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Video inside Mar 26 - Harvard Scientists Reverse Aging in Mice. Humans next?

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Image inside Mar 26 - Muslim Ban? Terrorist Who Killed Man In NYC Was Practicing For Time Square Attack

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Muslim Ban? Terrorist Who Killed Man In NYC Was Practicing For Time Square Attack




White supremacist who stabbed NYC black man says it was practice for Times Square massacre

Twenty-eight-year-old James Harris Jackson, the white supremacist who allegedly stabbed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman to death on Monday night, told police that his stabbing "was practice" for a larger attack against black men that he planned to carry out in New York's Times Square, CBS News reported.


Jackson told police he traveled to New York City from Baltimore "for the purpose of killing black men" and that he had stalked potential victims prior to choosing Caughman.

James Harris Jackson
Source: Steven Hirsch/AP

Jackson killed Caughman as he was gathering bottles to recycle around the corner from his home. He was charged with murder as a hate crime.


"The defendant was motivated purely by hatred," assistant district attorney Joan Illuzzi said, according to CBS News. Illuzzi added that the charges may be upgraded because "this was an act most likely of terrorism."




In the wake of the killing, the New York Daily News chose to focus on Caughman's criminal record, despite the fact he was the victim of a vicious crime.


Mic later reported that Caughman was an avid autograph collector, a home health care aide and that he "love[d] America."

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Mar 26 - Immigrant who had been deported 4 times charged with sexual assault of 2-year-old

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(CNN) -- An MS-13 gang member who has been removed from the US four times and is originally from El Salvador pleaded not guilty Thursday to stabbing two women and sexually assaulting a two-year-old girl in Long Island, officials told CNN.

Tommy Vladimir Alvarado-Ventura, 31, is charged with predatory sexual assault of a child, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, Nassau County Police said.

CNN was unable to reach representation for Alvarado-Ventura for comment.

"This is, in 28 years, probably the most heinous criminal act I've ever seen, and it really is nauseating," Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said.

"It doesn't usually affect us like that in law enforcement, but in this particular case, it's unprecedented."

Alvarado-Ventura was home with his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, 4-year-old son and another tenant of the apartment who was in charge of watching the children while the mother was at work. Police say the young girl was heard crying as Alvardo-Ventura left the apartment at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, before going to El Mariachi Loco bar. Then around 2:20 a.m., he allegedly got involved in an argument with a 24-year-old women over buying marijuana.

Police then say the woman was confronted by Alvarado-Ventura in a parking lot "where he begins punching and kicking her, produces a knife and stabs the victim multiple times causing her to sustain a collapsed lung" before fleeing the scene. The woman was transferred to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Officials say he returned to the apartment at 3:15 a.m. and when his girlfriend returned from work, she confronted him after she noticed severe injuries on 2-year-old. According to the report, "The argument escalates and Alvarado-Ventura, after punching the victim, withdraws a knife and stabs her multiple times."

Rachael Yong Yow, spokeswoman for the New York Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement that Alvarado-Ventura has been deported four separate times: in 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Alvarado-Ventura, an El Salvadorian national, was first arrested in Texas by Border Patrol agents in 2005 for entering the United States without inspection and was released on his own recognizance by an immigration judge there, according to ICE. He was deported in September 2006 after being arrested in New York City by ICE agents in June 2006.

Alvarado-Ventura's three other subsequent deportations were spurred by local arrests and criminal charges, including felonies, in Nassau County. According to Krumpter, his prior arrests are for offenses including DWI, disorderly conduct, assault, false impersonation and contempt of court.

ICE enforcement officials will take Alvarado-Ventura into custody after all of his local charges have been adjudicated and after he serves time for his crimes if he is found guilty. ICE also plans to seek prosecution for felony reentry charges.

A spokesperson for the Nassau County District Attorney's Office said he is scheduled to appear in court again on March 27th.

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Mar 26 - Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner are back together WTF???

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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool Huma Abedin four times, and she’ll still take you back.

