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June 22, 2017

Sweden: Migrants Viciously Beat Disabled Man While Calling Him Racist

June 22 - Three Arab migrants viciously beat a disabled man in Sweden while lecturing him that he was a racist in another sterling example of how the Scandinavian country is enjoying its cultural enrichment. The three “refugees” attempted to steal a homeless man’s wallet in the Gävle train station during the incident, which took place last month. Another man on crutches as a result of suffering brain damage from an accident then tried to come to the aid of the homeless man, but the migrants turned their sights on him.

Trump Was Right: New Study Reveals Up to 5.7 Million Illegals Voted in Election

June 20 - A new study reveals that up to 5.7 million illegal aliens were likely to have voted in the 2008 election, meaning Donald Trump was almost certainly right when he said this was the reason for him losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race. After Trump made the claim that votes by millions of illegal aliens cost him the popular vote, he was lambasted by the press, who blamed an Infowars story published on November 14th in which we reported that around 3 million illegals voted.

Mark 'X' for Transgender: Licenses Become 'Inclusive' in Washington, D.C.

June 21 - Washington, D.C. will soon offer gender-neutral licenses and IDs. Instead of only offering an 'M' for male and 'F' for female on licenses, there will be an 'X' option for those who identify as transgender. "The 'X' gender marker allows for individuals to have more privacy around their gender," explained Arli Christian, a spokesman for the National Center for Transgender Equality. "Any individual who chooses to have additional privacy can request an 'X'," she added. Washington, D.C. is...

Canadian District Bans Christian School from Teaching 'Offensive' Parts of Bible

June 22 - Cornerstone Christian Academy in Alberta, Canada, is being told to stop teaching scriptures that may be considered "offensive." Battle River School Division (BRSD) chair, Lauri Skori, told Cornerstone's chair, Deanna Margel, that "any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals should not be read or studied in school." Skori said it would be inappropriate for the school to share "any teachings that denigrate or vilify someone's sexual orientation."

Woman Sexually Violated in Target Dressing Room

June 22 - Target's gender neutral bathroom policy is back in the headlines after a man entered the women's dressing room in one store to record video of a woman getting undressed. A woman identified only as Leslie claims she was sexually violated by a man in the women's dressing room at a Target store in Woodlands, Texas. She says a man came into the room and began videoing her as she tried on different bathing suits. "In the mirror I saw the reflection of the cell phone," she said.

Starbucks Plans to Hire 2,500 Asylum Seekers in Europe

June 21 - U.S. coffee giant Starbucks has announced plans to hire 2,500 asylum seekers across Europe in the next five years as part of a worldwide initiative. The coffee company announced earlier this year they would be seeking to fill around 10,000 positions over the next five years with asylum seekers in the 75 countries in which they operate. New reports claim that around 2,500 of those asylum seekers hires will take place in Europe, Neue Presse reports. The initiative, which was...

[If you like your plan, you can keep it.] Anthem Blue Cross Withdraws from Obamacare in Wisconsin and Indiana

June 21 - Anthem announced on Wednesday that it will reduce its individual insurance plans in Wisconsin and Indiana, citing its inability to cope with the cost of sicker Americans that sign up for health insurance on the Obamacare market. Anthem will sell health plans in one county in Wisconsin and five counties in Indiana. However, Americans who purchase those plans cannot use Obamacare’s subsidies to lower their costs. President Donald Trump has threatened in the past to remove...

Delingpole: Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green, Study Finds

June 21 - The car batteries used in a Tesla generate as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years. And that’s before they even come off the production line. This news, from a study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will no doubt delight all those U.S. taxpayers who have been forking out billions of dollars to prop up Tesla’s share price having been assured by their government that subsidizing overpriced electric cars represents a vital step towards “combatting climate change.

Pit bull mauls 2 kids strapped in car seats inside minivan

June 21 - A pit bull burst through a backyard fence, made its way into a nearby minivan and mauled two young children as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats, police said. The mother of the 2-year-old girl and the 5-year-old boy managed to pry the animal off them Monday but not before it seriously mangled her son's face, witnesses said. Tom Grab told WPMT-TV that he was able to pull the 66-pound dog off the boy, but it wriggled free and continued the bloody assault.

