Monday, February 15, 2016

Show Notes 02-14-16

Sunday Show 02-14-16

GOP worried about 'surge' of Syrian refugee interviews
Senate Republicans are raising concerns that the Obama administration is preparing to interview a "surge" of Syrian refugees, as part of the vetting process to potentially allow some to be admitted into the United States.
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Several States seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method
Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.
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Obama to set aside 18 million acres in California desert
President Obama will roll out new protections for 1.8 million acres of land in southern California’s desert, designating it as a trio of national monuments. The new monuments will almost double the amount of land Obama has set aside for conservation.
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Study now says global warming slows sea level rise
A prominent global-warming skeptic is marveling at a new NASA report that concludes the purported human-caused changes in the climate now, after years of being blamed for raising the sea level, is slowing down the rise.
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150,000 penguins perish after giant iceberg traps colony
The once 160,000-strong colony has now dwindled to 10,000 penguins.
"The arrival of iceberg B09B in Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica... has dramatically increased the distance Adélie penguins breeding at Cape Denison must travel in search of food," said researchers in the report.
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Samsung warns users to watch what they say in front of smart TV's
A "smart" TV that listens and responds to your voice commands? Sounds like a nifty idea -- until the manufacturer reminds you that your TV is listening to your private conversations too.
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