After years of public humiliation by her sext-a-holic husband, Anthony Weiner, 40-year-old Abedin finally separated from the former congressman in August, one day after The Post reported that he had sent yet another explicit photo to a woman — this one showing his toddler son asleep beside him.

But sources tell The Post that Hillary Clinton’s righthand woman is now giving the marriage another try.

“Huma has been working hard on her relationship with Anthony,” said a source close to the Abedin family. “He has been spending 80 to 90 percent of his time at the [Irving Place apartment] they share . . . If there is a disagreement, he goes to his mother’s apartment in Brooklyn.
Wasn't this guy under investigation??? How can a woman get back with a guy who is texting under age girls and why don't we know more about the under age girl he was texting.

 
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Mar 26 - Canada Announces Marijuana Will Be Legal By July 1, 2018

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The Liberal government will announce legislation next month that will legalize marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018.

CBC News has learned that the legislation will be announced during the week of April 10 and will broadly follow the recommendation of a federally appointed task force that was chaired by former liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan.

Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief who has been stickhandling the marijuana file for the government, briefed the Liberal caucus on the roll-out plan and the legislation during caucus meetings this weekend.

Provinces to control sales

The federal government will be in charge of making sure the country's marijuana supply is safe and secure and Ottawa will license producers.

But the provinces will have the right to decide how the marijuana is distributed and sold. Provincial governments will also have the right to set price.

While Ottawa will set a minimum age of 18 to buy marijuana, the provinces will have the option of setting a higher age limit if they wish.

4 plants per household

As for Canadians who want to grow their own marijuana, they will be limited to four plants per household.

Legalizing marijuana was one of the more controversial promises Justin Trudeau made as he campaigned to become prime minister.

But in their platform the Liberals said it was necessary to "legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana" in order to keep drugs "out of the hands of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals."

The Liberals had promised to introduce legislation by the Spring of 2017. Announcing the legislation the week of April 10 will allow the party to hit that deadline.

Raids raise questions

Trudeau referred again to that rough timetable a few weeks ago when he said the legislation would be introduced before the summer. But at the same time he also warned that it wasn't yet open season for the legal sale of marijuana.

"Until we have a framework to control and regulate marijuana, the current laws apply," Trudeau said in Halifax March 1.

That warning became more concrete a week later, when police in Toronto, Vancouver and other cities carried out raids on marijuana dispensaries and charged several people with possession and trafficking, including noted pot advocates Marc and Jodie Emery.

Trudeau's promise to legalize marijuana was seen as one of the reasons for the Liberals' strong showing among youth voters in the 2015 election.

But at the NDP's leadership debate in Montreal Sunday, which was focused on youth issues, several of the candidates pointed to marijuana legislation as an example of a broken Liberal promise.

"I do not believe Justin Trudeau is going to bring in the legalization of marijuana and as proof that ... we are still seeing, particularly young, Canadians being criminalized by simple possession of marijuana," said B.C. MP Peter Julian.

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Mar 26 - Melania Trump refuses to sleep in the same bed as her husband

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Melania Trump Refuses to Share a Bed With Her Husband-blogged by @thereal__bee â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ After reports surfaced that #MelaniaTrump was "miserable' in her role at the #WhiteHouse, new reports provide some interesting details about Melania's sleeping arrangements with Donald. â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ According to a new report from #USWeekly, multiple insiders say that the former model refuses to share a bed with her husband. One family source says Melania "does not keep hidden from everyone around her how miserable she is." â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ While multiples sources have confirmed that the two definitely have separate beds, there is some discrepancy about whether they have separate bedrooms as well. â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ "Melania wants as little to do with Donald as possible," the family source says. "She is not interested in Donald, the presidency or anything involving him." â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ Since #Trump took office, Melania Trump has been the host to the wives of foreign leaders while they visited the U.S., discussed her experience as an immigrant at a women's lunch in #Washington on International #WomensDay and managed the reopening of the White House tours. â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€â*€ Trump and Melania, then known as Melania Knauss, met at a 1998 Fashion Week party. They've been an item ever since.

