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— FOX Qaddafi Vows to ‘Beat’ Coalition Forces, but :: Clinton Says He May Be Considering Exile :: – Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi made his first public appearance in a week on Tuesday in front of a crowd of supporters in Tripoli, assuring his country that they will “beat” the international coalition in the long term. The defiant leader stood on a balcony at his Bab Al-Azizya residential compound – the target of a cruise missile strike on Sunday night.

(DHS – Clad in U.S. Marine uniforms, the illegal immigrants were apprehended at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint at 11 p.m. on March 14 near Pine Valley, Calif., according to a March 15 report by California’s El Centro Border Intelligence Center.)

— 13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms…Two U.S. citizens in the van also were arrested.

—> Teacher’s Letter Reignites Ariz. Immigration Debate…Arizona lawmakers express outrage after reading a teacher’s letter that said his Hispanic students hate America

Immigration Debate Reignited by Substitute Teacher’s Letter:

Farmers on the Border Under Attack – Mar 3, 2011 Ranchers forced off their land

:: FDA Halts Imports From Radiation-Affected Areas of Japan ::

—> ALSO READ: Radiation Spike in Tokyo Water Ups Food Worries…Fears deepen as smoke rises from Japan’s stricken nuke plant and Tokyo water is deemed unsafe for infants

— FOX Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill Reveals Nearly $300,000 in Unpaid Property Taxes…Any way you slice it, $287, 273 is a lot of money, especially in this economy. For one-term Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., up for re-election in 2012, that’s the amount of personal property taxes she failed to pay since 2007 on a plane she and her husband, a millionaire businessman, partially owned.

—> Chris Brown Could Face Charges Following Alleged Violent Outburst at ‘Good Morning America’…Brown, 21, reportedly became enraged Tuesday and smashed a huge plate glass window after being asked questions about his 2009 domestic violence conviction following the brutal assault of his former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna.

After the taping, Brown broke a window in his dressing room. When confronted by one of the show’s producers, Brown removed his shirt and left, skipping a planned second performance on the program. Just to cap things off, Brown tweeted: “I’m so over people bringing this past s**t up!

— FBI Reward Offered in Schaumburg Bank Robbery…Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), today announced that a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone having any information which leads to the identification of the individual believed responsible for the armed take-over robbery of the Parkway Bank and Trust, 1600 North Roselle Road, Schaumburg, Illinois, on November 22, 2010.

— NW Indiana Times {Gang Crime} Officials make 14 arrests in warrants sweep…CROWN POINT | About 14 people were arrested during a warrant sweep Friday by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. The sweeps were conducted in East Chicago, Gary and Whiting from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday.

:: Fukushima Nuclear Storage Pool Reaches Boiling Point ::

Critical U.S. Infrastructure at Risk of Cyber Attack, Experts Warn…The issue lies in specialized software systems sold by Siemens, Iconics, 7-Technologies and others to power plants and other infrastructure. Called “supervisory control and data acquisition” systems, or SCADA, they run software solely for industrial use.

— Republicans Try to Block New Light Bulb Restrictions By Molly Henneberg…They want to overturn the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, signed by then-President George W. Bush. The law requires all 100-watt incandescent light bulbs to be almost 30-percent more energy efficient by Jan. 1, 2012.

— Texas Man Uses Obituary to Campaign Against Obama… Jim Harrison, who died Feb. 27 at the age of 68, used his obituary to call for Obama’s defeat, MyFoxHouston reports.

Obituary: No Flowers, Just Beat Obama:

NPR Member Stations Preparing for Budget Ax to Fall…More than 800 public radio stations around the country are keeping one ear on Congress these days as momentum seems to be building to eliminate or at least drastically reduce the amount of taxpayer support they get.

— Heritage Putin and Medvedev Break Up over Libya…Russia originally abstained from vetoing the U.N. Security Council resolution allowing operation “Odyssey Dawn” in Libya. Now, however, Moscow is changing its tune: Russia has called for an immediate cease-fire because of the claims of “high civilian casualties.”

— Obama Can’t Wait to Buy More Foreign Oil – The Obama Administration has already presided over the steepest rise in gas prices since the Carter Administration. And like President Jimmy Carter, PresidentBarack Obama has restricted traditional domestic energy development at every turn.

— Chicago Breaking News Illinois Air National Guard heads for Libyan skies…A downstate Illinois Air National Guard unit deployed Tuesday night for an undisclosed location to support the “no-fly” zone operations over Libya.

— Guardian Knut, Berlin zoo’s celebrity polar bear, died of brain illness – Postmortem on four-year-old polar bear who collapsed and died showed ‘significant changes to the brain’

— WSJ Police talk to driver about NH bus crash…LITTLETON, N.H. — Investigators interviewed the driver of a bus that overturned in the median of a slick New Hampshire highway, injuring 23, and authorities said they haven’t ruled out criminal charges.

— (From Char ) Daily Paul South Carolina public school entry requires I.D. scan: I did not comply period!…I had a required IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) meeting for my rising sophomore at the high school today. I knew in advance that a new I.D. scanning system had been installed in our district’s schools for “background checks” before school entry is permitted.


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