressed by basic dental coverage.

Pohanka Pays It Forward Again

Pamela Prichard
Mar 31st, 4:07am
I have an incredible story for you if you would be interested...just in time for child abuse prevention month. This is a brief summary of Mason:
On March 3rd, 2015 Baby Mason was taking to AI duPont Hospital for brain injury due to Shaken Baby Syndrome. The doctors have had to remove a piece of his skull in order to relieve some of the pressure off of his brain. At this time the doctors have stated that Baby Mason may not make it, but with prayers and lots of love there is always a chance the doctors can be wrong. If Baby Mason makes it thru this he will never be the same little boy, he will be a special needs child. Mason and his 4 year old brother, Cody were in the care of their mother and boyfriend when this happened. At a benefit for Mason I had the opportunity to meet Jeremy and his family and they are truly amazing people!! I have been in touch with a young woman at a car dealership that are going to donate a car to Jeremy and his boys. The donation is suppose to happen 3/31/2015.

This is a quote from Meghan at the car dealership:

We started Pohanka Pays it Forward almost ten years ago and have raised over $1 million for our community and non profits. I have the honor of working for an AMAZING company! Not only that, I have the honor of calling the VP and founder of "Pohanka Pays it Forward" my mother. It's so nice that I can call her in the middle of the night to let her know I really want to give a car to Baby Masons dad and all she says is "okay, make it happen".

This is the person to contact about the car:

Meghan Fitzgerald-Kenney is the one I spoke with and also had asked Jeremy message him, which she said he did. This is the dealership Pohanka Auto Group in Salisbury Maryland.
http://www.pohankaofsalisbury.com/


This is his father and you can track Mason's recovery thus far:
Jeremy Sennhauser https://www.facebook.com/phylac.tery

This is Jeremy's Aunt, Angel Calloway's number. She is who you contact to get in touch with Jeremy. The family is wanting to share their story and raise awareness to SBS. They do not want to see another child go through what Mason is going through.

I should have introduced myself. My name is Pamela Prichard, I am with a child abuse awareness and prevention group called Scotty's Warriors. I really hope you can and will do this story, or possible know someone that will! Thank you for your consideration.

God Bless,
Pamela Prichard

*** Jeremy and his family is from the Delmarva area***

Is a Coming Martial Law Takeover of the Southwest Being Hidden in Plain Sight?

WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THE COMING MARTIAL LAW TAKEOVER OF AMERICA

Sooner or later it will happen. The martial law takeover of the United States.

Have you ever wondered how or when the powers-that-be will ultimately usher in their much awaited plans for martial law right here in America? If so, have you also wondered what the catalyst will be?

If you haven’t given this subject matter much thought, prior to reading this article, let me urge you now may be the time to do a little more research on the subject. And if you have given the subject some thought, you have likely asked yourself one or more of the following questions:

What event will be responsible for triggering martial law in America?

What part of the country would go into martial law first?

What methods would the military use to gain and maintain a tactical advantage over the civilian population of the U.S. during a sustained period of civil unrest or martial law?

How long will martial law last?

Will myself and/or my family be okay?

Will grocery stores still be open?

How will I eat?

Will I still go to work?

Will I still be able to get the latest episode of Beverly Hills 90210 on Netflix?

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Catholic university officials caught on secret video approving student club devoted to raising money for ISIS, saying: 'We're here to get that done.'

Administrators at a Catholic university in Florida agreed to help an honors student start a campus club that would send money and supplies to the ISIS terror army.

Hidden camera footage released Monday morning shows officials and faculty at Barry University advising a senior – identified only as 'Laura' – about the best way to secure funding for a club she called 'Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.'

'I want to start fundraising efforts on campus, and what I want to do is raise funds to send overseas,' she told Derek Bley, the school's Coordinator for Leadership Development and Student Organizations.

Bley offered to help her create the organization and agreed with her request to 'pass out Islamic State flags and educate people' at an annual student 'Festival of Nations' fair.