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Video inside Mar 26 - Scientists turn SPINACH LEAVES into working human heart tissue

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Scientists turn SPINACH LEAVES into working human heart tissue

Until now, it has been hard to recreate the tiny, branching network of blood vessels in humans using techniques like 3D printing
Researchers may have solved it by taking to plants and turning them into tissue
The technique could be used to grow layers of healthy heart muscle and treat heart attack patients
Researchers have turned a spinach leaf into working heart tissue.

The breakthrough could be revolutionary as scientists appear to have found a way to solve the problem of recreating the tiny, networks of blood vessels that branch throughout human tissue.

Up until this point, scientists had tried to use 3D-printing to recreate such delicate and intricate networks, but the technique was unsuccessful.

But plants could prove to be the ideal partners because their delicate veins also appear to be capable of delivering blood via a vascular system into the new tissue.

Although plants and animals transport chemicals around the body in very different ways, the networks of capillaries by which they do so are quite similar.

In the past, boffins have managed to create samples of human tissue but on a much smaller scale.

On this occasion using the spinach leaves, enough tissue appears to have been grown to a size big enough that it could prove useful for treating injuries.

Researchers are hopeful that such techniques could prove useful when it comes to treating the victims of heart attacks whereby new healthy layers of heart muscle could be created.

The authors of the study are publishing their findings in research journal Biomaterials in May.

The scientists, from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute wrote: 'The development of decellularized plants for scaffolding opens up the potential for a new branch of science that investigates the mimicry between plant and animal.'

In their experiment to create the artificial heart, the scientists stripped the plant cells from the spinach leaves, sending fluids and microbeads similar to human blood cells through the spinach vessels. They then 'seeded' the human cells which are used to line blood vessels into it.

Glenn Gaudette, professor of biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, said: 'We have a lot more work to do, but so far this is very promising.

'Adapting abundant plants that farmers have been cultivating for thousands of years for use in tissue engineering could solve a host of problems limiting the field.'

 
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Video inside Mar 25 - Judge Jeanine "Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the house." (clip)

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Judge came out firing this week. Took on that sniveling little twerp that is Guy Benson too.

 
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Video inside Mar 26 - President and GOP plan next move after failing to get health care overhaul passed

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Mar 26 - 24-Hour Time Span Leaves Seven Shot, One Dead Around Newark

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A violent 24-hour time span where gunfire erupted at several locations around the city left six people hospitalized and one person dead in Newark.

The latest shooting happened in the 600 block of Irvine Turner Boulevard, shortly before 4:30 a.m, where police responded to reports of shots fired that rang out.

Police arrived at the scene and found evidence that a shooting had occurred but no victim was located according to reports.

The victim was reportedly dropped off at University Hospital by private vehicle in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the back.

According to a spokesperson for the Essex County Prosector's Office, the victim was pronounced dead a short time later.

Authorities are investigating a motive for the shooting.

Earlier in the evening, gunfire erupted in the 200 block of South 6th Street, shortly before 10:15 p.m., sending police to the scene where they found a male victim shot at that location. The victim was taken to University Hospital where police observed a second male victim who stated that he was also shot at the South 6th Street locations.

One of the victims was treated at the hospital and released. The other will undergo surgery this morning.



A shooting in the 300 block Bergen Street had police on the scene at around 8:30 p.m. where officers set up a crime scene that closed off several blocks to traffic.

A search of the area had police locating two victims suffering gunshot wounds.

The victims were transported the short distance to University Hospital where doctors treated the pair for non-life threatening injuries.

Police searched the area for evidence and a possible suspect.

These are links for two (2) other shootings that occurred earlier in the day in Newark:
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Mar 23 - Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama admin. spied on Trump team, source says

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Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.

Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretappedhim in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.

The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.

The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.

The FBI hasn’t been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday. The NSA document production is expected to produce more intelligence than Nunes has so far seen or described – including what one source described as a potential “smoking gun” establishing the spying.