[Why Buy American?] Ford to move production of Focus from Mexico to China

June 20 - Ford Motor Co. is moving production of its Focus model to China after production at its Michigan plant ends in 2019. The move, which Ford estimates will save it $500 million in production costs for the car, comes as the company has become a target of President Trump, who is pressuring manufacturers to keep jobs in the United States. Ford initially planned to move production of the Focus to Mexico, but it is now scrapping that plan in favor of production in China, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Shhh...EU leaders try to take migration feud off table, for now

June 22 - European Union leaders meeting in Brussels will try to gloss over their feud about who takes in refugees, a change of tactic that some diplomats have linked to Germany's election in September. Eastern states such as Poland and Hungary have refused to take in asylum-seekers to ease the burden on Greece and Italy, where most of the 1.7 million refugees and migrants entering the EU since 2014 have landed by boat after fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

Immigration Authorities Use High-Tech Tools to Enforce Laws

June 21 - The Trump administration has embraced technology developed and pioneered under the past two presidents when it comes to catching illegal aliens in the United States. The Atlantic highlights several programs and tools immigration authorities have at their disposal and are now using under President Donald Trump. High-tech fingerprint scanners, cell-site simulators used to pinpoint the location of cell phones, and even drones that scan the faces of people walking below are all being used.

Joe Biden to LGBT Gala: 'Hold President Trump Accountable'

June 22 - Former Vice President Joe Biden, warning of transgender Americans "under attack" in Republican-led states, on Wednesday challenged the nation's LGBT community to push back against President Donald Trump's administration. "Hold President Trump accountable for his pledge to be your friend," Biden declared at a private LGBT gala hosted by the Democrat National Committee in New York. "Just because you don't have Barack and me in the White House doesn't mean...

Study Links Legalized Pot With Increase in Car Crash Claims

June 22 - A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states. Legal recreational pot sales in Colorado began in January 2014, followed six months later in Washington...

June 8, 2017

BBC Censors “Allah” From Interview About Muslim Attack

June 8 - The BBC has been caught-red-handed censoring part of an interview where an eyewitness says Muslim attackers shouted “Allah” before they stabbed a woman in London. Just like CNN got caught staging a Muslim anti-terror protest, this is yet more evidence of the establishment trying to frame the narrative that terrorism has ‘nothing to do with Islam’.

If We Don’t Fight For It, The Liberal World Order Is Going To Kill Our Way Of Life

June 7 - There comes a time when it becomes necessary to draw a line in the sand. When the early settlers came to America, they were desperate to find a place where they could live in freedom. And our Founding Fathers worked very hard to draft a Constitution that would guarantee that future generations of Americans would live in a nation where the freedom and liberty of the people were maximized. Unfortunately, the way of life that our founders sought to establish is slowly...

Maine high school is apparently first in U.S. to get sports hijabs

June 8 - Muslim student athletes at one U.S. high school no longer have to be slowed down by worries that their headscarves might fall off. Deering High School in Portland, Maine, is providing sport hijabs with the goal of making Muslim girls comfortable - and boosting their participation in sports. The lightweight scarves stay put and are less bulky than other hijabs, garments that cover the hair and are worn by many Muslim women to express their faith. "We're more confident on the field," said...

McDonald's New Homosexual Fries and Target's Love Affair with LGBTQ

June 7 - The popular fast food chain McDonald's is jumping on the homosexual pride train, offering up homosexual friendly fries to their customers. In celebration of Washington D.C.'s LGBTQ community, certain McDonald's locations in the D.C. area will serve large orders of French fries in rainbow print in their fry boxes. The colorful fry edition will be available between June 9th and June 11th, but only at three specific McDonald's restaurants located along the Capital Pride Alliance's parade route.

Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US

June 6 - A crackdown on illegal aliens under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say. People who are not legal residents of the U.S. are not eligible to take part in what is formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But many poor families include a mix of non-legal residents and legal ones, such as children who have citizenship...

Students create app to warn about ICE agents on campus

June 6 - Students at “Freedom University,” an unofficial college for illegal aliens, have developed a mobile alert service to warn of the presence of immigration enforcement agents on campus. The creators of the service—called “Melt Ice” in reference to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency—have already established a presence at several universities and colleges in the Atlanta area, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, CBS 46 reports. The student “investigators” at each...

Anthem to pull out of Ohio healthcare exchange in 2018

June 6 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday it will pull out of the Ohio exchange next year, leaving about 20 counties in the state without Affordable Care Act marketplace plans. Anthem hasn't exited the 13 other states where it provides coverage and has already filed with regulators to continue coverage in Virginia, Maine and Connecticut. "A stable insurance market is dependent on products that create value for consumers through the broad spreading of risk and a known set...

