August 19, 2014
ISIS video shows beheading of reporter James Wright Foley

ISIS video shows beheading of reporter James Wright Foley

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I am not showing or linking to the video of the beheading of American reporter James Wright Foley here. He was beheaded by ISIS, who also threatened another American journalist in a statement on the video.

More from ABC News:

A disturbing video posted online appears to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped while covering the Syrian conflict in 2012.

In the…

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August 19, 2014
This minor league manager gets ejected; watch what happens next

This minor league manager gets ejected; watch what happens next

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Watch the video below to see more on this meltdown, as reported by WMBF:

The Pelicans are in the national spotlight again, and if the viral video from Saturday’s Myrtle Beach Pelicans away game is any indication, you don’t want to get on Manager Joe Mikulik’s bad side.

While arguing a call at home plate with umpire Adam Beck during the fifth inning of the game against the Salem Red Sox, Mikulik…

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August 19, 2014
Chick-fil-a adds chicken and waffles to breakfast menu

Chick-fil-a adds chicken and waffles to breakfast menu

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Chick Fil A has added several items to its breakfast menu for a limited time, but only in middle Georgia. This potentially means they are market testing the items there.

AJC.com reports that the  items include:

  • maple waffles- “baked with real maple syrup inside and a caramelized sugar crunch (300 calories)”
  • multigrain oatmeal with fresh fruit- “steel cut oatmeal is slow-cooked and has flax,…

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August 17, 2014
ABC News shocked to discover the Pope is Catholic

ABC News shocked to discover the Pope is Catholic

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Johee Choo of ABC News, reporting from South Korea:

During his trip in South Korea today, Pope Francis stopped to pray at a monument for aborted children, a rare gesture as he has been known to avoid such culturally sensitive issues.

Just because Johee Choo was either not paying attention (or is just going with what the media narrative is regarding Pope Francis) doesn’t mean he has ignored…

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August 17, 2014
American Catholics say a special prayer for peace in Iraq in Mass today

American Catholics say a special prayer for peace in Iraq in Mass today

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A statement from the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops from August 7:

The chairman of the Committee of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked the U.S. bishops to invite the people of their dioceses to pray for peace in Iraq on Sunday, August 17. Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, made the request, August 6, sending the bishops the text…

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August 16, 2014
"Florida Man" Trifecta

“Florida Man” Trifecta

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ActionNewsJax.com:

Jacob Jaquett was startled as he was trying to help a friend move in Mayport. He saw a naked man with a 3 to 4 foot sword.

“I was honestly kind of scared because I didn’t know what he had with him or what was going on,” Jaquett said.
He says the man charged at people and screamed at them, as seen in viewer-submitted video.

Action News called the sheriff’s office multiple times…

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August 15, 2014
Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the BVM for Roman Catholics.

Here’s the definition of the Assumption as defined infallibly by Pope Pius XII in 1950 in Munificentissimus Deus:

The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory

Jimmy Akinhas 12 facts about the Assumption if you want to read…

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August 14, 2014
Navy orders Navy Lodges to put Bibles back into rooms

Navy orders Navy Lodges to put Bibles back into rooms

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Stars & Stripes has the breaking news:

Gideons Bibles are going back into Navy lodges.

The Navy on Thursday ordered the Bibles returned to rooms and said it is reviewing a decision by the Navy Exchange to remove them from its worldwide network of military hotels.

Atheists had cheered a victory after a complaint prompted the exchange to begin moving the Bibles to its lost-and-found bins this…

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August 14, 2014
Notre Dame named most delusional college sports fan base

Notre Dame named most delusional college sports fan base

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CollegeSpun.com rates Notre Dame Football Fans as #1 in The 10 Most Delusional Fan Bases In College Sports:

Is there a more overrated team in all of sports? Over the last 20 years, the Fighting Irish are a woeful 3-10 in the most important games of them all — bowl games. Plus, they posted an 0-4 record in BCS bowl contests, including a 42-14 whooping at the hands of Alabama in the 2012 BCS…

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August 14, 2014
15% of Maryland residents were born outside the US

15% of Maryland residents were born outside the US

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A recent report by the New York Times showed migration patterns since 1900 by looking at the birthplace of people in each state. Their most updated figures were from 2012. This comes on the heels of a report released earlier this year that said 47% of Maryland residents would leave the state if they could.

The facts revealed indicate that, in 2012, the following was true of Maryland residents:

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