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AP Wire
Feb 21, 2014

1. 'I FELT A BIT SICK': REPORTER DETAILS UKRAINE CARNAGE

Many of the victims shot by government snipers, their bodies lying on the street, were in their 30s and 40s and apparently unarmed, the AP's Yuras Karmanau relates.

2. OBAMA SEEKING $56B IN NEW SPENDING

The request reflects the diminished political importance of government red ink as deficits shrink.

3. NYPD CLEARED IN SURVEILLANCE OF N.J. MOSQUES

A civil rights lawsuit brought by eight Muslims who alleged the NYPD's surveillance was unconstitutional is dismissed by a federal judge.

4. OH, CANADA!

The country's women's hockey team wins its fourth straight Olympic gold medal, rallying furiously, then downing the U.S. in overtime.

5. CONTROVERSIAL MEASURE PUTS ARIZONA IN SPOTLIGHT

The legislature sends a bill to GOP Gov. Jan Brewer that would allow business owners for religious reasons to refuse service to gays and others.

6. WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YEAR'S FLU SEASON

It wasn't as bad as last year and the vaccine worked better, but it was young and middle-age adults — not the elderly — who were hit the hardest.

7. NEW DILEMMA IN MIDEAST DIALOG

Leading Palestinians are balking at Netanyahu's insistence that Israel be explicitly recognized as "the Jewish state" in any peace deal.

8. WHO ISN'T HAVING AS MANY CAR ACCIDENTS

Drivers 70 and over are less likely to be involved in crashes than prior generations, a study shows.

9. MISSOURI GIRL MOURNED

The abduction and shooting death of fourth-grader Hailey Owens shocks and angers the community as a local football coach is charged with the crime.

10. HOW ONE MAN PLANS TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC

Victor Mooney, 48, of New York City, left the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa this week, intending to row roughly 3,000 miles to the British Virgin Islands.

 

Comments

Vladtheimp

#2. Of course he does - he has raised the National Debt to over $17 Trillion - but go to the WAAy Back Machine:

"The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last 8 years is to take out a credit card from the bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents. Number 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back; $30,000 for every man, woman, and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic." Barack Hussein Obama, 2008

#11. MORE THAN 12,000 HAVE SIGNED UP FOR OBAMACARE THROUGH WASHINGTON D.C'S NEW SMALL BUSINESS EXCHANGE

The Good News - Normally, the small-business exchanges are reserved for companies with fewer than 50 employees and are expected to offer relatively low-cost plans.

The Bad News - Over 12,000 of these "small businesses" are Members of Congress and their staffs, thanks to Obama's phone and pen. http://www.washingtonpost.com/bu...

12. WE SHOULD SAVE MONEY BY ABOLISHING THE GOVERNMENT'S CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER AND SIMPLY BUY EVERYONE COPIES OF THE OLD FARMERS ALMANAC

GOVERNMENT - temperatures would be “above normal from November through January across much of the lower 48 states."

Old Farmer's Almanac - “a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey,” and also predicted “a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England.”

“We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s going to be very cold,” Sandi Duncan, the almanac’s managing editor, told CBS News in August. http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/2...

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