We’re Older Than We Thought: New Find Pushes Human Origin Back 100,000 Years

June 7 - Modern humans evolved much earlier than previously thought, researchers reported Wednesday. New discoveries at a rich site in Morocco show modern humans were hunting and probably cooking game animals 300,000 years ago — 100,000 years earlier than scientists have believed until now. The site, near Morocco’s coast and the city of Marrakech, has always yielded interesting human remains, but they’d been dated to around 40,000 years ago. New discoveries and new dating methods...

May 29, 2017

Why This Farmer Is Facing a $2.8 Million Fine for Plowing His Own Field

May 30 - A California farmer set out to plow his field; now he faces a $2.8 million fine. John Duarte, the owner of Duarte Nursery near Modesto, Calif., bought 450 acres, planning to grow wheat. But it turns out he can't do what he wants, whenever he wants to, with his own land. When he set out to plow the land he was issued orders to stop work by the Army Corps of Engineers and the California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, according to USA Today.

UK Government Hosts Europe’s Largest ‘Jew Hate Event’ Allegedly Linked to Terror

May 31 - A Government building in Westminster is hosting the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organized by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups. Palestine Expo 2017 is due to take place just yards away from Parliament in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, which is owned by the Government and operated by an agency of the Department for Communities and Local Government. The building was reportedly one of those considered as a venue to host Parliament...

Judges Say Parents, School Officials Must Obey ‘Transgender’ Teenager

May 30 - The federal constitution requires that school officials submit to the demands of a teenage girl who wants to change her sex to become a boy, says a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The judges say that Kenosha Unified School District violated federal law and the Constitution because the teenager’s “gender identity” as a “transgender boy” is more important than the popular laws, civic customs and scientific consensus which recognize that girls...

The single biggest reason America is losing ground

May 30 - Just six weeks after the battles of Lexington and Concord, Harvard President Samuel Langdon, May 31, 1775, spoke to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Samuel Langdon’s address was titled “Government Corrupted By Vice”: “They … attempted, by a sudden march of a body of troops in the night, to seize and destroy one of our magazines, formed by the people merely for their own security. … The fire began first on the side of the king’s troops. … But for what?

Confederate statue in St. Louis sprayed with graffiti -- again

May 30 - For the second time in a week, a prominent Confederate statue in St. Louis has been vandalized with anti-racism graffiti. The spray-painted messages appeared on the monument in the city's Forest Park on Tuesday morning. They read, "End Racism," "African-American Lives Matter" and "Nat Turner Lives". The statue has been the focus of similar activism in the past. Two years ago, "African-American Lives Matter" again appeared on the monument with a big spray-painted 'X'.

Heineken Campaign Calls For “World Without Borders”

May 29 - A new ad campaign for Heineken beer promotes “a world without borders or barriers,” in another nod to the vacuous virtue-signaling that is being embraced by many top companies. Text has been added to cans of Heineken that states, “Here’s To An Open World. To a world without borders or barriers. To the belief that there is more that unites us than divides us. To find common ground to raise a bottle with the person next to you. Because a stranger is just a friend that you haven’t had a cold...

Wall around Obama’s DC home complete!

May 26 - As Barack Obama waxes eloquent about the supposed negative impact of walls on humanity, crews have completed the wall surrounding his Washington, DC home. Sitting alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former President Obama lectured the current administration about its immigration policy Thursday. While not mentioning President Trump by name, Obama made clear to whom he was leveling his criticism. “In this new world that we live in we can’t isolate ourselves,” Obama said.

A New Jersey town denied Muslims a mosque. Now it must pay them $3.25 million!

May 31 - The worshipers waited four years and 39 public hearings for the official denial: Muslims in their small New Jersey town would not be allowed to build a mosque. The 2015 decision made by the planning board in Bernards Township, N.J., a majority-white suburb of 26,000 people, came after significant public opposition to the mosque that thrust the community into the national spotlight and spurred religious discrimination lawsuits from the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge...

