Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Show Notes 04

Sunday Show 04-24-16 

Sears to close 78 stores this summer
Sears Holdings Corp. will close another 78 stores —68 Kmart units, and 10 Sears stores — as it looks to restore profitability. That accounts for about 5 percent of its store base, which is nearly 1,700 stores.
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The horror: climate change is making the weather more pleasant
A research letter published in the journal Nature finds that climate change has made the weather in the United States far more enjoyable over the past four decades.
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Obama Urges Britain to Stay in EU; Critics Call His Stance ‘Patronizing,’ ‘Hypocritical’
President Obama has kicked off his visit to Britain with a public appeal for the country to remain in the European Union, an intervention that is drawing strong criticism from prominent supporters of the campaign to leave the E.U.
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2 officers shot, suspect dead at Walmart in Phoenix suburb
Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Walmart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said.
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DOD Official on Women in Combat: ‘Numbers May Be Very, Very Small Or None At All’
A Defense Department (DOD) official said on Friday that for the number of women who want to fill combat posts heretofore not open to them, and then being able to meet the standard set for those posts, the number who actually serve will be “very, very small or none at all.”
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Army launches investigation into airborne Humvee mishap
The 173rd Airborne Brigade is investigating what went wrong during an airborne drop that resulted in three Humvees free-falling to their destruction, as depicted in a widely-shared online video.
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Scientists Build a Better Incandescent Light Bulb… Six Years After Last US Factory Closes
Six years after the last incandescent light bulb factory in the U.S. shut down due to strict new federal energy conservation standards, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a technological breakthrough that could make incandescent bulbs twice as energy-efficient as their replacements.
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Magnetic sled breaks world speed record
The lightning-fast sled is officially the fastest object of its kind, according to the U.S. Air Force. The 2,000-lb. (900 kilograms) sled, which was designed by an Air Force squadron to test the delicate instruments inside weapons systems, broke the world record for speed on March 4, eclipsing its own previous record that had been set just two days earlier.
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'Let down by the Pope on Lesbos': Christian brother and sister told they would be rescued by Holy Father then left behind over EU deal to send migrants to Turkey
A Christian brother and sister from Syria say they have been 'let down' by the Pope after he left them behind in a Lesbos refugee camp despite promises they would be given a new life in Italy.
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 The Palestinian Authority, which already claims it has a “right to kill” under United Nations precedent, now reportedly wants the Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on a terrorist imprisoned for the murders of five people.
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First Lady Targets Mississippi 'Religious Freedom' Bill in Commencement Speech
In a rare entrance into a politically charged controversy, first lady Michelle Obama used a commencement speech Saturday at Jackson State University in Mississipppi to directly target the state’s recently-passed "religious freedom" bill.
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Child brides break down when forced to marry
A mass child marriage ceremony has been captured on camera - showing young brides crying as they are forced to wed.
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This day in history
On the evening of April 24, 1781, British General William Phillips lands on the banks of the James River at City Port, Virginia. Once there, he combined forces with British General Benedict Arnold, the former American general and notorious traitor, to launch an attack on the town of Petersburg, Virginia, located about 12 miles away.
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