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'Opie and Anthony': 'I don't know why we're not having a revolution'

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Anthony Cumia and Gregg “Opie” Hughes attend SiriusXM’s “Opie & Anthony” broadcast live from the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival at The Hyatt Regency Montreal on July 25, 2013 in Montreal, Canada.
The hosts of SiriusXM Radio's "Opie and Anthony" show slammed Obamacare for losing their health insurance due to President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Gregg "Opie" Hughes, who has a wife and two kids, went into detail Thursday about receiving an insurance cancellation in the mail for him and his family. "I'm a little annoyed today because I got my insurance cancellations yesterday," Hughes said. "And I got kids and the wife that needed all that stuff."

Hughes went on to say that he had "no issue" with his cancelled health insurance and doesn't "even know where to begin" with the new paperwork. "I have no (expletive) idea how to even attempt this," Hughes steamed. "I don't even know where to begin."


Plane from Guinea briefly quarantined in Paris after Ebola scare

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An Air France plane from the Ebola-hit west African country of Guinea was quarantined in Paris for two hours Friday after the crew suspected a passenger may have the deadly disease, the airline said.

The flight from the Guinean capital Conakry landed at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport at 5:28 am (0328 GMT) with 187 passengers and 11 crew members on board.

Emergency services conducted checks for fever on all those travelling after a dirty toilet sparked concern that a passenger could be infected with the deadly and highly contagious disease, which apart from other symptoms triggers severe diarrhoea.

"The tests turned out negative," an Air France spokesman said.

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On eve of elite sporting event, hundreds of thousands stage anti-regime rallies in Bahrain

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Bahraini protesters stage a demo near the capital Manama on April 4, 2014.

Tens of thousands of Bahraini protesters have staged an anti-regime demonstration ahead of a Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Persian Gulf country.

On Friday, around 200,000 men and women marched along 3.5 kilometers (2 miles) on a highway west of the capital Manama.

The demonstration had been organized by al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the country's main opposition party.

The protesters, who were carrying national flags and posters, chanted pro-democracy slogans and called for the release of prisoners jailed during regime crackdown on protests.
"The people demand democracy and reject tyranny," a poster read in Arabic and English.
Anti-regime protesters have held similar rallies every year since 2011. They say the Formula One governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), should cancel the event in Bahrain over the ongoing crackdown by the Al Khalifa regime against peaceful protests.

Rights activists also say that the Formula One event is used as a political tool by Manama to make the world believe that the situation in the country is normal.

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Desmond Tutu: US lawmakers must end efforts to curb free speech on Palestine

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu
I am writing today to express grave concern about a wave of legislative measures in the United States aimed at punishing and intimidating those who speak their conscience and challenge the human rights violations endured by the Palestinian people.

In legislatures in Maryland, New York, Illinois, Florida, and even the United States Congress, bills have been proposed that would either bar funding to academic associations or seek to malign those who have taken a stand against the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

These legislative efforts are in response to a growing international initiative, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, of which I have long been a supporter. The BDS movement emanates from a call for justice put out by the Palestinian people themselves. It is a Palestinian-led, international nonviolent movement that seeks to force the Israeli government to comply with international law in respect to its treatment of the Palestinian people.

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Why pro-lifers kill

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Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 6, 2014, wants to outlaw abortion but legalize the death penalty for rape.
The death-penalty drug fight has engulfed a third state. First it was Texas. Then Oklahoma. Now Louisiana.

On Thursday a panel of federal judges refused Louisiana's request to conceal its execution drug formula and drug supplier from inmates the state was preparing to kill. On Friday night the Louisiana Department of Corrections gave in. It will accept the court's ruling.


Drone weighing 375 pounds crashes near elementary school, Pennsylvania

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Guardsmen pick up pieces of an unmanned aerial vehicle that crashed Thursday in front of Lickdale Elementary School. The Army National Guard was conducting training when the craft crashed.
A drone manned by the Pennsylvania Army National Guard crashed near Lickdale elementary school yesterday afternoon.

"The aerial vehicle, controlled by a remote operator, was part of a training exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, said Maj. Ed Shenk, public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania National Guard" reported Lebanon Daily News.

Following the drone's "hard landing" it was run over by a "civilian vehicle" and the remains were gathered up by National Guard. "The vehicle, known as the RQ-7 Shadow, weighs 375 pounds, is approximately 11 feet long and has a wing span of 14 feet, Shenk said."

The cause of the crash was unknown and under investigation.

Source: Lebanon Daily News


Common Core stance gets mom suspended from her child's school - threatened with arrest‏

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A school in Sacramento, California, has suspended a mom over her stance against Common Core.

You read that correctly, the Mark Twain School in Sacramento has told the mother of a 12-year-old student that she has been suspended for two weeks. Police in Sacramento served the 14-day suspension to Katherine Duran in her home following a disagreement with the school over the soon-to-be enacted Common Core standards.

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Extraordinary violence in Philadelphia high school - 'it's our new normal'

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Bartram staffer Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at the school on March 21. This image was posted on Twitter that day.
Trouble persists at Bartram High.

A brawl erupted in the school cafeteria this week, with teenagers punching and stomping on one another and on school police. Students set off firecrackers inside the building. And the student who last month knocked a staffer unconscious was back in the halls of the Southwest Philadelphia school.

"It's normal for Bartram," said one teacher, insisting on anonymity. "It's our new normal."

Two weeks after "conflict resolution specialist" Alphonso Stevenson suffered a fractured skull and other injuries at the hands of a 17-year-old student, Philadelphia School District officials have sent a team to assess conditions inside the school, and added veteran troubleshooter Ozzie Wright as coprincipal. They have also reacted with dismay to what a spokesman called a "shocking" video of the cafeteria brawl.


'Austerity kills!' In dozens of Spanish cities, thousands stage anti-govt protests

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A placard held by a protester is seen during a demonstration against European and Spanish austerity measures in Madrid April 3, 2014.
Thousands of people in dozens of Spanish cities have taken to the streets to voice their discontent with harsh government policies and the EU's plans for further austerity cuts which they claim are destroying their country.

The residents in over 50 Spanish cities, including the capital, Madrid, have taken part in the anti-government protests on Thursday, reported the local press.

The demonstrators were holding banners saying "Rise up European peoples" and "No social cuts, no pensions of misery."

Among those who rallied were also the employees of the local Coca-Cola factory in Spain, which is threatened with closure. "Don't drink Coca Cola" said their banners.

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Brussels police clash with austerity protesters using tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons

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Demonstrators clash with riot police officers during a European trade union protest against austerity measures, in central Brussels April 4, 2014.
Brussels police used tear gas and water cannon in clashes with protesters, as thousands gathered at a trade union rally against austerity. Violence in the area where many government offices are situated caused a lockdown at the US embassy.

Around 25,000 people, according to Brussels police spokeswoman, Ilse Van de Keere, marched against austerity and unemployment. They were faced with a heavy-handed police response.

Initially, the trade unions expected to see 40,000 demonstrators on the streets of Brussels.

Some demonstrators threw oranges and cobblestones at police. Violent clashes also took place near the US embassy.