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Elderly woman has nightmares due to fraudulent phone calls, police say

Capital Times Features - Mon, 01/18/2038 - 22:14
An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.

Man apprehended after scaling White House fence in latest security breach

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Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 23 30 2014 03:30:24 GMT A man was apprehended after he scaled a White House fence Wednesday night, the latest security breach at a time when the Secret Service faces increased scrutiny over its ability to protect the president and his residence. The man, identified by authorities late Wednesday as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md., was caught on the North Lawn shortly after he made it over the fence around 7:15 p.m. He was subdued by armed officers and several guard dogs, and was then led through the northwest gate in handcuffs. President Obama was present at the White House on Wednesday night,

Illustration to be Handed Out at Public Schools: Human Bible Sexually Assaulting Woman

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Cybercast News Service, by Brittany M. Hughes Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 23 20 2014 03:20:50 GMT The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, is planning to hand out in several Florida public high schools a pamphlet that features an illustration on its cover depicting a humanized Bible sexually assaulting a young woman. The pamphlet is entitled: “An X'Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible.” The front cover of the small purple booklet is illustrated with a cartoon Bible''which has arms, legs, face and drooling mouth''sexually assaulting a screaming woman as she tries to escape its grasp. According to a news release posted on its website, FFRF plans to distribute the pamphlet, along with several other

Jeanne Shaheen Campaign Kicks Breitbart News Reporter out of New Hampshire Event

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Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 23 14 2014 03:14:40 GMT Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D'NH) kicked this reporter out of an event at ReVision Energy on Wednesday afternoon. Shaheen’s campaign asked the owner of the business—who refused to identify himself—to say to this reporter that “this was a private event and you’re not welcome here."This reporter had signed in as all other attendees of the event—reporters and Shaheen supporters—had, providing a cell phone number, address for Breitbart News´ Washington headquarters, and email address. This reporter’s congressional press badge, which is issued by the United States Senate press gallery—something that is issued to all congressionally credentialed Capitol Hill journalists—was prominently

Report: Child poverty in the U.S. is at highest point in 20 years

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Los Angeles Times, by Gale Holland Posted By: Ribicon- Thu, 23 07 2014 03:07:57 GMT Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. As the U.S. emerges from the worst recession since the Great Depression, 25% of children don’t have enough food to eat and 7 million kids still don’t have health insurance, the analysis says. Even worse: Five children die daily by firearms, and one dies every seven hours from abuse or neglect. “It shouldn’t be this hard for kids to grow and thrive

Canadian PM Calls Attacker ‘Terrorist,’ Vows ‘We Will Not be Intimidated’

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PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 02 2014 03:02:54 GMT Speaking for the first time since a gunman attacked parliament earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the week’s multiple assaults “a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.” Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Minutes later, a gunman opened fire inside the halls of parliament before he was shot to death by House of Commons Sergeant'at'Arms Kevin Vicker. The CBC reported that police confirmed a photo

No Ebola Panic Despite Media Hysteria

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Canada Free Press, by Alan Caruba Posted By: snowcloud- Thu, 23 59 2014 02:59:25 GMT One man has died of Ebola in the U.S. and he came here from Liberia. Two of the nurses that tended him are in intensive care and likely to survive. A third was thought to be infected, but wasn’t. That news has been sufficient to keep most Americans calm as the media has done its best to exploit Ebola'related news. The public absorbed the facts and came to their own conclusion. An October 8 Pew Research survey found that “Most are confident in Government’s ability to prevent major Ebola outbreak in U.S.” That reflects the way we have all been conditioned to

Twitter blocks petition supporting Houston pastors

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Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 58 2014 02:58:14 GMT Ed has already brought everyone up to date on the Houston pastors who found themselves looking at a subpoena for their sermons. That had plenty of people up in arms, and it quickly spilled over into social media. An online petition in support of the pastors cropped up at Houston We Have a Problem. (houstonproblem.com) As one might expect, a hashtag on Twitter quickly sprouted to direct people to the effort… #HoustonWeHaveAProblem A funny thing happened on the way to the activism, though. Twitter blocked it. In response to subpoenas issued by the city of Houston to pastors who spoke

Federal civil rights official calls Houston pastor subpoenas ‘abuse of government power’

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Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 55 2014 02:55:02 GMT A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in a letter Wednesday called Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoena of church pastors “an abuse of government power” and urged the mayor to withdraw the court documents. Commissioner Peter Kirsanow said that the subpoenas, even after being amended to remove a request for church sermons, still appear to be “a blatant attempt to punish these pastors for expressing their religiously based political views.” “It punishes them by subjecting them to the stress of a subpoena (though they are not parties to the litigation), impairing their right to petition the government, forcing

For Democrats, Obama is the October surprise

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Washington Times, by Editorial Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 50 2014 02:50:50 GMT We’re in the homestretch of the campaign, and voters can look forward soon to blessed relief from the yard signs, telephone calls and television commercials. In two weeks, it will all be over. But first the closing arguments, with advocates presenting their most persuasive palaver. The Republicans summarize theirs in one word: “Obama.” That’s the short and not'so'sweet message the Freedom Partners Super PAC is making in a series of television commercials it put on the air Wednesday in the six states where voters will decide who will control the U.S. Senate in January. The $6.5 million commercial blitz takes

