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Food Service Employees Not Treated Well – As Washington Cites Job Growth In That Sector

Washington Insiders continue to boast about how well the economy is doing;  One of the service areas that gets trumpeted as seeing growth is the restaurant and food industry.  And while it's true that there has been some growth there over the last few years, it comes at a price.

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Source: US Army via flickr
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Scientists Still Find D-Day Remnants In The Sand 68 Years Later

My son and I like to visit a nondescript river landing in the Northland to search for "pull tops" -- you know, those peel away sharp pieces of metal that used to seal soda and beer cans until they were discontinued in the late 1970's due to safety concerns

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No Topic Off Limits In Meghan McCain’s New Book

Whether you agree with her politics (or her fathers', for that matter) - you have to hand it to Meghan McCain:  She truly says what she means and doesn't mince words.   In a world filled with politicians and celebrities that fashion their words and actions to please their desired target, McCain has made a career out of doing just the opposite.  Open, frank, and brash (but in a good way) - she makes no apologies for her opinions.

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Is This How We Move Forward? Unemployment Numbers Jump Again

8.2%.  That's the newest unemployment number;  Up - again - from last quarter.  At the same time, GDP growth also slowed - from 3% to 1.9% - signs that our economy if far from being in a good spot.

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22-Year-Old Man Becomes First Paraplegic to Graduate from US Naval Academy

Kevin Hillery, a 22-year-old man who was paralyzed last year after a tree fell on him, made history yesterday when he became the first-ever paraplegic to graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Way to go, Kevin!

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Man Robbed While Passed Out On Sidewalk [VIDEO]

A 38-year-old man is seen on video passed out on a sidewalk as bar patrons circle like a pack of wolves and literally steal everything from him.

 

Unbelievable.

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Thousands In Taxpayer Dollars Paying For Empty Airline Seats

A new investigation shows the government spends thousands of taxpayer's dollars paying for empty airline seats. The money is being spent on Essential Air Service program which started in 1978 -- when the government was worried the larger airlines would abandon smaller airports.

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Catholic Leaders Sue Obama For Religious Freedoms

U.S. Catholic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the expected loss of their religious freedoms - in regards to the health care mandates.  Forty one Catholic organizations - including diocesan-level rank and file to Catholic schools and hospitals - have filed the suit to uphold their First Amendment rights.

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Obama Withdraws Proposed Child Labor Law Changes

A proposal that would have limited the amount of time and ways that children could perform chores at the family farm has been withdrawn;  The Obama administration withdrew the proposed changes after a barrage of criticism from farm and family advocates.

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Retail Sales Slow To A Crawl

Despite the rosy reports coming from Washington, it appears that retail sales have slowed down to a stand-still.  The Commerce Department reported that retail sales figures grew only 0.1% in the the month of April - and forecasts for the summer aren't looking any better

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Swallowed Batteries The Cause Of Doubled ER Visits For Kids

Everything has a battery these days - even toys for kids.  That's why it should be no surprise that Emergency Room visits for kids that have swallowed batteries have increased.  A recent report shows that these sort of ER visits have more than doubled over the last two decades.

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Ex Presidents Perks Revealed

I was outraged when I read these numbers. You and I pay for every bit of this. There's no way we would get away with it.

We shell out $4 million a year to pay the expenses of the country's four living ex-presidents… and they are all multi-millionaires.

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