Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Show Notes 04-26-15

Sunday show 04-26-5

Seven lawsuits now pending against FCC over net neutrality
The number of lawsuits filed by industry groups against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its new "net neutrality" rules continued to grow, with a seventh organization joining the pack last Friday.
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Protest over police custody death becomes violent
Baltimore was under siege Saturday following a march by thousands on City Hall to protest the death of Freddie Gray, 25, who died from injuries while in police custody.
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British pop stars team with Iraqi clergy to condemn ISIS in song
A British pop band and an Iraqi Christian leader have teamed up for an emotional music video dedicated to thousands of refugees forced to flee from ISIS. "We Are One,” a song by the band Ooberfuse, is accompanied by a video that details the plight of Christians and other  religious minorities, and features footage of the band members visiting refugee camps.
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VA wastes millions still want more
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald says his department is so cash-strapped that it’s struggling to accommodate the massive number of veterans seeking treatment from the health system.
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Church scraps people vs pis wrestling event after outcry
A Wisconsin church is trying to save its bacon. St. Patrick Catholic Parish, in Stephensville, is canceling its annual parishioners vs. pigs mud-wrestling fund-raiser after critics launched an online petition campaign against the event that garnered more than 81,000 signatures.
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GoFundMe block fundraiser for Christian bakery
In the wake of what many are viewing as a crushingly punitive and unfair judgment, former bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein were ordered by administrative judge Alan McCullough to pay $135,000 in fines to a lesbian couple. The Kleins declined to bake a wedding cake for the couple due to their religious beliefs.
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Sentencing of Christians explodes to 10000 in China
China’s sentencing of Christians exploded more than 10,000 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to a new report from China Aid Association, an organization that exposes religious freedom and human rights abuses.Read more at
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No juniors show up to take SBAC at Seattle high school
Not a single 11th grade student showed up to take the SBAC test at Nathan Hale High School this week, a Seattle Public Schools spokesperson confirmed.
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Parents fighting secret government tests
Parents are pulling their students out of Common Core testing procedures by the droves, and now someone has leaked test material onto the Internet. It’s just the beginning of the resistance to the federally orchestrated management of children, according to the author of a new book on education policy.
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Girl who battled cancer is dismissed for missing school
12-year-old Michigan girl who just made it through the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow. In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia. But last week, her family received a letter from her school that would turn her world upside down.
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