Some time will be needed to properly assess the materials, with the likely result being that congressional investigators and attorneys won’t have a solid handle on the contents of the documents – and their implications – until next week.

Because Nunes’s intelligence came from multiple sources during a span of several weeks, and he has not shared the actual materials with his committee colleagues, he will be the only member of the panel in a position to know whether the NSA has turned over some or all of the intelligence he is citing. However, Fox News was told Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., had been briefed on the basic contents of the intelligence described by Nunes.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is also sympathetic to the effort to determine, with documentary evidence, the extent of any alleged Obama administration spying on the Trump team, sources said.

At a dramatic Wednesday news conference, Nunes claimed to have seen evidence that members of the Trump transition team, possibly including the president-elect, were subjected to “incidental surveillance” collection that Nunes characterized as legal but troubling.

“What I've read bothers me,” he told reporters, “and I think it should bother the president himself, and his team because I think some of it seems to be inappropriate.”

Schiff blasted Nunes for not coming first to the Intelligence Committee with the information.

"If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been," Schiff said in a Wednesday statement.

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Mar 26 - Top al Qaeda leader killed in air strike

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THE Pentagon says the US has killed the al Qaeda leader believed responsible for the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team eight years ago.

A US counter-terrorism air strike on March 19 in Afghanistan killed Qari Yasin, US officials said.

Yasin was also responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

Yasin was a senior terrorist figure from Balochistan, Pakistan, had ties to the group Tehrik-e Taliban and had plotted multiple al Qaueda terror attacks. The air strike that killed him was conducted in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore killed six Pakistani policemen and two civilians and wounded six cricketers.

The team bus was part of a larger convoy that was fired upon by 12 gunmen, near the Gaddafi Stadium on March 3, 2009.

The cricketers were on their way to play the third day of the second Test against Pakistan.

Yasin also plotted the September 20, 2008, bombing on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad that killed dozens, officials said. The victims included two American service members.

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in the statement: “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice.”
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Mar 25 - More than 200 civilians killed in suspected U.S. airstrike in Iraq

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The U.S. military said on Saturday a U.S.-led coalition strike had hit an Islamic State-held area of Iraq's Mosul where residents and officials say as many as 200 civilians may have been killed as result of an air raid.

The American confirmation followed a decision by Iraqi government forces to pause their drive to recapture west Mosul on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said, a move apparently motivated by the incident.

With fighting intensifying to recapture Mosul, around half a million civilians remain in Islamic State-held areas in the west of the city, complicating use of air strikes and heavy artillery to drive the hardline militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq.

Iraqi forces are pushing into Mosul's Old City, where fleeing residents say militants are hiding among the civilian population, sheltering in family homes and using the narrow alleyways and streets to their advantage.

What happened in the incident on March 17 in Mosul al-Jadida district is still unclear. Some residents say a coalition air strike hit an explosive-filled truck, detonating a blast that collapsed buildings packed with families.

U.S. military officials say they are investigating, but initial reports from residents and Iraqi officials in the past week said dozens of people had been killed after air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces.

Mosul municipality chief, Abdul Sattar al-Habbo, who is supervising the rescue, said 240 bodies had been pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings. Previous estimates from local officials had said around 130 people had died.

The United Nations also expressed its profound concern, saying it was "stunned by this terrible loss of life".

U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. military Middle East operations, said on Saturday that a review determined that U.S.-led coalition operation, requested by the Iraqi government, had struck Islamic State fighters and equipment "at the location corresponding to allegations of civilian casualties".


It was investigating to determine the facts and the validity of reports of civilian casualties, it said. It did not specify which coalition nation carried out the strike.

The exact cause of the collapses was not clear but a local lawmaker and two residents said on Thursday the air strikes may have detonated an IS truck filled with explosives, destroying buildings in the heavily-populated area.

The speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Salim al-Jabouri, said in a statement: "What's happening in the west part of Mosul is extremely serious and could not be tolerated under any circumstances."

Up to 600,000 civilians are still believed to remain in IS-held areas of Mosul, a challenge to the government offensive tactically but also politically as the Shi'ite Muslim-led government seeks to avoid alienating people in the mainly Sunni city.



