Saturday, May 30, 2015

Show Notes 05-28-2015

Thursday show 05-28-15

GDP changes coming in July as US addresses weak first quarter
The way some parts of U.S. gross domestic product are calculated are about to change in the wake of the debate over persistently depressed first-quarter growth.
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Tsipras Urges Euro-Area Creditors to Compromise for Greek Deal
Greek society can’t absorb more austerity, and the country’s creditors must compromise to break the impasse over the release of funds for its cash-strapped economy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said.
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Venezuelans look to unload bolivars as currency continues to tumble
Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation.
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Worth a shot: Former Pennsylvania police officer's vending machines sell ammo
You can buy snacks, condoms, fishing bait, marijuana and even gold from vending machines, so Sam Piccinini figured, “Why not bullets?”
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Police officer 'dragged into the woods to be killed by three men' saved when his K-9 chases after him and sends the attackers running
Deputy Todd Frazier of Long Beach, Mississippi, a K-9 officer, pulled over last Monday night to check on a car when he noticed that the man in the front seat appeared to be passed out and the lights were off.
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White house ban on militarized gear for police may mean little
This week, the White House announced a series of steps intended to address the kind of policing issues brought to light by the violence in Ferguson and later in Baltimore. One of those steps bans police from obtaining some military-style equipment -
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'There's evil in this world': US vets risk all to fight ISIS with Kurdish forces
Aaron Core thought he had seen enough of Iraq during a U.S. Army tour that ended in 2010. But the image of American journalist James Foley being murdered by an ISIS executioner prompted him to leave Tennessee and head back, this time as an unpaid volunteer in the service of the Kurdish Peshmerga.
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White House: US won't be 'responsible' for 'security situation' in Iraq
The White House on Thursday, in no uncertain terms, put the onus on the Iraqis to fight and defeat the Islamic State -- even as a new report warned foreign fighters are flocking to the battlefield at a historic and dangerous pace. 
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