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Hospital: Israeli girl, 13, dies after Palestinian stabbing

Source: Associated Press

Jun. 30, 2016 4:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli teenager to death in her bedroom in the West Bank early Thursday before he was shot dead, the Israeli army and a Jerusalem hospital said.

The victim was Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, according to a spokeswoman for Jerusalem's Shaarei Zedek hospital.

The military said an Israeli civilian security officer who arrived on the scene was stabbed. The assailant was killed, the army said.

The security officer was in a serious condition, emergency services spokesman Yonatan Yagodovsky said.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c6c3f75a36f84ebba05fbdbfebd9e708/hospital-israeli-girl-13-dies-after-palestinian-stabbing



I am very sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, but not this kind of fucking shit!
Posted by Night Watchman | Thu Jun 30, 2016, 03:17 AM (12 replies)

Clinton reshuffles the swing state deck

By Gabriel Debenedetti
06/29/16 06:51 PM EDT

DENVER — Wisconsin is out. North Carolina is in.

When President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton take the stage for their symbolic joint rally on July 5, it will send a subtle but unmistakable signal about the evolving outline of the swing state map.

By announcing Wednesday that the rescheduled event will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, rather than Green Bay, Wisconsin — the original plan several weeks ago — the presumptive Democratic nominee’s campaign telegraphed that it sees newfound promise in a battleground state that narrowly rejected Obama in 2012.

Earlier this month, the major pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action signaled the same, announcing it would expand its swing state ad barrage beyond its original list to North Carolina.

It’s a reminder of the fluidity within the swing state universe, but also a sign of Trump’s decline in national and swing state polling over the past two weeks. Holding Clinton’s highest-profile rally yet in North Carolina suggests national Democrats see an opportunity to go on the offensive and expand their map there — an investment that could have a higher return than placing it in a battleground state like Wisconsin where Republicans have lost in seven straight presidential elections.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/hillary-clinton-north-carolina-wisconsin-224960#ixzz4D1mKkx32

Going in for the kill. I like it!

Posted by Night Watchman | Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:00 PM (0 replies)

Wind and heat are driving wildfires in the West

Source: Associated Press

By The Associated Press
Jun. 29, 2016 5:33 PM EDT

Fast-moving wildfires fanned by strong, erratic winds and high temperatures are burning in California and Arizona. Here's a look at fires across the West:

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: At least 400 homes in Northern California have been evacuated due to a wildfire that charged through inaccessible terrain and climbed out of a steep canyon near Sacramento.
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: A massive blaze that killed two people and destroyed more than 250 buildings in rural mountain communities was more than halfway contained Wednesday.
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ARIZONA: Firefighters were mopping up Wednesday after a blaze in central Arizona came close to homes, forcing evacuations and the intermittent closure of a major interstate.
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MONTANA: Ravalli County authorities warned some residents to prepare for possible evacuations ahead of a wildfire burning in the Bitterroot National Forest.


Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/5beeefc66f4c48d0a1be4f8295b8b287/wind-and-heat-are-driving-wildfires-west



I urge everybody reading this to click the link to the full AP story. Due to paragraph restrictions, I have only posted brief synopses of what's occurring in each of these four states. And if you think I'm harping on this issue, you are 100% correct! As a resident of San Diego, I feel a definite urgency about letting those of you in other states know about the crisis we're facing out here.
Posted by Night Watchman | Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:10 PM (2 replies)

Chris Stevens' sister: Don't blame Clinton for Benghazi

Source: Politico

By Nick Gass
06/29/16 09:37 AM EDT

When it comes to who was responsible for the security lapses that resulted in the death of her brother, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, the ambassador's sister and family spokesperson, Anne Stevens, is not pointing the finger at Hillary Clinton. And it is "inappropriate," she said, to make Benghazi an election issue.

"I do not blame Hillary Clinton or Leon Panetta," Stevens said in an interview published Tuesday with The New Yorker's Robin Wright, referring to the former secretaries of State and defense, respectively. "They were balancing security efforts at embassies and missions around the world. And their staffs were doing their best to provide what they could with the resources they had. The Benghazi Mission was understaffed. We know that now. But, again, Chris knew that. It wasn’t a secret to him. He decided to take the risk to go there. It is not something they did to him. It is something he took on himself."

Instead, Stevens remarked that if any entity had any culpability, it was Congress for the State Department's budget.

"Perhaps if Congress had provided a budget to increase security for all missions around the world, then some of the requests for more security in Libya would have been granted," Stevens told Wright.






Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/chris-stevens-hillary-clinton-benghazi-224928



Right on!
Posted by Night Watchman | Wed Jun 29, 2016, 12:24 PM (20 replies)

Initiative to legalize recreational use of pot in California qualifies for November ballot

Source: L.A. Times

By Patrick McGreevy
June 28, 2016, 6:08 PM PDT

An initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California officially took its place on the Nov. 8 ballot on Tuesday as its campaign took a commanding lead in fundraising to battle the measure’s opponents.