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Mar 25 - tennessee lawmakers cancel weed decriminalization - it only gets worse

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Sin Mint Cookies - Girl Scout Cookies x Blue Power


Conservative Republicans are conservative, to a flaw. Big government is evil and bad and must be shunned at all turns, except when smaller government does something they don’t like. In which case: enter, stage right, Big Brother.

This is the lesson to draw from Tennessee, where state lawmakers in the Republican-dominated House voted on Thursday to block the limited marijuana decriminalization efforts undertaken by city councils in Nashville and Memphis.

That’s bad, and means racially skewed arrest rates in the state’s two urban areas—both of which have sizable populations of black people, who (of course) are the people most often arrested for marijuana possession—will continue. It also means possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana will still be a misdemeanor crime, with possession of more than a half-ounce a felony.


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But wait! There’s more bad.

Nashville’s decriminalization effort was modest indeed. Police had the option to punish marijuana possession with a traffic ticket-like citation instead of a misdemeanor arrest, but had so far shown little interest in lighter punishment and kept on arresting.

Since the law went into effect, 96 percent of marijuana encounters resulted in an arrest rather than the citation, a Nashville police spokesman told the Tennessean. (As for Memphis, cops there never even had the chance to try it out: interference from state officials led local lawmakers to put implementation on hold.)

Now, going forward, any local effort to create lighter drug penalties will be null-and-void
The anti-decriminalization bill sponsored by Republican state Rep. William Lamberth “repeals any local law” that is inconsistent with state statutes, and also specifically forbids local governments from creating their own set of penalties, the newspaper reported.

Sad! But predictable.

This is the culmination of a concerted effort by state officials to meddle and ultimately undo lighter penalties for marijuana, and is part of an “onslaught” of state lawmakers “dictat[ing]” to locals what to do and how to do it, Memphis Rep. Antonio Parkinson told the newspaper.

In a stunning display of mental gymnastics, repeal sponsor Lamberth claimed he was motivated by discrimination… as in, wanting to make sure all marijuana penalties (which are not applied evenly across race and class) were applied equally. Behold his histrionics, ye mighty, and despair for future reform efforts:


As per the Tennessean:

“Lady justice is blind sir, and Nashville took that blind off and insisted that their officer choose on the side of the road what penalties should be meted out. That is a decision for a judge under our law and that ordinance set back criminal justice a hundred years ” he said.

At some point, this silly obstructionism will come back to haunt state lawmakers—the same lawmakers who decided not to even hold a vote on a medical marijuana bill, despite polling showing 52 percent support from rabid “tea party” conservatives.

Some Tennessee politicians recognize this, including state House Speaker Beth Harwell, one of six Republicans to vote against the bill. Harwell is a hopeful to run for governor and knows she’ll need Nashville and Memphis, where more than 20 percent of all Tennessee residents live, in order to do it.

It’s not quite a done deal yet. If the state Senate also votes to intervene and undo local law—a vote is currently scheduled for Monday—the repeal effort will then go to the desk of Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature.

In the meantime, please enjoy this burn from Nashville city councilman Dave Rosenberg, who is none too pleased about lawmakers from tiny hamlets dictating how to best run his city:

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“The majority in the Tennessee House abandoned the principles of limited government and local control and ignored the will of the people of Nashville, instead yielding to the archaic Nixon-era hysteria of a small group of legislators who live outside of Nashville.”


 
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Mar 26 - N. Korea threatens strike without warning against S. Korea & US troops

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N. Korea threatens ‘strike without warning’ against S. Korea & US troops conducting joint drill




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Pyongyang said it may attack US and South Korean troops participating in an annual joint military exercise, which North Korea believes could be a cover for military aggression against it.

“They should be mindful that the [North Korean Army] will deal deadly blows without prior warning any time as long as the... troops of the US and South Korean puppet forces involved in the ‘special operation’ and ‘preemptive attack’ targeting the DPRK remain deployed in and around South Korea,” North Korean news agency KCNA said on Sunday, citing a statement from the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

“The KPA will not remain a passive onlooker to hordes of robbers trying to hurt our people with daggers,” it added.

The statement claimed that the presence of American commando troops, which can be used to target North Korean leadership and key infrastructure, would justify such an attack.

The US and South Korea are currently holding a series of joint military exercises called Foal Eagle and Key Resolve.

This week, the Americans participated in a drill for a potential raid against Pyongyang’s stockpile of chemical weapons, US Forces Korea (USFK) said in a statement on Sunday, as cited by South Korean media.

The exercise conducted as part of the annual war games at a shooting range in Paju, Gyeonggi Province involved CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters dropping a team of commando troops at a simulated North Korean chemical weapons plant.

Pyongyang considers joint war games staged by its southern neighbor and its American allies, which often involve scenarios of fighting against North Korean troops, provocative and threatening. It says its opponents are rehearsing for war and regularly threatens them with retaliation.

It also cites the presence of tens of thousands of enemy troops in the region to justify its development of nuclear weapons and rocket technologies.

The situation in the region remains tense amid the North Korean military build-up, South Korea’s regular drills, and heated rhetoric from both sides.
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Mar 26 - Sean Hannity About To Cry in the Car!

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Mar 26 - Meet Me in Newark? Why New York Citys Neighbor Is Worth a Visit

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“Meet me for brunch in Newark!” How many times has anyone said that? More so, what would be your response?
Newark is probably one of the most unexpected locales to be considered a travel destination. It is, for those who travel to New York City, a mere stopover—a popular entry point through one of the nation’s largest airports, Newark Liberty International Airport. For others who’ve never heard of—or choose not to venture to Gotham’s cousin just across the Hudson—there’s a movement brewing that’s richer than the city’s beer history. The veil is slowly being lifted on a renaissance movement that has been decades in the making.
Perhaps more evident to the casual observer is the mass exodus of creatives, entrepreneurs, and cultural enthusiasts who have taken flight from the surrounding suburbs and metropolitan areas to become a part of Newark—a city whose beauty has remained hidden to the unfamiliar and uncurious eye.
The rising cost of New York City living, the staggering increase of land taxes in desirable suburbs like South Orange, Maplewood, or Montclair, and the simple quest to find the next burgeoning metropolis are among the factors current transplants attribute to their migration. A rich culture stemming from the city’s love affair with music, art, and even film are factors residents consider when continuing to make the city their home, while for other longtime residents the age old adage “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” applies heavily here; it’s their sole reason for returning after brief departures.

The Newark Museum
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Understanding this city’s rich history begins with a trip to the Newark Museum. Now is the perfect time to visit as the museum has rolled out its “Newark Stories” exhibition chronicling four Newarkers’ contributions to the city. One, Lida Clanton Broner, used her entire life savings in 1938 to travel to South Africa, eventually collecting items over her nine-month stay that she later donated to the museum. That donation became what is possibly the country’s first exhibit of South African art. The second woman featured in the exhibit is Caroline Bamberger Fuld, the daughter of Jewish immigrants, who—along with her brother and two other business partners—opened one of Newark’s most prominent department stores of the era, Bamberger’s.
For those looking to discover more contemporary offerings, visits to the galleries City Without Walls (locally known as cWOW), Gateway Project Spaces, and Gallery Aferro are a must. cWOW is located in the heart of the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, a place once frequented by jazz legends James Moody and Sarah Vaughan. Aferro’s cofounders Evonne M. Davis and Emma Wilcox, cWOW’s executive director Fayemi Shakur, and GPS codirectors Rebecca Jampol and Jasmine Wahi, are amongst the women at the helm of the contemporary creative movement in the city. The current exhibition at each space will leave you in a sense of deep contemplation, especially in these trying times.

