News Round-Up

Air Date: March 27, 2015

Host: Jim Schneider

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Jim Schneider sat in the host's chair as he brought listeners up-to-date on the latest news stories from various sources. Stories included:

--Governor Mike Pence sets off a firestorm of controversy for signing the
Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana.
--Senator Harry Reid will be retiring at the end of his term.
--The Freedom From Religion Foundation is harassing 6 teams in the NCAA Tournament
because they have team chaplains.
--Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl charged Wednesday of this week with desertion.
--A former infantry officer who served with Bergdahl in Afghanistan wrote in The
Daily Beast that Bergdahl was a deserter and soldiers from his own unit died
trying to track him down.
--Germanwings co-pilot allegedly wanted to destroy the passenger jet that slammed
into the French Alps.
--Colorado woman accused of cutting baby from body of another woman might not
face homicide charges in the child's death because of the way criminal law has
become entangled in the politics of abortion.
--Group of Muslim Imams trying to bring Sharia 'light' to Texas run into stiff
resistance from the mayor of Irving.
--Video sting operation shows Cornell's assistant dean for students agreeing to
everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student.
--Islamic State militants banning Mother's Day cakes in Syrian town because it's
considered heresy.
--Islamic State 'kill list' with the names, addresses and photos of American
military members triggers a federal investigation.
--Iran refuses to commit to a written nuclear deal.
--Iran's supreme leader calls for 'death to America' after President Obama appeals
to Iran to seize an historic opportunity for a nuclear deal.
--President Obama may be reassessing policy that the U.S. no longer considers
Israel a strategic ally in the Middle East.
--U.S. declassifies a document revealing Israel's nuclear program.
--Egypt provided the U.S. with information that ISIS is attempting to purchase
chemical weapons that can be used in terrorist attacks.
--Hundreds of Afghans protest to demand justice for a woman killed by a mob
outside a mosque after being falsely accused of burning a Qur’an.
--The number of students graduating with STEM degrees (Science, Technology,
Engineering & Math) far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available.
--New wave of Islamic immigration planned for the U.S.
--FEMA is threatening to deny funding to states that do not have global warming
--Indiana is preparing to declare a public health emergency over an HIV outbreak.
--President Obama refuses to meet with the head of NATO even though the
representative is in Washington for 3 days.
--Chaplain Wes Modder denied the chance to minister to dead sailor's grieving
family because of Modder's views concerning homosexuality.
--The Eliminating Pornography from Agency Act, which would prohibit federal
employees from accessing pornographic or explicit material on government
computers passed on Wednesday.
--MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, who admitted Obamacare was written in a tortured
way to pass muster with stupid American voters, may be headed for jail.
--Answers in Genesis files suit against the State of Kentucky because they denied
AIG participation in the tourism tax incentive.
--U.S. broadband providers file suit against the FCC over recently approved net
neutrality rules.
--Domestic terrorism and hate crimes exhibit includes evidence from attack on the
Family Research Council headquarters in August of 2012.
--Texas lawmaker's proposal to establish a 25 foot buffer zone around police
responsible for keeping the peace is drawing criticism from both legal experts
and law enforcement groups but for different reasons.
--Man with concealed carry permit saves the lives of several people at a
Philadelphia barber shop.
--Government Accountability Office issued a report showing that over a 3 year
period, groups that advocate for or whose affiliates perform abortions receive
hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government.
--A woman throws a 'Molotov cocktail' at a group of pro-life prayer volunteers at
an Austin Planned Parenthood facility.
--Idaho Senate votes in favor of a bill that places restrictions on chemical
--Kansas House passes the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.
--Oklahoma Senate panel passes ban on some types of abortion.
--U.S. Capitol police arrest 7 pro-life protestors that were praying outside the
office of House Speaker John Boehner.
--Hospital gives mother of a family of 7 children 4 days before they take away her
life support.
--The ACLU is suing a hospital in the state of Washington for allegedly not doing
enough abortions.
--Lawmakers in Oregon will soon decide the fate of the state's younger residents
who may be the victims of sexual abuse and that seek therapy to help resolve
unwanted same-sex attractions.
--Psychologists and counselors see more and more young people addicted to the
Internet and portable electronic devices.
--New York City Board of Health limiting how much juice children can drink in
order to reduce obesity rates.
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