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Two Reporters Arrested In Ferguson, Site Of Police Shooting | The Daily Caller

Two reporters covering demonstrations in , Missouri, the town where a city officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, were arrested outside of a McDonald’s where they were working Wednesday night.

John Lewis Calls On Obama To Declare Martial Law In Ferguson | The Daily Caller

Georgia Rep. John Lewis has called on President Obama to declare martial law in Ferguson, Mo.

Breaking: Officer in Fatal Shooting of #MikeBrown Was Injured in the Incident – Treated at Hospital | The Gateway Pundit

The police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson was injured during the incident.

To Avoid More Fergusons, Make Cops Wear Cameras – Hit & Run : Reason.com

I’ve got a column up at Time.com that spells out the best policy to minimize incidents like the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri at the hands of the police:

BREAKING: FBI Confirms NEW BLACK PANTHER LEADER Is in StL Area Encouraging Violence Against Cops | The Gateway Pundit

FOX 2 reporter Roche (pronounced ‘Rocky’) Madden says the FBI has warned local authorities that an African American hate group is in town promoting violence against police officers.

Apple Installs U.S. Constitution On Every Mac | Truth Revolt

On an unofficial Apple blog, Steven Sande writes, “Sometimes when I see just how ignorant many American politicians are of the of the United States, I get the urge to send them a copy along with some annotations. Perhaps now that more of those in the federal government are using Macs, we might begin to see them paying more attention to this document that outlines the supreme law of the land. Why? Well, there’s a copy of the U.S. on each and every Mac in the Dictionary .”

Facebook Messenger App Records Your Voice, Reads Your Text Messages | Truth Revolt

The new messenger app, which is required to download if you want to access to private messages from a smart phone, requests to sync with your contacts, read your text messages and record your voice through use of the phone’s microphone, among other permissions. says these permissions make sense when you consider the functional ability of the app, including sharing videos or pictures with your friends. The company defends its requested access to text messages because the app confirms new contacts via text.

David Gregory ‘fired as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press replaced with Chuck Todd’… and he might not even get to host the show this weekend | Mail Online

David Gregory has been fired as the moderator of NBC’s venerable political interview show ‘Meet the Press’ – effective immediately, according to a report today.

Plants ‘TALK’ to each other: Roots exchange information at a molecular level, study reveals | Mail Online

use a newly discovered ‘language’ to ‘speak’ to each other, research has revealed.

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McDonald’s $15 Minimum Wage Protesters, I Have Seen Your Future, And You’re Not Going to Like It

According to trending stories on Reddit and Imgur, the location in Romeoville, IL, is also the site for the McDonald’s Innovation Center where the company tries out new ideas and perfects them before releasing them to franchises worldwide.

Another Mom Thrown in Jail for Letting Kids Play at Park – Hit & Run : Reason.com

“Six, seven and 8-year-old kids are not equipped to be left unattended, I mean period,” he said. “I met some pretty mature 6, 7, 8-year-olds but you don’t leave them unattended. I guess the question we should be asking is this 28-year-old mother, should she be left unattended. Doesn’t look like she’s mature enough to be a parent. She’s being supervised today in the county . Hopefully she learns her lesson.”

Country music’s drinking problem: Alcohol-related incidents at concerts getting out of hand? | Fox News

Drinking songs have long been a staple of . But some are wondering if today’s chart-topping bro country tunes about shooting shots of tequila and getting drunk on planes are contributing to an increase in drunken incidents at concerts.

Alcohol Positively Portrayed in Urban, Pop And Country Music And Media

The researchers examined 720 songs in total, with 167, or 23.2 percent, mentioning . In addition, 46, or 6.4 percent, mentioned an brand. The mentions were most often found to be contained within urban songs, including hip-hop, rap and R&B and accounted for 37.7 percent of the songs mentioning . Country was the category with the next highest content of mentions, 21.8 percent, and pop music had 14.9 percent mentions.

Under the Influence of…Music? – NYTimes.com

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine studied the 279 most popular songs from 2005, based on reports from Billboard magazine, which tracks popular music. Whether a song contained a reference to drugs or alcohol varied by genre. Only 9 percent of pop songs had lyrics relating to drugs or alcohol. The number jumped to 14 percent for rock songs, 20 percent for R&B and hip-hop songs, 36 percent for country songs and 77 percent for rap songs.

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