Gateway Project Spaces
Photo: Courtesy of Gateway Project Spaces
The Newark Arts Council has been a leading proponent of keeping art in Newark alive through education. Sticking with the theme of art exploration, one can create their own work of art by participating in a glassblowing class at GlassRoots while learning more about the organization’s commitment to the city’s youth.
In the summer months, make a point to stop by the Lincoln Park Music Festival for three days of jazz, gospel, house music, and hip hop. At night, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center or “The PAC” as it’s more affectionately known, offers up evening performances for varied interests. Whether you’re in the mood for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 or a dose of comedic medicine with Trevor Noah, the city institution aims to deliver an experience that will rival a New York City theater.
To celebrate the arrival of spring, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival—an Instagrammer’s dream—takes place in Branch Brook Park. The park was conceptualized by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., best known for Manhattan’s Central Park, with designs implemented by the Olmsted Brothers. Each year visitors come from far and wide to take part in the blooming of the fragrant and picturesque blossoms. We can thank the aforementioned Caroline Bamberger Fuld for donating more than 2,000 cherry trees during the 1920s after her trip to Japan.

Branch Brook Park
Photo: Anthony Alvarez

Where to Eat & Drink:

From the new and exciting to go-to staples scattered throughout the city’s wards, Newark offers plenty of dining options. Beginning in the Central Ward (Downtown District), head to Halsey Street to visit Burger Walla, which offers a fusion of American comfort food with an Indian twist. Husband and wife team Kai Campbell and Tamara Remedios, opened the restaurant with three driving forces in mind—a commitment to quality, exceptional customer service, and a space that would lend itself to the community it serves. On any given night, one may find themselves stumbling in to be greeted by a poetry slam, short film premiere, or game night. While you’re there, order the Walla lamb burger, curried cauliflower and chickpeas, and a mango lassi for an exotic comfort food experience.
If you’re looking for vegan or vegetarian options that happen to be kosher, the Green ChicPea offers a healthy and delicious assortment of options from curated family recipes. The falafel is always in high demand.
Every corner of the city lends itself to a history lesson. Ballantine and Krueger brewing companies have origins in Newark, and the city is no stranger to a good brew. Beer enthusiasts should look no further than Redd’s Biergarten. Redd’s offers an extensive list of domestic and imported selections choose from. Its expansive interior also serves as a gathering place during football season, quickly turning into the local watering hole for anyone in town. Kilkenny Ale House and McGovern’s Tavern are the “old faithful” Irish pubs of the neighborhood. You’ll find an interesting mix perched around the bar at these longstanding establishments; everyone from medical students to corporate executives, to city workers to neighborhood residents congregate for a cold brew.
This year, executive chef Marcus Samuelsson of Harlem’s famed Red Rooster will open a restaurant in the newly renovated, historic Hahne & Company building. The former department store, which sat vacant for decades, will also be home to the city’s first Whole Foods Market (slated for completion in the latter part of the year).
Venturing further out, a short Lyft ride will bring you to the heart of the West Ward, a go-to for soul food with ambience that speaks to your inner creative. Vonda’s Kitchen serves up traditional comfort cuisine with healthy options for those who want the experience but can do without the calories. Its colorful walls are donned with pieces of art—some of which is the work of locals.
In the East Ward, just across McCarter Highway and just outside the rear entrance of Newark Penn Station, there is a bustling Portuguese, Brazilian, and Spanish community known as The Ironbound. This melange of cultures gives the gift of some of the best authentic cuisine the state has to offer. Walking into Seabra’s Marisqueira, one can easily feel transported to a small town in Portugal, dining amongst the locals, enjoying seafood as fresh as if it were caught just moments ago. The bartender is always happy to craft a traditional sangria or serve a neat but chilled Portuguese sherry that will leave you wondering why you may quite possibly be the last one to discover such a fantastic place. A bit further into the neighborhood and you’ll come across one of its newest additions, Casa d’Paco, a tapas bar and restaurant evoking the feel of a neighborhood tavern with a modern Spanish flair as seen throughout the menu offerings. For a cocktail with a kick and a live flamenco performance, venture to Mompou. Located “on The Ironbound strip,” more formally known as Ferry Street, it’s often the after work go-to for professionals in the area and locals who want to enjoy an evening out. You’ll also often find transplants from Brooklyn, Harlem, and Manhattan debating over who discovered this hidden gem first.

