Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Show Notes 06-14-15

Sunday show 06-14-15

Flag Day
Today is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses.
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Flag Etiquette
Here are some facts about how to handle, and display the U.S. Flag. I concentrated on the areas that I have seen abused in the past, taken from 4USC6.
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Five myths about the American Flag
1. Betsy Ross made the first American flag.
The Betsy Ross story is the most tenacious piece of fiction involving the flag. There simply is no credible historical evidence — letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, bills of sale — that Ross (then known as Elizabeth Claypoole) either made or had a hand in designing the American flag before it made its debut in 1777.
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Baby born nearly 2 months after his mom declared brain dead leaves hospital
The infant son born of a brain-dead woman who was kept on life support so he could develop and survive has left an Omaha hospital.
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Zoo Animals Escape Amid Flooding in Former Soviet Republic
Severe flooding in the Georgian capital left at least 12 people dead Sunday and triggered a big-game hunt across the city for lions, tigers, a hippopotamus and other dangerous animals that escaped from Tbilisi's ravaged zoo.
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'Jurassic World' Bites off Biggest Global Debut of All Time
Dinosaurs are anything but extinct at the box office. "Jurassic World," the fourth film in the series, became the highest global opener of all time with a staggering $511.8 million in its first days in theaters. It also devoured a number of domestic box office records with a $204.6 million take, the Rentrak media-measurement company estimated on Sunday.
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Goodbye, Straw Poll—How the GOP Is Punishing Its Long-Shot Candidates
Between the death of the Iowa Straw Poll and a new, two-tiered debate system, Republican candidates who are struggling to break into the top tier of presidential hopefuls (such as Carly Fiorina or Rick Santorum) lost two key opportunities to build early momentum—and take aim at the contest's front-runners—before voters started to cast primary ballots.
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Gitmo detainees sent to Oman signaling restart in transfers
Six detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, including two alleged Usama bin Laden bodyguards, have been transferred to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday.
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Senator wants to take Jurassic pork off table for good
From a railroad theme park in Pennsylvania to a science center in San Francisco, a range of earmark projects have lived on long after the kind of earmarks that spawned them were banned, according to a new report released Thursday called "Jurassic Pork." 
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Get Your Ground Beef Game in Gear
Pretty soon—like, this weekend — you're going to fire up that grill and throw on a burger or four. So let's talk ground beef.
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