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Secret Service who took selfies with Trump’s sleeping grandson face reprimand, investigation

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http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/17/secret-service-agents-took-selfie-with-donald-trumps-sleeping-grandson-now-face-investigation/

>Two Secret Service agents, assigned to protect Donald Trump III, President Trump’s 8-year-old grandson, face an internal investigation after it became learned that they took selfies with the boy while he was sleeping, a source with knowledge of the investigation has told Mother Jones.

>The source made clear to Mother Jones that the agents are not under investigation for criminal behavior. The investigation instead focuses on whether the agents abandoned their post while charged with protecting the president’s grandson.

>The incident reportedly took place last weekend when the agents were driving the boy from Westchester County, New York, where the Trump family has an estate, to Manhattan. Trump III was sleeping in the car when the agents began to take selfies with him.

>The boy woke up and was “freaked out,” as the source described it. Upon return to Manhattan, he told his mother Vanessa Trump, who shared her concerns with his father, Donald Trump Jr.
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California lawmakers want to repeal HIV criminalization laws

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/california-lawmakers-repeal-hiv-criminalization-laws-46008372

TLDR They're going to reduce the punishment for willingly giving someone HIV in California because the old punishment is a relic of the AIDS scare, or so they say.

What do you guys think? I don't know much about HIV/AIDS because I don't pork guy's buttholes but this makes me nervous.
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Ukraine declared the start of production of own nuclea weapons.

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Laptop containing Trump Tower plans and Clinton email probe stolen from Secret Service agent's car

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>A brazen thief in New York City stole a Secret Service agent's laptop computer that reportedly contained Trump Tower's floor plans, information about the Hillary Clinton email probe and national security information.

>The theft from the agent's car in Brooklyn occurred Thursday morning, according to the New York Daily News, which cited police sources in a story published Friday.

>The car was parked in the driveway of the agent's home. In addition to the laptop, other reportedly "sensitive" documents and an access keycard belonging to the agent were stolen, the Daily News reported.

>The agent told investigators the information on the computer could compromise national security.

>"It's a very big deal," a police source told the newspaper, which noted that the Secret Service — whose responsibilities include protecting President Donald Trump and his family — is heavily involved in the investigation.

>"There's data on there that's highly sensitive," the source said. "They're scrambling like mad."
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Local Interest Stories

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Lets have a thread of local interest stories from your area

http://romesentinel.com/public-safety/accused-thief-tries-to-make-amends-police-say/QBqqco!xQXpH9YQRCMl2sPplmQvg/

>String of burglaries from February to March
>Few suspects, no arrests
>a jewelry store gets hit, bunch of jewelry and cash is stolen
>Weekend after the burglar turns himself in, says he doesnt want to live like this, returns everything stolen
>Admits to two burglaries the police werent even aware of
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Mount Etna explodes showering tourists including BBC crew with rocks and magma

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>Read more at
>https://m.liveleak.com/view?i=7b1_1489732252#RgGEsQxd5RtsOXqD.99


>As the volcano spewed out rocks and magma the BBC
>crew and tourists visiting the site ran for cover.

>Back at hotel now after Etna explosion.
>Here’s NewsCamerawoman with the massive hole a lump of
>rock burnt through her coat. pic.twitter.com/GVSyj3Sa9A
>Rebecca Morelle (BBCMorelle) March 16, 2017

>Ten people suffered injuries.
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NY Ed Department: Reading is racist and you should feel bad for being privileged enough to read this

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>Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing the test, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force's recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, given to prospective teachers.
>The literacy test was among four assessments introduced in the 2013-2014 school year as part of an effort to raise the level of elementary and secondary school teaching in the state.
>It came after years of complaints from education reformers about the caliber of students entering education schools and the quality of the instruction they received there. A December 2016 study by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that 44 percent of the teacher-preparation programs it surveyed across the country accepted students from the bottom half of their high school classes.
>Education reformers believe that tests like New York's Academic Literacy Skills Test can weed out potentially lousy teachers.
>The tests, however, came under intense scrutiny for their alleged racial bias, after just 46 percent of Hispanic test-takers and 41 percent of black test-takers passed it on the first try, compared with 64 percent of white candidates.
>Nonetheless, a federal judge who had found two older certification tests to be discriminatory ruled in 2015 that the ALST was not biased, because it measured skills that were necessary for teaching.
>Despite a ruling by a federal judge in 2015 that the test was not discriminatory, faculty members at education schools say a test that screens out so many minorities is problematic.
>"Having a white workforce really doesn't match our student body anymore," Soodak said.
>http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/13/ny-dropping-teacher-literacy-test-amid-claims-racism.html
>https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/nyregion/ny-regents-teacher-exams-alst.html?_r=0
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'Inappropriate behavior at Friday bingo' reduces games at Holyoke Senior Center, director says

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Banging on doors, yelling, threatening to egg cars.

Frat house?

Nope -- Holyoke Senior Center, at least according to one official.

"The Friday bingo mindset seems to infect people who behave rationally all other days of the week," said Navae Fenwick Rodriguez, executive director of the Holyoke Council on Aging (COA).

"She's putting that way out of hand. It's not that bad," said Lorraine Gorham, 77.

Allegedly bad behavior by senior citizens prompted Rodriguez to announce last week she was reducing the number of times bingo will be held at the Senior Center at 291 Pine St. to two Fridays a month from the current four a month.

Gorham and others responded with calls to city councilors and circulation of a petition to ensure bingo stays available at the Senior Center four Fridays a month.

With echoes of fraternity house rowdiness, which was met with denials or skepticism, Rodriguez nonetheless said in an email sent to a city councilor that the clamor includes:
seniors banging on doors of other rooms at the facility;

sneaking people in for lunch when a ticket is required;

being rude to staff and volunteers;

leaving the room a mess;

threatening to egg the vehicles of staff and volunteers upon learning bingo regularity was in jeopardy.
The alleged boorishness seems to stem from senior citizens impatient to enter the multipurpose room where bingo is held and then rushing in to compete for seats at tables with friends, Rodriguez said in the email.

"In (one) case, a player yelled at a (COA) board member because the board was meeting in the multipurpose room prior to bingo. Though it was only 11:15, and bingo doesn't start until 1, she didn't think the board had any right to prevent her from getting to her coveted seat," Rodriguez said.


http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/inappropriate_behavior_at_frid.html
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Woman arrested in Pahrump for luring children at park

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A 47-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday by the Nye County Sheriff's Office in Pahrump.

Shauna Gibbons is facing charges of luring a child, unlawful contact with a minor, loitering near a school or public place, and indecent exposure.

The sheriff's office responded to Ian Deutch Park after receiving complains about a woman luring children to her White Ford Explorer.

When they approached her vehicle, they observed she was wearing a see-through shirt.

According to reports, Gibbons would ask children to go to Sonic with her or ask them for a drink of water.

She told one boy that she would buy him McDonald's if he went with her.

A mother confronted Gibbons and asked her to leave the park. Gibbons reportedly told the parent that she had a right to be there.

According to the mother, Gibbons also exposed her breast.

http://www.ktnv.com/news/crime/woman-arrested-in-pahrump-for-luring-children-at-park
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