Bridge closure leaves California’s Big Sur community reeling

BIG SUR, Calif. – Almost all the hotels, restaurants and state parks cut off when a bridge on the Central California coast crumbled last month remain closed, but Kurt Mayer chose to keep his deli and taproom open — even though it’s costing him. Heavy rains this winter damaged the span on iconic Highway 1 beyond repair, splitting the touristy Big Sur area in two and stranding more than 400 residents on one side. Visitors have been blocked from reaching part of the community known for its luxury spas, posh hotels and scenic retreats. For Mayer, the bridge closure...

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Facebook ‘live rape’: Trial begins in Sweden for 3 men suspected of streaming gang-rape online

A trial has begun in Sweden of three men arrested in January on suspicion of gang raping a woman and livestreaming the crime on Facebook. The three men – two Afghans aged 18 and 21, and a 24-year-old Swede – appeared before an Uppsala court on Wednesday. The two younger men were charged with rape while the 24-year-old was charged with defamation for spreading the video on social media, and is also accused of facilitating the rape by not doing anything to stop it. Despite having a phone in his hand, he never dialed 112 (the Swedish emergency number),...

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“Smoking Gun” Evidence Coming Proving Obama Spied on Trump Team

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.   Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even...

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U.N. says 300,000 civilians at risk in Damascus battle

Fighting around Syria’s capital Damascus has cut 300,000 people off from humanitarian aid and pauses in the conflict are needed to let aid convoys in, Jan Egeland, U.N. humanitarian advisor on Syria, said on Thursday. “They are totally dependent on our supplies. Starvation will be just around the corner unless we get there in the coming weeks,” Egeland told Reuters in an interview after chairing the weekly Syria humanitarian taskforce meeting in Geneva. The besieged Douma and Kafr Batna areas of rural Damascus contain 161,000 and 142,000 civilians respectively. Their food stocks have dwindled and informal supply routes have...

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CNN Fakes “Live” Interview with Congressman?

Did CNN fake a live interview with Congressman Ben Sasse? While Jake Tapper was conducting an allegedly “live” interview with him, both MSNBC and C-SPAN were airing what they said was a lives stream of Ben Sasse questioning Neil Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story....

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CNN and MSNBC Caught Using the Same ‘Live’ Guest at the Same Time (VIDEO)

Looks like very fake news CNN and MSNBC were caught interviewing the same guest simultaneously while claiming to be live on air. A channel surfer caught two different ‘news’ stations, CNN and MSNBC claiming to be live while they were interviewing the same guest. This is great! More proof that the mainstream media is indeed ‘fake news’. Of course this isn’t the first time they have been caught manipulating live shots and crime scenes as you will see… Video from Mark Dice YouTube...

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NC School District Removes First Grade Book About Dress-Wearing Boy Following Complaints

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A school district in North Carolina has pulled a book that was set to be a part of First Grade curriculum after teachers and lawmakers complained about its content regarding a little boy who liked to wear dresses. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had originally planned to make the book “Jacob’s New Dress” a part of the anti-bullying reading plan for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 2014 book, written by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, is meant to teach children about those who are “gender non-conforming.” “Jacob’s New Dress” is a story about a boy who likes to wear a princess...

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POTUS Trump Pulls Healthcare Bill (VIDEO)

Today, Republicans tried to scrape up the votes to pass a highly unpopular healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. It is being reported that President Trump has pulled the bill due to lack of votes. Fox News reports: GOP pulls Obamacare replacement bill amid faltering support.   BREAKING: NO VOTE ON #OBAMACARE REPEAL: House vote postponed at last minute pic.twitter.com/37GBxdQaFc — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 24, 2017   .@SpeakerRyan: “The worst is yet to come with ObamaCare.” pic.twitter.com/jd845jiWCn — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 24, 2017   .@SpeakerRyan: “The worst is yet to come with ObamaCare.” pic.twitter.com/jd845jiWCn — Fox...

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Stocks close mixed after House pulls health-care bill

U.S. equities closed mixed Friday after a choppy trading session with NBC News reporting the House pulled a key health-care bill. “I think you will have a rally if he pulls the bill. He didn’t have the votes to get it done,” said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at the NYSE for UBS. “They’ll now move on to tax reform. at least that’s what the market will believe and the market will move on.” The Dow Jones industrial average, which had traded more than 100 points lower earlier in the session, closed about 60 points lower. The 30-stock...

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California may face ‘significant risk’ from Oroville Dam

OROVILLE (CBS13) — A team of experts warns that if the main spillway at the Oroville Dam isn’t fixed by the next rainy season, the state is a “very significant risk.” A five-member team of independent consultants released a report explaining the dire need for a spillway fix and the tight schedule. “Whatever it is they’re going to do, they’ll have to design it fast,” said Ron Stork, a flood-control expert in Sacramento. Stork says he wasn’t surprised by the findings in the report. “The DWR has a really tough job to try and do to get that spillway...

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