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Monday, November 3, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Navy SEALs’ Civil War Over Tell-All Book

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November 03, 2014
Matt Bissonnette understands why Pentagon and Navy officials blasted his first book, No Easy Day, for revealing details about the raid he went on to kill Osama bin Laden. Bissonnette also thinks it's time they get over it. "They don't call it SEAL Team 6-Year-Old for nothing," he tells Kimberly Dozier, regarding the rejection from his former comrades.

Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who gained fame over the last few weeks with her public decision to end her life, died Saturday at home in Portland, Oregon. "Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote on Facebook. "Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me… but would have taken so much more." Diagnosed with a likely stage 4 glioblastoma, the 29-year-old Maynard was told last spring that she had six months to live and moved to Oregon to take her life with a fatal dose of barbiturates under the state's Death with Dignity Act.

Stoners and senior citizens are going toe-to-toe over a prospective law to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. Voters will decide the fate of the bill on Tuesday, but powerful Florida trial lawyer John Morgan is pushing hard for his pet project to pass, reports Ben Jacobs. He's optimistic, too, despite opposition from voters "who will be dead in three years."

For the first time since September 11, 2001, companies will return to the World Trade Center for business. On Monday, publishing giant Condé Nast will become the first business to move its employees into One World Trade Center, the 104-story skyscraper built where the Twin Towers formerly stood. The $3.9 billion building was initially slated to open in 2006, but its construction was plagued with delays due to cost overruns and political squabbles. There are some financial concerns about the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, since it has only leased about 60 percent of its space. Still, it's a sign of revitalization for many New Yorkers. "It's a beautiful thing," said one of the construction workers who had worked at the World Trade Center site for 12 years. "People were depressed from before. Now, they are more happy that they see a positive change.''

A U.S. distributor of spinal screws is accused of using potential dangerous, shoddy materials for incredibly delicate surgeries. Spinal Solutions allegedly made and distributed counterfeit screws for spinal fusion without using medical-grade titanium, report Christina Jewett and Will Evans for the Center for Investigative Reporting. The company is accused of scamming thousands of patients out of millions of dollars—and setting them up for a life of pain.

Ferguson No-Fly Was to Supress Media
Cops busted on audio.
Pilot Error Seen in SpaceShipTwo Crash
Cause still unknown.
NASCAR Drivers Brawl After Race
Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski bloodied.
Wallenda Skywalks Over Chicago
Sets two world records.
Dozens Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks
Off the northern coast of Istanbul.

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