The Secretary of State’s Office certified that a random sample showed sufficient signatures among the 600,000 turned in to qualify the measure. The initiative is backed by a coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

“Today marks a fresh start for California as we prepare to replace the costly, harmful and ineffective system of prohibition with a safe, legal and responsible adult-use marijuana system that gets it right and completely pays for itself,” said Jason Kinney, a spokesman for California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

The initiative would allow adults ages 21 and older to possess, transport and use up to an ounce of cannabis for recreational purposes and would allow individuals to grow as many as six plants.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-pot-initiative-snap--20160628-snap-story.html



Posted by Night Watchman | Wed Jun 29, 2016, 03:28 AM (4 replies)

Lewandowski loses $1.2 million book deal

Source: Politico

Trump’s ousted campaign manager had a big offer from HarperCollins, but declined to provide a copy of his non-disclosure agreement

By Kenneth P. Vogel and Hadas Gold
06/28/16 08:19 PM EDT

Corey Lewandowski had a $1.2-million offer from HarperCollins to write a book chronicling his time running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but the publishing giant backed away from the deal amid concerns about Lewandowski’s nondisclosure agreement, according to two sources familiar with the talks.

Lewandowski, working through a California-based representative named Robert Stryk, began soliciting offers for a book, tentatively titled “Let Trump be Trump,” from multiple publishers in March, while he was working as Trump’s campaign manager, according to one of the sources, a Republican operative.

A source in the publishing industry said Lewandowski’s representative received at least some interest from as many as five publishing houses, but that, in several cases, there was concern about how his nondisclosure agreement might affect any resulting book.






Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/corey-lewandowski-book-deal-224914



Awwwwwwwww!
Posted by Night Watchman | Tue Jun 28, 2016, 10:45 PM (7 replies)

Two Trains Collide Head On



1:04-1:20 explains why. smh
Posted by Night Watchman | Tue Jun 28, 2016, 08:41 PM (7 replies)

Lawmakers promise to complete rescue package for Puerto Rico

Source: Associated Press

By MARY CLARE JALONICK
Jun. 28, 2016 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican and Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to complete a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico before a $2 billion debt payment comes due on Friday.

"Failure is really not an option," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters after meeting with his GOP caucus. Separately, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew lobbied Democrats to back the package in a last-minute bid to secure the votes and help the U.S. territory with its crippling $70 billion debt.

The package, backed by the White House, Democrats and Republicans, would create a control board and restructure some of the debt. A vote is scheduled on Wednesday.

Lew met with reluctant Democrats and urged them to vote for it, even though he said it isn't perfect.

"The fact that this works and it gives Puerto Rico the ability to move forward is just an overwhelming reason to pass this in a timeframe that prevents the descent into chaos," Lew said.



Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/9617d4d7342f4f739bcc0c9b2ebeb340/new-jersey-senator-protests-puerto-rico-bill-senate-floor



Reluctant Dems? What gives?
Posted by Night Watchman | Tue Jun 28, 2016, 06:40 PM (3 replies)

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor: Olympics could be a 'big failure'

Source: CNN

By Tiffany Ap, CNN
Updated 2:57 AM ET, Tue June 28, 2016

(CNN) The headache for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games organizers shows no signs of subsiding.
Six weeks before the Games are set to begin, Francisco Dornelles, the acting governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, told the Brazilian newspaper O Globo that the state has not yet received recently-approved federal funds to beef up security and transportation for the quadrennial competition.

"I am optimistic about the games, but I have to show the reality. We can make a great Olympics, but if some steps are not taken, it can be a big failure," Dornelles told O Globo.

Brazil's federal government approved the bailout, worth about $850 million (2.9 billion reals), last week.
The budget shortfall adds to the "perfect storm" Brazil is facing leading up to the Games, which kick off August 5. Organizers are dealing with concerns regarding the Zika virus, a doping scandal, high crime and political upheaval involving the country's highest figures.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/28/americas/brazil-olympics-rio-budget/index.html



How do you say "clusterfuck" in Portuguese?
Posted by Night Watchman | Tue Jun 28, 2016, 02:29 AM (18 replies)

Planned Parenthood President: Women Suffered Under Texas Law | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC



Yes, this is the third video in a row that I have posted tonight. The green vid from Africa is wonderful, the North Korean clip is enraging, and the above video makes me go


But, if I'm going to be completely honest, there was another reason: Namely, pushing this piece of disinformational shit off the front page.

I accept whatever judgment is rendered by the people of DU.
Posted by Night Watchman | Tue Jun 28, 2016, 12:03 AM (2 replies)
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