The video is from Project Veritas, a conservative 'guerilla film-making group' that last week captured a Cornell University dean agreeing that ISIS and Hamas would be welcome at the Ivy League school.

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The Epidemic of Police Misconduct That No One Is Talking About

Violent police are increasingly criticized for everything from killing dogs to shooting the homeless and beating the mentally ill. These abuses of power are disturbing and desperately need attention. One under-discussed problem with police accountability (or lack thereof), however, is police irresponsibility while driving.

Stories about drunk officers driving the wrong direction on freeways and hitting civilians or soberly ramming into pedestrians are not uncommon. This week alone, three cops caused mayhem and fatalities on the road.

In New Jersey, a car of off-duty officers (who had posted a picture of whiskey shots to Instagram earlier that evening) drove the wrong direction on a freeway, killing a civilian and one of the officers in the vehicle. Two other officers were critically injured. The driving officer had a previous DUI and 8 prior accidents on record. The Police Chief of Linden, James Schulhafer, was vague in his comments, saying “We were all young once and I’m sure we’ve all done stupid things in our life.”

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BREAKING NEWS : Pence vows to clarify religious freedom law

In an exclusive interview on 'Fox & Friends,' Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defends his state's new religious freedom law, but vows to 'clarify' and 'fix' the policy to make clear it does not provide a 'license to discriminate.'

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Maryland, D.C. rank among worst states for doctors

WASHINGTON — Some states are more appealing to doctors than others because of the cost of living, the wages, the hospital networks and opportunity. However, a recent report showed local states and the District of Columbia may not fare well when it comes to wooing white coats.

Maryland ranked near the bottom of the list — No. 46 — on WalletHub’s list of the best states for doctors. D.C. ranked No. 40 and Virginia came in near the middle of the pack at No. 19.

Dr. Emily Dow, chief medical officer of the Family Health Centers and professor at University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, says it’s important for states to be attractive to doctors so they can bring in talented physicians and achieve quality care for patients. Still, every state should be afforded quality care, she says.

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Obama supports reduction in military retirement pay

President Obama said Monday he supports the recommendations of a military commission that would reduce the size of traditional military retirement pay by about 20 percent and offer a new defined-contribution benefit for troops who leave before 20 years of service.

In a letter to congressional leaders, Mr. Obama said the proposals are “an important step forward in protecting the long-term viability of the all-volunteer force, improving quality-of-life for service members and their families, and ensuring the fiscal sustainability of the military compensation and retirement systems.”

Mr. Obama said he has directed his advisers to refine some recommendations, and that the White House will report to Congress on any proposed changes by April 30.

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Cardin Rejects Deeply Flawed Republican Budget



A budget should reflect the priorities of a nation concerned with the well-being of all citizens. This budget falls well short of that goal.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement after voting against the final passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 11). The budget presented by Republican leadership kept the across-the-board cuts of sequestration in place, repealed health benefits for 16.4 million Americans covered under the Affordable Care Act and contained a number of dangerous provisions attacking bedrock environmental protections.

“There is so much at stake in setting our federal budget that I could not in good conscience support this highly partisan effort to take and take more from those who could least afford it. This is a deeply flawed budget that simply ended up as a bad deal for Marylanders. The Republican budget falls short on the most basic test of fairness and proportionality. We also cannot expect our federal workforce to continue to perform the myriad critically important tasks they do on behalf of the American people when Congress keeps undercutting their value and attacking their work.

“A budget should reflect the priorities of a nation concerned with the well-being of all citizens. This budget falls well short of that goal. It attempted to strip health care from millions by repealing the Affordable Care Act, make it harder for students to afford higher education, weaken provisions to ensure our children can enjoy clean air and clean water – all to cut taxes for a small percent of the public and keep wasteful loopholes in place. With this budget, Republicans sent a clear message to the American people about their priorities.

“I’m ready to go back to the drawing board and get this right. It’s time to work in a bipartisan manner to create a budget that prioritizes a bright future for all Americans. I agree with my Republican colleagues who want to reduce the deficit and ease the tax burden on businesses and families. However, we need to look at expenditures and revenues in an objective way, which is something this Republican budget failed to do.”

Apparently this Cop has Never Heard of YouTube OR the First Amendment, Now He Will

UPDATE on Situation At Hospital In Virginia

#BREAKINGNEWS Update: Inova Fairfax Hospital is on lockdown and multiple roads are closed near Route 50. Here's Mike Conneen and John Gonzalez with the latest: bit.ly/1MsrwAZ

Posted by ABC 7 News - WJLA on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

'Help! My Boys Were Stopped Three Times by Police For Being Outside Unsupervised'

Another mom grows incensed by a parenting culture gone mad, but we have to turn frustration into connection.

Recently, I got a letter that made me want to scream: A kid was stopped by the cops for riding his bike on a three-house street! But this exchange ends with … well, you’ll see. I learned something. Maybe we all will.

I changed the names to keep the author and her town anonymous.

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Reports Of An Active Shooter At A Hospital In Falls Church Virginia

#BREAKINGNEWS Heavily armed police are on scene searching parking garages in the area of Children's Center and Women's Center at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. bit.ly/1MsrwAZ

Posted by ABC 7 News - WJLA on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Woman Records Parole Officer Sexually Assaulting Her During Probation Home Visit

The victim recorded the assault on her cell phone because she wanted the cops to believe her.

A south Florida parole officer has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman whose probation he was supervising, WSVN reports.

Coral Springs police say that 50-year-old Zachary Thomas Bailey used his position to sexually assault the victim. During two visits to the victim's home, Bailey allegedly forced himself on the woman while her daughter was in the other room.

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Jon Stewart's Replacement as 'Daily Show' Host Finally Announced

After months of rampant speculation, the results are in. The New York Times reported this morning that 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah will take the reins at theDaily Show when host Jon Stewart retires later this year. Noah, who joined the show as a contributor in December 2014, retweeted the link to the Times story as confirmation of the news.

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Smartphone encryption is giving law enforcement a tough time

FBI Director James Comey said the encryption makes it difficult for agents to obtain evidence in cases involving drugs, domestic violence or car crashes. Devices such as the iPhone 6 and some Android phones have unbreakable end-to-end encryption. Comey said he wants to work with Congress to find a legal way to give investigators access to encrypted devices, when necessary.

Three astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korienko will spend a year living and working aboard the space station. They'll study how the human body reacts and adapts to living in space. They'll look at changes in sleep patterns and exercise routines. The astronauts also will study how changes in pressure inside the skull affect vision and the effects of space on the immune system. The third astronaut, Russian Gennady Padalka, will spend six months in space.

Researchers Discover Eye Drops That Allow You to See Clearly in TOTAL DARKNESS

Who would have predicted in our lifetime we’d acquire night vision through natural means? Some researchers in California have developed a liquid that can be dropped into your eyes, allowing you to see as far as 164 feet at night. The solution combines Chlorin e6 (Ce6) with insulin and saline.

The Daily Mail reports,

In the team’s experiment, the liquid was dripped onto the conjunctival sacs on the eye of Gabriel Licina, one of the researchers, which carried the solution to his retinas.

‘Ce6 solution was added to the conjunctival sac via micropippette at three doses of 50μl [microlitres] into each eye,’ the researchers wrote.

The solution initially made his eyes turn black, before being absorbed in a few seconds and returning his eyes to their natural colour.

‘To me, it was a quick, greenish-black blur across my vision, and then it dissolved into my eyes,’ Mr Licina told Mic.

However, to ‘reduce the potential for bright light exposure,’ the team covered his eyes in black contact lenses.

Within an hour his vision had noticeably improved in low-light conditions.

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