He didn’t give police his iPhone pass code, so he got 180 days in jail

May 30 - A Hollywood man must serve 180 days in jail for refusing to give up his iPhone password to police, a Broward judge ruled Tuesday — the latest salvo in intensifying legal battles over law-enforcement access to smart phones. Christopher Wheeler, 41, was taken into custody in a Broward Circuit Court, insisting he had already provided the pass code to police investigating him for child abuse, although the number did not work. “I swear, under oath, I’ve given them the password,” a distraught Wheeler...

May 25, 2017

Ann Coulter: Rome Burns – Nero Worries About Pyrophobia

May 24 - The latest Muslim terrorist attack ripped apart little girls at a concert in Manchester, England, on Monday, killing 22. The death and body-part count is still rising. This is not a game. When young British girls are the targets of a suicide bombing, can we take a short break from the posturing, political correctness and Russia conspiracy theorizing? Won’t the hatred of Trump keep for a few weeks? Channel-surfing on Monday night was like watching broadcasts from different countries.

Concealed Carry Up 215%, Murder Rate Down 14%

May 24 - Concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period. In other words, more guns being carried for self-defense correlated with fewer murders. On May 22, Breitbart News reported that the demand for concealed carry permits witnessed its greatest surge ever between May 2016 and May 2017. Fox News referenced Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) data showing there were 14.5 million permit holders...

Labour Manchester Mayor Says Suicide Bomber ‘Not a Muslim’

May 25 - The Labour mayor of Greater Manchester has claimed the suicide bomber who killed 22 was not a Muslim, insisting the “worst thing that can happen” is people blaming Muslims. Andy Burnham, a former Labour frontbencher who was elected mayor this month, insisted the attack, claimed by Islamic State, had nothing to do with Islam. “The message that I would want to get over – and this is how the vast majority of people feel – this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim,” he said...

36 Percent Of America’s College Students Say Safe Spaces Are ‘Absolutely Necessary’

May 24 - Well over one-third of America’s adult college students believe that campus “safe spaces” are “absolutely necessary” to assist grown adults who are psychologically traumatized by hearing opinions with which they disagree. The data comes from a recent poll of 1,659 students currently attending U.S. colleges and universities conducted by LendEDU, a student loan marketplace website. According to the poll, 36 percent of American college students agree with the proposition...

Gallup: Belief God created humans at record low

May 23 - A record-low percentage of U.S. adults believe that God created humans in their present form, according to a Gallup survey. Thirty-eight percent accept the strict creationism view compared with 38 percent who believe man developed with God's guidance and 19 percent think God had no role in man's evolution, according to the Gallup poll. It's the first time since 1982 -- when Gallup asked the question with the same wording -- that belief in God's direct creation of man is not...

With Confederate flags gone, Civil War museum will close

May 24 - A Henry County commissioner requested a few months ago that a local Civil War museum remove its Confederate flags. But without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1. In a Facebook post, the museum’s directors cited the request by District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons that all Confederate flags be removed from the museum, in addition to the gift shop, “in an effort not to offend anyone.”

Hannity Says Liberal Fascists after Sponsors; 1 Is Leaving

May 25 - Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of "liberal fascism" for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there. The Chicago-based said that it had been "watching closely" and recently decided to suspend its backing of Hannity. Hannity, the sole survivor from Fox's once stable and powerful prime-time lineup, has been a strong backer of President Donald Trump and believes...

Sears Turns First Quarterly Profit in Nearly 2 Years on Cost Cuts

May 25 - Sears Holdings Corp. reported its first quarterly profit in nearly two years, as the retailer benefited from the sale of its Craftsman brand and a program to cut $1.25 billion in costs, amid doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern. The company's shares were up 17 percent at $8.74 in early trading on Thursday. However, sales continued the years-long decline, hurt by lower demand for groceries, apparel and home appliances at the retailer's Sears and Kmart stores.

Obama admin knew gang members were part of illegal alien surge

May 24 - The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal alien teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country. Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said a whistleblower turned over Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 detailing the 16 people who were caught...

White women's burrito shop is forced to close after being hounded with accusations it was 'culturally appropriating Mexican food and jobs'

May 24 - Two white women have been forced to close their pop-up burrito shop after they were accused of cultural appropriation. Kali Wilgus and Liz 'LC' Connelly opened Kooks Burritos in Portland, Oregon, after taking a trip to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, last December. For the first few months, the weekend pop-up shop housed in an taco truck was a smash hit. It gained so much popularity, a local weekly newspaper decided to profile the entrepreneurial duo. But that's when the trouble started...

Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

May 22 - Wi-Fi can pass through walls. This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it's the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room. But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their signal off objects, illuminating our homes and offices like invisible light bulbs. Now, German scientists have found a way to exploit this property to take holograms, or 3D photographs, of objects inside a room — from outside it.

May 11, 2017

A small Minnesota town is about to get the nation’s first public Satanic Temple monument

May 6 - Veterans Memorial Park in tiny Belle Plaine, Minn., is packed with remembrances for the town’s men and women in uniform. Soon, it will get one more: A solemn black cube holding an upturned helmet, its sides adorned with upside-down pentagrams. The Satanic Temple announced Friday that it had received approval to install the monument, which is in production. Within a couple of months, it is expected to take its place alongside a flag-lined walkway, a marble plaque and a retired...

Pit bull mix euthanized after killing 6-month-old girl

May 11 - Officials on Tuesday euthanized a pit bull mix the day after the dog mauled and killed a 6-month-old girl, CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reports. The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the child as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee, who died Monday. The dog was 9 years old, KLAS reports. Police say the girl was playing in her walker near the dog when she was attacked. The girl's mother tried to stop the attack Monday afternoon, police officer Laura Meltzer said. The owner of the dog surrender the pit bull...

Illegal Alien Deported 15 Times, Is Suspect in San Diego Hit-and-Run DUI

May 10 - A six-year-old boy in San Diego was severely injured when a drunk-driving illegal alien allegedly slammed into the family’s car on their way home from the Disneyland theme park, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The illegal alien suspect, who attempted to flee the scene, had already been deported fifteen times, according to the Union-Tribune newspaper. Suspect Constantino Banda-Acosta was deported back to his native Mexico the first time in 2002 and re-entered and been deported...

ABC Cancels Conservative Tim Allen Sitcom ‘Last Man Standing’ Despite Strong Ratings

May 11 - ABC has cancelled its Tim Allen-starring sitcom Last Man Standing after six seasons, the network confirmed Wednesday. ABC and production partner 20th Century Fox TV had reportedly usually negotiated over licensing fees for the comedy series before each season; this time, according to Deadline, there was no negotiation, and the network simply pulled the plug on the show. The sitcom starred Allen as Mike Baxter, a marketing director for a sporting goods store who happened...

Texas Mulls Bill to Replace U.S. History Exam with Citizenship Test

May 11 - Last week, the Texas House approved a bill that would require public school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test as a high school graduation requirement. It would also eliminate the state’s current U.S. history year-end exam. Not everyone agrees this is such a great idea. The patriotic sounding House Bill 1776 proposes administering the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services test to Texas high schoolers even though the tool is designed for prospective U.S. citizens as part...

Oregon moves toward allowing third gender option on drivers' licenses

May 11 - Oregonians may soon be able to identify themselves as neither male nor female as Oregon works toward becoming the first U.S. state to allow a third gender option on its drivers' licenses and state identification cards. Last June, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn granted a request by Army veteran Jamie Shupe, who has been transitioning since 2013, to change the retired sergeant's gender from female to a third, nongender option. It was believed to be the first decision...

New Orleans removes statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis

May 11 - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday said workers removed a statue of Confederate icon Jefferson Davis from Mid-City as part of a "march to reconciliation". Landrieu said the city began removing statues erected to honor the Confederacy in late April. In December, the New Orleans City Council declared four monuments nuisances and the Jefferson Davis statue commemorating the former Confederate president is the second to be removed. "This morning we continue our march...

Netanyahu slams Abbas for lying to Trump's face

May 5 - Few were surprised that the first words out of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' mouth in his meeting with US President Donald Trump were bold-faced lies. "Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace", Abbas claimed, as he and Trump tried to sleuth out what's holding up Mideast peace. Abbas continued: "And we are endeavoring to bring about security, freedom and peace for our children to live like the other children in the world...

Obama Uses Private Jet, 14 Car Convoy to Get to European Climate Change Speech

May 9 - Former President Barack Obama traveled to Italy this week to make a speech on climate change at the “Seed & Chips: The Global Food Innovation Summit” in the city of Milan. It seems like Obama has taken a page out of Leonardo DiCaprio's book of “do as I say, not as I do” and took a private jet to Milan. Not only that, he had a 14 car convoy to get into the city, which also included protection from above with a helicopter. It doesn't end there. According to The Daily Mail, 300 police officers were...

