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PHM schools head back to the classroom Wednesday

Over in the Penn Harris Madison District, more than 10,000 kids headed back to .

Power companies look for ways to pay back overcharged customers

Local utility customers could get a discount on their bills in coming weeks. Power companies are paying their customers back, after overcharging for a new green initiative program.

Manning gets 35 years in WikiLeaks case | Fox News

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, 25, who gave reams of classified information to , faced up to 90 years in prison. He was credited with 1,294 days already served and was and be dishonorably discharged. He could be eligible for parole before he reaches the age of 40.

Read the Unbelievably Hateful Letter Sent to Family with Autistic Child: ‘Do the Right Thing and Move or Euthanize Him’ | Video | TheBlaze.com

A shocking hate-filled letter attacking a Canadian family’s child has sparked outrage in an Ontario community and beyond. The letter, sent by a cowardly anonymous neighbor, accuses the “idiot” child of being a “nuisance” because of the noises he makes while playing outside.

Skateboarder Runs into Child, Angry Mom Punches Him in the Face | Bleacher Report

You can eat it and shatter your wrist. You can land awkwardly and roll an ankle. Heck, landing tricks even puts your nether region at risk.

UPS to drop 15,000 workers’ spouses from insurance, blames Obamacare – Aug. 21, 2013

CEO D. Scott Davis took a 7% reduction in stock options, but a 3% increase in salary to help offset his loss. He only gets $1.1 million in annual salary. Far less than you’d expect from the largest shipping company in the world. Of the total compensation for UPS executives ($21,861,294), only just over $4.7 million is actual cash. The rest comes from stocks. Dropping the spouse coverage saves the company over $60 million.

Florida pain patients become collateral damage during war on drugs « The Burning Truth

To crack down on Florida’s prescription drug black market, regulators have limited supplies and made opioids difficult to obtain. But patients with painful medical conditions are suffering from the crackdown too, often left without the they need.

CVS reverses its ID policy on nail polish remover | abc7chicago.com

TSA plans to procure nearly 3.5 million rounds of .357 SIG caliber training ammunition | Government Security News

TSA intends to purchase almost 3.5 million rounds of .357 SIG caliber training ammunition, according to a solicitation issued by the agency on August 16.

NSA surveillance reach broader than publicly acknowledged « The Burning Truth

I told you this on July 18 after I crunched the numbers. If the University of Milan is right about everyone in the world being 4.74 steps away from each other, the can monitor over 63% of the world’s population. Obviously, that number is higher in the US. It looks like that number is 75%.

NSA collected thousands of emails from Americans, rebuked by court | Fox News

The National Security Agency was by a secret in 2011 for collecting thousands of and other online details from Americans with no ties to terrorism, according to opinions which were declassified for the first time on Wednesday.

FLASHBACK: Show Prep: Fri, Aug 16 « The Burning Truth

The May 2012 audit specifically tallied 2,776 incidents from the prior year where communications were improperly gathered and handled. Some of the alleged abuses were inadvertent, stemming from typos and other errors, while others were more severe.

Justin Amash hints at widening dissent in Congress against NSA spying | MLive.com

“I’ve certainly heard from a number of my colleagues, directly and through the media, that they feel differently about the amendment now, that if they had a second chance, yeah, they might have voted yes on it,” Amash said.

Germany nixes surveillance pact with US, Britain – Yahoo! News

Germany canceled a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the United States and Britain on Friday in response to revelations by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden about those countries’ alleged electronic eavesdropping operations.

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