Canada parliament shooter reportedly a recent convert to Islam

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Washington Times, by Phillip Swarts Posted By: Dreadnought- Thu, 23 47 2014 02:47:56 GMT A gunman who reportedly was a recent convert to Islam launched an attack Wednesday in Ottawa, killing one soldier guarding a war memorial before barging into the capital city’s Parliament amid a hail of gunfire and spawning increased vigilance in Washington and Ottawa, where officials wondered how he managed to get into the government building armed. The Canadian soldier, identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was the second killed in three days in an attack by a young Muslim convert. A hit'and'run that left one soldier dead and another injured Monday has been deemed a terrorist attack by Canadian officials. The

Poll spells potential trouble for Kitzhaber

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Portland Tribune [OR], by Peter Wong Posted By: NorthernDog- Thu, 23 41 2014 02:41:23 GMT A new poll indicates potential trouble for Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, even though the same polling firm has him 13 points ahead of Republican challenger Dennis Richardson. (Snip) In a second poll, conducted with 407 voters Monday and Tuesday through automated telephone calls — voters who say they are closely following news accounts about Hayes — 38 percent say they still plan to vote for Kitzhaber, and 37 percent still for Richardson. But 18 percent say they plan to switch from Kitzhaber to Richardson, while only 1 percent plan to switch from Richardson to Kitzhaber. The potential vote'switchers, according to

Texas´ Davis says she would welcome Obama visit

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Associated Press, by Paul J. Weber Posted By: JoElla Bee- Thu, 23 36 2014 02:36:34 GMT AUSTIN — Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor. Still trailing by double digits in some polls with less than two weeks until Election Day, Davis is no longer so cautiously staying at arm´s length from Obama, who has gloomy approval ratings in Texas but still packs the ability to boost turnout among Democratic voters. First lady Michelle Obama recorded a radio ad for Davis that began airing this month.

Secret Service Takes Down Yet Another White House Jumper

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 23 00 2014 01:00:47 GMT For the first time since the infamous incident weeks ago, someone jumped the White House fence. Luckily, he only made it 30 yards before the Secret Service took him down: Jeff Mason@jeffmason1 : White House north lawn appears to be on lockdown ' Steve Brusk@stevebruskCNN : Man taken into custody after jumping White House fence. Secret Service agent and uniformed USSS captured him, led struggling man away ' Jeff Mason @jeffmason1 : Reporters not allowed to leave through front gates of White House, which is typical of a lockdown situation. Lots of Secret Service on lawn. ' Jeff Mason @jeffmason1

Climate change PROVED to be ´nothing but a lie´, claims top meteorologist

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Daily Express [UK], by Jason Taylor Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 23 40 2014 12:40:10 GMT John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. Instead, what ´little evidence´ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ´natural phenomenon´ within a developing eco-system. In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: "The ocean is not rising significantly. "The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. "Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are

Massive academic fraud uncovered at UNC

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Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: mitzi- Wed, 22 52 2014 11:52:10 GMT CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. (snip) Instead, findings of a systemic problem in the former African and Afro'American studies department could lead to NCAA sanctions and possible dismissal of additional UNC staff. “I think it’s very clear that this is an academic, an athletic and a university problem,” Chancellor Carol Folt said. The report outlined courses

Pictured: Soldier, 24, shot dead by Muslim convert Michael Zehaf'Bibeau who opened fire on Canadian Parliament in terrifying attack that left capital on lockdown

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Daily Mail [UK], by Lydia Warren and James Nye Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- Wed, 22 37 2014 11:37:36 GMT A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today before exchanging dozens of shots with guards inside Parliament in a terrifying attack that left the nation´s capital on lockdown. Michael Zehaf'Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24'year'old father, as he stood guard at the War Memorial on Wednesday morning. Zehaf'Bibeau then ran inside the Parliament, where he opened fire before he was shot dead by the House of Commons Sergeant'at'Arms.

Low Inflation, Flatter COLA: Social Security Benefits to Get 1.7% Bump

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Dow Jones Newswires, by Eric Morath, Josh Mitchell Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 22 34 2014 11:34:51 GMT Tens of millions of elderly and disabled Americans will see a small bump in their government payments next year, another reflection of a sluggish economic recovery that has kept inflation low. The Social Security Administration on Wednesday announced a 1.7% annual cost'of'living adjustment, or COLA, for the nearly 64 million Americans who receive federal retirement or disability benefits. The increase would result in about a $22'a'month increase for the average retiree. Increases have been between 1.5% and 1.7% for three straight years.

Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

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Washington Post, by Kimberly Kindy and Sari Horwitz Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 22 26 2014 11:26:40 GMT Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body. Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half'dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events

Jeanne Shaheen's Ebola Opportunities Team

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In this year's midterm elections, New Hampshire's Scott Brown is taking on the slickest Democratic politician since John Edwards. 2014-10-22T18:22:00-04:00 2014-10-23T02:37:44Z Ann Coulter
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