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(H/t Char) Japan to raise Fukushima crisis level to worst
:: Level 7 confirmed :
ALSO SEE: FOX Plant Alert Hits Chernobyl’s Level…Japan raises the severity level of the crisis at its crippled nuclear plant to be on par with the disaster in the former Soviet Union, citing cumulative radiation leaks tainting the air, tap water, vegetables and seawater.
— Child’s Body Reportedly Among Latest Remains Found on N.Y. Beach – One of the four sets of remains recently found on a remote New York beach belongs to a baby or a child — not a grown woman, a law-enforcement source told the New York Post.
— (To the Supreme Court we go} Arizona immigration law: Court refuses to lift stay – A federal appeals court is refusing to lift a stay blocking major parts of a tough Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants from taking effect.
:: Details on ruling by three-judge panel against SB 1070 ::
ALSO SEE: — Heritage The Heckler’s Veto of Arizona’s Immigration Law
It should come as no surprise to anyone that a panel of judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order today refusing to lift the stay issued by a federal district court against Arizona’s immigration law.
— Synagogue Explosion Suspect taken into custody – UPDATE: An individual believed to be Ron Hirsch, the man wanted in connection with the 4/7/11 explosion in Santa Monica, California, was taken into custody in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Monday evening.
—> Virginia Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Plotting Attacks on D.C.-Area Metro Stations with People He Believed to Be al Qaeda Members
— IPT A northern Virginia man was sentenced to 23 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of trying to provide material support to al-Qaida
:: ‘Creepy’ App Reveals Social Networking Risks ::
— (Need to Know) Obama Dodges Budget Cuts to Favorite Programs – Obama to save favorite programs — Pell grants for poor college students, health research and “Race to the Top” aid for public schools, among others — from Republican knives. And big holes in foreign aid and Environmental Protection Agency accounts were patched in large part. Republicans also gave up politically treacherous cuts to the Agriculture Department’s food inspection program.
:: Obummer! ::
—> Presidents of Russia, Poland mark crash date…SMOLENSK, Russia – The presidents of Russia and Poland navigated swirling tensions Monday as they visited the site of the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people last year.
Special force officers guard an entrance to Minsk subway in downtown on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Belarusian authorities said Tuesday they have identified a suspect in a subway bombing as the death toll rose to 12, with more than 200 wounded. The opposition, meanwhile, voiced fears that the attack may lead to an increased crackdown on dissent. The Interior Ministry said the bomb placed under a bench on the Oktyabrskaya station exploded on Monday as people were coming off the trains at an evening peak hour. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
— Toll in Belarus subway blast: 12 dead, 200 injured
— Heritage State Department Faces Congressional Scrutiny Over Internet Freedom Funding…The ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants to know why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is sitting on millions of dollars in taxpayer money rather than shifting it to the Broadcasting Board of Governors for anti-censorship work in China and other repressive regimes.
Hey kids, say goodbye to your lunch boxes! In one Chicago-area school, packing a lunch is now banned. Apparently, mother and father don’t know best. The school’s principal does … or at least she thinks so. The Chicago Tribune reports
If you don’t like the message, you might as well muzzle the messenger. Or at least that’s the strategy being employed by the Washington Teachers’ Union this week as it plans to protest The Washington Post for what it describes as slanted coverage of D.C. education reform.
— Thank You, Mr. Trump…White House senior adviser to Obama, David Plouffe, stated two fascinating political mumblings today. First, that the American public would never hire Donald Trump to the job [President]. And that Mr. Trump’s use of the birth certificate issue is a ‘sideshow’. GAME ON!
— CFP The political insanity of climate change
– A definition of political insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.
— [Chicago Breaking News] (RADICAL} Pfleger blames conservatives, NRA for troubles
The embattled pastor of St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church told radio show hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West this weekend that he would look outside the Catholic Church if offered no other choice but to work at a Catholic high school.