Burger Walla
Photo: Courtesy of Burger Walla

Where to Shop:

Unique and memorable are always the goal when destination shopping. Gifts East West is a well-hidden treasure amidst the bustling downtown district. It’s also a cultural institution of sorts to the residents who are in on the secret. The owners, Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts and her husband, John Watts, have been at their Halsey Street location for the past 40 years and are a living, breathing testament to the change the neighborhood has seen. The shop boasts incredible pieces of handmade jewelry that is often displayed in the front window. Due to the lack of signage, this is perhaps the only indication of the gems inside. They also carry a plethora of unique novelty items the owners have acquired over time from their travels to Thailand and India.
For the fashion-forward traveler, one stop accommodates the needs of both men and women: Off the Hanger. The boutique’s quirky design (the racks are in the shape of colossal clothing hangers) is enough to lure passersby in to discover the latest trends and vintage pieces. Additionally, there’s a quaint home section within the boutique that carries small, yet well curated mid-century modern and industrial style design pieces.
Should this tour-de-Newark make your feet weary, head to Bella Nail Lounge and allow
their team of trained professionals to indulge you. The atmosphere evokes an ultra-feminine castle, with oversize “thrones” and chandeliers—an Instagrammer’s dream.

Bella Nail Lounge
Photo: Courtesy of Bella Nail Lounge

Where to Stay

Though the city has approved plans for two additional hotels scheduled for completion over the course of the next three years, there’s currently a lack of amazing hotel offerings in Newark. However, with the onslaught of new construction buildings in The Ironbound and downtown district, there are plenty of stellar Airbnb options. Oftentimes, you can score a beautifully renovated loft inside an old factory or out-of-commission commercial building for an affordable rate. For those who rather have room service at their beck and call, Hotel Indigo is a solid option. The covered rooftop bar has been known to host a number of events and also boasts a karaoke night



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Mar 26 - So Far: At least 15 shot, 1 fatally, at Cincinnati nightclub

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The shooting was reported just after 1 a.m. at Cameo Night Club on Kellogg Avenue in Linwood.

Officials said that one person was killed, and at least 14 others were injured. Some of the victims were taken to area hospitals via ambulance, and others arrived via their own conveyance, police said.

Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said that several of the victims have life-threatening injuries.

“We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims,” Neudigate said. “It’s going to be a long night for our homicide units to investigate.”

Neudigate added that hundreds of people were inside of the nightclub at the time of the shooting, and called it a “chaotic crime scene.”

“Many of them fled, unfortunately. Many of the witnesses fled, but everyone that we can identify is being interviewed,” he said.

Neudigate added that Sunday morning’s shooting was one of the largest shooting cases that he has worked in his 20 plus years with the department.

Cameo nightclub has had several issues in the past, authorities said.

“We are aware of it. It has had some challenges in the past,” Neudigate said.

Police have not said whether anyone is in custody, and the investigation is ongoing. Authorities added that there may have been several shooters.

Officials said it is unclear

WLWT has a crew on the scene and will update this story as new information is released.

 
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Image inside Mar 24 - DARIUS MCCRARY WIFE FILES FOR DIVORCE Fears for Daughter

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Darius McCrary's wife is divorcing him, and wants the judge to keep him away from their infant daughter until he gets help for booze, drugs and rage.

Tammy Brawner filed in L.A. citing irreconcilable differences, and made it clear she has serious concerns about 1-year-old Zoey's safety. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Tammy says she wants Darius to "attend alcohol/drug abuse and batterers' intervention classes."

She wants his visitation rights cut off until the "Family Matters" star provides proof he's completed a treatment program.

Not shockingly, Tammy wants legal and physical custody of Zoey. She's also asking for spousal support.

We broke the story ... the exes both have restraining orders against each other, with each claiming to be a victim of spousal abuse.


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