Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Show Notes 07-09-2017

Sunday show 7/9/17

Why you might want to think twice before going to law school
Whittier Law School in California is closing its doors for good next spring, and students and faculty are stunned. It is, after all, a shocking milestone – to be the first ever accredited law school to shut down.
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Activists scale Trump Tower, raise 'Resist and Defend' banner
Seven members of the environmental organization Greenpeace are in custody after unfurling an anti-Trump banner at Chicago's Trump Tower. Activists raised a "Resist and Defend" message on the south side of the Trump International Hotel & Tower.
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Hundreds gather to help restore vandalized Colorado Freedom Memorial
Robert and Jean Terry stood looking up at the Colorado Freedom Memorial under a row of names.  “Your brother was 14th … I see him,” they said pointing above on the wall.
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Sessions Pledges to ‘Aggressively and Appropriately’ Enforce Hate Crime Laws Involving Transgender Victims
In a speech at the Justice Department’s 2017 Hate Crimes Summit, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said his department will “aggressively and appropriately” enforce hate crime laws “where transgendered individuals are victims.”
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Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs
Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) confirmed the move in a statement sent to CNN Tech, noting it is "taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated."
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Pope Francis Says America Has ‘a Distorted Vision of the World’
Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that the United States of America—and Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad's Syria—have “a distorted vision of the world"--("una visione distorta del mondo," as reportetd in Italian by La Repubblica).
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Germany: Chechen Sharia Police Terrorize Berlin
A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to local police who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital.
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Bare shoulders, debate on dress code for female Hill reporters heats up
A story about a female Capitol Hill reporter unexpectedly barred from the House Speaker’s Lobby for wearing a sleeveless dress is emerging as Washington’s hottest controversy -- with some veteran journalists now trying to take the blame off Speaker Paul Ryan and saying the rules have long been in place.
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A British woman who repeatedly claimed of being sexually assaulted and raped by 15 different men – leading one to be wrongly imprisoned – is now facing jail time of her own after she was convicted Thursday of lying about her claims.
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Report: Applicants for US Citizenship Surge; Mexicans Least Likely to Apply
The number of legal immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship has surged by more than 20 percent since 2015, according to a recent Pew Research study – with Mexicans the least likely to apply.
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Snortable Chocolate Claimed to Boost Energy: Is It Safe?
This chocolate isn't for dessert: A new "snortable" chocolate product called Coco Loko is being marketed as a drug-free way to feel energized. But some health experts said they are wary about the effects of inhaling chocolate through your nostrils.
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