May 4, 2017

Ann Coulter: Swamp People: 47; Trump: 0

May 2 - If this is the budget deal we get when Republicans control the House, the Senate and the presidency, there’s no point in ever voting for a Republican again. Not only is there no funding for a wall, but — thanks to the deft negotiating skills of House Speaker Paul Ryan — the bill actually prohibits money from being spent on a wall. At a CYA press conference on Tuesday, Trump’s ridiculously chipper budget director, Mick Mulvaney, described the bill’s prohibition on building a wall...

FDA May Make Too Many Pizza Toppings a Crime

May 2 - Jenny Craig can’t arrest you if you miscount your calories, but the federal government could if a new calorie-counting rule takes effect. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments” (79 FR 71155) rule was originally scheduled to take effect on May 5. The FDA has now delayed the rule for a year. The 105-page rule would implement Obama-era amendments to the Federal Food, Drug...

Facebook to hire 3,000 people to monitor live videos for violence

May 3 - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social media giant will hire 3,000 employees to monitor what people stream through its Live feature, through which some users have broadcast violent incidents. "Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook -- either live or in video posted later. It's heartbreaking, and I've been reflecting on how we can do better for our community," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "If we're going to build a safe community...

Trump eases rules on political activity for religious institutions

May 4 - President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order easing the enforcement of rules prohibiting tax-exempt religious institutions from involvement in politics. "We are giving our churches their voices back," Trump said at the White House Rose Garden flanked by religious leaders and White House officials. Trump signed the order, called "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty," which promises to "protect and vigorously promote religious liberty." The order also directs federal agencies...

Couple mauled after releasing son's pit bull from crate

May 2 - A woman mauled by her son's pit bull at their Michigan home went to let the dog out of its crate when it attacked her without provocation, then turned its aggression on her boyfriend, police said Tuesday. The woman and her boyfriend are improving from bites to their arms and faces suffered in the Sunday night attack. Roseville (Mich.) Police Chief James Berlin said Tuesday that authorities are expecting to turn their investigation over to the Macomb County (Mich.) Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday...

Chaffetz, Ernst Move to Cap Obama's Pension After Big Gig Price Tags Leak

May 3 - Two Republicans are reportedly set to reintroduce a bill capping pensions of former presidents if they take outside income of $400,00 or more — a measure Barack Obama vetoed and would, if passed, hurt his bottom line. "The Obama hypocrisy on this issue is revealing," Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who sponsored the 2016 bill in the House, told USA Today. "His veto was very self-serving." Chaffetz and GOP Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst will reintroduce the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act...

Student penalized for using word ‘man’ on his essay

May 1 - At the University of Florida, a student was recently penalized for writing “man” instead of “humankind” in a class paper. History major Martin Poirier wrote “Water is a thing prior to man” on a paper for a history class called “History of Water.” “Thoughtful paper, although the writing-mechanics errors are killing you,” Professor Jack Davis wrote at the bottom of the paper. He gave the student a B minus, according to a copy of the essay published in the student news outlet...

Trump Declares ‘Eight-Year Assault on Second Amendment’ Over

April 29 - On Friday, President Trump delivered a speech to the National Rifle Association at its 2017 Leadership Forum in Atlanta. This marks the first time a sitting president has done so since Ronald Reagan in 1983. Triumphantly, Trump told the enthusiastic crowd, “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end. You have a true friend and champion in the White House.” “You came through for me, and I am going to come through for you,” he added.

Saudis Now Fully Own America’s Biggest Oil Refinery

May 3 - Saudi Aramco has become a 100-percent owner of Port Arthur, an oil refinery in Texas. Port Arthur has a capacity of 600,000 barrels per day, making it the biggest in North America. The kingdom’s national oil company previously owned 50 percent in the refinery before acquiring the full stake from Royal Dutch Shell on Monday. Complicated relations between the companies forced them to separate their assets. On Monday, Shell announced the divorce was complete. Saudis also acquired 24...

Puerto Rico Declares a Form of Bankruptcy

May 3 - With its creditors at its heels and its coffers depleted, Puerto Rico sought what is essentially bankruptcy relief in federal court on Wednesday, the first time in history that an American state or territory had taken the extraordinary measure. The action sent Puerto Rico, whose approximately $123 billion in debt and pension obligations far exceeds the $18 billion bankruptcy filed by Detroit in 2013, to uncharted ground. While the court proceedings could eventually make the island solvent...