San Francisco Bureaucrats Ban Sand at Playgrounds – Hit & Run :

Don’t bother bringing a plastic shovel when you head to a with the kids. The city is eliminating sand from all of its .

Mercedes drops contractor in wake of CBS News investigation – CBS News

banned a construction subcontractor from its plant in Vance, Alabama, after an CBS News found that foreign workers had obtained visas on the basis of roles substantially different from those they ended up occupying.

How Trump Could Force Congress and Its Staff to Live Under Obamacare

I don’t think the president should use this as a threat to get Congress to repeal. I think he should just do it. The funds are not drawn from any statutory authority. Trump could have Congress in a very, very difficult spot.

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Pentagon investigators find ‘security risks’ in government’s immigrant recruitment program, ‘infiltration’ feared | Fox News

Defense Department investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a program that has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals into the U.S. armed forces since 2009, Fox News has learned exclusively, with sources on Capitol Hill and at the expressing alarm over “” and enrollees now unaccounted for.

Federal Appeals Court vacates South Bend Police tapes case – 95.3 MNC

The Appeals Court made no determination on whether the recording of the tapes violated the Wiretap Act. Instead, it ruled that the matter must be resolved in state rather than federal court.

Lynch elementary schools will lose the ‘Lynch’ due to racial implications |

The national movement to change racially offensive names of buildings, sports teams and landmarks will soon touch a group of schools in southeast Portland. Lynch Meadows, and Lynch View elementary schools will shed their “Lynch” before the upcoming school year in response to growing concern about the word’s racial connotations.

VIDEO: New York Deputies Knock on Vietnam Vet’s Door, Confiscate Guns

A 70-year-old Vietnam veteran said he was watching television in his Taberg, New York, home when deputies knocked on his door, then entered and confiscated his firearms.

Brain ‘on switch’ for burning fat after meal discovered by scientists | The Independent

The new study helps solve the puzzle of how the body chooses to burn or store fat, and how it makes use of the energy from food that people eat.

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They trashed their wedding photographer over a $125 fee, so a jury told them to pay her $1 million – The Washington Post

On Friday, a jury in Dallas decided that the tale of the ransomed wedding photos was not heartbreaking, and not even true.

USC Suspends Football Player for ‘Assault’ the ‘Victim’ Even Says Never Happened

In her statement about the incident, Katz insisted that it was the school that victimized her, not her boyfriend.

Former Obama Aide Ben Rhodes now a person of interest in House Intelligence Committee unmasking investigation

Former Obama White House National Security Adviser is now emerging as a person of interest in the House Intelligence Committee’s unmasking investigation, according to a letter sent Tuesday by the committee to the (NSA). This adds Rhodes to the growing list of top Obama government officials who may have improperly unmasked Americans in communications intercepted overseas by the NSA, Circa has confirmed.

Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder – Bloomberg

The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component to agricultural production, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday.