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Teen’s forced chemo may continue, Connecticut court rules | FOX31 Denver

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state may continue to force a teenager to undergo chemotherapy treatments that could save her life.

Colorado KRDO reporter Eric Fink hospitalized with frostbite after freezing broadcast | Daily Mail Online

A TV reporter in Colorado has been hospitalized with to his fingers after trying to film a late-night live shot during freezing temperatures.

Joe Biden Creeps Out the Internet | Truth Revolt

When Senator Chris Coons and family were the Vice President, “Uncle” Joe interacted with the Coons’ teenage daughter in a way that made her cringe, and the rest of America along with her. The animated gif below comes from Imgur, under the headline “Uncle gets a little too touchy feely at the swearing in ceremonies today.”

Government pays compensation to 80 flu vaccine injuries and deaths –

The December 2014 report from the Department of Justice on damages paid by the U.S. Government to vaccine victims was recently published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. There were 180 cases of vaccine injuries decided. 134 cases received compensation, while 46 cases were denied.

Does your right to biological privacy end when you flush? Police want to test your waste without warrant –

In a naked attempt to shred the Constitution’s privacy and due process provisions, drug warriors are pursuing a new avenue of prosecution: Testing your sewage to see if you’ve been naughty or nice when it comes to using a drug Uncle Sam has deemed illegal.

French police swarm forest ‘larger than Paris’ in hunt for Charlie Hebdo jihadist assassins | Fox News

French police are swarming a 51-square-mile dense forest in their hunt for the Islamist brothers suspected of carrying out Wednesday’s deadly shooting massacre at the office of a satirical magazine.

Tribune-Review story warned a decade ago of terrorist threat from one of brothers sought in Paris attack | TribLIVE

One of the brothers sought in Wednesday’s violent attack at a French satire magazine already had radicalized a decade ago, the Tribune-Review warned in a story from 2005.

AP Won’t Publish Muhammad Cartoons, Will Gladly Sell ‘Piss Christ’ | Truth Revolt

The AP told The Daily Beast, “It’s been our policy for years that we refrain from moving deliberately provocative images.” And because of that policy, the cartoons of Muhammad seen in the  magazine were deleted from its commercial photo service.

Charlie Hebdo Killers Brandish Rocket Launcher- GAS STATION ROBBED- Female Police Officer Killed | The Gateway Pundit

The female police officer was shot in the southern Paris suburb of Montrouge. She later died from her injuries.

CBS: Charlie Hebdo assassins have “long-standing ties” to al-Qaeda « Hot Air

Rumors of connections to Yemen and terror networks in Iraq arose almost as soon as officials released the identities of the gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo massacre. One surviving witness to the shooting stated that the terrorists cheered their avenging of “the Prophet,” and claimed to be acting on behalf of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the same network where Anwar al-Awlaki recruited “lone wolf” attackers. Allahpundit noted the early reports that at least one of the three suspects did prison time for recruiting fighters for the war in Iraq, which CBS confirms this morning:

It’s official: 2014 was the hottest year on record – and 10 of the warmest have been since 1998 | Daily Mail Online

The Japan Meteorological Association (JMA) has become the latest organisation to claim that 2014 was the hottest on record.

The Reference Frame: RSS AMSU: temperatures 1979-2014 grouped in many ways

RSS AMSU have published their December 2014 values. The global mean temperature anomaly was +0.284 °C, just 0.04 °C warmer than the value in November which increases the annual average estimate just by +0.0035 °C relatively to my previous expectations – a negligible figure. With this tiny correction, 2014 is pretty much tied with 2007 as the 6th-7th warmest year in the RSS AMSU dataset, after 1998, 2010, 2005, 2003, and 2002.

UAH Global Temperature Update for December, 2014: +0.32 deg. C « Roy Spencer, PhD

2014 was the third warmest year in the 36-year global satellite temperature record, but by such a small margin (0.01 C) as to be statistically similar to other recent years, according to Dr. John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. “2014 was warm, but not special. The 0.01 C difference between 2014 and 2005, or the 0.02 difference with 2013 are not statistically different from zero. That might not be a very satisfying conclusion, but it is at least accurate.”

Hottest year ever? Giant clam reveals Middle Ages were warmer than today | Watts Up With That?

Two recent papers, one is in Earth-Science Reviews and the other is in Chinese Science Bulletin, have studied key chemical contents in micro-drilled giant clams shells and coral samples to demonstrate that in the South China Sea the warm period of the Middle Ages was warmer than the present.

Chart of the Week: How Much Will Obamacare Fines Continue to Rise?

If you failed to purchase health insurance, expect tax penalties to double this year. And don’t forget to report your health insurance status directly to the Internal Revenue Service — they’re gearing up to collect. Check out the fines to come this year and in 2016 in the chart below. Thanks, !

Is It True That Low Gas Prices Hurt the Economy?

Low prices at the pump are good for consumers, but are they hurting the American economy?