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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Taliban: Why We Slaughtered 100 Kids

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December 16, 2014
The Pakistani Taliban slaughtered around 100 children in a grade school near Peshawar this morning. They tell Sami Yousafzai the attack on the school for army children is revenge for helping the U.S. attack them.
'Armed and Dangerous'
Police are combing over Pennsylvania's Bucks and Montgomery counties to capture an Iraq War vet suspected of killing six family members, including his ex-wife. Bradley William Stone's alleged killing spree shocked the neighbors who knew him, reports M.L. Nestel. In this bucolic section of Pennsylvania, they are wondering what happened to the "good guy" they knew.
While the Rolling Stone article on UVA is imploding, Liz Securro has come forward with her own story of being gang raped at the college's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the same one named in the article. Follow her 1984 attack, Securro says neither the UVA medical center nor the dean of students provided her with help or recourse. It wasn't until 2005 that she would see some degree of justice served.

The country known for brutally terrorizing and starving its citizens and sending them to work camps says the UN should be investigating the U.S. for its torture tactics. North Korea requested that the UN Security Council hold a meeting to discuss and investigate the interrogation tactics outlined in the Senate's CIA torture report. "The so-called human-rights issue in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is politically fabricated and, therefore, it is not at all relevant to the regional or international peace and security," wrote North Korea UN Ambassador Ja Song Nam.


After Americans hurried to meet the Monday deadline to change or select a new health plan, the insurance industry agreed to push back a deadline and give customers more time to pay their premiums for January. Industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans said it would also help refund consumers who may have been billed twice in the transition of switching plans., which was marred by technical flaws upon its rollout last year, appeared to handle the surge in traffic from Americans scrambling to meet the midnight deadline. But the insurance industry "wants to do everything we can to make sure consumers have greater peace of mind about their health-care coverage and support them throughout the open-enrollment process," said Karen Ignagni, who heads up the trade group. Consumers are advised to check with their carrier regarding varying grace periods for 2015.

Teens Switching to E-Cigarettes
More vaping than smoking.
Largest Detention Center in U.S. Opens
Holds up to 2,400 people.
Green Day, Lou Reed Go into Hall of Fame
2015 inductees announced.
Israel Arrests 10 Anti-Arab Activists
Raided homes after discovering arson plot.
Spain Nabs 7 for Female ISIS Recruitment
In joint sting with Morocco.

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