Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Show Notes 06-20-2015

Sunday show 06-20-15

Summer Solstice 2015: 5 Facts To Know About The First Day Of Summer
Some parts of the U.S. are already sweltering, but summer doesn't officially start until this weekend. Sunday marks the summer solstice, or first day of the season, in the Northern Hemisphere. It's also the longest day of the year.
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Mississippi school district drops graduation cheering charges
A Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation has now dropped the charges. According to multiple media reports, Senatobia Superintendent Jay Foster says the school district withdrew the complaints Monday.
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Ros-Lehtinen: State Dep’t Skipping Mandatory Sanctions Reporting to ‘Appease’ Iran
Government Accountability Office findings that the State Department is not complying with a congressionally-mandated reporting cycle on proliferation-related sanctions are “disturbing because of what they tell us about the lengths that the administration will go to to appease the Iranian regime,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said this week.
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Mitt Romney calls for removal of Confederate Flag at South Carolina capital
The future of the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of South Carolina state capitol consumed the Republican Party’s presidential field on Saturday after Mitt Romney, its nominee for president in 2012, demanded its removal, calling it a “symbol of racial hatred.”
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Report: wait lists for Vets even longer today than last year
The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported.
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Snacking on Peanuts May Extend Your Life
People who regularly eat peanuts may live longer, a new study from the Netherlands finds. But before you get too excited, peanut butter doesn't count.
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Is diet the key to curing Autism?
When a doctor told Susan Levin her 4-year-old son, Ben, was autistic, she was shocked. It was October 2007, and autism wasn’t mentioned in the media nearly as much as it is today.
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Fake orca nearly drowns before it can scare Ore. sea lions _ but they did get quiet
An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship.
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The Science of Race: Why Rachel Dolezal Can't Choose to Be Black
The media and the public have been buzzing about the bizarre case of Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, who says she identifies as black despite being born white.
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