A medical student faces felony charges for the theft of an iPad that belonged to a cancer patient at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The case represents a tragic intersection of the lives of two young women in their early 30s. Hospitalized with an aggressive form of breast cancer, keeping her iPad at bedside, Natalie Packer …

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In the 9/7/14 VCDL Update, the 12th item, “CNN: the real gun problem is mental health, not the NRA,” brought out some important comments from members. One of the things mentioned in the article was a proposed law in California where any family member or police officer can have someone committed. That is such a …

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Rarely do you get Fox News hosts agreeing with Bill Maher, but Maher’s frequent criticisms of the Muslim religion do sound a lot like what many Fox hosts have said. This week Maher didn’t just bash Islam, but he technically defended Christianity by saying no matter how radical you might think some Christians are, unlike in …

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By Pamela Constable, Washington Post All summer, Central American children caught at the U.S.-Mexico border have been trickling into the Washington area, sent to live with relatives in Latino communities. Now, they are descending en masse on the region’s public schools, bringing an array of problems that school officials are scrambling to address. Ripped from …

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Well, he’s back in the news yet again, and it seems like he’s trying his dead-level best to get his stupid self imprisoned for a very long time. George Zimmerman found himself in trouble with the law yet again this week. Florida’s WSVN News is reporting that Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder last year …

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Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal this week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended. What, pray tell, could people find offensive about a plump juicy chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns? Were English teachers put off by the …

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It’s a best-seller at bake sales, a king of American confections, even a mandatory munchie of marijuana users. But the iconic chocolate brownie, that perfect blend of cake and cookie, is banned in Vermont schools. In its place are new hoped-for kid favorites like fruit shish kebab, kale and even gluten-free paleo lemon bars. The …

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More and more groceries and health food stores stock gluten-free products. That’s good news for people with celiac disease, who for health reasons should not eat wheat with gluten. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein in wheat and some other grains, such as rye and barley. A gluten experiment in food science at the …

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I read this nonsense and I can’t help but be pissed off when I receive my paycheck, knowing the taxes they take from me are being spent on such lunacy! The federal government reportedly has spent more than $3 million to get monkeys drunk in order to study the effect the alcohol has on body …

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A ringleader in a mammoth Social Security disability scam that netted dozens of retired cops and firefighters pleaded guilty Friday. John Minerva, 62, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in Manhattan Supreme Court for his role in leading the huge scam where former cops and firefighters pretended to have mental health problems in order to collect …

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West Africa’s explosion of Ebola cases is outpacing the ability of healthcare workers to manage the situation, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, as more countries have stepped up to the plate to lend their assistance. WHO director general Margaret Chan said the depth of the Ebola crisis, concentrated on the countries of Guinea, Liberia …

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  Barack Hussein Obama in his Wednesday night speech, announced his military strategic plans to combat ISIS in Iraq. (Ever hear of a Nuclear Bomb?)   See his absurd quotes, here in no particular order;   ISIS has nothing to do with Islam (OMG! What has he been smoke’n) ISIS is not Islamic; No religion condones …

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New footage of the moments just after Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown was killed by a local police officer indicates that a witness on the scene said the unarmed 18-year-old’s hands were raised while he was fatally shot. The video, released by CNN, shows several witnesses gathering in the vicinity of Brown’s slaying, attention focused …

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Michigan State Police Trooper Jeffrey Short of the Tri-City Post was recognized for his bravery during a situation in which he was shot twice by a man during an investigation. Short was presented with the MSP Bravery Award by Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, for his “diligence and perseverance under uncommon circumstances and for going beyond …

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The brother of murdered American journalist James Foley said his family was “appalled” by the government’s handling of Foley’s case and accused the Obama administration of threatening him when he tried to raise funds for his brother’s release from ISIS — the terrorist group that beheaded him in an Internet video that shocked the world. …

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Bill Maher is an outspoken atheist and critic of religion, but Islam in particular has set off Maher in the past. And he sparred with Charlie Rose this week over his belief that Islam is far worse and more violent than Christianity. Maher made it clear that “all religions are stupid,” but for anyone to …

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Washington (CNN) — A CIA assessment puts the number of ISIS fighters at possibly more than three times the previous estimates. The terror group that calls itself the Islamic State “can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria,” a CIA spokesman told CNN on Thursday. Analysts and U.S. officials initially estimated there were …

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