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Philadelphia Theater Group to Debut Abortion Comedy in August

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/7/2017 at 5:00pm
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The local Philadelphia theater company Lightning Rod Special has announced a new play it will debut in August…a musical comedy about abortion. From Philadelphia Magazine:

The abortion musical has its roots at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, where [co-creator Alice] Yorke and the co-creators studied. Yorke says it was...

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“Go back to California!” graffiti on home, car shocks new arrivals to Portland

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 10:00am 7/5/2017 at 10:00am
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I have long joked about the negative feelings that Californians inspire among citizens in the remaining 49 states.

However, new arrivals to Portland, Oregon were the victims of something more than a joke. Their home and auto were the target of a graffiti attack that told them to return to the...

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Study: Most Americans Leery of Being Alone With Opposite Sex

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 3, 2017 at 6:00pm 7/3/2017 at 6:00pm
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In April, the second family was ridiculed and their marital decision not to be alone with a member of the opposite sex the subject of vigorous Beltway debate.

The Vice President was called ‘sexist’ and it was generally assumed there was no way Mike Pence could successfully put his marriage ahead...

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Amid Growing Ties, India’s Prime Minister Modi to Embark on Historic Visit to Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 3, 2017 at 12:00pm 7/3/2017 at 12:00pm
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With economic and diplomatic ties at all-time high, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a 3-day visit to Israel starting tomorrow, making it the first ever visit by an Indian premier to the Jewish State. The historic visit comes as both countries mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of full...

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Prager U: What Is Fake News?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/2/2017 at 4:00pm
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Andrew Klavan, in a Prager U. video, explains how the mainstream American news is all fake news and explains how their bias skews their reporting.

You’ve probably heard a lot of people recently screaming and yelling about Fake News.  Charges fly from all points on the political spectrum: this story is mistaken...

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Community Buys Car For 20-year-old Texan Who Walked Three Miles To Work

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 7/2/2017 at 3:00pm
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I have to admit, I love love love these stories.  It’s sweltering hot in Texas at this time of year, so when Andy Mitchell learned that Justin Korva was walking three miles to work each day, he posted about it on Facebook.

The community rallied around the industrious and dedicated fast food...

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Low on Funds, Colonial Williamsburg Scales Back

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 12:00pm 7/2/2017 at 12:00pm
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More than $300 million in debt, Colonial Williamsburg has been forced to outsource some functions and cut staff.

One of the best, long-standing American Colonial History attractions, Williamsburg has experienced a sharp decline in attendance over the last few years.

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Will next month’s total eclipse cause interstate gridlock?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:30pm 7/1/2017 at 8:30pm
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Late last year, we reported that there will be a total eclipse of the sun that will be visible throughout a good portion of the United States on August 21.

As the date of that event draws near, transportation officials are gearing up for potential gridlock along the interstate that may occur...

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Why is an Obama hold-over still in charge of National Endowment for the Arts?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/1/2017 at 3:30pm
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The last time that we checked on the National Endowment for the Arts, the progressives were clutching their pearls over President Donald Trump’s threat to drain this particular pond of the government swamp.

Yet, the agency still exists…and...

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Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Campaign On Single-payer

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/30/2017 at 4:30pm

Democrats have been struggling to find something positive to say, something to stand for and to campaign on.  Elizabeth Warren thinks that something should be single-payer health care.

The idea of single-payer is nothing new for Democrats.  Back in 2003, then-Illinois state senator Obama said:

I happen to be a proponent of a...

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MLB Umpire Saved a Woman on a Pittsburgh Bridge

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/29/2017 at 4:00pm
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On Wednesday afternoon, MLB umpire John Tumpane witnessed a woman climb off the side of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA, and knew something just wasn’t right.

He explained to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that others around him couldn’t tell him what was going on and that’s when he decided to do...

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Anti-history Protesters are Destroying Tourism in Gettysburg, Museum Claims

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:52pm 6/28/2017 at 5:52pm

The anti-history crowd responsible for the eradication of Civil War statues and monuments around the country is destroying tourism in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Much of the original Gettysburg battlefield is preserved and maintained by the National Park Service. The Gettysburg History Museum, a separate ent...

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ABC News Settles With Beef Products Inc. in “Pink Slime” Defamation Case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/28/2017 at 4:00pm
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Beef Products Inc. (BPI) has reached a settlement agreement with ABC News.

The beef company sued ABC and reporter Jim Avila for defamation after the network aired an investigative segment in 2012 calling a filler product used in ground beef “pink slime.” The complaint alleged omission of facts in addition to food-libel.

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John McEnroe Stands by His Serena Williams Comments

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/27/2017 at 5:30pm

Tennis legend John McEnroe caused quite a stir during his NPR interview when he said Serena Williams would only be ranked 700 if she played on the men’s circuit. Williams hit back, but McEnroe refuses to apologize for his statement. From T...

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Officials Will Exhume Salvador Dali’s Body to Settle a Paternity Suit

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3:30pm 6/26/2017 at 3:30pm
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A Spanish judge has ordered officials to exhume painter Salvador Dali’s body to settle a paternity suit. From the BBC:

A Spanish woman, born in 1956, said her mother, a maid, had a clandestine affair with the painter in 1955.

In ordering the exhumation, the judge said there were no biological remains or...

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How did can of whipped cream kill French model?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:30am 6/23/2017 at 11:30am
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Among the trending news items this week is the tale of a freak accident that took the life of a French model and aspiring social media star.

From the Daily Mail:

A French fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser which hit her in the chest, giving her a...

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Moby’s New Video Shows Trump as a Swastika, Dying in an Explosion

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/20/2017 at 1:00pm

Music star Moby has decided to showcase his hatred of President Donald Trump, becoming the latest celebrity to jump on the anti-Trump bandwagon.

Moby chose to depict Trump as a Nazi leader in the video for “In This Cold Place,” who eventually meets his death as a Swastika/dollar sign in...

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