Saturday, February 21, 2015

Show Notes 02-15-15

Sunday show 02-15-15

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday is the name given to the first day of the season of Lent, in which the Pastor applies ashes to the foreheads of Christians to signify an inner repentance.
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State-led push to force convention to amend Constitution gains steam, with high-profile Republican support
A state-level campaign to rein in the federal government by calling an unprecedented convention to amend the U.S. Constitution is gaining steam, picking up support from two high-profile Republicans as more states explore the idea.
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'Arm yourselves' rabbi: Europe not protecting its Jews
A prominent rabbi and Jewish leader who made headlines last month when he called for the arming of Jewish institutions in Europe is now criticizing European governments for failing to adequately protect their Jewish citizens.
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It's a bird, it's a plane ... no, it's a bird! Signs in Oregon capital to warn of angry owl
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow inspired Oregon's capital to post new warning signs in a park where four runners reported attacks from an angry owl likely defending its nest against perceived threats.
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Obama administration proposes regulations for commercial drone use
President Obama on Sunday announced plans to regulate the use of small, commercial drones -- attempting to get ahead of safety, privacy and economic issues as the unmanned aircraft quickly become more a part of everyday American life.
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Plant extract fights brain tumor
Cushing Disease, not to be confused with Cushing's Syndrome, is caused by a tumour in the pituitary gland in the brain. The tumour secrets increased amounts of the stress hormone adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) followed by cortisol release from the adrenal glands leading to rapid weight gain, elevated blood pressure and muscular weakness.
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This Drink Will Substantially Reduce Your Cancer Risk
Attention, ladies: Science says it's time to put the kettle on. A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women who consumed the most flavonoids, a type of antioxidant abundant in tea, were significantly less likely to develop endothelial ovarian cancer—the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women.
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Weight Loss or Not, Exercise Yields Benefits
Mary The Trieu does hourlong workouts at a CrossFit gym three to five days a week. She is also 5-foot-3 and weighs 205 pounds. Ms. Trieu avoids junk food and eats balanced meals, but she’s not on a diet. She works out to keep her weight stable and because she enjoys it.
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Hoyer Opposes Overturning D.C. Law That Forces Christian Organizations to Employ Abortion Advocates
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) stated that “freedom of religion is a constitutional guarantee,” but said he would not vote to overturn a D.C. law forcing Christian organizations to employ people who advocate abortion.
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