Friday, July 29, 2016

Show Notes 07-28-2016

Thursday Show 7-28-16

As Obama speaks, chaos and arrests outside DNC
As President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention inside the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, a chaotic situation erupted nearby that led to seven arrests.
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DNC hiring actors to fill convention seats?
A Bernie Sanders delegate says that the DNC is replacing Bernie supporters with paid seat fillers in order to create a fake image of “unity” as the convention goes into its final day.
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Portland doughnut shop criticized for job posting
At Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai in Northeast Portland, owner Nate Snell is hiring. “I want people who are passionate about what they sell,” said Snell. “If you can't eat it, how can you be passionate about it?”
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Brazilian Doctor on Rio Games: ‘Foreign Athletes Will Literally Be Swimming in Human Crap’
Olympic athletes competing in the waters off Rio’s shore dodge human feces, the invisible rotavirus, and dead bodies in pursuit of gold. This game ranks not as an official Olympic sport but as a necessity for athletes competing on the open waters during the August event in Rio.
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A 49-year-old Iraqi refugee who came to the U.S. in 2003 has fled the country 48 hours before he was to stand trial in Kennewick, Washington, for allegedly raping a grade-school girl.
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US Troops Move Down to Battalion Level with Iraqis
U.S. troops have gone forward with Iraqi forces for the first time on the battalion level in a prelude to the expected assignment of more troops closer to the front lines in the effort to retake Mosul, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday.
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Army Announces 800-Soldier Aviation Unit to Deploy to Afghanistan
The U.S. Army has announced an 800-soldier aviation unit will deploy later this summer to Afghanistan.
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