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US Marine held on gun charges hires new lawyer, arrives at Mexican courthouse to testify | Fox News

The U.S. Marine who for two months has sat in a Mexican jail cell following his arrest for mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns in his pickup, fired his attorney before appearing at a hearing Wednesday for allegedly telling him to lie to authorities, Fox News has learned.

Inspector General: Veterans wait 115 days for care in Phoenix Veterans Affairs system |

More than 3,000 military veterans were found waiting for an appointment with a primary care physician in the Phoenix Veterans Affairs system, with 1,700 left in limbo by being excluded from an electronic waiting list, an inspector general has found.

SHAPIRO: Left’s VA-Worship Comes Back to Bite | Truth Revolt

And herein lies the problem for the left: the failures at the VA, including its bureaucratic incompetence, its waiting lists, and its deaths, all debunk the notion that a government-run healthcare system will work. It’s a fresh slap in the face to all those commentators who, in pushing Obamacare, endorsed the VA as a model.

Hospitals hiking cost on the poor due to … ObamaCare « Hot Air

Hospital systems around the country have started scaling back financial assistance for lower- and middle-income people without health insurance, hoping to push them into signing up for coverage through the new online marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act.

SC Woman Refused Medicine Because ObamaCare System Says She Is a Man

A report that aired on Asheville, NC ABC affiliate WLOS on Tuesday detailed the plight of college student Shelby Higdon, who under ObamaCare was refused medicine because of a gender mix-up within the ObamaCare provider’s system, which according to Higdon could not be fixed due to bureaucratic red tape.

CNN Anchor: Michelle Obama Signed a Bill Into Law | Video |

Costello was recapping some of the first lady’s efforts in promoting healthful eating when she said “she signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law” in 2010.

‘Redskins’ Stance Puts Democratic Senator In Awkward Position Back Home | The Daily Caller

Citing offense to the name taken by some Native Americans, New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was one of 50 Democratic lawmakers who penned a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that said, “It’s time for the NFL to endorse a name change for the Washington, D.C. football team.” But back in Belmont, N.H. — where she is facing a re-election challenge from Republican Scott Brown — Shaheen has refused to take the same position against local high schools with Native American names and mascots.

FDA Approves Suspended Animation Human Trials | The Daily Caller

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first human trials for a science fiction-worthy medical treatment — suspended animation.

Father Arrested For Disciplining 16-Year-Old Son With Exercise | Truth Revolt

“This was done multiple times over a three-day period, sometimes as early as 3 o’clock in the morning,” Police Sgt. Todd Garner told 11Alive on Tuesday.

National Aquarium sued after dolphin conks boy on the head with a pool toy | Mail Online

A Maryland couple are suing the National Aquarium after they claim a dolphin bonked their young son on the head with a pool toy.

Idea of eliminating invasive species by eating them? – Nation – The Boston Globe

It seems like a simple proposition: American lakes, rivers, and offshore waters are filling up with destructive fish and crustaceans originally from other parts of the world, many of them potential sources of food.

Video: Would you intervene to stop a woman from beating up a man? « Hot Air

Lots of profanity here, so observe your official content warning.

iPads worth $70,000 stolen from Chicago elementary school – DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Around 140 iPads worth more than $70,000 have been stolen from an elementary school on Chicago’s West Side.

Illinois legislators briefly consider, promptly dismiss soda-tax proposal « Hot Air

A panel of House lawmakers today voted down a proposal to impose a tax of one penny per ounce of sugar-sweetened beverages, saying it would have cost consumers an extra $2.88 per case of soda.

Diet soda helps weight loss, industry-funded study finds –

Most people choose artificially-sweetened soda over regular soda to avoid packing on extra pounds. But what if you already choose diet? Would it be helpful to quit that too?