Friday, September 11, 2015

Show Notes 09-10-15

Thursday show 09-10-15

Court strips lesser prairie chicken from federal protection
A federal court in Texas has stripped the lesser prairie chicken of Endangered Species Act protections, a victory for oil and gas companies that argued conservation efforts are working.
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Colorado mine owner: EPA lied in congressional hearing
An Environmental Protection Agency official lied during a congressional hearing Wednesday when he said the agency responded to a Gold King Mine “cave-in” when in fact EPA contractors created the disaster by barricading the mine last summer, the owner of the mine has charged.
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VA fires Veteran for talking to Congress
After a disabled VA employee and Army veteran reached out to Congress for help locating his lost benefits folder, the VA fired him out of retaliation.
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Marine study finds all-male infantry units outperformed teams with women
A Marine Corps study that found all-male ground combat units more effective than teams that included women has raised new concerns about the Pentagon's push to open all jobs to women next year.
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Cash prizes may convince kids to eat more fruits and veggies
Researchers conducted an experiment in six Utah elementary schools, offering some kids cash and others praise for eating these healthy foods, while a third group of children got no incentives at all. Fruit and vegetable consumption was significantly higher in the group of students who got cash rewards.
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Donald Trump Just Did Something To Hillary No One Else Has EVER Done… It Finally Happened
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has been the front-running Republican presidential candidate for most of the summer in poll after poll. However, when matched up one-on-one with Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democrat nominee for president, he usually trailed by a few percentage points … until now.
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The Weather Channel cuts Al Roker's show
The Weather Channel says it is getting rid of its reality TV shows, along with morning shows led by Sam Champion and Al Roker.
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Russian military build up in Syria unprecedented officials say
U.S. officials are expressing growing concern about Russia's military build-up in Assad-controlled Syria, calling it "unprecedented" -- with one telling Fox News it compares in scope to Vladimir Putin's incursion into Crimea.
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