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Tornadoes Continue To Devastate Oklahoma
A tornado tore through the Oklahoma City area killing at least 51 people, including some children. The storm destroyed two elementary schools. At one point the tornado was estimated to be at least 2 miles wide, crushing cars and devastating homes down to their foundations.Read More
The Doors' Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Passes At Age 74
This morning the legendary founding keyboardist for the Doors, Ray Manzarek, passed away at the age of 74 due to bile duct cancer. Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald confirmed the musician's death Monday at RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany where he was surrounded by his family.
His music has made its mark in history being a member of the legendary rock band, the Doors, which formed in 1965 and ended with the death of lead singer Jim Morrison in 1971.Read More
Tornadoes Tear Through Midwest
At least four tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa on Sunday.
Severe storms struck the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes that damaged buildings, ripped off roofs and tossed big trucks across highways. At least one person has died and several people have been seriously injured.
"You can see where there's absolutely nothing, then there are places where you have mobile home frames on top of each other, debris piled up," Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said after surviving damage in the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park. "It looks like there's been heavy equipment in there on a demolition tour. It's pretty bad. It's pretty much wiped out," he said.Read More
Is The Government In Deep With The IRS Scandal?
It all came to the surface when Lois Lerner, director of the IRS’ exempt organizations unit apologized a week ago for front-line employees who inappropriately flagged for further review organizations with the descriptors, “tea party” or “patriot.” To better understand what the IRS did, according to reason.com: The audit depicts agents in 2010, earlier than IRS brass previously had stated, pulling out 501(c)(4) applications with “Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 in the organizations name,” as well as “political-sounding names.” In May 2010, the Determinations Unit began developing a spreadsheet that would become known as the “Be On the Look Out” list, according to the audit.
When President Obama was asked if he knew about the scandal before it was revealed, he would only said that he didn’t know about what was in the Inspector General’s report until it was released. If anyone in the White House was aware of the IRS scandal beforehand, this could cause a huge problem.Read More
Jewelry Heist Hits Cannes Film Festival
Each year at The Cannes Film Festival, lavish jewelry pieces are loaned to the movie stars for their red carpet appearances. But some celebrities will go bare this year due to a jewelry robbery at the Hotel Novotel. Thieves stole more than a million dollars worth of jewelry which had been designed by the Swiss luxury jeweler Chopard.
The jewels were snatched from the security box, which was being held at the hotel. French police are investigating the theft, but have named no suspects yet.
"The Americans are so organised. They know what dress they're wearing months before and they tell us howRead More
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